Thursday, August 26, 2010

What Was That Again?

I'm link-happy lately, mainly because I've been spending a lot of time online trying to keep my mind busy and typing as little as possible.

This article got the old cogs turning. The idea of losing a language that has been around for thousands of years to something that has been around for less than one hundred is mind-boggling.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

*Shuffle, Shuffle*

Okay, so I have a love/hate view of zombies. I'm a huge weirdo. I know I've mentioned that I really don't like scary things, and zombies are scary things. So I have no idea why I'm so into the idea of submitting to a Zombie Anthology.

There are tried and true components with your average zombie: the slow shuffle, the tattered clothes, and the unsightly complexion issues.

But I read a fun article the other day that made me rethink my thinking on zombies. The realistic approach is a little bit more horrifying than the traditional interpretation, don't you think?

Maybe my lil zombies need a teeny revamp. Hehe.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Change of Scenery.

I've spent the last two weeks in Texas Hill Country. There were things that required attending to for the past few years, during the height of summer, in 90+ temperatures and 70+ percent humidity...*sigh* I've never been tortured before (unless you count my friends love for the books that shall not be named), but I imagine that combination of heat and humidity is as close to water-boarding as I ever want to get.

But as much as I hate the weather, though, is how much I love being around the family and friends that call that area home. <3

It also tends to give me SO much material to work with and things to think about. From random thoughts inspired by random (really, really random) conversations to the situations I find myself observing, the trip is always interesting.

I sometimes forget how useful a change of scenery can be. Although, I think from now on I'll visit during the fall.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I used to draw. Years ago, for some unremembered reason, I stopped. Lately I've been trying to get back into the habit. When I have a pause in my writing, I'm filling up the margins with random doodles and whatnot. It's not much, but it's something. The act alone has me thinking of non-doodle projects. It also seems to help me get the brain jump-started when I sputter out. So it's win-win.