Saturday, September 18, 2010

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2010: Pete the Pirate gets Ordained!

The Ironic Catholic has come out with her Talk Like a Pirate Day post. In this episode, Pete the (former) Pirate gets ordained.

On the subject of Talk Like a Pirate Day--- this year it falls on the day of the season finale of BBC series 'Being Human'. Isn't that kind of a conflict of interest? Or at least too much excitement for one day? My hope for the episode? That the evil Christian villains turn out to be atheists in disguise and are defeated with the aid of actual Christians, possibly including Pope Benedict.

WTF?

There are certain things you shouldn't put on banners at your church. This is one of them.....
Found at Ironic Catholic, who got it from Southern-Fried Catholic....

For those with far purer minds than mine: WTF is a common acronym for 'What the F...'. 'F' being a Very Bad Word.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

GothNoWriMo is creeping up on us.....

GothNoWriMo, or Gothic Novel Writing Month, starts the first of October. It's dedicated to the writing of Gothic/Horror/Creepy or Vampire-related fiction. The related message boards are at: http://gothnowrimo.proboards.com/index.cgi?

I wasn't planning on participating. I wasn't planning on participating in any more WriMos. In fact, I had been in the process of recognizing the unpleasant fact about my writing--- that since I have never, as yet, finished a novel which I began, that at this point in time it is unlikely that I shall ever have an actual career as a writer. (Or as anything else for that matter. Having Asperger Syndrome sucks.)

But a suitable GothNo idea jumped up and bit me on the rear echelons. It's set in my own private fantasy world, Erileth, in the Northern Quintile of the Important Continent. It features the daughter of a human man and a shape-shifting 구미호 (gumiho, or nine-tailed fox).

I don't know much about the story yet except that the daughter doesn't know much about her non-human heritage but discovers it in the course of the story. I've decided not to do much in the way of pre-planning.

I've set a word-count goal of 25000 words--- one half of the NaNoWriMo goal in other words. Which means either the story will be half done or less, or else it will be more of a novella than a novel. I don't care at this point. Taking these things seriously will just wake up my failure-jinx and I want to leave him out of it this October.

So, that's what I'm doing for GothNo. Anyone out there doing GothNo? Or NaNoWriMo (http://www.nanowrimo.org/)? Let me know the gory details!
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