DIE MORTAL (Stop Calling Me I Think You Have The Wrong Number)

So this dayThis week…Dis wekks!

Sorry, I’m a little…LOOK AT THE PRETTY BIRD HIDDLES!

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LOOK AT DAT SHERASS!

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Now that we’re properly SherLoki’d, I can blog about books.

I’m done with this books forever I never have to see it again End of The Semester Yaaassssss!!!!

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Not what I was going for, but look at the look on that guy’s face. That is my face 16 hours from now, when I’ll be done with my math final. Can we just celebrate?

 

 

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Now, onto novel reading! *Gasp*

I have to finish Ice, by Anna Kavan by tommarrowish cause I got it from the city library and will be leaving thursday. Then I will have to finish Vulgar Tongues, which I got from my library by tuesday, which is when my library’s *gasp* strike will end. 

Then I can read WHATEVER I want…So any suggestions? Please make them quick cause I’m not sure if my mom has internet right now.

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Researching Your Essay

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One of my best friends in the universe cannot, for the life of her, write an essay. She’s a college student, graduated from high school with good grades. Yet when I saw her essay only my love for her kept me from throwing her laptop out the window and running out.

So I reckon not everybody took AP English and graduated high school knowing how to write an essay. And that’s not something to be insulted about. But if you’re in college with no essay writing skills, well….

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You, getting lifted out of school.

So I spewed out everything I can remember about essay writing. I hope you find it useful.

HUMANITIES

In the Intro, some professors like it if you say a sentence or two about why you chose this topic.

Ex. I met Sherlock in London. I fell in love with his me-ness, his accent, and his deducting.

You should then have a thesis that sums up what your paper is about while assuming your readers know nothing. Your thesis will answer a RESEARCH QUESTION -what you are trying to prove in general. Should start by knowing the What and questioning the Why.

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Ex: Why is Sherlock the best t.v. show?

Within the RESEARCH QUESTION are multiple small research questions, usually Who, What, Where & How. They make up the introduction and are explored in the body of the paper.

Ex: Who brought Sherlock to life?

     What are Sherlock’s good & bad qualities?

     Where did Sherlock take place & how did it integrate itself into the show?

     How did they choose which stories to film & how did they film it?

The smaller questions are answered in the essay’s body. These questions and your answers should be focused within the larger RESEARCH QUESTION. (Why is Sherlock the best t.v. show?)

You will also have to anticipate and contradict opposing knowledge.

Ex. opposition: BUT SUPERNATURAL. BUT STAR TREK. BUT DR. WHO!!!

     Contradiction: BUT DEDUCTIONS. The deductions in Sherlock can be thought out using a chain of presented evidence, as opposed to guessing what type of badass the badass is, a chain of evidence is presented to DEDUCE who the badass is. Also, that ass.

Merley watching Sherlock usually isn’t good enough, you also have to look up things about the behind-the-scenes, actors, etc. to display a unhealthy well-rounded knowledge.

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Beat out the knowledge!

 

In a lab paper, usually in the name of science, there is a different format.

 

SCIENCE

Introduction/ hypothesis: What are you trying to prove?

Ex. Vegans are healthier than omnivores.

 

The hypothesis must be (dis)provable, and thus needs to have a specific, testable idea. They start with if, if you are doing a lab.

Ex. If vegans are healthier than omnivores,  I will live longer than you.

Next, you will outline how you will perform your experiment. Your experiment must have a control group and a testing group.

Ex. 6 vegans and 6 omnivores will eventually die of natural causes. My control group is 6 people whose diet is unknown.

When your experiment is complete you will document the results.

Ex. Everybody died. The average vegan lived 7 years longer than the average omnivore and 3.5 years longer than those in the control group.

You will then analyze your results.

You will then reflect on how the experiment could’ve been done differently.  

You will then go vegan.

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Handmaid’s NaNoWrMo Count

I wrote 909 words today. A good day, for me.

Cause usually I write nothing.

I only wrote cause of a deadline.

My total word count is 2,910 which is ok because it’s a play, which should have a shorter wordcount cause all the description is left to the director.

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Reading-wise, I finished The Handmaid’s Tale over a week ago but wasn’t able to post about it cause there’s no internet at home. 

Long book short, women are sex slaves. Awful, terrifying premise that based its terror on the truth of our oppression. I recommend it to every one of mature age on this planet, and other planets that have a history of oppression. I would not recommend it to those aliens just starting to learn about Earth, or Terra, or the third planet from Sol. You would get the wrong impression.

Good night.

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Demon Writers

 

 

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4TheWords is overrated. It’s basically a writing tool that lets you write and battle wooden demons simultaneously. I have this word document open right now, with a still photo of the marionette Tamarix challenging me to write 1200 words in the next 1 hour, 51 minutes and 40 seconds.

It’s not even writhing. There’s no flames or a jug of holy water or Sam & Dean in fake official uniforms that they can take off.

Don’t spoil it for me! I just finished season one.

I heard about it via my writer’s group. 4TheWords, not Supernatural. That was Pinterest. They made it sound so much fun, like the demons clouded your pinterest and you had to write to clear them. It’s not like that, it pauses when you’re on Pinterest. You’re lousy.

 

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I’m finally reading The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s so fracking terrifying. Terror is most terrifying when it’s truthful, and though it’s not exact, it does mirror some old practices, such as taking a concubine, and the general ancient idea of a patriarchy. It reads like a diary, and even mentions the diary form in Margaret’s intro. (Yes, I read those. Does anyone else?) I’m only on the fourth chapter, but to be fair, I started it at eight pm. It’s ten. I had to eat and pretend to do homework, OK?

I tried starting Imagine That, but it didn’t speak to me. Too much flubber.

I’m tiers. Don’t catfish. Be like Sherlock. ‘night.

 

Loki: Ragnaok

Hello. Hello…Hello.

I love Sherlock I really do.

But lately I’ve been thinking about this:

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and this:

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 Loki: Ragnarok was different. Not just because there’s more Loki, but for once, it wasn’t a love story about Loki’s brother. It wasn’t an Avengers against Loki. I couldn’t understand a great deal because the bloody theatre didn’t have captioning staffs, but if I had to regroup it I’d put it in the same area as Guardians of The Galaxy.

Reading-wise, I found this:

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Private Eyes

Even though I haven’t finished these:

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Nor have I started these:

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The one on the left is Imagine That by Mark Fins. Can’t find it on Goodreads even though I got it from Goodreads.

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What Loki’d? Ragnarok better or worse? Have you not updated your NaNo count since last weekend, like me?

 

So Suddenly Halloween = NaNoWriMo

This is the first November I’ve been serious about writing 50,000 words in a month. Sort of. I’m writing a play, not a novel. I wrote the first and, for some scenes, second or third draft already. I’m a NaNo cheater.

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 But I haven’t been writing. I used my characters for a playwrighting class, and while I would have nothing typed if it weren’t for that class, it also made me make up an illogical scene that I can’t use yet can’t get rid of. Should I leave it in and hope that no one is significantly bothered by the illogic of it?

I’m  not Shakespeare. Thank goodness, cause then I didn’t write Romeo and Juliet, but it also means I can’t write Hamlet. Some of my plays are better than good. Some look good on paper but look like a sitcom in action, not to mention the John Watson look I get a lot.

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Me vs my audience

I post on a Saturday night because I found Beautiful Books via A Whisper Of Ink. Also because the haunted house here sucks even though they have vegan cupcakes. That good, and that bad. So I’m bored and read the blogs I’ve gotten behind on.

 Beautiful Books is doing a NaNoWrMo blogging linkup with questions concerning your work of art. 

Question No.1 

  1. What inspired the idea for your novel, and how long have you had the idea?sfnkjjvddddjlkvds,jnvds,jnvbdsj,hbhegsjhkgdsliugew
  2. BREAKING NEWS BREAKIN G NESWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sherlock: Many Happy Returns was a mini-episode made just before Sherlock: season three. If you knew about this and didn’t tell me, you’re already dead.

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I love it, even though there’s no actual mystery and I can’t understand what half of Lestrade and Sherlock are saying cause there are no captions. If you find a captioned version for me, I will bring you back to life.

So, NaNo,

Right.

SHERLOCKSHERLOS……………i’M OK.

1.What inspired the idea for your novel, and how long have you had the idea?

Well… It’s a mystery play, inspired partly by my favorite mystery show and my old crush, who also loved my favSherlockSherloff…….I’m OK. It was originally supposed to be a novel, but as I’ve been taking a playwrighting class I realized the play format suited it better. It’s a pretty recent idea, maybe starting last May. So not that recent, but I did the bulk of jotting during the summer. Cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater. Note: Pumpkin Pie, unless stated otherwise, is not vegan. SAD.

2. Describe what your novel (play) is about

Allan recruits her Spanish teacher, Pireto, on a case: who is her biological father? They are from Oakland but have to travel to Napa to get her ‘sposed fathers’ DNA.

3. What is your book’s aesthetic? Use words or photos or whatever you like!

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Picture that, but with a black background and a necklace string round it.

4. Introduce us to each of your characters!

ALLAN- Consulting Investigative journalist-in-training. Wants to be Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes SHERLOCj Ravenclaw.

PIRETO- Allan’s Watson. A high school Spanish teacher that wants to write. Gryffindor, but not entirely sure?

RUSALKA, a fashion photographer. Slytherin.

Others are mentioned, but not enough to have a personality at this stage.

5. How do you prepare to write? (Outline, research, stocking up on chocolate, howling, etc.?)

I love chocolate. I eat it everyday. But for the rest, I’m done. I wrote stuff. I mapped out stuff. I took over the kitchen and talked into the air about stuff.

6. What are you most looking forward to about this novel?

The Sherly fandoming, obviously, although I kinda hate it when other mysteries reference Sherlock like we’re all bands emulating The Beatles.

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7. List 3 things about your novel’s setting.

Napa, Pre-fire- Obviously, I thought of it before the fires, when Napa was just rich houses filled with drunk men.

Lake Berryessa, maybe?- Lakes are stageable, but I’m still going to maybe this. Lake Berryessa used to be an inhabited valley before assholes built a dam and flooded it.

Car time- They’re traveling from Oakland to Napa to Berryessa-so lots of time for chitchat about their fundamental life thoughts.

8. What’s your character’s goal and who (or what) stands in the way?

Allan wants to find out who’s her father, but the man who supposedly is lives in another county, and would not take genetic questioning nicely.

9. How does your protagonist change by the end of the novel (play)?

Dude, now? Something about her father, maybe she realizes blood doesn’t matter.

10. What are your book’s themes? How do you want readers to feel when the story is over?

I WANT MY READERS TO FEEL MISERABLE LIKE THE END OF SHERLOCK SEASON 2.

Themes: Logic, logic, logic, needs a heart to function.

Happy end of Halloween, peeps. Happy NaNo ,weeps. Happy Deathday, creeps.

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