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April 23rd, 2008

11:12 am

The new Dresden Files comic is in stores today! *dances* It's a prequel to "Storm Front," so you don't even really need to know anything about Harry to jump right in. And the art I've seen looks purty.

So, you know where I'm going today. I may have to hunt down the #3 Doctor Who comic someplace else, as well. I'd hate it to be available and then miss out on it because of loyalty to one particular store. I do tend to spread my spending around a little. Not much, but a little. I may make some phone calls later.

05:04 pm
I am holding...

...in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers...

Issue 1 of the Dresden Files comic, "Welcome to the Jungle."

And it's shiny, y'all. The art is fabulous, I'm loving the story so far, Murphy is blonde, Harry drives a Beetle, and there's a character in here who's the spitting image of Fred right down to the babble and the "male" name derived from a female one.


Of course, it doesn't hurt that the action so far has taken place in a zoo. Because I'm me, after all.

I want them to do a Codex Alera. And I think I'll go on their forum and tell them so.

06:43 pm
*cracks knuckles*

Okay, my death scenes always suck, right? Which is a shame, because I write a lot of them, in the genres I write in. My fanfic also had its fair share of people dropping like flies. *eyes ReaverFic* The death scenes are usually better after six or seven rewrites, but I have nearly as hard a time with characters dying as I do describing what they look like.

However, the death scene in the Bunny From Hell story is probably my worst one to date. Seriously, y'all, this sucks. It sucks big green mossy rocks. Boulders, really. Suckety suck suck suck.

That being said, at least I know there's a problem. Knowing there's a problem is the first step on the road to fixing that problem. I also know I have a problem with description in this story, and there's one particular feature I need to put on the bunny that I'm having a hard time figuring out just where.

Writing is easy. Editing is hard. Especially when that editing consists of ... rewriting. Argh.

08:31 pm
Death scene is better.

Less phoned-in, more gut punch. Yay.

Of course, it bumped my word count up to 1064. Which means I have to go back in and weed-whack and reword to get it dropped back down below 1000. However, I have Mad Drabbling Skilz and I can do this. Who says fanfiction doesn't teach you anything?

It's never actually "done," is it?

But, you know what? At least the Muses are producing for me again. This is a Good Thing, and I will embrace it.

Even if they're producing a horror piece about a Velveteen Rabbit Gone Horribly Wrong.