When you are an adult, you can spend your money on very important things. Important things like Googly Eyes. To do important things like stick them onto books and pictures around the house.
Also, adulthood means spending the entire evening trying to get pictures you took with googly eye'd characters to load onto your website. #ADULTLIFE
Something that us Potter fans have been waiting for for YEARS has finally happened. Another Harry Potter story was released this weekend. And where was I? THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE WITHOUT RECEPTION AND AN HOUR FROM MY NEAREST BOOKSTORE.
So I missed the midnight release but I managed to pick it up at 8:30pm on the way home. I started reading at around 9:30pm and was done before I went to bed.
Now I have not been online looking at reviews or other peoples opinions so I am still untainted of the influence of others, so here is what I have to say:
I very much thoroughly enjoyed it a lot.
I want to not spoil it for those who haven't read it, but I think my favourite part was Ron mother-effing Weasley. That boy knows how to make my heart melt.
I enjoyed the plot style, and it was super fun and I liked the new characters. (Trying to describe this without spoiling it is hella hard guys).
It was kind of amazing to see another story of our favourite characters in ur favourite world but set in the future. It really reminded me that even after the big moments in your life whether good or bad, the world keeps moving and you just have to continue along treading water the best you can. Just figure it out as you go.
Now, if someone would like to send me to London I would VERY MUCH be needing to see this play in the real life and not just in my head. Although I guess my head is the best place for it, but I still want to see it so so so so bad. You guys, go read it now though so that we can all discuss and share. Seriously. GO. READ. HURRY UP.
**Please note, there is a high likelihood that all FancySweatpants.com posts will be Harry Potter related for the upcoming future. It cannot be helped nor should it.**
Who wants to make a Harry Potter reread book club with me?
I don't really feel like reading a new book I just want to reread a book I already know is amazing.
I was doing a full reread of the books not too long ago but I got distracted before the Deathly Hallows so I am going to read that now. I keep wanting to start it during the week but if I do that I will never go to sleep and will end up skipping work and that is frowned upon.
So, Who else wants to read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows with me? Everyone? Obviously.
Let us discuss the following things (or at least keep them in mind while you read):
Any ways, off to the books with you all!
Once upon a time, in a far off place, in Northern Iowa, a young man was learning how to read. He was taught by a brilliant teacher who tried to explain to him how to become a part of the story.
She said that if he went into an empty bathtub on a Thursday afternoon with a full bucket of chicken, that he would wake up inside the story you have been reading.
He didn't believe her at first, but after reading the entire Harry Potter series he figured it was worth a shot. He bought a bucket of chicken and made his way to his bathtub on one lovely Thursday afternoon. He sat there for a few moments, and as he began to laugh at himself he turned his head and realized he was no longer sitting in his bathtub, he was sitting in the Great Hall of Hogwarts.
He looked down and saw that the bucket of chicken he had been holding had turned into a notebook and quill, and the dimly lit bathroom nothing but a memory.
He was relieved he had waited until this book to try out the theory as the previous week he had read The Shining. Although a new concern quickly crossed his mind. How would he get back to his bathtub?
Almost immediately he realized that he didn't care because he was at Hogwarts and who would ever want to go back. He ran out of the Great Hall and spoke to as many characters as he could, whether he recognized them or not and realized that he had been successfully transported to Hogwarts. He looked around a corner and saw his teacher standing with a clever smirk on her face. She tipped her hat and winked and walked back up the hall disappearing in a sparkling mist.
He never came back from the wizarding world. He stayed there forever and loved every moment of it. Eventually he fell in love with a lovely witch and they moved to Ireland and set up a small farm where they would grow magical plants and keep shetland ponies.
So I am trying to work on the introduction for a book. I need to write a sample for this submission-feedback thing I am doing by next week. I am having horrible doubts about my stuff so instead I am going to write some purposefully terrible introduction sentences here so I hopefully just expel them from my system. That makes sense right?
She came into this world screaming, crying and covered in sauce and she will leave this world screaming, crying and probably covered in sauce.
What's a girl like you writing a book like this?
My name is Tanya and I have an addiction to ice cream and sarcasm.
The universe played a cruel joke on my loved ones when it presented little Tanya to them. However, 27 years later the joke isn't funny anymore and everyone is still forced to deal with her.
If you don't continue reading this book you will have bad luck for 4 years.
Crafty, introverted, sarcastic girl with uncontrollable hair seeks patient, understanding, quirky friend to discuss Harry Potter, Marvel movies, and ice cream flavours.
Read my book you jerk.
How are those? Quality introductions right? Can we all just acknowledge that this is not going to go very well?
So award season is upon us and with that begins the endless parade of beautiful people in beautiful clothes celebrating beautiful films. However I thought that I may propose some alternates of things that I thought we important and maybe you can all vote on them? Deal? Deal.
So for the first time since maybe my first book I ever wrote I actually sat down and read the entirety of my Nanowrimo novel and you know what, I didn't hate it as much as I expected! It is silly and goofy and maybe not the highest of stakes but it was fun and i even laughed at the jokes my exhausted brain made. I mean, that doesn't mean they are funny it just means I find myself funny which is obvious to anyone who meets me. I think I laugh at my own jokes more than anyone laughs at anyone else's jokes.
Here is a poem about reading something you wrote:
I thought I would hate it,
I thought it would be so bad.
Turns out I was almost satisfied,
and it was only half bad.
That is how it feels to be a writer, just so you know. Also, that is on a good day. Next step, read through again but make notes on stuff that I don't like! Then comes the fun process of rewriting it! Then I will have to find someone to read it and give me notes. The thought of that gives me heart palpitations. Even though I have some volunteers, still scary. Oh well, instead of dwelling on that I will revel in the fact that I read my whole book in a day and accomplished a sort of something for my book. Hooray for the easiest part being done!
So the trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them came out and immediately it just brought a wave of feelings that I forgot about.
There is a very specific set of emotions reserved for the wizarding world. I feel them while reading the books, I feel them when I watch the movies, I felt them at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida, and I am getting those feelings the more times I watch the trailer.
I am just so pleased that there is more stories to explore in the wizarding world. It is perhaps my most favourite place - even if it is fictional. Or at least according to the most people. There is no way to know for sure right?
So please excuse me while I retreat into my brain and imagine all the possibilities of how this movie is going to make my life better.
When you reach the half way point,
In any endeavour you take,
You should look back at what you've done,
Be proud for goodness sake!
For a crazy, effort filled adventure awaits,
Even more than what has passed.
But you'll make it through and back again,
And reach all your goals at last.
Happy Half Way Point fellow Wrimos!
Good luck on the rest of the month!
I am getting surprisingly close to 20,000 words and I thought I would take a quick little break to update you on my progress. So far, my plot resembles about 2% of the original intention. And those 2% are the names I had picked. So really plot wise nothing stayed.
So far the story is a little slow I guess but I don't know how to write character development so give me a break. Also, you won't ever read this draft so it doesn't really matter now does it.
I love Nano. Such a weird time where you can hate it so much when you fall behind and love it so much when you get ahead.
You can love your story because you are thinking "hey, I am writing this without a plan because my brain decided to completely ignore every plot twist I had developed, and also hate your story because it ignores all the hard work planning you did and it probably sucks because you are simply writing as fast as possible.
You can change characters so they probably aren't recognizable to the plan or even the beginning of the novel, but that's what editing is for right? I mean I wouldn't know, I can never make it through the first reread before I give up but maybe one day.
I mean, if I don't edit my novel how will you ever understand the context of this:
“Hettie he is actually really cool, he can name every left handed celebrity!”
And we all know that will drive you crazy until you have the book in your hand.
Well I better get back to work. 500 more words to get to 20k. Also, Shield is on tonight and I am excited to stay up way too late to wait impatiently to watch it once it goes online. Otherwise I can't use social media until I watch it and we all know I can't ignore those, I have so much work to do which means I have even more need for procrastination than usual.