Sunday, October 26, 2014

Why Hello There

I've missed you too. Whatcha been up to? That's cool. Me? Work, video games - I won't lie - then more work. I know. Shut up.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess as well as Stephen King's The Eyes of the Dragon and The Gunslinger were either read or reread in pretty rapid succession over the last month. With the completion, I want to claim that the spell of procrastination has been broken. The spell of writer's block is one thing, but Procrastination is a nasty, soul-eating bitch.

From Clockwork I gleaned how interesting it can be to have a history and background woven into a scenario with the main character's honest point of view being none-the-wiser. Additionally I learned how effective a human mind can translate new vocabulary and how to (poorly) use it throughout slang and dialect. Let's face it, there's no way someone in real life would say the words FACE, HANDS, and EYES with such frequency.

From Eyes I saw how, like a shorter version of GRRM's A Song of Ice and Fire, one can properly use constantly swapping POV to progress timelines and motives of even the most heinous of enemies. I admit I appreciate the segue into the next entry...

...The Gunslinger, which was actually a second run through. It's one of those books that makes you connect the dots on the reread which I appreciate and also wish I had the skill to construct on my first attempt. Although, even Steve had to go back and retcon his first entry to make it jive with the rest of the books. So I don't feel so bad.

At any rate, I plan to update regularly throughout the next month as I try to attack in full force.

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