Well, I am trying to keep the momentum going with this blog. I put in about two thousand words on The Marvelous and Malefic Doomsday Medicine Show. I like how the interplay between Vimala and Ehren (the main protagonists) is shaping up. I’m also trying to flesh out an idea I had. Looking back at works like Faust and the old Blues Legends, it’s an evil spirit that attaches itself to someone, promising power and influence in exchange for a deed…and that price goes up until the hapless victim has no choice in the matter.
So I thought to myself: why does it have to be an evil spirit that does this? What if a good spirit had a similar arrangement? ‘I’ll do this for you, but I want you to promise to eat your vegetables the next time we’re in a good restaurant… and drink your milk. Since I was writing in the fantasy world I established earlier, I went along with it. Of course, the relationship between the spirit (Vimala) and the mortal (Ehren) has changed a little bit now that I’m putting it in the novel (they’re comfortably adversarial, but neither of them can really be without the other. I’m not going to say any more about this right now because I don’t want to give anything away). I’m still looking forward to finishing this scene and painting the wider world of Ehren and Vimala. Yeah, I like world building.
Speaking of building: anyone here addicted to Spotify? I had no idea just how much stuff is on that site. I’ve gotten two good playlists for when I’m writing. I’m not sure how to link playlists here, but I’m fighting the urge to drop everything here and fill up another folder of music. The only downside is that their Bear McCreary station is a little bare. I really wanted to get “Prelude to War” and “All Along the Watchtower” on my writing playlists. Oh, well — they have “Truth and Reconciliation Suite” which works for me just fine for now.
Oh — I have had a chance to see a couple of Summer Films: Mad Max: Fury Road and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Both come with my highest recommendations, but if you only have time or money for one, my advice is to go see Mad Max: Fury Road. Yes, I know — I am a Marvel fanboy and I should be toeing the company line…but I got so much info about the movie, the cast, the effects, the writer, the director, the catering…there was very little left to surprise me. I know they’re setting up the Civil War storyline with this movie and I’m looking forward to it. With Mad Max — everything was relatively new. The action was clearly filmed and centered on the frame. I missed that. Every action scene now is so jerky and ADHD-like I can’t follow what’s happening at times. With the cast, there was something new and the approach that was taken was different than what I would have done. it was just nice to sit down to a movie and be surprised every now and then. Next up for me is either “Inside Out” or “Spy”.
Well, that’s all the time I have for now. I need to just give in and fill out a new list. Hope y’all have a good day.
ps: I figured out how to share the list. Here’s my writing music list