Friday, August 28, 2009

Full text of Trembling available for purchase!!

Dying to find out what happens?

Two options as of now. One: createspace--

Two: smashwords--

Kindle is being stupid. It usually takes a few hours to get a book up there once I upload the files, but I just uploaded it and it said that they were now reviewing the books and it would take 5 business days for it to be available on the store. Believe me, if I had known this, I would have started the process earlier. I'll let you know as soon as the kindle sales are available.

Thanks everyone!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Help my boyfriend fix his bus!!

If you haven't seen the Breathless trailer, you can watch it on the Breathless main page:

The music on the trailer was created by my very awesome boyfriend, Aaron.

Recently, Aaron bought the coolest VW bus ever. It's a '73, and he's been working on it like crazy. There are some technical difficulties with the bus, however, and the long and the short of it is that he needs $50 to get the thing running again.

Please consider buying some of his music if you like what you hear:

The CDs range in price from $3-$5. They are absolutely awesome stuff, very melodic, very beautiful. He's super talented.

Thanks so much!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hmm...I think I've got it.

Okay, so after ditching the army idea, I latched onto this:

Yeah, well, I guess the fake ad is kind of stealing from Resident Evil, but I'm sure they stole it from someone else.

Why are all the good explanations for zombies taken???

I just spent several hours doing a large amount of research on the brain, which was leading me to formulate a possible explanation for my zombie/vampire creatures (in the forthcoming, as-of-yet-named web serial I'm working on). I was going to create some kind of virus that damaged and/or mutated certain aspects of the frontal lobes (which conveniently are still growing and changing during adolescence, providing a perfect explanation for a different effect of the virus on teenagers, should I choose to go that route), causing aggressive behavior, a loss of personality traits including speech and various other symptoms.

It was PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!

And, of course, I just discovered that Resident Evil already did it. Furthermore, they had it disseminated in exactly the way I would have--as an accidental leak for a biological weapon or research in the creation of a super soldier.

I didn't think my idea was original exactly. I knew it had elements in common with other zombie/vampire explanations. But I really thought the frontal lobe stuff was a fairly original twist. Nope.


Scott Westerfeld's already taken the parasite angle.

I'm really tempted to throw up my hands and do the whole, "No one knows why this happened!" thing, since most of my characters probably wouldn't. Or maybe I just do the frontal lobe thing anyway. But if I do, I don't think I can use a virus, and I don't think it's going to come from the army.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Killer Giraffes

Since my little "about me" section claims that I sometimes blog about killer giraffes, and I never have, I thought I shouldn't turn myself into a liar. Seeing as I am slightly buzzed from a lovely evening with my bf Chelsea, I decided right now was the perfect time to write a blog about killer giraffes.

Here goes.

Kay, well, I don't even remember why I wrote this into my "about me" section. I know it has something to do with a toy giraffe that my boyfriend Aaron owns which he hides in different places in our apartment. Sometimes the giraffe stays there for months before I notice it, but when I do, it's always a source of much hilarity. One time, he lived on top of a window for a long time. More recently, he was hiding on top of one of our cabinets. I currently have no clue where that giraffe is. I must ask Aaron about it when he gets home.

In a broader sense, I do think it would be absolutely terrifying if there was a killer giraffe on the loose. Giraffes are quite large, and they also have black tongues (something I learned from Nickelodeon's Salute Your Shorts). Both of these things would make a killer giraffe quite frightening, especially if he trampled you to death.


I think the scariest kind of killer giraffe would be the one who wandered around in the woods with a chainsaw or something.

God. I'm going to wake up tomorrow, remember that I posted this blog, and be horribly embarrassed. Read it while it's hot, kids. I can't guarantee I'm not going to take this thing down. :P