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I'm sorry that I keep disappearing on you guys. Life has been....interesting to say the least. But I'm happy to report that I've been on a writing streak and that includes 'The Wraith'. But I have to say, I just can't get used to all the changes on dA. 


So I've decided that I'm not going to be posting 'Wraith' here on dA anymore. I'm going to keep the account and I'll occasionally post my photo-edits on here, (because damn those are fun), but the story is being moved over to a site called Archive Of Our Own. Here's a link, I've got everything posted there, (including a brand NEW chapter), and I hope you guys will follow me over there. Here's a link: archiveofourown.org/users/TMZa…

I love you guys so much for sticking with me so long. 
  • Listening to: 'The Devil Within' by Digital Daggers
  • Reading: 'Turn Coat' by Jim Butcher
  • Drinking: Coke

Avengers

Journal Entry: Fri May 18, 2012, 4:53 PM
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...That is all

  • Reading: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  • Drinking: Coffee

Seriously???

Journal Entry: Fri May 11, 2012, 11:25 AM
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To any and all who buy this bullcrap, I have one thing to say:

Lighten. The. Fuck. Up.

It's a movie, folks. No, actually, it is a single line in a movie. Stop getting butthurt over shit like this. There are many many other things that we could be doing right now.

That is all.

  • Reading: Lost Souls by Dean Koontz
  • Drinking: Coffee
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This is the first chapter of my friend's, :icongypsystorm: , story. It's a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, but she's taken a very different apporach. Please, take a look and show support!

Love you guys. :D
  • Listening to: Natalie Merchant
  • Reading: The Last Werewolf
  • Drinking: Coffee
For those of my watchers who didn't catch this on the front page--->www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4Mnpz…

Changes

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 23, 2012, 11:29 PM
 


I made my gallery all pretty! :D

In other news, I want to apologize to the folks who joined up to read No Such Thing, as I'll be taking a bit of a hiatus from it for a little while. It won't be long, I promise! It's just that we're down to the last few chapters in part two of Wraith and I want that finished before I turn my attention elsewhere.

Also, expect new chapters of The Wolf's Promise after Wraith: Rise Of Power has been completed. ;)

  • Listening to: "Your Heart Is As Black As Night"
  • Reading: "John Dies At The End"
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Drinking: Dutch Brothers Coffee

Slight Delay....

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 29, 2011, 10:05 PM
  • Listening to: Fever Ray
  • Reading: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  • Watching: Bones
  • Drinking: Coffee

Happy Holidays!...Sort of...

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 20, 2011, 11:08 PM
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: A Discovery of Witches
  • Drinking: Coffee

Presented with No Comment

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 24, 2011, 6:03 AM


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  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: A Discovery of Witches
  • Drinking: Coffee

...I Hate Coming Up with Journal Titles

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 14, 2011, 10:08 AM


...But it's such a pretty font. This is now my favorite journal skin.


So--just to change my journal again--I wanted to let you guys know that I should have a new chapter up tonight and it's a fun one. ;) For those of you watching my scraps, you'll have seen the new preview I put up. But then again, the preview is just a chunk grabbed from this piece-->tmzai.deviantart.com/art/Loyal… This is because my laptop is still dead and the only photo program on this computer is a pain in the butt.

Also, I found a new toy. It's called Pandora. I'm having way too much fun with it. It's a free online radio and it's fabulous. I recommend it to anyone. www.pandora.com. <---remember that. :D

Not much else to say...although I could say that I'm not far from 850 pages. Katy, I'll let you know when I reach 1000. ;)


  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: A Discovery of Witches
  • Drinking: Coffee

Apologies

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 10, 2011, 7:45 AM


Sorry that you didn't get a chapter last night. My internet at home died on me last night before I could post it. I'm stuck at work at the moment, but hopefully by the time i get home tonight, the internet there will be back. Again, I'm sorry.


  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: A Discovery of Witches
  • Drinking: Coffee

Vacation

Mon Sep 5, 2011, 6:25 PM


I'm sorry to do this to guys, but I'm taking off tonight for a sort of mini-vacation. I'll be gone until Friday night. And where I'm going will have little to no internet access. I had hoped to get a chapter done tonight before I left, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. :( BUT the good news is that I'll be coming back with multiple chapters for you guys. ;)

So, I'll see you later in the week. Bye. :hug:

  • Watching: The Nostalgia Critic
  • Drinking: Coffee

Just For A Change Of Pace...

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 18, 2011, 7:40 PM
 


Yeah…I just wanted to change my journal. I appreciate your thoughts of that weird dream of mine. I'm still trying to decide if I want to turn it into something. :shrug:

You guys may have noticed that updates haven't been really…frequent. I apologize for that; life's been interesting lately. But things seem to be settling into a normal routine again and I should be able to get at least one chapter up during the week. This is a very—good—thing. Trust me. You'll be able to see for yourself in the next few chapters. ;)

Things have been progressing well in my original writing too, but I'm sorry to say that I will not  be sharing what I'm working on with you guys. I've got a little too much riding on this particular story to share it with anyone just yet. But you'll get something else to make up for it, I promise. :D
Another thing that seems to be pushing my writing right along is that I've found a lovely little place to work in my little notebook. I live on the Oregon coast, actually, and I'm just a few blocks from the boardwalk here in town. I've actually lived a few blocks from it for like a year now, but I've only recently been wandering down that way. I sat down there today and got about 2,500 words down. Nifty, huh? ;P I'm going to make a regular habit of it. We'll see what comes of it. :D

Oh, just as a side note, I recently watched a movie that before I had completely disregarded. It was The Sorcerer's Apprentice with Nicholas Cage. Dude. That movie kicked serious butt. It was hilarious, the story was kind of silly, but at the same time it was solid, and the main character was just so adorably befuddled it was perfect. Cage actually surprised me, the parts that he picks are really hit and miss. *coughWickerMancough* But I really liked him in this one. So yeah, if you guys haven't tried it, give The Sorcerer's Apprentice a look.

Also, as a parting gift, I give you a link to a very awesome site. www.thatguywiththeglasses.com

Watch the Nostalgia Critic and the Nostalgia Girl, they're both fabulous. I also recommend Obscurus Lupa and Phelous.

  • Listening to: Nick Cave
  • Reading: On Basilisk Station by David Weber
  • Watching: The Nostalgia Critic
  • Drinking: Coffee
Okay, so I just thought I'd share this. It's disturbing and just utterly bizarre, but I'm still having trouble keeping my mind off of it, so I'm hoping that hsaring it will help. I put no thought into this, I actually wrote the second paragraph here early this morning, so it rambles quite a bit.


Very vivid dream I had, on July 6th, or rather early morning of July 7th. There was a great deal of dream before this very clear part, it was almost an apocalyptic kind of setting, people were very afraid, running as far as they could go or hiding out in abandoned houses like I was. I was with several people, I remember clearly that my mother was there and also my younger brother as well. I do remember one part where I was looking out of a window and it seemed that the house we were in was on a cliff next to the ocean. I watched the water pulled back suddenly and remembering it for whatever reason makes me tear up. It was this huge emotional thing to watch the water disappear and I was very frightened. It was like a sign or something that whatever was making people afraid was about to show up. Suddenly, I'm in another building, it almost feels like a castle or at least a very large manor. I'm with another girl. Now, I do not recall whether this girl was someone I actually know in life or whether she was just in my dreams, but I was very protective of her, we were close. We were in the building, searching for an armory that we knew was there somewhere; we were looking for weapons to use against whatever monster was out there where my mother and brother still were. We were not alone in the building and we knew that the others there were not friendly, so we were being careful. We hid in a room for a while to rest, I remember that there were two beds there and it seemed to be lit with candles. We both lay down and when I 'woke' the other girl was gone. I rushed out into the hall and I saw just a few feet away a group of people that weren't actually people. The girl was lying on her stomach on the ground, surrounded by this group; the leader was crouched in front of her. Again, I don't remember who the girl was, but I was protective enough of her to offer myself in her place. I told them, and I remember this clearly, "Give me my girl." The 'people' there, the enemy, were very disturbing to me, especially the one that seemed to be the leader. She appeared to be a darker version of myself and I remember that one of the others seemed to be a darker version of the girl I was trying to protect. I struck a deal with them, I told them that I would give myself to them if they let the other girl go and showed us where the armory was. They agreed. I was suddenly on my back on the ground, with the leader holding me down. Whatever these things were, I remember being aware of the fact that they wanted us for sex and to torture. So, the leader is almost on top of me, her arms on top of my thighs and her head just at my waist. She was talking about how she couldn't wait to start with me. I reached down and grabbed her by her hair, which was cut short, maybe only to her chin, and I pulled her up slightly and this part is the clearest in my brain. I told her, "No. You will show me the cold room first." And then I woke up. I don't remember why I referred to the armory as 'the cold room', but looking back on the dream, I have to wonder if whatever these doppelgangers were some kind of dark fae or fairy. Writing this now, I kind of want to call them Sidhe. I got almost no sleep last night as well, because whenever I started to fall asleep, I kept seeing flashes of this scene.  This is actually very creepy for me, simple because I can remember almost exactly what was said. I can often remember what happens in my dreams, I can see the places where I've been and sometimes I even return to the same place on different nights in different dreams. But to remember actual conversations is very rare for me. This dream, especially that final scene, is still vivid enough in my head and made enough of an impression that I am tempted to make a story out of it or put parts of it into something I've already begun. This is actually the first time I've ever put a dream I had into writing and I think I've guaranteed now that this is a dream I will not forget.
  • Listening to: Fever Ray
  • Reading: Dance With Dragons
  • Watching: Ghost Adventures
  • Drinking: Coffee
Okay, I have to admit it--I think that Weird Al's parody "Perform This Way" is bloody brilliant.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss_BmT…
  • Listening to: &quot;Perform This Way&quot;
  • Reading: &quot;Game Of Thrones&quot; by George R. R. Marti
  • Drinking: Coffee
I found Harper's theme song. ;)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDAuyl…
  • Listening to: &quot;That's Life&quot;
  • Reading: &quot;Storm of Swords&quot; by George R. R. Marti
  • Drinking: Coffee
I hate talking anything even vaugely political online, but I really don't think I can let this pass without saying anything. I don't want to comment on the deviation itself, because everyone has a right to their opinion and I don't want to cause waves with the artist, but....

There's a stamp on the front page that says "Pro Choice: Because my body is not your business"

First off, I personally do not like abortion. It is something I would never ever do. I think that a child is a child from the moment of conception. BUT nor do I think that abortions should be illegal. This may sound like a contradiction, but in truth, it's just cold logic. Abortions are going to happen whether they're legal or not. Outlawing them never stopped it in the past. And as long as they're legal, women are less likely to bloody DIE from a botched one. It is a choice, but it is one I'd never make.

But this concerns the stamp itself and the argument so many people make if they're pro-choice: that it is a woman's body and she can do what she wills with it.

This is very flawed logic, my friends.

Fine, our bodies are ours and no one has any say what we do with them. So why are so many drugs illegal? For that matter, why is prostitution illegal? If it's our bodies, then why is it anyone's business what we do with them? Is it just me or does this argument only apply to the matter of abortions? I've never liked this argument, I can poke too many holes through it.

Okay, I've said my piece. I'm done. I'll probably delete this journal later, but I had to put this out there. Sorry if I've offended anyone.
  • Reading: &quot;A Clash of Kings&quot; by George R. R. Marti
  • Drinking: Coffee
So yeah, I'm going out to buy the DVD day after tomorrow, just because I can I wasn't completely thrilled with the movie, but they did a damn better job than they have on the last few, so I'll show my support. (Not to mention the screenshots I'll be able to grab from it too. ;) ) And I'll admit that I'm very much looking forward to part two and I wish it wasn't so far away. :eager:

In other movie related news, I've been grabbing up movies that I've wanted to see for a while and yet never got to them before. I saw Toy Story 3 and was pleased with it. I don't think it was as good as the first two, but it brought the story to a very nice end. :aww: I also saw a movie called Country Strong, which managed to make me cry. It was a very sweet movie and I had to go out and get the soundtrack to it. :D I've also seen Tangled, (as you may have guessed if you've been raiding my favorites,) and oh-my-god I loved it! One of the cutest movies I've seen in a while and the music was fabulous.

As far as Wraith is concerned----I'll have a new chapter done sometime tomorrow. I'm sorry it's taken so long, but I've been working a lot this week. (And I'm still several days away from having a day off. ^^;)

And since we haven't had them in the last couple of journals....quotes from my personal writing god: (I realize the last one is very long, but read it all the way through anyway.)


"Being a writer of fiction isn't like being a compulsive liar, honestly."

"Write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly and tell it as best you can. I'm not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter."

"The bird turned, head tipped, suspiciously, on one side, and it stared at him with bright eyes.
"Say 'Nevermore,'" said Shadow.
"Fuck you," said the raven."

"(When asked: But you have a very open relationship with your fans.) Yes. We have an open relationship. Obviously they can see other authors if they want, and I can see other readers."

"I can believe things that are true and I can believe things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not. I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and Marilyn Monroe and the Beatles and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen — I believe that people are perfectible, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkledy lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women. I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone's ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state. I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste. I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we'll all be wiped out by the common cold like the Martians in War of the Worlds. I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman. I believe that mankind's destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it's aerodynamically impossible for a bumblebee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there's a cat in a box somewhere who's alive and dead at the same time (although if they don't ever open the box to feed it it'll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself. I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn't even know that I'm alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck. I believe that anyone who says that sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too. I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while all human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system. I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it."
  • Listening to: &quot;This Maniac's In Love With You&quot; by Alic
  • Reading: &quot;HP &amp; Prisoner of Azkaban&quot;
  • Drinking: Coffee
So...my deviation A Lure For Fools has suddenly...disappeared. I've recieved no notice from dA about a violation or anything, though why it would be reported is utterly beyond me. I certainly didn't delete it, as I had it featured on my profile page. So, I am...confused. :confused:

Has this happened to anyone else recently? Have you had a deviation just disappear on you?? And does anyone know how I can get it back? I still have the file, I can resubmit it, but I want to know why it's gone in the first place before I do that.

EDIT: Okay, I'm just going to resubmit it and see what happens. If it disappears again, I'll write a note to dA and see what's going on. :)
  • Reading: 'Wise Man's Fear' by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Drinking: Coffee
So we've reached chapter 50 in the second part of Wraith, (though admittedly we haven't reached the mid-way point of it just yet. ;) ), and apparently somewhere along the way I've gotten over 10,000 pageviews! Pretty nifty, actually, so a big :iconthanksplz: to you guys for that!

I'm almost finished with chapter 52, btw, and I should have it posted sometime later today. So you won't have to wait long to find out what happens to our beloved werewolf Remus. ;)

I've also finally seen Black Swan and I have to say; what a creepy f*cking movie. Needless to say, I loved it. But yeah, very creepy. :iconaniteowl: wrote a journal about Red Riding Hood recently, and I have to say that I share her ambivalence about it. It could be very good and I love retellings of fairy tales, but there is way too much 'teenage' love running rampant in movies these days and this movie has every chance in the world to be just another Twilight. (FYI, I did actually enjoy the books, but the movies made me cringe. Bad casting, very bad casting. :disbelief: ) But I think that for all of my ambivalence, Red Riding Hood will be next on my list of 'Movies to See'.

I really hope that everyone continues to enjoy Wraith, even as it takes a turn for the darker in upcoming chapters. Stick with me, I promise that it has a happy ending. Well––it has an ending, anyway. :greetings:
  • Listening to: Swan Lake
  • Reading: 'Wise Man's Fear' by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Watching: Black Swan
  • Drinking: Coffee