HEY GUYS know how I’ve been talking about moving into a new place? Well it’s almost ready~
My bf and I will be occupying the downstairs of the house, which has a living area, bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette. AND I HAVE PICTURES!!
Ok so the light is bad here and the carpet isn’t nailed down, but here is part of the living area! Accent wall is yellow, other walls are gray.
To the right! Bedroom door is on the left, bathroom door on the right. The carpet color is called “doberman.” All of the carpet colors were dog themed idk why.
To the left! It’s bigger than it seems. We’re gonna change a lot of the lights probably.
Farther to the left of the last shot! Kitchenette and wood stove (really works too!). The door there is the furnace, and my new recording space is farther to the left. Didn’t get a shot of that because the carpet was in the way of me opening the door. Might get a shot later when that’s done.
FUN FACT: My bf’s younger sister and I accidentally painted that yellow wall gray at some point because we didn’t realize it was going to be an accent wall too. So it had to be painted yellow…again.
Bedroom! Couldn’t get a good angle with my phone. Again bigger than it looks, there’s more to the right and a closet. The door against the wall is the bedroom door, they had to unhinge it to get the carpet in lol. It’s blue! Used to be a nasty eggplant purple. The people who lived there before made…questionable paint color choices.
Again we are definitely changing the light in here, that pure white bulb in there is WAY TOO BRIGHT. Need a warmer color in there. Right now it feels so…sterile. Especially with all the warm colors outside.
ALSO BONUS: I GOT MY EAR PIERCED! That part is called the daith, pronounced dOth, with a long O. I got it to help with my migraines. And you know…it seems to be working so far. It’s been like 3 weeks so far and even though I’ve been taking fewer allergy meds, my sinus pressure hasn’t been accompanied by the usual migraines.
I have an ear plug in because I took this picture at work to see if my ear plugs were going to bother my piercing, lol. One of the printers I work with is very loud.
So THAT is what I’ve been working on lately. Also I’ve been spending a lot of time with my bf’s family. Because I figure if I’m living under their roof eating their food, I should probably spend time with them, rather than being my usual mole person self and never going out or interacting with others. Once we move in here things will get a bit more normal though, living with 4 other people instead of 7 lol.
How do you come up with titles? Game Theory specifically.
I usually just…make them up. And sometimes I research them. I get mad if it takes me longer than thirty minutes to think of a title, lol.
Game Theory - Is an economic, political and psychological series of mathematical models used to find the optimal way to win games. Specifically, it can be used to find the optimal strategy in chess. Augus was King of the Unseelie (the black king on the chessboard) and Gwyn was King of the Seelie (the white king). Game Theory just seemed to fit those two playing mindgames with each other in the beginning. I have since been advised that if I want to publish, I may need to trash the title, since it doesn’t scream ‘fantasy erotica’ or sounds more like a non-fiction manual.
I came up with it in about 20 minutes, researching chess movies, since I knew I wanted the title to be based on chess moves. I’m pretty sure that was just ‘Wiki led me here in 20 minutes and I don’t hate it.’
I was lazy with The Golden Age that Never Was and From the Darkness We Rise / Into Shadows We Fall. (In retrospect, the titles are way better flipped - even though I can justify why they’re not, even I recognise that book one should’ve been called Into Shadows We Fall and book two should’ve been called From the Darkness We Rise lol)
The Court of Five Thrones I brainstormed, though I can’t find the
piece of paper where I wrote down a thousand ideas. I wanted it to have
a proper fantasy-esque title. And it also gave me something to anchor
into towards the end of Game Theory and throughout COFT. The Ice Plague was
pretty easy, since it was just named after what the central issue is in
the series, lol. Also it was unique. There’s no other book called that.
Stuck on the Puzzle is named after an Alex Turner song, where the lyrics don’t quite fit but the chorus is perfect: ‘When I saw your fingers dimming the lights, like you’re used to being told that you’re trouble, and I spent all night, stuck on the puzzle.’ While the story is told from Cullen’s perspective, the title is actually from Bull’s. (Though it works for both.) Took about 20 minutes to think of that one.
The Wind that Cuts the Night is from a Radioface song called ‘Pound of Flesh.’ I was on a Radioface bender at the time, but it’s possible to get 4 million titles for a story from Radioface songs, lol.
Blackwood was originally The Lost Wolves of Blackwood and I legit brainstormed about 60 titles over several months and was never happy with any of them. It included titles like ‘Lens Flare’ and ‘Far from Home’ and ‘The Blackwood Alpha’ and the absolutely fucking terrible ‘the Beta that Wasn’t’ (haha it’s so bad, I had to put it here). *cringe* (Also, that was never a serious candidate, I feel like it’s worth noting that brainstorming is about putting down the worst ideas along with everything else, just to get it out of your head and make room for new ideas lol).
The Wildness Within was one of those grabby ‘came up with it in ten minutes’ titles. I don’t like to overthink titles, because generally speaking, I think a lot of titles are actually shitty and unmemorable (for all books in general), and what I love most about stories are the story. Like, I don’t love The Golden Age that Never Was but it’s too late to change the title now, and everyone calls it Golden Age or TGA or TGATNW or whatever. This does have the downside of me choosing genuinely terrible titles sometimes for things I’m going to spend more than a year working on.
But yeah, I…don’t believe in ‘perfect’ titles. Though I am pretty chuffed with COFT and TIP. I hate titling short stories the most, and actually just tend to title them simply. ‘Street Dancer’ was about *drumrolls* a street dancer. And ‘The Repairer’ was about *drumrolls* a repairer. Winter Syndicate, my sci fi series is about…a Syndicate set in a place that has three versions of winter, lol, and very few other seasons. TGATNW is pretty much what it says on the tin - it’s about a Golden Age that isn’t really very Golden Age-y at all.
More Watertribe Lance Also avatar Lance this time because we talked about this with friends and we are lance trash we wondered what kind of pet Lance would have if he was the avatar… Like Aang has Appa and Korra has Naga.
And we ended up with a Peacock-Lion because it just suits him perfectly
(also it was supposed to be Keith’s pet -bc yeah it’s definitely more a firenation-ish beast- but things happened ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) i’ll write headcanons someday lmao)
Don’t forget Gorillaz fans, Jamie Hewlett exist! He made all you’re favorite band members come to life in the music videos, shorts, ect! He continues drawing them countless times and works day and night to give you new content with the band members! So please appreciate him!!! ❤❤❤
Keith and Shiro decide to go to the beach. During the day, Keith gets a spider-man popsicle (because is nerd af) with temporary tattoos in it. Shiro suggests to use them, he loves his boyfriend so much.