mad girl with a box

The Netflix Series of Unfortunate Events is turning out to be awesome! Super stoked for season 2. Loving how VFD members are getting a lot more screen time too! And Lemony Snicket!! And UNCLE MONTY!!!

Marinette tries to give the bee miraculous to anyone who is not chloe

Fu warns her that it is the hardest one to give out, those who gain it have the qualities of a hero hidden deep, DEEP, DEEP inside of them.

At first she hands it to Adrien, because he’s awesome and shed love to work with him

He finds it and is confused about how it got in his bag, he then asks Chloe (who usually puts gifts to herself in his bag) and she’s all like: “oh, you shouldn’t have” and takes it.

Marinette watches in horror and later steals it back.

She then tries alix, because she’s hotheaded and focused on competition, not ideal for hero work but the bee miraculous can sort her right out. :)

Alix finds it in her bag and immediately announces it to the class. Then Chloe, seeing her gift from Adrien in Alix’s “big meaty claws"™ shouts at the girl.

Alix gets mad and throws the box at Chloe’s stupid face, proclaiming that she didn’t want the stupid box anyways.

Mari then steals it again and tries every other girl in the class and Nathaniel, all with similar results.

They either return the miraculous to Chloe or Chloe takes it back by force.

Finally mari decides that Chloe can keep the bee miraculous because she is too fucking tired for this shit.


And….what do you know?
The two turn out to be a match made in heaven.

vine

Didn’t know Dumbledore was a hollaback girl 😂😂😂😂😂😂

10

“Hello, old friend. And here we are. You and me, on the last page. By the time you read these words, Rory and I will be long gone. So know that we lived well and were very happy. And above all else, know that we will love you always. Sometimes I do worry about you though. I think once we’re gone you won’t be coming back here for awhile. And you might be alone. Which you should never be. Don’t be alone, Doctor. And do one more thing for me. There’s a little girl waiting in a garden. She’s going to wait a long while, so she’s going to need a lot of hope. Go to her. Tell her a story. Tell her that if she’s patient, the days are coming that she’ll never forget. Tell her she’ll go to see and fight pirates. She’ll fall in love with a man who’ll wait two thousand years to keep her safe. Tell her she’ll give hope to the greatest painter who ever lived. And save a whale in outer space. Tell her, this is the story of Amelia Pond. And this is how it ends.”  

I am going to get so much flak for this book, I just know it.

Concerned parents will be upset because the witch eats people.

Witches will be upset because the witch eats people.

At this point I might as well just go ahead and get the three protagonists together in canon. Just to see how far I can push before it gets banned.

Today I learned that you can write utterly filthy sex scenes involving people as young as you want, and it's not classified as child pornography under federal law.

Because child pornography is only images.

On the one hand, this means all the creepy child porn that you see written on the internet is all legal.

On the other hand, I can write a sex scene in this YA novel. I can write multiple sex scenes. All between characters who are totally consenting, and including various pairings of various sexualities and kinks. And you know why I’m glad about this? Because pathologizing sex hasn’t done teenagers any damn good.

I am going to be a writer.

I have spent most of my life wanting to tell stories. I have an endless font of stories I want to tell.

And you know what? I can complain. I can complain that I have too many ideas, that my characters won’t do what I want, that I’m bored with this section of the story or that my writing sucks and I want to throw it out. I can complain and avoid editing, not least because I have never edited a novel before and will probably have to do it several times to figure out what works for me.

And at the end of the day, I will still want to be a writer. Because as much as I complain, I LOVE writing. I love telling stories. I love reading things I’ve written, I love my characters, I love my plots, I love giving something that I’ve written as a Christmas present (and I’ve done that a couple times already).

So fuck you. I can complain and still love it and still want nothing more than to do it forever.

Accountability mode: Activated.

My New Year’s resolution is to get published.

I am going to do it with the novel I am working on right now.

I am going to finish the rough draft in the next week, spend the rest of January and February editing it, and start sending out queries to agents at the end of February. Meanwhile, I will also be looking into self-publishing, because there are boundaries I can push if I don’t use a traditional publisher.

And then, agent, editor, publisher, book deal.

I am going to ROCK this year. >:D

So seriously, hold me accountable for that resolution.

Help me figure out a title?

The working title is “Mad Girl with a Box,” which I like but feels like too blatant a Doctor Who reference for a book that has nothing to do with Doctor Who whatsoever. Other options I have are:

  • Mad Girl (Mom’s suggestion)
  • Mad (playing on her real name being Madeleine and the queen being Mab)
  • Little Boxes
  • Alice
  • Something I haven’t thought of yet.

The book is derived from fractured fairy tales. The micro-summary is “Alice of Wonderland, Dorothy of Oz, and Peter Pan all go back to the Other World and bring down another evil Queen.” Probably 80% of it has its roots in a fairy tale, folklore story, or piece of mythology. Hansel and Gretel’s fractured version makes up about 10,000 words; there’s also the lotus-eaters’ lair from the Odyssey and Excalibur is used to slay the Jabberwocky. All suggestions are appreciated.

I’m really, really trying not to feel frustrated and like this is an overwhelmingly impossible task.

But dammit, I’ve never really done any significant world-building before. I just kind of make shit up as I go. For that matter I’ve never really developed ANY setting. And now I have a real-world setting and an other-world country to develop.

*deep breaths* I WILL figure this out.

Yes, I am thinking about publishing when I haven't finished the rough draft.

I have set up every form of accountability and deadline I can manage to make sure I will finish. Told everyone this is the year I’m getting published, told my therapist I would bring the rough draft with me to my appointment next week, everyone I can tell knows to hold me on the hook for this. So yeah, I’m looking at publishing options.