Quote of the Weekend

 

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I love this so much!

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Quote of the Weekend

 

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Quote of the Weekend

0fe8d8da5cd045de82753b69580ae53cI love this thought. It’s such a refreshing counter-balance to all the “me” focus of our society, and it’s something everyone can engage in no matter how young or old.

Random Thoughts

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I found this image the other day on Pinterest and it made me smile. Seeing Edward Norton and James McAvoy together isn’t just seeing to great actors hanging out, it’s seeing two of my characters together.

Writer’s do this weird thing where we pick out actors who would play our characters if our books were ever turned into movies. Sometimes, it also helps us solidify a character’s personality and looks. You do have to be careful that it doesn’t put you or your readers in a box. Everyone sees their favorite characters a little differently.

For me, James McAvoy would play a young Stan. Stan is a journalist who stumbles onto a unique private eye firm that doesn’t hunt down cheating husbands or missing heiresses. This firm hunts monsters and things that go bump in the night. It’s led by a WW2 vet, an unlit, and helped by the SoulKeeper Guardian (whose powers have been split). Stan gets pulled into the dark world of serial killers and rogue Guardians. By the end of his story he’s found love, but he’s also lost almost all his friends. Stan is responsible for raising Crow the Half-Breed, half unlit and half SoulKeeper Guardian. 

Edward Norton would play Stan’s son Ronan. Ronan comes on the scene years later, surprising Stan who didn’t know he had a son. Ronan finds Stan at the same time he inherits the SoulDefender/Preacher powers fully united. This draws Ronan into the same dark world Stan was drawn into. Ronan must shoulder the souls of his world with the help of the Deacons and the Huntsman.

Seeing this picture is like seeing happier days when Stan and Ronan would have been together. It’s like seeing father and son as two young men, as friends, just having fun. So. I kinda love this picture. Not because of the actors, but because of what they represent to me.

 

Quote of the Weekend

 

6b94e144cf0e137db0cee26505a837daNothing starts off the Christmas Season like the Christmas Carol. I usually listen to it 3 or 4 times during December.

Movie Influences

Facebook had one of those interactive, post every day, and tag someone things going around recently that I thought was very interesting.

“I’ve been nominated for the 10-day Movie Challenge. Every day I must select an image from a film that has impacted me in some way, present it without a single explanation, and nominate somebody to take the challenge.”

I found it interesting to see what my top 10 images were. After looking at them I thought it kind of explain the struggle I have finding books I enjoy. I’m always looking for a weird mixture of beautiful writing, intense story and struggle, pain, and ultimate victory. There are stories that I like that are more down to earth, slice of life, like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. There are unexpected stories that have this visceral intensity, but you don’t see it at first, like Watership Down. But, lots of times I’ll start a book expecting it, even sorta of finding it, but it doesn’t hook me. It’s not the right kind of intensity. I found this with Dexter. I started the show, but only got half way through the second season before I was bored. So bored. Didn’t care. On the other hand, I’m watching Band of Brothers again, and I’m happily binging my way through Criminal Minds. There is this mixture of Comradery and intensity that I’m always looking for.

So, my movies:

Day 1: Rambo 4

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Day 2: Rambo, First Blood

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Day 3: Fury

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Day 4: Aliens

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Day 5: Lord of the Rings

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Day 6: Lone Survivor

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Day 7: Band of Brothers (yes, I cheated, it’s not a movie.)

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Day 8: Willow

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Day 9: The Never Ending Story

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Day 10: Predators

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It’s interesting to see what movies I chose as my top ten influencers. It has lead me to think about what it is that I like and don’t like, and ultimately, what I’m looking for in a story. More to come about that later. 🙂

What ten movies would you pick?

Quote of the Weekend

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This is partially why many of my stories take place in the winter. I love working with snow!