"You are fucking crazy, you know that? Kill myself!" Emilia protested and stood up. "You don't understand. You have to kill your counterpart, the Emilia of this timeline" Max replied calmly. "So I have to murder myself! How very reassuring!" "Two Emilias in this timeline will create a disturbance in Time itself. You are a stranger … Continue reading “Chapter 7: On The Run “
Tolkien, Poe, Lovecraft, Homer, Virgil. Kubrick, Hitchcock, Spielberg. Names that we've all heard at least once in our llives. Works we've admired. And, when we talk about them, we tend to compare. "Nobody can be like Tolkien", we say. "There will be no other 'Master of Suspence'", we say. And my question is simple: why … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 21: On Originality and Comparison
Wow, part 18! This means that T.B.C. is an adult now! Yay, drinking and voting! And, since this series is now old enough to legally step into a strip club, it's time for a hard truth: Everyone and anyone will judge you. For whatever reason. They just will. This works both ways. You will judge … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 18: On Criticism.
Emilia was now pacing up and down the room, with the vigilant eyes of Aru watching her every step. A cocktail of emotions was rushing inside her, sending various vibes all over her body. Thrill, excitement, fear, curiosity, all blended together inside her head. "A time machine... Hugh and Petersteel discovered this... the Government discovered … Continue reading “Chapter 4: A day back for Emilia Day”
Good fictional characters tend to win. A lot. Yugi Muto? He just happens to have the right card in his Deck, if not his opening hand. Erza Scarlet VS her freakishly strong Dragon mother? No problem, mom's had a change of heart, she's dead, Erza wins. Harry needs to kill a noseless Hitler? Here, we'll … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 13: Dumb Luck (just to piss off the number 13)
Almost every tale revolves around the hero's journey. A quest to hunt soul-binding items that grant immortality, throw rings into pits of lava, you get the picture. Why is it so important though? Why does the majority of those stories include a quest? For one, I believe that the purpose of a quest is to … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 12: The importance of the Quest
"Every story needs a good old-fashioned villain." -Jim Moriarty, "Sherlock". We love them, we hate them, we just can't live without them (I am SO going to get sued). Villains are so precious in our stories. They are the examples to be avoided, the representation of our inner evil. Sometimes, they are just poor, misunderstood … Continue reading “Toughts before coffee” Part 8: The Villains
Creating something from absolute zero is a) too friggin' hard and b) a sign of divine powers. Since none of us is an omnipotent deity (and if any of you is, let us know, so that we can build you a shrine), we are going for option 'a'. What does it take to create a … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 7: Almighty Creators
'Huckleberry Finn', 'Beloved', 'Gone With The Wind'. Influencial, controversial, censored. Why is it that, even today, people will still try to bury works of art written and read at the time of our great-grandparents? (Pause for exaggeration, but you get the point.) The first thing to notice in some of these works is the blatant racism. … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 6: C********p
I am an aspiring writer, having just recently completed my first book and currently hoping I will get it published soon. It is not an easy task, as probably many of you know. You know how hard it is when your brain is emptier than the Boötes void when it comes to new ideas. What … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 5: Don’t give up on your writing.