Time lines

So I’ve been working on my story, Knights of Cydonia and I’ve determined part of my hold up is the amount of information I know and how much of it I want to intersect the stories together. I need a good method for putting all of my stories together. To make them work from beginning to end so they don’t seem disjointed.

I feel I have a good story in my head I just can’t figure out what to do with it all. I don’t know how to get the paths to all move to the middle and make my spider web complete.

I’ve tried many different methods:

  • Writing it down.
  • Using timeline software online.
  • Using story software.
  • Trying NaNo.
  • Typing out an outline.

 

I just can’t seem to find something that works for me. I’m thinking my way may be the traditionalist way. Writing it on note cards and pinning it to the wall with a string to line them together. My biggest problem with that is that I want there to be a lot of events and my walls aren’t that big. So I mean suggestions? Questions? Send me some TLC and snug me to tell me it’s alright? Please!? DORIS would love you.

Only One Morrigan

So, I have a new boy that I am dating and he has a somewhat obsessive ex that thought that he was cheating on her with me because we chatted on IM. Long story short it wasn’t true. He broke up with her and now she’s causing a big massive amount of llama drama which is sadly not llama-ey, just drama-ey.

Now to continue this fantastic story the other day she sent the boy in question a message that appeared to be a copy and paste of a FB conversation that she had started with me. Mind you, I have only sent her one correspondence and that was because she demanded one from me , to the boy. So I sent her a message back, that was pre-approved by both my Internet wife and my boy before I sent it. SO, this message was as follows:

Just so you know, we did sleep together. He’s not yours to control and he can do whatever he wants.
Also the hickeys were from me, but had I known he wouldn’t last that long I may have thought twice.
So you know what why don’t you stay away from him. He doesn’t want you anymore.
He’s found a better woman to be with, he doesn’t even know you exist anymore so just give up!
He told me how bad you were, how crazy you are. Well guess what, now he’s mine just like I knew he’d be.
So get lost and stay away from MY man.

Now reading that, if you don’t know me, is pretty good attempt at trying to pretend to be me. Unlike this person, there is capitalization and punctuation and even seems somewhat coherent, it’s not even close to something I would write. Lets break it down on how Un-Morrigan like it really is.

  • First things first, I ALWAYS name the puppy. I don’t care if you know exactly what or who I’m talking about, if I’m being administrative in any way I name the puppy so Geo( my boy’s name) would have been mentioned first sentence.
  • While I can be talkative I’m not long winded. If anything, as you can tell, I am rather blunt.
  • I tend to not use the phrase Just so you know, especially when I’m talking to someone that I’m not on good terms with. It’s just not a common phrase unless I’m on the phone informing someone of something extra. This information that I supposedly wrote was not just a “so you know” thing. This correspondence that I wrote is more or less a “bitch please” and so the phrase doesn’t fit.
  • The “he can do whatever he wants” sounds so South Park-ish to me. I guess maybe but I would keep any correspondence with this woman, to be honest, about her and not about my boy, since that’s actually where the problem lies.
  • I find the word hickeys lewd. I much prefer a gentler term like “Love Bites” or “Marked”
  • I would never discuss sex with someone that I didn’t feel comfortable about it with. Which I don’t really care but I mean I certainly wouldn’t talk shop with an ex. Not really my thing. If you guys really want to know the truth? He rocks my socks.
  • I am not a jealous person, I actually support being friends with people that need it. Then again I may not support him being friends with her just because of her negative behavior but that’s mostly because I’ve had enough negativity in my life to know that it doesn’t get you anywhere, just sticks you in the mud and makes it difficult to move forward.
  • I don’t believe that he doesn’t want her, well maybe he doesn’t, but honestly I know that people that have long relationships, regardless of how they act, care in a deeper manner even if they aren’t the right match for one another. I do believe that he would like to be friends with her because I think he does respect her despite her flaws.
  • I, by no means, think I am a betterĀ  person then this woman. I just know I’m different, nothing more, nothing less.
  • I absolutely do not believe that he doesn’t know she exists anymore. She texts him all the time and he doesn’t ignore her (did you know I had mind blowing 69 sex that I don’t even remember. Neither does he.Weird. It must have been so amazing we both got a bout of amnesia about it.)
  • He did tell me about the jealousy and things but I would focus on that. really, it’s her life, she should live it how she wants it.
  • I never said I knew he would be mine. Hell, had he said he had a girlfriend I wouldn’t have even have thought he was on the market, not even a small bit.
  • I don’t tell people to get lost, I tell them to gtfo (get the fuck off).
  • I would never say “MY man!” it sounds too Jerry Springer. Not just that there is no exclamation to emphasize it. I would simply say mine.
  • I also don’t single space anything unless I’m writing disconnected thought sentences that relate to one another.
  • Lastly, I probably would have summed the entire thing up in about two sentences. “Stop being a fucking cunt licking bitch and take care of your daughter instead of focusing your life problems on someone that, honestly, should be commended for putting forth the effort to help someone that honestly doesn’t appear to want to help themselves. Have a good life, I wish you and your daughter the best and I can’t wait until we can maybe be friends.<333 Morr”

I’m sure there is more but that’s all I feel the want to talk about. Needless to say my boy wants to talk on the phone and is fucking distracting me from writing any further so I will leave it here and bid you ado and enjoy the lols because Morr <33’s you! Feel free to post your comments if you want.

NaNo Woes (choosing the right plot)

So NaNo starts in just a few days (you’ll see a NaNo widget go up into the sidebar when it does and I would appreciate cheerleaders and support during this treacherous and tumultuous torment of tantalizing typing) and I’m at a loss for what to write. Now don’t get me wrong, I know the genre, I know the world, I know most of the characters but it’s the story that I don’t know about.

To explain further. I’ve started a world originally inspired but the music group Muse that eventually became it’s own little place in the fiction setting and is now a complete world, with maps, and gizmos, an way of life and everything. It’s a Futuristic Dystopian society and if you want to take a peek feel free. The place is called Knights of Cydonia. So that being said, I have the setting and I have quite a few plots as I have quite a few characters to follow along with arcs that encompass them all. My problem is which story should I start off with.

The story that I want to write, because I am putting off creating the character in the game right now, is a story about my character Mordria, who is a Gypsy that gets driven away from her family pack. It is an inspiring little story because I have the beginning (minus the introductions that I like to do) all planned out in my head. The problem? Is I don’t really have a direction to go with it. I don’t have middle even though I do have an end. So I can’t write a story without the meat but I don’t know what her purpose is in the story in my head.

Now on the other hand I have a completely thought out, what should happen from beginning to end story but after considering what is involved to happen I don’t think it’s the first book and starting in the middle of a series just seems silly but it might be my best option at this point but it doesn’t alleviate the problem that it’s not half as inspiring as the Mordria plot although it is more developed.

Another possibility, of course, is that I spend the next six days pondering the beginning. What started what I have now in the world. How far back do I want to go? I mean the site has a 1100 year old history. Should I write a story about the breakdown in society? I think that’s one of those chronicle books that comes out way after ta majority of others but it would technically be the beginning. When the government rose to power and did their dastardly things but I sort of want to keep some of that stuff safe from the readers and expose it like a blooming flower. I could also go with a Samuel Gufner time line, when the knights were founded but that’s again something that I don’t want to fully expose until later.

I have been developing this world for 6+ months and I don’t know where the beginning is. I guess my best bet would be to start with a character that is involved in it.

Theresa Pulsar would be the character for the New Born Program along with her husband Casius and their family. Again New Born Program is not the beginning of the story.
Violet could be a good start but the question is I don’t know where she begins and her story ends. I think what I should do is start with Julian and Violet. Maybe something romantic! NO! I have it. Julian, Violet, Fillip falling out! This will work wonders…. Maybe. I think it will. This will be perfect. the Story Arc will be Violet’s falling apart, my plan for her in the game so this will be a fun story to write.

Thanks for listening to me get it in order. Story to write: Violet’s falling out with the Knights and her redemption.

LIARS! The lot of you!

So I am a geek that is behind on the times… by a lot. I’ve been hearing jokes for years about the number two being the meaning of life the universe and everything! Well I’m here to tell you guys one big thing:

YOU ARE ALL LIARS!!!!!

Liars and meaners!!!!

I finished reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy today (yes I finally finished it, you may start a party) just to find out that 42 isn’t the answer to life the universe and everything LIARS!!!!! It is the ultimate answer which has no ultimate question!!! You are so mean to me! *sniffles a lot before getting over that*

OH YEAH! Worse still? Something else to make me depressed and envious for a day, or twenty or FOREVER! My friend Kyo is going to see John Barrowman live. I swooned the moment that he told me. I know the man is gay, trust me I know, but that doesn’t mean he’s any less awesome. In fact that probably makes him into the perfect man.

Other developments and things that were of interest today? Well I knew that I would love my world even more but slowly it comes together with each day of putting it together I wish I could live in my strange menagerie of species on of fantasy and steampunk! Well maybe if I get the story written then I can live in my own world but for now I enjoy creating it. My brother is trying to talk me into a long standing war between siblings story. I’m tempted by it but I’m still not sure yet. I think part of my decision will be on what main characters I choose.

I didn’t get much web-coding done today…. I’m trying to remember why but I really have no excuse. I mean I didn’t even play American McGee’s. I think it might be, in part, due to the fact that I was mildly distracted with a few images, thoughts about my next webcomic reading Hitchhiker’s Guide and thinking a lot about my story. I did get a few things done today, I fixed the shoutbox on the wootflakes forum, I made a bunch of buttons and things and will probably continue to make more.

Also, I have a strong belief that I code better when I’m tired and since I’ve not been tired all day I didn’t code, now that it is time for bed I might get something productive done. We will see…. Yes we will see. Well played brain of mine, well played.

Well I think that’s all the mad mumblings for this evening. Until next time dearest people that don’t actually read my blog but like to look at pictures of me. Hope you’re having a spectacular day!