Wicked West, Glass Tunnels, and Pirates

So I haven’t updated over here in a few days, partly because work has been sapping my time and also because I’ve been busy editing & playing video games to zone out on. I’m up to chapter 11 with my edits on Suzie, meaning we’re well over halfway and much closer to the end. I believe there are only 18 chapters in the book.

I did finally finish my Wicked West tale and submitted it to Pill Hill Press’ Wicked West anthology. And because they’re so awesome, they allow folks to post teasers of their submitted pieces. You can read the first 500ish words of “The Night Feeders” over here. Of course it features a vicious villain (what western doesn’t have one?), a damsel in distress, and an out of town stranger who may have some supernatural qualities. 😉 There’s also lots of other cool snippets over there. Some that likely were accepted to the anthologies, some that weren’t, but all are pretty cool if you go browsing.

In other news, I’m working on a glass tunnel in Minecraft. Yesterday I was on call for work and therefore couldn’t really dedicate myself to editing like I wanted, so this game was perfect for passing the time and having fun. Going to be posting a video to Youtube of a funny experience I had with creepers and spiders. I make it with Fraps (which I purchased oh so long ago when I was still taking CS courses) and pulled out Premiere Pro to add a few bells and whistles. Haven’t gotten the chance to play with that in a long time, so that was fun. Of course when I went to upload it to Youtube it was around 1.5 GB in size, so our internet got bogged down. Going to have to upload it at some point when I don’t need to be online. When is that exactly? 😉

In other news, the Lucius Big Bang 2011 will be starting signups soon, so I’m excited about that. Last year I hopped into the fun too late and didn’t get a chance to write anything for it. After I got so much good feedback on the Malfoys in Short of a Dark Lord, I decided to write some more fiction with them in it. Lucius is one of my favorite characters in the HP universe after all, so not writing fiction based around him is… well odd for me. Time to rectify that!

We’re also starting a new Pathfinder game this weekend, and I’ll likely be playing a dual-wielding human Ranger. I considered being an elf again, but decided to be something different. Of course being a dual-wielding ranger limits the races you can choose though. Originally I thought a gnome would be cool, but they’re not really built for that kind of design. Halflings…hmm, I just can’t get into them. I love playing them in video games and reading about them, but roleplaying one? No thanks. Oh, and the theme will be that we’re pirates, so my chaotic good character is going to have to need some robin hood traits to keep from moving down to neutral or evil alignment. 😉

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