Friday, May 28, 2010
A friend sent me this pic so I don't really know where it came from, however, since it's Fantasy Friday, I thought I'd share with you an awesome picture of my childhood fantasy hero. Yes, I had the Wonder Woman under-roos and a piece of yellow rope from my dad's shed. Oh, and I had a yellow headband that was shaped like her headpiece. I was unstopable. *g* But Linda Carter never looked this good. lol
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Okay, I know this is going to come up as Tuesday, but really, I started this before midnight on Monday. Just having trouble with my crappy net service. I mean really, have you ever seen a satelite dish rust in less than 2 years? Our Directv dish we've had for ages and not a speck of rust. I'm sure that's causing all my outage rather than the weather because it's been beautiful here - mostly.
Anyway, I posted an excerpt of my WIP Kinks R Us which is nearly complete over at the Slash & Burn blog. *yay*
Check it out - http://slash-and-burn.blogspot.com/
Sunday, May 23, 2010
This is exactly why I'm in no hurry to do a book signing - LOL
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Okay, some days I really feel old, but check out this video and have a great laugh!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Okay, I'm hoping to bring my readers some extra little goodies this year by the way of free reads. Basically some short stories that I've written in the past and touched up; most that are too short to be submitted to a publisher or doesn't fit guidelines.
I've uploaded a story titled Weakness. It's a futuristic story I wrote ages ago for a writing assignment. I extended it from its original length and find that it's more fleshed out. There's also potential for more stories from this world I'm creating.
The catch to getting this story is that you have to be a member of my newsletter group. It's located in the files section under free reads. I've decided that it will be the only way to receive access to my free reads that are offered. To become a member, just click the Yahoo button in the sidebar or go to the group and join.
Below is a short blurb...
Aliens are real. Earth has been turned into a slave planet. Only a small band of troopers, known as the Resistance, exist to fight against the bondage the human species has been forced into.
Zan, an assassin for the Resistance, once more crosses paths with Storm, an alien and Chief of Security for the World United Council. Will this encounter be his last, succumbing to her temptation or can he resist and escape?
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
I hope all the mothers had a good weekend. I know I did. Want to see what I did, along with some pictures? Today I blogged about it over at Slash and Burn. Stop by and check out my fun weekend.
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Just wishing all those that are mothers (or soon to be mothers) a very happy day. It's one of the few days a year that we can kick back and let others take care of us.*wink* I know I am. :)
Sunday, May 02, 2010
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Saturday, May 01, 2010
Since the kiddies are out of town, last night was date night with hubby. :) We went to see Clash of the Titans – 3D. First off, the original 1981 version was one of my favorite fantasy/mythical movies. Yes, I know the graphics are cheesy, but it was an action romance. *dreamy sigh* Hey, I was younger than my own kids when it came out, reality hadn’t hit me yet. But I do have to say that it was that movie that got me into Mythology. I still like reading/learning about all the gods of Olympus, which I guess is why I enjoyed the Percy Jackson book series.
Anyway, from reviews I’d read on Fandango I knew that the movie’s plot had changed. I just didn’t realize just how much. So if you haven’t seen it yet, be fore warned…it’s only loosely based on the 1981 version.
Overall, the movie was great. The action scenes were well done, the graphics awesome (much much better than the original lol), and the actor who played Perseus… well, he was drool-ishess :P You’ll also meet new characters (the Djinn and a black pegasus) and miss old ones (like the owl *pout* ) And there was less interaction of the other gods too. Also if you know anything about mythology, you’ll notice how they twisted the tales. For example, in the movie Hades was the one who controlled the Kraken, when really it was Poseidon who wielded control over the creature. Along with who the bad guy was – Hades taking over rather than Hera’s jealousy. Also, I believe the 3D effects were kind of useless. There was little difference with or without the glasses.
But I won’t give away the movie. I thought it was a really well done movie and enjoyed the showing. I also thought that the actors who played Zeus and Hades gets two-thumbs up from me.
This whole movie made me think once more of doing a book based on either Hades (change him somewhat) or maybe one of his demigod ‘kids’. Hmmm, needless to say, it got the plot bunnies working. :D
So if you want to see an action movie with some really good graphics (upgraded from the original), then take a couple of hours and check it out. IMO, anyway.