Archive | December, 2003

Writer’s block? Moi?

17 Dec

OK, this really pisses me off. Before my big move, I was fully in writer-mode, even asking in my LJ for writing advice and stuff. I was deep into the editing of my novel and slapping back an ep analysis of Angel once a week and otherwise typing prose to my heart’s content.

Then came the packing, and the move, and the unpacking, and the interior decorating. I managed to finish up the couple Angel analysis I was late on, but thank god they didn’t have more than eight episodes this Fall (did I just say that?), ’cause I was kind of dragging ass getting those done as it was.

And now I am dragging ass getting back into my novel. It all seems distant to me. “Oh, that.”

I am like a work-a-holic, I-have-no-life about my novel most of the time!!

Grrr, I hate this. Would someone tell me where my muse ran off to?

The prophecies about “The” Vampire with a Soul: more than a shanshu

8 Dec

Note: My goal is here is not to argue that either Angel or Spike is “The Vampire with a Soul” (VwaS), but simply to lay out everything that has been said about the VwaS in five seasons of the show. You draw your own conclusions.

AtS spoilers S. 1 through 5.8

Squinting at sunlight

1 Dec

I’m officially settled into my new place and life can go back to something resembling normal. Just in time for the rush of the holidays. I went to K-Mart yesterday to pick up a few odds and ends for my condo and ended up walking out empty-handed. Too many people strolling at zero miles an hour through the aisles, and let’s not even get to how many people were lined up at the check-out registers.

On the other hand, a successful change of address with Netflix brought me more Alias, 24, and Taken goodness. I got Firefly in the queue now, too, waiting for later this month, and Farscape. And somehow, Highlander season 3 came out on DVD a while back without me noticing. Amazon is already selling used copies. I have it on my wish-list pending finding out how much money I’ll have in the coming months. My old iMac computer is acting up, and I’m wondering if it might not be a good idea to get a new computer instead of getting the old one fixed.

Speaking of “Taken”, I just finished up that mini-series yesterday and really liked it. Taken spoilers