Here we are again at the end of another 30 day challenge. Can you believe it? I can’t.
The photo challenge was … I won’t say a success because that would imply that I wowed you daily with my superior photo-taking prowess and that would be exaggerating things a little. Let’s just say I managed to take a picture every day for 30 days and that’s a Yay-thing.
Anyway, the “questions” challenge sort of fizzled out there at the end due to the fact that I didn’t get around to blogging over the weekend. I’ve got 99 excuses but a good one ain’t one. I did, however, get a flurry of questions once I asked for questions and I intend to answer every single one. It’ll be less of a daily challenge, and more of a “Imma just answer your questions, k?” thing. IJAYQK? for short.
So, my favorite part of last night’s Glee? Sue Sylvester’s League of Doom. I really want to be one of her villainous henchmen. That whole thing had me giggling cackling girlishly evilly into my coffee. Oh and Santana. Santana Lopez is amazing. I’ll say no more, though. I don’t want to spoil anyone. The lack of Brittana sucked monkeys.
Is there a formula for discovering your villain name? I know with a porn star it’s something like the name of your first pet + the name of the street you grew up in. So my porn star name is Teri Sequoia, which I think sounds more like a wrestler than a porn star. That reminds me: I really wanted to be a sumo wrestler when I grew up.
You know how adults sometimes say you can be anything you want to be? Well they lie. When you’re a 5’2” (157 cm)/100 lb. (45 kg) Puerto Rican, they won’t let you become a sumo wrestler. I had to settle for being a writer.
One of the things I love about reading Kindle books is the popular highlights feature. Some people might find it intrusive or creepy, but I find it fascinating.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s basically this: If several people liked a specific section of a book enough to highlight it, the section shows up on your eBook copy as underlined. If you click it it tells you how many people highlighted that section.
What I find curious is that the general population very rarely highlights the same portions I do, but it’s still really interesting to see what other people find important/moving/inspiring/what have you.
I’m currently reading A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. Yesterday, I highlighted the following section:
I don’t yet know what this power feels like. But this is surely what it looks like, and I think I’m beginning to understand why those ancient women had to hide in caves. Why our parents and teachers and suitors want us to behave properly and predictably. It’s not that they want to protect us; it’s that they fear us.
No one else highlighted it (or at least not enough people). However, a good number of people highlighted this:
I’ll never have what she has—a beauty so powerful it brings things to you. I fear I will always have to chase the things I want. I’ll always have to wonder whether I’m truly wanted or whether I’ve just been settled for.
Anyway, I thought it was interesting what other people relate to. I really love this book (thanks again, Lyan).
Here’s another character name poll for you, because I like polls:
Thanks to everyone who has contributed name suggestions. I have added a few I like to my list of possible character names. I’ve got a lot of characters to name, so all help is appreciated.