Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday's Writing Observation

Writing Cthulhu Horror is more difficult when Puppy Bowl is on the TV.

No. Really. It is.

Of course, Puppy Bowl is its own form of horror.

edit having a mental block on typing; "Then the screaming started. I couldn't see where it came from. Then Spider was with me. Shouting in my face. And I realized the screaming came from me. I lay in my cot, cocooned in blankets. Spider in my face, shaking me awake." Took me like half an hour to get that out. Weird.

later edit Got out exactly 1100 (mostly) new words on a rewrite of Shadows Over Raas Xaafuun. Decided to take to heart a criticism that the weird starts too late in my stories (normally I like to set you up in the real world and then show it to be through the looking glass later on). So, yeah, okay, it's a vision, but it's pertinent to the story and hopefully sets us up for the character change and creeps you all out. On the plus side, you know right up front it's a dream/vision. So there's no, "ha ha ha, it's only a dream" moment.

Digging the Kitty Half-Time Show. Especially the kitties biting the string on the swinging toys (instead of the feathered ball at the end). Much better than the "Who's Greatest Hits" other halftime show. Pete can still wang on the guitar, but both he and Daltry can't hit those high notes any more. And the guitar work on the opening of the first stanza of "Pinball Wizard" was kind of unsteady. Ah, kitties.

4 comments:

WendyB_09 said...

you're right...
puppy bowl = cuteness overdose!

Steve Buchheit said...

WendyB, it leaves saccharine and stevia in the dust.

Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

I liked the hamsters in the blimp.

Dr. Phil

Steve Buchheit said...

Dr. Phil, yep, the hamsters were a good addition this year.