After a week of watching primarily ‘Ranma 1/2’ to get it off my list, I ended by watching the new ‘Mortal Kombat’ last night. Was it an example of cinematic greatness? No because it’s freaking Mortal Kombat. Not sure what people were expecting here beyond awesome fight scenes, wild characters, simple plot, nods to the games, and the set up of a new movie franchise. You get all of that here. It can drag at points because they were doing world-building and character development, but the fights are fun and, quite frankly, bloody. So, I recommend it for anyone who loves R-rated action movies and the Mortal Kombat brand.
Got the fun stuff out of the way . . . That movie was a 2 hour reprieve from me going over an emotional cliff. Work was busy and stressful, but that wasn’t the issue. I knew it would be like that. The catalyst for me crumbling on the inside is something that I can’t go into for legal reasons. I know people get tired of saying that, but this means I wish I could share to relieve some of the pressure. I simply can’t because it would make the situation worse when I want to make it better. My plan was to do more outlining this weekend before my son comes home. Not sure I can muster the urge to do more than laundry, especially since I’m outlining an upbeat series.
Small aside: When somebody keeps saying ‘I’m tired’, it can be their way of saying they are emotionally and mentally drained. That phrase isn’t always about physical exhaustion and reacting poorly to it can make things worse. It’s the simplest thing a person can think of saying when they can’t figure out anything else.
I only managed to outline 1.5 books for my next series. The first one took most of last weekend and I didn’t have as much time and energy for the second as I thought. I should have it done today and try to tackle the third one throughout the week. Thinking of taking Darwin’s sequel trilogy and turn it into the finale too. So, this is going to be a 9 book series like ‘The Ether Thief’. This helps me realize that my mojo is starting to come back and I’m getting a sense of what Darwin can carry. My post tomorrow will go into detail here because he’s not like Luke Callindor, Clyde, and Ichabod Brooks. Working with a challenging character here and he doesn’t mean to be difficult.
Kept meaning to bring this up, but WordPress is really messy. My iPhone’s browser logged me out a few years ago and I haven’t been able to get back in. This prevents me from interacting with other blogs through there too. So, I’ve had to use the app when I’m not at my laptop. Half the time, posts I look at are jammed together into one giant paragraph that I can barely understand. It’s really bad with the people who do line-by-line dialogue posts.
Also, I’m trying to make this post using the old post creator like I usually do. Something has gone wrong since around Wednesday. There’s a long delay between me typing and the letters appearing on the screen. So, I’m usually 4 words ahead by the time I see a typo show up. Spaces aren’t always registered. My eyes are now behind my brain and fingers, which is confusing. I can hear my laptop running as if it’s being overburdened, but I see nothing in the Task Manager aside from Google Chrome being a beast. This doesn’t happen when I do that block editing or whatever version, so I wonder what’s going on here aside from a blatant sabotage.
Speaking of blogging, I think I’m going to use June to do a weekday poem for each of my books. Well, the core ones. Legends of Windemere is 15 and War of Nytefall is at 6 with Quest of the Brokenhearted being in there. That’s 22 and that covers all the weekdays. Teaser Tuesdays and Immortal Wars will go on hiatus, which is fine because I’ll be busy and want to try for a boost to the books. It’s the last month of school, so maybe a few sales will keep my spirits up. Especially if current events manage to take a sour turn towards nightmare. I might change things up a bit by adding Ichabod Brooks at the end though. We’ll see. July 1st and 2nd end that last week, so I could do that and Bedlam then get back to normal after the 4th.
Goals of the week:
- Time with son.
- Settle the issue.
- Outline more of ‘Tales of the Slumberlord’.
- Finish the current puzzle.
- Work, of course.
- Whatever I just forgot.
- Think it was to start the June posts.