Posts Tagged ‘Vampires’

Prophets (Profits?) R Us

May 31, 2009


Sun! I wonder how many people are blogging about sun…


A lot. Anyway, was nice to be able to write while topping up my geektastic monitor tan with proper sunlight 😀 The backyard here is a wicked sun trap, and also perfect for kicking back with a guitar and jamming out into the open sky.

Today I read about how Wikipedia have banned the Scientologists from editing the site. Heh. Well, good move probably; those nutters are spreading enough shit onto the field as it is.

[Religion-related section removed, as frankly it wasn’t funny enough to be worth the offense it might cause.]

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to build a church of Nocturn in the back yard. Thanks to the likes of Twilight, and other godawful excuses for vampire fiction, it’s a safe call that alot of the upcoming generation all wish they were vampires. Well – I’m going to set up a vampire church. And it’s going to take over the world, because I will offer all the fan legions real, proper honest-to-Lestat immortality. It is my humble opinion that some parts of religion stem from people playing on humanity’s innate fear of the unknown, and death, and if that is the case, then immortality will provide the best peace of mind of all! Also, it’s a well known FACT that being a vampire means you instantly become sexay, so that’s everyone’s worries about their eternal appearance covered!

And I’ll only charge £10 for the honour. For starters.

I would be rich. And sadly, I think if I did actually go out and do it, I reckon it might just work. Although it has just occured to me that having a ‘vampire’ church in a suntrap might be bad for the… um.. *thinks* … vampireness count of attending members. Not to worry then; I’ll bump membership up to £40 and give them a glass of water with ‘sunlight dampening’ properties.

You heard it here first. NOCTURN. The new world order starts here!


(*Irony Disclaimer*)


Crunchy Spring Tolls

May 12, 2009


I’m addicted to M&M’s – the ones with ‘crisp rice centres’ to be exact. And it’s got to that mildly embarrasing stage where the guy at the local post office/grocery/IT specialist/phone unlocker/internet cafe knows it.

‘”Ahh my friend, you like the blue packets right?”

Yeah. Yeah I like the blue packets.

Anyway, I’ve eaten too many of the buggers this afternoon, and am now feeling very urrrrrrrrrrgh. That’s what I get for firstly: being tempted into trying for the ‘collect eight packet tops for free cinema tickets’ deal, and secondly: carrying on even when the date for the offer has past, I suppose!

Also, just had an utterly, blindingly obvious thought about Nocturne, my novel-in-progress. It’s set a vertical city… so why the hell did I not think of giving one of the characters vertigo? That’s a whole sub-plot/character development thing waiting to happen! Poor show. The vampires are all kinda twitchy about heights (Oh yes, there are vampires. But proper vampires, who kill and drink and scheme, as any self-respecting mankiller should. Anyway, I digress.) but actually giving one of the main characters a close, personal fear of heights to deal with has opened up a lot of possibilities in my mind. Got to tread carefully though; adding a character trait in at this stage is going to have to be done with care and precision to make sure it doesn’t look like it’s been stitched in. Maybe one of the secondary characters should get it…

Editing’s going very well on the whole though – I’m fifty pages away from finishing my first run through of the manuscript. Next stop will be filling in some of the awkward blanks between scenes.

In other news; I updated the ‘About’ section!