Monday, November 22, 2010

Season One of KAT AND MOUSE Complete

That's right, friends and neighbors.

With part 11 of "Pop Quiz," we officially end Season One of KAT AND MOUSE: GUNS FOR HIRE.

Here we take a short break from the serial and return to more fun and adventure in mid-/late-January for Season Two.

If you still need to catch up, head over to the serial's archives and read up on the Duo's escapades.

KAT AND MOUSE Updates

Okay, Kids! Part 11 of "Pop Quiz" is now live on the site.

Happy reading!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Progress Notes

Tales of Episode #112
Still in the middle of edits.


Tales of Episode #113
Act 4 finally broken down.

And I believe I have the first 100 or so words of the ep scrawled out.

No, I won't put up the progress bar just yet. It's not officially started.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

DAICON IV Opening Animation

I first saw this my freshman year in high school, just as I was starting to get into anime.

Blew my mind.


Now this is my kind of sensawunda.

Currently Reading

At the moment, I'm in the middle of White Night, the 8th book in the Dresden Files.

And just a comment on Proven Guilty, the previous book in the series...

Good, solid read, just like the others. I loved when Harry started quoting from Aliens whilst taking on a nasty beastie.

My one problem was this bit. Rawlins, a cop, is talking to Harry during the aftermath of an encounter with some critters at a convention. Rawlins says:
Some of the civilians were carrying. That howling thing went by in the dark and everyone panicked....Civilians opened fire, cops opened fire...
Emphasis mine.

I'm sorry. This is supposed to be Chicago, right? Daley's city? Mr. Richard "I Want to shove a gun up your ass" Daley?

Sorry, but that bit kicked me out of the book.

Of course, after a bit of careful consideration, if your version of Chicago allows for licensed carry for citizens, hell, I'm for it.

/soapbox

Needless to say, that was just a small bump on the road. I finished reading.

Monday, November 15, 2010

KAT AND MOUSE Updates

Okay, Boys and Girls. Part 10 of "Pop Quiz" is now live on the site.

Head on over yonder and get you reading.

Enjoy!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Progress Notes

Tales of Episode #112
Draft is now done at

3,111 / 6,000
Time to set it aside for a day or two before diving into edits.

And time to start breaking down #113.

Onward!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

KAT AND MOUSE Updates

Part 9 of "Pop Quiz" is now live on the site.

Enjoy!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Progress Notes

Tales of Episode #112
We are currently at

2,465 / 6,000

Based on the way this episode is shaping up, it looks like it'll be a short one. Along the lines of "Rest Stop" or "Here, Kitty Kitty."

Y'all know what that means, of course.

Means I'll need to move my ass on #113 once this is finished.

*looks at episode calendar*

*dies*

Friday, November 5, 2010

Heinlein's Rules, Revisited

Caught this io9 post on Heinlein's Rules of Writing. Once again, a thumbs-down on Rule #3.

I talked about this a while back and I believe it's still the case.

Heinlein's referring to the trap of over-rewriting, not the actual process of revision. In other words, write the story, edit/polish/revise/rewrite, then FFS stop repeatedly fondling the damn thing and get it out to market.

Over to you, Dear Readers: Agree? Disagree? Cast a Delayed-Blast Fireball at me?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Things Are Afoot...

A Thing is in the works.

A Cool Thing. You will like it. I'm sure of it.

That's all I'll say for now...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Progress Notes

Tales of Episode #112
Another hour of work over two days and we are now at:

1,236 / 6,000

Yep. Chugging along...

Monday, November 1, 2010

KAT AND MOUSE Updates

Part 8 of "Pop Quiz" is now live on the site.

Happy reading!