After the foul taste that the last BAM Box put in our mouths, this Loot Crate was a welcome pallet cleanser, and the second Loot Crate in a row that contained a Q-Fig! Awesome!
We’re finally moving on from BAM! Box, but we had one last box from them to open up, and…well…just watch the video. 😛
We’ve only recently begun getting into enamel pins (THANKS DEREK AND JOHNNY/sarcasm), and so of course we had to have some of the awesome pins created by our YouTube friends! In addition to that, we got some super-fun stuff from Pop Stop, including…yes…SAILOR DEADPOOL!!!
This week the Authors and I discuss things like organization, keeping notes for our works-in-progress, and the like. If you’ve paid any attention at all to me in the past, you can probably guess what my response is going to be like. lol
Are authors organised? Many authors take notes, but not all do. Some authors have colour-coded pens, post-it notes, and different notebooks for different things. Some use paper, some use computer spreadsheets. Everyone has their own way. This week, we’re talking about how we organise our notes.
For my first novel, I had a spiral notebook that held everything – all my plot ideas, scenes, characters, sketches. For actual plotting, however, I used 3×5 notecards. Each one had a major plot point on it, and I lined them all up on a wall in my room. Then I could add other notecards underneath with further explanations or questions, and I could easily re-arrange my plot points. It was a great visual, and I liked it better having it up on a wall instead of having it on a computer screen. …
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I want all of the Nendoroids. Seriously, they are just so adorable and so much fun to play with and get into the pose you want for your display. Unfortunately they aren’t the most affordable collectible, but I recently picked up this sweet little Majora’s Mask Link on sale at our local EB Games and I was super excited to show him off!
There are many rules that can be difficult to follow when writing, and one of the most commonly complained about is passive voice. The Authors and I discuss whether we personally struggle with this problem and what we do to avoid it today. ^_~
The passive voice is something authors are often told not to use. But what exactly is the passive voice? Here’s a simple example.
Passive voice: The door was opened by John.
Active voice: John opened the door.
When you look at the two sentences, the active voice seems more dynamic. There’s actual movement. The passive voice is talking more about the door rather than John. In active, someone does something. For passive, something is done to something by someone or something. But is it something we should avoid using? Obviously, it shouldn’t be used when action is the focus of a scene. This week, we talk about the passive voice.
I do slip into it sometimes for reasons I can’t explain. I suppose for…
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We got an AWESOME mail call today from one of our awesome Basement Geeks from the UK, Mr Dave, and OMG. So much stuff! Batman, and Buffy, and Mega Man, and Star Trek, and Terminator, and Doctor Who, and even MORE! You’ve just gotta check it out…there was too much awesome to type about. XD