Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cbox unoperational!

UPDATE: Cbox now working again! And I have access to my account! Yay!

My Cbox is currently having some technical difficulties. I've contacted support to figure out what the problem is, in the mean time use the post commenting or the Cbox on Sinful Imagination if you need to say anything. At least no one can spam with their blogwalking in my Cbox while it's out of order.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Titles for new blog

I've had a post about this before, asking for help with titles for a fanfiction recommendation blog I want to start. I've created the blog, just waiting for the DNS on my domain's server to be updated so the URL works. But I still need a name. I've got one suggestion, thanks to my lovely friend, Silver Moonlight. And I've managed to rush up some suggestions on my own. So here they are, and if you have an opinion, please make a comment about your favorite (DO NOT use the CBOX for the voting).

  • Central Writings
  • Sinfulicious Fanfiction
  • Sinful Likes
  • Sinful thinks you should read
  • Sinful Fanfiction Loves
  • Sinful Recommends
  • Recommended by Sinful

(I guess you notice that I like "Sinful". It is me, after all :P)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Plan of writing and posting

So now I've actually made a plan for the future of Lunar Phases. I'm currently working on the plan for chapter 9 now. That chapter may get a much higher number when I get around to writing it, because it seems like I've got too much planned for some chapters, so I may end up splitting them and moving stuff around. But it's good to have a plan.

I'll continue planning for the rest of June. And then I will start rewriting/writing/revising through July and until the middle of August, and then I hope I can post the first chapter on my birthday on August 21. And then I can create a new Meet the Author topic at the HPFF forums too... I miss my Meet the Author topic... Maybe now with this new story, it'll get more visitors.

So to sum up:

June: Planning and plotting
July 1st - August 20th: Writing, rewriting and revising.
August 21st: Hopefully post first chapter on Fanfiction.Net, HPFF and my own fanfiction site. Perhaps I'll even try Sycophant Hex, MuggleNet and some other sites too. I'll look into it and let you know when and if I do.

I've got to make a teaser summary too. Oh bother. I can't even make a proper summary. It's difficult to make a short summary for such a large portion of the story and without giving too much away... I'll work on it.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Lunar Phases progress

I'm happy to tell you that the planning for Lunar Phases is going very very well!

I've found a system where I have everything handwritten and in order. A character library, with the characters sorted into four categories, according to their importance to the story and how much I need to find out for myself about them. Then I've got a place for the general timeline, eventually. And then I've got 4 parts for the plot, 1 for each part of the story (Lunar Phases will be in four parts). And each part will get a general plot section, with introduction, middle part and ending. Then there's the wonderful chapter-by-chapter.

For part 1 I've got the introduction and some of the middle part down. And I've started figuring out the contents of chapter 8. I started writing it all out by hand, thinking it would be easier to search through and use while writing, but there were things I missed here and there, just small details, but I need them in to remember to write about them, so I typed everything in and will write them out by hand when I'm done, or print them, if I get a job and the money to buy a laser printer in time.

I'll try to write out a simple statistic for you:

Character Library: Everyone starring in part 1 that is worth it is accounted for.
Part 1: Chapters 1-7 planned out.
Part 2: Some idea of when it starts and when it finishes
Part 3: Same as part 2
Part 4: Some idea of when it starts, a pretty firm date for the ending, some general plot and lots of ideas.

Since planning is going so well (thanks to a 5 day "holiday" in Sweden at my parents' caravan, where I could relax and focus on things I love and want to focus on) I hope I can start posting the story at the end of this summer. Guess that means the end of August, perhaps I can post the first chapter on my birthday! That'd be fun! Now I'm off to work on some of the details in the first 7 chapters.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Title help for new blog

I've been thinking about creating another blog lately, for fanfiction recommendations. But I can't think of a name. There's a few I've been thinking of, as a red thread kind of from my other blogs/sites (Sinful Imagination for my writing, Sinful Layouts for my old layout site, Sinful Design for my graphical work (a site that haven't made it online)). So I've been thinking about Sinful Recommendations. But it just isn't good.

If you have any ideas, comment or use the cbox :)

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Day 30: What affect has Harry Potter made on your life and how much does it mean to you?

I'd like to say I've been in the Harry Potter world since the beginning, since the first book came out, that I grew up with Harry. But I can't. We got the first book when it first came out, I think, but it really didn't interest me then. I'm not quite sure when I really became a fan, but I think I was around 17-18. But that doesn't mean it means less to me than if I had grown up with Harry. It's safe to say my big parts of my life revolve around the world of Harry Potter, but not in an obsessive way, well, only slightly obsessive. Instead of music, I listen to the audiobooks in the car. The books almost have more plays on my iPod than my favourite songs. I read fanfiction every day, unless I'm too busy. I write fanfiction as often as I can. I have a Harry Potter ringtone on my phone. My laptop has a slideshow of high quality Harry Potter pictures as a background.

That was the physical parts, one can call it. What Harry Potter truly means to me is something I don't quite know how to put into words. Mostly because I've never really thought properly about it, Harry Potter is just in my life, and that's that. But I guess it's a world I can escape into when I need to unwind from real life. I've learned a lot about myself from getting to know the magical world. And I've accepted it. I have some bad sides, Slytherin sides, but I've accepted them and become proud of them. I can be a good person even though I'm a Slytherin.

I've gotten a few friends from it. Gotten to know them through fanfiction and conventions. All the people in the fandom are amazing. If none of us agree on anything else, we at least agree that Harry Potter is amazing. They're all helpful, supportive, they listen, they advice, they love you. Thanks to them and fanfiction, and Rowling of course, I have fans of my own. I have people that tell me that something I've done is amazing and that I have touched them. If you're ever feeling down, that will always get you back up.

I've found my passion for writing again thanks to Harry Potter fanfiction. Even though I've gone several years in school to become a web designer, I know I really want to become an author. I did want that for a short short time when I was a kid too, but school essays took the passion away from me. Writing fanfiction has helped me work through and get past several rough patches in my life, reading fanfiction has helped just as much.

I've had so many wonderful experiences alone and with my friends thank to Harry Potter. Movie premieres, conventions, holidays, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, book releases, movie marathons...

As a conclusion Harry Potter has made a huge affect on my life, and it means the world to me, I don't know where I'd have been without it.

^Just because there is too many good things about Harry Potter

Friday, June 03, 2011

Day 29: Did you enjoy A Very Potter Musical?

It's been a while since I watched it, but I enjoyed it then. Not entirely stoked about it, not a fangirl about it. But I do plan to watch it again someday, and A Very Potter Sequel, or whatever it's called.

I thought A Very Potter Musical was okay.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Day 28: Do you listen to Wizard Wrock, what do you think about it?

I haven't listened to as much of it as I would like, so I probably don't know which of the bands are actually worth listening to. But I have a few albums of Harry and the Potters, they were the ones easiest to get a hold of. I've got Draco and the Malfoys in my iTunes wish list. My favourite song is "We Save Ron's Life, Part 8" by Harry and the Potters. Reason for that might be that it's the theme song for the Potterfic Weekly podcast...

I think it's amazing that Wizard Wrock exists. It's another thing that we in the fandom can enjoy. And it's another thing that makes other people shake their heads. It's always fun to be crazy and make other people think you're crazy. And it's a way for people who want to be musical artists, but may not have enough talent or the possibility to be properly published. But doing Wizard Wrock gives you a fanatical fan base anyway, and it won't matter much how well or bad you are, or what your message is, it's Harry Potter and that's enough for us!

I listen to some Wizard Wrock and I think it Wrocks!

^Cover art for one of Harry and the Potters' albums "Voldemort can't stop the rock!"

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Day 27: Would you rather own The Invisibility Cloak, The Resurrection Stone or The Elder Wand?

That's a tough one. Each one of them has their pros and cons. But at the moment there aren't really anyone that has died that I would want to see again. Maybe in the future, but I hope it never happens. The Elder Wand is as good as unbeatable, and that would be awfully nice. But taking into consideration the lust after it, and the things people are willing to do to get it, I don't think it'd be worth it. Plus, if I had a regular wand of my own, I think I would feel very attached to it, like Harry does/did. The Invisibility Cloak is a brilliant device. Death can't find you, you can go anywhere you like, do pranks or just see something you want... Oh, the possibilities...

I would rather own The Invisibility Cloak.