Welcome to our monthly Focus on a Fan feature!
The rest of this entry is given over to, and penned by, Alexhliel!
I might also have to tell you that my mind goes in about a thousand directions at once so if things seem a bit jumbled here, they probably are :D
So, about me and what I have been up too. Not much to be honest. My life still revolves around “work days” and “days off” and I am still trying to move out of my state. At this point I am going to accept the fact that I either need to win the lotto or deal with being up to my eyeballs in debt—or I'm never going to leave.
I don’t have much to tell about how things have been going other than that. Everything is sort of just the same as it has been. Crappy health. Still struggling with weight. And would generally be happier becoming a hermit with my Mello, MelMat, with internet access so I can buy and watch my anime online. >_> That makes my life sound so boring.
While I miss the MangaBullet community, I am happy that there is at least a few small places we can gather again. I can be a bit of a lurker, mainly because I don’t do well in social situations and come across a bit cold and awkward. Though people who know me personally know I can be...a bit of a dork.
Example: I sent this to my lovely Mello on Valentine's Day.
Randomly, has anyone seen the show The Walking Dead?
I love zombies (not enough to, you know, meet them personally) and this show is freaking epic. Its the rare kind that gets better every season instead of backtracking. Even if you are not a fan of zombies, you will like this. Unless you cant handle a little gore...then you might not want to watch it.
But this is what I have been caught up on recently when not writing.
As for fanfiction, I am still very much attached to Death Note. The M's have forever engrained themselves in my brain and wont be leaving anytime soon. I am currently flopping back and forth between more than five multi-chaptered stories. Zombies, the crazy house, werewolves, Stargate crossover (I know, bad bad me with the cross over...but I'm only using the universe not the characters. Heh) and Mello as FBI. I have my plate full and cant seem to focus on just one of them to finish.
On top of that my mind has been going over the ideas I have for novels I hope to get published. Including turning “Radio Nowhere”, my zombie fic, into original work at some point. So I am a bit crazed right now.
Look out world, you will soon be flooded with what I call horror novels :D
The only thing other than my Mello that keeps me sane during all this is.....music! It is my secret weapon when writing. A simple word or phrase can change my mood, and in turn my stories, so easily it is almost scarey. I however, can't write without it.
Anyone can skip this part if you really are not into music. I will just ramble on about a few bands that have really impressed me this year by having me buy the entire album. When it comes to music I am rather picky, and even when I say I love a band generally I will only like a few songs per album. These bands I bought the entire albums, not a single song disliked. And for me that is a feat.
Lacuna Coil. That bands last two albums have been pure genius. And the most recent one has spawned two multi chapter death Note fic ideas. Neither of them are warm and fluffy either.
Starset— their sound is described a “cinematic rock”, and I guess it is. The way the music melds with their vocals really just make me want to close my eyes and feel the songs. Not quite sure what I want to write to them just yet but it wont be anything fluffy.
One last band I have to praise is Digital Daggers. They did a “reimaginations” EP, which was basically a cover EP of older and well known songs. On it was “Aquarius”. You know the original, “Age of Aquarius” by The 5th Dimension? I rather dislike the original, and was about to skip over it, but I love digital Daggers so I gave it a shot. I am so glad I did. The melody is hauntingly beautiful. This song spawned a rather unique Death Note idea-but that is all I will say at this time.
Well now all of that is out of the way, I guess it is time to close this. It's been fun :)
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