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Artist: Thrice (Music #40)

Did I do Thrice before?
Oh well. I love Thrice’s Alchemy Index. I love it so much, I wrote a trilogy to it (the work I did before The Emperor’s Right). Some of the songs just fit perfectly with a lot of the scenes and situation that the character went through.
Come All You Weary was pretty much the ending song for my Female Protagonist.
It’s kinda sad I stopped right at the last part of the third book. I just stopped writing. Maybe I didn’t want to see it end.


Progress #40

’cause I’m forced to.

Mostly, I’ve been brainstorming how to set up my first book, and even thinking up to smash the 5-7 book series into a trilogy. In a way, it can work well. My books would be longer, meeting 140-160words, but they would work out better and look better to a publisher. My series isn’t indefinite, so a trilogy would be better liked.

I’m practicing how to set my character into constant danger, rather than an up and down roller-coaster in the scene. Bring in a high-energy opening, and allow some carry over before a built up and explode at the end. BOOM! The opening would be longer than traditional stories, about 20-40K before the slope downward. 

Progress #39

Tearing at Advent still… rewrote some very hard scene and still floating on a couple that I want to tackle again.

Artist: Fleet Foxes (Music #39)

The frontman of Fleet Foxes says the band’s success was founded on file sharing. You’ll see more and more artist support file sharing/torrenting music, which has its positives and negatives. What does this mean? I think its just more of a separation of the personal/corporate world in the music industry. That artist would rather push out their music for others to listen to (which they don’t make much from, the companies take a big chunk), and because of the increase publicity, the artist has packed/more concerts (which they make a lot more from).

I don’t support breaking copyright. I purchase music in both physical and digital formats. But its interesting how this feud will play out.

Can this reflect on fiction? I don’t think so. There’s still a large difference between self-publishing and trade publishing, which isn’t bad either.

Whatever. Fleet Foxes have always been fun to listen to. Their early stuff was like a throw back to 70’s pop/rock, especially their first album.

Artist: cokiyu (Music #38)

The video and the music is both beautiful.
What would you call this? Ambient? Experimental?
Dunno, but its good.

Progress #38


I haven’t posted in a while, better do that.

Oh, I’m doing two revisions of Advent at the same time, one leading and one following, both rewrites… lots of work.

I’m doing a secret santa thing on the AW forums, and tonight I finished that, but I’m still debating the ending… just doesn’t feel right. Whatever.

Artist: Blue Sky Black Death (Music #37)

You might have noticed, I have a deep love for instrumental hip-hop and at the top of my list is Blue Sky Black Death. Just great stuff, and its just not tracks with laid in beats, but largely recreated environments and ambiance intermingling with everything.

Progress #37

Haven’t posted in a while, better post, right?

I’ve been slaving away on Advent, getting things to work better and going at it… revisions are going good and edits are minimal at best which is very good. 

I’m debating taking the 7 book series I was thinking of and condensing it down to 5, which can work, but I’m afraid that somethings might become stale after I used certain tricks after a while. Let’s see.

Artist: Onra (Music #36)

What do you get when you take 2nd hand Korean vinyl records, sample them and add fresh beats?

Progress #36

Brought the torn and rotting remains of my first part of Advent back together… not really sure how it ended up.

Now I’m sitting on part 2 trying to stir up ideas.