August…The Month of Disappointment, and then Dangangropa 3 happened! (Part 1)

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So, no post last month because of the mountains of disappointment. The first thing was my job and changes to the way the Department of Education was dealing with loans, really don’t want to get into that. Second, I was hoping that Suicide Squad was going to be the DC movie I loved. Sadly,

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So, yeah, I was pretty disappointed with the movie…and the 20 bucks I spent to see it in 3d. I won’t go into a movie review, but the 2 things that made the movie disappointing was,  1) the characterization of Harley Quinn and Joker’s relationship:

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No! No! Bad Writers! Bad Writers!

I don’t mind a change now again but, their “relationship” was never like this. It was more like this:

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and this:

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And don’t forget the last part of their “relationship”:

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Now, I’m gonna go on record saying that I’m not a feminazi or anything like that, but I don’t like this characterization of Harley Quinn. For the last 20 or so years, she’s never been a relationship with the Joker like it’s Bonnie and Clyde. The “relationship” is brutally honest, it’s domestic abuse. Sure, we know that she’s a domestic abuse victim and we love her, but it’s her personality we love. She’s still a lovable psycho despite being the Joker’s personal, living breathing, punching bag. Of course, that’s not the only reason I hated what they did to her.

There’s an issue in the Harley Quinn comic where she stands up to her abuser. I mean, she’s done a few times, but never like this. She finally has  serious talk, and she realizes what type of cycle of abuse they have:

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I’m not showing the whole comic and you can find it yourself, but you get the gist of it. When they went around and this to Harley and made it seem like her “relationship” with the Joker was similar to Bonnie and Clyde, I wondered what else they mucked up.

My only other nitpicks were the fact that Katana, being the total badass she is, got no lines in the movie..well 2, they did nothing with Killer Croc until the last 20 minutes of the movie, and everything else  was filler.

But, Will Smith playing Deadshot was ok, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller was scary. The scene with her murdering people could’ve been taken out, but I don’t think it took too much away from her character. Captain Boomerang was plain hilarious! Every time he was on scene, I was cracking up from any antics a he had. Even though I don’t remember that being part of his character, I still loved his antics. 

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The ending was anti-climatic, and the rewards the squad seemed minuscule for what the did. I remember that I kind of felt bad for Deadshot not being able to get much visitation rights. Sure, he can’t get custody of his daughter because of his sentence, but it sucks that Waller won’t give him what he wanted. 

So, that’s the first disappointment for me. But, there’s more to come with bad plots as I talk about part 2. 

 

The Writer’s Conference 2016

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I just got back from the Philadelphia’s Writer’s Conference and I love every moment of it! I made friends, I learned more than writing books…and I learned that even though I write fanfiction, my regular manuscript is still good!  Speaking of manuscript….

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I ended up starting over the whole damn thing. So, when I submitted it, it was a second draft of a story that I ended up re-writing form the beginning and freaking out about how bad my plot was (see above).

So, this is supposed to be about the writer’s conference, right? Well…this is my second time going, and you know what I found out? Editors are not robots. Yeah…go figure, I wish knew that before in my first year.

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They don’t hide out in a big spaceship and tell people how much they suck at their writing. Nope, they’re people like you and me. In fact, they often go out of their way to help you. One editor I met, (I won’t mention his name because he’s a newspaper editor and I don’t want his name to be out there without his permission) wore a suit and was very direct on the first day, but was complete opposite on the second day. He told me it was Saturday and he wasn’t required to wear a suit. Huh..go figure, just like most days when they make us dress up even though it’s a call center.

Anyway, if you didn’t go the Philadelphia’s Writer’s Conference in Philly, you should go next year. It was really fun this year, considering that this was the first time I entered part of a manuscript…and I was completely out of my mind about it.

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But, it was okay! I got my draft back with a crapload of grammatical errors. Which, I expected because part of this I write at work on a notebook and go home, type of the paper really quickly and go back to sleep.

All in all, good times! By the way, I’m back on my blogging grind! I’ll post in a few days after recuperating from my writer’s block and Undertale having Asgore beat the crap out of me. If you haven’t listened to this soundtrack do so…Toby Fox, you have given me musical inspiration!

Closing out with the song that’s haunting me from Agore beating me up:

 

I’m Not Dead…

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I’m not dead, far from it. So guess what? I went to my first Writer’s Conference! It was fun!

IMG_0019Judy Ferrell is awesome! She was one of the most down to earth writers I have ever met…not that I’ve met many. Her workshop was great and I like her personality.

Oh wait…forgot to say…

I went to the 2015 Philadelphia Writer’s Conference! It was June 12th, and I’m getting to it…July 12th.

Funny story…I live in Delaware County, PA. After getting back and planning to do this…a tornado happened. A tornado never happens around here. We get weak hurricanes and bad storms, but never tornadoes!

Then…our contract with Verizon comes up and my husband decides to cut it early to not pay a bill. Needless to say…I wasn’t happy… So, I got to work on my book in my notepad….but there was no internet, no electricity, no cell phone. All the towers were down…

Then, I get back to work, and then mandatory overtime kicks in. Sure, 5 hours seems like nothing but trust me…it adds up. Then, before you know it, time has passed, hours are increased from 5 to 10…and then you feel like you’re stuck in an endless cycle. 
So, I’m not dead, just dead tired by the weekend to post anything. I’m coming back soon…

Where I’ve Been For the Past 13 Months…

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Yes, I’m back…with news and my exhaustion trying to take over my eyes. Started working full time August 8th, and I’m still there. I work for the state of Pennsylvania as a wage employee, and soon to be a state employee. So, I’ve been working 40 hours a week and ready to hit the bed every time I get home.

Which makes me way too tired to even work on my book, let alone a blog. However, with the recent increase in pay, I don’t need to do as much overtime anymore,which gives me more breathing space for blogging and writing.

So now that I’ve gotten the where I’ve been out of the way, there’s some news….

My book will now be written in a notebook instead of on my macbook. Why? It’s way too distracting, and it’s easier for me to put my iPod Touch in my ear and write into a notebook. I also moved, so there’s a Dunkin’ Donuts near my house…it’s diagonally across the street so I can just sit in there and write…after I order something before the employees kick me out.

New post will be up soon but as of right now *yawn*. I’m going to bed…