I heard on the news this exciting story that we may have finally received a message from another civilization amongst the stars! It is not officially confirmed yet, but this could be the moment humanity has been waiting for since the dawn of time! I look forward to how this story develops in the near future! Live long and prosper!
I visited the Stanley Kubrick Museum and found exhibits that displayed props, costumes, clips, and story art from his various films. This is a picture of a costume from A Clockwork Orange, which was one of the darkest and most psychologically twisted films I ever saw. Still, I often imagine the so-called “therapy” that Alex went through in the film being applied to other villainous individuals I know. I also discovered clips and props from Fullmetal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Spartacus. I even discovered films he made that I didn’t even know existed until now such as Eyes Wide Shut and that he almost made A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Overall, it was amazing to walk through a series of rooms dedicated to one man’s legacy.
While visiting San Francisco, I visited the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory twice and it possessed some of the best chocolate I ever tasted! Since I am a complete choco-holic, I often imagine a colossal banquet table filled with food made of chocolate. Can you imagine? That is my ultimate chocolate fantasy!
I have started another minor work that involves writing a creative analysis on an inanimate object. The most significant I could think of writing about is a sword because it is not just a weapon, but a symbol of power. I will be addressing how a sword’s features and what kind of impact they have on me. It will be a relatively small piece, but it will be a significant addition to my writing arsenal. I will keep you updated on this process.
Sieges have always been a major aspect of medieval warfare. The overall idea is relatively simple; a small force defends a castle from a much larger army that is attempting to breach it. In my fantasy project, there will be several siege battles that involve either the main character fending off sieges or the main character laying siege to castles in order to conquer them. One castle in particular could withstand a siege for five years when at its peak.
It is the birthday of my youngest pit bull, Wally! He just turned one year old and he is getting big for a puppy his size! I hope he has many more birthdays to come as he continues to assist me with my writing! Happy Birthday Wally!
I decided on the layout of the main villain of my fantasy project. Sorcerers have always been either heroes or villains in fantasy. With this in mind, I am thinking of making a dark sorcerer who is ambitious beyond reason and specializes in the use of necromancy and alchemy, which means his magic will be fueled by death and he will be capable of creating unholy abominations. Like I did for Cyber Shadow in my main series, I will be drawing inspiration from the various bullies who harassed me over the years. When it comes to creating juicy villains, that is my primary source of inspiration. I am thinking of making this dark sorcerer a polar opposite to the main character and I can imagine a final duel between them that will decide the fate of the kingdom.
As I delve into my Creative Writing Class at Concordia, I am given my first assignment. This assignment involves choosing an old saying and interpreting it through a written work. I have chosen to write a written work based on the old saying “all ears” and the way I intend to interpret it is going to be somewhat otherworldly. This will serve as the first work to be featured in my new creative writing compendium, which I will publish at the end of the semester. I will keep you updated on any further developments.
This semester at Concordia, I have started a Creative Writing Class in order to expand my writing arsenal and refine my craft. I will learn how to write poetry, creative nonfiction, and drama as well as new genres as fiction. At the end of the semester, I will be gathering these projects into one work and publish it on Amazon. Overall, I am completely excited about this semester because I believe it is going to be a very fruitful experience.
Due to recent developments, it looks like I may have another book signing in the near future. This book signing will take place at the Tustin Public Library, which will host a comic book convention. Plans are being drawn for this convention and once they are complete, I will have a certain date for my new book signing. I will keep you updated on any further developments and wish me luck!