It’s Finally Friday

It sort of sneaked up on me after the harrowing first few days of the week. I’m sorry to admit there was not a lot of writing this week. Instead I sat on the couch watching TV shows on Netflix. These are the two that I’m currently blowing through:

Roswell–3 alien teens search for the secret to where they came from in the hopes of returning to the home they can’t remember. They have powers to rearrange matter. Max uses these powers to save the life of the human girl he’s been secretly crushing on for a long time. And thus starts the drama. There’s a good story buried under all the teenage hormones–I think. Maybe. 🙂

I don’t know why I’m watching really because some of the characters are total creepers. Sort of like all the ridiculous eye gazing from Twilight. Whether its bad acting, poor scripting or what, I haven’t decided. But its a great way to pass the day while I wait for kid #1 to get home from school so we can watch…

Doctor Who series 6 is finally on netflix. Matt Smith has really grown on me, but I still don’t like the Amy Pond character. Rory I like. Amy just bugs me because its always about her.

I’ve heard they are getting the Doctor a new companion for series 7. The new girl will step in after 4 or 5 episodes when Amy and Rory step out. I can’t wait! Oh, but since I don’t get BBC America I’ll have to wait at least a year. Buggers.

Yeah, so I need something to help me get back to writing. I’m supposed to be finishing this draft of Faerie Wings in March as part of the Speedbo challenge. Very little progress to report this week. The good news is the story is still stewing. Carter is always on my mind and his character is slowly changing and solidifying.

I guess I shouldn’t kick myself too hard because if I wrote everything now I’d just have to change things after I know who he really is. As he changes, I’m finding new strengths in Ryanne too. She reacts to him differently now than she did before. It’s more real if you know what I mean.

Monday is the A Picture Paints 1000 Words blogfest that I’m hosting over at Unicorn Bell. Please come sign up. You pick a picture and write a story for it. The good news is that it has to be 1000 words OR LESS. So, for short notice, you can make it as short as you want!

There will be prizes too!

Now, I need to go pick a picture myself…

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About charitybradford

Science fiction and fantasy writer and blogger. My first novel is now available--The Magic Wakes (WiDo Publishing, 2013)

Posted on March 23, 2012, in Faerie Wings, just for fun, Personal Journaling. Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. There are some cool images for that blogfest. I'm sure you'll find one that inspires you.

  2. Hubby and I have been catching up on episodes of 24. It's mega intense! I haven't seen either of those shows. And that bloghop sounds like fun, I haven't heard of it. Going to check it out!!

  3. I loved Roswell during its original run. Sadly, what you're seeing is the network's indecision over the show. It started off as cheesy sci-fi. Then Buffy the Vampire Slayer became a colossus, so they tried to turn Isabel into the resident blonde badass. Then, when that didn't work, they cancelled the show, only to get flooded by bottles of hot sauce from fans.So, they saved the show, and decided it would work better as a teen romance – cue the Twilight school of acting. When that didn't work, they cancelled it again, and another network bought it.Since romance had tanked, they decided to strip all of the lovey dovies out of it and make it hard core (but soft!!!) sci-fi.Then it died. It was sad, because in the few episodes where things pulled together, it was a good show.People keep telling me I should watch Dr. Who, but it's got so much back story, I find the idea of starting somewhat daunting.

  4. We did that once too–watch all the seasons of 24 over a couple of months. Man, it always gave me a headache it was so intense. We did the same with Lost. I find I prefer not having to wait forever to see things through to the end. :)Yes! Please join us, it should be lots of fun.

  5. I finally picked one. 🙂

  6. That is sad. Funny how that can be compared to how we try to make our novels fit certain molds. They should have just went with the way the story should have flowed organically and left it be. You should definitely check out Doctor Who. My kids and I started with the 9th Doctor played by Chris Ecclesson. That's where it starts on netflix. Give it an episode or two before giving it up. It grows on you. Some of the aliens are bizarre and next door to ridiculous, but I secretly have a British sense of humor so I've loved every episode.

  7. I watched Roswell intermittently when it was on and later when it reran on some cable channel. It definitely had a rough run, but I still have a soft spot for it. I always remembered Darla from Buffy/Angel (and later Rita on Dexter) from Roswell!I'm a latecomer to Dr. Who. My husband and I friends who all but forced us to sit down and watch the "new" series that BBC revamped around 2005/2006. I have to say, that first season was ROUGH (pre-David Tenant). The special effects were more like 1997 Buffy than 2005 – and that might sound trite but Buffy had barely any budget to start with and it was on a last place network. I couldn't believe this new Dr. Who existed in the same time of the Battlestar Galactica reboot which turned a TV experience into film-quality entertainment.BUT… given David Tenant's quirky personality we stuck with it, and the show clearly was given some cash to work with as it gained popularity. It's just difficult to take a show seriously when the bad robot looks like a trash can with Lite Brite bulbs on it. It doesn't really compare to the Cylons of BSG.

  8. 24 is still such a great show. It really changed how a lot of network dramas play out. Definitely a show worth catching up on!

  9. Sometimes those little breaks from writing create exactly the space/inspiration we need to take it to the next level. Enjoy your TV time!!

  10. Matt Smith gets a bad rap, but he's not a bad doctor. Amy Pond is just eye candy and the new girl seems to be the same sadly.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17456505

  11. I'm glad you mentioned this, because I'd forgotten all about it.

  12. There's a new companion! Nooooo!I like Amy Pond.But I adjust quickly, so it'll be okay. I mourn the passing of the old cast, and then I'm fine with the new characters. (I only started watching when they rebooted the series, so I know nothing of the Doctor before 2005.)Are you watching Torchwood, too?Right, the blogfest. Thanks for reminding me. I've got to get on that…

  13. I recall watching Roswell waaaaaaay back in the day. It had it's good moments. Then, sometimes it just didn't. Oh well.I'll have to start with Dr. Who from the very beginning. Been such a long time since I watched any episodes that I'll have to get myself reacquainted with everything.And got my picture selected for the blogfest. Now to get the story from the fringes of my mind to the screen. THAT is the task. Come on brain. Work already lol!!!

  14. LOL, I'm with you on all accounts–moments in Roswell, watching all of the Doctor from the beginning (I've done that twice, although just from 2005ish and not the old ones), and making my brain work. My hubby is camping this weekend so I've ordered pizza. After that I'm going upstairs and locking myself in my room for some quiet writing time.

  15. I've started Torchwood, but don't think I'm past season 1 yet. It's one I feel like I should watch when the kids are NOT at home–sometimes. 🙂

  16. Loved Roswell. Every bit of it. And I've got Dr. Who waiting 🙂

  17. I've watched the first three episodes of the new Dr. Who on Netflix and it does start to grow on you…not totally hooked but planning on watching more soon…Have a great weekend!

  18. Like I said, Matt Smith has grown on me and I now think he's great. David Tennant was just so, you know. IT. My favorite companion was Donna. I want her back. Smart, witty, and lots of spunk. I loved her!

  19. Just finished season 1 of Roswell. Should have been sleeping, but man it got good right at the end and I had to watch 3 in a row!

  20. Fantastic! That's what Doctor #9 said all the time, but I really got hooked on Doctor #10 and his "What?" Be careful, if you keep watching you might get hooked. 😉

  21. "Bow ties are cool." I don't know which doctor it was that said that. I think it's Matt Smith… He's my favorite. ^u^

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