Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"In my head I paint a picture.... " (became a one-shot prose/ fic...)

AN: I was hoping to encourage the muse for the Scriptapalooza Competition so I could start something lolz.  Check out Carrying on Tuesdays for the prompts of the day.

“I haven’t heard my real name used for like eons and now it sounds so alien to my ears.” She huffed quietly while fixing her gown. She wondered what came over her to wear this gown in the first place. A hand on her shoulder stilled her anxiety-driven motions enough to make her straighten up and forget the fussing for the moment. She found her dissipating resolve slipped further through the chains that had wrapped it.

She stared back at the warm brown orbs, counting the fleeting seconds. There was a slight crinkle of worry touching the corners of his eyes, which was enough to make her snapped out from her own spell and took stock of the moment.

“Lily Madrigal isn’t alien,” Chuck was saying. He was ready to save the day, hearing the tiniest panic tone from his best friend voice. “It’s one of the downsides when it comes to our profession but I’m sure you’ll get use to it like nothing what the intervening years can throw at you.” He pointedly glanced at Morgan who was pointedly looking back at him. The two men started searching for something in their pockets.

Monday, July 25, 2011

When it's worth it to get insufficient sleep?

TTT Screening

It's worth to get insufficient sleep working on a project with people you enjoy being with. It's rare but those moments do come along, concert buzz, movie marathons at friends' houses, chatting with a cast member of one fave  show and waiting for a call from overseas pen friends who are  currently attending a concert so I could listen in. :) That's my one-minute writing for Sunday and if you want to check out others, hop to  One-Writer.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Friday Fiction: Ink

One-minute writing suggested a new writing prompt for today. I know I'm late into this (time zones and all) but I wanted to try it out.

credit to textureplace.com

Monday, July 18, 2011

A kewl 2000 + and climbing....

Congrats to Once Upon A Twilight for hitting the 2,000 + mark! *Cheers*

To celebrate the feat, OUaT will be rolling out 20 books for giveways! Excited? I'm sure you are so hop to the site to find out what titles are up for grabs. Congrats again!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Westlife in Manila September 2011

Westlife, one of my favorite groups will be coming and I still can't decide if this is the concert run that I'm going to sit out this time around. *gasp*

Friday, July 15, 2011

Once Upon a Twilight!: Back from Vacation Giveaway!

For some reason I'm starting to hog books these days and it I think it was because of the slight bad news that I received two weeks ago. Yikes.

Anyways on the lighter side of things, browse through...

Once Upon a Twilight!: Back from Vacation Giveaway!: "So Im finally back from my 2 week Florida vacation. It was wonderful, we had a real great time. The drive back was horrible but Im finally ..."  

credit www.onceuponatwilight.com
Not only they're hosting a giveaway  you can search through their previous entries for book titles that they've reviewed or placed under looking out for (Waiting on Wednesday) if you're itching for something to read since you've already scoured your nearest book thrift shop for goodies. Who knows there might be a YA book that calls to you just like it did to me. ☺

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Creative Screen brings Cyberspace Open

I almost forgot to check out the entries had I not opened my Twitter account  and read the reminder from Creative Screenwriting. 

The link to the three entries out of 1,500 who had submitted can be found here. Three was whittled out from a huge turn out. Wow!

The next contest will be open on Fall 2011. I wonder what will be the premise then. :D

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Mailbox

This seemed to be the right feel to it when all of the sudden I have books piling up on my table. :) I was following Everything Distils to Reading and her entry made me curious and I wanted to find out more. Several blogs later, I found what Monday Mailbox was all about from visiting The Story Siren by Kristi. :) This July Gwendolyn B from A Sea of Books  is hosting this.

While these aren't upcoming books, it could still be new to others.  :) My latest finds are:

From Goodreads: Amy Redwing is a dog rescuer who needs to be rescued herself. Among southern California dog lovers, she's revered as a heroic spirit who has repeatedly put her own life in danger to save abused animals. Widower Brian McCarthy, her would-be lover, worries that her commitment to her beloved golden retrievers insulates her from some dark episode in her past. Strangely, it is the arrival of a very special dog that marks the onset of events that will threaten the precarious balance of Amy's life. A thriller that is also a story about lost dogs and recovered love.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Starfleet Academy : The Edge

<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9800100-the-edge" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img alt="The Edge (Star Trek: Starfleet Academy)" border="0" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517rtxKqXfL._SX106_.jpg" /></a><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9800100-the-edge">The Edge</a> by <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/361985.Rudy_Josephs">Rudy Josephs</a><br/>
My rating: <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/182645049">5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
I was curious when I saw this new set of Starfleet Academy series. It was thicker than the previous ones I've read from the Star Trek:The Next Generation series. Wow! I never thought it would be an engaging read. Author Rudy Josephs kept me close at the edge of my seat as I thumbed quickly through the pages just like the race in the first chapter. It didn't lose steam because mystery came in a form a dead first year student in the morgue and the following day, another student in ICU. It made one think if the rigors of Academy life had anything to do with it, well, maybe. I won't say anymore lest for spoilers. ☺ The ending was sort of left hanging just a little bit. I can't help wonder if and when Lynne will be summoned to face the panel to account for her past choice? What about Jim Kirk? Was it right for him to do what he did to the rest of the files? <br/><br/>Another thing that I noticed were the fonts used in this book. I thought it lent to an easier read for the book. I'm glad they chose kind of font.<br/><br/>I don't know how much input an actor will say about one's likeness on the book cover, but Dr. McCoy wasn't captured well here. Initially, I thought it was different doctor but since the art reflects what's in the story then I hope in the next book outing, the cover art we'll get some relative likeness of Dr. McCoy. ☺
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Back 2 Back Caption Pics

Last Friday I was quite fortunate to find them in one day. The first one is from Supernatural, which you can find here. I was chuckling as I read the captions. There were couple of Batman nods there such as:
" Holy Fish Chips Batman"
The Uncanny Cannery"
"Sam: Dean, I think your car's gone.
Dean: Noooo, stupid Squid Man. I'll turn him into Calamari Rings!"
"To the Batmobile, Robin!"

and my entry was:
Dean: What those demons lugging in that fish tank? Jaws on steroids?
Sam: I'm...thinking.
Dean: Sammy, if you don't get nuclear brain of your's running, we won't save your favorite fish, Mr. Trout.

I tried to be funny. ☺

The next pic caption is from YA Fresh They have turned it only a contest too. Check out the link and here's the photo you might be interest to cap. ☺ Don't caption it here but to their site. Contest is until July 5. ☺

from www.yafreshblogspot.com

Monday, July 4, 2011

Go Into The Story: Short Film: "Plot Device"

Go Into The Story: Short Film: "Plot Device": "This is fun. Via John August :"

Who knew a simple visit to an online shopping site can lead you to something you kind of wish is available in real life (? it depends) except none of the Jumanji-like experience tho. I don't think I like to be in the Zombie world.  :)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Mary Higgins Clark: Where are you now?

It took quite a while to finish the book since my interest wavered a bit during the first half of book which, was devoted in piecing the mysterious disappearance of Mack Jr, his lingering promise to his mother, Olivia MacKenzie, who he always calls on Mother's Day without fail. This went on for ten years and Carolyn (his younger sister) is fed up with the absurd arrangement her brother has made them put through so she devoted her time to finding him.


It was never easy reaching out to the past because you don't know what else you'll shift through the dormant dust accumulated through the years but Carolyn went through her brother's last footsteps, reconnected with his old college roommates, reading about the new kidnapping incidences that reflected the same situation as Mack Jr, which led the police to believe that Mack Jr is alive and that he had gone off the deep end by kidnapping women.

However, Carolyn believed her brother was innocent and strove to the truth. I was half expecting from  Carolyn to start as quickly as she could  instead she was shown to plan out who she needed to talk to in her own pace. She also had to contend with the horde of reporters camping outside her apartment and despite having scenes where she came home to an empty apartment and feeling frustrated, I felt more story movement went on whenever the kidnapper made his moves.

The scene at the basement of a decrepit building was heart-wrenching and the revelation who was behind it left me a little winded. I didn't expect it at all. Of course, the epilogue was also a heart-tugging chapter since a piece of Mack Jr lived but to Carolyn and her mom that piece seemed too far. I imagined that once Barbara Galbraith finally told her son, Gary about his other family affiliations, Carolyn and her Mom will finally have the closure they needed. I thought that chapter can even inspire a TV movie. ☺


I went over to Storycasting to place my cast choices since during the time I was reading it, I thought of who might portray the characters. I always do that when I read books. I think it was just a way for me to visualize the story.

Here are some of my choices and the  rest are below since I was experiencing limitations. *grins* I hope more actor names will be added in Storycasting site database. :D

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fall Away

Winter wind rustled the leaves
While she walks the lifeless streets
Taking neither left or right
She continues aimlessly.

Her friends' visit brought no cheer
They longed to lift her spirits
But conversations became trite
That she wishes to emerge
from the veiled night.

She hopes not to feel
the tendrils of being abandon
But he left her for another
Her bright world has grown colder.