Now that 2017 is winding down, I’ve got a short video featuring your favorite group of toys as we say goodbye to 2017.
Look for the annual year in review on She Reviews Everything.
Last year, I wrote a blog post that detailed reverse NaNoWriMo, a tool I used to win NaNoWriMo 2016 (without using cheat codes or performance-enhancing drugs). I mean, it’s simple, as in, you just do your heaviest writing at the beginning of the month and gradually reduce the amount of words you write until November 30, when you write 1 word.
And trust me, when that happens, it’ll be a glorious day.
So, I’m getting ready for that so when NaNoWriMo 2017 happens, I’ll be able to take off like a rocket ship.
In this broadcast, Susie and I continue with what would happen if Middle Earth and Westeros collided. Stuff like that would be too weird for most people to deal with. Meow!
Title: After Class
Summary: Ten years after graduating from high school, a group of adults realize that the lives they planned aren’t exactly the lives they have now, so they seek to change that, not knowing that they weren’t meant to have successful lives at all.
So, what’s this story about? Twenty-something crisis, meaning, these guys don’t know what life is until it hits them.
Why? I’m sure that at least 85% of us don’t know what we’re doing wrong as opposed to what our parents did right.
Where? As of right now, I don’t know.
What? What is life but something half lived?
Outcome: At this point, I don’t know how this story will end.
And anything else? Will relate to anyone wondering if they wasted their life by not being productive.
Title: Hobbit Town
Summary: After watching the Hobbit movies, one man (who hates his life and has recently inherited a huge area of land from an obscure relative) seeks to remake a town next to the land resemble the Shire. The fun begins when many people find out about the project and insist on joining him.
So, what’s this story about? Harried businessman leaves Los Angeles, CA and builds a town inspired by Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.
Why? After remembering his childhood growing up on a farm in Montana, a man moves back home and attempts to recapture missing part of his life.
Where? Montana (city name to be decided later)
What? You know what it’s about.
Outcome: Many people move to the town as soon as they find out about it.
And anything else? Based on life in random farming towns.
Title: Redeeming Devon Kirby
Summary: Diana Jones, a longtime fantasy reader, finally gets a chance to read Leslie Harlington’s controversial book “The Spirit Keeper”. After discovering what was wrong with the book, she decides to rewrite it and find a way to redeem the most hated character in the book.
So, what’s this story about? Fantasy fan rewrites controversial novel.
Why? After discovering everything wrong with the novel, Diana decides to remove all homosexual themes when homosexuality is being normalized and accepted.
What? Hated character gets redeemed by fantasy author; author gets commended.
Outcome: Most YA novels are scrutinized for offensive content.
And anything else? Well, all I can say is that maybe we should watch what we read and write.
Title: February 30, 2012
Summary: In 2012, the month of February not only gains February 29, but also gains February 30. Something must have happened to make the dates change, but what is it?
So, what’s this story about? February 29 and 30 are added to the calendar, which incites chaos as January, March, July, August, October, and December lose the 31st.
Why? I don’t know if it’s witchcraft or it’s something else. But I’m going to say that it’s probably someone sick and tired of the calendar.
Where? All over the world.
What? How did they take away the 31 from January, March, July, August, October, and December and give 29 and 30 to February.
Outcome: It’s the end of the world as we know it.
And anything else? Well, at least it’s still tomorrow in Australia.
Title: The Silence of the Universe
Summary: What happens when the worlds of Star Trek and Star Wars collide? A group of space explorers find themselves in an intergalactic war and must negotiate a treaty or else all is lost!
So, what’s this story about? Space explorers caught in intergalactic war must negotiate treaty.
Why? Well, there’s an intergalactic war and if our heroes don’t negotiate a treaty soon, everything will be lost.
Where? Most of the action takes place in the Eridani Galaxy.
What? The crew of the ISS Excalibur (which is part of the Star Shield Star Forces) runs into a group of rebels on the spaceship The Leviathan during their war against the Empire of Suns.
Outcome: At this point, who knows?
And anything else? It’s a Star Trek/Star Wars crossover.