Work In Progress/Wonderful Week For Eagles Fans

Hey everyone!

Well, not eve… oh wait, I did that in the last post.

Anyway…

My work in progress is coming along. I’m getting excited about it again, and that’s a great thing. At times my excitement has flailed about on this project. I’m always more excited when creating something new. For a while now I’ve just been getting all the actors in place so the scenes can take place, but now… now we have scenes, and it’s so wonderful to finally get here!

This week I added another new creature. This makes two now that did not previously exist in the Non-Vampire series universe, and I’m excited about it. I like adding new creatures, I just don’t want to make them too magical. I like to take existing creatures and monsters and sort of de-magicize them, basing as much of the creature as possible on at least a theoretically believable science. It doesn’t have to really be possible, but I would like if my creatures weren’t just the kind that could go “poof” and be able to kill someone or make lightning shoot out of thin air. The point of this ramble, and I guess it kind of has been a ramble, is that I try to limit the magic as much as possible. I don’t like it in books when all problems are caused and fixed by magic. It can work sometimes (Harry Potter, for example), most of the time it just doesn’t work for me.

So no magic wands in my books*

I want soooooo badly to talk about the new creatures, but I don’t want to spoil things. Ugh. But one was based on English folklore and the other on Greek mythology. That’s all I’m giving you for now.

Hm, what else happened this week?

What could possibly have happened that I can mention?

I just… I don’t know.

Oh wait,

There is the fact that THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES WON THE SUPERBOWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, sorry I shouted there. It’s just that I’ve been an Eagles fan since forever. I literally was still in elementary school when I started rooting for them. That’s a long stinkin’ time, okay! And in all that time, in those ***censored*** years, I’ve never once had a chance to say that my team is the champs. And believe me, there were a few things that made this one extra special. It was against the same team that took away their chance last time, for instance. Same quarterback, even. It came when the Eagles were massive underdogs. It comes at the expense of the GOAT. There’s so many other reasons this is special, but I am not going to outline them. Us Eagles fans finally got our trophy, though, and that’s what is important.

If you’re a Patriots fan, I sympathize. I’ve been on that end. But hey, you’ve had your wins lately. It was our turn.

I have to get back to writing.

Everyone have a wonderful week!

*Okay, so there could possibly be a magic wand in the future. I make no definitive declaration that I will never have a book with magicians and witches in it, just not for now. Also, no disrespect to the thousands of other magical books, because some are really quite good.

Eagles In The Superbowl!

Hello!

So first of all I have to remind everyone here that I have been a Philadelphia Eagles fan for at least ***censored*** years. This is only the second time I’ve had a chance to celebrate this particular milestone for the team I root for, so just give me this chance okay? I know some of you get to cheer for your team almost every year (and those of you who have that chance are so going down this year!), but most of us fans out here in the world only rarely get the chance, if ever. It’s a nice experience.

I know that this probably isn’t the most expected team for someone who lives in Kansas City to root for, especially given that we have our own team here, but I didn’t always live here. Yes, I’ve always lived within about a hundred miles or so, but still… I wasn’t required to be a Chiefs fan back then. So now I have two teams I root for, one in the AFC and one in the NFC. I really wanted a Chiefs vs. Eagles Superbowl, but it just didn’t turn out that way.

So yeah, this has happened before. It was only a few years ago that these two teams met up in this same game. That one didn’t go so well. This one… we’ll see. I’m going Eagles all the way.

Of course I am.

But I have a good feeling about this one. Nick Foles needs to play the game he did against the Vikings, sure. And the Eagles D needs to step up and do their part. The coaches and players must not back off at all when they get the lead. But they can do it. And they will do it.

How many of you out there are sick of hearing that Tom Brady is the GOAT? Greatest of all time. Puh! Bring it, Tommy!

These Eagles are GOAT slayers!

My prediction:

Philadelphia Eagles 29 – New England Patriots 17

Have a great weekend everyone!

Short Post

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to do a really quick, short post this week so you didn’t think I forgot (again). I woke this morning feeling ill, so I haven’t had a chance to do much. I had a migraine and some nausea, and I had to take something and go back to bed. Still not feeling too super.

I did, however, see that Westboro Baptist Church (those hateful @*$#) are picketing outside of Shawnee Mission East, a school in the KC area. Why? What do you prove by doing this? I know, I know, some people think we should just stop talking about them and hope they go away, but I don’t know if I agree with that. If you do or say nothing about these things you’re letting evil go unopposed. And what they do is evil. How else would you describe picketing around schools, public events, and funerals just to let everyone know that you think LGBTQ people are icky? It’s evil. Plain and simple.

You can see more about that here and here.

Why do hate groups like this exist? What makes a person hate another so much that they have to stand outside a school and tell children that God hates them? Those are some seriously disturbed individuals doing that. I had thought WBC had started to fade away, but I guess they aren’t gone yet. I’m at least happy and proud of the way the students and staff at Shawnee Mission East handled it.

And in case anyone needs to hear this:

Wesboro Baptist Church, go away. You are not welcome here!