So my parents have been cruising and shmoozing. They left and flew to Thailand then took a Princess Cruise back to the states as the ship transitioned for the summer Alaska runs. They got back and we went up to see them yesterday. I burned the disk of the 600+ slides I have already digitized for them. More of which I did yesterday.
I also wrote some more on Space Mine yesterday. 1700 words. The week goal of 5000 was met yesterday am. The new goal I put for Space mine is that I expand the chapters that were week, add in some relationship material, add in some engineering material. I have done that. And add an entire new chapter. That last I started yesterday.
Now apples to apples. April was a four week month between meeting of the Brea Borders Writers Group and so that four week cycle ends on friday. Today and tomorrow to meet my new goal of just finishing the chapter. I think i should be able to do it. (I write this on Thursday am) But I do have an entire other week before we meet, so that will be spent on working on the next book. Research, plot structure, etc.
Got home late last night which is why I am posting this today. Saw a movie, Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian, and it was truly a dreadful story. The reasons are that you can’t just buy the motivation of Prince Caspian. Or the little crush he and our heroine in the movie get from three glances at each other during the story.
I have never read the CS Lewis book, but here are the weak points that you just can’t process. The Narnians are hiding in the scarry wood. So they are legend. Our heroes mentor, is half monster, though you can’t tell if you look at him. Our Hero accepts the monsters and wants to use them to regain his throne.
He has no problem about marching into his old home, killing all the guards who would be loyal to him if they knew better, with his monster allies. Our heroes people learn of the monsters, aren’t too frightened (wouldn’t you be if a talking bear, or a minotaur started to hack at you with an axe) and go to war with the monsters right away.
Caspian wins… Of Course, and the people cheer him, and the monsters that have just killed their fathers, their sons, their brothers. It is one thing to kill the bad guys, but the rest of the people certainly are not going to love you when you have killed all the bystanders who were just following orders also.
- Ahi Tuna
- Trash removal (Can you imagine if you had to get rid of it all yourself? How come in those settler on the range movies you never see that?)
- Electiricty (Staying up late by candlelight would be a drag too.)
- Socks (my feet are cold these days)
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