Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Just Checking In

Hey Everyone,

So, I feel like a father on Paternity Leave! xD (Yes, they have that :P) Anywho, I just wanted to check up on a few things here on the old blog! Here we go with floods of information!

-Lounge Lizard Help: I recently got a question from an Anonymous Reader asking for help with the Lounge Lizards. I did a post on this a while back. It's actually one of my most highest viewed entries! So if anyone else needs help with that, you can go to that link!

-GrandMaster Gardener: That's right folks, today I've reached GrandMaster Gardener! I can't believe it really, it's kinda shocking that I got yet ANOTHER GrandMaster in a craft such as Crafting or Gardening. So, I guess I am a "verifiable" source now for gardening questions? Feel free to send those towards me! Also, if you haven't seen my gardening question featured by The Friendly Necromancer, by all means, CHECK IT OUT! I really want to say a huge thanks to Friendly for answering the question!

-Writing Life: For those of you who are die-hard readers of mine, and by that I mean readers from the Central Blog I had that somehow by some miracle happened to find me, (huh, there's probably none of those guys out there xD), you'd know I'm very passionate about expressing yourself, especially through writing (yes, I know, I'm a hippie for expression rights, don't judge man! Fight the power!). Wow, that was what grammar sticklers would call a run on sentence. Anywho, I love to write. For me, it releases all my inner emotions; it helps me connect with things that are happening around me. I also love to read a lot. I'm currently reading The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan. I must say, with the exception of the grammar errors (which seem more copious than in the past books, btw. New editor?), your books are amazing Mr. Riordan. I love them. Can't get enough. In fact, I've actually adapted a lot of voice in my writing from Mr. Riordan; so well, that when people read my writing, they swear it might be from a Percy Jackson book (which can be good and bad; don't want anyone to think I'm stealing any ideas or anything! D:).

Anywho, so usually, when I read his books, I start to write again. When I'm not reading his books (which is usually because I've finished all of them), well, writer's block tends to fall on me. I guess reading stimulates my ability to write; which, like I said, could be seen as both a good and bad thing. It can be good, because Encoporating different styles and ideas into totally new styles and ideas is what grammar sticklers would call a creative process. However, this can also be caught by the grammar sticklers as plagiarism. Ugh, I hate plagiarism a lot. When someone steals a good idea from you... it's just down-right wrong. But yes, it could be seen as plagiarizing; weaving several ideas into one complete idea. My last novel was about these 12 children who were experimented on by the U.S. Government, with substances found in an ancient cave in Mount Olympus. Some would know this as Nectar and Ambrosia. Each of the 12 children started to take on traits of the gods, the main character being a guy called Zachary. It was actually a pretty neat idea; each god/goddess having their own customized weapons. I loved Hades, or Hayden's weapon; it was a regular set of headphones. The catch was they had a button right near where the input plug was that, when activated, turned the headphones into two dastardly blades connected by a chain. Sadly, after a while, I felt this plagiarized too much from the Percy Jackson series, so I left it behind.

Anywho, I want to avoid plagiarizing as much as possible. So yeah, I'm writing a novel again. I'm trying to stay as far away from Percy Jackson ideas as possible. Here's a rundown of the story:

So there is this secret order of Roman Magi known as the The Order of Magi. They were intertwined with the Catholic Christian Church, but were excommunicated relatively soon to the creation of the actual religion of Christianity. To hide their connect with any magics, the church burned any and all scripts that they could find linking them to the secret order. The two reasons they were excommunicated: 1. They practiced Magic, and 2. The Order of Magi started to incorporate gods from older religious into their spells as well. So the main character is Porter Russo, a teen age boy who, as you can tell, is purely Italian. The roots of his family actually go back to this now secret Order of Magi. One of the head monks kidnaps him while on a School field trip in the St. Peter's Basilica, and tells him about his family lineage. When Porter doesn't believe him and escapes from the Monastery, he encounters a demon and has to slay it. From there, he goes on a quest to seal a rip in the seems of the spiritual and physical world, to stop the demons from getting into our world, or worse; the devil himself.

Yeah, I copied and pasted that. I didn't feel like typing that all again from an original message I had sent to Cassandra DragonHeart. So yeah, if you'd like to take a look, leave a comment, and I'll try to put some on the blog. I want to get some type of protection put on it first though, so no one can steal the idea.

Ok, I gotta get going! I hope everyone is having a great New Year!


P.S: I'm sorry the link wasn't up! I forgot to put it up! My mind tends to forget a ton of things! it's there now though! :D

1 comment:

  1. Bravo Luke that's the beginnings of a fine story. I am happy to see a blog post from you you know I like reading about my "Lil bro's" recent happenings ;)