John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey
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Gah!

The SJ Forums are all FUBAR again. Every time the Keenspot Powers That Be utter the dread word "Upgrade" I cringe, 'cause I know we're in for a month of this crud.

Anyway, enough about that. :)

I finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire yesterday; I am now current on the Harry Potter series. On the whole, I like it, although I am sorta fretting at the idea that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is rumored to be a chapter longer than Goblet of Fire -- that one was already pushing it, in my opinion. My favorite overall so far is the third book, Prisoner of Azkaban, even if the characters did spend the whole book being irritable and constantly on the verge of biting each others' heads off.

Dave at Plan Nine keeps drawing parallels between Harry Potter and NeverNever, and I can certainly see his point. However, I can also see NN's big flaw starting to creep into Harry Potter in Goblet of Fire -- it's ponderous, man, really ponderous. GoF comes dangerous close to collapsing under its own weight, just as NN is threatening to do. I'll be watching with great interest to see how she gets around this problem -- assuming she does.

However, examing Harry Potter has given me some interesting grist for the NN mill ... assuming I can get out of the current rut, I may have some cool new directions for the storyline to go. The hard part, is getting out of the rut gracefully.

I have for the past day or two also been having Michael Macbeth pop up in my awareness a bit ... he does this every once in a while, usually saying, "Write me!" but without giving me anything vaguely like a story idea. At least this time, I have a bit of a hook to work with ... I'll see if I can flesh it out a bit this weekend.

  • MFF tax paperwork

  • Arden/Leona pic

  • Finish LKCMSL fursona pic

  • Clean up around the apartment some

  • Strips for Weds + Fri

  • Send out Xmas Cards / Prezzies

  • Drezzer/T'Chall photo shoot

  • Art trade for So What's Human

  • Cootchie! Cootchie! for CC

  • Gnorman - "Bad to the Gnome" pic

  • NN Contest winner - Mopsy pic

  • Foxcutter pic

  • Ink and color Ramses pic

  • New Leonard pic

  • Begin work on new SJ book

  • Work on new NN content

  • Work on SJ site redesign -- UP ON JAN 1?

  • AC sales tax paperwork

  • New art style practice

  • Finish Soloman at the stones story

  • Work on Ethangea novel outline / Michael Macbeth ideas


Catcha later!

-The Gneech
Tags: comics, nevernever, reading
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