Monday, November 30, 2015

Victory!

The 50,000 novel writing challenge, NaNoWriMo, is done for another year!

I won with 50,220 words, two days ago, which was a first. The actual end is tonight at midnight. In past years I would still be frantically typing trying to make the goal before midnight. It is a relief to have finished early.

This was my ninth year participating. What I found exciting is that even thought the contest is over I want to keep writing. I have a few theories on the reason. First, since I did not have such an extreme typing marathon at the end I am not as physically exhausted this time around so I am more willing to keep writing. Second, I really enjoyed writing my story this year and think it has the best chance of making a good second draft. And third, it could be bunnies*.

My lack of blog post this month has been due to my NaNoWriMoing. But, I'll be back to regular blogging tomorrow. December is going to be exciting, at least for Doctor Who fans. I had such fun last year with my countdown to the Doctor Who Christmas special that I am going to repeat it this year. For those who aren't as excited about such things I will try to have some other post scattered thought out the month as well.

*I was at the cafe when I selected this clip so I had to blindly choose a clip hoping it was the one I was searching for. My apologies if for any bad quality.

The Simple Woman Daybook 170

FOR TODAY: November 30, 2015
You can find the more daybooks at Simple Woman's Blog.

Outside my window...a truck with flashing lights. Not sure why the lights are flashing, it is across the street from the cafe I'm in.

I am thinking... about if I will decorate my place for Christmas.

I am thankful... for NaNoWriMo and then I am done.

I am wearing... slippers, jeans, t-shirt

I am creating... a plan for the December blog.

I am reading... Transcendent

I just learnt or would that be learned?... River Song is going to be in the Christmas Special!
  
I am watching... nothing because NaNo.

I am geeking out... Doctor Who Christmas Special is 26 days away

I am playing... Elfenroads.

One of my favorite things...  Korean food

In my kitchen... there has been a lot of leftovers this week.

A few plans for the rest of the week:... The week is very quiet. I work and have a volunteer commitment and then Saturday is the TGIO party!

A few pictures to share: 
 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Friend Movie Review: Spectre

Tonight Alice, Aurora, and I went to see the newest Bond movie, Spectre. During the credits I asked my standard questions and took notes on my phone. Sadly, I closed the app thinking their answers were recorded...it was not the case. So I am going to do my best to recall what they said. I fully admit my memory is horrible.

So two disclaimers: 1. If/when the girls tell me I am completely wrong, I will correct their reviews and record any edits. 2. We talk about moments in the movie. There are SPOILERS ahead. Read on at your own risk.

Good:
Alice: so many cheesy or predictable moments that made it very fun. I didn't think I was going to like the new M; but I did. It was nice having a good Bond girl that actually was helpful.
Aurora Lee: I like the movie, there were good explosions, and characters (She actually had more than that...I just can't remember). 
Me: Q made me so happy, I loved so many of his one liners. I loved the super campy predictability. I laughed so much, probably in places I wasn't suppose to laugh. I liked that the widow didn't come back as the mastermind of evil, and I loved upside down helicopters, which I did not think was something that could actually happen but the internet and google says it is possible.

Less Than Good:
Alice: so many helicopter scenes (there was more I can't remember)
Aurora Lee:  it was a decent Bond movie.

Me: I wanted a better death for Moriarty, I mean C (Andrew Scott). Also there were a few places where it seemed I should be remembering details from past Bond movies...I didn't.

Favourite Supporting Character:
Alice: Q
Aurora Lee: M 
Me: Q

Final Rating:
Alice: 4 brain drills out of 5
Aurora Lee: 3 cats of 5
Me: 3.6 helicopter barrel rolls out of 5