Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I'm In AP Heaven

I officially love AP History.

I hate it, too--there's an awful lot of reading, and our textbook is about as exciting as watching snot congeal. Plus, I refuse to let myself skim over the chapters just to find the stuff to answer the question we have every day, unlike at least half my class. Anyway, that's not the point--sorry for the tangent.

So, today we were talking about the Revolutionary War (the American one). I don't quite remember what we were talking about at the moment of my breakthrough (though I still managed to write it down in my notes). Anyway, I got to daydreaming about the world I'm currently building, and discovered a new piece of history.

My world now includes--at one point in history, anyway--the vast Gora Empire.

I'd also gotten the idea for the Border Wars from that class.

So, however much I hate having 2+ hours of reading every night, it's totally worth it. My world is really fleshing out.

Ahh... I love history...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Psychopathic Trends

In the past two months, I've started several stories featuring psychopaths. One story features two psychopaths, both of whom think they're vampires. One story technically features a sociopath, but for the purpose of this post, I'm lumping psychopaths and sociopaths into the same little category. I've gotten a few ideas for shorter works that also feature crazies in one form or another.

I'm also, apparently, cursed. My creative writing teacher gave us a prompt the other day wherein she effectively had us draw a character type out of a hat and try to flesh out a character that fits the type. Guess what I drew? A psychopath.

Oy, oy, oy.

It started with the guy who thought he was a vampire. Then another one joined the party. And they just kept stacking up.

Sometimes I worry about my state of mind.