Beautiful People #26-Author Writing Process Edition

Greetings, chums. Today I am doing my very first link-up. I have never done one before because this blog is still a wee thing and is still gaining experience, so let’s hope I do this legally.

I am linking up with Cait@PaperFury and Sky @ further up and further in for Beautiful People  and I am so proud of myself for having figured out how to do the links in the first half of this sentence that I am going to take a few moments to contemplate my profound skill Continue reading

Newsies- The Metaphorical Journey from Movie to Broadway Production

Greetings, chums. Today I will again tackle the subject of adaption.

As I have previously discussed, to adapt a story to another medium is an arduous and sometimes lethal task. There is a literal trial for the writers, directors, producers, actors, photo doubles, (what on earth is the photo double for?) etc.

But I also like to think of any kind of adaption, whether it be from book to movie, from movie to stage play, or from graphic novel to small stuffed penguin, as a metaphorical journey for the characters and worlds involved. Continue reading

The Lord of the Rings- What is Life Without Hobbits?


“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” -Bilbo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring

I was abducted and consequently brainwashed by the hobbits when I was a wee child, so I suppose I am slightly biased. But who doesn’t love hobbits? (Aside from Sauron, Saruman, nasty orcses, Bill Ferny, and other evil creatures? Go back to the shadow Continue reading