Monday, February 15, 2010

The Name Game

What's in a name? A lot.

Every time you create a new character, there comes a time where they need a name. If you think this is easy then chances are, you don't write stories. For me, the name is everything. The name is the character and the character is the name.

What sucks for me is lists of names don't work. This universe my characters come from isn't earth and they don't have earth names unless they come from earth. Some characters do, but not many. In the giant database in my brain where this universe exists, I can only think of three characters with earth names. The rest are up to me to create and it's a hard thing to do.

Usually I'll end up staring at my computer, pecking at the keyboard trying to come up with something that works, that fits who they are or who they will be. Tonight, I'm completely stumped. This is why there's no part 2 of Life Reborn so far.

I tried to get by without giving her a name yet. It worked too, until I planned ahead some more and realized, she needs a name here so that it will be connected to future events. I need you, the reader, to connected multiple scenes together and I see now that the connection is her name. So, I'm stuck, staring at my screen, stumped and nameless.

Wish me luck, I'll get part 2 up as soon as I can.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Just a Thought: Olympic Game

I'm watching the Olympics and I feel like I should have a bingo card with countries so I can mark them off as I see them. Maybe a map that I can color in countries.

You know, in case the Olympics isn't exciting enough.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Google Chrome Starts Fast!

I've use Google Chrome exclusively for about 4 months now and love it. There's been a few times where I've had to move over to firefox because something doesn't work, but it's no big deal. One thing that I lover about chrome is how fast it starts. It's almost instantaneous. Well, Google made an ad to show this and let me say, this is one of the best ads I've ever seen.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Just a Thought: Cruise Pools

Why do we put pools on boats? Think about it, you make a boat to keep out water and then you install a pool? What the hell.

Blogger Toolkit: Webmaster Tools

So, you started a blog and aren’t sure how to make it better? Blogger Toolkit is about some tools of the blogging trade that I’ve found useful.

Even if you've used blogger for awhile you may not have noticed the Webmaster Tools hang out at the bottom of blogger's dashboard.

"Hey guys what's up?"

Well, it's there and it's very useful.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Brotherly Blogging

My brother just started a blog about gaming. I spent a good chunk of my night helping him set it up. He's really demanding, but I love him anyways.

He should have some interesting things to says. Check it out here.

P.S. His blog looks so much nicer than mine. I've been to lazy to make a banner and change colors. Hopefully I'll get to that this week.

P.P.S. He made me a banner. I knew I liked him for a reason.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Just a Thought: Adholics

What has this country come to when we watch the Super Bowl for the commercials? Of course, I really can't complain, I watch it too. I feel sorry for the people who want to see the actual game. When do you go to the bathroom? Just went to the bathroom between commercials, when the game was on. How sad.

Monday, February 1, 2010