US Popcorn Day

Jan2016 26

Have a great day everybody ! I'm smoking a leg of lamb and chilling with some beers and the Top 20 DnB.

Dec2015 31

Best of 2015

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And so ends another year and it is that time to reflect on the year that was. So, here's my Best of list. Enjoy! #BestOf2015

Best Movie

Winner: Inside Out
Runner-up: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Inside Out

Best TV Show

Winner: Ash vs Evil Dead
Runner-up: Jessica Jones

Ash vs Evil Dead

Best Anime

Winner: Ace of the Diamond
Runner-up: Yowamushi Pedal - Grande Road

Ace of the Diamond

Best Comic

Winner: Darth Vader
Runner-up: Grayson

Darth Vader

Best PC Game

Winner: Invisible Inc.
Runner-up: Rocket League

Invisible Inc.

Best iOS Game

Winner: Race the Sun
Runner-up: Transistor

Race the Sun

Best Music

You'll have to wait til 26th January, 2016 for the Top 20 DnB of 2015.

Top 20 DnB

Best Tabletop

Winner: Burgle Bros.
Runner-up: Exploding Kittens

Burgle Bros.

Dec2015 25

Merry Christmas !

May2015 04

Nov2012 30

NaNoWriMo 2012 StatsIn the month of November, I participated in NaNoWriMo, the mammoth task of writing 50,000 words for novel in just 30 days. I was up for the challenge. 

I had started to write a novel in my early 20s but only got a few chapters, some 20 odd pages completed. NaNoWriMo gave me the excuse to start again, start fresh with a new idea and just let the words emanate. It was pretty liberating, not having to worry too much about editing, just smashing out the words and ideas began to flow in the fast pace fashion of speed novel long.

NaNoWriMo 2012 - Graph

I was pretty much keeping pace until about 10 days in my shoulder and arm started to feel sore. It was all the extra typing I was doing -- my body couldn't cope. For the next 3 days, I struggled with the pain, trying to keep the story alive but alas I knew if I continued, I was at risk of doing myself a permanent injury. I actually still living the pain at present.

So, what does it mean for my 40% complete novel ? Does this mean Mitch will never to get to save Candy from Skelon Myers and the evil Dr Mandrel ?

No. I hope not.

Just like crafting a statue, I plan to just chip away at the story when I can. I've even investigated trying out speech applications such as Dragon Dictate, but this requires you to be in a quiet room with no one around. I've been doing the majority of my writing whilst listening to drum and bass mixes and on public transport, so speech software wasn't the answer to allow me to continue NaNoWriMo, but will hopefully allow me to continue building the story.

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