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World of Keiko 2018/03/04

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Hello again! I hope that you guys had an awesome week. What did you guys get up to?

Here are this past week’s posts:

I didn’t post as many reviews this past week because I was busy with other stuff. However, it brings me up to date as far as the anime reviews are concerned. I am pretty happy with not having a backlog to distract me from actually watching anime. I am really looking forward to getting stuck into some Asian drama as well this week, which includes the KDrama series Item which I watched (and enjoyed) the first few episodes of last week.

I actually managed to watch a bit of anime this week compared to the atrocity that was last week. I caught up on some of my seasonal shows and hubby also started watching the old Disgaea anime as a supplement to playing the PC version of Disgaea 2 and 3. The anime is still adorable more than a decade since it was first released. I might get around to binge-watching it sometime down the track as I keep missing episodes. Anyway, I finished the following series and even got around to reviewing them:

  • Gamers!
  • Re:Zero

On the manga front, I didn’t get around to reading anything. Whilst I didn’t subject myself to more installments of Butterflies, Flowers, I also didn’t read any of the other series that I am actually enjoying. I guess I will have to see how the next week pans out.

I got a bit done on the writing front this week. It is just a pity that the efforts were heavily divided between multiple projects. No matter how much I try, I have to contend with the fact that I am easily distracted. I just need to manage my low attention span in order to get something finished. Oh, look, a spell-flinging poodle…
On Monday, I watched the beginning of the film Hell or High Water and got an idea for a story with the inciting incident being the death of a woman during a bank heist. I started bouncing ideas back and forth with my hubby and we came up with an overview for a three-book series. We came up with numerous character arcs and whatnot. I then spent three days heavily invested in the worldbuilding and research, as well as writing up quick overviews of chapters. Whilst the plotting and worldbuilding aren’t finished, I have a bunch of stuff fleshed out. Seriously, how the heck did that happen? I suppose that this is what happens when I spend time chatting with the other half. I also had an idea come to me this morning for an urban fantasy story. I made notes in OneNote as soon as I got up.
On the subject of OneNote, I have substantially refined my writing templates in the past few weeks. This should help make the management of new ideas a lot easier and quicker. Including indicators such as “Action” or “Reaction” at the beginning of a quick overview of a chapter should get me in the right mindset when writing scenes as it gives a focus. I think I might also need to change the way that I expand upon my scenes, however, as I find myself being bogged down by my current template, one that I have been using for over a year. Sure, the current template (a breakdown of each chapter into individual scenes) potentially provides lots of information, but it has become more of an annoyance than of assistance.

The weather has been all over the place this week. We’ve had what I can best describe as “half-hearted” rain. The clouds have rolled in on several occasions and drizzled for short periods of time. Hubby and I have been trying to do yard work the past few days but the weather has unreliable. For example, today we kept on going outside to do yard work on about five separate occasions. Within a minute, it began to rain. It was a tad annoying but at least it has been cool today.

Anyway, that is it for this week’s update. Unless something happens, I should have some more anime and manga reviews posted over the next week. Here’s wishing you an awesome week! I leave you with a final word: clepsydra.

Author: keikomushi

Reader, Writer, New Media Buff, Anime Fangirl, Gnome Hunter, Last Action Femme Fatale, Appreciator of Nature, Jack-of-all-trades.

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