Real Talk: Writing To Get Paid

If you are striving to be a responsible adult, that is ALREADY A HEROIC STRUGGLE and good job making it this far.

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Every writer dreams of making their art reality for all the world to see. They also dream that the art will be well-received and beloved.

And everyone, not just artists, dreams of getting paid to do what they love.

But to get paid, you need to work. To work, you need marketable skills which the job market wants.

…So…how can we put that Master’s Degree in English Literature and our five Dynasty Warriors fanfictions to work?

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Conflict Of Ideas: Black Panther vs. White Knight

Mind-control. The only thing you need to win a war of words.

In this corner, the ideas of the characters we’re supposed to root for! It’s what they stand for! It’s clearly the solution to the current problem!

In the other corner, the ideas opposed to them! Reasons and justifications for OTHER things!

What’s the handicap? Is it an even match? And IS THE REF LINING THEIR GLOVES WITH WEIGHTS? Or SLOW COUNTING WHEN THEY’RE KNOCKED DOWN?

When two ideas clash in a story, is it a REAL MATCH? Or a bout of PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING?

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Politics: Voting For The Messes

But when we expect the Care Bears to literally defeat evil with positive thinking, it may be VERY unwelcome when they discuss Care-A-Lot’s latest fiscal report.

Well, gee. With a title you can plainly see, I wonder what this week’s topic could be about?

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Using YOUR tax dollars!

…That’s right! It’s POLITICS! One of the jobs it is acceptable to deride as a wretched hive of scum and villainy, right up there with lawyers and your childhood dentist!

But what do huge executive decisions have to do with WRITING? Well, let’s take a look, shall we?

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Ret’s Review: Bloodborne

On the whole, think of it as Monster Hunter’s bloodthirsty cousin and contrast the two.

The Blood Moon rises. The Hunt begins. The Nightmare never ends. And you, Hunter, are stuck in the middle of it all. With blade, with gun, with blood, slay the Beasts. Slay this Nightmare.

…Alright, now that I’ve gotten the obligatory “talk like a member of the fandom” intro out of the way, I’m here to talk about Bloodborne, which was free during PS Plus’s March rotation.

So here I am reviewing a game which has been out long enough for a fandom to pop up and mine every bit of lore out of it.

And which is no longer free as of the time of this post.

While being a complete and total newbie to From Software RPGs.

I’m sure this will go GREAT!

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Beginning Writing: Newbie’s Bizarre Adventure

Where their original Digimon goes on an adventure with the Power Rangers and is revealed to be the third child of Darth Vader.

Every writer starts from somewhere. Nobody’s born a Tolkien, a Lewis, a Martin, or a Rowling. It’s a path that is born from a passion, a great interest, and a creative vision that we wish to breathe life into. All very fine, fanciful things to say.

The ACTUAL journey, on the other hand, tends to have a lot LESS dignity.

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Ret’s Review: Black Panther

So after all that, now we’ve got the movie, which essentially acknowledges “Hey, I’ve got a life and a country to run outside of your weekly superhero slapfights.”

So I’m an Asian dude reviewing a movie about fictional Africans originally created by a white guy. Nope, don’t see how this could possibly go wrong!

But yeah, Black Panther was pretty good. And let’s tell the internet and Social Justice to shut up and listen for a minute: Yeah, it was good because it was good.

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Fabletop Classes: Paladins, O Holy Knights

Also, Homing Missile of Righteous Retribution sounds like an amazing magic item or spell.

‘Twas the week nearing Christmas, and all ‘cross the blog

Was stillness and silence like a dead driftwood log

And the writer did ponder on what he should say

In order to welcome this year’s Christmas day

When inspiration struck like a singing weevil

The zealot that bellows “Smite Evil!”

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