Two posts today, aren’t you lucky?!
This one’s a quicky, to be honest. Just a quick update to let you know what I’m working on at the mo and, really, what’s shaking in Kyme-land.
Okies… first up, I’ve been working feverishly (ish) on my contribution to Age of Darkness, the Horus Heresy anthology. My story is entitled ‘Forgotten Sons’ and features an Ultramarine left behind when the rest of his Legion muster to Calth and a Salamander who is one of the few survivors of the Dropsite Massacre. The two Astartes are charged with the protection of an Imperial iterator who’s going to try and sway a compliant human world still ’sitting on the fence’ when galactic war breaks out. His only problem? Horus has sent one of his flunkies to debate for his cause. Obviously, there’s twists and turns to this tale, death and violence in abundance but you’ll just have to see where that goes when you read it! I’ve got about 11 pages of roughly scribed notes in my moleskine, relating to character, theme, plot points and more. I’m actually finding this project is a great one for some longhand planning as the tactile nature of actually writing and scribbling is really promoting my thought process. More on that as I progress. I’m actually hoping to have plotted the entire thing in a fair bit of detail, though, before I commit to the keyboard.
In other news, I’ve just bought a copy of Super Street Fighter IV for a very reasonable sum and look forward to thrashing away at that when the heat eases off. Always been a fan of the original Street Fighter 2 (back then, Guile was my favourite character but I think Ken pips him for top spot now…).
Looking forward to Inception when that finally graces our silver screens. This is Christopher Nolan, the guy who did those Batman films. I loved The Prestige, his project between Batman Begins and Dark Knight so am hopeful that Inception (which looks like a cross between The Matrix and, sf classic, Dark City). Then, of course, there’s the third of the Batman movies to look forward too…
In my bottom drawer I currently have a jar of Douwe Egberts. I always bring my own coffee to work (not keen on the coffee shavings from the factory floor that are offered gratis in our communal kitchen) and Douwe is my fave. Another hour and I’ll grab a cup to fuel the afternoon.
Tonight I’m on my third run of a Grand Prix series. Last week I did 10k and 4 miles (both good times) and tonight I tackle the shortest route, a 5k around Wollaton Park. I’m going for around 20 minutes (or 21 if it’s really hot). Been taking it easy but feeling kind of lardy, so don’t know if I should’ve done some light running/exercise between events – we shall see…
Actually, much as I’ve enjoyed the Grand Prix, I’ll be glad to get back to a regular routine. Lunchtime runs are where it’s at. I’ll be prepping for the Robin Hood Half Marathon as soon as.
Friday I’m taking a half day off to record an interview for a certain book trailer (it’sFiredrake). This is the first time I’ve done this kind of thing, so I’m nervous but excited at the same time. Fingers crossed it kicks fiery ass.
We had a charity book sale yesterday and as well as shedding some of my own books I picked up a few beauties to enhance my collection: The Prestige, The Quiet American, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, The Princess Bride (not for me, for my good lady) and Gone Tomorrow. An eclectic array for sure.
Well, this post turned out to be longer than I thought. I’m still watching the World Cup, looking forward to seeing some quality teams in action.
Recently watched a coming of age, life affirming comedy called Adventure Land. It’s got that dude from Zombieland in it, so don’t know if he just does films with the word ‘land’ in the title or he’s been typecast or it’s just an unfortunate coincidence. Either way, it was a cool movie with a neat ending. There are worse ways to while away 100 or so minutes.
Oh, and I watched a not-half-bad fan movie called City of Scars on SF Signal. I think it’s only about for a few more days. It’s Batman and, despite some fairly shading writing in places, is a decent way to spend half an hour. I won’t do a linky. If you’re a fan, get your ass over there and trawl through the recent posts to find it. Failing that, I daresay it’ll crop up on YouTube, if it hasn’t already.
All a bit random, I know.