I just got through watching the movie, I Will Follow You Into The Dark, about a young woman who lost her parents in a short lifespan, doesn’t believe in anything anymore (her father was a preacher), and later, fell in love with a guy who lives in a haunted apartment building. Here’s the Youtube link to the trailer:
He suddenly goes missing one night, after strange occurrences happen to her, but because she’s such a skeptic, ghosts actually knock her upside the head and she still doesn’t believe in them. The ending was very unsatisfying and granted, I know love conquers all in movies and books and tv, but in real life?–someone is lucky if Romeo will die for them without having to make them prove their love by participating in a suicide pact. And the next time your really serious unbelieving friend wants you to go somewhere super haunted to look for someone that disappeared and she heard them screaming from there…run, in the opposite direction. Don’t look back. Don’t walk and take your time. Run. There’s no need in someone leading all their friends to the slaughter house just to try and save one. It never works out. The more people you have, the more will end up dead. That’s just how it always works in the movies. So just stay away.
On a much happier note: I’ve been having a pretty awesome day, two days in a row. I’m finally catching up on my much neglected reading list, relaxing a bit, and not stressing so much. It’s been wonderful.
I do need to finish my 3d animation project. I’m learning character modeling in Blender, a very professional free program for 3d animation, complete with animation. I’d like to be able to make a short film one day, but I’d have to master the basics first. I’m learning. I’ve never done 3d before so this will be new and exciting. My first character is a guy modeled after my best friend. He’s always been a very good friend so it’s only fitting that the honors are his. Eventually, I might do realistic characters, but given the difficulty in that and watching Final Fantasy: Advent Children, I’d aim a little lower for something I can do…like Disney. I’m fond of animation.
I do have lots on my plate though. It’s just been nice to not worry about things and have at least something big done, like the third novel in the Turning vampire series, Masquerade. I’m not very good with the whole marketing and advertising, so I’m a bit slack in that department. I’ve never been one for the spotlight. It’s wonderful that people are reading my books and it’s also wonderful that many of them like the stories. I hope to write many more books in the vampire series and in other genres such as fantasy and science fiction. Writing is something that I love and the only thing I can see myself doing with joy for the rest of my life. The next best thing to that is seeing people share my love of my characters and their stories. That brings me great joy. ^_^