Friday, May 17, 2013

Voodoo and stainless steel panties.

I was reading about Voodoo, Hoodoo, African indigenous religions and Santeria for two or three hours yesterday. It was research for the novel. It paid off, but if someone was to see the history of my computer they'd rub their eyes at first and pack their stuff immediately afterwards.

I realised that the super handsome guy with the long black hair who has been a regular at a penpal's  Facebook is one of the four members of Apocalyptica. In fact the one I consider the funniest and handsomest of all four. That's why he looked familiar. *facepalm* I had not realised, partly because my penpal/ friend never told me and partly because remembering long Finnish names is not my forte. Then again she never said anything about composing or contributing to a lot of their songs either. That calls for some serious ass whacking as soon as I get her ass in my hands.  Not for any other reason, but because I suspect this is merely the tip of the iceberg of what she has not told me. I know she is reading my blog, so buying herself a stainless steel pair of panties for our first meeting sounds like advice she should take. After I cuddle her to her near death, a spanking is in order. Of course, with her being in Japan and everything it seems highly unlikely I'll ever do meet her. Don't ask me what she's doing in Japan. I don't know. She hasn't told me. *sigh and aaarghhh*

I think I am about to finish the first book(?) of my trilogy (???). It came sooner than I expected, after using a tool called 'word count' (bwahaha :D) and the realisation it's actually a good point to stop. But even as I start tying loose ends, I can't help wondering. Wondering about a lot of things. Phoooey. My friend H. says he will read it although in his case the meter for homophobia would show a solid eleven in a climax of ten. In fact he said some very sweet things to me yesterday and helped me snap out of my depression. :) We may disagree on a lot but in his case there is one thing I can count on. He loves me, just as I love him. If he sees me happy, he'll be happy. And he's a person who has always had absolute faith in my writing. I cannot thank him enough for that.

I want ice cream. :P Served on the smooth skin of a teenage elven boy. :P :P :P

I'll say something that is perhaps self-explanatory, or has been said far too often.
Thank God/dess for music, for without music I wouldn't have those last negligible bits of sanity left in me.
Thank the entire Universe for art and the kindness of strangers.
I need to write a blog entry on Jesus Christ. Maybe next time.


Noelle said...

Oh god, yeah, I can't imagine if I were suddenly being investigated for something and they looked at my laptop browser history. I saw something on Facebook recently about how you shouldn't assume anything from a writer's browser history, because most of us are not really planning to kill anyone... (or cast a voodoo spell, or whatever).

Congrats on getting to a good stopping point with your 1st book of the trilogy. A trilogy sounds so ambitious!

WordChazer said...

If you feel you need some editing...(unlikely, but, *cough*) then feel free to ask me. I need something intelligent to read as my favorite authors are all working on their next books already and I have nothing good left to wave a red pen at!

Elizabeth Vasilaki said...

Dear Noelle,
I swear to you it has nothing to do with ambition. I just see that I won't be able to fit everything in in one, or even two books. It's more like a cook estimating possible number of servings according to material and less like a writer with ambition.
And Danie- thanks. Of course I need an editor, but I have no money to cover the editor's needs right now.

Bruno Albuquerque said...

hello, my dear one!!!

I haven't read this entry until now. And we've spoken a while ago on facebook... darn! feeling too stupid right now...

anyways, good to know the point you're on your novel. and you are planning a trilogy? wow! you go,girl!

about your pen pal... awesome!! :)