Have posted my first Buddyfight fanfic at the beginning of the month and so far no reviews. I’m not exactly surprised, since one-shots seem to get less reviewed than chaptered fics and the Buddyfight section might get less traffic than other sections. So I’ll just continue posting fics monthly, with March being my first Gamera fic. I hope I’ve got the voices of the human characters down right. After that is Trinity of Loss for April and then Brother of Brothers for May. I was tepid about posting that last one since I thought there were significant problems there. Two chapters reviewed and corrected so far though, and nothing seems to be too majorly wrong. When I get to the final chapter, I’ll see if that remains the case and then go from there.
Moving on to fics that are to be posted to fics I’m still writing, I’m on chapter 3 of Past Wild Endurance. Chapter 2 was a little shorter than expected and might become shorter on a second look to get the right theme I right. Chapter 3’s first scene will remain unchanged while the following scenes could range from barely any change to significant alterations. I’m nearing the end of rewriting Babysitter For A Day and the New Gamera fic Departed Calling, but I would have to reread them to be sure they would be ready for posting in the future. Reviewing Together in Death and though so far nothing much was changed, I have the sense I might need to make some major changes as I go along.
I’m interested in getting into some Godzilla fics at some point. I looked at the plot of the Godzilla and Anguirus friendship Jaws of Life and I was no longer feeling it. There was some subplot about Mothra that I now think should be her own story and things should be simpler. So I’m planning to streamline things a bit, narrow down the human cast and just have the scenario I’ve often imagined in my own dream continuity of Godzilla be what happened here. It feels descent enough that I shouldn’t let it go to waste. Minya might play some role but that’s because this takes place after Son of Godzilla and before whatever the heck film where Godzilla and Anguirus are BFF is next chronologically. That timeline matter is something I’m probably not going to touch very much. Strangely, whatever lukewarm response Minya seems to get from fandom, he plays a significant role in at least two other stories I have in mind. One is a follow-up to All Monsters Attack/Godzilla’s Revenge and the other is that Mothra plot I just mentioned. At any rate, maybe in a few weeks I’ll start replotting and maybe even writing Jaws of Life.
In other news, I’m doing fine with classes. Studying for a Critical Theory and Practice test by going over the terms twice a day and will soon come up with the first major writing of the class – applying these concepts we’ve been reading about if I remember correctly. I’ll see what that’ll entail and how it’ll effect my writing schedule. For Script Writing, I’ve hopefully finished plotting /and completed the first two scenes for the short. I have a meeting with the professor before class on Monday to discuss the script. What I have planned seems a bit much for the 15 - 20 minute limit but hopefully I might be able to pace it in a way where I use the minimum to get a great point across and it doesn’t feel rushed. I’m a bit new at script writing and the technical terms to use, even with reading a script book, so I guess I’ll get some correction on their use in that meeting.
I’ve seen Kung Fu Panda 3 and it’s a fun, great film that builds on the previous ones. If this was the final one in the series, it would be fine. I think it would be fine if Dreamworks sticks with trilogies with its popular properties. It seems like it would work for them. Its next offering later in the year Trolls I’m a bit more dubious about but we’ll see what the reception is when it comes out. Moving over to Disney, I’ve already spoiled myself a bit thoroughly with Zootopia. It seems junior novelizations couldn’t be aligned to when a film is released and international airings come ahead of the US’s, so a lot of information about the plot is available. Its Wikipedia entry even has a detailed summary. Even with what I already know, I still look forward to seeing the movie. It sounds interesting, with intriguing characters that I’m sure I would like. Moana also sounds fun from what I heard, and I hope that a trailer about it accompanies Zootopia.
Going to Zootopia might be an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone since for the next five weeks or so, our car wouldn’t be available to drop me off or pick me up from college. My younger brother needs to go to a school for reasons related to his college pursuits, so I need to use Metrotaxi to get to my university. I haven’t used it in a while, so over $400 is in the account. But including tip, a round trip costs between $60 and $80, so I’m kind of rapidly going through it. I’m supposed to get an extra $100 into the account when March rolls around but I’m not sure when exactly that would happen. I realized I’ll have spring break on the week of March 14th and I’m sure my brothers have it on a different week but I’m not sure if that makes the total weeks I’ll eventually take other transport to school either 7 or 8. I went to get a haircut last Wednesday with the person who accompanies me to the movies and other tasks who said she would be happy to help. We’ll see how that goes but I feel nervous about having her presumably spend money to accommodate for such needs.
Anyway, that’s all for now. Falling a bit more behind on my watching schedule but maybe I can find some way to stabilize it soon. When March comes, I’ll be nearly done with liveblogging. See you!