Getting Wings

Acquiring the skills to fly in the world

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I thought it’d be interesting to try the “I Write Like…” site (http://iwl.me/) but to see how much style changes from year-to-year from piece-to-piece. All of these were fiction. The top is a piece called Cradlesong, the middle is the first chapter of Twisted, and the bottom is Red Bound. The first two are fantasy. The last two are first-person. Cradlesong started in high school and I haven’t touched it since 2009, Twisted started in 2011 and Red Bound was written in…2012? Yes.

In theory one could paste a bunch of excerpts and get a more accurate reading, but eh. This of course also isn’t any indication of how good the pieces are/I am. Though I am a little surprised and happy about the last one, though all three are cool.

PJ, please, with all due respect, I am rather displeased that you piqued my curiosity and would appreciate reparations of one sort or another.

I got Cory Doctorow three times, David Foster Wallace three times, and H.P. Lovecraft once.

I got Arthur Clarke and Jack London. 

Neil Gaiman, Arthur Clarke, and H.P. Lovecraft! I’ve only read one of these authors’ works…

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Post-it outlining session for my Sparkler Magazine submission! Doing this helps even better than just outlining in my notebooks. Goal: revise my 5000 words and hand in the first day they are taking submissions (September 1st). Gah! So nervous. Gonna do this!

Post-it outlining session for my Sparkler Magazine submission! Doing this helps even better than just outlining in my notebooks. Goal: revise my 5000 words and hand in the first day they are taking submissions (September 1st). Gah! So nervous. Gonna do this!

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This assignment for PD2 was super fun! I think I enjoy looking for references more than actually painting some times. xD The idea was to take one moment, and put it at different times of day to see how the mood changed. The four finished studies are up top, but a little interlude I put together for my classmates is below. After I gave my irrelevant walkthrough, one of my classmates (SulaMoon) gave me the tip that I can make straight lines with the “polygonal lasso tool” rather than just the “lasso tool”. My digital painting mind was blown!!!

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