Monday, February 1, 2016

Been Away

I looked at my website the other day, and realized I've been away from it for over a year. I do have a really good reason. Being bedridden, lots of doctors, declining health over the last several years. It kinda fell to the back burner, while I just tried to maintain some kind of status quo. They've had me on meds for almost six months now. I'm stable, if I'm careful and don't over do things. But since I can do more, I tend to push myself, and backslide. I'm working on cover art and formatting for my old group, which I retired from this year. I'm still sad about it. Lost friends over it, sigh. But I can't get better and stress about maintaining an organization. Some good people took it over, so that's good.
I have another author name, I'll be putting out a book under in a month, or so. Fun, though I wrote the story last year and is only a novella, at least it is something out there. I'm keeping it separate from this one though, because they are really different genres.

On my other work.
I'm revising book one, of Kayla Blackstone.
I found some errors, after I read it since I needed to to get a better feel for rewriting book two. (which has been written once before), but needed a big overhaul, because of how book one was edited.
If you're familiar with my site, you know I have a million and one wips. (works in progress)
This year, as I'm able I'm going to try and work on the Blackstone series, because I feel like it's holding me back, and is kind of a road block, since I feel like I can't move forward with anything until I finish it.

As for content, I might try some of the writing in the void stuff again, kind of letting you know how I'm doing? Though I'm not sure. I'm still pretty sick, even though I'm in recovery.
I also watch a lot of Korean Dramas, and Anime and read Manhwa and Manga. So I'll probably do reviews on them, as well. I know I'm an author, but I haven't been able to work that much because it takes to much out of me. So that's what I do instead, (read, and watch dramas) and I find it interesting, so you guys might to.
I'm not sure what else to talk about at the moment I'll probably update various parts of the site over the next few weeks and start making posts and stuff I'm going to make a list of all the dramas I've seen and the  ones I started watching and stopped and try and remember why I stopped so that I can make posts about that. I'll have to look up the rules on posting images not sure how that stuff works.
anyhow have a great day

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Wanted Manga Review

Wanted by Matsuri Hino
I really love this little book. I will need to research and find out if she did get her second volume, as of the moment though I think it's a stand alone.
It's about a young girl with the voice of an angel. Who loved a aristocratic boy, who was kidnapped by pirates, (think princess bride) who then goes in search of him. What she finds when she finally meets him again isn't what she expected.
It has serious potential for a second volume.  I liked the well thought out plots of the short stories in the volume. I might like to see a whole arc in one volume, but for what it is it's okay.
I liked how she didn't reintroduce the characters constantly. I like this author and I think I'll go looking for more of her stuff.
I might buy Wanted for my collection to read again. (Library book)
4 out of 5 stars

Flower Storm Volumes 1-2 Review

Flower Storm Volume 1
Typical over bearing rich guy who doesn't take no for an answer, and while I didn't like a lot of things about this Manga, I think it would make an amazing K-Drama.
The one thing that I didn't like the most was how often you were reintroduced to the character.
I get that they are vignettes that are probably originally in some kind of manga magazine. However when read in one volume it's a little heavy handed.
The basic plot is middle class girl, has super strength. Freaked out boy she had a crush on, was emotionally scared. Doesn't want to trust that he's not going to freak over how strong she is. Comes to realize she loves his annoying antics, even while they drive her mad. I think it could have developed into a stronger series if the author had taken some time to delve deeper into their emotions and hearts. the plot was thin at best and that coupled with repetition made me want to put the book down, but as it only took about thirty minutes to read I went ahead and finished it off.
2 out of 5 stars

Flower Storm Volume 2
Surprisingly the second volume was much better. She's dealing with the differences in their social classes, and he's fighting off potential marriage suitors that are over bearing. Foe's from the first book become allies, and you're never quite clear what's really going on, and who is orchestrating what. Which was a real disappointment to me. I really like to have answers when I'm reading stuff. I don't like it when the author drops clues for you to hold in your mind then does nothing with them.
I like how it ended. However like I said, the author could have done more with this series, but really stayed on the surface.
3 out of 5 stars.

ST. Dragon Girl volume 1 Review

ST. Dragon Girl, by Natsumi Matsumoto. A Shojo Beat Manga. I liked it. I don't know that I'll read any more of the series, because I didn't like it well enough to hunt it down.  It's done in the style of several short story arcs within one volume. Momoka Sendou is a charming fighting type, who  solves everything by shoving her fist in your face. Her "Boyfriend" Ryuga seems the typical type for this style as well. He gets in her way, and protects her, by binding her, so only he can unlock the powers she "accidentally" acquired. I'd keep reading the series if someone handed it to me, but it doesn't call out as a must go get the next book now frothing at the mouth that drives my entertainment life.
I did like how this one didn't really reintroduce the characters in an obnoxious way in every new short within the book. That said, I wish that the events had taken longer and been more in-depth it was like skimming the surface of potential, and getting instead unfulfilled candy pop.
out of five starts I'd give it a three