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The Roswell Reboot (My Way)

I would not pick up where we left off at in the tv show, I'd just redo it
I don't care that show ended seven years ago.  They brought V back!
I could totally write the Roswell Reboot.  Oh yes.  I know I can.  I know exactly what to do, and I'll share that with you free of charge, isn't that nice.
Keep the fundementals the same, okay?
If we're doing a movie we need to introduce more sooner.  In case you didn't know, we're doing a series, wouldn't you love that a Roswell Movie Series.
We need to keep Max falling in love with Tess, I'm sorry!  I'm sorry!  We need to keep that.  Why?  So it'll be awesome when he realizes he really loves Liz.

We need to make Tess more evil or kill her.  And not in some cheesy, see ya later Liz, kind of off screen death.  It has to be major.  I haven't figured that part out yet, but she should die later...much later.
Are we forgetting that Michael has a brother?  Yeah, book readers know this...throw that into the mix…

The Band Ivy

I first heard Ivy during an episode of Roswell.  A show that I love.  I love that show! 
I'm still waiting for the movie btw.  I don't care if you get a new cast, I love the story.  (sorry cast, I love you too ;)  )
The song was Undertow, it was haunting and annoying because Max kissed Tess...on purpose!  And Liz saw the whole thing, but I was able to get over the fact that Liz ran to Sean during her prom.  ugh, Sean.

Anyway I was distracted by the music, it fit so well.  So I sought out Ivy, only to realize that other Ivy songs were on Roswell too.

But Undertow is not my favorite Ivy song.

1. You Don't Know Anything

2. Disappointed

3. Baker

4. Midnight Sun

According to windows media player these are the most worn out Ivy songs.  But wait there's more.

Practically the whole Long Distance cd was right on point.  Somewhere around my room is the article I wrote about this cd from when I was on the college newspaper, the Griffin, but then I think it was called The Fourth Es…

Inspiration Comes in All Forms

In case you haven't heard me shouting from the rooftops announcing that my short story Paradise One is out now in Science Fiction Freedom then maybe I need to shout a little louder.

I'd like to take a moment to give people a tast of the atmosphere of my stories. Yes, stories, there is a Paradise Two.

What inspires me? Well, things I like of course.

This isn't true all the time, sometimes there are things that I would have liked if they were done differently but those are few and far inbetween. Let's look at where my inspiration is from.

1. Neon Genesis Evangelion
Yes, the dark and eerie science fiction anime, NGE. I had no idea of what I was getting into when I picked up that box at the video store. Yes, kids, the video store. I thought it was going to be like an anime version of the Power Rangers. It was 1996, cut me some slack.

I am creeped out by this anime. I will always love it, but other times it makes my stomach churn. But what I absolutely admire is the mixture…

Who's Who? A Look into the Spiral Galaxy

So, I'm always saying read my book, read my book and I do get readers some like it some don't, there's people out there who hate science fiction, which is really beyond me but I don't judge.  Well, I try not to judge, I'm sure they judge me, I don't care.I think that I should use this time to introduce some of my charaters, I'm finishing The Quest to Save Xanar and what I mean by finishing I mean, it's finished but I don't know if it's ready.  But that's something different.The Visions of Koto-Ryin came out a year ago, after I finished the first draft of The Quest to Save Xanar.  I was given two characters that my father created Princess Arianna of Deltor and Prince Dante of Xanar.  They're a younger generation than the characters in Escape 2 Earth 2012 as I'm writing The Quest to Save Xanar I have different characters who either they cross paths with, team up with, or against.As I'm writing these other characters I felt like I w…

Paradise One is out!

My short story Paradise One is out in Science Fiction Freedom right now.  I was already excited to be in the e-zine and then I became more excited when I was told that an artist was assigned to my story.  Then I was through the roof when I found out that there was more artwork attached to the story when it came out today.

I chose the name Paradise One because I like Neon Genesis Evangelion.  And the names in the show like First Impact or Second Impact are mentioned a lot.  So as I was looking for a name of the city in where this tragedy would take place I found out that there's a Paradise, Texas.  Which is a perfect misleading name.

A lot of people are into vampires now and after I submitted Paradise One which is connected to a larger idea.  I went to a panel at PhilCon where L.A Banks said that she thinks that vampires will live on and that she thinks that a battle of which vampire is the best vampire will ensue.  Rest assured my vampires do not glitter.  They're apart of a s…

Conventions and Contests and Creativity Oh My!

I may not call, but I do write.

If you haven't hear already things are going great!

It started off when I became one of the finalists for The Science Fiction Almanac.  It got even better when my story 'Rain of the Slimax' became one of the selected stories.  Exciting right!  It's under a new name, The Swim of a Lifetime, but it's an adaptation of Rain of the Slimax.  Read them both, let me know what you think.
SYNOPSIS: In 1943, a stranger visits an African-American girl offering her a college scholarship in exchange for something special. The question is, what if the mysterious woman is a Nazi German spy?

That's wonderful news isn't it?  But wait...there's more.
My science fiction story, another unrelated Escape 2 Earth story, Paradise One will be released in Science Fiction Freedom's e-zine in December.  I just finished the final edits.

Guess what?  There's artwork to go along with my sto…

TVD: Not Like Any Other Show


I haven't written in this blog in a couple of weeks due to the fact that I have to get ready for PhilCon November 19th - 21st! But I've just caught up with The Vampire Diaries this week and I have to say this show has become one of my favorites.

Last year I was meh, I was okay about it. My main complaint was that it really felt like nothing was happening. So? You may ask...why did I keep watching? Because when something did happen it was awesome! But we seemed to be going around in the same circles for a bit without actually going anywhere. Caroline is needy. Bonnie is the best friend. Elena loves Stefan. Stefan loves Elena. Damon is a jerk. You know the usual stuff.

But this season. This season is awesome and we're only in ep 7 or 8 or something like that. Why is it awesome? Because of the incredible finale. Even though I didn't learn my Grey's Anatomy lesson and didn't stay away from twitter while TVD was on, I still did not see that ending coming. Sure..…

Artist Search

I'm getting published in December's Science Fiction Freedom's E-zine.

Yay!  Exciting right?  Whoo!

But - calm down.  I can't draw for nuthin' so I need an artist.  Anyone who's interested in drawing a greek vampire with an Atlantean who's trapped in a futuristic liquid prision is welcome to twitter me @lovelylj for more info.

Poorly drawn sketches of my idea later.  Join for more info.

The name of the short story is Paradise One.


Tina was going to resume her normal day of work until a black light filled her small town known as Paradise, Texas.

Memories that were locked away from her teen years will resurface as she discovers the origin of the universe's most devastating war as well as the secret behind Earth's most dangerous myths.

Outer dimensional agent, Nicklar, Tobias and Lo arrive to question her, but it's too late the dimensional drift has already started. How will the three agents rescue a whole…

Best-selling e-Books

Not only is my father's short story Planet of Doom in this month's issue of Science Fiction Freedom Our e-book sales are increasing:
The top stories?
Anthologies of the Spiral Galaxy
The Thirteenth Floor
Easy Come, Easy Go
Thank you everyone!
Stay tuned for my interview with Susan Whitfield near the end of next month - I'm excited.

Internet Clips that Make Me Laugh Everytime

There are things that I find on my own and there are things that my brother shows me, some of these things I can't ever forget so here they are:

Sonic vs. Vegeta
Sonic fans I'm sorry, but the whole thing was just far too ridiculous.  Insanely stupid.

Sassy Gay Friend

I read a lot of Shakespeare in school, he is basically saying everything I've already thought, but he just makes it funnier.

Banana Phone
I just sing this song whenever the phone rings

Leonardo DiCaprio

I saw Inception, and I thought it was a great movie.  Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's the best movie ever in the history of film and that everyone should see it!  No I'm not saying that.  That honor goes to the Back to the Future movies - half kidding.

Anyway, after watching Inception I thought hey...HEY!  I really like a lot of Leo's movies, so here's the list guys and gals. 

SPOILERS all over careful.

1. Titanic
The movie that everyone would not shut up about.  They even made us watch it in the 8th grade.  I didn't like Leo too much then, he was just some guy in a movie, and mind you, I was in the 8th grade when I finally did see it so...seeing it again a few years later made me feel differently about it, but really this movie made me a fan of Billy Zane more than Leo.  But he was in it and I like the movie now that I'm even older than what I was the last time I saw it and liked it.
I guess they kinda lost me at the part where he…

Rudeness Fee

I am now working in customer care.  Best belive this will make it to one of my stories somehow!  People are ridiculous.  If I had my own company I would do the following...

I would start a company, buy out all of the competition and become the greatest company there is.  In this case a phone company sounds good.

I would then take this same phone company, and make it mandatory that if you are not nice to the customer service representatives you will get charged.  You will get charged for every curse word, any time you yell, an any time you hang up without saying goodbye.

You'll be charged the rudeness fee.

You won't be able to go anywhere else because I'll be the best company in town.


I wasn't too hyped when True Blood came back on.  Mostly because season two was the unncessary orgy season and Jason's who Light Of Day institue fizzled out with a few paint balls fired. 

I did like the season but what I didn't like was about 50/50. 

Season one was better because I spent most of the season saying everyone was the killer even Bill.  I hate Bill but that's later.

I like vampires, but I want them to be more monstorous than "Oooh look at him sparkle!"

I came out this year and said I liked Twilight, in case you missed it, that indeed did go down and yes, I like it.  But what I don't like in all of my favorite vampire shows is how cuddly vampires have become.

My first vampire was Lestat and Louis.  I certainly did not want to run off with him and marry him.  I was afraid of him and I wanted to know how he was going to deal with being a vampire.  It was girm, it was dark and people and vampires both died. 

Then came Buffy.  No BtVS did not ru…

Twilight: Eclipse

I'm going to start off by saying that Eclipse is my favorite Twilight book.  I think Melissa Rosenberg is the scriptwriter for the Twilight movies, I think she does a good job.  But having said that, I understand why I was underwhelmed by the movie.

I'm glad I read the book first because I just would have been plain ol' mad at this movie.  Reading the books helps you understand why characters do what they do and you pick up on little things that aren't fully fleshed out in the movie because of time/budget.

Everything was so condensed and watered down in the movie and I KNOW!  I know, we can't make the movie out of every page in the book but after the criticism that the first two movies had a slow pace I feel like there were certain things that should have been shown in the movie.

Bella and the magnets.  That would have perfectly summed up the movie.  Correct me if I'm wrong but Bella didn't kiss Jake with Edward standing ten steps I'm annoy…

Big Brother - The Saboteur

I admit it at first I thought the Saboteur was going to be lame.  I thought it was going to be like America's Player, which was pretty silly.  But now because the House guests know that there's a traitor in the house they'll be completely paranoid and choosier about their alliances.

"Am I siding with the saboteur?"

Are you?

Okay, purely based on the first episode, I really believe that it's Monet.  When the lights went out ten people were in the living room.  Not counting the two guys and Monet.

The last two America's Players were both male.  I don't take credit for knowing that part because I read it on a board but it's true.

Out of the three missing Monet is the only girl.  And we saw what the two other guys were doing.  Which makes no sense.  Making the house think that you're the saboteur is the same as making the other contestants on survivor make you think you have a hidden immunity idol when you really don't.  So when they go to f…

Best Letter of My Life

Sometimes I use my blog for frivolous things.  Sometimes, most times I complain, but this is not one of those times.

I moved, I didn't tell a lot of people that I was moving.  Including my job, I worked at an assisted living facility and one of the residents actually wrote me, after he realized that I wasn't there anymore. 

Let me remind everyone, I hated the job, the management was terrible, the people in charge were petty and bitter in short it was a complete mess.  The people I liked very much, there were only two who felt like they can talk to me any kind of way, but everyone else, everyone one else were good people who treated me with respect.

But it was one person who actually took the time to write me.  Me?  I felt like I was getting an award.  I for sure thought that I would disappear and everyone would just go on with their lives.  It did not occur to me that anyone would actually miss me.  Crazy right?

Here are some of the things that he said to me in the letter, bec…

More Films in West Virginia!

I have no idea of where to start, but I just moved to Charleston, WV from Philadelphia and to me, there are a lot of advantages in filming in the mountain state.

I've been here two months and I've already seen a lot of great places that could be used for movie scenes.  I don't know what exactly a location scout looks for when considering a place to film, but the main things that I see is complaints from the citizens.  Being from Philly and moving to such a small place, the traffic here is nothing to back home.

Sometimes it's pretty frustrating to watch tv and to see that these actors are supposed to be in a certain state/area and you know the truth all along.  "They didn't film that there."  And you kinda feel cheated, why didn't they come here to film?  There's thousands of reasons why not.  But there are also thousands of reasons why they should.  And if a picture is worth a thousand words, then how about…

Friday Fascinations

Friday Fascinations

Link of the Day Manuscript Length and When To Tell Instead of Show by Mary Kole a Literary Agent withAndrea Brown Literary Agency who is kind enough to share what she knows on the topics of writing and publishing.
Every author searching for a literary agent should refer to this list For more information on searching for a literary agent check out the BookTown linkResources
TV Book of the Day FlashForward is a science fiction novel by Canadian author Robert J. Sawyer first published in 1999. The novel is set in a fictionalized year 2009. At CERN, the Large Hadron Collideraccelerator is performing a run to search for the Higgs boson. The experiment has a unique side effect: the entire human race loses consciousness for about two minutes. During that time, nearly everyone sees themselves in the future (by about 21 years). Each individual experiences their own future through the senses of their future self. This "flashforward" results in countless deaths and accident…

Tutorial List

This is a list of tutorials that I refer to when I'm making my short story cover art.  I don't use the entire concept but from what I learn during the tutorial is useful for later.

50 Stunning Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials
If I could digital paint I'd want my art to look like this 35 Incredible Digital Painting Tutorials

Hard inspiring work!!

Phew, Guess What?

I. Am. Almost. Finished!

I'm taking a break from writing my book to tell you I'm almost finished writing my book!

The Quest to Save Xanar aka TQTSX is actually finished.  It has been for quite some time, but was it ready?

Heck no!

I've gone through so many drafts, we're nearing the hysterical level.  But it's still not right, and it hasn't been for awhile, it still isn't, but I would put it down, write a short story and then the light bulb would go off, ah ha!  I would realize what my book is missing and then make the appropriate adjustments.

I was able to work on this book through the normal circumstances, work, school, moving, forces of evil on my ass.  Nothing new.  I have good on my side, I like to refer to it as The Force sometimes so I brush all of that away and keep writing.  I'm out of school as of last year so I've been writing more and more often.

Out of paranoia I had it copyrighted a while ago, and I also wrote a novella that takes plac…

Top 12 Favorite TV Openings

I was watching Burn Notice yesterday and I noticed, that they're opening is well, redundant.  At first I was cool, ya know, my name is Michael Weston, oh yeah!  Get on with the show, and now all these seaons later his name is still Michael Weston and the opening is still the same.

 Sometimes I don't mind it when the opening stays the same, like on these shows:

1.  Roswell
If you know me, then you know Roswell is my favorite show.  It had and still does have a lot of potential, I mean, come on, if we can bring back the Smurfs we can bring back Roswell.
This is one of my favorites because Dido is one of my favorite singers. This isn't the opening I wanted. I wanted the first season but could not find it.

2.  True Blood
Because the opening looks like soemthing you could film but once you thought about it, it would take a whole lot of time to do.  Besides were in the world would I find a dead fox to film anyway?

3.  Mad Men
No other opening looks like that opening and yes it&#…

Friday Fascination

I decided to start Friday Fascinations it's a medley of information. It will involve an Important Link, a TV Book or Movie Book of the Day and a Query of the Day.
Friday Fascinations

Link of the Day Predators and Editors Every author searching for a literary agent should refer to this list For more information on searching for a literary agent check out the BookTown linkResources
TV Book of the Day Pretty Little Liars is a series ofyoung adult novelsbySara Shepard. The series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their leader, Alison. Three and a half years later, after the discovery of Ali's body, they begin receiving text messages from someone using the name "A" who threatens to expose their secrets — including long-hidden ones they thought only Alison knew.
ABC Family began casting for a Pretty Little Liars television pilot in October 2009,[11] and in January 2010 the network picked up the se…

Shows that I'm Glad Are Back/Coming Back

True Blood
I don't know why this picture was so hard for me to find so thank you Thanh T. from Gather

At first I was very nonchalant about who took Bill - still am.  But the way the season ended made me forget a little about the characters I do care about.  The season premiere of True Blood reminded me of what I really wanted to see.  Sookie, Sookie, Sookie, watching her run around all crazy is pretty good.  Eric!  Of course.  More Pam is always awesome.  Even better?  Pam and Lafayette.  And we can't forget my favorite character Sam!  Who's also on twitter @samtrammell

When HBO series only have twelve episodes a season, it's hard to believe a show has been on for six seasons and the seventh season starts June 27th so I'm very excited for that show to return, mostly because of Eric but also because of Ari.  He had the best storyline last year because of that whole thing with Gary Cole, watching Ari not have control of a situation is great, because you don&…