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musings of the enigmatic

May 5, 2008

“novel samples” introduction

Filed under: Novel Samples — thenightsshadow @ 3:35 am

From time to time, I see a bunch of people with good writing praised on local fanfiction websites, but it doesn’t seem like the majority of the people want to do anything with their writing past just writing them up. To me, it seems like a wasted opportunity. I feel that if you can write even slightly decently, you can make novels, you can port them to the Japanese media, and you can make an anime out of it. Oh wait, that’s what I’ve been planning to do.

Anyways, those that know I’m writing a novel also know I’m writing the novel as the basis for the anime I want to produce. There are a lot of obstacles to overcome in that journey, and I’m aware of that. However, I have to tackle them one a time to keep myself sane. This is one such obstacle.

You see, all that has been written about this book, so far, has been from what I’ve seen in dreams. I’m a weird author in that I rarely draw inspiration from anything else other than what I see in the metaphysical. This has the unfortunate side-effect of making my writing…shall we say, not at it’s best?

My plan with this is to write chapters as they come, and eventually, I’ll have enough to piece together to finish it. I hope you’ll comment on the writing, and help me improve.

“musings of the enigmatic” introduction

Filed under: Enigmatic Muse — thenightsshadow @ 1:56 am

Have you ever wondered why this blog is called “Musings of the Enigmatic”? And why the change from “anime blog of a mere shadow”? Well, there’s a few reasons.

Firstly, “anime blog of a mere shadow”, for some odd reason, just immediately made me lose interest. I made four posts, published two of them, and then promptly stopped. If I recall correctly, that’s around April 2nd, 2006.
Huh, that was a long time ago…

Anyways, I wanted to change the name and the theme so that it would fit best with my viewpoint of anime. (This task would prove to be quite hard, as I’m now legally colorblind, compared to two years ago when I wasn’t.) However, I would also need to stick to my RL strengths, which, admittedly, are all over the place. So, I had the idea to blog via sections. Each section would be treated a different way, while still sticking to the anime theme.

And the name change? Well, all things considered, that was a cakewalk compared to the other stuff. The lowercase font is meant to demonstrate the supposed nonchalant nature of blogging in general, while the “Musings” in the title are meant to demonstrate that my mind is sort of thinking hard and deeply about each post. This, as you’ll find, may not be always true, but I try.

But the “Enigmatic” part’s a bit difficult to explain. In fact, I don’t think I could explain it without using a lot of words that I’m not familiar with yet. So, we’ll just leave it as is. For now, it represents my “Enigmatic” past and the background to all my posts.

Now, to those of you in the know, I’ve been in the process of writing a novel since around 2005, and while I’m actually not as far along as I’d like due to over tasking myself and not staying focused, the characters are all set, and ready to go.

So, I’d like to use this section to get their viewpoints in on quite a number of things related to anime. This is a win-win situation for both me, the blogger, and you, the reader: You’ll obtain a different approach, or perhaps, be given some new insight to a subject that you care about; while I can practice writing each character’s dialog style. If you want, you could ask things related to the novel itself, or about writing in general, and one of them will gladly answer it for you. All I require is that the questions stay in the comment section so the questions are organized.

Once all the character’s names are revealed, you can then request questions from them by just addressing the character in your comment.
I look forward to hearing your questions.

Okay, I changed my mind. There’s a follow-up post to this one, and the link to the post is here.

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