My 10 Favorite TV Shows


Ok, I’m not saying these shows are necessarily the greatest in the whole world (but this is definitely is a personal list by me, Jamie, so to me they kinda are.) But I AM SAYING that I get the most joy, feel the most excitement, laugh the hardest, and rewatch these the most, out of just about any other TV show I’ve seen. That’s why they’re my favorites!

So, here’s my top 10 favorite tv series (that exclude anime.) I love so many other shows (anyone want an “Honorable Mentions” post?) that this was hard to boil down at first. But let’s give it a try. 😉

10. Castle

Castle: Crime Comedy Drama, 8 Seasons, 2009-2016.
I’ve seen the first seven seasons and I loved every minute of it. Crime plus comedy plus drama plus Nathan Fillion? What’s not to love?! I’ve rewatched different parts of this series multiple times to prepare for each new season and it just never gets old. Castle and Becket are just one of those wonderful peanut butter and jelly duos, with such wonderful development. Then there’s fun engaging murder mysteries and drama galore. Add in a super duper lovable cast of secondary characters, and you have one of my favorite TV shows of all time!! ❤ And did I mention Nathan Fillion? ^_^ He’s every writer and like every ENFP; so I relate and enjoy him greatly!

9. Family Guy

Family Guy: Animated Sitcom, 14 Seasons, 1999-Present.
It’s my guilty pleasure show, get over it. 😄 😉 But seriously, I actually really love Family Guy more than is good for me. Stewie Griffin is easily one of my favorite fictional characters of all time too. Despite the fart jokes and some idiocy, the early seasons were actually genuinely funny and even smart which is what hooked me in the first place. And bow to Seth MacFarlane: so many different voices–would you believe Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, and Brian Griffin were all him?! Sure, the show sometimes has tasteless jokes and is sometimes more liberal than I care for: it’s not for everyone and I don’t condone everything that’s in it. But Family Guy brought me a lot of joy when I need a good laugh and it still makes me laugh. Overall, it’s funny, it’s stupid, it’s even self-aware, but I love it for all those reasons.

8. The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: Horror Drama, 6 Seasons, 2010-Present.
Oh wow yes. I remember catching up with the first three seasons and loving every minute of it. I’ve been a faithful viewer every year since. It made me a zombie fan, while a redneck with wings on his back stole my heart. The thing that I’ve always loved about The Walking Dead is that it’s more than guts and blood and zombie gore. It’s a story about people; survivors, people from all walks of life banding together to fight the dead…and the those more dangerous than the dead. The show has its lovers and haters, but I definitely love this show. It’s just one that I will always take the time to watch every night it comes out so it’s not spoiled. I’m incredibly invested in the characters who’ve survived the passing of time. I love it!

7. Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey: Historical Period Drama, 6 Seasons, 2010-2015.
Just like Castle, I’ve rewatched seasons multiple times as new seasons were released. It’s incredibly addicting and enjoyable, full of amazing dialogue and memorable, loveable, and even incredibly dislikeable characters, ever. I’m not a period geek, but this is definitely one of the best dramas I’ve ever seen hands down. While it had it’s ups and downs, its still one of the very best out there. It even had a solid final season which I was very pleased with! It’s a show my mom and I can talk about forever, analyzing the characters and their many choices. Due to it being so addicting and rewatchable, I’m sure I’ll be replaying it beginning to end for many many years to come!

6. Agatha Christie’s Poirot

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: British Mystery Drama, Original Release 1989-2013.
Yes, this show was created over 24 year span and wow it’s wonderful. Nearly every single novel and short story written by Agatha Christie about the famous detective Hercule Poirot was adapted. David Suchet as Poirot is stunning. I’ve loved this show since my early teen years! Poirot and his companions Captain Hastings, Cheif Inspector Japp, and Miss Lemon, feel like actual family members to me; uncles and aunts whom I feel safe and happy with. The show’s early seasons are hour length episodes of all sorts of crimes with some wonderful humor. As it progressives, it gets more dark as Poirot ages, and we loose some of our main cast. But it’s still wonderful, with even a good conclussion. I can’t recommend it more; I rewatch different episodes all the time because it’s a comfort to me. Poirot is my family. ❤

5. Modern Family

Modern Family: Sitcom Mockumentary, 7 Seasons, 2009-Present.
We’re in the top five; the best of the best and yet five seems too low to rank Modern Family at. My family and I have rewatched this series so many times AND WOW, IT HAS NEVER ONCE GOTTEN LESS FUNNY. Hands down on the best comedies there is. So many stereotypes turned on their head to create such real, relatable, HYSTERICAL characters. Gloria is one of my role models for womanhood, and Mitchel and Cameron are two of the best characters from TV ever. EVER. There are few character duos funnier than them. The show is relatable and loveable and DID I SAY FUNNY? Especially those first four seasons: such gold! This show will be a favorite of mine for the rest of my life because it’s never not funny, no matter how many times I watch it. And it always makes me happy. ❤

4. Sherlock

Sherlock: Crime Drama, 3 Seasons, 2010-Present.
This was my favorite show for a very long time and I still hold it near and dear to my heart. Sherlock Holmes: he’s my favorite fictional character of all time and has been for most of my life. I’m incredibly protective of him and Doyle’s original stories. So, BBC’s Sherlock is one of the few adaptations of him that I actually love; there is so much homage to the original works, and the character was adapted well to fit modern times. And Martin Freeman as John Watson is phenomenal; John is such a hugely important character to these stories (the main narrator in the books) and Martin and the writers nail him. The mysteries are fantastic, the soundtrack amazing, the humor wonderful; it’s a treat of a TV show and we’re so blessed to get a new season every two years. And as an intimate Sherlock Holmes fan, this show leaves I’m a proud and happy fan. ❤

3. Frasier

Frasier: Sitcom, 11 Seasons, 1993-2004.
You should have noticed by now how important and highly esteemed I hold my comedies. Frasier is one of the best shows I’ve ever seen:  I’ve rewatched it in its entirety three solid times and its yet to be any less funny. It’s one of the most consistently funny series’ you’ll be lucky to find, full of intelligent and witty dialogue delivered by the most loveable, hysterical cast of characters ever. Sometimes I want to just move to Seattle and become a part of the Crane family even though I don’t drink coffee and wine and listen to opera. 😄 Niles Crane, especially, is one of the most brilliantly enjoyable, hysterical, and loveable characters I’ve ever witnessed on my screen. I can’t recommend this show more highly! It’s brought me so much joy and it’s one of my happy places. There’s just nothing quite like an episode of Frasier! It’ll FOREVER be one of my favorite shows! ❤

2. Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones: Fantasy Drama, 6 Seasons, 2011-Present.
I FREAKING LOVE THIS SHOW, OK?! With a passion. And it’s story and characters were so worth watching around all the mature sexual content. It’s just one of those stories where you can truly fear for your favorite character’s life every episode, which I think is so rare. The twists and shocks, the fantasy, the drama, the death, the hope: Game of Thrones is so much. As a writer, it’s something I wish I could write. Every year, one of the biggest highlights for me is when a new season comes out. If I were to ever get a quote tattoo, that quote would come from the mouth of Tyrian Lannister–that should say a lot right there. As a lover of excellent storytelling, solid character development, and dragons, this will forever remain one of my most favorite stories of all time. It’s up there with epic sagas like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. I have such high hopes for the final two seasons! ❤

1. The Office.

The Office: Sitcom Mockumentary, 9 Seasons, 2005-2013.
Truly, on its own, this is a brilliantly hysterical mockumentary; it’s genuinely one of the funniest shows with one of funniest casts you’ll ever find. But this is number one for a personal reason. This show saved my sanity during one of the darkest times of my life: when I didn’t even feel safe in my own home, I discovered The Office. It gave me laughter, distraction, and amusement that saved me from depression. Of all these shows that I hold so so dearly, The Office rests, and most likely will rest forever, at the top of my list for the joy it gave and still gives me to this day. It never gets old, no matter how many times I watch (as long as I exclude those last two seasons; they don’t exist to me.) Jim and Pam and Dwight and Michael Scott will always be family to me; the whole Office will always be family to me. And without first watching The Office, I wouldn’t even have found Modern Family or my other favorite comedies like Parks and Recreation and Arrested Development and Seinfeld and Fraiser. It brought me so much laughter. There are few things in life I value more than laughter. ❤

Which of my favorite shows have you seen? Do you love them just as much as I do? (and anyone wondering WHY IS BREAKING BAD NOT HERE–that’s because I haven’t finished it yet. 😄 I promise I will one day.)

~Jamie

Favorite Bromances


Bromance.

It’s a pop culture term that summarizes two guys (usually fictional characters) who have a deep/brotherly relationship (and/or often pertaining to actual romance, which I leave out when I use the word.) I don’t use this term that much but sometimes it’s feels appropriate when I’m trying to talk about a great friendship between two male best friends.

Personally, I love seeing deep, platonic relationships between guys in my movies and TV shows–usually those connections reach out from the screen to me and are near-unbreakable, which is why the movies and shows become near-unbreakable too!

These below are my personal favorite fictional best friends. They’re listed in an attempted alphabetical order to avoid the heartache of ranking favorites. 😄

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Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee | The Lord of The Rings Trilogy

I’ve worked on this post for a long time but I could never complete it for some reason. Now, after seeing The Lord of the Rings, I know why. It’s because this list was incomplete without Frodo and Sam, one of the best bromances ever. 🙂 These two were easily my very favorite part about The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Sam such a bad*ss best friend–he always had Frodo’s back, even when the ring began effecting Frodo’ judgement for the worse. And Frodo, when he was thinking straight, really appreciated Sam’s loyalty and brotherhood.  And of course, the moments on Mordor: #THEFEELS

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Han Solo and Chewbacca | The Star Wars Trilogy

I think they’re usually viewed as “character with sidekick” sort of relationship but just because Chewbacca isn’t a main character in the Star Wars movies doesn’t mean that he and Han Solo aren’t bros for life. Besides Wookies are very intelligent and all, so their connection is completely legitimate.

The movies don’t even need to make a big sub-plot demonstrating their strong friendship because it looks so natural and real on the screen. They’re a classic addition to idea of brotherhood and kick-butt partners.

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Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings | A&E’s Agatha Christie’s Poirot

Ever since I first watch the show over five years ago, I’ve absolutely loved this detective duo. They’re such a great addition to the bromance group since, in many ways, they’re a rather mismatched pair. Poirot is very particular, sharp, and proper, while Hastings is a relaxed chap who walks the line of being a little clueless.

But they work because they care for each other’s companionship! I’ve loved these guys since day one over five years ago, so the fact they’ve managed to stay within this list speaks to their true and memorably fun friendship.

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Jake the Dog and Finn the Human | Adventure Time

Adventure Time is one of my more recent favorite shows because of its quirky stories, characters, and stylistically simple, magical world. The two main characters are unquestioningly one of the best broships you’ll ever find on TV. They were even raised to together as brothers. Finn and Jake go on adventures, take quests, woo princesses, play video games, and contemplate simple life lessons of friendship.

It’s sounds similar to many kid shows, but Finn and Jake’s friendship feels so special and authentic in a simple way. They’re partly why Adventure Time’s been embraced by young adults like myself. ❤

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James P. Sullivan and Mike Wazowski | Monsters Inc/University

I shouldn’t even have to talk very much about these guys: you should know Sulley and Mike are the best of classic besties ever. Their song to each other in the credits literally goes “I wouldn’t have nothin’ if I didn’t have you.” Pixar perfectly captures the epitome of best friends with a big fuzzy monster and a one-eyed being shaped like a beach ball. They’re one of my most favorite duos in film and they absolutely had to get placed here. 😀

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Jenko and Schmidt | 21 /22 Jump Street

I have a soft spot for these high school rivals-turned-cop partners. While these films are quite adult, they are among my favorite comedies: This is thanks to the fantastic chemistry between characters Jenko and Schmidt. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are exceptional together in these films, and the characters combined with wonderful comedic timing carry the movies from meh to great.

I absolutely love Jenko and Schmidt together as best buddies and cop partners, so they very easily get to make my list of best bromances.

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Kuroko and Kagami | Kuroko’s Basketball

These two were the first anime duo to pop in my head when I was creating this post. Even though I’ve only see the first season so far, these guys still easily make my best of the best list. Kagami’s passionate about basketball but struggles to control his strengths while Kuroko can barely do anything on the court outside of his amazing passing ability. The two discover that they perfectly compliment each other in-game, even if they can butt heads off the court, and their unlikely friendship is formed.

The partnership turned friendship in this anime had me hooked. The two have these epic fist bump moments where I want to fall out of my chair for love of them. Kuroko’s lack of presence annoys Kagami at first, but they eventually find, heart to heart, that they can only be better at what they love if they work together. ❤

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Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute | The Office

A little more one-sided than you might think, the duo of well-meaning but idiotic Michael Scott and the cold-with-secret-soft-side Dwight Schrute is a priceless pair for both comedy and friendship. During the first few seasons, Michael just barely puts up with Dwight’s intense devotion as “Assistant Regional Manager,” while Dwight is completely devoted to Michael’s every wish and whim.

However, as the seasons pass, Dwight’s devotion is slowly repaid by Michael with real friendship and brotherhood, which is why they’re make it on this list. Also they’re hysterical together.

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Mitchel and Cameron Pritchet| Modern Family

Mitch and Cam are the only official couple to be included here (because what’s the point of this post if I don’t mention these guys?!) While Modern Family has an amazing cast of characters, the standouts to me are the uptight yet steady redheaded Mitch who’s balanced by the bubbly jack-of-all-trades Cam: These guys are one of my favorite duos ever.

Mitch and Cam are wonderfully developed characters, both encompassing and simultaneously shattering the idea of”the gay couple” on several levels. I absolutely respect and admire the show’s writers for so thoughtfully creating such vivid, realistic, hysterical people–I will never get tired of watching these guys react to life together.

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Rick Grimes and Daryl Dixon | The Walking Dead

Although not a main theme to The Walking Dead’s plot like in Adventure Time, the brotherhood between a former Sheriff’s Deputy, Rick, and a rough-around-the-edges red neck, Daryl, is one of the best parts of the show! Especially since these two guys are my favorite characters!

Daryl’s real brother Merle was abusive and bad-tempered, so when Daryl is no longer around his bad influences and begins to mature, he finds a better older brother-like friendship in the group’s leader, Rick Grimes. It’s not at all a quick friendship to say the least, but that’s why it feels so authentic. And without the zombie apocalypse it would never have been formed!

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Sherlock Holmes and John Watson

Easily one of my favorite duos of all time (if not my ultimate favorite,) the classic literary duo are represented here with my two personal favorite pairs (technically the only two sets that I genuinely love) with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman from Sherlock and Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce’s 1940’s classics. Of course I adore Holmes and Watson in the books, especially since those are from Watson’s perspective.

Much like Poirot and Hastings, they sometimes seem a bit mismatched (especially in Sherlock) but they have one of the truest friendships in all fiction, as far as I’m concerned. Not because they have a perfect friendship without flaws, but because through the flaws they still can stick together.

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s Many Character Duos | in The Cornetto Trilogy

I’m encompassing three sets of bromances here, all portrayed by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The characters they play have very different types of friendships which are all priceless. Shaun and Ed from Shaun of the Dead are the hysterical duo where the one character is more worried about his future while the other acts a burden. The fantastic friendship in Hot Fuzz is between the uptight Sergeant Angel and the soft-hearted sidekick Danny: they create a a wonderful cop duo (and the purest bromance of these three.) And in the last one, Pegg and Frost portray a broken friendship which is poorly reunited.

This British trilogy of stand-alone films features these brothers and it’s FANTASTIC due to excellent writing, character development and amazing comedy chemistry between Pegg and Frost. ❤

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Stewie Griffin and Brian Griffin | Family Guy

Although Brian’s creation was as sidekick for family patriarch Peter Griffin, the absolute best episodes of Family Guy are when he’s teamed up with the one-year-old, English-accented, evil genius Stewie Griffin, in the “Road To” adventures. They’re another badly mismatched pair who start off hating each other but eventually become great buds.

Even non-“Road To” episodes with the two characters interacting are hysterical and completely awesome as zing each other and time travel. I adore them too much to leave them off this list!


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The original list of guys to include here was twice this big but I kept only my favorite of favorites for length, which means Woody and Buzz, Arthur and Merlin, Tamaki and Kyoya of “Ouran,” and Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes are only honorable mentions. But that’s life, I suppose. (And to tell the truth, I enjoyed Steve and Bucky more when it was only The First Avenger; all the fangirls got annoying during Winter Soldier and nearly ruined them for me. 😦 )

So: How many bromances have you seen from my list and would you agree with me? What are some of your favorite pairs of best guy friends? Any pairs you would include that I didn’t (I can think of some popular pairs that are very absent from my list)?

~Jamie

My Online Highlights || New Blog Series


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What I’ve Been Watching

  • Gourmet Girl Graffiti (divine looking food–this is my comfort show right now!)
  • Modern Family S5 (as funny as ever–Mitch and Cam are my baes. XD)
  • The Garden of Words (PROBABLY THE BEST ANIMATION I’VE EVER SEEN.)
  • Friends S1 (it’s okay; probably won’t be as good as Seinfeld though.)
  • Death Parade (still fantastically unpredictable and gorgeous)
  • The Walking Dead (that mid-season return blew me out of the water. 8-O)

I also saw Horns but it wasn’t as good as that fantastic trailer. Just watch that instead. Or Harry Potter. 😄

We Heart It

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Loving my anime collection a lot. I find so many inspiring scenery pieces, character faces, and atmospheric artwork that really inspires me on a creative level!

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Today I’m also featuring my Carnivals collection because I’m still reading “The Night Circus” and am back in love with everything circus/carnival. ❤

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I’ve been building “100 Levels of Immersed” soundtrack for writing. I’m sharing the playlist, though you might not understand it–it’s an odd collection of fantasy music, techno music, and a mish-mash of video game and anime soundtracks that I really liked. At least it makes sense to me though. 😄 Listen at your own risk.

Also: this cracked me up. I don’t care if you don’t even know who these two people are, it’s fantastic. 😄 It made me laugh when I was really sad. 🙂

Writing Updates:

I’m continuing from where I left off on “100 Levels of Immersed”, even though I’ve lost the first two chapters. I’ll do better if I just keep going then trying to rewrite the opening. The original first draft deadline was February 28th and while I don’t think I can write the full draft by next Saturday, I’m still going to make a honest try! As of this moment, I’m at 1175 words. *fingers crossed*


 

I hope to do this series at least once, maybe twice, a month.

As you can see, I’ll link to music, my social media, discuss the entertainment I’m watching, and link to fellow bloggers’ posts that I’ve enjoyed, found interesting, or helpful! I hope to feature a lot of my friends in the upcoming year, so if you have a blog you’d like to me to read, be sure to let me know below!

While I’m still building this post format, are there any other topics you’d like to see me cover every month? Should I make a section on how I’m working on this year’s bucket list? What more would you like to see–let me know while I’m still developing format! ❤

~Jamie

All About My Editing


The final part of the Beautiful Books meme is available and it makes sense I do the last one since I did the first too. So here we go: all about the monster called Editing. [Part 1 || Part 2]

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THE QUESTIONS

1. On a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best), how well do you think this book turned out?

If we’re talking word count: that was a 10–my best ever in terms of 50k in 18 days. New record for me! If we’re talking plot–mmmeh, a 5. If we’re talking characters–I’m actually pleased with how my characters ended up, so let’s say an 8. Overall scale I will give a 6.9 because even though I was surprised with it, overall it is a normal first draft: very sloppy, very first draft-y.

2. Have you ever rewritten or edited one of your books before? If so, what do you do to prepare yourself? If not, what’s your plan?

I have but I hated doing it; so I’ve never gotten very far. When I edit this book, I plan to bring a theme out, fix plot holes, and then write a proper epilogue.

3. What’s your final word count? Do you plan to lengthen or trim your book? 

60,043 is my word count! 60k words, 129 pages, 13 chapters! Overall it needs A LOT of trimming though. 😄

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4. What are you most proud of? Plot, characters, or pacing?

The characters. I didn’t expect to get as much resolution for myself and my characters as I did. Ultimately, that was what I wanted out the entire experience, so I’m very pleased that that’s how it worked out.

5. What’s your favorite bit of prose or line from this novel?

Too hard. Impossible. How dare you. 😉 Instead, my favorite part of the book is actually the climax that I craved to write the entire month. I first wrote a rough skeleton of my protagonist and villain meeting and it all going down and then I went back a couple days later and expanded on it by exploring their thoughts and emotions for each other inbetween the action. I was really really happy with the final results!

6. What aspect of your book needs the most work?

The writing. Outside of several key scenes which I wrote with great flourish–the rest of it is very bad, lol. Also the pacing needs to be fixed because the majority of the book–about 9 of the 13 chapters takes place over a span of three days and two nights. So…molasses slow.

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lol Adventure Time. But yes it’s unacceptable.

7. What aspect of your book is your favourite?

Again…the characters. These guys are practically my children and after leaving their story hanging for four years, it felt good to re-meet them and write about them again. Surprisingly, it was like discovering an old favorite outfit and after putting it on finding it still fits, even it was a little dated. The resolution I was able to write for these characters felt incredibly pleasing and it remains my favorite part. 🙂

8. How are your characters? Well-rounded, or do they still need to be fleshed out?

The main characters are pretty well-rounded I would say. I need to flesh out many of the side characters though–there are so many of them. My villain Kyle is probably my most bland character but he serves his purpose for a book that no one shall ever read. 😀

9. If you had to do it over again, what would you change about the whole process?

Nothing. This was the best NaNoWriMo I’ve ever had so I must have done a few things right this time to get the results of a complete first draft so quickly. I need to replicate this work more, even it makes for messy beginnings.

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10. Did anything happen in the book that completely surprised you? Have any scenes or characters turned out differently to what you planned? Good or bad?

The one thing that didn’t go as I expected was the book’s pacing–the original span of time I wanted my book to cover was several years. This dropped to two or three weeks as I got serious about the story but when I wrote it, the story took place in a span of a week’s time, and most of that within three days! *harrumph* Not at all planned.

11. What was the theme and message? Do you think they came across? If not, is there anything you could do to bring them out more?

Lol let me think…I suppose “live life while you have it” is a theme in the story, though it wasn’t intentional. A message would be “stop running” or “face your fears”. My characters spend most of the book running from both zombs and the main villain. They eventually have to face things they’d been running from since the last book too. 🙂

12. Do you like writing with a deadline (like NaNoWriMo) or do you prefer to write-as-it-comes?

I like either just so long as it doesn’t make me a plotter. Deadline writing can work for me although it can be absolutely useless if I feel spent or used up because then I will generate nothing. *sigh* I sound like such a mess of a person.

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13. Comparative title time! What published books, movies, or TV shows are like your book? (Ex: Inkheart meets X-Men.)

Oh gosh. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Final Problem meets AMC’s The Walking Dead (OF COURSE.) I tried to think of a movie to hit all three but I honestly couldn’t think of one.

14. How do you celebrate a finished novel?!

I go “Whoo, that was hard,” have wild day dreams of being a best-selling novelist complete with interviews over the book and movie adaption announcements, decide I’m tired of all my music, look up more on YouTube… and bunny trails, ect (I’m an ENFP who needs self-taming.)

15. When people are done reading your book, what feeling do you want them to come away with?

This is how I feel about people possibly reading this book:

lol The Office. However, if the book was up to snuff, and just to play this game: I would hope they would walk away having had some thrills, finding they had cared more than they meant to, and that they can stop running away from their fears too.

I really liked doing this book meme: hopefully the creators will host it again next NaNoWriMo!

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~Jamie

My November Screamed 3 Things:


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Zombies:

  1. Watched The Walking Dead every Sunday–the world was as it should be.
  2. I wrote my first zombie novel–I referred to them as “zombs” and it was a gory awesome affair.
  3. The funny thing about my story was that the zombs ended up taking a backseat during the last half of the book. They simply became a tool to expose who all my characters were at their core. I’m actually really pleased that it turned out that way. 🙂

Writing:

  1. I worked on my NaNo story almost every single day of November. It was a good practice to get back to.
  2. I wrote a total of 60,043 words for my book, complete with an actual ending! Best NaNo ever!
  3. I surprised myself by being able to keep up with my blog while doing NaNoWriMo–usually my blog gets neglected at this time of year but I guess my writing juices were really flowing! (of course, I still haven’t finished my LotR post yet…)

Anime:

  1. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, the new episodes of Parasyte, Your Lie In April, and perfection itself Gurure! Kokkuri-san are released and I tried/still try to watch them the same day!
  2. I pinned so many funny Death Note pins that I started rewatching it too. For like the third time.
  3. Other anime clamored for my attention like The Devil Is a Part-Timer and Barakamon (which I finished and reviewed) all while I was trying to work on my book. I’m surprised by how much I was able to watch and write at the same time!

Overall, it was a really good November!

Things I want to keep doing:

  1. Watch more Walking Dead but alas the mid-season finale just happened so I must wait till February for it to come back. 😦
  2. Keep writing! I mustn’t slide! I need to find a story that grabs me at this moment and write it! (Same with blogging! Need to blog more!)
  3. WATCH MORE ANIME. And find a special outlet for me to talk about it–I might start a separate blog just to prattle to myself about what I’m watching… 😄

~Jamie