Sunday, April 4, 2010

Directional Delinquency

So when I sign up for something, I pretty much always follow through, but I AM inclined to tweak things so I am participating in the SPIRIT of it, if not exactly according to the rules. Today is the day I 'tweak' because I have two things that I am signed up for in April that are in a sort of conflict.

Deliberation of A to Z

The invitation said 'every day but Sunday'. That would get us through the alphabet in the month of April. Yet here I am blogging on Sunday (silly Tart. Why would you do that?)

(Hey! I didn't know you could get a license to be delinquent! I need one!) See, I ALSO signed up to be part of a blog book tour series, and I have THREE authors who will be guest blogging in April and I don't want to burden THEM with the alphabet days. It would be a total fluke it the author name or book title fell on a day that matched, so THOSE are the days I am skipping alphabet letters... See? Tweaking, but still in the spirit of the thing...

It means I will be off on letters compared to everyone else from here on out, but hey... I'm a little off in other ways, too. It's sort of how I roll.

Do's and Don'ts of Drama

DON'T: Display Damsels in Distress. As a book theme, this is one I've got SUCH ISSUES with. I don't like women that need saving—at least not unless they eventually find the strength within themselves... I NEVER want a MAN to save them... bugs the heck out of me. I also don't like heroines who are delicate, dumb or domestic.

DON'T dictate or demean. I can make up my own mind, thanks. Just tell the damn story. And frequently I prefer an anti-hero to decency... in fact inner demons dealt with make dreamy drama!

DO: Display depression, derangement, demoralization or delinquency. Whether villains or heroes, these make for nice internal battles and interesting reading.

DO: Dress your Death Eaters (and any other amusing miscreant) in Drag. Lingerie training is underused as a method of putting someone where you want him, and as a personal quirk, I enjoy it greatly.

Date Day

I am headed to Clash of the Titans with Thing 2 shortly. I don't go to many movies, but I always enjoy them... And Thing 2 is one of my favorite people. Thing 1 gets home from Chicago late tonight and the Big Giant Thing is grounded.

Domingo Desnudo

That's Naked Sunday, Gringo. And it is about time we lobbied for it. Sunday has been a hold out for way too long. And for it, we have a delightful derriere.

So there you have it.


M.J. Nicholls said...

The best piece of advice I have to those writing fantasy is to stop writing fantasy immediately and go get laid.

Or failing that, write erotica until every sexual urge has been expunged from their psyche and they can get on with some proper writing. There's a reason Tolkein was chaste, you know.

I've been doing what all athiests do around chocolate-based Christian holidays. Bingeing in the name of Nietzschean existentialist

Chocolate and eternal nothingness! :)

Kassy with a K said...

Sometimes I fear that my characters are too depressed, deranged, demoralized, or delinquent. I want them to be real characters with real life problems, but I wonder that so many people are in denial about the vast amount of issues in real life that they will think my characters are just a little too out there. Not that anyone is ever likely to ACTUALLY read this story. Only in my fairytale world.

Oh and I'm going to be totally off with the letters too as I will likely be playing catch up every few days. See, I haven't even finished the first post I started two days ago... *sigh*

Caledonia Lass said...

Hehe I love reading your blog. So glad I found it. :)

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

You delinquent you! How dare you 'tweak' the rules! ;) love your dos and don'ts. I'm with ya on all of it chickie ;)

Watery Tart said...

Mark, chocolate really is what the holiday is about, ne? And yes... sex is always a very good idea, and should help wipe out the need for fantasy, done properly (and improperly, and all the other ways it can be done) *snort*

Kas, I'm glad you're participating! And I love your depressed, distressed and otherwise morose characters! They ring true to me, and I love reading that stuff!

CL: THANK YOU! I'm glad you found me too!

AA: *snicker* Yeah, I've always had pretty solid disregard for rules...

Lady Jayne said...

*signs the petition in support of Domingo Desnudo*



Absolutely adore reading your blog, pleased I came across it through the challenge.

Take care.

Watery Tart said...

Lady Jayne--ALWAYS happy to add somebody to the Naked World Domination Tour!

Yvonne-I'm glad you found me, too! My favorite part of these things is making new friends!

Marjorie said...

Tam, It just cracks me up that you said gringos. Nothing like a good Latino hiney to make a person speak Spanish.

I also like the more complex characters. I'm just not sure how to go about WRITING them.

Ginny the Sock Monkey said...

Heck yes, Domingo Desnudo. Love the pic.... : ).

Watery Tart said...

Marjorie, I took Spanish for a long time in high school. Anymore I speak just enough to be badly misunderstood, but there are some words that have stuck... Desnudo for instance! *teehee* But I like Gringo. it's a good word.

Ginny, WELCOME! And thanks for following me, too!

Anonymous said...

aarggghhh I've just been caught looking at another bare bottom. From now on I will look at your blog in secret!! hehe

Not enough hours! said...

There is a little something for you on my blog.

~ Rayna

Watery Tart said...

*snicker* I won't tell! You know it's good for him now and again, Niki!

Natasha--will check it out once today's is posted!

arlee bird said...

Maybe by "tweaking" the rules and being off a bit, it might not really matter. People might just assume you're blogging from Australia. Those blokes are always a day ahead of the rest of us.