Exiled to the Outer Rim

So, I missed a few posts in this 7 day period. I’m SORRRY. Partially this was due to work and me having a social life for once (I needed to do it, but the introvert is drained).  The other thing, was video games. And in this, I feel pretty justified.

2015myspaceodyssey_Kotor 2 Darth N“How is this justifiable?” you may ask. Well, simply…  I was playing Star Wars:
Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords. This video game is highly important to me and my life and I’ve played it and the old KOTOR more times than I can count. I adore the story lines. And most importantly, I adore the Exile. I understand her. She gets me. Her struggle is what inspired me to write SciFi, honestly. I’d always loved it, but my writing usually had had a more Victorian Gothic bent.

So I played, and I thought, and I was inspired again. Sometimes, I find I have to retreat to my comforts and inspirations and feed on them before I can put myself back onto a page. Now, my fingers are flying across the keyboard as a work on my novel. It was a good thing, I believe.

2015myspaceodyssey_Revan and Exile

Not from KOTOR 1 or 2, but still. I love these two eternal besties.

Don’t worry. I do enjoy more serious things and probably better games than this, but it’s always going to be dear to my heart.

Now, I’m going–to write. To watch Supernatural. And to write more blog posts, I’m sure.

Xoxo, Vicky Stardust

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That title literally came from the loading screen at WordPress…and I loved it so I went with it.

Also, it reminds me of this stunning gif of Steve Buscemi, who I adore. I think he’s the cutest thing ever, and don’t you dare contradict me. Also, he’s a boss actor.

steve buscemi

Anyways, I missed last week’s post, and I missed my 5k mark. I’m a bad, bad writer. I was out traveling, and that just kills the groove sometimes.  But good news! This weekend, I have all the time in the world. I’m shooting for 7-10k.

On the bright side, I did finally nail down the name for my hero (though, hero isn’t the word I’d use to describe him, really). Captain Fenrir Themis, named after the Norse hellhound. Yes, there’s a point. There’s usually always a point to everything when I write. I’m the sort of person who writes things with 50 different layers to it. I’m that neurotic. I’m the writer your English teacher thinks every writer is. I can’t help myself. It’s just all got to be steeped in symbolism.

Vicky is Neurotic

I do finally have a grasp on him. I’ve been wrestling with his character for weeks. I finally tackled him…he’s a bit of Chris Pratt as Starlord, Han Solo, and an 80’s rocker all in one. I’m starting to realize how much this thing is being influenced by the 80’s… There’s a lot of neon. I blame my parents. And the fact that Blade Runner is my favorite movie of all time. ALL TIME.

Gaze upon its magnificence.

Gaze upon its magnificence.

So, another thing I’ve been thinking is doing bi-weekly posts… I know, I know, I was awful and forgot last week’s… but this would be a short post, mostly pictures, of things that inspire me that week. If you’re actually reading this, and have input, let me know.

I’m cutting this short because I’m watching Back to the Future, all 3 of them, and it’s October 21, 2015…so I gotta. Speaking of SciFi and all…

Can we please start dressing like this now?

Can we please start dressing like this now?

Until then,

Xoxo VickyStardust