Friday, November 18, 2016

#Eyewitness

Okay I'm the worst at posting recently and this isn't even book related but please read through because it's VERY IMPORTANT. 

Basically, we're trying to save a great tv show that has amazing LGBT representation! Among other things. XD

About Eyewitness: Eyewitness is a crime drama that airs Sunday nights on USA Network. It follows the story of two teenage boys (among others) Lukas and Phillip (one openly gay, one painfully closeted and confused) who witness a triple homicide that they then keep secret from the police on account of Lukas not wanting anyone to know he was out with Philip. It has great LGBT representation, not to mention an amazing cast, great writing, and an interesting plot with lots of complex characters!

A few reasons why you should watch it:

- Philkas: Let's be real, we're book bloggers, we're book nerds and we love the ships, right? So Philkas is an amazing ship for many reasons. But, you know, most importantly they're lovable, they have issues, make stupid choices but they're REAL, you know? And they'll break your heart and put you back together again in like every episode, many times.

- All the amazing characters. To find other characters that are great you need look no further than Helen and Gabe who have taken Philip in because his mom is a drug addict. Again, they're both flawed (Helen's not good with trust and clearly has some bad things in her past) but who doesn't like flawed characters??? And yeah, a lot of the characters are super flawed and you know bad and things, but it's good, just trust me, I've never steered you wrong before!

- Crime drama, bruh. There's crime. There's drama. There's a triple homicide and creepy af killer. What else could you want????

I know the book blogging world is always about how we NEED diverse books and we DO but we also need diverse tv shows and Eyewitness is such a great show and they handle their gay characters SO WELL. And it's going to get canceled and it won't get a second season if we can't increase the views which is just a shame. One of tv's best and only LGBT shows getting canceled even though it's an amazing show both including and not even talking about the LGBT representation because no one will watch it!?!?!?!

For the last few weeks the fandom has been working overtime on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook, trying to help increase views and make the network aware of how many people love the show and how important it is, and we increased views last week which was amazing but not enough sadly! So we need to reach out even further and do all we can this week when the new episode airs on Sunday night at 10pm!

If you need more convincing the actor that plays one of the main roles (Lukas, a very confused and hurting gay teenager) wrote this today:




So please if can signal boost this, watch the past episodes on USA Network if you want and just give it a chance! Even if you don't actually watch it if you could just turn your tv to USA and help with views and give it a chance that would be awesome. Anything would help if you'd just give the show a chance, please! I don't know if any book bloggers out there are watching the show but I KNOW if we can get a bunch too it could really help! 
If you can tweet @USA_Network and include hashtags #eyewitness and #wewanteyewitnessseason2 that would be beyond amazing, but most importantly just give the show a chance, see if you like it, it's amazing!

If you want to know more I'm going to link to a few posts on a friend's Tumblr, she's the best at these things and here are some of her posts about the show. How to save Eyewitness here , here and here.

Other various links:

USA Network -- to watch the first episodes!

USA Network on twitter - to tweet your love

USA Network on Facebook -- to talk about your love

Thanks for reading guys and make sure to check out the show if you haven't yet! XD

Friday, October 21, 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016!!!!

Hello it's me...again. XD



Okay, I'm sure no one will be surprised to hear that I'm doing NaNoWriMo next month! Which of course I am, I haven't missed a year since I started in 2013! This will be my 4th year and I can honestly say, my year wouldn't be the same without NaNo. It's become a tradition, my favorite months of the year: Halloween. NaNoWriMo. Christmas. Or you know, what normal people call them: October. November. December.

I do NaNo a looot. This year I did both Camp sessions in April and July, July being my new record of writing 204,909 words. I nearly died. But nothing compares to November, okay? It's all cold and fall like and just the perfect time to write okay?! And there's Christmas candy out and it's the time for drinking all the warm things and November NaNoWriMo is my aesthetic, okay?

I already posted some about this on my writing blog but it didn't feel right to not post my normal NaNo announcement here! And to beg all my friends to join me! So you know, you should do NaNo! It's fun and productive and maybe a little stressful but that's what makes it worth it! My cabinmates and I from July even have a little group you can join, and mingle if you want! SO dooooo it so I can root for you and we can all have fun!

So what am I writing?

Inventions, Dragons, and Hot Air Balloons!

Genre: MG, Fantasy/Adventure

Main characters: Margo, a twelve-year-old aeronaut, and inventor. And Adalyn, a quirky princess who craves adventure.

A little about it:

Well...this was going to be a stand-alone adventure novel but then last night it morphed into a series...so that happened. Here is the little synopsis I wrote up for it though:

12-year-old Margo lives in a kingdom. Not a magical kingdom, just a boring old kingdom. She spends her days in her father's hot air balloon as part of a performers troop and her nights dreaming of magic - not for adventure and not because of the stories of great friendly dragons. No, because of the other stories, the ones that talk about magic and science, melding together. Because Margo dreams of being an inventor, saving her father's failing business as an aeronaut and creating the most thrilling inventions, starting with a better way to fly.

Princess Adalyn has a tendency to run away. If the kingdom is boring, the castle is impossibly worse. Her older sister is always telling her what to do and how to act, her parents insist magic isn't real but Adalyn knows what she saw the night of her tenth birthday, flying overhead in the sky: a dragon, And not just any dragon, her dragon. Just like in the old stories she knows they're bonded, she just has to find him.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the great ocean, lies a world long forgotten to those in the kingdom, a world of science and magic and adventure. When Margo and Adalyn team up for the grand hot air balloon race, it leads to destruction as the balloon crashes and Margo's father is taken away by a strange man in a golden mask. Luckily, that's when the dragon arrives.

Um, I'm like super excited for this. I mean, I'm always excited to work on a new novel but some just...I just have a really good feeling about this! It's kind of my favorite type of book to write, full of magic and adventure and whimsy so yeah. I haven't finished outlining, I'm hopelessly behind on things but I'm super excited for this!

Are you going to do NaNo? Is there any way I could convince you? And would you like to join my writing group if you are? And what are you going, of course?? If you aren't doing NaNo, any fun plans next month?