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27 February 2020

Song Mood: Weird Science by Oingo Boingo.  The song is named after the movie, which was probably bad and I’m pretty sure I thought it was great.  Robert Downing Jr played a supporting character in it and it was terrible, like the guys were wearing bras on their heads to protect themselves for some electromagnetic energy.  
Robert Downing Jr played in a lot of bad movies.  Then he played in a few good movies at just the right time.  Like before Ironman came out, he had a failed musical career and he starred in quite a few movies that flopped.  If his friend hadn’t argued that he should Tony Stark, his life would have been dire.  He suffered from depression because of all of his failures.  Then Ironman and Sherlock Holmes happened and then he became the ‘it’ actor and then a billionaire.

What does that have to do with me?  Nothing, I just like that story.

I got some writing done today.  I made a decision to change up the book series.  Before I intended to have Edgar Townsend’s origin story, which I had already written part of it.  That was a short story that I wrote before and was going to turn into a novella.  I decided to go against that.  I decided that the focus should be on Milo de Ford.  The story that I’m working on now is his origin story.  I want the stories to focus on him, with the exception of the sixth.  Which will focus on Glum and the antagonist of the seventh.
The story I’m doing instead is a cyborg/matrix world.  I have to come up with characters quick on that because that’ll be the next book.  As I was walking around the lake I had the ideas of a star-map, humans trying to find the star-map to escape the planet and robot/cyborg overlords.
Then it will be the story of Milo and Edgar.  I’m still trying to figure out the object they are looking for.  They look for the Dark Prince, who sends them on another journey.
After that is the phoenix world, which will be inspired by the original Stargate movie.  There he must get the heart of the phoenix.
In the book with the chronomancer, he must find the chronos which will allow him to manipulate time as well as space.
In each of those books, Milo gains a new power.  So by the time of the seventh book showdown, he can manipulate time, fly, shoot energy bolts and travel between worlds.  What Milo doesn’t know is that the Traveler has been gearing him up to be the guardian of the worlds.  The Traveler is kind of a sticky character to try and work in, where the scene that he is in doesn’t make sense except that he is trying to explain to Milo about his power.
Milo starts out as being a bad superhero, where the girl saves the day.  And through his journey in the other worlds, he becomes the superhero that he was meant to be.  Well, that’s the idea.  Glum saves him in the first story and in the last story, he calls on her to help him fight a wicked monster that I haven’t thought up yet.

I watched a silent movie last night.  I like to see posts on IG about books and movies that other people like.  I watched The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, which I liked.  It’s been a while since I watched a silent movie.  My favorite silent movie is Nosferatu.  
Because of other people’s post, I ordered a book on modern mindfulness because it looked interesting.

I hate winter.  A lot of times, I just feel drained of energy, which I hate.  Like most days I just want to go back to bed and sleep.  Of course I wouldn’t be able to go back to sleep and would be just resting my eyes.  Then I have these tension headaches, which I haven’t figured out how to lessen without ibuprofen.

So this weekend will involve writing and trying to solve problems with the story.  The main problem with Milo is that traveling between worlds doesn’t do much for defending himself except for sending him far away.  Then Glum has to defend him.  When I go back with the editing, I have to look for spots to add description so that the reader won’t be lost.  

I’ll try and watch more episodes of Sabrina.  And also work on getting caught up on Father Brown.  I realized something the last time I watched Father Brown, the characters are very similar to the characters of Winnie the Poh.


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