Writerly Links of the Week

So I’m trying hard to get back into a weekly posting rhythm for my “Writerly Links.” It’s not that they’re not getting tweeted still (so if you’re impatient, by all means raid my Twitter feed), but I’ve become obsessed with a new series and it ate my past month. You’ll be happy to know I am now 100% up to date on the Dresden Files. If you haven’t picked these up yet, you’re missing out. Harry Dresden is the only wizard in Chicago’s phone book and his film-noir-meets-fantasy adventures are both hilarious and awesome. Highly recommend.

Knights of the Round Table

Epic Pin of the Week!

Classic Fantasy Quote of the Week:

“I don’t have anything against God. Far from it. But I don’t understand Him. And I don’t trust a lot of the people that go around claiming that they’re working in His best interests. Faeries and vampires and whatnot—those I can fathom. Even demons. Sometimes, even the Fallen. I can understand why they do what they do. But I don’t understand God. I don’t understand how He could see the way people treat one another, and not chalk up the whole human race as a bad idea. I guess He’s just bigger about it than I would be.”      ~ Grave Peril (Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher

Writerly Wisdom of the Week:

“Fantasy, our subject and my preoccupation, comes from and appeals to the unconcious. It draws all its images from that dark wonderland, through the mysterious catalyst of the creative imagination.”     ~ Susan Cooper

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Writerly Links of the Week

Classic Fantasy Quote of the Week:

Igraine

Epic Pin of the Week!

“Cowards should be treated with respect. Cowards best know how to hurt. Corner one at your peril.”      ~ Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

Writerly Wisdom of the Week:

“I always felt and still feel that fairy tales have an emotional truth that is so deep that there are few things that really rival them.”     ~ Alice Hoffman

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Frailty thy name is Husband!

Last week, I caught Husband cheating.

I returned home early from work, and opened the door to find him in medias res with…

…the latest episode of Game of Thrones!

Now, he will tell you that it’s my fault for us not watching the premier live on Sunday. This is patently, mostly, pretty much untrue. I clearly said I would watch it…I just wasn’t ready, and needed my partner to be okay with that.

GRR MartinYou see, when we watched (**TEENSY VAGUE-ISH SPOILERS**) the Red Wedding episode (shudder), I felt unable to continue the series for awhile. I really needed to take some time to read and watch stories where my favourite characters were not indiscriminately slaughtered by low-level slimeballs. (This is the same reason I keep putting down / picking up the books. I must know how it ends, but I just have no one to cheer for anymore. :( )

Anyway. It’s possible we only watched the last episode of Season 3 last week. And only because Husband threatened to leave me behind for Season 4 (making his subsequent betrayal all the more heinous).

Upside? I now have a really clear picture of guiltface for a character I’ve been struggling with. It’s a fun mix of shock, guilt and anger, tied together with a smidge of self-righteous “pff-are-you-really-surprised-and-I-don’t-feel-bad-at-all-I-deserve-some-pleasure-in-life.”

Turns out that extra smidge is what really brought authenticity to the scene (or so say I).

Moral of the Story: catching your spouse in the act provides writing fodder (and the ability to demand suitable recompense…the cheater!).