I thought I would start a new series of blog updates on my writing and creative pursuits for each month, as well as my goals for the upcoming month. Thankfully, February has a leap day this year!
My goal for February was to get 20k words towards my currently untitled psychological thriller that I'm working on for my Novel Construction class. As of writing this, I am at 18k, so if I write enough tonight I'll be able to hit that goal! I've been pretty good at staying focused on just writing for this project alone, except for a 3.5k adventure into Thrown. I have been also developing Project EIS for my Instagram page, so make sure to follow me there so you don't miss any votable events! There's one coming up this Sunday where you get to vote on the protagonist, so you don't want to miss that.
I get overly wrapped-up in obsessing over different content on an almost monthly basis, so I thought I would share what I'm loving this month, and do so during each update. I made sure to link the Webtoons so that you can read them as well and support their creators!
With the exceptions of Sarazanmai and My Hero Academia, I really got into some cute-appearing, dark anime. I had been reading Magical Girl Site about a year ago, and when I was looking for things to watch after Happy Sugar Life (which is a psychological thriller, trust me, it's very messed up despite its aesthetic) I learned that there was an anime made from it! I've caught up to the point I had been in in the manga, and a little past it. I'm on episode 10 now, and I realized that I read the majority of the series, which was cool. Toilet-bound Hananko-kun is now one of my all-time favorites. Just go watch it. That's all I can say. I don't even have enough words to describe my love for it. I have a soft spot for kids involved with the paranormal.
TV & ANIME:
Magical Girl Site Sarazanmai My Hero Academia Toilet-bound Hanako-kun
Happy Sugar Life
Because I love exploring different media to tell stories in, I've especially been addicted lately to mobile games that allow you to make choices that affect the outcome of the story, as well as the different game functionalities in them. Mystic Messenger has party planning that makes you try to persuade guests to come, and Guard Me, Sherlock has riddles/brain games that really make you think in order to try to get the right answers. Both are Otome games I play for fun. Mystic Messenger's guest aspect actually affects how many guests come and the rating your party gets, however, Guard Me, Sherlock's brain teasers don't have any affect towards the outcome of the story you're on, which is something that I think could narratively be improved. (However, I aim to get all of them right because it's like Sherlock Holmes is telling me I'm intelligent. Who doesn't want that level of praise, even from a fictional character?) Either way, these types of games have been inspiring elements for Project EIS in their own ways. All I can say to that note is that you'll see what I mean! 😉
Mystic Messenger Guard Me, Sherlock
For March, my goal is to hit 50k words in my untitled psychological thriller and get into creating content for Project Eis. I'm thinking it might be a week-long event in April, so stay tuned! I will be sure to announce that plan loud across all of my social media, where I have updated my handles to @nightmarasheski.
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See you next month, and make some good out there!