@phyrry I feel the quality of my work has gone down since Page 1 ... the harder the plot is becoming to communicate, the less I feel my writing skill is holding up. I was really proud of the pages I was putting out at the beginning ... now I'm struggling to complete scenes and it's taking me weeks to do so. In the end I'm not as happy with them ... not like when I first started and I really had a handle on things.

@phyrry That's such a wonderful way of putting that and I wish I could believe it. LOL. Any skill I'm gaining is just really accepting that I have major limitations when it comes to writing ... ones I couldn't have imagined until I actually started writing.

As my novel hits near 200 pages, it's becoming clear to me how long it's going to end up being and also how much more complicated it's becoming.

Dreaming, outlining, planning for years is only one part of the process. Now that I'm finally , the reality of the scope and complexity is really hitting me.

My skills are limited and as the characters and situations grow more detailed, it's taking longer and longer for me to produce pages that I really feel are "good" or even "enjoyable".

@Troim Sorry. My book really isn't meant to be shared with anyone. It's for me to complete for my own personal reasons.

Long before braved new frontiers in , he woke up as a 4 year old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father’s—and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In a stunning graphic memoir, Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of over 100,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during . A gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.

"For so long, Hollywood and the people who have defined storytelling in America, have defined it as stories to be told for and by white people. We take for granted how much representation means to human beings."

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News On Kyoto Animation ... 

Desperately want to get my hands on 's 6-part show (Canada/UK). Costars and ...

The conspiracy series follows the mystery of a passenger plane that vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean.

Resources For Teaching About Racism 

Sometimes I'm surprised at how lacking my life is in general kindness ... I had somehow normalized people just being shitty to me all the damn time ... and accepted that I just deserve that for just being a disagreeable person.

mass murder 

I finally completed the scene I've been working on since July 4th EXCEPT for one weird gap at the beginning ... it's making me insane.

My character believes she's dying and just as she's kind of willing to succumb to this she sees this white hand (she's had visions of it before) reaching for her ...

It's this weird moment of "omg I'm dying" to "oh look a white hand" ... and the transition is too abrupt. I need some kind of segue between these moments. I'm just all written out for the day ...

from remains one of the greatest songs I ever left on my playlist. It pops up randomly and just fills me with all kinds of much needed joy. I have yet to perfect singing "dare ni mo makenai anata ni sekai de" without stumbling over my tongue though ...

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