Blog Hop Apocalypse

So my friend told me that there was going to be an exponentially increasing Blog Hop each Wednesday. “What on earth is a Blog Hop?” I asked. The answer I received was vague — perhaps a rudimentary knowledge of blogging was required to understand the concept; perhaps my friend assumed I knew more than I do. For someone who only signed up on WordPress to avoid the censorship police at FanFiction.net, looking for a free internet domain in which to post smexxxy stuff, blogging is a nebulous subject at best. But there was a list of questions for my “current in-process story” so I can at least answer those below.

The “exponentially increasing” part I shall have to forego, however, since I don’t know four other people I could in good conscience ask to participate (who haven’t already). The idea is, I would find four people willing to do the same sort of thing the following week on their blogs, then they would find four more people to do it the week after, and so on until the entire blogosphere — nay, the entire human race — was forced to post an entry on their blog, to the point that perhaps even the internet would break down and in any event there would not be enough people not busy writing their blog to bother reading the ones already posted. If that isn’t the approach of the Bloggie Apocalypse, I don’t know what is. Come to think of it, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse might just be the Four Bloggers one must recruit… Surely, coming so close to the predicted demise of the universe according to the Mayan calendar is not just a coincidence. And I really wouldn’t be able to sleep at night with the weight of the increasing bloggo-entropy of the universe upon my shoulders.

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The Four Alpacas of the Alpacalypse

So without further ado, I shall try to “blog” about my current in-process story and pray to what internet gods there be (a cute middle-aged gentleman with glasses somehow comes to mind) that my paltry participation will not hasten the downfall of bloggern civilization. Since I have many in-process stories which have already been partially posted for your critique and (possibly) reading pleasure, here are the stats on one that exists only in my head at this point in time. When it will actually be penned (or typed into the ephemeral existence of a saved MSWord document), I cannot say; the only certainty is that I have vowed to update most of my already-started works, one chapter apiece… Oh, and there is one other certainty: I am notoriously bad at keeping my vows when it comes to writing…..

  1. What is the working title of your book?         “More in Common”
  2. Where did the idea come from for the book?         The show “Person of Interest” on CBS as well as seeing Jim Caviezel on “The Wonder Years” (on YouTube — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaxzkJzI4G0).
  3. What genre does your book fall under?           Gay Romance (Hurt/Comfort)
  4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie?        Jim Caviezel, of course, and Michael Emerson.
  5. What is a one-sentence synopsis of your book?          A substitute English teacher and a high school senior — who have experienced similar tragedies in their lives — fall in love.
  6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?          I hope Dreamspinner Press will be willing to publish it. At least I’ll be able to incorporate the lessons learned from “Two Trucks” so it should be a better story.
  7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?        First draft? LOL! I haven’t even started it yet. 😉 Just hashing out ideas and sorting out the timeline at this point.
  8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?           Not sure, although there is a plethora of high school student/teacher romances out there.
  9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?             The main characters in “Person of Interest,” John Reese and Harold Finch/Wren/etc.  I wondered what might have happened if they had met much earlier in life and, because of their age difference (14~15 years), thought they might have been student/teacher at some point. Then the images and scenarios refused to leave my head. Once it gets so bad that I’m thinking up scenes for them all day, in every spare minute and even in a few that I can’t spare, I’m resigned to writing it out.
  10. What else about your book might interest the reader?         There won’t be quite as much of an age difference as mentioned above, in case that might turn people off. Also, you won’t have to know anything about “Person of Interest” to enjoy the book (at least as long as I do my job properly). It will be set in rural Wisconsin, with the two main characters coming from Chicago and New York City. And yes, John Reese’s character will play basketball. 😉

My profound thanks to anyone who has bothered to read this so far; and to my faithful, patient (well, mostly patient), and beleaguered Narnia fanfic readers, I am currently working on the next chapter, in which Edmund figures out a way to fight the Harpy and destroy her for her wicked deeds.

— Thea

PS: In case we don’t survive until Christmas, let me wish you all a Merry Final Holidays of the Universe now.

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Colored condoms never looked so good.

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http://jordanlhawk.com/2012/12/19/the-next-big-thing-blog-hop/ 

http://machurch00.blogspot.com/

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  1. Plink 42

     /  2012/12/19

    Out of all the doomsday theories I’ve heard so far, blogging the world to death seems the most likely (though still kind of out there). 🙂

    Can’t wait for the new POI fic, whenever that may be. Not that I’m impatient or anything. 😉 I wad going to ask if you were going to keep the age difference the same or keep Finch his present age, but you answered that for me. Counting the days…

    If the world does end, I just want to say how much fun it’s been reading your stories and corresponding with you, and since it ended before the the cliffhanger was resolved, I’ll be pissed at the universe.

    All my fanlove!

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    • Thanks! I’m thinking they’ll be about 9~10 years different, but do you think that’s too much?
      Thanks also for getting pissed at the universe and not at me for not writing quicker… 😉

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  2. Well, I agree that the world is being blog hopped to death! I can’t keep up with all the blog hops that inundate my blog’s dashboard! If it’s not blog hops, it’s blog tours. My eyes glaze over and I give up. I’m not even sure blog tours sell books. What I really want to read is interesting content from writers whose work I enjoy… so there. You’re officially interesting. 😀 This post was great and had me laughing. Alpacas of the Apocalypse is hilarious! But then I have a personal connection with alpacas. The Mayans never met one… but alpacas are still apocalyptic.

    My husband and I love “Person of Interest” and consider it must-see TV. He’d probably be appalled if I wrote m/m fic based on them (he’s already mystified that I write m/m fic at all), but I could totally do one for Finch. 😀 I’ll be looking for “More in Common.”

    Have a great holiday!

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    • Thanks so much! I’m so honored! 😀 I’d suspected you were a fellow POI-lover, but I’m so glad to know for sure. Finch is totally adorkable! 😉
      I’ve never met an alpaca, but their fluffy cuteness… it must be a cover for some diabolical plot to take over the world. Finch is right to be so paranoid…
      You have a wonderful holiday, too! 😀

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  3. If we are still here after the 22nd I hope you write this. A young Harold fresh out of college taking substitute teaching jobs and a close to graduating high school senior getting involved is not creepy in my mind. If their ages were different, one younger the other older, the two getting involved in college no one would think anything about it. Shoot with a bit of creative tweaking they can meet up years later as our POI odd couple, Wouldn’t that put a twist in Harold saying “I’ve been watching you for a long time John.” Also explain Harold being all secretive lol.

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    • Thanks! I was thinking they’d be 9~10 years different, which is why Harold thinks they shouldn’t get involved (but of course Reese insists they should). Is that too big of a gap, you think?

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      • It’s all relative to a time in life…21-11 creepy….28-18 not creepy anymore…65-55 who give’s a rat’s butt? No the age difference in this timeline is not sensitive but still a factor in starting a relationship.

  4. Plink 42

     /  2012/12/19

    That last picture… is there ANY way I could get that under my tree?

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  5. Oh my that picture lol… wouldn’t I love to find that decorating my tree….

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    • can’t edit but wanted to add my Christmas wish helping untangle those lights

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      • Thanks! You should go on over to Tali’s blog for some hot, smexxxy BDSM smut for Christmas. 😉

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