A bit of cartoon explanation: Colin is a very dashing and stylish vampire from Meljean Brook's wonderful Demon Moon. The Ancient is a monstery vampire progenitor from Lara Adrian's fabulous Midnight Breed series.
Are you guys reading the Midnight Breed series? The new one, Veil of Midnight is coming out on December 30 and I can't wait!
Robin Hood debacle
Okay, I SO wanted to like the Robin Hood series! I mean, Richard Armitage is in it! But my husband and I rented the first disc from Netflix, and watched two episodes and OMG, what is up with that guy who plays Robin Hood? He is smirking and smiling the whole time...uh! He ruins the whole show.
By the end of the second episode, I wanted him to hang more than the sheriff did. Does anybody else feel that way? I mean, the guy who plays the sheriff is just wonderful, and of course Richard. But honestly, that Robin makes the show unwatchable for us. We spent a lot of time fantasizing about other actors playing Robin. Our preference would be the guy who plays Spike on Buffy. Even though he's probably too old now.
Well, I have been working on making an author website for me and my series, the Disillusionists, for like three months. I bought a guide to HTML, I've been lovingly fashioning images, writing and rewriting text, teaching myself these shareware website-making and uploading programs, soliciting advice from my husband's former high school students.
Finally, last night I had it all set and I was like, I'm going live! And when I put it up, oh, it was so insane looking. I won't even give you the url even for a laugh, though I considered it. But I do have some pride. I wanted to start crying. Thanks to the economy, my professional life is in a shambles and I'm severely broke, so I'm not really in a position to hire somebody who actually knows what they are doing, but I may do that now. I got the idea to hire somebody off elance to fix my code and stuff...but oh, I feel so close to having it right! That's the tragedy.
I woke up at 5 am this morning thinking the problem was in a way I arranged the files, and I thought about it for like a half hour, and then I realized it wasn't and went back to sleep. Why am I posting this sad story?
I let down my neighborhood birds.
I'm sorry birds! Please come back! I didn't mean to let the feeder go empty for a week. But now it is full of yummy seeds. Please come back! The cats and I miss you so much.
UPDATE: Wow, I am making progress on my site! I just have to fix some links and images. It seems like magic that it is actually partly up.