Perfectly Irrelevant Post

Nothing to say today, so I’ll just post a music video that is about 100% unrelated to anything.

Heh. Heheheh. Hehehehehahahahahah.

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Stay brutal.
M. T. Miller

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Fun, And Not As Much Fun

My thoughts on the new Tomb Raider film can best be described by this guy, who currently more or less acts as a gateway into my mind.

To combat this assault of by-the-numbers boredom, I have taken to playing something wacky. In this case, that something is the BlazBlue series. I’ve only played the first one back when it came out, and will now proceed to play through the rest of the series. An interesting, eccentric story with unusual characters. Shields the mind from the onslaught of Hollywood stagnation.

As far as writing goes, I’m still far too slow. Too much going on in real life makes it difficult to get a good writing streak. Nothing to do about that. I write when I can and try to stay somewhat sane and functional.

That’s about it. Stay brutal.
M. T. Miller

Reporting In

Still alive. I’ve been everywhere, done everything.

I hung out, traveled to see one of my favorite bands ever, Rhapsody, on their farewell tour. This was likely my last shot at seeing them, and I don’t regret blowing a piece of my budget on the event. Easily the best concert of my life.

A band I’ve never seen or heard before opened for them. It is called Beast in Black, and it is actually really, really good. I need to hear more of them.

Other than that, I’ve played and beaten Pyre. Supergiant Games keeps shooting up. Great narrative, great characters, great music. Easily recommended to everyone.

I’ve barely written anything in the last week. I must fix this. Life and experiences are nothing when compared to the big picture. Fame or death. All in. Balls deep. No mercy. Etc. Etc.

Stay brutal.
M. T. Miller

Moving Along

I’ve been traveling, socializing, consuming media, and everything else. This has overall been a strong week.

I’ve divorced Warframe. At least for now. I don’t see any more point to it.

I’m still writing, and at a decent speed too. Especially considering how much other stuff I’m doing. I must make this my best book so far. Then I must do the same with the next one. And the next one. Repeat until death.

I’ve finished The Last Wish, or the first Witcher book. It’s actually really good. The quality shines even through the horrid translation. Maybe I should learn Polish. That seems like the best possible use of my time right now.

I’ve also jumped on the Gibson bandwagon and read Neuromancer. It’s… okay. Not a fan of his prose and the cheap sex, but the ideas are top notch. Not sure if I’m going to finish this trilogy. Still, Molly is love, Molly is life.

That’s it for now. Time to get to work.

Stay brutal.
M. T. Miller

Improvement

It’s still too early to say why, but I’ve re-read Risen in detail and am doing the same with Ascent. I’ve ironed out the odd little kinks, but what jumped at me the most is how much I’ve improved over the course of the series. I’m so much tighter, leaner, and more subtle it’s almost embarrassing to see how clunky I used to be in comparison.

It’s a bit tempting to edit Risen and polish it out, but I don’t think I’ll be doing that. That book was what it was back when I wrote it. Let my improvement as a writer be evident to the reader as they progress through my work.

What was, was. It made me who I am today.

Speaking of that, yes, I am working on my next book. I’m very much pleased with what I’m making, but what I’m not pleased with is my speed. I’ve got a lot of stuff to do on the side, which clashes with my decision to give the finger to the world.

Doesn’t the world see that I’m trying to work here?

Random Song I Like

So I’ve stumbled upon this.

I’ve always liked the original, and there’s been five trillion different covers since it came into existence (not an estimate; the actual number), but to see Cristina Vee do a metal version blows my mind.

I must contact her if they ever make a film about my work (-666% chance of that happening). She would make the best Rush ever. I’d even let them cast Nick Cage as the Nameless for trade-off.

What I’m Up To

With all these glowing reviews, Black Panther must be not only the best superhero film of all time, but also the best movie ever, period. There can’t possibly be anything wrong with this, right? No way that it’s just another stale turd that Disvel regurgitates down our throats with the command “Swallow.”

Glad we got that cleared up.

In other news, I’m writing and I’m consuming media. I’ve finally gotten round to seeing season two of the Expanse. Love this show. Excellent writing and characterization, both for primary and secondary characters. I must marry Drummer. Then we will make a bunch of emotionless kids whose only purpose will be to kill. It will be glorious.

I’ve seen this comedy flick called Killing Gunther. Critics say it’s bad. I say it’s quite good. It has Ahnold, which means that it can’t fail. A couple good laughs with some solid pathos. Reminded me of a nice song.

I’m listening to music from the Transistor OST while I write. Doesn’t really fit the mood of what I’m making but it keeps me going fast. As for the story itself, I’m off to a good start. I think I’ve learned a lot over these two years of walking the path of the writer. Time to apply it.

Yeah, I’m reading the first Witcher book. Figured if I’m writing about monster hunting, I might as well see how an established writer has done it. It’s quite fun but kinda rough. Might be the English translation, it’s atrocious. Geralt loves his combat pirouettes, but I guess it could be worse. It’s interesting how it took me two stories to figure out I was reading adaptations of fairy tales. For now it’s very different from what I’m trying to make actually, which is unexpected. Let’s see where it goes.

That’s about it. Off to the grind.

Stay brutal.
M. T. Miller