So, sometimes life throws you an unexpected batch of lemons and you make a wonderful bucket load of the most fantastic lemonade that you could ever imagine and you can never replicate in your lifetime. This week has been a roller-coaster of ups and downs for me.
Firstly I discovered the wonders of Drawsome, a highly addictive game that sucks all the power out of my phone but hey who cares right? It is free and it allows me to reconnect with some of the people that I don't talk to often enough in my daily life. Then I got sick... I usually get a cold maybe once a year and live through a small amount of sniffles, but this time I got the mother load of all evil deceases that has had be bedridden for almost a week now. My whole body aches and there is nothing to be done about it. I even did something very unusual for me and stayed home from work, it was really that painful. So I thought, maybe now that I am home I could get some work done on my WIP so I can meet the subscription deadline that is lurking in a not too distant future. Well guess again! I managed to finish up a background story for an online roleplaying character and post it, much joy was had by all who read it and now they want more (there is always a catch right?)
So not having gotten anything done all week and feeling as socially acceptable as Jaime Lannister in his Stark imprisonment I was going to just forget all about this week. But then something miraculous happened! I don't mean in a walking on water or feeding a whole village with one fish, but a completely new way to view my creativity. I have lovely friends as I can honestly state over and over again, one of these friends I had not heard from in a while when she sent me a facebook message of much joy. She had a friend, who had once been an acquaintance of mine, and who she was sure would turn out to be a great friend for me as well. We share the same interests him and I, are pretty much engrossed in the same field and presto a whole new world of inspiration and inspirational people opened up! So thank you Hana for giving me this wonderful gift <3
Now my new friend and his friends and their friends are all doing something called the A-Z challenge which is basically making a blog post about something starting with different letter every day going in alphabetical order. They are doing one blog every day of April (except Sundays where the lord says we must rest, or something like that) and they are therefore on day 20 which is R. Although I have no change of catching up I might as well start from today and follow their course the rest of april. So here is my post about R. (For those people who just wanted to read my A-Z I am sorry you had to read the rant before getting to this point)
My R stands for Rowling, as in J.K Rowling. If you don't know who she is I am not sure I want to know you anymore ;) Just kidding of course. I am not sure what I think about her launch of an adult fiction book and how it will pan out for her. Obviously most people know her from Harry Potter and although it is always hard to satisfy the readers of a series, imagine the pressure that is on her now to perform and meet her own standards of writing. Lets face it, she could write the most wonderful book in the world and people would still always compare it to HP.
But enough about the void she will have to fill with her new book. This week I did something amazingly silly and joined Pottermore.com because everyone else was doing it and I am the kind of person to follow online trends blindly. (I am StormKnight15522 if anyone feels the need to add me) I grew up with the HP books and was both looking forward to Pottermore but also a bit ambiguous. Would it live up to my expectations, would I learn anything new? Well first of all I wasn't disappointed other than with the way the sorting hat worked and it is not just because I am Hufflepuff which is not so bad as I am quite fond of food and goodhearted people but it seemed so random and not very well designed. The rest of the first book is really good, the design is good, the flow is good. Overall if people like the universe I would say try it out, what's the harm?