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enterthespiral:

Infinite Spiral is coming to print!
Pardon my phone photos, but I’m excited! Infinite Spiral Volume 1: Another World is 70 pages of magic, mayhem, multiple realities, and … well, James trying to avoid Rory at all costs (hah!).
You can procure a copy at spx where I will be tabling with the lovelies from squarecitycomics in F3!

EEEEEEEHHHHIt is SO beautiful!! Oh gooooliieee! Look at the colours and the shiny and the pretty. I *love* it! It must be so, so, so exciting to finally have it in print! *hugs*
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enterthespiral:

Infinite Spiral is coming to print!
Pardon my phone photos, but I’m excited! Infinite Spiral Volume 1: Another World is 70 pages of magic, mayhem, multiple realities, and … well, James trying to avoid Rory at all costs (hah!).
You can procure a copy at spx where I will be tabling with the lovelies from squarecitycomics in F3!

EEEEEEEHHHHIt is SO beautiful!! Oh gooooliieee! Look at the colours and the shiny and the pretty. I *love* it! It must be so, so, so exciting to finally have it in print! *hugs*
ZoomInfo
enterthespiral:

Infinite Spiral is coming to print!
Pardon my phone photos, but I’m excited! Infinite Spiral Volume 1: Another World is 70 pages of magic, mayhem, multiple realities, and … well, James trying to avoid Rory at all costs (hah!).
You can procure a copy at spx where I will be tabling with the lovelies from squarecitycomics in F3!

EEEEEEEHHHHIt is SO beautiful!! Oh gooooliieee! Look at the colours and the shiny and the pretty. I *love* it! It must be so, so, so exciting to finally have it in print! *hugs*
ZoomInfo
enterthespiral:

Infinite Spiral is coming to print!
Pardon my phone photos, but I’m excited! Infinite Spiral Volume 1: Another World is 70 pages of magic, mayhem, multiple realities, and … well, James trying to avoid Rory at all costs (hah!).
You can procure a copy at spx where I will be tabling with the lovelies from squarecitycomics in F3!

EEEEEEEHHHHIt is SO beautiful!! Oh gooooliieee! Look at the colours and the shiny and the pretty. I *love* it! It must be so, so, so exciting to finally have it in print! *hugs*
ZoomInfo
enterthespiral:

Infinite Spiral is coming to print!
Pardon my phone photos, but I’m excited! Infinite Spiral Volume 1: Another World is 70 pages of magic, mayhem, multiple realities, and … well, James trying to avoid Rory at all costs (hah!).
You can procure a copy at spx where I will be tabling with the lovelies from squarecitycomics in F3!

EEEEEEEHHHHIt is SO beautiful!! Oh gooooliieee! Look at the colours and the shiny and the pretty. I *love* it! It must be so, so, so exciting to finally have it in print! *hugs*
ZoomInfo
enterthespiral:

Infinite Spiral is coming to print!
Pardon my phone photos, but I’m excited! Infinite Spiral Volume 1: Another World is 70 pages of magic, mayhem, multiple realities, and … well, James trying to avoid Rory at all costs (hah!).
You can procure a copy at spx where I will be tabling with the lovelies from squarecitycomics in F3!

EEEEEEEHHHHIt is SO beautiful!! Oh gooooliieee! Look at the colours and the shiny and the pretty. I *love* it! It must be so, so, so exciting to finally have it in print! *hugs*
ZoomInfo
enterthespiral:

Infinite Spiral is coming to print!
Pardon my phone photos, but I’m excited! Infinite Spiral Volume 1: Another World is 70 pages of magic, mayhem, multiple realities, and … well, James trying to avoid Rory at all costs (hah!).
You can procure a copy at spx where I will be tabling with the lovelies from squarecitycomics in F3!

EEEEEEEHHHHIt is SO beautiful!! Oh gooooliieee! Look at the colours and the shiny and the pretty. I *love* it! It must be so, so, so exciting to finally have it in print! *hugs*
ZoomInfo
enterthespiral:

Infinite Spiral is coming to print!
Pardon my phone photos, but I’m excited! Infinite Spiral Volume 1: Another World is 70 pages of magic, mayhem, multiple realities, and … well, James trying to avoid Rory at all costs (hah!).
You can procure a copy at spx where I will be tabling with the lovelies from squarecitycomics in F3!

EEEEEEEHHHHIt is SO beautiful!! Oh gooooliieee! Look at the colours and the shiny and the pretty. I *love* it! It must be so, so, so exciting to finally have it in print! *hugs*
ZoomInfo

enterthespiral:

Infinite Spiral is coming to print!

Pardon my phone photos, but I’m excited! Infinite Spiral Volume 1: Another World is 70 pages of magic, mayhem, multiple realities, and … well, James trying to avoid Rory at all costs (hah!).

You can procure a copy at spx where I will be tabling with the lovelies from squarecitycomics in F3!

EEEEEEEHHHH
It is SO beautiful!! Oh gooooliieee! Look at the colours and the shiny and the pretty. I *love* it! It must be so, so, so exciting to finally have it in print! *hugs*

      The Ups and Downs

lostonthestreetsoflondon:

Glastonbury, day two. Today, the plan was to wander around Glastonbury a bit and do some walking after lunch. We started with a stroll up and down the main shopping street, and wandered around the stores. I bought a nice new book, and some pretty cards to send aaaaall the way to Australia (;)),…

It is so magical to hear your adventures of this place, my friend, as I so clearly recall my trip to Glastonbury and it was one of my favorite stops on my little adventure overseas. I wish I could have had the chance to wander longer — though on my crunches at the time I could only hobble the main street and a bit of the Abbey — but I could have stayed writing within the cafe I found there for days. 

Thank you for telling a little more of the mythology behind the place though, my tour guide didn’t really tell much of the Arthurian legends surrounding the place despite how much I hoped to learn and I had kept wanting to know what the Bell Tower on the hill was. 

It is so magical to hear about your travels. Thank you for sharing, you make me feel as though I am wandering the beautiful lands with you again! :D 

*hugs*

"Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark. Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines. Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true?

We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.

They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to Middle-Earth."

- George R.R. Martin  (via indisposablehero)

This is one of the most beautiful quotes I think I have ever read. I love it, and I will treasure it for my entire life.

(via draodoir-mna)

(Source: fourcolorfanboy, via clevergirlhelps)

Its so annoying how in trying to forget something you only make the memory stronger…

"If you are a writer, and you have a novel idea that you are excited about writing, write it. Don’t go on message boards and ask random Internet denizens whether or not something is allowed. … Who is the writer here? YOU ARE. Whose book is it? YOUR BOOK. There are no writing police. No one is going to arrest you if you write a teen vampire novel post Twilight. No one is going to send you off to a desert island to live a wretched life of worm eating and regret because your book includes things that could be seen as cliché.

If you have a book that you want to write, just write the damn thing. Don’t worry about selling it; that comes later. Instead, worry about making your book good. Worry about the best way to order your scenes to create maximum tension, worry about if your character’s actions are actually in character; worry about your grammar. DON’T worry about which of your stylistic choices some potential future editor will use to reject you, and for the love of My Little Ponies don’t worry about trends. Trying to catching a trend is like trying to catch a falling knife—dangerous, foolhardy, and often ending in tears, usually yours.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t pay attention to what’s getting published; keeping an eye on what’s going on in your market is part of being a smart and savvy writer. But remember that every book you see hitting the shelves today was sold over a year ago, maybe two. Even if you do hit a trend, there’s no guarantee the world won’t be totally different by the time that book comes out. The only certainty you have is your own enthusiasm and love for your work. …

If your YA urban fantasy features fairies, vampires, and selkies and you decide halfway through that the vampires are over-complicating the plot, that is an appropriate time to ax the bloodsuckers. If you decide to cut them because you’re worried there are too many vampire books out right now, then you are betraying yourself, your dreams, and your art.

If you’re like pretty much every other author in the world, you became a writer because you had stories you wanted to tell. Those are your stories, and no one can tell them better than you can. So write your stories, and then edit your stories until you have something you can be proud of. Write the stories that excite you, stories you can’t wait to share with the world because they’re just so amazing. If you want to write Murder She Wrote in space with anime-style mecha driven by cats, go for it. Nothing is off limits unless you do it badly.

And if you must obsess over something, obsess over stuff like tension and pacing and creating believable characters. You know, the shit that matters. There are no writing police. This is your story, no one else’s. Tell it like you want to."

Rachel Aaron (via relatedworlds)

Yeah, so, this answers a lot of asks I get. It’s also why YW focuses on technique and style, and less on content and research.

(via clevergirlhelps)

(via clevergirlhelps)

bethrevis:

efjace:

bethrevis:

You can now pre-order the Limited Edition of THE BODY ELECTRIC! 
There are thirty extra pages of content in this book, including:
a map
author interview
short story
a history of the future world
and more!
Additionally, every copy will be shipped with a packet of art cards featuring brand new, exclusive art from three different artists depicting the characters and scenes from both this book and the Across the Universe books. And every copy will include a coupon code for a free electronic version of the book available on nearly any e-reader, via Smashwords.
The special edition will be signed and numbered, and only 300 will ever be on sale. So get one while you can for only $14.99, shipping internationally! Meanwhile, you can also enter this giveaway for one free copy.

Okay. I’m sorry, but this has a little over 150 notes? THIS? That’s ridiculous.
It should a have like 1 bajillion. Seriously, guys.
Let’s think about this for a second. Let’s talk about what Beth is doing here.
Beth is an author who is choosing to self-pub her next book. That means she’s covering the cost of everything. She obviously didn’t skimp on finding an amazing cover artist/designer (done by @IceyBooks). She’s worked some magic with her local. indie. bookstore. to provide ultra-limited signed editions.  Not magic. SORCERY. Beth is a damn sorcerer.
Book store doesn’t deliver to your area? Fear not!

Beth is ON IT, you guys.
But let’s talk about what you get with this limited edition. You get:A Map - Alright, cool, cool. Pretty standard fare in the SFF literature world.
Author Interview - Nice, nice. Obviously if you care enough to pre-order her book, you’d probably be intersted in reading an interview. (And looking at the effort she’s put into this, I’m guessing they aren’t just Q&A’s you can find on her website.)
A Short Story - So, basically TWO stories for the price of one. (More on the price to come.) A full length novel (which she’s stated is a little longer than Across the Universe) AND a short story. Who cares if it’s in the ATU plot line or Body Electric or somewhere totally different? IT’S FREE. IT’S FREE STORY.
A History of the Future World- A lot of work goes into world-building guys. A. LOT. And I’d wager 60% of the work an author does, we don’t get to see. Not in the first book, maybe not even in the second. It’s all backstory and history and things that shaped the story you’re reading now.  So, for a big SFF fan, it’s often really freaking cool to get a glimpse at all that work. Without having to wait for a companion book that may never come.
And more- More? I don’t know what more Beth can possibly squeeze in here. Things are already topping out on the cray-cray meter.
But wait, there’s an additionally.
"Additionally, every copy will be shipped with a packet of art cards featuring brand new, exclusive art from three different artists depicting the characters and scenes from both this book and the Across the Universe books. "
Are. You. Shitting me?
This is where I lost my mind. This is what made me want to create this long post.
I love art.  I love collecting art of my characters.Art ain’t cheap folks. Not even a little bit.  I used to save a bit here and there and officially commission something. Do you have any idea how much a fullbody color piece of ANYTHING can cost? Depends on the artist, depends on the style. But I’ve seen them upwards of a few hundred. Do you have any idea how much a commercial piece of art costs? Art you plan to use in advertising, to sell?  Unless an artist chooses to get a commission of sales, which most don’t cause that’s more hassle than it can sometimes be worth, you’re looking at a flat rate to cover time, effort, skill and the fact that you’re going to flit off with it and make money.
These things cost money, kids.
Speaking of costs, Beth is giving this to you guys, GIVING IT, for … 14.99.I just. I don’t even.I DON’T EVEN.
All of that, for less than 20 bucks.
I don’t care if you don’t like Sci-fi. I don’t care if you don’t like dream stories. I don’t care if you haven’t read her AtU series. I don’t care if you did read it and didn’t like it (to which I will say, this is a different book, therefore it stands to reason you could have a different opinion than you did of her others). I don’t care if you don’t like FREE art or FREE stories or FREE articles or FREE maps or FREE complimentary story content. Don’t care if you have zero interest in buying this book.
You should still share the link.
Because I haven’t seen such a display of love for fans, love for a story and love for the craft as this one in, ever.
This is amazing and Beth is amazing and that is all.

<3
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bethrevis:

efjace:

bethrevis:

You can now pre-order the Limited Edition of THE BODY ELECTRIC! 
There are thirty extra pages of content in this book, including:
a map
author interview
short story
a history of the future world
and more!
Additionally, every copy will be shipped with a packet of art cards featuring brand new, exclusive art from three different artists depicting the characters and scenes from both this book and the Across the Universe books. And every copy will include a coupon code for a free electronic version of the book available on nearly any e-reader, via Smashwords.
The special edition will be signed and numbered, and only 300 will ever be on sale. So get one while you can for only $14.99, shipping internationally! Meanwhile, you can also enter this giveaway for one free copy.

Okay. I’m sorry, but this has a little over 150 notes? THIS? That’s ridiculous.
It should a have like 1 bajillion. Seriously, guys.
Let’s think about this for a second. Let’s talk about what Beth is doing here.
Beth is an author who is choosing to self-pub her next book. That means she’s covering the cost of everything. She obviously didn’t skimp on finding an amazing cover artist/designer (done by @IceyBooks). She’s worked some magic with her local. indie. bookstore. to provide ultra-limited signed editions.  Not magic. SORCERY. Beth is a damn sorcerer.
Book store doesn’t deliver to your area? Fear not!

Beth is ON IT, you guys.
But let’s talk about what you get with this limited edition. You get:A Map - Alright, cool, cool. Pretty standard fare in the SFF literature world.
Author Interview - Nice, nice. Obviously if you care enough to pre-order her book, you’d probably be intersted in reading an interview. (And looking at the effort she’s put into this, I’m guessing they aren’t just Q&A’s you can find on her website.)
A Short Story - So, basically TWO stories for the price of one. (More on the price to come.) A full length novel (which she’s stated is a little longer than Across the Universe) AND a short story. Who cares if it’s in the ATU plot line or Body Electric or somewhere totally different? IT’S FREE. IT’S FREE STORY.
A History of the Future World- A lot of work goes into world-building guys. A. LOT. And I’d wager 60% of the work an author does, we don’t get to see. Not in the first book, maybe not even in the second. It’s all backstory and history and things that shaped the story you’re reading now.  So, for a big SFF fan, it’s often really freaking cool to get a glimpse at all that work. Without having to wait for a companion book that may never come.
And more- More? I don’t know what more Beth can possibly squeeze in here. Things are already topping out on the cray-cray meter.
But wait, there’s an additionally.
"Additionally, every copy will be shipped with a packet of art cards featuring brand new, exclusive art from three different artists depicting the characters and scenes from both this book and the Across the Universe books. "
Are. You. Shitting me?
This is where I lost my mind. This is what made me want to create this long post.
I love art.  I love collecting art of my characters.Art ain’t cheap folks. Not even a little bit.  I used to save a bit here and there and officially commission something. Do you have any idea how much a fullbody color piece of ANYTHING can cost? Depends on the artist, depends on the style. But I’ve seen them upwards of a few hundred. Do you have any idea how much a commercial piece of art costs? Art you plan to use in advertising, to sell?  Unless an artist chooses to get a commission of sales, which most don’t cause that’s more hassle than it can sometimes be worth, you’re looking at a flat rate to cover time, effort, skill and the fact that you’re going to flit off with it and make money.
These things cost money, kids.
Speaking of costs, Beth is giving this to you guys, GIVING IT, for … 14.99.I just. I don’t even.I DON’T EVEN.
All of that, for less than 20 bucks.
I don’t care if you don’t like Sci-fi. I don’t care if you don’t like dream stories. I don’t care if you haven’t read her AtU series. I don’t care if you did read it and didn’t like it (to which I will say, this is a different book, therefore it stands to reason you could have a different opinion than you did of her others). I don’t care if you don’t like FREE art or FREE stories or FREE articles or FREE maps or FREE complimentary story content. Don’t care if you have zero interest in buying this book.
You should still share the link.
Because I haven’t seen such a display of love for fans, love for a story and love for the craft as this one in, ever.
This is amazing and Beth is amazing and that is all.

<3
ZoomInfo
bethrevis:

efjace:

bethrevis:

You can now pre-order the Limited Edition of THE BODY ELECTRIC! 
There are thirty extra pages of content in this book, including:
a map
author interview
short story
a history of the future world
and more!
Additionally, every copy will be shipped with a packet of art cards featuring brand new, exclusive art from three different artists depicting the characters and scenes from both this book and the Across the Universe books. And every copy will include a coupon code for a free electronic version of the book available on nearly any e-reader, via Smashwords.
The special edition will be signed and numbered, and only 300 will ever be on sale. So get one while you can for only $14.99, shipping internationally! Meanwhile, you can also enter this giveaway for one free copy.

Okay. I’m sorry, but this has a little over 150 notes? THIS? That’s ridiculous.
It should a have like 1 bajillion. Seriously, guys.
Let’s think about this for a second. Let’s talk about what Beth is doing here.
Beth is an author who is choosing to self-pub her next book. That means she’s covering the cost of everything. She obviously didn’t skimp on finding an amazing cover artist/designer (done by @IceyBooks). She’s worked some magic with her local. indie. bookstore. to provide ultra-limited signed editions.  Not magic. SORCERY. Beth is a damn sorcerer.
Book store doesn’t deliver to your area? Fear not!

Beth is ON IT, you guys.
But let’s talk about what you get with this limited edition. You get:A Map - Alright, cool, cool. Pretty standard fare in the SFF literature world.
Author Interview - Nice, nice. Obviously if you care enough to pre-order her book, you’d probably be intersted in reading an interview. (And looking at the effort she’s put into this, I’m guessing they aren’t just Q&A’s you can find on her website.)
A Short Story - So, basically TWO stories for the price of one. (More on the price to come.) A full length novel (which she’s stated is a little longer than Across the Universe) AND a short story. Who cares if it’s in the ATU plot line or Body Electric or somewhere totally different? IT’S FREE. IT’S FREE STORY.
A History of the Future World- A lot of work goes into world-building guys. A. LOT. And I’d wager 60% of the work an author does, we don’t get to see. Not in the first book, maybe not even in the second. It’s all backstory and history and things that shaped the story you’re reading now.  So, for a big SFF fan, it’s often really freaking cool to get a glimpse at all that work. Without having to wait for a companion book that may never come.
And more- More? I don’t know what more Beth can possibly squeeze in here. Things are already topping out on the cray-cray meter.
But wait, there’s an additionally.
"Additionally, every copy will be shipped with a packet of art cards featuring brand new, exclusive art from three different artists depicting the characters and scenes from both this book and the Across the Universe books. "
Are. You. Shitting me?
This is where I lost my mind. This is what made me want to create this long post.
I love art.  I love collecting art of my characters.Art ain’t cheap folks. Not even a little bit.  I used to save a bit here and there and officially commission something. Do you have any idea how much a fullbody color piece of ANYTHING can cost? Depends on the artist, depends on the style. But I’ve seen them upwards of a few hundred. Do you have any idea how much a commercial piece of art costs? Art you plan to use in advertising, to sell?  Unless an artist chooses to get a commission of sales, which most don’t cause that’s more hassle than it can sometimes be worth, you’re looking at a flat rate to cover time, effort, skill and the fact that you’re going to flit off with it and make money.
These things cost money, kids.
Speaking of costs, Beth is giving this to you guys, GIVING IT, for … 14.99.I just. I don’t even.I DON’T EVEN.
All of that, for less than 20 bucks.
I don’t care if you don’t like Sci-fi. I don’t care if you don’t like dream stories. I don’t care if you haven’t read her AtU series. I don’t care if you did read it and didn’t like it (to which I will say, this is a different book, therefore it stands to reason you could have a different opinion than you did of her others). I don’t care if you don’t like FREE art or FREE stories or FREE articles or FREE maps or FREE complimentary story content. Don’t care if you have zero interest in buying this book.
You should still share the link.
Because I haven’t seen such a display of love for fans, love for a story and love for the craft as this one in, ever.
This is amazing and Beth is amazing and that is all.

<3
ZoomInfo
bethrevis:

efjace:

bethrevis:

You can now pre-order the Limited Edition of THE BODY ELECTRIC! 
There are thirty extra pages of content in this book, including:
a map
author interview
short story
a history of the future world
and more!
Additionally, every copy will be shipped with a packet of art cards featuring brand new, exclusive art from three different artists depicting the characters and scenes from both this book and the Across the Universe books. And every copy will include a coupon code for a free electronic version of the book available on nearly any e-reader, via Smashwords.
The special edition will be signed and numbered, and only 300 will ever be on sale. So get one while you can for only $14.99, shipping internationally! Meanwhile, you can also enter this giveaway for one free copy.

Okay. I’m sorry, but this has a little over 150 notes? THIS? That’s ridiculous.
It should a have like 1 bajillion. Seriously, guys.
Let’s think about this for a second. Let’s talk about what Beth is doing here.
Beth is an author who is choosing to self-pub her next book. That means she’s covering the cost of everything. She obviously didn’t skimp on finding an amazing cover artist/designer (done by @IceyBooks). She’s worked some magic with her local. indie. bookstore. to provide ultra-limited signed editions.  Not magic. SORCERY. Beth is a damn sorcerer.
Book store doesn’t deliver to your area? Fear not!

Beth is ON IT, you guys.
But let’s talk about what you get with this limited edition. You get:A Map - Alright, cool, cool. Pretty standard fare in the SFF literature world.
Author Interview - Nice, nice. Obviously if you care enough to pre-order her book, you’d probably be intersted in reading an interview. (And looking at the effort she’s put into this, I’m guessing they aren’t just Q&A’s you can find on her website.)
A Short Story - So, basically TWO stories for the price of one. (More on the price to come.) A full length novel (which she’s stated is a little longer than Across the Universe) AND a short story. Who cares if it’s in the ATU plot line or Body Electric or somewhere totally different? IT’S FREE. IT’S FREE STORY.
A History of the Future World- A lot of work goes into world-building guys. A. LOT. And I’d wager 60% of the work an author does, we don’t get to see. Not in the first book, maybe not even in the second. It’s all backstory and history and things that shaped the story you’re reading now.  So, for a big SFF fan, it’s often really freaking cool to get a glimpse at all that work. Without having to wait for a companion book that may never come.
And more- More? I don’t know what more Beth can possibly squeeze in here. Things are already topping out on the cray-cray meter.
But wait, there’s an additionally.
"Additionally, every copy will be shipped with a packet of art cards featuring brand new, exclusive art from three different artists depicting the characters and scenes from both this book and the Across the Universe books. "
Are. You. Shitting me?
This is where I lost my mind. This is what made me want to create this long post.
I love art.  I love collecting art of my characters.Art ain’t cheap folks. Not even a little bit.  I used to save a bit here and there and officially commission something. Do you have any idea how much a fullbody color piece of ANYTHING can cost? Depends on the artist, depends on the style. But I’ve seen them upwards of a few hundred. Do you have any idea how much a commercial piece of art costs? Art you plan to use in advertising, to sell?  Unless an artist chooses to get a commission of sales, which most don’t cause that’s more hassle than it can sometimes be worth, you’re looking at a flat rate to cover time, effort, skill and the fact that you’re going to flit off with it and make money.
These things cost money, kids.
Speaking of costs, Beth is giving this to you guys, GIVING IT, for … 14.99.I just. I don’t even.I DON’T EVEN.
All of that, for less than 20 bucks.
I don’t care if you don’t like Sci-fi. I don’t care if you don’t like dream stories. I don’t care if you haven’t read her AtU series. I don’t care if you did read it and didn’t like it (to which I will say, this is a different book, therefore it stands to reason you could have a different opinion than you did of her others). I don’t care if you don’t like FREE art or FREE stories or FREE articles or FREE maps or FREE complimentary story content. Don’t care if you have zero interest in buying this book.
You should still share the link.
Because I haven’t seen such a display of love for fans, love for a story and love for the craft as this one in, ever.
This is amazing and Beth is amazing and that is all.

<3
ZoomInfo

bethrevis:

efjace:

bethrevis:

You can now pre-order the Limited Edition of THE BODY ELECTRIC! 

There are thirty extra pages of content in this book, including:

  • a map
  • author interview
  • short story
  • a history of the future world
  • and more!

Additionally, every copy will be shipped with a packet of art cards featuring brand new, exclusive art from three different artists depicting the characters and scenes from both this book and the Across the Universe books. And every copy will include a coupon code for a free electronic version of the book available on nearly any e-reader, via Smashwords.

The special edition will be signed and numbered, and only 300 will ever be on sale. So get one while you can for only $14.99, shipping internationally! Meanwhile, you can also enter this giveaway for one free copy.

Okay. I’m sorry, but this has a little over 150 notes? THIS? That’s ridiculous.

It should a have like 1 bajillion. Seriously, guys.

Let’s think about this for a second. Let’s talk about what Beth is doing here.

Beth is an author who is choosing to self-pub her next book. That means she’s covering the cost of everything. She obviously didn’t skimp on finding an amazing cover artist/designer (done by @IceyBooks). She’s worked some magic with her local. indie. bookstore. to provide ultra-limited signed editions.  Not magic. SORCERY. Beth is a damn sorcerer.

Book store doesn’t deliver to your area? Fear not!

Beth is ON IT, you guys.

But let’s talk about what you get with this limited edition. You get:
A Map - Alright, cool, cool. Pretty standard fare in the SFF literature world.

Author Interview - Nice, nice. Obviously if you care enough to pre-order her book, you’d probably be intersted in reading an interview. (And looking at the effort she’s put into this, I’m guessing they aren’t just Q&A’s you can find on her website.)

A Short Story - So, basically TWO stories for the price of one. (More on the price to come.) A full length novel (which she’s stated is a little longer than Across the Universe) AND a short story. Who cares if it’s in the ATU plot line or Body Electric or somewhere totally different? IT’S FREE. IT’S FREE STORY.

A History of the Future World- A lot of work goes into world-building guys. A. LOT. And I’d wager 60% of the work an author does, we don’t get to see. Not in the first book, maybe not even in the second. It’s all backstory and history and things that shaped the story you’re reading now.  So, for a big SFF fan, it’s often really freaking cool to get a glimpse at all that work. Without having to wait for a companion book that may never come.

And more- More? I don’t know what more Beth can possibly squeeze in here. Things are already topping out on the cray-cray meter.

But wait, there’s an additionally.

"Additionally, every copy will be shipped with a packet of art cards featuring brand new, exclusive art from three different artists depicting the characters and scenes from both this book and the Across the Universe books. "

Are. You. Shitting me?

This is where I lost my mind. This is what made me want to create this long post.

I love art.  I love collecting art of my characters.
Art ain’t cheap folks. Not even a little bit.  I used to save a bit here and there and officially commission something. Do you have any idea how much a fullbody color piece of ANYTHING can cost? Depends on the artist, depends on the style. But I’ve seen them upwards of a few hundred. Do you have any idea how much a commercial piece of art costs? Art you plan to use in advertising, to sell?  Unless an artist chooses to get a commission of sales, which most don’t cause that’s more hassle than it can sometimes be worth, you’re looking at a flat rate to cover time, effort, skill and the fact that you’re going to flit off with it and make money.

These things cost money, kids.

Speaking of costs, Beth is giving this to you guys, GIVING IT, for … 14.99.
I just. I don’t even.
I DON’T EVEN.

All of that, for less than 20 bucks.

I don’t care if you don’t like Sci-fi. I don’t care if you don’t like dream stories. I don’t care if you haven’t read her AtU series. I don’t care if you did read it and didn’t like it (to which I will say, this is a different book, therefore it stands to reason you could have a different opinion than you did of her others). I don’t care if you don’t like FREE art or FREE stories or FREE articles or FREE maps or FREE complimentary story content. Don’t care if you have zero interest in buying this book.

You should still share the link.

Because I haven’t seen such a display of love for fans, love for a story and love for the craft as this one in, ever.

This is amazing and Beth is amazing and that is all.

<3

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Yesterday I decided that I was&#8230;exhausted from writing Book 2 and I really needed a break. Having rewritten it almost three times now, it&#8217;s just&#8230;like trying to grind my teeth getting through this final part though I am SO FREAKING CLOSE TO FINISHING IT!!! AHHHH!!!
Thus, I started working on the paper-bag oil paintings for Supanova pop-culture convention in November. I have 20 to do so I figured&#8230;I should start now, considering I need to also do a number of plushies. I&#8217;m really hoping the convention goes well. I had so hoped to have Book 2 out, but alas, rewriting it 3 times&#8230;well&#8230;let&#8217;s just say I&#8217;ve done it quicker than the 10 years it took to write Book 1 ^^;
At least there is the illustrated hardcover&#8230;maybe people will like that?
I donno. It&#8217;s been really disheartening of late, believing you have a good story but being unable to bring it to life in the eyes of others. I am constantly trying to figure out ways to better what I do&#8230;I always will be :D Onward folks! Onward! 
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Yesterday I decided that I was&#8230;exhausted from writing Book 2 and I really needed a break. Having rewritten it almost three times now, it&#8217;s just&#8230;like trying to grind my teeth getting through this final part though I am SO FREAKING CLOSE TO FINISHING IT!!! AHHHH!!!
Thus, I started working on the paper-bag oil paintings for Supanova pop-culture convention in November. I have 20 to do so I figured&#8230;I should start now, considering I need to also do a number of plushies. I&#8217;m really hoping the convention goes well. I had so hoped to have Book 2 out, but alas, rewriting it 3 times&#8230;well&#8230;let&#8217;s just say I&#8217;ve done it quicker than the 10 years it took to write Book 1 ^^;
At least there is the illustrated hardcover&#8230;maybe people will like that?
I donno. It&#8217;s been really disheartening of late, believing you have a good story but being unable to bring it to life in the eyes of others. I am constantly trying to figure out ways to better what I do&#8230;I always will be :D Onward folks! Onward! 
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Yesterday I decided that I was&#8230;exhausted from writing Book 2 and I really needed a break. Having rewritten it almost three times now, it&#8217;s just&#8230;like trying to grind my teeth getting through this final part though I am SO FREAKING CLOSE TO FINISHING IT!!! AHHHH!!!
Thus, I started working on the paper-bag oil paintings for Supanova pop-culture convention in November. I have 20 to do so I figured&#8230;I should start now, considering I need to also do a number of plushies. I&#8217;m really hoping the convention goes well. I had so hoped to have Book 2 out, but alas, rewriting it 3 times&#8230;well&#8230;let&#8217;s just say I&#8217;ve done it quicker than the 10 years it took to write Book 1 ^^;
At least there is the illustrated hardcover&#8230;maybe people will like that?
I donno. It&#8217;s been really disheartening of late, believing you have a good story but being unable to bring it to life in the eyes of others. I am constantly trying to figure out ways to better what I do&#8230;I always will be :D Onward folks! Onward! 
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Yesterday I decided that I was…exhausted from writing Book 2 and I really needed a break. Having rewritten it almost three times now, it’s just…like trying to grind my teeth getting through this final part though I am SO FREAKING CLOSE TO FINISHING IT!!! AHHHH!!!

Thus, I started working on the paper-bag oil paintings for Supanova pop-culture convention in November. I have 20 to do so I figured…I should start now, considering I need to also do a number of plushies. I’m really hoping the convention goes well. I had so hoped to have Book 2 out, but alas, rewriting it 3 times…well…let’s just say I’ve done it quicker than the 10 years it took to write Book 1 ^^;

At least there is the illustrated hardcover…maybe people will like that?

I donno. It’s been really disheartening of late, believing you have a good story but being unable to bring it to life in the eyes of others. I am constantly trying to figure out ways to better what I do…I always will be :D 

Onward folks! Onward! 

lostonthestreetsoflondon:

Brighton: Take Two - The Show Must Go On
Today was another very amazing day in the lovely town of Brighton. Though we didn’t plan it, the entire day ended up being a combination of things to do with show and theatre, in many many different forms.
We started the day optimistically, hoping for better weather in which to explore the city centre a little more. We had walked past a lovely Indian looking building last night, which we wanted a closer look at, and this is what kept us more than occupied most of the morning. The building, it turns out, is the only royal palace no longer owned by the royal family or British state in the entire UK - it is called the Royal Pavilion, and was bought by the town council somewhere in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century.
It is a wonderfully lavish sort of pleasure palace in a semi Indian style built for the prince regent of England of the regency period (gosh wonder why it’s called that) - later king George the 4th (now lets hope I got that number right). He visited Brighton a lot and had the place built as a sort of summerhouse type thing. The interior is… like walking into another world. The theme of the place is exoticism and illusion, and it has a sort of Chinese feel to it. The halls and ballrooms are grand and many, and even the servant corridors are decorated with Dutch tiles, completely different from the rest of the house but lovely. I took a picture of the outside, which is up in my little gallery, but sadly I wasn’t allowed to make pictures inside.
It was a lovely tour, I really had no clue that the rulers of England of this age ALSO had such interesting stories, but they really do. And some sad ones too. Apparently, George (honestly why are they all called George, Richard, Edward or Henry?&#160;?? Didn’t these people’s parents want to at least know their brothers from their cousins from their kids?) was in love with this girl of a different religion and wasn’t allowed to marry her but did it anyway in secret and they sort of lived in Brighton. However, he was eventually forced to marry a princess and then proceeded to be a jerk to the poor girl (though she wasn’t nice to him either).
In any case, the place is set up to dazzle, and make people believe they are in another place. And believe me - it does. What I also love is that some of the first legal gay marriages in the UK were apparently held in the pavilion :)
What was less fun is that when we went outside… It had started raining again :( however, we decided to brave the weather and explore, and wandered through the lanes of Brighton a little more, after which we ended up at the pier near that water (pictures above). This seemed to me like something you only ever see in movies, a pier with a permanent funfair… but apparently it’s an actual thing. The second thing today then, that has to do with entertainment. It was lovely walking onto the pier and having a look at the little shops, the people, and the rides. I think, if the weather is good, it must be a really fun place to be.
But though both of these things were really fun, our evening was also fantastic (I honestly feel like today could have been three days) - because of the rain we went to see if there was anything fun at the theatre, and as it turned out it was the opening night of the musical “Annie Get Your Gun”. By some strange stroke of luck there were still a few tickets, and we got some pretty okay seats to boot! So after pizza in a strange little restaurant with a cranky waiter, we settled in our chairs and attempted to ignore the rather tall person in the seat in front of us… ;)
I’d never seen the thing before, I only really knew the song “anything you can do”, but I was decidedly curious. It was great. It’s a very endearing story of a girl (Annie), who turns out to be a really good sharpshooter and starts working for a touring circus after beating their top act in a shooting contest, falls in love with the man (Frank Butler), and then proceeds to fight with him for most of the story. It was fun seeing her progress throughout the story, she grows so much. The songs were good, the dialogue funny and the costumes were amazing to look at. Also - most importantly - the cast was superb. I utterly adored the woman who played Annie, her spirit is great, her acting amazing and her voice is just this powerhouse, and the rest of the cast was also really good.
Now, let me stop my raving and get in bed.
signing off, the Wandering Archaeologist

I so loving hearing about your adventures! This is marvelous! It it wonderful to know you are having a good time thus far, though I am sorry about the rain. It all sounds so beautiful though, and how lovely that there were tickets still free for the musical ^^ I truly hope that you continue to enjoy your time away :) *hugs* 
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lostonthestreetsoflondon:

Brighton: Take Two - The Show Must Go On
Today was another very amazing day in the lovely town of Brighton. Though we didn’t plan it, the entire day ended up being a combination of things to do with show and theatre, in many many different forms.
We started the day optimistically, hoping for better weather in which to explore the city centre a little more. We had walked past a lovely Indian looking building last night, which we wanted a closer look at, and this is what kept us more than occupied most of the morning. The building, it turns out, is the only royal palace no longer owned by the royal family or British state in the entire UK - it is called the Royal Pavilion, and was bought by the town council somewhere in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century.
It is a wonderfully lavish sort of pleasure palace in a semi Indian style built for the prince regent of England of the regency period (gosh wonder why it’s called that) - later king George the 4th (now lets hope I got that number right). He visited Brighton a lot and had the place built as a sort of summerhouse type thing. The interior is… like walking into another world. The theme of the place is exoticism and illusion, and it has a sort of Chinese feel to it. The halls and ballrooms are grand and many, and even the servant corridors are decorated with Dutch tiles, completely different from the rest of the house but lovely. I took a picture of the outside, which is up in my little gallery, but sadly I wasn’t allowed to make pictures inside.
It was a lovely tour, I really had no clue that the rulers of England of this age ALSO had such interesting stories, but they really do. And some sad ones too. Apparently, George (honestly why are they all called George, Richard, Edward or Henry?&#160;?? Didn’t these people’s parents want to at least know their brothers from their cousins from their kids?) was in love with this girl of a different religion and wasn’t allowed to marry her but did it anyway in secret and they sort of lived in Brighton. However, he was eventually forced to marry a princess and then proceeded to be a jerk to the poor girl (though she wasn’t nice to him either).
In any case, the place is set up to dazzle, and make people believe they are in another place. And believe me - it does. What I also love is that some of the first legal gay marriages in the UK were apparently held in the pavilion :)
What was less fun is that when we went outside… It had started raining again :( however, we decided to brave the weather and explore, and wandered through the lanes of Brighton a little more, after which we ended up at the pier near that water (pictures above). This seemed to me like something you only ever see in movies, a pier with a permanent funfair… but apparently it’s an actual thing. The second thing today then, that has to do with entertainment. It was lovely walking onto the pier and having a look at the little shops, the people, and the rides. I think, if the weather is good, it must be a really fun place to be.
But though both of these things were really fun, our evening was also fantastic (I honestly feel like today could have been three days) - because of the rain we went to see if there was anything fun at the theatre, and as it turned out it was the opening night of the musical “Annie Get Your Gun”. By some strange stroke of luck there were still a few tickets, and we got some pretty okay seats to boot! So after pizza in a strange little restaurant with a cranky waiter, we settled in our chairs and attempted to ignore the rather tall person in the seat in front of us… ;)
I’d never seen the thing before, I only really knew the song “anything you can do”, but I was decidedly curious. It was great. It’s a very endearing story of a girl (Annie), who turns out to be a really good sharpshooter and starts working for a touring circus after beating their top act in a shooting contest, falls in love with the man (Frank Butler), and then proceeds to fight with him for most of the story. It was fun seeing her progress throughout the story, she grows so much. The songs were good, the dialogue funny and the costumes were amazing to look at. Also - most importantly - the cast was superb. I utterly adored the woman who played Annie, her spirit is great, her acting amazing and her voice is just this powerhouse, and the rest of the cast was also really good.
Now, let me stop my raving and get in bed.
signing off, the Wandering Archaeologist

I so loving hearing about your adventures! This is marvelous! It it wonderful to know you are having a good time thus far, though I am sorry about the rain. It all sounds so beautiful though, and how lovely that there were tickets still free for the musical ^^ I truly hope that you continue to enjoy your time away :) *hugs* 
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lostonthestreetsoflondon:

Brighton: Take Two - The Show Must Go On
Today was another very amazing day in the lovely town of Brighton. Though we didn’t plan it, the entire day ended up being a combination of things to do with show and theatre, in many many different forms.
We started the day optimistically, hoping for better weather in which to explore the city centre a little more. We had walked past a lovely Indian looking building last night, which we wanted a closer look at, and this is what kept us more than occupied most of the morning. The building, it turns out, is the only royal palace no longer owned by the royal family or British state in the entire UK - it is called the Royal Pavilion, and was bought by the town council somewhere in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century.
It is a wonderfully lavish sort of pleasure palace in a semi Indian style built for the prince regent of England of the regency period (gosh wonder why it’s called that) - later king George the 4th (now lets hope I got that number right). He visited Brighton a lot and had the place built as a sort of summerhouse type thing. The interior is… like walking into another world. The theme of the place is exoticism and illusion, and it has a sort of Chinese feel to it. The halls and ballrooms are grand and many, and even the servant corridors are decorated with Dutch tiles, completely different from the rest of the house but lovely. I took a picture of the outside, which is up in my little gallery, but sadly I wasn’t allowed to make pictures inside.
It was a lovely tour, I really had no clue that the rulers of England of this age ALSO had such interesting stories, but they really do. And some sad ones too. Apparently, George (honestly why are they all called George, Richard, Edward or Henry?&#160;?? Didn’t these people’s parents want to at least know their brothers from their cousins from their kids?) was in love with this girl of a different religion and wasn’t allowed to marry her but did it anyway in secret and they sort of lived in Brighton. However, he was eventually forced to marry a princess and then proceeded to be a jerk to the poor girl (though she wasn’t nice to him either).
In any case, the place is set up to dazzle, and make people believe they are in another place. And believe me - it does. What I also love is that some of the first legal gay marriages in the UK were apparently held in the pavilion :)
What was less fun is that when we went outside… It had started raining again :( however, we decided to brave the weather and explore, and wandered through the lanes of Brighton a little more, after which we ended up at the pier near that water (pictures above). This seemed to me like something you only ever see in movies, a pier with a permanent funfair… but apparently it’s an actual thing. The second thing today then, that has to do with entertainment. It was lovely walking onto the pier and having a look at the little shops, the people, and the rides. I think, if the weather is good, it must be a really fun place to be.
But though both of these things were really fun, our evening was also fantastic (I honestly feel like today could have been three days) - because of the rain we went to see if there was anything fun at the theatre, and as it turned out it was the opening night of the musical “Annie Get Your Gun”. By some strange stroke of luck there were still a few tickets, and we got some pretty okay seats to boot! So after pizza in a strange little restaurant with a cranky waiter, we settled in our chairs and attempted to ignore the rather tall person in the seat in front of us… ;)
I’d never seen the thing before, I only really knew the song “anything you can do”, but I was decidedly curious. It was great. It’s a very endearing story of a girl (Annie), who turns out to be a really good sharpshooter and starts working for a touring circus after beating their top act in a shooting contest, falls in love with the man (Frank Butler), and then proceeds to fight with him for most of the story. It was fun seeing her progress throughout the story, she grows so much. The songs were good, the dialogue funny and the costumes were amazing to look at. Also - most importantly - the cast was superb. I utterly adored the woman who played Annie, her spirit is great, her acting amazing and her voice is just this powerhouse, and the rest of the cast was also really good.
Now, let me stop my raving and get in bed.
signing off, the Wandering Archaeologist

I so loving hearing about your adventures! This is marvelous! It it wonderful to know you are having a good time thus far, though I am sorry about the rain. It all sounds so beautiful though, and how lovely that there were tickets still free for the musical ^^ I truly hope that you continue to enjoy your time away :) *hugs* 
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lostonthestreetsoflondon:

Brighton: Take Two - The Show Must Go On
Today was another very amazing day in the lovely town of Brighton. Though we didn’t plan it, the entire day ended up being a combination of things to do with show and theatre, in many many different forms.
We started the day optimistically, hoping for better weather in which to explore the city centre a little more. We had walked past a lovely Indian looking building last night, which we wanted a closer look at, and this is what kept us more than occupied most of the morning. The building, it turns out, is the only royal palace no longer owned by the royal family or British state in the entire UK - it is called the Royal Pavilion, and was bought by the town council somewhere in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century.
It is a wonderfully lavish sort of pleasure palace in a semi Indian style built for the prince regent of England of the regency period (gosh wonder why it’s called that) - later king George the 4th (now lets hope I got that number right). He visited Brighton a lot and had the place built as a sort of summerhouse type thing. The interior is… like walking into another world. The theme of the place is exoticism and illusion, and it has a sort of Chinese feel to it. The halls and ballrooms are grand and many, and even the servant corridors are decorated with Dutch tiles, completely different from the rest of the house but lovely. I took a picture of the outside, which is up in my little gallery, but sadly I wasn’t allowed to make pictures inside.
It was a lovely tour, I really had no clue that the rulers of England of this age ALSO had such interesting stories, but they really do. And some sad ones too. Apparently, George (honestly why are they all called George, Richard, Edward or Henry?&#160;?? Didn’t these people’s parents want to at least know their brothers from their cousins from their kids?) was in love with this girl of a different religion and wasn’t allowed to marry her but did it anyway in secret and they sort of lived in Brighton. However, he was eventually forced to marry a princess and then proceeded to be a jerk to the poor girl (though she wasn’t nice to him either).
In any case, the place is set up to dazzle, and make people believe they are in another place. And believe me - it does. What I also love is that some of the first legal gay marriages in the UK were apparently held in the pavilion :)
What was less fun is that when we went outside… It had started raining again :( however, we decided to brave the weather and explore, and wandered through the lanes of Brighton a little more, after which we ended up at the pier near that water (pictures above). This seemed to me like something you only ever see in movies, a pier with a permanent funfair… but apparently it’s an actual thing. The second thing today then, that has to do with entertainment. It was lovely walking onto the pier and having a look at the little shops, the people, and the rides. I think, if the weather is good, it must be a really fun place to be.
But though both of these things were really fun, our evening was also fantastic (I honestly feel like today could have been three days) - because of the rain we went to see if there was anything fun at the theatre, and as it turned out it was the opening night of the musical “Annie Get Your Gun”. By some strange stroke of luck there were still a few tickets, and we got some pretty okay seats to boot! So after pizza in a strange little restaurant with a cranky waiter, we settled in our chairs and attempted to ignore the rather tall person in the seat in front of us… ;)
I’d never seen the thing before, I only really knew the song “anything you can do”, but I was decidedly curious. It was great. It’s a very endearing story of a girl (Annie), who turns out to be a really good sharpshooter and starts working for a touring circus after beating their top act in a shooting contest, falls in love with the man (Frank Butler), and then proceeds to fight with him for most of the story. It was fun seeing her progress throughout the story, she grows so much. The songs were good, the dialogue funny and the costumes were amazing to look at. Also - most importantly - the cast was superb. I utterly adored the woman who played Annie, her spirit is great, her acting amazing and her voice is just this powerhouse, and the rest of the cast was also really good.
Now, let me stop my raving and get in bed.
signing off, the Wandering Archaeologist

I so loving hearing about your adventures! This is marvelous! It it wonderful to know you are having a good time thus far, though I am sorry about the rain. It all sounds so beautiful though, and how lovely that there were tickets still free for the musical ^^ I truly hope that you continue to enjoy your time away :) *hugs* 
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lostonthestreetsoflondon:

Brighton: Take Two - The Show Must Go On
Today was another very amazing day in the lovely town of Brighton. Though we didn’t plan it, the entire day ended up being a combination of things to do with show and theatre, in many many different forms.
We started the day optimistically, hoping for better weather in which to explore the city centre a little more. We had walked past a lovely Indian looking building last night, which we wanted a closer look at, and this is what kept us more than occupied most of the morning. The building, it turns out, is the only royal palace no longer owned by the royal family or British state in the entire UK - it is called the Royal Pavilion, and was bought by the town council somewhere in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century.
It is a wonderfully lavish sort of pleasure palace in a semi Indian style built for the prince regent of England of the regency period (gosh wonder why it’s called that) - later king George the 4th (now lets hope I got that number right). He visited Brighton a lot and had the place built as a sort of summerhouse type thing. The interior is… like walking into another world. The theme of the place is exoticism and illusion, and it has a sort of Chinese feel to it. The halls and ballrooms are grand and many, and even the servant corridors are decorated with Dutch tiles, completely different from the rest of the house but lovely. I took a picture of the outside, which is up in my little gallery, but sadly I wasn’t allowed to make pictures inside.
It was a lovely tour, I really had no clue that the rulers of England of this age ALSO had such interesting stories, but they really do. And some sad ones too. Apparently, George (honestly why are they all called George, Richard, Edward or Henry?&#160;?? Didn’t these people’s parents want to at least know their brothers from their cousins from their kids?) was in love with this girl of a different religion and wasn’t allowed to marry her but did it anyway in secret and they sort of lived in Brighton. However, he was eventually forced to marry a princess and then proceeded to be a jerk to the poor girl (though she wasn’t nice to him either).
In any case, the place is set up to dazzle, and make people believe they are in another place. And believe me - it does. What I also love is that some of the first legal gay marriages in the UK were apparently held in the pavilion :)
What was less fun is that when we went outside… It had started raining again :( however, we decided to brave the weather and explore, and wandered through the lanes of Brighton a little more, after which we ended up at the pier near that water (pictures above). This seemed to me like something you only ever see in movies, a pier with a permanent funfair… but apparently it’s an actual thing. The second thing today then, that has to do with entertainment. It was lovely walking onto the pier and having a look at the little shops, the people, and the rides. I think, if the weather is good, it must be a really fun place to be.
But though both of these things were really fun, our evening was also fantastic (I honestly feel like today could have been three days) - because of the rain we went to see if there was anything fun at the theatre, and as it turned out it was the opening night of the musical “Annie Get Your Gun”. By some strange stroke of luck there were still a few tickets, and we got some pretty okay seats to boot! So after pizza in a strange little restaurant with a cranky waiter, we settled in our chairs and attempted to ignore the rather tall person in the seat in front of us… ;)
I’d never seen the thing before, I only really knew the song “anything you can do”, but I was decidedly curious. It was great. It’s a very endearing story of a girl (Annie), who turns out to be a really good sharpshooter and starts working for a touring circus after beating their top act in a shooting contest, falls in love with the man (Frank Butler), and then proceeds to fight with him for most of the story. It was fun seeing her progress throughout the story, she grows so much. The songs were good, the dialogue funny and the costumes were amazing to look at. Also - most importantly - the cast was superb. I utterly adored the woman who played Annie, her spirit is great, her acting amazing and her voice is just this powerhouse, and the rest of the cast was also really good.
Now, let me stop my raving and get in bed.
signing off, the Wandering Archaeologist

I so loving hearing about your adventures! This is marvelous! It it wonderful to know you are having a good time thus far, though I am sorry about the rain. It all sounds so beautiful though, and how lovely that there were tickets still free for the musical ^^ I truly hope that you continue to enjoy your time away :) *hugs* 
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lostonthestreetsoflondon:

Brighton: Take Two - The Show Must Go On
Today was another very amazing day in the lovely town of Brighton. Though we didn’t plan it, the entire day ended up being a combination of things to do with show and theatre, in many many different forms.
We started the day optimistically, hoping for better weather in which to explore the city centre a little more. We had walked past a lovely Indian looking building last night, which we wanted a closer look at, and this is what kept us more than occupied most of the morning. The building, it turns out, is the only royal palace no longer owned by the royal family or British state in the entire UK - it is called the Royal Pavilion, and was bought by the town council somewhere in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century.
It is a wonderfully lavish sort of pleasure palace in a semi Indian style built for the prince regent of England of the regency period (gosh wonder why it’s called that) - later king George the 4th (now lets hope I got that number right). He visited Brighton a lot and had the place built as a sort of summerhouse type thing. The interior is… like walking into another world. The theme of the place is exoticism and illusion, and it has a sort of Chinese feel to it. The halls and ballrooms are grand and many, and even the servant corridors are decorated with Dutch tiles, completely different from the rest of the house but lovely. I took a picture of the outside, which is up in my little gallery, but sadly I wasn’t allowed to make pictures inside.
It was a lovely tour, I really had no clue that the rulers of England of this age ALSO had such interesting stories, but they really do. And some sad ones too. Apparently, George (honestly why are they all called George, Richard, Edward or Henry?&#160;?? Didn’t these people’s parents want to at least know their brothers from their cousins from their kids?) was in love with this girl of a different religion and wasn’t allowed to marry her but did it anyway in secret and they sort of lived in Brighton. However, he was eventually forced to marry a princess and then proceeded to be a jerk to the poor girl (though she wasn’t nice to him either).
In any case, the place is set up to dazzle, and make people believe they are in another place. And believe me - it does. What I also love is that some of the first legal gay marriages in the UK were apparently held in the pavilion :)
What was less fun is that when we went outside… It had started raining again :( however, we decided to brave the weather and explore, and wandered through the lanes of Brighton a little more, after which we ended up at the pier near that water (pictures above). This seemed to me like something you only ever see in movies, a pier with a permanent funfair… but apparently it’s an actual thing. The second thing today then, that has to do with entertainment. It was lovely walking onto the pier and having a look at the little shops, the people, and the rides. I think, if the weather is good, it must be a really fun place to be.
But though both of these things were really fun, our evening was also fantastic (I honestly feel like today could have been three days) - because of the rain we went to see if there was anything fun at the theatre, and as it turned out it was the opening night of the musical “Annie Get Your Gun”. By some strange stroke of luck there were still a few tickets, and we got some pretty okay seats to boot! So after pizza in a strange little restaurant with a cranky waiter, we settled in our chairs and attempted to ignore the rather tall person in the seat in front of us… ;)
I’d never seen the thing before, I only really knew the song “anything you can do”, but I was decidedly curious. It was great. It’s a very endearing story of a girl (Annie), who turns out to be a really good sharpshooter and starts working for a touring circus after beating their top act in a shooting contest, falls in love with the man (Frank Butler), and then proceeds to fight with him for most of the story. It was fun seeing her progress throughout the story, she grows so much. The songs were good, the dialogue funny and the costumes were amazing to look at. Also - most importantly - the cast was superb. I utterly adored the woman who played Annie, her spirit is great, her acting amazing and her voice is just this powerhouse, and the rest of the cast was also really good.
Now, let me stop my raving and get in bed.
signing off, the Wandering Archaeologist

I so loving hearing about your adventures! This is marvelous! It it wonderful to know you are having a good time thus far, though I am sorry about the rain. It all sounds so beautiful though, and how lovely that there were tickets still free for the musical ^^ I truly hope that you continue to enjoy your time away :) *hugs* 
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Brighton: Take Two - The Show Must Go On

Today was another very amazing day in the lovely town of Brighton. Though we didn’t plan it, the entire day ended up being a combination of things to do with show and theatre, in many many different forms.

We started the day optimistically, hoping for better weather in which to explore the city centre a little more. We had walked past a lovely Indian looking building last night, which we wanted a closer look at, and this is what kept us more than occupied most of the morning. The building, it turns out, is the only royal palace no longer owned by the royal family or British state in the entire UK - it is called the Royal Pavilion, and was bought by the town council somewhere in the late nineteenth/early twentieth century.

It is a wonderfully lavish sort of pleasure palace in a semi Indian style built for the prince regent of England of the regency period (gosh wonder why it’s called that) - later king George the 4th (now lets hope I got that number right). He visited Brighton a lot and had the place built as a sort of summerhouse type thing. The interior is… like walking into another world. The theme of the place is exoticism and illusion, and it has a sort of Chinese feel to it. The halls and ballrooms are grand and many, and even the servant corridors are decorated with Dutch tiles, completely different from the rest of the house but lovely. I took a picture of the outside, which is up in my little gallery, but sadly I wasn’t allowed to make pictures inside.

It was a lovely tour, I really had no clue that the rulers of England of this age ALSO had such interesting stories, but they really do. And some sad ones too. Apparently, George (honestly why are they all called George, Richard, Edward or Henry? ?? Didn’t these people’s parents want to at least know their brothers from their cousins from their kids?) was in love with this girl of a different religion and wasn’t allowed to marry her but did it anyway in secret and they sort of lived in Brighton. However, he was eventually forced to marry a princess and then proceeded to be a jerk to the poor girl (though she wasn’t nice to him either).

In any case, the place is set up to dazzle, and make people believe they are in another place. And believe me - it does. What I also love is that some of the first legal gay marriages in the UK were apparently held in the pavilion :)

What was less fun is that when we went outside… It had started raining again :( however, we decided to brave the weather and explore, and wandered through the lanes of Brighton a little more, after which we ended up at the pier near that water (pictures above). This seemed to me like something you only ever see in movies, a pier with a permanent funfair… but apparently it’s an actual thing. The second thing today then, that has to do with entertainment. It was lovely walking onto the pier and having a look at the little shops, the people, and the rides. I think, if the weather is good, it must be a really fun place to be.

But though both of these things were really fun, our evening was also fantastic (I honestly feel like today could have been three days) - because of the rain we went to see if there was anything fun at the theatre, and as it turned out it was the opening night of the musical “Annie Get Your Gun”. By some strange stroke of luck there were still a few tickets, and we got some pretty okay seats to boot! So after pizza in a strange little restaurant with a cranky waiter, we settled in our chairs and attempted to ignore the rather tall person in the seat in front of us… ;)

I’d never seen the thing before, I only really knew the song “anything you can do”, but I was decidedly curious. It was great. It’s a very endearing story of a girl (Annie), who turns out to be a really good sharpshooter and starts working for a touring circus after beating their top act in a shooting contest, falls in love with the man (Frank Butler), and then proceeds to fight with him for most of the story. It was fun seeing her progress throughout the story, she grows so much. The songs were good, the dialogue funny and the costumes were amazing to look at. Also - most importantly - the cast was superb. I utterly adored the woman who played Annie, her spirit is great, her acting amazing and her voice is just this powerhouse, and the rest of the cast was also really good.

Now, let me stop my raving and get in bed.

signing off,
the Wandering Archaeologist

I so loving hearing about your adventures! This is marvelous! 
It it wonderful to know you are having a good time thus far, though I am sorry about the rain. It all sounds so beautiful though, and how lovely that there were tickets still free for the musical ^^ 
I truly hope that you continue to enjoy your time away :) *hugs* 

Since I’d been so busy preparing for my little sister’s Bridal Party I hadn’t had much time to do anything else — yesterday was a day of rest after the party so I let myself draw! Yay! 

It felt like a good day to do some redesigning. Some characters I’m sad aren’t in Book 2, but they deserve so much more development that having them in Book 3 will give.