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Surprise, surprise

Greetings, readers. I know, I said we weren’t going to have a blog entry until late August, but a few things have changed. I might be returning in late August to my former fast food job. Book sales are stagnant and much more income is needed. That is not a hint to buy my books, but …

I had a wonderful idea for a writing project until I realized I would be plagiarizing part of it. My story is based on the video game Ultimate Fishing Simulator. It was going to be about a group of people at Betty Lake in Colorado; the first level lake in the game. I was going to use said scenery from the game as my mind’s eye inspiration as I wrote. If I decided to put my characters in the game, that could turn out to be a plagiarism sticky wicket. As a lot of you know for movies or plays fictitious settings are usually chosen, unless it is based on a true story. This project is certainly not off the back burner, for Rebecca and I have already begun to develop some characters.

However, the project I am going to start this afternoon for sheer practice of course, is a complete Batman television show script circa 1966. I know this could only be posted on some fan fiction website, but it would be super practice for starting and completing a project. I own all three seasons of that series and have been binge watching them lately. I know all the characters, what they would say and what they wouldn’t say. I think I will chose the Penguin as my foe, who was so brilliantly portrayed by Burgess Meredith. This is a project that I could easily work on at camp on a rainy day or in the evening. I would love it so much that it wouldn’t feel like work to me. It is going to be tons of bat-fun.

Until next time, probably sooner than later, wish me luck on my project, take care, and remember, same bat-time

same bat-channel

and oh yes … happy reading.

The Sunday Chronicle: I’m thinking about changing blog days and Ultimate Fishing Simulator

Greetings, readers. I do most certainly enjoy dictating a blog entry via Dragon speech recognition program on Sundays, but it’s turning out that Sunday is the more hectic of the two weekend days. So, I’m debating on whether or not to dictate the blog on Saturday, and set it up to publish on Sunday, or dictate and publish on Saturday. Most of you are saying, “What’s the difference?” Well…, A lot. On Sunday after church, I like to kick off the shoes, watch YouTube, take a nap, and have a light supper. I’ve been finding that if I don’t dictate the blog by 3 PM or so, I have a hard time getting it done. Something tells me that I would not be a very good 9 to 5 office worker.

Doing the weekend blog does afford me the opportunity to work on my editing skills, as well as trying to use words that I almost never do. Yes, I had my favorites, such as, plethora and of course, my famous ellipse. All in all though, my vocabulary is far below par with most writers. I’ve been calling myself a writer for years. It’s time I start proving it.

Before I move on to the introductory review of Ultimate Fishing Simulator, I wish to tell you about the gloriously warm and sunny weather Central Pennsylvania has been enjoying. It’s almost been too hot. I believe the hottest day was 89° F. That’s about right at the cut-off point where I start to say, “It’s too damned hot.” I’ve said many times that if I had a weather machine, I would have sunny days in the upper 70s or 80s, a light rain at night with temperatures in the 50s, and just for ambience, cold and snow during the month of December for Christmas. That’s right…, Cold only in December. 😉

Now, on to gaming. I was trying to find a fishing game on Steam, which you could play with or without an Internet connection. Fishing Planet is a wonderful game, but I won’t be able to play it at camp, for there is no Internet in the cabins. Dave suggested looking for another fishing game which was on sale. Wouldn’t you know, the summer sale was going on and I found one. I got the base game, and what they call bundles, for half off. Score! 😊

I watched YouTube videos on Ultimate Fishing Simulator, and the presenter was saying how easy it was to catch fish. Yeah…, sure. This morning, after numerous times of trying, I finally caught my first fish. I’m slowly getting the hang of it, and I’m loving it. With the bundles, I have more lakes to unlock, more rods, baits, etc. I can’t put the graphics on the highest, because my computer just won’t run the game quite smoothly enough. The game’s major advantage is that you can use it with or without an Internet connection. After I have spent several weeks seeing what all this game has to offer, I shall give you my final review.

Until Wednesday, when Rebecca returns, I bid you a wonderful rest of the day, love one another, take care, and happy reading.