@cleolinda: Using algebra to figure out characters' ages relative to each other over time based on how old when things happen. Stay in school, kids.
@cleolinda: I'm dealing with teenagers, so time is kind of sensitive. "Um. That would make her 10 years old. That's not going to work." MATH IS HARD.
@cleolinda: NUMBERS, HOW DO THEY WORK
@cleolinda: IT'S A MIRACLE http://twitpic.com/2mr3j6
@cleolinda: So apparently I am now writing a YA series that takes place over six years about a character who goes from 15 to 21.
@cleolinda: "He can't be 17 because she's 21 and THAT IS NOT GOOD. FFFFFFFFF--"
So this is what I've been working for a few weeks now--and today, specifically, working the numerical age needs of two teenage characters into a pre-existing fantasy storyline with its own timeline requirements. It's a brain vacation from Black Ribbon, and seems to have done me some good. Feeling kind of refreshed. No matter how much I work on this, though, I don't think there's any way I could finish it before the first Black Ribbon. So that's still a priority.
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The New Poster for Let Me In Debuts! ...eh. Also: A Trio of Clips from Let Me In. Which I will not be watching, because I actually want to see the movie.
'Priest' Trailer Blows Lid Off the Human-Vampire War of the Future.
The new trailer for Megamind.
The Full Trailer for Saw 3D.
The New Hansel and Gretel: Jeremy Renner and Noomi Rapace; Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters is Supposed to Be a Joke, Right?
'The Hunger Games' Director List Grows Longer.
Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls Gets a Title Makeover'; Eight exclusive, stunning posters featuring actresses from 'For Colored Girls.'
Naomi Novik says fanfic is part of literary history - and reveals what's next for Temeraire [Interview].
J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan Team for Series.
Did Tony Blair Plagiarize 'The Queen'?
And finally: Josh Brolin Is Not Proud Of 'Jonah Hex.' "Now that I don't have to promote it? . . . No."