Okay – I loved this book, it checked all the right boxes with me. I had to take one star off because of the really boring stories in there, but I kept 4 because of the absolutely AMAZING stories in there. This is a case of where the good stories are so good that you don’t really mind the boring ones (even if the contrast is massive), and since it’s the first time for me reading this author, I am absolutely thrilled! It’s been so long since I read something that genuinely unnerved me and/or surprised me. I will most definitly keep an eye on the author for future releases.
I do like it – but honestly I’d say this belongs on nosleep, not as a book you’re charging money for. It’s clear that the beginning is written in a classic creepypasta style, and then halfways it twists and becomes a jumbled sci-fi novel. It loses ALL credibility and ergo also all the readers goodwill. I simply cannot understand the choice of taking the story in that direction. Honestly it would have worked if it had just ended like it seemed like it would (sort of at the halfway mark). It’s like when nosleep authors write a second part for a popular story on the site.. please don’t.
I am in the middle of a whirlwind of real life stuff, some personal relationship things, but also a complete redefining of myself as a person – but also struggling to find my creative outlet. These last months I have been trying to launch my etsy shop, which has not gone super well (understatement of the year – cause actually it has only been a expense to me). But I have earned a little making shawls on commissions, though I know I should charge more for these things, cause actually I think I make like maybe 10 quid, the rest is to cover yarn and postage.
I have some plot points lying about, I struggled with the deep space story, so I don’t know man… tried with shorter things on reddit – that didn’t go super well either, even if one of them actually got narrated on youtube by someone. I want to write something good, and well plots are like fine wine, they need time, I do collect ideas and stuff when I watch my gazillion documentaries while crocheting, so I think I might be able to piece something together eventually. =) When I do, you will be the first to know. I am however returning more and more to my first lazy draft of a thing called ‘spinner’, but I think ima use it in a different context.
I did plan on making more vlogs in the future, but first of all I need the space to do it, which I just don’t these days. But what I CAN get better at is blogging.
You are always welcome to come find me on either tumblr, twitter or facebook – I suck at updating either, so there’s that.