Fangirl Freakouts: Adventures at ClexaCon

Hi Internet People,

A new blog post is back! I am back and rested up after my trip to ClexaCon. I share a bunch of details in this new and kind of long Fangirl Freakouts.

Find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I write for The Nerdy Girl Express and run their Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine

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Family Time and Chilling Out

Hi Internet People,

My sister just got home for spring break this weekend and we are doing some chilling out. We went out to brunch yesterday, okay sort of breakfast, but my family always eats late on the weekends. We kind of sleep in, I don’t think I’ve ever gone to bed early unless I was sick or genuinely exhausted beyond the ability to function.

Besides going out for food my mom and sister had haircuts scheduled and because our hairdresser is awesome, she was able to squeeze me in. I decided to get my hair cut a lot shorter, not super short, but shorter than recently. I had really short hair for so long that even this haircut seems kind of long to me. I really like how it turned out and I’m pumped to show it off at ClexaCon.

The rest of this weekend is going to be a lot of chilling out and relaxing. We are planning some shopping, which I really need to do in order to get supplies for next week. The only major things beside that I have going on are some video filming and some writing prep. That and working out, but my sister is doing some stuff too so it all works out.

I hope you have a nice and chill rest of your day or at least some chill time coming up.

Find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I write for The Nerdy Girl Express and run their Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine

Witch House Planning

Hi Internet People,

This week I was going to reread all of Witch House, but that didn’t happen. Ever have one of those weeks where right at the end you just feel bone tired? Don’t get me wrong this week has been great. I had two amazing interviews, I’ve had some videos I really enjoyed filming go up, and I have a fun plan for a video I’m filming on Friday for My Kinda Recaps. Problem is I’m just so tired. I did though want to work on some more brainstorming. That’s the big part for me, I know I need to research script writing, but I also want to have a slightly better handle on my story idea before I do that. I’m actually considering writing it as a short story or something and then adapting that into a script.

In my Witch House work this week I read through bits and pieces of the original story again, which was really helpful in narrowing down one aspect of my idea. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to connect the story with the original or have it come after the original. That might sound confusing, but here’s what I mean. I could just adapt the original story or I could use that story as background, like a prologue for what I want to write. After reading some of the original again I definitely want to set it up as a continuation of the original. At the end of Lovecraft’s Witch House the actual house is destroyed, now if I move the plot into the present, which I was going to do anyway, I can have my main character be a woman who moves into a new home built on the site of the original. She can find out about Gilman’s experience and the trials of Keziah. I can definitely get that to work I think, especially since I want her to be a grad student studying history.

I have experience with doing that so I can blend some real life stuff into what the character does and I did study witch trials when I was an undergrad so it wouldn’t be a stretch to have her be researching the trial for her thesis, or at least something connected to the trial. In a new house she could live in any room, not just the attic, and still come in contact with Keziah, or at least the influence of the witch. While researching Keziah someone could mention Gilman and she could wind up researching him too, like a side project she doesn’t anticipate getting so involved in. Then the nightmares could arise out her research. See she could experience things Gilman did, but think it’s due to lack of sleep or spending too much time with the stuff. I’m actually really excited about figuring this out. I need to figure out more about my main character still, but I think that will be my project for next week. I know that I should want to stretch my writing muscles, but I have a very distinct feeling the character is going to wind up being a lot like me. Or at least have some pretty strong connections to me.

Let me know what you think!

You can find me on Twitter, @kleffnotesmy kleffnotes YouTube channel, I write for The Nerdy Girl Express and I run their Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine

Hey, It’s My Birthday

Hi Internet People,

I know that Fridays are supposed to be for working on writing webseries things, but I’ve been a bit busy mostly because Thanksgiving and my birthday are super close together. Today is actually my birthday, I’m writing this a bit early because my sister and I are going Black Friday shopping and I’m not exactly sure when I’ll be home. I also will probably fall asleep and wasn’t sure what I’d be doing for my birthday.

I also don’t really have that much to write. I had a pretty nice Thanksgiving, though I slept for a lot of it. I went to church with my family and then napped until dinner at 4:30. I did have fun with some people from work on Wednesday. We got to leave work a little early thanks to a call from the big wigs and we all went out for food at a local Mexican restaurant. I didn’t have to pay for anything because two of the people I was with said it was my birthday present. I also wound up with two margaritas. I was only going to drink one, but the person buying my drinks ordered me a second one.

After that I wound up going to see Moana with my sister and friend Bri. If you’ve been considering seeing it or even if you weren’t, it’s a good movie. Moana is a complex character and she insists multiple times that she isn’t a princess. There also isn’t a love story involved, Moana is a young girl trying to fulfill her destiny. The chicken is hilarious and even though I didn’t expect to I totally cried watching this movie. Not just once, I cried twice because some of the scenes are just so touching. Moana’s relationship with her grandmother is so wonderful.

Alright, well I’m going to celebrate my birthday and I hope that you have a really good day too. I’m thinking I’ll have some sort of cake and I need to figure out what exactly I’m going to get for dinner. I’m thinking something delicious and tasty.

You can find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I write for The Nerdy Girl Express and run their Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine

It’s Finally the Spookiest Month of the Year

Hi Internet People,

It’s finally my favorite time of the year! October is here and I am so happy to start getting spooky 24/7. I know I’m already a bit spooky, but this is the month where I can just be super scary all the time. I’m planning some scary movie live tweets and I’m going to try and do some articles and videos about some Halloween stuff.

I’d love your suggestions though. I know in the past I’ve done some costume stuff, would you like to see some more? Maybe some tutorials for how to get certain spooky looks. I’m not great at makeup, but I can totally fake it and smear makeup on my face for you lovely people. I’m thinking of making some tasty treats for my family and friends so I think I’ll have some recipes for you. I just have to get to baking.

I would also love some movie recommendations. I have a couple of favorites I’ll probably rewatch, but I could do with some brand new suggestions. One movie I haven’t ever seen all the way is Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the original and not the remake, and I really need to break down and watch it. If there are movies you think I should check out let me know.

That’s really it, I just wanted to do a quick little Halloween post to let you know what I’m thinking. You can find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I write for The Nerdy Girl Express and run their Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine

But Seriously, We Didn’t Think The Kid Was the Anti-Christ Why?

Hi Internet People,

I have mentioned previously that I’ve been watching Salem Season Two. I’m still loving Lucy Lawless, but I’m a touch confused by how no one thought the devil was in Baby John this entire time. Mary was apparently super blinded by maternal love, because that kid never acted okay ever. Even when they revealed he was messed up in demonic evil, it really wasn’t surprising.

Alright so he killed a dove because it reminded him of his mother, which is immediately a red flag. Your son should not kill something that he relates to you, that’s like how to avoid matricide 101. Then when Mary went into his locked room she found his bed completely full of dead crows. The birds were literally flinging themselves at his window to try and get to him. The appearance of tons of black birds anywhere near your child should be a tip off that maybe something is up. Then the fact that he collected all their corpses and piled them up in his bed just because seems a very clear sign that he is not alright.

What bothers me even more is that I am trying to figure out if he slept with those bird bodies and no one noticed. Tituba was the only person in seemingly constant contact with Baby John and I think she would pick up on the smell of dead birds surrounding the little kid. Was he just not sleeping and filling his bed with birds because he didn’t know what else to do with it? If he’s full of Satan’s power I suppose sleep wouldn’t be necessary, he’d be like a demonic Energizer Bunny I think. Who knows, I’ve never had a demonic child so I really don’t know what you do with them or how they act.

Find me on Twitter, @kleffnotes, on my kleffnotes YouTube channel, I write for The Nerdy Girl Express and I run their Snapchat, thenerdygirlexp, and I post recipes on the iZombie Support Group site.

Talk to ya tomorrow,

Katherine