Friday, November 29, 2013

Call for Beta Reads for a YA Horror MS

So, I have this friend, C.A (InkyFox), who writes reviews for The Surreal Grotesque. This spring, an agent became interested in her horror MS about mermaids and loner boys and viscera. She found beta readers who would read and critique her work in exchange for her doing the same on their work. She gave her feedback for their work...and they stopped responding to emails. She needs beta readers! You can find out about her, her manuscript, and contact her through her blog, YA Lit Reviews From a Librarian. You don't have to write an essay about the themes or anything. She just wants to know if people actually like reading her book. The supplied blurb is this:

"Tourist destination Star Harbor has picturesque waters, beaches, lighthouses, and residents. For moody teenager Brent, these things mean nothing. His crush rejected him publicly. His parents are divorcing and they fight over custody of the dog instead of him. They ignore him and obsess over ruining each other’s lives. Deciding to end it all he goes to a secluded beach of black rocks. He is about to throw himself in when a beautiful girl surfaces from the water. Her name is Nerin and she is half woman, half fish-a mermaid. Love binds them together and he swears to protect her. 

A mermaid’s duty is to punish unjust men, and she enlists Brent to help her locate deserving offenders. Believing that she intends to scare them, he gladly sends his school bullies to her.
But there is something else is amiss in Star Harbor. Men have been going missing, with their body parts and entrails washing ashore. Somewhere in this mess is Nerin, and Brent has to keep afloat before he is in too deep to save himself." 

Go take some suck out of her last few months and try to give her back some hope for humanity by helping her out. She'll reciprocate, so it's win-win.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

New Persona Games!

Atlus has revealed 4 new Persona games, and none of them are on the next-gen consoles. Keeping them on established consoles is awesome, since I'm not buying either new console until I see a decent variety of games I want to play released on them.

What we got so far is:

Persona 5

There isn't anything in this trailer regarding characters, only hints of a vague story idea. Still, I can't wait! It will be released on the PS3 in Japan in the winter of 2014.

Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth

It's a crossover between Persona 3 and 4, and it's being released for the Nintendo 3DS. I don't have one, but I'll pick one up for cheap when this is eventually released over here. This actually looks pretty cute, so I'm looking forward to this one. In Japan, the release date is set for June, 2014.

Persona 4 Dancing All Night

A rhythm dancing game starring the P4 characters. This is for the PsVita and honestly I have zero interest in it. It will be released in Japan in the autumn of 2014.

Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold

A sequel to the P4 Arena game. It's for the Ps3, which I like. But another Arena installment? I wonder why they don't just release DLC for the Arena game they already have. Arena is a decent game...but as is the way with fighting games, they'll milk it till they just can't any more. I have read that Adachi is making a return, and that's intriguing, at least. Release date for Japan set for summer 2014.

So, I'm basically only interested in Persona 5 and Persona Q. Regardless, this is huge news! I haven't been interested in any new games for a while. I miss this feeling!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What Does The Fox Say? *Spoilers!*

It says *yip*. Now get over it. I'm tired of teenagers asking what does the fox say. IT SAYS *yip*. Teens these days.

Just in case you don't know what I'm taking about, this song is a new passing craze. Strange as all hell, annoying as all hell.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Twin Peaks Heart Break

No, no, no. Hoe, get away from Agent Cooper.

This is Agent Cooper's...mistake. Not to be taken seriously.

Remember this lady? If Cooper can't be with me because he's a fictional character, than at least be with Audrey! She's awesome! And he's losing her to the pilot. 

Can't Windom Earle or any other homicidal resident of the town just murder her? She works at the Double R Diner-go get her!