[Plotting About] A September writing update on Weaver


Site News:

Yes, this site and RKB Studios has been a yo-yo as of late hence this post being a day late but hopefully Site 5 has fixed the problem.

Weaver News:

I’ve been posting chapters on Wattpad and plan to continue it until the end.

I feel I may be jettisoning some chapters to get the story back on track.

I’m planning out the last chapters hence the jettisoning because some of it doesn’t feel right.

The Where Weavers Daire K BAR count:

Currently, I’ve taken a break from writing to focus on the Weaver bible and a comic book adaptation.

The bible is coming along well and I’ve got about fifty pages of the comic book adaptation. Fifty pages equals to the end of chapter two.

The general idea being finish the manuscript, get a submission packet together and submit to comic companies.

If they all say no then my plan is to start a Patreon so the artist can be paid and consider what format to publish the comic. B+W instantly comes to mind because color is expensive and I enjoy black and white more than color.

Collected Curios creator, Phillip Jackson, has had some success printing Little Victory through Indy Planet/Little Lulu so that’s one option, the other may be a web comic.

The general idea is not to spend money on books and have them left over in a box like we did with Totems.

The good news is Weaver isn’t an anthropomorphic book with adult overtones masquerading as a funny book so that hurtle doesn’t need to be jumped over.

The hurtle is: how to get something out there and get the people working on it paid.

I’m mostly a web comic reader right now and while the webcomic format saves on printing a physical book, the fact we have nothing to sell at convention is something of a rub.

The good news is, we’re not buying space at conventions to sell something.

NaNoWrimo News:

It’s in a month and I haven’t a clue what I’m writing about.

One of these NaNoWrimos I’ll actually plan it out.

I think I may plan it out the first half of November and write the 50k the second half, maybe…

Other News:

Read Bennett North’s adventure at the Writing Excuses Writer’s Retreat Cruise she went on.

The podcast is one I highly recommend and the cruise sounds fun too!


[Movie Review] Jurassic Park’s World


Jurassic Park has a special place in my heart.

It was released on June 11, 1993. I had just graduated from High School and after a dinner at either a TGI Fridays or Applebees to celebrate with the parents myself and several friends went to go see the midnight showing. Having not read the book it was based on it was jaw dropping and fun.

Now, two sequels later, the Jurassic Park franchise has gotten the dust blown off it with a new movie, aptly titled: Jurassic World.


Shot on the same locations as the first movie and using a heap ton more CGI, John Hammond’s dream has come true. Jurassic World exists, the tourists have been flocking to the island and so far nothing has gone wrong, even if there are several warning signs bubbling under the surface.

The movie, like it’s predecessor brings up chaos theory and how man is now wielding science to make money to pay for all this. Michael Creighton certainly had an ongoing theme of chaos from Westworld to Jurassic Park and Jurassic World doesn’t disappoint when the shit does hit the fan even if the characters aren’t as well written as the originals. Less quotable dialogue too.

The only returning cast member from Jurassic Park is BD Wong who has pushed the limits of cloning and genetic testing to create a new dinosaur from different animals, the Indominus Rex. People wanted more and people who have different plans for dinosaurs have plans for Indominus Rex, the military applications and such. If this sounds like something Weyland Yutani would do, you’re not too far off the mark. Thankfully the brief Aliens homage is brief.

The cast’s varying age allows for the plot to split like the first movie, the adults deal with the behind the scenes while the kids gawk at the park. The kids, Gray and Zach played by Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson are sent to their park by their parents to be guests of their aunt, Claire played by Bryce Dallas Howard, she is running the park with the funding from Simon Masrani played by Irrfan Khan and his company. Owen Grady played by Chris Pratt is asked to advise on the new attraction. His training for on raptors has made him popular with both Masrani and the head of security, Hoskins played by Vincent D’Onofrio.

Until, as always, something goes wrong when man underestimates nature and it’s tourists on the menu when Hoskins tries to deal with the problem with firepower and just makes it worse. For a PG-13 movie the amount of deaths are implied but nothing is shown except for reaction shots of the humans or crunching noises.

Chris Pratt gave a fine performance, Bryce Dallas Howard was rather iconic in several scenes to almost being on the nose in several poses. She evolved quite well from bureaucrat to almost Ripley. I wouldn’t mind seeing her in the sequel having gone full Ripley. D’Onofrio didn’t chew scenery as much as I expected. Simpkins and Robinson were cute, I’d wished the writers would’ve given them a little more something to do during their pinball ride around the park. If you’re going to show the oldest attempting to flirt with the girls at least follow it up with them saving said girls. Sure it adds more people to remember and to put into danger but something different is nice every so often.

Like the first the movie, everything is introduced in the first act so there’re really no surprises. The CGI Raptors have advanced so much they practically should get billing. The action is top notch and could be followed easily even if the re-introduction to the T-Rex could’ve been tweaked a bit more in my not so humble opinion.

There are many people who will bring up the fact that why are people expecting a different outcome after the last three movies. And I’ll agree with them on that a bit, the whole island attraction going haywire goes back to Westworld in 1979 but people are still flocking to see it no matter how many people get eaten. How many times do we go back to the well before it’s dry?

Overall, it’s a fun movie that lives up to it’s predecessor and it should be seen on the big screen. I can’t comment on the 3-D, I saw in 2D.

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