Firstly, If you have/haven't noticed, I changed my domain name. It was because of info someone posted about being a professional, having a pro. domain, so forth and so on. I figured, if I was going to change it, now was better than later. I'm so sorry for any inconvenience this may cause! Hopefully not a lot. And it wont change again promise!***Changed back because no one could find me! It was such a hassle, I'm leaving it. So sorry. This is ridiculous! Nothing has changed!
Secondly, Erica And Christy, one of my new favorite haunts, awarded me The Versatile Blogger award!! Whooo!!! Gosh. I love awards. They never DON'T make me feel all warm and fuzzy. So Thank You Erica and Christy!!! You guys ROCK! I have already paid dues to this award so no factoids but it's one of my favorites so I had to mention it!
You dudes definitely need to check them out, especially this month for their 25 days of best and worst things about being an aspiring novelist. It has been BRILLIANT so far. And they are down to 22 so hurry up before you miss it!
So, here is the game for this Monday. I give you random discussion points(+either my opinion or the reason behind the question so you don't think I'm completely insane.), you can pick one and give me your opinion! Topics will get increasingly more difficult to discuss. Ready?
We'll start with an easy one.
Beastly Trailer finally! Yeay!
Have you read the novel? Plan to? Gonna see it? I hope to read it before the movie comes out. Looks so darn cute. And I LOVE Beauty and the Beast.
Guys, I think Angelina Jolie is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. (Chelsea Handler called her the "C" word in some stand up thingy!! Booooo! Unclassy. Judgmental. And just plain rude!) Johnny Depp is my man choice. Who would you say is your choice for most beautiful person?
HERE you'll see that, while not the number 1 names anymore, 2 characters from Twilight are STILL in the top....2 names of 2010. For or against trendy fictional character names for your children? AAAAAND discuss.
Last topic, the hubs and I were watching Most Evil, which is a show on the Discovery Channel (if you don't know) about horrible murderers and where they rank on a scientific scale of 1-22 created by Dr. Michael Stone. The scale is used in gauging how evil a person is based on their childhood, background, mental state, crimes they committed, reasons behind the crime, etc.
The thing that made me curious is, if one person had come to this person's aid in their life, would they have done the things they did? Most of these criminals had traumatizing childhoods, crazed parents, or some other factor that changed their perspective of life. Could more than one person be saved by just one someone reaching out to an obviously hurting human? Most all these people showed obvious signs that they were troubled, disturbed, dangerous, depressed, and in a dark place. If someone has gotten the children help, if parents had cared more, if anyone had done SOMETHING to help them, would it have made a difference?
There is also a brain scan study that shows that tons of real, live psychopaths are just wired differently. So, could they really be helped?
On to making it writing related, how are your villains shaped? If someone had reached out to them, would they still be villains? Did their past create them? Or are they just that way?
Pick your topic, my friends. I'm happy to hear anything you have to say on any subject!
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