Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Script Frenzy, Anyone?

Okay, guys, here it is, that time of year (again) where I try to convince you to write a ridiculous amount of words in a month. This time is a little different, it's Script Frenzy!

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I've never written a script before, so I'm not entirely sure what to expect. But from what I understand, though, it's only about 20,000 words total (as opposed to 50,000), and it's only 100 pages, with really wide margins. I mean come on, it basically seems like you have to write an essay, but you're ALLOWED to cheat when it comes to margins.

Screenplays, stage plays, web series, TV shows, short films, and graphic novels are all welcome, as long as the end result is 100 pages. It can, of course, be about anything. Think about it, you get to 50 pages, you run out of juice, start a new screenplay. The rules here are significantly more lax than NaNoWriMo....I just hope writing a script is as easy as I say it'll be....*Coughs nervously*. I will be here, though, throughout the entirety of April to tell you my downfalls, by triumphs and tribulations, and to hopefully be as supportive as possible.

So, here it, is. Another challenge. Another opportunity for bragging rights. Another 30 days of junk food, coffee and that weird twitch you get when all you can think about is your main character. Also, bonus, this time we get to open our windows, or write outside! It's spring!

So, it might be easy, it might be terrible, but it's certainly going to be fun. Are you in?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Gay Elephant Cheesecake!

My friend's birthday was back on February 18th, and I wanted to make her the perfect thing. She is the best person to make gifts for, because she's one of those people who talks about the things she loves, and loves loving the things she loves. Among all of the things I could have made, I decided to marry cheesecake, rainbows and her absolute favorite animal: elephants, together into one amazing giant cheesecake.

The happiest birthday girl!

I used the Rainbow Cheesecake from Tablespoon.com, and it's amazing. Not only does it walk through how to make the rainbow, but it also holds up as just a regular cheesecake. With 2 pounds of cream cheese, a cup of both heavy whipping cream and sour cream, you just can't go wrong. I've made a couple cheesecakes in the past, but I have to say that this one blew the other ones out of the water. I also feel as though I received the best compliment a person could receive, when unbeknownst to me, Mishan decided she was going to split up the cake and give some to all 20 or so people at the party.

Sans elephants. Surprisingly symmetrical!

Having never made this cake, I found myself very nervous, but after receiving compliments from every single person present, I could not have felt better about the way things turned out. Even the small slice I had made me feel satisfied, and the next day I had people tell me they had dreams about my cake! Could not have been happier about this.


Although the outside looks like silly concentric circles, the inside is an explosion of color. Every piece had a ton of all 6 colors of the rainbow, although I don't have a decent picture of the inside, unfortunately.


This was fantastic, and fun, to make. It also wow'ed an entire party of people I hardly knew, and even myself. I would certainly encourage everyone to make this at some point. Even if you don't like the rainbow part Or the elephant part...), it makes a perfect cheesecake nonetheless.