Quotidian n°2

Hello to you reader of this post, whoever you may be, and welcome to the quotidian number two. (My name is two, number two !)

So, how are things today you may ask?

Well, pretty much the same as yesterday, I’m still writing the stories, trying to update them a bit but it’s not as easy as I would like it to be. Why? Because I’m coming up with ideas for a new story which takes place in space and it really is the only thing I can focus on right now, i have these cool ideas and images of scenes in my head and I can’t stop from thinking about them.

So, I’ve entered a phase that I like to call an “exorcism”, where I literally try to take these idea out of my head by writing as much as I can about them. I’ve already written three pages in two days, which is a very high writing rate for me and I’m not stopping. For now I’ve given it the name of “Stellar”, as a reference to the stars and space, its temporary but it’s still better than the “Tatoo guy story” (yeah, ’cause the guy in it has a tatoo that is important for the story) so, yeah…

I’ll try to update about the other stories a bit, a few paragraphs at least so that they won’t stay untouched, but until I can get past this Stellar phase I won’t be able to be very creative (at least not as much as I’d like) with my other stories. Now, it doesn’t mean that you won’t get chapters, quite the contrary actually.

The reason is that I’m currently working on a re-writing of the chapters of the three main stories I’m publishing here, which are : Of Shadow and feathers, Forging and Echoes of Power, so that means that I don’t have to be very creative, I just need to do some regular work and it’ll progress on its own. You should expect chapter 3 of Forging soon I think, most likely tomorrow or the day after, and the second half of chapter 1 from Echoes of Power by the end of the week ! ;)

In this daily quotidian that I write every day (talk about repetition… see what I did there?), I said I also would talk about myself or current event a bit. Well today I wanted to pay my tribute to Mr. Leonard Nimoy, aka Mr. Spock from the interstellar space saga Star Trek, who died a few days ago. I didn’t know him very well, what I had learned I had learned by reading on the internet, by seeing the new Star Trek movies (which I loved) and by watching The Big Bang Theory and listening to the continuous ranting of Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

I mostly, if not solely, knew him as Mr. Spock. I have to admit I haven’t seen any of his other movies than the two new Star Treks and bits of the old ones, plus a single episode (the very first) of the original series. But as for Star Wars and its universe, Star Trek was very present in my life (my dad being an old fan of both stories) and I had heard and learned about it since very young. It was a part, if not a consequent part, of my childhood and I have to thank mister Nimoy for that.

I remember I got to know Star Trek, I mean really know it, just not hear about it from time to time, when I saw the movie Galaxy Quest (Ugh, I hated that part where the aliens kill their hurt congener though… I found it scary.). As I grew up I got to understand that it wasn’t just a movie but also a parody (bit of an homage too) to a great story and I got to be part of that story by learning about it and entering the fandom, even if just a bit. (I remember Alan Rickman also was a very funny counterpart to Spock as a very blasé alien crew member…)

Now, as you may have noticed, I almost only talk about Star Trek in this homage. Well that’s because I knew Leonard Nimoy as an actor mainly because of that. I have to apologize directly to the man about that though. I’m sorry for linking you almost exclusively to Start Trek, I know this wasn’t all your acting career, but it was what I knew of you and what I have to thank you for. I also learned how great a man you were, how generous, outgoing and friendly you were towards your fans and people in general as I started following you on Twitter. I don’t claim to know you, I don’t claim to be a complete fan, but I enjoyed what I’ve seen of you and I was moved by your love of life and people.

I will get to see your other movies one day, and surely the rest of the Star Trek series, but for now I thank you for what you have given me and what you have inspired in me. I hope everything turns out for the better and for everyone to live long and prosper. I wish I could still tell you that but sadly you are gone now, so I must move on… So, Mr. Nimoy, your life has been long and prosper, and happy and full of awesome experiences I hope. But now I can only wish you this, something that perhaps has not been wished to you as much, wherever you are, may the force be with you Mr. Nimoy.

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