Quick Reference

Spakes: Mythologically real creatures. They stalk you, kill you with knives, and feed off of your soul.

Innocents: Basically, virgins who are stalked and killed by Spakes.

Connectors: Innocents who were killed improperly by Spakes. Ghost-like entities that are neither living nor dead.

The Originals: The first five Spakes (later six, including Habakkuk) who were pulled into this reality from their own by certain Ancient Egyptian Scribes.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

You May Have Noticed It's Not Monday

Omgoodness I'm so sorry my peoples. Miss Naomi worked until 6 and then was busy getting ready for the wonderful BEA event (which I will tell you about later) and completely and totally's forgot. It is NOT forgiveable. And although we were supposed to be having an interview with Kevin, that didn't happen. He decided to take a trip to London without telling us. Silly little man. So I, Amarilla, who you were lovely able to meet last month, will be telling you just a smidgen about Spakes.

Some of you have heard bits and pieces from over at Naomi's blog, others of you may have stumbled upon this blog by accident and are so confused you are trying to run away quickly but you got sidetracked because of this:

That looks absolutely delectable. And love the colors.
It's like a magnificent edible hat.

So I will be answering the most common questions I myself have come across, so that Naomi can have a break and go eat onion rings and yogurt in peace.

Q: Oh my Potatoes! Are Spakes like werewolves?!?!?!?!

A: No. Not really. Yes, Obadiah does tend to have a jackal-like form, this is because of the Egyptians and their weird-o mythology. It's not because he is a wolf-man. Although, there are some theories out there that werewolves originated from a Spake gone mad. A certain man named Peter Something-Or-Other. Other people think this idea is preposterous. But Hezekiah agrees with me. With the right kind of contagion and the right amount kind of DNA chemical breakdown, it is a possibility. Now that I've bored you... But there are other shapes a Spake can take. Solomon is more like an evil hippopotamus (not as cute as it sounds) and others are more feline in manner. Also, some would say a dragon-like shape, though that's yet to be determined.

Q: Okay... So what exactly IS a Spake? And where on Earth did they come from??

A: I'll skip the first part and head directly to the second. Nowhere. Spakes are not from earth. And no, before you go all sci-fi on me, they didn't come from outer space. They're from a nearby reality that spirals around our own string of realities. It's all very complicated. As to the first question. What exactly is a Spake? we don't know. Honestly, I don't think Kevs and I ever will know. Or anyone for that matter. Even the Spakes themselves. What they used to be doesn't exist anymore, and when they were pulled over into this reality they became something different. The name Spakes wasn't even a term for them until around the 1600's. (Okay, alright, yes. That is based entirely on a hypothesis by moi which may or may not be plausible. Still. I think it is.)

Q: Are they mad dangerous? Or only mildly dangerous? Like, will they kill me?

A: This depends largely on the Spake. It also depends on whether or not they would label you an Innocent, though not necessarily. There are some Innocents that Spakes like Christiana will kill anyway, just because she can and just because she's psycho. Others, like Solomon, or Obadiah, try to contain their hunger and not feed off of humans for as long as possible. Still... If you do happen to meet a Spake, try to steer clear. You never know. You might end up meeting Hezekiah who, if he doesn't kill you or impregnate you by scientific means, you might end up a test subject. So run. Discreetly.

Q: Oh my babies! Oh my Socks! Can I protect myself from them?? How do you kill them?! Help!!!

A: Calm down. Can you protect yourself? Possibly. Tree branches can prove useful at times. How do you kill them? Ha! I can't tell you that. I am supposed to keep some secrets secret, you sillies.

Q: Are there Pixies and Fairies and other mythological creatures alive in this world??

A: That is not a Spake-Related question, my lovely. Move on!

Q: If there are Spakes alive in this world and killing people in this world, does that mean that there could possibly be such creatures as Pixies, Fairies, Hob-Goblins, Vampires, Zombies, Elves, Trolls, Krakkens, Kobolts, and/or Dragons wandering around in this Reality or another one nearby???

A: Oh! Look at my wrist! It's time to go. I'll see you later my lovelies. Bye!! *dances away*

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monthly Status Update

Alright, so. Update...

Query: Written but still not sent. If I don't send it by the end of this month I need to beat myself with some pasta.

Writing: Thanks to the help of my sister I started writing again. I'm working on and off on Jacqueline's, Hezekiah & Christiana's, and also a story that happens years later. It's about a psychotic girl named Carli and a not so psychotic girl named Dalya.

Timeline: Autumn Rose has worked out a pretty stable timeline for her character Cleodentri, which should work for Fido's story (the third in the series. Sorry, I don't think you know any of this yet. It's Scotch, Jacqueline, Fido, and then Amarilla for the first four.)

Other Than That: I bought a fantastic Egyptian book.

Other Other Than That: I'm going to BEA and I totally get to meet Carrie Jones who is agented by the dude I'm querying. I'm hoping he'll be there because then I could totes hand him the letter in person and then die from Awesome Shock.

The End.

I am so busy and have to run. Have a super good night. Enjoy the Castle Finale!! :D

P.S. Apparently Wombats can be trained to attack people. How perfect is that??

Monday, May 9, 2011

BoM: (Book Of the Month) In a Pinch

Found it: Local Library

Age: Intermediate

Useful: 2/5

Own it? I don't, but I might


I read straight through this book and I have to say, I do not recommend such a venture. Although written well enough, and filled with quite  a lot of information, it can be a bit dry and at times overwhelming to read at one swallow. However, if one is searching for a reference book this could very well prove useful. The cross-references are particularly useful. Although I was not a huge fan of this book, as the writing was not particular to my taste, I would not mind owning this in case I needed to look up a certain person. That stated: as a good read, this does not rate high, as a reference tool, it is adequate.

Where can I purchase this book?

If you've read this book please let me know what you thought, or if you have any recommendations similar to it! I'd love to hear what you think :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Quote of the Month: Hezekiah

Here's one for the Romantics:

"I am not asking for a single night of shallow delight. I want you singularly."