Paladin Playlist 67
It's been a while since I've posted at all, but I figured a Paladin Playlist was a good way to get back into the habit.
For those who don't know, I'm currently bogged down with a contract I'm working on, but I'm only a few chapters away from closing that deal (pending client approval) and then I'm back to focusing on what I love most.
But let's talk about today's song, because I absolutely love this song. Those that have kept an eye on this blog know I'm a fan of Vivienne Madrano, better known as Vivziepop. I first drew inspiration from her amazing animation to Kesha's "Die Young," absolutely falling in love with her style. Once Hazbin Hotel and Helluva Boss manifested, I knew I'd backed a winner!
You Will Be Okay is a sweet, beautiful song from a very mature, even trashy show (I mean that with love, Vivzie!) It's the kind of show that preps you for tons of violence or swearing, but not for freakin' crying! And cry I did. Manly tears, I tells ya!
The song is beautiful. It's filled with such love, such dedication to the character's child. It sincerely makes me want a child of my own just to be able to share such a sentiment. It makes me think of my own parents and their care, the love they had for me, especially over something as simple as a bad dream. Yes, my child, you had a bad dream and you couldn't find me. But know that nothing will stop me from protecting you. Whether it's a simple bad dream or the entire world falls apart, I will be here to make sure You Will Be Okay.
Enjoy Vivzie's You Will Be Okay from Helluva Boss episode two. The first video is the song by itself and the second that episode. VIEWER DISCRETION RECOMMENDED.
- Be Excellent to Each Other
Update Spring 2021
I know it's been a hot minute since I've gotten any new content here, and I'm not thrilled about it either. But I figure if anyone checks in, they deserve an update so lets hit it!
First off, the novel is certainly not cancelled or anything like that. Real life has just creeped in. Since returning from China we've been in a financially unstable situation. Looking for work and housing has been terrible during this pandemic.
I've taken on a contract writing gig. I'm under an NDA and writing under a pen name, so unfortunately I can't share any of the work here, but I will say it's 1. fiction, and 2. a genre I've never really touched before. It's been a strange and enlightening experience, though not terribly financially satisfying. Still, I'm getting a check for words I typed, so I can't complain much.
Due to the aforementioned financial instability, I've also sought more traditional employment. My wife is doing well with her work as a Pharmaceutical Tech, but we still need more so I've interviewed for a position as a Video Game QA tester. The pay isn't grand, but it's enough to fill the gap and it knocks off an item on the bucket list as I'm fairly certain this means I'll have my name in the credits of a major video game or two.
Let's talk about The Paladin, though. Where are we? According to my big-ass white board, working on scene transitions and "big voice" vs "little voice." Book 1 is at 80% narrative completion. If you're a longtime reader of the blog, you'll know I took the original Paladin story and broke it into two books to accommodate word count and give some of the elements room to breathe. I'm committed to this and I'm going to make sure it happens.
As far as Paladin projects go, we have two books, a few spin-offs, and a game I'm working out. There's a lot on the table but I love this universe. I believe in it. I want to bring it to life and show it to all of you. That's still happening.
Until next time,
Be Excellent to Each Other
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.