Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Migraine Monster (again)

This morning shortly after 6, I woke up with a migraine, so there was no day job for me today.

Been awake from around 2pm, even though headache is gone, still a bit groggy. Though that is not the reason for writing this. Lately when those dark disturbing migraine dreams have been related to either Snowflake Story or my novel.

Today, today was different.

The dark disturbing dreams were centered on me.  They haven't been like that in a long time.  I'm still a bit shook up about them. To give you an idea when I woke up, my face was wet with tears.  That's how powerful they were.

No doubt, they will eventually make their way into my writings, in one shape or another.  Demon Muse is working behind the scenes.  He's taken the dark disturbing memory from me and left a tiny trace.  Demon Muse is using it for inspiration.  That is what you will end up reading, when those dreams are centered on me, they don't always, though on the odd occasion,  they make it into writing in it's purest form.  But, not that any of you would know that, which is fun in a way.

Though, it really does make you (or at least me) think.  That these dark, disturbing thoughts that are usually buried and hidden come out strong and powerful during these dark and disturbing dreams.  Although they are "normal" and I have learned to accept them.  It still doesn't make them any easier to deal with.  Though writing has helped in a way.  It means I'm not clinging onto them, but rather letting them go.

Turning a negative into a positive, which can only be good right?  And, of course more sick, twisted, dark and disturbing words for you to read.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Snowflake... another delay

 (Written on Poe will fix any mistakes etc when on Hopkins)

I've just shared this on twitter. Snowflake, 8 (1st installment) is delayed. Not Zero's fault, he opened up when I was in Zeros bar on Sat. I had planned on posting it yesterday but that didn't work out.

The lining from one of the bear's travelling bags started to tear. So Demon Muse stepped aside and let my Angel Muse take over.  I have the old lining removed. New lining is lovely :) I "just" have to hand sew it in place now.  I also have a few other creative projects I need to finish. A mix of knitting and hand sewing. Deadlines are fast approaching. They need to be finished in time.

It's not often (if ever) that I talk about my Angel Muse here.  Yes, I will eventually be getting my Angel Muse tattooed.  I just wanted you to know there is a valid reason. 

Meanwhile Zero has a rather smug look on his face...

Friday, July 25, 2014


(Written on Poe will sort out mistakes etc when on Hopkins)

This is another one of those "tortured soul" posts. I haven't been sleeping properly, not for a while now. Last night was bad, though I did manage a few hours from around 4am - 7am so not too bad.

Mostly during these times I write. During this time my writing is some of the best that I've written.  Also can be rubbish, but thankfully that seems to be just for my journals.  Though what I think is rubbish today, I could think is gold years down the line.

And it has nothing to do with the weather, as I sleep okay in any weather. Well, sometimes...

Research request (Halloween)

(Written on Poe will tidy any mistakes when on Hopkins later)

Are you a Christian? Or an ex-Christian? What are your views about Halloween? Do you think it is work of Satan or just harmless fun?

If you have children did you let them take part? Dressing up, going to Halloween parties etc? Or did you not allow them to take part?

Maybe you were a child that was not allowed to take part?

If you are a Christian or an ex-Christian, I want to hear your thoughts and views about Halloween. Please email me at bunnyssnippets@gmail.com

Also don't worry about sending me long emails. And feel free to throw in the odd Bible quote if you wish. Please feel free to share this blog post.

- R.B. McConnell

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Writing journals

Thought I would share a couple of more photographs with you all. Both journals are A5 in size, both have blank pages.  I haven't written in them yet, but they will be used.

First photograph is of a writing journal I picked up at the continental market over last xmas in Belfast. Leather with leather and metal closure.

This next one, I got at Comic Con, Belfast (2014). An etched copper fronted journal.

Ask Bunny...

This idea has been rattling about for a while. Bounced it off a twitter friend and she thought it was a good idea. So here goes...

A lot of people have been asking me questions in regards my writing. Questions like where does my inspiration come from? Where do you write? How many journals do you actually have? And stuff like that.

 I'm opening the floor for questions. Ask me anything you want regards my writing, or characters, I will do my best to answer.  I won't give away spoilers. I do know that won't stop some of you from asking!

I'm going to visit Zeros on Saturday, I will take photos of the bar then. And will update this blog post with photos of Zeros on sat or sun.

 Deadline for asking me a question is: Midnight (BST) on Saturday the 9th of August 2014.

You can ask me a question by leaving me a comment below. Email me at bunnyssnippets@gmail.com Or on twitter.

All being well will do a follow up blog post with your questions and my answers on Sunday the 10th of August.

The floor is yours...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Demon Muse and tattoo

Have a few photographs :)  First two photographs are of the tattoo that I got finished on the 9th of June.  It is two photographs of one tattoo that wraps around my lower right leg. When I got this tattoo finished I noticed a change in myself.  I noticed that I am now more focused and grounded in writing.  As I have said on many times on twitter, I think that I unknowingly got my Demon Muse tattooed.

 The sleeping baby dragon at the bottom, is a previous tattoo.

 I got a pretty new ring when I was last in Belfast. A Demon's skull, it fits the ring finger of my right paw.