*with her hands up* I swear it’s research!
I needed to know a few Russian words for my novel. Steel trucks: for my novel. And bats, the animal kind, novel!
Did you know it’s called a colony of bats?
A little useful link: http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/about/faqs/animals/names.htm
You know, normal people might be alarmed or weirded out if they heard me asking questions like “What’s the strongest kind of steel?” and “When exactly does a wake take place? Can it be after the funeral?”. Or googling things like “What do you call a group of bats?” and “baby name meaning”.
The only thing I have to say to this is: I’m a writer. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go look up torture methods. (Joking. I did that weeks ago.) (That last part wasn’t a joke.) (Except it wasn’t really research. I just… stumbled upon it, on the NaNo forums.)
(I’m not going to research anything now.)