That's great that you love your campus! Sounds like a lovely ceremony (Although, I don't know if you could find a tuxedo big enough (or dress, respect the campus's life choices)). Minus the tiny chickens, of course.
Are you enjoying your classes, at least?
Things are going well. Still alive, so that's always a positive sign. Still working on finding a job, etc, but that's been an ongoing battle for a while now. The Land of Nick is in a time of peace, which has sustained a fruitful empire (yeah, I just did that).
Dog kennels are great to work in! I had a good job there too cause I basically just got to play with dogs all day. It was lot of fun, but left a couple of marks.
I was looking for the link, but I couldn't find anything! It's something like 'The Marauders', but I don't know where to find it. The Star Trek one sounds hilarious!
Yeah, sometimes people just aren't very good with staying on top of things. Someone else is supposed to be on top of things like that, but at least it's not your fault.
You must embrace it! It will be a fantastic shower of epic fractions! I just checked my dictionary and wouldn't you know it, Rae was right next to it. Go figure right? I think your plan worked. But if you clone yourself, wouldn't that decrease the epic-ness? Having to separate it over all the Rae clones?
Hope classes and stuff went well! With any luck you got everything you needed (or rather, what you wanted). You'll be the interesting foreigner though! Everyone will flock to you to observe your strange ways! Besides, Canadians are friendly (and you said they had Quiditch! That's definitely a niche' you can fit into). It's always easier when you have some where that you can fit into.
I just got your email! I'll take a look through that soon and let you know what I think (I'm sure it's great)!
OK, cool! I'll have to build on them a little bit. I'm glad that you liked it!
Theatre scars are the best scars, I don't have many. Most of mine come from working in a dog kennel (plenty of bites and scratches in that former job). I can't say I've had a whole lot of experience with high heels...some, but not enough to have similar injuries.
Scarheads...I like that! I've heard Potterheads, but I like Scarheads better. I saw a youtube thing that was like...a trailer made from other movies to make a trailer (somehow). Just like, how they all met and how Lily got involved, which would probably be interesting to see it from more than outside points of view.
Well, hopefully things work out with filming and such. Working with other people can be difficult sometimes, but it usually comes together in in the end.
You are epic! Embrace that epic-ness that you have!
So what's the latest with all of your school stuff?
I'm glad that you enjoyed it! To be honest, the fight scenes were my favorite part to write (next to working with Nadira's inner monologue (she's such a cynic)). Thanks for the input, I'll have to take it into consideration when I'm drafting again (getting close to what I'm hoping is the end). If you don't mind me asking, were there any other parts that felt unfinished or unresolved? I am planning on making it a trilogy (more to sweeten the deal if agents/publishers need a little something added to the pot) and want to know if there are things people want to know what happens.
I require no such bribery. I enjoy the idea of being sought out for autographs. I'd be more than happy to sign!
I've been stung by bees, bitten by horseflies (also very painful) and dogs (only small ones though). I've had nature bite back a few times too many. I also enjoy nature despite my usual level of...well clumsiness.
I do agree, there was a little too much *nicey nice* to the epilogue. I like a little uncertainty to the ending. You can know that all of the characters are going to be alright and not have to give a "years later" summary just to prove it. Besides, now we know nothing happened, so it's not like they can do "the middle years" of the Harry Potter universe. I'd personally have loved Harry, Ron and Hermione going around and hunting Death Eaters (Scooby Doo Style, you know? Just have Neville and Crookshanks tag along to fill in the crew).
I haven't heard of that before. It sounds really cool though. I love looking at graffiti art (legal or otherwise). I'll have to check that out, it sounds like a really cool thing to be working with.
I love that phrase: "I use words as a waterfall, to pummel all that are reading into submission." That just sounds really cool for some reason.
At any rate, I'm glad that you enjoyed the book! It's something that I've been working on for a while, so I'm glad I'm not the only person who's enjoyed the final product! I'm glad that the plot worked for you!
No worries! I know how busy things can get. I will let you know! (Still lots to do before that point, however, among which is find an agent, but that's life!) And maybe one day if we ever meet in the outside-lands called "the real world" I'll be able to sign it!
Never been stung by a bee? I find that hard to believe. I've been stung more times than I care to admit, so I believe the rule is "Don't fuck with bees. Don't go near a bee, don't look at a bee, don't even think about a bee. Odds are the bee will get offended and then stab with it's murder-butt (I like that a lot better than stinger, personally). And you wouldn't die on Survivor...they'd vote you off before they reached that point (but don't worry, so would I!)
I know there wasn't a way for it to end and it was very logical and well thought out. It's just that it ended too easily. I am highly suspect that they would let the Dragon Rider fly off somewhere where it could take days for him to travel back. "Urgals invading your village? I'll be there in two days..." I'm sure that that won't happen for a while yet, and Arya is there with her dragon, but it's just a logical flaw that doesn't quite work for me. I enjoyed everything up until Galbatorix was killed (death by FEELS: the definition of tumblr), but everything afterward (the rebuilding, etc.) just kind of bothered me. I feel like a lot of it was just tying everything into a neat little package, answering all of your questions for you. I share your feelings (as does most of the fandom, I'm sure) about the final epilogue in Harry Potter. I'm not sure if they thought it through right, because while those are probably very acceptable (if not a little weird) wizarding names, no one in their right mind would name their son Albus anything in the Muggle world. At least Hermione and Ron were in the right direction with Rose. Other than that, the epilogue really wasn't nessecary.
Sounds awesome! What's the non-profit you're filming for?
I look forward to the potential fangirly squeals! And as much as I hate finishing reading books, I hate finishing writing them even more! Because once I'm done with it what happens then? I can't write my own fanfiction. After that point, the characters are essentially dead until I decide otherwise! (P.S. Super badass. Nobody's gonna mess around with you, Miss Ramble-Ramble-Send! Forget coherence! I answer to a higher calling!)
Also, just realized I said "bee reunion" in that other comment and while this is untrue, it is surprisingly true as bees have been showing up around my house more often than normal. Possible nest in progress...
Just finished the last Eragon book, finally...I don't really know what to feel right now. The end was just, overall, very unsatisfying for me. I'll need to meditate on it. There's too many feels to try to understand right now!
That's totally cool (it's bee reunion time around my town, too). Glad that you're enjoying things so far! I hope that the ending doesn't let you down (I won't play annoying-author and ask where you are, but I'll assume you aren't at the ending). I look forward to hearing what you have to say about it!
I think that hijacking the soul is tumblr's primary function. As long as you don't start saying "Y you no..." in regular conversation, you'll be fine. Unless you're already there, in which case...welcome to tumblr!
That's actually fantastic. Well done. I'm glad you're excited about it!
It's cool, my friends have been the same way recently. I'm trying to convince them that the internet is better, but sun has vitamins and anti-oxidants and I'm just like "Hey man, so does tea. Shut up and grab a mug".
I'm glad I could give you some rational thinking in the argument. I understand how hard it is to find a logic argument on the internet. (Also bonus points for the Harry Potter reference in normal conversation)
However, if that doesn't interest you, I do have another proposition. I recently finished a (what I hope will be) final draft of the first book in my hopeful trilogy. I trust you enough to let you take a look at it...I'm mostly looking for general notes on what people think and I'd love your input. If you give me an email, I'd be happy to send it to you. Deal?
I had no problem moving out. It all worked out pretty easy, but now I have to figure everything out about what comes after ward :P
I've heard a bit about the Cassandra Clare thing. Here's my major thought on it: She didn't trust herself.
Trying to get published, even in a small magazine, is so very difficult to even get considered if you're just starting out. From what I understand, it was something out of a fan fiction she wrote (which really shouldn't be something that people take seriously as far as plagiarism). She didn't really trust that she was funny enough, or clever enough, or that her story would be interesting enough. I don't honestly think that she should be held too harshly for what happened on a fan fiction website though (I might not understand the whole story, there doesn't really seem to be an unbiased explanation).
Also, the line between plagiarism and reference/homage is very dangerous territory. In this day and age where a law suit is easier to get a hold of than a law degree, anyone will take the opportunity to say "This was mine, not yours; you're going to pay for it" and unless you have the right evidence to back up your claim, no one will believe your story. So regardless of whether it was plagiarism or not, this is something that is going to be permanently brand her for the rest of her career. And for that, she has my sympathies. It's so hard to find something original to publish and get people interested in reading, let alone something marketable. It's a tough business.
But enough of Ranty-Ranty Nick. Now it's time for suggestion Nick (he's much more entertaining). At any rate, let me think. I haven't had a ton of time to read for my own enjoyment recently. I have heard very good things about the Temeraire series (Naomi Novik). It's bordering between fantasy and alternate history (Napoleonic Wars fought with dragons, as I understand it). My friend loves the series and I've heard a lot of good things. That's all I got right now. Hope that helps! (I'm getting through Inheritance as fast as I can!)
I've been working on Inheritance, but not quite finished yet. I'll have it finished as soon as I get home for...well for good, really. Graduation is on Saturday and I'm moving out tomorrow (YIKES!). Other than that, everything is actually pretty quiet on my end. Just looking forward to getting the hell out of here...As much as I'll miss everyone here, I'll be just as glad to try something new.
Well, I came to terms with reality a long time ago, so I'm not really excited or terrified. I'm just kinda there. I don't need the ceremony or anything, but that's more for my folks anyways. Thanks! Hope everything is going well on your end!
I am ALIVE! I finished my thesis like..three days ago and now, I'm just trying to plow through the rest of my exams and stuff. I graduate in a week and half...yay... At any rate, yes, I am still very much alive and still hanging in there. I'm glad you enjoy my tumblr posts! Your tumblr is awesome as well!
Wow, I'm the worst penpal in the world. I'm sorry!
I've been working on my thesis and stuff recently, so I've been preoccupied with writing on my brain and stuff, so I apologize if I sound a bit frazzled and distracted, etc, etc. One of these days, I'll be a good penpal, promise!
I never did learn what happened to that hat. Perhaps it's journey led it to some child who wanted a santa hat for Christmas and suddenly, it landed in his hands. I'd like to think that's what happened...we'll never know. Anyways, Yes! Arthur's seat is wonderful! Haggis is easier to eat if you don't think about what goes in it. It's better than Blood Pudding, I can attest to that.
I'll finish the book one day! Hopefully, you'll still be as fan-girly and happy to talk about it! (Sorry! Life sucks when it's happening...)