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Half of the Stairs are Missing

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by TogetherAgain, May 23, 2009.

  1. miss muppet

    miss muppet Active Member

    Dos mios !! Wonderfull mon cher
  2. TheWeirdoGirl

    TheWeirdoGirl Well-Known Member

    So I just finished reading this for, oh, the third time I think. Goodness, this entire thing is simply AMAZING! Any chance of it being updated soon?
  3. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member


    (Too late...)
  4. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    Ah, goodness...

    You know, when I see that there's a new post in this thread (or any of my fanfics), I feel equal parts excitement and dread, because I know it means I'm being nagged. It's great, because it means people remember and enjoy these stories... but also not so great, because I rarely have good news to reply with. :p

    Here's an idea of what's going on in my life, and you can decide for yourselves how likely an update is.

    The main thing is that we're trying to get my grandma's house ready to put on the market. The past... hm, four weekends now? have been devoted to doing things like tearing up carpet, filling holes in the walls, painting, sanding, cleaning... We're almost done, but there are still piles and boxes full of STUFF that needs to come out of the house. Our next task, though, is to clean the bathrooms (which are a little less than halfway done, I think) and empty one of the freezers--the one that's bigger than some refrigerators and unexpectedly thawed, then re-froze, thus ruining ALL of the food that was in it... and believe me, there was a lot. We're doing all of this while dealing with the fact that Grandma is going downhill fast--not so much physically, but mentally. Suffice it to say that she's been moved to the psych ward of the hospital.

    The stuff with Grandma's house that I can actually help with will probably be done by the end of the month... just in time for June. In June (and in August, actually) I'm participating in something called Camp NaNoWriMo, which involves trying to write 50,000 words in one month. My goal for June is to finish the story I started with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November, which I wrote 50,000 words of without finishing. To give you an idea of how much writing that entails... This story, at its current posted length, is 26,236 words. It's sheer insanity, yes, but I've found it's also a great way for me to actually DO some of the writing that I can eventually publish and (in theory) make money on.

    Then there's the fact that my parents have decided to start charging me ten dollars for every day that I'm not "productive for my future," whatever that means. It apparently includes working at Grandma's house and reading a self-help book my mom recommended, but it's really more about applying for jobs like mad.

    The other thing in June is that I'm signed up for a motorcycle safety class. (Woohoo!) That's only in the afternoons for two weekends... if you don't include the one-on-one instruction I'm signed up for beforehand and the actual testing for my motorcycle license. I also need to get my motorcycle permit and read through the textbook before the class... and I need to get more confident on a bicycle before I add an engine to the equation. (It's just not as much fun when you have to pedal...)

    So... that pretty much sums up my life right now. I'd love to do some fanfic writing when I can find the time, but of course I can't guarantee which fanfic story I would necessarily work on. "Puppy Love" is probably the most likely candidate of what I have on the forum, but lately my minds have wandered back to one of the Fraggle stories I thought of... gosh, a year and a half ago, I guess. But let the record show that the recent demonstration of interest in this story has been duly noted.

    Having said all that... Miss Kermie, I might be more inclined to put some more effort into helping maintain whatever remains of your sanity if you threw a little "please" in there. :halo:
  5. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member


    PLEASE. There we go.
  6. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    I swear I'll never read a story until it's complete. I can't stand waiting, but I don't like to nag.
  7. TheWeirdoGirl

    TheWeirdoGirl Well-Known Member

    Wow, it sounds like you're going to have a busy summer. I too did NaNoWriMo last year, so I know how crazy that can be at times. So I will try to be patient and understanding.
  8. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Active Member

    Eeesh....... That sounds awfully chaotic... I hope everything turns out well...:(
  9. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    Does this story not add to the NaNoWriMo word count? (or maybe I don't know enough about NaNoWriMo)
  10. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    No, this story doesn't add to the NaNoWriMo word count. NaNoWriMo is dedicated to one, brand-new story. Of course, there are NaNo Rebels, who write 50,000 words onto an existing, incomplete story (which is what I plan to do in June) or write 50,000 words worth of short stories... But generally speaking, jumping between random stories doesn't add to the word count, especially since all of the writing has to be copy/pasted into the official word counter--much easier if it's all in one document.
  11. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    Sorry for replying to a really old post, but I'm extremely curious: what picture of Robin do you have in your room? Personally, I printed out this picture and stuck it in front of my desk.
  12. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Every time. Every single time.

    "Do, a dear a female dear...ray a drop of golden sun...me a name I call myself, far a long long way to ruuuuuuun, soooo a needle pulling thread, laaa a note to follow so, te a drink with jam and breeeeaaaad that will bring us back to NaNoWriMo MoWriNoNa No So Do!"
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  13. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    [knocks at Lisa's virtual doors]
    Hello, anyone home? Haven't seen you for some time.
  14. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I've not even seen her on MSN for about three weeks...But she did (shockingly) post something on Facebook, so maybe she's just having a "real life" summer?
  15. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    She has a Facebook account? I always thought she was the kind who refuse to use social networking.
  16. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    She really is. I didn't think she had ever even checked it in the last two years, which is why I nearly fell off my seat when I saw she'd posted something there.
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  17. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    Did you break the chair? :p
  18. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    "Real life?" What on earth is that? Oh, wait! I know! I had one, briefly! Yes! Part of the reason I vanished is that for about one week I worked full-time, filling in for somebody on vacation. That was nice. The paycheck was nice, too. Very nice. But the person I was filling in for is back now, and I'm sitting here trying to remember what it was I used to do. I think it involved lots of mindless computer games...

    I don't know if I'm really back now, or just poking my head in. Probably just poking my head in, as I intend to be insanely productive with things like job-searching in the coming week or two. Also, my brain has been very distinctly NOT on fanfic lately... so, yeah, that kinda makes it hard to post updates.

    In other news... Beau, have I mentioned lately that you really need to get a sturdier chair? You fall off of that thing way too often. I mean, I sit on an exercise ball, and you still fall off your seat more often than I fall off mine. Maybe you should work on some balance, hmm?
  19. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Posted by that girl we knew as Toga: "Also, my brain has been very distinctly NOT on fanfic lately... So, yeah, that kinda makes it hard to post updates."

    Which one? Don't you have three of them? Surely you can spare one of the other two for fanfic. And yes, I called you Shirley. Why Shirley? Dunno, guess it was for the halibut. :fishy:
  20. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Re: Chair

    If people would stop shocking me so often, I'd be able to stay much more balanced!

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