Tag Archive: WoT

1. NaNoWriMo is going okay. Had to change my plot a few times, ’cause it wadsn’t working out…until I found the ending I loved, until I found out that this books I was reading ended the same way. Well played, Brandon Sanderson, well played….

2. My Wheel of Time book STILL isn’t here. Came out on Tuesday. Didn’t ship until yesterday. With a USPS tracking nuWhmber, so I doubt I’ll get any useful information until it shows up at my doorstep. I don’t like them. But I like getting my book. Squee. A friend “spoiled” a bit of it, but it’s okay, and really only makes me more excited, because the fun of these books is more seeing HOW and WHY things happen, more than the WHAT, if that makes any sense. Seriously, read these books. Give it to at least the end of the second book before you quit. The first book is slow, but if you’re not hooked by the end of the second book, it’s hopeless. But the insane length is worth it so far, trust me….

3. My mice babies are now squeaking. I chanced a peek, and while most of them are still kinda hairless, a few of them are gaining little black spots like their daddy mouse. Looks like they’ll either look like mommy or daddy with no crosses in between, but we’ll see. In a week or so, they’ll be fuzzy and running around and such, so I’ll know then. I got a big ol’ tank from my mom, so that I can do the divider thing for real this time, with plexiglass or real glass or whatever, so that they can’t get around, and it’s a HUGE tank, so I’m not worried about crowding. I’m more worried about separating the boys and girls once they’re old enough, truth be told. Still looking for homes for them, because I don’t want them to go to the pet store to be fed to snakes. And they don’t treat them as well at the bed store, they don’t get handled as often and such, so they’re more likely to be mean biters…

4. Asmodean (daddy mouse) has been biting my finger recently, but not drawing blood. Apparently, that means he’s playing or warning me. Yesterday he sniffed all around my hand and even touched it with his paw and it was adorable. I love my little mice. I just wish they didn’t have babies. SO MANY BABIES!!!!

5. Still no job. Still looking. All over the place. Hard not to get discouraged, but I try. There are definately times when I want to curl up and hide and think that no one wants me, ever, but then I dust myself off and keep trying. If I don’t try, I’ll never get a job, right?

6. Here, I’ll give you the first 2 paragraphs of my horrible fantasy novel that I’m writing for NaNoWriMo. I already know it’s horrible, I just feel the need to share anyways…

Alendi sighed and turned back to his book as his father left. These arguments drained him, with his father always insisting Alendi become more like he. Alendi refused to turn out like his father. He has watched his father be a tyrannical lord for too long, and he refused to act as such himself. Too much was at stake. When he took up the position as head of the Danger house, he would be a different sort of lord. One who was kind, instead of cruel. One that worked with the people, instead of against them. One who worked for freedom, not for more oppression.
It didn’t matter yet that he did not yet know how to do that. That was why he read. He was trying to absorb as many different types of political theory as he could. They all had their flaws, but maybe if he made some sort of hybrid system, it would be workable… Nor did he look much like someone who was going to be the next lord of his house. His light brown curly hair was never neat, and he insisted on wearing clothes made of wool and cotton, instead of the normal silk worn by lords and their families, and cut in a style from a few years back, rather than the newest style. He often had a distracted, scholarly air about him due to the books he read. One could forget all that when they looked into his eyes. When his focused on someone or something, his ice blue eyes had been known to cause people to flinch.

Yeah, waiting for NaNoReMo (National Novel Revising Month…not an official thing, but everyone agrees revising takes time away from growing your word count…) to fix it. Made goal yesterday by the skin of my teeth. Can’t write today. Not in even a remotely workable writing mood. There’s (hopefully, need to mess with it) going to be a widget on the side bar with my progress, if you so desire to look at such a thing. 🙂 Remember, the goal is 50,000 words, with 1667 needed a day to make the goal….

7. Happy Guy Fawkes Day. Remember remember the fifth of November, the gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot. Since there aren’t bonfires in most areas this side of the pond, I recommend watching V For Vendetta, and then reading the comic. The comic is far superior, but the movie is still very well done. I’m not sure how long the embed will word (most of the copies on youtube have the embed disabled…) but if you can;t find it, look up V for Vendetta TV speech on TV….

And this scene is pretty awesome as well…the cool part starts at 4:25 or so, but the entire clip is just win….

…and that’s what I’m going to be doing tonight…

8.  …I’m contemplating making a few comic strips out of my NaNoWriMo, which would help overcome a lot of the awkwardness inherent in my NaNo due to the medium and the story I’m trying to tell. So my NaNo would essentially be a “script” of sorts for my comic. Anyone have any thoughts on this? And any random names anyone has to suggest for my webcomic name? I’ve got a crapton of strips, just not the webspace to put them anywhere at the moment…..


Amazon is silly…

So, a bit of back story. I read a book series that I’ve been reading since I was in middle school, called The Wheel of Time (link goes to wiki). The series itself has been going on for 20 years, or, in other words, since I was 2.

These books, to me, are a big. fucking. deal.

So, book 13 is coming out November 2nd. I went and did a re-read of all the previous books, ’cause 13 is the second to last book, and I hadn’t read some of these books since I was in middle school. Once I finished, a few days ago, I went on amazon to go buy it, since it was much cheaper there than in stores. I also ended up buying a few other things to make the super saver shipping happen (AKA, free shipping).

I had ordered a preorder book before from amazon. It was the last Harry Potter book.(Shut up, Harry Potter is good. And lest you think I only read those because I couldn’t handle heavier fare? My SAT reading comprehension placed me in the top 3% for reading comprehension, and when I took the ASVAB to get out of a test in a class, I had military people blowing up my mom’s house phone ’cause my reading scores were so high, and my mom had to threaten to report them for harassment to get them to stop). At that point, I also ordered another few things to get the shipping….I think the guy I was dating had a gift certificate that he was letting me blow…and they mailed out my other stuff first, and then my Harry Potter book got sent out the day before the release date.

Picking the same options (Free shipping, no we don’t want to pay extra money for you to ship things separately)…they’re not sending out the other things until the book comes out. -_-‘ I think this might be because the last Harry Potter book got its own special wrapper. Wheel of Time isn’t big enough to merit that. Oh well.

I had intended on ending the post there, but then I checked my e-mail and found a new gem from Amazon….

Apparently, I’ve bought “Towers of Midnight”. People who buy books by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson **gasp** just MIGHT be interested in the Wheel of Time books. And then there’s a list of a the Wheel of Time books, with an easy buy button right there next to them…

….I just pre-ordered the book that isn’t even out yet. Don’t you think I just -MIGHT- have read the ones that came before it…

Is a little bit of sense too much to ask for Amazon?

P.S. I couldn’t figure out how to work this into my post…but I feel like bragging. My copy of book 12? Got it signed, and in a special way. There was a book signing that my friend brought me to. There were these cool fans who got picked to be Storm Leaders, who helped with the book signing, and in exchange, got free promo material, a cool shirt, and lunch with the new author of the series. I, sadly, had not been picked, but my friend had! I went anyways, ’cause, why the hell not? I helped out anyways, even though I wasn’t a storm leader, ’cause, hey, I wanted to help my friend out! Friend made sure to grab the promo swag for me, and later managed to secure me my own Storm Leader shirt! The author signed my book, “To Momo, An unofficial storm leader”. Of course, instead of Momo, he wrote my real name, but…it was pretty cool. I got everything but the lunch, and it had been too long since I had read the books for me to ask effective questions. I tried for this year, but no Tower Guard (new storm leaders) for me. Oh well, at least I’m getting the book!

Edit: Right after I scheduled this post,I got an e-mail saying some of my stuff is on the way…..it’s the filler item I ordered to get the free shipping, not preorder book or other book. **sigh and facepalm** Oh well, it’ll get here eventually…

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