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Mar 18Plug: Cirno and Purple Steve

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This happens so infrequently that you may not remember, but occasionally I use this space to plug a friend’s project. As it happens, a good friend of mine—Conrad the digitalboy novelist—has recently started a web serial. It just completed its third week (of a 2 posts/week schedule), and it seems to be going strong. It’s very silly, but we all know I love and endorse silly. The story so far is about a guy called Cirno Excalibur and his purple-lightning-infused gardening hose attachment, Steve. They exchange witty banter and kill demons.

→ Check out Cirno & Purple Steve!

Feb 9Crowbars, ice picks, it’s all the same

No Night Switch today. I’m busy analyzing “the ice pick is not in her hand; it is her hand.”

Dec 31Looking Back on 2010

As the saying goes, it has been one hell of a year for me. A lot has happened… here’s a timeline. It should be noted that I apologize—primarily to myself—for not managing one of these last year, when it would have been much more exuberant. This year wasn’t particularly great for me outside of school. :P

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Dec 17Four Months of the Harker Regime

I finished my fourth semester at Cal today. It was a bizarre semester. A lot of weird things happened, or were happening. I maintained an emo blog, which was good for me. I got too close to the sun and I burned myself, which was also probably good for me. I participated in NaNoWriMo, and got farther than I did last year. I lived with my brother and some friends of his, which was educational if not always pleasant. I mostly kept to myself, to my coding, to my work, to my anime, to my writing, to my room.

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Dec 15TOH: Final Stretch

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So, I finished Tundra of Heroes, insofar as I finished writing a complete draft of the final chapters. Right now, it stands at 24 chapters, a prologue, and an epilogue, for a total of 66,854 words. The first half, roughly, is Part 1, Jeuni’s story. This is what’s available right now on tundraofheroes.com. The second half, then, is comprised of the intertwined Parts 2&3, Intra’s and Ynthon’s stories.

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Dec 4The Tundra Ultimatum

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So, without even checking you can probably guess how successful this year’s National Novel Writing Month endeavor was. That’s right: not. I got farther than I did last year, though, so that’s a plus, I suppose.

But onto bigger fish. Like Tundra of Heroes. I need to finish it this year. That means two or three more chapters to write, roughly, and then a bunch of editing. I don’t have any foolhardy notions like “it must be perfect by January 1st, as I will never work on it again,” but the entirety of it must be firmly within the editing stage. I will write the conclusion. I must.