Monday, July 19, 2010

TM Chapter 28 Posted

Through Me Chapter 28 has finally been posted! Finally. Finally.

This chapter was especially hard to get out because I wanted something major to happen, but like always, Adel and Tristan's discussion got out of my hands and I realized that it wasn't going to happen until Adel gets back to China. But if I kept writing, I wasn't sure if I'd have a reasonable cut-off point and I doubt you'd want to read Chapter Twenty-Eight: The Encyclopedia.

Plus, I had a major case of writer's block. My Google Docs account now officially have about eight beginnings of various other stories because I was trying to write anything to get me out of the funk. However, it is now summer for me and I do hope to finish Through Me once and for all sooner than later. I start school late next month with a Neuropsych and Behavioral Sci exam the first day, but I am hoping to get out at least another chapter (maybe even finish the story?) before I start studying.

But yay, tis summer!

Cousin just graduated from law school and she's raking in the big bucks now! Even though an exam (curse those stupid things!) prevented me from attending her graduation, I'm so proud! My bro went, but the only thing he mentioned was that the cheese at the reception was good.

It was also recently my birthday so I celebrated with family, med school friends, and high school friends on separate occasions. Ate a lot of food, had a lot of cake, drank a wee bit (still gave me quite a buzz, but that's not saying much when half a glass of coke and rum can already send me reeling).

Okay, some people said it wasn't merely a buzz. Probably when I started jabbing at a friend's biceps and declaring, "You have such big guns!" And when they had to loop my arms through theirs while I insisted on walking my buzz off. And when I stated that I wanted to paint my nails orange and brown, which was something I really don't remember saying.

I also watched Toy Story 3 in 3D! It really wasn't necessary to catch it in 3D, but the movie was so good anyway. I have to admit that Toy Story 1 and 2 weren't my favorite Disney films - 1 was good, 2 was alright, but they didn't hold a place in my heart like Finding Nemo or Aladdin or The Little Mermaid or Mulan or yeah, most of the classic Disney flicks. However, Toy Story 3 ... it just really blew my mind.

I rewatched it later with my brother and at the end, he admitted that he maybe, might have, sorta teared up a little. When I laughed at him and said I didn't (I totally already did the whole tearing thing the first time), he said that's because I was a "soulless, heartless being".

Then brother's birthday rolled around and cousins took us to Olive Garden where we kept those breadsticks coming and coming.

Friend also made a two hour journey to my house twice, the first time to bring me pastries for my birthday and the second time to have a movie night. We gorged on sushi, popcorn, and ice cream while watching Did You Hear About the Morgans? on dvd. It was ... eh. I remember more chewing than laughing.

Relatives from Hong Kong also came to visit so there was a whole truckload of dinners to attend. 

Then my internet died. It revived, but it still dies sporadically sometimes now. I think it's because of the heat here. I'm praying - knock on wood - that my laptop doesn't just keel over. So far, I know three people whose laptops suddenly upped and died on them recently. I'd cry if my laptop crashes. Friend bought me a cooling pad, but so far, I've broken it twice. Good news though is that I had snapped off one of the fan's blades the first time and the second time I managed to snap off another blade the opposite side so now my fan is actually balanced again. It's a good thing. Really.

And yup, that's the basic gist of what's been going on lately.

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  1. I need to watch Toy Story 3 then, how much longer is it in theaters I wonder...

    Happy belated birthday btw.

    I am so happy to see you update TM. Ever since I read it this story has held a special place in my heart. I believe it may be my favourite FP story. And that's just so ironic considering I was reluctant to try it for years, because well, it was the sequel of the guy who lost the girl moving on ahaha... such a girly thing e_e.

    But one day I tried it out of the blue and and I totally fell in love.

    So, I'm happy to see it updated. i haven't reviewed it, I tend to be silent about it, which is um, well I guess it's not something most people appreciate, but anyways. I'm saddened to hear about your busy life -- for me it's been a stressful summer so I can totally relate, and considering I'm nowhere near as busy as you... I'm just happy you can still manage to updating.

    I liked this chapter, the raw conversations between Adel and Tristan. And Cain's creation... I felt for Adel but I also understood where he was coming from kinda. In a "dammit" kind of way. :C

  2. Hello, I was so happy to see you update Through Me - but, for some reason, the chapter is not showing up. This must be an FP error :(

    As it is, I'm so glad you reposted False Facades - I'm sorry to hear that you were also plagiarized. This is affecting so many good writers on FP - did you ever think of joining Live Journal?

  3. Hmm... so, I totally lied. I just checked again and now it's working. Weird :)

  4. Sanju: Thanks for the lovely comments! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoy TM and that you like this latest chapter. I'm relieved that you felt that way about Caine. I was hoping that the readers would feel bad for Adel, but could also see where Caine and Tristan were coming from when they were each saying some not so nice things to her.

    rainbabie lol, I'm glad the chapter is working for you. Some readers also messaged me about Ch 28 not showing up, but apparently, that should be fixed now.

    LiveJournal, huh? Hmm ... I actually picked Blogger because it seemed simple enough to use. Right now, I'm not sure how I'd feel about working with another blog service yet. I'm horrible with keeping up with certain new mass gadget thingies - I barely go on Facebook now; I was convinced by a friend to try Twitter, but I kinda lost interest in it and it was getting scary how certain real acquaintances were somehow managing to track me down when I didn't particularly want them to know even the minutest detail about my writing life. So ... I'll see how things go. I heard good things about LiveJournal though and may open one up later, but as for now, I'm not too clear about its good vs. bad points. I suppose if I decide to start posting stories in locked entries, it would be a good service to use since I don't believe Blogger has the option to private certain entries yet. For now, I'm crossing my fingers that no further plagiarism occurs on Fictionpress. What are your thoughts about LiveJournal?

  5. I really really missed reading TM and the Adel/Tristian fights and squabbles. ^^ Its nice to have them back. mentioned relatives from Hong Kong?? Can you speak cantonese then? *Waves* I'm a Hong Kong reader!! XD

  6. Jessy: Thanks for the comments! :) Yup, I can speak Cantonese. Ooh, Hong Kong is a nice place - I have a friend who goes there almost annually and I'm pretty sure he wants to move permanently some time in the future. Everything is super convenient and the night life is awesome there, isn't it?

  7. Yeah, it really is...although I wouldnt know much about night life because i'm not legal yet.^^

    But I do know that shopping here is the best. If you havent been to Mongkok(HK's youth hub and shopping paradise), you dont know what youve been missing out on.

  8. Can you please blog about your pre-med and med school experience in general? Like how hard it is? :O

  9. To Anonymous:

    Sure! I posted an answer to your question within the latest entry:

    - Maeven