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The past few days have been really blah, so I don't really have anything to report, since I didn't do anything other than manage to finish up Ch. 15 of SOOTB and get started on Ch. 16. Right now, I'm sitting at work, bored out of my mind. For those of you that don't know, I work part-time for a research group here in Taiwan. The government is on this little "internationalization" kick, so I'm the "token foreigner" in the office. My main job responsibility is to sit here and "look white" ... occasionally I'll have to write an e-mail to someone overseas, but that doesn't happen very often. It's nice getting paid for doing nothing, but it's also boring. I used up forty minutes reading the latest chapter of "With Trust" (which I really liked by the way), and now I'm trying to waste some more time by blogging.

 

I feel crappy that I didn't really accomplish much over the weekend or on Monday, so this week I'm going to set goals for myself, and I'll post back on Friday or so whether or not I accomplished them. I want to send at least two more boxes back home (even though I really don't want to deal with the imbeciles at the post office again). I also want to pitch some more junk, maybe a bag-full of stuff, and get rid of an old book shelf I don't need anymore and probably won't be able to sell. I also need to take Shadow back to the vet on Wednesday to get another shot for his skin thing and a refill on his ointment. At least he doesn't fidget now when I put the ointment on him. I also need to take my thesis to the printer and get it copied and bound. If I can get all of those things done this week, and manage to get some writing in as well, I'll feel better.

 

I work better under pressure, though, and since I still have plenty of time to get my stuff together for moving, I don't really have the impetus to do it, so instead, I just sleep, stare at the computer screen, sleep some more, and maybe watch a little CNN. Exciting life, huh? ::sigh::

 

I've also been spending too much money lately ... money that I'd rather be using as the down payment on my new car when I get back. I'll still have plenty, but I'd like to have more, just in case my parents drive me nuts before I manage to get a job and I have to get out of there and get my own place. And I've had all kinds of expenses and stuff the past couple weeks ... like shipping those damn boxes which turned out to be much more expensive than I thought, plus rent, maintenance fee that we have to pay every month, electricity bill, vet costs, etc. Oh well ... can't be avoided. At least I can pick up the next installment of my scholarship on the 5th of next month, and I'll get paid from my job then, too.

 

Anywho, I think I'll go beat my head against a wall now for lack of anything better to do for the next hour and forty-five minutes or so ... :wacko:

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Hey David :D

 

My main job responsibility is to sit here and "look white"

I bet you're brilliant at that! :boy:

 

I used up forty minutes reading the latest chapter of "With Trust" (which I really liked by the way)

I didn't know it was out! **skips around and claps his hands** I don't have time to read it tonight, but it's nice to know it's there!

 

Good luck getting everything taken care of and saving money. I was about to suggest a few things you could do to take away the boredom,,,but they'd probably require money :( (hmm unless instead of shopping you're game for "shoplifting"! :P:boy: )

 

hey, so no pressue, but when can we expect the next chapter of SOOTB? **hopeful look** (don't make me use my puppy dog face! :boy: ) hehehe, I'm sure it'll be great whenever it arrives though :)

 

Anyway take care, have a fun and productive week....and wear a helmet ;)

Kevin

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Chapter 13 is in the very capable hands of Kitty. It's a pretty long one, too. You'd have to ask her when it'll be ready! hehe :P

 

I've also got an idea for a new serial tossing around in my head ... it'll probably be kinda dark, but I think it might work. I've also got an idea for a little "fantasy/sci-fi" novella, which probably wouldn't run more than five chapters. I've never really thought of doing anything in that genre before, but I've got an interesting idea ... actually, a new take on a very old story. I'll have to see what people (i.e. Kitty) thinks about it, though. Ever since reading "Vampire Jarred" and contributing a chapter to "Service: VJ2," I've been thinking of trying out a vampire story as well, although I don't want to rehash already used-up ideas. I want to do something where the line between what we think of as "good" and "bad" isn't drawn so clearly. So, I've got lots of ideas, but still need to actually force myself to sit down and write, and I also want to finish up SOOTB, too. Otherwise, Connor won't let me get any rest ... he's constantly buzzing around in my head with things he needs to get off his chest ... **sigh**

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I've also got an idea for a new serial tossing around in my head ... it'll probably be kinda dark, but I think it might work.

 

Ahhem! After the previous chapter of SOOTB, I'm too afraid to ask what your image of "kinda dark" would be! Maybe something that would make Jarrod and .co look like little angels? EEEK!

:D:P

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Dull jobs are kinda good in that you get paid for basically nothing, but yeah...it's mind numbing. Oooh, you should start sudokuing! :D

 

**skips around and claps his hands**

Lmao!

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Do you literally do nothing, or are their mindless tasks to do in the meantime? As hectic as my first job out of college is, I am having a hard time seeing the problem of being paid for nothing, especially since you also have access to a computer into which to type.

 

But hey, it's not my life.

 

About SOOTB, when I saw your name attached to the announcement that With Trust 11 was up, I was very excited, and then disapointed that it wasn't the next chapter of your story. That you could, even for a moment, steal thunder form Domluka speaks volumes about your own talent, I think.

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Do you literally do nothing, or are their mindless tasks to do in the meantime? As hectic as my first job out of college is, I am having a hard time seeing the problem of being paid for nothing, especially since you also have access to a computer into which to type.

 

But hey, it's not my life.

 

About SOOTB, when I saw your name attached to the announcement that With Trust 11 was up, I was very excited, and then disapointed that it wasn't the next chapter of your story. That you could, even for a moment, steal thunder form Domluka speaks volumes about your own talent, I think.

 

It's literally doing nothing ... just sitting there staring at the computer screen. But even that gets boring after a while, especially when there's no new stories to read. *sigh*

 

And I don't think for a moment that I could ever steal Dom's "thunder" ... just look at how many views WT 11 got within the first 24 hours or so of being posted in the Story Announcements section. I'm just happy to have the few readers that I do who enjoy the story.

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It's literally doing nothing ... just sitting there staring at the computer screen. But even that gets boring after a while, especially when there's no new stories to read. *sigh*

 

And I don't think for a moment that I could ever steal Dom's "thunder" ... just look at how many views WT 11 got within the first 24 hours or so of being posted in the Story Announcements section. I'm just happy to have the few readers that I do who enjoy the story.

 

Yeah, let's look at page views... Let's see, the last chapter of WT has been up a day and a half, and has 139... The last chapter of SOOTB has been up for a few days, and has over 100.

 

Page views in the announcements section seem to drop off quickly once the announcement is no longer on top, so I'll bet there isn't too much more change. Considering that Dom has been writing for a lot longer, I think you are doing spectacularly well!

 

I didn't get hooked on SOOTB until chapter three. I almost never like a story (including Dom's) until a few chapters are up. Frankly, due to you being a new writer, I was quite skeptical about SOOTB, so I was doubly surprised when I found I loved the story. It's one of the very few I read in progress (I'm usually not patient enough.)

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