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ESCAPE THE MACHINE

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Please read the instructions before e-mailing me to prevent any confusion.

Prices have been updated on April 19, 2011.


Sketch with flat color
Waist up, Single character - $5
Additional character - $3
Background - $5-$15, depending on the complexity
Samples: One | Two

Full body, Single character $7
Additional character - $5
Background - $5-$15, depending on the complexity
Samples: One


Full color
Bust up, Single character - $10
Additional character - $8
Background - $8-$15, depending on the complexity
Samples: One | Two

Waist up, single character - $18
Additional character - $12
Background - $8-$15, depending on the complexity
Samples: One | Two

Full body, single character - $30
Additional character - $20
Background - $10-$20, depending on the complexity
Samples: One | Two


Painting
Bust up, Single character - $20
Additional character - $15
Sample: One | Two

Knee up, Single Character - $50
Additional character - $40
Sample: One (NSFW, you will need to register and log in to view it)


WHAT I WILL DO
Boys (ages 14 and upward)
Men
Girls (ages 14 and upward)
Women
Guro (Includes EroGuro, Zombies, Patchwork Dolls)
Kemonomimi (Animal Ears, Tails)
Suggestive situations
Artfully Pornographic situations
Your original characters
Characters from established series (but please provide me tons of references)
MONSTERS ♥


WHAT I WILL NOT DO
(not because i don't like them, but because I can't draw them OTL)
Anthropomorphs
Animals
Mecha



MODE OF PAYMENT
i only receive USD and i really prefer paypal, as it is much easier to send and receive money. but if it is more convenient for you, then we could work with western union as well. if you have a different preferred mode of payment, please PM me and we'll work something out!

if you are Filipino and are based in the Philippines, we can work out a bank transfer.



INSTRUCTIONS
please PM me to reserve a spot! first come, first serve.
i'll respond to confirm your slot.

shoot me an e-mail at r (underscore) duindain (at) yahoo (dot) com detailing what you'd like. i'd appreciate anything and everything you can give me on your desired subject (personality, common expressions, clothing styles, etc etc).

i'll do a WIP for you and send it to you for your approval.
after i show you your WIP and it satisfies you, please send the payment to me* and then i'll commence to ink and color it. i won't go any farther if you don't send the payment!

if you're having trouble sending me the whole amount, PM me and we can work something out.
once done, i'll e-mail you the hi-res version.

unless explicitly specified, all commissions will be posted on FurAffinity, my personal LiveJournal, Artician or on Ygallery with a watermark.


ETC
Each time I clear up someone's commission due to completion, a slot reopens.

If you order two, it only takes up one slot. Because I'm weird like that.

Limit of characters in any and all commission styles is 3 characters.

if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me via e-mail!

You may request to see me Livestream my working on your commission, but please be advised that I live in the Philippines (GMT + 08), so you'll have to stay up pretty late to see me do work.

Standard Turn Around Time, from approval of sketch, is at least 2 days to a week. If it takes any longer, I'll let you know.


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x This journal is FRIENDS-LOCKED.
x Art and writing are generally public.
x Comment to be added.

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x my fandoms and my list of ships/pairings
x my fanfic list - coming soon
x my original fic list - coming soon
x my art blog
x commission rules and prices
 

Inception: Eames/Robert Fischer rec list
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A number of Eames/Robert fanfics that I sincerely love and want to rec the shit out of! If you've got the time, do check these ones out.

Just a warning though: These are all very spoilerrific! You must have seen the movie to understand what the hell is going on. But if you like being spoiled, go on ahead.

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list of fandoms and ships
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General Disclaimer: Just because I ship them doesn't mean you should too. And if you ship a pairing I don't, I won't hold it against you. My preference in slash does not mean I am against het and/or femslash.

Less General Disclaimer: Ladies and gentlemen, it has happened. I can get into a fandom and not have ships. This is pretty fucken scary.

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wow, hi. haven't been here in a while! i'm more active on tumblr but maintain this account for SSBB related stuff.

you can follow me at thewintercynic. hope you guys are doing good!

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i skipped class today to have dimsum and mango yogurt shake with my girlfriend and to aimlessly walk around and talk about characters. i’m really depressed and demotivated this sem but i am happy that at least i am still in a place where she can reach me and where i can be sensible.

i’m really not sure where these depressive feelings come from but i am trying to work through them.

oh hey LJ long time no see!

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oh wow, hi guys! i just wanted to promote the cover i did for Shousetsu Bang*bang's August issue, "After-School Special."



check it out and read about school boys after the last bell has rung and adults behaving badly during school events!

i basically moved to tumblr so you can catch me there. this one is my personal blog and this one is my art-only blog.

re: latest homestuck update
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what the
who the
what is going on
i am so confused

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So this happened.

Oh my god, all my feelings. Who knew I would love Homestuck so muchhhh???

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Today was a fucking fantastic day. :)
That's really all there is to say.

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So we had an earthquake today. 6.8 in the Negros-Cebu area. Cebu is largely fine, though parts of it experienced power and phone lines cutting out. At the moment the cellphone service providers are still swamped. Cebu City has been seized by mass hysteria though, people making up stories of a tsunami. We got a warning but Cebu is surrounded by other islands okay? Learn your geography, Cebuanos, sheesh.

Negros however is not so lucky. They've got some damage.

Inception Big Bang: Breaking and Entering
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Title: Breaking and Entering
Author: darkseraphim21
Artist: ruins_of_sodom
Rating: PG-13 for violence
Characters/Pairings: Eames/Robert, Cobb
Warnings graphic violence

Read the fic here: Part 1 | Part 2

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Wow, okay, read what I wrote for the first time since November and shoot me, it's pretty good. Can I be allowed to say that?

With each passing second, the sun sank lower until Cebu City’s sky was inky purple and the shadows around Noah were as black as ink. Noah's senses were overloaded; it shouldn’t even be possible but he could practically hear each step the taong grasa took in his direction. The man's bare feet scraped on the dry cement of the sidewalk. Scrape, thud, scrape, thud.

Noah had never been more aware of someone standing behind him in his life and he couldn’t help but wonder if this was what wild prey felt like out in the jungle. The cold that had been running down Noah’s spine was now a fist clamped around his heart. The taong grasa exhaled, a rattling breath like it was sick, and opened his mouth. Noah could hear the flex of the man's jaw, muscles straining and lips pulling back--

Something penetrated Noah's veil of hyperawareness. A distant engine roar, steadily getting louder until its rumble was the only thing Noah heard, like thunder rolling across the sky. A giant black motorcycle sped past Noah, light singing off the perfect polish. For one long moment, the rider turned their head towards him and all Noah could see were long white jagged teeth.

In the next blink, that moment was gone, the rider returned their attention to the road. The motorcycle sped past cars, darting in and out of traffic like a rebellious fish and was gone before Noah even had a chance to follow it with his eyes.

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Everything is Jake/Dirk/Brobot/AutoResponder and nothing hurtssssssss

Meanwhile, in the real life of one Mr. Ignatius Daniel, I've been hurdling through 4 articles a day and it's only Tuesday. I can get used to this.

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help_mindanao's bidding is officially closed! Thanks to everyone who has made it happen. For offerers on my flist, please contact your winners to let them know that they should send their donation confirmation in ASAP. Similarly, winners, please send your donation receipts to your offerers.

Thanks guys. It meant a lot to me. :)

"Pieces of Us" by Liz Thorne
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Oh hey! So I did a cover for darkseraphim21's anthology, "Pieces of Us". :D My debut into the world of novel covers. You should check out the book, which is now available on Amazon for download.

‘34:
In New York, 1934, two men start a secret, dangerous affair that could threaten to end with their deaths. Joe Sawyer, a white man unemployed and destitute during the Great Depression, and David Hardy, a black man working his way North on the railroads. But in the society they live in, is there any way that they can be together?

The Pirate and the Knight:
A pirate since adolescence, Caine Hawthorne has always managed to dodge and evade the Queen’s Navy, but after docking in the South Side of London, Caine finds himself running from Her Majesty’s Royal Guard. A forbidden tale of love and romance between a pirate and the man who has chased him for ten years: The Knight Thaddeus Featherstone.

Life of Silence:
During World War II, Nazi Officer Emil Weisz meets a Polish man named Piotr Czerwinski. The two share a corner of Warsaw, and through several weeks, come to understand that the feelings between them are anything but friendly.

A story of regret, unspoken love, and a powerful desire to be heard.


Get your copy today!

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Just a reminder for my flist, help_mindanao is still accepting offers and bids. Offers will no longer be accepted after January 17, 2012, so if you've been waffling over offering, go do it now! The auction formally ends on January 20, 2012, so you have until then to bid your hearts out.

My threads are here:
Bust commission - starting bid $10
Waist up commission - starting bid $15
Fully colored story illustrations - starting bid $100

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WHAT WHAT help_mindanao is now on Facebook?! Say it isn't so!

IT IS SO
Go like it, share it and bask in the glory of us using and abusing the internet!

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The recent typhoon, Sendong, has devastated northern Mindanao leaving a lot of people homeless and some even lost their loved ones. It also happened during the time when people are preparing and looking forward to the holidays. No one would have guessed nor wanted that they will spend it in an evacuation center or worse, mourning.

The rain has stopped and the flood has receded but it will take a while before they will be able to get back on their feet again. Houses can be rebuilt and businesses can be put up again but the lost of a loved one will be harder to overcome. And sadly, for that we can only say prayers for them--to have strength and faith to move on from the loss of their loved ones.

But it doesn't mean we can't do anything. In our own little way, using what we have and sharing our talents, we can reach out to them. That is how help_pilipinas was formed. We want to gather fanfiction writers and artists who would like to have their works auctioned. The proceeds will be used to help out the victims of the calamity.


Good news, everyone! I've found another charity auction for the victims of Typhoon Sendong/Washi! help_pilipinas is a similar multi-fandom auction. Unfortunately they are closed to offers at the moment but please give them a visit and see if there are any offers that pique your interest!

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Hey all! help_mindanao is in full swing. A number of offers have cropped up, ranging from art to writing to graphics and even to food and crafts. If you've got the time, please drop by and see if any of the offers appeal to you.

If you don't have the money, please pimp us! Let your friends know, your parents, hell, even your neighbors. Every pimping counts and would help us a great deal.

Thanks!

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WE ARE OFFICIALLY LIVE! If you've got the time, please offer your services.

You can find my threads here!
Bust commission - starting bid #10
Waist up commission - starting bid $15
Full body commission - starting bid $25

I may be adding more later, such as an option for me to illustrate for your story. WILL KEEP YOU ALL POSTED.

If you cannot offer or bid, please help us by pimping us on your journal or on your communities! Here's a post with all our banners.

WERE DOING THIS GUYS WERE REALLY DOING IT AHHHHH
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help_mindanao will be going live in a few hours! If you're planning on offering, please stay tuned and watch the community so you can follow our updates.

If you cannot bid or offer, please help us by spreading the word! Here is a post with all of our banners so you can pimp them out on your journals/sites/what have you.

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OMG JULIE I GOT YOUR BOX
I GOT YOUR BOX
AHHHHHHHHHHH
SCREAMING FOREVERRRRR
so much goodness in one package

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Now with even more banners!

We've currently got a poll up, so swing on by if you'd like to give your two cents on when the auction should start, when it should end and what kind of goodies you'd like to donate.

If you'd like to help, please pimp this out on your flists! Here's a post with all our banners.

(Crap! Realized there was HTML fail on this thing. FIXED.)

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OKAY BACK TO BUSINESS

Many thanks to my bestie Joan for her lightning fast Photoshop magic.

If you'd like to contribute banners for help_mindanao please feel free to send them to me! I'd greatly apperciate your help.

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For mycrazymandolin <3

Merry Christmas, dudes, duders and ladies!
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I am so pleased to announce my uni has been, and will continue to, send our graduate students to Cagayan de Oro and Iligan to do trauma counselling for the victims of Typhoon Sendong/Washi (int'l code). I wish I could join them but I am needed here at home. This has only strengthened my resolve to get help_mindanao up and running ASAP.

The holidays have made it difficult for me to get online and not be interrupted. I'll be able to start putting together details for help_mindanao by the 27th and hopefully get the auction started on the 30th. By then I'll be able to put out graphics to promote the community. Please stay tuned!

I'd like to thank my wonderful team of mods that are starting to come together. <3

If you'd like to help, you could do some promotional banners and icons for us. If you don't have the Photoshop touch, please pimp the community out as soon as the banners are available.

Thank you!

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Made help_mindanao but I need to do so much more. If you know any more international charities directing donations to the victims of Typhoon Washi/Sendong, please comment here. Here is my current list.

Thank you for your time.

CALLING ALL CHARITY EXPERIENCED PEOPLE
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Guys, I want to organize a Help_Mindanao. Has anyone had experience running one of these in the past, like help_japan? If so, I'd greatly appreciate your help if you could give me pointers. If you have the time, I would give you my soul for helping me put things together.

Thanks so much for your input!

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On a completely different note, I illustrated for Kikuchi Makoto's delightful short "Duties". It's out this month on Shousetsu Bangbang's Theme-Free Christmas issue!


(clicking the image links you to the story)

I have been getting better, I think. I should compile my work for 2011 and see for myself just how much. Hush, let me be a narcissist, even for a little while.

Help Typhoon Sendong Victims
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Tropical storm Sendong is shaping up to be one of the deadliest cyclones to hit the Philippines in the last 12 years, data culled by GMA News Research showed, with the death toll expected to surpass that of typhoon Ondoy two years ago.

With latest government figures pegging the storm’s death toll at 334, Sendong already ranks 6th on the list of weather disturbances to cause the largest number of deaths in the country since 2000.

This figure, however, is expected to rise, with the Philippine National Red Cross already bringing Sendong’s death toll to 652, higher than the 464 recorded by the government in 2009 when typhoon Ondoy poured record rainfall over Metro Manila and nearby provinces in Luzon.

- read more here



Guys, you may have heard it already but Typhoon Sendong struck Mindanao a number of days ago. Over 600 people have died and over 100, 000 families need your help. This was way deadlier than Typhoon Ondoy back in 2009.

Please donate in whatever way you can. As an added incentive, for every donation you make, I'll draw you something.

You may donate through Red Cross.

Once you've donated, send me a screencap of your transaction via PM or via e-mail and we'll work something out! Thanks so much.

If you can't donate, please please signal boost this. A lot of people need your help.

Christmas Big Bang: Remember the Stillness (Inception, Eames/Fischer, G)
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Art for the_azure_blue's Remember the Stillness.

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True story!
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Except for the Noche Buena part. WELL, IDK, MAYBE OTHER FAMILIES DO THAT. But my family has shotguns so.

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I am just half assing reading this article. Dan gives no shits, man. Give me my damned Christmas break. Last class of the week and the year. Gotta get through this 30 something pages of material.

Spent the morning listening to qualitative methods of research by speakers from manchester metropolitan university. Discourse theory and feminisms and psychology beg me to research more into them.

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tl;dr of what happened yesterday afternoon:
i was a dumb shit. in a very narrow eescalator, with my rather heavy backpack slung over one shoulder and a plastic bag full of gift wrapping materials, i tripped. thankfully i was going up to the next floor and there was no one around to see me, but my foot caught the underside of the escalator step in front of me and i fell forward. scratched my left shin pretty badly. like bleeding badly, but not enough to warrant stitches and fainting.

managed to calmly walk to the cellular network shop to buy pre-paid load before i walked, rather briskly, to the pharmacy/general items shop to buy paper tape, gauze pads, betadyne and alcohol. was very calm about showing my bleeding gash, no pun intended, to the sales ladies too. OH HEY WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS?

my ankle is more sprained than it is injured, tbh.

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And now for your regular infusion of songs from The Mourning Son's playlist.

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I feel like I should apologize but
I am watching Gossip Girl
and I fucking love what a bastard Chuck Bass is

Shhh, shhh, watching the first season as we speak. Don't spoil me. I'd like to revel in Chuck's utter being full of himself. He has a face that deserves to be punched, all the time.

Alternatively, shh, quell your horror.

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Here's another illustration for mycrazymandolin's story, Renumeration! Go read it right now. It's a sci-fi prequel to Macbeth. Don't forget to leave a little love by way of commenting!

Renumeration - The Wyrd Sisters
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My illustration for mycrazymandolin's story, Renumeration! Go read it right now. It's a sci-fi prequel to Macbeth. Don't forget to leave a little love by way of commenting!

Coloring the Wyrd Sisters was certainly a huge leap out of my comfort zone but I certainly learned a lot from the experience.

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41039 / 50000 words. 82% done!

I can't believe I have 9000 words left to go! I'm certainly slowing down though. Today I only managed to write 850 words. Real life is catching up to me, and obligations are jumping out at me right and left. I'll need to allocate less time for writing and more time for everything else.

Feeling a bit creatively drained but if there is anything that I learned from NaNo it is that perseverance conquers all. A little dry spell shouldn't stop me. The novel has been outlined, and I know here it is meant to go.

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Political leaders in St. Petersburg are about to vote on law that will make it illegal for any person to write a book, publish an article or speak in public about being gay, lesbian or transgender. The ruling party led by President Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin could make millions of people invisible with the stroke of a pen.

Human rights defenders around the country are doing everything they can to stop it. They are risking their freedom to organize flashmobs and protests, but they are afraid that it won't be enough.

Right now, the world needs to speak up and tell Russian authorities to drop the bill. Join this call to leaders around the world to reach out to their counterparts in the Russian government - and ask them to reject this discriminatory and anti-democratic law.

Sign it here.

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35177 / 50000 words. 70% done!

Elias was a good listener, his face neutral as Gilbert went over the fine details and his arms crossed. When Gilbert concluded his report, he said, “I know that it may be too much to ask of you, but I need your assistance. I would like to descend with you to the room you described to me. Your gifts would be invaluable should there be anything else lurking below.”

Gilbert swallowed hard. That pit was the last place he wanted to be on earth but who was he to deny their leader? “All right sir.”

Elias reached out and patted Gilbert’s good shoulder. “Don’t worry. Agent Suico will be descending with us as well.”

Gilbert glanced at Honor. “Oh, I feel so safe.”

Honor grinned humorlessly at him, but he might as well have bared his teeth. Their relationship was not what people would particularly describe as amicable but people who assumed it was because of Cissa were very much in the wrong. Gilbert would have to sit them down and explain, maybe with colorful hand drawn slides, how Honor was just really a dick.

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originalbigbang has started posting today! Today is martiniphilosph's story Secondary Phenomenon which you can read here.

View my art over here!

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28049 / 50000 words. 56% done!

Wrote 4,000 words today. Scenes I've written, characters: get trapped several hundred feet under the ground with more than a dozen monsters, get attacked in a washroom by a monster and get scolded on not answering their homework properly because who needs Trigonometry anyway.

I'm feeling good! And actually feeling confident in my writing? Who is this man, and what has he done with Dan?

Went to class today and felt rather stumped by statistics so I dug out my undergrad notes and hope to hell that I'll actually understand something next session.

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24038 / 50000 words. 48% done!

I was supposed to do the 11,000 word challenge today, in honor of 11-11-11 but my teacher in Life-Span Development just sent me stuff to review before tomorrow’s class.

In the long run though, I aim to beat coppelius's record of 80-something-thousand. 90k and beyond, perhaps?

Sorry NaNoWriMo, gotta get my academic on. Listening to recordings of Yale University lectures.

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Imagine an audience, filling up these three hundred something auditorium seats, with their faces bathed in the yellow stage lights. They're teary eyed, listening to your every word, and absolutely brimming with joy. Your speech will transport them to the day they dropped off their child for their child's first day at high school and you’ll walk them down memory lane, through every heartache and tender moment as their child struggles and overcomes high school. And then bring them back to the present, here, in this auditorium, about to witness their child graduate and accomplish one of the biggest milestones in their life.

At least that's the mental image Amy wanted Noah Martelino to work with. The auditorium was currently empty and Noah was going over his speech for the fourth time that afternoon. He had slipped up somewhere near the end, and Amy, ever the slave driver, told him to start from the beginning.

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Certain amounts of Yoav and My Chemical Romance may have been consumed during the writing process. Oops. Nothing screams teenager more than MCR.

Sibonga Public Cemetery
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21266 / 50000 words. 43% done!

Mostly for personal reference but what the hell. More pictures of cemeteries! I took these pictures in 2009, I think, about the same time of the year.

Posting this because it is relevant to my writing. If you are easily creeped out, or dislike cemeteries in general, feel free to ignore this post!

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17015 / 50000 words. 34% done!

Took two whole days off during the weekend but still very pleased to be ahead of my goal. Did about 2,700 words today because I wanted a nice even number. I constantly comb through what I have, especially the future scenes, to add more detail. I have a feeling people will be shipping Noah/Amy more often than Noah/Honor. I AM OKAY WITH THIS. /the awkward moment when your leading character is homoflexible.

On November 11, 2011, I will be attempting to write 11,000 words. CAN I DO IT? WHO KNOWS. But at least darkseraphim21 is doing it with me.

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So this semester I've got Social Cognition, Social Relations, Advanced Psychological Statistics and Life-Span Development on my plate. FUN.

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12391 / 50000 words. 25% done!

Outlining my novel helped by leaps and bounds! I have a separate file open for plot threads that I need to remember to resolve at some point and am loving how things are clicking together. I realized quite a lot of what I was doing wrong in the previous drafts. One of my biggest issue was forcing two of my characters together, which was basically me being a hypocrite to my rule of "it must be organic" for romances. These two characters are now bonding in their own unique and dickish ways and it really resonates so much better with me. Now to write the damn dialogue.

By focusing on a MacGuffin, I've managed to string this plot together, keeping a lot of the scenes I liked and discarding a lot of others that just don't fit in. But with the latter also comes discarding characters. Not so much as dumping them in the trash bin as I am storing them away in ye olde locker. There are a lot of books that I can write them into so I'm not particularly dispairing.

I'm a little worried if my plot is too complicated though? WE SHALL SEE IN THE EDITING PHASE.

Today was a good day. Got my hair cut, finally, and have PMS-ed less over my face. I have certainly stopped touching it as much when I figured out what I have been doing wrong. That is, using the wrong astringent. The key words are: WITH GRAINS.