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Got my present from Zef today: Lollipop Chainsaw for PS3! Also, a 12-pack of Chef Boyardee microwave lasagna. Dude knows me way too well.
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Okay, so...those of you following me know that for the last two weeks, I've been...incredibly busy here. Two stories updating daily, plus Tomodachi wa Mahoushoujo. For which I posted an 11k chapter last week that was part one of a planned chapter I actually had to break into two chapters.
And those of you following ME and not just this one story know Tuesday was my birthday, and I didn't do any writing on my birthday to speak of.
So, here's the thing...
I've done, all told, roughly 15k words' worth of writing this week so far.
Less than 500 words of which is Magic 15.
And I'm running low on buffer chapters for Persona EG, so I really need to write 4 chapters of that by Saturday to get my buffer back where I want it.
I spent all my writing time yesterday FINISHING DDD, and I'm a little burned out right now. Plus, I'm already started on another little side project that I need to get down the groundwork for while it's fresh (you won't be seeing this one anytime soon).
Bottom line is...Magic 15 is going to be AT LEAST 9k words. And I haven't even STARTED it. And it's Thursday.
Best case scenario, I somehow pull a miracle out of my ass and write the whole thing today and tomorrow on top of my Persona EG buffers and my other thing.
Worst case scenario...Tomodachi skips this week.
Middle-ground scenario: I update Tomodachi on Saturday or Sunday, if my brain and wrists don't catch fire or something.
I know I promised to try not to skip Tomodachi again after the hiatus, and I really don't want to, but the honest truth?
Since October 5, I've written something like 75,000 words across three stories.
I'm fucking exhausted.
So if I have to skip one week of Tomodachi to kind of ease up on myself? It'll just have to happen. The strain of two stories updating daily for two weeks is getting to me, and something has to give somewhere.
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I haven't had a BAD birthday by any means, but...a lot of little things didn't quite go right today.
- I got Rainbow Rocks! ...on DVD. Walmart didn't have the BluRay, and I didn't want to insist on driving to Target to check for the BluRay.
- I also got the Rainbow Rocks Twilight Sparkle doll and a deck of Uno cards.
- We got pizza from Little Caesar's...but the whole reason I wanted to go there today was to try the pretzel crust pizza. Which we ordered. 10 minutes and a 5 mile drive from the store to my house later, and what do we find? THEY FUCKED UP THE ORDER and gave us a regular pepperoni pizza. Which is okay, but...the whole point was I wanted to try the pretzel crust pizza.
- My aunt made a birthday cake...but the recipe was a disaster and it fell apart, so she bought one from the grocery store bakery. She ordered a chocolate cake, they gave her a white cake, she didn't learn this until she was cutting it. This doesn't bother me because it's a good cake...but it disappointed her because it isn't what she ordered.
- I bought three bags of Halloween candy at Walmart. Somehow only made it home with two.
So yeah...it hasn't been a BAD birthday, but a lot of things went wrong today that really should not have gone wrong.
EDIT: The missing bag of candy has surfaced. Somehow or another, it got loose in the trunk of my uncle's car. My aunt's bringing it over later today. Also, turns out I had the receipt for Rainbow Rocks in a Walmart bag, so I've already requested the free replacement disc from Shout Factory. (Honestly, that's a relatively minor authoring bug. Just a really annoying one.)
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Today's my birthday. I'm 37.
So far, early-arrival birthday presents: all three volumes of the Avatar: The Promise graphic novel.
Later today, getting Rainbow Rocks on BluRay (unless the local stores have El Failo) and possibly other stuff.
At sunrise Twilight Sparkle yawned and clambered out of bed.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they rose to start the day.
Spike had already made breakfast, and Twilight Sparkle joined him at the table.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Twilight put the breakfast things away.
Twilight Sparkle opened the library and went over her checklist of things to do during the day.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Twilight scratched off 'eat breakfast' with her quill.
She opened up the windows to let a cool breeze blow through the library.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as a butterfly landed on the windowsill.
A pony came by to check out a book, another came by to talk.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies in the streets of Ponyville.
Twilight Sparkle became frantic when she realized she hadn't made a checklist of checklists to make of checklists she'd need to make next week.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Spike told her to take a pill.
A shipment of books arrived and Twilight Sparkle sorted them for shelving.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as she triple-checked all the receipt stubs.
The library shook as in the house next door, Vinyl Scratch perfected her latest mix.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they started going deaf from the wubs.
Derpy Hooves delivered the mail and checked out a book on muffins.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Derpy collided midair with Rainbow Dash.
Twilight Sparkle cringed at the pile of tangled limbs and manes falling out of the sky.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as the two pegasi landed with a crash.
Twilight Sparkle applied first aid to the pegasi while Rainbow Dash berated Derpy.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Derpy's eyes rolled round and round.
Twilight Sparkle chided Rainbow Dash and gave her the latest Daring-Do book to read.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Rainbow Dash made a squeeing sound.
Cheerilee stopped in to return a book and they chatted for a bit.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as the hour rolled round to noon.
As Cheerilee left, Twilight's stomach rumbled, and she knew it was time to eat.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as she told Spike lunch would be ready soon.
Twilight Sparkle ate a lettuce, lettuce, and tomato sandwich for lunch.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they went to their favorite spots to eat.
Rarity dropped by to invite Twilight Sparkle for an afternoon out and to give Spike a hat she'd made just for him.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Spike's face turned red as a beet.
The Cutie Mark Crusaders stopped by to check out a book on fencing.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Twilight shuddered at the idea of those three with swords.
Twilight instead suggested they try a less dangerous hobby, and they agreed.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as the Crusaders went to find some skateboards.
Twilight Sparkle made a checklist of things for Spike to do when she left for the rest of the day.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as she wondered if she'd better just stay.
Spike rolled his eyes and reassured her it'd be fine, so she left to meet up with her friends.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Spike threw the list of chores away.
Twilight Sparkle met Fluttershy and Rarity for some shopping and afternoon tea.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they trotted down the Ponyville streets.
They found Applejack selling many tasty apple treats, and they bought an apple fritter apiece.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they nibbled on their fried apple sweets.
They passed a couple fillies jumping rope and singing songs as they went around the corner by the park.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they trotted down a different lane.
They arrived at Sugar Cube Corner and they said hello to Pinkie Pie who joined them in her bouncy silly way.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Pinkie pulled a cupcake from her mane.
They all drank tea and talked a bit, then did a little shopping in the town.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as Rainbow Dash flew by with Thunderlane.
Then suddenly the sky got dark, the wind picked up, and thunder rumbled loud.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they ran from the impending rain.
Applejack offered them a ride in her wagon as she sped back to Sweet Apple Acres.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they raced inside where it's dry.
Pinkie Pie decided to throw a rainy day party, and soon everypony was having a grand old time.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as the rain fell gently from the sky.
When the storm was over everypony went outside and continued their afternoon fun.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they gabbed about various things.
In the park they found Lyra Heartstrings making beautiful music with her lyre.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as the unicorn plucked the strings.
They listened until sunset, then it was time to head for home.
Clop, clop, clop went the hooves of the ponies as they trotted wearily away.
Twilight said goodnight to Spike and brushed her teeth and slipped between the sheets.
...and the hooves of the ponies didn't clop, clop, clop because everypony already hit the hay!