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Oct. 19th, 2006 | 02:00 pm

I have two big goals for the upcoming months.

For November, I am doing NaNoWriMo. For those of you who have never heard of it, the idea is that you have to write a 50,000+ word novel in a month. It is very likely that I will fall flat on my face. Still, in choosing which idea to pursue, I have learned one reason why I often fail at my goals. I have too much ambition. There are so many stories and books I want to write, so many sites I want to create, and so many that I create these big sprawling universes that take up the space in my head that I can't get it out. It frustrates me very often that I have more time than most people and yet I make no progress. So for this challenge, I am going to take one of my old and bad (I *know* it's very bad) ideas and work toward it, instead of something I desperately want to get done. If I can churn out a cliche-filled, hole-ridden, horribly unrealistic novel in a month, perhaps I can make some side income writing romance novels. ;)

For December, I'm going to try the 24 Days of Final Fantasy, something I know I can do. The reason why I had to suspend my campaign last year was because of a funeral I had to attend. Hopefully, no one from out of town will die this time, and I can do this. In addition, I also have a special plan in mind, but the problem is I will have to gather the materials to do it.

So if I'm not around much, it's because I trying my hand at both of the above goals. I can only hope that some generous person will not surprise me with Final Fantasy XII until Christmas. I need every spare moment I can get.

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Magnus

from: magnus_samma
date: Oct. 20th, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
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Good luck!

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Nangbaby

Thanks

from: nangbaby
date: Oct. 20th, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC)
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I'll still be reading most of the stuff on-line, which includes LJ entries, but I'm just going to have to stay away from those time-wasting YouTube videos and new Newgrounds Flash movies.

But thanks for wishing me luck! I know you can't try the former, but you could always try the latter.

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Magnus

Re: Thanks

from: magnus_samma
date: Oct. 20th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
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Why couldn't I try the former? o_O

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evil_kieben

from: evil_kieben
date: Oct. 20th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC)
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I just started playing FF1 last night that this guy at work brought me. It goes something like this:

"When the time of darkness comes, four warriors of light will appear. Well now is the time of dark, and four warriors have appeared. Each carries a mysterious crystal..."

Ok, yet they have no idea what the crystals do, what they are for, how to use them, or anything about them at all, really. They just happen to be carrying them. Together.

Then they get to the kingdom. It goes something like this:

"The king is looking for the light warriors. Wait... are you them?!?!"

I wonder the guards ask everybody that.

Then they talk to the king. He says something like this:

"Please rescue my daughter! Maybe you want to cross the river. The bridge that once spanned it was lost long ago."

Ok, if the bridge was lost, why haven't you built a new one?!

"If you save her, I will build a new bridge."

Gee, don't hurt yourself. Just give us the canoe and we'll call it a deal. Really.

And I won't even go into the economic issues cuz I'm already late for work posting this. But it's probably not a good idea to have the kingdom, which is probably the capital of the continent, cut off from the rest of the world.

And if that crap sold a million copies, just imagine what you can do!

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Nangbaby

Hahaha....

from: nangbaby
date: Oct. 23rd, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
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I've got two words for you.

8-Bit Theater

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