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March 27th, 2007 (02:35 pm)
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So, it snowed today. I had to take the male parental to the dentist again today (not last week as I originally thought) and it started *snowing* about an hour before I had to leave. >.<;; Not only was I driving, but winter driving. *sigh* At least I made it there and back safe and sound. The only thing is, I was sitting in the car waiting for a number of hours. >.> I didn't even have my computer with me. >.<; I did have a book with me (Ono Fuyumi's Shiki) and read about half a page before deciding I still can't really read it. Okay, I didn't give it a major try, but this book's my target book. The one I'm trying to learn enough Japanese to be able to read with reasonable ease. :P

My brain wasn't into it though, so I spent the time reading over the outline I've scribbled out so far for my next FF and scribbling out part of the first chapter. The problem is, I'm having some problems with including characters. ^^; Character relationships insist on one time frame, but I have no idea how to bring everyone in yet (or which of the irregulars to bring in). Not to mention that I'm still trying to figure out how to combine the entire story into a cohesive whole... But, I believe I'll be mildly cruel to Yasuhara-san. A minor conversation snippet came to mind as I was slowly freezing, so we'll see how that goes. ^^;; I wonder if I'll be able to get it in there and to make it work though. :P I think the worst part to starting these FFs is getting over the intro stage. Maybe I should try doing a flashback style start one day. I'm not this time 'round, but it might work next time I get stuck on this sort of thing. I have to figure out the line between background info coverage and info overload. :P

And I'm still frozen from sitting in the car even though I've been indoors for a couple of hours. Must be because I have no tea. I'm sad. :P Must hunt more tea... *___*

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Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 27th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
Gimme tea! (by epi_lj)

Ack! *pets*

Mean to our Yasuhara?! Okay, but you know he's gonna be mean right back.

Some monster is stealing your tea. This must stop. It's very upsetting! O_O

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 28th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)

>.> I know. That's what scares me. What's scarier still is that, to make that concept work, I apparently need to be mean to Naru too. Having both of them mad at me is just downright spooky and potentially deadly. O_O

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 28th, 2007 01:37 am (UTC)
GH - Mai *shakefist*

Ohboy. You sure you wanna do that? There's gotta be a better way.

Well, whatever happens, I'll be in your corner rooting for you (even if I'm using you as a shield at the time)…

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 28th, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC)

......thanks... I think? ^^;

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 28th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
GH - Yasuhara

I will be trying to convince them not to hurt you. I'll just be doing it from a safe place. ^_^

(Please tell me you've acquired some tea?)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 29th, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)

^_^ I did. Actually, a certain package arrived in the mail today. Thank you! ^o^

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: March 28th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
gh_naru_glasses

You plan to be mean to Yasuhara and Naru? Simultaneously? What, are you feeling suicidal or something?

I'll send flowers to your funeral.

I wonder who would win if Naru and Yasuhara faced off in a war of wits?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 28th, 2007 04:25 pm (UTC)

^^; I must be.

^^;; Your confidence is overwhelming. :P

(Personally, I think Yasuhara has the advantage between the two. Of all the members, I think he's really the most intelligent and savvy. Naru's too much the mad scientist in comparison, so unless he's getting back at Yasuhara over something (whereupon it's harder to say), I doubt he'd really bother. I really must write up that scene in the final novel (Evil Spirits) where Yasuhara gets Naru and Lin to come in for tea... :P )

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 28th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
loveinateapot (feathered - obsessiveicon

Ack! *jumps in front of Shadow protectively* "Now, boys, surely we can work this out. Let's just have a nice civil cup of tea and talk."

Yes, you really must write up that scene. *pleeeeze face*

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: March 28th, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)
gh_teddy_bear

A scene where Yasuhara gets Naru and Lin to come in for tea?!

You are feeling suicidal because if you don't write up now that you've teased me with mentioning it, I will kill you. (After you release episode 25, of course.)

I suspect Yasuhara's education is probably more well-rounded than Naru's. He seems to have a broader range of interests than Naru. So if they were going at each other outside the field of the paranormal, Yasuhara probably would win.

On the other hand, Naru probably wouldn't bother to get back at Yasuhara for anything other than a paranormal debate. Naru would probably just dismiss him.

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: March 27th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
gh_naru_glasses

I was going to be mean to you and mention that it was over 80 degrees F where I am, but then I saw that you have no tea and decided that I'm not that cruel a person.

And I agree with ginny_t, if you're mean to Yasuhara, he's gonna be mean to you back. Because he's devious that way. :)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 28th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)

Oh phooey on you too. :P

Yeah. I blame the current anime arc for the idea though. They glossed over that aspect of the story, so it sort of poked at me saying maybe I should poke a little fun at Yasuhara's expense... ^^;

Posted by: LKK (lkk)
Posted at: March 28th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
gh_umbrella

You go right ahead and be mean to Yasuhara. Just remember, he will get his revenge. He's not one to leave such a challenge unanswered. :D

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 28th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)

Multiple chapters can be great for bringing in characters. So can flashbacks, if you want to do it that way.

I admit, it's harder to segue and bring a character in, unless you're writing is in the form of third person omniscent and you change to that character's view. That also works, but unless you want to have a really long chapter... sometimes it's just not worth it.

It snowed?? Where in the world are you? Idaho?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 28th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)

*laughs* Oh, don't doubt that the character intros will take some time. Especially if I have to be mean to both Naru and Yasuhara for it. ^^;

It snowed?? Where in the world are you? Idaho?

:P Canada. That's okay. Tomorrow should see us in the... 50's(? mid-teens) again. ^^;

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: April 5th, 2007 06:48 am (UTC)

Canada, eh? Damn, I'm in a desert-- and the last time it snowed, and it did over the winter, I didn't go to class... despite the fact that almost all the ice melted.

Honestly, snow in the desert.

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: March 28th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)

It was 80 degrees today, trees and flowers were blooming...where do you live again ? North Pole? :P
*hugs*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 28th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)

*swat* I swear that pole moves like nobody's business. ^^; Wait a minute. 80?! That's... mid-20s?? Wow that's warm! O_O

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: March 29th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
'Mystenigmary'

Mmm, snow... *is melting* It's nearly summer temperatures here, and when it hits full summer, one can quite literally fry an egg on the sidewalk. If you can be glad you're not melting, I'll be glad I'm not freezing. (But, man, I'd love a popsicle, and I hope you get your tea!)

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