Oct. 20th, 2013 03:14 am
rai_ryu: (Zuko Worrying)
Don't ever talk to people because talking to people ends up being a bad idea
*rolls away into the sunset and wedges self in deepest crevice at the bottom of the Marianas Trench* (but not the band)

I have a feeling this post is going to be very crazy.
You can thank Scott Lynch because once again he has completely destroyed my mind, and I am not even finished the book yet. Except I don't have the luxury of putting the book down for 3 days this time. THANK you very much kind sir.

I am simultaneously hot and cold and my neck is stiff and my stomach hurts and it is 3am and I have actively been swearing for half an hour and also I just attempted to talk to someone on tumblr and I think I annoyed them, this socializing thing is not for me.

WILL I sleep tonight????? What else will I do other than sleep???? I am too crazy to actually use my brain for anything right now either.

I don't have to work tomorrow on account of it being sunday so I could do one of those things where I just purposely don't sleep which is probably not a good idea but it is looking pretty fantastic right now so I guess that's my plan for the future


Jan. 13th, 2011 01:52 am
rai_ryu: (Enre)
I just finished reading The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. I am...so in love with it that I have now added it to my list of favourite books (Which I believe is now at three which I can honestly count as my favourites).
It is fairly late so I apologize if this next ramble is kind of out-there.

I am extremely amazed at the way things tend to work out. It's the kind of think that will make me pass knowing looks at the sky and say "You knew this all along" while shaking my fist.
It would have been shortly after this time last year, second semester had just started, and I was in a pretty bad way. I desperately wanted to drop out of college. I agonized over it for days until, after truly believing I could not live if I had to go back for one more day, I told my dad that I wanted to drop out. Naturally, he said no. It was 2am so he said we would talk in the morning.
Now, as it usually goes, once I make my problems known to someone else I suddenly realize that they're nothing. So of course the next morning I gave my dad a half-hearted argument, while I was perfectly resigned to continue with schooling.

Well, second semester I had business writing. The culminating project for this class was a business report, which I decided to do on book publishing. My teacher asked if I was a writer, and I said that I was. She said I could talk to her about writing any time.
Firstly, while researching the report, I came across Justine Larbalestier's blog (specifically about her book Lair, which I enjoyed). From that blog I was linked to [livejournal.com profile] sarahtales, and I quickly rushed to the library to take out her book The Demon's Lexicon. Well, that book is now one of the three on my favourite books list, and I would not have found it if I had left school.

Second, after a talk with my teacher (where she read the first chapter of my novel - greatly exciting!), she reccomended Self Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself Into Print by Renni Browne and Dave King.
While reading that, I came across an excerpt from The Lies of Locke Lamora, with which I was very pleased. I added it to a list of books I wanted to read. Then, a few months later, while out at a bookstore, I spotted a copy and eagerly bought it.

And so we come to now. I greatly praise this book. I...don't even know what more to say than that, and this entry is plenty long already.
So there I go, perhaps staying in school was the best choice, if only for these two marvelous books.
I'm off to the store as soon as possible to buy the next book in the sequence, after which I'm sure I will pray for The Republic of Thieves to come out every night.


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