It's been quite awhile since I last wrote anything here, hasn't it? And once again I have this fancy skin to write on.
So much has happened in the past couple of years that I'm can't seem to write on all of them, and maybe I shouldn't. It's just that college seems to go by so quickly, and I already feel like I'm losing some parts of myself, if that makes any sense. I see this happening slightly to some other people too, but I guess such things can be shrugged off as part of the dubious experience of "growing up". Whatever that means.
I recently won the
OCT, and I must say I am surprised; I've never won a writing competition before, much less an "unofficial" one. That said, because of the immense amount of drama surrounding the OCT, from the original host disappearing to recreate the "OCT Watchers" group, to several judge drop outs, and prize donators leaving, the remaining judges stated that there won't be any prizes for winning the OCT. In joining this project, I said something to the effect of "I'm not in it for the prizes, I'm in it to have fun and to become a better writer," and at the end of that road, I feel like I've achieved both, though in some ways I duly wish it lasted longer.
And now, I have quite a few acknowledgements to hand out (in no particular order):Special Thanks
Thanks for being a great writing judge, and I thank you especially for the harsh critique you gave me of each of my entries. I know that I'm not the best writer, and at times things I write tend to fall on the side of film scripts rather than literature, but I am really grateful for your help regardless.
Thanks for the support and reading all of my entries! It was cool that you followed me even though you didn't get in at first. I'm sure you will someday.
Thanks for following Apple's story even after Liza perished. I'm sorry that I let that happen. Also, thanks for the fan art you drew of her, as it's the first fan art I've ever received! fav.me/d2ep9mj
Thanks for liking my character! I was actually flattered that you thought her (Apple's) character would effect yours positively... I figured that most cynical characters would shrug her off.
Thanks for the strong final round. I had been watching your writings since the OCT began and I must say I was worried about facing you at first.
Thanks for the continued support you've been giving all of us writers throughout the OCT! In the end, I believe it was your positive outlook on all of this (as well as that outlook being reflected in your characters) which helped pull all of us through. Not to mention that every story needs a little comic relief on the side.
any other watchers who were following along, and everyone on Facebook :
Thanks for reading my stuff and supporting me when you were free, lol. I really appreciated the feedback, and maybe we can all group up in an OCT sometime in the future.
As for other news:
A large group of us are planning to invade Natsucon as the Blue Team from Team Fortress 2, if we can grab all the costumes and weaponry by then. The convention is July 16th-18th and will most likely consist of win. Since it's summer time, the Turkish Delights
cosplay/skit group that I'm in might restart, so you can expect to see new videos sometime either in June or early July. Here be a few links to some of the videos: www.youtube.com/user/TheDeligh…
. You can also find some on my personal youtube page!
There are only a few of you that joined the Multi-Writer-Story-Project I'm hosting, but if anyone else that reads this entry is interested, please leave a message! It's mostly Facebook based, but we can make it work!
Good night everyone! And good luck to
on their final OCT round!
P.S: I miss our massive chatroom battles. Please make them come back.