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So today is the first day of December, and that means National Novel Writing Month has officially come to an end. I have mixed emotions about it, but I'll start with the good stuff. Like my stats for the month.

This year's NaNowriMo marks the first time I have ever gone over 60k words. My total for the entire month of November was 168,051 words. This is an amazing feat that I am not sure I will ever repeat. I may have to give myself a new goal next year. We shall see.

I finally defeated TJ. TJ is someone I have been fighting to leapfrog and surpass for the last 3 years of NaNoWriMo, as he and I appear to be the top writers in Maryland (that I have added and can see stats for). TJ's count was 10k less than mine at midnight. I want to thank CURLING for that. TJ loves writing, but he admitted to me last month that curling is his true love, and so he was gone an entire weekend, and I took full advantage of it. I was 10-11k words ahead of him the rest of the month.

Other stats: 3 and 3/4 Fanfics written. All of them leading up to the end of the Wyatt saga, and I'm so thankful. Wyatt Munroe is possibly one of the most ANNOYING villains I have ever created. He's twisted, and just downright cruel. I hate getting into his head because I KNOW what he's thinking, and I know why, and just like with Aaron Roba, it's for the wrong reasons!

Some good things that have come out of everything for Victoria though:

1. She's engaged and will become a permanent part of the Roba family (although Espa, Jon, and Christien argue that she was already a permanent fixture once she was full time taking care of Andrew and Ej)

2. She has a steady job, and an up and coming vocal career either on stage or in a recording studio (that last bit hasn't been revealed yet in the fic-verse.)

3. She'll finally be able to make peace with her past, and be able to let go of a lot of the bad stuff that's happened. And can now focus on her future life with Christien.

4. She's also learned to branch out and trust others outside of her normal circle of friends. She's befriended Griffon (who she didn't know was a Roba at the time of their meeting so I'm counting it), Teran Bishop, the older Robas, Cale and Spencer (even though her relationship with them had a setback because of their triplet brother Aaron), she's accepted Weevil and Rex as friends although she keeps them at arm's length. Her greatest suprise as a friend though has been Wade Munroe, Wyatt's twin.

All in all this year of NaNoWriMo has been a great comfort to me. It was nice to return to something so familiar to me in the wake of all the loss, and changes that have happened in the last few years. Its nice to know that no matter how much I lose, or how many things change, my Robas and Victoria will be there to make things right again.

I would also like to say that there were times in the fanfic that I really had fic imitating life. Having Marcia be let out of the hospital followed by the reaction from the family (Victoria in particular) was potent, and it was therapeutic for me considering all things going on this month.



NaNoWriMo 2014 Winner Badge!
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Yesterday went out with a hitch. I helped Mom quite a bit, and because of that, I actually now have a day where I have no work to do in the house. My brother on the other hand... he didn't even get up till a quarter to 2 yesterday. Got well enough to go to his friend's house last night, and then had the audacity to keep me awake off and on all night. Goddamn. He has to do chores between today and tomorrow. Sunday, I will not be here. Hopefully I will be seeing Big Hero 6 before my final write-in for the month.

I can't believe the month is over On Sunday! Wow. What the actual hell? The month just went by SO SO Fast. Like, BOOM! And now December is coming, which means I will definitely be back on to RPG tracks. <3 I have a whole thread that needs wrapping up. I have idea for other threads at GrandeLatte... (I keep wanting to say Green Tea Latte...the actual hell, self?).

I will also begin working once more on my Hunger Games RPG, Panem Prevails, which takes place in District 13. I will be doing all of this without help because I definitely do not want anyone else on board. Fractured Truth was a colossal failure, and I just don't know if I want to have anyone else involved this time.


Fanfiction is sitll growing strong, but believe it or not, I am feeling the urge to work on/start over on my Dystopian series, the Infinites. That is awesome! I haven't felt that kind of inspiration in months. This is good news for my original work load. Whoo! I am excited. I am very happy that my fanfiction is so much fun!!
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There my Hunger Games reference to celebrate the release of Mockingjay Part 1.

Now to the words: I wrote 5,622 for a complete total of 144,849. I was only 2k words shy of my goal of 7k for the day. My goal was originally to be at 7k before 8pm. That didn't happen because I forgot to calculate the two game shows I watch with Daddy C.

Yes, I actually got Daddy C into the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions! I was ecstatic. We battled it out for four days. It was a glorious, fun event for the two of us while Mom was in Mississippi. (Can you believe I had to spell that out loud?!) Anyway!

Then of course, Girl Meets World was back on with a new episode. And it was pretty good. Much better than the fanfic I was attempting to write. LOL. I was very upset that Minkus didn't make an appearance, cause I am sure having him, and Topanga warring with their children.... that would've been comical in that plot. As it was, Lucas and Riley becoming closer friends towards the end? And Farkle realizing how ridiculous he was being... that was great too. I swear, I hope COrey Fogelmanis doesn't get any acting gigs between now, and the end of the series. I want him pursue his dreams, but I want him to wait until *after* Girl Meets World is over because I don't want to lose Farkle. You cannot replace someone like Farkle. It wouldn't work.

That wasn't the only thing that kept me from being as productive as I could be. I struggled to keep my ass in the seat while I wrote. I was bouncy and all over the place despite sinus problems.

The other reason may be that in the mid afternoon, I started writing for Jendra (Jonathan x Kendra) which, I thought was going to be a piece of cake from Jonathan's point of view. After all, I had written for him before, and I had no problems. However, trying to do it without having Christien, Victoria, or anyone else there proved to be a bit awkward, and maybe that was good for the two of them, as their relationship is so new, and was so unexpected. The cutest thing to happen during that whole scene was the admission of "I love you"s.

Now I've switched back to Espa's point of view, so I may do better and will finally get back to Christoria tomorrow, and some of Victoria's issues with Marcia. I can't wait. (WHy do I enjoy writing her trauma so much? Seriously? I'm a monster!) . Anyway, I'm exhausted, so I'm gonna head to bed.

Trivia: Kendra was the goalie for Jonathan's team's biggest rivals when they were younger
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Total written for the day: 4,512
Total Overall: 139,227

OMG. The last two nights of writing have just been crazy. Some of you heard about last night's love fest. Tonight was the exact opposite. Victoria revealed to Espa that she had once thought about killing herself, and only her love for the Robas and the Ishtars had stopped her. This was apparently at some point during her recovery from being abducted by Wyatt. Thankfully, she was in the hospital and of course wouldn't have been able to carry it out anyway.

Christien had a big problem with her not ever telling him about that, and he exploded on her and told her that he wouldn't have a marriage with her full of secrets. This prompted Victoria to reveal that she'd been thinking about things back in her world, and whether or not her friends there even missed her. She was also missing Johanna, and the nightmares she had were scattered between the Shadow Realm, the stage (with Wyatt), various locations with Aaron, and Marcia on occasion.

He wondered what she'd been telling her therapist that all of these things were still bothering her. (Some of, not all). He then reveals that he is terrified to death of them being married and what that would bring. Apparently, bridal catalogs make him nervous! LOL.

Victoria tells him that they have a couple of years, and that she wanted to do it on their eighth anniversary of performing Christine and The Phantom. Since the wedding is going to be Phantom of hte Opera themed. Haha. I can just see Christien's face when he finds out that Meghan got her way. LOL.

Tomorrow, they leave for Vegas, Victoria is reunited with Teran, Spencer, and Cale. She gets to see Marcia though only briefly.

Back in the carnival side, Jonathan invites Kendra come stay for the summer because his girlfriend wants to learn a bit more about the carnival lifestyle, and is taking summer voice lessons at the Conservatory to improve her range. (She's taken quite well to the stage, after a few side parts, and taking on Carlotta in the final performance of Phantom of the Opera that she and Victoria did together).

Tomorrow, writing aside, is the premiere of The Hunger Games: MOckingjay Part 1. <3 I will be seeing it Sunday, and so have been avoiding any spoilers about the movie. Yes I have read the book, and I know who dies when. I just don't want to hear how the movie differs yet. I want to find that out on my own.

It also marks the return of Girl Meets World with new episodes! YES! I am considering watching a marathon my tablet tomorrow as I write. I have missed Farkle so much!!

Trivia: The parts in Phantom of the Opera are as follows:

The Phantom- Christien Roba (understudy Griffon Roba)
Christine Daae- Victoria Ishtar (understudy Miranda Wilson)
Raoul DeChangy- Jonathan Roba (understudy Teran Bishop)
Carlotta- Kendra Underwood (understudy Erica Stanley)
Piangi- NPC
Bouquet-NPC
Meg Giry -Meghan Raptor
Firmin- NPC
Andre-NPC
Madame Giry- Ella Ford (at the Conservatory)

Most of the extra cast members were never named because it wasn't necessary. Just the principle cast. <3
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So I am not cross-posting this entry because someone who I know is very conservative will see it, and may possibly never read another one of my fanfics again. So. Tonight I started the fourth fic of NaNoWriMo. This fic will include some much needed closure for Victoria with Marcia Roba.

What I wasn't counting on it including was Victoria and Christien finally doing this full on make out session that got pretty damn hot and heavy. It bordered on soft porn, I would believe. O_O

I don't write scenes like this! Well, okay, no I did write one scene like that in the original draft of The Powers book #1, but this one actually went beyond even that!

But I did stick to my principles, and I probably will. Steamy make outs, yes. Sex before marriage? No. But I've held that belief for as long as i can remember. It had nothing to do with religious beliefs cause screw letting some old guy in a robe tell me what to believe in... but. (No offense to anyone on my list who are very religious. That's just how I feel).

I just really loved "watching" Christien and Victoria go that next step, and how careful and conscience of her Christien was. He was even hesitant to remove her bra after she said it was okay to do so. It was so sweet, and kind, and sensual...that's just really how their relationship is when it comes to the romance of it, though. On the surface, they're two best friends that fell completely in love with each other. But alone, there's this amazing passion between them, and it was incredible to finally bring that out. I've always wanted to, and never found a great opportunity to do so. Now I have, and it was random, but the Robas are KNOWN for being random.... this is just a more "mature" random, I guess.

Sensual Sweetness )

I am excited to see what happens next! This was just So much fun!

Trivia: Nora was named after Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
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Okay! So I really should take a day or two off, right? I am close to finishing up another fic. I'm excited, but really tired, too! I'm ecstatic that I'm able to get these fics off so good, but I'm not sure I'll be able to keep at it for another two weeks!

Today I wrote 7,176 words
My total is now 128,346

So my next fic will be taking place between the carnival and the Conservatory. It will be a direct sequel to the one I wrote just now. I will also have a heavy suplot between Jonathan and Kendra who wants to join the Conservatory instead of abiding Weevil's wishes to take community college courses. I really want to explore that relationship a bit since now Espa and Christien had gotten engaged. Oh, don't worry. Jon and Kendra haven't gone out long enough, but it would be neat to see some more of it.

It will also deal with Jonathan's taking over the duties Espa handled, and seeing just how much work his elder brother did. Which will be comical and stressful at the same time. I can't wiat to get into Jonathan's head so much. I've only written from his point of view a few times, but being as he is now the eldest there, it makes more sense for me use him as a POV.

In the midst of midterm exams, Victoria is going back and forth to Domino to confer with Meghan and Kendra about wedding plans. Haha. This should be fun! Weevil and Rex will probably face-palming a lot, while Kaiba starts doing the numbers. ROFL. Me and Kay have this ongoing thing about Kaiba writing blank checks, and just handing them out to the Robas/Victoria. ROFL. It would not surprise me bit if he ends up paying for SOME if not ALL of the wedding expenses. But if I know the Ishtars as well as I think I do, they're already setting money aside in Egypt for the occasion. There's no doubt in my mind that they will make a surprise appearance at the wedding. (I am still trying to figure out who Victoria would most want to give her away. I am leaning towards Marik, big time). If it isn't Marik, it'd be Espa. But I'm just on the fence about it. I've seen weddings where two or three people gave the bride away. In the case it would definitely be Rishid, Marik, and Espa. Hee... okay, I'm getting a headache trying to plan this out now. And as it is officially half past midnight... (and I know it says 11 something, but that's just when I started.

Trivia: Kendra Underwood's original incarnation had her dealing with Cerebral Palsy which I had. I subsequently decided that I didn't want to write a fictional version of the disability, so in the following fics that included her, there was no other mention of it.
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So tonight I got into writing the scenes where Victoria and co. were preparing for Wade's big Open House Showcase. She agreed to come to the school on the contingency that if she found she couldn't handle it psychologically, she could leave at any time. Wade didn't have a trial period available, and he didn't want her to miss out on the important classes that were filling up. So there's that.

During a piano run of "The Phantom of the Opera" to try and pin point exactly where her voice cut off so that Wade could inform the conductor/musical director later, which she performed with Christien, she found it was too much to deal with, not having her full range of vocals. In the end, she fled the school, and Sykesville all together.

She went to Dominio City to get away from everything, which is funny because she used to run to the Robas to get away from everything in Domino. Heh. She wound up at Joey's who in turn enlisted Rex and Weevil to help try and talk some sense into her. A fter a quick call to Espa to let him know that she was safe, it was decided that she would stay with Rex, who just happened to have been needing a sitter the next morning.

Tomorrow will probably have Espa and Christien going into the city to get her back. Or at least attempting to. I wouldn't doubt if Victoria went to visit Yami Bakura, either, just because or if Kaiba ends up being the one to say things Victoria doesn't want to hear. Kaiba's really good at that, actually.
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So many feels!! She got cleared for carnival work on light duty. Wade invited her, Christien, Jonathan, and Griffon to perform at an Open House showcase for the fall semester of his school. Christien flipped out and forced Suggesiton on Victoria to keep her safe from Wade, Jonathan went in and erased that memory, and saved Christien's rear... it's been a good night! Oh, and...Espa is engaged! And also...The Ishtars are moving to Egypt.

This prompted a mild mild tantrum on Victoria's part, which Christien, of course managed to pacify. (She didn't throw this tantrum in the Ishtars' presence, of course.)

yeah, that's what happened in 9k words today. I can't believe I've written this much, and I'm still quite eager to write more, but I had to come in here and write, because holy crap on a cracker. The biggest shocker of the night was that proposal. And the way he did it, too, was awesome!

He reached up and touched her cheek gently. “I have to do this, though. I want to make a really good life for us...”

“Us?” Nora asked. She raised an eyebrow. “What do you mean? Or should I ask, what did you see?”

Espa led her over to his bed, and sat on the edge of it, pulling her close. “Well. I'm not really as good with this stuff as Jonathan and Christien seem to be....but I guess there's no stopping now, is there?” He asked. The eldest Roba reached under his matress, and produced a ring box. “We're going to be together for a long time, I think. So.. someone once said if you like it, you put a ring on it. They're wrong. When you love it, you should put a ring on it, and make it yours...” He shook his head. “That... didn't come out right, I'm sorry... let me...”

“Just be quiet. So I can say yes.” Nora's eyes danced with tears of happiness as Espa put the ring on her finger. “I...I wasn't even expecting...”

Just OMG. Where did I learn to write this stuff? I have NO experience in that department. Not in the same way some of my other friends do. But yet, I seem to be able to crank out the romance at the drop of a hat!! Maybe I should be writing Romance Novels! Fantasy sure isn't cutting it.

Anway that scene right there was the highlight of my night. I am just so giggly right now!

Trivia: Carlton Pryce is the last Pryce to own the carnival. The Robas have kept the name as it is in his family's memory.
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So I didn't write last night. I wish I had cause I Really don't remember what happened yesterday. I think I had the triplets take Victoria to carnival grounds to see just how potent the psychometry was. And it had some mixed results.

Mostly it made the triplets wary that they weren't going to get any work done on her because Espa kept interfering. Then Aaron started to use forceful Suggestion on her, and Espa blew up at all three of them and told them in no certain terms that he alone was responsible for Victoria, and that they had no right to demand complete control of her. Poor guy was even having issues with calling Marik to tell him what was going on with his sister. (I think he's afraid Marik will assume that he can't handle it. But seriously, with all of Victoria's various issues, who can, really? POor girl...)

In the end, Cale and Spencer agreed to help Espa learn some of their techniques, while Aaron continued work on Tori. Yet, Aaron's plotting....

Today, we have the teens preparing for their "prom". Meghan and Kenny are going with Griffon and Jonathan Roba respectively. Of course, Christien is taking Victoria. Jonathan, Christien, and Tori pooled their resources and got Espa a ticket to go as Nora's date since he'd had to drop out of school to take care of his brothers and thereby missed out on his own prom. Heck, they even went as far to rent his tuxedo so he'd have no excuse not to go.

Meanwhile, we find out that Espa helped Christien out with an engagement ring for Victoria which he is planning to give her at the prom. Espa reveals that he's known for a while about Christien and Victoria's engagement, right down to the fact that he knew Christien wanted to do it in a big way. So he'd started saving money to help his brother out.

Some non-NaNo stuff, but completely related. While I was writing the romantic cuteness stuff for Christien and Victoria earlier, I made a plurk about how Christien and Victoria had been my Yu gi oh OTP since 2000 something. This garnered 48 replies while at least 3 other people tried to figure out exactly when I'd fallen in love with the Robas. And it took me all the way to FF.net so that I looked up both "Return to Me" (Christien and Tori's first meeting) and "Entrapment" (when they became a "thing").

We figured out that the ESP Duelist episodes aired on January 25, 2003 and February 2, 2003. There is a very slim possibility I saw them on their original air date cause Joey was involved. LOL. I'm not sure, because I know there were times I couldn't watch the new episodes as they aired. That changed later when Marik's back story aired cause I Refused to miss it.. (Side note: Why, as much as I love Joey, didn't I write more fics for him?!) "Return to Me" was published in 2003, and "Entrapment" was published in 2004. So technically, I missed what would've been Christien and Tori's 10th anniversary last April. (I think I posted the first chapter of ENtrapment on Espa's b-day... I got really good at doing that, I think).

But yeah. I'm so excited to have figured this out. I can't believe I've had an OTP that long! I didn't really even categorize them as that, honestly. I just knew I really enjoyed writing for them. But yeah, they're my OTP, and I'm glad to be re-discovering them!

Trivia: My first Victoria Ishtar fic was a birthday present to my friend [personal profile] insaneladybug who had helped me develop the character more through RP. It was called "Snake in the Grass". This was also the first appearance of Johanna Watson, Yami Bakura's self-appointed "apprentice". Both girls were said to have the yamis as "imaginary" friends. (Oh if only the adults had known....)

Trivia Bonus: Both Victoria and Johanna are fluent in Arabic and reading heiroglyphics.
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For the last two days I haven't done a crap load of writing. Wednesday and Thursday just drained me because I was out and about with Mom and Daddy C. But I can't complain to be honest. Both occasions were nice. Daddy C and I are very close so I've actually really missed the time with him.

Some things were discussed that I haven't really talked about with anyone yet. Like where I am going to go when Mom and Daddy C move to Florida. Originally the plan was for me to live with Daniel here at the house, but that is a very slim possibility at this point because Dan is struggling so hard to find and keep a job. One minute he has one the next he doesn't. It's ridiculous.

My plan is to try and find a friend who would be willing to take me in with all of my limitations, and would be able ot take care of me. (Get me to the doctors, get me out of hte house sometimes, things like that!) Patrick was Cal's first option, but given our history, and his still "pining" for me, that is never going to happen. The boy wears his heart on his sleeve, too. Then we thought about Fred. Well, that's not going ot hapepn cause the boy doesn't know how to save up for an apartment. Ugh. I'm very upset about that.

My ideal solution would be to move back in with Lexi, to be honest. I had a lot of friends up there, and I know that Lexi and I would be okay. We've talked about me coming to visit many times. But given the current situation right now, I'm not sure I'm ready to go up and visit. My plan is to try and visit later in the New Year before Otakon. I want to see everyone. I am missing Liam growing up, and I just...yeah. I am still regretting having never gone back up there before Mama Kat died. -sigh- I know Lexi doesn't blame me, but I still feel bad that I never made it to the funeral, either. I wish I could do so much more for them than I have.

So. Today. I wrote a little over 5k words. I finished "The Main Attraction" and tomorrow I will begin working on the full length sequel to "Into the Fire". I am excited to see another of Victoria's psychic abilities develop. And to see her really have it out with Marcia when she goes to visit the woman in the psych ward after one of her many visions. (Don't worry, she doesn't go alone. The triplets take her so that she's supervised).

Perhaps the one thing I am most excited about are the prom scene, and interlaced story of Tori returning to the stage after taking a year off performing to focus on the carnival and finishing school.

There is also a subplot where she's continued being treated by the triplets, which is even more important with the emergence of the psychometry which they first experienced with Marcia. Whoo! So many plans. I just need to get to bed so I can execute them properly, yeah! Good night all!

Trivia: Marcia states in a later fic that the triplets are her best friends. (In a special deleted scenes edition of Into the Fire, the triplets go to Wyatt and Marcia and plead for them to reconsider. Aaron, espeically takes their refusal hard because he had the closest relationship with Marcia his trapeze partner for years) .
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So! Things got even more twisted, terrible, and sad. My fanfic is taking on some interesting events, and I'm surprisingly okay with this. So let me get to yhe nuts and bolts first.

Words written: 4,797
Total: 38,039

TJ's total at time of entry: 39k.

So I did the whoel big thing with Wayne basically draining Marcia's power to the point of unconsciousness. Madame Leota saving her from worse fate, and then Julius agreeing to let the Munroe twins take her into hiding so that his father couldn't hurt her anymore.

I didn't write a lot during that time, so I have to go back tomorrow and write more words there because I can really see Wyatt and Wade taking advantage of the situation, and at least Wyatt trying to impose his feelings for her on the poor girl. I meant to do it, but the muses went in another direction. Which brings me to this:

Julius' father died. Since I haven't figured out exactly how or if he just died or if Julius killed him, I had Julius say it was a freak accident. Lucy, as it turns out, is not like Marcia. She stayed to take care of her boys. Good girl, Luce. Good girl. (I had thought that Lucy was being held there by power only, and nothing more. .I'm glad that she was not!)

After his demise, Julius came to the twins and set Marcia free of all the manipulation and hypnosis that his father had used behind his back. He made her go home even though she didn't even remember that place.

Later she showed up back at the carnival, distraught. She couldn't remember her home life at all, or the girl she was before Julius had abducted her. Her only memory was of Julius. And that she had to stay there.

Now Julius is being forced to live with his treacherous deeds and take care of Marcia. She is basically needing to be cared for as if she's forgotten exactly how to take care of herself. This, as it will turn out, is the same thing that happened to Cecily, who had been mentioned earlier as having to end up in a psych ward.

I am thinking that eventually Aaron or Spencer will do something that will fix it so that she doesn't have to go to an institution. Probably more likely it will be Aaron as it is proven later that he is the most power of the triplets, psychically speaking. (Victoria really doesn't like him that much...lol).

I am pretty much stuck now as to where to go with it next. I still have roughly 11k more words before I hit 50k. I am determined that this fanfic will hit that amount. I have never written one quite that long even though "Into the Lion's Den" came very close! This is my personal challenge to myself. Write a 50k word fanfic. LOL. But everyone thinks I will end up writing 100k because of my challenge to TJ. I don't think so. This story isn't anywhere near 100k. If anything I'm really stretching it out at this point. We'll find out. Ugh. I hate that I have NO idea where I am going from here. Not good, self. Not good.

Trivia: Tonight discovered that Marcia's favorite of her own sons is Espa. The reasoning is that she developed a really close relationship with Spencer Roba, and Espa has a lot of his same traits. <3

Day 4!

Nov. 4th, 2014 08:55 pm
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Wrote 6k some words today, and got in some really good scenes, and I am closer and closer to and end. I need to keep it going, though, and reach 50k before I officially finish it. Trying to think of some more outlandish things that can happen. I keep going back to the fact that I made it known that Julius and Marcia's romantic relationship was fast paced, like Christien and Tori's, and I am hoping to have LOTS more romantic moments in there.

But first Wayne tormenting Marcia again, and Lyle Pryce making things up to Julius for nearly killing him when he tried to rescue Marcia from the Munroe twins earlier.

Marcia and Aaron are developing a friendship as Aaron reveals that he is quite accomplished on the trapeze. And we're seeing that Marcia's love of musicals (as stated in The Roba Diaries Reloaded when the kids are performing The Sound of Music) is true. She and Julius perform a fun version of Doe Re Mi, before which Julius reveals that in town, people call his family the VonTrapps lite.

Marcia also reveals that before her parents got tied up in divorce they had pushed for Marcia to become famous in entertainment which is why she knows a copious amount of Broadway musicals. Her favorite, she states is The Sound of Music though she is fond of Annie, as well. Julius reveals that he knows a lot of THe SOund of Music songs because their mother Lucy used to sing them to sleep when he and the triplets were younger.

So I mentioned that there was some romance! Yep! Marcia and Julius have finally kissed! (Of course Wyatt got to her first, but we're going to pretend that didn't happen!) . Basically, Julius wanted to give Marcia something else to think about so he went ahead and revealed that he had a thing for her, and then kissed her, deeply. He is shocked when Marcia returns the gesture on her own free will. Heh.

Trivia: The triplets in order of birth: Spencer, Cale, Aaron. Spencer and Cale are two minutes a part, and the two of them are five minutes older than Aaron. This positions Spencer as the sort of alpha triplet, which makes the other two follow him by nature (except for later when Aaron takes control of Victoria's psychic training. But that's mostly because he became super strong later in life).
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SO yesterday I was upset with the NaNoWriMo site for having bugs I forgot to come here once I was able to update and tell everyone the totals, and the things that have happened! So here goes:

Yesterday, I wrote 9,967 words. The total for the Fanfic is now 26,757. As of last night, I was ahead of my rival, TJ. But I haven't checked things out this morning yet.

Last night's plot twist threw me for a loop. The Munroe twins are holding Marcia captive supposedly to help her see sense. (I think it's mainly to piss Julius off, but we'll see later today what comes of that!) I really don't like Julius' father. I like him even less than I like Julius to be honest with you guys. :( Julius is turning out to be just as much a victim, so we'll see what happpens.

NaNoWriMo isn't all consuming, despite my totals. Before I went to bed, I watched Boy Meets World. Since my tablet was 60% I could only watch one episode without having to get back out of bed to grab the plug. Sadly, I still wouldn't have been able to watch more than one episode. Ever since the main plug broke, the tablet doesn't run while its plugged in. Isn't that stupid?

My dreams last night were so weird, too. I started out at a convention for Jim Henson (yes,That Jim Henson) where I met the voices of the Fraggles from Fraggle Rock. Mostly it was the guy who voiced Gobo and the lady that voiced Red (I think?). I don't even remember the names! But there were all these muppets everywhere, and sketch artists drawing cartoon versions of all my favorites. I think the most surreal part of the dream was the Steve Whitmere and I got into a really deep character discussion about Kermit the Frog. >.> SERIOUSLY?! I have no idea where any of this came from.

Then, after I moved out to the living room like I do sometimes in the morning, I had another, completely different dream about these...lego? people? It was weird. They were miniatre dolls, but they all thought they were real people. I don't remember the boy doll's name, but I remember the girl's name being Ava. That name probably comes from Ava Morgen Stern, from Girl Meets World. Even for a doll, she looked a lot like her. Just a little older. I remember all the dolls being in a lecture hall, after being "weeded out" by this older looking man. He reminded me of President Snow from The Hunger Games, but he could've also been Dr. Barnes from The Testing, but anyway! The male doll was freaked out, and didn't want Ava to leave him. Ava, apparently, was considered a flaw, and wasn't even supposed to be in the room, and she was "sucked up" by some huge vacuum device. Again, CREEPY.

-shudders- I am going to have to reemember that dream for later. It sounds like it would make a really epic story, doesn't it? Anyway, I'm off to write for the day now. See you guys later!!!

Also, (even though I don't think people on LJ can see it) Lexi found or made me some other Roba icons! This is Espa! My boy, and in bonding terms, he's becoming one of my best friends, especially when I'm not fangirling him all over the place. LOL.

Trivia: Along with Julius and his brothers, "The Main Attraction" makes references to other people that Espa talks about throughout time: Madame Leota, Boris Sr, and more notably, Lyle Pryce, who is Julius' age at the time of the story. Espa would later mirror his father's friendship with Lyle by befriending and becoming best friends with Carlton, Lyle's son.
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Just a fair warning there are probably going to be a few of these between now and midnight. Just wanted to make sure everyone was aware. You can comment or not. Really, I just need somewhere to put stuff. <3

This one, as it happens is more of an entry about the things that I left loose in Into the Fire. Several things, actually. However, I did leave room for awesome one shots and other fics based not solely on Victoria. I am currently brainstorming in my head some ideas for new fics for the carnival, cute blurbs for Christien and Tori, and a date night for Espa and Nora! <3

More recently, though, I brainstormed out this amazing high-wire act that Griffron, Christien, and Victoria choreographed as a final farewell to their roles as the Phantom and Christine. I call it "The Dueling Phantoms". I will probably be writing that blurb out later because I really loved it! And apparently, Victoria's taken on a carnie name for herself. She's going by Maddie in later fics. A tribute to Madison, which she was known as in No Vacancy when she and Christien ran away to the carnival after Marcia's random visit.

yeah, I'll be writing that blurb out tonight, since I can't really write on "The Main Attraction" yet. (Though I COULD, but I have integrity and don't want to write until the day OF. LOL) Okay, I'm out of here. I'm gonna go write myself some awesome, non-stressful Roba/Tori stuff!
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2 Days from NaNoWriMo! I am so excited. For the first time in a long time I am actually more excited to see if the magic of reaching that 50k goal stand even when faced with doing things differently than I have in the past.

But first a bit of griping. So tonight my friend Valerie leaves me a message on my Facebook Wall: Do you still want the box?

I know what she's talking about. She ahs been gathering things to send to me for months. These things include an autographed copy of Icon by Margret Stohl, a set of Parabatai necklaces (because they're the equivalent of best friend charms in the Mortal Instruments world) , Jamie Campbell Bower's autograph and I think something else, but I'm not sure.

She's asking me because, once again, I went off the grid and supposedly didn't tell her. Which I have back up stating I did tell her, and I told everyone. I need to be in this place right now where I am not Role Playing the same things. I need to give myself time to get Yu gi oh out of my system, or let it sink back in, whichever the case may be. I can't focus on The Mortal Instruments or any fandoms right now because these other ones are just overpowering. This equals NOT being able to talk to a lot of people. I know that sounds awful, and maybe shallow, but that's just how it is for me. It's hard to talk to people who aren't familiar with the fandom when all you want to talk about is that particular fandom.

Anyway, apparently me going off the grid equates to me not wanting to be her friend anymore. Uh. No. It means just what I said it means. I need my space, stop harassing me. Finally.

This nearly caused a nasty blow up on my public Facebook wall, and Lexi stepped in to fix things. (Thank you, dawling!) -sigh-

But back to NaNoWriMo and my prep for this awesome hoiday! I wrote the last bit of Into the FIre today. It took me the entire morning and most of the afternoon. Part of that was my fault as I stopped and got a Pumpkin Spiced Latte from Starbucks when I went out with Mom to get her hair cut. I will be following suit next week, and getting my hair cut to chin length and getting my bangs back! >.<

Into the Fire ended interestingly enough with Espa taking on full guardianship of Victoria in order to get her the help she needs to stabilize her psychic gifts. Marik and Espa don't tell her that Espa has been given this guardianship officially. Instead, they let her believe it is her idea to move in so that Espa can get on with his own aspirations of getting his GED and going to college. In the meantime, she will be continuing school at Domino Academy via the internet. It was hinted at that Jonathan and the others are planning something in lieu of her missing her prom, but that was never written out. (Yep, another possible short story/ blurb. Cause you gotta have Christien and Victoria go to the prom, come on!)

My next fic is completely Roba-centric which is exactly how I like them. I have been in love with the five Robas for so long, sometimes I forget that before I got a hold of them, only Espa had a name. Haha. This fic will deal with Marcia and Julius Roba. How they met, their connections to Wyatt, and a few other things that needed to be written out and explained. I can't wait to sink my teeth into it. The question I have to have an answer to is this: Is Julius really the manipulative jerk that Wyatt claims that Christien took after? I don't really know the answer to that one. It's one of those things I won't know until I actually try and write for him again. I don't count the two previously written chapters because according to Spencer Roba, that's not how it went down. (Yes, I have Spencer Roba muse now. he went from being a side character to being a main character in Into the Fire, along with his two other brothers, Cale and Aaron.)

He will be a main character in "The Main Attraction" as well, since he is Julius' brother. I can't wait to write it all out!! EEE! Can't wait!

Trivia: Jonathan and Christien are both home schooled. The littler ones go to a private daycare where they are being prepared for home schooling. This is all funded by KaibaCorp because Seto Kaiba didn't want to see the brothers taken away from Espa for any other reasons.
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Marcia Bullock: Is the main protagonist in the story. She is thirteen, going on fourteen at hte beginning of the story. Born into a family of rich people, she is fascinated by the carnival life. One day while at the carnival against her parents' wishes, she attracts the attention of Julius Roba, a prodigy psychic whom she has admired from afar for years.

Julius Roba: Julius Roba is the prodigy psychic of the carnival. He lives there with his family which includes fraternal triplet brothers, and an older sister who's recently moved away to pursue music. He's fourteen at the beginning of the story, and he is on the prowl for a new protege. Marcia Bullock has intrigued him from the first time he laid eyes on her when they were both young both because of her sudden appearance, and the fact that she seems unaware of her own special powers.

Cale Roba: One of three of Julius' triplet brothers. He is proficient with his psychic gifts too, and because of that, Julius enlists him and his other two brothers to help train Marcia to her gifts. Cale is 11 at the beginning of the story.

Spencer Roba: One of three of Julius' triplet brothers. Spencer is Julius' best friend, and second in command. Like his other brothers, Spencer is proficient in his psychic gifts that he can teach others. He prefers to keep his gifts under wraps so he and Julius tend to clash over those ideals.

Aaron Roba: One of three of Julius' triplet brothers. Aaron is the quietest of the triplets. He is also seemingly the least proficient with his gifts ( a fact later disproved). He tends to follow the other three around rather than express what he really is thinking until the time is right, and it is usually Aaron who keeps them all out of trouble.

Wyatt Munroe: One of a set of twins. He is Julius' main competition for audience at the carnival as his powers match Julius' perfectly. When they're not on stage, they can be seen to be friends on occasion. Yet, when Marcia enters the picture a whole new contest begins as they fight for her affection. His specialty is in Suggestion and hypnosis. He is fifteen at the time of the story.

Wade Munroe: One of a set of twins. Wade is not as psychically inclined as his brother though he does have ESP and telepathy. He is the most sane of three older psychics, and is often seen shielding hte younger ones from his brother and Julius' tactics. He becomes extremely protective of Marcia despite her constant refusal of his protection. He is fifteen at the time of the story.

Other Notes

There are going to be references to some of the present day characters from the carnival, such as Lyle Pryce, Madame Leota, and possibly Boris. Julius' family is the second generation of Robas to live at the carnival. Wyatt and Wade Munroe were not born into the carnival like Julius. They wandered in.

Julius and Marcia's relationship have many parallels to Christien and Victorias:

1. They''re all young when they start going out

2. Julius and Christien share the ability of Suggestion, and it is often stated that both use those gifts to keep their girls in check. (In Christien's case, it is speculated by both Marcia and Wyatt. Though it is proven untrue).

3. Both romances move fast.

4. Christien and Julius both give their girls promise rings at the carnival. Julius gives Marcia hers in the fun house, and Christien gives Victoria hers on top of the Ferris Wheel

5. Both Marcia and Victoria have to be taught their psychic gifts.

6. And perhaps the biggest parallel which I just realized is that Marcia and Victoria both come from broken homes. Marcia's family is in the middle of a divorce when she succumbs to Julius' suggestion to move to the carnival. Victoria was brought to Christien's world by force and later finds out her family is dead. (aside from the fact they were never as proper on the inside as the Johnsons' claimed to be.)
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So I decided to do something different this year. Instead of bitching and moaning about the fact I will never have a series that is the Next Hunger Games or Divergent, I'm going to pretend those novels don't exist (partially cause Mockingjay part 1 comes out RIGHT in the middle of NaNoWriMo). Instead I am going to look to those authors (and a few of my other favorites) for their inspiration. This first letter is a Pep Talk from Marie Lu, author of the New York Times best-selling Legend trilogy. Others will follow and be LJ-cut so as not to clog up people's Friends' Lists.

Veronica Roth's Pep Talk from 2014

Marie Lu's Pep Talk from 2013

Holly Black's Pep Talk from 2010

John Green's Pep Talk from 2010
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Hi everyone! Finally feeling better, and I am back on the planning wagon for NaNoWriMo. The official website is down still, and has not been reset for official prep, but that's okay! I've got plenty of places I can write planning things down in.

But before I forget!! I want to wish my dear friend, [personal profile] insaneladybug A very happy birthday!! I'm sending you lots of love and hugs, my dear friend.

I got some planning advice from Joelle Charbonneau, author of the New York Times Best Selling series, The Testing trilogy. Originally I had always thought that world building in a dystopian was the most important thing. She listened (read) what I had going on in my novel, and told me 1) scale back my world building and 2) to just let the story tell itself. Let the characters guide me. Don't worry so much about the world building aspect and let it happen naturally. She said that she started with just Cia and her family, and then went from there. Maybe I need to start with just Atlas and Essex, and let Journey and Bridget come in naturally. (I also think I may be aging Bridget up a bit. It is VERY hard to write consistently for a five-year-old with the intensity I need this to have. Unless she's suddenly extremely intelligent like Angel from James Patterson's Maximum Ride series... which I refuse to let happen. I'm borrowing from enough series as it is.

But while I'm planning a LOT for NaNoWriMo, in the background the plotting for Into the Lion's Den's sequel is beginning, too, and that's even more intense now that I've gotten the Royal Albert Hall recording of The Phantom of the Opera and the Bluray. <3 I am so excited to have this, as it is the first live performance I ever saw, and as much as I will always love Sarah and Michael, Ramin and Sierra have won me over completely in their roles of Christine and the Phantom respectively. Do I wish they'd kept the lyrics for the original? Yes. But I do understand that lyrics get changed for varying productions for various reasons. So as I am listening to this soundtrack in full without watching the production, I feel like I am listening to a live production as they did not edit out the applause. I love that. Its magical for me. But it's also giving me Tori and Christien feels. LOL. Even though by the end of Into the Lion's Den part 1, Victoria has admitted to Griffon that he's a VERY good Phantom.... ROFL. Christien would have to be having a pretty bad day because she has chosen him every time.

Took Mom to see Dolphin Tale 2 today. She and I both love the stories of Winter the dolphin with the prosthetic fin, and this story was just as heartwarming as the first one was. I loved it. I especially liked that the main credits at the end showed actual footage of the new dolphin, Hope. And a few of the other animals that Clearwater Marine Aquarium have rescued, rehabbed and released. I know that some of hte proceeds for the movie tickets go to the aquarium so I am happy to be able to give to that cause.

Tonight I am working on braclets for the series, The Testing. My friend Joelle (yes the same as above) agreed that there needed to be merchandise. She thinks if there is ever a movie made of The Testing, that could happen. I want to make something to hold me and a few other loyalists over until that time, if it ever happens. I think Dystopians are pittering out now though, and that's really sad for me. But I'll hope they keep going. With the first part of Mockingjay being released for The Hunger Games next month, and Insurgent released in March for Divergent trilogy,we're running out of dystopian movies! Thank goodness The Maze Runner trilogy got picked up officially. (Technically there's four, but I don't think the last book, which is a prequel, will be a movie).

Trivia: The first Dystopian series I ever read was The Hunger Games trilogy after quite a few false starts. Now I can pick out the Mockingjay tune in a crowded mall.

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