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My thoughts are so jumbled and disorganized that I'm not even sure where to start. On occasions like this, bullet points come in handy, I guess.
  • I am totally going to try NaNoWriMo this year again. I feel like last year didn't really count, because even though I signed up, I never started writing. The timing was just horrible. I am more hopeful about this year. Anyway, I'm here if anyone else is signing up. Add me if you like. I'll probably be posting it in with_a_key this year, so feel free to friend that if you want to read it. ugh, yes, I am still super-self-conscious, but whatever. I'm trying to get over it.

  • I've decided that I'm going to move to the Twin Cities come spring. This is an idea I've been going back and forth on, but last night things kind of clicked into place for me and it seems like something I really should do, even if it's not permanent. With that decision made, a lot of things seem clearer or easier now, I suppose because I have something specific to be working toward. So for now I'll be trying to organise what things I can at this early stage, and concentrate on saving as much money as I can. I'm looking at some jobs, but I'll work on that more when it's closer to me actually moving, haha.

    One of my friends said something not long ago that really struck me, about how I need to realize again that I deserve happiness, and that was something that got me really thinking again about what I want. I don't know. Last year was rough, and I have a tendency to blame that on myself, though I know logically that I couldn't help most of it. After that, I think I kind of got stuck in a transitional part of my life; like, it was never meant to be permanent, but somewhere along the way I lost sight of everything beyond that. Now I can see the horizon again. I'm feeling hopeful right now.

  • I am going to be productive this month, I've decided. Finish things that need finishing. Fics are included in this, as are sketches. I'm not just trying to force myself; I feel like accomplishing things.

  • And, finally, I've been saying forever that I was going to upload this...

    Koukou Debut

    I'm not really good at doing compelling write-ups of series that make people say "OMG, I must read that!", but for this series, I really wish I were. It's funny and adorable and it deserves to be read. Basic premise: tomboyish Haruna gave her all to playing softball in junior high. Now that she's in high school, she intends to channel all her energy into a different goal, namely making herself attractive and finding love. There's just one problem: she has absolutely no clue what she's doing. Luckily she happens to meet Yoh, a cool and popular guy who can tell her just what she's doing wrong and how to fix it. Reluctantly, he agrees to become her "coach," under one condition: she must not fall in love with him.

    I don't know how interesting that really sounds, but there's obviously a lot more to it as you go on in the series. It's super-cute and totally funny. I think that those of you who enjoy Lovely Complex will really like Koukou Debut. I'm not really that into shoujo, but I love this series. Seriously, give it a shot. :D

    The first full eight volumes have been scanlated, and new chapters are coming out on a regular basis. Here, for your downloading pleasure:

    Comments are appreciated if you download. :) If you decide to read, do please let me know what you think!
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Tags: bullet point time, koukou debut, manga, nanowrimo, pimp, real life, writing
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