Don't you just hate spoilers? I do, too. That's why I always try to include warnings. However, I sometimes ramble a bit too much here or there and maybe a few (or many) key plot points slip without me giving proper notice. So I'd like to include a blanket spoiler warning for the weary internet travelers of the world: Here There Be Spoilers. You've been warned.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas and stuff...

Well, Christmas is inching closer.

I've been celebrating Christmas by listening to a lot of Marilyn Manson. Well, that's not exactly true. I'm listening to MM because I'm trying to work on a long story called "The Doppelganger Effect" and MM seems to make the process easier.

"The Doppelganger Effect" comes in three parts and I am finished with the first two. So when I post the story I will only post one of the three parts at a time. The reason I'm doing things this way is because it's a rather long story. With the third part still unwritten the story runs at about 28,000 words. So if I can get this bad boy finished then it'll be the longest story I've written to date. I've only attempted two other stories longer than 20,000 words before and both of them didn't turn out so well. One made it to 41,000 words before I stopped and another made 88,000 words before I stopped. In both instances I stopped because I had no idea what the hell I was doing and I really felt like I was in over my head. By the time I figured out where each story was going I came to the conclusion that both stories just were not all that great. At least not as great as they should have been considering the amount of time and effort I put into them.

'The Doppelganger Effect" was another one that I had stopped writing because I started getting that feeling of being way over my head, but I ultimately decided to finish it because I've gone over it a few times in the past couple of days and I really think something is there. I really think the story is worth continuing.

The real reason I stopped writing the thing in the first place was because I was going through that transition from being a high school student to high school graduate. The main story is about a high school kid and writing about this kid and his friends when I couldn't see my friends as much anymore really bummed me out.

Anyway, on to Christmas.

I hope everyone has a great one. I hope I'll wake up Christmas morning knowing that Giants beat the Jets, that the Eagles beat the snot out of the Cowboys, and that the Colts still have the first pick in the draft.*

Maybe I'll even find some gifts for me under the tree. Our Christmas shopping won't be done until Christmas Eve this year so I have no idea what I'll get. That's why I've kept my list really short: Season Five of Dragonball Z, 11/22/63 by Stephen King, and/or Season Six of Dragonball Z.

I plan on getting my dad a Colts mug that I saw at some sports store in the mall. I also saw an autographed Jerry Rice helmet for only about $2,000, but I don't have $2,000. I have no idea what I'll get my older brother or my mom, but I guess I'll figure that out really soon. My mom is trying to collect seasons of I Love Lucy and Bewitched so that's certainly an option. I think my brother would like that autographed Jerry Rice helmet, but unless that store accepts IOU's then there is a good chance he won't be getting that.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

(*) I did not say that I wanted the Colts to lose against the Texans; I just want the Rams and Vikings to win out so they can have more victories than the Colts.

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