So those of you who aren't on Twitter probably don't know about this yet, but yesterday, my step-grandpa passed away.  I wasn't terribly close to him.  Well, actually, that's not true. When I was little and still living in that area, I adored him, but it's been many years since.  Not sure what's going to be happening in the near future, but given that I'm house-sitting for another family in the area, my schedule probably won't be disrupted too much.  After that, however, I'm not sure.  I may be headed to my grandmother's house to help her out with some things until classes start next semester.

At any rate, it means taking the posting date off on the progress bar to the left since I no longer know when Chapter 44 will be dropping.  If it was finished, I'd have no problem just popping it up on ff.net today and forgetting about Fates for as long as I need to, but it's not finished yet, so...

Also, in other news, I signed up for college classes yesterday.  I'm taking a full load of classes in the spring and then a half-load in the summer and fall.  Before those start, however, I've enlisted in the Who Are You challenge and already have my holiday-themed story planned, as well as a Christmas gift for you guys, and the next three chapters of Fortune Favors Fools

December is going to be a busy month for me, I can already tell.

If anybody wants to sign up for the challenge, I know they're still taking entries.  C'mon, join the crazies like me, Crystal, mxpw, Justin, and many of our esteemed section.  You know you want to.  And just for the record, my WAY challenge entry won't be in the Fatesverse, as that would be a dead giveaway and I intend to make people work to recognize me.  But I give my fellow CIAs permission to write in the Fatesverse, should they choose.

And to those that are curious about the progress bar activity, some of them...aren't actual stories, sorry.  At least, I don't think I ever had plans to write a rock opera for mxpw, as much as he wishes that were the case.  It's just impossible to rhyme with "kumquat," you know.

A couple of great writing posts from mxpw and Justin coming out this week because I nagged them.  Don't forget to show them some love.

See you when I see you,



  1. I'm sorry to hear about your step-grandpa, my best wishes to you and your family.

  2. I actually don't think we're allowed to write stories that are connected to our (and I'm guessing others') work...like you said, dead giveaway. Haha. Even if one of us wrote in the Fatesverse, it might confuse people into thinking it's you, and then people might complain because it's going against the rules....I have no idea, I'm really just spitballing the worst here. *shrug*

    Aaaanyways, that entire paragraph was useless. Looking forward to December, and not just because it's when I get to go home. Because I'm looking forward to Christmas—and, more importantly, my birthday—more. :D

  3. Sparky18.11.10

    It probably won't mean a thing,but i'm sorry for your loss and i wish more happy days for your family. It's only fair after all the laughter i got from you and your fics.

  4. Anonymous18.11.10

    Sorry to hear about your step-grandpa. Every time I lose someone, no matter how close I was to them, I wish I had taken the chance to know them better...spent more time with them. People's lives are always bigger and richer than we can know while they are alive. Hearing stories about them from the many people who knew different and various pieces of their life, always seem to reveal that truth. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and the people you love who are hurting because of his passing. -jwr

  5. Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Take care

  6. Anonymous18.11.10

    My condolences, my prayers are with you and your loved ones. May the lord grant you and yours comfort during these difficult days. I can only hope that the words of an old Irish toast from my ancestors were true of your Step-Grandfather, "...may you be in Heaven half an hour before the Devil knows your dead.". Again, my heartfelt condolences for your loss.

    -JS Fan

  7. So I wanted to say thank you, sincerely, for all of the kind thoughts and condolences. My grandfather lived a pretty great life, and I'm sad for my grandmother, but he's in a better place now. But thank you, really. You guys continue to prove why you really are the best people on earth.

    And Crystal, you expected me to play by the rules? I don't understand.

  8. Best wishes to you & your family.


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