Happy Birthday, Chris!
So a few months ago, this story popped up on fanfiction.net that made me go, "Waaaaaaait a minute." I mean, it was so well-written and kind of brilliant, but...at the time, it was like a prequel to What Fates Impose, which, let me tell you, really got my dander up. So I went out and bought a shotgun and some rock salt and I did me some huntin'. I searched the entire Midwest up and down for this upstart writer who had the audacity to steal my idea and make it even better, I tell you. And then I took the poor son of a gun out back behind the shed and put him out of his misery, which is why that story hasn't been updated in months.
Actually, that's not what happened at all. I fell so much in love with the story Chuck vs. the Simple Twist of Fate that when I saw a request by the author for a beta reader, I jumped all over the opportunity. And to this day, I am so, so grateful that I did because otherwise, I would never have gotten to meet the wonderful I Am Not Amused aka Musey aka Chris. And that, my friends, would be a very sad existence indeed. In the months that I have known him, I have come to esteem Chris as one of the coolest people I know. He's an awesome writer, his taste in music and his love for music are both astounding and kind of mind-blowing, and he's just a really great dude.
So thank you, Chris, for being my friend and enriching my life and my music collection. Happy Birthday to the real life Bryce Larkin (but way cooler).
Now, everybody, as a birthday present to Chris, go read Storms in Encino and review it!