Thoughts this inspires:
“Hmm, maybe I need a demonic platypus…”Tags: animals, demons, gif, NaNoWriMo, platypus
Sometimes we get emails that are so good we just can’t keep them to ourselves. This email from Jonny in Leeds is one of those. We post it here with his kind permission.
Dear all at the Office of Letters and Light,
In 2009, prompted by a customer at Borders in Leeds, UK, where I worked at the time, I signed up to NaNoWriMo.org for the first time. Not four days into my time looking around the forums, gathering ideas for my first novel and checking out other people’s synopses, I received some NaNoMail from a Bay Area, CA resident named Kristina Casto who was looking for overseas writing buddies and a chance to share her previous three years’ NaNo experience. We got talking on MSN messenger and shortly after on Skype, and soon realised we had much more in common than we thought. By the time NaNoWriMo 2009 was over, Kristina already had plans to visit me in the UK, and we knew we were looking at something special. (Incidentally, I still want to finish my novel from that year, which involved a religion based around the music of David Bowie. It’ll happen one of these days.)
These are two of my Brighton Wrimos! I met them for the first time last Wednesday, and they are truly fantastic, interesting people. Kristina is also joining the Brighton Rockers next lot of fresh meat, so I look forward to hitting her lots. Y’know, with derby love.
Next November there will potentially be FIVE Rockers doing the NaNo crazy dance with me! (Three are joining fresh meat, and I think I’ve converted one of the Bruisers. SCORE!)
This ramble has been bought to you by: too much pizza, not enough sleep, very few words written, and two hours of roller derby. AKA, my life. Sorry.Tags: brighton, by chris baty, letters and light around the world, love, NaNoWriMo, noveling nuptials, november, roller derby, writers, writing
“I AM CALLING OFF THE JAM, REF. WHY ARE YOU NOT LOOKING AT ME CALL OFF THE FUCKING JAM ALREADY.”
“WHAT DO YOU MEAN MY HANDS AREN’T TOUCHING MY HIPS? I AM A TURTLE, I DO NOT HAVE HIPS. OR HANDS. CALL OFF THE FUCKING JAM.”Tags: animal, funny, jammer, roller derby, sport, turtle
“I AM CALLING OFF THE JAM, REF. WHY ARE YOU NOT LOOKING AT ME CALL OFF THE FUCKING JAM ALREADY.”Tags: cute, funny, jammer, roller derby, turtle
Behold – the fanciest thing I own, a box full of Advance Readers’ Copies of TEAM HUMAN, a book that Justine Larbalestier and I wrote, which will not be out until JULY! Would you LIKE one?
It is about that first time in school when your best girlfriend has a boyfriend and she loves him SO MUCH and she talks about him ALL THE TIME… and also, he is a vampire.
Seemed a good idea to start tumblring with a FANCY GIVEAWAY!
If this gets reblogged 100 times, I shall put all who did so in a hat for one of these fine fancy things…
Total GPOY. forever.Tags: ten, the doctor
If you are at Lewes bonfire and you are rude to one of the bonfire girls or boys in my presence, I am going to punch you in the face.
This is their night, and you should consider yourself lucky they even let you watch. There are rules. Suck it up.
I was going to let it eat someone, but then it decided to play chicken with Lola’s car. Even demonic badgers don’t do well against automobiles. It survived (sort of), but then Dwight shot it. Poor badger. Next time: army of demonic badgers seeking revenge for their fallen leader! (Mostly so that I can use the phrase: “JESUS CHRIST IT’S A BADGER ARMY, GET IN THE CAR.”)
… This novel may end up in a very different place than I intended it to…Tags: ukulelly
Things I can say thanks to NaNoWriMo:
There is a definite possibility that someone in my novel will be killed by a demonic honey badger tonight.Tags: 50k, badger, day 4, demons, NaNoWriMo, novel, writing
combing an entire river for corpses takes TIME sherlock!!
Details of your incompetence do not interest me. SH
I’m on my way Sherlock.
By all means move at a glacial pace, John. You know how that thrills me. SH
Why is no one r e a d y? SH
omg YOU found the body my crew isnt even there yet. also its 4AM!!1
Don’t touch anything, freak
Did you fall down and smack your little head on the pavement? SH
Is there some reason that my coffee isn’t here? Have you died or something? SH
omg omg sherlock im so sorry but they didnt have the kind u wanted so i had to go to a different cafe and then i accidently put cream in it but then i remember you said black and 2 sugars and so i had to get another one
Find me that piece of paper I had in my hand yesterday morning. SH
You know, I’m in the kitchen. You dont have to text me. Also, what paper?
Please bore someone else with your questions. SH
JOHN. My flight has been cancelled. It’s some absurd weather problem. SH
Um, let me see what I can do
I need to get home tonight. Lestrade said there’s a new twin murder! SH
No one’s flying out of there tonight because of the storm
Oh, please. It’s just- drizzling. SH
It’s a hurricane, Sherlock. I saw it on the news.
Someone must be getting out. Call Mycroft. Get me his jet. Call everybody else that we know that has a jet. SH
I’m going to sleep now, Sherlock.
This is your responsibility! SH
This is legit the best thing I have read all week.Tags: devil wears prada, john watson, miranda priestly, mycroft, sherlock
The desk of a NaNoWriMo ML on Day One… (Taken with instagram)