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Lotzo stepped out the front door of her home, quietly closing it behind her as the morning birds began their songs. She bent down to lace her trainers ( hiking boots / elven slippers / winged sandals / barefoot / gnomish boots ), then straighten, stretching up to the sky. Her music was plugged in and an appropriately upbeat tune started in her ears. Jump on the spot, stretch the legs, and then Lotzo began to run down the road (through the forest, on the beach, over the hills).

 

It was a quiet run down the road, with the morning sun washing everything in a soft pink and orange haze. Lotzo's breathing evened out and she began to enjoy it, when she turned a corner and bumped into a shadow. Their features were hidden under the cowl of a hood and Lotzo felt a chill run down her spine. She tried to apologise and turned to run away, when a bony hand caught her elbow. Menacing laughter filled the air as the entities' other hand plunged into her stomach, into and through. Her stomach felt too full, nearly to the point of bursting, when the hand withdrew. In the skeletal hand was a shining orb of light, purples mixing with orange into green, blending into a bright blinding white. Lotzo staggered, feeling like everything had grown darker and emptier, and watched helplessly as the shadow began running down the road.

 

Lotzo looked left, then right, watching as the shadow ran from her, a large white ball cradled in two hands. That was hers (what part of her, Lotzo had no clue) and she was going to get it back. She bounced on the spot, then started the chase.

 

Straight down the main road, Lotzo kept running, slowly gaining on the shadow. Then it darted into an office building, and she fought through the crowd desperately. But up ahead, she could only see more looming buildings and obstacles that she would have to fight through to get that light back.

 

Lotzo managed to struggle her way out of the crowd and sprinted her way to the shadow ahead. She managed to keep it up for 10 minutes, when her calves began to cramp. But she was gaining on it! Then the shadow passed through a large open tent that had blocked the road. It was large and golden, with a stone chimney somehow built through the middle. People were streaming in and out of it, laughing, each with a greasy burger or chips clutched in their hands. The shadow slipped in through between two people, but as Lotzo went to follow, she was pulled aside by a yank to the elbow. She turned to pull herself out of the person's grasp, but was faced with a plate of chocolates thrust into her face. 

 

Lotzo looked ahead to the shadow quickly gaining ground, and looked around at the piles of food that was constantly being offered to her. The scent in the air was so tempting, and it would be so easy to take a single cake as she ran through. Wouldn't it?

 

Food, food and more food! As she ran, it was forced into her face, occasionally blinding her sight, piles of chocolate and their warm heavenly sweet scent overwhelming her. Every time Lotzo would slow down, to wipe a bit of cake off her cheek, more was forced onto her. It wasn't her fault it was all there, was it? Lotzo felt curiously exhilarated, and yet frustrated with her own temptations. Then she would take a bite off a piece of chocolate, and the guilt would only intensify.

Just when Lotzo was giving up hope that she was ever going to break through and catch sight of her shadow, the crowds parted and she could see an emptier road ahead. Hands grabbed at her back, and the temptation of just staying with the chocolate grew almost too much to bear, but there was her shadow! Though it was an infinity infront of her, and the white ball seemed dimmer in the sunlight, she could still make it! Lotzo put on an extra burst of speed, slipping and sliding through the crowd, her breath starting to echo harshly.

 

The shadow took a sudden left turn, and Lotzo hurried to try and catch up, though it was strange that the shadow didn't seem to be deliberately throwing her off its trail, just making her run. And run. Lotzo sighed, before putting on another burst of speed, and the dying back down back into a manageable pace. Time no longer really had any sense of meaning for her, but she didn't know for how much longer she could keep it up.

 

Up infront of her, the shadow had darted into a large park. Inside were several hundred runners, all milling around at a starting line. Several of the volunteers had shirts with "ParkRun" written across her back. And there, slipping between people, was her shadow. The starting gun went, and the shadow was sticking with the middle of the pack, following the twists in the path. Obviously, she had to complete the 5k before catching it!

 

Ten minutes, and she had just finished the first lap of the park. Twenty, and she was nearly three quarters through. It was frustrating, running in circles, around and around. Lotzo was tempted to cut corners, but every time she did so, an lady would walk past - walking, but feet flying, and give her a disapproving look that cut her to the core and she followed the path. If only she could be done with it!

 

Just before thirty minutes (my goal), Lotzo managed to cross the 5k line, her chest heaving. And practically within her grasp was the shadow, a glowing ball held softly in one hand. They sped up when it glanced behind and say her, almost as though it was shocked she had managed to keep up so far.

 

They weaved through the park again, Lotzo free to run across the grass now, deeper and deeper into the trees. As always the shadow stayed just out of her reach, and Lotzo was starting to falter. But whenever she stumbled, the shadow looked backwards, and if she could have seen a face, she might even have said it was worried for her. When she turned a corner, there saw a large golden statue of a lion, with a beautiful female head. Caught off guard, Lotzo ran straight into it, crashing against it and a clanging filled her head. As she struggled to get up, Lotzo noticed that she had been pinned to the ground by one of the sphinx's paws!

 

The sphinx rose, solid metal flowing and twisting into graceful movement, until the golden hair was hovering inches off her terrified face. Out of the corner of her eye, Lotzo saw her shadow sauntering down the path, a medium sized white ball being tossed from hand to hand. Lotzo started to struggle and pull her way out from the sphinx's grasp, but it let out such a terrifying growl that she immediately stopped. "To pass, you must answer a riddle."

 

Lotzo nodded, eyes wide as she forced her brain to listen.

"A ball is able to bounce forever. On the first bounce, it travels 50cm. On the second it bounces 25cm. Each time is halved again. How long will it take to reach one meter?" The sphinx grinned, silver teeth in a white maw, but Lotzo grinned back. She had listened to the podcast "History of Infinity" - and talked about infinite divisibility. 

"Never."

 

The sphinx's eyes narrowed and and they asked another question.

"If I throw a ball a distance, I can make it complete stop and then reverse. There is no string and I don't hit it against anything. How did I do it?"

Lotzo started panicking, trying to force herself to think laterally. She could feel the sharp gold claws beginning to cut through the sleeves of her running shirt as she shouted out the answer. "You threw it up".

 

There was a softening of the eyes of the sphinx? And the shadow was still hanging around at the corner, white ball being tossed side to side. It was definitely smaller than when it first had been taken from her, nearly 3/4 of the size. But she couldn't think too long on it as the sphinx asked its third and final question.

"What has four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon, and three in the evening."

A classic sphinx question, and Lotzo answered with confidence. "A human." 

 

The sphinx bowed its head and then stepped away, and Lotzo massaged her shoulder's before jumping up and starting after the shadow again. It was skipping down the road, and Lotzo growled under her breath before speeding up. It had been a nice break.

 

Running through the park, with the trees getting thicker and closer and darker, sunlight barely filtering in through the autumn leaves. She ran, occasionally loosing the shadow in the darkness, but the glinting of the white sphere shone through. She ran and she ran, before coming to an abrupt stop. Caught in mid air, white silk wrapped around her torso and arms - and she was relieving a childhood memory. Scootering around the garden before going straight through a spider web. The feeling of webs wrapped across her face and hair didn't leave her for a week. A muted whimper escaped her lips, as she struggled to clean her skin and get free of the web.

 

Lotzo wrenched an arm up and tore herself slowly free of the web, scraping the gunk off her clothes and face, mourning the temporary loss of her soft hair (though it had probably been pretty ruined when the sphinx had knocked her into the dirt). And infront of her, her shadow stood, tossing the white ball from hand to hand. But with each passing second, as she got more of herself free, the ball got smaller and small, and the shadow took on shape and colour.

 

Her torso was free, and Lotzo stopped for a second, heaving, watching almost hypnotically as the ball, now no larger than a ping pong ball, flew through the air. The shadow grew small and more solid, wispy brown short hair that curled around her ears. Lotzo's eyes widened as she freed one foot, and then the other, before dragging herself to stand infront of, well, herself.

 

The once shadow smiled, and extended a hand, the ball now gone. Lotzo's breath stopped and quickened in her chest, and, against all better judgement, took the hand. The shadow had challenged her and taken her to places she hadn't thought of. The shadow's smile grew, and Lotzo's imitated it. Then it spoke.

 

"I am Infinite."

 

The words rung through Lotzo's (Infinite? Who was she and who am I?) head, when the floor dropped from under her feet and the sky pulled her upwards. Everything spun in a haze of black and green, twisting and pulling and tightening. She was in the center of a hurricane that had no calm spot. She was the hurricane. 

 

Hey ya'll! I'm Infinite, a rebel that feels like she's just graduated and is now in secondary school with all the big kids. The spoiler above is the story I started from last challenge, but don't feel like you have to read it. tl:dr, Lotzo chased a shadow through the streets of a city, faced various challenges, before regaining a white ball that turned out to be her own skill and power. Now she knows she can do that, she's out to conquer the universe. Or right now, just get home.

 

For a moment, Infinite squeezed her eyes shut, before the feeling of weightlessness left her, and she cautiously looked around. Today had been a weird day, and, right now, it didn't seem to be getting any better. Looking down, her feet were a sea of white numbers, tiny zeros and ones twisting in and out of each other, chasing themselves around in a game of tag with information. Looking around, there were more numbers, of various sizes and intensity, some flashing in and out of existence, others flowing along invisible rivers of numbers.

 

Quest 1 : Diet

 

My father and I are planning on going on the Atkins diet together. I am trying to lose some proper weight in time for Christmas, and I am honestly just tired of weighing as much as do, especially with how it gets in the way of absolutely everything. Over the course of the challenge, I am going to go cold turkey (as much as you can when you'e been following a semi strict Paleo diet since January), and stick 100% to the Atkins diet. 

 

80% food : 4 CON

60% food : 2 CON

45% food : 1 CON

 

Quest 2 : Study

 

This will be staying the same as last challenge, as it is something that I am still definitely working to, and need to keep as a solid habit.

 

21 days + : 4 WIS

15 days + : 2 WIS

7 days + : 1 WIS

 

Quest 3 : Workout

 

I aim to do some form of exercise every day, baring Thursdays and Sundays. It can be anything, but there is a routine I want to stick to. However, it is highly likely I will change it up so I'm not running at 6 in the morning in the middle of winter. I may switch it to something after school. This is something I will fiddle with over the course of this challenge.

 

21 days + : 4 STR

15 days + : 2 STR

7 days +   : 1 STR

 

Quest 4 : Diary

 

This will either be writing for my NaNoWriMo or actually writing my diary. I still haven't decided whether or not I'm going to do NaNoWriMo, as I will be starting a TableTop RolePlaying Society in my school (all the nerd cred here), and I still need to stay ontop of my school work and stay ontop of all of these habits as well. So if it's not NaNo, then I will be starting up my diary again. I managed to keep the habit from January to the summer holidays, before I then got distracted, didn't write for 6 weeks, and haen't started again, which is sad and I want that back as part of my life. So that will either happen this challenge or next time.

 

21 days + : 3 CHA

15 days + : 2 CHA

7 days +   : 1 CHA

 

Infinite sighed, before drifting over to one of the streams. She held onto the bend in a 1 and watched the scenery go by as she tried to figure how she was going to get back home and into bed.

 

Those are my challenges and this is a story, and all the strength to everyone in their challenges! Let's do this thing!

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And I have a win from the beginning of Week 0. I planted the seed of doing a hike back in Easter, and we finally reached the date! On Saturday at 4:30, I woke up to head off to Chepstow, the beginning of the Offas's Dyke Path between Wales and England. I went with 7 others, the majority as family, and we walked on the Saturday and Sunday. First day, we walked 26 miles +. and then we walked 17 miles + yesterday. 

 

We were going to walk another 17 today, but someone had a bleeding foot from a burst blister and someone had a twisted ankle. So, 5 of us decided to take a break and spend the day in the lovely bookshop town of Hey on Wye. Slight regret that I didn't go for 100km in three days, but I thought that would push me too far with no enjoyment, which is the main reason I try to do things.

 

But yep. Accomplishment! Walked a marathon on Saturday over hills, and walked plenty yesterday as well. Learnt some stuff about hiking and packing, but good fun and a great experience for everyone. :D 

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7 minutes ago, MiaulinTheCat said:

A victory already! Excellent! :D Cheering for you!

Thank you! Hopefully its a sign of things to come :D

 

Just now, Erza Scarlet said:

What a great start already! Good luck with the challenge. :) 

Thanks! Nice name change, :P it suits your pic a bit better. 

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I love that your father is doing the diet with you! Following.

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My epic quest | MEATBALL WARS

You don't get better at anything unless you start doing it.

Being alive is heckn swell. 

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Welp. The diet is starting today, and the rest of the family is on board. The sister and mother aren't going to be strictly following it, but this does mean that there will be minimal temptation in the house and meals we can all eat. 

It's nearly midday and the parents have left to buy supplies for the next two weeks (I exaggerate - probably until Saturday). I have had two glasses of water so far, because I'll wait for them before making an eggy lunch. Why not try my hand at Intermittent Fasting for the day? :P 

My legs are still recovering from my walk, but everything is healed up. I'm feeling good and will go for a 5k walk this afternoon. 

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The letter spun her in circles until Infinity was so dizzy that she let go. Her grip slipped off the slick edge and she tumbled. There was no fear or sense of rushing gravity, but there was still, somehow, a down. Until there wasn't one, and Infinity was looking up at the sea of numbers.


Week 0 is over! And I'm struggling because I can't find many appropriate gifs :( If you have some please send? 

 

I'm going to NaNo. Or rather, its going to be 20 000 words for Critical Role bang, then 30 000 for the story, and I hope to keep it as a habit that will continue. So a story will get written, even if I have to Camp NaNo as well.

For the writing, I haven't done any story writing in ages, and it feels so clunky to me. Everything is uncomfortable and doesn't flow, but I know I need to get past that and get used to writing stories, not character analysis or RP style stuff.

 

Infinity straightened her legs into the non existent ground (really, she needed to get home and have a nap) and looked around, before blinking in shock. There, made out of smaller green, white, and blue numbers, was a little computer. It reminded Infinity of her childhood, and the large square computer she had had to share with her sister. An equally clunky yet ephemeral keyboard and mouse were hovering, infront of a little chair. 

 

I am also doing a bullet journal, with a small section for a diary everyday, which will give me options, and less pressure. I know I can handle it, so I'm not too worried.

 

I'm also picking up my early rising from last challenge. 6 am for these two weeks, then 5:45 for the next, then 5:30 for the last week. We shall see how this goes :P

 

Everything was made out of these numbers, and Infinity hesitantly sat down on the chair, relieved yet not surprised it took her weight. The screen on the computer got busier and busier, until it was a blur of white. Then letters flashed up on the screen. "Enter name here : I am ......."

 

The diet is haaaaard. Everywhere I look I see food I cannot eat. But only two more weeks of this, then a slight relax. I just have to stay away from carbs and sugar. After that, it will be a 80% followed Paleo diet. But seriously, food seems more tempting now I can't eat it, and nuts and fruit aren't turning me away from that temptation very effectively I'm scared that if I loose willpower I will give in, but the purpose is to build habits ...

 

Infinity typed in her name, then read the next set of instructions. "Write 50 000 words here." How was she supposed to do that?!

 

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On 10/31/2016 at 3:29 PM, IAmInfinite said:

The diet is haaaaard. Everywhere I look I see food I cannot eat. But only two more weeks of this, then a slight relax. I just have to stay away from carbs and sugar. After that, it will be a 80% followed Paleo diet. But seriously, food seems more tempting now I can't eat it, and nuts and fruit aren't turning me away from that temptation very effectively I'm scared that if I loose willpower I will give in, but the purpose is to build habits ...

 

 

It takes a few weeks to settle in, especially when breaking a sugar habit is involved. You can do it!

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My epic quest | MEATBALL WARS

You don't get better at anything unless you start doing it.

Being alive is heckn swell. 

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The hike sounds great, and really challenging. And it's good you had a way out when things started going wrong. When me and my brothers tried a 50 mile backpacking trip over 4 days, it ended with one of my brothers getting a ride to our car from a friendly camper on the morning of day 3. Next time, I think they'll listen to me when I suggest practicing with a weighted pack. But we all want there to be a next time :-).

 

I love that your dad is doing the diet with you, and that your mom and sister are on board with it. Having family work with you makes things so much more manageable.

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@fiddle-onIt was a challenge, and I did shed a tear at the end of Day 1 - not helped by being on the 2nd day of my period. 

But I now see every challenge and exercise as an opportunity for training for my PCT hike I want to do in 2018. 

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Story posts and mission report posts are now becoming separate because I write them separately, and it'll probably be easier to follow along.

 

But man has this week been kicking my ass. Busy start of the half terms, doing exams, getting tests back, going to places, starting new things. I'm pretty sure that it also has something to do with waking in the dark and getting home in the dark. And the fact that I am going to bed wayyyy too late. 

 

So, from the beginning :

 

New things - I started a RPG and Tabletop Society (aka Nerd Club) in my school! Runs every Wednesday, and there was a pretty good turn out last time! I'll be running a (really really) short campaign this week, and then doing a character creation session the week after. Some of my friends keep coming to me with questions and I can't wait until Christmas where I'll be running a 12 hour sesh for them :P

 

I also started a blog! This may be one of the worst times to start it, but it's out there, and next challenge will include writing in it daily. It's about my mission work, and informing people about the work I want to do, and about the hikes I will go on. notesfortheworld.wordpress.com Bit on Offa's Dyke and DTS so far. I will get around to doing a trail journal for Offa's, and some info on future stuff. But the theme is now done :D

 

My first Christmas present has arrived! A family friend bought my a hiking backpack ( Gregory Cairn 58 ) for my future hikes. It's beautiful, fits really well, and I've been wandering around with it for the past 2 hours :P So happy. Now to get the tent, sleeping mat, bag, and trousers.

 

I also decided to go to comic con this year, and cosplay. It's on the 19th, so I have 10 days to build a full suit of armour (or not quite). I'm planning on going as Lady Kima from Critical Role, a halfling paladin who smites evil with her hammer. It'll be a bit of work, but I have all the templates done with card, and I'm just waiting for the ordered craft foam to arrive now.

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News -

So, I signed up to do NaNoWriMo this year. I'e only written 3000 words, which is two days worth. I'm quite behind and I planned on having a 20 000 word story done by the 14th. That's less than 10 days to do it, so a bit of stress there. I've got to stick to this goal with a bit more strength, and who knows, I might have the actual 25 000 words done by then!

 

Morning running hasn't been happening. Due to the sleep debt mentioned earlier, I haven't been doing it in the mornings, and my evenings have been so unproductive this week. This has got to change. However, I did do a 5k yesterday, at a pretty decent speed, with the last 500 m at a nearly flat out sprint. Very proud of myself there! Especially because I woke at 6:25 to go to Barnet to do it with the family over there (it was my cousin's birthday)

 

The diet! 100% followed on most days. The rest have been 80%+, except for Wednesday and yesterday. Yesterday was plethora of chinese and cake. Wednesday, I had a couple of bowls of cereal. Not quite sure what brought on the craving, but it was bad.

 

 

I think that's it for this week! I shall try to update twice, once on Tuesdays, from now on, but I was feeling rather overwhelmed and exhausted this week, so delayed it until today. But no more! Motivation, skill, and habit abound in me! :D 

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"Once upon a time, in a land far away, there once lived a girl called Lotzo. She went on a walk and then a shadow appeared and stole a ball of life from her chest and ...." Infinity wrote quickly, trying to get down her recent experience out into the computer, hoping it would reach 50 000 words. It took a while, but there wasn't really a concept of time in this binary workplace, just the neverending flow of ones and zeros. 

 

Once it was all done, Infinity sighed in relief, and pressed enter, hoping that some clue would reveal how she would escape this place. But a little text box appeared, flashing the words "Need 45 000 words". She had only written 5000? What?!

 

Infinity collapsed onto the keyboard, breathed, then looked back up for some hint. All that greeted her was a long line of ggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg. And idea struck her, and she pressed Ctrl A, C, V. She copied out the entire thing 10 times, and pressed enter.

 

Voila, her amazing hacking skills revealed the next page. "Congratulations. Read these five books. You have a test on each on the following pages." A small stack of books spun together on the table next to her, and Infinity slid to the floor to take a nap.

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7 hours ago, Erza Scarlet said:

Wow sounds like you have a lot going on! Make sure you don't exhaust yourself with everything, you want to have some energy left. :P And ooohhh Comic Con! Have fun with that. :D

Thanks! I can definitely feel the stress, and working out and writing have fallen far to the wayside. Today is going to be a writing intensive day, just to finish this fic. And I ran a 5k in one of my best times! Not quite sure what it is yet, but I pushed hard and feel the struggle and the win. 

As for comic con, my friends are dropping out one by one, so we may be going to the Christmas one instead. Gives me more time for my cosplay!

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9 hours ago, IAmInfinite said:

Thanks! I can definitely feel the stress, and working out and writing have fallen far to the wayside. Today is going to be a writing intensive day, just to finish this fic. And I ran a 5k in one of my best times! Not quite sure what it is yet, but I pushed hard and feel the struggle and the win. 

As for comic con, my friends are dropping out one by one, so we may be going to the Christmas one instead. Gives me more time for my cosplay!

 

You should give yourself a set time to write everyday to get your words in and make sure no one is allowed to interrupt you during that time, that's a great way to get writing done. And congrats on the 5k record. :)   

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3 hours ago, MiaulinTheCat said:

So much going on! Nerd Club sounds like fun! :D Congratulations on starting a blog, too. Bravery points!

 

Loving your writing style, by the way. Very fun to read. :3

Thanks! It might be a tiny bit of a problem, because I like coming up with ideas, committing to them, and then dropping them. Honestly, even 2 challenges in and this might be one of my longer commitments :P But then again, life is just an experiment in finding fun things to do. 

The blog is coming along well, and I'm doing roughly a post each week, though I'm running out of ideas and may slow them down to twice a week instead. I just don't do enough traveling to get enough content onto it.

 

1 hour ago, Erza Scarlet said:

 

You should give yourself a set time to write everyday to get your words in and make sure no one is allowed to interrupt you during that time, that's a great way to get writing done. And congrats on the 5k record. :)   

Finding that time and then sticking to it is quite hard, as a lot of my timetable is flexible, depending on homework, friends, church, etc. So bed times can vary from 7pm to 11pm. Routines are haaaaaaaaaard :D

 

But I managed to get 4k written today! That is my crit role reverse bang out of the way, and I can now start planning for a podcast that I would one day like to have. (so many ideas!!!)

 

And I found out that my PB is 32:47, which is nearly a minute faster than my previous time! I'm on track to soon beat 30min. It came from trying to stay ahead of my mother, who is running at 33 min on average. So the competitive spirit pushed me ahead and it was a really hard run, but still fun!

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A time period later, and Infinity woke up. Perhaps it was an infinity later? Gods she was corny when she had just woken up and was faced with the prospect of studying. But she pushed herself up to a sitting position, stretched, then began reading.

Three books later.

Or the truth was that she was corny all the time. Corny as corn fields. Corn drink. Herbal tea that is missing earth. Red bean paste. Failed chocolate. Chocolate. She hadn't had chocolate in the past few weeks, and now she was really craving the bitter dark stuff.

Five books later.

Infinity slammed her head in the pile of books, sighing as she looked back at the pile of notes she had written. The computer chirped and the books disappeared, leaving her head to thunk down against the table. She sat up and rubbed her forehead, scowling at the screen as numbers turned to words on the screen.

"Explain Aristotle's Virtue Ethics. 40 marks." 

The studying was going to pay off, it was. All that reading was down to now (though some active revision and exam guidelines would have been helpful). 

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Week 2 Update

 

Can you tell that I am quite burnt out? My mind keeps disappearing down various nooks and crannies with new ideas, and I am struggling to focus on what I have infront of me.

 

The cosplay is coming along, with all of my materials right here, but I don't know if I'm going to be able to be done by Saturday. If I can't, I might go to comic con, I might not, and it depends more on my friends.

 

Nerd Club is going really well. The first session was great and a ton of my friends came up to me afterwards asking to play again some weekend. We may end up doing a game before Christmas, and doing a continuation then. I'm so glad to get my friends into this stuff! :D

 

NaNo has NOT been happening. I've got 4k for my fic, which is all I am going to write. It is taking too much effort ontop of NF and my blog. So I shall be dropping this as a challenge. Instead, I shall be switching it around to focus on writing a diary every night. I'm not going to go with the Bullet Journal just yet. That may be reintroduced in a further challenge, but my time keeping shall be done by google calendar instead. So I think I shall re-evaluate my final stat reward.

 

Studying has been alright, but I need to buckle down and get to it. Same with the exercise. I need to be waking early and getting it done. No way out of it, and that's the way of the world. *sigh*

 

But I got a test back in school and it was practically 100% (4 marks down due to rounding errors I weren't aware should be accounted for, a mistake I won't make again)! Major success and made me feel quite proud and like my studying is finally paying off. Definitely a motivator for me to stay with this challenge.

 

Also, coming up with mini challenges for the rebels is a bit tricky. I don't want to go for normal guild challenges, but I don't really have much experience with other things for them to try. Any ideas?

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NaNo hasn't really been happening for me either. There's so much stuff to balance, and so little time. Or something.

 

Mini-challenges... Aside from looking through the old rebel and even older recruit minis, I don't really know. It might be useful to do a little survey at the end of the challenge. Good, not good, suggestions, what would you like to see as a mini, etc.

Current Challenge: Zeroh, stick to the routine!

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16 hours ago, zeroh13 said:

NaNo hasn't really been happening for me either. There's so much stuff to balance, and so little time. Or something.

 

Mini-challenges... Aside from looking through the old rebel and even older recruit minis, I don't really know. It might be useful to do a little survey at the end of the challenge. Good, not good, suggestions, what would you like to see as a mini, etc.

NaNo is just hard to cope with, and you realise that 1660 words is A LOT. And then it dawns on you that it's only for a month and you become demoralised. But hey, maybe set a shorter goal for Camp NaNo?

 

And thanks for the suggestion. I managed to think of something for this week, and will definitely think on doing a survey.

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