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[sticky post] STICKY: Syncope [Jan. 1st, 2011 | 03:21 pm]
Kyanobenthes

syn·co·pe n.
1. Grammar. The shortening of a word by omission of a sound, letter, or syllable from the middle of the word.
2. Pathology. A brief loss of consciousness caused by a temporary deficiency of oxygen in the brain; a swoon, blackout.






WORD COUNT

47,400 completed / 102,000 total estimated
45.0%


Moved to Kyanobenthes.com.



I don't like that disabling on LJ hides all existing comments, but all the old entries here and comments have been ported over to my new site into Wordpress.

This blog will remain largely static as an archive for posterity's sake.




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Oh, hello... [Jul. 2nd, 2016 | 10:14 am]
Kyanobenthes
I guess this is just a note to myself. ^^;

I didn’t forget about this but drifted far and away as real life kept happening. At some point, it even felt like I no longer had the right to finish it because too much time had passed.

Then one day, a friend and I were discussing NaNoWriMo. I hadn’t actually done (completed) it but wanted to, while she had already participated once; she asked me if I had ever written fiction before, and at first I didn’t want to admit writing this because fanfics have a particular reputation (as I noted in another post). But she wanted to share her stuff with me for critiques, so I thought it fair to share my one and only fiction attempt, just to show my writing style and how I handled things like dialogue and pacing.

Funny thing happened while re-reading the chapters of Syncope, though (I mean besides that awkward embarrassment and mystified feeling that I actually produced it): I’m now feeling the motivation to complete it. Maybe having someone to share in the whole process will help a lot more in keeping the momentum going. So yeah, I don’t think there is anyone left who is interested in an old anime series’ fanfic, but I want to properly finish this just to say I did.

And it’ll be good practice for NaNoWriMo. Or maybe I’ll actually write a huge chunk for NaNoWriMo. (Future content will still be posted to Kyanobenthes.com)
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Squib #5: Letting Go [Mar. 2nd, 2011 | 11:25 pm]
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I have here in my hands (well, figuratively) 2.5 pages of chapter 1.12 text—completed dialogue, narrative, and everything. These pages were a rough draft of the climax and dénouement I had in mind, written even before I outlined the theoretical ending to Part 1. I was that certain of how the first part of “Syncope” would end.

I wrote these pages back in 2006.
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Squib #4: How much do you invest in your work? [Jul. 24th, 2009 | 09:42 pm]
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Here
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Castigation #2: Constructive Criticism [Jul. 16th, 2009 | 01:24 pm]
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Castigation #2
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Chapter 1.11 [Jun. 22nd, 2009 | 03:08 pm]
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1.11 is up
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Readability [Jun. 16th, 2009 | 01:43 pm]
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Readability, reading level scores, musings
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Migration [Jun. 10th, 2009 | 10:28 pm]
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Well, Wordpress 2.8 was released, and I've been slowly figuring out how to migrate to an actual domain URL. I have to figure out themes, importing stuff, formatting, and plugin compatibility, and other crazy things I haven't tried before. Great fun. Maybe.

It would be great if I could just convert my current LJ "theme" and plop it in there, but it's never that easy.

Moving to: http://kyanobenthes.com/
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"What Japan thinks" [May. 18th, 2009 | 04:48 pm]
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Collection of basic information from Japanese opinion polls/surveys on various topics: http://whatjapanthinks.com/
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Chapter 1.11, in the works... [May. 16th, 2009 | 09:31 am]
Kyanobenthes
I figured out my problem with the "lunch" bit in 1.10, so I plan on fixing some things there when I post 1.11.

But 1.11 won't be posted until after Wordpress 2.8 is released. ^_^ I found out that that new version will have a pretty decent Livejournal-importer, so I'd like to move everything onto my own server with a little more control over content and layout. Hopefully the Wordpress installation and LJ importer won't be too buggy.

It's fair to say these last two chapters of Part I are going to be quite long (by my standards).
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Uh oh. [Mar. 5th, 2009 | 04:20 pm]
Kyanobenthes
No job now.

I also know one other friend who was laid off this year, one laid off last year, and a bunch of people whose job searches have been empty since late last year. My priorities are shifting a bit, so that's fair warning that chapter 1.11 probably won't be released this month.

I mean, you wouldn't want me to hurriedly put together some half-assed shet for Haruka-Shizuru conversation, right? Not that Haruka's side takes a particular amount of finesse... Well, maybe her talky bits take a totally different kind of finesse.

[si~~~~~~igh] Economy, please get fixed soon. kthx
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Livejournal [Feb. 4th, 2009 | 09:58 am]
Kyanobenthes
LJ may be having problems since they cut a good chunk of their workforce and has difficulty making a profit.

I've bought my own domain and intend to host "Syncope" there among other things, but I'll have to figure out how to mirror and stuff later. Maybe I'll set up Wordpress? We'll see. I don't think I'll be moving completely off LJ anytime soon until the winds clearly point to the business failing or changing hands or something.
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And a happy new year. [Jan. 1st, 2009 | 10:20 am]
Kyanobenthes
2009 is going to be interesting. I mean, 2008 was pretty demn interesting already, but I expect 2009 to take the cake in terms of international attention span for a lot of people. One can only hope, anyway.

I don't have any particular new year resolutions, though. I'd like to say that I'm going to continue consistently with Syncope and finish this year, but I'd rather not jinx it given how Life likes to throw curve balls when one least expects it. ^_^;

Aw, and it seems I have the beginning symptoms of a cold. How unlucky.
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Happy holidays [Dec. 22nd, 2008 | 03:55 pm]
Kyanobenthes

Happy end-of-2008 holidays!






Dear Suzushiro Haruka:

I hate you, Mrs. Malaprop.

With fist-shaking love,
Ky

P.S.: Muse-chan isn't terribly amused either.
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1.10 NOTES [Dec. 1st, 2008 | 12:07 am]
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