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About Flying

  • Birthday 09/30/2004

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  1. I've been reading The Count of Monte Cristo for the past two months... (Admittedly, it's taking forever because of school work, but it's still a really long book.) I'm at least halfway through and I love it. I just wish I had more time to read it.
  2. All Quiet on the Western Front is one of my favorite books ever. It is also one of the most depressing books I've ever read. I read it for school and just love it so much. It's definitely sad, but it's so well written.
  3. Honestly? I was very confused. I read Mistborn for the first time when I was 12, and it took me a couple hundred pages to even understand what was going on with the magic system and stuff. I started understanding things like halfway through the Final Empire, and then I started loving the rest of the cosmere books. But getting used to reading epic fantasy instead of middle grade was definitely confusing at first. What's your favorite book that you had to read because of school/assigned reading? My favorite school book was All Quiet on the Western Front
  4. I'm bored, so I guess I'll share something here. Multiple sharders have already read the thing I'm posting, but I'll put it here just for fun. Basically, this is the prologue to a standalone-ish fantasy novel. I'm still working on the rest of the story, and the chapters after this might go through major changes, but I'm satisfied enough with the prologue to show it here. Also, here's an epigraph(?) thing I put after the prologue. It has spoilers for the prologue, so read it afterwards. Okay. Yes. I will go hide now.
  5. (This genuinely made me laugh ) And to answer the question... Kind of? I've definitely learned random pieces of history from history classes, but I haven't fully studied another country's history. TPBM likes roller coasters
  6. Well. My first ever D&D session had to be postponed because of a crazy person running around with a knife. At least, I think that's what happened. It's a long story. 

    I wrote some updates as this whole thing was happening. It was intended to be like a diary entry, I guess. But what I wrote feels very sarcastic, and it's kind of entertaining now that the situation is over. (The situation itself wasn't entertaining, though.) But here's everything I wrote while trapped in a classroom: 


    Uhh. Class was supposed to have ended five minutes ago, but now we are apparently "sheltering in place." And there's police outside the school. What a fun day. (12:20 PM)

    I am going to be writing updates as this happens because it's kind of interesting. There’s also going to be timestamps because why not.

    Update 1 - My teacher is trying to play something on the TV. This is probably a bad idea because I'm pretty sure we're supposed to be hiding, but whatever. He asked if we wanted to watch Encanto, but now we are sitting in silence. (Which I’m kind of happy about because I don’t want to be hiding while Camilo is screaming "SEVEN FOOT FRAME” in the background) (12:30 PM)

    Update 2 - I am filling out things for a D&D character sheet. I was supposed to play D&D for the first time in like 30 minutes. But now that’s probably not happening today, so I’m writing some snazzy backstory stuff for my character (12:33 PM)

    Update 3 - The class next to us is blasting Michael Jackson songs super loud and singing. I can hear everything through the walls. Billie Jean could potentially be the soundtrack to someone's death. (12:40 PM)

    Update 4 - The police just sent the teachers emails telling us what is going on. There’s a suspect hiding in the park right next to the school. We have been notified that we could be stuck in here for hours (12:43 PM)

    Update 5 - There’s starting to be confirmation that the suspect has either a gun or a knife. The plot thickens. There are also kids walking outside my classroom door right now and I’m just like “WHY?? What are you doing??” I would never want to be in a survival situation with these people. (12:50 PM)

    Then everything sort of ended at 1:20. The police were still outside, though. And then, because it's Spirit Week, we came out of the classrooms and just went to our event/rally as if nothing had happened. Like, how are we supposed to be enthusiastic for a school event after being nervous for over an hour? School is weird.

    The whole day feels like a weird dream, to be honest. 

    I'm still not even sure what happened. I think people were saying that the suspect had a knife? They had a weapon of some sort, at least. No one was hurt but it was still such a strange few hours.

    Anyway, that was my day. How are all of you doing?

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    2. JesterLavorre


      That is scary. I’m glad you’re okay, though! Too bad about the d&d.

    3. Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      Thaidakar the Ghostblood

      whoa! that is an interesting day, it really does sound like a dream, that also seems scary at the same time.

    4. Flying


      Yeah... It was a very weird day.

      I got to play D&D yesterday, though. It was extremely chaotic, which made it extra fun

  7. Thanks for following me, Facepalm :P

  8. I have always been obsessed with Lightsong for some reason
  9. I'm reading Crossroads of Twilight. It's definitely slow, but I'm enjoying it so far. I also just finished Misery by Stephen King. I've never read any of his books, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I ended up loving Misery. Also, a few weeks ago I read Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, and it's great. It's basically a sci-fi novel about time travel, pandemics, and the Middle Ages. I recommend it (especially right now because it's about diseases and takes place during December).
  10. Thanks for following me, Flying!

    1. Robin Sedai

      Robin Sedai

      I just had a horrible thought. Do these count as status updates? If so, then have I been giving innocent people lots and lots of notifications?

    2. Flying


      Thank you for following me too! :D

      Also, it does give people a notification, but I've never heard anyone complain about getting messages like this. You should be fine.

    3. Robin Sedai

      Robin Sedai

      Oh, good! If anyone is annoyed though, please tell me and I'll stop doing them.

  11. The Incredibles is definitely my favorite. After that would be Finding Nemo. I don't know how I'd rank the rest, but those two stand out to me.
  12. I look for all of the above except for romance. I'm not a big fan of fictional romance in general, though. I'll rank the things I look for, but most of these are just personal preference: Characters Action/fights Worldbuilding/Magic (tied) Humor I don't know if you can tell, but I really like characters. Especially when they're attacking each other.

    1. Flying



      I get cake today. I am excited