You’d be wise to pick a side. Loners don’t last long.
Because there are people out there who buy things, people like you and me, and something happened—something terrible. The way that they saw themselves is gone and nobody understands that—but you do, and that’s very valuable.
Literature: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (completed), The Serpent’s Game (completed), Bedrock Faith (current)
Television: Mad Men (current), Archer (season 2)
Gaming: Mass Effect 3 (2nd playthrough, completed*), Mass Effect (3rd playthrough, current)
Films: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Literary goals: Edit short stories. Keep better pace on novels-in-progress.
Career goals: Finish advertising portfolio. Upload advertising portfolio. Perform a decent job interview.
Personal goals: Sell scooter helmets. Sell keyboard. Drink less coffee.
Completed goals: Moved. Completed edits on first short story for editing job. Constructed bedroom. Acclimated to new life. Caught up on bills and finances.
Personal rewards: New bed. New entertainment stand.
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One day, you’re there. Then all of the sudden, there’s less of you. And you wonder where that part went—if it’s living somewhere outside of you. And you keep thinking, maybe, you’ll get it back. Then you realize, it’s just gone.
How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on when in your heart you begin to understand—there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend, some hurts that go too deep—that have taken hold.
The carousel: it lets us travel the way a child travels, round-and-round and back home again—to a place where we know we are loved.
Literature: The Return of the King (current)
Television: Firefly (completed), Outlaw Star (completed), Mad Men (current)
Gaming: Mass Effect 2 (2nd playthrough, completed*), Mass Effect 3 (2nd playthrough, current).
Films: Serenity, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Literary goals: Submit short stories: Firefly, Gene. Edit four short stories for editor position. Take leadership in literary reading position.
Career goals: Complete new draft of advertising portfolio. Start adverting portfolio TV spot. Submit advertising portfolio. Apply for new career.
Personal goals: Sell scooter helmets. Pack belongings. Move into new apartment. Spend more time with family.
Completed goals: Performed well at literary reading. Sought new apartment and signed new lease. Applied for jobs, interviewed. Started new position as short-story editor for weekly e-publication. Updated Linked-In. Bought new furniture.
Personal rewards: New glasses. The King In Yellow, by Robert W. Chambers. Trip.
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You’ve been trying to tell me that death isn’t the end. Don’t back out on me, now that I finally believe.