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[*] posted on 7-23-2014 at 03:04 PM


Haha, yeah all the stuff about Japanese sounds like what my brother has told me about Korean. And it's funny, because his girlfriend is Korean, and his girlfriend has a Japanese friend who has been living in Korea and learning Korean. My brother always gets so mad because the Japanese girl learned Korean really quickly, and he still struggles, and me and his girlfriend keep telling him it's probably much easier to go from Japanese to Korean than Spanish/English to Korean.

He still gets upset though.

I really like Mandarin Chinese, it sounds lovely to me. But my boyfriend also speaks another dialect of Chinese that is totally different from Mandarin from his home region... and I really don't like the way that one sounds. Haha, it's not nearly as pleasant to listen to. ^^;
EVEN MORE FRUSTRATING though is that I'm trying to learn Mandarin so I want to listen to him and his friends talk to try and learn but they ALWAYS talk in that other dialect. I'm able to tell what dialect their speaking because it's a pretty clear difference and now I know some basics in Mandarin, so I always get upset haha. And he's like "No you can't learn this language, it's too hard."
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[*] posted on 7-23-2014 at 03:46 PM


Haha, I can understand that.

Yep, I heard things about Chinese dialects being vastly different. >.> Where is he from? We have a girl from Mongolia at uni who's studying Japanese - it's not technically China, I know, and I also never asked her about her mother tongue. But it's interesting. I like dialects.

Boo to your bf for not teaching you his though!


Also, I just sketched one of my characters while watching anime. It was fun. :3 Maybe I'll post that in my progress report.




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[*] posted on 7-23-2014 at 04:44 PM


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[*] posted on 7-23-2014 at 04:47 PM


It's okay, mokano7. It's not just you - you're all doing JulNo wrong. You're meant to do all of the writing in the last week of the month, duh.

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[*] posted on 7-23-2014 at 06:31 PM


OK, thanks for explaining it to us Tina. :)



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[*] posted on 7-23-2014 at 06:49 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Melange  
Haha, I can understand that.

Yep, I heard things about Chinese dialects being vastly different. >.> Where is he from? We have a girl from Mongolia at uni who's studying Japanese - it's not technically China, I know, and I also never asked her about her mother tongue. But it's interesting. I like dialects.

Boo to your bf for not teaching you his though!


Also, I just sketched one of my characters while watching anime. It was fun. :3 Maybe I'll post that in my progress report.


He is from Fujian. It's in the southeast and kind of a coastal region. WHICH IS GOOD FOR ME BECAUSE I LOVEEE SEAFOOD. Haha.

It's probably like as opposite of Mongolia as China can get haha.

And please do post your picture! I drew one of my characters last month actually, maybe I should post her too. And also I want to draw a couple scenes from my novel but I keep waiting until I actually finish the draft... so close. Gotta focus on that writing!




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[*] posted on 7-24-2014 at 02:55 AM


Tina - Are we also meant to avoid the chat thread for most of the month like you did? :P

Emery, seafood is great! Especially sushi. <3 Then I'll scan and post the pics later today. In half an hour I'll talk with my Japanese tandem partner again, so it'll be after that.




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[*] posted on 7-24-2014 at 11:07 AM


Hahahaha SUSHI OMG!! I've always loved sushi, so that's why I went and got a job over a year ago at a Japanese restaurant, which is where I met my boyfriend when I was waitress there, where he was the sushi chef~!
Now I like sushi even more <3

hahahahaa.

On the topic of writing:
I just passed 90k for the month. I have one chapter left, and since all my chapters tend to be a minimum of 10k, I'm guessing I'll reach just over 100k for my monthly total when this novel is complete. I'm so exciteddd.

The only sad part is knowing the story won't be complete yet. I think I'll wait another year before starting book 2. I'll probably start book 2 after I edit book 1 so it's fresh in my mind, but I always wait a wile before I try to edit/rewrite.




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[*] posted on 7-24-2014 at 12:21 PM


Hahaha, sounds like an awesome story! I wish I knew more Japanese guys. They're cute~ But my tandem partner said an acquaintance of hers is planning to open a sushi restaurant and I could work there in the future.

And congrats! It's always a good idea to wait and let it rest before editing and revision.

Btw, I posted my character sketches in my progress report. And realized I'm not even halfway through my story. When did it get so long? >.> I guess I'm rambling too much.




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[*] posted on 7-25-2014 at 12:24 PM


OOh! Nice, Mel! The drawings are a bit difficult to see, but it might be my computer screen. I always put the brightness way up for when I do digital art. >_>

But I like it, nice poses~

You're not rambling, don't worry. Haha. I know that feel about things turning out longer than expected.

About Japanese guys... I don't know why, I always found east asian men (particularly Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Thai) men to be the most attractive people? Like, okay, I find people of ALL races and backgrounds attractive and beautiful~ but for some reason, if I was talking to like a Korean guy or I saw a Chinese man... That stupid middle school girl >waaah he's sooo cute< feeling was so amplified. I never wanted to be one of those people who like targets a certain race because that's kinda weird and creepy I think? But it was just a feeling. And then on top of that, growing up with several asian friends and when I was able to travel to asia made those feelings worse, because my experiences with Asian men and how nice and friendly and respectfully they treated me blew every other guy I knew out of the water.

Like I could tell you stories but this is already getting too long.

Anyways, I pretty much met my boyfriend and we had the closest real life thing to love at first sight as there is. I don't believe in that stuff, but we were both very attracted to each other right from the start. I don't have to feel so creepy if I tell him that I find Asian men super hot because he finds Latina women super hot so we're even. :x




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[*] posted on 7-25-2014 at 01:10 PM


Thanks! :] I know it's bright. My scanner did it and I can't make it less bright without the entire pic turning grey...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one, haha! But I don't really think it has something to do with being racist (or reverse racist? because we like them). Most girls pay more attention to certain types of men, after all. That has nothing to do with falling in love which has no preferences. I like looking at East Asian guys, but that doesn't mean my boyfriend has to be Asian. ^^;

But that's so cute! Sounds like you're the perfect couple.




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[*] posted on 7-26-2014 at 11:29 AM


ugh I'm soooo close to being done with this novel. Usually towards the end of a novel I speed up and do like a 10k+ (however much it takes) session to finish.
But this time I'm like slowing down. I can do it TODAY. I GOTTA DO IT TODAY.




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[*] posted on 7-26-2014 at 08:16 PM


Trust me, Emery, I know the feeling of slowing down. I'm within 10k of the 90k I need for monthly and I did a 2k day yesterday and as of 8:14PM this evening, I have written 28 words. [Insert Preferred Explicative Here] agraphia!
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[*] posted on 7-26-2014 at 09:35 PM


GUESS whAT!!!




I



JUST




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NOVEL!!!!


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[*] posted on 7-27-2014 at 01:40 PM


Congrats!! :D I knew you could do it.

Knackered. Just returned from the weekend which consisted of two family parties and long car trips to get there. It was fun and a little crazy, but now I'm too tired to write much...




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[*] posted on 7-28-2014 at 12:18 PM


I know that feel.

So I kind of want to keep going into Book 2 of this series since I'm on the roll, but I'm also really interested in editing a previous NaNo.
Hm.

Hey, also, I posted a topic over in The Campfire about my art. If you're interested go ahead and check it out. ^^




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[*] posted on 7-28-2014 at 09:08 PM


Congrats Emery! :)



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[*] posted on 7-29-2014 at 04:26 AM


Congrats on finishing, Emery!! :)

Holy heck that word count.




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[*] posted on 7-29-2014 at 04:34 AM


Tina! Your WC moved! D: What are you writing?



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[*] posted on 7-29-2014 at 10:41 AM


Thanks guys!!

Tina!! I like watching you pound through the word count at the final stretch! haha. ^^




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[*] posted on 7-30-2014 at 10:35 AM


And I did it! Hit 50k some 400 words ago without even noticing! :D

Also, I noticed your WC moved too, Emery! Did you decide to get started on book two after all?




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[*] posted on 7-30-2014 at 03:01 PM


I'm at 8k in my novel today. I hope to be at 9k through 15k in it soon! :)



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[*] posted on 7-30-2014 at 07:40 PM


CONGRATS MEL!!

And you too, marie!!! Keep up the great work, you'll make it for sure!


Mel, I might start the next one soon but actually for the past few days I've been working on a re-write of a novel I finished 2 years ago. I wanted to edit it, but I've been told that re-writing the thing from start to finish (while looking at the first draft of course) is far more efficient than just re-reading and editing little bits. So far, I've done about 10k of re-writing and I'm really enjoying the process. It sounds like it's a huge drag but it's actually rewarding, and it's nice to relive this old story that I'm very fond of.

But I'm probably going to keep doing the editing in the midst of writing something new. Either book 2 or completing another novel that's been sitting at about halfway for over a year... hm...




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Good luck Emery! :)



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[*] posted on 7-31-2014 at 07:37 PM


Yay, I am almost to 10k in my novel. Hopefully I will reach there and then be at 15k before this day is over with. :)



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