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岩松八弥 (Iwanatsu Hachiya)
松平信孝 Nobutaka matsudaira)

January: Mutsuki (睦月); 正月 (Shogatsu/new year)

February: Kisaragi (如月; rebirth of plants); 杏月 (apricot)
March (3): 桃月 (peach)
April (4): 初夏 (shoka; beginning of Summer); 梅月 (ume/plum)
May (5): 榴月 (pomergranate)
June (6): Minazuki (水無月; water ), 荷月 (lotus month)
July (7) 蘭月
August (8): 桂月
September (9)
Oct (10)
Nov (11) 冬月 (winter)
Dec (12)
mastergraywolf: (Angry)
Don't write while tired.

I'm blogging because ... I'm just mad and I'm not concerned about consequences over criticizing teen pregnancy.

I seriously don't care. Call me misogynist, I'm fine with it. No, I don't think pregnant teens are "whores", "sluts", add any female derogative word. Pregnancy is not interconnected with prostitution or sleeping a lot. It just means that you received semen in the uterus, okay?

I am at a state where I can't get over it and I am insensitive because it has the potential of screwing people up. Even those who a part of the support. Or rather, I'm just in an unfortunate situation where I hate people. We develop our reproductive system at a young age, does that mean have kids? Or we can't think at all?

I absolutely dislike TP, especially when the parents are so self-centered and use children to feign that they have the backbone to face responsibility AND that they'll stay out of trouble or stop creating it. If it makes sense. I also don't like sexual pressure; I didn't see it as the GATE to being awesome, never did. I didn't give in to this feeling that I was required to have a boyfriend during high school, I didn't feel that I had to look cool because school was difficult enough as it was. Flirting was too temporary in school; it felt like a game, and it wasn't reliable in the first place.

TP hate is quite easy because there is this superficial distaste in "kids having kids". It's a blot on kids. Paternity shows and Teen Mom shows are a blot on "parents". They are blot on those who made a different decision aside from them -- like me, who didn't give in to pressure. Was I wrong?

BTW, this is not a rape case. This is not a trauma here, which I am sure I'd be more sympathetic.

One reason why I can't get much done is because I'm watching someone else's child.

Read more... )

With that out of the way, babysitting really breaks my focus. I'm constantly up and out of my seat. I have to hear the continuous sounds of baby music and baby chatter, and watch my niece so that she doesn't hurt herself.

SolAka is still in it's draft stage and I don't think I'm halfway done with the chapter. I feel like if I rush, I'll lose.

Thanks for reading my nasty ramble. I hope that you are being patient.

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RECENT UPDATE(S): Saturday, May 4, 2013

A gift for early May. New Saint Seiya fic is up. Camus vs Titan. Yes, that is what happened. I finished proofreading it and finalized it. And with that, I'll focus on finishing Petinent Feathers and HoGW.

As for Howl of the Gray Wolf, still working on drafts for two new chapter in the "Hopper arc". The next one is mostly done and needs serious revising.

Previous updates are on my blog under the tag "FFupdates". Also, check me out on Twitter.

MGW

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RECENT UPDATE(S): Wednesday, April 17, 2013

APRIL 17th, NOT MARCH 17!

Anyways, despite IRL, I managed to upload two things. On March 16, I uploaded a new chapter of Howl of Gray Wolf; today, is my new Saint Seiya LOST CANVAS story about a Sagittarius saint. It'll be short, containing about three or four chapters after the prologue. I just recently added "Asmita"; he makes more of a significant appearance than Yato. And no it's not a romance story.

Previous updates are on my blog under the tag "FFupdates".

MGW
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RECENT UPDATE(S): Thursday, February 7, 2012

The draft of Heroic Blaze SolAka's new chapter is complete. Unfortunately, babysitting took up virtually my entire day (and attention), and I was unable to proofread the draft and see if it's close to ready for a final produce. Hopefully, later in the morning, I can return to it. It is over 4000 words.


RECENT UPDATE(S): Friday, January 4, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hello 2013!

To those who are reading and/or enjoying my stories, or are just visiting my profile, I hope that all of you are doing well. Last year was rough and sluggish for me, and I still apologize for my terrible pace in updating. I have been busy with mostly family care and employment, plus I've have been lacking confidence in my writing. Furthermore, after finishing drafts, revision takes quite a bit of time. I hope that in the near future, that will change and that I will push more passion into writing.

I have a lot of original fiction planned. For this new year, I really want my shinobi fiction series, "Seishin" to progress. From story concepts to characters, I'm trying to put a lot of time and care into Seishin so that it can express Asian culture both accurately and attractively. Perhaps I should make it my goal to upload at least 10 or 15 Seishin stories this year? As for Heoric Blaze SolAka, I will not abandon it. I am still working on the next chapter; it's difficult, and i end up revising a lot, but it is enjoyable. I am also concerned for future chapters as the plot progresses throughout the invasion. Please look out for it.

Stalwart and UWS are short and will still take time. For some reason, I can't figure out an ending and I fear that the plots will be utilized quite weak. I am good at setup/exposition, but afterward takes quite a bit of time. This is also the same case with SolAka.

Plese check my Wikia and/or blog for more information on my status or stories.

Take care!

MGW
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This is from http://www.creative-writing-now.com




Hello,

One of the wonderful things about writing is that you can do it anywhere. As you go about your daily routine, you can be working on stories and poems in your head. It can be a great pleasure, a fascinating ongoing private conversation with yourself.

Here are some quotes from famous authors about where and when THEY write.

"If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space."
- Joyce Carol Oates

"The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes."
- Agatha Christie

"Whatever job I had, I was always writing like crazy. All I ever liked about offices was being able to type up stories on the computer when no one was looking. I was never paying much attention in meetings because I was usually scribbling bits of my latest stories in the margins of the pad or thinking up names for my characters. This is a problem when you're supposed to be taking minutes of the meeting."
- J.K. Rowling

"I would solve a lot of literary problems just thinking about a character in the subway, where you can't do anything anyway."
- Toni Morrison

"I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark."
- Henry David Thoreau

If there are days when you don't have time to write, try writing on the go. Get creative about your writing time!

The writer Doris Lessing once said: ""Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible."

Do it now. And have fun.

Happy writing,

Nancy
Creative Writing Now
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Because I think they are good words to live by, I'd like to C&P this article from a newsletter.

By Julie Eshbaugh from http://www.publishingcrawl.com

I want to talk about the factor that is arguably the most important of all – perseverance.

Whether or not an athlete continues in the face of fear and adversity can make or break their chances of accomplishing their dreams.

The same can be said of writers.

Read more... )
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By the looks of things,

IRL pressure may not relax until around the Summer. I'll go update FF and FP profile. Also, don't forget ArchiveofourOwn
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LINK: http://iplaw.wikia.com/wiki/Take_Action_Now

"Imagine a World without free knowledge".

First, I'd like to say that I am sorry for not uploading anything last week or this week. I'm still surprised that is Wednesday. I was feeling under the weather. I had Rhinorrhea for some dumb reason too.

Anyways, this SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act; Internet Piracy) business has gotten serious, so I'm just taking time to reflect and ramble.

My icon is more of a thoughtful or "hmm?" face rather than angry.

Ask yourself, are you committing piracy?

Today, on my Wiki, in response to the protest, I wanted to type why I think Wikia can be useful. I was an amateur editor for Wikipedia and wanted to learn how to use the editing system. Because of that, BOOM, made my own database. It first started off as as experiment on PBworks, but it was difficult to work with so I used Wikia.

Today, I also want to honorably mention the LJ comm [livejournal.com profile] stop_plagiarism, where the members commit themselves to fighting piracy. It is backed with facts and I appreciate the hard work. Surprises how people just indiscriminately copies from another.

Which makes me think: Would parodies on youtube fall into the piracy category?

I had more to say but I forgot. Again, it's a ramble, and looks like there is little to no point.
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Something from one of my notepad files:

Capitalism (private) vs Socialism (public) /Communism (Full public)

Capitalism is for private sectors services. Owned by people or an individual, not by a government or communities, and where people have to work for money, so they can buy things they need or want, such as food. Capitalism mostly has a "free market" economy, which means people buy and sell things by their own judgment. Mainly the United States's system.

Socialism is the economic idea that all industries should be owned by the government (public sector), rather than by businessmen, because the government will look after its employees better than businessmen would.

Communism is a type of socialism. Complete control/owner of economy and NO social classes. The goal of communism is for workers to take control of factories and business and to manage the economy democratically. COMMON OWNERSHIP, which is not divided into the people. This is NOT for private/non-gov sectors (ie: Capitalism), wage labor, etc.

WORDS:

- Deregulation is the removal or simplification of government rules and regulations that constrain the operation of market forces. Deregulation does not mean elimination of laws against fraud or property rights, but eliminating or reducing government control of how business is done, thereby moving toward a more laissez-faire (free from intervention), free market.

- unregulated privatization = transfer from public (govt) to private sector.

- Public Sector = Government. What communism is for.

- Fascism = Strict Union (the nation/nationalism) & corporate reps negotiations. There is authoritarian leadership. Plus Fascism has led people in power to perform some radical actions, such as using police brute force.

NOTE to some people:

- The Nazi Party opposed Communism.

- Everybody uses and accepts different governments all around the world. Your tastes varies.
mastergraywolf: (Wartime)
Follower from Mibuno is finished. I also added Mibuno II. How is it?

United We Soar may be next.

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Today, I did a little reflecting.

Back in Elementary school, I took part in a book club where I had to finish reading a book in I think a month? Either a week or a month, then I had to do a quiz on what I read. While I was good at reading, I had trouble remembering things. I found myself remembering narrow plot details and scenes, but I would often forget dialogue, composition, and sometimes the names of the characters. I don't think my comprehension is toobad.

It is difficult to explain. Maybe this is what brings me frustration when I read, and why I reading enjoyment lacking. Or am I depreciating myself again?

Anyways, I need to use my notebook and make notes for Howl of Gray Wolf.


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Here's an aircraft video for your enjoyment and mine, totally!. Lots of the aircraft look like F-14 F.Falcons and F-15 Eagles. Aren't they great? Also, an A-10!

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Hello,

Just leaving a short entry on how I'm doing. Well, my mother has been doing better and I'm constantly watching her. Mm-hmm. She's a real trooper; while I feel more relieved now, I am still busy from time to time. I'm also having a little trouble with health too. Also, haven't had time to concentrate on writing THAT MUCH.

I really want to get back since I've been getting inspired by various things such as documentaries and reading history. I've had ideas but didn't take time to write/type them down for later use. I guess I still am in a slump.

Do I still feel anxious, hesitant, to write?

I did finish "Follower of Mibuno". Did I mean to end it that way? I will admit, I found it a little frustrating to complete for such a short story. The theme is loyalty, but I had trouble with the direction. I kept making modifications to the paragraphs and I almost didn't know how to end it. But I was thinking of a 1-2 chapter sequel.

Here are current Seishin stories (as of 11/25/2011) and what they're about:

~ The Jumping Monkey (Lack of experience)
~ Autumn Grove (Death)
~ Passive Rivals (Ambiguous discontent)
~ The Follower from Mibuno (Loyalty)
~ Trio of Iga (Working together, or maybe...the oldest is the most dependable?)

I really should get back to Stalwart Silver too. That is also a short story of about three chapters.

Yes, United We Soar and SolAka too. I seriously want to get back to the latter. They crossed my mind just as much as the Seishin stories. I thought UWS would be easier to do with its 1st person perspective, but I struggle with the complexity of the Strike Lancer. I think there's something I need to complete with the armaments.
mastergraywolf: (Just Sad)
Hello, it is November.

Still having a struggle with family health. I even got sick last week and I am just recovering from it. Mother is hospitalized and will have surgery as soon as tomorrow depending on how well she is. I also occasionally babysit; father has been a bit sick himself.

Because of my wide concern on the situations, I wasn't able to focus on writing.

According to Traffic Stats for both Fanfiction.net and FictionPress.net, It looks like Howl of the Gray Wolf, and my two Seishin stories Passive Rivals and "The Follower of Mibuno" has received the most hits so far this month. The Seishin stories (except for Autumn Grove) has been getting the most visitors.

I should work on those when I have the time, but I still have my frustrations with my writing ability. Sometimes it takes me hours to type up a 300-500 word piece of content. While working on Mibuno, I found myself often staying in maybe the same one or two paragraphs and making changes.
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Hello Halloween.

Not really a happy halloween.

Recently became a bit depressed because of health problems within family. So, I've been on my feet and taking care of them, including a baby niece. Probably didn't sleep much out of nervousness

Furthermore, the next chapter of "Follower of Mibuno" is taking FAR longer than I expected. I often found myself altering it a lot and unable to reach an end, and the word count compared to the other chapters is larger. Since my plan was a short story, constant modifications annoy me sometimes. It kind of makes me ask myself, "am I content with my writing ability?"

I recently put [livejournal.com profile] charloft and [livejournal.com profile] lj_nanowrimo on my watchlist.

I am most certainly not joining Nanowrimo this month. It is probably beyond my league now.

Sorry for the self-deprecation again.

Status on FictinoPress: "Follower of Mibuno" and "Passive Rivals" seem to have received a lot of hits.

Been trying to modify Passive Rivals.
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Hello Monday, and Hello September.



Nothing to upload just yet.

Throughout maybe the last two months, I have been fighting against my low writing and creativity enthusiasm. I didn't have much focus either. I'm sure it's been said various times before but I don't think my writing is that great. My biggest problem IMO is sentence and phrase structuring (or just the way of grammar), and effective exposition. Maybe pacing as well.

It is a terrible combination, but can be expected from an amateur writer.

Not only do I think my writing isn't that good, I also get this funny feeling that I'm not learning anything new, or rather I can't find a way to fix my mistakes.

I could be being too hard on myself or I'm just forgetting some things.

If anything, I can get confused easily.

Nothing happened before the "hiatus" nor did anyone tell me anything. I just went into a slump and wanted to stay away from the computer a little while. Occasionally, I would write.

Ironically, you often commit job search to the computer.

Anyways, would posting more about English Syntax and creative writing make me more confident?

Let's start with some refreshing on basics:

Adjective
Adverb
Clause
Conjunction
Modifier
Mood
Noun
Person
Phrase
Preposition
Personal pronoun
Pronoun
Sentence
Singular & Plural
Subject
Tense
Verb
Voice
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LINK: http://www.japanlinks.ch/traditional_japanese_house/

What are the kind of thoughts that I have concerning Seishin series? Why do I think it's taking so long? Or rather, why did I cancel it? I always told myself that I had lack of knowledge, or a fixed memory, on:

1.) Japanese HISTORY and culture, both modern and pre-modern. I had to return to different Wikis and other encycolpedias so many times. "Wait, is this connected?" Alos, body-language.

2.) Japanese Architecture. I'm fascinated by the houses.

3.) Geography and climate. This isn't too bad though.

4.) Weapon construction (ie: tataba, metalworking, etc)

I collected a lot of info on ninja, but I don't think it's much of a concern compared to the above listed. Also, there are so many stories on the samurai compared to the lower class. Culture also includes how people are named back then.

Another problem is how to write it, to capture the Japanese aesthetics properly.

So, I'll take it slowly on what I think I should keep in mind. Since I'm doing just short stories, I'll just gather up what I sufficiently need for a particular story so I won't overwhelm myself.

Japanese Meaning
Ichirizuka (一里塚) Milestone...
Hokora (祠 or 神庫) Mogii (モギィ)
Bonsai (盆栽) ??
Nijiriguchi ??
Fusuma (襖) and shōji () Door/window//room dividers that slide open/clothes (障子)
zabuton (座布団) A small cusion for sitting
Irori (囲炉裏) A built-in Floor Hearth?
Shinden-zukuri (寝殿造), Shoin-zukuri (書院造), Sukiya-zukuri (数寄屋造り) Residential style. Shoin Started in Azuchi–Momoyama period
Minka (民家) ??


Houses also contain tokonoma, chigaidana, amd kamado.
mastergraywolf: (Humph ^_^)
Just an update on what I've been doing. I've been a bit busy throughout this week and at the end of last week, but I have been working on the following while fighting against Writer's Block:


  • Wikia (primarily SolAka, Seishin, and United We Soar Articles)

  • First chapter of United We Soar
  • (...should be HoGW)
  • Checking to see what documents I've lost


While I was working on UWS, I made a short story on Seishin. Yay!.

And, I think I lost more from the virus that I first thought. I DID find the birthdates of some of Kyoushirou and Shoutarou's ancestors though. I wish I still had the notes on my "monsters (or enemy) of the week" and on Simoon Runner (it was cool). I can't recall what else I lost, or is outdated, that was important. There's also my ninja documents on the characters, which needs an overhaul anyway since I've changed on how I'm going to do the stories.

As for UWS, I don't know when I'll finish it but I hope very very soon.

Let-me-tell-you! I did a lot of research just for that one chapter and I'm surprised on how much has turned out. I managed to do some of Aiden's history, as you can see on his wiki article, in one day. I also got some basics worked out on the signature airplane and even the plot itself! This happened in one week. I am happy.

I will work on the Seishin Timelike on Wikia.

Good

Mar. 16th, 2011 06:06 pm
mastergraywolf: (Humph ^_^)
I don't know what it is. For some reason, I feel...really good.

I should be working on Howl of Gray Wolf, but I'm not ATM. I am currently working on the the first chapter of United We Soar and am over 700 words. It is a first person narrative. The impression I get is hot and strong, a person who is highly inspired and questions about what it means to be an American.

It might be due to the Disaster in Japan that has helped me to start on this. Because in this story, there is an impression of Hope, that feeling to push yourself to achieve something, reflecting the Japan's spirit of peserverence in current times. Also others in war and in other disasters.

When will I finish this chapter, I am not sure. It is still a difficult story but I'm liking the contents of it so far.
mastergraywolf: (Huh?)
Happy New Year. Can't say I feel that good and need to resume cleaning.

I had a strange dream yesterday, which I think I had twice already. The details are a bit blurry but both were about the same thing: ninja, and facing an adversary. Both "Ninpochou Scroll" stories, "Yagyu Ninja Scrolls" and "Koga Ninja Scrolls" were about facing a challenge. Yagyu was about girls getting their revenge on a daimyo and his strongest soldiers, and Koga was about 10 vs 10 to decide a heir in the Tokugawa. Both stories were clever too.

These two dreams I had might help me with an idea if I could remember more, but it was definitely about group fighting.

The idea of SolAka also emerged from a dream.
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Yo!

Sorry I've been busy throughout last week and barely took time to start on any writing. But next has to be Howl of Gray Wolf. After that will be Pokefighters, then a new SolAka. That is my order.

I'll post up some summaries later today.

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