"We're on this planet for the blink of an eye but some of us live longer, even when they die young"
Anyway, as for other things. I'm gonna be entering the short story competition. I'm not expecting to win, as I've never written a short story in my life. From a young age, I could never condense a plot into a limited amount of words, hence why I prefer epics and novels. I prefer to roam my characters personalities and look at the minutiae, which you don't get much leg room to do in short stories. But, hey, I may as well give it a shot, y'know? It's always worth practising.
Also, the laptop issue I had the other week. I think I might have solved the issue. I ought to stop leaving the ruddy thing on standby. There, fixed. I should be a tech expert. We're now looking at more reasonable temperatures of 42-53 degrees celsius, which while still unnerving, are not nearly as bad, and definitely not a sign my laptop has decided it wants to become lava.