Also, happy birthday to my 3-years-older birthday-twin Dorek/Axel! Since we don't really know each other that well there's not much for me to say, but still--happy birthday. =P
And happy birthday to Barack Obama, too. Since he's the head of my country and all.
Anyway, onto my birthday. It was pretty funnish kinda sorta ish. I didn't really do much--basically it boiled down to staying at my sister's house last night, getting treated to a Blizzard from DairyQueen, french toast in the morning (yaay!) and then going back to my house, where we had southern-style chicken-in-rice for dinner and a homemade chocolate cake with cream-cheese-flavored frosting. After that my siblings and I hung out downstairs basically all day, and we spent a few hours (8 to 10 P.M., I think) watching There Will Be Brawl on our main TV via X-Box. 'twas fabulous--I had recommended it to my second-oldest sister over a year ago and she never got around to watching it, and from the sounds of it my older siblings (sans one older sister,) younger sister, and one of my brother-in-laws all liked it a lot.
Unfortunately--and this saddened me quite a bit--I got virtually no actual presents, despite having asked for stuff and after having gotten a full year of straight "A"s this past school year. Heck, I didn't even get a card from my immediate family--only one from my grandparents. :/
However, my dad did give me $100 to buy my own presents. I'm planning on getting this jacket (or the black version,) since--while it is $90--I've been wanting for over a year. That'll leave me with $30 left over (from other money that I have;) I'm probably going to use that to buy Pokemon Black or White 2--haven't decided which yet.
I also got a Japanese Star Wars T-shirt and a 30-pack of candy--a mixture of Skittles, M&Ms, peanut M&Ms, Three Musketeers, Starbursts, and Snickers, all standard-sized packs. Although I probably won't eat it all--I already gave one pack of peanut M&Ms to my oldest sister, and since my second-oldest did so much for my birthday I'm going to give her one of the packs, too.
So yeah, my day in a nutshell.
Also, I'm aware that I skipped out on posting that short story, and... well, honestly and to put it simply, I don't apologize. It'll be up late tomorrow or Monday.
"The pieces are in place," he said in a low voice. In the darkness, he may as well have been whispering. Against the heartbeat, he might not have been speaking at all. "The Searcher has found the entryway. The Keepers are dead. The remaining keys have been located, and the Director is ready to move his subordinates into the Garden." The Ringmaster paused, coming to a halt. "The stage is set for the finale."
There was a moment of silence. Lyxek could feel the intense heat and pressure in the air around him, the suffocatingly intense darkness emanating from the Heart. Any other being would find the feeling unbearable. They would subcumb to the Heart's dark nature in several short hours, disappear into the mindless, unorderly abyss. Not Lyxek. He alone had managed to withstand the destruction. He had linked his mind, body, and soul with it, become one with the chaos.
Only one other being had ever managed to successfully accomplish this. And in the end, he had been too weak to see the contract fulfilled. He had rejected the Forever One; in doing so, he had sacrificed his power, breaking Rhashahk's very being into three parts--and those three parts had eventually split further, becoming four. Lyxek had to admit that the former Ringmaster had been remarkably skilled to be able to pull off such a thing and survive. It was a shame that he had not yet been able to locate him...
Whispers began to fill the chamber, cascading off of the walls arounds Lyxek. They were stronger than they had ever been in the past. That was good--it confirmed that everything was working. Vue d'Ombre... The Ringmaster's thoughts continued to pore over the intricate twists and turns of his plans--his reliance on the Director, on Dalmia, Vailian, even Kerid and the Day Run itself... Noyau d'Ombre... The plan had spanned for decades, and no one had ever realized it. From the fall of the original Ring, the destruction of the original Kai-Nam, the splitting of the Heart...
He looked up at the Heart, a slight smile on his face. "All accounted for," he said. "The Eye has been gathering energy since I made my return. Its programming will be overidden once everything else falls into place. As for the Soul..." He blinked slightly. "It'll arrive soon--and it'll bring so much more with it..."
So there are only ten hours left of voting, and Day Run is barely holding its place in third. Perhaps this will have convinced some of you guys to give it a few more votes--and given everyone an idea of just what might be in store for the future... >=)
Final poll, entry #2. Vote Day Run!
The current draft is below.
Anyway, surgery went well; only two weeks before things are done healijng up and stuff, or whatever. Unfortunately I'm basically a cripple for the ret of today, sa I have to have an ice pack constantly applied to my face -- which mean no RPG responses!
And that suits me, because everyone in DR conveniently attacked while I was gone, and that's a big nono for onehanded people.
so yeah, no replies. I'mma lay down in abit and let that medication wear off...
Well, whatever. Day Run's not over yet. We'll get as far as we can in the next week, 'll get three months off to work on revitalizing Rise of the Rockets, and then we'll see if it can't make a return in Spring. If not -- and it might depend on the theme -- then I'm shifting gears and finishing it through the Epics forum.
Though, frankly, I'm using that as a last resort. I'd rather see people collaboratively try to figure things out. :3
At any rate, until further notice, this is simply a break for me. Thanks to everyone for giving your support over the course of the contest, especially in that last stretch of voting.
In other news, the new year (happy New Year, by the way! ) is bringing some interesting stuff with it. Evidently my mom and dad are now both engaged to their respective boyfriend and girlfriend; I can't really say whether or not I'm particularly thrilled at the prospect, but whatever.
Oh, and here's another thing, which I've been avoiding bringing up during the contest because it might've seemed like a ploy to get more sympathy votes. I have to get a gum graft on one of my teeth on Thursday, so, essentially, I'm going to miss a day of school and most of a day of role-playing. This will actually be the second surgery that I've had in the past six months; the other was another gum graft that was supposed to fix both the teeth that needed it. Unfortunately it only worked on one, so... yeah. More pain for me. ><
Regardless, here's to the new year!
However, things are looking fairly grim for it at this point. As things stand, Day Run got the absolute least amount of votes out of any of the finalists during the preliminaries -- trailing directly behind, to my surprise, The Island, of all things; I was expecting that to have been in a much higher position.
Regardless, Day Run is going to need a lot more love during the final poll. Once again, it's so close to finishing! One more season will be enough to completely finish the story; if that happens, then great, I'll probably back off from RPG contests for a while and focus more on reinvigorating RotR again. But that won't happen unless it gets more votes!
So if you want to see a story given a proper conclusion, vote for Day Run once the final poll is put up. And, heck, while you're at it, make that vote count for extra and join the game! Regardless of how developed the story is at this point, what I have planned for the finale is not something you want to miss -- and even then, your confusion as to what's going on just means you're fitting in with the current players!
So yeah. I got a lot more than I was expecting to get this year. Full list is below.
-Matau Hordika -- which I've been looking for for like, ever. I can finally finish Levrok! 8D
-Mazeka and Swamp Strider
-Assassin's Creed: Revelations (XBox 360)
-Rogue Galaxy (PS2) -- which I haven't played yet, but I've heard it's like Kingdom Hearts, which I love, so I'm looking forward to it.
-A bunch of drawing supplies -- pencils, erasers and pocket notepads, specifically
-New sleep pants! Which are a bit too big! But that's fine!
-Lots of candy
-Another d6 and a d12 -- which I thought was cool, cause I love dice for some reason. I think Lyxek's love of luck has been rubbing off on me. XP
-Oh, and I've gotten a few more votes in the RPG Contest (Entry #6.) Unfortunately I still am not doing so well, even if I'm in the running for the final poll. If you want to make this Christmas even more wonderful for me, then please, vote for Day Run! I will love you if you do.
So yeah. I'm happy.
So yeah. Getting started on Chapter 2 now; hopefully I'll finish before I have to leave for my mom's house.
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