The Vortex Club

So, I retrieved my iPad from my mother for the first time in ages and decided to go through old notes, since I, as someone who likes writing, often used to jot ideas down there and forget about them. While there, I discovered a pitch for a book that our very own Scout came up with one day while we were in high school. It was so good, I thought I’d post it here for everyone’s enjoyment. Without further ado, I present to you “The Vortex Club.”


A group of friends goes to school every day, but when they open their classroom door, they’re sucked into a vortex. The vortex spits them out a few seconds later, but to everyone else it’s the end of the school day. Then, one day, the kids get sucked into the vortex and it doesn’t spit them out AND THEY DIE HAHAHAHA.

The end.

Early Morning Shenanigans

Note: This is being posted with quite a delay, but I told Bast I would likely post it, so I’m following through with that!


Sunday night, before finals week was properly upon us, the whole gang (except for Bast) lurked in 500 and pretended to study. As Fritz, Finn and Junhi can attest, the night was spent with Bill attempting to study while being social, me screaming, “The immune system is so cool!” repeatedly, and eventually conversation devolving into the politics of several issues none of us knew we had opinions on. Then, at two in the morning, we fell prey to a clever advertising ploy on campus by high-tailing it to our on-campus “Denny’s” spin-off to buy two dollar meals.

Well, when I say “we,” I refer first to only Fritz, Finn, and I, and then to Fritz, Finn, Bast and I, and then to the entire population of UNP campus.

It was late, and we were all tired. Finn and I stood in line behind Fritz and Bast and waited quietly to get to the register, occasionally exchanging glances when they began to have conversation or do things that we didn’t understand. It was an amusing endeavor, and by the time we got to order (half an hour later), we managed to swipe a table and sit down.

Conversation then turned to fanfiction and anime. After a few minutes of trying not to butt into a conversation I didn’t really understand, I offered Fritz and Bast SWIGGITY SWAG as my attempt to introduce them to a new fanfic. (SWIGGITY SWAG was introduced to us through the Hoopers—Eric stumbled across it with his roommates and reviewed it extensively, which you will be able to see if you click on the reviews page.) After being told it was a horrendous excuse for fanfiction, we sat and talked about various animes until we had received and consumed our food (with Bast eating Junhi’s bacon as well—we were meant to bring something back for him, but Bast wanted his bacon, and he decided to sleep instead of come, sooo…). We then returned to our dorm rooms, talking along the way about writing and poetry and such.

I extended a formal invitation to Bast for her to write something to put on here, so you might should be prepared for that in the future!

Anyway, I’m going back to reading SWIGGITY SWAG now.

What? It’s terribly written and a horrible excuse for literature?

Whatever. I’m done with finals! I do what I want!

The Aftermath of the Storm

Well, it’s over. Sapphire, Fritz, Junhi, Bill and I have finished our finals for the week. Fritz only has one to go. Sapphire has left town, and those of us who remain are camped out in the Fritz/Finn/Bill/Junhi residence (I will refer to it henceforth as “500,” I think), draped over pieces of furniture with Shaq sodas and various video game consoles, playing Pokemon to our hearts’ content. It has been a stressful week of studying, second-guessing study guides, eating breakfast at 3 am and performing gymnastics of social diplomacy, but it is over now. There is nothing more to be done.

What should you get from this? Well, although I cannot promise that my posts here will become any more devoted (I have noticed that most of them look like Tumblr text posts), I can promise that I will have more time with which to attempt writing more interesting posts. In the meantime, I wish all college students a relaxing winter break, plenty of good food, and several nights’ sleep. For the rest of you, I hope your weeks are lovely, as well.

I’m going to rearrange my playlists and write blog posts for my characters now. Yeah, I know I could spend that time here instead of on fiction—whatever, I do what I want.

The Beast that Was the Lab Report

Last Week

Lab Report: AHAHA! IT IS I, STUPID ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB REPORT! I WILL KICK JUNE AND SAPPHIRE’S BUTTS LOOOOOOL

June and Sapphire: NO PLS

This Week

June and Sapphire: AHAHA, WE HAVE CONQUERED THE THING

Lab Report: whatever