NaNoWriMo 2015: Terms and Conditions

Hello, everyone! It’s been a while! I’ve been meaning to write a proper, meaty post for some time now, but I’ve been too busy doing stupid school-related things such as studying. (Proof: I’ve been posting a lot more over at Said In Your Own Words, where I’ve quickly learned that I’m annoyed with WordPress for not having superscript and subscript hotkeys. Like, what’s up with that? If Google Drive can do it…)

Still, I’ve been studying all morning, and as a small reward for keeping myself “fed” and “hydrated,” I’m writing the obligatory NaNoWriMo post.

Yes, you read correctly. In spite of the fact that I haven’t had enough time to drop a line on my blog every week or so, somehow the squad has decided that we have enough time to write a novel. I originally was planning on giving up after giving it a day or two of the good ol’ college try, but then they brought competition into it, and, well… that makes it more fun.

(I’m gonna wIN DANGIT)

Junhi and Sapphire have both opted to forego the NaNoing this year, Sapphire because she’s a responsible adult with actual things to do, and Junhi because he’d rather be distracting and just sit there in the same room and watch Twitch videos of people playing Overwatch—

[ahem] Anyway, it’s four days in, and Finn, Fritz and I have managed to stick to it. How, you ask? Well, you see, we’ve got a rather elaborate setup going.

Every night, the three of us get together after a long day of studying and do what we call “word sprints.” I’m not sure if these count as proper word sprints, since I’m not sure what NaNo means when they say “word sprints,” but essentially, we set a timer for fifteen minutes, turn on our music (Fritz has taken a liking to a certain song of dubious appropriateness), and write like our lives depend on it. At the end of the sprint, everyone who clears the minimum word requirement (I think it’s 250?) gets a point, and then we’re assigned additional points based on our placing. (I think first gets two additional, and second gets one additional?) At the end of the month, whoever has the most gets taken out to dinner by the people that they beat.

(We’re sticking to it, too. There’s a chart on the wall of 500 with our standings on it, because heck yeah.)

That’s not the most important prize, however. No, we’re competing for a much more prestigious title. You see, whoever wins NaNo first earns themselves the valued title of Kamisama.

(Second place gets Kamichama, and third place gets something derogatory… I’m not sure if we’ve settled on it yet.)

Yep, this is serious bizz. I’m making a sash and everything.

It’s entirely likely that the novelty of this stupid rivalry will have worn off in a week, but until then, here’s to noveling! (Also, here’s to my determination to get those skrubs to buy me dinner and call me Kamisama until next November!)

Yeah, I know I have other things I should be doing.

Shhhhh. It’s NaNo. I do what I want.


(Okay, so the story behind the “kamisama” thing is that, from my understanding, Fritz once demonstrated to Finn that he was capable of “seductively peeling an orange.” He then insisted that this capacity made him deserving of the title “Kamisama.” It has since become a meme, as well as a highly prestigious title. Or whatever.)

(Like, how do you even seductively peel an orange?)

(You know what, I don’t want to know.)

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An Isolated Extrovert

I am June Watson, resident extrovert, isolated in a room all of my own. Yes, you read that correctly. I have my own room in my dorm suite masquerading as an apartment, and I am complaining. Why? Because there’s no one here to bother!

Hello, any readers of mine who remain! It’s good to be back! You’d have thought, with the three month interim between my terms in college, that I’d have written more on this blog, but that has proven not to be the case. So, sorry about that, heh. Now that school is starting back, I’m sure I’ll be searching for some kind of escape, and this is just the outlet a person like me (read: a person prone to babbling) needs.

Not that there haven’t been misadventures while I’ve been away. Let’s see… what have you missed?

A flopped attempt at a book series. Friend drama. Water park antics. Caffeinated antics. Pathfinder (Dungeons & Dragons, basically) campaigns. Hours spent in the park after dark. An anime convention. More friend drama. A trip to Niagara Falls and Canada. NaNoWriMo. Sword Art Online fangirling. My blinker falling off of my car.

Yep, that’s basically the gist of it.

What can you expect from my future blog posts, then?

College antics, take two. Cooking mishaps, probably. Drama, almost certainly. Weeks in between posts, definitely.

Doesn’t that sound like fun?

I kid, mostly. I guess you’ll just have to stick around and see which things I was kidding about, eh?

Anyway, it’s good to be back! Hopefully this year will yield plenty of fun adventures for me to write about!

Until something interesting happens (read: Finn moves in and has to start rooming with Fritz), I guess I’ll be off eating marshmallows and listening to pop music, because, you know what, flamers?

I do what I want!