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As promised, I've started work on a new piece of writing, since I want to become a regular contributor to the other creative parts of this forum besides just RP'ing. And the new piece in question is about elephants. Such fun.

The only snag I've hit so far is the title. For now, I've called it 'This Is A Story About Elephants'. Catchy, isn't it? I might actually keep it that way for artistic purposes that'll become clear later on. The only part of it I'm genuinely worried about is whether or not, to anyone other than myself, the narrative actually makes sense, since I was in a kind of lucid tiredness when I started writing it.

I'm sure, though, that that bridge will be crossed when I come to it. I should probably be worried that the story might come across as controversial, but then I think to myself, is it not somewhat presumptuous, or even arrogant, to presuppose that a piece of my work would stir up any kind of major reaction? I mean, hey, it took several months for my début piece Birdsong to get any recognition, so I'm not expecting any miracles.

...Then again, maybe I'm being too hard on myself. I don't know. But if I have low expectations, I can't not be pleased, right?

Also recently in my life, I finally got my old desktop computer back up and into working order, and I found a whole bunch of old files and music, which I promptly deleted, since I don't need them anymore. I did, on the other hand, keep one file that was a simple Notepad document containing an adapted Shakespeare quote I VM'd to that one colleague of mine once, long long ago, that I had elected to save to my hard drive, so eloquent it had seemed at the time.

And so, for what-one-calls shits and giggles, I present my adapted VM from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar:
Alexius,
Be not deceived; if I have veil'd my activity,
I turn the trouble of my online presence
Merely upon myself. Vexed I am
Of late with passions of some difference,
Conceptions only proper to myself,
Which give some soil, perhaps, to my behaviours;
But let not therefore my good friends be grieved,
(Among which number, Alexius, be you one)
Nor construe any further my neglect,
Than that poor That Guy, with himself at war,
Forgets the shows of posts to other users.
So bad it's good. Or perhaps the other way around. I don't know.

Oh, and just today, I found out I took second place in a translation competition in my college, which is impressive, since I and the girl who took third place in the Spanish top 5 (as opposed to the separate German and French top 5) were the only two first-year students to take part in the Spanish translation. And in a truly Internet-worthy outcome, My Reward Was Clothes. Yeah. I won a shirt. And I'm proud of it.

And now, if you don't mind, I'm going to shut up and have a mug of Lemsip while I consider whether or not I'm well enough to go into college (and work thereafter) on the morrow, being as it is that I have a cold. With that in mind, I leave you with a quote from the mother of Timothy 'NintendoCapriSun' Bishop that continues to amuse me to this day:
Yes, because sometimes heat.

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