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    ...wait, what?

    -only reason she cares about Easter is school holidays-

    No, but I know Mardi Gras, because I'm a Quebecer. And I know what Lent is and what Easter is and all, it just... doesn't affect me.

    Hi, I'm Tally
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    Morning all. How is everyone?

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    Hey dys!

    I'm good. I jumped into rewriting CMRH when I hadn't meant to lol. I think it's going okay. I YAWNed in a private forum I'm a part of, and I'm waiting for responses. Meep.

    ETA: Oops. I only realized now that you posted 2 hours ago lol.

    It's a slow Saturday morning, I guess.
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    Hi Karla!

    Diving into rewrites is good! I'm inching closer and closer to the finish line with my dystopian fantasy rewrite a.k.a. The Novel That Is Trying To Kill me. Progress is good.

    And no worries, I'm in and out today, too. Must be a weekend thing. Happy writings everyone!

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    That's awesome you're almost done with your rewrite! WOOT! *leads a cheer as a cheerleader* LOL

    YAY the other people YAWNing liked my opening.

    Also, I wasn't meant to start this rewrite until I figured out what scenes to keep/add/cut. I was planning to rewrite almost all the scenes I need to keep to get a cleaner/smoother/tighter draft since my writing has improved since I've been working on it last year. But I do know I'm keeping the first couple of scenes , so I guess jumping in isn't so bad lol
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    better off with a really good lie Thalia's Avatar
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    When I go home I'm going to get out MAAH, get out a notebook, and edit the hell out of that first chapter. Once I'm happy with it, I'll move on, and keep going.

    I have to do homework too, though... Study for chem and algebra, and loads of psychology. And practice bass clarinet.

    But I still have Hairspray.
    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

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    Hi, guys.

    I am wearing an EPIC NEW DR WHO T-SHIRT.

    Don't know what I want to do writing-wise tonight. :3
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    better off with a really good lie Thalia's Avatar
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    ugh, I hate having acne.
    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

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    That so much.

    I'm trying to make a new Fanfiction.net account (unless my email affects it), but I can't pick a pen name. Suggestions on how to pick one?
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    Lisa, it's entirely up to you. Some people use initials, some use variations on their real name, some just use names they like.
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    I'm using Michelle Lewis -- my middle name mixed with CS Lewis -- probably my biggest influence.
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    Um...

    I like pairing color names with nature things. Like, Coral Skies.
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    I don't know where to start reading in terms of what first, so I'm going to wait until I can find out my friends' pen names.
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    That is epicness. PM/rep me your pen name?
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    better off with a really good lie Thalia's Avatar
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    Okay, Lisa, check your email.
    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

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    I just did. It was very helpful.
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    Glad to hear it.
    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

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    Tally, I hear you. I've been on two different treatments for acne. It sucks.

    Habs against the Leafs tonight... Tension is high in my house. Dad cheers for the Leafs, and Mom, my sister and I are for the Habs. A little competition is going on here...

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    Hey all!

    I have acne problems, too. I just ignore it now and simply wash my face with regular face soap and that's that.

    The rewriting is going SUPER well. I'm definitely in the honeymoon stage
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    For some reason, my laptop decided to switch itself off a few minutes later.

    ETA: And now I am going to bed.
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    So far, I think The Lodger is the best episode in Series 5. I haven't finished it yet, but it's hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thalia View Post
    I don't know exact measurements or anything, but it sounds like it would definitely turn your umbrella inside out

    If you weren't expecting it, it'd probably knock you over a little; maybe you wouldn't fall, but you'd stumble. I think a person could stay standing through it, depending on how strong they are. Is this for TAJ? I remember you saying your characters were on the small side because (I think) they weren't getting that much food and so were rather weak, so they might need to hold hands or hold onto each other to stand well. They'd probably need to squint to see.

    Honestly, if they wanted to fight the dragon they'd have to get out of the area immediately affected by it's wings, because standing in that wind would take all the effort they had and they wouldn't be able to see it anyway. Could they climb in a tree or get some sort of elevation? That might help. If they aren't trained in that sort of thing, they would have to fight from a distance, and could probably only wound it enough to get by- unless they have a way you've thought of. Maybe one could try and get some elevation and throw stones in its eyes, blinding it? It's a bit of a stretch, but hey, what's fiction for?

    Then again, it's fiction. There's magic and swords and dragons aren't real, so you could decide it's weaknesses. Maybe it's neck is really thin and easy to slice through. Or maybe you already know how they'll deal with it. Maybe they befriend it!

    I hope this helps!
    Yeah this is what i figured. Instead of going into crazy detail (because i happens at night) the wind scares the horse Evy's on and bucks . She falls to the ground underneath the dragon and its flapping wings and covers her eyes from the debris, then it swoops down and snatches her horse, flying it away where it will eat it!

    When they get to the bigger dragons i'm going to have to do more Math/research behind wind force.
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