Note: This is the Editing Blog for my FFVII fanfiction Northern Lights (which you can find at the end of that link). I will be discussing a myriad of topics along with my frequently tangential and harried editing process. You should be able to garner some enjoyment and insight from this without having read the story and/or without prior knowledge of the original game, but if you’re a fan of paranormal romance and/or dark fantasy, you may find it to your liking. The story will be spoiled in this editing examination, though I will do my best to mark spoilers for any other narratives I mention. Thanks for your interest and enjoy!
Welcome back my lovelies. It was a misty, moisty Monday in my corner of the world, but I was in a rare good mood despite. I have managed to reach the 100 lb loss mark after two and a half years of trying. This annoys me a bit as I was hoping to be much further along, but small favors, small favors…
Future Narcissist chiming in. So, yeah…I did lose 100 pounds, but I’ve gained back around 30. Still a 70 pound deficit is nothing to sneeze at I suppose? Though I still need to lose about 50 now. I lowered the goal weight. I do still mostly look like the right picture where I was around 270. I’ll tell you. I don’t care 🙂
I’m more than halfway to my goal and need to “only” lose 70-75 lbs more. (Yeaaaaaah, see above.) Yes, it’s a lot; yes, it’s daunting, and I need to do it before the end of August 2016. (Bahaha, oh mercy. I really don’t care about that anymore..) Why that specific time? Well that is the last year Otakon (a huge anime convention for the uninformed) is going to be in Baltimore, and I’m planning to attend for the final send off and last hoorah. It’s moving to D.C., which isn’t terribly far, but it’s still farther than Baltimore (I think). Of course I’m going to cosplay, and I have a rule about doing fat cosplay (for myself). (…not nearly so much anymore. Wow, it’s amazing how much more body positive I became in a year…) I’m breaking it a bit for Halloween since I’m hopefully going as Elsa so long as everything works out. If it doesn’t I have a backup plan, which I’ve told no one (not even my husband, and he’s quite vexed about it hehe), but I’d like to pull off the snow queen as she is one of my favorite characters. Speaking of which I’ve been working on a list of my favorite fictional characters as one of my friends has been doing a countdown on her Facebook page every day. She has 11, so I don’t think there’s a set number, which is fantastic because I currently have 17. Can you guess who my favorite character is? If you can’t, you clearly haven’t been paying attention *wink*
Ah cripes…I forgot that I was supposed to express my opinion about the Hunger Games/Battle Royale controversy from the last post. I’m going to level with you, guys. I was fiery hot/passionate about this when I wrote about it the other day, because I’d just had the conversation, but right now I really don’t care. Ah promises promises…here’s my take.