My parents went to Wakiki in Hawaii last year and told me skunks there were as common as squirrels in Montreal. I've never heard the skunk being associated with Hawaii, but I do suppose it's possible. ( Maybe it's seasonal/regional?) ...I was secretly hoping my parents would tell me about an unfortunately person who was "sprayed?" by the skunks, but no such thing occur on their tripâ€¦ to my bitter disappointment. ;D
One of my friends dearly wishes for snowfall in hopes of having a school cancellation. (I stole Kim's smilie!) I personally love snow too, and especially the Japanese name "Yuki" which means snow, the name is so beautiful, white and pure. Since weâ€™re on this topicâ€¦ Mixed blood is generally a bad term and in Chinese itâ€™s hun xue, which literally means mixed blood. But when I was small, I thought xue didnâ€™t mean blood â€“ it never even crossed my mind, but rather another character that has the same pronunciation in Mandarin, the character snow. I thought the word hun xue actually meant â€œmixed snowâ€, in connection with how weâ€™re under the same sky and snowfall occurs in different places. Man, I really wished I was a mixed blood when I thought about snow! I thought that was the most beautiful name in the world, full of personality and grace. I still like my own interpretation of the wordâ€¦ even if itâ€™s false. My friends and I all love people who have parents from different cultures, we also thought they were physically the most beautiful humans... I apologize using the word M---- B----, is there a euphemism?
â€¦ And thatâ€™s how I fell in love with snow. The End.
12:55 isn't that late... although I was beginning my third class of the day by then! If you're a morning person, though, it could be considered quite late -- I know I was already tired and had passed my best learning/concentration time (which is something like 9-12). The best time for each person changes, but I suppose that each person should try to create a schedule which optimizes their work (although that's not quite possible with school schedules for CEGEP students!! ).
Hopefully your manuscript for the George River will be given the "go ahead", that way you'll know you won't have spent all of this time working on it for nothing. Or do you keep old manuscripts, for sentimental reasons or "just in case"? I agree with the idea of writing first and then working on the synopsis. Somehow, when I write with a detailed plan in mind, I never manage to follow it, because I think of something better once I get started. I think that's part of the fun with fiction; you can change events according to what you like at that moment, and nothing's set in stone. Unfortunately, in literary analyses, well, there isn't much freedom.
by 12:55 i was on the bus on the way home from school... just a question.. ever think of looking over your manuscripts that gor rejected aand fixing them up a bit to see if they can get published?