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I have realised that I should no longer hide behind Eric’s “praises” & pampering.
Therefore, with the completion of my first full-length prologue, I shall announce that I do have another blog (space) where I do a little writing.

I’m extremely inferior when it comes to writing, but I love my ideas! (That’s why I’m still hanging on with my pinky.)
My very first try was something about time traveling & chaos theory, but one of my close friend then made a joke out of it. (And at the same time indicating that my first chapter sounded like some pornographic, hentai japanese manga story; Come to think of it… it sure did!)
I was extremely disheartened; went into self-loathing and stopped trying to write for a very very long time.

By the time I, quite literally, picked up my courage to write, it was about a year later.
I was inspired by Blade and came up with a story on vampires. Fantasy and Science fiction have also been my thing. I like alternate worlds and worships the idea of “What if…?” when thinking in relation to reality.
My vampire story was titled “Condamned”. To make things easy for myself, I wrote very short chapters at the beginning. The content and style were pretty much graphic novel style and not much effort was put into the language – yes, I admit all these!
I still love my idea, and would love to re-write Condamned, starting from the origins that Eric and I spun out of our weirdo minds.
Old Chapters of Condamned can be found in my deviantArt gallery. 😀

The very first piece that I actually posted on Cross and Burn was a short writing I did when I was still an intern @ Siemens. It’s a pseudo world where the people are living on a piece of floating cardboard box. It was a reflection of my frustration for office politics, but I did not continue the story.

After “Cardboard Nation”, I went on to try out different ideas of mine in both English and Chinese. They are all posted in Cross and Burn but most of them are just short prologues. Also included are little writings (not much of a story) that I composed when certain ideas just hit me out of nowhere. They are under the category of “Little Words”.

Many of the projects are still untitled though. 😀

Oh … if you can read Chinese, please help me by reading through my first full-length prologue titled 「花菀」:: 『曇花祭』之 序章.
It would be great if you can give me some comments about the style, language and content.

here’s an extract:
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“花菀”的“昙花祭”说明

各位达官贵人,非常欢迎大家参与今次的“昙花祭”。
所谓的“昙花祭”便是为了本家最手欢迎的才姬 - “昙” 而立的标会。
每三月一次的“昙花祭”,相信各位都非常期待。但是,“花菀”有些对于此祭的规则不能不坦然相对。
敬请各位谅解。

规则:
(一)请各位在开价时,透过令桌的侍姬转递于负责此祭的侍姬。
(二)每一次的“昙花祭”有两时的时限。在两时后,为最高出价者得才姬“昙”的会面权。
(三)在赢得此祭的情况下,会面权的时效有九十日。这时效之内,才姬绝不会会见其他客人。
相对的,本家也希望赢得此祭的贵人能遵守不转换会面权,会面时不携带旁人,和不把会面详情向外透漏告知他人的规则。
(四)才姬有着“见或不见”的权力;贵人不可硬闯才姬的私人范围。
(五)在时效过了之后,赢得此祭的贵人不得参与接下的“昙花祭”有 - 两祭。
被停止参与的“昙花祭”时,贵人也不得进入“花菀”,直到该“昙花祭”圆满结束为止。
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许多想成为专属拥有才姬 - “昙”的客人,在阅读完毕的同时,也随着“昙花祭”渐渐逼近地脚步而慢慢地失去控制理性思考与金银价值观的考量。大多数的谜魂者的思考处都停在规则(三)的“这时效之内,才姬绝不会会见其他客人”,却没多少人会为在九十日后的自己设身处地地想一想。

第五条规则的残酷度应有万箭穿心,全身遭红蚁痛咬 - 手脚却被捆绑般地难受吧。

~Orangeline
P/S:I’m really bad @ written humor and romantic writing; I’m still trying to learn and practise.

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“I fell in love with the way Fuyumi-sensei depicted the balance in her world and her characters… and the various magnificent fantastic elements that her imagination had spun off the folklores from her native country as well as China. This is my favourite novel of all time. BUT! Fuyumi-sensei did not finish (or she doesn’t seem like she’s intending to) this series. She created this world, very much alive, and real … living on its own but she doesn’t want to share with her fans anymore… CRY!”

this is the very first time I fell in love with a novel, not for the charismatic characters, nor was it for the CUTE Bishounens/shoujos (not that there’s a whole truckload of them in this story; beauty is NOT an issue here) depicted in the anime (that sent me running to Kinokuniya to buy the novel).
The world that Fuyumi-sensei had given life to was very much a reflection of modern society.

Gaijin policy, alienation, isolation, diplomacy (true meaning?), religion or dependency?, faith or a lack of will-power…and lots more.

I remember the han juu (half-beast) Rakushunn told Youko before, Read More »

No spoilers from me…

but i think Rowling is one of the most evil author in the world.
she kills with no mercy…

although evil, she gave the best ending there can ever be…

so she’s forgiven…~

I love you, Rowling!

~Orangeline
P/s: I have a new book to read…!! “Everything’s Eventual” by Stephen King…hoooo~

Warning : Hell lots of SPOILERS … if you have not finished reading or have not even bought/started on the book … please do not highlight the spoilers part … -_-||
I’m a prat i know… i like giving out spoilers?? NO..i just wanna discuss with people who have finished reading… n share interesting info n ideas…. ^_^

If you have not bought this book, go buy it at yuor nearest bookstore now!!(or else i’ll bite! *ROAR* ) Any decent bookstore WILL and SHOULD have it!!! ^_^

If you have not started on the HP series, or you think it’s childish, lack of action/violence/too disney-like … you can bang your head on the wall n let your brain matter splash out in a violent manner…(is that violent enough?? *smiles innocently* )

This book will make the time spent on reading the the first five books worth while… You can finish the first three books in less than half a day…so why not give it a try?? *saying in a half-threatening tone but nonetheless… smiling~*

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is way x 2 darker than Order of the Phoenix…
There is a further development in the 3 main characters’ personality from the previous book … pimples will seem less of a problem for them though i don’t know why they seem to mention it quite often…^_^ probably to emphasize puberty…

i shall point out the main events in the book..therefore the spoilers…
n some of my personal opinions…
pls remember that this is MY blog… i can say what i wanna say..
if u dun agree …u are invited to voice out your own disagreement n opinions …
just dont send me hate mails or start scolding me in the tagboard or the comments section for no apparent reasons…
also, abt the spoilers…i did put out a warning…didn’t i?? ^_^

Visit Dumbledore is not dead for detailed explanations n FAQs on Half-blood Prince…
i love the answers n explanations there!!! i support their ideas n thinking with both hands n feets raised!!! *nodz nodz*
exactly what im thinking!!
i love baracudaaa for referring the link to me…
aiya…dun paiseh
wan to refer links…just refer!! ^_^ *hugz*

(Highlight the following section for spoilers)

First, i would like to make my stand clear….
I’m not convinced that D is dead (due to ALOT of reasons)…
n since the first book…i’ve been convinced that Snape is on D’s side…no matter WHAT happens!!! ^_^

Chapter one : The Other Minister
-Well…they brought Fudge’s reign to an end…he was an incompetent fool…
(im part of DA…Dumbledore’s Army ^_^)
-and Rufus..the ex Head of Department of Aurors …takes over as Minister
-but seriously, and personally…i dun like Rufus… the way he talks to Harry and all..though my gut feeling tells me… that he’s on the right side…but if he’s on the right side…y would Dumbledore quarrel with him…n not let him meet Harry…
-I guess there’s this thing about the ministry(esp the minister who is the leader) in the story… it’s like an isolated party… neither good nor bad…but doing things in its own way…sometimes hindering D’s(D for Dumbledore),sometimes stopping Voldemort….

Chapter two : Spinners End
-That was where Snape stayed… b4 he ‘killed’ D …(im not convinced that he killed D, shall rant on that later)
-Draco’s Mom, Narcissa n Sirius’s cousin (who killed him…DAMN her!! i liked him so much… boohooo *sobz*) Bellatrix visited Snape…
-Apparently…Voldemort had asked Draco to kill someone for him… (hahaha serves him right…*doing the “orbi” action*)
-n he has a mom who loves him so much that she made Snape do the “Unbreakable Vow” that he will help him accomplish whatever he fails to do…
-at this point…i was wondering if V(V for Voldemort sent him to kill Harry or D…but come to think of it…V would want to get rid of Harry himself..lolz…how silly of me..the target MUST be D…)
-Take note of this chapter … Snape was kind of forced by circumstances to do the unbreakable vow…

Chapter three : Will and Won’t
-D picks Harry from the Dursley…giving them the shock of their lives…lolz~~ *damn shiok*
-i really like his attitude towards everything esp the Dursley part… if he’s really dead… i will haunt Rowling … *joking*
-we will know that Sirius left “number twelve, Grimmauld Place” n lots of other stuff to Harry … thus leaving Kreacher(the irritating bastardy house elf) to him too~ *pukez* i hate the split personality kind of talk ….
-nothing much in this chapter …

Chapter four : Horace Slughorn
-D apparated with Harry to Slughorn’s place(Harry’s first Apparation exp)…nothing interesting…but at first… Rowling did not bother to even hint to you that Slughorn’s gonna take over as the Potion’s Prof… n i was thinking that he’s gonna be the next defence of the dark arts Prof…
-i felt so cheated…lolz
-maybe the only notable point is that…Slughorn treasures(isnt worship a betta word?) talent…muggle-born n pureblood alike…so as long u are talented…he doesnt really discriminate…
-he used to teach Harry’s mom…Lily James…n likes her as a student!!

-Angeline- since there are detailed explanations expressing my views on the site http://dumbledoreisnotdead.com/ … i shall not crap any longer…they are much more comprehensible than me!! ^_^