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Welcome to Hell Day
ChuckWriting
farawayeyes4
Hey Reader,

Today, as you know, is 6/6/06, or the day the devil reigns depending on your perspective. So far it's just been another day. While I'm waiting for my beta to return the chapter to me so I can finish the editing and post it, I've been busy.

Yesterday I went shopping and bought a couple books. I got one memoir and another volume of Inuyasha. I am so terribly far behind in the manga, especially on owning my own copy. The memoir is by Loung Ung and is a sequel to her first one First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers. This one is callled Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind. They're both excellent memoirs about being a child during Pol Pol's terrible Khmer Rouge regime. I recommend them to everyone.

Other than that, I have been plotting on the story to keep it fresh. I'm hoping to get the chapter back very, very soon, but we shall see. I do promise to have an update very soon, I promise!

Until next time,

Far Away Eyes

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Tell the beta to hurry - I'm dying to know what's next.

The Omen was being released today because of the date, but I have no interest in seeing it. I don't know how they could make this one better than the original. It was scary and creepy enough!

Hopefully, today will remain just another day.

I am just as anxious as you are, trust me. I really want to share the chapter with everyone, but I want her approval on it before I submit it to all the posting sites. I just wish she'd get back to me!!

As for the movie, I've seen portions of the original Omen, but never the whole thing. I am getting pretty tired of Hollywood and their movies these days. They're all either sequels or remakes it seems. We really haven't had a lot of totally original films lately.

And so far, yes, this day has been like any other day.

No kidding! And most of the remakes really sucked, especially the ones of television shows. I mean, what were they thinking? The Dukes of Hazzard, Starsky & Hutch? And even the movie remakes like Miracle on 34th Street and The In-Laws, which were ok, but the originals were so much better.

I'm also sick of all of the horror/gore-fest films. The X-Men was the first movie I've been to this year. The last ones I went to see in a theatre were The Chronicles of Narnia and Memoirs of a Geisha. Everything else can pretty much wait until it gets to video or cable.

Can we help you light a fire under your Beta? I've reread up to the last couple of chapters (which I'm getting to). I'm ready for a new one...

The last movie I actually saw in the theater was Ice Age 2 and that's only because I liked the first one so much. Other than that, all the latest movies seem to be a waste of time and money. It's as if Hollywood isn't really even trying anymore.

As for my beta, I wish we could! I haven't heard from her in over a week and I submitted the chapter last Sunday. She told me she has it so I can't say what the hell is taking so damn long. I don't have any way to really contact her beyond email and if she's not on to reply to them, what can I do?

I'm THIS close to posting it without getting the beta-ed version back, but I really, really want to know what she thinks of it because I'm a little shaky on how I think it turned out in some places.

Sigh. I hope it'll be returned back to me SOON. I can't tell you how frustrated I am knowing I have the chapter completed but still have to do final editing but can't until my beta contacts me.

ARRGH.

Far Away Eyes

We REALLY wouldn't mind if you posted it. You could do like some others have and put a short AN at the top that you're still waiting on the beta'd version, but due to the outcries of MORE! you are posting it and will update the chapter when the beta sends it back. (Or just delete it and repost and it will show up as NEW again on MM.)

Have you sent her a reminder? I waited days on my last one for one chapter. When I finally emailed her and asked about it, she thought she had already sent it to me! After that, I started asking her if I didn't have it back in her normal turn-around time.

We'll be patient, but I bet it's really good.

I might try emailing her in a bit and see what's going on. I don't want to really bother her, but I'd really, really like to know she's not dead or something. If I don't hear anything back in about a day or so. . .I guess I could post it before the beta-d version comes back, but I'd really, really like to wait so I only have to do the update deal once. Sigh.

Far Away Eyes

Hi FAE,

I just wanted to let you know I set up an account at live journal. Now I just have to think of what to put in it, and then make the time to do it! I'm sure I'll be fine once I get something started. Still looking forward to that update. Talk to you soon.

Yuusuke

Good to see you with your own lj account. I know it's tricky to figure this place out at first, but so far it's quite nice. Now if we could just get my beta to get back to me. . .sigh.

Far Away Eyes

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