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29 July 2012 @ 11:55 pm
There hasn't been one for them yet right?

I took it upon myself to start one: http://screams-flails-dies-etc.tumblr.com/post/28293422606/


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30 December 2010 @ 11:22 pm
Written as part of atla_crackship's fic exchange. Somebody wanted Longshot x Jin, and I decided - what the hell - might as well tie it in as closely as I can to my Avatar: the Last Airbender fanfiction, Where Words Fail. It's an alternate universe fic obviously (I wouldn't dare break up Longshot and Smellerbee if I could help it), and takes place right after the Battle of Ba Sing Se.

In the Dark and the Chill and the Rain
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Aaand...scene.

Holy shit guys.

When I started this fanfic back in December of 2007, I never thought in my wildest dreams that it would get as far as it has. I can't even begin to explain how much of a ride this has been; start to finish, front to back, just an incredible experience. I would have given up long ago, and almost had on a couple of occasions, but you guys...my fans, those of you who spoke up and those who didn't...you kept me afloat. You kept me going, even when I'd burnt out, when it looked like I had hit my limit and couldn't go any further. The reason I was able to finish WWF is because you guys had faith in me, that you read and loved the story that I'd put so much effort into.

I learned a lot from writing it. WWF had initially been a practice exercise - taking on a short, multi-chapter project to keep my writing skills up to par, and I've progressed a long way since then. I've learned the importance of show-not-tell; I've learned that thesaurus.com is your friend, if you want to enrich your tale with vivid words; I've learned to write from a single character's perspective, to use their voices even when speaking from a third-person perspective, to drag you into their heads, to experience what they're experiencing. What started as a quick, four-chapter practice turned into the monstrosity you see before you.

I've also learned that preparing ahead is a good thing, and that four months was too long of a wait between finishing the rough draft and starting to post the second. >_> I feel like that time difference made the story suffer, but only at first. Things seem to have come around since then, and the story continues to pick up momentum even though it's over.

Now, I'm sure you guys all want to know the same thing: will there be more? Do you plan to continue WWF? The answer is no, unfortunately; that same burnout I'd mentioned before hasn't been completely dispelled, and after spending two and a half years on a writing exercise like this one, it's time for me to move on. I've got original story ideas, stuff waiting in the eaves of this noodle o' mine, characters and events and places that have been percolating for years, far longer than I've been working on WWF. There comes a time when one needs to put the fandoms away, and sometime around early spring this year, I hit that point.

(That doesn't mean that I won't ever write any Avatar/Freedom Fighter stuff ever again...just that it wouldn't be anything big. It'd probably be a little drabble, like the Tales of Symphonia stuff I've been posting.)

That said, I'm willing to bet a lot of you are brimming with questions; I'm going to host a Q&A of sorts using the reserve journal I'd posted earlier today. Go ahead, ask me anything you want - anything about the WWF universe, about what could have been, about what wasn't, about my writing process, about Spatula and Pestle and Mortar and Bubbles, about easy-good waffles...go nuts. I'll be glad to answer all of them. :) I'll also add some Director's Cut materials - ideas that never came to pass, highlighting a lot of the homages and cameos I'd made, so on, so forth.

Lastly - I'd mentioned a couple entries ago that somebody had hacked my YouTube account and deleted most of my videos, including much of the Where Words Fail Unofficial Official Soundtrack!!. Rather than bust my hump getting all of that back in place, I made a little present for all of you. Don't tell anybody where you got it though. :D Shhh! It also includes the final song of the soundtrack: the "end credits," Happy Ending by Mika.

With that, I take my leave. And by "leave" I mean I'm going to ConnectiCon over this weekend, and I probably won't have anything else to post between then and now. :) If you'll be in the area, I'll be wearing my Hunter cosplay again, so say hi if you manage to track me down!

With love,

- TEi

Where Words Fail
Book Eight: Coming Full Circle
Chapter 5, Part 4: The rest...is silence.

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Epilogue 1: To die would be a great adventure
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Epilogue 2: ...And straight on 'til morning
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Below is my in-depth review of The Last Airbender, in which I liken the movie to Pamela Anderson's breasts.

The short of it is that I didn't like the movie, but I've got a more in-depth explanation to that effect in the following link. Read at your own risk because there are SPOILARS...but nothing you won't know if you've seen Book One of the TV series.

Read on, swabbies!

The next and final Where Words Fail update is Wednesday, July 7th!

Where Words Fail
Book Eight: Coming Full Circle
Chapter 5, Part 3: ...and let me be judged accordingly.

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In about an hour, I'll be heading out to catch The Last Airbender. There are already fifty million negative reviews, and I really shouldn't need to go, but A// I feel like I should validate all of the negative opinions I've culminated over the past year-ish, B// I refuse to be the guy who hates a movie without having seen it, and C// trainwrecks can be pretty funny. I'll be bringing a notepad with me, and will write a review-of-some-sorts over at LVLs, which I will cross-post here.

Anyway, here's today's chapter! Next update is Monday, July 5th.

Where Words Fail
Book Eight: Coming Full Circle
Chapter 5, Part 2: ...tell it truly, the ill deeds along with the good...


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I'm about to head out, so I want to do this before I forget. WWF is in the home stretch, but I need to do some fancy schedule-arrangey. There are four chapter parts and two epilogues, and normally I would have posted them across this coming and the next wednesdays and saturdays, with the epilogues going up the same day as the last chapter part, but due to some things, the entire ass-end of next week will be taken up by the following:

ConnectiCon is going to be next weekend, and I won't have internet access; I technically won't even be around to post! What's more, my BFF Pandy is coming up from Texas next Thursday, and I want to spend as much time with her as I can - meaning I don't want to take, an hour and a half to do pre-posting edits and posting the chapters across six sites. That'd just be rude, you know? So here's how the remainder of WWF will be posted:

Book 8, Chapter 5, Part 1: Wednesday, June 30th (today!)
Book 8, Chapter 5, Part 2: Friday, July 2nd
Book 8, Chapter 5, Part 3: Monday, July 5th
Book 8, Chapter 5, Part 4: Wednesday, July 7th
Epilogue 1: Wednesday, July 7th
Epilogue 2: Wednesday, July 7th

Anyway, I've got to go pick up a friend and some food.

Where Words Fail
Book Eight: Coming Full Circle
Chapter 5, Part 1: Tell my tale to those who ask it...

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The sky and the street alike are splattered red, and only those who die have seen the end of war...

Next update is Wednesday, June 30th.

Where Words Fail
Book Eight: Coming Full Circle
Chapter 4, Part 4: Break the unbreakable (Raw! Raw! Fight the power!)

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Pipsqueak. Sneers. Spatula. Three of many to fall in the Battle of Ba Sing Se...

...and they are not the last.

The war ends tomorrow, June 25th.

Where Words Fail
Book Eight: Coming Full Circle
Chapter 4, Part 3: Touch the untouchable

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The Battle of Ba Sing Se rages on, and things aren't looking too bright for our Freedom Fighters. One after another, they fall, succumbing to injury or worse...war isn't pretty, and this is some grim shit they've gotten themselves into...

As an aside, happy anniversary to me! I started posting the final draft of this story precisely one year ago on here, deviantArt, Fanfiction.net, SkyeHawke and AvatarSpirit.net. Thanks to everybody who's been reading so far (yes, even you, lurkers ;)) and here's to what's left!

Next update is Wednesday, June 23rd!

Where Words Fail
Book Eight: Coming Full Circle
Chapter 4, Part 2: See the invisible (Raw! Raw! Fight the power)

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