This blog has now survived past December 1st and I think it deserves a hug. My new goal is to keep it up and thriving for another year.

We tried to go on a picnic a few days ago. That went well.
We tried to go on a picnic a few days ago. That went well.

A little over a week has passed since NaNoWriMo ended, and I admit I’ve been kind of lazy. I’ve poured most of my time into tumblr, watching Supernatural (in an attempt to discover what all the hype is about), catching up on Pottermore and engaging in an admittedly embarrassing marathon of Project Runway Australia (I’m not even sure why).

I turned 19 just as December began, and I’m really happy with the way my life is right now. Even though I spent the last week totally wasting my time, I realize that it’s good to take a break once in a while and just enjoy myself in my free time instead of spending it stressed out about self-inflicted deadlines and word count goals.

I also think it’s important to mention that I finally found a relatively nice cutting board and I’m really excited about it! I also found BOB: No Ordinary CatThe Return of the King, and The Hounds of the Baskervilles, White Fang and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (part of a Children’s Classics Collection… I wasn’t aware that these were books you’d give to a ten-year-old but okay… I mean, good for you. I also thought it was Hound but apparently this edition made it plural). And everything for free!

What I especially like about this time of year in this part of the world is that it’s starting to get cold and rainy. After months of heat it’s really a relief to put on a woolen sweater and boots and a scarf and carry around an umbrella (I already lost it a few weeks ago). Walking in chilly wind is an amazing feeling; I feel like it somehow clears my mind and helps put everything in perspective.

I like being cold.
Exposed to the four winds, bared to the air; and for an instant, I am
unwoven, exposed, shattered and rebuilt again
in the cold white light of sober clouds and rainbow lights entrancing.
I like wet hair and dew-tipped leaves and a mouth that tastes like tea -shot with memories
bursting heat inside with icicles on my skin.
I like daring refusal to take refuge, the momentary permission to shiver, to stop
unwound and uncontrolled, my breath takes shape before me like a ghost
my clothes are now incapable to hold me in, like shredded film, the air invades
just me and the world -the weakened flesh is nothingness in face of the elements.
I like the distant mist; the city now lies whitewashed with fire on its lips
stripped bare of names and ranks and feuds and lawless rules -alive, and struggling to breathe
a shared lung as we grapple towards warmth
but I will sit here in the cold a little longer, maybe.

What to hope for expect from the next month: a new chapter of The Malfoy Case , possibly a new one-shot and hopefully a new short story. Also some whining about upcoming exams, and probably some useful blog posts.

Do you prefer warm or cold weather?


7 thoughts on “Rain

  1. I prefer cold weather. As I always say, I was a penguin in another life, I can’t stand hot weather.

    Hey, relaxing is nice, right? 🙂
    I haven’t been doing a lot myself since NaNo ended, but I have to blame the flu more than anything else. I really need to go back to my revision sometime soon.

    Can’t wait to read your new posts 🙂

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  2. OH MY GOSH- I am part of that crazed Supernatural fandom. That said, what are your thoughts on it thus far?

    Annnnd in answer to your question: cold. Definitely cold. I’m a rather ultra-warm-blooded person so I’m hot in anything above 60 degree weather. The chillier, the better.

    Besides that, winter clothes are just so gosh darn comfy and cute!

    I found you via the NaNoWriMo ‘share your blog’ thread (I’m always looking for another blog to read) and I’m excited to keep up with you!

    Write again soon!

    -Rachel xoxo


    1. Wow, how on earth did I miss this comment? I’m so sorry!
      I’m starting to like Supernatural, mostly because I’ve just been watching these two guys repeatedly for almost three seasons and I can’t help but love them. I really, really like Dean. Sam’s facial expressions are kind of annoying but I’m hoping he’ll get over it soon. Does he? I hope he does.
      I can’t really watch much nowadays because I don’t have a computer close at hand… but hopefully I’ll find a way soon!


  3. Hey! Don’t have an ff account, so I’m leaving a comment here instead. Just wanted to say that I absolutely love The Malfoy Case, and I’m psyched to see where it’s heading next. Astonia is so so good – when a character with so little canon existence that she’s essentially an OC gets paired with someone canon, I’m bond to be nitpicky about it – but she’s kickass and fierce and I never had a chance to pick on her.

    Made banners, sorry that they’re huge & maybe not what you wanted

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    1. Wow, thank you so much! You don’t know how encouraging it is for me to hear that people are enjoying the story and especially Astoria as a character; I’ve also encountered characterizations that I don’t feel do her justice and I really want to do a good job. I’m having fun with the story and you should expect an update sometime within this month (sorry, I just switched jobs and moved to another city so I’m continuing to be horribly irregular with updates).

      And OH MY GOD THOSE BANNERS!! You are amazing! Thank you so much, I love them, especially the first one because of the colors… I love how much these Astorias resemble the Astoria in my head xD Thank you! May I put them in my profile (or a post here sometime) and credit you?


      1. Hey, yes of course you can use them! You don’t need to credit either, this isn’t really something I usually do… Looking forward the update a load!!

        And that’s great, that they look like her! It’s Krysten Ritter, and she gives the absolute best “I’m-so-unimpressed-by-your-behavior”-looks. Did you have anyone else in mind? It was quite fun to make them, haha.


      2. I’ve updated! And your banners are now on my profile… and soon to be in a blog post! I’ve been looking for an actress that looks like her for ages, but didn’t have any luck. I’m so glad you found someone!
        Thanks again, and please let me know if you ever want me to credit you because I’ll be happy to.


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