Day 5 of NaNo: 11,336 words, which is only 330 words away from Monday's goal, and I'm pretty sure I would have eclipsed that by now if I'd done more than two word wars tonight. Still, I'm going to a write-in tomorrow in addition to doing my usual nightly session, so hopefully I can get a good chunk more done.

The best part is, I am really enjoying this - a lot more than I would be if I'd been doing it alone. The AIM chat, and actually doing this with people, is a fantastic motivator and just so much fun. I love you guys - you know that. ♥ As always, the chat name is oshinano and you're all welcome to join and chat and word war with people!

In other news, I'm no longer allowed to watch Air Force games, because recently, every time I watch a game, they do poorly, and every time I leave and check the score later, they win. Case in point: today's game against Army. I watched the first half, and we were down 14-0 (though the touchback at the end of the second quarter helped); I walked away at halftime, and we wound up winning 24-14. I don't get to watch anymore. XD

Also, evidently my roomies and I are now honorary KSU fans. Kristin was going to a show tonight, so we went to a sports bar nearby to have dinner. Turned out it was College Football Night and the place was absolutely packed - they were saying at least an hour's wait for a table. We headed upstairs, found a table that was being cleared off, and asked if we could sit there. The waitress asked if we were with Kansas State, then let us sit at the table anyway because Megan's coat was purple and that was good enough. (Purple's a KSU color.) We sat, we had great food, we pretended to be excited about the game, we socialized with other fans (or at least I did and completely bullshitted my way through the whole thing)...and then Phil, the party organizer, came up.

"Hi! I haven't seen you guys at our watching party before. Are you all KSU fans?"

For those of you who don't speak College Sports Football Fan, allow me to translate: "Prove your loyalty or get out of our booth."

I don't remember the last time we all BSed so hard, but eventually we placated Phil and he sat back down. We left the bar not long after that - it was time for Kristin's show, and none of us wanted to stick around when the KSU fans were all scoping out our table. I'm not sure we can ever go back, but we did have a really good time.

Favorite lines of the night:


She stopped, suddenly meeting his eyes, her gaze determined and questioning. “Tell me, do you think I’d make a good queen?”

That stopped Terra dead. There was a very clear right answer here, but something told him the princess didn’t want that answer – not if he didn’t mean it, at least – and he honestly wasn’t sure he did. It left him caught between a rock and a very hard place. “Uh,” he tried, eloquent as ever.

“Be honest with me,” she added, seeing his dilemma. “You won’t get in trouble for it, I promise.”

He sighed. There was still that pressure to say the right thing – he had a feeling that wouldn’t go away, no matter how much she reassured him – but it had lessened somewhat, and he was pretty sure she’d be able to tell if he wasn’t being completely honest with her. He’d been told in no uncertain terms that he Could Not Lie, and he wasn’t about to test the theory now. “I don’t know,” he finally admitted. “I don’t think I know you well enough to know what kind of ruler you’d be.”

She looked away, frowning sadly, and for an instant he was afraid he’d said the wrong thing, honesty be damned. “I was afraid you’d say something like that,” she said quietly, and he could hear the disheartenment in her voice. “I’m not sure anyone knows me very well anymore, and I’m not sure I know anyone either. I just-” she shook her head, that oft-worn frustration returning. “I get the feeling that everyone’s lying to me, and I don’t know how to get them to tell me the truth.”

(Yeah, it's a long section, but I'm finally getting into something resembling character development and I am just pleased as punch about that. Here's hoping it actually works out.)
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