Thursday, July 24, 2003


Will be heading off to my immersion in Montalban so I'll be gone for the weekend.

I can just see it now... all the email slowly piling up in my mailbox...

The Past Week

I've been cramming so much for the past week (including two short stories, which will be heavily revised [no one gives me feedback on my short stories *sniff*]) that I actually feel "mental exhaustion". The weekend won't be a walk in the park either and there's still two things I have to cram for next week (namely my Theo paper and my graduation write-ups).

I'm Still Waiting

For the D&D 3.5 books to come out here. In the Philippines. I mean sure, the System Reference Document is out but I really don't like reading from the monitor. Also, since it's being used as reference, you really want something printed to be reference material rather than lug around a computer, even if it is a laptop (no, I don't have one, although donations are welcome... the same goes with PDAs).


Biggest surprise yesterday for my blockmates was when I ate. After four years of being with them, it was only yesterday that they finally saw me eat. This is probably my fault for being too anti-social.

Charles the Anti-Social Stalker?

No, I'm not that daring to actually put that up on my yearbook.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003

It's Finally Out!

The open source System Reference Document for D&D 3.5 can be found here. And no, that wasn't a link to some programming-related site.

Also check out this month's issue of Four Cats. I have a short story there somewhere...

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Goodbye World

Will be off for my immersion this weekend, which means I won't be in contact for the next few days.

And with rains, storms, and strong winds, I probably won't be going out as much either way.

Coming Home

I hate commuting home when it's raining. The signs for cars such as "loading/unloading only", "no parking", and "reserved" in Annapolis were toppled over. It's really strange passing one building and seeing its parking lot filled with fallen down signs, and then when you get to the next building, it's also the same situation.

Medical Condition

Had a checkup from the doctor in order to be able to go to the immersion. Apparently, I have low blood pressure. The good news is, I'll never suffer from "high blood". The bad news is, I'm prone to fainting.

Apparently, there's also something wrong with my heart (but nothing needing immediate attention).

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Sunday, July 20, 2003

Week of Confessions

I don't know why but friends and acquaintances suddenly started confessing their love this past week. Of course the results varied: contentment, rejection, hope for a future, plans... I'd rather not be specific, or else they'd all kill me.

It seems a lot has been resolved for them this week, at least for the ones who don't have sixteen prospects (and for the person who has sixteen prospects, I don't know if he'll ever resolve that).

As for me, my crush is just that - a crush. Haven't made any overt plans yet, and I'm content to be friends (and ready to keep other people guessing who it is). Right now, I have other pressing concerns...


Tomorrow, I have to submit the drafts of the works I want to get published in our thesis. Except I have lots of work I don't like, and I'm writing some stuff from scratch. Talk about cramming.

Of course I realized when I write, I do it the only way it can be done. One word, one phrase, one sentences at a time. It's been my experience that what's developed in the mind's eye turns out differently when it's put on paper.

The Curse

Along the lines of me not getting published (well, in the previous two cases, the publication shut down before the issue my article actually got printed, and in the third instance, the place literally burned down [although they did print my work]...), the same might be said for my comic strips.

I mean Elbert's computer has crashed, been hit by lightning, and recently, the power source got fried. After all this series of coincidences, I'm not surprised anymore.

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