CON – B1: Serenity – Chapter 14


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Feelings

Alexis pressed her palms against her knees as she gasped for breath. Above her Nate stood holding his sword, lording over her at ease. His shadow towered over her shading her like an umbrella. He seemed completely unfazed by the way that she hacked and gasped for air.

“Ready?” He asked her.

“No.” Alexis glanced up to him, wiping her brow. She sucked in the air, held her breath and kept it in her lungs, and then released it slowly, straightening her spine as she did. Once again she tried to even out her breathing and relax the way he’d taught her before. She then wrapped both hands around the sword and faced him.

Nate shifted his weight tottering back and forth from left to right. Alexis focused on him, and then she felt it. Left. She tossed the whole of her weight to the right as Nate’s sword went from stationary at his side to slicing towards her left. “Better!”

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CON Update 01/06/2023

Hello Voidfriends and Voidfolk!

Oh my, this has been a long time coming. I know that there may have been people waiting for this update for a while. And let’s just say… sorry?

When I initially took the CON hiatus, I did so, so that I could work on my Masters and so that I could finish YP. Who would have thought that I would have completely neglected to come back to it. Which is to say, we are back. Or rather CON will be back within the next couple of weeks. I have a few things I need to do before then.

I need to reread everything I’ve written, edit the end of Book 1 (which is completed) and start work on Book 2. I really want to stay ahead on this project so that unlike YP we don’t have to have another horrific hiatus in the future. As a reminder, unlike YP this project is intended and will REMAIN six books in total.

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2022 Reading Final Totals: Books

2022 Reading Final Totals: Books

January

The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes

Roseanna by Sjöwall and Wahlöö

Don’t Let Me Be Lonely by Claudia Rankine

bloodthirsty for marriage by Susannah Dickey

Total: 7


February

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

One D.O.A. One on the Way by Mary Robison

The Long Firm by Jake Arnott

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

The Long Drop by Denise Mina

Total: 6


March

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

Galatea by Madeline Miller

My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Total: 5


April

The Undying by Anne Boyer

This Brutal House by Niven Govinden

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Cygnet by Season Butler

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Glasgow Edited by Ruthie Kennedy, Colin Herd, & Tommy Pearson

Total: 6


May

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Total: 1


June

None

Total: 0


July

None

Total: 0


August

None

Total: 0


September

None

Total: 0


October

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins

Tadhya Exordium by Quinn Howard

The Swarm by Frank Schatzing

Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

The House of Always by Jenn Lyons

One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig

The Righteous by Renee Ahdieh

Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas

Total: 10


November

Babel, Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution by R.F. Kuang

Book fo Night by Holly Black

Total: 2


December

None

Total: 0


Grand Total: 37


WOW. I read about half the number of books that I read last year. Which is lowkey criminal for me. I am going to try to change that for 2023, but who knows what the future holds for me. All the same. I will probably be backdating and catching up with posts for August-December of last year, within the upcoming couple of weeks so don’t be surprised.

Also, I did a worse job at keeping track of my manga/webnovels lists than I did last year. As such, I think I’m not going to post about them. Instead I’ll just try to do better in 2023.

MM


Whimsy and Mayhem Reading Challenge 2023 Prompts: Diamonds

Whimsy and Mayhem Reading Challenge 2023 Prompts: Diamonds

For a full list of what this is about go here. And then for the rules and regulations go here. If you have any questions let me know! This is the complete list for the new year prompt list! If you are wondering where in the world I got these words. Essentially they are all key words associated with the symbolism of diamonds.

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Update 12/13/2022

Hello Void Friends and Voidfolk,

Yeah, sorry that this year has been ROUGH.

I can’t say I’m going to get back to writing book reviews. I will, hopefully, continue to collect quotes. I might do that as a thing instead. Also, I hope to get back into giving you my “what did I read” posts. As for additional content on the blog, I am not sure what it will be… if anything. But! This is all for 2023.

Some updates for me.

I officially graduated from my Masters, with distinction. I officially applied for my doctoral program, and the funding for it. I am still living in the UK at this time, so I really don’t see myself getting back into my usual 150+ book reading habits any time soon. HOWEVER, Concinnity will be back in January, for sure.

This blog has always been, and will always be, my writers website. So, tbh, I am pretty sure I will have to revamp it again in the coming months. However, thank you all for sticking with me for so long. You are all the best. I know that I will have a massive drop off in viewers the moment I take down my reviews (which I am contemplating doing but we’ll see).

Here’s to the very best winter for everyone.

Until Next Time,

MM

Yasloughve Project Reflection Notes

Start of the Series Original Opening Regards:

One, chapters may be named the same thing with multiple perspectives. I’m not really going for a word count and if something goes on for too long I may separate it into part one or part two or more. If I don’t like the formatting, I’ll change it (And back date it) but for now, this is the way it is and will be.

Two, the way I’m writing this is (in essence) the way I think webnovels are supposed to be written? I.e. one chapter at a time. So, instead of writing out the whole story and then doing edits, I’ll edit as I go, try to keep plot points in line and plot holes out. I wanted to try this medium of story telling even if I have no idea how good it will be.

This series, as projected by me will be 6 books, or what I will call “books,” long. (It ended up being seven.) I’m not sure how many words or chapters that is, but the story will end when I decide it will end. Unlike webnovels that I read online, this will not be a moment to moment story (most of the time) but rather snapshots of the days and specific moments as we move through the story. A glimpse into the lives, if you will.

With that said. Let us begin.

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The Yasloughve Project Characters Post Writing

I will be doing a talk back about YP in another thread. For this one. I give you the characters. I do wish I did a pre-writing version of this for you. You’ve gotten the dream, and notes, the magic system and lists of characters, so here is the final write up for all the pivotal (and Main) characters!

As a note, the following contains spoilers for The Yasloughve Project. Please be advised.

Cheers!

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The Yasloughve Project Titles Explanation

Why were places named the way they were? Why was the project called the Yasloughve project? What in the world were the events name the way they were? WHY are the book names so strange? All those answers you will find here. Enjoy!

Be advised this is a really long post. I spent a lot of time on this, lol.


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