Friday, December 28, 2012

Year in Review: 2012

Made it through another year (just about; hopefully nothing happens in the next three days to prove me wrong).

Stories finished:
  • The Utopia Project, second draft: An evilgenius/madscientist sends kidnappers across the Atlantic Ocean to procure test subjects for an illegal experiment involving a new world.
  • Mind Butcher (Unwise Ones): Events in the life of Vincent Linden pertaining to the Mind Butcher incident.
  • Dominic the Wanderer (SatFK): a knight gets a course correction from the lady of the lake.
  • Taras, synopsis: Taras Radev, who has been sent to a reform school in tsarist Russia, uses various schools of magic to rescue his friend Aleksei and to find his independence.
  • Tournament (Unwise Ones): In preparation for the freshman tournament, Amy Lejano makes friends and discovers enemies.
  • Ingrid's Quest (SatFK): On a quest to save the Wise One, Ingrid forges a new path for herself through iconoclasm and unconventional magic.
Currently working on: Orsolya (Unwise Ones), synopsis. Next will be Matt of the Lekron, synopsis.

New Anberlin album!

Optimus (Best Posts):
  • getting into band staff and wind ensemble
  • going to Boston, China, and Cancun
I look very much at home at MIT, yes?

Significant quotes:
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
-George Bernard Shaw

"You have to go under for a long time into the dark waters of the mind and stay there."
-Natalie Goldberg

"Think not: this is ill fortune; but rather: to bear this worthily is good fortune."
-Marcus Aurelius

"Death is nothing. But to live, defeated and without glory - that is to die every day."
-Napoleon Bonaparte

Best books:

Evelyn's bookshelf: 2012-best-books

More of Evelyn's books »

Book recommendations, book reviews, quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists

Preparation for 2013:
logbook and calendar

Happy new year, everyone! I'll be back next week with some longer posts - it's been a while since I've felt that I had the time to sit down and think something through, and I'd like to get back to doing that.


  1. that's quite a list of accomplishments you've got on your writing there! I wish you another as prolific year, it's such a wonderful thing to have an imagination and to have one as vivid as yours must be some sort of blessing.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! Good luck with everything!

    *You actually do look pretty comfortable sitting there :)

    1. Thank you! Happy new year and good luck to you, as well. :)