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Mashiara Sedai

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  1. *lol* 


    My husband calls it “pop.”  I usually cover all my bases and say “soda pop” when taking about it.


    I don’t think I’ve ever tried ginger ale.  I bet I’d like it!  I used to drink the cream soda and mix it with sugar free butterscotch flavor for a quick butterbeer.  Yum!

  2. I’ve been having a hard time with caffeine lately, so I stopped drinking soda regularly for that reason.  (Even my coffees are usually decaf.)  But I will indulge in a caffeine free Coke every few days.  They still taste so yummy!


    But I do like to surprise my husband with new and interesting flavored food and drink.  He tried the dark berry Dr. Pepper and liked it.  He drank the orange Vanilla Coke, but I don’t think it was his favorite.  He really liked the Voltage Mountain Dew!

  3. Here in Arizona we have several stores that specialize in selling soda.  One is called Sodalicious.  They mix sodas with hundreds of flavors!  And even the major brands are coming up with all sorts of interesting combinations.  Orange Vanilla Coke.  Strawberry Guava Diet Coke.  Mountain Dew Voltage.  The possibilities are limitless.


    So, what’s your favorite soda flavor?  Are you brave enough to try all the crazy new flavors?

  4. We had our first practice today!  It went awesome!  My coach finalized the music and we learned the first ten seconds of the program.  Lol.  We talked about later elements, but we went through the first few seconds four or five times—once with music—and it was nerve racking!  I’ve got no confidence in this regard and I’m going to have to practice like crazy to get that confidence for the show!

  5. I'm going to perform in my first ice skating recital!  My class (the advanced adult/teen group) decided we want to do a group act!  There'll be five of us (or so) and we're still in the early stages of decided what we're going to do (music, costumes, etc.) but I'm very excited we agreed to do it!


    It's just for fun and no pressure, but I'm still nervous thinking about it.  They other students are 15-16-year-olds, and I'm 35.  *LOL*  They look amazing and I'm trying not to fall over.  Still, it'll be fun and exciting and I can't wait!  We might even have our first practice this Saturday!

  6. I’m so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing, Lily!  You’re in our thoughts.  Then to have other troubles at the same time only makes things seem extra bad.  This sounds like an awful time for you!


    Let us know if you need to talk about things.  That may help ease some of the stress!

  7. Looks yummy, Mother!


    *takes a cocoa and sits with Lily*




    It’s been a long day.  Work is amazing but stressful.  I’ve got 150 students to interact with and it’s nuts!


    How are you, Lily?

  8. On 8/7/2019 at 12:08 PM, Arie said:

    Having been through a few writing groups online, i always found 3 things useful.

    1. Bi-Weekly or monthly challenges with a prompt that people vote on for the best use of the prompt. (Points earned for submitting and winning, if that is a thing). 
    2. Slashers - Sumbit something 100-200 words for people to literally tear it apart. Stubborn paragraphs or synopsis? These are Immensely useful. I have rules if people are interested. (i think. i need to look at my archives)
    3. Story sharing. Post a chapter, Or a short story, x-word limit, and just get a little feedback. 


    I love the idea of slashers!  Sometimes I have paragraphs I can't get right and having it dissected could help immensely!


    Also, I love prompts!


    We could also try some workshops.  Maybe a quick breakdown of "blocking," or hints for dialogue that flows, or how to build well rounded characters.  (@Jason Denzel, didn't you say you even completed the star charts for your characters?  A talk about something like this would be amazing!)

  9. On 8/2/2019 at 3:48 PM, Charis alAslan said:

    *sneaks in*


    Well, well, well... what have we here??? 


    *Throws confetti* 


    Hi, my chickens!! How are you all??! *throws hearts at everyone*


    Congrats, Mashi! I'm so happy for you! ❤️ 

    Charis!  *huggles*


    Thank you and I’m so happy to see you here!


    I got a new phone and haven’t been able to get on DM till this morning (hence my lateness)!

  10. Harriet McDougal's birthday is approaching and we, the fans, want to make it extra special.  Alan Romanczuk has asked for support in sending Harriet some birthday goodies.



    Hi, Folks, Alan here from Team Jordan. Harriet McDougal, Robert Jordan’s widow and editor, is approaching a very significant birthday (Wikipedia shows the year for those interested) which will be celebrated at a big bash on August 10. She knows nothing about this request, but it would sure be nice and I’m sure she would be touched if some of you sent her a birthday note, card, or other form of media to wish her all the best.

    My wife suggested that maybe it would be nice to write what the Wheel of Time has meant to you, maybe in the form of “Because of the Wheel of Time, I…” If that doesn’t work, maybe a picture or just a few kinds words from the heart.  

    For the purpose of receiving all these goodies, we’ve set up a special box at the post office. You can send mail to: Harriet McDougal ℅ Romanczuk, PO Box 30385, Charleston, SC 29417. Those of you overseas needn’t worry about your wishes not reaching her in time, as I will continue to check the box through the end of August. Thanks!


    Please consider helping all of The Wheel of Time fandom celebrate this wonderful woman!

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  11. Yeah a mid-boss and final boss analogy makes sense.  I’d have to tie the final boss into the plot of the first book—the demon they banished will have to make another appearance.


    So I need to think of mid-bosses to get me through the next two books (if I do one per school year).


    It basically comes down to me forming ideas, so I’ll have to let the characters, locations, and circumstances I know bounce in my head until some new ideas ripen into useable plots.

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