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Update of DOOM
So Anthony's autopsy was inconclusive - they couldn't get a time of death or cause of death or anything, so there's going to be an inquest, which could take up to six months. Blah. This whole to do has been very much not fun.

Something good did come out of it, however, as I got my cousin William's MSN out of it. I talked to him on Tuesday for about eight and a half hours. Which actually wasn't that long, considering I hadn't talked to him in eleven years.

I have tendonitis again. Blarg. I hate taking Naproxen. It messes with my head. Steven (my boss) sent me home from work today because I was all out of it.

OMG! Eighteen days until NaNoWriMo! I'm ML again for the Pictou/Antigonish area, and have already booked a room for the kick-off, two write-ins, and the Thank God It's Over party. I also have an info meeting planned for Sunday for anyone curious about what it is. I put about 35 posters up around campus, so hopefully I'll have some new faces. ^_^ Also, as a second-year ML, I get a FREE ML tee shirt! YAY! Free stuff!

Piers on my floor borke a window last night. XD He was on this floor last year, too, and broke one of the windows above the bed formerly belonging to emmy_bemmy that now belongs to Steph AKA Shadow-Kyrie. He was banging on the glass window above Tall Justin's door, and then it broke. Me and beautydreaming and I heard shattering glass and Piers' raucous laughter and were like "OH GOD!" Piers' laughter can be very worrying.

I have my Intro Psych midterm on Monday. Mitch and I are going to have a study session Sunday night after my NaNo info meeting.

And now for a meme! Behind a cut, because it's huge.

(Click here to post your own answers for this meme.)

I miss somebody right now.  (But not a significant other...) I don't watch much TV these days. I own lots of books.  (They're taking over)
× I wear glasses or contact lenses. I love to play video games. × I've tried marijuana.
I've watched porn movies. I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship.  (Well, he was the psycho-ex. But only for a little while - he's all better now. XD) I believe honesty is usually the best policy.
I curse sometimes.  (Actually, I curse lots.) × I have changed a lot mentally over the last year. I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.  (Swiss Army knife for the win!)
I have broken someone's bones. × I have a secret that I am ashamed to reveal. × I hate the rain(How could anyone hate rain?)
I'm paranoid at times. I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free. I need/want money right now.
× I love sushi. I talk really, really fast.  (Especially when I'm a bit high on prescription painkillers, apparently.) × I have fresh breath in the morning.
× I have long hair. × I have lost money in Las Vegas. I have at least one sibling.  (But I often wish I didn't.)
I was born in a country outside of the U.S.  (GO CANADA!) × I have worn fake hair/fingernails/eyelashes in the past. × I couldn't survive without Caller I.D.
I like the way that I look. × I have lied to a good friend in the last 6 months. × I am usually pessimistic.
I have a lot of mood swings. × I think prostitution should be legalized.  (It already IS legal in Canada, so this isn't an issue. If it weren't, I'd say it should be, though.) × I slept with a roommate(Unless one means literally - as in shared a bed for a night and nothing else.)
× I have a hidden talent. I'm always hyper no matter how much sugar I have. I have a lot of friends.
I have pecked someone of the same sex.  (Quite frequently, actually.) I enjoy talking on the phone. × I practically live in sweatpants or PJ pants.  (JEANS!)
× I love to shop and/or window shop. × I'm obsessed with my Xanga or Livejournal. × I'm completely embarrassed to be seen with my mother.
I have a mobile phone. × I have passed out drunk in the past 6 months. I've rejected someone before.  (That was the temporarily psycho ex.)
× I currently like/love someone. × I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life. I want to have children in the future.  (For clarification - I want to adopt chidren. Not into the whole birthing pain thing.)
I have changed a diaper before.  (Lots of diapers.) × I've called the cops on a friend before. I'm not allergic to anything.
I have a lot to learn. × I am shy around the opposite sex. × I'm online 24/7, even as an away message.
× I have at least 5 away messages saved. I have tried alcohol or drugs before.  (Alcohol, yes; drugs, no.) × I have made a move on a friend's significant other or crush in the past.
× I own the "South Park" movie. × I have avoided assignments at work/school to be on Xanga or Livejournal. I enjoy some country music.
I would die for my best friends. I'm obsessive, and often a perfectionist. × I have used my sexuality to advance my career.
I think Halloween is awesome because you get free candy. × I have dated a close friend's ex. I am happy at this moment.
× I'm obsessed with guys. × Democrat. × Republican.
× I don't even know what I am. × I am punk rockish. × I go for older guys/girls, not younger.
× I study for tests most of the time. I tie my shoelaces differently from anyone I've ever met. I can work on a car.  (A little bit, anyway. ^_^)
× I love my job(s). I am comfortable with who I am right now. × I have more than just my ears pierced.
I walk barefoot wherever I can. I have jumped off a bridge. I love sea turtles.
× I spend ridiculous amounts of money on makeup. I plan on achieving a major goal/dream. × I am proficient on a musical instrument.
× I hate office jobs. × I went to college out of state. × I am adopted.
× I am a pyro. × I have thrown up from crying too much. × I have been intentionally hurt by people that I loved.
× I fall for the worst people. I adore bright colours. × I usually like covers better than originals.
× I hate chain theme restaurants like Applebees and TGIFridays. I can pick up things with my toes. × I can't whistle.
I have ridden/owned a horse.  (Ridden only.) × I still have every journal I've ever written in. I talk in my sleep.  (According to my roommate, yes. Though it could just been the drugs. Icky prescription.)
× I've often thought that I was born in the wrong century. I try to forget things by drowning them out with loads of distractions. × I wear a toe ring.
× I have a tattoo. I can't stand at LEAST one person that I work with. I am a caffeine junkie.
I am completely tree-huggy spiritual, and I'm not ashamed at all. × If I knew I would get away with it, I would commit at least one murder. I will collect anything, and the more nonsensical, the better.
× I enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner. I'm an artist.  (A bad artist, but an artist nonetheless.) × I am ambidextrous.
× I sleep with so many stuffed animals, I can hardly fit on my bed. × If it weren't for having to see other people naked, I'd live in a nudist colony. × I have terrible teeth.
× I hate my toes. I did this meme even though I wasn't tagged by the person who took it before me. × I have more friends on the internet than in real life.  (I don't think I do, anyway.)
× I have lived in either three different states or countries. × I am extremely flexible. I love hugs more than kisses.
× I want to own my own business. × I smoke. I spend way too much time on the computer than on anything else.
Nobody has ever said I'm normal. Sad movies, games, and the like can cause a trickle of tears every now and then. × I am proficient in the use of many types of firearms and combat weapons.
I like the way women look in stylized men's suits. I don't like it when people are unpleased or seem unpleased with me. I have been described as a dreamer or likely to have my head up in the clouds.
× I have played strip poker with someone else before. I have had emotional problems for which I have sought professional help. I believe in ghosts and the paranormal.
I can't stand being alone.  (But I'm okay if I have music playing.) I have at least one obsession at any given time. × I weigh myself, pee/poo, and then weigh myself again.
I consistently spend way too much money on obsessions-of-the-moment. × I'm a judgmental asshole. × I'm a HUGE drama-queen.
I have travelled on more than one continent. × I sometimes wish my father would just disappear. × I need people to tell me I'm good at something in order to feel that I am.
× I am a Libertarian. I can speak more than one language. I can fall asleep even if the whole room is as noisy as it can be.
I would rather read than watch TV. × I like reading fact more than fiction. I have pulled an all-nighter on an assignment I was given a month to do.
I have no piercings. I have spent the night in a train station or other public place. × I have been so upset over my physical gender that I cried.
× I once spent Christmas completely alone because there was a miscommunication on which parent was supposed to have me that night. There have been times when I have wondered "Why was I born?" and may/may not have cried over it.  (That was my ngsty phase, during which I saw a therapist.) × I like most animals better than most people.
× I own a collection of retro games consoles(I wish!) × The thought of physical exercise makes me shiver. × I have hit someone with a dead fish.
× I am compulsively honest. × I was born with a congenital birth defect that has never been repaired. × I have danced topless in front of dozens of complete strangers.
× I have gone from wishing I was a girl to revelling in being a boy to feeling like a girl again in the span of five minutes, and not cared a whit for my actual sex. I am unashamedly bisexual, and have different motivations for my desires for different genders. I sometimes won't sleep a whole night or eat a whole day because I forget to.
I find it impossible to get to sleep without some kind of music on.  (Only when there is no one else in the room. If there is, then I can handle no music.) I dislike milk.  (I dislike drinking whit emilk.) × I obsessively wash my hands.
× I always carry something significant around with me. × Sometimes I'd rather wear a wig in day-to-day life than use my own hair. I've pushed myself to become more self-aware and thereby more aware of others.
× Even though I live on my own I still cry sometimes because I miss my mother. × I hand wrote all the HTML tags in this document. I've liked something which a majority of people claimed was either bad or weird.
× I have been clinically dead for a brief period of time. × Instead of feeling sympathy/empathy with people and their problems, I simply become annoyed. × I participate/have participated in auto drag races and won.
× I do not 'get' most comedy acts. I don't think strippers are money-greedy or slutty for dancing. × I don't like to chew gum.
I am obsessed with history/historical things and can't wait for someone to build a time machine so I can be the first to use it. × I can never remember for the life of me where I parked the car. I had the TEEN ANGST thing going for at least 2-3 years.  (I am shamed.)
× I wish people would be more empathic and honest with each other. × I play Dungeons and Dragons weekly. I love to sing.  (I'm terrible at it, but I love to do it.)
× I want to live in my mother's basement when I grow up. × I have a custom-built computer. I want to create a certain someone's babies, even though there's a 0% possiblity of ever achieving it.
× I would be in a relationship with one of my pets if they were human. × I've gone skinny-dipping. × I've performed in three plays.
× I enjoy burritos. I'm Irish and loving it.  (Part Irish, anyway.) I have a thing for redheads.
× I am a twin! Most of the times, I'd rather do something intellectual instead of doing something generically 'fun'. × Once I set out to finish something, I always stay at it until it is completed before I move on to something else.  (HA! Yeh right!)
× I wish there were a way to erase past mistakes. × I sleep more than 12 hours a day. × I wish I could be prouder of what I've accomplished, but it's never enough.
× I need more time to myself. × I wish I was more open-minded. × I hope that I go really prematurely grey.
I download songs from the internet. × I've just reenacted chapter 58 of Death Note with my best friend. I say random things to freak people out.
× I'm still a little mad about the ending of Death Note. × I love playing Truth or Dare. × I love listening to slow music, but I hate singing to it.
Music helps me remember that I am not alone. Playing my favorite sport makes me temporarily forget my problems. I think this survey is particularly long.
× I prefer my LJ friends to my real-life ones. × I can only hate someone that I love. × I've ordered an extra two shots of espresso to an Americano at Starbucks(Ew, Starbucks.)

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Those doing his autopsy would pose some questionable positions, wouldn't you believe? How were they able to determine anything?

I'm sorry you had such an unpleasant time, but luckily you this event to look forward. Would you mind enlightening me on it, please?

They weren't able to determine anything about his death. He'd apparently already been dead for a few days to a week or more when he was found. I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what you mean about "questionable positions".
In a nutshell: NaNoWriMo, AKA National Novel Writing Month, is where one attempts to write a 50 000 word novel in a month. The entire event is about quantity, not quality - you have the rest of the year to revise it, after all. Last year we had over 59 000 people participate, and almost 10 000 managed to get their 50K. There aren't any prizes (except free icons), but you do get personal satisfaction. Also, it sounds impressive.

Person: Oh, you like to write? What do you write?
Me: Well, I write lots of short stories, and I've written three novels.

It's a huge, fun event, and absolutely brain-breaking sometimes. You write tons of crap, but it doesn't matter. Contractions, compound words, and short sentences all get abandonned. Ther eis a sudden influx of ninjas, pirates, robats, Nazis, zombies, and anything else one can think of to increase wordcount. I've had characters be working on their own novels, and pasted in parts of my prior NaNo novels.

There's forums with tips for reaching 50K, we have write-ins, parties, and get free stuff if your area happens to have an ML. If you wan tto check out the site, it's http://nanowrimo.org

Don't worry, I think I was being ridiculous.

Sounds really interesting. Care to share some of your submissions?

Do you mean some of my novels?

I was really sorry to hear about Anthony and you're in my prayers. However, National Novel Writing Month sounds really exciting. E-mail me with more details I'm definitely interested.

Really, the easiest thing to do is to check out the website - http://nanowrimo.org

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