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B.C. Ray I am working on my novel. It is a fantasy story. I got all my beta reader's feedback and now it is time for the final re-write.
B.C. Ray Creation. Making something from (nearly) nothing is what gets me excited. It opens my eyes to how God sees me, and the rest of the world. I have used…moreCreation. Making something from (nearly) nothing is what gets me excited. It opens my eyes to how God sees me, and the rest of the world. I have used it to cope with suffering and give hope. It helps me understand myself and the world around me. I just hope that my writing will do the same for others someday.(less)
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Tough Mudder (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: Hailing from a military family but never joining myself, at age 29 I was full of self-doubt. I decided to put myself to the test. The Tough Mudder is possibly the hardest challenge in the world so I signed up to prove what I was capable of. This is my experience of self-realization in an electric charged mud run.
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“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
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“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
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“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”
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message 43: by Inge

Inge I'm glad my notes will help you out, that's what I was going for. :) You could post the ceremony as an extra, but you should think about putting it back in the original story. You kinda built up to it and then skipped over it, and I think it would disappoint a lot of readers if you left it out.

Good luck!

message 42: by Inge

Inge Haha, that's just how I deal with things that are unpleasant. My life isn't easy, and I have to be able to keep laughing at things, or I'll lose my mind. Don't be afraid to hold back with me.

I'm hoping I'll be able to make it funny enough, but I have some ideas. I am not running for the hills yet, so I'm going to send you my e-mail address through private message.

message 41: by Inge

Inge I can tell you from experience that having a camera up your butt is very unpleasant. :o) I've had two colonoscopies, and it's just a very uncomfortable experience. Not to mention the laxatives you have to drink beforehand. *shivers*

I would love to have a look at your book! Hahaha, I'll read it and point out any errors, I will even make suggestions if I think of any, but this is your baby. :o)

I personally think comedy would come to me more naturally than dark and gritty novels, but maybe if I ever get a spark of inspiration... ah, we'll see. I'm serious about this one though. I tried to write it two years ago, but now I have a clear view of where I'm headed with it, and I've written an elaborate outline. Should be okay this time. I think I just jinxed it...

message 40: by Inge

Inge Concerned? Well, I've had it for 8 years and I'm still here, so it's nothing life-threatening, but it's certainly annoying. Kristen told me about your IBS and about how you have to keep firm control over your life so it doesn't bother you. My intestines bother me all the time, and I've been at home since February with anxiety caused by it. Since the doctors can't find what's wrong with me, I don't know what to do to prevent pain/cramps, and therefore I am always worried, which doesn't exactly help, as you know.

Your book was (high) fantasy if I remember correctly, right? That takes a lot more time to perfect than the novel I'm planning on writing. It'll be a YA, some innocent fun. I would be happy to edit/proofread your book for you, but you'll have to do the rewrites yourself :o)

message 39: by Inge

Inge Don't worry about being less active. I know you're busy.

Ah yes, I remember from when Kristen told me that you were working on a new house and living with her parents. That must be quite the relationship test for all of you :o) That's so amazing that you can hear her kick. Must be quite a surreal feeling! I'm so happy for you guys.

I'm.. I don't even know. I've been at home since February dealing with anxiety and 8-year-long tummy issues. But I've also decided that I'm going to try to write a novel during Camp NaNoWriMo this July, and I'm going to study Dutch/English/German next year :)

message 38: by Inge

Inge I'm holding you to that!

How are things?

message 37: by Inge

Inge Formal request to receive a picture of your future baby like this:


Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews) Yes to the sequel no to the Phoenix stop! When in March and where? I might actually be able to make that one!

Aa'Ishah Hey Brandon, thanks for the friend request! We definitely have loads of books in common, and it's nice to meet someone who likes reading both YA and classics. I look forward to chatting with you. :)

Mel (who is deeply in love with herself)

Hah. I would much rather listen to the Ye Olde English version of Ice Ice Baby than the horrible modern one...

message 33: by Miriam

Miriam Oh, a travel tip just occurred to me, regarding language: do take a dictionary to restaurants. Otherwise you may say to yourself "Kingklip? That sounds interesting" and end up with

message 32: by Kristen

Kristen Happy birthday! I love you!

message 31: by Anila

Anila Ugh, I hate that. Such a cheap trick, and so OBVIOUS.

I'll try and post something soonish! I'm sort of getting my feet underneath me now, slowly but surely. It'd be good to get back to reviewing regularly; heaven knows I have a backlog enough to keep me busy even if I don't have time to read anything new.

message 30: by Anila

Anila Haha, wow, really? that's awesome! Thanks!

Yeah, I haven't been on much - busy over the summer and even busier now that the school year's started up again. Blergh.
How've you been?

The Holy Terror Hi, Brandon! Thanks for the request and for the discussion on Eon. I added you as soon as I saw Strega Nona on your shelves :D

message 28: by Karen

Karen Yaaaaaayyyy! But I think you'll like Abarat more than these other books (whatever they other). So read it now.


And okay, I'll wait for your and Cillian's okay before I watch the movie.

message 27: by Karen

Karen I've stalkity stalked my way over here.

Brandon... you should read Abarat.

I'm not sure I want to watch the Hobit. While I will, no doubt, fangirl immensely over Gollum, I don't think I'd like to see one of my favorite books all butchered up (as I'm sure it will be). Plus, the LOTR movies kind of bored me. I couldn't even bring myself to finish the third one...

Mel (who is deeply in love with herself) Yes! You do that. I'd love to read it, I swear to you. (Especially since the chance of me ever going on a mud run is zilch!)

Make sure you don't forget your spare set of clean clothes! Don't want to walk home looking like a muck-monster now, do you?

Mel (who is deeply in love with herself) Oh, Brandon, how lovely of you to say that. Now I feel pressurised to be entertaining. Eek!

Anyway. I've missed your updates, too. Did you go on that extreme sports course, then, or is that still to come?

Keertana I do like Frodo a lot, especially since he gave Gollum another chance, but I felt like Sam was what kept me cheering Frodo on. Plus, the sections with Frodo in the novel tended to drag on and were incredibly boring. I absolutely love Aragorn and Snape truly was very heroic. Haha, I'm glad you liked/agreed with my statement. I feel as if that's really why I even read books - to connect with and relate to characters who can inspire and motivate me. :)

Yes, Inge and I tend to go a little crazy when it comes to writing on each other's profiles!(: It takes me nearly a good fifteen minutes to answer/reply to everything, but I love it! :D

message 23: by B.C.

B.C. Emilija wrote: "Hey, Brandon! My review of Shaedes of Gray is up if you're still interested in reading it. :)"

woo hoo! Heading there now

message 22: by Emilija

Emilija Hey, Brandon! My review of Shaedes of Gray is up if you're still interested in reading it. :)

message 21: by Inge

Inge Hahaha, you're welcome :) thanks for the compliment!

message 20: by Inge

Inge It would be wise to wait at least half an hour, because they might accidentally press a hoof into your stomach while wrestling. You know those rascals, getting into the moment and all!

message 19: by Inge

Inge Hello, you! Thank you very much for the friend request. I will let you know as soon as I wrestle another llama in public, normally we just do it for fun though! Unexpected playfights and all :) stop by for a cup of tea/whatever you want to drink and you might get in luck! Who knows, maybe we'll let you join :)

the scarecrow Hi Brandon! I'm so glad you liked my reviews, and thank you very much for the friend request.

I'm sorry you didn't like City of Ashes either. It really is an awful book. But then again, it's only re-hashed fanfiction, so what more can we expect, eh?

Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews) Hi, Brandon! Thanks for the add - us Arizonans should stick together, right? :)
Looking forward to seeing your thoughts on the readalong!

message 15: by Emilija

Emilija Cool, cool. You feel like PM-ing me the whole thing? I like a good answer.

message 14: by Emilija

Emilija Hey! Thanks for the friend-vite, looking forward to chatting with you.
I believe I didn't get to read the whole answer to my challenge question, but it was enough. :)

Mel (who is deeply in love with herself) That's okay! :)
I was intrigued by the fact that your favourite genres are classics...and...young adult. You're right' that IS a strange mix.
Can't wait to get to know you. :D

Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* Aah! Well, I hope you enjoy it. :D

Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* Thanks! Have you seen the first two episodes? They were released online over the weekend (at korranation.com). It's pretty awesome so far! :D

message 10: by AH

AH Thanks for the friend invite! I've enjoyed discussing Eona with you and I noticed that you are reading Loki. I think i may have downloaded that one a few weeks ago. Looking forward to discussing books with you.

Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* Hey, thanks for the add! And yes, it is an Avatar reference! 'Tis one of my favorite TV series ever. :)

message 8: by Karen

Karen Ahaha! Brandon!

The intention is noted and appreciated. Now... how about some pancakes?

Kristen Haha, I just compared our books and our tastes are 86% similar. =) I wonder why we're married! I need some serious reading time this weekend to finish Mockingjay! I'm going to have read the middle book the fastest...that's sad.

message 6: by B.C.

B.C. Dannika wrote: "Hi Brandon, nice to meet you and thanks for the invite. Congrats on your pursuit of publishing! I've been documenting some of the journey of indie publishing on my blog, if you ever have questions,..."

will do. Thank you! I will check out your blog too.

Dannika Dark Hi Brandon, nice to meet you and thanks for the invite. Congrats on your pursuit of publishing! I've been documenting some of the journey of indie publishing on my blog, if you ever have questions, just shoot me a pvt msg :)

message 4: by B.C.

B.C. Karen wrote: "Thanks for the friend req Brandon!

I can already tell we're going to get along just fine :D"

I agree. I have really enjoyed the LOTR read along. Hoping I can join the next one.

message 3: by Karen

Karen Thanks for the friend req Brandon!

I can already tell we're going to get along just fine :D

message 2: by B.C.

B.C. Cillian wrote: "Hell to the yeah, Brandon! I appreciate any input/toughs/comments you want to add about LOTR.
I'm fan-girling Tolkien so much it's sick.
Have you read Salvatore?"

I have not read Salvatore. I'm actually pretty new to fantasy. All I read was religioun books while I was is school. I've branched out the last few years, so I'm open for suggestions.

Wendy Darling Hi Brandon--thanks so much for the friendvite, and for your really thoughtful note, too. I loved that your thoughts about Dorian Gray's obsession with himself, that's definitely the most unusual pick for a fictional crush that I've ever gotten! Look forward to chatting with you.

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