November 17th, 2008

NaNoWriMo 2005

Legend of Hero: 004

Want some fictional intrigue to liven up your Monday morning blues? The NaNo webserial takes a twist at ttustories: Machinations: Act I.
"Legend of Hero" updates Monday/Wednesday/Friday, and reading from the beginning still won't take long.

In writing news, I passed 25,000 words today (the official NaNoWriMo halfway point). Huzzah! For some reason, the writing feels a lot easier this time around than I remember it being in 2004. Who else is NaNo'ing? Those behind on their word count may appreciate the Late Bloomers thread on their forums, which points to an amusing little writing tool called Write Or Die.
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NaNoWriMo is a source of endless amusement

So as I was talking with kadyg and roaminrob while plotting my writing for tonight, we found a need to look up famous Marines.

"Huh," Rob said, looking at the Wikipedia list. "Bea Arthur is listed."

"Bea Arthur? Like, the 'Golden Girls' star?" I said. "That has to be wiki vandalism."

We did another Google search.

"Huh," I said. " 'She became a medical technologist before World War II, when she volunteered for the U.S. Marine Corps, becoming one of its first female recruits.' "*

We discussed this fact for a few minutes.

"You know what this means?" Rob said. "Bea Arthur could be the new Chuck Norris."

I quipped a repurposed Chuck Norris fact: "Bea Arthur's tears cure cancer. Too bad Bea Arthur has never cried."

It broke Kady.

Thirty seconds later, we were all looking through, substituting her name in and giggling madly.

"There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Bea Arthur has allowed to live."

"Outer space exists because it's afraid to be on the same planet with Bea Arthur."

"Bea Arthur is the reason why Waldo is hiding."

It's fun! Try it.

* Other links claim there is doubt about this little tidbit of information. I can't find a canonical answer. For the sake of amusement, go with me on this.