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A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Friday, January 5, 2007

Finally Finished

Chapter 11 is, as the post title said, finally finished. It took a while 'cause it's one of the longest chapters I've written yet. (these babies keep getting longer and longer!)

From now on, the time between each chapter is going to expand chronologically. In other words, instead of taking place a day or two apart, each chapter is going to take place a few weeks, or even months, after the previous one. Two reasons for this:

  1. If I wrote a chapter for each day, it would be incredibly long and most of the chapters would be incredibly boring.
  2. I want to finish the story before I leave for college. Once there, I doubt I'll have much time to write more chapters and I really hate to leave readers hanging like that.

Also, I can pretty much guarantee that there won't be a new chapter over the weekend, seeing as how I'm going to be out of town Sunday and Monday. I'll try to get Chapter 12 done tomorrow, but judging by my past history that won't be very likely.

I just heard that the weatherman on the news says it's going to be 71 degrees tomorrow. 71 degrees! In January! I can't believe I'm saying this, but maybe Al Gore is onto something. Though I personally value having a warm house and a car that goes from 0-60 in less than a minute than the knowledge that I'm saving penguins...

*UPDATE* I've made a few minor revisions to Chapter 11. Unfortunately, this apparently un-formatted the last 1/2 to 1/3 of the chapter. While I think I fixed it, let me know if it crops up again.

9 comments:

nerdjedi said...

But penguins rock!

Ali said...
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Sam said...

eh... did jean put the arsenic in? seems like it by the whole guilt thing.

Sam said...

and yeah... it's not just penguins. in 90 years (my children will be around 75 or so), more than 200 million people will have been made an environmental refugee by sea levels rising more than 3 feet.

but yes, you're absolutely right (no sarcasm). a warm house and a car are both crucial to daily life, but there are ways to have both without making a house in philadelphia beach-front property. this is what needs our support.

and tim's right. penguin's rock.

Jedi_Raptor07 said...

nien. isht vas Cheryl.

Jedi_Raptor07 said...

also, The US only puts out a very small percentage of the greenhouse gasses that cause global warming. Just cutting down on our emmisions alone and thinking it makes a huge difference is the same thing as thinking you can stop a runaway freight train with your bare hands. It won't work, and the end result will be very messy.

Ali said...

wind it up!

Sam said...

actually, nearly 25% of all CO2 emissions come from the U.S. (that chart is from this page. towards the bottom it is clearly labeled "CO2 emissions by country"). i think that by reducing our emissions alone, we do, in fact, do a great deal of help to the problem.

also, i never specified it was the U.S. alone that needs help. this problem affects everyone, and it's everyone that needs to help.

Ali said...

wow, debatish.