Tuesday, November 29, 2011


I've always been an avid reader, ever since I was a kid, and I think it's truly amazing when you stumble upon a book that just wrenches your heart right out of your chest cavity. It's a feeling that's hard to put into words, but if you've ever felt it, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.

Of course, I'm probably still looking for THE BOOK of my lifetime, but I've certainly come across many that I've felt a real emotional connection with. A little bit ago, I just finished reading John Green's Looking for Alaska. I know I'm pretty late on reading this book, because I always assumed it was another stupid trendy book, but I recently (within the last few months), started watching vlogbrothers, which is a channel made by John Green and his brother Hank Green. I heard him narrate the chapter of his newest books (which incidentally will be released on my birthday!), and so I decided to check out some of his books because I was so impressed by his writing.

I know this isn't manga or anything, but Looking for Alaska is so raw and real, partly because it comes from Green's own experiences, I think, but it really is an extraordinary book, and I think the fact that my birthday is a significant date in this book (funny coincidence, huh?), I'm even more drawn to it.

So, my question to all of you is, if you read, have you found THE BOOK? Green describes it in his new book, but I'm going to share a description by Lemony Snicket:

"Think of that secret favorite book of yours - not the one you tell people you like best, but that book so good that you refuse to share it with people because they'd never understand it. Perhaps it's not even a whole book, just a tiny portion that you'll never forget as long as you live. Nobody knows you feel this way about that tiny portion of literature."

Certainly this kind of book makes me want to crawl into the author's skin and absorb every single facet of his thoughts and process.

If you care to share, please share it. If you either do not want to share, or have not yet found it, which books have really impacted you in some way, whether emotionally, intellectually, or philosophically?

I know that I'm still looking for my "THE BOOK."

Friday, November 25, 2011

Uhm hello, everyone.

Uhm, hi guys :D

HELLO, I just got back from a really fun local write-in! I had a ton of fun this month, and I definitely look forward to... revising (ugh). To everyone else working on NaNoWriMo, I wish you the best of luck!

So what does this mean for KatScans? Definitely more chapters, and faster! So thank you so much for everyone who's been patietn with the recent chapter slowdown. I'm feeling really good today right now after finishing a chapter of The One, and finishing my 50k for 2011 NaNoWriMo. Whoooooooooooo! I had way too much coffee today :D aldksjf;laskdjf;laskjf;lkjqpeoijfa;lsdkfj;aldkjf;laskjdf;ad Excuse me while I spaz some more.

Accomplishments today:
1. Spending too much money on online shopping (which I now feel is justified considering my other accomplishments!)
2. Finishing NaNoWriMo
3. Finishing The One

I hope everyone else's Thanksgiving weekend is going equally, or more well! Please let me know how your weekend is going, even if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving :)

The One Chp 83

Hey everyone! Here is chapter 83 finally. I hope all of you who celebrated Thanksgiving enjoyed it. Due to early uploads in recent months, I'm going to refrain from putting up the dl link just now, so check back in a few days. Please always respect the public release dates on my chapters--I post chapters on my blog for the benefit of my blog readers, which is why I give them an early preview. Thanks!

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

[RAWS] Hallelujah! The One 83 Raws are here!

Wow, thank you thank you to the anonymous user who linked me these raws. I'm really happy to see that the new scanner did such a fabulous job on them. I hope you enjoy them!

Here they are!

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Flash Mobs

Being bored and on the internet, I came across the concept of FLASH MOBS, which if you don't know are basically a gathering of people breaking out into spontaneous demonstration in some sort of public area. I immediately spent hours watching different flash mobs taking place, and I was astounded by the human cooperation that I saw. I felt like they were something so completely amazing.

Here is an example of a flash mob:

I'm so impressed that PEOPLE, just PEOPLE are able to pull of such things. It's really incredible to me, especially if you see the larger flash mobs that have thousands of people in them. Really, I can't believe how amazing humanity is. Even if I begin to feel disgusted and cynical, there is always something that will surprise me.

I just thought I'd share this with you, because these things are really cool, but also a great example of how cooperation can lead to awesome things.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

So what have I been doing with my time?

I guess I owe you a brief explanation/personal post about what I've been up to lately, minus things boring things/personal things :D Anyway, I've been bogged down in schoolwork. There's just so much STUFF. It's not even homework, really. It's a bunch of other things. I'm in this program called IB, or International Baccalaureate, and for every diploma candidate to pass, he has to write a long paper called an Extended Essay, and I recently actually SWITCHED topics, so I had to start from scratch.

I'm writing about the freedom of thought in 1984 and Fahrenheit 451, and I really love my topic, so it's actually been less painful than I thought it would be. I've actually just finished a complete first draft, though it still needs a lot of work, but it's actually going pretty smoothly.

But the thing that really is taking up my time is NaNoWriMo. GRR. I love doing it so much, but there are days that I just feel so disheartened. I think it honestly might have been a mistake to do it again this year, considering that it takes away from all my time to do other things, but it is really rewarding to do it. It just leaves me 0 time for any other things.

If anybody else is doing NaNoWriMo, I WOULD LOVE TO ADD YOU AS A WRITING BUDDY :D I'm alice-in-vunderland.

Also, I'd like to thank Auyri for her extraordinary help in cleaning the last chapter of The One. You may or may not have noticed that the raws are terrible, but she made them look absolutely decent. I'm so thankful for her, because it was so stressful for me to get things done, and it was truly a big help. She's also working on a project of her own, a translation from a Korean manhwa, "Suspicious Scandal." I'll do an entire full post on that later, but hopefully this should give you something to check out later :)

Other than that, I've just been busy with extracurriculars and everything mashed together in one whole giant packed schedule. I feel like going to mandatory things somehow sucks up all my time. What has everyone else been up to? Is November a busy month for everyone else (I feel like it usually is for most people!)

What else do I have to say? hmmm. I can't wait for the breaks in November. I need some sleeeeeeeeeeeeep. Comment me below! I promise I will reply. Feel free to get mad at me if I don't. Also, vote in the poll ----->

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The One Chp 82

I'm sorry it's taken so long, but it's been so hard for me to work on manhua lately. Hopefully, this month will be a little better. I'm caught up to all the VB Rose chps that I can do at the moment without getting another volume. I'm putting Para City on hold for a little bit, at least until next month. Thanks for the patience!

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