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  • I think the weirdest thing about growing up is realising everyone's just winging it. At 12, 16 year olds seemed so confident and self assured. At 16, people in their 20s were so wise. And now, at 20, I have no idea what's happening and neither does anyone my age xD


    Hkumar And at 25 you will try to hide your birth certificate.
    Feb 16, 2024

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    deleted32 Yuup, 20 is younger then most people think
    Feb 16, 2024

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  • It's disconcerting to come back and recognise only a bare handful of people ;-;


    Dossereana Welcome back!!!!!!!
    Dec 21, 2023


    momonster hey, welcome back! yeah there’s definitely a lot of new members but that just means our yws family is growing :)
    Dec 21, 2023

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  • DAMN IT I NEED TO REMEMBER TO VISIT YWS MORE


    Messenger HELLO WELCOME BACK
    Sep 11, 2023


    LittleLee hehehe thanks


    I'm going to try and stick around this time!

    Sep 12, 2023

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  • Welp, draft 2 of my novel is over. I've started looking for beta-readers to give me their fresh perspectives!


    IcyFlame exciting!
    Jun 7, 2023


    Spearmint oooh neat!! what's your novel about? 0.0
    Jun 7, 2023

  • Sooooo I finished my dark fantasy WIP! I actually finished a couple of weeks ago, but haven't been that active here, so I forgot to mention it :P It currently stands at 300 pages and approximately 120k words, although this is still just draft 1.


    Euphory GOOD GOING LEE !!! <333 super happy to hear!
    (And definitely miss having you around - we've had so many great conversations together ^^ <333)

    Mar 1, 2023


    Spearmint woot woot, congrats!!! that's amazing!! =D
    Mar 1, 2023

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  • Not a part of NaNoWriMo, but- I haven't been idle these last few months! The dark fantasy novel I've been working on is almost complete! I've crossed the 100k mark and started writing the final chapters. Had to take a short break because I fell really sick, but I hope to be done before the end of this month!

  • I appear every few months to say I need to be more active and then proceed to not be active


    Euphory guilty as charged :')
    Oct 25, 2022


    fatherfig <3333333
    Oct 25, 2022

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  • Today my friend was so tired she forgot what a beetroot is and called it "the red-coloured fruit that makes blood"


    Hkumar Happened with me once. I called it "rat looking thing that tastes bitter"
    Sep 3, 2022


    LittleLee xDDDD

    How have you been?

    Sep 4, 2022

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  • Am I the only one who doesn't particularly like season 4 of Stranger Things? I was led to believe that it's really good, as good as the first season, but... six episodes in and I don't like it nearly as much as the previous seasons. There's a lot to like, but also a lot more to dislike compared to 2 and 3.
    Spoiler! :
    Will having feelings for Mike is really, really cute though, and I'm so glad that that ship is at least partly canon :D

  • Ahhhh. So close with Team Tortoise! I just recently moved (i finally have my own flat!!) and I've been super busy setting things up and reviewing completely slipped my mind.

    Next month, maybe. :)


    IcyFlame Congrats on the new flat!! You did a pretty impressive job of TT nonetheless <3
    Jun 17, 2022


    LittleLee Thanks, Icy! :D
    Jun 18, 2022

  • Anyone have fantasy/sci-fi stories they'd like me to take a look at this month, let me know! I don't mind if there are a lot of chapters, I'd be happy to read them! :D


    IcyFlame There are currently a lot of chapters of IceFlame, The Quest for Fire - Into the Mists and The Many Gifts of Malia in the Green Room so if nobody replies to you directly they'd be a fab place to start <3
    Jun 9, 2022


    LittleLee skkjjj I meant to reply- ;-;

    Thank you so much :D I'll definitely check those out once I'm done with Afterlife!

    Jun 14, 2022

  • Some of you may not have accepting friends or family. Some of you are still in the closet. Some of you can't risk coming out. This month is for all of us.
    It can be difficult and painful. It can be so, so hard. But we're here for you even if no one else is <3
    This month is for that quiet, private little glow of happiness in you. For the sense that you're not alone.
    We love you and we're here for you. We accept who you are. Take care of yourself :)

    Happy pride month, everyone!

  • I just went through the new members list and... did we get a whole lot of spam accounts?


    winterwolf0100 There are always a lot of spam accounts unfortunately. However, if you see one actively posting spam, hit a mod up!
    May 28, 2022


    LittleLee Oh, absolutely.
    May 30, 2022

  • ForeverYoung299 wrote:
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    RandomTalks wrote:[quote="lliyah"]

    The Great Tortoise Race is BACK This June!



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    With a week left in May, it is time to announce something very exciting. You've been waiting patiently for it... THE GREAT TEAM TORTOISE RACE is back this June!! While every month reviewers have the opportunity to participate in Team Tortoise by reviewing every day, this June everyone is especially called upon to attempt this great feat and if you're able to write at least one review every day you'll even earn a special badge! This year several mods have also volunteered to be Team Tortoise Cheer Captains and will be encouraging the Tortoise reviewers throughout the month in this thread as they approach the finish line.

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  • I really want to join Team Tortoise this year, hopefully it'll keep me more active!

    Also, side note: I haven't stopped writing! I've not published anything here for a while, but my current WIP, started in October, is at 66k words and I hope to finish it by July :D
    I also want to start writing poetry again, it's a great way to vent.


    Starve Let's flippin go
    May 24, 2022


    LittleLee Hehe
    May 25, 2022



I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened of old ones.
— John Cage