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  • Quillfeather Omgggggg what a cutieeee
    Nov 17, 2023

    AilahEvelynMae OH MY GOODNESSS cutest baby ive seen this is so adorable!!! <3 and i love your smile!

    *baby fever enters door*

    Nov 17, 2023

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  • Dossereana What was the inspiration to get pig's instead of stars?
    Nov 16, 2023

    Snoink @Dossereana>> Okay, this became a longer explanation than I thought, so I spoilered it, haha.

    Spoiler! :
    Okay, so first of all, I really like pigs. That's why my username is Snoink... Sn-OINK. And I have always had a pig avvie, save for the brief times I've changed it to prank somebody, lol. They're adorable.

    When I came to YWS, there were no stars! So I was there when Nate rolled out the star system for the very first time. At the time when he introduced the star system, the very highest you could get to was five red stars. Anyway, I was quite excited since I loved leveling up things and I wanted to earn the stars so badly. But then... I already had five red stars when the star system was introduced. I was a bit disappointed, to put it mildly. So Nate encouraged me to make more stars. So I used Photoshop and changed the colors a bit -- all the colors like lime and orange and aqua and purple were all made by me. And so, for a while, I eventually got closer to earning the top stars. And finally I maxed it... again. And promptly bugged Nate for more stars.

    Anyway, he told me that he added one more stars thing -- the last stars thing that he would put down, since he was tired of me bugging him all the time to add more stars since I was the only one who was getting to the top. So I was like, "Okay, cool, what color?" But he wouldn't say anything and told me that I would have to find out. So I did more reviews of course... and then maxed out again...

    Only to find that Nate didn't actually put more stars!


    And he did this because he knew how much I loved pigs and knew that I would never bug him about stars again, haha.

    Anyway, that's why the highest star ranking is pigs. ^^

    Nov 16, 2023

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  • OrabellaAvenue Wait is that the goal for today? *Me only at a little over 5,000 words*
    Congrats on getting so far!!

    Nov 15, 2023

    Snoink We're halfway through the month, so yes, lol.

    5k words is nothing to sneeze at! :o

    Nov 15, 2023

  • BUT. What if I write a prequel???

    Spoiler! :
    IMAGINE. Ellie walks out into a garden, contemplating her recent betrothal to Theron... and stumbles upon a Black Swan who is stuck in a brambly bush.

    ...on second thought, that would be a very, very sad ending. But it might be an interesting story nonetheless!

    (I know, I know... I need to finish the series, haha.)

    AilahEvelynMae ah yes i do like gardens, you know!!
    Nov 14, 2023

    AilahEvelynMae just joking haha, do it snoink! id read!
    Nov 14, 2023

  • 1. Snoink proposed a new piece of decor for the YWS Staff Lounge, how much will this item cost?

    (And it was worth every penny...)

    Join the scavenger hunt here! :) The Great Birthday Scavenger Hunt of 2023

  • Just a quick reminder that Jesus loves you, even if you're desperately behind on wordcount on your Nanowrimo novel by thousands of words and, instead of writing, you are scrolling on YWS with the vague hope that MAYBE since you're on YWS, that totally counts as adding word count, all while knowing that you are DOOMED DOOMED DOOMED AHHHH HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO CATCH UP ON ALL THOSE WORDS NOOOOOOO

    Ari11 Why are you describing my entire mindset right now
    Nov 11, 2023

    Snoink I'm so sorry.
    Nov 11, 2023

  • Did I... work on my actual novel... to procrastinate from Nano... which I started... to procrastinate from my actual novel?

    PaigeFantasy Snoink. what did you do
    Nov 11, 2023

    Snoink I...
    Nov 11, 2023

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    (I kid... but please don't hunt Trumpeter Swans, they're endangered and wonderful.)

  • ChieRynn yes
    Nov 9, 2023

    MercedesBlue very tired. stayed up late studying for college...
    Nov 9, 2023

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  • Blatant book 2 spoilers, but. I had a brain wave so.

    Spoiler! :
    One of the things that always annoyed me with the second book was that you never saw the letter that Solea wrote. Which makes some sense, because why would he share it with to anyone, especially Alainna? He was embarrassed! But on the other hand, so many people read it and the letter gets referenced later in the second book and the third book... there's even a reference to it in Book 4 from Cyrus, of all people, so like... I probably need to put it in. But I was never sure where.

    But today I woke up and knew where. At the Temple, when he gives a letter to the priestess, it would be hilarious if he gave the wrong letter to her and, in his embarrassment and fumbling, Alainna would get a chance to read at least a little bit of what Solea wrote. And it would probably be hilarious too because Solea can be quite funny and she's a good writer, etc., but also she's angry when she wrote it and... it would be a fun read, honestly.

  • Writing a first draft is whispering a story into existence.


    KaiaJersaga Ive seen this quote!! It so be true!!
    Nov 3, 2023

    GengarIsBestBoy Hold on i
    I needed this
    Thank you for sharing

    Nov 3, 2023


    I just wrote the words "Everything would be all right" at the beginning of the story after my characters devised a foolproof plan to solve their problem.


  • My excerpt is a call to action for #TheGoldenMermaid for this #ShareAnExcerpt Thursday!
    Spoiler! :
    The master gardener smiled gently. “Try not to worry about the tree! When your mother brought the seeds to me, I was not sure they would survive! All the saplings seemed to wither away. Your mother shed many tears over all the dead saplings. But this tree has last through so much. It is a tough tree that has known much suffering, and yet still it has survived. Try not to worry about it!”

    “I will try,” Tristian said, though his heart felt weak all the same. He glanced at the three apples that hung off the tree. “Should we pick the apples before the bird takes them away and breaks the tree further?” he asked, trying not to seem bothered by the idea of the bird further destroying the tree.

    But the master gardener shook his head. “No. Keep the apples on the tree. Let the bird come again.”

    Tristian blinked in surprise. “What do you mean by that?”

    “You are a prince, not a gardener,” the master gardener said gently. “I am the gardener. I will tend to the tree right now and make sure the bird does not come for the rest of the night. But you are the prince. You must hunt the bird who would destroy your precious tree.”

I am proud of my self, the reason why some of you might disagree with me a little with, but nevertheless I still proud.
— Oxara