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News From The Totally Overwhelmed Front [Sep. 4th, 2008|10:18 am]
The Most Popular Book in the Whole World
Okay, as of this morning, we've hit the 700 mark. (I say "we", really, it's just me, but I kind of feel like everyone that reads the story is in this with me!) I am completely floored. I'm trying really, really hard to reply to every comment, but there are A LOT. You guys are seriously too awesome for me. I really appreciate every single comment, I'm reading them all, and I'm still determined to get to all of them to reply. (I said "really" way too much in this paragraph.)

EDIT: I forgot to mention: I'm doing my best to add everyone back, but livejournal has been popping up and yelling, "YOU'RE TRYING TO FRIEND TOO MANY PEOPLE AT ONCE, OMG!!!" So if I don't friend you back yet, it doesn't mean I don't love you!

I've had a lot of people ask questions or make suggestions, so I'm going to give some general information here:

Are you a lady or a dude?
I am a very sophisticated lay-dee.

Do you have an age?
I do, it is 24 Earth years.

Can I friend you?
Absolutely!

Is it okay if I make icons/draw something awesome/write sweet fanfic based on this?
Double absolutely!

Mind if I link to this on (something linkable)?
Not at all!

Will you marry me?
If you don't mind sharing! ;)

Are you going to try to get this business published?
I don't plan on pursuing any serious publishing companies with this particular story, but I am quite fond of the self-publishing site Lulu, so it's pretty dang feasible a book form of this is going to end up there. Possibly with some bonus stories?

Are you going to parody the rest of the series?
When I first started banging out this nonsense, my original plan was "it depends". But enough people have threatened/bribed me with various things that the answer is now "Yes".

How do you pronounce "Xlormp"?
"Zlormp".

How do you pronounce "Zmeephish-Q"?
"ZMEE-fish Q".

Sorry about commenting on every chapter!
TOTALLY OKAY WITH ME.

Okay...I think that's about it. If you have any other questions for me, I guess this is the post to ask them?

ANYWAY SO a lot of completely amazing people have crafted hilarious icons based on this story, which is awesome and incredible and I don't have enough creative adjectives for it, really. I wanted to showcase them, because every time I see icons with something I wrote on them, it completely blows my mind:

First of all, in case you missed her credit before, the default icon for this journal was made by jehnt. It was the first Xlormp icon ever and I'm totally in love with it.

malikmaniac also made me a few icons a while back, and they are still awesome, and I still love them:



More recently, kirra made a CRAPTON of icons:

Teasers:

The rest are available on her userinfo


Other beautiful icons were made by ladykatyjane!



And then suckmyspock made a whole SLEW of Xlormp-related icons for your viewing pleasure:

Teasers:


And oh my goodness there is now officially a "Team Xlormp" (by request? *faints*)

The rest are over here!


YOU GUYS KNOW HOW THE INTERNET WORKS. No hot-linking, credit the amazing creators, leave them nice comments saying nice things because I'm sure they are all nice people.

ANOTHER EDIT: Oh my gosh, I can't believe I forgot about this, opaleyes did an amazing photoshop job of Xlormp in his foosball gear:



I'm pretty sure I mentioned everyone that crafted something awesome. If you did and I forgot you, tell me! I want to showcase your wonderfulness!
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[User Picture]From: nightfalltwen
2008-09-04 04:25 pm (UTC)
Yay!
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[User Picture]From: xlormp
2008-09-05 04:56 am (UTC)
:)
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[User Picture]From: engelust
2008-09-04 04:34 pm (UTC)
I found your LiveJournal yesterday and I'm complete addicted to it now!!!
I like your history much better than the original!!...lol

and by the way... would you married me?? XD

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[User Picture]From: xlormp
2008-09-05 04:56 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
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[User Picture]From: oceans_heart
2008-09-04 04:39 pm (UTC)
*offers you fresh baked chocolate peanut butter brownies*

I do not have the iconfu therefore I shall just offer baked goods instead.

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[User Picture]From: red_rose_remix
2008-09-05 01:34 am (UTC)
Hi, person! I recognize you from the LKH_Lashouts comm.

I am only commenting to say: when it comes to style, the parody style reminds me eerily a lot of LKH's srs bsns style. Y/n?
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From: bemoan1000
2008-09-04 04:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks for taking the time to reply and friending me back. And you don’t have to reply to my every comment or none, because I understand you are writing this and how much time it takes. And I’m glad you did. I haven’t read the 4th book from the Twilight series and wasn’t planning on it, but I just might if you continue this.
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[User Picture]From: xlormp
2008-09-05 04:59 am (UTC)
You're welcome! Thank you for reading! And I'll probably reply anyway. :)

It looks like I'm going to be continuing, so you may have to read the hilarious business that is Breaking Dawn. It's pretty incredible.
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[User Picture]From: w1nky
2008-09-04 04:45 pm (UTC)
You've inspired me to write a parody of an entire genre. :D I love this almost as much as Twilight sucks!
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[User Picture]From: aishy
2008-09-04 05:43 pm (UTC)
Now that should be an Icon. Maybe a flash of the words "I Love" then a flash of Xlormp and then "Almost as much as" and then the Twilight cover and then "Sucks"

If I had animation software I would totally do this, but I no longer have it. Boo.
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[User Picture]From: windmaiden
2008-09-04 05:09 pm (UTC)
I am loving this. I found you through the LJ spotlight, and I'm so happy I did! You're frickin' hilarious.
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[User Picture]From: xlormp
2008-09-05 05:01 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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From: teacupfish
2008-09-04 05:09 pm (UTC)
You and your story are completely awesome. Congrats on the recognition you're getting, you very much deserve it.
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[User Picture]From: xlormp
2008-09-05 05:01 am (UTC)
Thanks, I appreciate that!
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[User Picture]From: a_respite
2008-09-04 05:20 pm (UTC)
You've answered my most burning question, so thanks. And I'll share if you will.

:-)

(team xlormp!)
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[User Picture]From: xlormp
2008-09-05 05:02 am (UTC)
Which question was it? I am nosy and curious :) And of course, I'm good at sharing!
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[User Picture]From: half_blood_inc
2008-09-04 05:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks for friending me!!! so thanks for loving me!!!! just so you know...I love you too! <3
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[User Picture]From: half_blood_inc
2008-09-04 05:29 pm (UTC)
I wanna do the creepy hugging game with you!!!! LOL
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From: ex_c_hrista
2008-09-04 05:27 pm (UTC)
I still think you're brilliant.

And I can't read the pineapple stalks quote without laughing. EVERY SINGLE TIME!
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[User Picture]From: xlormp
2008-09-05 05:03 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
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[User Picture]From: dimenticare
2008-09-04 05:28 pm (UTC)
HOLY FREAKING CANTALOUPE THIS PLACE EXPLODED.

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[User Picture]From: xlormp
2008-09-04 05:35 pm (UTC)
I KNOW

I TOTALLY DID NOT EXPECT THIS
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[User Picture]From: dragonsong12
2008-09-04 05:37 pm (UTC)
Hooray for hilarious icons! And congratz on becoming INTERNET FAMOUS!
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[User Picture]From: xlormp
2008-09-05 05:03 am (UTC)
Thank you!!!
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[User Picture]From: malikmaniac
2008-09-04 05:42 pm (UTC)
OMG! AWESOMESAUCE

And to think I made those icons while under medication for my wisdom teeth. Seriously, I barely even remembered making them. XD

If there's any graphics/Crackphotomanipulations things you'd like to see, lemme know and I'll try to come up with something. XDDD
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[User Picture]From: xlormp
2008-09-05 05:05 am (UTC)
Haha, it's almost as if you get to enjoy your own icons for the first time!

Hmmm...I can't think of any right now, but feel free to create whatever you feel compelled to create! :) <3
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[User Picture]From: gothic_veils
2008-09-04 05:52 pm (UTC)
I've only just started reading your amazingness and yet last night I had a dream about Xlormp, not that kind of dream, ewwww. But yes I felt the need to share that with you!

*goes back to actually read beyond chapter one*
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[User Picture]From: xlormp
2008-09-05 05:06 am (UTC)
Oh, wow, a Xlormp dream. That's awesome! Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: shmeiliarockie
2008-09-04 05:58 pm (UTC)
OMG, you ARE doing the other books? YAY, everybody wins! That manip is the most bee-u-ti-ous thing I have ever laid eyes on.

Edited at 2008-09-04 06:50 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: xlormp
2008-09-05 05:06 am (UTC)
It looks like it! :) I know, Nikki is brilliant!
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