Updates And Future Plans

Dear friends,

It’s been a long time––and for that, I apologise. I’ve been reading through your many comments and the number of well-wishes and general positive sentiments not only surprised me, but reminded how many of you are still watching patiently (both for your own posts to be published and for words from me). In particular, I was moved by how many of you found meaning here.

That said, I want to break the silence that’s been hanging over The Book Addict’s Guide for so long.

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So I just saw all of your comments…

Don’t think I’m ignoring them. I swear I will reply to them all after I finish finals.

Also. I just looked at my inbox…which is bursting with a million and six questions and character requests.

As a temporary measure intended to save the life of Arvid Walton, I will be shutting down the Ask an INTJ Anything and Request a Character sections on this blog. Fear not. I shall reinstate them once I get caught up on the many hundreds of questions and requests that beset me there.

In the meantime, I would highly appreciate anyone who wants to help with the character typing queue, and I’d like to further thank all those who have contributed up to this point.

In the next week or so, I intend to announce the winners of the last contest along with the answers to the questions posed about me.

Simultaneously, I will confront the horrors of my inbox. Or possibly I shall run away and write poetry.

Call for Submissions

The Book Addict's Guide to MBTI | #MTBIAs always, my inbox is bursting with requests. I’ve really appreciated the recent guest posts that have come through, but I still have a growing list of requests. Questions from the Ask an INTJ section take me much longer to write, so the more characters I type, the more I fall behind on answering questions.

Here’s the favour I’d like to ask of any willing writers out there. Below is a list of characters that I need typed. For those of you who’d like to help, but are less confident in your typing abilities, I’ve also made a list of characters with their types, for which I’ll only need guest posters to write up the posts.

If you’d like to contribute, please claim your characters in the comments below. Basic guidelines for submissions can be found here.
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A Friendly Note to my Minions

The Book Addict's Guide to MBTI | #MTBIThank you for all of your fantastic, intelligent questions. You all have beautiful minds.

On that note, I promise I’m not ignoring your questions.

They’re not being answered in the same order they were asked because I want to give adequate time the more complicated ones. Easy questions I can simply dump out a response the same day and then put the post in the schedule, but not all questions are that simple. Some require a fair amount of research, so be patient in waiting for them.

In case it wasn’t evident, the queue is very lengthy and growing by the day. I would gladly welcome any help typing –especially with any character marked with an ^ symbol. Those are characters that I won’t personally be typing for whatever reason (most just because I refuse to watch the movies/shows they come from).

I’m a busy person. I’m going to college, working two jobs and writing a book. Any help would be much appreciated.

Please make Requests in the correct location

I know it’s easy to request characters in the comments, but please stop. I like to think I’ve set this system up so it’s easy for you to make requests, but if not, please inform me otherwise.

In the meantime, requests should still be made here: Request a Character

Also, please stop making duplicate requests. I’ve redesigned the queue by combining it with a directory of the characters I’ve already typed. From now on, you’ll be able to look at both the queue of requested characters and those that have already been typed together. Already typed characters will be linked to their respective posts, and untyped characters will simply be listed. So, whenever I refer to the queue, I’m now talking about the Character Directory.

Just to be clear, Ender Wiggin, Jack Harkness, Peeta Mellark and Elisabeth Bennett have already been typed. You can find them in the Character Directory.

Backlogged and Busy

Some of you are likely wondering when I’m ever going to get to your question/character.

I’m sorry, but my life comes before this blog, and unfortunately, I have limited access to my “life” right now because it’s backlogged with 300+ pages of academic reading per week and multiple essays/tests.

The joys of being the youngest undergraduate in your major.

That said, I’m not simply ignoring your questions/requests. I’m going through the list little by little, but it’s going to take me a while, especially since it’s on hold at the moment.

There are a lot of perspicacious questions in the queue, and those tend to take longer (I put more emphasis on them than easy questions).

If, just about now, you’re wondering how long the queue is…

Over the coming finals weeks, this star (blogger) will burn out all its gasses by test-taking so that its self-gravity overpowers contained matter. At that point it will either:

  1. Collapse in on itself to form a white dwarf star. The end.
  2. Collapse in on itself to form a white dwarf star and then accrete enough matter to develop a binary star system, which (if it gets big enough (1.4 solar masses), it will explode in supernova to form a giant rainbow cloud that produces new stars (blog posts) at an alarming rate.

We’ll see. I might be busy climbing mountains and working come summer.