A story been written during my sleepless nights, fairly accompanied by my SSRI drugs, a cup of frappucino and a chunk of optimism. Presenting you, my deadly trial on becoming the most random, engineering-major, truly amateur fictional writer, 'Dead Cat For Zoey'. Well, if Sophie Kinsella, Emily Cassel or Stephanie Meyer happen to read my book, please, don't flush mine into your bowl. That's too rude! Haha.
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Monday, April 5, 2010

Novel for Death Cab for Cutie fans

How many times in your life, that you ever fancy a band, from your childhood till you turn 40s or 50s? How many? Not much right, 'cause normally, it is the band who forgets you first. Most music bands in Malaysia, they don't last long (some only lasted for a year or two) and how could they have loyal, die-hard-fans, if they are not even loyal among or to themselves.

Well, since I was 14 or so, I used to listen to lots of slow rock, sentimental, and indie rock bands, and of course, it would be more from the Beatles and the Smiths. But it was pretty hard to find their records. But my most trustworthy band is Death Cab for Cutie or DCfc, an indie band from America, lead by Benjamin Gibbard (vocals, guitar), Chris Walla (guitar, production), Nick Harmer (bass) and Jason McGerr (drums).

Since the 'cassette age', I've been following this band, through their various discographies, like 'You can play these songs with cords', 'Something About the Airplane', 'Narrow Stairs' and so on.
Why I listen to them? For no reason. I don't know, the main aspect is the lyric. It's not like any other song,their songs are usually melancholy songs about feeling both smart and confused, hopelessly romantic but wary of love.

The screenshot of my iPod, on the left, with all the albums of this indie band, is the foolproof!

And my latest novel, 'Dead Cat for Zoey' has something to do with that 'wary of love' and i'm the hopelessly romantic, smart and confused. Haha.

So, where's the novel is going now?

Word counts so far: 55,896 words
Current chapter: The Wall of Change (name changed from The Wall of Many Stories)

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