20 December 2010

With the holidays coming, my updates will probably be on hold from December 22 to Dec 31. I need some time to relax and enjoy time spent with my family and friends! :)

So, here are the specific dates for my updates:

1. Rebirth

Fictionpress: I'm actually writing chapter 45 right now, so chapter 44 should be released pretty quickly. I like to be ahead and have a chapter ready to be released while I work on another one. I'm expecting chapter 44 to be released on December 21st. Chapter 44 will be the last update in December. Subsequent updates would occur in January.

Soompi: I will be releasing chapter 42 in the evening of December 20. This will also be the last update in December for Rebirth. Subsequent updates would be in January.

Booksie: I think I will be releasing a TON of chapters from now to December 21st. I will probably update every hour or so since there is a lot to post. I'll probably stop updating at chapter 30. (I will release a ton later, but for now, winter holidays!!)

2. TFDL 1

See Status Update 2 post!

3. TFDL 2

Soompi: I think I will update the first chapter on January 7th, 2011.

*I posted the character charts on this website! Just click on the TFDL tab.

Enjoy the holidays!

Jubie (cubierock11)

Posted on Monday, December 20, 2010 by cubierock11

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12 December 2010

Prologue: The Group Consisting of the Leader, the Mother, the Free Spirit, the Innocent Boy, and the Hidden Devil

Because they were best friends from the beginning of their lives, it was natural for the five of them to be living together in one large house with six bedrooms, six washrooms, three entertainment rooms, a swimming pool, a tennis court, and a spacious garden. They were quite well-off as they were fortunately born in prestigious families. They had, however, contrasting personalities—each being unique in his way. Consequently, they had various love stories. Each started their love life during separate points of their lives. The last to experience true love was the Leader, even losing to the Innocent Boy. 

Now, he suffered from an epiphany.

“That damn kid,” he muttered, pointing at the Innocent Boy. 

That was when he realized that sometimes, even leaders, lose. 

The first to be loved was none other than the Free Spirit. He was the one that could woo the girls successfully even in elementary school. It was his truthful words that mesmerized their hearts. He, however, had a hard time settling down. It was too easy for him to fall in love over and over again. He adored that feeling perhaps too much. Although he was the clear winner, he was also the biggest loser in this game of love. Never did he ever feel complete; there was always this empty sensation, making him insatiable for anyone who had a beautiful face, along with a toned body. Of course, these came with an extraordinary price tag and he would argue by saying, “I can’t help it. If I love her, then I love her.”

The man winning second place was the Mom. The Mom was adept at cooking, sewing, and anything related to housework. He was also the one that kept the household in place, resolving all problems and sometimes even creating issues. He was too blunt at times, but all of them understood that he only had good intentions. He was, after all, the Mom. Being a fan of cute accessories and haute couture, he made sure that he was up to date with everything for he needed to be the forerunner of individuality. That meant that he had trouble finding the ideal quirky woman with pretty hands. 

Then, there was the Hidden Devil, who was able to deceive people due to his face. Everyone believed he was the angel, yet sooner or later, his true nature would be revealed. Particularly infamous for his sharp tongue, he articulated words that were intertwined with sarcasm.  In front of the ladies though, he was a magnet that attracted all those that adored the quiet, mysterious type. He had few words to share, but when he did, they either were hurtful or were too profound to be understood. As he liked to say, “Chicks dig that and my face. Now, call me hyung.”

Fourth place was awarded to the Innocent Boy. His face resembled a child, even his heart too acted like one. He accepted everything and loved to joke around. He was the one that could ease the whole group whenever tension arose and he could do all that with a sentence. Actually, anything he did was considered to be amusing or humorous. He wasn’t all fun and games though. What he loved to do was to compete. He excelled in practically everything, except for studying. His grades were always the poorest of the bunch, no matter how hard he tried. It wasn’t that he had a lower IQ; it was just that his brain wasn’t geared for marks. It was meant for social purposes, for music, and for sports. Everyone in the group, thus, believed that Innocent Boy would be the last to have a steady girlfriend. He was the first to actually commit to a stable relationship for all he needed was for the girl to have a good heart. 

The slowest of the group was the Leader. It was ironic how he would be the greatest loser. He wasn’t considered to be a perfectionist, so it shouldn’t have been hard for him to find the one. The problem was that he just had trouble falling in love. He was a great observer; he knew the ways to deal with various people without their knowing that he was bored or frustrated with their behaviour. Practically, everyone loved him, but that was because he only presented himself to please others. Only the other four of them knew what the Leader was actually like. There was a dorky self disguised within him, which he could only reveal his true personality to his family and the other four. Consequently, the ladies loved his outer image, forcing him to discard his other half. That was also precisely why he could not find the one for him. The females that he attracted were the opposite of what he was attracted to. Frankly speaking, he had no idea which qualities he wanted. His best friends just suggested him several of which he ended up ignoring since he had already fallen in love with a particular actress. No one could match with her, sadly.

To the five of them, though, the most important part of their lives was their friendship. They would always be friends regardless of their differences. They were five different lovers and above all, they were five best friends, who always kept faith.

Author's Note

I thought I would share the revised version of the prologue. As you may have noticed, I added Prelude after TFDL. This is because I have decided that Book 1 will be called Prelude. 

I actually wrote this prologue much earlier than I had posted it on Soompi. This story was supposed to be just for me to read when I needed a break. I think I finally shared this to try something new. I had always wanted to see what would happen if I were to post this online, but I never really had the courage to try until May of last year. It was time for a new part of my life, and this story would mark that beginning.

Oh, I also never expected TFDL to be so long. I only expected 40 chapters around that time and somehow that has sprouted to an anticipated two books following this one. Each boy deserves his part to shine, so bear with me with the length of this story.   

Posted on Sunday, December 12, 2010 by cubierock11

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04 December 2010

Appreciation was a foreign word before, and love became its companion now. I lived in a well-to-do upper middle class family, yet I was forced to yearn for more and more. When fate fortuitously handed me an opportunity to ascend the social ladder, I accepted without much thought for I thought nothing of difficulties. I believed in chances, and I was willingly to risk everything for that one possibility. Bearing optimism in my mind, I knew that this time I would succeed. Failure was inconceivable. There was no fork in the road, only one straight route with temptation luring from side to side. 

So, I ran forward, past all my fears, my worries, my desires, and my happiness, to be there. With all my memories engraved in my soul, I had wisdom. Now, it was only a matter of willpower. 

Alas, I embraced the second life. A new face. A new world. A new existence. For once, I was already born with goals I had set in my mind.

I would lead a golden life and plant a yellow poppy.

Author's Note:

I was always curious with the idea of reincarnation, so I thought I would try to tackle this idea in my story. I have had mixed reviews about this prologue. Some claim that it reveals too much. Some claim that it's just fine. I'm sure if you have read this prologue before that I have not changed anything, except for one word. The word "inaccessible" which was originally part of the sentence, "Failure was . .  .", has been changed to inconceivable.

I don't think I would change much about this prologue for now since it was what inspired me to continue to write. I do remember writing this rather quickly.  

Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010 by cubierock11

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Since I have updated all that needs to be done, I will provide the next update status. I have to say that I will be busier these days now that exams are coming fairly soon, so I will probably update later.


1. Fictionpress: I'm hoping to finish chapter 42 by December 11, but frankly, do not expect an update on that date. It seems rather too idealistic. What is more realistic would be December 18th.  So, I did finish by the 11th!! I most likely will not update on the 18th then. My next update will probably be on the 20th.

2. Soompi: I will update chapter 40 on December 7th and will upload chapter 41 on December 18th.

3. Booksie: I will update chapter 19 on December 5th and chapter 20 on December 7th. Most likely, chapter 21 will be revealed on December 18th.


1. Soompi: The awaited finale, chapter 80.5, will be revealed on December 18th January 1st!! Then, I will close that topic and begin a new one for TFDL II. I have to warn you that TFDL II's update speed will be slower than TFDL I's. I have written the prologue for TFDL II, but other than that, I have not been able to write much for part two. I think I would need to edit TFDL I first and release the PDF before I can focus on the second part. I need some time to reread what I have done to make sure that what I have planned for TFDL II makes sense. (Sorry for the delay, but I realized that I needed to go over that last chapter again. I just feel that something is missing in that chapter, and I'm not sure what. To compensate, I'll probably release a short preview and probably open the new thread for TFDL II and also release its prologue and some bits of what are to come. Good news is that I have started to write for TFDL II again. I feel inspired again!)

2. Asianfanfics: I will update chapter 80.4 on December 17th. Chapter 80.5 on January 1st.

3. Fictionpress: I will slowly update that with the edited chapters.

*Important note: On this blog, I will share the edited chapters of TFDL. I will probably not change what I have on Soompi and Asianfanfics since I would have to reformat everything.  So, in a sense, the wait won't be too painful since there are "newer" versions of the old. Unfortunately though, these revised versions will probably be subjected to name changes. I think I have said this many times, but I thought I would just gently remind you that. 

Here are the names that I have decided so far:

1. Jung Yunho = Rhett Jung

2. Shim Changmin= Max Mizushima

3. Kim Junsu= Wesley Ramires

4. Kim Jaejoong= Jay Ellsworth

5. Park Yoochun = John Lambert

I know these name changes somewhat defeat the purpose of a fan fiction, but I have read on the online publishing terms that I cannot use the names of artists. Thus, I have to respect those in order to release a PDF. I will probably have a dedication page.

*Latest update on the PDF issue will be explained in a new post soon. I have had slight changes to my plan. Don't worry. It's better news!

Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010 by cubierock11

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03 December 2010

So, below is my depiction of Renelle and Ghislaine. Ghislaine is the former heroine, while Renelle is Ghislaine Jiyuna. I hope that clears any confusion you may have.

As you can tell, future drawings will be similar in style and amount of detail. These are only rough sketches. Don't worry if what you thought was not what I imagined. You are entailed to your own imagination.

I will upload Cael's next.

Suffering from the miserable winter,

Jubie (cubierock11)

Posted on Friday, December 03, 2010 by cubierock11