General Writer's Block thread:

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1051 Noaqiyeum10th Jun 2012 10:35:38 AM from across the gulf of space , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Otherworldly Rainbows
[up] I approve this message.
If you love somebody, set them on fire.
Insert witty title here
Not wanting to be paranoid, stupid and oversensitive, but already being paranoid, stupid and oversensitive...

...Am I being mocked?

edited 10th Jun '12 8:44:48 PM by risingdreams

1053 Night10th Jun 2012 09:04:46 PM from PSNS Intrepid , Relationship Status: Drift compatible
The future of warfare in UC.
Perhaps gently, but I doubt it.
The last thing many a boy from Side 3 will ever see; a Federation beam weapon in action.
1054 Noaqiyeum11th Jun 2012 07:21:28 AM from across the gulf of space , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Otherworldly Rainbows
[up][up] I don't think so...
If you love somebody, set them on fire.
1055 nrjxll11th Jun 2012 01:22:09 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
I must say, I'm slightly amused that none of you seem to be sure.
1056 Night11th Jun 2012 05:13:45 PM from PSNS Intrepid , Relationship Status: Drift compatible
The future of warfare in UC.
I'm just watching, I can't be totally sure of anything.
The last thing many a boy from Side 3 will ever see; a Federation beam weapon in action.
1057 Noaqiyeum12th Jun 2012 01:02:00 AM from across the gulf of space , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Otherworldly Rainbows
Well, I wasn't the original poster so I can't verify that mockery was not in fact intended. However if I had been saying that I don't think I would have said it with mockery, and I don't recall that my approval incorporated mockery as part of my understanding at the time, so by induction it seems likely to me that mockery was not involved.
If you love somebody, set them on fire.
I didn't think I was mocking when I said it but now you guys have me wondering...
1059 Collen13th Jun 2012 05:59:20 PM from it is a mystery , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
the cutest lizard
GUESS WHAT'S GONE?

Writer's block, writer's block! I got around 2,122 words in a period of 1.5 hours. Not too bad.
Cover up! Rain down! We wept on the edge of this town!
1060 MrAHR13th Jun 2012 05:59:55 PM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Congrats!
Insert witty title here
[up][up] Sorry. I'm paranoid like that XD.
1062 TheHandle16th Jun 2012 12:28:42 AM from Barcelona , Relationship Status: In my bunk
The most dangerous thing...
Somehow every story I start writing starts with a teenager or very young adult of some sort having a late afternoon or night run in a solitary area while mediating on their popularity among their peers and the fact that they go out of their way to suppress themselves and that the person others like isn't the real them. Then they have a fortuitous and completely unexpected encounter with a Manic Pixie Dream Boy/Girl of some sort, who breaks them into a Maskerade. The next chapter is usually an infodump of some sort, usually presented the form of consulting a talking encyclopedia, la Snow Crash, but not nearly as well-written. Then the story gets stuck there because I have no idea what to do next.

The only story where I have the slightest idea were to continue is this one, but that's because I can easily rip off amusing and interesting events from the lives of actual famous dictators.
Upon the highest thrones of the world, we are still sitting on our asses.
1063 nrjxll16th Jun 2012 12:37:12 AM , Relationship Status: Not war
Sounds like you need to come up with some new ideas.
1064 Night16th Jun 2012 01:55:42 AM from PSNS Intrepid , Relationship Status: Drift compatible
The future of warfare in UC.
I really wish the Troll Post thing didn't happen, because now I can't make sense of a large portion of a thread.
The last thing many a boy from Side 3 will ever see; a Federation beam weapon in action.
1065 chihuahua016th Jun 2012 11:13:00 AM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Writer's Welcome Wagon
@The Handle: So presuming that your protagonist is now in the Masquerade, does he try to get out of it (and most likely have something drag him back in), or does he dive right in (and get tangled into conflict)?

Alternatively, what does the girl do with the protagonist? Drag him in, or push him out?

1066 SlendidSuit2nd Jul 2012 07:09:09 AM from Probably a Pub
UNIVERSITY IS NEARLY OVER PANIC EVERYONE
(Jeez I seem to be all over the place today)
Um, Could I ask for some help with characterisation?
I've been writing up some stuff for somebody's personality and I've just had the sinking feeling that I've fallen into the "Badass Action Girl that doesn't take crap from anybody" routine...

So I sort of need a second opinion.
Gimme yer lunch money, dweeb.
1067 Haldo2nd Jul 2012 07:12:46 PM from Never never land , Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
Indecisive pumpkin
So, I've got a large team of heroes and seven major villains, who formed a group known as Pleiades. The members of Pleiades are the seven sisters of the hero who represents Taurus. I'm just wondering how any family could possibly produce seven evil sisters and one mild-mannered Nice Guy.

edited 2nd Jul '12 7:13:05 PM by Haldo

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1068 KillerClowns2nd Jul 2012 07:22:24 PM from the Midwest , Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Not as singularly broad-minded as a turnip
[up]Developed the personality to avoid pissing off and/or being associated with said sisters?

[up][up]Without details, there's not a damn thing we can do to help. Still, I hate to say it, but... if you're worried you've fallen into a cliche, odds are, you're right. Hell, at least you're paying attention enough to notice.
1069 SlendidSuit3rd Jul 2012 12:43:28 AM from Probably a Pub
UNIVERSITY IS NEARLY OVER PANIC EVERYONE
That's true. It's been about a day now since I wrote anything for this and I've decided I want to restart anyway so I might play around with the concept a little more to see if I can't get a workable character out of it. If in the process I start feeling cold and helpless and alone I'll check back in waii
Gimme yer lunch money, dweeb.
1070 Kalontas3rd Jul 2012 03:53:56 AM , Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
the Inceptor
[up][up][up] In general Taurus's family can be rather bad. The kind of personalities their parents had, fostered rather unpleasant personalities in children. However, some children are very different from their parents - sometimes as a rebellion, sometimes they're genuinely different. Perhaps Taurus just went against his evil sisters as seeing their evil from outside, he decided he didn't like it.
1071 Haldo3rd Jul 2012 02:46:31 PM from Never never land , Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
Indecisive pumpkin
[up]Ooh :O Thanks for the advise

edited 3rd Jul '12 2:46:51 PM by Haldo

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1072 Haldo10th Jul 2012 01:05:05 PM from Never never land , Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
Indecisive pumpkin
So, the members of Pleiades all come from a very old, very traditional family of witches, and just like a Cute Witch from a super-duper old Magical Girl show, they go around doing what they think is the right thing, except what Pleiades thinks is the right thing is in stark contrast to what most everyone else thinks is the right thing, so to everyone else, it just looks like they're spreading havoc and anarchy.

Road block: I can't figure out just what Pleiades' nefarious activities are.
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1073 LoniJay10th Jul 2012 05:11:13 PM from Australia , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Hmm. Perhaps they've decided that the root cause of a problem is totally different to what it actually is?

Or do they care excessively about minor things, like, say, going around confiscating crocs because they're ugly shoes.
Be not afraid...
1074 Kalontas11th Jul 2012 03:53:40 AM , Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
the Inceptor
[up][up] Maybe they're Well-Intentioned Extremist and believe in The Evils of Free Will, so they try to enslave people "for their own good"?

Edit: I listed two tropes and originally failed at linking either. Yay me.

edited 11th Jul '12 3:55:44 AM by Kalontas

1075 SlendidSuit12th Jul 2012 05:06:17 AM from Probably a Pub
UNIVERSITY IS NEARLY OVER PANIC EVERYONE
Guys, the main character of my Urban Fantasy Werewolf Epic seems to be gay.
Are there any pitfalls I need to watch out for whilst writing him? I was probably going to carry on as is but I want to make sure I don't fall into any Unfortunate Implications.
Gimme yer lunch money, dweeb.

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