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Away on the wind~
Good luck.
There are too many toasters in my chimney!
Today I wrote slash instead of homework.

Away on the wind~
I would advise against doing that in future- schoolwork comes before hobbies.
There are too many toasters in my chimney!
I haven't written anything while sick before, but I have written some updates when I really shouldn't have. One while pretty much in shock, one while at the very worst of a bout of depression, and a lot if not most while having some bad anxiety problems, for instance. I wonder if it's possible to tell.
^^ Well, duh. It's not like I mean for it to happen, it just kinda does.

edited 5th Apr '11 9:12:11 PM by melloncollie

 56 Leradny, Tue, 5th Apr '11 9:17:32 PM from Alameda, CA
Stuff I Have In My Worldbuilding Notes:
It is rare, and nearly impossible, for orphaned children to raise themselves.

If this ever gets a fanbase with fanfiction, there will be dozens of orphaned original characters who do just that.

edited 5th Apr '11 9:18:19 PM by Leradny

 57 Dec, Tue, 5th Apr '11 9:34:08 PM from The Dance Floor
Stayin' Alive
^ Can they survive if they forms groups, then? Not sure why I'm asking — just curious. Wait, I read that as "they can not", nvm.

@Space: I don't have much experience writing while sick ether, but I have plenty where I started writing during insomnia. I tend to get a little… unhinged after a while.

Have coffee, dinner, and about one page done. Thinking of checking the Magic and Powers index to see if I can come up with something more concrete for the ritual I'm currently trying to write, because I've got a light show and absolutely no idea what its supposed to actually do yet.

edited 5th Apr '11 9:35:00 PM by Dec

Nemo enim fere saltat sobrius, nisi forte insanit
Deviantart.
Ah, sleep dep. Didn't mention it because pretty much the whole thing is an exercise in writing on insufficient sleep. Maybe that's why Chapter Eight.
Away on the wind~
Try something other than candles and chanting >_>

Currently trying to get a massive airship moving. I have a way to keep it up, but no way to get the thing moving in the first place. Massive sails? Must investigate further.
There are too many toasters in my chimney!
 60 Leradny, Tue, 5th Apr '11 9:41:27 PM from Alameda, CA
Dec: Adults in that culture must:

1) Hunt for their own food.
2) Travel long distances on foot (only occasionally do they have riding animals and/or beasts of burdon) without getting a) lost or b) too tired.
3) Be able to think their way out of sticky situations without help, in the worst case scenario.

So no, I don't think grouping together would help.

edited 5th Apr '11 9:43:21 PM by Leradny

Anyway, back to the ur-outline. For now, there's a couple of style questions I want to ask readers posted, and you don't have to be totally caught up to answer them (although, if you're not to Chapter 6 yet, don't read the examples). I hope something turns up there in the morning.
Away on the wind~
Um, I'll do my best, SPACE ^_^
There are too many toasters in my chimney!
 63 Eldritch Blue Rose, Wed, 6th Apr '11 12:25:02 PM from A Really Red Room
The Puzzler
Well I'm trying to do many projects at the same time. Let's see if I can remember all of them:

Discordant Harmony: Essentially this is the Character "Insert_Thing_Here" thread, except there is an overarching plot of my design. It has bothered me for quite a while that the Character Threads are rather aimless. In order to start this opus on the right foot I want to create a blog to set up the universe, and a backstory to Discordant Harmony. After the blog is finished Discordant Harmony would begin. Warning: There are moral dilemmas, there are consequences to actions, * and other devices to make you think about who your characters are.* I've talked it a bit with my brother, and he is very excited about this project. grin

I also want to join NaNoWriMo and write a trilogy about the beginnings of the Dvargar.* The first book would take place underground, and all of the Dvargar are separated into clans. I haven't really thought that much about the plot, because I'm busy trying to figure out how anything could survive underground for long periods of time. Crazy ideas abound in my head...

There is also the collection of Dvargar short stories, called The Thaird of Terrat. A thaird is 16 traditional short stories, one for each month of the Dvargar year and on occasion separated by seasons. Near the end of their festival to open the new year, the Dvargar bring forth the oldest person present to tell their thaird to the people. I've got some of my planning done for that, but it still needs work. Rainar is also going to be in here, if people know who he is, so I need to research a bit about swordplay. Hopefully tomorrow I can do that.

...Finally there is this monstrosity, which all the other projects (except Discordant Harmony) are background to. I can't really say that much about it because ideas over how to do it are in flux for the past — oh about four years. However, one plot point has stayed constant and that is there is no sunlight.

As of this moment I've been gathering ideas and planning things, not actual writing stories yet.

edited 6th Apr '11 12:26:05 PM by EldritchBlueRose

So now I know that my lack of success in college is due to ADD — or sleep apnea. I need to do a sleep study some time.
 64 Crystal Glacia, Wed, 6th Apr '11 12:46:30 PM from Cedarpointland
Essentially this is the Character "Insert_Thing_Here" thread, except there is an overarching plot of my design. It has bothered me for quite a while that the Character Threads are rather aimless.

Oh, seconded.

I am now fully convinced that the Character Setting threads are RPs in all but name with no designated GM, no character profiles, and tons of OOC chatter. I became the GM of sorts since we're using my setting- a huge, old castle that's hiding a laboratory -and we now suddenly have a plot: find out what the hell is going on in there!

And now that someone accidentally combined two completely unrelated characters into one- a ghostly Maori man and a (very likely Caucasian) soldier -we have inched closer to actual RP status by requiring character profiles to be posted next time around. 'w'
Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame.
 65 Mr AHR, Wed, 6th Apr '11 12:49:58 PM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
R Ps always scare me. I'm good for a week, sometimes two, sometimes even a month, but gimme enough time, and I'll avoid those things like the plague.

That's prolly why I don't do the Character WORDHERE stuff.

Also cause I can't characterize, but that's not important.
 66 chihuahua 0, Wed, 6th Apr '11 12:51:09 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
[up][up][up]: Yay, you're here!

For a school project, I had to create a cover and summery for the Renaissance. The title is "Time Of Rebirth" and the summery is about a college-age time traveller who goes back in time to study the Renaissance, but someone is following him, causing time to crack. I used a vague one-point perspective for the cover, since perspective was invented in that time period.

edited 6th Apr '11 12:51:22 PM by chihuahua0

[up][up][up][up] Discordant Harmony would be like a common mythos for the Character threads? You have a long-term myth arc going on, you have to justify how your character landed from their universe to this one, and you're made to participate in a story instead of aimless chatter? smile

How would you set up the moral dilemnas? Do you have a plot planned out?

I'm going to finish my little serial Dramatine — I thought it originally as a make-it-up-on-the-spot kind of story, to get my creativity gears back in shape. But then I have a big plan where my heroine should end up through the night, and most of the time spend not writing is actually me trying to catch up on my reading and movie watching, so I'd have enough material in mind to carry out my writing.

edited 6th Apr '11 3:20:26 PM by QQQQQ

 68 Jackerel, Wed, 6th Apr '11 5:08:09 PM from ur sentry
SURPRISE
Ugh.

I hate introducing a massive number of characters at once. This is a 100-ish battalion of Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits during a storming sequence that's a complete ripoff of the D-Day sequence of Saving Private Ryan, except it involve a giant fortress on the beach. I'm thinking of introducing them in chunks next, especially since the action pauses to give them all Boss Subtitles.
What's the genre? (curious what tone/type of work would have all those boss titles worked in)
 70 Major Tom, Wed, 6th Apr '11 6:18:12 PM Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
I am currently stuck on a bout of writer's block about how to open the scene I'm at. Apart from that I have a pretty good idea on how the chapter runs!

YAY!
Endless Conflict: Every war ends in time, even supposedly this one.
Away on the wind~
Write up a generic opening, then edit it later once you've written the chapter entirely. With it laid out there, you may find it easier to write the opening.
There are too many toasters in my chimney!
Away on the wind~
My muse has hit me with a scene. I need a plce to record it in case I lose the sheet its' notes are written on, but I'm at school:/
There are too many toasters in my chimney!
 73 chihuahua 0, Wed, 6th Apr '11 7:59:47 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
 74 Jackerel, Wed, 6th Apr '11 7:59:59 PM from ur sentry
SURPRISE
@spacetravel - World War II Alternate History.

...Or, more clearly, Action/war/dramadey. It's rather animesque and uses a lot of video game tropes, though.
 75 animemetalhead, Wed, 6th Apr '11 8:06:25 PM from Ashwood Landing, ME
Runs on Awesomeness
So, I was Wiki Walking one day and I stumbled across the National Novel Writing Month page. Thoroughly inspired, I began planning my first real novel:

The premise is that there is a magical realm parallel to our own and anchored on the Earth, which can only be accessed through portals or gates. There are two factions of mages who were at war and when mundane casualties became inexcusable, they reached a truce and created this magical world.

Now, on the mundane end, the Cold War escalates in the early 80s, with the US and the USSR coming to blows. A colonel leads the battle that delivers a decisive blow against the Russians, and becomes a war hero. Fast forward to 1992, and he's been elected president. Within 2 years, he's declared a military state, disbanded Congress, and declared all minorities "un-American."

Rather than get those nasty comparisons to Those Wacky Nazis, he decides not to execute anyone, instead rounding up minorities and throwing them in ghettos with genetically enhanced soldiers.

One more fast forward, to 2012, and our heroes, Yuki and Amaya, are trying to break out of a ghetto near Washington, DC. They are caught and thrown in a holding cell overnight, where they meet Tareth. Tareth knows something about Amaya's Missing Mom, and uses her one memento as a catalyst for a spell to break them out, and they ultimately head to the magical world to search for Amaya's mom.

TL;DR, Mahou Sensei Negima! meets Nazis-lite

Holy Crap, Wall of Text
No one believes me when I say angels can turn their panties into guns.
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