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Writer's Block Daily:

Away on the wind~
Nearly at the end of Page Six now [determinator]
There are too many toasters in my chimney!
:D

Thanks for reading it. And I apologize for the angstiness of my old accounts. It takes me several pages to get down to business and stop flip-flopping over whether it's all worth it. ~-_-~

edited 7th Apr '11 1:17:49 AM by SPACETRAVEL

Away on the wind~
It's okay, angstiness is allowed.

It's a good story, though ^_^ Definitely worth reading, even if there's a lot of it.

Incidentally, have you thought about joining all the parts into one document and hosting it off-site? So that they have one file to read, instead of a huge thread of it?
There are too many toasters in my chimney!
That was either the second to last or the last post I made in my thread, actually.

This is the link. The smaller file is a prequel/short side story.

I keep posting the story in the thread, but I also update the file (not as often as I should) along with it.

edited 7th Apr '11 1:31:25 AM by SPACETRAVEL

Away on the wind~
Is there any chance you could ask a mod to insert that into the first post?

If people click on it, and the first thing they see is a link to a single document containing the entire story, they're much more likely to read it.
There are too many toasters in my chimney!
I can insert it into the first post myself. Just give me a moment...
Away on the wind~
Great! Hopefully, this will lead more people to read it smile
There are too many toasters in my chimney!
Hopefully. People are always welcome. Thanks for the suggestion!
Away on the wind~
It's okay ^_^

If you'll excuse me, I'm now up to Page 7.
There are too many toasters in my chimney!
 111 Mr AHR, Thu, 7th Apr '11 8:04:14 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Leradny: Late, but, your post actually brought some memories of the video game TF 2, where the resident medic is also german. This opens him up to insults such as "Mengele" and what not. Not very good, I know, but maybe you should try and look at what specific type of doctoring they be doing, and go from there.
 112 Leradny, Thu, 7th Apr '11 11:41:43 AM from Alameda, CA
Er, what does Mengele mean?

Also, "specific doctoring"? They're combat medics, they treat combat wounds.

 113 Mr AHR, Thu, 7th Apr '11 11:46:35 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Mengele. Nazi doctor. Performed experiments on Jews. Frankenstein-esque experiments.
 114 Leradny, Thu, 7th Apr '11 11:53:40 AM from Alameda, CA
Ah. History fail. Anyway it's not exactly applicable since my alternate Earth is around the World War I stage and there aren't any Axis-analogue slurs (yet). But thanks, I will definitely keep that in mind.

 115 Mr AHR, Thu, 7th Apr '11 11:55:10 AM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
If you have combat medics, I might reccomend names that aren't necessarily insulting the fact that they are doctors, but that they are not soldiers, real men, and all that jazz.

Of course, it all depends on whether your culture is like that or not.
 116 Leradny, Thu, 7th Apr '11 12:00:35 PM from Alameda, CA
I said this a couple pages ago, I think, but I can't even find derogatory/vulgar slang towards medics in the real world, so. I think I'll have them be similarly off-limits.

 117 Crystal Glacia, Thu, 7th Apr '11 12:02:21 PM from Cedarpointland
patience, young padawan
Yeah, medics are known for being nice people on the battlefield who help others. Insulting them is kind of like... insulting Mister Rogers or something.
Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame.
 118 Eldritch Blue Rose, Thu, 7th Apr '11 1:00:03 PM from A Really Red Room
The Puzzler
I just realized something today, talking to a camera is insanely awkward when I'm by myself and I'm not in a dialog with someone else. I think sometime I should see if I could get my brother to ask me some questions so it seems more natural.*

edited 7th Apr '11 1:01:06 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.
 119 QQQQQ, Thu, 7th Apr '11 1:24:33 PM from Canada
[up] Jeje. I get nervous also, when I know I have to see my silly self recorded. It's a strange, awkward feeling in your gut. Ah, take comfort knowing everyone else looks just as silly in the camera.

 120 Crystal Glacia, Thu, 7th Apr '11 1:25:59 PM from Cedarpointland
patience, young padawan
[up] Me, too. Oddly, I'm actually a lot more comfortable speaking in person rather than to a camera, maybe so I can see what people think of my performance so I can adjust on the fly if I need to.
Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame.
 121 Mr AHR, Thu, 7th Apr '11 2:59:47 PM from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Holy shit fuck shit fuck.

I just wrote some stuff for fun.

Holy shit fuck shit fuck.

I completely forgot how easy it was to develop characters and dynamics this way. Why did no one inform me of this?

edited 7th Apr '11 3:02:21 PM by MrAHR

 122 Jackerel, Thu, 7th Apr '11 3:29:37 PM from ur sentry
SURPRISE
Why does it turn out that writing Crack Fic is a great way to bust Writer's Block, if only temporarily?
 123 chihuahua 0, Thu, 7th Apr '11 3:32:48 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
[up] Maybe because there are no contraints?

 124 Jackerel, Thu, 7th Apr '11 3:42:46 PM from ur sentry
SURPRISE
Problem is, most of my stuff is usually a step away from Crack Fic territory (usually crossovers and multiversal rampages)...
About to finish the ur-outline. Not actually going all the way up to the end of Part One, but just to the point where shit. Gets. Real. And that is enough—by this time, I am dying to write this stuff and have more than restored my energy to do so, so this exercise has served its full purpose.

@Jackeral: Your stuff sounds like the good kind of crackfic.

And I have been outlining a scene that borders self-crackfic myself.

edited 7th Apr '11 3:46:17 PM by SPACETRAVEL

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