Writer's Block Daily:

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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 MrAHR7th Apr 2011 08:04:14 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 Leradny7th Apr 2011 11:41:43 AM from Berkeley, CA
Er, what does Mengele mean?

Also, "specific doctoring"? They're combat medics, they treat combat wounds.
113 MrAHR7th Apr 2011 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 Leradny7th Apr 2011 11:53:40 AM from Berkeley, 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 MrAHR7th Apr 2011 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 Leradny7th Apr 2011 12:00:35 PM from Berkeley, 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.
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.
"SILVER-HAIRED DREAMBOAT IS BEST HUSBANDO"
118 EldritchBlueRose7th Apr 2011 01:00:03 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

Has ADD, plays World of Tanks, thinks up crazy ideas like children making spaceships for Hitler. Occasionally writes them down.
[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.
[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.
"SILVER-HAIRED DREAMBOAT IS BEST HUSBANDO"
121 MrAHR7th Apr 2011 02:59:47 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

SURPRISE
Why does it turn out that writing Crack Fic is a great way to bust Writer's Block, if only temporarily?
123 chihuahua07th Apr 2011 03:32:48 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Writer's Welcome Wagon
[up] Maybe because there are no contraints?

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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