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 19176 Major Tom, Sun, 14th Apr '13 5:06:35 PM Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
I just... I can't write this anymore...

?
Endless Conflict: Every war ends in time, even supposedly this one.
 19177 Oh So Into Cats, Sun, 14th Apr '13 5:10:04 PM from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
CANON!!
[up][up] What about it?

[up] I am completely out of ideas and feel kind of like my betas abandoned me so I just have nothing more to write. The story has run its course. It's time to pack up and go home, I guess.

edited 14th Apr '13 5:10:36 PM by ohsointocats

"Beware of the wolves. They were raised by wolves."

Eidolonomics: ~60.4k/100,000 words
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Ravenclaw point is nitpicky and give me a few minutes to find the rebuttal to the point about Dumbledore. Other than that, nothing to say.
Let's not go there. *flails noodle arms*
 19179 chihuahua 0, Sun, 14th Apr '13 5:20:00 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
[up][up] Question about your writing: Are you currently on the first complete draft or not?

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I found it.

edited 14th Apr '13 5:23:57 PM by LeungBaiFang

Let's not go there. *flails noodle arms*
 19181 Oh So Into Cats, Sun, 14th Apr '13 5:24:20 PM from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
CANON!!
[up][up] I'm not at a completed first draft.

Well I mean the thing about Dumbledore...

In the early books, there wasn't really a place for it. Until we got into the latter books and looked into stuff he did as a young man, he was a grownup and the kids were young teenagers and that was not something they usually thought about. As far as we can tell none of the teachers have any spouses so whether any of them were heterosexual or homosexual or asexual or reproduced by budding was pretty irrelevant.

I guess you could make the case that if Dumbledore was gay and in love with Grindewald, which was implied, that could have been made more explicit. Especially because kids were supposed to have "grown up with the series, " so those reading the last couple books would understand homosexuality and there wouldn't have been an issue. I mean the books are already full of satanic witchcraft, what's wrong with adding a couple homosexuals into the mix?

However we don't know if Dumbledore and Grindewald being in love was 1) taboo at the time when it happened, which maybe meant that they never really discussed it and more hinted heavily at it in letters, or 2) taboo at the present time which prevented it from being elaborated on. We know that wizards have different mores than muggles, but even so, we don't see any gay relationships in Harry Potter, so we don't know how they would be treated.

edited 14th Apr '13 5:24:45 PM by ohsointocats

"Beware of the wolves. They were raised by wolves."

Eidolonomics: ~60.4k/100,000 words
 19182 chihuahua 0, Sun, 14th Apr '13 5:37:52 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
[up] I'm not sure if this would help you or not, and I'm not sure of how you're using your betas, but according to one writing article *, writing the first draft with the "door closed" and keeping most of the details about the story you're writing away from other people might help your writing by removing outside pressure.

That's a long sentence.

In any case, I'm still writing, but I'm not going to get any betas until I'm finished with the draft. Last time I used betas, I jumped the gun and I wasted their time.

 19183 Oh So Into Cats, Sun, 14th Apr '13 5:41:17 PM from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
CANON!!
I have no idea what you mean by "outside pressure". I have no outside pressure.
"Beware of the wolves. They were raised by wolves."

Eidolonomics: ~60.4k/100,000 words
 19184 Jabrosky, Sun, 14th Apr '13 5:42:27 PM from San Diego, CA
Madman
Going back to the steampunk discussion, I've never felt strongly for it. I'm not too much into Victorian stuff to be honest. I'm much more into prehistoric, ancient, or possibly pre-medieval settings. In fact I'm surprised those aren't used as setting material more often, except maybe classical Greece.

I've finished a 2, 100-word short story for my Creative Writing Workshop at UCSD. My peers should be done reviewing it by Wednesday. The story stars one of my tribal dinosaur huntresses and is a coming-of-age sort of tale.
re: Cho Chang
You will not go to space today.
 19186 chihuahua 0, Sun, 14th Apr '13 5:51:09 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
[up] Permission to link that in the comments of the article I linked earlier.

(I'm already typing my response based on what Leung linked, since I've already read that post before.)

edited 14th Apr '13 5:51:37 PM by chihuahua0

I didn't write that post, so it's not my permission to give.
You will not go to space today.
 19188 chihuahua 0, Sun, 14th Apr '13 6:13:47 PM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
Writer's Welcome Wagon
[up] Oh, someone already linked it, and the blogger already commented, saying that it doesn't negate her main point.

 19189 Killer Clowns, Sun, 14th Apr '13 6:21:29 PM from the Midwest
Easily entertained
[up]True, but it does sort of add an entertaining counterpoint about assuming white people are completely incapable of basic research. While I can definitely see the point she was trying to make, it's coming off more and more as Jerkass Has a Point than anything.
It doesn't, but I'm not of the opinion that your point being valid means that you should be immune from being called out on about the things you are wrong about.

That person can run their blog however, of course, but I'm not really concerned with what she thinks.
You will not go to space today.
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Thanks for that link, greedling. I'm Chinese and I didn't even think of that.
Let's not go there. *flails noodle arms*
 19192 Morwen Edhelwen, Sun, 14th Apr '13 9:29:24 PM from Sydney, Australia
Tolkien freak
[up] Me too on both counts.
The road goes ever on. -Tolkien
=> Writing about a character who's Tongue Tied and starts having difficulty breathing if he tries talking about something.

=> A bit later, have a sudden and random coughing fit.

 19194 JHM, Mon, 15th Apr '13 9:53:50 AM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
@Cats: I haven't abandoned you. I still want to read more of your thing, but I was out for a few days and things happened. I really am sorry, and I don't want you to abandon this project. I really like it and I want to read more.
 19195 Oh So Into Cats, Mon, 15th Apr '13 9:58:34 AM from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
CANON!!
I am completely and utterly out of ideas, though.
"Beware of the wolves. They were raised by wolves."

Eidolonomics: ~60.4k/100,000 words
 19196 JHM, Mon, 15th Apr '13 12:16:38 PM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
Are you entirely certain of that? You might simply be in a bit of a lull.
 19197 Oh So Into Cats, Mon, 15th Apr '13 12:47:07 PM from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
CANON!!
I've been in a "lull" for like two or three weeks. It's over.
"Beware of the wolves. They were raised by wolves."

Eidolonomics: ~60.4k/100,000 words
Dapper Gentleman
[up]That's not how the writing process works. There's no fixed point where if you've had writer's block for so long, it's over. I think your expectations are a bit unrealistic.
"And every life is a special story of its own." —The Stargazer, Mass Effect 3
 19199 Oh So Into Cats, Mon, 15th Apr '13 2:35:28 PM from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
CANON!!
I think different people have different writing processes.
"Beware of the wolves. They were raised by wolves."

Eidolonomics: ~60.4k/100,000 words
 19200 De Marquis, Mon, 15th Apr '13 5:49:52 PM from Hell, USA Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
Try working on a completely unrelated project for awhile. I can never focus on just one thing at a time.
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
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