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Necessity of realistic incompetence? :

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Well, if you are using anime as the sole influence for writing a written work then it is probably not going to be good. There are things that work only in anime and there are things that work only in text. Writing a book and writing a TV show are entirely different things with different scopes and capabilities. If you are going to write, begin by reading. If you are going to make a film, begin by watching. (Of course you can let other mediums influence you, but you should at least have familiarity with what you are working with)
All I do, is sit down at the computer, and start hittin' the keys. Getting them in the right order, that's the trick.
 27 d Roy, Fri, 16th Dec '11 4:51:28 AM Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
Well, my inspirations are manga/anime, some books, and largely movies, particularly war and action movies.

Still, gotta broaden the scope of inspirations, that's for sure.

 28 chihuahua 0, Fri, 16th Dec '11 4:55:51 AM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
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Well, Bryan's fifteen because I write YA and I want a Coming of Age story—

Wait, this isn't about me, sorry.

But Bryan's about in the middle. He doesn't panic like an average teen his age would probably do (considering he doesn't consider himself average), he doesn't adapt and shoot up a to unrealistic heights in only a couple of months. I'm still trying to figure out how to make his Eleventh Hour Superpower work but I'm close to a balance.

 29 d Roy, Fri, 16th Dec '11 4:57:18 AM Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
This isn't particularly about me either. tongue

 30 Night, Fri, 16th Dec '11 7:38:15 AM from PSNS Intrepid Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Who you are does not matter.
Actually completely losing your shit while under direct pressure is...relatively uncommon, honestly. (We are after all genetically predisposed against it and have been since before we were recognizably human.) The addition of just one other person greatly reduces the likelihood it will happen and being part of a group makes it exponentially less so. The human psyche is very good at resisting short heavy shocks.

Put another way: People don't break down during the fight. They break down after.

edited 16th Dec '11 7:38:54 AM by Night

"Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other...and rise."
 31 Noir Grimoir, Fri, 16th Dec '11 4:07:37 PM from San Diego, CA
Rabid Fujoshi
[up]Yes, Fight-or-Flight and all that. If in the wild we all broke down the first time we met a sabertooth tiger out hunting, then we'd be extinct.
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 32 d Roy, Fri, 16th Dec '11 5:22:41 PM Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
Put another way: People don't break down during the fight. They break down after.

Huh, this is new, but upon further consideration, makes sense.

 33 Night, Fri, 16th Dec '11 7:51:32 PM from PSNS Intrepid Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Who you are does not matter.
One of the things that's not generally grasped about psychological maladies brought on by stress, particularly combat stress, is that more of the same can temporarily make them better. I've read dozens of accounts of people who came back from World War 2, Korea, and Vietnam where they'd be a wreck when action was far from them, and then themselves again if contact with the enemy seemed imminent.

Getting to that state, something is seriously wrong and a full breakdown is probably inevitable unless you pull them out, but it's one of those often-overlooked nuances of the subject.
"Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other...and rise."
It's called adrenaline, and PTSD isn't about being away from action.
And better than thy stroke; why swellest thou then?
 35 Night, Sat, 17th Dec '11 11:33:13 AM from PSNS Intrepid Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Who you are does not matter.
[up]If only that were true. It's far more than adrenaline; it's a psychological response as well, as thought processes simplify when faced with immediate threats to your life. Your brain is quite literally designed to respond to such things with greater speed by dismissing other concerns.

And at what point was it suggested PTSD was about being away from the action? All that was said is that being in action can reduce or eliminate the symptoms.
"Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other...and rise."
 36 Noir Grimoir, Sat, 17th Dec '11 4:49:09 PM from San Diego, CA
Rabid Fujoshi
The thing about Fight-or-flight is that it literally bi-passes the frontal cortex and you act without any conscious control. All the adrenaline does is make your blood pump faster, fill you with energy and stop certain bodily functions so that you can do whatever you are going to do in the fastest, most efficient way your body possibly can, it doesn't create the response, the response itself triggers the hormone release.

edited 17th Dec '11 4:50:00 PM by NoirGrimoir

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Thumped for switching the discussion from the topic to a person. Doesn't take many of this kind of thump to bring a suspension. Stay on the topic, not the people in the discussion.

And better than thy stroke; why swellest thou then?
 38 Noir Grimoir, Sat, 17th Dec '11 5:08:34 PM from San Diego, CA
Rabid Fujoshi

Thumped for switching the discussion from the topic to a person. Doesn't take many of this kind of thump to bring a suspension. Stay on the topic, not the people in the discussion.

SPATULA, Supporters of Page Altering To Urgently Lead to Amelioration (supports not going through TRS for tweaks and minor improvements.)

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And better than thy stroke; why swellest thou then?
 40 Night, Sat, 17th Dec '11 11:17:11 PM from PSNS Intrepid Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Who you are does not matter.

This post has been thumped with the mod stick. This means knock it off.
"Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other...and rise."

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And better than thy stroke; why swellest thou then?
 42 Night, Sat, 17th Dec '11 11:38:11 PM from PSNS Intrepid Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Who you are does not matter.

This post has been thumped with the mod stick. This means knock it off.
"Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other...and rise."

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And better than thy stroke; why swellest thou then?
 44 Noir Grimoir, Sun, 18th Dec '11 12:15:54 AM from San Diego, CA
Rabid Fujoshi

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And better than thy stroke; why swellest thou then?
 46 Camacan, Sun, 18th Dec '11 12:47:51 AM from Australiatown
Don't go changing the topic to a person. Keep it civil. If a fight starts, don't keep at it. We needed a holler earlier here.

Putting this thread on hold to cool it down.

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