The Totally Radical Thread for Crotchety Old Bitches:

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7851 Morven27th Nov 2010 01:32:44 AM from Seattle, WA, USA
I am at a place of ... well, little mental capacity ... as well, right now. Watching a strange documentary of crime, death and weirdness in Wisconsin in the 1890s that's mostly period photos and black-and-white film clips with depressive music and readings from the newspaper columns.

It's oddly fascinating. That may be the mental state talking, but still.
A brighter future for a darker age.


/me brandishes plastic dinner knife at Groggy

/me whips out a second plastic knife

7856 TuefelHundenIV27th Nov 2010 01:38:55 AM from Wandering , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Yes can the wild children take their plastic utensil fight off the grouchy porch and into the grass then :P
"Who watches the watchmen?"
XD Yes, yes, sorry, sorry. But I can never resist the X YOUR SHIT meme.
7858 Morven27th Nov 2010 01:39:51 AM from Seattle, WA, USA
I love it when my characters develop a life of their own. Even if I worry for their safety, like Yvgenia trying to choke Mindala with both hands round her throat within minutes of meeting. That wasn't supposed to happen. But it's a rather wilder first meeting than I'd planned, and I like it.
A brighter future for a darker age.
Planescape Hijack
Charlatan: ...I think I still stab you in the face with the fork instead.

Fair enough.

Morven: I know exactly what you mean! I was expecting my NaNovel to be really plot-y, but then it turned into like 50% my characters snarking at each other, to my surprise & delight.
Productivity is for people without internet connections. -Count Dorku
7860 TuefelHundenIV27th Nov 2010 01:43:21 AM from Wandering , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Or your troops finding out to their delight that the sneaky former supply snake that you planned on killing off is actually useful in procuring them some heavy hardware which ends up saving their asses.
"Who watches the watchmen?"
7861 Morven27th Nov 2010 01:47:15 AM from Seattle, WA, USA
Characters, it seems to me, want to live, and are willing to come up with entertaining story if it means they get more of it.

(This view is, of course, insane, but I own it.)
A brighter future for a darker age.
I think it's pretty normal, Morven. I think my characters are feeling too stiff and scripted.
7863 Morven27th Nov 2010 01:57:12 AM from Seattle, WA, USA
That's because you haven't had them speak enough. They're rusty, just like you'd be if you hadn't spoken much. You have to take them out a bit and exercise them. Take them with you and think about how they'd respond in various situations. Let them sit on your shoulder and comment on your life. Run them through their daily routine. Listen for their voice. Let their personality come through.

I can hear Anhelia's black cynicism and inner eloquence. Soot's taciturnity and ability to say little and communicate much — or say little and communicate even less, if she wishes. Mindala's earnestness, desire to please, and nervous babble. Yvgenia's crazy, nervous intensity, always having to push and wriggle and challenge. Aless' sullen anger. It gets a little loud in here at times.
A brighter future for a darker age.
7864 TuefelHundenIV27th Nov 2010 02:13:02 AM from Wandering , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
... My Black Watch Officer is disgusted with the comportment of my previous military units leadership and appalled at that their lack of honesty and dedication to the job. Of course this is also my bitter anger and being fucked over by a fucking bureaucrat who spent more time on his knees for promotions to getting elbows dirty earning them.

Ok I am grumpy and tired. I am off to bed.

edited 27th Nov '10 2:13:15 AM by TuefelHundenIV

"Who watches the watchmen?"
7865 Morven27th Nov 2010 02:22:10 AM from Seattle, WA, USA
It's partly the anger at that that gets my Anhelia out of her funk near the beginning of book 2. She has a command again, no matter how shabby it is, and that state only gets her motivated again to do things.
A brighter future for a darker age.
7866 TrollPost27th Nov 2010 03:05:11 AM from troll post crusher
7867 TrollPost27th Nov 2010 03:10:35 AM from troll post crusher
(begins the Archive Binge)
It's strangely revelatory, Ivy.
I'm noticing a lot of posts that have both the "creep" and "xmen" tags.
7871 blackcat27th Nov 2010 07:38:30 AM , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Stupid Eastern Standard Time, I always go to bed way too early and miss the shenanigans. And I missed Becca. Damn it.

Todays is going to be busy and all I really want to do is go on an adventure. I wish to be surrounded by people who do not look like me in a place full of interesting aromas and colors. Instead I am surrounded by four legged critters that don't look like me and it is best not to discuss the aromas and colors.

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
7872 Dorkus27th Nov 2010 08:58:28 AM , Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Don't worry blackcat. I'm West Coast and I'm wondering how the this thread jumped five pages on me after I got back on.
Is it God Knows...?
7873 TuefelHundenIV27th Nov 2010 10:54:44 AM from Wandering , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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Eddie/Becca Banter is how. Always amusing.
"Who watches the watchmen?"
7874 TheInferno27th Nov 2010 11:22:15 AM from probably on Earth
|Y| = |X| Add 5
I just saw a commercial for a $2 bill. The mint is selling them for $10.

"The fact that your food can be made into makeshift bombs alarms the Hell out of me, Scrye." - Charlatan
7875 Ponicalica27th Nov 2010 11:30:50 AM from facing Buttercup
It's a collector's item.

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