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Apr 22nd 2011 at 7:46:21 PM

Is it too late to join the Character Carnival? I had to baby-sit tonight, and when I got there were almost 50 posts.

CrystalGlacia from Cedarpointland
Apr 22nd 2011 at 7:56:18 PM

Join whenever you want. Last time, we had people joining as late as five posts before the explosive conclusion.

"Jack, you have debauched my sloth."
Dec Stayin' Alive from The Dance Floor
Stayin' Alive
Apr 22nd 2011 at 8:00:34 PM

Does anyone still write stuff out on paper, with a pen or pencil?

I take notes and make diagrams in my notebooks once in a while, but I haven't written any stories in them recently. I used to do it a lot before we moved, when I was still in school. I'd have a hour long bus ride to campus, both ways, so I had a lot of free time to write or do whatever on the way to school. Now thoughÖ I don't know, I guess its not quite as convenient anymore.

On outlines... we don't work well together. I can manage to consolidate what the hell is going on after the scenes have started themselves up, but I've never been able to deal with a beginning to end outline.

No words yet, but have two scenes in mind to write about. Should make today fairly easy.

Nemo enim fere saltat sobrius, nisi forte insanit Deviantart.
jasonwill2 True art is Angsty from West Virginia
Apr 22nd 2011 at 10:18:36 PM

Sigh, well while of you guys work away some stuff has happened and I have been too depressed to get out of sitting around being lonely on the web let alone type anything.

as of the 2nd of Nov. has 6 weeks for a broken collar bone to heal and types 1 handed and slowly
LoniJay from Australia Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Apr 22nd 2011 at 10:59:14 PM

i wish I could join Character Carnival, but I have to go back to uni in a week and I know I won't have time. sad

Be not afraid...
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Apr 23rd 2011 at 12:18:46 AM

I am, for all practical purposes, unable to handwrite anymore.

A brighter future for a darker age.
animemetalhead Runs on Awesomeness from Ashwood Landing, ME
Runs on Awesomeness
Apr 23rd 2011 at 12:22:02 AM

It actually to the point for me where I typed so often that I was slower at handwriting than I had been in middle school.

No one believes me when I say angels can turn their panties into guns.
SPACETRAVEL from ☉
Apr 23rd 2011 at 2:31:00 AM

I will become ashamed of that trend and then hide my deficiency by typing even more.

whoever wrote this shit needs to step on a rake in a comedic fashion
chihuahua0 Writer's Welcome Wagon from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Writer's Welcome Wagon
Apr 23rd 2011 at 6:33:48 AM

Wow, 104 posts in 17 hours for Carnival! Is that normal for a Character thread, or did we break a record.

The dog days are over.
CrystalGlacia from Cedarpointland
Apr 23rd 2011 at 8:00:39 AM

That's... faster than A Game Of Chance moved at launch, and everyone was ninja'ing each other's ninjas. It got around 85 posts in that span of time. What was I doing, even though I'm a GM? Sleeping.

I'm not sure if that's normal, though. I don't know what timezones our participants are from, 'cause there was posting going on at all hours of the night on my end.

"Jack, you have debauched my sloth."
animemetalhead Runs on Awesomeness from Ashwood Landing, ME
Runs on Awesomeness
Apr 23rd 2011 at 8:50:17 AM

I'm in Pacific Time, and I stayed up till almost 2 am posting, so...

I think I'm definitely hooked on the Character threads.

No one believes me when I say angels can turn their panties into guns.
NotSoBadassLongcoat The Showrunner of Dzwiedz 24 from People's Democratic Republic of Badassia
The Showrunner of Dzwiedz 24
Apr 23rd 2011 at 10:00:38 AM

Suddenly I managed to solve a What Happened to the Mouse? problem, after I realized there IS a mouse, and got it all fitting with the story. And all because of describing the Raging Stiffie spell.

"Alice in Wonderland was about a chick getting high as fucking balls on a Hunter S. Thompson type list of drugs." - Mark Von Lewis
Fancolors I draw stuff. from Land of the Mamelucos
I draw stuff.
Apr 23rd 2011 at 10:48:06 AM

I just realized today's my day off, now I feel more pathetic than ever and ready to post. By the way, my timezone is -3 GMT.

Apr 23rd 2011 at 11:16:50 AM

Me: Hmm. If I base all of the characters for this webcomic off a zodiac, that's twelve personalities I won't have to think up! More time for drawing! But what to call it... Zodiac Party? That's kind of—
Brain: Look up Camille Saint-SaŽns.
Me: ...
Brain: DO IT. GO FOR THE PUN.
Me: :DDDDD

jasonwill2 True art is Angsty from West Virginia
Apr 23rd 2011 at 11:40:46 AM

raaaaaaaagh

I think I may be pulling myself out of my own self imposed writer's ghetto!

-=-=-

Also I keep seeing these character castles and carnivals, are they actual serious stories or more just messing around for fun/learning? Do people use characters they already have or completely new ones?

as of the 2nd of Nov. has 6 weeks for a broken collar bone to heal and types 1 handed and slowly
Fancolors I draw stuff. from Land of the Mamelucos
I draw stuff.
Apr 23rd 2011 at 11:42:24 AM

As far as I know, just a simple writing exercise.

EDIT: Also, preexisting characters.

edited 23rd Apr '11 11:43:50 AM by Fancolors

CrystalGlacia from Cedarpointland
Apr 23rd 2011 at 11:51:15 AM

You're supposed to use preexisting, characters, then use the threads to develop them. Like, I'm using this thread to develop my 'verse's exorcists, ghosts, and demons. Every now and again, a troper will craft an entirely new character out of whole cloth just for the thread, and they may never be seen again.

"Jack, you have debauched my sloth."
NotSoBadassLongcoat The Showrunner of Dzwiedz 24 from People's Democratic Republic of Badassia
The Showrunner of Dzwiedz 24
Apr 23rd 2011 at 12:56:03 PM

Oh great. Now I hit another hurdle, as I can't write transitions. I need to get from point A to point C, but I have a hard time writing point B.

"Alice in Wonderland was about a chick getting high as fucking balls on a Hunter S. Thompson type list of drugs." - Mark Von Lewis
Apr 24th 2011 at 12:47:10 PM

Just leaving this here till I get back.

A century-long war started over territorial disputes concerning nomads: Silly Reason for War or sufficiently controversial?

CrystalGlacia from Cedarpointland
Apr 24th 2011 at 12:52:22 PM

Maybe if the parties were absurdly protective over something in their territory, perhaps.

"Jack, you have debauched my sloth."
JHM Thunder, Perfect Mind from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Thunder, Perfect Mind
Fancolors I draw stuff. from Land of the Mamelucos
I draw stuff.
Apr 24th 2011 at 3:44:19 PM

Whoa, 326 in three days...is it normal?

chihuahua0 Writer's Welcome Wagon from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Writer's Welcome Wagon
Apr 24th 2011 at 3:57:44 PM

While I was at an Easter service, I used eight prayer cards to write down a beginning of a story. [lol] You never know when you have a burst of inspiration!

The dog days are over.
chihuahua0 Writer's Welcome Wagon from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Writer's Welcome Wagon
Apr 24th 2011 at 6:44:40 PM

I am pleased to say that Carnival is a hit, compared with the two last threads. Although things may slow down this week, I am hoping to conclude it successfully next weekend or next week.

All I need is to put some more effort into my posts.

The dog days are over.
CrystalGlacia from Cedarpointland
Apr 24th 2011 at 6:54:04 PM

Let's see... I'll come up with some Character Development Thread statistics. How long did each thread last, not counting post-thread chatter?

  • Castle - 13 days.
  • Beach House - 12 days.
  • Outpost - 17 days.
  • Snowflake - 65 days.
  • Hike - 15 days.
  • Hotel - 15 days.

Yeah, aside from Snowflake, we seem to be right on schedule. However, wrapping the entire thread up in seven days seems a little... fast. People have lives during the week.

edited 24th Apr '11 6:54:38 PM by CrystalGlacia

"Jack, you have debauched my sloth."

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