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  1. AceTrainer14

    Writers' Workshop General Chat Thread

    I am doing fine. I am perfectly fine with not much human interaction so am fine with my time stuck at home, though I am very much looking forward to being able to go out again soon. I just realised after posting here last night that it'll be 10 years of Eight Easy Steps later this year - I...
  2. AceTrainer14

    Writers' Workshop General Chat Thread

    Hello all! I cannot remember the last time I've posted here. Hope all the old regulars have been well, and all the new people are enjoying the site! While our national lockdown here in NZ has been incredibly unproductive for me, since my personal computer is now my work station (woo!), I...
  3. AceTrainer14

    MATURE: How to Conquer Kanto in Eight Easy Steps - Chapter 98
    Threadmarks: Chapter One Hundred and One: The Morning After

    Chapter Ninety Eight: The Morning After Alaska woke to the sound of screaming. She sat up with such speed her head slammed against the bed above. Her barely-awake vision blurred from the jolt, but Alaska winced and persevered. Someone on the boat was clearly in more pain than she was, she...
  4. AceTrainer14

    POPULAR: Simple Questions, Simple Answers

    I think the fact that Giga Drain only absorbs some of the energy/nutrients would avoid that. You could argue that Synthesis and other healing moves could lower the stakes or allow for an easy out, but I think that that is easily avoidable. My concern is more if the logic would work enough for...
  5. AceTrainer14

    POPULAR: Simple Questions, Simple Answers

    I am trying to overcome an issue with a gym battle, and imagined a Pokemon to using Giga Drain on natural resources - water, rocks - to absorb nutrients and heal that way instead of by attacking a Pokemon. I feel there is some logic behind the idea as Pokemon do use the sun and moon to heal...
  6. AceTrainer14

    EVENT: Summer 2019 Themed Oneshot Competition Announcement

    I have neglected this section for far too long, and my writing/productivity has really suffered as a result. Need to get back into the swing of things and the pressures of a forum to keep me going, so sign me up as writer and judge!
  7. AceTrainer14

    Notice The Future of the WW Awards

    Very late to seeing this (which is possibly why any criticisms my past self would have had are irrelevant XD) but fair enough and thanks for the explanation. Having organised a fair few of these, I can understand the pressures and strain of having to plan such a huge event and can totally...
  8. AceTrainer14

    MATURE: How to Conquer Kanto in Eight Easy Steps - Chapter 98
    Threadmarks: Interlude Seventeen: Bricked Up

    Well, this has been a while coming. I actually finished this months ago, but was so unhappy with the initial version I didn't think it was up to task of being shared here. In that time, I slowly wrote two other chapters while struggling through work and a litany of other issues. After finishing...
  9. AceTrainer14

    POPULAR: Simple Questions, Simple Answers

    'Fancy' makes it sound bejewelled or something XD And it's not really a cast either as it is essentially a boot. I think exposition may be my only option
  10. AceTrainer14

    POPULAR: Simple Questions, Simple Answers

    In the chapter of Eight Easy Steps I am currently writing, Alaska is wearing a moon boot. What is a moon boot? It is this, but I have now learnt that 'moon boot' may not be a global term for this type of device/brace/cast. Can anyone enlighten me on an alternative name for this from their part...
  11. AceTrainer14

    Writers' Workshop General Chat Thread

    I have been looking forward to this day for a long time, but wow - 1,000 pages! That probably isn't a record for the site by any means, but I am amazed that we have come so far and been able to keep chatting as an ever-evolving community like this for over SEVEN YEARS! Well done to us all.
  12. AceTrainer14

    Notice So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

    I am sorry to see you go, @AetherX. You were always of huge help to me when I was Head - your ideas, your insight, and, foremost, your support were always welcome and appreciated particularly during the tougher times. I don't think I could have run so many awards without your help, and even...
  13. AceTrainer14

    Writers' Workshop General Chat Thread

    Well, what do we think of Sword/Shield/Galar so far? I await the Sugimori artwork before judging the Pokemon too harshly. Galar looks like it could be interesting - seems to be more linear in terms of a storyline, with the big city being right at the very end.
  14. AceTrainer14

    Writers' Workshop General Chat Thread

    @Zaphod Scotsman: I think what @InfiniteBakuphoon suggested is a good way of handling it. I think trying to combine talking steam engines with a world populated by fantasical monsters would be too many diverse elements to work cohesively together. Taking the railway elements or the personalities...
  15. AceTrainer14

    GAME: Review League

    235 base points for reviewing one story? Fancy that! Why doesn't everyone try it Two reviews of my own FITD: 10 (Base + Monthly + 500 + 4 chapters SRBS: 21 (Base + Monthly + 1250 words + 12 chapters)
  16. AceTrainer14

    GAME: word wars

    Well, I didn't read as much as I would have liked, but this was essentially a public way of forcing me to read and review something. And look at that, my list of 'God, I owe people a lot of reviews' isn one shorter. Woohoo - I'll review two of my own chapters. A+ for everyone.
  17. AceTrainer14

    TEEN: some rise by sin

    So, after two years, I've finally caught up once again! I have not gone back and re-read as I wanted to get these chapters done this weekend, so can't comment on the Froslass stuff this time. I will instead pick once we have met Rosseau. I think I commented on these chapters last time, but the...
  18. AceTrainer14

    GAME: word wars

    New Year, New War who: Anyone wishing to take part what: Review as many stories that you have never reviewed or have not reviewed for some time (does not count brand new stories) when: You have 36 hours from time of posting wager: Review 2 chapters of your choice!
  19. AceTrainer14

    TEEN: Flying in the Dark [COMPLETE]

    Submitting my half of the word wars prize! I promised to do 7 and 8, but since I have promised to review for ages, I chucked 9 and 10 in there. To start with, the things you do well with this story are evident in these chapters. Namely, Haley and Markus continue to be excellent characters with...
  20. AceTrainer14

    GAME: genre gambles: new year, new you!

    @kintsugi Roll the die, baby!