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Writers Workshop General Chat Thread

Discussion in 'The Written Word' started by Gama, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. ArtemisOfTheMoonTribe

    ArtemisOfTheMoonTribe The Super Tough Pink Puff

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    I liked the HtTYD books and the movies. The ending of the books made me sad though.
     
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    TRNatalie Active member

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    Yay! Another fan of the books! Yeah, I was sad at the end but at least it didn't end with how I was afraid it would end.
     
  3. canisaries

    canisaries when the real enemy is you

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    literally the first time ever i've heard about httyd books, which seems to prove the point.

    hmh, a bit stressed about some risks i'm taking with the chapter i'm currently writing and near to finishing, but i suppose that's a common feeling. well, either it'll work or i'll learn something new.
     
  4. UselessBytes

    UselessBytes Plus Ultra!

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    Okay, it’s official, Alder, or at least in the way I’ve written his personality (I like to think it’s an accurate portrayal, but who knows) , is my favorite champion.
     
  5. AceTrainer14

    AceTrainer14 The acest of trainers

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    I must say, when I started the Review Game a few years ago, I always hoped that it would have the success it had last week. Very pleased to see it as active as it was, even for a few days
     
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    lucarioknight56 Recorder of Tales

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    After writing the events of a chapter for PMDUE, I think I'll change my rating tag to Teen again. While there's no cursing or gross descriptions, there's plenty of implied violence through the actions, and it does delve into somewhat heavy subjects in the narrative. Plus, I'd rather run the risk of being too safe than not safe enough.
     
  7. canisaries

    canisaries when the real enemy is you

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    yeah, i read the first part about halfway the other day, it does feel teen to me.
     
  8. diamondpearl876

    diamondpearl876 just like wildfire

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    I agree that it sounds teen to me! The ratings guide here might help you, too, if you're still unsure or are unsure in the future! You can also ask for clarification in that thread.

    I've been thinking I'll probably need to bump Phantom Project up to mature at some point, too. Right now it's just emotionally heavy, but eventually, there'll be some graphic scenes.
     
  9. Gama

    Gama Let's get funky! Former BMGf Head Administrator

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    Is this related to the Review League I've now seen? Looks like this place and improved in leaps and bounds in the time since I've been seriously active. Great to see!

    In related news, I'm intending to become more active here again.
     
  10. Emma Prescott

    Emma Prescott Vengeful Ferret

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    The review league is completely new. Basically, it encourages more (and hopefully better) reviews in exchange for prizes. Neat little system that's seen a lot of consistent use since its introduction.

    Also welcome back!
     
  11. AceTrainer14

    AceTrainer14 The acest of trainers

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    It definitely is great to see you back, Gama! The Review Game is more of a game where you read someone's story in order to request a review for you. Mostly about trying to read stories you haven't read before. You can get points for it in the Review League though, which is more about just getting rewarded for reviewing generally.

    Looking forward to having you around more often :D
     
  12. canisaries

    canisaries when the real enemy is you

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    tfw the review game streak stops at u ( `^´)

    although it has become a good thing as the next chapter of my fic is only getting finished today and not a few days ago like i thought
     
  13. AceTrainer14

    AceTrainer14 The acest of trainers

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    A few days is a lot better than how it was a few years ago. I think the longest stretch was six months one time.
     
  14. Beth Pavell

    Beth Pavell Not as cute in person

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    I feel so unBritish. I actually lost my temper with a shop assistant today instead of tutting under my breath. Although ... it was a queue violation that broke the bulldog's back, so maybe it was British after all
     
  15. Nitro Indigo

    Nitro Indigo Don't you think it's kind of strange?

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    I discovered earlier on today that Official Nintendo Magazine never reviewed Klonoa for the Wii.
     
  16. Drakon

    Drakon Requiem Raver

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    Well, this is fascinating:

    http://www.etcmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/OpenLENRfinal.pdf

    Apparently, the palladium-hydrogen cool fusion reactors I mention in Life of the Legendaries and Poké Wars aren't bullshit technobabble at all. Granted, they were the results of extrapolations of the "cold fusion" results along with some educated guesses that I assumed was plausible sounding technobabble.

    On a side note, I also hypothesized that the ideal configuration for a tokamak style fusion reactor for some of my other SF RPs was tall column:

    [​IMG]

    Turns out, I was actually somewhat right: An Indispensable Truth (page 414)

    Granted this is just a magnetic field map but the coils generating said field could easily be in a similar arrangement.
     
  17. ArtemisOfTheMoonTribe

    ArtemisOfTheMoonTribe The Super Tough Pink Puff

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    *gets excited about champions ballad while on a Pokemon forum*
     
  18. diamondpearl876

    diamondpearl876 just like wildfire

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    Plausible sounding technobabble seems to be a specialty of a few around here! :p I can’t say I’m well versed myself in many sciences outside of like... psychology and genetics, but doesn’t matter - I imagine discovering this felt super validating, heh.
     
  19. canisaries

    canisaries when the real enemy is you

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    my german bud took a look at that pdf (he's more interested in this stuff than me), found some... interesting sites in the sources. namely ones by a company which used to go by blacklight power inc. (nowadays brilliant light power inc.) which actually claims to be able to turn matter into dark matter to produce energy... suuuuure

    now of course i don't know at all how much that source is actually cited and we are talking scifi, but still, hot damn
     
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  20. Twilight-Kun

    Twilight-Kun Megalomaniacal toaster on a keyboard

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    Hm...and so ends LeDiz's A Professor and a Student, one of the best canon-compliant SM fics out there that made the first 43 episodes of the SM anime more tolerable to watch by filling in the blanks between scenes and episodes

    It'll be sorely missed, but there's still plenty of other interesting things to come, I suppose