No.965786[Last 50 Posts]
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"If all I care about in life is the imprints I make in this world, then the most I'll ever leave is a grave."
"What does it mean to be alone? I mean truly alone?...Is it enough when I fall asleep to my shivers and wake up to my tears?"
Man it's been a while! And I'm feeling truly inspired! So why don't you come on in and share some inspiration with me and the lovely folks here? Most of us don't bite!
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I started a challenge for myself. A little experiment.
What I did was, I marked on my calendar the days that I wrote something, or read something. And that's all it says. "I wrote something/I read something"
What I'm hoping is that, at the end of each month, I can look at that and say to myself "you did something that day" or "look how many days you did something on"
I made a promise to myself that I'm going to ignore the days on which I didn't do anything, because I've had literal years of not doing anything now. So Im not focusing on that.
Maybe this will give me some better inspiration and remind me that, even though life is crazy and busy, I can still do something towards a goal and not just put it on the back burner until I give up on it.
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This thing exists?
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That's awesome! I love that feeling you get after you've been stuck in a rut for a while, and suddenly it's just really easy and flows.>>965803
I'm secretly a necromancer
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Someone's been re-reading Background Pony
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heck yeah! positivity. Shoot I've got two blank dry erase calendars. I should fill them with something>>965801>>965806
I'LL HAVE YOU KNOW!>>965811
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considering it's one of the few things from that era that he actually finished, I don't blame you.
Did you ever watch his farewell stream for End of Ponies?
No I haven't.
I actually haven't explored any of his other work yet.
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oh my goodness. well, I'll spare you the heartache of hoping EoP will be finished then. It was his first ever ponyfic, and it is AMAZING, but he used it as kind of therapy and he never got around to finishing it so he hosted a 5 hour stream where he just sort of read his notes with some friends and summarized the story for us orally, which was still absolutely fantastic and I kinda wish he'd wrote it so I could by physical volumes of it.
But his alias Imploding Colon wrote a really great series called Austraeoh that is still being worked on, granted it's under hiatus atm. That's just my favorites. He also writes like a ton of really great stuff. Geez I wish he wasn't so shy. I just want to wave at his lemur face at Bronycon or something.
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Haha, that's awesome. I'll have to check some of it out.
You know, this brings me back to thinking of how I would handle my face being in the spotlight. I've often thought of writing with a ghost name, though with how the internet is, I sometimes wonder if I've already screwed my chances on that by sharing so many of my story ideas with friends online. It wouldn't be that hard for someone to connect the dots and figure it out.
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As usual, I've been writing characters and world building a lot.
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Doing a little bit at a time, working on characters with an artist I found on reddit, the one I showed a few weeks ago being finished not long afterwards.
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And after several months a different artist finished another one.
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i am 78 pages into my script and i have 42 pages left
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Been working mainly on a supernatural based universe where supernatural creatures are being integrated into human society.
The main character is Ashe Liadon, a Wendigo-Human hybrid (an impossibility created by unknown means and raised as human), who goes on a journey of discovery when she starts to become an adult and her monstrous side begins to manifest.
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Her sister (Ashe is adopted), yet unnamed, isn't a very big fan of her sister. She doesn't play a very big role in the story until near the end.
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A devil, also yet unnamed, is following Ashe and her group, trying to make a pact for Ashe's soul, if she has one.
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Sophie is Ashe's underclassman and secret admirer. She's the daughter of a famous duo of monster hunters. She teams up with the devil.
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and finally, Cynthia Hayes, who I've talked about before, is a ghost that is bound to Ashe's cross necklace (Which was given to her by Sophie when they were young.), and is an unknown companion until Ashe leaves her town for the first time.
Cause it's obvious
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So much creativity and progress!~>>965851>>965852>>965853>>965854>>965856
Nice, looks like you got quite the story going>>965981
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Most of the bird pictures I save because it reminds me of you. Otherwise I save dog and other animal reaction faces.
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Yep, and I'm not even close to finishing creating main characters for it.
As far as the "Hero Squad" goes, it's just Ashe and Cynthia right now.
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For some reason this line caught my fascination. >
Other than that, I finished a short story a little while back, though I wrote it in a couple of stretches and I wasn't quite sure I was in the right mindset when I ended it. I may return to it someday. It could be another story I write and rewrite over and over over the years until I reach that never obtainable point of perfection.
Other than that, I've been playing with writing fluff for a homebrew 40k forge world and its Mechanicus inhabitants, maybe someday making and painting some models to go with the fluff. >>965801
I'd call that a flow. Fancy writing term would probably just be "inspiration."
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>>966075>Other than that, I've been playing with writing fluff for a homebrew 40k forge world and its Mechanicus inhabitants, maybe someday making and painting some models to go with the fluff.
Oh, nice! Got any details? My friend just bought me that new Apocalypse box with 6 Kastallan Robots in it, so I'm kinda working on at least a paint scheme if not a world backstory, myself.
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Yeah! Laapania is the name of the forge world in question, located in the Ultima Segmentum relatively close to the great rift in Imperium Nihilus. The proximity to the Rift has resulted in them being almost completely isolated, their only consistent contact outside of the system being with a system containing a hive world nearby, the two planets and their support planets banding together to try and hold things together.
Laapania recently had its knight world fall to the malignant influence of Chaos after almost a century of holding it together. The majority of the knight house getting themselves involved in a cult. They attempted to completely wipe out Imperium and Mechanicus forces on the planet, and widely succeeded, Laapania only able to mobilize its legions of Skitarii and Titans in time to save a meager 39 knights and their pilots. In the process, Laapania's legions were badly mauled. Due to the nature of the war against their own knights, there was a huge emphasis placed on trying to capture the engines rather than outright destroy them.
Three Skitarii Legions were outright eradicated down to the last, the 17th, 18th, and 19th, their legion transponders taken by the traitor knights as trophies.
When the knight world was fully under Mechanicus control they could call on a sizable force of 387 Knights, that number being ruduced to 39 has resulted in the remaining loyalist knights being rolled into the Titan Legion in a support role.
The Skitarii legions are being bolstered with volunteers from the labor class, eager to seek vengeance for the forge. The legions assigned to the stolen transponders are being deliberately unfilled until said transponders can be reacquired. The campaign ended in a pyrrhic victory, with most of the surviving heretic knights being whisked away into warpspace by their thirsting gods just as their defeat and capture seemed inevitable. As it stands, the previous medieval world has been completely depopulated, either being stolen by Chaos, or absorbed into the population of the forge world, either as loyal servants or as punished servitors.
As it stands, Laapania is woefully below even half of the strength it could previously field. It was never a prominent, front line forge world. However its found itself on the back foot, and the planets Fabricator-General intends to show the heretics just what happens when you don't finish off a forge world. The Knight world is being remade into an agri-world as a bargaining tool with the nearby hive world.
A couple of quirks of Laapania are its zeal in dedication to the *machine* portion of the Machine-God. Do not mistake that as Tech-Heresy however, the Laapanian priesthood disdains Abominable Intelligence as much as any adherent sect. However, the priests of Laapania do hold a certain disdain for the weakness of flesh that can be seen as extreme, even for the Mechanicus. Where possible Laapanians avoid the use of servitors, preferring directly controlled robots slaved to an Adept, or conventionally augmented laborers without any lobotomization. Servitors are
present, however they are exclusively the product of Laapanian criminal punishment. Vat-grown servitors are completely absent, and combat servitors are similarly eschewed. In fact, when it comes to combat servitors the Laapanian Skitarii will actively refuse to utilize them at best, or outright dismantle them to reclaim weaponry which they will deliver to the legio cybernetica enginseers.
Laapania also makes a pattern of Hellgun exclusively for an IG heavy infantry regiment from the previously mentioned hiveworld. The Laapania-pattern hellgun is designed with long-term reliability and usability in mind for extended campaigns. The actual lasgun portion of the weapon can, in extreme circumstances, be quickly disconnected from its backpack power source and loaded with conventional powerpacks loaded like a bullpup in slots previously occupied by the cabling to the backpack.
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So, I've been writing this story piece about a female aardwolf in love with a male sheep, them living in Zootopia, and exploring the whole metaphor of predators with prey versus real-life tensions between human cliques.
And I was all prepared to try and work out a new chapter, but... honestly, the recent-ish national news have kind of hobbled what I want to say. I don't know. It's sort of taken the creative wind out of me.
It's like... I'm writing about more subtle forms of prejudice and how bad that is, and here we are where telling an African-American to 'go back to Africa' is a matter of debate as to whether or not it's racist-- with some 1/2 of the country apparently thinking that it's not (!!!)
Anybody else try to write and get stopped by real-life events like that?
Constantly. Or by the good old "somebody already did my idea better".
It's discouraging. But it's also all noise at the end of the day.
the old adage that you don't tell stories to fit the current news (or in more innocent cases, 'trends'), but because it's something you want to or feel like you gotta tell. The question is not so much if it reflects the world ,or if the issue you portray is 'worse' - it's about wether you can use the story to make yourself feel good for writing it, or work through something of your own.
I get where you're coming from, but it'd be a shame to let it deter you.
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Wow, that's really cool and detailed. I don't have anything that nice sounding yet.
Stygies VIII was always a favorite faction of mine, especially the Xenarites. I was thinking I'd develop an offshoot faction that settled on some kind of arctic planet to study Necron tech, since that's one of the other armies I collect. Haven't so much as got a name for my Heretechs yet, though.
Further, I'm a bit hung up on color scheme. I wanted to go for a two tone pattern like Voss Prime, but I'm not sure if I want to lean fully in on an arctic then with white and a light icy blue, or if I wanted to go for a dark stealth theme to mirror the stealth technology used by their parent forge world, likely black and still with some kind of blue.
I mean I am one to talk, I barely ever make anything at all and have semi-brewed my own private little superhero universe for years on and off. But that doesn't make the advice ring less true.
Being bummed and needing a moment to readjust is understandable, though.
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Excited to see them when they are done :3>>966075
That looks interesting, what's it from?>>966079
I haven't no, but that's ridiculous how much that is up for debate. Just do your thing man, don't let it hamper your flow-especially considering you know it's wrong.>>966080
God, so much this.>Or by the good old "somebody already did my idea better".>It's discouraging.
Fuck yea it is. I let that eat at me for a good year or more before I finally got over it.
So what if someone else already did it? They did it because it's a good story idea or fun.
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I've never done painting or anything like that, but writing is what gets me interested. Plus I can write for free.
Stygies VIII is a cool one, and has a dedicated blurb in the Admech Codex!
For color schemes I was thinking I'd mix it up from the regular Mars colors. I was thinking their cloaks would be some sort of indigo or even teal, and all their cybernetics would have a bronze coloration rather than the silver gunmetal look. >>966102
From a game, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, basically a visual novel steeped in Americana where you wander Depression era America talking to people and learning their stories, and then spreading those stories around as seeds for what eventually become tall tales and urban legends.
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Ooh that sounds like a good read
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Commissar, this post right here
It deserves a commendation
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I'm hoping so! I plan to give it a go this weekend once I have some time. >>966629
In all things, we serve the Omnissiah.
Also neuro-vaults are reading returns of TRULY EXCEPTIONAL RAGE AT BETRAYAL.
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...necrons are my favorite. i liked the old ones though. the new necrons are not as interesting, because they have personalities now
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the old necrons were the only race i could relate with in warhammer 40k
they didn't have a choice. everything in their lot has gone wrong. short lives, betrayed, turned into living machines
they were the end-all; the most powerful, but dormant. and you cannot even say they are taking revenge on a universe that has forsaken them... as they have not even the capacity for revenge
i found it... compelling. and felt sorry for the necrons. which is not something i could say for any other race in warhammer.
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I only became aware of the universe rather recently myself.
I'm trying to learn but I know little about the necrons and other races that aren't magical via mass delusion.
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I sense heresy....
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Unclean Xenos, strayed from the path of the Machine-God. >>966687
Mag'sy also plays Necrons.
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I actually also play Necrons! AdMech, Necrons, and CSM. If I can wing it, I'd like to get the Necron Apocalypse box, too, 'cause wraiths and tomb blades are some of my favorite Necron units and I definitely need more of them. Wouldn't mind another ark, either.
As far as the new necrons, they seem to get retconned a whole lot, but I do like their current iteration. It allows for a lot more variety in what your
necrons are, which I think is important in a game like 40k where you're customizing everything.
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New Necrons make for the most important aspect of 40k in all things. The ephemeral concept of "Your Guys."
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Also reminder that some likes of the oldcrons still exist in places
the maynarkh dynasty and others like it still harbor mindless legions hellbent on extermination of all life
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I wrote this in a /lounge/ thread a while back, where the subject of Perturabo came up. Mostly in an attempt to explain the character of Perturabo, as I knew him.
Mind you that the information is mostly based off of random bits and pieces of information, from wikis or talking with others, or watching videos, rather than the novels or anything like that.
It might not necessarily be 100% accurate, but, since 40k kind of came up here, I figured it might be worth sharing.
Horus had everything, and decided to turn traitor anyway. He fell for the seductive wiles of Chaos, for no other reason than it was there. He was the beloved hero of the Imperium, the favored and honored son. And yet he threw it all away.
Horus had every reason to stay loyal. Yet he didn't. He willingly joined chaos, body and soul.
Perturabo, he had nothing. He was given the worst of the worst missions of the imperium, suffered the most devastating wars in its history, was given the dirtiest jobs imaginable, day in and day out. He and his men were thrown into meatgrinder after meatgrinder, trench after trench, with an Imperium that'd write them off because they weren't cool or interesting battles.
Nobody cares about how you stormed the most fortified city imaginable, line by line, trench by trench, at the cost of thousands of your own.
Nobody honors those who die for only inches, bit by bit, with a shell-torn wreck left to show for it.
Perturabo was a simple man. He wanted to build a great civilization. He wanted to make the world a better place. Instead, his father mistook his determination and will to do what was necessary as callousness and heartlessness, giving him the worst jobs in the imperium.
He took Perturabo as though he was nothing more than a machine, with no desires or feelings within him. As though he was someone who could watch his men die by the thousands and feel nothing. As though he could see his people struggling bit by bit for nothing, without any praise or remembrance. He thought giving one of the most gifted minds in the history of the Imperium, one of the greatest builders, a man who could truly build a better world and actually had the desire to do so, was nothing more than an empty husk perfectly suited to being the cleanup crew for when jobs are too hard for his favorites.
Perturabo turned traitor not out of a desire for power, not out of a lust for the temptations Chaos offered. Perturabo turned traitor because, year by year, trench by trench, death by death, he learned to hate the Emperor in the way only a jaded, beaten, and forgotten man can. He never cared about Chaos, in the end. Just take one good look at his legions, and you can see that. Where every other legion was corrupted, twisted by chaos, turned into crude icons of their gods, the Iron Warriors remained. They endured. Where every other chapter was eroded, where they all forgot their former standards, their discipline, their fortitude, the Iron Warriors endured.
Perturabo gave everything he had for a nation, a father, that cared nothing for him. For his people. For his desires or dreams. He gave everything, and got nothing for it. Time and time again, he was ignored, shunted, put off, or just plain forgotten.
He was treated like shit by everyone around him, with his only crime being he was good enough at his job that they always sent him the jobs nobody else could fix.
Not even his own home planet treated him right. In the end, they turned their back on him, too. And that was the straw. That's what made him see the true light. It wasn't about turning traitor. There was nobody to betray. They didn't care for him, not his home, not his nation, not his father. They were the ones who betrayed him. And, just as they would take each trench inch by inch, Perturabo learned that, bit by bit.
TL;DR, Perturabo did nothing wrong.
Iron within, Iron without
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>>967070>It wasn't about turning traitor. There was nobody to betray. They didn't care for him, not his home, not his nation, not his father. They were the ones who betrayed him. And, just as they would take each trench inch by inch, Perturabo learned that, bit by bit.
Such a sad character. I like it.
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I do love the story of Perturabo. The manner in which the various primarchs turned against the Emperor is oftentimes quite interesting. The other big favorite of mine is Konrad Curze, head of the Night Lords. His time in the Imperium was spent essentially being a sort of Batman character, acting outside of the law to scare criminals into submission. The Emperor found this dangerous and uncouth, he condemned these actions as abominable.
A recording, from just after the Horus Heresy, shows an Imperium assassin entering Curze's stronghold. They effortlessly walk through the stronghold, as though there was no resistance at all, before coming face to face with Curze, himself. Curze addresses the assassin: "Your presence does not surprise me assassin. I have known of you ever since your craft entered the Eastern Fringes. Why did I not have you killed? Because your mission and the act you are about to commit proves the truth of all I have ever said or done. I merely punished those who were wrong, as your false Emperor now seeks to punish me. Death is nothing compared to vindication."
The assassin leaps forward to strike their fatal blow, but the video feed ends there, and no one is sure where either of them are to this day.
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I can barely assemble a model without cutting myself. I won't be entering any competitions any time soon.
practice my friend.
if not, enjoy the good models!
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Perturabo had his virtues, but I feel this write-up too... one-dimensional. It fails to capture the flaws of such a character.
Perturabo was iron in more ways than one. As unbreakable as iron to be sure, able to face any strife with the will and ability to overcome. He was also as inflexible as iron. Even when the situation called for him to bend and adapt, Perturabo would not, so assured of his superiority. His
was was the right, no, only
way. As unfair as it was for the Imperium to disregard Perturabo and the Iron Warriors for their accomplishments, when it comes to the legion itself Perturabo was as uncaring and disregarding as the wider Imperium. They were not men, they were numbers in the mathematics of war to serve his ends, nothing more.
Perturabo left every planet he conquered worse than he found it. Including his homeworld, and so it rebelled. Rather than learning from this experience, he set Olympia to the pyre, for how could they go against him, who was so obviously correct?
Perturabo wanted to create a utopia, but only ever put in enough effort to lead as an uncaring tyrant. Just
like his father, both
Actually, I was going to ask you if you wanted to draw if for me, as a commission. But I was trying to wait until I had money :x
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Feeling a little frustrated with myself.
I wanted to try and write today. Even if I didn't get mucb done, I wanted to at least look over what I had and maybe try to plan a bit.
But I slept...so much again.
I got up at 9, was awake for maybe an hour or two, then I got back into bed to get warm because the house was so cold.
And then I slept. All day. Probably would have kept on sleeping if it wasn't for my alarm going off.
And now I'm just...ugh I'm so frustrated and tired. I could probably still look it over, but the mood has gone out the window and every passing day makes me feel more and more like I should just give it up.
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sounded like your body and mind needed rest
aint nothing to fret about.>hugs and kajis <3
you'll pick up the pen and write again, and even if it is just a tiny bit, you'll get back there <3
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But I've been sleeping so much. I called out of work sunday, and I hate doing that, and slept for almost 18 hours.
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oh wow! that is a lot of sleeping. is that related to your health in any way? i know you've been seeing a doc about it
my advice would be to try and do something active, excersise to improve body health
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It probably is. Maybe half my frustration has been just trying to get things rolling with the doctor.
I don't know enough to make assumptions about things, but from my end it's very frustrating that they can't do a blood test just to disagnose me, and let my doctor start actually treating me. I don't even know what it is yet, but they keep telling me that I have
to talk to the doctors who do the test. So...my clinic has been trying to get me an appointment with someone in town or closer at least, because I can't just get any day off work I want.
It's just been frustrating. And, coffee hasn't been working. Which scares me a little because that's my main go to thing to deal with it, and I know my body well enough to know that if caffeine isn't working, nothing else will either.
I don't know, I see my doctor tomorrow about something unrelated, but I might ask her if I can take medical leave until it's dealt with or at least until we start treating it.
They could put me on light duty at work, but that won't work when I have to do the closing shift. I'm really stressing it tomorrow, I'm going to have to ask my coworker to do a bunch of stuff for me before they leave.
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it sounds like a lot of stress, and between the doctor visits and trouble with appointments, coffee, desire for medical leave vs. closing shift, on top of the health issues; that sounds so exhausting and terrifying as is
but i trust you to do what is best for you. and your writing will be there when you want to do it, but with so much on your mind, your health comes first ultimately <3
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>>967799>>967803>hugs and kajis <3
goodnight ella, and merry christmas!
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I finally get that patience that comes from experience, and enough confidence to not be so hard on myself about it that I procrastinate it...and now I'm too tired.
Bleck. I'm sorry, I'm being really whiny
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Goodnight Star. Thanks for lettin me whine at ya.
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From Golden Treasure
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i have no idea what the heck this is but damn that's cool as fuck
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You know what part of Background Pony really
got to me?
(Ha, trick question! Every part got to me!)
The part where Lyra couldn't stop Twilight and Moondancers friendship from falling apart.
The fact that she had always been the glue holding it together, and once she was removed from the picture, it couldn't hold up.
That was...so tragic. And painful. You have to wonder if something like that could ever happen in your own life. What if you suddenly disappeared from the picture? What strings of the fabric were you helping to keep weaved together?
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Found this neat thing for writers. Has all sorts of tools for plotting out your stories and stuff, meeting deadlines. Check it out if you're interested.
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Recently I watched a... I'm not sure what it was. A panel? With Stephen King and George R.R. Martin together on stage.
Martin asked King how the hell he writes so fast, and King responded that he just makes a point to write six pages a day.
It's funny, but six pages a day is so damn encouraging to me. That someone as prolific as King just does that makes it seem so much more achievable.
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That's a nice goal to work towards. Right now I'm just trying to switch my thoughts over to more positive things like,
I can carve out enough time to read a page. I can carve out enough time to write one paragraph. Ok you got distracted on the phone, don't beat yourself up over it, just put the phone down and make some tea and see if you feel like writing.
I'm trying really hard to try the advise from a book I have on writers block, and one of the main points of it is to not beat yourself up or get distracted with things that never actually get your work out there where someone else can read it.
Like notes. Notes are fine. Notes are lovely. But notes can turn into a habit of feeling like you accomplished something for the day, when that's not what their purpose is. Their purpose is to be a reminder of what you need to write when you have the time to do it
, not let the notes pile up in some drawer, never to be noticed again after they have been laid down.
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Since none of the projects I work on, writing or otherwise, are a career of mine, I just don't really set deadlines or goals. I work on stuff when I feel like it and have fun doing it. I know some peope like to set goals, though, and that's great if it helps your writing.
Icm basically trying to make loose goals at this point. When I did try to set goals, I ended up giving myself a block. I just didnct want to do it, so I got frustrated and couldn't think. It flows a lot easier if I just do it when I want to do it.
I know eventually I'll have to get over that hump of doing it when I please, and doing it when I need to, but Icm not there yet
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"How strange, Astrid thought, that owning your own sins, refusing forgiveness, but vowing not to repeat them, could make you feel stronger."
-Fear, Michael Grant
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I listened to this short story randomly, and this quote just got to me. so i wanted to share it
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I'm not quite sure what a Writer's Guild is. I don't think I'd consider myself a writer. I have read the story you reference, Ella.>>965790>at the end of each month
I guess the month you began this thread is over. Hopefully you had many days to look back on where you read or wrote something.
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You all lying
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Ooh, I like the ending of that>>970798>I'm not quite sure what a Writer's Guild is.
I actually don't know either! Haha
I just liked the title and the way it sounded the first time Chamomile made the thread, and since it's a hobby that I actually consistently do, I really wanted to keep the thread around.>I have read the story you reference, Ella.
It was a really beautiful story. I honestly haven't found many stories that beautiful.>Hopefully you had many days to look back on where you read or wrote something.
A good handful. About 5, which is good.>>970904
What's a quote you like?
Also, how the heck do I pronounce your name? It's rustling my jimmies.
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Is a guild for folks that write
There I helped
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But what is a guild? And what is the meaning of life?
A guild is a group of people.
The Meaning of Life is a 1983 Monty Python film.
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"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is my favorite quote as a rule of conduct. It essentially means treating others as you want to be treated.>Also, how the heck do I pronounce your name? It's rustling my jimmies.
I hope your jimmies continue to be rustled for an eternity.
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We “conjure” meaning but operate on the false belief that meaning or purpose is something mystical. Meaning lives in the mind, Ella. It’s what you make it. This universe is a spontaneous event and inevitable within the eternity of existence in our dimension. Listen closely. Meaning is something that is ascribed... Nature, on the other hand, is the objective reality. To know meaning is one thing, but to know the nature of life is another.
>>971028>*jimmies continued to be rustled*>>971031
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I still haven't seen that
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>>971020>many stories that beautiful.
'Everypony deserves to be happy.'
It made me feel sad. (There aren't many things that still do.) I came here. Was it really over a year ago? It appears so.>which is good.
Oh, good. :)>>971021
Hello, Eshbaal. I write obviously. Just not with discipline or special skill.
Chu can do it! Make all pretty stories.
I can only do scene writing.
Ah what I mean by that, I can take one song or look at a picture and write like half a side to a fully side of a scene only. Been a while since I did that tho
Oh I love doing that. Haven't done it in a while though.
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My quest for character art continues as I try to churn out my current chapter. These are Chel's best friends, the twin fox slaves Nilania and Tiali. Both are mages enrolled at the Mage's College in the Ilanan capital of Eira.
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They look so concerned
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Nila is apprehensive currently, Tia is just grumpy a lot.
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Being a slave for one, and having no memories before the time she was a slave, and no childhood memories which she would have if she was born a slave means that she and he sister were kidnapped and made slaves, so that makes her even angrier. In addition their first owner was very cruel to the two of them, as have other Freepeople since he got rid of them.
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Is this a place for people who are undertaking writing projects, perhaps covert ones?
I'm on one right now and I have no idea what I'm doing but it's great. But I feel so solitary!
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I've seen this thread around but I never had a chance to jump in and fill my curiosity.
Am I correct in that this is a thread for those of writing ilk? or may I ask what this thread is all about if my assumptions are wrong?
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From what I gather, that's what it is.
And I wanna post here more, but I am a derp that never writes my own stories anymore apparently, so all I can do is talk about Youtube stuffs. Durr.
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Well I'm still working on my writing project. Now moreso since con time is calmed down and hopefully everything else involved.
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Haha, the one you did an art on for me, The story of a sheltered introvert and his guide to learning how to date
Right of course
I dummied even harder than I normally dummy
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It's alright, I've also had a few other ideas floating in my head
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Yea, that'll do it>>972114
You are not alone. You are never alone. *makes creepy hand gestures*>>972208>>972210
Also hi Circuit!
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i finished my first draft of my film script a few days ago. it clocks in at 148 out of 120 pages. So i clearly need to edit it down and revise it to be more concise
i'm taking a week off from it, so that way when i read it again, i'm less attached to it, and can be more objective, i think :PP
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I haven't written it down on the calendar, but I have managed to read something every single day this month, and I got a little writing done yesterday.
Nice! Youcre being really productive man, that's awesome!>>972544
Do you like doing story related things?
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Congratulations. Fun fact: you made this post on the same day as the birthday of one of the main characters in your story.>>973566
What kinds of things do you read?
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thanks ella! i'll get back to work on it tomorrow. i'm just gonna read through and write down notes to edit to begin with>hugs and kajis <3>>973646
hey heavy! thanks!>hugs and kajis <3
at first i was confused, but then i remember what you are talking about
actually that's a different story, but the fact that it was Lily's birthday was an amazing coincidence!
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What's this other one you're working on about?
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no prob! you had no way of knowing, so that's all good
this one is about a guy who is being haunted with visions of fire demons. He tries to live his life the best he can with his conservative but loyal friend, and his trans girlfriend who has to hide her identity around town
the genre is very much in the vein of Night in the Woods, a mundane americana supernatural mystery/horror
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Interesting that you are writing a conservative character. I think I'm acquainted with your sensibilities. Is that experience drawn from real life? Or how do you approach it?
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It's mostly from real life experiences. i live in a very conservative town, and as such my friends would tend to fall into that way of being; despite me being the complete opposite in every concievable fashion.
this particular character would be like many in the town and story in his approaches to the world and towards the other characters; including the MC's girlfriend. but unlike some, he's got an ultimate view on life that would rather accommodate her than accommodate hate.
but it still creates tension, friction, and can spark flares of conflict that can burn others in its way
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Maintaining that kind of tension must require a lot of skill and sensitivity to keep it from collapsing into something like "talking points".
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yeah, and i have to admit that a few spots in my first draft sorta fell into that pitfall. so my first task tomorrow is to reread and write down notes on how to improve it and make it more natural to the story.
also i need to cut out like 30 pages of content, so i'm probably going to completely restructure the entire beginning of the darn thing :PP
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Does your story have a long sex scene?
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nah, the sauciest it gets is some hidden makeout sessions. I already have to balance the rest of the story, and unfortunately that doesn't leave a lot of time for boning
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Maybe it can go on the director's cut?
I'm writing something too!
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perhaps! i'll pay a few more dollars for that version!
ooh ooh! what are you writing?
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It's an MLP fanfic. It always bugged me that I never finished the other one, so I'm doing a new one with the goal of a complete story.
It's my version of the end of the show.
Sweetie Belle joins a "blackbox experimental theater" group and brings it to Ponyville. Many conversations are had.
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oooh a Sweetie Belle blackbox theater show? that is cool and very unique!
why did you choose that as your particular version of the end of the show?
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It was originally just a funny idea that I had. Then, the "theater group" element become part of the plot. Then I dreamed the ending, and it was obvious how it would go. I was hesitant at first, but realized that I couldn't not
do that, now that I'd seen it. And I realized that's how I'd end the show.
No one dies or anything. The show began in an episodic fashion, and somehow (I feel) it should end
in the same way, but with the right kind of episode. If all goes well, it will be weird, for sure.
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that's really cool! and the fact you dreamed the ending is odd but intriguing!
if you ever put it up somewhere, i would like to give it a read ^^
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odd but intriguing!
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why thank you <3>hugs and kajis <3
goodnight heavy! may you have a lovely evening <3
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How long do these threads usually last? I was planning to jump in on the new one, but this is over a month old!
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Probably a case of serial thread, where it goes until it bumps no longer
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I've been listening to a podcast on the French Revolution, and it covered pre-revolution France.
Which made me realize that I'd unknowingly written my story like a metaphor for the Three Estates and I kind of want to run with that.
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I personally just use the catalogue search, then post in it whenever unless it's saged. Then I'll make a new one if Chamomile hasn't already, or whoever else feels like making one.
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I try to read a variety, but it usually ends up being horror fantasy, or scifi.
The out of my usual bounds stuff has been like, Clan of the Cave Bear, Flowers in the Attic, and Green Angel. Though I suppose green angel is fantasy, so not so sure how far out of bounds that falls.
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Don't quote me, but I think Autosage is 400 posts. After that we just make a new thread, or it'll 404 when it reaches the last page. Between Ella and myself we try not to let it 404 without reposting the thread, but on occasion we've both managed to let it slip.
This should end up being post 149 so we've got a ways to go. you may as well jump in here.
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Alright, I've been putting this off long enugh but I said I'd do it so here it is.
A long long time ago after being highly disappointed with the episode Power Ponies, particularly with how boringly derivative the heroes were without making much sense for the character, I took it upon myself to try to be more creative and faithful. I had three goals in mind when creating each one.
1. They had to have powers and/or abilities that I consider creative, or at least aren't mere expies of existing characters.
2. They have to be based primarily on the mane 6, using their existing character traits and personalities as a base. Specifically, moreso than the Power Ponies.
3. Their abilities should directly counteract that of their Power Pony counterpart. They don't need to be (and shouldn't be) especially powerful individually, but they should have a huge edge in a head to head matchup.
After much writing, I finally created the Sinister Six, a team of supervillain ponies enacting heists and other criminal activity while combating their archenemies, the Power Ponies.
If anyone wants to know more about them, just ask! There are some details I'm still hoping to get some help with, but I'll just leave this here for now and see what kind of interest it draws.
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I really really really want to hear more about the Sinister Six
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>>974740>without making much sense for the character
I kinda felt like that was the point? Like specifically they were embodying other charaters, weren't they? They weren't supposed to be themselves.
Maybe that's its own thread, though.
Anyway, I'd totally read an info dump on superhero(villain) ponies.
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>>974740> or at least aren't mere expies of existing characters.
Making Pinkie Pie into the Joker is like the expiest you can get, though.
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THRIFT STORE HAUL
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Me too! Info dump, info dump!>>974958
Haha, yea but still a good fit for trying to embody her.
Though now I do wonder what else Pinkie Pie could be..
They were definitely made with the mane six in mind, like silly superhero parodies. Twilight is the one who shoots magic beams, AJ is the one with a lasso, Dash changes the weather, Pinkie is hyper, Rarity is fabulous, and Fluttershy (ugh) has anger problems.>>974887>>975145
Welllll ok~. Just keep in mind there are loads of details about each character I can't get out all at once, so if you want to know more about any in particular just ask. If it's something I haven't thought of, I'll try to come up with an answer ;)
From left to right we have...Stickywicket!
The sweets-loving prankster pony made entirely of sticky bubblegum! Using her amorphous gum body she is a master of the ridiculous, and loves to laugh at would-be speedsters who find themselves humiliatingly stuck to the ground!Meteoryte!
This hyperspeed pegasus is the most brash and cocksure pony in Maretropolis, loving the thrill of pushing her body to its limits. When she slams into the middle of a fight, an ultrasonic boom tears through the atmosphere, causing destruction all around with a huge strain on her body.The Antimattercorn!
A genius pegasus inventor with a sour disposition and a penchant for planning, she invented a head-mounted death ray that fires beams of antimatter! She leads the Sinister Six with her meticulously laid out plans, but is quick to lose her temper when they go awry. Mesmeralda!
This femme fatale prefers to keep out of fights, but provides a dazzling distraction with flashy effects and smokescreens, making it hard to tell just where she is at any time. She often plays a support role gathering information or infiltrating top secret areas, using disguises and her own charisma.MissFortune!
This highly trained ninja has no super abilities, but her quick wits and sharp reflexes make it near impossible to capture her. She's the most level-headed of the Six, and her nimble and powerful body along with her expertly honed intuition allows her to take advantage of every slight opening and misstep, making a fight with her seem like a string of bad luck.
And finally, Yellowbelly!
This meek and helpless seeming mare stays out of fights, and makes sure to keep it that way! Those deep eyes of hers cause anyone who sees her to reconsider going against her, as her pitiful gaze is simply too cute to harm! She may seem harmless, but she's all too capable of taking advantage of the sympathy she sparks in others, often using it to get her way.>>974958
Ugh, where do you see the Joker? I mean, he doesn't even have any powers to work with.