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Morgani
09.09.2012 , 01:14 PM | #31
Being ill makes writing hard. Try to take a week off from writing? Feel stifled. Force some writing out despite not feeling it? Panic attack.

Follow the Quinn dissection? Decide to never play that female SW ever. Then get depressed.

Oh wait, you started that way.

Side note. Passed? Past?

We need to get past this.

We need to get passed this...?

Words. ugh. I honestly don't know which one is right.
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elliotcat
09.09.2012 , 01:35 PM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by Morgani View Post
Being ill makes writing hard. Try to take a week off from writing? Feel stifled. Force some writing out despite not feeling it? Panic attack.

Follow the Quinn dissection? Decide to never play that female SW ever. Then get depressed.

Oh wait, you started that way.

Side note. Passed? Past?

We need to get past this.

We need to get passed this...?

Words. ugh. I honestly don't know which one is right.
It's past.

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"We will snatch purpose from the jaws of futility...are you ready to wreak some havoc?"

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SveinEternity
09.09.2012 , 01:35 PM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by imnotawitch View Post
I seem to be mostly alone in that I like the title of my story. I like it very much. However, I just wish I could work up the courage to post things on WTTB that, you know, AREN'T already in the short fic thread? But my self confidence is a wreck and I'm convinced no one will read them.
I'll read them. I love your stories!
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Vesaniae
09.09.2012 , 06:54 PM | #34
Why does writing have to be so addicting? All I want to do right now is work on the next chapter of Afterimages, but I have to do work for my 9:30 class tomorrow... Dropping out of college to be a full-time fanfic writer is a seriously appealing, if monumentally idiotic, idea. To make matters worse, the computer I have at school can't run TOR so I'm in full withdrawal. aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrgh. Writing is like a drug to me, I just want to write all day and never do anything else. Stupid classes.

I still don't have a clue what will be the main plot of Afterimages: Sunset (arc 3). Only a few more chapters to go and I don't know! ARGH! Fortunately I have several interludes planned, so I can buy myself more time.
There's always lightning.

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elliotcat
09.09.2012 , 09:19 PM | #35
I'm trying to write the next bit of Running in the Family and it is just...not working. At all. I guess a lot of it has to do with stress in my personal life, and that I'm not feeling very well lately due to really, really terrible allergies...but I have got to find a way to get through this block.

Also, after I write chapter 3 I have no clue what happens, hahahaha my life.

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Adwynyth
09.10.2012 , 12:25 AM | #36
Dear Imagination,

@$#% you.

Yes, you heard me. &$%@ you.

You abandon me when I sit down to write. You lead me in the wrong direction, assuring me that things sound really good, which I then read later and realize to be crap. You give me giggles in the middle of the night, but then steadfastly refuse to tell me what we were giggling about in the light of day. And, you horrible horrible attribute*, you never let me think of the right word just when I want it!

*That was a prime example. What do you call imagination? An attribute? A facet? A trait? Maybe an intellectual zone? See? You even abandon me now, when I want a simple adjective to describe what an imagination is.

So get on board with the program, or I'll pretend I'm married to Quinn (which would be awkward, since I'm a straight male in a state that doesn't allow gay marriage) and drink you into oblivion!

HEAR ME, YOU BASTARD!?!?

Love, Adwynyth (the player, not the stylish Sith)

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bright_ephemera
09.10.2012 , 06:04 AM | #37
Quote: Originally Posted by Adwynyth View Post
So get on board with the program, or I'll pretend I'm married to Quinn (which would be awkward, since I'm a straight male in a state that doesn't allow gay marriage) and drink you into oblivion!
This, while not a solution to anything, is a hilarious coping mechanism.

I was going to object to the claim elsewhere that Quinn turns every Wrath into an alcoholic, then mentally reviewed my personal portfolio and realized it's true.
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Vesaniae
09.10.2012 , 06:49 AM | #38
Quote: Originally Posted by kalenath View Post
Why can't I make character who LIKE being evil? Its so much fun to be evil! Just ask the Sith Inquisitor Storyline.

But no, all of my BAD*** characters have to be angst ridden sob story souls...
Argh, tell me about it. Story!A'tro is nothing like the unstoppable ruthless ****** that Game!A'tro is. She's supposed to be Lawful Evil, dammit! And Nox has plenty of angst in her past that gives her an excuse for being the way she is. She also defies any attempt of mine to give her an alignment. I guess that shows that she's a well-developed character?

*sigh* I guess it's kind of my own fault. I don't believe in characters who are evil purely for the sake of being evil. There have to be reasons, damn it!

Quote: Originally Posted by bright_ephemera View Post
Quinn turns every Wrath into an alcoholic
Ahem. I'm not an alcoholic.
That's...actually true. I will however point out that compared to all the other Wraths I've read, you are the most similar to Quinn in personality/goals/temperament.
You make that sound like a bad thing.
*headdesk* You're hopeless.
There's always lightning.

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kalenath
09.10.2012 , 07:05 AM | #39
Quote: Originally Posted by Vesaniae View Post
*sigh* I guess it's kind of my own fault. I don't believe in characters who are evil purely for the sake of being evil. There have to be reasons, damn it!
NO!!!!!


NO! I REFUSE to accept that. I WILL write someone who is evil simply because it is fun to be. I have no idea who, mind you.

Me

What? Who was that?

Do you REALLY want to know?

Ah... Yes. Sort of...

Okay, I am the part of your psyche that LIVES to hurt other people.

What? I don't HAVE a part of my... Oh no... No... Don't tell me...

I am Will Kalenath's TRUE self. Not the whiny, self absorbed weak and puley man, but the TRUE man. The one who can nuke a spaceport filled with civilian and ENJOY it. Hehehe, I am going to have some fun now...

Oh dear... what have I done?

Oh shut up! You wanted me, I am here. And now, I get to slaughter, maim and basically cause as much havoc as I can while the story continues.... You creep! Only one more fanfic? I DEMAN-

CAN IT! ONE more story and that is ALL.

Wanna bet?

I said 'CAN IT!'

No! I am going to have fun, even if it IS at YOUR expense.

Listen you...

You wrote me to be an unstoppable, human sized killing machine. Do you really want to continue that sentence?

Ah... Look, we can...

Shut. Up. And. Finish. The. Fanfic.

*sigh* What have I done?
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Vesaniae
09.11.2012 , 12:38 PM | #40
Arc 2 is done and I still don't know what the main plot of Arc 3 will be. I feel like the solution is obvious, I just can't quite figure out what it is. I've already rejected one idea because it sucked. Arc 1 and Arc 2 were good! They were really good! At least, I thought they were good.

The point is, that's a hard act to follow. This is going to conclude "Afterimages", at least until I do the sequel, and I want it to finish strong. I need something good to carry the readers through to the finale in a blaze of glory and general awesomeness.

I worry that I might be overthinking this, that I'm trying too hard for greatness when I really just need to write what feels right. Maybe I'll try that, see how that works.
There's always lightning.