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#1 2006-11-17 00:44:00

ceywren
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to ramble about our stories some more......

because this is an absolutely necessary topic for me....


"It's not that it's such a mystery
This new-found malaise.
It's just that this mystery
Has taken your place."

-Gordon Downie, Mystery-

 

#2 2006-11-17 05:08:00

Genisis X
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

... and me. Most defineately.

*nodnod*

-X


I was going to do more things, but I'm staring uselessly at my computer again...
-Magpie

 

#3 2006-11-17 05:10:00

Magpie
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

And me! What would I do if I had nowhere to ramble?  (well, bore the other firstyear girl to death, probably...)


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#4 2006-11-17 11:36:00

ceywren
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

mabs would probably kill me if this topic didn't exist.


"It's not that it's such a mystery
This new-found malaise.
It's just that this mystery
Has taken your place."

-Gordon Downie, Mystery-

 

#5 2006-11-17 12:49:00

chamberk
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From: Georgia
Registered: 2001-12-29
Posts: 3228

Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

This topic does help.  I got some writing done last night thanks to this topic!  (Well, the last one.)  Hopefully I can get some more tonight.


"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."  - Bob Dylan

 

#6 2006-11-18 17:13:00

Jendaiya
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

Infinity will always listen to me, but, somehow, I get the impression he's just humoring me.

That's why I started the old place. So people like we could have a place to talk.

:)


Beauty will save the world.

~Prince Myshkin,

The Idiot, by Dostoevsky

 

#7 2006-11-19 12:59:00

Magpie
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

hah, I finally got a bit of writing done again! I wish I could write more, but it's bedtime again. bah.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#8 2006-11-19 13:55:00

Libra-in-a-roundabout-way
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

My writing is so slow-going right now....
it's just to do with the fact that I have nowhere really to write.....it's always full here.....with people....and I simply cannot write when there's people moving around me....


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#9 2006-11-19 19:44:00

ceywren
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

mine's slow going the last few days, too. no good reason really. just at a part that needs to be written but i'd rather be writing a different part. oh well. *rolls up her sleeves and flexes her typing fingers*


"It's not that it's such a mystery
This new-found malaise.
It's just that this mystery
Has taken your place."

-Gordon Downie, Mystery-

 

#10 2006-11-20 04:59:00

Genisis X
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From: permanent existential crisis
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Posts: 15088

Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

Mines picking up. Mostly because I recently found a way to steal other peoples inspiration.

Mwahahahahahhahahahahhahhahahaaahahahahhaha-ha.

I'm done now.

-X


I was going to do more things, but I'm staring uselessly at my computer again...
-Magpie

 

#11 2006-11-20 06:25:00

ThistleKing
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

So, tonight, I'm going to file for divorce from my PS2.  That game I was playing is pissing me off, anyway.  Plus, I keep thinking of whole chapters where I'm like "Yeah, I should write that.  That's good stuff!"  Plus, I have two or three entries I need to write up in my blog.

*sigh*

Thanks to whomever fired up the new thread.  You're making me come back to my senses.


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www.geocities.com/thistleking/index.html

 

#12 2006-11-20 06:48:00

Em
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Posts: 43864

Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

Cackalacky Matt Jay wrote:

I'm going to file for divorce from my PS2.

Who gets custody of the kids?


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#13 2006-11-20 14:17:00

Jendaiya
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

My husband works today, so I can write. The thing is I just hit this point where I looked at my story and went, "Ohmygod. It's all CRAP! (added various nastywords) What was I *thinking*?!?"

So, yeah, kinda funny. Not gonna stop, though. Not no way, not no how. Onward, forward, upward. Sideways. Whatever.

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...


Beauty will save the world.

~Prince Myshkin,

The Idiot, by Dostoevsky

 

#14 2006-11-21 05:48:00

ThistleKing
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

Em wrote:



Who gets custody of the kids?

All of those characters I've recruited in Suikoden Tactics over the past couple of weeks will do a wonderful job raising them, I'm certain.  Or at least show them the best way to kill an Ostrichman.  ;-)


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www.geocities.com/thistleking/index.html

 

#15 2006-11-21 10:08:00

chamberk
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

How is Suikoden Tactics, by the way?  I played games 1 and 2 of that series and they were solid.

Oh, and I got a new motivation for a confusing character, so things should be a little easier in one story.


"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."  - Bob Dylan

 

#16 2006-11-22 03:16:00

Wolfshade
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

Jendaiya wrote:

The thing is I just hit this point where I looked at my story and went, "Ohmygod. It's all CRAP!

I hate that moment.


"The rhythm is broken by continuous illumination, continuous darkness, or by decapitation." M.Morita and J.B.Best. The Journal of Experimental Zoology. 231: 273-282 (1984)

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#17 2006-11-22 06:17:00

Genisis X
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

I've never actually had one of those moments. Mine usually go "OhMyGod! Its all CRAP! ... except that bit. Its far far worse...'

;P

-X


I was going to do more things, but I'm staring uselessly at my computer again...
-Magpie

 

#18 2006-11-22 07:20:00

ThistleKing
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

Sly and the Leavetaking Stone wrote:

How is Suikoden Tactics, by the way?  I played games 1 and 2 of that series and they were solid.

Oh, and I got a new motivation for a confusing character, so things should be a little easier in one story.

Personally, I like it.  But I really liked Final Fantasy Tactics, too.  It depends on your tastes when it comes to strategy games.  The only frustrating thing is characters can die and be gone forever, so there's a lot of resetting going on.


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www.geocities.com/thistleking/index.html

 

#19 2006-11-22 10:29:00

ceywren
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

Genisis X wrote:

I've never actually had one of those moments. Mine usually go "OhMyGod! Its all CRAP! ... except that bit. Its far far worse...'

;P

-X

hehehehehehehehe!


"It's not that it's such a mystery
This new-found malaise.
It's just that this mystery
Has taken your place."

-Gordon Downie, Mystery-

 

#20 2006-11-22 10:35:00

Magpie
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

I'm so motivated to write right now, but have got so little time that I've actually started to write on the bus (one of the good things about writing by hand). But as I've only got less than 30 minutes each time, my writing is a bit... fragmentary.
Oh well. Just keep writing. Just keep writing.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#21 2006-11-22 22:21:00

ceywren
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

i found the way to get past my block for this particular section: erase it all and start again! wheeeeeeeeee!


"It's not that it's such a mystery
This new-found malaise.
It's just that this mystery
Has taken your place."

-Gordon Downie, Mystery-

 

#22 2006-11-23 10:05:00

Jendaiya
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

That always works. :)

I'm still at the 'freaky crap' part so I've slowed down some. I'm hoping to do some work on it today, though. All the nastiness will have to be repaired when I'm done.

Dude, that is gonna be some real tough fixing.


Beauty will save the world.

~Prince Myshkin,

The Idiot, by Dostoevsky

 

#23 2006-11-23 15:03:00

ceywren
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

i know how you feel, jen. i try my best to not actually read anything when i need to go back to earlier chapters. *hums loudly and blocks her ears*


"It's not that it's such a mystery
This new-found malaise.
It's just that this mystery
Has taken your place."

-Gordon Downie, Mystery-

 

#24 2006-11-24 15:52:00

Jendaiya
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From: Canada
Registered: 2001-06-01
Posts: 21847
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

*re-opens room*

*peers around*


Beauty will save the world.

~Prince Myshkin,

The Idiot, by Dostoevsky

 

#25 2006-11-24 15:57:00

Magpie
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Re: to ramble about our stories some more......

thanks, Jen!

this had me somewhat confused at first... not to mention slightly desperate *g*
not that I have anything to ramble about at the moment.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

Master of Gardening, Mistress of Kingdom Plantae, Defender of the Seedlings, Guardian of Root and Bough
Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

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