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  1. An-chan
    November 26th, 2008 03:12 AM
    An-chan
    And why I focus on plot? I'm such a n00b with grammar that I can't really say anything about it xD Well, at least something good came out from my non-nativeity. I should also stop making up words, I think. Also, I am very plot-centered because I read so much. I have read a lot of books since I was seven, so I've really read a lot. Thus, I know what's good and original and what isn't. Sometimes when I was younger, I read bad books on purpose *coughGoosebumpscough* just because they were like parodies to me and a friend of mine. We read them out loud to each other and laughed out loud rolling on the floor, literally. It's a wonder I never got to writing parodies before. Speaking of parodies, how's yours coming off?

    I suppose your theory is right. It also explains why I get the best ideas in class xD Seriously, I invented Usa-chan and Kitsuneko AKA Susanne while at school. I was doodling in my notebook (I always do that, it helps me concentrate in listening the teacher) and I drew this stereotypical anime bunny girl. Then, it occurred to me. A stereotypical bunny girl mary sue! "What a marvellous idea, old champ," I said to myself, "I'd say!" (with a british accent of course) And then I proceeded to inventing Kitsuneko. Or Susanne. She'd kill me if she knew I call her Kitsuneko in my mind.

    I'm starting to get very lively from being so tired. This day is sure gonna be fun...

    As for that losing original fiction thingy: you had me suspecting your OS was some Windows, but then you speak about partitioning. Different Windowses don't go on same hard drive, I have noticed, so you must have tried to install a Linux. This, again, leads me to believe you are aware of the existence of Linux OS's. (By the way, did you know the guy who invented Linux is Finnish?) I don't really know where I'm going with this... But yeah, sorry to hear about your loss. I really felt like strangling my brother when he destroyed half of my files. He also killed my sims and all my bookmarks. I've yet to find some of those pages again, goddamit. I hate it when computers make it so easy to destroy and delete and kill and slaughter stuff just like that. Poof, the stuff you spent years collecting and writing and drawing is gone. Forever. Just like that.

    Also, that happened to Astinus the other day. I suggest you peek at her blog for more information.

    By the way, what size of page do you use? I mean, aren't American papers a bit smaller than our standard European A4-sized papers?

    Also, I hate Firefox. How can a session get old so darn fast?
  2. Post Office Buddy
    November 26th, 2008 02:45 AM
    Post Office Buddy
    If I were you then I would get the shortest out of the way first. I just checked how many pages my old fic is and discovered that, although it is over fifty pages, it's actually eighty-four pages long! I knew I had written a lot, but holy crap!

    I also get inspiration while walking around. I think it might be because your body is able to do the task of walking from point 'a' to point 'b' without too much brainpower involved, so your mind is free to wander as it pleases. Therefore, random thoughts pop in your head and give you amazing ideas for fictions (usually). That's also my theory on the shower thing.

    I know all about losing original fiction. I had actually been working on something I hoped to publish earlier this year, around Febuary I believe, and was getting close to page sixty when my old computer decided to die. It wasn't a hardware issue, surprisingly. My OS just suddenly deleted a key component and wouldn't even boot without it. I thought just reinstalling the OS to a new partition of the hard disk would solve all of my problems, but alas it did not work. I ended up deleting everything on the damned thing and lost that fiction, along with over five gigabytes of nonreplacable music and a game I had been developing for over a year. When that happened my face went from :D to :| to :o to :( to ;_;

    I have since begun rewriting my original fiction, but the game... that's lost forever. It's so hard to even begin development on a game, let alone try to recreate it. Besides, a lot of the things I had put into it had taken months to iron out, and I have no idea how to do that again without going through the entire process again. Either way, it will never be the same.

    And your opinion is interesting because you seem to have good insight into plot, which I consider to be as important, if not even more so at times, than grammar.
  3. An-chan
    November 26th, 2008 02:20 AM
    An-chan
    My opinion?! Wow, that sure suprised me. I'm honoured, though! *grin*

    I've been planning to read your fic for quite a long time now. Somehow I just don't get it done... It seems that it's harder for me to start reading fics that are already long. But, I am going to read all your fics, mind you! I might even start today, as I don't have much stuff to do. You think I should read that old one first or that new one with only prologue?

    Also, good idea with that shower thing. I get insane amounts of inspiration in the shower, too. Mostly I come up with new insanely genious details for my existing stories, but I also get the urge to write new ones occasionally. Mostly I come up with new stories when I'm on my way from school to home. I don't know why that is, I just find walking down my home street highly inspirating. Even more so if I listen to music at the time of walking.

    That caused me to invent a story long ago. I was something like 11 at the time and I came up with two fantasy novels. One of them I managed to write for over 60 pages when my little brother accidentally deleted the whole thing. I still haven't gotten around to rewriting it, but I started writing the other one back then. I have over 70 pages of it already \o/ (Finnish has such long words it's only 35 000 words long or something. And we have bigger pages here than you do in America. Really.)

    Enough of nonsense already. If you really are going to take five showers a day, remember not to use soap or shampoo every time xD It's not good for you! Oh, and... Just how is my opinion on fics interesting? I'm just curious, I never thought my comments were very interesting...
  4. Post Office Buddy
    November 26th, 2008 01:28 AM
    Post Office Buddy
    Apparently I get insane amounts of inspiration in the shower. When I was taking one today, I suddenly had this irresistable urge to finish chapter 11 of the first fic I had posted here. Maybe I should take like five showers a day from now on...

    Oh, btw, you should read that and tell me what you think. Your opinion on fictions is usually quite interesting.
  5. An-chan
    November 3rd, 2008 09:53 AM
    An-chan
    You know, I pretty much understand how you feel with that modem and router. A year or so ago we had some serious problems with our modem. It kept cutting off the connection every two minutes or so. And at time internet was the only way to contact my boyfriend who lived in another city, so you can guess how pissed I was. I gave a few, hmm, inpolite-ish calls to our service provider... They couldn't fix it, so we changed to another company. This far all has gone well after that.
    Also, as you may notice from the planning thread, I've done pretty much nothing for the past week or so. With you and solovino gone all I did was slack off... Well, I did read some fanfiction, but those were mostly ones we had already chosen.
    And I can't get one stupid moderator to contact me. I even joined a board to contact her. Sheesh.
    Anyway, good to have you back ^-^ I've missed you, actually... Besides, I want to see that parody you said you were working on
  6. Post Office Buddy
    November 3rd, 2008 09:37 AM
    Post Office Buddy
    Hey, sorry I haven't been too active here recently. My modem burned Tuesday and we just got a new one Friday, but I'm still having trouble setting up my stupid router. The thing doesn't want to connect for some reason. I don't really know why, but it is agitating. Anyway, I think I almost have that grading scale done. Only one part seems a little... off, but I think I can perfect it with a little more work.
  7. An-chan
    October 24th, 2008 11:29 AM
    An-chan
    haha, I thought about a shipping parody today, too. That one would definitely be about AshxMisty since those seem to fill the internet. Of course, the girl would be called Mist- er, I mean Rei or some other Japanese name and the boy would be Ash- er, also some other Japanese name. I thought I'd continously use the wrong names "by accident", expecially in particularly exciting (or "exciting") parts.
    "Ooh, I love you As- er, I mean Ikari (or whatever)!" said Mis- er, Rei.
    (Japanese names because the writers of AAMRNs seem to love using Japanese words.) But, well, I'd have to actually read a whole AAMRN fic to parodize the concept, so I think I'll pass. For now.
  8. Post Office Buddy
    October 24th, 2008 09:58 AM
    Post Office Buddy
    I myself have never really been a big fan of shipping anyway. I was actually considering a shipping parody, one that I haven't seen done here yet. You'll just have to wait to see which ship it is XD.

    Anyway, I must go to work now I'll try to do some stuff tonight, but I can't guarantee it. Supposed to hang out with my girlfriend a bit...

    btw, 1:58 PM here at time of writing.
  9. An-chan
    October 24th, 2008 09:54 AM
    An-chan
    Yeah, I noticed that, too. Besides, the page is freakin' impossible to use! I tried to keep the "author's page" in the background and open fics in new tabs, but the damn page jumped back to the "awards"-page right after I turned my back. What's with that?
    And, yeah, the fics had some heavy un-readabilityness (lol, maybe I shouldn't make ups words) to them. And besides, all the awarded ones were AshxMisty-fics! I almost drowned in sappyness before I decided to give up...
  10. Post Office Buddy
    October 24th, 2008 09:41 AM
    Post Office Buddy
    lol, that was actually the first site I visited last night. I thought that there might be a promising fic or two there, so I took a peek. I saw something about reader's choice awards, and immediately though, "oh cool, there should be something worth checking out." However, I read the first place fiction and couldn't help but grimace. I don't think I'm ever going to look there again, since if the best fiction, according to readers, has millions of grammar mistakes and whatnot, then the rest can't be any better...

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