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Old August 18th, 2009 (12:18 AM).
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I've also heard people say that listening to music is helpful. Personally, I don't find that to be the case, but it may work for you. Particularly if the music has some relation to your plot.
Personally, I listen to Jazz when writing. But if I'm writing an action-type kind of scene I switch the music to certain Anime Opening themes because it helps fuel my excitement. :D

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Listening/watching to any of your inspirative sources can help immensely. Or watching the things that get you excited about writing in general. Mizan Nix Zamnie is right - reading fanfiction, or writing in general, that you enjoy can get you excited about making your own creation.
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I love that site. Everything on it is horrendously idiotic and offensive in some way, so I check back every once in awhile to see what's new... Last I saw was some bit about the "black" experience, which in Chick's eyes ended up being about "disrespect", "hos", and a basketball career. I'd like to say he's the best troll ever, but he's probably just... ya know.
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and also this one i found amusing

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Hahaha those both are awesome. XD

My inspirational music would probably be soundtrack music (how typical), so it easily sets the mood. XD
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Hahaha those both are awesome. XD
To me, xkcd never gets old.

Everytime I look at any xkcd strips, I chuckle to myself no matter how many times I've seen them.
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Found that one funny XD

So... might have time to actually write my fic this week it seems, however; I would like to get it done in less than 3 weeks time.
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Personally, I listen to Jazz when writing. But if I'm writing an action-type kind of scene I switch the music to certain Anime Opening themes because it helps fuel my excitement. :D
Haha, jazz it up. *starts snapping fingers and dance a little bit to the jazz music*

Well, jazz is cool. XD

And Katherine, yeah how I usually gain inspiration is music, reading, or watching tv/movies. I would say try what everyone else had said and see if it works.
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I was actually watching King of the Hill and Bill was obsessed with his ex wife, Lenore. However, with The Raven in mind, I don't think I'd mind having that name.
Yeah, but you know what rhymes with "Lenore", right? I mean, when you have a kid, you have to go through their names (and possible nicknames) to make sure that there aren't any playground chants that can be used with your kid's name.

And Lenore, she's a ho*, but nevermore, the ugly bore.

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Found that one funny XD
These things crack me up. Lulz. I have a whole collection in my computer hidden somewhere.

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Haha, jazz it up. *starts snapping fingers and dance a little bit to the jazz music*

Well, jazz is cool. XD
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Then is it the game?

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Yeah, but you know what rhymes with "Lenore", right? I mean, when you have a kid, you have to go through their names (and possible nicknames) to make sure that there aren't any playground chants that can be used with your kid's name.
Do most parents actually do that?
You can't cover all the possibilities...
(i.e. My IRL name means something good in Arabic but something not so good in Chinese. I was mocked for it [kind of].)
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When writing Fanfiction, what part do you love writing the most? Intense Pokemon battles, fights in between humans, filler, or some other stuff?

The comedy. Funniest part for me, really. Although interesting characters in itself is pretty darn fun. But trying to turn something into something I think is funny is good fun. =D

What's your favourite Fanfiction Genre

COMEDEE. Not adding anything else to this repeated question. =P
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Yeah, but you know what rhymes with "Lenore", right? I mean, when you have a kid, you have to go through their names (and possible nicknames) to make sure that there aren't any playground chants that can be used with your kid's name.
*is reminded of the Simpsons and a scene involving the naming of 'Bart'.*

And Katherine... join the club of people who haven't written anything in ages. =D I hope to get back into it though once my trial exams are over. Ah, a week and a half to go...
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COMEDEE. Not adding anything else to this repeated question. =P
*is reminded of the Simpsons and a scene involving the naming of 'Bart'.*
Lol I remember that scene too.

I think, to be safe, I'd probably just name my kid Orange. XD

What's your favourite Fanfiction Genre

Horror, comedy, action-adventure, OT, OF.
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Lol I remember that scene too.

I think, to be safe, I'd probably just name my kid Orange. XD
Yep, scientifically proven, nothing rhymes with Orange. XDExcept maybe Borange
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I think, to be safe, I'd probably just name my kid Orange.
That...kinda makes it worse.

"HEY ORANGE!"

"I Mean, wtf is that? ORANGE? Isn't that like, a lame fruit? DUDE, GET A BETTER NAME LAMO!"
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That...kinda makes it worse.

"HEY ORANGE!"

"I Mean, wtf is that? ORANGE? Isn't that like, a lame fruit? DUDE, GET A BETTER NAME LAMO!"
"I'm named after a book about a guy in a gang that murdered and raped people. And he loved classic music. =D"
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When writing Fanfiction, what part do you love writing the most? Intense Pokemon battles, fights in between humans, filler, or some other stuff?

I love wrighting about romantic moments and violent evil moments. Quite contrasting really.

What's your favourite Fanfiction Genre?

Probably horror and sci-fi.
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"I'm named after a book about a guy in a gang that murdered and raped people. And he loved classic music. =D"
Or you could go further back here

Idk, I tend to name my characters with Latin last names it seems anyway.
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Idk, I tend to name my characters with Latin last names it seems anyway.
What about Hannibal relates to a person being named "Orange"?
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Because of the recent naming conversation which incdentally evolved from:
Haz's Naming dillema --> *Stuff* --> Lenore --> Ho --> Orange --> guy in a gang that murdered and raped people --> Hannibal???

There's a new bolded topic which I think we discussed a while back but nevertheless...

How do you name your characters? Do you randomly name them or do you want their names to be meaningful (in a way), ominous or show off their personality? Also, where do you get their names from if any?
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Old August 19th, 2009 (3:49 AM). Edited August 19th, 2009 by bobandbill.
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How do you name your characters? Do you randomly name them or do you want their names to be meaningful (in a way), ominous or show off their personality? Also, where do you get their names from if any?

With my main fic, I don't have to worry too much about nanes as I'm working with canon characters for the most part. XD I did go with the most 'known' names for the main characters though (Wes and Rui), and with the few characters in my fic without names in the game, I actually tend to go towards common names, such as 'Tom' - a half-jab at the named characters'..names, which get really odd in Orre. Skrub, Doken, or Wakin are merely mild examples... heck, just look at Miror B. (Even if that name actually has reasoning behind it, it's... odd). Some have jokes within them as well...heh.

For a one-shot I did, I honestly just gave a bit of personal thought and came up with names that I thought sounded nice, without looking for any hidden meanings within their names.
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How do you name your characters? Do you randomly name them or do you want their names to be meaningful (in a way), ominous or show off their personality? Also, where do you get their names from if any?

Well, as evidenced back with my "naming dillema" I try to give my charecters a name that is suitable to thier personality. But there are some issues surrounding this way.
1) An really evil and unusual na,e would be odd because what parent would name their kid that? On the other side they could've got that name by changing like Voldermort in Harry Potter.

2) Sometimes I name charecters after my friends and enemies at school. What they don't won't hurt them :P
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a half-jab at the named characters'..names, which get really odd in Orre.
[cackles evilly]

How do you name your characters? Do you randomly name them or do you want their names to be meaningful (in a way), ominous or show off their personality? Also, where do you get their names from if any?

I usually just think of a name for the character that I've seen before and liked, and if that doesn't work I'll refer to the wonderful resource that is Behind the Name. However, sometimes if I don't refer to that site when I have more foreign names in mind I end up giving the name of a Hindu god to a female Vaporeon... [blushes] Oops. In my defense, though, the only time I had seen the name was for a female character.
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How do you name your characters? Do you randomly name them or do you want their names to be meaningful (in a way), ominous or show off their personality? Also, where do you get their names from if any?

Well not to sure if people look it up, but I use Latin last names often, and this has to do with their personality.
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To tell the truth, I don't think names are extremely that important, so I just name my characters randomly. However, I did get Bunny's name after watching one comedy movie. XD
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How do you name your characters? Do you randomly name them or do you want their names to be meaningful (in a way), ominous or show off their personality? Also, where do you get their names from if any?
Only one of my characters has a name that I plucked right out of thin air, and it stuck. The rest of my characters all have names with special meaning, relating to something about them. Of course, I have twelve characters who have names with special meanings, and I completely forgot what the meanings are.
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I have a combination of completely made-up names (Kairn), names that actually exist (Eli), and names that are made up but are a play on something that does exist (like Tira, which I derived from terra).
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I mostly just take names that are fairly common (Tyson, Haley, Alexis), but not too common (Bob, Jack, Fred). As for bad guys, Haz, they don't even have to have evil-sounding names (like Mizan said), even if they did choose them themselves. Hell, take one of the bad guys in Shattered. This guy was homeschooled for 15 years, never leaving the house. After he
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