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Hello everyone. I've decided to start a blog, partly because it sounds amusing, and partly because I want to remind myself of everything I should be doing while writing. This blog will dispense whatever sage advice I happen to have to offer, along with the side tangents and other thoughts that come to mind while writing these things. I will have space at the end of each blog for a more condensed version of the advice, for the sake of clarity and really making sure I get all this stuff. I'm still working on making it look pretty, and I probably won't have it super fancy until sometime in January. Let's face it, I'm never going to get around to it.
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How To Fix Juuni Taisen

Posted January 5th, 2018 at 9:51 AM by Bardothren (Writing Advice, Assuming I Know Anything)

Hello everyone, first blog post out of me for 2018. I have recently finished Juuni Taisen, an anime about twelve warriors of the zodiac in a free-for-all to the death for one rules-free wish. I enjoyed it enough to see it through to the end, but after a few episodes, I noticed numerous glaring flaws with its storytelling. This won't be covering animation or voice acting, just the show's story.

A typical Juuni Taisen episode goes something like this:

Step 1: show...
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Food Reactions

Posted November 15th, 2017 at 5:44 PM by Bardothren (Writing Advice, Assuming I Know Anything)
Updated November 15th, 2017 at 5:50 PM by Bardothren

Holy cow, it's been over a year since I touched this thing. Time flies. Anyways, I had a conversation with myself, which is extremely sad, about how in the Pokemon anime, every reaction to food is either complete bliss or complete disgust, with no middle ground or variation on those two types of reactions. So, instead of leaving that as a sad conversation with myself because I'm a complete loner, I decided to turn that into consolidating my thoughts for a forum post.

So, here I...
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Death

Posted October 23rd, 2016 at 4:36 PM by Bardothren (Writing Advice, Assuming I Know Anything)
Updated October 24th, 2016 at 12:35 AM by Bardothren

Huh, this thing still exists? Well, might as well make a random post in it since I feel in the mood. As far as a quick update on my life goes, not much has changed. I still have my job as a QA tech and I'm starting to build up some savings for the day I move out of my parents' house.

And I suppose it's only fitting, in Halloween spirit, to talk about the spookiest phenomenon on the planet.

Death


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Dusting Off the Cobwebs

Posted August 2nd, 2016 at 3:56 PM by Bardothren (Writing Advice, Assuming I Know Anything)

Wow... it's been four months since I posted here, and to be completely honest, I'm not surprised. I had a feeling I'd go missing one of these days, and I was running out of things to talk about. So... here I am.

Time for some updates. If you're one of the ten (maybe?) people who actually remember my stories, then you're probably wondering what happened to my latest project, Bird Made of Ice. Well, it's cancelled for now.

Allow me to explain: I had a very hard time...
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Genre

Posted April 1st, 2016 at 6:32 PM by Bardothren (Writing Advice, Assuming I Know Anything)

Hello there! First off, no, I'm not dead, thanks for caring >:( Second off, wow, viewership took a nosedive in March... not entirely sure to make of that considering my second post hit over two thousand views. Third, no, this is not an April Fools prank, although I was considering it.

As for a brief run-through of the last three weeks of my life, all I did over spring break was eat, sleep, and play Starcraft on the N64 emulation on my computer... which is extremely bizarre when...
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