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Gioku

61. Posted:

@WingedSnagret yeah I'm interested! ;)


Anyway, there was something fun we did in English class awhile ago that you guys might be interested in trying: writing your own Epic Simile! An Epic Simile is a long, often run-on simile used often in Greek epic poetry, such as

Homer wrote:

But swift Aias the son of Oïleus would not at all now take his stand apart from Telamonian Aias,
not even a little; but as two wine-coloured oxen straining
with even force drag the compacted plough through the fallow land,
and for both of them at the base of the horns the dense sweat gushes;
only the width of the polished yoke keeps a space between them
as they toil down the furrow till the share cuts the edge of the ploughland;
so these took their stand in battle, close to each other.

And so the teacher had us write our own - the idea is to take some mundane/everyday task and make it into some big epic ordeal! It's a great way to do satire, and is otherwise really fun - I'd like to see some of you guys do this! :D

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62. Posted:

I don't write so much as much as I think about them and maybe plot them out, then sigh as I finally start writing and realize I didn't plan them out as well as I'd hoped. I do have one story I might talk about, but only I've fleshed it out a bit.

@ClockworkMario This is my opinion, but the first story sounds like it would better fit a short story format, as anything longer might end up a little long winded and off topic. The second story is very interesting and maybe something you could think about is how Mike would obtain his freedom. Would it be by getting rid of The Writer? Working with them? I hope this helps!

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63. Posted:

I've been working on a short story ever since I saw this thread and I've never had written anything outside of essays or thesis papers. This should be fun but right now, I'll share a haiku I just made up on the spot... :$

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64. Posted:

Irysse wrote:

I@ClockworkMario This is my opinion, but the first story sounds like it would better fit a short story format, as anything longer might end up a little long winded and off topic. The second story is very interesting and maybe something you could think about is how Mike would obtain his freedom. Would it be by getting rid of The Writer? Working with them? I hope this helps!

First of all, thanks for the tips! Yeah, short stories are what I have in mind for both of them. And you're right I need to ponder about that part on story #2.

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65. Posted:

And once again I've written absolutely nothing since that first chapter. Though I'll be on the computer today instead of the Wii U browser (which is what I use for internet 99% of the time) for once so maybe something will happen. :p

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66. Posted:

This thread has been rather inactive lately...

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67. Posted:

Oh! Thanks for digging this out, @GuardianKing! ...I actually had something I wanted to post here:
Story
This is the result of me sitting by myself with a word processor for about an hour or so.
It has no title yet, so it's just called "Story" for now.
And it's been pretty fun, 'cause I have no idea where the character is, or anything... I'm figuring it out along with him! :)

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Would anyone be interested in a series of short writing challenges? I'll provide a theme and give maybe a fortnight's turnover to see what people make of it? I remember back in high school we'd have a lot of trouble starting our creative assignments so we started challenging each other with silly ideas. It'd be cool if we could run one of those here, if there are enough people interested :D

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I've just discovered this thread while I check out this website virtually every day and have done for the past 6 or 7 months I don't really venture into the forums all that much (mostly due to time constraints)
I am a writer (at least I like to consider myself one) I have a varied style of writing from most published authors around but different isn't always a bad thing surely.
Anyway I do have a passion for writing and I have written my autobiography (covers a fair few mature only subjects but every chapter with such issues is clearly marked as such) it's published online on tumblr with new entries every Monday and Friday (started November 24th 2013 will conclude November 9th 2015) and is scheduled to be published and available in actual book and ebook form from amazon and other retailers November 25th 2015. (I know how many people will buy a book they can read online for free but the book version will have a lot more content and the online version will be archived at the end of 2015)
I will also be putting up other works throughout this year some of which will published at some point after their free online debut and archive.
these include-
my 9 book cat tales series (these are suitable for everyone)
another book that I originally wrote in film script format it's had had multiple name changes so currently doesn't have a name but is part of a wider 7 series book
4 book / scripts based on and staring people from various places of past employment set in various movie genres
A wrestling book / script I based on a fictional wrestling company and starting the cast of an English national newspaper. (though virtually none of them are there anymore that really is old work.
and at least 2 if not 3 Nintendo themed efforts I've just been floating around in my head and on paper recently
links to all the other work will be available on the tumblr of my autobiography once they start going live and on here should anyone show any interest though none will be available for at least a few weeks yet and then it will be bits at a time.

but for now should anyone have any interest in my autobiography the link is below - http://mylifemymindanautobiography.tumblr.com/post/6795578279...

as stated it does cover a wide range of issues not all will be suitable to all language some find offensive is kept to a minimum but is preset at times.
New chapters are added every Monday and Mind segments are added every Friday.
The mind parts are sort of alternative views on the previous chapters or maybe just my way of showing how weird my mind works sometimes.
It's not all happy go lucky stuff I've had a lot of darkness in my life but then again I'm still here I have 2 great kids and I'll always have Nintendo!
I'll be sure to check out the works of some other posts when I get a spare minute anyone who wants to take a look at any of my work thanks I hope you'll find some joy, interest or inspiration in some of it somewhere.

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70. Posted:

/casts Raise on thread! :O

EDIT: There was something here, but I think I'll wait a bit before I post it back up again. :P

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71. Posted:

@guardianking how did you find this thread? :P

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72. Posted:

@Metroidlink I REMEMBERED! :P

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73. Posted:

I've finally come up with a decent story (as in it wouldn't work very well as a video game story :P) It was the result of me trying to think up a good concept for anime/manga (trying to push my friend into drawing some original characters, so I pitch these ideas at him and see if we can do something with them) and ended up fairly decent. It's somewhat derivative of Ender's Game (the book, haven't seen the movie), but I've put my own spin on it (it's a school drama with a focus on horror and thriller elements). I know it probably sounds horrible, but it's actually decent.

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74. Posted:

RIIISSEEE FROM YOUR GRAVE, THREAD!!!

Anyway, I wrote a short story about a man and a woman desperately trying to survive after their plane crash landed on the side of an enormous mountain. Or that's the framework; the real meat of the story is two dialogs about life they discourse whilst seeking shelter on a small cave.

I'm rather happy about how it turned out. Perhaps I ought to translate it to English someday (I wrote it in my native language, Finnish), since I'm pretty interested in translating.

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75. Posted:

I wrote a short collection of haikus somewhat recently. :)

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76. Posted:

I listened to some post rock and tried writing a poem to describe what I felt like afterwards.

sorry in advance for being depressing.

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77. Posted:

@Gioku Just read your Kirby comic. Bahaha, that's good stuff! Too bad Nintendo would C&D you into oblivion for it if you ran with it because they're hilarious like that.

(Total O2 fangirl right here, btw).

Do you have a webcomic?

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78. Posted:

@JollyKarp Not that I don't TOTALLY AGREE that we're doomed and all that, but I'd be totally into this if you wrote a poem with the same language except not about this.

See you've got lines like:

"radiates with explosions from the submatomic"

Now THAT'S how you break a line...except I was kinda let down that it was one of those "riddle" poems where you have to guess what it's about (or maybe I'm just THAT dense and didn't get it until the end).

Do you read a lot of poetry? If you do, I'd suggest you treat yourself to some John Smith (heh, GOOD LUCK FINDING HIM IN A SEARCH THOUGH). He uses scientific language in his poetry and it's good stuff. (For ease of search, start with "Fireflies in the Magnolia Grove" if you think this would be your thing).

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79. Posted:

Neat thread. I'm digging some of the stuff I've read.

I like to write too. But for the last like six months I haven't been able to pull anything together. I can come up with little segments I would want to see in the story, but I can't write the story. How do you guys overcome writer's block?

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80. Posted:

@Gamecubed Well, I kinda don't believe in "writer's block." The best advice I was ever given was that what we call writer's block is actually reader's block. So basically if you're stuck on a plot issue, it could be that it's time to put the manuscript away and read someone else's book (preferably something in the same genre as yours, and written in the past five years).

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