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Re: Pieces of Stories

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:29 am
by Kimra
Ahmet: That sounds like a shitty anime plot. Or really bad fanfiction (which is pretty much the same). BUT you can write it. I'm just thinking your readership is going to be really small.

Ash: Sounds like lots of ideas there, and I liked all those titles! : )

Sotic: DR is right, as long as it's 50,000 words you've succeeded. I believe even Nano allows a collection of short stories, or poems, or just about anything. The point isn't to stifle the creativity, just to get words on the page. : ) Also almost everything in writing is made up. If writers had a social life, and interacted with people, they probably wouldn't be at their desk writing half as much. Just saying.

DR: Looking forward to seeing what you put out there. : )

Re: Pieces of Stories

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:37 am
by Asherian
I just.. really can't see any justification for an actual rape, I mean there's a difference between rape and just pushing the point when she's unsure, or not wanting to but willing to not die by someone elses hand; though in that last one its still pretty damned fucked.

Yes but Kimra, which one sounds the Most interesting? I really am just torn, fishy doom is least likely cause I think its the one I'd fuck up the most trying to do it since to do it properly I'd want to go for a gothic or lovecraftian feel (Classic gothic not "oh I'm so sad" gothic)

Re: Pieces of Stories

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:42 am
by Kimra
Ash, which one do you have the most ideas for? I recommend sitting down and writing out a page of notes about each of them. Whichever one is the easiest, or the most fun, that's the one you should do.


Man I give good advice, I should try this out myself.

Re: Pieces of Stories

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:45 am
by Asherian
I've got between 3-25 pages of notes for all of them.

All Of Them. I just can't decide :/

Re: Pieces of Stories

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:26 am
by Kimra
You could do something crazy and... no I wont suggest that.

Umm... you could play rock paper scissors against yourself for it. Or ask your son which title sounds best? That could work. Leave the choice in the hands of someone who can't really be blamed.

Re: Pieces of Stories

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:38 am
by Oldrac the Chitinous
Asherian wrote:I mean there's a difference between rape and just pushing the point when she's unsure, or not wanting to but willing to not die by someone elses hand; though in that last one its still pretty damned fucked.
Nope! If there's coercion, it's rape.

Asherian wrote:Rise and Fall - Following an adventuring group in trying to discover the undead queen of a small but violent nation's history so she can be defeated.

I thought that said "Undead queen of a mall". You should write that one.

And make her a mummy.

Re: Pieces of Stories

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:48 am
by Edminster
Topics which should be discussed in this thread:
  • Writing
  • Story ideas
  • Snippets of stories
  • What you're going to do to avoid writing
  • NaNoWriMo
  • How adorable your pet/significant other/child is

Topics which should be discussed in SciPhi:
  • The definition of Rape

Re: Pieces of Stories

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:29 am
by Oldrac the Chitinous
And just what do you think you're doing?

'cause it looks like you're trying to re-rail a thread.

Re: Pieces of Stories

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:35 am
by Kimra
Ed's right.

The point is anyone can write anything they want, and it doesn't need to be classified, or be 'good', or even tasteful. It can be the most detestable piece of fiction every contrived (good luck with that), but it's still valid and part of Nanowrimo. I wont personally read it, but I'm not promising that with everyones stories anyway so there's no loss or gain from such an endevour.

And on another note:

I am going to write a cheesy vampire story, based off a story I started to write once but never got very far with. I figure that will give me a good starting base for this year. It also means I'll be able to do something else at the same time. Because I'm setting my sights high this year, and aiming for working on two stories, if one is only notes I'm also fine with that. But cheesy vampire story that's better than Twilight, but just as angsty, that's my aim!

Re: Pieces of Stories

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:48 am
by DonRetrasado
Edminster wrote:How adorable your pet/significant other/child is

It's true, my pet/significant other/child is adorable.

Re: Pieces of Stories

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:49 am
by Kimra
My imaginary pet/significant other/child is better than your real pet/significant other/child any day!

Re: Pieces of Stories

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:16 am
by carbonstealer
I had an idea but I made it into a short story and it was really depressing. I had another idea but it was depressing before it even became anything at all. Also the thing I wrote before that was depressing.

I think I should write a story about two rainbows falling in love

Re: Pieces of Stories

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:20 am
by Edminster
Fuck it, I'm gonna start posting scraps I've found online for campaign ideas. Most of them could probably work for stories as well; after all, what is a campaign but mutual storytelling?

he stalks the party through shadowed alleys, eyes dull and glassy, absentmindedly stroking his (cheap military surplus on clearance buy now for a great deal) rifle. sometimes he blinks repeatedly, as though trying to clear his (aches? pains? migraines? buy tylenol in bulk at bargain basement prices) head, but the gleam of awareness soon dies once more. he creeps up behind the (are you paying too much for vehicle insurance?) wheelman, breathing rhythmic, heart calm, ready to complete a grisly (ask me how to make money from home guaranteed!) job that he isn't even consciously aware of accepting. he raises his rifle, takes aim (for success! business management secrets), and emotionlessly whispers,

"hello sir or madam, I am contacting you from nigeria to request your help with a very urgent matter..."

Re: Pieces of Stories

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:30 am
by Kimra
I'm still blinking over that one.

Re: Pieces of Stories

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:38 am
by Edminster
Major Frank Ursa, a 7 foot tall, 600 pound man who only ate salmon or honey and harbored a terrible secret: he was secretly a North American Grizzly Bear