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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby Jiro » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:30 pm

Arguably the most important.
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby In Jam » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:33 pm

Hey, just because I am a muscle-bound hunk doesn't mean I don't have a sensitive soul.

I am an artist, after all.
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby carbonstealer » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:38 pm

Arguably one of the least important functions of society as well
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby In Jam » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:29 am

RAPES GO DOWN WHEN PORN'S ABOUT



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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby Jiro » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:37 am

Incidentally, rape is all about alternating movements.
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby carbonstealer » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:12 am

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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby In Jam » Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:28 am

Rape is one of the few situations where premature ejaculation is good for everybody.
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby Kimra » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:21 am

When bleach smells like, because it's safer than opening up a bottle and having a whiff myself. Also, what ammonia smells like.

Both of these searches have not given me the answer I sought, but as the internet is prone to do, gave me many answers I never wanted to seek. Thanks google search, I always wanted to know about peoples bodily fluids.
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby Felstaff » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:38 am

Rather than describe the scent of bleach, I guess it would be easier to use easily-conjurable adjectives like "acrid", "cloying" and "caustic".

My bleach smells a lot like an astringent pine tree.
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby Jiro » Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:54 am

I love wikipedia. I needed to know a little bit about fog so I just typed it in and bam now I'm an expert. Did you know kelp produces a nuclei that condenses water vapour?
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby carbonstealer » Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:52 am

I'm trying to find a map of london in the late 1700's/early 1800s because never having been to England or London I don't really know what places my characters will be going. I do know Buckingham Palace wasn't a thing when I was writing this... but thats about it
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby Kimra » Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:14 am

Oh oh, what about that big inside out globe they had? It was a big attraction in old England.
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby carbonstealer » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:38 am

That sounds AMAZING. Also like the perfect location for an epic battle. Tell me more I demand tell me more
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby Felstaff » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:45 am

LONDINIVM, but... uhhh. Some 200 years before your particular time period. My favourite map of London is the poverty map, scroll down to 1889. Again, around 100 years after your particular era.

If your French is any more than rudimentary, I came across this French 1700 mapof London. I thought I recognised the name Nicolas de Fer, but there isn't an English wiki on him. There is, however, a French one.

You could collate the info found in each one, to give you an accurate 1800 map!
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby carbonstealer » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:05 am

Its how they built history, its how I can build fiction! Thanks for that, they're better than the maps I've been able to find, which are mostly just all of England. I wanted to do a few scenes in London, since it is where all the happening happens
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