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SMBC Comics Forum • View topic - Things I've researched for writing
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Things I've researched for writing

PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:26 am
by Kimra
I've felt obliged to look up many a thing since I started writing this nano thing. What have you had to look up?

Re: Things I've researched for writing

PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:34 am
by DonRetrasado
I had to look up clothing stores downtown 'cause I wanted one that started with a "k" sound.

Re: Things I've researched for writing

PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:04 am
by smiley_cow
A billion things about Manhattan. Some examples include:
-Images of street views
-night traffic
-districts
-types of housings

Cursed Jewelry
Haunted Jewelry available on Ebay
The Purple Dehli Sapphire
The Goth Subculture
A billion pages on ghosts
A billion pages on just various words
20's slang (this will reveal itself later)

All these monsters:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loogaroo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakeneko
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nukekubi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draugr
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kallikantzaroi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penanggalan#Victims
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krasue
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nachzehrer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nocnitsa
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolpertinger
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuki-onna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selkie
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myling
Along with various others I no longer have the tabs open for

Various types of magic from Pentagrams to sympathetic magic
Various types of folklore from around the world
Various fairy tales.
Various types of stock fairy tale characters
Various variations of magicians
The Guild system
The university system
the apprenticeship system
Newspaper titles

Anyways, I'm loving creating my story, but I find I'm finding half my time researching and half writing.

Re: Things I've researched for writing

PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:37 am
by Kimra
I honestly can't remember everything I've looked up but here's some of the fun:

Where people put their hands when leaning against a wall.
What cave formations are smooth, if any.
Cave Systems.
Any random facts about Geckos
Embroidered Corset tops.
Men's fashion
How to brainwash someone.
Colour names.
And different types of metal you might make jewellery out of

How uncool, I answered my own question.

Re: Things I've researched for writing

PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:27 am
by Asherian
I feel lame for not having had to look anything up.

Well, at least not since writing. Before writing I was looking into camera crews/film crews for various project sizes. Some on interviews in general. I did a look see at vampire mythos according to tv tropes and other sources to see where my vampires would fall on the spectrum. I'm sure that won't stay true though, I'll probably end up looking far more than I have yet. Oh, also LDS church history, and colonial period america pre the revolutionary war.

Oh and Kimra what did you need to know about Corsets? I know far to much on the subject..

Re: Things I've researched for writing

PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:19 am
by Edminster
I started researching high school until i stumbled across a video that's apparently a staple in the sex ed curriculum



normal schools are weird

Re: Things I've researched for writing

PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:23 am
by Asherian
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWG3mlxsuUk&feature=fvw

That was the first link from that video on youtube. I blame both on you Ed.

Also I think Johnny Condom might be from over seas.. that might explain it.

I just love the ending caption about average length, because that will make them feel better!

Re: Things I've researched for writing

PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:59 am
by DonRetrasado

Re: Things I've researched for writing

PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:02 am
by Asherian
See I've managed to block out the idea that youtube even has comments on it. I feel thats best for sanity purposes.

Re: Things I've researched for writing

PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:45 am
by Kimra

Re: Things I've researched for writing

PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:21 pm
by Kovvy
I haven't done much research at all. I looked up some stuff about iron pipes (how long it takes for them to rust, etc.) and pictures of iron sculptures. And I sketched out a sloppy diagram of the apartment.

Re: Things I've researched for writing

PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:35 pm
by smiley_cow

Re: Things I've researched for writing

PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:22 pm
by Astrogirl

Re: Things I've researched for writing

PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:09 am
by carbonstealer
Whether it was Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde or the other way around.

Wanted to make sure I got that one right

Re: Things I've researched for writing

PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:02 pm
by Olax
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/nimre?rdfrom=Nimre

I needed a name of someone who might not be entirely evil (but probably is). I am allergic to citrus fruit.
1+1=slightly less than 2, !

After I found the name, I did research for about two hours on the topic of artificial languages. It has nothing to do with what I'm writing.