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  1. skrite

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    ha ha ha ha ha!
     
  2. Tom

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    My sister got a lightsaber for her birthday last week. She sleeps with it under her pillow. :D
     
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  3. ArenRax

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    Lightsabers are awesome!
    albeit deadly and a painful when you get whacked with one.
    Also very deadly to zombies it seems(heh Last stand dead zone has lightsabers as a premium weapon.)
    Strong in the force is she.
    Let us all hope that the next star wars movie is Worth It.
    All hail star wars!
     
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  4. Jabrosky

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    We've all complained about certain TV shows or book series being formulaic, but it's been my observation that we don't always like it when those media stray TOO far from their original formula. This is most true if they leave the old formula in the dust for good instead of just taking a short break from it. I remember how, back in 2007, some people didn't like how that year's Ninja Turtles movie (not to be confused with the even worse travesty from 2014) had a whole new villain instead of the Shredder as usual, because they grew up knowing Shredder as the arch-nemesis for the Ninja Turtles. This has convinced me that although most audiences appreciate a temporary break from an established formula, that doesn't always mean they want that older formula abandoned permanently.
     
  5. Jabrosky

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    On an unrelated note, I came across this quote about medieval understandings of magic on Wikipedia.

    --- Kieckhefer, Richard. “The Specific Rationality of Medieval Magic” In The American Historical Review, Vol. 99, Issue 3, 813-836. 1994, 814.

    Wonder if it might be of interest to other fantasy writers dealing with magic systems...
     
  6. Tom

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    Last night I discovered that one of my students is better than both me and the advanced coach. >.<

    He's fast, aggressive, and his parries feel like baseball bat swings. He doesn't so much get around your guard as batter it down. Probably if I hadn't already been tired out from a day of classes, I could have figured out some strategies to slip around his blade, but as it was I couldn't keep up with his speed.
     
  7. I had a dream last night where I was on a business trip to Japan and right before the meeting the dream blacked out. Later I was shooting fire out of my hands and fire-murdering (arsassinating?) zombie esque creatures at a Japanese opera house. I blacked out again and woke up in a post apocalyptic version of Utah, which was rife with snakes. I traveled around what I finally recognized as the Salt Lake Valley and came across a group of homes that looked like they were being repaired. I see my mother-in-law in the house. She breaks down sobbing thinking I was dead for the past 10 years and tells me my wife is at a nearby hospital looking for some supplies. And that my son, twelve years old in the dream, is guarding the west wall keeping an eye out for them. I woke up from that dream when my son (barely six months now) started clawing my face.

    I'm almost certain I can turn that dream into a book of some kind.
     
  8. Ireth

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    I had a dream last night that was part spy story, part I-don't-even-know-what, and part zombie apocalypse. For the spy parts of it I was an american spy who had perfected his Russian accent by mimicking Star Trek's Chekhov. XD
     
  9. 2WayParadox

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    I'm convinced I got my fantasy because I never remember my dreams. Not even as a child.
     
  10. Tom

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    If you write down a dream or talk about it right after you wake up, you might remember it. I always have vivid dreams, but I only remember them if I "hold" them in my mind--if I think about them, memorize every detail of them, and write them down. The conscious act of writing it down forces your mind to bring the dream to forefront of your memories.
     
  11. skrite

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    I have practiced this and found it true also. It is a difficult dicipline, however, because it involves waking up in the middle of your sleep and deciding to grab a pen and paper instead of simply fading off again.
     
  12. Tom

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    It works for me because I'm a night owl and a somewhat strange sleeper. I can snap between fully awake and fully asleep in a few seconds, and vise versa. I always have a notebook next to my bed because I get my best ideas when I'm half-asleep.
     
  13. Ireth

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    That frustrating moment when the first batch of cookies you baked was perfect and amazing, but the second batch doesn't work at all. >_<
     
  14. I'm listening to a student presentation about the zoning problems of tiny houses. Apparently, people build these 500 sq ft home on trailers to avoid zoning laws. It's really interesting. But living with one kid, my wife, and of course me in a 600 sq ft. place I can say I need space and fresh air. Let em laugh in my face I don't care.
     
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    Did you know it's impossible to legally adopt someone less than 15 years younger than yourself? At least in my country it is. So a 28 year old can't adopt a 13 year old or older. Granted, he'd have to be a father at 15 to make the 13 year old himself, but what if a 28 year old gets together with a 35 year old that had a kid? A 35 year old could have 16 to 13 year olds.

    I kind of get the point behind the law, but it feels kind of odd to me.
     
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    I just really wanted to share this amazing video with the comunity.



    It really struck home with me as a bisexual person.
     
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  17. I just saw a commercial for Turn promoting its return (ah I'm witty with that word play) on April 13th and I couldn't be happier. I was so happy I made a spur of the moment reference in one of my books.
     
  18. Chessie

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    This happened to me with quiche the other day. The first pie was perfect and the second one was horrid with burnt edges. Totally sympathize.
     
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  19. Legendary Sidekick

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    Its name means "awesome warrior."

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  20. Tom

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    Okay, so I'm not sure what's going to kill me first--the math class I enrolled in this semester, or the friend I hang out with in the cafeteria during common hour. He's a good friend, but he also drives me crazy.

    I am a taciturn German. I come from a taciturn German family. My mother's side, the Irish side, is very chatty, but I took after my German dad.

    My friend is Italian. He talks like an Italian. And my God, he could talk for centuries! I swear he says twenty words for every one of mine! I can't get a word in edgewise when we're talking, because he only pauses for breath between paragraphs!
     
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