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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by SeverinR, May 14, 2013.

  1. Guru Coyote

    Guru Coyote Archmage

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    I think we need an extra metric for writing besides word-count:

    I often realize that a big book might tell a simple story, while a short story could build a whole world in my head.

    Maybe we could measure "information density" or "inspirational density" of a story.
    And I do not mean information in the sense of facts, but rather in the sense of new ideas, relevant info, stuff I enjoy to read about as a reader. "Stuff that matters" to me as reader, and are still Story - as opposed to info dump.

    For example, what I am currently trying to do in worldbuilding for myWiP... I am designing a calendar system, four cultures etc. But all this is there to enrich an existing story, to add detail and conflict. To motivate character's actions etc.
    At least I hope it does ^^
     
  2. SeverinR

    SeverinR Vala

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    Daughter proclaims: Every cowgirl needs a cowboy.
    Father corrects: NO! Every cowgirl needs a horse, the horses ass comes with it.

    (true Facebook today)
     
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  3. Addison

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    There are some experiences, events, that you can not begin to fully describe with the written word. Nor the spoken word. Such as this one. I am in my living room with my lap top in my lap sitting mostly against the arm chair (Just the shoulders and upper back) while my black lab is laying down with her head and front legs (which need their nails cut) snoring in the pocket between the chair and my lower back. No possible way to describe this.
     
  4. Guru Coyote

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    Found in the classified section of the Bazaarat Times:

    "Seeking princess to come and whisk me away. Shining armor and white horse optional, no dragon-slaying required or desired, I am rather fond of my own kind. Serious applicants please ensure that you are human, female, can supply your own transportation and can tolerate a fiery temprament. No need to call, just come and get me away from here. Soon. Please?"
     
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  5. SeverinR

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    Found a name I just have to use in a book:

    Klingshirn; Rabble rouser, trouble maker.

    Hey, its random.
     
  6. Addison

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    I'm at a stage in editing where I'd rather have a chemistry final, and I've never taken a single chem class.
     
  7. Guru Coyote

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    There is a definite lack of fluffy animal toys in fantasy fiction.
     
  8. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    How hard can it be to find a plain chocolate-brown long-sleeved shirt? I need one for a costume, and I can't find one anywhere!
     
  9. Guru Coyote

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    Everything I am learning in writing class is teaching me that using words ending on 'ing' is furthering bad writing.
     
  10. SeverinR

    SeverinR Vala

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    But:
    Everyth-ing, learn-ing, Writ-ing, teach-ing, further-ing, all end in "ing". :)
     
  11. Guru Coyote

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    Or: Avoid Alliterations, Always.
    And: Absolutes are the worst thing after comparisons.

    Cookies. Nothing else matters, Grammar used to say.
     
  12. Ireth

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    Drinking games, even movie drinking games, are really no fun when you're drinking alone. :/ Found that out the hard way last night.
     
  13. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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  14. Guru Coyote

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    "The uploader had not meade this video available in your country" :/
     
  15. Svrtnsse

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    I just got a free coffee at my favourite pub where I go to write in the mornings. It's good to be a regular. :D
     
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  16. Ireth

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    Anybody know how much it costs (on average) to replace a laptop's wireless card? :(
     
  17. Guru Coyote

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    More than a brown long-sleeve, on average. Shut up, Coyote.
     
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  18. Steerpike

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    I don't know, Ireth. Might be cheaper just to buy a USB wireless adapter and disable the built-in card.
     
  19. Ireth

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    I've tried the USB adapter for my older sister's desktop on my laptop, and it did nothing. :/
     
  20. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Did you make sure you got the drivers installed properly? Also, you might want to go into the device manager and disable the built-in wireless card to make sure there aren't any conflicts that was preventing the USB adapter from working.
     
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