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

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  2. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Myth Weaver

    You've got to love working at a place where under a sign "Free to a good home" you find 40 year old copies of Beowulf [in English]; as well as Edda, Fortaellinger Fra Landnamabok and Ynglingerasaga [in (I think) Norwegian].

    Okay - does anyone out there want to teach me Norwegian? :p
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  3. Oh my gosh...old books give me heart eyes.
  4. Chessie

    Chessie Guest

    Stop ruining everything with your political correctness.

    :p :p :p
  5. I just wrote around 3k words in 3 hours. That was intense. Too bad it wasn't for my Wip. But now I have a new maximum bar to reach for.
  6. FifthView

    FifthView Istar

    I'm a slow writer and a slow reader.

    I realized my slowness in reading while still a teenager and comparing my speed with the speeds others reported. (How long to read this or that book?) I have an odd iterative process that sneaks in; I go back and re-read passages I've just completed, sometimes. Small sections. A few sentences or a small paragraph. It's not every paragraph and might not happen for most of a chapter. But it happens enough to slow me down.

    It's like savoring food, but with words and passages.

    This also creeps into my writing habits, as I try to re-savor things I've just written or have written the day before. Unfortunately this can also mean revising those things. Then re-savoring them. Not only with fiction, but with my comments here and elsewhere.

    Happens with movies and television too, as I hit the quick "10-second rewind" on my remote or actually go farther back to watch a longer repeat. Even with things I'm watching for the first time.
  7. 3k is around the most I've ever done in one sitting. Took me 4 1/2 hours. My writer friend, though, once wrote 7k words in one sitting...How that didn't kill her I don't know.
  8. Tom

    Tom Istar

    Hey guys! I'm back! I haven't been active because I've been working as a camp counselor this summer. I'm directing the fencing program at the camp and it's been a ton of fun so far. I just haven't had the energy on my days off to visit MS, but I felt bad for leaving for so long. So here I am!
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  9. adalenia

    adalenia Dreamer

    Welcome back!

    I don't know you. :)
  10. Velka

    Velka Sage

    Hi Tom!

    Glad to hear you're still enjoying fencing. Writing anything new?
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  11. So, I have this recurring nightmare, it involves me being forced to go back to middle school to complete one class because of some clerical error. It used to be that the dream would end around the first day of classes where I had to juggle one middle school class, as an adult nearing his 10 year high school reunion that he won't attend, and a college class or graduate level course work. Well, I had that dream again last night. But this time I had to do all of middle school or all of my subsequent diplomas would be nullified and I would have to repeat the process all over again. I hate that dream.
  12. I just re watched the original land before time movie and I just realized that it's a hero's journey.
  13. ThinkerX

    ThinkerX Myth Weaver

    I used to have dreams like that. Long after high school and college, I'd find myself dreaming about attending class...somewhere. Some people I recognized, some I didn't. The teachers were often actual teachers from the old days. Alas, I really bombed those courses, whatever they were. Only a hazy idea of the subject, no textbooks, nothing but a pad and a pencil. But I wonder sometimes...last few dreams of that sort, the impression was that I was in an 'advanced' class. More disturbingly, the last one, I was the instructor.
  14. Me right now: *laughs hysterically while writing the words 'piteous screams'*
  15. thomaschristeena

    thomaschristeena New Member

    If you want to be helped, then help others!
  16. Addison

    Addison Auror

    Be warned, I am openly freaking.

    I am participating in a Writers Digest Boot Camp. Part of the packet I must submit is the first two pages of the story. There's also a query and a synopsis, but the pages are stressing me out. Usually they ask for the first five or ten pages, the first two? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! :eek:

    The beginning of my story has been the worst part. Not that it sucks (I don't think), I just can't find which beginning launches the story best. Beginnings are like the launch of a rocket. Too slow and the rocket either blows up or becomes the world's most expensive three person air flight. Too fast and there could still be damage and the story is thrown in the wrong trajectory. So yes, I am freaking out! I have four different beginnings, the first two pages of which only slightly different but the slight could be the difference between death and acceptance.

    Again, EEEEEEEEEEEK! :eek2:
  17. kennyc

    kennyc Inkling

    You will learn. That's why they do it that way. :)
  18. Just took a 50 question practice test for my licensing exam next Tuesday and Wednesday and got 45/50. I am feeling pretty good about this. Let's see what happens. In any event, I will be free from this need to study come next Wednesday. Hallelujah.
  19. Licensing for what?
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  20. kennyc

    kennyc Inkling

    Excellent!!! Good luck!
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