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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2016, 08:27:31 AM »
I have an idea  :)

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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2016, 10:31:13 AM »
After a lot of syllable counting, I think I've managed to get something that somewhat resembles a poem.
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2016, 11:48:20 AM »
After a lot of syllable counting, I think I've managed to get something that somewhat resembles a poem.

Awesome! Fresh change, and fast! I couldn't write a poem to sve my life so I'm impressed.
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2016, 04:29:29 PM »
Still waiting for a theme to pop into my head. Once I get an idea, I can generally knock it out pretty quick, but as much as I love horror/scary stories, nothing is jumping out at me (ha! a horror pun!)

I think the thing I'm grappling with is that nightmares are (unless you go the Freddy Kreuger route) not real. So while they may be intensely terrifying while you're experiencing once, you eventually wake up safe in your bed (OR DO YOU?) But from a storytelling standpoint, "I had a bad dream, then woke up" isn't an angle that's making my heart race (ANOTHER NIGHTMARE REFERENCE).

I think I might end up going with the literal nightmare (as in, a horror story with a real threat that is terrifying enough that we'd call it a nightmare, if we saw it) rather than a story about a person having a nightmare. We'll see what pops into my head.

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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2016, 06:01:01 PM »
I've had a notion, but that's all it is so far.
And it's probably book length.  :(
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2016, 06:20:57 PM »
Double post.
My story will be about a nightmare in which...
Spoiler for Hiden:
the U.S. is taken over by an arrogant, rude, blow hard from reality TV
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[Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2016, 06:48:55 PM »
Ive basically got mine completely finished,  but I can't post it until the end of the month.  Itll make the story just that little bit more effective.

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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2016, 01:57:12 PM »
1,336 words into my story, and maybe one-third of the way through.  >:(
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2016, 02:16:34 PM »
1,336 words into my story, and maybe one-third of the way through.  >:(

1 400 in mine and need to scrap 100 words to make the ending work. Counting myself lucky! Using Edge of Tomorrow's OST as I work and it's perfect.

Courage Jmack you can do it! If you write the full blown thing, post it in the critic thread for us to appreciate it!
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2016, 02:20:09 PM »
1,336 words into my story, and maybe one-third of the way through.  >:(

1 400 in mine and need to scrap 100 words to make the ending work. Counting myself lucky! Using Edge of Tomorrow's OST as I work and it's perfect.

Courage Jmack you can do it! If you write the full blown thing, post it in the critic thread for us to appreciate it!

471 words done. One third into the story as well. I'm on schedule.  :)

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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2016, 02:27:59 PM »
1,336 words into my story, and maybe one-third of the way through.  >:(

1 400 in mine and need to scrap 100 words to make the ending work. Counting myself lucky! Using Edge of Tomorrow's OST as I work and it's perfect.

Courage Jmack you can do it! If you write the full blown thing, post it in the critic thread for us to appreciate it!

471 words done. One third into the story as well. I'm on schedule.  :)

Well ahead of schedule! We're only the fourth! Damn I'm almost sad to be already done, I love my new character to bits and I'll have a whole month to wait for the next topic.
What kind of story are you writing Henry? What kind of nightmares do Belgian do? Tu te reveilles en sueur apres une nuit passee a te croire francais??



My own vision of nightmare isn't especially scary or spooky this month (I'm going to disappoint Bea), but more movie-scriptish.
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #42 on: March 03, 2016, 02:38:05 PM »
1,336 words into my story, and maybe one-third of the way through.  >:(

1 400 in mine and need to scrap 100 words to make the ending work. Counting myself lucky! Using Edge of Tomorrow's OST as I work and it's perfect.

Courage Jmack you can do it! If you write the full blown thing, post it in the critic thread for us to appreciate it!

471 words done. One third into the story as well. I'm on schedule.  :)

Well ahead of schedule! We're only the fourth! Damn I'm almost sad to be already done, I love my new character to bits and I'll have a whole month to wait for the next topic.
What kind of story are you writing Henry? What kind of nightmares do Belgian do? Tu te reveilles en sueur apres une nuit passee a te croire francais??



My own vision of nightmare isn't especially scary or spooky this month (I'm going to disappoint Bea), but more movie-scriptish.

Absolutely Nora, dreaming in french is a nightmare.
Lastly I dreamt I was a serveuse in a japanese restaurant though. It was a very bizarre experience. I ended up quitting that job and woke up  :P

My current entry is slightly scifi. I've read paprika recently and it shows. No spoilers though  ;)

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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2016, 02:48:13 PM »
Awesome! Were you in a good kawai servant dress like the japanese like?
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2016, 02:53:41 PM »
Awesome! Were you in a good kawai servant dress like the japanese like?
Was a traditional thing like in Spirited Away's bath house. The pay was shit tho which is why I left.  :P