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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2016, 03:02:09 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

Such a cold, sadly realistic reason to leave your job! Not like they made you scrub smelly spirits or deal with puky no-faces.
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2016, 03:12:21 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

Such a cold, sadly realistic reason to leave your job! Not like they made you scrub smelly spirits or deal with puky no-faces.
Nope, all I did was serve food, clean up and fetch things.
For some reason I was considered the best girl in the staff but got paid the minimum wage. Clients were asking to be served by me. My boss refused to give me a raise however...
In-dream the sex change wasn't considered an odd thing though it was a bit weird being smaller.

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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2016, 03:42:00 PM »
Got somewhat of an idea; got some loose strings of prose to accompany said idea. Might get to writing this eventually.
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2016, 04:33:22 PM »
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In-dream the sex change wasn't considered an odd thing though it was a bit weird being smaller.

Was reading just the bottom-most post and quoted prior posts, wondering quite a lot. Until I got to this part.  ;D
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2016, 04:37:54 PM »
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In-dream the sex change wasn't considered an odd thing though it was a bit weird being smaller.

Was reading just the bottom-most post and quoted prior posts, wondering quite a lot. Until I got to this part.  ;D

I expect at least one sex change entry. Otherwise I'll be sorely disappointed  :P

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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #50 on: March 03, 2016, 06:32:37 PM »
Double post.
At 1296 words now and finished, but I hope people will understand the kind of story I'm trying to tell.
Anyone else agree that dreams are a complicated mess?  :P

Will re-read and maybe have someone proof it for me it before I submit it.
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #51 on: March 03, 2016, 09:09:19 PM »
You guys are cruising through the theme! I have no idea what I'm gonna do with this one.
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[Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #52 on: March 03, 2016, 09:28:30 PM »
My idea started off working well but now the whole idea is starting to depress me. And it doesn't have a single shred of fantasy elements which is odd to me.

But at least I can hope that I put an interesting twist on my interpretation of nightmares::) and hopefully no one else had the same idea.

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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #53 on: March 03, 2016, 09:41:31 PM »
You guys are cruising through the theme! I have no idea what I'm gonna do with this one.

Same here. Not sure what direction to go in.

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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #54 on: March 03, 2016, 11:05:09 PM »
Bah, it's a graphic theme, so some are bound to get ideas straight away. Don't worry guys, it's just the 4th.
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #55 on: March 04, 2016, 06:42:05 PM »
Hey, you know how I said in February I was aiming to swing back to doing some more serious stuff? Well, considering how dark and serious a theme this is, it's only natural that my brain immediately went with the silliest idea I could come up with.

However, I'm a little bit worried that I haven't pulled off the main conceit of my story as well as I could have and would like an outside view on it. So I was wondering if someone would like an advanced read to tell me what they think? Any takers?
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #56 on: March 04, 2016, 07:13:30 PM »
I'm in! This has been one of the more enjoyable themes for me. The thing I really like about these contests is that the prompts get me writing stories I don't think I ever would have written without them. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with.

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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #57 on: March 04, 2016, 07:26:20 PM »
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The One thing I really like about these contests is that the prompts get me writing stories I don't think I ever would have written without them.

^ This, absolutely.
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #58 on: March 05, 2016, 10:27:57 PM »
Hey, you know how I said in February I was aiming to swing back to doing some more serious stuff? Well, considering how dark and serious a theme this is, it's only natural that my brain immediately went with the silliest idea I could come up with.

However, I'm a little bit worried that I haven't pulled off the main conceit of my story as well as I could have and would like an outside view on it. So I was wondering if someone would like an advanced read to tell me what they think? Any takers?
So nobody's up for this?
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #59 on: March 05, 2016, 11:14:26 PM »
Hey, you know how I said in February I was aiming to swing back to doing some more serious stuff? Well, considering how dark and serious a theme this is, it's only natural that my brain immediately went with the silliest idea I could come up with.

However, I'm a little bit worried that I haven't pulled off the main conceit of my story as well as I could have and would like an outside view on it. So I was wondering if someone would like an advanced read to tell me what they think? Any takers?
So nobody's up for this?
I will but I don't know that my opinion means much. Just send it to me if you want me to look at it.

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