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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #120 on: March 31, 2016, 06:37:49 PM »
Just started, wish me luck  ::)
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #121 on: March 31, 2016, 07:18:13 PM »
Just started, wish me luck  ::)

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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #122 on: March 31, 2016, 07:46:32 PM »

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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #123 on: March 31, 2016, 09:04:49 PM »
It's not working! 500 words in and the computer decided to blue screen. Back to square zero. I'm blaming Jefferson. Who needs american presidents anyway?  ::)
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #124 on: March 31, 2016, 09:51:02 PM »
I wrote almost 1500 words in four hours.  :o That must be a personal best.

Now I have almost 1500 horrible words to edit and I really should be sleeping.  ::)
And the story fits the theme only marginally.

Also I can't post anymore until you guys and gals LIKE me so that my post and like counts are both at 666 and I get a screenshot of that. I only need 207 LIKES. You can do it!  ;D
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #125 on: April 01, 2016, 12:10:30 AM »
I wrote almost 1500 words in four hours.  :o That must be a personal best.

Now I have almost 1500 horrible words to edit and I really should be sleeping.  ::)
And the story fits the theme only marginally.

Also I can't post anymore until you guys and gals LIKE me so that my post and like counts are both at 666 and I get a screenshot of that. I only need 207 LIKES. You can do it!  ;D

I would have helped but you already ruined your post count!  :P
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #126 on: April 01, 2016, 12:40:34 AM »
Sitting down now with my F-F t-shirt on to try to bang this out.
It's 7:38 PM.
I have to watch our show with Mrs. Jaymack from 8 to 9. Final episode this season, so can't miss it.
I want to go to bed by 10:00. I'm OLD!!

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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #127 on: April 01, 2016, 02:30:19 AM »
You can go to bed at 11pm @Jmack, you're not that old, come on! :D
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #128 on: April 01, 2016, 03:50:38 AM »
An oddly appropriate video for the last day of the Nightmares contest. This animated short is called "Slow Wave" and conceptualizes sleep disturbances.

https://vimeo.com/155080375
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #129 on: April 01, 2016, 06:14:10 AM »
Very cool video.

Not at all like the type of nightmares I have but great nonetheless.  :P
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #130 on: April 01, 2016, 11:35:20 AM »
Can't believe I actually pulled something at such short time  that resembles (well, I think it does) a story, a character and a magic system.
Started late yesterday (or today depending where you are), lost what I wrote, then wrote ~200 and went to sleep. It actually gave me an idea and when I woke up, in 2-3 hours, bam!

I wish these ideas would come a few days sooner, as I was suddenly going over 2k, had to ruthlessly cut a whole section and couldn't properly edit, but it's done, and who knows I might even turn this into a WIP, at least the magic system.
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #131 on: April 01, 2016, 12:09:52 PM »
So...
Anyone else or can I close?
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #132 on: April 01, 2016, 02:01:34 PM »
So...
Anyone else or can I close?

Quick. Close it before @Rukaio_Alter does a submission.



rats. he's already in. foiled again.  >:( ;)
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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #133 on: April 01, 2016, 03:17:04 PM »
I wrote almost 1500 words in four hours.  :o That must be a personal best.

Now I have almost 1500 horrible words to edit and I really should be sleeping.  ::)
And the story fits the theme only marginally.

Also I can't post anymore until you guys and gals LIKE me so that my post and like counts are both at 666 and I get a screenshot of that. I only need 207 LIKES. You can do it!  ;D

I would have helped but you already ruined your post count!  :P
Curses!
Can I go back in post count if I delete some of my posts? Or if a mod deletes them? I shall go and edit my posts with obscenities to find out.
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Just kidding. Or April fool, I guess.  ::)
Everything I wrote above is pure conjecture. I don't know what I'm talking about.

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Re: [Mar 2016] - Nightmares - Discussion Thread
« Reply #134 on: April 02, 2016, 12:06:53 AM »
Somehow, I think it's time to update the Excel/Google spreadsheet of authors, stories and winners. @Raptori?
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