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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #135 on: November 22, 2016, 06:45:23 PM »
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1750 could be set on a ship going from America to Europe, a native american who wanted to see the original country where all those people that are invading his territory come from. He's a wizard, so when he gets annoyed at the time it's taking and all the water, he makes a spell and the next day the ship arrives...  or it could start with him already over here.
Will someone write this for me? ;D
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #136 on: November 22, 2016, 06:52:14 PM »
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1750 could be set on a ship going from America to Europe, a native american who wanted to see the original country where all those people that are invading his territory come from. He's a wizard, so when he gets annoyed at the time it's taking and all the water, he makes a spell and the next day the ship arrives...  or it could start with him already over here.
Will someone write this for me? ;D

Mm. I think the combination of factors is what's tough:
> Person from present
> Goes back to 1750 at the dawn of the industrial revolution (so all alternate calendars are out)
> And cannot return
And I will thread that needle!

But this is what makes it an especial challenge.

So for your American Indian wizard, we'd need the time travel...
> A present day American Indian wizard travels back in time and sails to Europe to stop the continued genocide of his people (so many plot holes)
> A present day person goes back in time and meets/takes up with an American Indian wizard who... etc.

It is a cool idea to noodle.......  :)
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #137 on: November 22, 2016, 06:53:32 PM »
ooops I'd forgotten about the time travel element :-[

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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #138 on: November 22, 2016, 07:16:40 PM »
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1750 could be set on a ship going from America to Europe, a native american who wanted to see the original country where all those people that are invading his territory come from. He's a wizard, so when he gets annoyed at the time it's taking and all the water, he makes a spell and the next day the ship arrives...  or it could start with him already over here.
Will someone write this for me? ;D
That does sound pretty awesome!  ;D


ooops I'd forgotten about the time travel element :-[
Yeah, and not just any time travel, but someone from our time. With one or two of the restrictions lifted it'd be an awesome theme for sure. Alternate history can be tons of fun.

Not saying it's a bad theme as it is, just perhaps taken a little too far for some people!  :)
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #139 on: November 22, 2016, 07:23:16 PM »
Let's see what the last days bring. :)

I thought you guys love a challenge. ;)

I chose 1750 because I thought the dawn of the industrial revolution would be a place full of possibilities.
Next time I know better and do alt history or time travel in the past/future without specifying more.
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #140 on: November 22, 2016, 08:20:40 PM »
Let's see what the last days bring. :)

I thought you guys love a challenge. ;)

I chose 1750 because I thought the dawn of the industrial revolution would be a place full of possibilities.
Next time I know better and do alt history or time travel in the past/future without specifying more.

I plan to write my 1750 story on the road (wife and I are taking a small anniversary getaway on Thanksgiving while grandma watches the kiddo) and we have a 5 hour drive to our vacation spot. I plan to write my story on my laptop during her driving shift. So, expect my submission late this weekend!

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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #141 on: November 22, 2016, 10:08:08 PM »
I also found the topic too restricting. Which is why I did not follow it, whatever price I may pay for that.  ;D
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #142 on: November 23, 2016, 04:00:32 AM »
Got mine in!

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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #143 on: November 23, 2016, 02:58:23 PM »
I also found the topic too restricting. Which is why I did not follow it, whatever price I may pay for that.  ;D
I found it restricting, but I soldiered on to force myself to write outside my comfort zone =)
We'll see how well it'll be received, nearly done!!
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #144 on: November 24, 2016, 12:20:51 PM »
Aaannd done ! sweet ! ;D
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #145 on: November 24, 2016, 03:23:36 PM »
I've decided I'm going with the news article angle, but there's an issue. While I like it, the process is slow going and everything I write feels like it wouldn't belong in a newspaper of the time period :o.

Oh well ;).

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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #146 on: November 26, 2016, 07:46:21 PM »
I'm in!

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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #147 on: November 27, 2016, 04:14:07 PM »
Got my entry in. I mean, I'm not sure it's any good, but it's there. So, um, woo. I guess.
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #148 on: November 27, 2016, 04:23:34 PM »
Woo ;D
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Re: [NOV 2016] - 1750 - Discussion Thread
« Reply #149 on: November 29, 2016, 12:02:02 AM »
i'm about halfway done with this poem thing.  i should be able to finish.  i've set the hook and i'm reeling it in now.  also, i say "poem thing" because that's really the best way to describe this . . . uh . . . thing.

because, you know, it's me.  which means i make up my own rules as i go.

*shrug*

yeah -- it's what i do.