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Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today? For today, I avoided the 500 words I normally do. Instead of this, I'm weaving again studying it as a writer would. In a sense the over and under motion is like try/fail cycles.
April 05, 2015, 07:32:27 PM
Re: Who do you write like? When I put two of my short stories in I Write Like, most commonly I would get William Gibson or H.P. Lovecraft.

Always wanted to try reading/writing Cthulhu Punk.

April 05, 2015, 07:34:11 PM
Re: Why do Swords Always Feature in Fantasy? Well even in Final Fantasy swords are hardly the only weapons available. Especially with the more steampunk/cyberpunk leaning ones. They were available, but there were guns and everything else too.

For me I'm more of an advocate of dispencing with large scale battles altogether. It would be out of place if your fantasy isn't military based and more individual based.

But admit that's more personal taste.

And battles that fight Giant Duck monsters and Toad Lizard Fish isn't exactly going to follow standard rulesof military engagement anyway.^^

November 02, 2015, 02:16:59 AM
Re: How much did you write today? Productivity a bit slower these days, but got a few short chapters finished of my next novella. I think it may have been luck I was operating at 1,000 words a day with my first novella. Well and I had a 16-page outline with two different maps.

So about 3,600 to 4,000 words at the moment.

Recount -- Grand total is 14,000 words for next book. I suspect this book will end up like my first novella--split into two different novellettes with recurring characters.

January 04, 2016, 04:37:47 AM
Re: Inspiration In no particular order: Brave Fencer Musashi, Legend Of Galgameth, Grandia, Final Fantasy 7, Ghost In The Shell, Ergo Proxy, Serial Experiments Lain, Elfen Lied, H.P. Lovecraft, Now And Then Here And There among others like Star Ocean.

My room mate seems to think Grandia is the most obvious. Mostly in my way of having a thing for high tech fairies.

Brave Fencer Musashi and Legend Of Galgameth were my core of wanting to end issues with damsels in distress. Grandia influenced me with high tech fairies. The setting of FF7 influenced the Potato District in Uploaded Fairy. H.P. Lovecraft influences how I tend to craft my monsters, but in reverse--I have thing for eldritchian psychology.

I'm very Western Horror and Japanese Cyberpunk influenced.

March 08, 2016, 11:28:15 PM
Re: Characters who change between good and bad There is also the inverse: A truly decent individual becomes so propagandized by the establishment, their original character lost in public memory, that only church scholars and universities students remembers the true character of martyrs and saints.

This is one approach I took.

November 30, 2017, 06:54:04 PM
Fantasy as byproduct? Has anyone else ever written anything where your fantasy world is a byproduct of technology having gone wrong? In one story I wrote, it had not always been a medieval society, but simply reverted to such after nuclear war. Ghosts are simply mistaken holograms from a long ago era, created from what remains of a super computer that uploads dying people's brain into a conciousness database.

Electronic afterlife was in beta testing sometimes around World War III in 2017 in an earlier novella I wrote.

But it seems like I write quite a bit of Post Apocalyptic Fantasy.

Anyone else have a similar experience?

By medieval, I mean the full deal. Beheadings by axe and block? Check. A new Oliver Crumwell? Check. History repeating itself? Check. Ancient advanced ruins? Check.

It seems like I'm more interest in the aftermath of an advanced society becoming primitive, rather than the other way around.

December 01, 2017, 11:36:22 AM