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Fantasy-Faction's 2013 Anthology / Re: Guns and Dragons… It's a-comin'
« on: August 25, 2014, 12:32:16 AM »
No idea what's going on here.

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Introductions / Re: Where Are You?
« on: August 14, 2014, 01:47:16 AM »
Kingston, Jamaica ;)

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Writers' Corner / Re: Why you write what you write - Your inspiration.
« on: August 13, 2014, 02:13:51 PM »


Basically, beg, borrow and steal whatever you need from other authors, then make it your own.  It was good enough for Shakespeare.

I like this.

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Writers' Corner / Re: How much did you write today?
« on: August 13, 2014, 03:13:18 AM »
Two words.

....More than yesterday.

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Writers' Corner / Why you write what you write - Your inspiration.
« on: August 13, 2014, 02:35:14 AM »
Many fantasy lovers can accredit their passion for fantasy to the works of Tolkien, Martin and other individuals of influence (that I don't know) . It's not often that these concepts and ideas stem from, probably like the first writers of fantasy, the strife of something different and mysterious. Our modern tales are mostly products of the old generation. What I'm trying to explain is not a petition for a new course, because it is in all right, perfectly acceptable to use the resources that we have, and learn from the works before us.
However, should fantasy be our sole inspiration for fantasy?

The thought hit me that most of our modern successful fantasy works did it right in two ways:
  • They did it like the forerunners did it, bringing back some of the original ingredients but changing the recipe.
OR
  • They took elements from other genre's of fiction - changing the ingredients and using the same recipe.
 

Martin can be an example of the first, and the second - I think it was Mark Lawrence who drew elements from a dystopian fiction, A Clockwork Orange. Those elements had quite a positive (though some critiques thought otherwise, lol) impact in his trilogy.

Edit:When we try to make new with old we sacrifice some sort of originality. The works of fantasy that never make it to the top are the ones that strive to be too much like the old. Too much elements are recycled that media has already exaggerated. Great works exaggerate the infamous and underrated.

What do you think?
Where do you fall?
What is your inspiration?
Have you chosen to adapt any 3rd party elements?

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RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Rules, Questions, & Discussion
« on: August 12, 2014, 03:53:54 PM »
Robin Williams is dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????????!!!!!!

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RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Rules, Questions, & Discussion
« on: August 11, 2014, 02:11:17 PM »
Question for Yuan: what are all the posts with just the signs?
Is it code? Anything I missed?

._.   .-.

It's my, 'you have to be kidding me' face.

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RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Rules, Questions, & Discussion
« on: August 08, 2014, 02:15:12 PM »
Well, improvement is why I'm sticking around, though not the only reason.

And sorry if my posts are a bit too, short-story-length as Scarlet pointed out  :P
It's that I dont post as regular, because Im not so active. In the current thread, I've only posted thrice (One being just a comment and not an addition to the story) while others posted up to eight times (random number, didnt count). If you were to add them up and stack them against my posts, they'd be equivalent. One long post works more for me than several small ones.

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Writers' Corner / Re: A World Shared, A World Crowd-Sourced
« on: August 08, 2014, 01:54:27 PM »
Your idea reminds me of a manga series ; City of Dead Sorcerer.... you should check it out.

http://mangafox.me/manga/city_of_dead_sorcerer/

Looks really interesting, definitely similar.  I'm aiming for more of a dark age/enlightenment sort of scenario, apocalypse and rebirth.

Thinking about writing something?

I'll see what I can do.  ;)

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RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Rules, Questions, & Discussion
« on: August 08, 2014, 04:47:18 AM »

Now off to fix this plot. ;)

Need help?

You work your sub-plot and set up a way to get us off the island. Go see if I missed anything, too.

Mkay. About to get some sleep soon though.

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RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Rules, Questions, & Discussion
« on: August 08, 2014, 04:35:12 AM »

Now off to fix this plot. ;)

Need help?

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RPG - Fantasy Faction Style / Re: RPG: Rules, Questions, & Discussion
« on: August 08, 2014, 04:08:05 AM »
Yeah, I mean, I'm not saying we shouldn't keep the fun.  It's just there's a fine line between fun and chaotic and confusing and not fun at all.   You have to have a base of normal in order to decide what is chaotic

Then we should impose some new rules.
And making a thread similar to 'Who is who' would be nice, where everyone could state the type of person his/her character is. What they would or would not do?
A bit of familiarization would do some justice, eh?

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