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In September I finally finished 2 books by Dale Carnegie I borrowed long ago from a friend. Sadly I cant name the original english titles, it´s "Besser miteinander reden" and "Sorge dich nicht, Lebe!".

One was about how to hold speeches and the other one about how to not worry (which surprisingly overlapped with many methods I allready use even without ever reading a book about this topic).

Also I started with "the blade itself" by "Joe Abercrombie", something that really bothers me is how many curses he throws in but as far as I read it I like it. It will maybe take me a little longer to finish since I am only reading it at work when there is nothing to do, but they keep pushing more and more work to me, leaving no time to read during worktime.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: October 02, 2018, 10:53:23 PM »
today I started with The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories. My uncle borrowed me his copy from the 90s but it is allready so frail that I am too scared to use it, so I ordered my own one.

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I just wrote my first draft and will start editing it tomorrow.
But before releasing it I will need to send it to someone here in the forum to read it first, it turned out very dark and violent and I dont want to shock others, or even get banned.

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[JUL + AUG 2018] Games / Re: [Jul+Aug 2018] - Games - Voting Thread
« on: October 02, 2018, 09:09:14 PM »
@Alex Hormann  congratulations, I voted for you, your story was great.
Haha even I got one vote. Thanks to who voted for it  ;D

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Science Fantasy
« on: September 25, 2018, 06:40:34 PM »
I would definetly want to dig in into things like that too, always found the concept awesome but the only thing I´ve found yet that made it good and felt real was Shadowrun on the SNES.

Also I should admit that I never searched for anything like that since I thought nobody wants to do something like this since it is surely super easy to screw up.

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General Discussion / Re: If you could meet ONE historical figure
« on: September 24, 2018, 09:42:01 PM »
I would probably like to meet some of my favorite Musicians like Jim Morrison, Syd Barret, Chuck Shuldiner, John Lennon and so on. But I guess in the end I could not decide who it would be. Of course during a time where they were still creative and not ruined by drugs (this doesnt apply to all the people who I counted up here)

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[SEP 2018] Meetings / Re: [Sep 2018] - Meetings - Submission Thread
« on: September 23, 2018, 11:56:42 PM »
This time I put more effort into editing, I am still sure there are many errors and things that could be improved...

ANYHOW, it´s 1169 Words long.

going too far

Spoiler for Hiden:
„Welcome, nice to meet you, please shed all your ballast and follow me to the gathering“ is the first thing Markus heard after the door to the weird house at the edge of town opened. „Thank you for inviting me, I am allready excited“ Markus replied and started by taking off his bag and lay it to the corner where the other bags were stored and started to follow the man through the narrow rooms stuffed with bookshelfs. There were a lot of bags in the corner near the entrance, together with some staffs, an ax and two daggers. Nobody would ever suggest to find so much knowledge written down under such a simple roof.

They end up in a small circle room made of Stone with a metal ladder inside, „please follow me up to the dome“ the man said. It was a small tower with small round windows, with a wooden hatch on the ceiling. They climb through the hatch and arrive in a dome made mostly of glas, the night sky mostly illuminated the room, together with many different candles and fireflies, floating through the room. There are big carpets covering the floors, many pillows in different sizes for sitting. There is no forniture at all, making the room to appear bigger than it actually is.

In the center of the room were 4 people sitting and talking allready, a tablet with little pots and bowls is in the middle of them filled with different dried plants and powders. Everyone turns arround to the newcomer. „Well, we are complete now, I think everyone should introduce now so we can start the gathering. Let us start with our special guest“.

Markus took the word with pleasure „good evening everyone, my name is Markus, I am a local author and it´s an honor for me to take part in this magic ritual“.

The buffed young man next to him raises to his feet „ greetings everyone, my name is Willhelm, I am traveling together with my older brother Chester here to research the nearby mountains and refine our skills in sorcery“.

Chester kept sitting on the floor, filling his pipe with some purple dried leafs and some orange powder „ I am Chester, the older brother of Willhelm here“ he stops to take a sip from his short pipe. After a short period of time he exhales the smoke, the others wait for him to continue but after long silence Pelufia takes the word. „My name is Pelufea,I am traveling through the lands, feeling the magic flowing through my bare feet as I walk through the fields and forests“. She turns her head over to the next one in the circle.

„I am Serina“ She paused the sentence to take a sip on her long thin pipe, her eyes kept fixed at nothing particular. „my way home led me through this village and this is actually my first gathering too“.

„I want to say hello and thank you all for joining today again, I am Franklin, owner of this house and host of this gathering“. He sits down and asks the guests to sit down too with a gesture of his hand. The mages reach out for the little bowls in their middle and gather different dried leafs between their finger tips and dip them into the powders. Everyone except Markus are smoking on a pipe. The room filled with hazy smoke in different colors as they release it from their lungs.

„This smell is very sweat, may I try it out too?“ Markus asked with great enthusiasm and the others exchange questioning looks till Serina turns to him with another pipe in her hand, „of course you can, take my spare pipe, but take care of her please“.

She reaches out to his hand and moves it to the pots, guiding him which plants to pick and in which powders to dip in. The eyes of the others turn a little wider with a worried but still curious look on their faces. Markus keeps his carefree attitude and Serina has a smile that the others havent seen on her yet, it´s warmer and kinder than even the cheerful smiles of Pelufea.

Markus tempers the pipe with his thumb. Serina explains very careful „you should start by inhaling the smoke bit by bit into your mouth“ as she ignites the pipe with her fingers and continues „than inhale it into your lungs, keeping it inside a little and than gently release it from your body“.

With a hasty gasp Markus inhales very much of the smoke at once, reducing all the leafs inside the chamber to ashes. Everyone looks shocked at Markus and Serinas warm smile turns into a hideous grin. The rainbow colored smoke rushes out through Markuss nose and mouth and he is coughing very much, but it calms down after a few seconds. Franklin asked Markus if he is fine while the others glare at Serina.

„You should not give a non-mage, let alone someone who never smoked before give a pipe like this“ Willhelm barked at her.

„I join his mind, it could be very dangerous for him“ Pelufea adds with a concerned look.

Chesters leans back and relaxes a bit „Don´t worry so much, he will be fine. No one ever had serious problems no matter how much they took, even at their first times“.

While they are arguing, Markuss eyes turn yellow and wide, staring into the arguing crowd but focusing on unimaginable dimensions. Franklin tries talking to him but he his mind is far away allready, nobody could tell what he is experiencing right now. Franklin turns to Serina „I think this really went too far, you shouldn´t have given him strong herbs like this, especially not with that powder combination“. He continues with a stern look „I think we don´t need to vote it out and all agree that it would be the best if you would leave this gathering right now“.

Serina stands up with a wide grin and agrees with the others, but before leaving she stuffs herself a pipe, the same type of pipe she stuffed for Markus. She bends over, getting close to his spaced out face, taking her spare pipe back and whispers in his ears „sweet dreams, enjoy your journey“. She lifts the hatch and climbs down.

Everyone is a little confused, till Chester breaks the silence „Well… lets continue the gathering“.

„What to you mean continue the gathering? We throwed one out and another one is tripping into other dimensions here, theres no way we can continue“ Willhelm complains. The other members start to whisper to each other with concerned looks.

Franklin raises his hand as a sign of silencing the crowd „we arte still enough, we can´t do anyting about Markus here anyway and it would be a waste of time to cancel it all now“.

Willhelm sighs „well, you are right, ok lets continue“.

Pelufea starts talking „Well, lets start with…“.

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[SEP 2018] Meetings / Re: [Sep 2018] - Meetings - Discussion Thread
« on: September 22, 2018, 11:13:44 AM »
1 week to go and there are only 2 stories!!! :o

Come on guys and gals, where is your imagination?
Pretty please?

I am still editing my take a little, but I will look to uplaod it soon (1 to 3 days)

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General Discussion / Re: Got a blog? Share it!
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:38:56 PM »
I think about opening one once I layed down a little more structure and got more time to write. would just write fantasy texts. short stories, previews, etc.

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well (I don´t know about Witcher 2 and Witcher 3 but I just assume You could also do it in these games) in Witcher You had many woman to sleep with so it does make sense to make a porn parody based on it. maybe it would be even more accurate than a hollywood movie.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: September 10, 2018, 07:03:21 AM »
just finished Age of Myth and can't decide if I should continue the books or start another series. I do wajt to continue the story, but isn't fully published if I understood it right so I would need to wait anyway. On the other hand by continuing another path I would learn a new idea, new adventure and new styles in writing.

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[JUL + AUG 2018] Games / Re: [Jul+Aug 2018] - Games - Voting Thread
« on: September 09, 2018, 10:14:40 PM »
I’m about to vote, but before I do, I want to say how awesome this month’s stories are. I could easily vote for five or six and enjoyed all of them. Really. The best month of stories in a while, IMHO.

Voted!

Maybe it´s because we had 2 Months instead of one. Also the topic was very bendable so there were tons of options, you can turn about anything into a game, it is how we spend our time. So people can become extremly creative with that.

I also thought it was hard to vote for only 3.

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I (sadly) got hookewd into CS:GO again and I am stiull looking for players who can plan more than 2 seconds ahead, hope that I will soon lose interest in it again.

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will there be a physical release even if the ebook doesnt sell enough units? I want it but I want it in my shelf too and not only on my computer.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What did you read in August 2018
« on: September 03, 2018, 12:24:39 PM »
I dont see this in a way of contest. It just frustrates me to see how many books I still want to read and to think that I wont finish even a tiny bit in my whole life. Just to think about all these unexplored adventures makes me feel bad.

I never compare myself in a sense of "oh my god he is better blabla", I dont really care if someone is better or worse as I am on something. Its a waste of time that could be spent in a productive way.

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