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Re: Where Are You? Middle of Nowhere Alberta Canada.

I live on 10 acres in the country. My nearest neighbour is 3km away.

May 18, 2014, 10:15:04 AM
Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
And the last just left me speechless
This is really amazingly terrible, and probably the worst I've ever seen.

Though this one is also hilarious:
Spoiler for Hiden:

April 13, 2015, 12:46:11 PM
Re: Hello from SugoiMe! Kon'nichiwa from a forum frequenter currently on a trip through Japan (staying at Nakano, Tokyo atm). Headed home tomorrow though and today is packing day. One of my friends with me would like to teach English in Japan. Any tips on how he should achieve this would be awesome :)

I'm looking forward to hearing more from your trilogy-in-progress, so redirecting you to the discussions in the writer's corner and the monthly competitions is the thing ^^

Henry Dale in Japan

May 21, 2015, 12:39:22 AM
Re: Hello from SugoiMe! Hi and welcome! You're living my dream of Japan. You'll find a few threads/posts by me about Studio Gibli and Japanese prints: ukioye and shin hanga.

Anyway, glad you're here, and I know you can find a lot of conversation of interest.

May 21, 2015, 10:59:05 AM
Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today? Haven't written a thing for two weeks cuz Japan. Catching my flight back in some hours :3
May 21, 2015, 08:20:21 PM
Re: Avoiding writing, or: How many words didn't you write today? Research. I want to make the characters sound like they know a lot about sailing without sounding stupid to any readers who actually know about sailing. The average reader probably reads "something something something ship, something something something sail", but even if you don't know what exactly it means (as long as it is not really relevant to understand the scene) it adds a lot to the atmosphere. Thing got a bit more challenging because I'm interested mostly in 2000 year old ship designs, which work very differently from modern racing yachts or four-masters.

Vengence seems to be pretty important to understand when writing about bronze age tribes. Because it actually works very differently then the last survivor of a village swearing to hunt down the dark lord to the end of the world or two families killing each other at random.

May 22, 2015, 10:20:37 AM
Re: What are you currently reading?
Finished Arrow's Flight by Mercedes Lackey. I remember enjoying Arrows of the Queen when I read it a while back. But this one didn't quite hit the mark. It wasn't bad, but I felt as if it were just a series of things happening rather than a cohesive plot. To some extent, that happened in the first book, but the conclusion felt more satisfying in that one.
Hit the mark? i do hope that was intentional pun.  ;D

June 16, 2015, 02:52:26 AM
Re: RPG 2015: Chit chat thread, all manner of discussion allowed Oh my goodness yes. I actually thought it was a Jigglypuff when you broke open the marker, but then it really is. Yep, Sugoi is on my team. ;D
June 17, 2015, 11:59:31 PM
Re: What's your take on italics? My instinct would be "use sparingly". Though I've seen plenty of books where all internal thoughts are completely in italics, that also works very well.
July 11, 2015, 12:07:21 PM
Re: What's your take on italics? I think your example of using it for different languages, when you're not actualy writing that different language, makes sense.But when yuo have an entire chapter in which dialogue is in language B, I'm not sure how necessary it really is.

A Crown for Cold Silver, which Im listening to as a recorded book, uses three languages - but all represented in English. In one scene, a character is roaring on in his own language not realizing it, and his listening just looks up and says "Crimson or Immaculate?" (the other two languages). The speaker realizes what he's been doing and shifts. While I'm not seeing it on the page, I expect there was no italics. In fact, they would have interfered with this tiny reveal.

July 11, 2015, 12:18:08 PM