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  1. Are You Going To Be A Writer?

    I think a lot of people wonder if they will get published or not. They wonder if they will ever really be a writer or finish what they started.

    I think it's a lot like love between two people. Maybe it's the same thing. You know you will do something when you can't help but do it. You don't really force yourself, you are pulled towards it. Writing is an innate form of expression. It is your native language.

    I feel like I will get done, despite the utter mess it seems ...
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  2. Hidetaka Miiyazuri - World-Building (Short Because I Have No Time Version)

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    "The greatest tool for narrative is the world you create for it to exist in. A well-designed world can tell its story in silence."
    - Hidetaka Miyazuri

    The world of Dark Souls is smaller than that of G R R Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire", but it has so much depth and meaning in it that people are still digging through it's amazing labyrinth. It is one of those stories that either is or has come so very close to being the perfect circle- a story ...
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  3. Rebuilding...

    The idea to start all over...completely over...was not mine. It came from a person more experienced in writing than I was, but less than a professional writer, I suppose.

    I decided to give him a rough outline of my story. He asked me some questions. I gave him vague answers. He asked me to write down the basic points. I couldn't be clear on them. He told me you don't know what you are writing. You've got a bunch of beads, but no string for a necklace. After his bout of embarrassing ...
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  4. Is Torture Effective?

    There are scenes in movies and plenty of conversation dedicated to the viability of torture as a means of intelligence gathering. Media seems to put an emphasis on the fact that torture is useless for information gathering because a person could say anything under duress. I disagree.

    Let's just start by saying that before torture begins the torturer is probably not completely in the dark. While he doesn't know everything, he does know some things and the tortured likely doesn't know ...
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  5. Wonder Woman (Spoilers)

    I saw it...

    It wasn't the female-empowerment eye-roll that I thought it was going to be, but it wasn't as good as all the reviewers said it was either. I think people just wan't movies to be good so much that the inflate their experiences.

    Goods

    What they say about Gal Gadot's physical presence in the movie is pretty solid in the instance later in the movie where she fights. I'm all for super-women in anything, but I hate it when the heroine looks like an ...

    Updated June 8th, 2017 at 03:36 AM by kaminoshiyo

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  6. The Three Pillars

    Three influential women in my life gave me three important pieces of advise...

    "Be still."

    "You need to chill out."

    "It's not all about you."


    Fast forward...

    I decided to take writing a little more seriously and a lot slower, focusing more on the writing than...talking about writing? At first I said that I would not write anything else until I typed out my first full 100 pages of story, but this ...
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  7. ...Sub Sole Est Novum

    Hmmm...



    This pretty much encapsulates what I meant by my "original thoughts" not being original at all. I spent a long time trying to philosophize the creator and creation for my own creation narrative and...it sounds just like every other one. Void...infinite...abstract rationalism...inconceivable entities and realities...gah.

    This was definitely an area I was looking to be more original on. Sub sole est ...
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  8. Peace vs Violence

    I believe...at the heart of every story it is said that there needs to be some sort of conflict to progress the story. And most of this conflict comes in the form of violence and the violence is...beyond biblical. In fact, even the Bible is hyper violent- the God of Love and Mercy having destroyed the entire world and fire-bombed cities. And his son, who came with a message of peace, threatens to return with great force against any who oppose his (or his fathers? or his own, since he is his own ...
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  9. Refocusing...

    Spring cleaning in a way...

    Sloppy writing and wayward thoughts, so I swept it all away like Pharaoh's army.

    What's left?

    I wanted to, perhaps, try doing a professional blog, though in the very near future I may be either too busy and/or tired to even write anything. At first I wanted to write about my story, but since I don't like revealing much about it, specifically, I don't think the pronoun game would endure for very long, if at all. Even so, talking ...
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