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kaminoshiyo

  1. Past Story Concept... Gun Knight

    Okay...so if that sounds like a really stupid title it was because I was a kid when I made it up, but it's more or less to show how I loved subtle characters with powers that could be considered either ridiculous or overpowered, but not based on the magnitude of the power, but the persons resourcefulness, skill, and tactics. I wanted to emphasize strategy and mind most of all...

    My...Gun Knight...had one power. They had come across a twin pair of pistols that never ran out of bullets. ...
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  2. Use Real Words...Pfft

    There's people who will tell you that you got to do things a certain way... Sometimes they are right, and sometimes...

    The problem is that bad is bad. For instance, if a good coach loses a game, people might question the coach. Is he losing it? Is he getting old? If something bad happens during a President's term, that president is assumed directly responsible for it. If a written work is bad, and it has some unconventional ways of doing things, those unconventional ways will b attacked ...
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  3. Thoughts on God

    I've been trying to come up with some religions. Not really that hard when you think about it, but in coming up with these religions, I came upon some interesting things...

    1. They are always egocentric

    All religions focus on man. And not only on man, but the spiritual trials and tribulations of man- the problems not of the world, but of the soul- so to speak. This was interesting to me and sit with me on this one... Religion tends to always approach from the button, up. ...
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  4. Power and Terror

    Because I've spent so long thinking on it, I've come to a conclusion that even when talking of the fantastical, light-hearted aspects of magic or powers, all power is synonymous with terror.

    Now, I know what you're thinking- that there are good and bad uses for everything, but just take a second to think on what power is. Power is the interruption of natural will. When you exert power in any form, you are exerting your will over something else- synonymous with rape. Pretty morbid, ...
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  5. Writing #1

    Busier...

    They say your story grows. It's a common saying and it's very true. When you really have something to write, the problem is never the blank page, it's limiting how much you put on that page.

    - Learned to calm down a bit about my writing. Everything need not be so idealistic or it risks missing the fun for both reader and writer

    - I've learned that writing is multi-dimensional- that there is more to it than just experiencing the story. This goes a ...
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  6. Scared, But Hopeeful

    I have about 650 pages of notes typed into a word document and less than twenty pages of actual story... Nevertheless, the major premise of the story is clear in my head, but I wanted to see how viable it actually was so I was thinking about looking for a professional editor to look at it. I'm not even sure if that's the type of person you send these things to...

    I read once that GRRMartin had submitted just the first 100 pages of his story- not having completed it- and a basic idea ...
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  7. The Nation Without Borders

    I think this is a term that has been spoken before, but I didn't bother to look it up because while the words may have been spoken, I had a different meaning for them...

    My phrasing would have been longer, first of all. A nation without borders...a family beyond blood. What I am describing here is a unity that transcends the traditional requisites and is based purely on the intense, near-spiritual belief in certain principles, ideas, ways of being, etc.

    Consider the poetic ...
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  8. The Book of Balance

    I originally thought I would have to think up every superpower or action capable of being done with the powers in my story in order to predict their usage and instill some sort of balance, but this was handled for me pretty well with a wiki article literally listing hundred of them...

    However, I was surprised by some when I sat and thought about it. One of my first surprises was realizing that 'flight' was not so busted.

    In comics, a person often has one power, but sometimes ...
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  9. Time Control

    At first, I was thinking about adding this power to my story, but I felt that this power seriously had issues with it too fundamentally flawed to really incorporate it...

    Even at the smallest amounts, it still a busted power to have and even more busted to explain. While some people take a good stab at it, it usually falls down to a nice try, but no where near plausible.

    I would actually go so far as to say there can never be any such thing as time travel and that if you ...
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  10. Rethinking Wonder

    How to make the simplest things...wondrous...

    I think I've noted it before, but I'm a fan of subtlety. I don't criticize high fantasy and grandiose sci-fi, but I love those things that have a way of playing with very little and making great things out of it.

    In a way, I'm reductionist. As such, my story features very little excess outside of reality- yet the little bits that do exceed reality I want to be subtlety...potent.

    Consider the way you can watch ...
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  11. The Idiocy of Terrorism or Our Modern Concept of It

    I think people tend to think in terms of good and evil and because of that, a lot of simple narratives are successful in politics.

    For instance, they call WW2 the "Good War" and those who fought in it the "Greatest Generation". Why? Most people will point to the fact that we defeated the Nazi's and the Nazi's are often over-hyped as this dark menace in the world threatening to cast all of civilization into a limitless darkness. You might remember this plot from ...
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  12. Some Woes in Writing...

    I think I'm going to need some real-world, real-time experience...

    I think that writing is the same thing as conversation with a person. You have to learn to be engaging and entertaining. To present yourself clearly. To know what to say, what not to say, and when to say it. It's best to be confident and relaxed. Let you...flow through...

    I'm saying this because I reread a little of the little that I wrote down and while I can write ideas for days the connecting tissue came ...
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  13. Wind and Sea

    I remember a while back, when writing the same story I am now, that I had originally had the title "Wind and Sea" for the entire thing...

    The reason was that I wanted it to be a story more about exploration of a world than any character-driven plot. I was interested in that sense of limitless possibility, adventure, risk, and discovery.

    These things are still important, but since then I've moved more into the drama-side. This was because that to base the story ...
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  14. All Under One

    I was thinking about the Rothschild's...

    I was thinking about the Illuminati and other such concepts...

    I don't believe in the exact depictions that you'll commonly see, but I do believe in the basic concepts because...it's in our history. Of course people are trying to grab everything. Of course they are going to keep it secret. Imagine the coaches of opposing teams standing on a pulpit announcing their plays and strategies to the opposing team. Sounds pretty stupid, right? ...
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  15. Happy Valentines Day

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    Happy Valentines Day
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  16. Reaching Out With Your Problems

    A funny Catch-22...almost...

    When you have problems and you try to reach out, people can treat you like a dark cloud and shoo you away or avoid you or heckle you about having a problem or...perhaps most abusive...tell you to simply "get over it".


    When you drown under your problems, then people are al sad and confused and hyper altruistic- wanting to know why you just didn't come to them for help, claiming to have been willing to help you had they just known. ...
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  17. The Irony of Writing Fiction...

    Up to this point, I've noticed a strange irony in writing (trying to write...haha) fiction, and that is that it seems to require a lot of research into things like physics or science or...something you find in the reference section of the library.

    Recently, I was thinking about the concept of energy.

    This led me on to a little odyssey that landed me right at the theoretical making of existence as we know it- the primordial furnace of the Big Bang. I thought on it...then ...
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  18. At The Root of the Soul...

    I am convinced that at the root of the soul is fear...

    It's like a dark box- the center of our personal galaxy, and inside it is limitless potential. I believe this fear constricts and restricts us in ways and to degrees not fully appreciated and I believe the key to that potential is courage. Mind-boggling, soul-searing courage.

    I cannot be sure about other people, but as for myself, and what I sense from other people as I listen to their situations, the problems often ...
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  19. End Game

    The thing I'm having trouble with is deciding on an end game scenario for my story...

    The traditional stories has once seemed to have this fight the big baddie and then happily-ever-after...

    Modern stories have more of a season-unending feel to it. Fighting one baddie just makes way for an even worse baddie in the future.

    As much as I loathe religious fiction, I like the sense of striving towards a better future. I like the sense in hoping that we can actually ...
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  20. My Writing Needs Work...A Lot of Work

    "In time, my children will look back on my life and shudder..."

    How did that feel?


    "I crossed the finish line choking and stumbling, grabbing my chest as my wife screamed."

    How did that feel?


    "She looked at me and then she didn't, and I knew it was the end."

    How did that feel?


    I'm trying to come up with the shortest phrases that can convey the most depth and meaning. ...

    Updated January 31st, 2017 at 03:49 PM by kaminoshiyo

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  21. Back To Writing

    Prior post deleted...

    Was written on my iphone and it was a mess anyway...moving on.

    Important things... Lore is expanding. I have more content than I will need. I think.

    I remember how my grandmother and her crotchet method. She would make squares and then sew them together into a blanket. It reminded me of my story making. Make pieces of the story, then sew them together into one big story.

    I'm beginning to look into editing and having someone ...
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  22. What Does It Mean?

    In the end, even though it's fiction, the story you want to tell is a real one.

    And so, in the end, I kind of wondered what do all stories, across all genre's, in all forms, have in common? What is it that we are trying to say?

    Vague, I suppose. In the end, it's like asking what is the most basic thing we try to communicate through all forms of communication. Stories are just a subset. But symbols are also a part of communication. And each symbol has a story.
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  23. The Gods Are Real

    We are so impressionable...

    We are affected by the people around us, as well as things. We are affected by the weather, the nature of the environment (desert, wood, island...), the height above sea level,...

    In the Old World and the New, many people believed that we were/are under the influence of Gods...and they may be right.

    You see, whether or not they actually exist, the Gods do exist because we believe that they exist. Our belief gives them an existence ...
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  24. Yep

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    Whether they be friend, family, or a lover,

    if you truly love them
    sometimes the words that bring you the deepest sense of happiness
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    "I'm on my way"

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  25. Ugh... Why Cant It Be E-Z???

    Balance, balance, balance...

    Have to rethink the power-system and have a real good idea on what it is and what it can do at the heights of it's potential, all things considered.

    So frustrating. Even the most minute abilities- with a little imagination and strategy- can be potentially devastating because of their nature. It all goes back to that one thought I had... Imagine what a person who could only make a small flame do...

    A whole freaking lot of damage, ...
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