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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Happy Valentines Day

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    Happy Valentines Day
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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 04:49 PM by kaminoshiyo

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Before You Despair...

    I was looking through a magazine and I noticed how many tall mother fu-, I mean tall gentlemen there were, and I was thinking to myself, "Man, being tall just gives it to you."

    Not long after, I asked myself "Would you like to be taller if you could?"

    My honest answer... No.

    It's not that I still don't get a little pang of envy at seeing a tall guy strut, it's just that I realized a while ago that even though I might not be this, not having ...
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  16. Civilization Is Amazing...

    So...I decided to just take a small glimpse at the engineering and layout of a modern city as a sort of reference for my own plagiarist cities.

    Yikes. I have a consuming respect for engineers, now. It's like looking at layers and layers of individual systems piled together and made to run in symbiotic fashion. It's like a mechanical organism that has mechanical and biological components.

    It's not only astounding, it actually made me ask the question when looking at it... ...
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  17. Zombies Need A Rework

    Zombies aren't scary... I'm sorry. The only ones that really come close are the ones from the 28 Days Later series because they actually run at you and that is scary seeing as though their not likely to lose breath and are fueled only by rage and hunger.

    Three ways to make them scary?

    1) FAST zombies works pretty well.

    2) The Contagion Factor

    Normally, a zombie has to get under your skin or mix fluids with you for you to become infected. However, ...
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  18. Cost

    There's something that's so elemental to the condition of life that it permeates all fields, all studies, all dimensions of it. It is present throughout all times and seems to be as constant as a universal law. And that is cost

    If you are seeking balance, than cost is something you are intimately familiar with. Cost appears in any consideration of anything because to do a thing is to exact a cost. The problem is that sometimes, the costs are vague and we commit to things not knowing...and ...
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  19. Hail Vader

    This going to be quick, but...

    I saw the Rogue One movie after the huge disappointment of VII, and I found it a pretty good movie. It was cheesy toward the end with some parts, but I thought it was handled well. Darth Vader had some moments in it and, to me, the initial showings of Darth Vader felt awkward and cringe-worthy, but the final scene with him was jaw-dropping.

    1. For me, in a movie that pretty much void of actual Jedi, it showed just how devastating a force ...
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  20. World Creation for Grand-Fantasy (I keep making words up) Writers...As I Did It...

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    Ok, so Iíve been doing this for some years now and I am in no way to be considered a professional. As such, you might want to turn away now and seek out the advice of the GRRMís of the world. However, I feel like Iíve been doing this for so long and Iíve gotten so good at it that Iím not going to give people advice, I just express how I went about it and maybe people will find inspiration from what they seeÖ

    1. Rome wasnít invented in a day and my world wasnít invented ...

    Updated December 31st, 2016 at 12:09 PM by kaminoshiyo

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  21. The Religion of Science

    From the outset, I understand what the scientific method is...

    But, the scientific method and science are two different things and neither are foolproof. The method is simply the accepted method by which one goes about proving a thing to be true. Science is the study and accumulation of truths as we perceive them to be true. In other words, what science says to be true has not been validated by the universal avatar of truth. It is simply something that has been decided upon by a congregation ...
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  22. Philosophy of Fiction: The Riddle of Steel (Conan the Barbarian)

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    Philosophy of Fiction Ė The Riddle of Steel (Conan the Barbarian)


    If I looked back, what is one of the best movies I have ever seen and why...?

    To give you a reference, I LOVE philosophy in the sense of deep, thought-provoking things said, done, implied, or shown. For instance, in the movie, The Watchmen, in the final scene between Ozymandias and Dr. Manhattan, Dr. Manhattan gives what, to me, is one of the coolest lines to be spoken, EVER...

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    Updated December 26th, 2016 at 05:49 PM by kaminoshiyo

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  23. Philosophy of Fiction: Update

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    I think I only have one entry so far and while I enjoy simply writing from the hip, so to speak, when re-reading it I felt that I should have taken a more in-depth effort into it...or else mar the integrity of all things philosophical.

    And so, I think I'll try to make a post on this every two weeks because it actually takes a fair amount of research and organizing to get a good, well-rounded perspective on things.Coming up...

    POF: Conan the Barbarian and the Riddle ...
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  24. Big World, Big Shoes

    I made a really big world, but now I realize- considering the breadth of it and the impossibility of actually traveling back and forth within a reasonable amount of time, that I will only be using a fraction of it for the main story.

    It feels like a waste, but I have ideas on how to use it. It was actually from playing the game Skyrim that I got these ideas- the many ways you can provide exposition in the story without necessarily breaking the wall, so to speak or sock-puppeting your ...
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  25. Excuses...

    Excuses has a sort of illogical magic to them, I noticed, and they have an illogical answer as well. It's almost as if the world is made up of rules that are based more on perception.

    Consider the person who uses an excuse. It doesn't matter whether the person is valid or not in bringing it up, what is happening? The person uses the excuse in order to explain why they shouldn't do something or why they have nothing. Using an excuse closes doors and shuts down roads of opportunity because ...
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