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1  Original Writings / Announcements / Re: Original Writings is dead! LONG LIVE ORIGINAL WRITINGS!! on: November 06, 2008, 11:35:26 pm
Oh and Seer, a pm to me would have triggered a notification email and I would have been aware of this sooner.

...Oh yeah.

Well at any rate, give me a week or so and we'll see what I can do. I imagine large swathes of this board will need to be deleted or stored away. I should probably put my mind as to 'what', and then work on what else needs doing after the fact; a new board or two, rules for the rating system, perhaps...

Seer Fox
2  Original Writings / Announcements / Re: Original Writings is dead! LONG LIVE ORIGINAL WRITINGS!! on: November 04, 2008, 09:07:16 pm
The Facebook idea has more sense behind it, but I myself don't have an account. I suppose I could make one; my brother's been nagging me about it for the past year anyhow.

Seer Fox
3  Original Writings / Announcements / Re: Original Writings is dead! LONG LIVE ORIGINAL WRITINGS!! on: November 01, 2008, 03:38:52 pm
And I have a fair amount of Avatar fanfic under my belt now too, which I could share.

However; critical question now Sild; who exactly would we be renovating this forum for? I mean, we're the only two people posting here, currently. Mayhaps we waited just a little too late? I PM'd jazen a few days ago, but so far it's all a big no-go on the other members front.

Tch. Well, I suppose we can still make the changes anyway. Not right now, 'm a little preoccupied and have noaccess to MSN, but later, certainly.

I like the rating system, by the by. It's a pretty quick and good idea.

Seer Fox
4  Original Writings / Announcements / Re: Original Writings is dead! LONG LIVE ORIGINAL WRITINGS!! on: October 29, 2008, 02:47:47 pm
Right, I’ve been thinking mainly that we should cut the criticism of actual work down to just one thread; basically, wherever people have put up their work, they can put the link in this thread and ask us to look at something specific.

I’ve found that biggest problem in commenting on someone’s work is that they don’t give me any particular THING to address, just expecting me to look at it and get everything they were aiming for or at. I’d like a little more direction, like ‘Is the character this story believable?’ or ‘Is the poem hindered by that particular line?’

We obviously don’t need all these boards for what turns out to be such a small amount of reviews people give, and there are people better qualified for it, so we may as well leave the majority of criticisms out of the site.

Instead, in the spirit of an idea sounding-board, there should likely be a couple of threads, or maybe just one, dedicated to this particular task. In it dudes and dudettes can just waltz in and express their idea for a short story, or maybe a problem in their plot or so forth, and we can comment and advise. Not strictly the same as criticism of a story, given it hasn’t even been written yet, but useful for sorting ideas out. The person posting should give us more detail than ‘So, how should I make a fantasy story?’ they should have already thought through their ideas a little beforehand.

As far as bringing the community together is concerned, every time we’d tried for a competition or a collaboration or an anthology its never turned out particularly well, so I don’t want to head in that direction.
   What HAS proved rather popular (somewhat surprisingly) is the Random Thread, so I’d like to focus on more off-topic community bonding that doesn’t involve strenuous input. The sort of stuff that friends might do anyway, but perhaps with a slight twist to it; say, a thread where we discuss a movie or series that we’ve enjoyed, and then we write a short paragraph about the guys, and then suggest what the next poster should add into their paragraph, or what happens to them next; maybe like a paragraph version of the four-word-story. That idea is a little stupid, but you get the picture.

I’d also like to encourage people to share their hobbies, if they’ve got any, like drawing or painting or reading and the like. I’m not sure whether these should all be compiled into one thread, but I’m sure something should be done about it.

I’m also inclined to start discussions of writers who I’ve learned of during my time at university, or at least give people on the site information about what I’ve learned and things that I’ve found useful going about the site.

And fanfic! I’ve found myself writing a lot of it lately, so I may as well start a fanfic thread or two. I’m sure everyone has SOME.

So, come and help me sort the plausible, the good, the implausible and the bad, if you’d be so kind.

Seer Fox
5  Original Writings / Announcements / Re: Original Writings is dead! LONG LIVE ORIGINAL WRITINGS!! on: October 26, 2008, 01:20:36 pm
I wrote out a big post outlining my plan, but the 'net went down so I'll have to give you an abriged version of what I wrote when it comes to a plan.

Basically, I want a site where there is less focus on putting up individual works HERE for review (where, lets face it, it hardly ever happens) and more on providing a sounding-board for ideas to get said works started up so they can be published somewhere else. I also want to tighten the community together, whether through MSN or Facebook or whatever. If any of us are going to be writers (and I AM doing a degree leading to that) then I'd like us all to have as many contacts with each other to help along the way, and to get individual opinions off.

Feedback on this (very rough) idea for the site would be appreciated. I'll try and outline something more concrete later.

Seer Fox
6  Original Writings / Announcements / Original Writings is dead! LONG LIVE ORIGINAL WRITINGS!! on: October 14, 2008, 02:23:25 pm
Woo, no new posts since August, huh? We're in pretty dire straights (particularly seeing as I, too, have kinda stopped posting).

No more creative talent, people? No more MSN chats about the future? No writing projects you're keen to work on? Nothing? No?

Tsk. I blame myself, as a good Global Moderator should.

So perhaps a huge, sweeping site was a bad idea (the poetry board was DEFINITELY a bad idea, as stands) so I shall attempt to make amends.

Before I do so however, I would like a roll-call to be held here, to see who and what I'm working with.

I'll give this thread...seven days. No, eight days. If you're interested in doing something about this dusty grey forum, then post in here by then.

Of course, there's no guarantee that you'll be able to read this in time, but eh...that's a risk I'm willing to take!

See you in eight days.

Seer Fox
7  Original Writings / Suggestions, Questions & Comments / Re: uhh, what? on: June 26, 2008, 11:15:53 pm
Yes. It adds mystery and suspense.

Seer Fox
8  Original Writings / Announcements / Re: Welcome! on: June 01, 2008, 01:52:21 am
My god.

The only way you can redeem yourself is if you tell me your favourite crimp, and it is also my favourite crimp.

Seer Fox
9  Creative Writing / Poems / What it is to be Rickrolled. on: May 31, 2008, 09:36:57 pm
And another one. Don't worry, I do actually have some (god forbid) fairly serious ones too.

What it is to be Rickrolled

Rickrolled – ‘To be tricked into clicking a Rick Astley Video’

Young Boy goes on the internet,
His mind is set, he wants da ****,
Women kissing other women,
The images give his pants ‘The Horn’.

The Young Boy goes on a forum,
Well know for its debauchery,
He took his clothes off to be safe,
His mum would see the laundery.

He looked around, trawled the site,
And a certain thread caught his eye.
‘Hot young schoolgirls getting it on’
Young Boy thought it was worth a try.

So he got a box of tissues
And clicked-


Young Boy reeled in naked horror,
These were not the promised schoolgirls,
He better think of something fast,
Or his parents would hear the-


He tried to switch the power off,


Young boy tried hard to mute the sound-


Young boy didn’t hear his parents.
Until mum’s gasp.
Father’s eyes.



Seer Fox
10  Creative Writing / Poems / Re: Lunar Tales of Roses Lost on: May 29, 2008, 04:41:04 pm
Seer, be nice please.

Yes mum.

Seer Fox
11  Creative Writing / Poems / Ballad of the Glass Collector on: May 26, 2008, 10:44:19 pm
(Oh poor poetry section, I've been cruel to you. To make up for it, I will present some of my poems which I wrote for my course. Judge them fairly, though I fear this impossible.)

Ballad of the Glass Collector

O great misfortuned Glass Collector!
How low you must feel now!
For the glass you had thought to carry
Is smashed upon thy brow!

You went around the pub with grace,
Even pulled a pint or two,
But when you grabbed an unfinished drink,
You got turned black and blue!

O Glass Collector, you are so noble!
You are most sublime!
If only you were not so hasty,
And learned to take your time!

So as you lie there in your blood,
I am sure you will agree,
It is good you’re getting paid for this,
And not working for free!

Seer Fox
12  Creative Writing / The Blackboard / Re: The Slightly Random but still good for creative reasons thread. on: May 20, 2008, 12:42:14 pm
YEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!! My exams are over and done with. Gone, gone! SAAAAY MY NAAAAAMMMEEEE!!!!

So that leaves me with lots of with...with? Let's try that again. That leaves me freee to do all the things I've been utting off due to having to get exams out of the way. I can start drawing again, start up on that imagination book, there are a few other short stories I want to do, a novel to start, a game to design and program (though that part is driving me mad, currently). There's no end to it all!

Honestly, I don't know where to start.

Alrighty then, the next word shall be: Illuminate

Seer Fox
13  Original Writings / Suggestions, Questions & Comments / Re: Stats page on: May 19, 2008, 02:05:23 pm
...Topic stats?

Seer Fox
14  Creative Writing / Poems / Re: questions on: May 16, 2008, 08:43:53 am
Well, not taking it seriously would certainly explain why your poetry is so terrible at least.

Seer Fox
15  Creative Writing / Poems / Re: Lunar Tales of Roses Lost on: May 15, 2008, 09:32:05 am
“Baker Tales of Baguettes Eaten”

A baguette
Lies scrumptiously on the tray
Bathed in silvery butter.
It’s crust, normally golden brown,
Appears delicious in the night
It lies on the tray, bready and tasty,
Half eaten, half not.
But, for me, it will always be eaten.
I recall the night I made it.
The lettuce now on its crust reminds
Me of the sauce that spilled
Off my apron that night.
I had always run to the butchers for ingredients
But that night all I could offer
Was a croissant.
All I ever offered was a croissant.
Before that night it had been enough.
I told him the sad tale
Of my fridge that was empty.
How I baked to pay him.
It had been emptied by
A cake that should’ve filled me.
I blamed myself that night
For everything that happened.
Kept telling myself I should’ve added more cheese.
That I should’ve used the cream
Instead of using frozen yoghurt.
All of this comes rushing back to me
In a wave of memory, I can never forget.
Like the topping I create on the tarts,
The butchers meats smell on my bread.
I, the baker, watch deliciously as yet another
baguette is made in the oven
Seconds before another delicious baguette
Jumps into the dark mouth’s embrace.
Saliva splashes like sauce onto
The golden brown crust of the delicious baguette.

Made it better for you.

Seer Fox
16  Creative Writing / Poems / Re: questions on: May 15, 2008, 09:12:33 am
Why are there so many questions?
Is this supposed to be serious?
I thought we'd gone over these topics in your poems before?
Why do I even bother to ask?
Why have I just wasted precious seconds of my life looking at your work?

I guess we'll never know.

Seer Fox
17  Creative Writing / The Blackboard / Re: A Warning, for this. on: March 28, 2008, 02:28:12 am
Yes, rather difficult, but very possible.

Seer Fox
18  Creative Writing / The Blackboard / Re: A Warning, for this. on: March 27, 2008, 12:59:39 am
Thanking you, jazen. I'll take it into consideration. As you know, all the ones I've done up til now have been just things over MSN, so actually writing a solid chunk of text is pretty new to me.

Seer Fox
19  Creative Writing / The Blackboard / A Warning, for this. on: March 26, 2008, 11:23:54 pm
As I say, a warning, though also help, I'm hoping. The following text I'm going to be putting into a novel, but I know that some of the people on this site are somewhat susceptible to relaxation scripts and that's basically what this is, so if you don't want to relax right now, then I advise you don't read this.

Ironically, I also need feedback to make this a more effective relaxation script, so those of you who don't mind reading it, well, feel free to. More than once, if you prefer. Alright. Let's do it.

"You can feel yourself melting.

You probably didn’t notice until I brought it up, but as you sit in your chair, reading and relaxing, you can feel the relaxation start to melt away your tension, your worries. It might be happening quickly, or it might be happening slowly, and while you wonder on how quickly this is happening, you might not even notice how heavy your body is getting, slowly but surely as you just read and drift.
Drifting and reading. You’ve probably started to notice that your feet are relaxing the most, relaxing first, melting, becoming warm and heavy, so relaxed and heavy they quickly become immovable, like a wax mannequin. Really relaxing, as you sit there and melt, the sensation moves up to your legs, melting them slowly, relaxing them, fixing them in place as they become heavy and warm. Immovable, like they are made of a soothing wax.
The sensation moves up into the stomach, relaxing the gut, melt everything into a warm melty wax, just like the heavy, relaxed legs and warm, statue-like feet. Reading and relaxing, the melting sensation spreads up to your chest, relaxing your breathing, making your chest warm and heavy, even as it spreads out into your arms, relaxing them, making them warm and heavy. Relaxed and immobile, melted. You will have realised by this point that the sensation is travelling up your neck, making it warm, heavy, relaxed.
Finally, the pleasant sensation flows into your head, relaxing your face, relaxing your thoughts, making it all melt away into a warm, heavy haze. So warm and relaxing, from head to toe. Letting yourself and your thoughts drift away…

Now wake up, refreshed and alert, and go about your business."

Well, there you go. Don't say you weren't warned, and any tips would be helpful.

Seer Fox
20  Creative Writing / Critiques Corner / Re: Kiva scene (One-shot) on: January 17, 2008, 11:02:37 pm
Haha! Ah, it'd probably be clearer if I included her picture...

This one'll do. I'm hoping to improve on it though.

And Uni's going...pretty good. The Creative Writing bit is half poetry, so I'm not QUITE enjoying it as much as I rightfully should. Now that we're on the short story part of it, it's likely I'll have time to do more of these short bits and bobs. What're you doing these days?

Seer Fox
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