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« on: October 03, 2005, 02:34:10 PM »
Hello! I'm new the forums, I found this link from the Seventh Sanctum forums and  was happily surprised when I got here! This looks like a beautiful writer's community!

My name is Stephanie, or DragonRhapsody. I'm 22, and an aspiring writer - I've never really finished much but short stories, and I am hoping to end that by entering NaNoWriMo in November! <3

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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2005, 04:15:21 PM »
Hello DragonRhapsody, welcome to our little world.

We, I suppose, are sort of a writer's community, but not in the purest of sense. Many ideas and submissions here, I am sure, would flow rather well into the writing aspect though.

Spend some time looking around and I hope something here tickles you in the right way and you vomit some beautiful prose.

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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2005, 05:10:48 PM »
Personally, vomiting beautiful prose tends to take a back-seat to vomiting up bloody battle scenes and so on, for me. ;)
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2005, 06:33:23 PM »
Salutations from another aspiring writer. Good luck with it, it is far greater a challenge than it first appears. We are a pretty decent group of individuals, though some of us can be a little harsh, but we mean well.


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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2005, 07:35:01 PM »
Gee, this name is familiar... :wink:
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2005, 09:02:59 PM »
Welcme, I know how painful vomiting up that big chunck of plot can be at times.  Never made it beyond a short story myself, and I doubt I ever will.

But anyway, Greetings and salutations.
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2005, 02:48:27 PM »
LMAO! Mygawd, I didn't think my first topic in a new forum has EVER consisted of so much puking! >P

Strolen - thank you, I know I'll absolutely value this place at a resource and guidance to help me accomplish my dreams!!! *insert dreamy look here* ^__^ I really mean it tho, I do hope I end up vomitting beautiful prose one day! ^__~

CaptainPenguin - I do Roleplay, and I love it! <3 The only problem I find is that the Roleplays I've joined have all died down a bit! ~__~

Scrasamax - Thank you, I'm sure I won't find any of you the least bit mean {as seeing that I've dealt with so much more from just Otaku Fandom reviewers than just meanness! @__@;; }. But I will not take offense if it does sound mean! ^__^

Wogden - Hey! Don't I know you? ^__~

Pariah - LOL Yes, well, I try to puke up my plots a little bit at a time {I can barely get a plot out all at once, anyway! ~__~} But thank you! <3

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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2005, 05:21:10 PM »
I look forward to what you write. :) Welcome to this board.

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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2005, 09:14:20 PM »
OooooooOOOooohhhhhh...!

*Flicks open a notebook and starts ticking certain boxes*
Pleasant demeanor... yes.
Hmm, Structured sentences...
Punctuation...
Capitalisation! *Gasps*
'Emoticons' a little on the excessive side, but not a problem as such.

This bodes well!

Anyhow. Welcome, Dragon/Stephanie! I hope you'll stick around this place for a while. We need a bit more fresh blood to inspire us!

And as for me? Shadoweagle's the name! Dark arts, evil and cursed items is the game! Currently I'm not very active in the Citadel due to real life commitments, however :( But I do still try to peek in once in a while, even if just to read new submissions.

I tried to write a book once. Is page 2 a good effort? :D

Anyway. Welcome once again! Start making some havoc in this place!
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2005, 09:50:10 PM »
Hwoooah, man!
What an honor this is!
The elusive and long-vanished Shadoweagle has graced you with a comment!

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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2005, 10:42:57 PM »
EGADS! I've been spotted!
*Leaps into the nearest trash-can*

Not bad, Mr. Penguin, and I do still lurk the citadel once in a while :P But mostly when I'm not working i've been sleeping. Holidays are ridiculously busy for a chef and work can get tiring.

I never thought i'd be looking forward to the END of the holidays! :o

But hey, enough about me! This is poor ol' Drhapsody's thread! ;)
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2005, 11:16:44 AM »
While we are a gaming community, we actually do quite a bit of writing. Think of most of this as a place to post up pieces of a story not yet written. If you have an interesting character, location, setting, item, or plot, you can work it out here by posting it up.  Our view of utility will be a bit different than a standard writers group, as characters, locations, groups, etc, written up will need to be supporting types... things that can be "placed" in the game stories of others.

The best thing about this site is it gives you a concrete way to practice descriptive writing and creative elements. If you just posts one thing every day, you will hone your writing stills and your ability to produce prose. You can also build off the ideas of others. You can also exercise your creative muscles here and find new ways to find inspiration.

Personally, I have adopted eight or so categories (or sub categories). I write in each one every two weeks... so I have a self imposed schedule. Each thread is a writing exercise, a forced topic or some constraint on what I write.  Some of my favorites are:
*City Image: http://www.rpgcitadel.com/guild/index.php?topic=1583.0
*Garage Sale from Hell: http://www.rpgcitadel.com/guild/index.php?topic=786.0
*Societies: http://www.rpgcitadel.com/guild/index.php?topic=659.0
*Establishments: http://www.rpgcitadel.com/guild/index.php?topic=1653.0
*Neighborhoods: http://www.rpgcitadel.com/guild/index.php?topic=1526.0
*Rest of the Cast: http://www.rpgcitadel.com/guild/index.php?topic=2109.0

(Note: I have loosened my schedule recently because I have some other pressing projects on the board and commitments. I am still putting in one to three posts a day).

I tend to write things in the Dash of Salt category. It is a writing exercise for me. You take a conventional recipe from a source and turn it into a fantasy food piece. My favorites are Kenditho:
http://www.strolen.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=34219#34219
http://www.strolen.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=34312#34312


And what would be a MoonHunter post without some more links. Here are some links on writing that I have found useful.
Writing
http://www.strolen.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=8023#8023
http://www.strolen.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=19913#19913
http://www.strolen.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=24866#24866
http://www.strolen.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=29862#29862
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2005, 11:42:54 AM »
LOL Thank you, Shadoweagle for welcoming me to the boards {and making me blush no-less!} ^__^;;

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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2005, 11:01:27 AM »
Hi there! Welcome and all!

So you write short stories...
Can I ask of you?
The stories that you write? Is it Reality or Fantasy? Love or Adventure??

Or somthin else?
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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2005, 11:26:42 AM »
Oh I don't mind! Who doesn't love to talk about themselves or what projects they have on a the go?  :wink:

The short stories I have completed range between Non-Fiction, Romance and Sci-Fi. Mostly because they were all written for assignments in school {last year, when I re-took gr 12 english, and four years ago, when I was in highschool}.

I usually write short stories based on an Essay prompt {such as: "The choices we make can surprise us," or "The closest to us help us to learn."}--silly things like that.

I love to write Fantasy-SciFi, because it's the one thing I know a lot about! I'm very good for information on "real" magick, in the real world, so I usually incorporate that into my stories.

I also love Sailormoon.  :D  So I write a lot of Fanfiction regarding that. But I would love to take the amazing ideas I have for new Sailormoon characters and turn it into something original -- I'm 22, and it's time I started to work on something that might get published one day! {Hopefully}

{{That, and I've never completed a Sailormoon story yet!  :shock: }}

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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2005, 11:04:56 AM »
I see... I see...
So, you got hooked up on sailormoon...
[Like I'm the one to talk!! Sailormoon was the very first anime Ive watched]
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« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2005, 01:19:59 PM »
Sailormoon makes me want to vomit.
Now Neon Genesis Evangelion... That's anime.
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« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2005, 10:54:43 PM »
Nothing beats Pokemon.   8)





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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2005, 01:45:57 AM »
Oh my god, no.
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« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2005, 05:05:55 AM »
And I thought Digimon and pokemon was supposed to be rivals...
And nothing still beats Final fantasy VII : Advent children WHOO!
But I still like Yakitate japan better!! n_n
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« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2005, 12:04:25 PM »
LOL, yes, I like Sailormoon, but I prefer the MANGA, to the anime.

I like the GAME Pokemon, not the Anime, and Digimon I never watched! ^__^

Eva was good, I thought the first ending sucked so hard. The Movie {which was how it was "supposed to" end, but because they didn't have enough money, it couldn't}, the movie rocked my arse.

I thought it was fantastic, and I couldn't be more happy with all the  blood guts and psychotic revelations! :D

I happen to like a lot of Mech-anime, like Raxephon, Stellvia, etc.

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« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2005, 09:02:32 PM »
Top 3 anime?
1.Hellsing
2.Trigun
3.Cowboy Bebop

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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2005, 10:09:35 PM »
Yeah, I'd say Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and Neon Genesis Evangelion.
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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2005, 02:57:43 PM »
Top 3 Anime:
- Azu Manga Daio
- Fruits Basket
- Trigun

Top 3 Manga:
- Sailormoon
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« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2005, 02:12:26 AM »
Wait isn't Love hina the best anime(again)!?

Well... I haven't watched the anime but the manga has a very good story though...

(Am I wrong!?HUH!?)

But speaking about a game turning into an anime!! (HEHE n_n)
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