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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #75 on: December 15, 2014, 09:02:34 PM »
Moonlake commented on your prologue.  It is so short! Almost like a back a cover piece.

Do you want votes on that stuff  as part or just once the book is done?

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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #76 on: December 16, 2014, 08:49:02 AM »
Aramax, I loved on your Queen Nekcrola, thought she was a lot of fun, really just bled old school. Thanks for drawing that out. 

Would you mind looking at my Cosmic Era mech post...

http://strolen.com/viewing/The_Martell_Griffin_and_the_8th_Plague_of_the_Lake_Superior
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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #77 on: December 16, 2014, 07:10:11 PM »
Moonlake commented on your prologue.  It is so short! Almost like a back a cover piece.

Do you want votes on that stuff  as part or just once the book is done?

Axle, whether you want to vote on each Chap or not I don't really care. It's really the comment that I want, esp. in response to aspects that I outline as separate ideas under each Chap but in general as well.

Any sub of yours you want me to read in return? If you don't have so short a sub, don't worry. I've decided to change the terms so that it's 2000 words per Chap incl. Prologue else it's getting too complicated.

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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #78 on: December 17, 2014, 01:00:27 PM »
Moonlake,  I will give your stuff a vote, but I think you should combine some of these chapters into a single unit.

Can you give my beardspider post a once over

http://strolen.com/viewing/Beardspiders


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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #79 on: December 17, 2014, 03:56:44 PM »
Done.
btw, I just had the idea yesterday that I will put up a Codex that all the Chapters link to but was too busy yesterday to get to making it. I will put it up today.
Thanks for your comments on the Prologue. They were really helpful.
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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #80 on: December 18, 2014, 10:59:08 PM »
Moonlake,  I will give your stuff a vote, but I think you should combine some of these chapters into a single unit.

Can you give my beardspider post a once over

http://strolen.com/viewing/Beardspiders

Put up a Codex titled Return of the White Deer that links to each of the existing Chapters put up on the Citadel. Currently giving the early Chapters another edit and already made one edit on the Prologue based on some of the feedback from Axle.

btw, there is still 9 spots left from leaving a comment on the Prologue of the White Deer in exchange for vote on 2000 max piece and full 10 spots for the other full Chapters of this book.

Links:
http://strolen.com/viewing/The_Return_of_the_White_Deer-_Prologue
http://strolen.com/viewing/The_Return_of_the_White_Deer-_Chapter_1
http://strolen.com/viewing/The_Return_of_the_White_Deer-_Chapter_2
http://strolen.com/viewing/The_Return_of_the_White_Deer-_Chapter_3
http://strolen.com/viewing/The_Return_of_the_White_Deer-_Chapter_4
« Last Edit: December 18, 2014, 11:01:38 PM by Moonlake »

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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #81 on: December 18, 2014, 11:01:21 PM »
btw, there is still 9 spots left from leaving a comment on the Prologue of the White Deer in exchange for vote on 2000 max piece and full 10 spots for the other full Chapters of this book.

Remove the word count limit and I'll happily take you up on the offer. ;)
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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #82 on: December 18, 2014, 11:12:43 PM »
Sil, I put up the word count limit because that's roughly how long each of my Chapter is but I won't be really be doing an actual word count on the piece you ask me to read. I'm happy to read anything that's reasonably sized from my eyeball test (I think anything up to 3000 is still an easy read for me) in comparison to one of my Chapters or you can always read multiple Chapters in exchange for a longer piece  :wink:.

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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #83 on: December 23, 2014, 01:29:11 PM »
Nope, Sil is right your assertions of fairness are pretty uncool.

Why don't you want to be kind, generous and helpful?

Why are you putting up walls?

Open your heart Moonlake. Don't be afraid to read!
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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #84 on: December 26, 2014, 04:56:45 PM »
When we start exchanging word counts and that sort of legalese, Scras quits playing.
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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #85 on: December 26, 2014, 05:25:43 PM »
I don't know now...might one comment on 2000 word post be exchanged into comments on 20 of my hundred word posts!

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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #86 on: December 26, 2014, 06:37:34 PM »
I don't quite understand why there is so much disapproval of the word count I put up (which is not really strict as I explained, just a rough guide) associated with the voting exchange given that most of the exchanges had been more or less based on roughly equal word counts? :huh: (Okay, I can't swear to this being so in court but I distinctly remembered there were instances when the author made it known that it was a long piece they requested a vote on and whoever read it offered another long piece in exchange which is more or less this principle of fairness that my request was based upon)

To be honest, I've often wanted to read a longer piece of Strolen but in my experience, I seldom find the motivation to actually do so (there are pieces I keep tagging into my favourites and they sit there gathering dust for years). And when I comment, it is always my intention for it to be constructive and helpful, or at least an accurate representation of my thoughts on the piece. With longer pieces, the latter is always a struggle because I find it hard to read in one session. When I read them in multiple sessions, then I keep getting the feeling that my vote would be biased. I would hate to skimp read and comment like the status quo for things on the RVE (all right, I sometimes do it but only for pieces with loads of votes b/c I'm conscious of massively downgrading the existing score of a piece). So I'm not really putting up walls but it is part of my efforts to make sure I do a good enough job at holding up my end of the bargain.

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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #87 on: December 26, 2014, 06:59:36 PM »
 If  you want to make a disclaimer that you are not capable of reading and understanding something greater than 2000 words than by all means make such a disclaimer. 

But if somebody wrote a long piece, that often means a lot of love went into that piece.  That may also mean that they are attempting to share something important to them with you and for you to dismiss it because of something superficial like the length or because you feel like it just won't interest you it can be hurtful and it is certainly crass.  It is also not easy on the pride to ask for attention.  Don't make things more awkward by not being gracious with regard to their requests, certainly before you have even read it.  After you read somebodies 4000 word post then you can say it is too long.

I have faith in your ability as a reader Moonlake.

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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #88 on: December 26, 2014, 10:48:34 PM »
Requesting 9 or more comments up to and before Chapter 4 of my novel and 10 or more comments for all subsequent Chapters.

After feedback, I have decided to amend my conditions as follows: the exchange is for 1 vote on a piece of work around 2000-3000 (or thereabouts according to eyeball test) for comment on a single Chapter. If you wish to put up a substantially longer piece of work in exchange, please state so in your reply and the deal between us is still under negotiation at that point. I'm putting this extra condition into my proposed exchange to ensure that my comment would be up to its normal standard, which I cannot guarantee for every single work that is of more substantial length that I've stated above. This has nothing to do with me having a 'discrimination' against works of length, simply an artefact of my attention span regarding reading from the browser and its negative impact on the quality of my comments. 

Links:
http://strolen.com/viewing/The_Return_of_the_White_Deer-_Prologue
http://strolen.com/viewing/The_Return_of_the_White_Deer-_Chapter_1
http://strolen.com/viewing/The_Return_of_the_White_Deer-_Chapter_2
http://strolen.com/viewing/The_Return_of_the_White_Deer-_Chapter_3
http://strolen.com/viewing/The_Return_of_the_White_Deer-_Chapter_4
http://strolen.com/viewing/The_Return_of_the_White_Deer-_Chapter_5
http://strolen.com/viewing/The_Return_of_the_White_Deer-_Chapter_6
http://strolen.com/viewing/The_Return_of_the_White_Deer-_Chapter_7

There is also a Codex that contains links to all Chapters in case want to look at behind-the-scenes stuff and/or vote on the entire collection of them:  http://strolen.com/viewing/The_Return_of_the_White_Deer
« Last Edit: December 27, 2014, 06:55:05 PM by Moonlake »

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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #89 on: January 03, 2015, 11:42:01 AM »
Hey
Looking for peeps to view my latest thread,just bragging at this point LOL,not near done but did major addition today.What I realy want is questions so I can get my memory going on this ,not votes. cant post link on front page
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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #90 on: January 03, 2015, 03:58:16 PM »
Well I have been following your campaign retrospective and I do think you are just putting notes together but I am still interested.

What would you say the initial appeal of roleplaying was for you?

Did the things that appealed to you about gaming change over the years and how so?

 

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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #91 on: January 03, 2015, 04:49:51 PM »
Well I have been following your campaign retrospective and I do think you are just putting notes together but I am still interested.

What would you say the initial appeal of roleplaying was for you?

Did the things that appealed to you about gaming change over the years and how so?

 
Rather than hijack, this thread,I'm going to answer this on the other thread,That's where I meant them to be posted,my bad,and axel your question prompted a memory that I did not think of this way in 30 yrs,thanx,thats what I hoped would happen by peeps asking questions!
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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #92 on: January 06, 2015, 10:45:29 AM »
Will do vote exchange FOR Scras' Star Whale tell me if you post on it but Ill try tosub, I think its my fav here(Or Cool fight locations or the Nexus or.......)
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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #93 on: July 01, 2015, 09:41:05 PM »
New trades (in volume):
    • 1 more vote on [8195|Han Yu (Cold Jade)]
    • 1 more vote on [8193|Shuang Gu Sword (Double Branched Sword)]
    • 2 1 more vote on [8213|Legendary Chinese Broadswords (Daos)]
    • 3 1 more vote on [8204|Legendary Chinese Strings (guqin)]

    In return, 1 vote on submissions of comparable length per vote given OR 1 vote on a submission of considerably longer length (by eyeball test ONLY) per multiple votes on shorter works of mine (actual details to be negotiated).
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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #94 on: July 02, 2015, 12:23:34 AM »
New trades (in volume):
  • 1 more vote on [8195|Han Yu (Cold Jade)]
  • 1 more vote on [8193|Shuang Gu Sword (Double Branched Sword)]
  • 2 more votes on [8213|Legendary Chinese Broadswords (Daos)]
  • 3 more votes on [8204|Legendary Chinese Strings (guqin)]

In return, 1 vote on submissions of comparable length per vote given OR 1 vote on a submission of considerably longer length (by eyeball test ONLY) per multiple votes on shorter works of mine (actual details to be negotiated).

I went and commented and voted on all of them. I don't any specific submission of mine I want you to vote on, but there's no shortage. I would prefer comments on a Cosmic Era submission, but there is a little basic fantasy I've done recently. I'd like at least 2 votes/comments out of this, but I do know my subs can be a bit longer than average.
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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #95 on: July 02, 2015, 01:21:51 AM »
I never attempted any of your Cosmic Era subs even though I appreciate your writing in general cos sci-fi usually blows my head. I will pick one of your Comsic Era subs in random and see how I like it before I decided whether to pick another Cosmic Era sub or a more recent fantasy sub of yours. But thanks, Scras. That was efficient work!

Update: Just picked Ukiyo and the Maw Installation to offset the votes on my first 2 subs (they just happened to be about similar length from my eyeball test). We'll see how I go from there but know that there should be 1 or 2 more votes forthcoming from me besides those 2.
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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #96 on: July 02, 2015, 01:37:33 AM »
I never attempted any of your Cosmic Era subs even though I appreciate your writing in general cos sci-fi usually blows my head. I will pick one of your Comsic Era subs in random and see how I like it before I decided whether to pick another Cosmic Era sub or a more recent fantasy sub of yours. But thanks, Scras. That was efficient work!

Update: Just picked Ukiyo and the Maw Installation to offset the votes on my first 2 subs (they just happened to be about similar length from my eyeball test). We'll see how I go from there but know that there should be 1 or 2 more votes forthcoming from me besides those 2.

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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #97 on: July 02, 2015, 12:16:19 PM »
I hate this inane "game" but I'll vote and comment on whatever you two want, if you comment on subs on main page by some of the newer (or rarer) members...Apocryphal, Sammo_4gun, Mageek, fantomx11, and whichever other subs have been neglected on the main page.
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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #98 on: July 02, 2015, 07:01:46 PM »
I hate this inane "game"
Really? I see this thread as very useful, now that the Town Crier has been removed from the forums, otherwise where do we go to ask for attention for subs? We could do a shout on the chatbox but then only a few will see it. At least here we're guaranteed x number of votes on subs we want attention.
Anyway, we have a deal.

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Re: The Royal Voting Exchange of Strolen's Citadel!!
« Reply #99 on: July 02, 2015, 07:08:56 PM »
That may have come out harsher than intended, sorry. I merely meant I'll vote on your stuff if we can hit up some of the newer/neglected authors' stuff. But yeah, I'm not a fan of a voting exchange :P
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