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Drunken Writer's Guild
« on: April 03, 2014, 12:00:31 AM »
There's only one godd**ned rule in this thread. If you are not intoxicated you cannot post here. Got that you sober berks, no booze, no writing.

And I see some of you thinking, I'll just have a sup and that'll do. No it bloody won't. If you can drive a car, then you're too sober to write in this thread. Got it?

Good.

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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 12:19:02 AM »
Bourbon, not fancy bourbon, not expensive bourbon, it's the cheap s**t. Ancient Age, in a plastic bottle. This is regular grade gasoline boys, not jet fuel, not the stuff I would take to a party.

I find that there are two things that are very effective for kicking my creativity into high gear, large doses of caffeine and cheap ass bourbon. Give me a Monster or a Full Throttle (or a pot of coffee before my gallbladder turned Benedict Arnold on me) and I would give you meaningful characters based off of stupid pornstar names, Star Whales, and all that. Likewise, bourbon sends the hamsters running very nicely on their treadmills.

You guys don't see all of that. There is some erotica that gets written, but that's not for now and that's not for here.

But it's the cheap stuff. I don't like the expensive stuff. Well, I do like the expensive stuff. I had a shot of Middleton something or other and it's $200 a bottle. It was magical, there were elements of oak, honey, cherry, smoke, tobacco, chocolate and so many other wonderful things in it. As I held that shot of expensive liquor in my mouth, savoring the exquisite flavor I felt the blood rush to my face like the first time I got a girl peeled out of her panties.

I'm cheap as hell, but considering my income and the fact that I have horses (plural) rather dictates that as a mandatory thing. I can't drink expensive booze, it bothers me. Because the booze that I casually consume to turn into words has to be cheap. I'm on my second bourbon and coke (a double followed by a single) and that would just be unacceptable if it was some $200/bottle effing Middleton. Instead its $25/jug Ancient Age. It works.

I hit it hard when I got home from work, and I had a light lunch. That's a problem, since the booze hit me fast and hard. Nothing to soak it up. Too quick, or too fast and my ability to write is just pissed. Yes, I'm writing now, but this is just stream of consciousness BS, there is no arc, no meaning, no greater allusions, allegories or other english class stuff.

d**n I'm tired.

Keep on keepin on

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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2014, 11:55:23 PM »
Greetings and salutations  :beer2:

We're down one bourbon and coke, and hells yeah its Friday night, there's cold beer in the fridge and the wife is in bed.

Time for writing and s**t.

#CultofDone business hit this morning, and I'm pleased with that one. Got 30 Genetic Mods done, and I've been working on an off on that one for a bit. Mixed together some obvious cyberpunk tropes, some real life what would people do with genetic mods, and a decent sized dose of X-Men. Between genetic modification, cybernetic implants, and varying degrees of parapsychic abilities, the Cosmic Era has functionally Build Your Own X-Man

18 Gifts from the Outer Gods was intended to be a 30 but bogged down, but I'm pretty pleased with the 18 I got out of it. Messed up stuff.

Patrol Pods was a basic equipment listing, whatevs.

And the Quortek Baat'leb was a foundation piece, something that can be linked back to to explain how a magical trap is fueled, and generally giving bad guys another tool for level draining, killing minions, and generally being evil. I hate the name, but somehow if I give a submission a silly name, it gets more hits, votes and comments than something with a straightforward name.

Meh

I want to do something with the 19 creature types in pokemon. The last person I talked to about it said it was stupid idea.


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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2014, 03:02:29 AM »
Finished RL-8 Space stations, got it out, cult of done, and now I don't have to think about horrible places shapes like D8s. I'm not at all happy with it, because I feel I sacrificed getting the hellraiser/event horizon feel for Leviathan which should be it's own guns blazing horror and death module and not just a footnote on a generate five room dungeon space station.

It's 4 AM... God, I dont know the last time I saw 4AM...

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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2014, 03:49:12 AM »
Arrow brand black berry brandy, the stuff's $4.19 a bottle, and seems to do the trick pretty effectively, (3-4 shots or so) especially when on the rocks and an ewmpty tummy.

Plan to have my rnadom spouse generator NPC created while in an intoxitcated state, and see if it;s better than my sober subs.

Lookin to be a fun way to pass an otherwise dull evening/late night/early morning.
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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2014, 11:20:34 AM »
Plan to have my random spouse generator NPC created while in an intoxicated state, and see if it;s better than my sober subs.

Having experienced first hand the ideas you have while sober, I am terrified by this idea.

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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2014, 04:11:52 AM »
+1 for insight and fear that is likely justified.  :lol:
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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2014, 06:20:57 AM »
An findin' one ta many o' those brandy shots an the creativity goes from high ta nil in a hurry, so gonna pic it back up tomorra night, perhaps with a touch o' Southern Comfort instead o' th cheap stuff.  8)
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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2014, 04:51:52 AM »
Having a go with 3-6 shots of Southern comfort 100 proof, which seems to work well in kick startin the ol creativity engine, an takes far less than the cheap stuff.  8)

It;s also worth noting that while creativity may be boosted, the ability to quickly calculate numerical values is equally diminished, as I discovered when it took me ten minutes to calculate a simple birth date for the NPC sub in question. (Partially due to the complexities of math under the influence, and other distractions.  :wink: )
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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2014, 08:45:10 PM »
I thought it fitting to post my hello world in this thread, being the thread that had me find this lovely website and while toasty of BlackMaker root beer liquor . Thank you for crafting this guild which lead me to you fine people and I plan to be quite active in the guild of snyod once I get to learning the site a bit more and then pledging when I understand the mechanics of this website, but for now  ta ta I shall return when I am more sober than not ^-^ <3
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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2014, 11:23:53 PM »
I thought it fitting to post my hello world in this thread, being the thread that had me find this lovely website and while toasty of BlackMaker root beer liquor . Thank you for crafting this guild which lead me to you fine people and I plan to be quite active in the guild of snyod once I get to learning the site a bit more and then pledging when I understand the mechanics of this website, but for now  ta ta I shall return when I am more sober than not ^-^ <3

Enjoying a bit of beer to get the wheels turning, and after that I'll be cracking open the cheap bourbon.

Glad you made it in Father, and I have to ask, are you related to the Stabbingstons of West Stabberham, the Stabbingstons of New Stabshire, or and please don't be offended, I am just being thorough, the Stabbingstons from Stabford-upon-Stabalon?


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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2014, 07:31:06 PM »
I am not offended in the least , it is proper to know where compatriots heir from, I am from the northern plains of Stabbing-Fjord a proud people steeped in liquor and zeal. The former of which I am steeping in currently ^-'
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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2014, 12:33:28 AM »
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Random. I have been partial to Bulleit Bourbon, but have sometimes been put off by it's sometimes sharp note, and more often by it's somewhat sharp price tag. It is expensive enough that I sometimes have guilt issues with consuming too much of it in a sitting. Couple that with having to drive to the next county to replace it, and my drinking enthusiasm is decreased.

For a while I was regularly indulging in Ancient Age, a good sturdy bourbon in a plastic jug. Cheap, effective, and largely guilt free. Last run to the liquor store left me looking for another bourbon to take it's place since the store we stopped at didn't carry Ancient Age. I picked up Evan Williams Bourbon, and it's classier, with a glass bottle and not a plastic jug, and a more mellow flavor that suits my method of consumption.

But onto the real business.

I was recently stumbled over personal revelations over a friend who builds and rebuilds tractors and old generators and linked it to what I do writing wise, running about in a circular fashion but not accomplishing anything.

Another revelation followed, more recently. There are things I write on the citadel because I enjoy doing them, and the reward is simply the final project, or the exercise of doing it. There are segments of time where I am not going to do anything more 'productive', like now. I;ve had enough to drink that there will be no serious work of a Literary/Publishable nature, and it's too dark for bike riding, and I've had enough to drink that I could just as easily spend this amount of time doing something completely non-productive.

I have a tumblr feed that is built entirely around my personal interests in porn/erotica that isn't attached to anything else. @!#$ you tumblr, no you cannot connect to my Facebook or Twitter. No, sit, No! Bad social media!

I can piddle, play with my Cosmic Era toys, or with some conceptual idea for a while, and my blood pressure goes down, and I am happy.

This is reward enough.

The first revelation remains in place, as later in more sober moments I do take serious time to work on productive things.,

but now is not this time, not here. Now is the time for drunken ramblings, smutty tumblr, and round 3 of bourbon.

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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2014, 03:10:49 AM »
...

Evan Williams is good bourbon.

I am working on a 30 Amazons submission for the Cosmic Era setting, based around the island of New Themyscira.

I have been thinking on this for a while and I keep revising my list of inspirations, dropping off weak, tangential, or blatantly sexist characters from the roster. Ivy Valentine from Soul caliber was the first such victim (all I know about her is BoObS, purple leather, and chain sword, and she was replaced with an intellectual inspiration Dana Scully from the X-Files.

I have several Facebook friends who are quite vocal about the whole Wonder Woman won't get her own movie thing. I think about this at work.

And there is one thing that keeps popping up...

Who the Eff did Wonder Woman fight? Who was her villain, her foil?

There is some quite by Churchhill, and then there is the whole idea that a superhero is as much identified by their enemies as by their own attributes. Batman has the sweet baby jesus of Rogues Galleries, Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Bane, etc. Superman has Darkseid and the Superman Problem (as your power increases, your ability to cause more problems increased), Spiderman has to deal with being a loser despite his powers, etc.

Sure, Wonder Woman has her place, undeniable. But the only villains I know of her fighting are Sexism in real life, and basically being the only female member of the JLA. (I know there are others, but please forgive me, I;m both drunk, and hate comics)

Checking wiki now

Baroness Von Gunther... generic Nazi?
The Duke of Deception, Lieutenant of Ares/Mars... I think he gave me brain damage
Medusa - no imagination there, just copy pasta Greek mythology. Percy effing Jackson did a better job than this.
Doctor Cyber - I am left with the taste of contempt in my mouth here, a brilliant scientist who turns evil against WW because she was made ugly, ugly in her woman face! This is as ridiculous as the whole bit about Lex Luthor becoming Superman's lifelong rival because of male pattern baldness.
Giganta - A woman who can become a giant...
Silver Swan -  I'm drawn back to Dr Cyber, a female villain who is drawn to evil because oh noes shes not pretty enough for Swan Lake
Dr Psycho - For being a feminist icon, WW sure fights a lot of women, but finally a dude. Dr Psycho is a stalker with the emotional competence of a 4th grader. I really like you WW, so I will attempt to destroy you, ;)
Circe - Chaos sorcereress/Joker aspect.
Ares - Finally an interesting enemy! The martially aspected WW can't just beat the everloving crapulence out of the God of War, so she has to be smart and witty to get around him and defeat him, and then she does.
Cheetah - Facepalm. Catwoman. WW's #1 foe is Catwoman. Godd**n really?

This is why there won't be a Wonder Woman movie. She is a great character, fantastic. But her Rogue's Gallery is as retarded and sexist as the paternalist chauvinistic society that WW has been held up against. This is just a sample of a top ten list of WW villains, but there are 2 men and 8 women.

Shuffle the deck

My Little Pony comes into play here, and yes I confess that I am a Brony.

But lets look at what is offered: a completely Non-Sexualized program designed for females. The archetypes are designed for females, by females, again without the lense of shallow sexuality.

1. Smart Girl
2. Athletic Girl
3. Shy Girl
4. Sophisticated/Craft-Oriented Girl
5. Farm Girl
6. Party Girl

These six archetypes have redeemed fallen siblings turned into Lovecraftian Monsters (Nightmare Moon) Dragons, Q from Star Trek, manticores, minotaurs, more dragons, tribbles with wings, and more.

Wonder Woman is never going to go anywhere as a movie because Wonder Woman has no real enemies to fight inside her own superhero domain. She is a figure for feminism and feminists, and a rallying point against the massively male dominated and male oriented comic book industry.

Batman has his Joker
Superman has Lex Luthor
Harry Potter has Voldemort
Luke Skywalker has Darth Vader

Wonder Woman has... the weakest schedule in the conference...



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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2014, 03:14:44 AM »
I realize that the MLP reference doesnt go anywhere.

Wonder Woman is a Blank. She is an Everywoman for girls to project onto. Patriotic as all get out, strong, resilient, and all that.

Blanks are fine, but Isabella Swann (Twilight) is a blank too, and look how much culturally we hate her, and the Kirsten Stewart for playing her in the massively successful movies...



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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2014, 10:11:28 AM »
I was going to interject that the flash point paradox had her fighting a fairly bad ass aqua man , (I know that those two words fairly meet in a sentence)

but then I just re watched the scene and she has an other woman moment where alot of the drama/fuel for the entire battles come from and then a shunned lover moment.

and alot of other generic cookie cutter bull that I didn't notice when I first watched the movie quite impaired, and even still ... even if there was a defining enemy in this movie ... it was an alternate universe line and thus irrelevant.

I tried to look for a single defining enemy and they are all mythology or nazi or some other heros super enemy that she is helping with.

I didn't realize how much of a blank she was ...

she has the potential to be so much ... but alas I cant find anything. The Atlantis army in an alternate universe is the closest she gets to a true enemy ...  and even so all the JL are in on it so its still not "her" enemy

BAH.

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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2014, 07:48:01 AM »
Wonder woman was also one of the unspoken lesbian icons of the past, with her cadre of female "friends" during her original debut, until the writers shoe horned in references to boyfriends and such due to public perception.

Part of her blankness was also due to the time period of her conception, when the mind set of the era was "boys don't hit girls" keeping the writers from involving her in any real prolonged conflicts against male antagonists. Given virtually all of the writers were men in those days (from that culture mindset) the female villains were somewhat outside of their writing experience, so came across as lack luster and poorly conceptualized.

Wonder Woman is really a victim of the era in which she was created, and has yet to regain a popularity due to a lack of successful reboot of her comic line since the original run, which limits her publicity to a large part, and condemns her to obscurity compared to the more popular female heroines. (Gean Gray, Bat girl, and even video game char like Samas) Her super weapon (a  magic rope)  is also kinda bland compared to Bat girls techno gadgets, Gen Grays physic abilities and such, to say nothign of te "cool" super powers of Green Lantern, or the technical thrill of Iron Man.

It's a shame too with how much potential she has for uniquity, especially in today's more open minded world.


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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2014, 11:01:33 PM »
So, I've discovered a mixed drink that I can actually stand drinking in large quantities. "Terror of the Deep", using Kraken rum. Of course, I have to dilute it down with about 4-5 parts Sprite, instead of the recipe's 1-part Sprite, but I'm willing to deal with being called a panzy if it tastes good. But since it's Kraken it's got a solid kick to it, which means even a diluted glass makes me feel loose, non-drivable and definitely not safe carrying a firearm. This Friday I'm going to down a few of them and see where that takes my writing to.

Knowing my luck, probably nowhere especially useful.
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« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2014, 11:18:43 PM »
Sounds like a tasty combination, (I always go for taste over the "strength" of the drink.) a reminder if you use diet soda, the sugar free poison (aspartame) they use in it, will make the alcohol have a greater effect on you then if you use the normal non diet variety of soft drinks.  :wink:
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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2014, 10:53:08 PM »
Who the hell drinks diet sprite? Do they even MAKE diet sprite? It's already about as diet as you can get without just going straight water.

Sidenote: This stuff looks like Romulan ale. And if you don't dilute it, it'll hit you in the nuts like such too.
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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2014, 11:12:13 PM »
Good thing I lack that particular piece of anatomy, I'll add Kraken Rum to my shopping list next time I'm in the mood to kill brain cells.  :thumbup:
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2014, 11:20:32 PM »
Correction: It will hit you in your non-gender-specific balls like Romulan ale.
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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2014, 11:44:01 PM »
Correction: It will hit you in your gonads like Romulan ale.

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« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2014, 12:50:17 AM »
Highland Brewing Company (Asheville NC) has yet to make a beer that I haven't loved. The oatmeal porter is rich and decadent, and my current beer, a St. Terese's Pale Ale is simply sublime. If you have a chance to try this company, give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.



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Re: Drunken Writer's Guild
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2014, 01:19:32 AM »
Wonder Woman keeps popping up in my thoughts, expanding on from the previous topic, Wonder Woman being a blank.

I have many friends who feel very strongly about Wonder Woman, and I can appreciate their enthusiasm, but I also cannot share it.

So I think about the characters LIKE Wonder Woman that I have liked.

Xena, Warrior Princess.

Lucy Lawless was a proper Amazon, and she was smoking hot. She also did this kicking ass and taking names standing shoulder to shoulder with fricking Hercules. She threw a magical chakram, could swing a sword, rode a horse, got bloody and dirty, and when it was time to pick enemies she picked the God of War, Ares. She also had a feminine side, she had a child, she had a cute sidekick, and she had some emotional issues to overcome, fights should couldn't win by sheer force, and was pretty d**ned awesome.

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer

Michelle Gellar and the TV series are one of the jewels where the spin off series trumped the movie. Buffy started as a dumb premise, a cheerleader killing vampires, and it turned into a hot commodity. Buffy assembled her own team of teenage avengers, beat the crap of monsters, did her homework, and when that didn't work, she got a LAW rocket and shot a demon with it. She feel in love with a vampire, and basically was awesome, and side note, introduced us to Alyson Hannigan.

Ellen Ripley, Aliens trilogy

Blue collar worker, screwed by the company, killed a xenomorph almost completely unarmed, cryoslept through her daughter's life and death, killed more xenomorphs, went to a space prison, killed more xenomorphs, and died. Was reborn, killed more xenomorphs, accepted her half xenomorph offspring and then killed it. Ares and the demons should be glad that they never had to deal with Ellen Ripley.

Sarah Conner, Terminator Trilogy

Like Ripley, Sarah Connor is a Jane Everywoman, with a missing baby daddy and juvenile delinquent son. When time traveling robots show up to kill her, and then her son, she loses her s**t, but goes mexican drug cartel crazy armed and her working a pump action shotgun with one arm is possibly one of the most badass things I've seen a human being do in a movie. Don't mess with momma's baby, she will kill you.

There are some common themes between these characters.

Maternal Instinct: Sarah Conner and Ellen Ripley shine in this role, as they were both protective or avenging mothers protecting their own. Xena plays here as well, and this is a solid solid solid motivation. There is a reason they say don't mess with momma bear. Women protecting their offspring can NEVER be overestimated in their motivation and capability.

Group Building dynamic: Xena always had Gabrielle, Buffy had her team, Ripley had Space Marines, androids, and space convicts (whoa, Ripley/Riddick crossover?) Sarah Connor had her own Terminator, or Kyle Reese, or the cartel guys. Basic point, women don't go Lone Wolf like guys do. Women do things in groups, and that's fine. Wonder Woman was a solo act, unless she was playing the Token Female Role in another group.

Being Underestimated: No one really counted on any of these characters at the onset of the story. Ripley was the least famous actor in Alien and was the space equivalent of a truck driver. Sarah Conner was a waitress, Buffy was a cheerleader, etc. Unexpected strength and power from unexpected sources. Xena didn't face this as often, but she was often looked down on because oh, the Warrior Princess is here, uh oh you guys.


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