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Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

So to clarify, Ace left the headmasters office before the team left. Things got a little confused because of delays and time being slightly out of sync.
You already have Sil on the team, so Ace shouldn't be.
It's okay to just narrate that Ace is doing stuff to look for more clues. If you don't have any ideas and can't put the evidence together don't worry about it so much. Even super smart people can get stuck spinning their wheels sometimes, especially when faced with the Moriarty to their Sherlock.


Kajehase wrote:
Does anyone actually sleep in their bra? That should've been the mystery of that House episode.

Hell no. Taking that thing off is one of the highlights of the day. :P

More serious answer: sometimes a sports bra if in a public sleeping area (camping, sharing a room at a convention, that sort of thing) or if you're on call overnight for some reason. I wore a nursing bra to sleep when the kidlet was a newborn to control leaks. Generally speaking women only wear bras to sleep in if there is some functional reason for it. Tank tops with built in bra shelf on the other hand are an essential part of pajamas. :)


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

I think I gave it a good long pause waiting for Ryo, so I'm gonna NPC him for this one thing since it's mostly not a big deal for the character. A bit of bookkeeping in a busy day. I will get this party started now. :)


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown
Rakki Okane wrote:

Hey Lyn.

(Glad to see you're back BTW. ^_^)
Would you still be interested in the music teacher npc you started?
Last post is at top of page. :)

You know, Pan has been a recurring NPC since the beginning of the game. I should probably give him his own alias already. Anyways, out with the family right now. I will post later today.


Huh. Interesting. Definitely not my experience. But I come from a long line of people who picked names based on the weirdest sounding things they could find. At least that's the only explanation I can think of for some of the names on my family tree. And they're all of Welsh and/or Irish descent. *shrug* Shouldn't surprise anyone that my family raised contrariness to an art form. :P


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Alright, folks, I'm back. Like for real this time. I finished my novel (Woo! Yay! Hooray!) which is a huge accomplishment for me since I usually bail around the middle of a manuscript. Lesson learned : everybody hates their novel in the middle. Like everybody. Even published successful authors. Just keep writing. As it turns out, novels are fueled by tea, sugar, and despair. They can't mature into a whole book without tears, anger, and hate...so basically these things totally come from the dark side. Good to know. ;P

So now that I am free from the manuscript from hell, it's time to get back to the game. So here is what I've noticed in my unplanned hiatus. This game is apparently also in middle of the story hell. The characters and setting aren't so new and fresh anymore and we're totally getting bogged down in details that nobody really cares about anyways. But the story isn't over yet. There's still a lot of good stuff waiting to come. Which doesn't help the people who have stalled out and have no creative juice left. So time to shake things up.

Lang's Temple Party and Team HotGuys, proceed as normal. Except you know, proceed. I will do my best to give both of these a jumpstart, but then keep it going. Team FixAWormhole just assume that you keep working for a while. I'm assuming that the device will be ready to deploy before the end of the day. I will give you the cue when it's time to deploy it. Everybody else move on to the end of third hour/beginning of lunch. Team CSI:Avalon, you're not going to find any more clues so unless you've got this case solved already just assume you're stalled out until Ginni wakes up in a few days. We'll take care of detailing your investigation in the summary phase when we skip to the weekend.

I'm gonna be rushing things along when they stall out. If you snooze, you lose. Gotta shake things up some before the game dies a slow and painful death. Be prepared to summarize the rest of the week when we get done with Monday. When we get to the weekend I expect to resolve the CSI:Avalon story, we have the harvest festival thingy and we are going to kick off the Space Explorers storyline if I have to forcibly lock Lang and Gareth in a room together until they actually talk to each other and coordinate this thing. Also want to throw in a firebird politics story, but only if people actually give a crap. If nobody really wants to interact with it, just say so and I will summarize. Anybody else got something that they're just dying to put into the lineup for the coming weekend? Speak up now! This is a collaboration and it doesn't work without everyone tossing in ideas. So let's all work together to put this slump behind us! :)


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown
Edward Sobel wrote:
lynora wrote:
Edward Sobel wrote:

Attention all

Disregard the "challenge" post above

There may have been some miscommunications involved and i was only trying to inspire some activity.

Guess i went about it wrong.

I wonder if i need a haiatus from some of my games.

WTF? It was a 'challenge' made in good fun I thought. And it did spark some posts and camaraderie, yes? Did something happen on the other side of this that I don't know about?

You really need to not be so hard on yourself. There's no need to be so worried about getting things wrong. Just take a deep breath and it's going to be okay. :)

Something did happen on the other end. It was not pretty. We have since worked things out. But i felt to just stay away from the topic for now.

Sorry you had to deal with the drama. Pretty sure there were no hard feelings on this end though. *hugs*


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Woo! I did it! Over 50k and I got to write the words The End!!!!!!!!!

*does happy dance*

*collapses*


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Less than two thousand words left! I am totally finishing this thing today.

After a break. My butt hurts from sitting in one place so long...


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A little less than five thousand words left to go. Now it's time for sleep. And tomorrow I get to start on the conclusion proper. Woo! The light at the end of the tunnel isn't a train after all!


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Words are hard. >.<


7000 words left to write and I have a migraine. Which means I'll be lucky to get a thousand more words today. :(
Want to be done so bad. I'm not letting myself open my copy of Dragon Age: inquisition until I finish the novel and it is mocking me. :/


I had these frames less than a year and my insurance only pays for one pair every two years. Besides, I like these frames. They're purple. :)


Alright. Errands done, lunch eaten. Back to the word mines for me. Only 8000 more to go...


Freehold DM wrote:
aeglos wrote:

just tommorow and one week until miy second month of parental leave

combined with leftover vaccation days I will stay 6 weeks at home at 2/3 pay
wohoooo

but the last week will be very very stressfull if that makes you all feel less jealous

you know what's better? Having a week and a half off at full pay with no kids. Like me as of Monday!

Enjoy your vacation. :)


Freehold DM wrote:


still waiting on meganeko lynora...

But I've always worn glasses....I even still have the same exact frames. If you're waiting on a pic you'll be waiting a while. *shrug* There's a recentish pic on my twitter profile (@LynoraPefhlawae) but that's about it. (Yes, I joined twitter, but I haven't even tweeted or anything yet. I just joined so I can follow NaNoWordSprints. Because it does in fact help.) And I'm not yet in the desperate phase of procrastination that would lead me to take and post a selfie just for this. :P


Only nine thousand words left to go. I am torn between never wanting to look at the steaming pile of poo that is my novel ever again and wanting to write all the time so I can finally be done with it.


Celestial Healer wrote:

Ugh. Still moving. Plus it's cold. Plus I'm working a lot of hours at the moment.

I'm feeling very disconnected. I need my downtime.

Good luck with the move and with keeping your sanity in the meantime.


Celestial Healer wrote:
lynora wrote:
New glasses = awesome. Not only are they the right prescription so no more constant squinting and eyestrain (old ones were way too powerful...suspect previous optometrist lacked a certain amount of competence) but I was finally talked into getting transitions lenses and I'm only sorry I didn't do this sooner. I can actually walk outside or into a too brightly lit store without getting a headache and can mostly not complain when my family turns on what they consider sufficient lights inside (apparently I need about half as much light as they do, sometimes less). And it even helped mitigate some of my night driving problem with the oncoming headlights being painfully blinding. Woo! :)

I'm glad it's working well for you!

I actually hate my Transitions lenses. They are okay for some things (walking outside on a sunny day) but not so helpful in other situations. The biggest issue is that they will never tint in a car, since auto glass filters UV, and that's when I most want sunglasses. Also, in colder weather, they take forever to un-tint when you go indoors from being outside.

I think next time I will get a pair of prescription sunglasses to keep in the car.

Oh, you got the normal transitions lenses then? There's another kind that can work in the car and that's those one I have. I forget what crazy name they had for it. The catch is that they never go all the way to clear, which is totally fine for someone with extreme (is it photophobia or photosensitivity? They seem to use both terms interchangeably) problems with light like me. Apparently it's common for people with super pale blue eyes. Anyways, I need a little bit of tint even for dealing with indoor lights at a normal level, so it works for me.

But I totally get what you're saying about the cold weather. I'm getting used to having to deal with a couple of minutes of cloudy vision as the tint takes its own sweet time adjusting after coming in from the cold. Still better than what I was dealing with before, and if that's the worst thing then I can totally deal with that. :)


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Alright, back to the salt mines. Hmm....that would be a whole lot more interesting than the stinking palace....need to find a way to work salt mines into the conversation...that should buy me a good fifty words at least......(It's getting a bit desperate here....the characters are in open revolt and the story has taken up permanent residence in Dullsville)


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown
Death_Keeper wrote:

Hmmm... I wonder if anyone recalls me.

I am still alive (technically speaking) so no need to worry

*waves*

I've been on a brief hiatus myself due to eye problems flaring up. Still working on NaNo, but at least now I can see and am not curled up in a ball of fatigue and headache at the end of the day.

Now if I could just finish my damn NaNo novel instead of being stuck, stuck, stuck. :(


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown
Lord Foul II wrote:

My GPS says that it should take me 23 miniutes to get to my job with reasonable/normal tragic 19 with no trafic

I left 5:35
It is 6:20 and I'm still not there (red light I'm not being unsafe)
Amazon is making my GPS a dang dirty lier (I need to clock in at 6:30)

Pfft. GPS never factors in stop lights. My GPS thinks I can get downtown in five minutes. Reality check: more like twenty. Always give yourself plenty of time for stoplights and other delays. Then triple it if you're driving at rush hour. Around here if you have to drive on Washtenaw between the hours of 3 and 7, you have to plan lots of extra time for the nightly traffic jam. They even added areas for the buses to pull in so that they wouldn't block traffic and clog up the road even more. Too bad the buses won't use them. :/


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown
Edward Sobel wrote:

Attention all

Disregard the "challenge" post above

There may have been some miscommunications involved and i was only trying to inspire some activity.

Guess i went about it wrong.

I wonder if i need a haiatus from some of my games.

WTF? It was a 'challenge' made in good fun I thought. And it did spark some posts and camaraderie, yes? Did something happen on the other side of this that I don't know about?

You really need to not be so hard on yourself. There's no need to be so worried about getting things wrong. Just take a deep breath and it's going to be okay. :)


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown
Edward Sobel wrote:
Lewis the Jabberwock wrote:

I'm hoping the monks will provide a scene for that. I don't want to assume how they react.

I understand why he hasn't responded, though.

I think I am at a loss as to how to respond really.

I want to leave the temple open enough for everyone to to contribute themselves.

Good thought, but there needs to be some structure there too. You're presenting this part of the setting, don't be afraid to write in people's reactions.

In this case I would go with a non reaction. Because seriously, who is gonna be checking the gender of either mushroom girl or a jabberwocky. That's one of those, if it doesn't bother the obvious girls I am not going to say anything moments. :P


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown
Kevin Ramos wrote:
So, once Lyn gets back, Team HotGuys is ready for action. XD

Love the name. :D


Now back to NaNoWriMo where two of my characters have gone totally off script and refuse to speak to each other, two of my chapters have merged together, and I have developed both a deep, abiding hatred of my story and a total lack of confidence in my ability to keep this crap going for another 11000 words. Getting stuck this close to the finish line is disheartening to say the least. I will get there, but not as soon as I'd like. Dammit I just wanna stop writing and play Inquisition already! >.<


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New glasses = awesome. Not only are they the right prescription so no more constant squinting and eyestrain (old ones were way too powerful...suspect previous optometrist lacked a certain amount of competence) but I was finally talked into getting transitions lenses and I'm only sorry I didn't do this sooner. I can actually walk outside or into a too brightly lit store without getting a headache and can mostly not complain when my family turns on what they consider sufficient lights inside (apparently I need about half as much light as they do, sometimes less). And it even helped mitigate some of my night driving problem with the oncoming headlights being painfully blinding. Woo! :)


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Aww. Cute hedgehog is cute.

Also I will have my new glasses on Monday late afternoon. And I'm more than halfway done with my NaNo novel. Both things are good and hopefully this means I will be able to post again next week.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

It's an hour away. So yeah. But I might be able to borrow a car next week. We'll have to see.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown
The Doomkitten wrote:

*crickets*

I just realized nobody has posted in Gameplay for almost a week.

What gives?

So this is pretty much totally my fault. I'm doing NaNo this month, and by the time I get through my two thousand words for the day I'm just hoping that I'm typing okay because I haven't really been able to see the screen for the last three hundred words. I went to see the ophthalmologist last week and I have a much too strong prescription in my glasses as well as the usual problems I have with photosensitivity. So I ordered new lenses with the right prescription and with that transitions thing so hopefully I will be spending less time trying to hide from the hideous light of the day star...not to mention the evils of bright fluorescent lighting. Currently I'm happy if I get up in th morning and it's nice and cloudy and pleasantly dim if that gives you some idea. So until I get the new lenses I am muddling along trying to deal with the pain that it causes my eyes when I spend too much time staring at a screen. The real kicker is that the lenses are in and I can't get there to pick them up because my husband took the highway worthy car when he drove to the airport this morning and he's out of town for the next two weeks so I either have to wait or make the not very safe drive in my POS car. :(


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So I'm working on my NaNo novel and I had a scene where the main character is trying to walk across a busy town square and is having trouble because there was a crowd around a cabbage merchant yelling at some kids for knocking his cart over....yes, that's right, I put cabbage guy into the story. I think I broke my brain. >.<


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Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

So I'm working on my NaNo novel and I had a scene where the main character is trying to walk across a busy town square and is having trouble because there was a crowd around a cabbage merchant yelling at some kids for knocking his cart over....yes, that's right, I put cabbage guy into the story. I think I broke my brain. >.<


captain yesterday wrote:
Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
As far as I know that's early, I wasn't in Geo till I was a sophmore

Yeah my wife said she didnt start that until high school to, but her school was in a pretty small town:)

my daughter loves getting math homework because she does it in half an hour and gets everything right then goes a-climbin' the trees:)

I didn't learn geometry until high school, but the kidlet started having basic geometry in third grade and quite a lot of it last year in fifth. It's normal for the curriculum here. I think it's helpful to give kids an idea of how the basic parts of math work.

Now if they could just not do all the wonky stuff with the real basics. I ended up having to teach my kid basic algebra concepts in order to clear up all the confusion they created around the ideas of addition and subtraction. Don't even get me started on the number of times I had to help him unlearn their weirdness surrounding basic multiplication and division.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Current word count: 8148

So tired.

Will try to update thread before I go to bed tonight.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown
The Doomkitten wrote:
NaNoWriMo isn't letting me sign up :(

The site has been having tech problems for the last couple of days. They are probably fixed now. At least they have the word count updates and the forums back up and working. So I would try again.


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown
Lord Foul II wrote:
you can win. you feel great! You! Can! Do! This!!!

Best motivational speech ever. :D


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Yuugasa wrote:
lynora wrote:

Current word count: 4318

Need to get to by the end of today: 6000
Times my main character has gone off script already: 3
Number of self-doubt filled panic attacks so far: 5
Internal editor is crying in the corner because it's all just so terribly terribly bad and I won't let her fix it.

So NaNo is going well so far...really....I'll just keep telling myself that anyways....

Yeah, writing is hard...

To pseudo-quote futurama; All my novels are terrible worlds full of plot holes and spelling errors.

I will now leave for no raisin...

Into the cold and butter wind?

That seems to be my new favorite typo....apparently I've been churning up the scenery too much. It's turned into butter. :/


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

NaNoWriMo is a challenge to write 50k words of a novel in 30 days. It's not too late to join this year if you want, though you would definitely have to scramble to make up word count. I'm working with my own personal mini goal of 2000 words a day since that will get me to the goal with a few days to spare in case my word count is off and I need to scramble to add more words. The hardest part is getting the internal editor to shut the hell up long enough to get the words on the page and just leave them there no matter how crappy they seem. It doesn't have to be good. It just has to be word vomit.

Currently at 6018 words.
Need to get to 8000 words by the end of the day. That will also put me at the end of chapter two. Based on my outline I need at least 4000 words per chapter or I will finish the story before I hit my 50k goal.

Apologies to those who had no idea what I was talking about in my last post. I was attempting very badly to explain why I was not posting much to the game. This 2000 words a day thing is kicking my butt,


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Current word count: 4318
Need to get to by the end of today: 6000
Times my main character has gone off script already: 3
Number of self-doubt filled panic attacks so far: 5
Internal editor is crying in the corner because it's all just so terribly terribly bad and I won't let her fix it.

So NaNo is going well so far...really....I'll just keep telling myself that anyways....


Drejk wrote:
lynora wrote:

Things I have learned today:

My internal editor is bossy and annoying and hard to ignore.
I am too good at procrastinating.
Writing first person is hard.

Panic is already starting to set in....

I found writing in first person to be easier than writing in third person. I don't need to wonder what level of knowledge, description of details, etc., should the narrator provide because with first person the narrator is by definition subjective and unreliable. Having my own First Person Smartass all the time is helpful too.

Love the trope. I'm sure I will appreciate first person more as I get used to it, but it's very hard to switch when you usually write third person.


Halloween was really freaking cold. We managed to salvage the night even though the kidlet decided to abandon trick or treating early because he was shivering so much. He still got a decent amount of candy because the bad weather kept a lot of trick or treaters at home, but then we took him to the store and bought him a bag of Halloween candy to fill it up the rest of the way. His praetorian guard costume turned out really well and for the brief time we were out he got lots of compliments on it. So that made him happy too.


Things I have learned today:
My internal editor is bossy and annoying and hard to ignore.
I am too good at procrastinating.
Writing first person is hard.

Panic is already starting to set in....


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown
lynora wrote:
Kitty Tanaka wrote:

Kitty was good at first, working hard at cleaning up, but it was a big mess, and she didn't think a little help would hurt...which somehow turned into a lot of help...but a very clean house for the Dacamaras.

I really couldn't resist...hopefully Mrs. Dacamara doesn't mind having her bathroom scrubbed by cockroaches. ;P

This was the post that was intended to speed things up to get Kitty and Michael story moving again by quickly wrapping up the clean up. Are they still going to visit her family?

reposting the repost to make sure DB3 sees it


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown

Ah yes, the plant guy. Right. Apologies, I lost track of that one in the discussion. So reading through that character proposal I find that I am a bit confused about a couple of things. First of all, even as an npc, I'm not sure what purpose this guy serves. He sounds really self absorbed and that doesn't make for good role play. Aside from botany class with Rakki and Tami and whoever else, I'm not even sure what interactions he might have at the school. Which brings me to the second thing, which is what is he even getting from being at the school aside from greenhouse space. A chance to intern with Adsila? Access to rare plant species? Why is he here?


Female awww, but that would be telling unknown
Kitty Tanaka wrote:

Kitty was good at first, working hard at cleaning up, but it was a big mess, and she didn't think a little help would hurt...which somehow turned into a lot of help...but a very clean house for the Dacamaras.

I really couldn't resist...hopefully Mrs. Dacamara doesn't mind having her bathroom scrubbed by cockroaches. ;P

This was the post that was intended to speed things up to get Kitty and Michael story moving again by quickly wrapping up the clean up. Are they still going to visit her family?


At least that's the plan. Obviously haven't started yet since its not yet November. Still working on outlining and writing out note to plan this thing.


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I'm trying out using first person perspective on the grounds that my character will be too much of an annoyance in my head if I skip pas he thinks are important.


Well, I guess you don't need clothes for writing....


Orthos wrote:
I'm going to give it a shot. Not sure if I should try to pick up the partial story I did back in 2009's NaNo and continue it or try something fresh.

I'm reworking something I previously wrote as a short story. It sucked. All I'm keeping is the basic premise and the names, everything else goes bye bye.

As always I struggle with taking time for character development instead of rushing through the plot.


Orthos wrote:
One of my coworkers has nicknamed me Perry after that show. Which I've never seen. So no idea if it fits.

It's an awesome show. I highly recommend it. I think it's on netflix too. Much like Adventure Time I would watch it even if I didn't have the convenient excuse of the kidlet. :)

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