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I've just recently got through the worst kind of similar issues as @Morgan @V's patron @Xeroxis above. To add in Morgan's list, I encourage you to simply take a little (and not too much) time to vibe the idea. Embrace it until you absolutely NEED to start it right now. Search for setting and scene inspiration in Pinterest. Draw your MC. Sooner or later you just find yourself unable to leave it unwritten ;)
Got this from a writing coach and it helped when nothing else seemed to work.

About the same topic, I just got editor notes for the short story that is getting published and I'm excited! There wasn't any heavy need for editing, just that I like to get back to that simple, yet beautiful world even if the edits were making one lengthy sentence into two shorter ones :D
 

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I really really want to write the story I've been crafting for the last year and a half, but I'm worried my writing won't be sufficient enough to properly describe the themes and ideas I want to get across, I'm not convinced I'm competent enough which is frustrating.
Write the story anyway.
You will only know if the story needs editing, tweaking or rewriting when it's laid bare before you.
 

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I liked the show back in the day. It just never became a favorite like Angel did.
I never watched Angel - I used to be obsessed with watching Buffy for a bit; I actually cannot remember why I stopped watching it.

I wasn't introduced to Firefly until around 2009 - watched the entire show from start to finish, then the movie, then the show again. Utterly love it. It's very rare for me to enjoy an American show in its entirety like that. I think Schitt's Creek is the only other one I like just as much as Firefly.
 

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Belated Happy Birthday! <3 You can borrow my zimmer frame, if you like. :sneaky: (Seriously though, you have my sympathies. It seems to be harder on taller people, too).
Thanks rebel , i will need the frame too

And yes being shorter would probably help a lot, but you gotta play the cards you are dealt eh
 

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Now I know what he must feel like when he found out during his doctoral thesis that he is not just a slow reader and just poor in languages, it's called dyslexia.

He is scaringly good at chess though, and I'm scaringly poor at it. IT'S TOO SLOW-PACED GODDAMMIT
I had to fight to reach the 1000 rank lol
 

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"Lilibet" is a dumb name for a kid. All of I can think of is the trash collecting robot Lilibot now. :unsure:
 
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"Lilibet" is a dumb name for a kid. All of I can think of is the trash collecting robot Lilibot now. :unsure:
What first came to my mind was the little 1€ bet I made for tonight's ice hockey gold medal game...
 

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Can I be honest. I feel Writing is too much of a club. "Write like this." "The words have to be like that!" Don't use "!"
Yes I am sure in the real world, these rules are the norm and it probably is "the reality of things." But I embrace more "wild" writing. The rules be damned! I may never get published but I still wrote a book that many of my peers never will, nor will they ever attempt. So let your writing be free I say and to hell with the rules!
Until those rules net you some cash in which case, sell out. :)
 

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Can I be honest. I feel Writing is too much of a club. "Write like this." "The words have to be like that!" Don't use "!"
Yes I am sure in the real world, these rules are the norm and it probably is "the reality of things." But I embrace more "wild" writing. The rules be damned! I may never get published but I still wrote a book that many of my peers never will, nor will they ever attempt. So let your writing be free I say and to hell with the rules!
Until those rules net you some cash in which case, sell out. :)

Opinions discussion! :love:
I have to things to say in contrary:

1. Breaking the rules is fine and it can lead to fine works, but only if you make that intentionally. Hence, you can break the rules, but you have to know them first. Otherwise it results to just laziness: "lmao I don't have to learn how to use commas, I'm gonna just break those rules and say it was carefully considered"
Trust me, laziness shows. But yeah, in general I agree with this!

2. To the last sentence: yeah... applies to some kind of writers...*
I repeat myself: Screw popularity. And again: You'll have to choose how much of an artist do you really want to be and how much an entertainer. And yes, I love that kind of division because it works.
There's nothing wrong being an entertainer (and I'm only saying this because some people think there is). Imo, both artists and entertainers are needed., both are important, but for some reason people are scared of the word "entertainer" because the word "artist" seems cooler to them. However, what Morgan stated before about being honest to yourself is a thing to be considered in this.

* Hmm maybe I should try writing some cheap-ass bulk fantasy to sell it straight from the conveyor belt and just get enough cash to fund my real writing... I mean, that's what pseudonyms are for, right? :cool:
 
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I was sat here on my break enjoying a can of coke until I noticed it had "since 1886" written on the side of it...

...that is one seriously out of date can of coke. Time to ask for a refund once I've finished drinking it.
 

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I was sat here on my break enjoying a can of coke until I noticed it had "since 1886" written on the side of it...

...that is one seriously out of date can of coke. Time to ask for a refund once I've finished drinking it.
Buuuut if it was wine, you'd regret drinking it ;)

I've been suffering for terrible headaches nearly two months. It's diagnosed as a migraine but the only kind of medication available for pregnant women doesn't help much.
Well. A friend recommended me a local massaging academy where you can get massages for half the price. Knowing that my neck and upper back are always tense, I booked an appointment for a 45-minute treatment.

There indeed was a certain tense spot in my neck that seemed to affect my head. Having a massage for it was AWESOME. Only thing that bothers me is why didn't I think about this earlier? :D
 

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There was that one time our local television station broadcast When The Wind Blows (1986 adaptation of the comic) on TV as a "school holiday special", for kids.
I was in elementary school when I visited a relative and watched it on their television.

It f***ed me up.

Let's just say Malaysian television has that "cartoon = for kids" mentality for all forms of animation at one point.
 

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That's great news!

CT: too hot and I'm knackered
 

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That's great news!

CT: too hot and I'm knackered
Definitely! To be honest, I was a bit scared because I cannot feel her movements too well even though I'm already on my late 22nd week, and everyone keeps asking about the kicks as well... but the explanation was simple: the location of the placenta is causing some buffer for it. It's not gonna cause any problems tho, it's just taking some extra time before I can feel anything clearly.

It was hot in here as well. We had a thunderstorm, and even though I love thunder, it's not a great idea to turn a drying dishwasher and an oven on while you have to keep all your windows closed because of the lightnings... :ROFL: not just because of the heat but the dampness as well.
 

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For all intents and purposes I am a novice in the writing craft world. Poor Rebel D had the displeasure of seeing my work. (I think anyway. I can't recall) but finishing that book then printing it out gave me a sense of "Hell ya!" I will write a 2nd book and then!...
Probably go to work because I needs my stripper money. :D
Translating the "Tokusatsu genre" into a book is easier said than done. Well I am off to shower.
 

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The writing workshop was good tonight - really helps to have the accountability there with established authors; intimidating but inspiring at the same time.
 

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For all intents and purposes I am a novice in the writing craft world. Poor Rebel D had the displeasure of seeing my work. (I think anyway. I can't recall) but finishing that book then printing it out gave me a sense of "Hell ya!" I will write a 2nd book and then!...
Probably go to work because I needs my stripper money. :D
Translating the "Tokusatsu genre" into a book is easier said than done. Well I am off to shower.
Novice or not, you're excited about the craft, and that excitement is the first fuel that can carry you pretty far. I wish you luck!

The writing workshop was good tonight - really helps to have the accountability there with established authors; intimidating but inspiring at the same time.
I was surprised when the last workshop I attended was actually pretty good. I need to rethink my attitude towards writing courses and workshops. Maybe it's just wrong workshops I've been attending so far... they haven't felt bad, just useless and waste of money so far. (Some years ago I paid a bit too much for a workshop that was basically about telling people what is Hero's Journey, and how is a plot different from theme. It was advertised as an "advanced" course. That was a bad choice, I reckon.)

CT, I'm having therapy tomorrow and we are going to discuss if I need more therapy or not, so it's a lot worth pondering. I feel stabilized though. For anyone struggling with mental issues and especially trauma: I am happy to recommend psychotherapy, it definitely pays off.

-- off-topic, just some advice and recommendations for people --

I mean, I began therapy last August. To show you how much it worked for me I'm glad to make a list:
- From crying every damn Thursday morning and having emotional flashbacks at least twice a week because of everyday triggers (such as someone stepping into a bus with heavy steps paced like my mother's), I'm now starting those appointments with "Look, I've been thinking a lot about if I react to this kind of stuff because of that... and if doing this would fix it".
- didn't have my seasonal disorders during autumn nor during spring, and it was the first time in 12 years. It wasn't thanks to circumstances: during autumn I was receiving several threats from my mother and almost gave up in several doctor's recommendations not to contact her again, just to protect my father.
- overall, I wasn't aware that a person could actually go on their everyday life for months without crying at some point because of just feeling blue.
- I've been told I'm smiling a lot more, I'm more confident but less arrogant (that is something I have to work a bit more though :LOL: but I'm progressing!), less controversial, more energized and easy to approach, and I guess it's not only kind words because I've also made a lot of new friends
- I was able to both study and work full-time this spring, which was mind-blowing for both me and my spouse
- one of the most important things: I'm more forgiving, more apologizing and less hating, which is also thanks to religious stuff I think

I know it sounds like bragging and to be honest, I am damn proud of myself and see nothing wrong in that. Anyway, the reason I made that list was that at first, I didn't see the point in having psychotherapy even though it was recommended for me since 2012. I just didn't think it'll offer any kind of different help than pills and common depression treatment. (All my diagnoses seem false now, btw. The root cause was untreated trauma, nothing more. Maybe ADD but that is yet to be examined.)

So, my advice: don't treat ONLY depression if there is any other root cause for it such as trauma. Therapy works better and faster. Try it.

-- end of off-topic --
 
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Robert Downey Jr's on vacation over here, so weird to see him in the most stereotypical tourist attire ever, straw hat and flowery shirt. XD
 
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