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Discussion in 'Non Star Wars Fan Fiction' started by NYCitygurl, May 31, 2010.

  1. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I've been working on a fic off and on that uses a "found documents" framing device, but I hit a snag and am trying to plow through a scene without just resorting to drastic measures. I wanted to portray an insane asylum in classic dark fashion, but I wanted to gradually build up the atrocities until the main character is hit by them. I've since written myself into a corner and the main character is strapped to a table right now, and it's looking like I either go all in or go home.
     
  2. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    That sounds really neat, TrakNar!

    I've had two shows go up in less than a month and another coming up in two weeks. I'm currently bouncing back and forth between three cities and my sister has been in the hospital for a month, so things are pretty wild for me right now. :p I miss writing fan fic, but whenever I do get writing time, it's devoted to RL writing. *sigh*
     
  3. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I figured out what to do for my snag. I'll start to go all in, make it look like the character is doomed... and then retract it and just keep it around as a threat for the character. This way I can continue with the buildup without sacrificing that character... yet.
     
  4. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm glad that you figured that out TrakNar. It's just good to hear that the muses are going strong! [face_dancing](And I hope DRL allows you some time to sit down with your muse soon, Master_Jaina1011! :))

    Yikes, Idri, I'm sorry to hear that about your sister. :( That certainly is a whirlwind of craziness hitting you all at once - though I am more excited than words can say for your creative endeavors taking off like that. That is awesome! :D [:D]
     
  5. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh no, Idri! I hope everything's going okay [:D]

    I'm not big on fan cons, but I've always wanted to do a Ren Faire :D
     
  6. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    We'll see what happens. It's really hard to tell at the moment since the specialists and doctors don't even know what's going on (they have a whole set of hypotheses, but they keep getting debunked). She's stable, but she can't do too much on her own since her body is operating at 82% oxygen levels. Kind of stressful and frustrating, but at least she's keeping herself in as good of a mood as she can.

    I finally have a day off, but I have a press release to write and submit before tomorrow. Things just keep going and going and going... [face_laugh] We had a four hour rehearsal yesterday and there's an insane amount of fight choreo in the new version of our play (ten individual moments, as of right now, which is a lot for a 55 minute show), so the entire cast is bruised and exhausted. My body just doesn't seem to want to do anything. [face_laugh]
     
  7. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh yikes! It sounds like between the two, you could use a break [:D]
     
  8. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's a holiday weekend in the States, and I'm going out of town! ANyone else have fun plans?
     
  9. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Nope. My brother might be coming over, but we'll most likely be working on the same project we were working on the last time he was here.
     
  10. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    We had our holiday weekend last week. I had rehearsal. This weekend, I have rehearsal. What's new? :p
     
  11. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Complete and utter laziness is my plan this weekend. This is my first full weekend off since the snow stopped. [face_laugh] Although if the weather stays this beautiful, I may have to put a kayak in the water anyway. :p

    Idrelle_Miocovani - [face_laugh] I would say 'break a leg', but that is probably something your don't want added to the repeat. ;) It is all going to be worth it in the end. :D
     
  12. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    Ooooh, I'm envious, Mira!

    Broken legs? [face_laugh] Nah, we have a broken arm this time. Not a real broken arm, mind, but it looks pretty real. :p

    (You can always say 'break a leg' to a theatre person, no matter how much fight choreo we're doing. We don't mind. ;) )
     
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  13. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Apparently my brother isn't coming over, so my plans are now back to absolutely nothing, rather than practically nothing. I'm going to do laundry and clean.

    EXCITING
     
  14. Random Comments

    Random Comments Jedi Master star 5

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    My plan currently is to finish drafting the next couple sections of my Diary. Chances are good that events will conspire against me, however...
     
  15. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Ack! The nearly broken arm does not sound like fun. Those post-apocalyptic battles can be a pain, it seems. :p

    I am glad that everyone else had productive weekends, though. :D
     
  16. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I just cleaned off my drafting table. I've had my windows open for a while, and my desk was COVERED in pollen! D:
     
  17. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    The best part is having knives in the show and then trying to figure out how to disarm people so we can have a fist-fight instead of a knife-fight since we don't have the ability to choreograph a full-out knife fight in a safe way without it looking really awkward... :p

    Anyone having nice weather that they're enjoying?
     
  18. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ours is actually lovely for once! A bit on the warm side, but after the terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad winter, I'll totally take it. Pool season!
     
  19. Master_Jaina1011

    Master_Jaina1011 Jedi Master star 4

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    Ugg I've been sick with food poisoning/no reovirus for two days. Sad thing is so was my boyfriend so we couldn't take care of each other. And I really wanted to to go to work. Amazingly enough. Taken down by a virus. Woooo....

    Now maybe I can work on stories. Maybe
     
  20. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm hoping to get some art projects done. Not holding out much hope as to actually getting things completed. My cat has a way of demotivating me. I exist solely to care for Mabel. Yes Mabel... I will feed you and let you sleep on my lap...
     
  21. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Master_Jaina1011 - Ack, food-poisoning is no fun matter, especially when it takes you both like that! I hope you feel better soon. :) [:D] (But I can't wait to see anything that may or may not come from the downtime. ;))
     
  22. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Food poisoning sucks! I'm glad you're feeling better.

    And TrakNar, I totally feel you. My friend got me a sign that says, "I work hard so my cat can have a better life," and it's true!
     
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  23. Master_Jaina1011

    Master_Jaina1011 Jedi Master star 4

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    it did suck. So now I'm into another fandom, because summertime is my "I'm going to marathon seasons of shows I havent watched/missed". Arrow. OMG. I am completely in love with that show. Ugh I need to narrow down what I want to write!
     
  24. Idrelle_Miocovani

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    YAY! I'm so glad you've discovered Arrow. It's a great show (especially the when it starts taking off in the second season).
     
  25. Master_Jaina1011

    Master_Jaina1011 Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm anxiously awaiting the second season. I had discovered it, fell out and just recently got back in. But it is a great show, and I love it.