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Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Over_30_Writers_Club, Aug 14, 2006.

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  1. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Happy birthday!

    When I say my age, people look at me like I'm lying. If I were actually seventeen, why would I say I'm thirty-three in a non-alcohol-buying situation?
     
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  2. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    TrakNar you would think if a person has no reason to lie, they won't bother...but I have discovered otherwise (not referring to you personally). I have met a few people who would tell me the wrong age, claim to have lived on farms, say they did awful things that nobody shouldn't take credit for...and it is all lies.

    I am dealing with a family member who is a pathological liar. Every time he tells me something I have to consider the possibility that it is a lie. He told me and my friends a very convincing ghost story the other day. Later I asked him if he was lying and he admitted he lied. So now I either have to let my friends know my family member is a big liar or let them continue to believe my family's house is haunted.
     
  3. Goodwood

    Goodwood Jedi Master star 5

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    Liar or not, if he can tell a convincing ghost story, that's a talent that can be exploited. The fanfic we write is, essentially, a litany of lies. ;)

    "Artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use lies to cover the truth up." —Evy, quoting her father
     
  4. Jedi_Lover

    Jedi_Lover Force Ghost star 5

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    I wish he would confine his lying to fan fiction. It is stressful dealing with a person who you can't believe or count on but is in your life. The Karma bus hit him last month though and he is facing jail time. I guess he couldn't convincingly lie to the cops.
     
  5. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    My mom's a pathological liar.

    But anywho... I'm teaching my niece how to paint.
     
  6. madman007

    madman007 Jedi Master star 4

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    "It's not a lie. It's a gift for fiction." ~ David Mamet, State And Main
     
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  7. K'Tai qel Letta-Tanku

    K'Tai qel Letta-Tanku Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Happy birthday and welcome to the club, mavjade!
     
  8. Goodwood

    Goodwood Jedi Master star 5

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    I once had to deal with a guy who owned a forum I'd been asked to help moderate (and later administrate part of), and he turned out to be either a total pathological liar, or a genuine Internet sociopath. Thank the Force there wasn't any sort of RL connection between the two of us.
     
  9. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So, we were discussing character creation and coming up with backstories, and after fleshing out my nephew's villain idea from simple serial killer to some black-and-white morality psychopath who sees his murdering as simply culling the herd of undesirables, my niece asked me how I come up with that stuff.

    "A very good imagination."
     
  10. Goodwood

    Goodwood Jedi Master star 5

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    Keep them away from TVTropes at all costs, Trak. ;)
     
  11. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Too late, they know about it. :p

    But, they're not allowed to surf the Net, so they only know about what I've shown them and mentioned.
     
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