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Title: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on October 31, 2011, 11:03:52 AM
National Novel Writing Month starts tomorrow! Who's all participating? and if you are post a synopsis of your story. i'm interested to see what my fellow raiders are putting out there!


It's untitled so far. But yeah. this is the basic plot so far.

Mankind always worried that their technology would one day rise up against them, and in turn destroy them. Most threw this notion to the side as an pointless fear. Little more than paranoia. But it turns out they should have listened to the doomsayers. But this isn't the story of how the human race fights for its very existence against hordes of robots. That story happened a long time ago. Humanity has been extinct for nearly 500 years, their mechanical creations having long ago wrestled away control of the earth. But due to an integral part of their programming, placed there by their creators to help create a more human robot, the machines now find that their only hope for salvation lies in a nearly impossible task: Recreating the human race, which they themselves wiped out centuries ago.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 31, 2011, 11:39:40 AM
I quit! Your story sounds awesome! And even more awesome, is you being in NaNoWriMo as well. Have you arleady started? It's a few hours till i begin mine!

This is so awesome to see! You joining in and all. What an epic sounding story. I have two in my head so it's really painful, but i settled with one i had more ideas for.


In the year 2008 on some Earth, an undersea eruption releases orb shaped parasites to the water surface. And then began a legend that culminated in the destruction of the world.
The parasites habitually bonded to human hosts, feeding off them and yet in return giving them superhuman abilities and giving them immunity to disease of all sorts, and they were spread across the face of the earth in all walks of life, from military to the regular school boy. They seem to need nothing apart from a human host. This is what humanity thinks, but they will be proven wrong...
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on October 31, 2011, 12:40:03 PM
haha. thanks lego! no i havn't started yet. it's still october 31st over here. can't be starting early. though i get the  feeling i won't finish by the end of november. school and all that. but hey. i got a week off for thanksgiving so i might be able to power through quite a bit.

your story sounds interesting too though! more manga-ish for sure. shooting for a more realism thing with mine.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 31, 2011, 03:19:46 PM
Yeah i noticed. I feel a bit ashamed of that though. But meh, hope it works

I too am just doing it for fun. No crazy type rush from me. If it gets annoying i'll drop out for sure. I'll definately be interested in seeing yours though. Interesting aspect of the badguys having already won and all that. Hehe, i hope mine can tug some heartstrings too.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on October 31, 2011, 05:38:32 PM
that's one of the things though. i don't really want to portray the robits as bad guys. though i guess that will make more sense once there is actually story to look.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 31, 2011, 07:01:35 PM
Ah i see. Well care to share your username so that i can take a gander once in a while at your work?

Well all i can say is: 2.6K words! That's my first session. Restraining myself from going back and editing is a bit hard, but i'm keeping with the proposed rules. Hope it works out.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on October 31, 2011, 09:53:14 PM
will do. once i get my account deleted and remade. made a typo with the username. so yeh. working that out.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2011, 01:03:46 PM
5428 words. That's enough for me today. Need to get 5000 words for the next 6 days and then i'll feel safer. It's an interesting experience, and i know for sure i'll crash the story if i go back editing. I think the rules are there for my own good. One thing is for sure though, outlines can save you a lot of grief!
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on November 01, 2011, 02:02:46 PM
probably wont manage a start until thursday at the earliest sadly. stupid classes and homework getting in the way and all.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2011, 04:40:53 PM
Ah i see. Well that's still awesome for you. Really can't believe 2011 has gone down the drain in terms of academics. Dunno how i'll even start when college starts. I'm so stuck in this mood right now.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 02, 2011, 05:57:51 AM
10,614 words. Getting tough to write, but i've definately learnt some things.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 02, 2011, 06:27:55 PM
14,435 words. Not satisfied. I need to destroy the first week!
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 03, 2011, 07:00:41 AM
15,250

Gah, the mindfreeze, i better hang around the forums more and chat with people. Starting to lose the sense of fun with this. I'm happy though. Finally doing something i can look back on and carry around as a proud trophy.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on November 03, 2011, 10:10:05 AM
gah lego! it's only the third day and you've blown me out of the water. been hard pressed to finish life at sea before starting my novel. so i havn't written a word on it yet >.< hopefully life at sea will be finished tonight though. then i can finally get on with life.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 03, 2011, 06:47:01 PM
Hehe don't despair by hearing such a measly feat. People have already reached 50K! And the person i was referring to apparently did it by hand. Monsters i tell you.

It's sucking my soul! I can't help but want to finish and get done with it! Anyways, i'm looking forward to that life at sea chapter
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on November 03, 2011, 07:27:51 PM
so am i. making good progress too.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 04, 2011, 03:50:19 PM
22,179 words. The plan was 30K but my brain was bone dry. I couldn't go on without rage-quitting. Will do a 5000 worder tomorrow night, then try to sprint to the finish the day after.

Hm, some monsters have already hit 50K!!!!? I was like: Wot?

NaNo's kinda blowing away the illusion that i was one of the good writers online. Guess i got a lot to work on if i am to reach that level.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 05, 2011, 06:37:31 PM
25508
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 06, 2011, 10:45:54 AM
29052...
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Tostificer on November 06, 2011, 02:44:52 PM
Would a long-ass rap song count too? Like, a rap song of 50 000 words. I guess not, since it's NationalNOVELWritingMonth. But it would be worth it!
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on November 06, 2011, 02:55:06 PM
*cries cause he is yet to find the time to start*

kinda wishing i didn't promise to myself to finish life at sea first.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Tostificer on November 06, 2011, 02:59:41 PM
Ah well. You'll find the time I'm sure.

So I guess the rap thing is ruled out then? I think I still want to try this, just for fun!
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on November 06, 2011, 03:14:31 PM
if you think you can write a 50,000 word rap. go for it. i mean the odyssy is a poem. and it's one of the longest books mankind has produced.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Tostificer on November 06, 2011, 03:21:24 PM
True that. Let's try this. Although I won't make it till the end of November, I'll need some more time. Got some other stuff to work on too, as you may know.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on November 06, 2011, 03:27:16 PM
indeed. for a lot of people this is more about just writing the novel than being in a contest i think anyways. so it works.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on November 06, 2011, 04:59:06 PM
right. said screw it. i've got the premise and nothing else. i'm doing this. i'm making this happen.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 06, 2011, 05:03:32 PM
Hehe, sounds like a plan.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 06, 2011, 05:40:54 PM
if you think you can write a 50,000 word rap. go for it. i mean the odyssy is a poem. and it's one of the longest books mankind has produced.

Wow. I had no idea about that
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on November 07, 2011, 11:09:41 AM
1,337

was kinda pleased when i looked down and saw my word count.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 07, 2011, 12:49:37 PM
Ah great going man. And yeah the word counts are awesome.

Had an 18 hour blackout the whole day today. Epic annoyance. It did free me up to read this Terry Pratchet novel though, I can't believe i haven't read novels in so long, it was great.

And i can't get enough of this white noise!!!!

Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on November 07, 2011, 01:24:32 PM
which pratchet novel is it?
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 07, 2011, 05:21:57 PM
Going Postal. I'm not sure if it's one of his best but i love it.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 07, 2011, 05:44:51 PM
Oh crap. I wanted to have my username changed at nano so i sent a request to get it deleted. Nothing happened so i thought meh it didn't work...

AND NOW THEY'VE DELETED IT!!!

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

The buddylist i grew...

The people i knew...

Fuu Fuuu FUUUU
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on November 07, 2011, 06:08:20 PM
*sees this. checks own. sees it got deleted*

yeeeaaah! finally got my username corrected. Coryn Sken has entered the building. unlike that freaking imposter. Coyn Sken
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 08, 2011, 11:26:01 AM
Man that must've been quite a facepalm moment huh?
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on November 08, 2011, 11:41:04 AM
incredibly. with as much as i type that name...
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 08, 2011, 01:01:22 PM
Hehe.

In other news: 44383 Words! Aiming for a slam dunk finish by the end of today, or at least before i sleep!

T-T It has been a long 7 days
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on November 08, 2011, 02:09:20 PM
congratz. i'm still yet to move from where i was on sunday. some slim chance i'll get some writing done tonight though.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 08, 2011, 03:59:59 PM
Good to here. Well, i'm looking forward to Life at Sea, so if by any chance nano doesn't work i'm really interested in that.

And in other news:

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/nanofin.jpg)
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on November 08, 2011, 04:35:25 PM
gratz lego! can't wait to give what you've come up with a read!
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 08, 2011, 04:57:49 PM
Hehe, well it's really a terrible piece of crap and i  think i may shred it, but if you say so i suppose i could clean it up. But it really is bad. I think i'll just take the lessons i learnt and export some details and characters into another work. We'll see
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 12, 2011, 11:18:00 AM
Some people are impossible...

I'm seeing people hit 200K and i'm like: Wot?
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on November 12, 2011, 02:03:28 PM
*censored*in hell....some people obviously aren't playing skyrim.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 12, 2011, 03:23:10 PM
Hahaha, yes. Most definately yes. But i think that's only a quarter of the explanation
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 30, 2011, 07:36:01 AM
Succesfully verified my story and now i'm an official NaNo winner. But the feelings of extreme joy were washed away from a certain dark fortnight of misfortune right after i started college...
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on November 30, 2011, 11:10:42 AM
it happens. gratz though
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Tostificer on November 30, 2011, 11:46:45 AM
Congraaaaatz! Can't wait to see what you wrote man.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on May 19, 2012, 10:53:06 AM
Just decided to post this on a whim. The opening chapter of my nano project. dunno if i can join it this year though.



GOLDSPHERES - NANOWRIMO 2011

The teen looks up at the sky, the deep blue sky. The clouds are no more. It is gray and dark, and a cold night to be alive. This gaze is repeated countless times across the span of the evil tale. He doesn't know that others looked up to the sky as well, just like he did on that day.

23 September, 2008. An Earth similar but not our own...

The boy looked up at the sky. It was blue and perfect, with but a few wisps of cloud. Some seagulls screeched and he smelled the ocean air. Not the common smells of an ocean in sight of land: a true smell of a deep ocean, far from any human habitation and in lonely giant waters. His father patted him on the head, and the boy looked up with a smile.

His father was a blonde haired man with glasses and a stubble, and much too young looking, but was actually in his forty's. The boy looked just like him, and though it made him blush when people pointed out this fact, he felt some pride with this.

They were standing off the metal platform of Viking II, a giant carrier decommissioned from military service and currently owned by the boys father. His name was Mr. Goldsmith, and he was one of the greatest scientists on the face of the earth.

Two days prior, there had been one of the greatest seaquakes ever to have occured. Just as people were counting bodies and looking for their loved ones space imagery showed footage of strange objects popping to the surface around the epicentre of the quake, and a lot of dead marine life.

Goldsmith, a biologist, immidaetely decided to look at what was happening. Others wondered why he would bring his child to such a possibly dangerous expedition, but Goldsmith took his science very seriously, and had high hopes for his son to surpass him. He loved him too much to leave him out of the wonder and glory of science.

The tranquil silence was broken; a man ran over to Goldsmith, shouting, "They're here!" just as the distant sound of propellers in creased. The people on deck increased as scientists and other technicians stepped onto deck to see the arriving cargo.

"Why didn't they say anything about their retrieval?" A nearby woman scientist complained as she threw on her labcoat and straightened her glasses, "It would be highly inconvinient if i were to miss this."

"Security, Florence." Mr Goldsmith replied. She looked taken aback, "I understand, but do please refrain from calling me from my first name."

"But i do that to everyone, Florence." He smiled as other scientists arrived.

"It's unprofessional." She started writing in her clipboard, barely hiding a blush.

"Dad, look! It's so big!"

"Yes it is Lenz. Yes it is."

The helicopter arrived. It's wide shadow covering the carrier for a moment and its sound drowning everything out. Under instruction from technicians, it made a perfectly simple landing. Mr Goldsmith walked forwards with his son to the landing chopper,

"Now, to see what goodies they've brought for us."

His blazer and hair flapping, he shielded Lenz as he circled the helicopter as it's rotors powered down. A man had already opened the door and stepped out of the chopper, looking excited,

"Mr Goldsmith! We've definately got something for you!"

"Oh! That's excellent news Rob, any chance i can see it?" He smiled.

"Sure thing sir." Rob tapped his military cap in respect, and beckoned to those inside the chopper.

Two other soldiers stepped out with a crate. They weren't soldiers exactly. They were paid mercenaries. Much more obidient, friendly and deadly than typical governement operatives. The two men hoisted a green plastic crate with a crudely painted red 'x' on it. It seemed to wave around as though full of liquid.

"What is it?"

"Orbs sir..." Rob began to say, "Gellatanous in nature. They-"

Rob died as a spray of blood exited the back of his head. The bullet struck the chopper with a sharp pang. The sound of the rotors had just died down, enough to hear the dead thud of the soldier hitting the floor of the frigate.

Mr. Goldsmith looked around along with others, and another helicopter was there, hovering over the bridge. Silent, sleek, deadly. Professional. An opposing government, or... ?

Then he saw the symbol of the green hawk, and knew who they were.

"Lenz-" Goldsmith began, and he shook as three bullets passed through him. Lenz understood his father had just been shot, and he was dumbfounded as his stomach fell away along with half of his world.

Everyone reacted. Florence shrieked and the soldiers holding the crate let go of it and drew weapons in smooth motions. One of them was hit in the shoulder just as he returned fire, and his jerk flung the falling crate forwards to Lenz. They returned fire, and the assailant's helicopter stabilized as ropes fell out of it.

Ski masked, men dropped down onto the deck. The air was popping with the sound of suppressed automatic fire, and the deck clanged and rang out with the sound of a gun battle.

Lenz knelt down over his father, who looked shocked as he stared up at the sky.

"I'm...?" He seemed to be asking a question to Lenz. He held a hand to his chest and it came away with blood. The blood soaked the metal floor, his full life yet to be lived escaping him. Lenz knelt down as he slowly became an orphan.

"Lenz... remember my life... not my..." And he died before he could say his last words, staring at Lenz with a stern pained look that Lenz never forgot. Lenz sat there and snuffled. The blood spread, and some mucus like fluid mixed with the blood as well.

Lenz looked up, the sound of gunfire was drowned out in the background, and he looked as orbs rolled, like bubbles on water, like egg-yolk, like bouncing balls of water, towards his fathers body, and they lightly bumped into the scientist's shoulder.

Before he could study the shining things, rust like lines of gold, green and pink spread across the blood, with the blood rapidly disappearing. Two of the orbs sank into his father, who gasped a long breath and looked up to the sky with golden eyes.

Lenz gasped, hopeful, but then his father coughed and vomited, and he fell back. The two orbs ejected from his skin with slick pops, and rolled away as two black crystals. Lenz watched in horrified fascination, as his father's death was confirmed.

His father spoke to him now 'Always observe new things. Don't pass them by. At the very least, bookmark it. You'll regret it among friends when they know something you don't.' So he watched. The rust-lines spread again, through the blood and now suddenly through the air. Lenz watched as two tendrils coiled around in the air, forming a spring like shape, and he was shot in the back of his spine by a stray bullet.

Lenz jerked wildly, and fell back, looking up to the sky, but the tendrils caught him in the eye. They shot into his brain with the force of a bullet, and sank into his being. The boy rolled away with the impact, a bleeding mess. The orbs that had shot the tendrils into his eyes proceeded to reel themselves into the boy's eyes.

They hit his face with two wet smacks. And solidifying, they sanks into his face, leaving two discoloured patches of skin for a moment before their entry was completely hidden. Lenz screamed as he felt his being being rearranged. His voice was deep and manly, and everyone looked over to see what was happening.

Things stood now as ten terrorists against a few five mercenaries.

"What in the-?!" One man shouted. Lenz stood up shakily and stepped forward in a drunken stupor, dizzy, disoriented. He stepped in his fathers blood again, and more rust coloured tendrils found him. He could see the entire contents of the crate now.

Hundreds of the gel-like orbs had been spread around, and now they made a flying web of tendrils, all aimed at him.

The pain was excruciating.

and the boy became a god.

Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on May 19, 2012, 02:08:56 PM
will have to get on it after work. not enough time before.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on May 19, 2012, 02:31:47 PM
Yeah sure take your time... what's your job now btw?
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on May 20, 2012, 12:49:13 AM
cart pusher. lame as *censored*. still haven't done anything pertaining to the job yet. just finished second day of work and spent the whole 8 hour shift watching videos and taking tests. have a 6 hour shift tomorrow to do the very same thing.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on May 20, 2012, 08:10:00 AM
Yikes :( . Hang in there man
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Nairbons on October 04, 2012, 09:02:32 PM
There's about 27 days until NaNoWriMo 2012 kicks off. Who's in this year?
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on October 05, 2012, 09:51:14 AM
nope. november is only going to be busier than right now. which well it's already crazy. so yeh.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 06, 2012, 05:32:12 AM
Depends on how free i am. I'd like to try but i doubt it. When i did this last year i was absolutely free and got it down in 2 weeks, but i can't imagine i'd be able to make it this time around. It really burns the mind-fat. It was fun, but it's not exactly a piece of cake.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 09, 2013, 12:11:11 PM
So... 2013 nano. Who's in? I'm not sure i'm in until I see whether college suddenly starts out or not. I'm on yet another extended holiday due to government issues so it's a very real possibility I could join.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on October 09, 2013, 02:35:00 PM
Yeah, I'm definitely in the 'out' category. No time with school.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 09, 2013, 02:41:53 PM
Awww t-t
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 10, 2013, 05:29:56 PM
I'm in. I can't guarantee that I'll "win," especially due to recent developments, but I'm going to try.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 10, 2013, 07:03:31 PM
Ah great! A comrade in arms!
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coach Fro on October 10, 2013, 08:51:42 PM
Damn I want to but school work is killing me and I'm lazy enough as it is. Gotta give props to you guys tho. I really don't know how you guys can pull this type of stuff off.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 12, 2013, 05:22:58 PM
I am now sure that I won't be able to win. Still doing it though. I'd like to keep my unicorns.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 12, 2013, 07:09:01 PM
eh?!

feelssadman...

but... the camaraderie....

... ok.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 12, 2013, 07:48:15 PM
More classes + potential projects + wanting to continue on Dream Library= less time
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 12, 2013, 08:03:03 PM
Hm... now that i think of it i should've joined the 3 day novel contest too. Would've helped me clear any one of the numerous projects that are lying around. It ended in september...
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 30, 2013, 08:33:22 PM
*lurklurklurk
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on October 30, 2013, 08:39:59 PM
Well, come to think of it, while I still won't be able to participate, I do think I want to keep up the work on the novel I started a few years back for this. I still feel like it's a good premise after all of this time, that's got to count for something right?

If only I could think of the ending, I might be able to get somewhere on it.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 30, 2013, 08:45:40 PM
It would've been interesting to see something new from you that's for sure. That cyberpunk-esque tale right?

I forgot how to approach this though, are you supposed to work with just a premise and wing it or are you allowed to develop the story's basic structure in advance?

Guess I've got to get my account prepared. I sure as hell have time now, but now the problem is motivation.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on October 30, 2013, 08:48:47 PM
I'm pretty sure the rules say you can outline and stuff but you can't actually start writing. It would be pretty hard to keep a writer from generating ideas now wouldn't it?


And yeah, the cyberpunk one. I really liked the universe and all, but for some reason I just couldn't think past the first act too well. Drove me crazy. Throw school into that and it's basically the reason I never got more than a few chapters in.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 30, 2013, 08:52:05 PM
But you did write something right?

*hint hint

I'd like to see some honestly.

I'll generate ideas for my story tomorrow I guess, keep things ready to go.

I'm going with a story where kids are surviving in a mass debris field in the orbit of a gas giant. They have to collect light particles called LARKS to keep themselves in higher orbits and avoid getting crushed by the planet's gravity.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on October 30, 2013, 08:59:52 PM
Interesting, have you read up on all the science behind how orbits work? Get some accurate velocity measurements in there.

wink wink, nudge nudge, science porn.



And I thought I did post the little I had written before? Maybe I was wrong? I'll hit you up with a pm if you'd like.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 30, 2013, 09:12:37 PM
Yeah you did post some, I thought you wrote more than what you had already posted. The guy being pensive in the hotel block right?
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on October 30, 2013, 09:15:00 PM
something like that yeah. I got in about an afternoon of writing that november, then everything seemed to happen at once.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 30, 2013, 09:25:04 PM
As for researching scientifically... ever used wolfram alpha?
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on October 30, 2013, 09:29:30 PM
Every once in a while, it's usually quicker when I'm trying to solve some quadratic than punching it into the calculator.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Nairbons on October 30, 2013, 09:54:35 PM
Hmmm. Looking at my workload for November, I mostly just have various projects in my classes without a constant stream of homework. If somebody else wanted to be a writin' buddy, I might be more motivated to participate this year. Of course, I'd have to keep up the tradition of planning an intricate plot and characters out beforehand and then abandoning everything once the actual typing starts...
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 30, 2013, 10:42:52 PM
Oh! Oh! Pick me! Pick me!

I'm actually desperate to rope in some unfortunate souls to join me in my suffering, so it'd be great if you had time to try it out.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Nairbons on October 31, 2013, 12:06:31 AM
Do you have any idea as to what you're gonna be writing about this year? I mean, I've got a few stray whisps of plot floating around, but I'm not really sure that any of them scream "novel format," y'know? I'd be open to suggestions if somebody wanted to toss out an idea or a concept. I've found that working semi-collaboratively with people gives me motivation, if for no other reason than not wanting to disappoint the other.

(also, woohoo for 200 posts :biggrin: )
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 31, 2013, 12:11:24 AM
I just realized it's in two days. Bring. It. On.

Here's a synopsis of mine (not for you, nair, sorry): A highschooler investigates a few strange phenomenon in her community, and discovers a reality-bending conspiracy that just may bring the town to ruin.

Won't give more than that. If I actually finish, I don't want to have spoiled it.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Nairbons on October 31, 2013, 12:27:17 AM
In what I can only describe as "a sudden burst of inspiration," I've decided to write about a highschooler who investigates a few strange phenomenon in her community, and discovers a reality-bending conspiracy that just may bring the town to ruin.

Jokes aside, though: I think the story I'm gonna go with will be about a group of pro-wrestlers with gimmicky names and themes trying to make their own league, and maybe having to save the world in the process.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 31, 2013, 12:30:30 AM
Ahahaha man that's random. It seems fitting. Guess you're into wrestling huh? Interesting, I'm sure ther'll be lots of gut-busting humour in there.

@ Paipis Interressent, so you think you'll manage to join? And uh... what date is it over there? it's 630 AM right now 10/31/2013 ... >.>

Do you have any idea as to what you're gonna be writing about this year? I mean, I've got a few stray whisps of plot floating around, but I'm not really sure that any of them scream "novel format," y'know? I'd be open to suggestions if somebody wanted to toss out an idea or a concept. I've found that working semi-collaboratively with people gives me motivation, if for no other reason than not wanting to disappoint the other.

(also, woohoo for 200 posts :biggrin: )


I'm going with a story where kids are surviving in a mass debris field in the orbit of a gas giant. They have to collect light particles called LARKS to keep themselves in higher orbits and avoid getting crushed by the planet's gravity.

Also, congrats on 200 posts!
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Nairbons on October 31, 2013, 12:49:01 AM
Ahahaha man that's random. It seems fitting. Guess you're into wrestling huh? Interesting, I'm sure ther'll be lots of gut-busting humour in there.

I haven't actually played it yet, but for a group of survivors on a floating series of debris, I'd recommend just looking at gameplay videos for "Bastion." That's the closest thing I can think of.

Also, I did wrestle for all 4 years of high school, but always kind of hated "professional" wrestling. I've mostly gotten into it lately because I bought a cheep copy of an older WWE game for the sake of abusing the create-a-wrestler mode and having the stupidest custom matches ever with the roommates (Man-tiki pre-dates all of this, though). I guess that, for however stupid and fake the performances may be, there's a kind of over-the-top melodrama to pro wrestling that I really want to utilize in fiction. Real fights based around martial arts are all centered on disabling or escaping an opponent quickly, but Pro Wrasslin' is tailor-made for the kind of nonsensical conflicts that I want to have. I'm aiming on getting some genuine laughter out of an audience, with a tear or two if I pull it off.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Emocookie41 on October 31, 2013, 12:50:44 AM
I might as well join... I need more writers to chat with all my friends seem to be artists.

My plot simplified:

A young man makes a deal with a God to save the life of the woman he loves.

Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on October 31, 2013, 09:26:19 AM
I might as well join... I need more writers to chat with all my friends seem to be artists.

My plot simplified:

A young man makes a deal with a God to save the life of the woman he loves.

Sounds interesting, you say "A God" though, so I guess you might be going with some less prevalent diety? (Really likes obscure pantheons)


Jokes aside, though: I think the story I'm gonna go with will be about a group of pro-wrestlers with gimmicky names and themes trying to make their own league, and maybe having to save the world in the process.

WRASS-LOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 31, 2013, 10:02:17 AM
In what I can only describe as "a sudden burst of inspiration," I've decided to write about a highschooler who investigates a few strange phenomenon in her community, and discovers a reality-bending conspiracy that just may bring the town to ruin.
Dang. Way better than my idea.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 31, 2013, 10:18:30 AM
@ Paipis Interressent, so you think you'll manage to join? And uh... what date is it over there? it's 630 AM right now 10/31/2013 ... >.>
It's 9:00 AM over here. I've joined but I can't guarantee I'll survive. I might take the easy route and write a novella instead.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 31, 2013, 04:48:55 PM
 
In what I can only describe as "a sudden burst of inspiration," I've decided to write about a highschooler who investigates a few strange phenomenon in her community, and discovers a reality-bending conspiracy that just may bring the town to ruin.
Dang. Way better than my idea.

I always have that feeling.

I want to add you peoples as my writing buddies could you tell me your usernames on NaNo?

Also, crunch time approaches. I'm nervous as hell.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Nairbons on October 31, 2013, 05:47:29 PM
Ha! Lego, the joke there was that I copied Paipis' plot synopsis word-for-word on the first time. I'm still totally doing the wrestling thing.

Also, I'm listed as "nairbons" one the NaNoWriMo site as well. Pretty sure I already found your profile, though, Lego.



(http://doulifee.com//Storage/aceatt/GyakutenHeroes/1-ani-phoenix-document.gif)
It was the only result that came up with a "Legomaestro" search, located in Malawi, and has book descriptions that you've mentioned from this very thread.


(http://www.court-records.net/animation/phoenix-zoom(b).gif)
There is simply too much evidence here to ignore! The only reasonable explanation is that-



(http://doulifee.com//Storage/aceatt/GyakutenHeroes/1-ani-phoenix-points1.gif)
-YOU must be the one known as "inkscribe cc!"


(http://www.court-records.net/animation/phoenix-confident(b).gif)
I already added you as a "writing buddy" and we're gonna be the very bestest of friends.


(http://doulifee.com//Storage/aceatt/GyakutenHeroes/2-2ani-maya-ugg.gif)
"Was any of that really necessary?"

(I'd also like to take a moment and reassure folks that the "magical lawyers" story I've been thinking of for a while is NOTHING like the excellent "Pheonix Wright" series. I just love the character animations.)
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 31, 2013, 05:50:58 PM
Ahaha man you're awesome.

I totally misquouted the quote. I thought he was quouting your wrestling synopsis and envying that and somehow I spazzed and misread that >....>
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on October 31, 2013, 07:29:19 PM
I'm Paipis on NaNoWriMo
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Emocookie41 on October 31, 2013, 10:10:07 PM
emocookie41 on nano
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Emocookie41 on November 01, 2013, 03:14:23 AM
So not sure how much time I'm going to have for nanowrimo... my script for KoF was pretty much done but there has been a demand for a new script with more fantasy so that will be taking the most of my time since I will most likely be writing several different one shots >.< but I will try to put in nano time as well
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2013, 01:45:57 PM
I have 2 hours before my day is done. I think I'll put in 500 words today.

According to calculations we're supposed to average 1666 words a day if we wanna hit 50000 in 30 days. I plan on making double time on saturdays fufuf.

So has anyone started?
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 04, 2013, 03:13:35 PM
16576 words!
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 04, 2013, 04:50:45 PM
0 :push:
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 04, 2013, 05:19:31 PM
T-T my condolences
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 05, 2013, 07:58:50 PM
33366 words... Coffee is amazing. Kaffee ist gut.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 06, 2013, 04:46:06 PM
38260... 11:41 PM. I've written 12K words today. Yippee-ki-yay!

So far it looks like the epic space battle is about to begin. But the evil queen can take down ships with her bare hands! A prisoner was rescued because they blew up the space ship he was on, and one of the main characters died of a simple infection....
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Pyroar on November 06, 2013, 05:55:12 PM
I'm at one of their meetings right now..but I haven't uploaded anything yet. Just scribbles in the notebook. But you've seemed to have gotten quite far. But don't kill yourself from exhaustion.

Because then you get so far and - you pass out a at 49,999 words from the caffeine crash.   ::)
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 06, 2013, 06:17:37 PM
But the evil queen can take down ships with her bare hands!
wat
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 06, 2013, 06:27:22 PM
She practices martial arts

@ Pyro haha, no caffeine to day. And they're monsters who attempted and finished 50K words in 1 day. I'll try that out some time. But not soon.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 06, 2013, 07:13:12 PM
She practices martial arts
I'm still confused. How does she use martial arts to take down spaceships? How can she practice martial arts in space? Unless she does so from the inside...
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 06, 2013, 07:19:29 PM
I don't want to call it psychic abilities but it's something similar to that. And she hasn't quite done that yet. She could if she wanted to, but I don't that opportunity would arise. If she did though she'd latch onto the hull of the ship, punch through and blow everything up, and then merrily leave while the ship vents itself into vacuum.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 06, 2013, 07:23:51 PM
I see. Kind of.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 06, 2013, 07:35:18 PM
Yes. Many problems there. You know the manwha Knight Run?  That's where I got the idea from. If you don't mind spoilers then you can skip to the latest chapter, where they're fighting in space.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 06, 2013, 07:54:55 PM
Would it happen to have something to do with nanomachines?
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 06, 2013, 08:00:23 PM
No haha. It's just has something more to do with impossible yet awesome abilities in space combat.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 06, 2013, 08:04:48 PM
The more I learn about space, the less fun it is to write. Defying the laws of physics, I suppose, is the only way. Carry on.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Nairbons on November 06, 2013, 08:07:59 PM
Dang, Lego. I thought my "wrestlers vs. monsters" idea was pretty weird, but then your kung-fu space queen comes along and slaps me into a state of relative normalcy. I'm not sure what to think here... Other than the fact that I REALLY want to read your story now.

Also, would it be a good idea to upload stuff as it's written, wait and edit things a bit, or avoid dumping a (hypothetically) 50,000+ word novel onto MR?
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 06, 2013, 08:13:37 PM
Trust me it's not as glamarous as you say. Nothing like that has quite happened yet, and everything is still relatively tactical, but she may just get pissed off and do just that. I just want to have fun towards the end. I think I'm aiming for 50K by the end of today.

Haha, I'm not sure, depends on the bravery of the writer. I know very well that i've written trash, and it'll need a rewrite of epic proportions before it is in any presentable shape. I completely abandoned my other nano novel from back in 11'.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 06, 2013, 11:40:31 PM
I think I'm out of this. I've got a problem in Dream Library for which I need all my story-logic powers reserved. Can't really be bothered with another story right now.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: everlastin01 on November 06, 2013, 11:58:08 PM
okay, what is going on? i'm confuzzled
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 07, 2013, 12:39:54 AM
? What exactly are you confused about everlastin?

I think I'm out of this. I've got a problem in Dream Library for which I need all my story-logic powers reserved. Can't really be bothered with another story right now.

Nuuuu T-T
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 07, 2013, 08:43:02 AM
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/FIN.png) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/FIN.png.html)

Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 07, 2013, 10:35:28 AM
Write on, you super-caffeine-empowered-novelist-warrior!
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 07, 2013, 10:45:00 AM
Haha, I'm done man i'm hanging up my coat.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: 50 Words for Paipis on November 07, 2013, 01:45:25 PM
^Did you finish the story or just get to 50K?
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: h_musick on November 07, 2013, 02:50:28 PM
*cries*
I want to do this!!
I have too much writing to do already though.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 07, 2013, 03:10:53 PM
^Did you finish the story or just get to 50K?

Both. I ended up getting attached to it though so when I wanted to end it random chapters kept coming, but I had already been building up the action. There was battle. they lot. hey presto dues ex machina and the story ended.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 31, 2014, 03:56:14 PM
So at the stroke of midnight it begins... Or should begin.

I think I'm going to sleep in advance, catch some zzs.

I hope to be able to do it in one day again. No story pre-prepared. No big ideas except that it may be a horror action?

Nanowrimo 2014!
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 31, 2014, 11:10:50 PM
So I've started my attempt. At the very least, the vest day has 1696 words done. Depending on if i go the normal route or not, I have started the novel.

Here's to horrible, horrible random first drafts.

Story seems to hopefully be a horror called Scribe: Shadows
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Nairbons on October 31, 2014, 11:20:40 PM
To horrible, horrible first drafts!

Let's all raise a caffeinated beverage to this years NaNoWriMo, which will be in my part of the globe in just about an hour and a half.

No school this year might give me a better shot, but a career-type job might not be any more beneficial to the writing process. We'll see.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on October 31, 2014, 11:56:27 PM
Ah, an understandeable thing.

I've downed my first cup of coffee. Linking park has helped with the words this time around I guess. Not feeling too confident.

3,784 words so far.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2014, 07:05:49 AM
17,028 Words. Not sure if I'll make it within the day, but hopefully within 24 hours t-t
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2014, 12:03:44 PM
28,343 words so far. Don't think I'll finish within the day. Hopefully within 24 hours? I dunno...
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: KagePen on November 01, 2014, 03:06:46 PM
As crazy fast as ever, keep it up!
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Shisko on November 01, 2014, 05:57:35 PM
Ah, an understandeable thing.

I've downed my first cup of coffee. Linking park has helped with the words this time around I guess. Not feeling too confident.

3,784 words so far.

 :D You too? Not that far yet, but from what I see you are a monster.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2014, 08:08:46 PM



Haha more like too much free time and coffee!

@Kage danke.

https://soundcloud.com/napalmrecords/van-canto-badaboom

 (http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/FIN.png[/img)

BADABOOOOOOM

We'll get to the core tonight.
Our forces will prevail.

50178 WORDS

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Shisko on November 01, 2014, 09:27:40 PM



Haha more like too much free time and coffee!



50178 WORDS

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

.-. You make me feel slow, even if it is too much free time. Lost the coffee and ended up with beer. Now I will be even slower.  At least I got the entire month and an idea were to go with, so that's better then nothing.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2014, 10:50:46 PM
Haha don't,the quality sufferred greatly for it there was a lot of 'ands' and random explosions
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Shisko on November 02, 2014, 12:14:21 AM
and random explosions
Michael Bay would be proud of you then.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Coryn on November 02, 2014, 11:27:22 AM
You know lego, you have the whole month. you don't need to crash through the whole thing in 2 days.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 02, 2014, 12:08:14 PM
The plan was to do it in 1 as a challenge.  It's an interesting experience. 
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Shisko on November 03, 2014, 05:03:38 PM
Only 3 days in, and got 2.5K words. Rather slow, but only finished one chapter thus far.

Should bust out about 6-12K today if all goes well. The beginning was a little tricky for me.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 03, 2014, 05:16:47 PM
Keep on going! Have you ever participated in this before? Whats your story about?
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Austadophilus on November 03, 2014, 05:20:47 PM
I did this once.

Too bad I have no story prepared. I guess I could try getting out two thousand words a day on Euthanasia story...but those updates would kill people.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Shisko on November 03, 2014, 05:23:00 PM
No, never. First time too.

The story is about the world in the future after an event ( I hope it was explained in some logical way) that caused changes too happen. In a more vague style, it focuses on two men who end up taking a job, forced to work together to investigate and try to stop an event that is supposed to be on the level or more as it was 250 years ago, which had killed most of the population. The main characters are Umbra and Orsus. Each having their own special way of attacking, technology completely regressed on many but a few. Only real fast transportation being a train that connects between city too city.

It's called Heaven's Gate.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 03, 2014, 05:49:07 PM
Awesome. You're doing pretty well too.

Orsus is an aweseom name. What do you mean by technology 'completely regressed on many?'  Is this a dystopia/post-apocalyptic world? If so then tooooo awesome. Love dystopias

@ Austa really? When? Which story was this? Haha I would definitely like to look at those posts, but honestly my laziness could get the better of me. All in all though better a halfbaked project than one you've only kept in your head.

Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Shisko on November 03, 2014, 05:55:22 PM
Awesome. You're doing pretty well too.

Orsus is an aweseom name. What do you mean by technology 'completely regressed on many?'  Is this a dystopia/post-apocalyptic world? If so then tooooo awesome. Love dystopias

@ Austa really? When? Which story was this? Haha I would definitely like to look at those posts, but honestly my laziness could get the better of me. All in all though better a halfbaked project than one you've only kept in your head.

You know... I have always had issues explaining it well. For one, some form of technology having a communication device (not like cellphones though) no cars, guns if anything are a massive rarity, TC screens do exist for for certain things.

I guess if you know Bleach, or Naruto, that is one way to look at it were it is a mixed of timelines. I wanted to avoid things that make fights boring, like "Bam, I shot you" or making the adventure small because of the car.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Austadophilus on November 03, 2014, 05:58:55 PM

@ Austa really? When? Which story was this? Haha I would definitely like to look at those posts, but honestly my laziness could get the better of me. All in all though better a halfbaked project than one you've only kept in your head.

This was a story called Half-Evil and it was about a girl who is killed in a bus ride only to wake up at a school and find out that she is destined to learn to become a succubus along with other demons in their professions. That's the cliffnotes version of it anyways. I finished the story, but could never upload it as it was in notebooks and I had no internet at the time.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 03, 2014, 06:02:50 PM
Mein Gott you totally wrote the story by hand.

Muchos respectas. I still haven't managed to try that out. Wow.

@ Shikso Ah that. Well just look at Dragonball. It looked like a science fiction at a point, but nobody remembers that part. So you could totally add technology and fantastical events and let the reader decide which is more memorable .
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Austadophilus on November 03, 2014, 06:09:04 PM
I wrote a lot in high school. I'm trying to get back into it.


I filled seven notebooks. But they're all lost now...
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 03, 2014, 06:10:27 PM
My condolences. I know the feeling of that. Used to write a lot in notebooks.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Shisko on November 03, 2014, 07:49:07 PM
I wrote a lot in high school. I'm trying to get back into it.


I filled seven notebooks. But they're all lost now...

Oh I know how you feel. -.-

@Lego

True, very true. I do have some involved, steam punk here, maybe a small hint of 'magic' there, guns and tech here for the mega rich. I even have it so no real government exist other then in the cities which are as popular in how many as the middle ages had places for people. Then you have a crime organization that acts like one, having a power of it's own. First chapter spoke 3rd person, explaining the history and up to the current point, then as it moves from that to a cliff hanger, chapter two begins in first person with one of the main characters, then the third would be a POV for Orsus. To give light on both characters.

Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 03, 2014, 07:55:32 PM
Cool. It seems weird, but cool. What's important is that you keep on writing no matter what. Don't let Inner Editor-san get a chance to look at you work.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 08, 2014, 02:36:44 PM
http://nanowrimo.org/forums/reaching-50-000/threads/196544

What 50 k in a day looks like . Also link to my first draft is there in case you're interested
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2015, 02:23:00 AM
It's that time of the year again guys. If anyone is joining let me add ye as a friend so we can compare our despair!
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Monok on November 01, 2015, 06:27:40 AM
Add me, Ohenoki
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2015, 07:00:13 AM
Coolio. Consider it done!
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: swearzy on November 01, 2015, 07:29:23 AM
Add me! Swearzy of course.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2015, 09:33:34 AM
Awesome, I added you too.

By the way, my story is Dreamwalker. It's the story about a boy who escapes into dreams to avoid confronting his grief from losing his parents.

 It's been something that has been on my whiteboard forever (synopsis and some plot points) and I'd really like to write it. I think I might be writing three things this time though.

I also want to make sure to join in the December after novel editing this time around. No more first drafts that stay unedited forever!
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 03, 2015, 03:24:27 PM
Sigh, when do words stop looking like excrement? I can plod on as I always do but it'd be nice to sound like the novels I read. I pick up any novel and read an excerpt and they do everything sooo right. Curses.

Nano blues.

Also, I shall commit a sin... Hashtags in a foum #NanoBlues #Distressed
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: swearzy on November 03, 2015, 09:26:55 PM
Its tough lol I can barely keep up but I am trying. There is no perfect way I think, its just a lot of experience and the only way to do that is write.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Nairbons on November 04, 2015, 12:42:14 AM
No idea if it counts or not, but I'm using my VN script as my NaNoWriMo project. Kinda sad knowing that a lot of the stuff that you might call "stage directions" are going to be replaced by backgrounds, CGs, and bits of coding. Still satisfying, though.

Maybe I'll try to do a collection of short stories or something like that on the side.

It's just a few little words, right? WHAT'S A FEW MORE LITTLE WORDS?!?!?!
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 04, 2015, 12:41:34 PM
Indeed haha.

Welp. I have zero motivation today, but the plodding goes on!

Hmmm, how long do you think your scripts will turn out? Is 50,000 words enough? Too little? Or too much?
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: swearzy on November 04, 2015, 02:22:23 PM
I personally think I will be happy with 50,000 +/- 1000. It will be the most Ive ever written and completed something :D. Managed to push out 2k words yesterday in my childish attempt to catch the projected numbers lol. just need to do that little bit extra today and I think I should be in surplus. I end up going back to read what Ive done to see if it makes sense and i havent changed anything obvious by mistake all without editing... mostly >.> damnit
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Nairbons on November 04, 2015, 11:32:05 PM
Well, the first week hasn't been a great one for productivity, but we also had the misfortune of starting NaNoWriMo on a Monday this year. I'm hoping for this Saturday to be the rallying day, and I'll be meeting up with some other folks in the evening who I can swap tips and plot bits with.

(Also: Swearzy, what are the statistics in your signature for? I haven't figured it out, and I'm incredibly curious!)
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: swearzy on November 05, 2015, 05:42:07 AM
Its for World of Tanks :D
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 05, 2015, 09:59:17 AM
Thanks for asking that nair hahaha it was driving me crazy.

And swearzy, I know the feeling man. The most you get from Nano is personal achievements so heck, coming up with a 50 word story that you've completed can be your victory if you like.

I sure wish I could meet fellow NaNoers, but I'll settle for trawling through the forums... The thing is I hate seeing people with finished wordcounts on the first day. It is painful T-T
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Daisetsu-bushido on November 07, 2015, 09:53:16 AM
Lol, you're participating too guys? Good to know :)
This year I wanted to test my productivity and see how many words I'll write -it's also a good opportunity to learn how to write properly XD.
And I'll get a story and ideas I can lean on in the future :).
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Funkermonster on November 09, 2015, 01:57:15 PM
So if I'm understanding this correctly.. we just post synopses of our stories here to get a bit of help and then try to go from there? In that case, I have two.

The first one is called Distorting Strife. Its about a ninja boy who steals super-weapons from a private military corps and becomes a hero after learning about them mysteriously planning to betray their own city and their own country, at the cost of his free-time to do anything else (family, friends, school, hobbies, et) and he is essentially throwing his own life in misery and jeopardy to protect everyone else's. His secret identity is caught on camera by a girl who blackmails him into becoming her partner in crime/new BFF, which magnifies the pickle he's in. Together, he forms a two-man army with her to defend their hometown from the military and any more adversaries that follow, all the while trying to find a way out of this war and restore his life back to normal.


I call the 2nd one Fraternity Fates: In a magical world parallel to ours, a sword-fighting princess whose life is changed forever when one night has an ominous dream featuring a shady creature who stares into her soul. She wakes up to find an older brother she never had the next day, who has taken her place as heir to the throne and and assigns her a new task as a centurion/monster hunter in the midst of a war. During a frightful conflict she is found rescued by an enigmatic warrior who claims to have had a dream similar to hers and lacks knowledge of where he is or how he got there. From there on out, they journey to find the truth about their nightmare and will meet new friends and foes along the way as they try to restore things back to the way they were.... but have their lives truly changed for the worse? Or the better?

Are these too long or too confusing?
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: swearzy on November 09, 2015, 03:45:15 PM
I think its just an over all discussion if you are participating in the link below :D

 NaNoWriMo  (http://nanowrimo.org)

I got a block yesterday D: and now Im down a days worth of quota, though it is ok Ill just have to do a double day in the next week or so lol. Anyone else hit a snag yet?
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 11, 2015, 05:58:42 PM
I hit a three day snag. It was really bad but I demolished it thankfully.  Thank you alcohol!

I'm currently at 21,083 words. And my original story is officially done. It's a half glad feeling, because I know it's such a crappy first draft. I'll be going to my next concept now tomorrow.


That sounds like quite the wacky concept Funker. The first one I mean. Second one sounds really cool and mysterious haha.

Yeah it's a discussion about anything and everything.

Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 13, 2015, 01:48:48 PM
Having too many nasty nano days. Tasketegreeeee
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: swearzy on November 15, 2015, 07:32:16 AM
Ive completely fogotten about it and wrote nothing lol
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Funkermonster on November 15, 2015, 08:29:16 AM
Wacky... now that's an interesting way to describe it lol. So far, I've still written nothing, but I've been having a surge of ideas for the past few days for both stories and as soon as I get shoolwork outta the way, I'll be happy to finally try and get don to it. For the other one at least, I'm getting a better idea of who my characters are.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 23, 2015, 07:08:02 PM
I'm on an emergency session to get back on track. 8000 words behind! Yikes. I've been too lazy this year.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 26, 2015, 09:38:09 PM
40k words. It has been a bad nano this time around. Looks like I'll need a 2.6k average per day to finish on time, but jeez the draft itself is so bad haha.

Anyways, I'm hoping to get it done this weekend.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: swearzy on November 27, 2015, 09:41:22 PM
I dropped off the radar D: though this is my first time doing it, I had a few things get in the way.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 28, 2015, 03:56:40 PM
I FINALLY FINISHED


After a 10,000 word sprint today I have finally, finally finished Nano. I'll never dawldle again like I did this time. I shall be more vigilant in writing come hell or high water, and I'll be damned if I don't beat this novel into some shape for publishing. Death to all works in progresses! Finish all the stories! Wooooot!
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: Nairbons on November 28, 2015, 05:10:10 PM
Nice! I've all but given up, but I can justify that based on picking a REALLY different medium than usual. C'est la vie.
Title: Re: NaNoWriMo
Post by: legomaestro on November 28, 2015, 05:13:40 PM
It wasn't easy, I jsut feel happy to be done with it. Now I can focus on the last of this year properly. And you at least got material for your light novel, right?