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Messages - MahluaandMilk

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General Manga writer discussions / Re: Reading = Writing ?
« on: May 09, 2019, 12:55:36 AM »
Sounds like a plan. I hope that works out for you!

Events And Exhibitions / Re: Blowing Rock, NC Cosplay Gathering.
« on: May 08, 2019, 03:09:45 PM »
Well holy friggen heck. Blowing Rock ain't that far from where I am. :ohmy: I know this is a dead thread, but if anyone knows if this group is still going, hit me up.

Events And Exhibitions / Re: Tales From The Convention Hall....
« on: May 08, 2019, 03:07:35 PM »
I'm going to have to keep returning to this post from time to time because while I've only been to a few conventions (and most of them relatively small and local), boy do shenanigans ensue from moment one. Some stories are fantastic, and others, not so much.
I've attended Animazement in 2016 with three of my friends, and I think we went again in 2017? Or something? Maybe it was 2018? I'm pretty sure I went twice is the point.
I've also attended a convention run by a club at my university. Can't remember if I made it all four years so far.
And then I've been to three furry conventions. (Howlers Eve and Anthro Crossroads East).

But yeah I'm going to have to make like a bulleted list of the stories I can tell and then narrow it down and all that hooplah. I will return!...Eventually.

General Manga writer discussions / Re: Reading = Writing ?
« on: May 08, 2019, 02:58:28 PM »
Well, to be fair, tend to come up with more original stuff, and I'm over here as the queen of too-many-damn-fanfictions-to-write. Suffice to say the type of media you ingest is probably a little bit like what food you eat: it can really determine how you output. And everyone has different diets that work best for them.

General Manga writer discussions / Re: Reading = Writing ?
« on: May 08, 2019, 01:41:14 PM »
Depending on how much the protagonist's dialect differs from the standard English dialect of literature, even in a first person perspective novel, it could still be detrimental to the audience.

I'm not sure I understand fully what your question is, but I can say that heavy research suggests that a greater familiarity with books often correlates to a better understanding of how to write well. That can't really do much as far as your motivation goes. If you would rather play video games than write, there's nothing wrong with playing video games. Unless, of course, you were a paid professional with a deadline. That might be a little problematic. But if writing is a hobby, there's not really a need to force it.

If you want to start writing again despite this hesitation you seem to be experiencing, it doesn't really matter if you read books all the time or not. Books can only help as another path to ideas if you so choose it to be. All that's really required is to sit down and write. I often get ideas for my writing through video games or tv shows or manga or film--not always books as one would commonly think of them.

I hope that clears up and expands upon my previous response in a way that's a little more helpful to you.

MR Pub / Re: Chit Chat 2019
« on: May 07, 2019, 09:56:12 PM »
Related: went to a record store on main street. Found one little tray of CDs. Guy at the register wasn't even sure if they were selling them. Got Hour of 13's album the Ritualist for $8. If I had more money to blow I woulda also grabbed two albums from NC-based thrash metal band Seducer.

MR Pub / Re: Comeback/holidays/departure notice.
« on: May 07, 2019, 09:54:43 PM »
2x Combo, same as above.

break Room / Re: The Status Of Our Fellow Raiders
« on: May 07, 2019, 09:50:58 PM »
Finally looks like I'll be readmitted to uni in the fall and I've been working on the diddly darn Kingdom Hearts YouTube show stuff. More news on that when we actually look like we might have a release date. I have less than 20 scenes left to write for the whole season to be completely scripted. Then we just gotta wait for the director to turn some of them into teleplays and coreograph some fights, then it's props, costumes, props, costumes, and filming, filming, filming. We've got a busy summer ahead of us.

break Room / Re: Xmas Raider MR
« on: May 07, 2019, 09:46:57 PM »
Appropriately bundled. Yiss.... :santa:

Manga Creations / Re: Life At Sea: Fortune's Chance
« on: May 07, 2019, 09:40:07 PM »
I'm starting to really dig the whole pirate vibe. Never really got to experience much to do with sea legs personally. I'm struggling to keep up with terminology and tactics that go into it, but it's still a lot of fun.

General Manga writer discussions / Re: Feeling like trash
« on: May 07, 2019, 09:26:36 PM »
That's kind of strange. I've recently discovered that sometimes when I feel like garbage can be one of the best times for me to push myself to create. It can up my confidence. I get into a rut a lot where I just don't create because I never feel up to it. Maybe that's the thing. I'm never really in the mood or in the zone until I start creating. There's always that push for me. A hesitation. A need to procrastinate. Almost like a fear, even.

Oh wait I have general anxiety disorder. Blep. Duh.

Regardless, just because I find value and fulfillment in "just do it" doesn't mean others will. It's interesting to see just how varied the spectrum is for the creative process. Unfortunately it still seems that feeling like trash at some point is a constant for it.

General Manga writer discussions / Re: Reading = Writing ?
« on: May 07, 2019, 09:20:28 PM »
I'm going into English education here in the United States (whenever I get confirmation from my University that I have been readmitted anyway) so I am familiar with all sorts of readers, from non-readers to people who find reading to be a hassle to people who love reading.

But, if there's anything my three and a half useless years at uni has taught me, it's that reading and writing go hand in hand. However: while you can write a book like you'd talk, it wouldn't sell. They're different dialects of English. Some dialects are harder for people to understand given their native dialect or the dialect they prefer to use. For example, being where I'm from, a thick Southern dialect is common, and I can understand people who speak with it just fine. But, someone from another region would have immense trouble figuring out what my grandmother is saying, and if I dared try to talk to my mother like this post is written, she would say that college has made me arrogant and that I'm talking down to her.

All that to say that writing prose is its own dialect, and if you want to gear your audience, the dialect gets more specific. The best way to learn that dialect is to immerse yourself in it. Notice the difference between when your buddy is telling you a story and when you read a novel. The difference can be immense. I think that's what you're noticing now.

Comics and other Gallery / Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« on: May 07, 2019, 09:11:54 PM »

Y'know I was almost happy with what I was able to produce during my mini-hiatus until I skimmed through here...

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Suuper's manga (+digital and 3D)
« on: May 07, 2019, 08:59:14 PM »
Even I feel a little called out by Ryan's post. Damn man. Good stuff and fantastic insight as always.

Suups. Gonna be real man. Your output gives me a headache. Like, my brain can't process linear time correctly when skimming through your thread every time I update. I'm pretty sure that's a compliment.

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Rusinstein's Illustrations
« on: May 07, 2019, 08:54:46 PM »
Gif progressions are so satisfying.
Interesting. I don't think I noticed a lack of male presence in your art before, but I'm appreciating the appearance now.

And yeah, Ecchiworld has loosened up a bit. I need to go make a fuss and get it active again, as I do. But first, updates here on home base.

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