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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Robo's Portfolio
« on: April 15, 2019, 07:36:57 AM »
Just never got into man, it's just not something I did. And at this point it's kinda just funny seeing how people react to it.

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Robo's Portfolio
« on: April 14, 2019, 06:30:14 PM »
Man, I'm not like, a Naruto person, but I really dig Naruto with a spartan laser. Good job man!

Members Workshops / Re: The Day Of 1,000 Styles
« on: April 08, 2019, 05:48:00 PM »
Thanks guys! It seemed reasonable that the upper eshelons would have some form of code talk by this point. We get wrapped up in too much trouble.

Sorry Lego, but the story demanded it! I leave your fate in the capable hands of our cowriter(s).

General Manga writer discussions / Re: Reading = Writing ?
« on: April 08, 2019, 07:50:55 AM »
Editors don't come cheap or easy I'm afraid. And they aren't really there to fix grammar and spelling besides. You'll need competency in those realms if you want to get an editor in the first place. So don't ignore your own editor role!

If you can, you can always listen to an audio book while having the physical book at hand. That way you'll still progress at the same rate as the audio, but I could free up your mind to study the physical words some. Just something to try.

Manga Creations / Re: Life At Sea: Fortune's Chance
« on: April 08, 2019, 07:46:59 AM »
My advice is to say that name out loud a few times Lego. Do that and give it a little thought. You should be able to pick up what I'm putting down.

Glad you enjoyed it! It really was more set up than anything, but we're definitely progressing into literal and figurative unknowns unknown water now.

Members Workshops / Re: The Day Of 1,000 Styles
« on: April 06, 2019, 11:01:21 AM »
Nothing like sitting at the dealership and writing whole chapters in single sittings. Enjoy!

(Edit: They keep the TV's in this waiting room way too loud for writing. I apologise for the many spelling errors and weird sentences. I got some cheaply produced educational television programming blasting into my ears)

Style 57

"Okay, here is what's happening..."
        It's what Pub-tan had said, but she quickly realized that being so open with the truth in such a crowded space maybe wasn't the best idea. Instead, she settled back onto her couch, and silently invited Coryn to sit across from her. As they relaxed, a tray with drinks arrived, and both picked a beverage from the tray before the server headed off again. Pub-tan took a sip, and fell into the battle-speak that MR's warriors had perfected over years of practice. "Coryn, it's good to see you again. I feel like I just saw you a few months ago. (I've been here two months).
        Coryn sniffed his drink as he processed the tan's answer. Her sudden change of tone tipped him off to what was going on, so he followed along. "I know how you feel, I feel like it was just yesterday (I literally saw you yesterday). Time sure flies doesn't it? (Time has gone a bit wiggity on us). But what can you do? (I swear it's not my fault this time)."
        Pub-tan nodded. "So what brings you to my humble establishment? (How did you find me?)
        "We were in the neighborhood (It was an accident. I didn't know you were here).
        "Oh? Who's we? Why haven't you introduced us yet? (Who else is here? Where are they?)" Asked Pub.
        Coryn chuckled. "Haha. Oh they're around here somewhere I'm sure. Probably arguing about who has the better hair (Fro and Lego, but I've lost track of them).
        Pub-tan sighed. "That sure does sound like them (Of course they're lost).
        Coryn leaned in. "So what have you been up to since moving in here? (What's happened in the last two months?)"
         "Well, I've been a bit sick, not feeling myself, so I had to take a little while to quarantine myself. But I got a lot of reading done, so it wasn't all a waste. Although to be honest, I still spend a lot of time resting up in private. (I've imprisoned my nega-self in the upstairs apartment. Interrogation has been mostly successful, but she's still holding out on me some).
        This got a laugh out of Coryn. "I apologise, I don't mean to laugh at you, but I bet you're cute when you're sick (good job!). But i have to ask, and not to change the subject, but did you see the girl who brought me here? I want to thank her for this reunion (I followed a weird girl I here. I really need to talk to her).
        Pub relaxed in her seat and nodded over Coryn's left shoulder. The scientist turned casually, and caught sight of the very person he had been looking for. She was standing in the corner of the pub, sipping on a purple drink. Coryn couldn't see the remote, but he could tell she was looking at him. Although she still wore her hood, Coryn picked up on a distinguishing feature that he hadn't noticed until now. Her hood was disturbed in two spots. He didn't understand at first, but the truth soon dawned on Coryn.
        At least, what was left of them.
        "'Nahca', I presume?" Said Coryn.
        Pub-tan nodded. "She's different than the last time you met her (She's not the one you know). She works for me now. We just came into an agreement (Nega-Achan and regular-myself have a cause in common).
        Coryn drained his drink, and set it onto the table. "Can we talk in private? We have a lot to discuss?"
        Pub-tan motioned at her guards and at Nahca, who started making her way over to them. "I think I can arrange something. Follow me."

        Lego had seen better days. Better days that didn't involve getting into fights with his evil clone.
        Ah well. At least he was loosing to a worthy opponent.
        Ogel was in the air above him. White-gold flames wrapped his body, and great burning horns we're protruding from his forehead. When Lego had died before, he had made great use of his angel-metal halo. The raider did not know what had transpired in Ogel's life, but he surmised he had proved similarly adept at escaping death.
        "I suppose this is it for you you crappy copy!"
        Lego's voice was craggy, but he wasn't going to go out without one last dig. "Look who's talking, you bastard..."
        Ogel swung, Lego braced himself, the firery attack filled his vision. It was all over.
        And then suddenly it wasn't.
        The attack still landed, but Lego was jerked away as something wrapped around his body. They felt like tentacles. Cold, metallic, undulating. As uncomfortable as they were, Lego could not doubt they had saved his live. But for now he was blinded by the light of the explosion. Yet he could still hear, and the voices were familiar to him.
        "Ogel you damn fool! Our orders were to capture them! Not to kill! What do you think the General would have done to you if he died?!"
        "Piss off Nyroc! If he died it would just mean he wasn't a real copy of me at all!"
        "Oh get over yourself. Check your communicator. We have new orders."
        Lego's eyes were readjusting now. Sure enough, Ogel and Nyroc were there. Sure enough, he was wrapped in metal tentacles. What he hadn't expected was for those tentacles to be connected to Nyroc's right arm. In fact, the more he looked at it, they were his right arm. It split into over a dozen individual tentacles at his elbow, which then wrapped around Lego's body and limbs. He wasn't sure where all of the material was coming from, but all the same, Lego found himself completely trapped. Even if he were free, he suspected he wouldn't be able to affect an escape.
        Might as well go along for the ride. After all, it might be useful to have a man on the inside.
        The nega-mods shot off towards MR Tower without another word. Lego had no choice but to accompany them, so resigned himself to praying he wasn't headed for immediate execution.

        From his control room at the top of the tower, the Bethuw'el had watched the fighting. He wasn't pleased with his moderators' conduct, or their inability to capture all of the intruders, but that could wait. He had other things to attend to first. There was an interrogation to conduct. And the General always enjoyed conducting them in person.
        His subordinates would expect nothing less from their General. After all, he was Ahtisah Adnarre, the Bethuw'el of MangaRaiders, and he would not show weakness to anyone.

General Manga writer discussions / Re: Reading = Writing ?
« on: April 06, 2019, 08:24:29 AM »
Both are useful for deliving into plot and writing frameworks, but you really need the visual aspect of a book to help with the grammar, spelling, formatting, etc part of it. You can't glean these things from thin air as it were.

General Manga writer discussions / Re: Reading = Writing ?
« on: April 05, 2019, 07:45:26 AM »
It might be fair to say that reading equals research.

I write prose myself, so I'm always reading novels. Not only am I taking in ideas from other good authors, but I'm picking up on grammar, spelling, new words, sentence structure, formatting, etc. So many of the questions you have about writing can be answered by just reading with an eye on learning.

Books also tell different stories from tv and video games. It is a different medium after all, and you can't tell the same story the same way between three different mediums. If you tried to, you would be ignoring the potential they each uniquely have.

I guess what I'm getting at is: read more books! If you're not writing a video game or a TV show, then don't look to them as your main source of inspiration! Study your medium. A painter doesn't watch a sculpture all day after all.

And frankly, books have a better effect on your human brain. They're more in line with what it knows evolutionarily (ie. No screen) It's a seemingly simple yet beautifully complex piece of technology. It will give your eyes a rest and let you relax in a way games won't.

And believe me, I love me some video games. But you really should learn to step back when you can. As with all things: Everything in moderation.

Well, I think these things are sorta like wine. You kinda need a show to sit and age before you can really get into the nitty-gritty of it. There needs to be time enough that we can see its impact ripple out. This is especially true for shows that still haven't finished yet. If something isn't done, then maybe postpone your massive breakdown of the show's ethos or whatever.

That being said, it's folly to get worked up about what people say on the internet. Some things just aren't worth the trouble of getting worked up about. These things rarely hurt anybody, so just let sleeping dogs lie. Everyone involved with have a better day because of it.

General Discussion / Re: Secure connection for MR forum
« on: April 02, 2019, 02:17:12 PM »
It would be neat, but I question whether or not it would even be possible to implement. MR is an old site after all. We're built using a standard design, so there isn't as much flexibility in the coding as a lot of people have wished for over the years. But it certainly would be a question worth asking Hasith, just to know if it's possible

This though, is why I always use a VPN.

Manga Art Gallery / Re: Rusinstein's Illustrations
« on: March 30, 2019, 09:42:23 AM »
I mean yeah, you should put some kind of indication that where the link is going is NSFW. We got kids and such up in here, so we need to have the warning at least.

Develop Your Story / Re: Journey of the Dimensions (working title)
« on: March 30, 2019, 09:40:38 AM »
Hey there Jubacard! Sorry but I had to remove your links. We don't allow links until you've made 25 posts, but even then we ask that if you're posting a story that you just post the text directly into the reply box here!

Same goes for images. Please embed those directly using the image tags (little mona Lisa icon above the smiles)


Members Workshops / Re: The Day Of 1,000 Styles
« on: March 30, 2019, 09:36:20 AM »
Well conveniently, there is a lovely table of contents in the first post of this topic. Which is fun because it's my post but Lego has been it's primary curator, because mod powers.

Honestly I just need a solid out to bang this thing out. But as it is I have been yet to get that. However, I am looking at getting some regular car maintenance next Saturday, so that will be a prime time to get it done.

MR Pub / Re: Where i been
« on: March 29, 2019, 07:41:42 AM »
I'm so sorry to hear that boss. My heart goes out to you and your mother. Cancer is a hell of a thing, and it's completely understandable that you've dropped off some.

Just remember that we're here for you. MR is a family, and we'll be waiting when you're ready. Don't shy away if you just need someone to talk to.

Good luck.

Develop Your Story / Re: Back story?
« on: March 28, 2019, 02:22:34 PM »
Dev makes a lot of great points. As always with story telling, it boils down to show don't tell. If two characters don't like each other, and it's established in some way that they served together during the war, then the reader can make the leap that something bad happened between or to them.

When it comes to backstory, remember that while it's cool that you know it yourself, the reader only needs to know what's absolutely necessary to understand the current situation. If they don't need to know, don't tell them. Readers want enough explained, they don't want excruciating detail.

Lore helps you create well rounded characters, but the audience only cares about the result. It's more fun in any case, when you have to fill in the details yourself. It gives a reader room for their mind to wander and contemplate. Suggest the back story, and the reader will do the rest. It's like an optical illusion. You just need to convey the idea of a thing. The brain will complete the whole.

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