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« Reply #645 on: January 17, 2014, 10:45:02 PM »
Thanks. It's a potential project but I'm not too sure apart from that. Z hmm... haha he's really just generic though in my head. One of those unexpectedly cool looking side characters TV Shows hire to play the role... Like Supernatural does sometimes.

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« Reply #646 on: January 19, 2014, 06:31:41 AM »
wooot! totally got my little flash fiction sci-fi story published at 365tomorrows.com I got rejected here once and it crushed me T-T

http://365tomorrows.com/10/14/future-war-3/

Not exactly topping the best seller lists but baby-steps right?

thats awesome Leg, ill go and check it out in a minute

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« Reply #647 on: January 19, 2014, 06:06:32 PM »
Haha thanks. Long time no see man!

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« Reply #648 on: January 19, 2014, 06:57:21 PM »
true that, you know what that story reminded me of an old film about a boy who got the high score on the old school space invader machines i forget what its called, good stuff though, its good to see you making moves  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #649 on: January 19, 2014, 07:08:09 PM »
Wait i think i've heard of something like that before but ugh it escapes me too. Thanks, glad you like it.

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« Reply #650 on: January 19, 2014, 08:09:23 PM »
I remember watching "The Last Starfighter," which was basically about a kid who beats an arcade shooter game and discovers that it was a recruitment device for a group of aliens that were getting their butts kicked by other, evil aliens.

It was the best kind of corny action movie.

No, scratch that. It wasn't corny. It was BEAUTIFUL.

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« Reply #651 on: January 19, 2014, 08:22:57 PM »
I remember watching "The Last Starfighter," which was basically about a kid who beats an arcade shooter game and discovers that it was a recruitment device for a group of aliens that were getting their butts kicked by other, evil aliens.

It was the best kind of corny action movie.

No, scratch that. It wasn't corny. It was BEAUTIFUL.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7NaxBxFWSo

lol thats it, thats it,  the last starfighter hahaha

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« Reply #652 on: January 19, 2014, 08:24:19 PM »
This i must watch haha

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« Reply #653 on: January 28, 2014, 08:57:14 PM »
You know that whole 'hungry orphans' thing where the street urchins steal from the local market to survive hunger? I was just wondering if that was a Hollywood cliche or it's really that simple. I mean, I sort of think that they could live pretty well if all street urchins could just snag and bag from markets all across the area. Let's assume the orphans don't have the potential to become sword wielding spirit warriors

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« Reply #654 on: January 28, 2014, 09:07:44 PM »
Well, like all cliches, these things start with fact. Kids on the street have been steeling food since time began. No reason to see why they wouldn't be nowadays too.

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« Reply #655 on: January 28, 2014, 09:17:51 PM »
They don't even have to be poor to do it.

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« Reply #656 on: January 31, 2014, 08:21:03 AM »
You heard about the persucation of Christians in the samurai-era in Japan? That's my inspiration for Sakuri's story, Sakuri attempts to get along with the Christian students in St. Joseph and Mary who's ancestors were slaugthered by his'.

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« Reply #657 on: January 31, 2014, 10:58:56 AM »
I have heard of some cases like that. I also heard the opposite, where a Japanese Daiymo took on a ship-wrecked English navigator in the 1500's and took him on as a samurai. It's what the film 'Last of the Samurai' and 'Shogun' are based on.

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« Reply #658 on: January 31, 2014, 01:38:00 PM »
You heard about the persucation of Christians in the samurai-era in Japan? That's my inspiration for Sakuri's story, Sakuri attempts to get along with the Christian students in St. Joseph and Mary who's ancestors were slaugthered by his'.

You know, only about a dozen European Christians were martyred in that era. Of the 26 Martyrs, four of them were Spaniards, one Mexican and one Indian - the rest were Japanese. In the conflict that followed, the Shogunate slaughtered their own people by the hundreds of thousands in order to purge Christianity from Japan. The Europeans were allowed to leave.

However, during that time, religion was used as a way to soft invade empires, as evident by the Spanish empire taking over the Philippines after the church had successfully converted the population. Now why would they want to conquer Japan? See below:

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Missionaries were not reluctant to take military action if they considered it an effective way to Christianize Japan. They often associated military action against Japan with the conquest of China. They thought that well-trained Japanese soldiers who had experienced long civil wars would help their countries conquer China. For example, Alessandro Valignano said to the Philippine Governor that it was impossible to conquer Japan because the Japanese were very brave and always received military training but that Japan would benefit them when they would conquer China. Francisco Cabral also reported to the King of Spain that priests were able to send to China two or three thousand Japanese Christian soldiers who were brave and were expected to serve the king with little pay.

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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #659 on: February 01, 2014, 04:14:24 AM »
Its good to add contrasting cultures clash in a story. And i believe many of us can do it if we set the right mind to what its suppose to do.

often times, people would add into two different cultures that seem to coexist too well.

there were stories of making christianity cohabitating in eastern places, but they always add the right touch to make it feel foreign and not the other way around.

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