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Posted by: LupaCupcake on Jul 3, 2012 at 05:04:51 PM
I am typing with fingers on my IPad screen due to my stylus getting ripped from the onslaught of app games. My head is aching which I attribute to a tension headache and I have final exams this week. Good times. I am only a couple months away from my bachelor degree so that is good, but due to the many years I have left of school in order to obtain my career goal it feels like a tiny drop in the bucket.
I suppose I am not really relaxing, it is more like feeling exhausted and being suckered in by the soft red velvet-like blanket. I still feel tense and I cannot stop thinking about the work I have left to do this week including a big photoshop project I have not started yet and a large report.
In an attemot to actually relax and toappease my addiction I am going to read some more of ...
Posted by: Mr_Bamboo on Jul 2, 2012 at 02:31:41 AM
I had high hopes for Throne of the Stone-Skinned King. In the end, it was a series of tableau encounters ended with a long, long fight against a schizophrenic monster.
I kept the fight with the slavers, but threw out the Sky Shaper for being a tiresome, one-off dimmer switch.
[At this point, dear reader, you should see the rest of the entry, but I see that once again about 95% of what I wrote has vanished into oblivion. My latest entry about Garaitha's Anvil seems to have survived, but will I return to find that that has been severely truncated? It gets rather irksome to write entries and find that the effort comes to nothing. Anyone else notice the same problem?]...
Posted by: Mr_Bamboo on Jun 12, 2012 at 01:29:17 AM
Let's try again, shall we? A couple of days ago I tried posting an entry only to have about 85% disappear into a bag of holding never to be seen again. Grrr!
Alliance at Nefelus is finally done. Overall, it was a dull grind only relieved by the fragment of a letter which had, somehow, come into the possession of a gargoyle. As for the rest, the sahuagin were too bestial to be interesting; the behir ate Kingdom, who made the creature sick; the beholder became a carving set in the wall; Nara of the Wastes couldn't be bothered fighting; the gargoyles were sleeping; and Chillreaver fought himself to death, thus gainsaying the old adage about two heads being better than one. Don't think so.
Anyway, Throne of the Stone-Skinned King is looking much more interesting. For the sake of reality I've...
Posted by: LupaCupcake on Jun 11, 2012 at 05:16:23 PM
I love to read forgotten realms. It is like a drug to me that I can't put down even when I know I should be doing something else. I also have another desire which is to write a book of my own. I have always enjoyed writing and as a kid I would staple pages together and make books for my mother. The problem is that I always doubt what I wrote and think it is not good enough and I am not to the standard of some of the excellent writers seen in forgotten realms. This doubt is common to artists so I see since I also dabble in painting/photoshop/drawing and I have ran into a lot of people like this who think their work is bad when it is gorgeous. I usually delete whatever material I have written and kill the character within my head. My career goals are not to be a writer, I am just about to...
Posted by: Mr_Bamboo on Apr 6, 2012 at 07:20:54 PM
Glory raised her hand and the rest of the party came to a halt. The moist earth of the clearing was covered in fresh tracks. There was nothing obvious to be seen. She looked along the boundary opposite, wondering what was lurking beneath the leafy boughs.
Is it a trap? she thought. No, too elaborate. Besides, we only stumbled across this place by chance. Who'd be stupid enough to set a trap on the off chance someone might happen to turn up?
Nonethless, Glory was a little suspicious, and conveyed her concerns to the others, who advanced into the clearing with due caution. They had only progressed a few steps when from the trees opposite emerged several human-like creatures which, on first glance, seemed to be wholly dressed in the raiment of the woods, but which, it became clear, were...
Posted by: Mr_Bamboo on Apr 3, 2012 at 06:02:28 PM
Once again the tedium of marking exams which contain dull, unimaginative and heavily clichéd English has spurred me to resume writing. In fact, it wasn't the tedium of exams which prompted me in the first place, but rather the absence of anything much to do in study classes. The ghastliness of the exams has urged me onwards.
It's time for a recap, though, which is more for my benefit than for yours. Chapter 4 has grown slowly but to a monstrous size, accounting for nearly a third of the enture tale. I'm not surprised that Haven of the Bitter Glass has got so long. It's a big story.
Chapter 4 commenced with some shopping because Glory wasn't going to have the company turning up at Telicanthus' party looking like tramps or dressed for battle. (As I may have mentioned, this was to...
Posted by: RLeeByers on Feb 27, 2012 at 09:50:24 AM
Thanks to my good friend Wade, I belatedly found out that an article to which I contributed my thoughts on writing successful series characters has gone live. Check it out here:
Posted by: D.C.Copeland on Feb 1, 2012 at 04:39:45 PM
I know that I am not the first to notice this, nor the first to comment on it, but it has been bugging me lately so I am going to take a few moments to rant and let it all out.
As of late, I have been running across invincible characters with increasingly frustrating frequency. If you are unfamiliar with the term, picture Superman without kryptonite. Sure he may get tossed around a bit or take a grenade to the chest or whatnot, but at the end of the day he is walking out without too much difficulty.
This makes for an incredibly boring story. I don’t want to read about an innocent princess who happens to be a hand to hand expert that never gets nervous but is afraid of thunderstorms and can defeat an “unbeatable” monster with minimal effort (whew that...
Posted by: D.C.Copeland on Jan 31, 2012 at 09:06:28 AM
Welcome to my blog...I guess.
I have been stubbornly resisting starting a blog for some time now. Why? I'm not sure but the resistance has been there. As of late, however, I have been wanting to voice my opinions with more frequency. I cannot say that I will post quality, or indeed, any, work on a consistant basis, but the option will at least be there.
My ideas are my own, even if others share them, as are all opinions expressed hereafter. Read this, don't read this...it is what it is...but here goes.
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