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#1 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:10 PM

So hey, remember back in the day when we had a bandwagon where everyone had an "ask me" thread (except Devcon, who had a "don't ask me" thread, because he's a crotchety old fart)? Well I was doing it before it was cool.

And now, bring me your problems so that I may solve them in ways that, should you follow my advice, may or may not get your hurt, expelled, arrested, or possibly deported.

#2 Ironbite

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:21 PM

Show me the way to inner peace that doesn't involve selling my soul to various demons just to see what the hell would happen in the bidding war.

Ironbite-also, pale moonlight devil danced with have you ever?

Welcome back exploding 'raptor.

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Sep 3 2007, 08:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are you so intent upon trying to damn everyone that you are willing to use material you know full well to be wrong?

#3 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE(Ironbite @ Oct 10 2011, 07:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Show me the way to inner peace that doesn't involve selling my soul to various demons just to see what the hell would happen in the bidding war.

Ironbite-also, pale moonlight devil danced with have you ever?

I hear good things about meditation and the removal of material possessions. I remain unconvinced, but if you need storage for said possessions while you try, let me know. You may also want to know that your soul isn't worth a whole lot on the infernal market, all those explosions and respawns are making it somewhat...less than mint condition.

And the devil has thirty-seven left feet. Or at least that's how many times he stepped on mine.

#4 The Doctor Who

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:12 PM

How do I achieve perfect Zen-like harmony?

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#5 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:45 AM

QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ Oct 10 2011, 11:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How do I achieve perfect Zen-like harmony?

By pushing through the chaos and hatred and spite until you snap and then coming out the other side of it.

Alternately, drugs. Loooooots of drugs.

#6 Vestras

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:37 AM

Which is the lesser evil: To write fan-fiction, and thus lose any real ownership or to borrow heavily from a source to influence an original story?
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#7 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:20 PM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Oct 11 2011, 12:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Which is the lesser evil: To write fan-fiction, and thus lose any real ownership or to borrow heavily from a source to influence an original story?

If you plan to have something published, better to be derivative than just to blatantly rip off. David Eddings made a career of taking common fantasy literature tropes and building great stories around them. (Except for the Dreamers, but let's forget that ever happened.) If you're just going to leave it on the internet, fan fiction will get more attention than something with an original name. So it depends on your intended level of exposure.

If said level of exposure approaches the indecent, keep it to yourself. The internet has more than enough of that already. Goddamn people making Transformers bukake......

#8 Ironbite

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:31 PM

Ugg...the Dreamers. Its like he was seeing how many times and from how many perspectives he could write ONE GOD DAMN STORY FROM! hug me.

Ironbite-bring on the hot little red heads

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Are you so intent upon trying to damn everyone that you are willing to use material you know full well to be wrong?

#9 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:40 PM

The entire series had pacing problems, and most of the characters were pretty flat and boring, but it's mostly the massive deus ex machina ending that bothers me. Oh hey, those last four books suddenly never happened. What a payoff!

The Redemption of Althalus did the same basic story better, in one book, with far less plot devicery. Which is saying something when the entire plot revolves around two plot devices.

#10 Ironbite

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 05:50 PM

To be fair, I gave up after the second book. Just...couldn't take it anymore.

Ironbite-Redemption is such a better story.

Welcome back exploding 'raptor.

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Sep 3 2007, 08:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are you so intent upon trying to damn everyone that you are willing to use material you know full well to be wrong?

#11 Firebird1

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:06 PM

Did you want American or Swiss?


#12 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:16 PM

QUOTE(Ironbite @ Oct 11 2011, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To be fair, I gave up after the second book. Just...couldn't take it anymore.

Ironbite-Redemption is such a better story.


I read through it when it was first released in paperback (because I'm a cheap bastard) out of sheer stubbornness, hoping it would improve. It didn't.

Then I read through it a second time a few months ago to see if it really was as bad as I remembered. And...yeah, it pretty much was.

QUOTE(Firebird1 @ Oct 11 2011, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did you want American or Swiss?


Provolone.

#13 Destron D-69

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:30 PM

marble string cheese .. comes in a 16 pack..mmm black diamond

#14 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:59 PM

I'm amazed. You actually made a post without a Youtube video.

Then again, it IS the full moon....

#15 The Doctor Who

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:03 PM

Goons or Pythons?

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#16 Sharkshadow

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:24 PM

who moved my cheese?


















#17 Firebird1

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:05 PM

*Pushes in a petrified Roman solder*

Enjoy!





#18 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ Oct 11 2011, 09:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Goons or Pythons?


I can't hear "pythons" without thinking of Hulk Hogan back before he looked like a saggy balloon made of over-tanned leather.

QUOTE(skyshadow @ Oct 11 2011, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
who moved my cheese?


There are many possibilities. Maybe Ironbite stole it. Maybe Firebird1 was talking about it and went to make me a sammich. Maybe it spontaneously developed legs, either to escape or just to piss off creationists. Personally, I blame global warming.

QUOTE(Firebird1 @ Oct 12 2011, 12:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
*Pushes in a petrified Roman solder*

Enjoy!


Great, I needed a doorstop. Now where's my sammich?

#19 Vestras

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 01:31 PM

What do you want on your Tombstone?
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#20 Sharkshadow

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 05:11 PM

how do we stop the brony infection before it consumes all of mayhem? and where the hell is my thread?





















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