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Old 04-29-2012, 01:52 PM
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Only 3 chapters were done, I will have to let my friends check it, if it's good I will translate some.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:45 PM
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Only 3 chapters were done, I will have to let my friends check it, if it's good I will translate some.
Does Liv make an appearance ?
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:55 PM
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Does Liv make an appearance ?
Of course not, why would you ask?
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:01 AM
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I've got a question. And it's probably going to sound dumb. But why is it that every time Bolvar or... say, Kerrah, posts something on a story, it gets comments, but when I post something I get... you know, maybe one comment every 4-5 posts. And I'm not using you two as examples to dig at you or anything, I'm just genuinely curious.

Is it the format? The characters? Are my stories not engaging? Do they suck? Is it because3 they're more popular than I am or something?

It's incredibly discouraging to post something and then get no comments or feedback of any kind, and it's really affecting my desire to write. And it isn't just here, either. Everywhere I post stories, they'll go months without comment.

It makes me wonder if my dream of writing a book is retarded, because if I can't even get a comment on a free story, who's going to bother to pay for one?
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:54 PM
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I've got a question. And it's probably going to sound dumb. But why is it that every time Bolvar or... say, Kerrah, posts something on a story, it gets comments, but when I post something I get... you know, maybe one comment every 4-5 posts. And I'm not using you two as examples to dig at you or anything, I'm just genuinely curious.

Is it the format? The characters? Are my stories not engaging? Do they suck? Is it because3 they're more popular than I am or something?

It's incredibly discouraging to post something and then get no comments or feedback of any kind, and it's really affecting my desire to write. And it isn't just here, either. Everywhere I post stories, they'll go months without comment.

It makes me wonder if my dream of writing a book is retarded, because if I can't even get a comment on a free story, who's going to bother to pay for one?
You and me both, kid! I blame it on Ori and Bolvar being popular people overall. Heck, I was always the lost puppy who gets adopted by the popular kids because I'm "such a fascinating person."

There's nothing wrong with your work that I've seen. One of the secrets to success is to not care what others think. Any rational person would've said the Wright brothers were insane.

I try to comment on everything, but I've been taking a break to work on some original stuff.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:08 AM
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I know the feeling as well and would agree with DarkAngel on this one. I don't think it is about the stories themselves, but rather about the authors' popularity that creates an initial interest in a text, and therefore a willingness in people to give the text a try. I would be surprised if there are tons of people who read multiple texts and then give constructive feedback only to one text rather than the other. People are simply reluctant to engage with fan-created/non-professional texts in the first place.


All the more reason to be glad that people like DarkAngel exist.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:40 PM
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How do you guys write battle between individuals? Detailed description of the fight such as weapon clash and spells or focus on other thing the characters' inner conflict?
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:43 AM
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How do you guys write battle between individuals? Detailed description of the fight such as weapon clash and spells or focus on other thing the characters' inner conflict?
I haven't written much for Warcraft, but some of my other game fanfiction tries to translate game mechanics into the story. Therefore, a bit of it does go into specific descriptions of the fighting.

It mostly depends on what you want to emphasize while the battle is going on, methinks.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:50 PM
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So I have a question. I'm nearly certain that I know the answer to it already, but I want some kind of 'official' statement.

A lot of what I write falls under the label of erotica. You know, sex and the like. And I know people here who like my writing, and I know of a few who read that part of my writing as well.

However, the site I post these things to requires a password, membership and such to read, which some people either don't want to do, or are against doing for some reason or another. Others simply don't want to join another site.

So the question is, if I wanted to post those things here(of course sufficiently tagged and marked, maybe even wrapped in spoilers), would that be okay? People who don't want to or can't join a site could read it, and a lot more of my writing would be available to people here as well, if they want to read it.

I'm pretty sure that the answer is going to be no, and I'm okay with that, but I at least wanted to present my case and get an official yay or nay one way or the other, instead of just assuming.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:56 PM
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Doesn't really bother me, go for it.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:59 PM
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Ok, I just finished that crossover with 38000 words. But too tired to translate such thing.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:01 PM
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From my point of view, as long as you preface it with a thorough explanation of what to expect, and maybe put the "offensive" text under a spoiler tag, I think it would be fine for everyone. As long as it's not too explicit, it should be fine (IE, if you were to act out the scene and have a visual representation that followed your description word for word, that visual shouldn't classify as "hardcore pornography;" "softcore" would be fine I think).
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:08 PM
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It's all in text, so there's no pictures or anything at all. And I figured you guys would be probably okay with, but I'm looking for more like... Cantus, or Timolas, or Warlock. Someone who knows the policies better than me. Official say so.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:20 PM
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What's the plot's main focus? If it's not about porn then you can delete the detailed sex scene, just tell us they had sex or whatever, it won't affect the story too much.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:29 PM
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What's the plot's main focus? If it's not about porn then you can delete the detailed sex scene, just tell us they had sex or whatever, it won't affect the story too much.
The scenes are usually parts of the plot itself. Either because of important details, or feelings, or interactions between the characters that are played out within them. I'd rather have to not post them at all than remove those sections, because much detail is lost in the process.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:35 PM
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The scenes are usually parts of the plot itself. Either because of important details, or feelings, or interactions between the characters that are played out within them. I'd rather have to not post them at all than remove those sections, because much detail is lost in the process.
Then is it possible keep the interaction and feeling when characters are having sex, but delete direct sex description?

Such as something like this.

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Dooku began the Jedi training when he was four, and left to become a Sith, more than sixty years later.

Neither side taught him a bit about love.

He believed that perhaps he did not truly know love.

The Sith and the Jedi were no different, they were never taught how to love, always put their discipline on the top. Many of them claimed that they found love, which in truth was just the lust, the desire that was part of all beingís nature. No matter how hard did the Jedi try to suppress it, they could never extinguish its spark, many Jedi even fall into the dark side because of the ignition of their lust. While the Sith, although they could express and enjoy, but often had to end it up with blood in order to prevent themselves from becoming softer and weaker.

He wanted to let this woman know that their goal is similar, just like Sidious did to him. Beside it, all thatís left was his lust of her beauty and elegance.

He was also clear that this woman will never love him, never, ever.

However, he already got what he wanted, there was no need be too greedy.

This was a heritage, an exchange between lust and power, without the slightest real love in it.

It is also the perfect interpretation of the way of the Sith.


If the direct sex scene is way too important to the story, which means it's focused on such thing, I suggest not to post such story.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:11 PM
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Slowpokeking, I can't believe you posted that scene again.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:15 PM
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Slowpokeking, I can't believe you posted that scene again.
I love that sex scenes are so awkward, in many fictions.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:19 PM
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I'm just giving an example that you can still focus on the interaction rather than really describe the actual scene because that may not be good for a 13+ game's lore community.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:46 PM
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Slow I think you missed the part where I said it's erotica. The sex is kinda important to the story. =p
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:49 PM
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Slow I think you missed the part where I said it's erotica. The sex is kinda important to the story. =p
Erotica also variants, if it focus too much on direct sex, then it's not wise to put it here.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:52 PM
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Is it really that hard to write a sex scene ?
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:06 PM
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Is it really that hard to write a sex scene ?
It's the same with other scenes.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:09 PM
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Erotica also variants, if it focus too much on direct sex, then it's not wise to put it here.
Erotica is called that because it's erotic. There's nearly always sex as far as I'm aware.

And no, it's not hard for me to write sex scenes at all.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:17 PM
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It's all in text, so there's no pictures or anything at all. And I figured you guys would be probably okay with, but I'm looking for more like... Cantus, or Timolas, or Warlock. Someone who knows the policies better than me. Official say so.
Timolas probably won't give a shit.
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