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Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:05 am Post

I'm probably going to start writing in a panicked frenzy at about a few hours before the deadline.
I find that stress is a very effective muse.
It's not the bullet that kills you, it's the hole.
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:49 am Post

pigfender wrote:I am prepared to concede at this stage that there are indeed humans featured in the plot.

That's all I can say at this point.

Wuss. Why not use a human-less plot? Forbid anthropomorphizing and find a simple creature like … sea urchins. Then you will have a simple character and plot which will require true art from the writer.

Here, let me do the whole character chart and plot for you.

"NaiD4 - Sea Urchin"
Characters
wftgy - sea urchin, unscarred, average size, eats regularly
xcvbn - sea urchin, unscarred, average size, eats regularly
poiku - sea urchin, unscarred, average size, eats regularly
ggggg - sea urchin, unscarred, average size, eats regularly

plot
chapter 1 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 2 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 3 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 4 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 5 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 6 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 7 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 8 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 9 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 10 -- all sea urchins search for sex
chapter 11 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 12 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 13 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 14 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 15 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 16 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 17 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 18 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 19 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 20 -- all sea urchins search for sex
chapter 21 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 22 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 23 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 24 -- all sand sharks search for food
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:05 pm Post

You forgot that chapters about poiku getting eaten by a crab. And also wftgy's nematode infection scare...

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Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:14 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:
pigfender wrote:I am prepared to concede at this stage that there are indeed humans featured in the plot.

That's all I can say at this point.

Wuss. Why not use a human-less plot? Forbid anthropomorphizing and find a simple creature like … sea urchins. Then you will have a simple character and plot which will require true art from the writer.

Here, let me do the whole character chart and plot for you.

"NaiD4 - Sea Urchin"
Characters
wftgy - sea urchin, unscarred, average size, eats regularly
xcvbn - sea urchin, unscarred, average size, eats regularly
poiku - sea urchin, unscarred, average size, eats regularly
ggggg - sea urchin, unscarred, average size, eats regularly

plot
chapter 1 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 2 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 3 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 4 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 5 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 6 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 7 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 8 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 9 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 10 -- all sea urchins search for sex
chapter 11 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 12 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 13 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 14 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 15 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 16 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 17 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 18 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 19 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 20 -- all sea urchins search for sex
chapter 21 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 22 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 23 -- all sea urchins search for food
chapter 24 -- all sand sharks search for food


By giving them names, you broke your own rule and anthropomorphized! You scalywag!
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:25 pm Post

Peytonic wrote:By giving them names, you broke your own rule and anthropomorphized! You scalywag!
Hmm… It was more intended as a serialization of pigment patterns for identification. Granted a decoded pheromone sequence would have served just as well. But I think your point is valid in one sense: do sea urchins identify each other uniquely?

Reliquary wrote:You forgot that chapters about poiku getting eaten by a crab. And also wftgy's nematode infection scare...
Wouldn't that be the option of the chapter author? Granted a "crab eating" would impact future chapters unless we consider that the possibility that poiku my not be a UNIQUE identifier (see previous missive about the names).
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:25 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:
Peytonic wrote:By giving them names, you broke your own rule and anthropomorphized! You scalywag!
Hmm… It was more intended as a serialization of pigment patterns for identification. Granted a decoded pheromone sequence would have served just as well. But I think your point is valid in one sense: do sea urchins identify each other uniquely?

Reliquary wrote:You forgot that chapters about poiku getting eaten by a crab. And also wftgy's nematode infection scare...
Wouldn't that be the option of the chapter author? Granted a "crab eating" would impact future chapters unless we consider that the possibility that poiku my not be a UNIQUE identifier (see previous missive about the names).


Yeeesssssss!!! I am finally in a place where I belong. Tear of joy!

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Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:12 pm Post

RaineyCloud9 wrote:Yeeesssssss!!! I am finally in a place where I belong. Tear of joy!
Are you certain this is something to admit openly? It could be considered evidence at a later date…
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:22 pm Post

pigfender wrote:I am prepared to concede at this stage that there are indeed humans featured in the plot.

That's all I can say at this point.


I'll chalk that up as a partial success for #32.
If only I'd been able to find the book on mental telepathy I ordered as an optimistic as 13 year old...
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:50 pm Post

So, I'm about ready to go. Got the sushi ready and am heading out the door to the farm for fresh milk. No sour milk for coffee this year! I've compiled a list of awesome snack option recipes (with links) for those of you who are so inclined. Think of it as a game-day menu. Got any to share?

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Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:08 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:MR Piggy,
How do you plan to address the 0.67 book that will not be written should the participants list not continue to extend?

me wrote:We'll fill it.


Exactly 48 participants. Told ya.
:D

ALSO, this thread has turned REALLY weird. Quick bring it back onto topic!
BOOKS!
<panics>
ADVERBS!
"Some dice only have sixes." nom, 19 Oct 2013
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:41 pm Post

Okay, nearly did it again.
Nom, if you receive any emails from me between now and midnight, don't open the attachments! :wink:

I have GOT to come up with a less risky backup system.
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:43 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Okay, nearly did it again.
Nom, if you receive any emails from me between now and midnight, don't open the attachments! :wink:

I have GOT to come up with a less risky backup system.

Belay that. Forward all messages from oink-oink to me. I'll make sure they get properly distributed. :twisted:
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:13 pm Post

Okay, someone's getting a real tough chapter...
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:40 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Okay, someone's getting a real tough chapter...

Didn't I make it clear that I wrote my chapter last week?

Oh, you mean Nom. Yeah, he needs a difficult chapter. Something to put him in his place.
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