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Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:56 am Post

ClaireWoodier wrote:Ohhhh just had a thought.. can Vampires go out in the day? *Clenches everything in fear*

Yes, but they tend to burn up unless completely covered. :twisted:
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:07 pm Post

Camy wrote:
ClaireWoodier wrote:Ohhhh just had a thought.. can Vampires go out in the day? *Clenches everything in fear*

Yes, but they tend to burn up unless completely covered. :twisted:

Oh balls.

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Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:17 pm Post

ClaireWoodier wrote:
Camy wrote:
ClaireWoodier wrote:Ohhhh just had a thought.. can Vampires go out in the day? *Clenches everything in fear*

Yes, but they tend to burn up unless completely covered. :twisted:

Oh balls.

Could they for instance work in a mall where there is no natural light at all?

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Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:23 pm Post

ClaireWoodier wrote:
ClaireWoodier wrote:
Camy wrote:Yes, but they tend to burn up unless completely covered. :twisted:

Oh balls.

Could they for instance work in a mall where there is no natural light at all?

April or May lighter days could they get there, maybe wear a hoody:)
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:29 pm Post

Well... I've slept on it and since the cat is out of the bag (unless the cat IS the bag which proves Schrödinger right as cat would exist both and and out the bag simultaneously) I hate this genre. I shall do my best to not make this a monty python sketch gone sideways.

Although... that's not a bad idea.

Seriously though. My best idea has been to cut/paste the brief and write a different story around it. This is why I'll never make a living as a writer... i can't do what i'm told.

That and I write in Hicklish not American. But that's the lesser problem.
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:42 pm Post

Why do you hate this genre?
Do you need to include any of the things you don't like about his genre in your chapter?
How would you approach this subject matter to make you like it?
What would make you enjoy the something in this genre better?
How can you apply your voice and your story choices to the subject matter?

If you can answer a couple of those, you can put it in the writing. I'm now expecting your chapter to be an awesome and novel take on the genre! :D
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:50 pm Post

Me, I like the genre, now it's become a high fantasy / urban myth / travelogue.

Do you think adding the odd elf would be too much?
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:57 pm Post

Nah, we had the odd elf last time. In a pub.
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:42 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Why do you hate this genre?
Do you need to include any of the things you don't like about his genre in your chapter?
How would you approach this subject matter to make you like it?
What would make you enjoy the something in this genre better?
How can you apply your voice and your story choices to the subject matter?

If you can answer a couple of those, you can put it in the writing. I'm now expecting your chapter to be an awesome and novel take on the genre! :D

I'm just not big on anything "horrorish". Not that this is, but my initial read of it is "bah... twilight or steven king". Both of those land in "the bin" (as you all call it) in my house.

And you should know me by now. I'll get your brief in there. But you may have to work a bit to find it. And this year, I'm writing for Fluff and Vic-K and someone who I will introduce later today. Let's just say I have another woman in my life and she has curly, chocolate brown hair.
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:53 pm Post

ClaireWoodier wrote:Ohhhh just had a thought.. can Vampires go out in the day? *Clenches everything in fear*

Pigfender told me "sunlight, not so good! She doesn’t *know* that though, but why would you ever risk it?" That's why I had to scrap my first draft (as far as it had got, anyway), as everything in it could happen only during the day.
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:56 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:"bah... twilight or steven king". Both of those land in "the bin" ... in my house.


Following this thread discreetly, as I think what you guys are doing here (and every year) is fantastic. Lumping Stephen King in with Stephenie Meyer, though, is pure blasphemy and should lead to permanent expulsion from the forums :D :wink:

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Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:08 pm Post

Kinsey wrote:
Jaysen wrote:"bah... twilight or steven king". Both of those land in "the bin" ... in my house.


Following this thread discreetly, as I think what you guys are doing here (and every year) is fantastic. Lumping Stephen King in with Stephenie Meyer, though, is pure blasphemy and should lead to permanent expulsion from the forums :D :wink:

Trust me, I don't "lump them together" but I see them like the rapid "dem v rep" political gangs. I don't like either side so burn it all.

And I've given much much much better cause for lifetime bans. But then they let Vic-K stay so they've kind of made it difficult to ban anyone.
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:24 pm Post

Sitting at 1500 and just getting into the brief. BWAHAHAHAHAHA
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:32 pm Post

Siren wrote:
ClaireWoodier wrote:Ohhhh just had a thought.. can Vampires go out in the day? *Clenches everything in fear*

Pigfender told me "sunlight, not so good! She doesn’t *know* that though, but why would you ever risk it?" That's why I had to scrap my first draft (as far as it had got, anyway), as everything in it could happen only during the day.

Yep.. just had to change someone from working in H&M to a night pharmacy.. I was going to put her in a mall or something, but the French don’t do trading in unsociable hours! Curses!

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Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:35 pm Post

I'm done! Hip-hip hooray! Long live NiaD!
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