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The Obsidian Wolf wrote:
I find that I can only read independant or Pokemon fiction here. I would dearly love to read AABM's story, Oracle of something or other, but I haven't the foggiest about Link and the world that he is set in, and a lot of the cameos would be lost on me.

So, I just stick to Pokemon fiction and my own fiction. :P


LOLOLOL, I have two stories coming along decently, a Zelda one (Shards of the Gathering) and a Pokémon one (Oracle of Legends).

The first one has little to nothing to do with Link and the descriptions of the places are (I think) clear enough for anyone to consider easy to grasp onto, and if not, the first post is equipped with many useful links and information that will answer any or all questions in two or three paragraphs, ´tis easy if you try.[/scarcelyintelligent]

The second one is a revamped/revived/upgraded version of a really old story of mine, surely the first one I happened to post here, the difference is just that this version is completely more friendly for the reader because it is better explained, better described and chapters aren´t longer than 4 pages, also some events are a bit different, just to make people who have read the old version get interested in this one.

In truth, I wouldn´t revived my old story if it wasn´t for Obs´ TDWH, when I started reading it, this twisted idea of revamping my old pokemon story just came to me. So (indirectly) thank you for inspiring me, Obs.[/putsbutter]

I´m gonna rtry Xalia´s story as soon as I´m done with this post.

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its not based off of ff you tard >:O

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I LOVE THE WARRIORS SERIES TOO. BUT SOME JERK STOLE MY COPY OF 'SECRETS OF THE CLANS' :cry: MAN OH MAN DO I HATE HIGH SCHOOL. I'D RATHER GO TO THE SCREWY PRIVATE ACADEMY ACROSS TOWN THAN THAT LIVING NIGHTMARE, NOW THAT I SERIOUSLY THINK ABOUT IT!

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So far, I only made it through the first "series", and have yet to find the next. But I haven't searched my new school's library, so it might have it.

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I'm now referred to with an lol? Inkspell is good, read it, and then you'll know [this section of text has been edited by the spoilers police].

I'm thinking of writing my first actual story here, but I'm not sure if I should finish it and then post a chapter a week (or something like that) or post the chapters as they come...Decisions, decisions. What do you guys suggest?

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dunsparce wrote:
I'm now referred to with an lol? Inkspell is good, read it, and then you'll know [this section of text has been edited by the spoilers police].

I'm thinking of writing my first actual story here, but I'm not sure if I should finish it and then post a chapter a week (or something like that) or post the chapters as they come...Decisions, decisions. What do you guys suggest?


Well, there are pros and cons for both these ideas...

Writing it all at once, posting it once a week.

UPdates will be quite secure. This way, you'll be updating every week, and you won't get like me, that when you get writer's block (as I have now) your story doesn't just grind to a halt.

Also, your plot will be well formed and you'll not be forgetting things. Again, referring back to myself, I actually forgot about a whole chapter that I wrote that is pivotal to the chapter I am writing now. I had finished the chapter and by chance stumbled across said chapter, and now have to redo the whole thing before I post it...:(

Writing it every so often, posting it every so often

Keeps you, as the writer, interested in your own work. However, you might find that the plot will sometimes be lacking unless you have the whole thing set out in your mind. While I haven't written the whole of TDWH, it is all in my mind, so I get out of this problem, to a certain extent. However, as said above, I Have forgotten portions of the plot that when I had written it, I had deemed rather important and have now very nearly posted a contradicting plot...

It really is up to you. You could even do something of a hybrid; write the first ten chapters so that you have ten regular updates, and while you enjoy the structure of posting it once a week, you could be writing the other chapters at your leisure.

Regardless, good luck with it. ;)

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...i've been familiar with the inkworld series for quite a while now, and i've gotten around to reading inkspell, dunsparce, and i've had the book since...god, almost a year now?

no that doesnt mean i took your recommendations.

and i SWEAR if you share my dustfinger obsession i will CUT YOU TO LITTLE PIECES. :/

i get jealous when things i like become famous instead of being happy.

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dunsparce wrote:
I'm thinking of writing my first actual story here, but I'm not sure if I should finish it and then post a chapter a week (or something like that) or post the chapters as they come...Decisions, decisions. What do you guys suggest?


Well, I think it is better to write them as they come, but have your plot neatly laid out. That way, you can write the chapter, keeping the points others make in mind, rather then revise them. I find it much more fun.

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Cut me to little pieces? Well I wouldn't want that, a dunsparce's insides would burn your eyes. And Fraid is more dynamic.

The revision thing is the only thing stopping me from waiting until I write the entire thing. Maybe I'll do the hybrid...That seems better to me.

P.S. I've already finished the first chapter and started on the secound. Maybe I'll wait until 5 chapters before posting any. 10 seems like too much to get the full benifit of the post-as-soon-as-finished strategy.

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I´m having a hard time describing smells and sounds in general, specially music.

For example, I had this awkward and nule feeling when describing a musical scene this last installment of mine in my Zelda fiction, and basically what is blocking me from continuing is this difficulty of mine when describing smells and music.

Does anybody know of some tip for me? Any quotation about describing smells and sounds? Personal suggestions? Anything would help me, really.

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For music, mention the genre and tune. You can also mention the notes and such. For example:

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As the tired Luneth trudged into the tavern, he could hear beautiful classical music playing. There was a woman standing on the stage singing in a very high pitched voice, singing quickly along with the graceful beat of the piano and flute.


Does that seem good? As for other sounds:

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As Luneth and Arc walked through the dark forest, they could hear the high pitched chirps of crickets.


Not much description required there, eh? Now for smells:

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Luneth opened the door, allowing Leila, Arc, and Drew into her home. They were instantly greeted in with the fresh smell of baked bread. The familiar smell was common around the house, as Luneth's mother was always cooking.


But you might be better off taking advice from a good writer like Crimson or TOW.

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i have a question about grammar. :(

you know how when you write dialog that would usually end in a period but use a comma instead? like: "Blah blah blah," Sally said.

do you have to do that when you use ? or ! or any other stuff like that? like: "Wait!" Lucy cried, or "What?" Lucy asked.

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No; periods are the only thing that need to be replaced by commas.
Other commas, exclamation/question marks, and I think semicolons stay as they are (although it is rare for a semicolon to end a statement).

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AAMBy, for that dull feeling about a chapter let me know if you find a cure. I get that all the time.

Like DNA said, periods are the only thing that needs to be replaced by a comma. A semi-colon joins two sentences without a coordinating conjunction or helps with lists. However, it should never, if it's to be used properly, be found at the end of a sentence or piece of dialogue.

Does that clear things up?

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^Wow, thanks Crimson, you've opened my eyes once again! Now I can write dialogues correctly!^ lol

Anyways, I've been toying with this weird idea of starting a new fanfiction, yes another pkmn fanfiction, but more precisely, a PMD (pkmn Mystery Dungeon) one.

And for those who had seen the PMD shortage in CN, let me tell you guys that if you know me, you KNOW the story won't be mellow and friendly at all, and if you don't know my style... you read around my fics to learn how does AABM does his work.

And so, I'd like to give it a try around here, just to see if it dies or if it survives the critique.

I'd be posting it around these days or next week, I'm building it as a PG-13 fic... and up until now, I've gotten half the whole plot all done in my mind, I'll develop it further soonly enough and write it down before it disappears.

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Hi, i have already wrote a pokéfanfic, but as i'm french, i wrote it in french, so i have some questions:

-if i post it in french, will i be sanctionned?
-if no, i'll traduce it, but i coudl make some GREAT errors, whenn it will be the case, please someone can help me?
-my fanfic has some type of scenes about violence (not bloody, but quite shoking, of course all is implied or suggested!) and some "Kawai" scene (with nudity but no sex of course, once more just implied and suggested), can i be sanctionned for this (i can explain the scenes at the moderators in order to no spoil) ?

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The Library isn't overly active, not like most forums on PsyPokes. You can post your original version in French, but I can't say how many people will comment. Having a story commented on is by chance if they aren't already fans of your work; even then, sometimes it's not a sure thing. I'm not sure how many people speak French either, so it's really up to you.

If you were to translate it, you'd widen your reader field for sure. As I'm sure you've noticed, this site is mainly in English, but there's nothing against other languages (to my knowledge). We've become quite proficient in proof reading, but still try to do your best with the grammar.

As for your story's content. The highest rating that the site truly allows is PG-13. Some violence is okay, but if you describe in graphic detail how someone is slaughtered, mutilated, or tortured I'd say find a different site (there are children on the site). That, of course, isn't what you did according to what you've said; I was just making an example. As for your "kawai" scene, you really mean "******" if we're speaking Japanese. "Kawai" means cute. What you're describing a "******" scene. I can't say anything about the nudity, but I would try to edit it out or change it around. If you intend to post it here, we need to remember that there are kids on the site. Even though the site wants people to be at least 13 there are people younger than that. I do believe that there at least a few nine year olds on the site, and I wouldn't be surprised if they ignored the "PG-13" only sign even if it was in flashing letters. So, even though I know it can ruin the flow of the story, I'd say edit it out or change it. There are other sites where the ratings are higher, so theoretically you could post it on those in your native tongue.

Does that help?

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Thanks Psyches, i've PMed you to give you the real passages to be more explicit

For moderators:
-there's no "Hot scene", all is suggested, and not described, not any ddeatils
-for violence, there are some shot, but no blood, no mutilation or torture on people, i've erased it to make it more natural
-there is a drama, it quite sad and dark

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If there's no explicit sexual scenes (or, let's say, a slightly more "physical" romance), and no exagerated graphical violence, then it's okay to me. I could care less for drama, really. :p

The only bad thing I can think of about you posting your story in its original language (French) is the understanding. If people don't speak/understand your native tongue, then they won't comment on your work, and you won't get your desired feedback. I know how it feels, heh, I believe you can only explore your full potential when you write in a language you know fluently, but that doesn't mean you can't give it a try and translate it to English. If you do, not only readers will be able help you learn the language, but they will also critique your story as a work of literature, analyzing other parameters besides use of English and grammar.

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Julian_Manson, I think that your story in French would be fun to read and translate, seeing as I'm studying it. :P
Just try it and see what the response is. :]

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ok, si i'll post it as french, just remember is a drama! ;)

i'll post the 1st and 2nd chapter tonight

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Worry not J_M, there is one more writter around here who understands you. ;)

Sure, the challenge of writting in a second language is one-of-a-kind, but by doing so, you get to learn a lot about it. Believe me, I have one and a half year writting in english and I cannot tell you how much have I learned.

I think you should give it a try and see what's the outcome of it, I'll be waiting for it expectantly.

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As long as i'm quite good in english and i love it (ideas pass better in english than french, i'l make it in english (i have no time to write in both languages) i'll start tonish a 9

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-i already wrote the chapter 1, tonight i'll write 2 (sure) and 3 (no sure)
-i turned more sadly than its is already :cry:

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Okay, I had a look at the rules and I want to ask- what's Psypoke's stance on drabbles?

I think the definition for a drabble is a self-contained fic generally under between 500-1000 words, usually only a few paragraphs. Because I write drabbles much easier than anything else, I have two I could post right now (and two oneshots, but that's entirely besides the point.)

I read the rules, though, and it says that anything thats just a few paragraphs isn't allowed, regardless of skill. Well, drabbles are only supposed to be quite short. Would I still be okay to post something like that, or should I not?

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Some of my stories are less than 500 words and I've never gotten in trouble for it...So, I don't think there's anything against drabbles. Drabbles are, essentially, one-shots, so the length is however long they need to be.

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