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shinigamisparda


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  • 144 weeks
    Merry Christmas! Here's what's been happening and where it's going.

    So here's what's been happening for... well, years now. First of all, I was a grad student, trying to get a Master's Degree. I had some big up s and some decently bad downs. In addition, I was unemployed for seven months AND I live with my parents. Not exactly a good combination for free time, not having money and being hounded because of it. Then I finally managed to get a job... as a

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  • 180 weeks
    Thinking of the past in the future

    So good news, I finally finished a grueling class and managed to get an A in it, so I've got about a week or two of mostly free time (still need to find a job). So expect updates coming.

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  • 185 weeks
    Trying to get back in the groove (Fan request)

    So as you can tell I haven't written anything in a while. Life has been difficult lately, and every time I try to write I get distracted or lose interest. I don't want to let you guys down though, but I can't seem to get the motivation, at least for the stories I already have. I have so many new ideas but I don't want to work on them until I get some other things finished or at least progress

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  • 203 weeks
    Patreon Voting Deadline

    Just so you guys know my first Patreon fanfic poll will be ending tomorrow. This is deciding which fic I will focus most of my effort on and (hopefully) finish the next chapter by the end of the month. Right now it's 2 to 2 between "Epicness" and "(Un)Dead" (so I may have to just toss a coin. Remember, $1 patrons get to vote, and $3 patrons get to look at and leave comments on the fic google doc

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  • 204 weeks
    Getting Down to Patreon

    Some 6 month internship ended, and though I will be looking for a new job I will also be using to this free time to both get back to really working on my fan fictions and start using Patreon in earnest. As I mentioned before, I'm going to have one tier on my Patreon where Paetrons can have a look, and leave comments, on certain fanfic chapters I'm working on. So here's how this is gonna work.

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Jul
16th
2018

"The Secret of Monkey Island" or "How to Write an Engaging, Yet Pointless, Story." · 2:44am Jul 16th, 2018

So, I have not played The Secret of Monkey Island (it was before my time), but this video talking about Bothe the story, game design, and characters is one of the most fascinating things I have ever seen. Though I find all of it great, I think the first part on theme is the best. I can't think of a story in any medium where the protagonist has little to no effect on the plot. Not in the "it was all for nothing" kind of pointless, or the "I played a small and unnoticed but important role" but literally "if I had sat there and done nothing, things would've turned out almost exactly the same." I find this idea fascinating and I'd really like to be directed to story where something similar happens.

Also, I think "Cheerful Nihilism" would be a great username.

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