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Ice Star

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  • 1 week
    Not the first blog post I wanted to make for 2022

    Laptop is not working. Gonna try and get it fixed so I can actually get coursework done. I don’t have the time to set up a new one, nor the money to buy one. Everything is on hold and I won’t really have any activity beyond checking in because I won’t be able to.

    More to follow when I get it fixed.

    9 comments · 74 views
  • 11 weeks
    Survey Boost

    Jake the Army Guy is doing a survey about how we relate to and/or enjoy characters in fictional media. It's right here and you should fill it out.

    4 comments · 101 views
  • 15 weeks
    …and that finally happened

    Anyone who got a notification for the tagged story, please ignore it. I accidentally published a future chapter I only intended to edit. The edit and publish buttons being next to one another, and then even closer on mobile wasn’t any helpful. I’m sorry about that. :twilightblush:

    6 comments · 126 views
  • 17 weeks

    I don’t have covid! Just strep throat so bad it was resembling pneumonia! Hell yeah gamers!


    24 comments · 211 views
  • 17 weeks
    A Hiatusbuster: Unasked for Sequels Electric Boogaflu

    Right now, it is a little late for me to be making proper puns, so that is the best I have to offer. I've been typing mostly emails and other purely academic things lately. Though, I wouldn't be blogging without a few things to discuss. I hope that y'all will read on since I do want to do my best to get back in the saddle for... well, pretty much everything in my life. The first thing to get out

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Regarding Bibliography (Or Something Similar) · 6:29pm Jul 17th, 2020

Hi guys! I had a question for some of y'all. I've been teasing that true crime-y/NSFW gore story project for a while. It's currently 7/11 chapters into it's first act. I have the eighth on the backburner while I work on Enemy of Mine first, of course. I don't normally do research on stories or for their content beyond "How can I make a pun out of this?" and "How does this thing work?" because I generally do not need to. Fantasy story research doesn't generally fall in the realm of 'research' so much as 'indulging in weird interests and random factoids excessively to make that story hella good' (or, that's always how it's been for me).

But Stay Golden is a different breed of horse novella (novel?) because it's fantasy true crime mostly from the point of view of the serial killer and that is a weird genre mashup to have. That means I draw a lot of inspiration or lift a lot of basic concepts by reflecting on the real-life counterparts of some things (lawyers but horses, New York City but horses, criminal justice systems but horses, Victorian snack foods but horses, how dead bodies work but horses, and newspapers but horses). This also means reading a lot of books. Though, I normally do that anyway. While I've been going through some of my books and editing here and there, I was wondering if anyone would want to know some of what I was reading. Would readers want me to stick a bibliography (of sorts) throughout the author's notes? Obviously it wouldn't be anything super academic, just a list of titles/authors/etc I read and what they are and their significance.

I made a quick poll if you would like to answer.

Comments ( 4 )

Hm... generally putting a bibliography at the end is best, but if you want to space out publishing your chapters (and this is usually a good idea, both for best exposure and to not overwhelm casual readers) providing a reference in the appropriate chapter seems best. So long as it's not too many at once, an author's note at the end seems the best vehicle.

Thanks for going the extra mile to give more feedback. I'm not too worried about getting exposure for this project due to its content, it's more just morbid indulgence, but I would like to have a bit of a buffer.

Lawyers... but horses? :O

Horse law! Dun dun!

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