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Schattendrache


I'm just your everyday dragon of shadows here to write some fics and help people with their stories. I want to write more stories about underrepresented species in the community, because reasons.

Oct
7th
2019

I Was Wrong · 3:15pm October 7th

So, for anyone that read my blog a while back pertaining to not saying things, I have to admit, I was wrong. I recently was reviewing a story and there was just a large amount of 'X said' and its derivatives, but for the most part, had solid writing. I was about to mark it down for this when I decided to thumb through a few books I have and see if this was common practice. To my surprise, of the 6 books I looked through; It,

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Oct
2nd
2019

My Belated Birthday Celebration Extravaganza. · 3:35am October 2nd

So, this will be the fourth day I attempt to post all this stuff so here it goes.

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Sep
19th
2019

Darkness done right · 7:21am September 19th

Hey, do you think I'm a wellspring of good advice? Do you think I have a clue about anything I talk about? Well time to burst that bubble and tell you all I am either talking out my ass half the time or repeating shit I learned from someone else.

So, dark stories.

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Jun
9th
2019

How I write and what you can learn · 12:54am June 9th

Now, something I have been told time and time again is; “Just write. No matter how bad it is you are still writing and you can always go back and unfuck the disaster.” Now I understand where people are coming from, and I know they mean well, but let me beat something into the skulls of all the authors that keep giving this advice.

It’s not for me.

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Jun
5th
2019

I have reached A mile-stone, I think. · 11:14pm June 5th

So, it has come to my attention that I have not only reached 50 followers but have actually surpassed it (53 at time of writing). Well, what's even more interesting is that all but 11 of you have done so in the last 9-10 months, the same time I got back into writing. So to all of you following me I would like to present you with a song to encapsulate exactly how I feel I will be going forward.

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May
15th
2019

Supplemental Information · 5:40pm May 15th

An idea I've been tossing around for some time has been to write scientific like reports for creatures and environments I come up with. As anyone that knows me on a more personal basis already knows, I love to do things realistically and tend to go out of my way to research things and design the crap out of anything that I can get my hands on. So I was wondering, would any of you be interested in me making blogs where I completely sperg out and do the whole science thing and describe a thing in

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May
14th
2019

I'm Back From The Dead (i.e. I finally graduated from collage with my B.S. in Biology :yay:) · 8:10pm May 14th

*stretches* *back cracks like nobody's business*

Oh man, I haven't been active on this site for like a month. College really does a number on your free time. Let's see what I've missed out on. It's going to be so nice to just sit back and relax and get back to not having to stress about everything all the time now that I'm done with all my college classes.

*sees a notification that the review group has passed 100 members*

...fuck.

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Apr
16th
2019

Learn You Some Realism · 4:28pm April 16th

Ok, I don’t think I’ll be able to convince many of you to come all the way over to my level of obsessive realism, but I hopefully can convince some of you to either find people like me to help you or to do the heavy lifting yourselves.

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Apr
1st
2019

Weird Promotion Thing: Stories I'm Editing; April 2019 · 5:29am April 1st

Hey, to those that don't know, I edit stories. I know, big shock. It's not like I have an entire list of all the stories I'm currently editing at the top of my user page and a list of all the stories I have edited in a bookshelf. So I came up with an idea, every month, at the start of the month, I will post a list of the stories I am editing and what I think about them, ie. why you should read them. So here is the first round of stories and reasons you should care.

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Mar
12th
2019

Unsolicited Advice 1: Stop Having Your Characters Say Things · 6:54pm March 12th

So, after reviewing several stories and editing several works I would like to tell you something that pisses me off to no end; having characters say things. "But Schatten." I hear you say. "How am I supposed to have dialogue unless my characters say things?" And the answer is simple, just don’t have them say things. They can sigh them, or shout them, or even grabble them through broken teeth as they try to force themselves off the ground, but they should avoid just saying them. I cannot count

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