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  • #151256
    Catholic Creed
    @hannahrenner

    @noah-cochran

    So do you write chronologically (starting in chapter 1 and ending at last chapter)?

    I am probably the most nonlinear writer you could hope to meet! But I’m actually trying to make an effort to be more liner with my Certain as the Sun fic…

    …which I’m currently ignoring in hopes of finishing this outline…

    (There is clearly no problem nor conflicts of interest whatsoever. Obviously.)

     

    Could you give me the gist of what your outline looks like and what critiques you would want? I’m more of an outliner (chapter by chapter outline for instance), so if I give advice, it will be skewed that way.

    I’m just looking at hitting major story beats mostly. Anytime I try to plot what happens between the main beats I wind up on a different train completely. But all my shorter works that have just a few beats figured out wind up finished so I’m gonna apply that thought process to a novel and see how that works.

    Anyway, the outline I’m doing for Lost City is going to be focused on Burn – I’m not touching the other two plots at the moment because then it will run away from me like a manic toddler on a sugar high with your favorite (extremely fragile) stuffed animal clenched between their grubby little fists.

    As for critiques I want? Mostly I want another set of eyes on the darn thing with an objective “Yes, this can work” or “No, this won’t work.” I’m pretty sure, however, the answer will be somewhere between those two. I just kinda hope it’s closer to the yes.

    My main deals are plot and theme. If those glimmer in this mess I’m writing, then it might actually be going somewhere. Buuuuut I am too close to it to really see it, ya’know what I mean? I see the grander vision of theme and have so many good scenes (written and imagined) that I might not see a glaring error or contradiction in my main beats.

     

    And no. I am not a mad gnome. I have way too many hoarding tendencies – just ask @this-is-not-an-alien – to not have some kind of goblin / dragon thing going if I were a fantasy race.

    Honestly though, I cause so much trouble with electronics / mechanics just by breathing near them that dragonborn gremlin might be the appropriate fantasy race for me.

     

    (spots shiny penny. Wanders off aimlessly with a bag full of plants and more shiny coins.)

    When life knocks you down, wait 'til it passes over you and then attack it from behind.

    #151276
    Noah Cochran
    @noah-cochran

    @hannahrenner

    I am probably the most nonlinear writer you could hope to meet! But I’m actually trying to make an effort to be more liner with my Certain as the Sun fic…

    My sister is the same way. We’ve discussed its merits and faults many a time. xD

    I’m just looking at hitting major story beats mostly. Anytime I try to plot what happens between the main beats I wind up on a different train completely. But all my shorter works that have just a few beats figured out wind up finished so I’m gonna apply that thought process to a novel and see how that works.

    Alright, I’ll do my best to give advice, but the more specific your questions are, the more help I’ll be.

    Honestly though, I cause so much trouble with electronics / mechanics just by breathing near them that dragonborn gremlin might be the appropriate fantasy race for me.

    Alright, gremlin it is. 🙃

    #152654
    Cathy
    @this-is-not-an-alien

    @ethan-leonard @ragnarok @rusted-knight @hannahrenner @kimlikesart

    Ok!! So…there’s been a lot of clutter and confusion in the Character Castle and it’s been quiet for a bit so…”IT’S 12 PM DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CHARACTERS ARE???”
    Everybody tell everybody what your characters are doing and where they are and we’ll see where to go from there? 🙂

    To be a light to the world you must shine in the darkness.

    #152667
    Ethan Leonard
    @ethan-leonard

    Quick question…


    @this-is-not-an-alien
    I don’t have anyone in this castle…do y’all think I could drop a character from a movie I’m making, a Mandalorian by the name of Con Ensin? If so I would need someone to please explain what is going on and where everyone is…

    #152669
    Cathy
    @this-is-not-an-alien

    @ethan-leonard

    OH I FORGOT TO EXPLAIN!!! XDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    Actually this is the chat room for the Character Castle 2.5, but it was originally the chat room for a dead character castle that @kimlikesart and I migrated from but we asked everybody if they wanted to use this chat room for Character Castle 2.5 and so now it’s just where we plot stuff for that character castle 😁✌️

    do y’all think I could drop a character from a movie I’m making, a Mandalorian by the name of Con Ensin?

    YOU’RE MAKING A MOVIE?!???!?!?!?! IS IT ANIMATED OR LIFE ACTION, DO YOU ANIMATE, SCRIPT????? ARE YOU COLLABORATING OR SOLO!?!?!?!? THAT’S SUPER COOLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *ahem*

    I’d love to meet Con Ensin if you still wanna drop him in the castle, that’s cool!

    To be a light to the world you must shine in the darkness.

    #152671
    Ethan Leonard
    @ethan-leonard

    @this-is-not-an-alien

    XD It’s animated, I’m a 3D animator. I do have a bunch of friends who are gonna voice different characters, but  apart from that I’m going solo…so it’s pretty difficult. Yes I’m writing the whole script. And before anyone asks it is pretty much a Star Wars fan film. It’s about this Jedi Mandalorian (Con Ensin) who has, with his Master Odin Watou, kept a MASSIVE (WE’RE TALKING 50.5 MILLION SOLDIERS ) army hidden away in preparation for the day when they would remove the scum of the Sith from the galaxy…(this btw is set during the time of the First Order)

    #152672
    Cathy
    @this-is-not-an-alien

    OH WHAT 3D ANIMATOR DO YOU USE?? BLENDER, MAYA, DIAZ???

    That’s sounds sweet!!!! I wanna animate but I’d need a separate computer/laptop/device from my school/graphic design one to really focus on it so I’ll probably wait until I graduate, but that’s super cool!!!!

    Do you need any more voice actors? I’d love to try! Are you gonna use free royalty sounds and music? There’s a couple free ones out there that don’t even need an account! What software will you use for the sound system? What style of 3D animation do you use? How much focus do you put on the camera angles? How long does it take for your program to render 5 min pieces? 🤩🤩🤩

    😁

    To be a light to the world you must shine in the darkness.

    #152676
    Ethan Leonard
    @ethan-leonard

    @this-is-not-an-alien

    XDDDD love the enthusiasm. I’m still a bit of a beginner, yes I’m using blender, quality will be as life-like as possible, and no I don’t need any more voice actors at the moment (thanks for asking though). I haven’t really focused on music at the moment, I’m still working on the set, but if you have any ideas they’d be greatly appreciated. It does take a loooooong time to animate, my first actual animation took several hours (a two second long clip) Do you animate as well?

     

     

    Alarm bells were going off. The whole ship was shaking as each blast slammed into the Avenger. A massive explosion from the port engine made Con glance over quickly, and then back to the display as even more alarms went off.

    Silencing the alarms, Con steered the Avenger towards the nearby planet. Pulling back on the yoke to bring the nose up, he plummeted through the atmosphere, loosing his pursuers. The friction caused the belly of the Avenger to heat up to very high temperatures.

    Plunging through a cloud, Con pulled hard on the yoke, wishing that Zora was here to hold back the throttle. As the ground rushed up, Con threw the yoke forward, pushing the nose down and sending Con and the Avenger straight into the side of a castle.

     

    Crashing into the side, Con bounced around as they plunged into the wall. He got thrown hard against the side, knocking him out.

    When he came to, he was lying on the floor on his belly. Slowly raising himself up, he glanced around. Spotting his helmet, he grabbed it and pulled it onto his head. He then stood up slowly, checking for injuries. Surprisingly there were only a few cuts and scrapes, aside from a big bump on his head.

    Heading towards the door at the back of the cabin, he forced it open and descended down to the main hold of his ship. Crates and boxes were all strewn about. Even his speeder in its special hold was out of place and damaged. Uggghh… He thought. This’ll take a while to repair. Not to mention I don’t even know where I am. Should check outside first. Where is my…

     

    Spotting his double barreled heavy rifle, he picked it up, checked it, and went to the main door at the side of the hold. Forcing that open, he stepped out into a large hall in the castle. Glancing around, he saw nothing. But when he reached out with the Force…different story. There was someone here. But who?

    #152701
    Kimmi
    @kimlikesart

    *waves* Hi!

    Could I… maybe be brought up to speed on what’s happened in the castle?
    (Sorry! I get if no one has time. I… disappeared for a long while.) dx

    Jominkreesa

    Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.

    #152703
    Kimmi
    @kimlikesart

    Never mind! I’m caught up… basically…

    —-

    Nithel: Nithel’s been lost… somewhere… I think I’ll pull him out? For the moment?
    I’ll bring in Nithel’s eldest child, instead.

    This is Leana. She’s sixteen.
    She loves her family with everything in her. A good cook/housekeeper/farmer… But she’s also bold, impetuous, and can loose her temper when she gets passionate about something. She loves the stars, outdoors, and little children. She’s compassionate. And she loves to laugh, though she hasn’t for a long time.
    She… also ran away from home… where her father/Nithel ordered her to stay… almost two years ago… To follow her father and brother, when they went to war, without their knowledge. She’s still looking for them, serving as a messenger/nurse, as she goes. She’s… worried they’ve both likely died.

    Leana

    Jominkreesa

    Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.

    #152705
    Kimmi
    @kimlikesart

    Oh!

    She has on a simple blouse, a brown colour that’s not dark but also not light. She’s also wearing a thick, woolen, navy skirt, as well. Its folds are loose, and easy-enough to move/ride in, but it falls to just above her ankles. Both items are likely dirty, with leaves, twigs, and maybe a few blood stains.

    She wears a necklace, made from a thin leather cord, with a single wooden pendant on it. An intricate star is etched into it, but it’s usually hidden under her blouse.

    She’ll smell like sweat, horses, dirt, and blood.

    She wears no shoes.

    Jominkreesa

    Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.

    #152708
    Cathy
    @this-is-not-an-alien

    XDDDD love the enthusiasm. I’m still a bit of a beginner, yes I’m using blender, quality will be as life-like as possible, and no I don’t need any more voice actors at the moment (thanks for asking though). I haven’t really focused on music at the moment, I’m still working on the set, but if you have any ideas they’d be greatly appreciated. It does take a loooooong time to animate, my first actual animation took several hours (a two second long clip) Do you animate as well?

    XDDDDD I like blender! Ohhhh so video game quality animation not disney quality! 😁✌️

    Okey-dokey!

    Pexels free royalty sounds/music is pretty great! You can use an Online Sequencer to design your own instrumentals but I’m not good at that yet lol!

    Oik yeahhhhhhhh it’s crazy rendering stuff.

    I started blender animating but college got in the way and I had to set it aside for the moment. Weight painting be worse than rigging in my opinion 🙂 Sculpting is complicated but I was just starting to get the hang of, I loved the textures blender renders. I only ever did one animation tho, I meant to have a teddy bear that waved at you and it was going really good and then it literally jumped out of its rigging and hanged itself with invisible rope I accidentally killed my teddy bear it was horrible it was like a horror film pieces of rigging popping out like bone!!!!

    Haha…so, that was as far as I got before I had to drop it for college but I know I’ll get back to it when I have the chance!

     

    Oh actually, I mean, you can drop Con in Group A or B in the character castle with Arsene or Nathair XDDDDD. This is just the chat room for that castle, it’s…really confusing at first but makes things easier once you get the hang of it XDDDDDDDD.

    Which group does he drop in with? That’ll be fun! 😂

     

    *waves* Hi! Could I… maybe be brought up to speed on what’s happened in the castle? (Sorry! I get if no one has time. I… disappeared for a long while.) dx

    KIMKIMKIMKIM!!!!!!! *bounces up and down, bowls over with a hug* We really missed you!!❤️ I’m so glad you’re back!!❤️

    Oh…yeah. A lot happened…a lot of pure chaos happened…*sheepish grin*

    Never mind! I’m caught up… basically…

    🙂😁😅😬 I apologize for every inappropriate joke Alessio made while Nithel was gone XDD

    Nithel: Nithel’s been lost… somewhere… I think I’ll pull him out? For the moment? I’ll bring in Nithel’s eldest child, instead.

    Ok!! That’ll be fun, she’s Nithel’s daughter, she will once again restore stability, level-headedness and *reads bio* welp they’re all gonna die.

    *I can’t wait to see her and Alessio interacting that’ll be so much fun!*

    To be a light to the world you must shine in the darkness.

    #152723
    Kimmi
    @kimlikesart

    @this-is-not-an-alien

    I apologize for every inappropriate joke Alessio made while Nithel was gone XDD

    *nervous smile*

    *bows to you/puts hand on heart*

    Ok!! That’ll be fun, she’s Nithel’s daughter, she will once again restore stability, level-headedness and *reads bio* welp they’re all gonna die.

    *actually laughs*
    Yeah… 😄
    Most likely, yes, they are going to die.

    But she… might… bring some stability? She doesn’t take much guff, particularly from men… her time with the army’s increased that. But… it’s also increased her impulsiveness? Sooooo… 😊

    *I can’t wait to see her and Alessio interacting that’ll be so much fun!*

    I’m excited, too!!!

    Jominkreesa

    Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.

    #152724
    Ethan Leonard
    @ethan-leonard

    @kimlikesart

    Greetings! Interesting character. If you wouldn’t mind I would love to have Con and Leana meet. Thoughts?


    @this-is-not-an-alien

    😂😂😂the self-hanging teddy bear! I haven’t gotten to rigging yet, I need to soon, and I’m pretty good at weight painting…

    Sure! Hrrrmmmm…..Group 2 with Nathair. Fire away when ready, Con has made his entrance lol.

    #152726
    Kimmi
    @kimlikesart

    @ethan-leonard

    Hi! A pleasure to meet you!

    Sure! Con sounds really cool. I wonder what his story is… since he’s Mandolorian. <3

    But… you’d have to drop into Group 1? Or they might all fall into the same room, again, at some point.

    Group 1 is in a hotel, at the moment? Leana just appeared there?

    https://storyembers.org/groups/fantasy-writers/forum/topic/character-castle-2-5/page/10/

    Jominkreesa

    Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.

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