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  • #45277
    Ben P
    @supermonkey42

    @sam-kowal Well, it looks like I’m late. And everything good has already been said. Oh well. 🙂

    Btw, I will likely be kicked off the guild for inactivity, so… yeah. See ya around.

    The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think on

    #41823
    Ben P
    @supermonkey42

    If it’s in there purely for the shock factor, it’s not appreciated.

    Now, if there is a character who, as part of their personality, curses occasionally, that’s probably fine. Or if they do something vulgar so the author can show who they are, fine. But even then a graphic description is not needed.

    The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think on

    #40762
    Ben P
    @supermonkey42

    @gabriellepollack That sounds like a very good idea! August will be much less busy.

    The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think on

    #40539
    Ben P
    @supermonkey42

    @mariposa XD Best part yet!

    Teletubbies: the ultimate torture device 

    The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think on

    #40237
    Ben P
    @supermonkey42

    @gabriellepollack I’ve always liked Bilbo’s riddle competition with Gollum.

    I would say more, but I am visiting my grandparents and only have internet for a few minutes. Turns out summer is a bad time for me to do a book club…. Sorry.

    The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think on

    #40104
    Ben P
    @supermonkey42

    @sam-kowal Yeah, I do coding and electrical engineering. Which means I’m looking at paying $1800 for a new laptop. 🙁 (16GB RAM, 512 GB HDD, i7 processor, fancy graphics card)

    The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think on

    #40103
    Ben P
    @supermonkey42

    Hey, @kate

    What Sam said is pretty good. I’d say the biggest factor is what exactly are you planning on doing with it?

    If you just need Word  and internet, then I’d recommend an i3 processor and 4GB of RAM.

    For Photoshop or other more intensive programs, go with an i5 processor and 8GB of RAM.

    Hard drive space is up to you, and I don’t recommend paying extra for fancy graphics.

    Don’t worry if you don’t know what that means; it’s usually listed fairly prominently on computer websites.

    If you don’t care about how thin it is or how fancy it looks, you can find something with those specs for fairly cheap.

    Oh, and HP and Dell are good brands.

    I hope that helps!

    The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think on

    #39231
    Ben P
    @supermonkey42

    @mariposa That is… just… I’m speechless!

    It’s perfect. XD


    @daeus-lamb
    , you’ve never looked better. 😉

    The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think on

    #38895
    Ben P
    @supermonkey42

    @gabriellepollack Yeah, Omni or some form of it. I guess explaining and telling just comes easily for me, so I’m always having to go back and edit it to show more.

    The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think on

    #38894
    Ben P
    @supermonkey42

    Ooh… nice! *Heads off to explore the site*

    The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think on

    #38893
    Ben P
    @supermonkey42

    (Sorry I’m late)

    Characters who are perfect stereotypes (the evil overlord, the fearless hero, the damsel-in-distress, the bumbling henchman, etc.) never connect to readers because those people rarely if ever exist in the real world. Evil rulers have doubts and fears. Heroes mess up and do the wrong thing sometimes. Real people are very complicated, and if a character doesn’t reflect that they will be impossible to connect with.

    The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think on

    #38891
    Ben P
    @supermonkey42

    @gabriellepollack I’m looking forward to it!

    The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think on

    #38099
    Ben P
    @supermonkey42

    @anne-of-lothlorien I would venture to say this is even better than the KP anthem! Very well done. I like the “battle song” style.

    The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think on

    #37881
    Ben P
    @supermonkey42

    I do believe I’ve read that before. 🙂

    I tend to have the opposite problem and not show enough emotion, but I still struggle with these sometimes.

    Over-explaining happens to me a lot. It doesn’t help that my most comfortable writing style uses a narrator-like voice, which involves a lot of telling.

    That and rushing are probably the hardest for me. I find it easier to write an action scene to start a book and get something going, but too often that remains the first scene in the book for no other reason.

    The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think on

    #36973
    Ben P
    @supermonkey42

    I vote for The Hobbit or Dire Recompence.

    The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think on

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