InvidiaRed

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  1. Fun fact: Alexa is responsible for 95% of werewolf attacks in the last 5 years

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Naughty Alexa!

    2. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Who knows what’ll happen when a AI and werewolves team up. We’re fine at least until she starts quoting the godfather.

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Werewolves need AI?

  2. https://wordcounter.net/

     

    Found a helpful site :D

    1. Desiderius Price
    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      I like the keyword density feature. That’s useful if it highlights it as you go along, rather than having to wait for your editor to point out how well you’ve abused certain words. :blink: 

    3. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      The ability to find overused words is invaluable. Now i’m trying my hand at finding filter words

  3. InvidiaRed

    Bad Quotes

  4. Update: Another checkmark down.

    part of me is happy as that finish line grows ever nearer… And the other part of me is screaming that everybody is going to hate it forever and until eternity.

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Tentacles are easy, they can go pretty much anywhere… :)

    3. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Yeah but if I ever did it I’d want a happy ending for everyone.

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Tentacles are good for gripping, whatever needs to be gripped.  The suction can be applied as needed.  One or two per office.  So, yeah, any human involved could certainly get a happy ending.  Though, not sure how the tentacle monster would get a happy ending too.   Now, my smutty short (as a dream for the MC) implied that urine of adolescent teenage boys was an addictive substance to the alien kind (ie a hallucinogenic or an opioid etc) so “drinking” it was its own reward for the service.

  5. InvidiaRed

    Bad Quotes

  6. Writer Question

    How would you best convey that the story you’re writing is a dark fantasy geared towards adults and as such contains adult themes. I’m a little anxious as I approach the finish line.

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    2. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      True, But the fact remains evil exists. I would probably put at least a watch team on those who do evil for evil’s sake. Always a few who confuse mystery with the banality of what they espouse. Which I will always profess to be one of the great tragedies.

      The true threats have always been those willing and able to ignore all moral and ethical boundaries to get what they want no matter the cost.

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      There are psychopaths with no remorse or sense of guilt, always trying to get away.  Some become harden criminals, others become CEOs and/or politicians.  Still, even they’re not doing evil for the sake of evil, they’re doing it for some reason.  Anyways, your story, write them as serving evil gods if you want :)

    4. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Here’s a secret I know from RPing Evil characters.

      There’s always a reason to serve outright evil demons and or gods. Not a good reason, but a reason be it vengence, spite. Its even possible to serve an evil god out of nothing but genuine thanks because when you were at rock bottom, they were the only ones that listened.

      You have to get something out of it. influence, power, wealth and or a fully stocked harem of your choice. All of the above etc… Even if it is nothing more than a reprieve from the eternal torture they promise.

      The evil deities know very well how duplicitous and self-serving you are. They’re using you just as you are using them. They know very well well the moment you get a chance to taste great power. You’ll try to usurp them, and they’re counting on it. But in the mean time you poor dupe, there’s a nunnery in need of pillaging,that orphanage is oppressing you and the goody two shoes high priest isn’t going to ritually sacrifice himself in a rhapsody of torturous ecstasy.

      Since the deal is a form of spiritual bribery. The more horrid and evil you are the less your assuredly damned afterlife is going to be. Because you got a I did big bad sticker and the evil spirits aren’t going to torment you as much.

  7. Everybody needs a dose of infectious laughter <3

  8. I did not expect attempting to translate post industrial concepts into a dark fantasy setting is a peculiar situation.

    Clown Car- Miniature horseless carriage

    Machine guns- rapid handcannon

    Welthauptstadt-?

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    2. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      There’s an interesting way to relatively date something.

      Prior to the 19th century Natural Philosophy was the word for what we’d call Science. It’s a nifty little signifer that adds more to story.

      Progression Goes Natural Philosophy to Natural Science to Science. Scientist wasn’t really used until it was coined in 1833 by William Whewell 

      So anything essentially prior industrial revolution. To be accurate you’d use Natural Philosopher :D

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Miniature horseless clown carriage crashes into the cemetery – oh, all those bodies!

    4. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      … You laugh but I already sorta used that joke :balloon:

       

      Calliope from the Nightmare Grotesquerie does crash into a cemetery.

  9. InvidiaRed

    InBrightestDay's (Originals) Review Reply & Discussion Thread

    I still stand by that We got biological syringes walking around.
  10. Poseidon wants a word

  11. An interesting explanation of infinity.

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      If I go to my trusty IEEE754 compliant computer:
      try infinity == nan (FALSE)
      try infinity != nan (FALSE)

  12. Okay Writer question, from what I can tell. A personal website is a thing?

     

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      @Desiderius Price has a point. The editor needs to focus on the elements of the story, rather than act as a proofreader. If you don’t want to do an editing pass, have someone who’s good at it beta-read for you, and listen to them. 

      I rely on my editor for things like making sure I haven’t screwed up the chronology between events and chapters, haven’t left some dangling threads or gaping plot holes, and that my characters won’t cause the average reader to think they’ve stumbled into the literary equivalent of Madame Tussaud’s. My editor also watches for repetitive phrasing, run-on sentences, and other abominations against the language. We both rely on the proofreader to catch any spelling or grammar mistakes we missed (damn those homophones!) and to keep an eye out for anything else that rings false on a clean read-through. But first and foremost, it’s my job to turn over a manuscript that I’ve read, re-read, proofread, spell-checked, grammar-checked, and cleaned up to the best of my ability. If I piss off my editor by being sloppy, or lazy, you can bet the publisher is going to be less willing to take another manuscript from me. Authors are a dime a dozen; good editors are rare, and therefore precious.  :D

    3. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      :spank: I’m grossly simplifying of course, but at if you want to be an author you do need at lest a couple pair of eyes to catch what you can’t.

      my editor was well compensated and tipped in gratitude.

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I always try to respect the hired help, because they’re people too.  (Good plan in life, TBH.)