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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Everybody needs a dose of infectious laughter <3

  6. 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.

  7. Poseidon wants a word

  8. 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)

  9. 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.)

  10. Another Small Step Down. <3 

    As long as I can get it published by atleast the end of the year I’ll be happy. Reading Copyright law was horrible but at least legalese is at least legible. Understanding what is and isn’t culpable…

    But hey, at least 70 years

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      There is a copyright lawyer on youtube, by the name of Leonard French, if you want to watch about copyright and other cases.  Might be easier than reading through law, though few of his videos are short.

    2. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Ah the pitfalls of doing this thing solo.

  11. Copyright is boring af.

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Maybe, but it’s also there to help dissuade people from ripping your stories off and claiming them as their own.

    2. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      True, that said 70 years after my death if people would still like my stuff I’d like them not to ruin it with whatever bile that is the propaganda of the day.

       

  12. 20% of all evil witches end up being shanked by children.

    1. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Sounds like a perfect time to have a better-house-keeping course for witches, to help mitigate the possibilities.

    2. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Instructions unclear, Decided to found a school dedicated to Hansel and Gretal

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      The Hansel and Gretel Cookbook?

  13. Updated Tarnished Lion.

    By far the darkest chapter I’ve written.:devil:

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    2. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

       Dark Lord Leo, The Black Lion That Stalks Unseen

      -Slain Narcissa Malfoy on the crossroad to knockturn Alley after being provoked

      -Subjugated The locket horcrux, Found Rowena’s Diadem.

      - Plunged into the abyss and fought off the horcrux that infested him and ate it. Violating the fundamental law of magic on a level much worse than Voldermort did.

      -Dark Lord finally matures. Leo has taken over. And is about to make a play for Azkaban.

    3. InvidiaRed
    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Nice thing with where I branched off, I don’t have to mess around with horcruxes!  :)

  14. One more step down.  The cover art is done

    oh lord… I can almost believe its happening

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Seeing the cover for the first time is just… well, there’s aren’t words for it. It’s just like nothing else in the world. 

    2. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Yeah. I’m trying not to be blubbering.

  15. Ebook Launch is a go :D

    So far they’ve been helpful and professional.

  16. Making Progress. Slow progress but a step is still a step by any measure

    @BronxWench you were right It was way more cost effective to buy 10 ISBNS

    I feel like that’s how they suck you in. Well you only wanted one but….

    You got the rest of your life to use the rest of them ahaha.

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    2. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Didn’t know that. But for right now going to focus on Ebook first.

       

      Before I try for print…

    3. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Print is usually much more expensive, and has a lower rate of return for a self-published author. You have to pay the costs of printing, and even when books are only printed after they are ordered. you need to price them in order to recover your costs. My novella doesn’t offer print copies, but my novel sells on Amazon for $5.99 for a Kindle ebook, and $15.95 for the paperback. I don’t sell a lot of print copies… :lol: 

    4. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Oh good I feel like I made a good decision by going for E first

  17. Recursionate

    is definitely going to be a WIP but I made a promise to myself I’m not going to delete.

    Also did anyone one know.

    Ate- Is the goddess of Foolhardy and ruinous Impulse?

  18. Writer Question has anyone used Ebook Launch?

    https://ebooklaunch.com/

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      I haven’t used them, but they look pretty damned good from what I’m reading. The prices for editing are fair, and so are the cover prices. If I were to self-publish, I think I’d give them a shot myself.

    3. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Okay I decided to give them a shot they look and feel legit.

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I did notice they don’t have developmental edit services, so you’d have to budget elsewhere for that.