ChrissyQuinn

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    holy/celestial warriors

    That is actually a very insensitive statement... but you probably don't realize that so I'm going to let it pass. But do keep in mind, there are still practitioners of non-judeo-christian religions. Like... Druids and Wiccans, even worshipers of Odin who might take offense to that statement above. So you're handling someone's religion here, of course people are going to get touchy. I think the main concern people have here is that you're going to shit all over someone's religion in the name of fiction, which is a legitimate concern. (i know this is contrary to my who cares he's writing fiction statement, but admittedly I was a few glasses into the evening, and oh the flippant shit I say when tipsy.) I would suggest picking up some of the viking sagas or early Irish and Welsh texts. You can get translations of a few of them on Amazon for free. And visit your local library.If you think about the most successful author of what I call super fantasy (elves, orcs, goblins etc.) it's Tolkien and the guy was a medievalist who borrowed heavily from Viking sagas (There is literally a saga about a guy named Frodi who has to destroy a ring), Also, I think it might be more impactful if you just have one set of gods you focus on and write a story about infighting among them. It would also mean less research for you, (compelling fantasy is research).
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    AFF's Tales from the Shoutbox 2015

    Yup Feel free to change whatever you need just edit your post and let me know when you've added the new details
  3. Goals for this week... Update HotF with the real Chapter one by Thursday and DM: DA 14 by Sunday... here goes nothing.

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    Heart of the Forest--Original Fantasy

    Prologue 3 up http://original.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600107932&chapter=3 Chapter 1 to follow tonight or tomorrow.
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    holy/celestial warriors

    I get what you're saying, but the concept of Warlock as a male magic user isn't modern at all, that started in the Restoration Era. Also, considering that all witches were originally thought to have some sort of covenant with the devil or demons (See Malleus Maleficarum) it kind of makes sense how the word evolved to what it did. I'm currently doing a little research for my shits and giggles story... so I currently am a wealth of what Christians (mostly medieval) thought of witches and how they referred to them. Other than that I wholeheartedly agree with you, video games and pop culture have twisted certain non-judeo christian concepts to the point where it just does the myth/cultural concept a disservice most of the time. But as it is a work of fiction he could call a blob of goo that rises out of a lake once a year to devour peasants a Valkyrie and a flying unicorn that sets bad kings on fire with its prismatic horn a Shaman. Also one more thing bothering me... THE MAYANS AND AZTECS WERE NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES....Omitting them from being "native american" is like saying the objibua (totally butchered that) aren't because they're in Canada as opposed to the USA. I would suggest to SirGeneralSir if s/he's still reading this, that the best approach while trying to write something with a fantasy element would be to look a various cultures and their folklore in a certain time period and borrow one specific country/region's mythology and customs for each race you're working on rather than trying to stick everything in a blender. Gods or not, having Valkyries and something asian-y or eastern sounding for the celestial faction would just sound wrong in the head. Same with the voodoo and shaman thing. Even in warcraft Voodoo is what trolls do and Orcs deal with the elements, trolls I don't think even had shaman before World of Warcraft and then they carry the name more for coding purposes than lore. Like the Paladin and Sunwalker thing. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=warlock<-- double check source. (My history was fuzzy I almost said Jacobean Era... totally could have sworn it was somewhere in King James I's Demonology but I guess I was wrong)
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    Need help with a plot device

    It could be something as simple as they find lots of blood but no bodies. Or a horrible car accident on the high way and the car ends up in the woods and they assume an animal ate the girl. If there's a river it could be a simple as car goes off bridge and they only find the mother's body in it and assumed the girl was sucked out the broken window and the body will wash up. I hope that helps
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    Heart of the Forest--Original Fantasy

    Prologue 2 up http://original.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600107932&chapter=2
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    Danse Macabre - An Original Vampire Story

    It's the heading for the teaser in at the back.
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    holy/celestial warriors

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Wukong<--- from a novel and not religious based but you could probably use some of that.
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    holy/celestial warriors

    berserkers believed they were granted their powers by the gods I think. To them it was more than just a bunch of naked guys high on mushrooms with axes (gotta love the vikings). I was going to suggest The Wild Hunt or Slough but they aren't really warriors more just a mass of creepy shit that will fuck you up. Sapkowski made the hunt warriors though in his witcher books. As for Eastern stuff you're not going to find that/probably have a tough time finding that. Most Eastern religions east of india are based around Buddism to a degree which means... more peaceful oriented stuff than western religion.
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    holy/celestial warriors

    Technically the Knights Templar from the crusades kind of fit the bill, They were holy warriors who were in their minds essentially minions of god and a holy army doing his bidding. But it's not mythological but it gets used in that sense in a lot of fantasy novels and settings.
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    Danse Macabre - An Original Vampire Story

    Thanks guys I'm working on trying to get the next update to you soon Especially since I kind of abruptly ended the last chapter lol.
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    Danse Macabre - An Original Vampire Story

    Wow I kept you guys waiting over a month for chapter 13 O.O I'm sorry guys.... here it is! http://original.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600107715&chapter=13
  14. Finally updated Dark Awakenings :D Yay chapter 13!

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    I still can't beleive people actually READ my stuff on here...

    Regardless of how little known it is there are fans out there that will read the fic. Also you can try putting your more serious work on more writing focused sites, such as this place or Wattpad or Fictionpress. As I stated before, the fandom is pre-established so people will be more willing to read/take a chance on it.
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    I still can't beleive people actually READ my stuff on here...

    Sex sells, and if it bleeds it leads. I'm not trolling, I'm spreading the gospel of the human psyche. We are all horny little violence mongers deep down inside. Also if you're writing in a pre-existing fandom most of the work to get people interested is already done, the people reading are already a fan of the characters you're writing about, you just have to put a small amount of effort in to get people interested enough to click on it. It takes a lot more work to get people interested in original writing because people have to take more of a chance. I'm not a fan-fiction writer, I write original and I feel I'm doing pretty well in my category, but if you compare my hits to say... a harry potter fic that has been out as long, I have virtually none (though I have 2k ish ). It's like comparing fifty shades of grey and... The Sword of Truth Series. More people have read Fifty Shades in the last 5 years... because it has sex in it and was originally twilight fan-fiction. Sometimes I wonder how many hits I'd get for my stuff if I changed the names and descriptions of the characters and smacked twilight in the title... but that's neither here nor there
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    Danse Macabre - An Original Vampire Story

    Behold! The Print copy of Danse Sorry about the massive photos its a new phone.
  18. Danse Macabre is apparently worse than fifty shades of grey... should I wear it like a badge of honor?

    1. ChrissyQuinn

      ChrissyQuinn

      Yeah, but it's so tempting to try! lol.

    2. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Honestly, in my opinion there is nothing worse than Fifty shades…. except maybe Twilight… it's sort of a tie, I think, between those two

    3. ChrissyQuinn

      ChrissyQuinn

      Well it's not literary gold or anything of the sort, but it is what it is, and for what it is, it operates as it should... to the tune of a multimillion dollar book deal.

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    I am finally Self-Published!

    After a week and a half, I think, of disappearance I have finally finished what I set off to do. Danse Macabre is finally available to the masses! Hurrah *shoots off streamers* It's free on Smashwords and .99 cents on Amazon and Nook (I couldn't figure out how to make it free) until the 24th and it's 12.99 in paperback... because amazon -.-. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013VVSIDK http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/danse-macabre-christina-quinn/1122520020 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/568827 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1514116650/ <-- print
  20. I updated Dark Awakenings :) Yay Chapter 12

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    Danse Macabre - An Original Vampire Story

    http://original.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600107715&chapter=12 Chapter 12!
  22. Slowly working on getting the next chapter in Danse up, I can finally start writing again this week :) yay.

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    I am finally Self-Published!

    Thanks for your support guys
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    Danse Macabre - An Original Vampire Story

    http://original.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600107715&chapter=11 And Chapter 11