InvidiaRed

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  1. Poseidon wants a word

  2. 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)

  3. 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.)

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

       

  6. 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?

  7. Updated Tarnished Lion.

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

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I went for the “everybody-thinks-Harry’s-going-evil” instead of actually making him go dark.  (Smash-up frame-job by the DEs to misdirect blame for their deeds.)

    3. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      I think that’d be fun to write.

      HP passed the moral event horizon in mine.

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I’m only at the 948k mark, still short on that one :)   Found myself burning out, so now I’m revisiting an original story.

  8. InvidiaRed

    Introducing characters

    I’ll try to describe a quick scene for informational purposes. “WE LOVE YOU MERESKA!!” Her fans screamed in adoration as the swarm of Holodrones swarmed around her as her hover-board maneuvered crazy eights and other flight patterns. The Stadium was packed to bursting. She posed as her rotating nipple tassels displayed the list of her sponsors. Ad Revenue malarkey she never bothered to pay attention to. It wasn’t enough that her patented drone subroutines had become common place. It wasn’t enough that she was beautiful naturally without the aid of being pumped full of nanites and a dedicated team of beauticians and it wasn’t even enough that she could perform sing and dance while on a hoverboard. These people didn’t want a person… They wanted a perfect goddess no matter the cost. She would have preferred being treated like a picture perfect porcelain doll. She had done her best to avoid Hesperia Seven which lay on the outermost western spiral galactic arm. Away from the safety of the core worlds. At least the core worlds respected copyright. She lamented. She waved and blew kisses as she touched her omnitool bracelet to commence her wardrobe change routines. She was never doing another favor for the Corpo Kings who commanded the super-corporations here on the outer edges. She reminded herself to smile for the holodrones. It wasn’t that they fricking cheated. Casinos cheated as part of their everyday practice. It was the fact that despite knowing it from the onset… She had fallen for it. One holovid of a…. ‘Personal’ android doing some rather indecent things while having her likeness spread like wildfire over the holonet. And the culprit was here on this backwater fringe world. Mereska scanned the leisure suites for the fat cow that was behind it all. She had never killed before, but she figured all it took was some serious determination and perhaps a liberal application of expertly calculated blunt force trauma. There she was Tortoise CEO and future murder victim manhandling her doppelganger with her fingers in places that would have any HR firm priming for immediate dismissal… Had they been human. She kissed her lips and as the holodrones swarmed the position her kiss projectile would be to spell out I LOVE YOU! Wreathed in a prismatic heart large enough that even the highest seat could see it. She had been born too late. She decided, Too late to explore lost and sacred Terra Prime. Too late to explore this section of the galaxy. The preshow was about to end. The music began to build as her first song came up. There in the moment of silence before her first words there was a deafening screech as some large shadow drifted over her. “What the f-” She began and her eyes widened as she looked up. Something large was coming straight for her. She touched her bracelet and her fingers clacked over the interface as she switched the hoverboard to manual and shifted her weight so the hoverboard glided to the side. The dark object sped past her and the wind buffeted her out of the central stadium. The hoverboard spiraled as she hunkered down and clutched the board. Forever grateful to whomever invented the boots that were bound magnetically to the board. Without out them she’d have been flung off the darned thing ages ago.She managed to stabilize the hoverboard and it came to a stop. She sighed as she fought the nausea that threaten to vacated her lunch. She refused to throw up here on this planet. Outright refused. Some fans had gone so far as to plifer her bathwater from the hotels she had stayed at. They even stole her mattress out from under her while she slept! She shuddered, People were crazy. A few women and one man actually used nanites to remodel themselves after her. She absolutely refused to contemplate what her fans would do if they got a hold of her sick. She swallowed and kept the burning bile down. She ignored her burning throat and focused on the noise. There was a persistent droning and other noises. Noises that she realized was screaming. The persistent droning was infact the stadium alarm. The black figure that had nearly crashed into her. Wasn’t alone. As more dropped into the stands like meteors. It was currently biting stadium security forces in half like unwanted corn dogs She brushed her omnitool and set the holodrones to live-stream. As the holodrones regrouped around her catching her every move in a perfect spotlight. Predatory eyestalks darted to look at her location. That wasn’t a good sign. She grabbed her hoverboard and wordlessly pulled up. Her hoverboard promptly sped towards the rafters.
  9. 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.

  10. Ebook Launch is a go :D

    So far they’ve been helpful and professional.

  11. 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

  12. 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?