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  1. I never thought of it for a fan-fic. But...In all the original work I AM every character. I take on their roles. I play them. i wonder what they did when they were kids, and what kind of players they were, and what deep dark secrets are motivating them, and what part of their character they gave up for ambition, and what part they redeemed. Who is a bad guy or a good guy is never very plain in my stories. As time goes on, the blurriness between good and evil becomes more pronounced. After all, a child is evil incarnate in one of my stories. Man that was living writing on the edge. I think about that scene in my mind every now and then, how the blades slide together, criss-crossing at the back of his neck, yet he manages to turn...ah, the power of all magic encapsulated within one.

    That was a dramatic moment.

    Then there was Andrew. Boy, did I have fun with him.

    But I digress.

    Truth be told, before the Orgy thread began, I was beginning to wonder how to go about getting everyone's permission to be inserted into a story I was contemplating. Came up in a thread a while back when I suggested we all get together in RL in someone's basement and have a party, but Red said: "And find out we're all middle-aged business men."

    Some ideas are like rampant terriers.

  2. I think as an exercise in writing, that is exactly what one must do: journalize a fragment of your life. Bring it to life. Put it under the microscope and present it in an objectified way that you know is almost so painfully subjective that you have to throw in something that connects you to your reader. Like: "Okay, that was too much information, wasn't it?"

    Yet make it interesting

    I was so pumped up when I wrote my little piece, because its like a performance. Ever perform? Like, on stage, or a presentation? Man. You have no idea what practice means until then. One of the ways I was able to present my life was to have written a part of it from 20 years gone by, from a perspective of it being a memory. That way...well...lets say life wears down your "embarrassment" chip.

    The reviews for that work are the ones that are the most heart-pounding.

  3. I think it's more subtle than that though. I think a flame can be defined according to the receiver's reaction. For instance, the review that inflamed me did not directly insult me, but it did put up my hackles and cause me to react in similar vein.

    Inflammatory remarks intend to cause friction, and some authors invite that by the throwing down of the gauntlet (don't read this if you don't like such and such) Sometimes saying "don't" starts things that maybe wouldn't have started.

    To me, insults are already open warfare.

    Meh, maybe I'm wong.

  4. very first story I posted, I got this. the one and only flame, defined by the same person in the next review.

    "Yes, Link has a sister. Last time I checked Aryll is not spelled Z-E-L-D-A."

    1. OMG! They both have blue eye and blonde hair! That must mean that they're related! - Yes, because everyone with blonde hair and blue eyes is related.

    2. OMG! Link only has a mom! Zelda only has a dad! They must be related! - Following your logic, I'm my best friend's sibling and the sibling of millions of other people in the world. No. Plus, Link's father = knight, and yes, Nintendo has stated this. And the Queen couldn't be Link's mother. First, why would she run Link to the Kokiri Forest and leave Zelda behind? Why the hell would she run out into the middle of the battlefield anyway?

    Okay, so everyone in the world that has the same hair and eye color, and (if paired together) are missing one opposite parent, are related. - ...Right.

    Anon 2005-11-13  id # 2035493649

    But, other than that, I like your story! >_>

    It actually pointed out a major flaw in my story, but the entire story was based on it. I think it might have been my opening line:

    If you don't like the idea that Link and Zelda are brother and sister, in spite of the fact that they both are blonde, have blue eyes, Link has a mom and Zelda a dad, and Zelda dresses like a nun (i.e., a "sister"), just read it anyway. I’ll try to change your mind.

    So I think I invited it. XP

    My reply to the flame:

    I had the opprotunity of being able to extract the dna from the two rpg characters, and the results indicated that yes, they were indeed closely related

    which is SUCH a blatant lie...

  5. Ah, thank you ectrae. Good to know I could rely upon you when my own brain cells have failed. Galaxy Quest. I've only seen it like five or six times. That tall chick from "Alien" is in it too. Sigourney Weaver. That's her name. (whew! nearly had to look that one up) And Leonhart, you will definitely enjoy it. and it's not the purple tentacles you have to watch out for. Its the miners. (or is that minors?)

    edit: I meant purple hair and huge ass snakes. (See, my brain melds things together. Did you see that?)