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by czxcjx
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: In Real Need of Critique for Scene
Replies: 6
Views: 1101

Re: In Real Need of Critique for Scene

This seems like a climax but without the images or sound accompanying it, it's hard to imagine that this is climactic on text alone. If you want to spice it up though then you have to make the transformation seem even rawer and horrific. The basis for the Were-animal after all is based around the id...
by czxcjx
Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Writing a queer romance with little to no knowledge
Replies: 9
Views: 1676

Re: Writing a queer romance with little to no knowledge

A queer thread without mentioning the epic 6 hour long Angels in America? Blasphemy!

Also try Middlesex.
by czxcjx
Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: How Do I Manage To Not Be Offensive In This Situation?
Replies: 18
Views: 2391

Re: How Do I Manage To Not Be Offensive In This Situation?

My old history teacher told us countless times she never ever wanted to have children ever . The difference though is that she's, in the opinion of most of my classmates and me, one of the best history teachers out there. Actually not wanting to have a child and hating teens don't match. Rather not ...
by czxcjx
Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Rules on the Visual Novel as a Medium
Replies: 65
Views: 6589

Re: Rules on the Visual Novel as a Medium

If currently what you see nothing but walls of trash talk and philojargon then all I can really do is just keep on expounding until you see my view If you think I trash talk then what else can I do but explain explain explain? And if you think that my style of writing or my theories are downright d...
by czxcjx
Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Rules on the Visual Novel as a Medium
Replies: 65
Views: 6589

Re: Rules on the Visual Novel as a Medium

I think the problem was pretty much nailed with that one statement TrickWithAKnife made--"without talking down to us". At times, yes, it does feel like you're running on the assumption that we don't know what a choice is, or that we don't understand the basic mechanics of how making VN's works, or ...
by czxcjx
Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Rules on the Visual Novel as a Medium
Replies: 65
Views: 6589

Re: Rules on the Visual Novel as a Medium

What you claim to be doing and have actually been doing are not the same. Adding wall after wall of convoluted, contradiction-riddled philojargon won't change that. In no uncertain terms you've proclaimed that we are ALL doing it wrong and in the same breath claim to be helping to inspire and add d...
by czxcjx
Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Rules on the Visual Novel as a Medium
Replies: 65
Views: 6589

Re: Rules on the Visual Novel as a Medium

To Trick Is there a name for that? Starting off with a direct attack is not a very nice way of going about things. Now let me get to those responses that are rhetorical questions rather than responses, all of which can be answered with a Yes. NVL creators are doing it wrong? By telling us that many ...
by czxcjx
Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Rules on the Visual Novel as a Medium
Replies: 65
Views: 6589

Re: Rules on the Visual Novel as a Medium

You know, I've never believed in telling people that they can't criticize something unless THEY can do it better. I absolutely do not believe in it. I can't sing, but have opinions on music. I can't make movies, yet I think some movies are crap. So I'm not going to tell you "Come back when you've c...
by czxcjx
Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Obscure Research Resources
Replies: 8
Views: 1492

Re: Obscure Research Resources

It depends on whether the information is factual, technical or analytical. Wikipedia tends to be okay at facts. Ask for a history of a religion or a biography of an artist and it'll usually bring it up. The problem is that it always feels like a summary that doesn't go into the nuances of the subjec...
by czxcjx
Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: How do I write a strong beginning?
Replies: 13
Views: 2925

Re: How do I write a strong beginning?

A quote from Chekhov

" My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying. "
by czxcjx
Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: How to tame your inner-critic?
Replies: 9
Views: 1367

Re: How to tame your inner-critic?

It just depends on what you aim for with your art. Throughout the history of creation there have been all sorts of types. You have the brilliant wild and prolific Shakespeare. You have the bustling huge visionary playful James Joyce. You have the contemporary master David Foster Wallace who wrote hi...
by czxcjx
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Rules on the Visual Novel as a Medium
Replies: 65
Views: 6589

Re: Rules on the Visual Novel as a Medium

What is the purpose of this topic? As with the point of any discussion on Aesthetics, to try to see what the goals, limits and potentials of a medium or art form really is and should be. I seem to have hit your bad spot or something because it seems that this topic is just made to question the arti...
by czxcjx
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Rules on the Visual Novel as a Medium
Replies: 65
Views: 6589

Re: Rules on the Visual Novel as a Medium

Skimming this thread, I've seen the phrase "meaningless choices" thrown around a few times. I'm curious to know what exactly this means? I think that sometimes in vns, a few extra choices are fine, even if they don't have a huge impact or affect the ending at all. If we learn something new about th...
by czxcjx
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Rules on the Visual Novel as a Medium
Replies: 65
Views: 6589

Re: Rules on the Visual Novel as a Medium

1. Content must be prioritized over systems. (Does choice really matter or contribute anything good to the story which I am trying to tell? Does adding a mini-game add to the overall vision?) Except in order to be able to execute our story as a game, we first must learn how to work with the system ...
by czxcjx
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Rules on the Visual Novel as a Medium
Replies: 65
Views: 6589

Re: Rules on the Visual Novel as a Medium

Pictures and text don't often mesh. There have been only a few examples where the text is not in a separate box, or appearing on top of the pictures. Are you okay with this? Do you want to see more VNs that find interesting ways to combine or blend the two? * Christine Love I think is probably the ...