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by Applegate
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Non-native english speaker needs critique
Replies: 10
Views: 1333

Re: Non-native english speaker needs critique

I regularly say and hear "gg" when speaking over voice chat. I also don't quite understand the Russian potatoes joke. Is "k" saying that, by the way they played (and lost) the game, one might think they were playing the game on Russian potatoes rather than computers? There might be something better ...
by Applegate
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Non-native english speaker needs critique
Replies: 10
Views: 1333

Re: Non-native english speaker needs critique

I regularly say and hear "gg" when speaking over voice chat. I also don't quite understand the Russian potatoes joke. Is "k" saying that, by the way they played (and lost) the game, one might think they were playing the game on Russian potatoes rather than computers? There might be something better ...
by Applegate
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Polite Speech
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: Polite Speech

I'm currently writing a story where characters talk differently to others depending on their rank/seniority. Are there more indicators that I can use for a more subtle shift? Or do you think that shifting the politeness outside of the dialogue and using body language would do the job better? Since ...
by Applegate
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:29 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Let's get rid of DEAD WORDS
Replies: 15
Views: 1800

Re: Let's get rid of DEAD WORDS

You mentioned English teachers. That's usually where things go wrong. English teachers teach creative writing, which is a different beast altogether from writing. Using "therefore" instead of "so", and then a synonym of it as much as possible may make your text more "exciting" to read, but I'd be ve...
by Applegate
Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Three writing tips you shoudn't listen to
Replies: 34
Views: 3793

Re: Three writing tips you shoudn't listen to

Why do I get the feeling you're judging the entire genre on people like Martin and Erikson alone.
Hang on, Erikson as in, Steven Erikson? Malazan Book of the Fallen? What missteps did he make? (Other than the verbosity of some characters boring me to death?)
by Applegate
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get that thing off your chest... Now...
Replies: 5264
Views: 404606

Re: Get that thing off your chest... Now...

Best thing to do is exercise self-restraint.
by Applegate
Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Three writing tips you shoudn't listen to
Replies: 34
Views: 3793

Re: Three writing tips you shoudn't listen to

I remember reading how John Scalzi almost put down Rothfuss's novel because five bowls of stew were served on page 4. Stew being the most cliche of all fantasy world meals. ("Not a 'hearty stew' fantasy!" Scalzi wrote). I'd think that a little too petty. Telling authors to invent different foods ju...
by Applegate
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: What makes a VN Kinetic?
Replies: 8
Views: 992

Re: What makes a VN Kinetic?

Haze wrote:I believe a VN with choices that don't affect the story is called a "linear visual novel".
This. It's only not considered a visual novel if you don't involve choices.
by Applegate
Sun May 11, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: New Term for Visual Novels? [split]
Replies: 93
Views: 8480

Re: Visuals for KN

I also hate the term "KN", if only because it is the only sub-set of Visual Novels that gets its own name and needs to be referred to as something else. 2dt, I think suddenly calling everything by a new name would be forced and impossible to do; we're not exactly in charge of a 'market' here, as Vis...
by Applegate
Sat May 10, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Visuals for KN
Replies: 31
Views: 2540

Re: Visuals for KN

Common consensus appears to be that a good Visual Novel does away with the Novel part and exchanges it for Gameplay; you "play" a Visual Novel, you do not read it. Er, what? Common consensus where? I'm pretty sure most people care quite a bit about the 'novel' part, and equating selecting a choice ...
by Applegate
Sat May 10, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Visuals for KN
Replies: 31
Views: 2540

Re: Visuals for KN

Common consensus appears to be that a good Visual Novel does away with the Novel part and exchanges it for Gameplay; you "play" a Visual Novel, you do not read it. "Kinetic Novels" then are outliers for real, as they concentrate on storytelling over gameplay. Does a unique visual presentation help? ...
by Applegate
Sat May 10, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get that thing off your chest... Now...
Replies: 5264
Views: 404606

Re: Get that thing off your chest... Now...

Police stopped by because of a noisy neighbour, uncover a bag of a Russian lady containing her passport, credit card, and stuff. Here's the kicker: She doesn't live here. And that bag's been there for a day or two. Ah.... Humanity ._. It's actually a little worrisome, but it was tucked away neatly ...
by Applegate
Wed May 07, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Get that thing off your chest... Now...
Replies: 5264
Views: 404606

Re: Get that thing off your chest... Now...

Police stopped by because of a noisy neighbour, uncover a bag of a Russian lady containing her passport, credit card, and stuff. Here's the kicker: She doesn't live here. And that bag's been there for a day or two.
by Applegate
Tue May 06, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Old Threads (– September 2014)
Topic: Looking for someone experienced in matters of law!
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: Looking for someone experienced in matters of law!

As a correction to the previous post of mine: I did some research and actually, European countries like their juries, too. Germany being an exception. They're similar to the Dutch system, or maybe the Dutch system is similar to theirs? Either way, this means a judge will preside and a jury isn't inv...
by Applegate
Sun May 04, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: I'm not a writer. ಠ_ಠ
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

Re: I'm not a writer. ಠ_ಠ

I think writing is still an acquired skill. When you first started out drawing, no doubt you thought it wasn't good and that people wouldn't like it.

Rather than posting a summary, could you try posting samples of your work so anyone interested have an idea of what they have to work with?