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Posted Oct 14, '12 at 10:08pm

Gantic

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Minecraft is as totally relevant to NaNoWriMo as having write-ins in coffee shops. Okay so it's not... entirely, but it's still relevant... somewhat.

Biggest reason I never attend write-ins is that they're always in some place called "Artsy Café", "Café Foreign Word", "Owner's Name's Coffee", "Adjective Noun House of Coffee/Coffee House", "Name that has nothing to do with coffee but is a coffee place that is aimed at a particular group of people but is open to everyone but they would not think to go here because it doesn't sound like a place they would go to". Certainly, they're quite suitable places (wi-fi, food/drink, open late, etc.), but mainly, I just don't like to be around people who hang out at coffee places to write.

 

Posted Oct 15, '12 at 6:01am

Strop

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Minecraft is totally relevant to NaNoWriMo, if you go by demographics. Though I never got into Minecraft, it's just not a good idea given my work commitments...

I will not be doing nanowrimo this year, due to said working commitments. I don't think I'll be doing it until at least 2014, and that's provided I pass my FRACP exams first go. And even then, usually as an advanced trainee, fellow or consultant one finds way for work to keep them busy...

...actually you know what, I'm starting out with a pretty cushy nights rotation, you know this may be doable... and I really do need a reason to finish the main ending of the WoM by Halloween...

 

Posted Oct 15, '12 at 3:09pm

Maverick4

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and I really do need a reason to finish the main ending of the WoM by Halloween...

Can't all your patients suddenly develop stage 4 kidney cancer and have to go to hospice, thus leaving you free to write? :D

 

Posted Oct 15, '12 at 5:55pm

Gantic

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Minecraft is totally relevant to NaNoWriMo, if you go by demographics. Though I never got into Minecraft, it's just not a good idea given my work commitments...

I'm willing to bet the Minecraft demographic is more skewed toward (middle-aged) males and NaNoWriMo toward (middle-aged) females.

I will not be doing nanowrimo this year, due to said working commitments. I don't think I'll be doing it until at least 2014, and that's provided I pass my FRACP exams first go. And even then, usually as an advanced trainee, fellow or consultant one finds way for work to keep them busy...

So I take it you learned from that one time you did all 50000 in a week or so only to scrap everything you wrote.

 

Posted Oct 24, '12 at 6:43pm

Gantic

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1 week left until the start of NaNo.

It already appears I'm drifting back into old habits with the way I'm writing out notes on the plot. It's probably going to turn out really bad like it always does before I don't finish.

 

Posted Oct 25, '12 at 8:29pm

Xzeno

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Alright, I'll try this. The fact that Gantic is probably also going to do a horrible job and then fail inspires me to do the same.

Three options help me pick one:
-The Loner is a science fiction story about philosophy and physics. It loosely centers on the development of its titular character, a Boltzmann brain.
-The American Dreamer is about a girl who whines for like 200 pages until she gets what she wants randomly. The story is about how she finds love without really trying, and that's terrible. More broadly, it's about failing to find meaning in life.
-Dog Girl is a fantasy piece. First of all, if no one knows my feelings on fantasy, I think it's pretty much a waste of the paper its printed on. Fit for teaching children to read and that's about it. Anyway, Dog Girl is a narrative poem about a gay zoophilic elf, which I suppose is a little redundant. It's about good and evil, and dharma and tao. More broadly, it's about how everything you like is terrible and I hate you. Chalk it up as satire.

So pick one for me!

And Strop, stop being a baby and write a novel in a month.

 

Posted Oct 25, '12 at 8:32pm

Salvidian

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-The Loner is a science fiction story about philosophy and physics. It loosely centers on the development of its titular character, a Boltzmann brain.

It's been done. Sequels, movies, and movie sequels.

-The American Dreamer is about a girl who whines for like 200 pages until she gets what she wants randomly. The story is about how she finds love without really trying, and that's terrible. More broadly, it's about failing to find meaning in life.

It's also been done. Sequels, movies, and movie sequels made for the trash can.

-Dog Girl is a fantasy piece. First of all, if no one knows my feelings on fantasy, I think it's pretty much a waste of the paper its printed on. Fit for teaching children to read and that's about it. Anyway, Dog Girl is a narrative poem about a gay zoophilic elf, which I suppose is a little redundant. It's about good and evil, and dharma and tao. More broadly, it's about how everything you like is terrible and I hate you. Chalk it up as satire.

Need I say it again?

Honestly Xzeno, you should write a book pointing out stupidity. That'd be pretty funny, and you'd be good at it.

 

Posted Oct 26, '12 at 12:58pm

xerox

xerox

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What is NaNoWriMo?

 

Posted Oct 26, '12 at 12:59pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

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What is NaNoWriMo?

National Novel Writing Month.

 

Posted Oct 26, '12 at 1:38pm

Freakenstein

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It's okay..it's only 1666-1667 words every day for thirty days...it's no big deal. No sweat! Yeah, I can do it, no prob.

It's not cheating or exploiting if you start off with something already written and add 50K words to it by the end, is it?

 
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