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Posted Feb 5, '09 at 3:44am

kingryan

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Yeh...I don't know if I want to get into Nanoscience...I only am really interested in the technology side of it...and at Adelaide Uni the course they offer is Nanoscience and materials...which involves biological things...which I don't think I am interested...

I still have just under three years of school to think about it though...

 

Posted Feb 5, '09 at 6:10am

Strop

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You may be more interested in robotics and microengineering, KR.

 

Posted Feb 5, '09 at 4:01pm

Gantic

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This is partially from one line of one character I created some time ago. "I hate nice people, because they make me feel obligated to be nice."

From Darkness

--I hate nice people.
--And why is that?
--They make me feel obligated.
--Obligated to do what?
--Be nice. It seems so forced to say thank you.
--And you don't say thank you?
--Not unless I mean it. Then I'm a blathering idiot. Saying things like 'You don't know how much this means to me.' You know? I've seen a grown man cry one time from the kindness someone showed him. His gratitude was overwhelming. I teared up too.
--How would you normally react to kind people?
--I just want to be cynical and not have to like anyone around me and have them leave me alone. It's the nice people that get you.
--Have you ever committed an act of kindness?
--Yeah, occasionally. Someone needs help, I help them. They don't have to thank me either, but they do and just can't react to that.
--Do you remember an instance, any instance of someone committing a kind act toward you?
--Yeah. One time. A year or two ago. Some guy in an MMO just ran up to me and gave me a bunch, maybe ten, free uncommon gems.
--What was so significant about that?
--The thing was, I was 30-40 levels higher than he was. He knew he was giving me uncommon gems, probably because he figured I could do something more useful with them than sell them. But the oddest thing was he followed me halfway to another town just to give me those gems.
--And what did you do with those gems?
--I don't really remember. But I remember thinking that it came out of nowhere. I didn't do anything in particular to deserve them. I mean I was ignoring him the first few moments when he followed me. I didn't know how to react.
--Did you thank him?
--I... I don't think so. He ran off before I realized what happened. I couldn't find him afterward.
--So you couldn't thank him. Do you remember any instances in which you could?
--Yeah. One time... I... um...
--What is it?
--I've got to go make a call.

--Hello?
--Hi, Mom?

 

Posted Feb 5, '09 at 9:46pm

Destor

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--Hello?
--Hi, Mom?

Nice ending. It was slightly hard to understand at first, but I sorted it out.

Wow, you're a good writer. I really like all that you have written in this thread.

 

Posted Feb 6, '09 at 1:17am

kingryan

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You may be more interested in robotics and microengineering, KR.

Maybe...maybe...

Interesting Gantic...almost in relation to Zophia's Art Skills entry....

 

Posted Feb 6, '09 at 1:23am

LiL_GaNgSta_BlAzE

LiL_GaNgSta_BlAzE

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**** this stuff is good, screw school, stiing here till the sun don't shine no moe!

WAnt more, please give me more!

 

Posted Feb 6, '09 at 10:04pm

Gantic

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The thing with good writing or something well-written is that if it's written well enough, it is easy to get pulled into a story you don't like and be unable to stop reading it. True evil. Like some of the contemporary writers. *cough*

The Weatherman

INT. SMALL WIRELESS STORE
WEATHERMAN walks into the store.

Cellular phone rings. WEATHERMAN answers.

WEATHERMAN: Hey, Sarah.

Sarah's voice is projected to audience.

SARAH: Hey, Weatherman. Are you busy right now?
WEATHERMAN: Not really.
SARAH: Could you do me a favor?
WEATHERMAN: Sure. What's up?
SARAH: Could you take a step outside. I've got a surprise.
WEATHERMAN: (surprised) You're in the city?
SARAH: I don't want to ruin the surprise.

EXT. FRONT OF WIRELESS STORE
WEATHERMAN exits the wireless store. A few people are passing buy in long coats.

WEATHERMAN: I'm outside. Now what?
SARAH: Turn to your... right.

WEATHERMAN turns to his right. He looks around but does not see SARAH.

WEATHERMAN: I don't see you.
SARAH: Sorry, I meant turn to your left.

WEATHERMAN turns to his left.

WEATHERMAN: Alright. What now?
SARAH: 3... 2... 1...

Rain pours down. SARAH is laughing. WEATHERMAN is soaked. He looks at his wristwatch.

WEATHERMAN: I hate being right.

 

Posted Feb 7, '09 at 2:38am

kingryan

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hahahahahahahahahah!

Very Clever Gantic...very clever....

I didn't quite understand this bit:

Sarah's voice is projected to audience.

What does that mean?

 

Posted Feb 7, '09 at 9:58pm

Gantic

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The audience can hear her voice. Otherwise I'd probably have someone asking why we can hear the other half of the conversation (even though some people have the sound turned high enough for everyone to hear).

 

Posted Feb 8, '09 at 2:38am

Strop

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Hm, how that would be presented would depend on the medium and genre, wouldn't it?

If it were a play, for example, then I imagine there would be a split-stage. If it were TV, either a split-screen without the need for the audience, or if it were a reality prank show (like "Punk'd") then yes, Sarah would presumably be addressing the studio audience.

 
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