Thursday, November 6, 2014

How to Write Books Good, Part 1


Thinking up the idea:
  • Think of an idea.
  • Lie in bed and think about the idea some more.
  • Dismiss idea.
  • Walk around house. Do menial tasks. Allow the mind to wander
  • When the mind has wandered around to an idea, stop doing menial tasks and pay attention.
  • Write it down.
  • Read it over.
  • Change it.
  • Lie down on sofa. Let idea form a story.
  • Dismiss idea. Hates idea. Idea is stupid.
  • Decide to write from the headlines. Switch on news. Read newspapers. Look for inspiration. 
  • Ebola, eh?
  • Brand new idea. A plague that wipes out most of humanity! The few survivors come together under some vague supernatural (religious?) pretence. 
  • But evil people have also come together! Drama! Conflict!
  • Realise your idea is The Stand, by Stephen King.
  • Read The Stand, by Stephen King.
  • Go back to original idea, decide it's good enough. 
  • Congratulations! You now have your idea!

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Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

Yaaayyy

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

This is perfect, this is such an accurate summation of the creative proccess. Well done.
(And the Stephen King reference made my day)

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

I wander if you are still online, Derek? No one seems to be around at the moment...

Garrett the master thief / Asylius / Tony the tiger said...

Hello?
Nice list Derek)

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

Hello Gar
*sighs*

Garrett the master thief / Asylius / Tony the tiger said...

Hello Matex, how be you and why are you sighing?

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

Because Blogland, thats why.
Look at it.
How the fuck did i get first comment? Thats ridiculous. Half an hour after a post and no comments.
I remember when we use to spam the refresh button waiting for a new post. Now there's no one here and it seems like Derek himself has abandonded the place, along with half the minions.

Garrett the master thief / Asylius / Tony the tiger said...

I see, well most people are either sleeping, in school or just don't come on anymore for what ever reason.

Shannon House said...

Best. Blog post. Ever.

Shannon House said...

Also incredibly accurate.

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

Not true, right now is prime time, its when the comments are most active. Least active due to sleep is in the middle of the night; which is the middle of the day for me here in australia, but for whatever reason most of the people on here are in the UK and those that arent still only seem to be online during UK day time, regardless of their own time zone. I suppose there is school but still, it use to be different.

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

Hiya there Shannon!

Garrett the master thief / Asylius / Tony the tiger said...

Ok, but things do change
sometimes for better and sometimes for the worst

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

'Course they do, but right now its for worse. Probably doesn't help that the series ended either I guess, not as much urgency to go online and see the latest news I suppose. But still. *shrug*

Garrett the master thief / Asylius / Tony the tiger said...

Exactly, there's the problem
but as they say "shit happens, you've got to get with it"

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

People dropping like flies doesnt help either though. Seems like everyone's solution is to just leave. *sigh* but im just being an old man, reminiscing on the past. Hah.

Jubilance Glee said...

I feel so inspired...

I'VE BEEN DOING IT THE WRONG WAY ALL ALONG!!!

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

Whats that Jubi?

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

Oh, the blog post?
Yeah, of you dont do it like that then you have no hope of coming up with an idea, sorry :P

Garrett the master thief / Asylius / Tony the tiger said...

Why not, you can teach the newer people about the old days (which i have no idea what they were like, i only started coming on a fair few weeks ago) and that's true, people dropping like flies

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

There arent many newer people, and older people are friends, important people. You grow up with people, you dont throw them away and get new ones. (Although I completely know what you mean, and new people are always good, for sure. Just saying I miss some people :/ )

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Hello...)

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

A+ blog post, Landy, haha! Loving it ^-^

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

Luce!!!!... *hugs*

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

MATEX! *huggles*

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Hello Luciana. Hello Matex...)

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

Speak of the Devil, and he shall appear.

Jubilance Glee said...

Matex- yeah the blog post :P

LUUUUCIIIII!! *supermegatacklehugsofdoom*

HAI!

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

Hi Soph!

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Hello Jubilance...)

Garrett the master thief / Asylius / Tony the tiger said...

(Hello Soph, Luci and Jubi,
how be you all?)

Jubilance Glee said...

SOPH!!! GARRETT!!! *supermegatacklehugsofdoom*


HAI!

Jubilance Glee said...

I BE GOOD *nodsnodsnods*

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Hello, Garrett... *shrugs* Yourself?)

Garrett the master thief / Asylius / Tony the tiger said...

I'm happy thanks Soph,
good to see your feeling good jubi

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

Hey guys <3

Jubilance Glee said...

How goes it, Luce? I haven't talked to you in CENTURIES...

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(I may disappear suddenly... Maybe without warning.)

Fabi S. / Moss Cryptic said...
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Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

Fabi, what are you talking about? Leave it be. Don't get hung up on all the problems. Its not anyone's responsibility to provide soltuions. You're not a bad guy at all *hugs*

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

If you stay, we will love you and hug you. If you leave, we will respect your decision, although we will miss you. That's all there is to it.

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

Eh, it goes a bit in the middle, I guess; lots of ups, lots of downs, and quite a few in betweens. How are you, Jubi?

Jubilance Glee said...

*Supermegatacklehugs Fab-Tea*
Don't worry about it.
Hopefully things'll turn around so no one has to feel like that...

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

*gives Fabi one of the stolen cookies*

Jubilance Glee said...

Luci- I know the feeling... *nods*
I'm pretty goooood :)
....But school

Jubilance Glee said...

NO! *tackles Matex*

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

*cuddles Fabi* The thing about life is, no matter what it is you do, there will be positives and negatives to it, and there comes a point in your life when you realise that what really, truly matters is how positive things are for you. If breaking the peace means bringing yourself, and others, closer to equality, then it's worth it; if we were to always stay silent to keep the peace, us women would be nothing more than prostitutes or wives. Change is worth the damage of the peace, trust me.

Jubilance Glee said...

*whispers* hey guys

...do ya think that if we chant Derek's name enough times then he'll come to us?

Emerald Melody said...

afternoon...

My book is now on sale if anyone wants the link or the info about it :)

Jubilance Glee said...

EM!! *supermegatacklehugsofdoom*

OF COURSE I WANT THE LINK!

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Fabi - the view I have on the matter is that it is better to fight when there is reason to fight and be peaceful when there is a reason to be peaceful. Do not strike unnecessarily but neither should we ignore it if it happens again in future.)

Emerald Melody said...

*Hugs Jubi* lol Thanks Jubi

https://www.createspace.com/5087505?ref=1147694&utm_id=6026

Jubilance Glee said...

I gtg -_-

BAI! *supermegagoodbyetacklehugsofdoom*

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Hello, Emerald. I must congratulate you on getting your book published.)

Jubilance Glee said...

*takes the link with her*

Kilandra Xyle said...

Brilliant. You are true inspiration.

Jubilance Glee said...

Ok I lied I can stay a bit longer

Jubilance Glee said...

ANDRAAAAAA!!!!!!!! *supermegatacklehugsofdoom*

WHERE THE FRICKITY FRACK HAVE YOU BEEN?

Emerald Melody said...

*takes a slight bow.*

Thank you, thank you. Has been a long auld road but it is now done.

Fabi S. / Moss Cryptic said...

I'm sorry.

I'm really sorry. [hugs everyone]

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

*hugs Fabi really tightly*

Clara L. Crowley, Hotel Manager, The Majestic Pirate Crowley, the Mad Hatter, Blogland Award Winner, Teenage Librarian said...

Greetings, all!
I cannot stay, but I am here long enough to say that I love the new blog post almost as much as I love all of you.

*leaves*

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

*begins to chant*
DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

What does it day?!
I can't see it! (Stupid school WiFi)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Hello, Dugglyn. How are you?)

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

Dugglyn!! *huggles*

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

Hey Sophia! I be's goods!
How are you? How be's yous eyes?!

Matex!!!
*huggles back*
How be's yous?! How be's yous eyes?!

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

*really wants to suddenly blare It's a Beautiful Day through the class room*
*don't... do.. it...*

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(*shrugs* But my eyes are fine. Yourself?)

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

My eyes are sore.
And blue.
Yes, my eyes are blue.

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

*continues chanting*
DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY DEREK LANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!
SPIDERS HIPPOS AND FURRY FLIES, PLEASE COME ON NOW!!!!
*there is a blast of purple smoke*

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

*if Sophia liked hugs she would be hugging but she doesn't*
*but like I told my dad this morning when I thought about rinsing my bowl but actually didn't, it's the thought that counts!*
Hope your eyes feel better Matex!
And I have blue eyes TOO! But they're also kinda green so depending on what I'm wearing they're either green or blue but typically blue.

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

*holds her breath, waiting*
*-did it work?!-*

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(My eyes are brown.)

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

My friend's eyes are brown!
And y other friends' are red!

SUGAR ANTS!

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

SUGAR ANTS!
They smell like coconut when you smash them!

Tia Halcyon went to sleep late. said...

Hello! How is everyone today?

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

red? Red is cool. I like red. I wish I had red eyes.

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

Yeah! Red! I'll show you a picture!
HI TIA THE AWESOME!!
I'M GOOD! HOW BE'S YOUS?! HOW BE'S YOUS EYES?!

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(*shrugs* Yourself?)

Queen Flora Ophelia of the Flowers; Leader of the New Land of Stickers; Prophet of the New Order; General of the Shadow People said...

Hey, don't know if you're still here, but I just came on to say congratulations Em! <3

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

Florraa!~ *hugs*

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Hello Flora.)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

. . .
I am trying to give a fuck about anyone, but it's not really working.
I apologise. I am apparently turning into C. This is not a bad thing. However, it does mean that I really don't care about any of you. Sorry about that.

. . .
Ah, I care about some of you. :) That's cool, then. That's cool . . .

. . . *nods*

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

That was somewhat morbid, especially for you, Star :(

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Hello, Star.. How are you?)

Taia DeMars, Raisin - Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

*hugs Derek*
*laughs* xD
I'll bear this in mind. O_O



*hugs Flora*

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

@Matex: Sorry.

@Sophia: Not too good really . . . . . . . . but meh. How're you?

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

*pokes Star's nose*

BUBBLEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Hello!


(SORRY FOR BEING HELLA DISTANT I AM EDITING IMPERFECT VERY HEAVILY BECAUSE MY WRITING HAS IMPROVED LOADS AND I WANT IMP TO IMPROVE LOADS ALSO SO YEAH)

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

You don't have to apologise, you're you, that's cool. Just, that's kind of worrying, I think. I don't know.
*huggles Star*

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

Hi Mushroom. :) :) *hugs*

I met someone on AVEN (well . . . I haven't actually spoken to them. But I've seen them around) and they remind me of you so much and I don't even know why because I don't think you're even similar. :S I think it's just the way you structure your words - I read her comments in your online voice for some reason. XD
It's weird . . .

Then when I think about it thoroughly I find all these ways in which you're different, and in the process I remember how awesome you are, so yeah, you're awesome. :) *hugs*

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

FLORA!!!!!!!!!
And yes, CONGRATULATIONS EM!!! I wanna read it!

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

@Matex: Mmh. I don't normally have bad moods, see, and if I do feel bad, I know it'll go away soon. I don't know. :P

Thanks for being concerned. :) *hugs*

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

I'm feeling more okay now, though, so meh. :P HELLO.

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

STAR!!!! LUCI!!!!!!
How be's yous?! How be's yous eyes?!
(For everyone^.^)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

. . .
I feel cheerful for no reason now.

XD
Emotions . . .

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

AWH BUBBLE! *cuddles* You're so sweet. <3

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

*nods* Yes, emotions, exactly.

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

I feel cheerful for no reason a lot...

Queen Flora Ophelia of the Flowers; Leader of the New Land of Stickers; Prophet of the New Order; General of the Shadow People said...

Hey everyone :)

*hugs Star*

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

Hey Dugglyn.

I'm okay-ish.

My eyes are cool, I think. Very green today. They were blue-y this morning, then sort of gold, but now they're very green:3
You?

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

Hey Flora. :)

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

*hugs*
Hope you feel better than okay-ish soon! :3
You have pretty eyes.

Queen Flora Ophelia of the Flowers; Leader of the New Land of Stickers; Prophet of the New Order; General of the Shadow People said...

Hi luce

Taia DeMars, Raisin - Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

Um. Not here, yet, because today has been made of moments and I'm taking another one.


But I need to say that, Flora, it's really great to see you. :) :) :)

And Star, you're perfect whoever you are. Yeah?

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

How are you, Flora? How be's yous eyes?!

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

@Mushroom: :P Thank you.
Everyone says I'm cute. :S :P

Blue-y. Gold. Green. Sounds pretty. :)

My eyes are . . .my eyes. They're predominately blue, but like, my mum has blue eyes, and they're blue eyes-blue eyes. My eyes are just kind of a meh blue. :P

*hugs Flora* :) :) Thank you. Hi. :)

@Dugglyn: XD Yeah, you're cool like that. :) :)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

@Taia: . . .
I don't know about that.

I'm glad I'm me, anyone. I just miss the me who would care about people more. :(

Dugglyn Carzainia said...

Gtg, pie!

Dragona Pine said...

(Hello everyone. :) )

Queen Flora Ophelia of the Flowers; Leader of the New Land of Stickers; Prophet of the New Order; General of the Shadow People said...

@Taia: it's great to see you too.

@Dugglyn:I'm terrible, but that's usual. And my eyes are great thanks - green with a thick, deep blue ring around them.

@Star: I think your eyes sounds lovely, not meh at all. And I know what you mean about missing the old you. Hopefully it'll come back, but if not, things are meant to change, so maybe it's for the better? Idk, don't listen to me.

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

Caring is not necessarily advantageous, Star; it is as much a virtue as it is a vice.

HELLO PEOPLE
BYE OTHER PEOPLE

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(I will be back... maybe later.)

Dragona Pine said...

(How is everyone?)

Dragona Pine said...

(Or is anyone actually here? :P)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

*anyway

@Flora: :P Trust me, they're meh.

:) That's a good point. Thank you.

Hello, Dragona. :) I'm fine, thanks. :)

I love AVEN . . . it's just so nice. :)

Taia DeMars, Raisin - Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

((Oh, also, Flora, thanks a lot for your comment! Only just saw the email through from it. :) ^^ ))

((And, Star, people change, yeah? THat's not always a pppppppppwordwordword permanent thing, and sometimes we just change for a little while, because everything else changes and you kind of get caught up with that?
THat's OK.
Just... I don't know.
I like you because Star? Star a couple of months ago is very different from Star a couple of years ago, and Star a couple of minutes ago might be different from both of those, yeah. But I liked Star a couple of years ago, and I liked Star a couple of months ago, and I still like Star now?
Idk.
I hope you get yourself back, if that's what makes you happier? :) ))


((I might be ghosting somewhere in the background, to let y'all know, but maybe not commenting for a while.
Or maybe that moment has been and I'll be here.
I'm not really sure. I haven't decided what a moment is.
I don't know what that means. :P))

Dragona Pine said...

(Hey Star! :)

I'm so TIRED.

BUT IT'S N7 DAY TOMORROW.

I might change my picture to something to commemorate it. :P)

Dragona Pine said...

(Hey Taia. :) )

Dragona Pine said...

(Let's see what this looks like...)

Dragona Pine said...

(Damn, it's small.)

Dragona Pine said...

(How about this?)

Dragona Pine said...

(That's better. :) )

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

Hey Dragona c:

How are you?

Dragona Pine said...

(Hey Lucia! I'm fine, thanks. You? :) )

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

That's good! I'm glad! ^-^

I'm alright, thank you:3


How's college?

Dragona Pine said...

(Geology and Medieval History - GOOOOOOOD.

Chemistry - BAD. :P

Overall, college is fine. It seems I'm having loads of lessons cancelled recently... Today my Tutorial was cancelled so I was home at 2:30, then Monday and Tuesday I have History cancelled so on Monday I'll be home at 1:30. Yay. :)

How's college for you?)

Taia DeMars, Raisin - Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Dragona: :)

*hugs Luce* :)


... I might be here a bit.
And I wrote a small essay discussing how that is, and then backspaced because basically just, wbd, drawing. :)

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

The fact that you study Medieval History still makes me hella jealous. :P

I do not know a single person whose Chemistry course is going well, to be honest...!

Glad that it's fine, but all the cancelled lessons can't be good >-<

Eh. It's stressing me out a lot. I had loads of lessons cancelled last half term, so I'm sort of confused about Plato's The Republic and where we should be and my EPQ is stressful and so is NCS post-graduation stuff ;~; But, otherwise, it's okay:3

Dragona Pine said...

(How are you, Taia? :) )

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

*hugs Taia*

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

@Taia: :) *hugs* Thank you . . . thanks. :) :) :)

@Dragona: O_O You ARE having a load of lessons cancelled.

LUCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
YOU'RE A PERSON WHO'S OLDER THAN ME.

TAKING FIVE SUBJECTS - IS THAT A GOOD IDEA OR A VERY BAD IDEA?

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

. . . Why did I call you Luce? :S

Dragona Pine said...

(MEDIEVAL HISTORY IS SO GOOD. YOU HAVE NO IDEAAAAA. :P
Neither do I, actually... Chemistry seems to be the subject everyone drops at AS level. :P

What are you doing your EPQ on?)

Taia DeMars, Raisin - Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Dragona: I'm not sure. :P
I'm lots of different things and I'm not clear on how they fit together.
But good is one of those things, and I'm okay. :)

@Star: *hugs*

*agrees about chemistry*
*yep*

... I'm seeing a lot of cancelled lessons atm, too. o0

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

FIVE SUBJECTS FOR WHAT


NO


DO NOT TAKE FIVE SUBJECTS


FOUR IS BAD ENOUGH

FOUR AND AN EPQ IS EVEN WORSE

FOUR, AN EPQ AND NCS IS DEADLY


FIVE SUBJECTS IS NO

DO NOT DO IT




My EPQ was on how the media represents mental health illnesses and how that affects how we treat sufferers of them.

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

@Mushroom: . . .
dammit.

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

^And thank you, btw. :)

Taia DeMars, Raisin - Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

*picture change because, idk, I feel like being a box*

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

A box?
My head is a box

Matex Von Darkhour - Pyromancer and Black Mage said...

Filled with nothing

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

No problem, Bubble!


*pokes Matex's nose* BOOP

Tia Halcyon went to sleep late. said...

I don't...

About yesterday.

I'm sorry for my part in it.

I'm sorry for driving you away.

I'm sorry for making you angry and upset.

I tell myself that it wasn't a big deal, just something that shouldn't have been out in the open, but it doesn't matter. It really doesn't matter anymore.

And I'm sorry, Rose.

Inky Flame, Felix Corruption, Tawnee, Cole whatshisface (Chloe G) said...

brilliant Golden God! I want to write so thanks XD
how is everyone?)

Dragona Pine said...

(My EPQ is on the changes in method of construction for castles and how it influenced the development of weaponry in the medieval period... Um, medieval history. :P)

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

Dragona - that sounds incredible! Mine's hella boring. D;

I'm the only student on my EPQ course that doesn't do maths or science. o.o I'm the lone English nerd ;~;

Taia DeMars, Raisin - Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Matex:


Awesomeness is not a physical body.

And so maybe you can't see it, but it's there

it's not empty

it's AWESOME. :)




Huh. I don't think we do EPQ.
What is it? ^^

Queen Flora Ophelia of the Flowers; Leader of the New Land of Stickers; Prophet of the New Order; General of the Shadow People said...

@Star: I would stay don't take five subjects. Four subjects is perfectly manageable, but five can be a bit much. If you want, you could do the EPQ. I did that with four subjects and found it completely manageable whilst it gave me an extra boost.

Inky Flame, Felix Corruption, Tawnee, Cole whatshisface (Chloe G) said...

(how art everyone?)

Tia Halcyon went to sleep late. said...

Hello?

Taia DeMars, Raisin - Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

*hugs Tia*
:/

Hey, Chloe! :)

Inky Flame, Felix Corruption, Tawnee, Cole whatshisface (Chloe G) said...

(huggles everyone*
hewwo)

Dragona Pine said...

(Extended Project Qualification, Taia. You basically do a report about something connected to one of your subjects but other than that you get to do whatever you want.


Lucia - Um, there's only two Geology classes of about... ten? in my year so I can be pretty sure I'm the only Geology student in my EPQ.)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

@Flora: Thank you. :) :)
(Yes, I should have asked you, as well. I just didn't see you and think of it. :P)

Inky Flame, Felix Corruption, Tawnee, Cole whatshisface (Chloe G) said...

(just discovered blood on the dance floor O.O)

Dragona Pine said...

(Chloe - maybe get a mop and clean it up?)

Queen Flora Ophelia of the Flowers; Leader of the New Land of Stickers; Prophet of the New Order; General of the Shadow People said...

No, it's fine. I wasn't meaning that you should have asked me too. I just thought I'd give my opinion as I've been through college.

Inky Flame, Felix Corruption, Tawnee, Cole whatshisface (Chloe G) said...

(oh haha ^^
the band, silly
how art thou? *for the third time*)

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

CHLOE GET AWAY FROM BOTDF THEY HAVE VILE LYRICS I AM SORRY BUT THAT IS BAD


Dragona - Geology isn't a very popular subject though, is it? And it's still sciencey based, whilst philosophy and the Englishes aren't. So everyone else has done sciencey EPQs and I'm there studying the media:P

Dragona Pine said...

(GREAT NOW I FEEL STUPID. *facepalm*
WHEN SOMEONE TELLS ME THEY'VE FOUND BLOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR YOU ASSUME THEY'RE AT A PARTY OR SOMETHING AND SOMEONE HAS BEEN MURDERED.
MAYBE NOT MURDERED.
KNIFED, MAYBE.
OR PUNCHED VERY HARD IN THE NOSE.
YOU DON'T ASSUME IT'S A BAND.
... Or at least I don't.

MEHHHHHHH music isn't my strongest subject. :P)

Inky Flame, Felix Corruption, Tawnee, Cole whatshisface (Chloe G) said...

(I know...I was so shocked when I discovered them...I listened to hello kitty song and I was scarred)

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

Ugh, they make me feel genuinely sick.


They sold, like, 6 tickets to their tour in Australia and had to cancel it. They're disgusting. >_<

Dragona Pine said...

(Geology is VERY unpopular. There was the option for it in high school and I opted for it but only THREE PEOPLE in the entire year wanted to do it and one of them had it as a backup.
At least the course is running in college though. :) It's such an interesting subject. :)
There was a medieval history trip to an abbey a while ago and everyone else was eating their lunch and me and my friend from Geology was like, "Hm... this appears to be arkose sandstone", whilst we were studying pillars and walls and stuff.
GEOLOGY CAN BE USEFUL IF YOU ARE BORED AFTER YOU'VE EATEN YOUR DINNER.)

Taia DeMars, Raisin - Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

Huh.
I don't think our school offer it. ^^

But, idk. They hit us very strong with volunteering-type work and things...

@Dragona: XD

You thought somebody had been murdered
or knifed
and your first response is
"maybe go get a mop"?

Queen Flora Ophelia of the Flowers; Leader of the New Land of Stickers; Prophet of the New Order; General of the Shadow People said...

@luce: about half of all the epqs in my college were either history, art, or literature. Maybe it's just your college? There is normally more of a balance.

Tia Halcyon went to sleep late. said...

*hugs Taia*

May I please have your email, Taia? :c

Dragona Pine said...

(Taia - Well chances are they'd be dead ANYWAY. So... after you rang the police and maybe the ambulance or something there's nothing to do. You might as well clean up a little bit. :) No one likes dancing on a bloody dance floor. :) )

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

My sister did Geology and I loved the subject, myself, but I don't think I could have done it at college; it doesn't even fit with my other subjects:P
That's fabbity, Dragona!:D

Tia Halcyon went to sleep late. said...

(@Dragona Well you say no-one... )

Taia DeMars, Raisin - Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Dragona: I know a few people who do geology.
But I know their classes are still very small, so, idk.
I'm glad you get to do it now, anyway. :) ^^


And - :P
To be fair, too, I missed the 'or punched in the nose' part of your comment. :) ^^



Dragona Pine said...

(Well, Tia, dancing on a dance floor covered in blood might make you fall over and break your neck and the police would be like, "What happened?"
And you'd have to reply, "WELL UM SOMEONE WAS MURDERED THEN SOMEONE DANCED IN THE BLOOD AND FELL OVER AND BROKE THEIR NECK.")

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

Flora - Probably is... My college is very scientific...! Though, a lot of English and history students applied and got turned down? So I don't know... :/

Taia DeMars, Raisin - Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

@Tia: Oh, I thought you already had it! :P
I'm pretty sure I have yours. :P Are you still using the one on your profile? ^^

Queen Flora Ophelia of the Flowers; Leader of the New Land of Stickers; Prophet of the New Order; General of the Shadow People said...

Well if your college's focus is on the scientific, then that makes sense.

Dragona Pine said...

(Raisin - random question. Why a box?)

Taia DeMars, Raisin - Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

I don't know, Dragona. I just felt like it. :P

Dragona Pine said...

(It's a pretty cool box. :P)

Inky Flame, Felix Corruption, Tawnee, Cole whatshisface (Chloe G) said...

(OHMIGOD 2CELLOS ARE AMAZING, PLAYING THUNDERSTRUCK XD)

General Luciana Clover Scáth; Leader Of the New Land Of Stickers; Prophet Of The New Order (AKA the Insane Khaleesi Of the Rainbow People); Grand Mage of Skuttlebuggia/Little Bird/Mushroom said...

It's only scientific in the way that our science courses are more popular. We're more celebrated for linguistics though O.o

Taia DeMars, Raisin - Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

xD Thanks, DRagona :P

@Chloe: :) :) :)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

Ah. XD

You folks are all so brilliant. :)

Leila Night said...

As someone who has at least tried to write something creative, I simply love this :D

Inky Flame, Felix Corruption, Tawnee, Cole whatshisface (Chloe G) said...

(Hey Star and Leila ^^ how art thou?)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

I'm fine. :) You?

Inky Flame, Felix Corruption, Tawnee, Cole whatshisface (Chloe G) said...

(im good rhanks ^^)

Leila Night said...

I'm fine, too, thanks :)
This blog entry just made my day!

Inky Flame, Felix Corruption, Tawnee, Cole whatshisface (Chloe G) said...

(aww that's good ^^ it is great, I love writing
I woul;d love to be an author but I don't know if im good enough)

Taia DeMars, Raisin - Proud Princess of Flowers, Inesculent Bean and Dinosaur Enthusiast said...

G'day, Leila. :)


WBD
Plus may suddenly start yelling because MyMaths T-T, but I don't know an abbreviation for that. :P

Leila Night said...

Hi Taia :)
Well Inky Flame, I know what you mean... when I write, I often think that this is the shittiest story ever, but I'd wite anyway. Writing isn't anout being good, but about having fun :)

Dragona Pine said...

(I'm just taking my dog for a walk, brb. :) )

Inky Flame, Felix Corruption, Tawnee, Cole whatshisface (Chloe G) said...

(I guess it is Leila ^^)

Tia Halcyon went to sleep late. said...

2cellos - Highway To Hell is good.

Leila Night said...

Have fun with your dog :)

Inky Flame, Felix Corruption, Tawnee, Cole whatshisface (Chloe G) said...

(okay Dragon ^^)

Inky Flame, Felix Corruption, Tawnee, Cole whatshisface (Chloe G) said...

(it is Kas, yep ^^)

Blake Soul said...

Suddenly, Blake!

Tia Halcyon went to sleep late. said...

*hugs Blake*

:c

H- How are you, Blake?

Leila Night said...

Hi Blake :)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

. . .
I just remembered how to care.

O_O

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser :) said...

Hi, Blake. :)

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