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 Post subject: Re: Nanowrimo 2017
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:36 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Nanowrimo 2017
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:39 pm 
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I'm am playing super catchup right now.
My family got my Skyrim for the Nintendo switch for my birthday, and then thanks giving was more hectic than last year... and skyrim. And I have little to no self control lol.

I think they are just trying to sabotage me... it worked, but I can still do this. I just can't get caught in a rut. If I do I am going to have to skip parts, and I do apologize for that for you guys.

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CKY: Through a convoluted series of events involving three tons of garden gnomes and a pickup truck, Henderson’s Magikarp defeats the Deoxys terrorizing the city.

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 Post subject: Re: Nanowrimo 2017
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CKY: Through a convoluted series of events involving three tons of garden gnomes and a pickup truck, Henderson’s Magikarp defeats the Deoxys terrorizing the city.

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 Post subject: Re: Nanowrimo 2017
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:31 pm 
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Cool beans.
I have three days to write a 20000 word essay. Let's goooo!

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CKY: Through a convoluted series of events involving three tons of garden gnomes and a pickup truck, Henderson’s Magikarp defeats the Deoxys terrorizing the city.

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 Post subject: Re: Nanowrimo 2017
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:42 pm 
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This one is much longer than I anticipated. I lost track. I was actually going to write more, but I'm glad I paused where I did.

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CKY: Through a convoluted series of events involving three tons of garden gnomes and a pickup truck, Henderson’s Magikarp defeats the Deoxys terrorizing the city.

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 Post subject: Re: Nanowrimo 2017
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:21 pm 
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Fun fact for you all...
Initially, the encounter with Epsilon was supposed to be a series of battles (with Epsilon) where Tiffany and Sen slowly worked their way up to the top of the tower floor by floor. I wanted Tiffany and Sen to work together in doubles battles to strengthen their bond yadayada.

It got shortened to the pinning Epsilon to the wall, because (besides the fact that I thought it would be funny to have a powerful character caught out for his cockiness, but because) one thing I wanted to explore in this, versus just pokemon battling, is pokemon/human interaction. That's one thing I want to focus more on in this story, as technically battling is frowned upon. This is pokemon before battling, training and even the gym/elite 4 leaders are even a thing. Currently, it's just pokemon as pets, or pokemon as tools that I'm trying to focus more on. That and that they are legitimately studying / learning about them every day.

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CKY: Through a convoluted series of events involving three tons of garden gnomes and a pickup truck, Henderson’s Magikarp defeats the Deoxys terrorizing the city.

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 Post subject: Re: Nanowrimo 2017
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:53 am 
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For anyone who cares to pitch in before today ends, Do you think Ezra (the creepy girl from the beginning) is a character worth bringing back?
I have a scene that I will be coming up to (later today if I'm lucky :p ) It's supposed to be someone else, but Ezra could work as well.

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CKY: Through a convoluted series of events involving three tons of garden gnomes and a pickup truck, Henderson’s Magikarp defeats the Deoxys terrorizing the city.

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 Post subject: Re: Nanowrimo 2017
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CKY: Through a convoluted series of events involving three tons of garden gnomes and a pickup truck, Henderson’s Magikarp defeats the Deoxys terrorizing the city.

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 Post subject: Re: Nanowrimo 2017
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For any curious, I found a way to meld the two options together in way that I was satisfied with.

4018 words to go!

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squinty_eyes: Alt, you have fantastic logic. And zero political prowess.
CKY: Through a convoluted series of events involving three tons of garden gnomes and a pickup truck, Henderson’s Magikarp defeats the Deoxys terrorizing the city.

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 Post subject: Re: Nanowrimo 2017
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:04 pm 
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Just finished!
I'll post the last bit tomorrow.

Now I can relax and get back to playing games

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squinty_eyes: Alt, you have fantastic logic. And zero political prowess.
CKY: Through a convoluted series of events involving three tons of garden gnomes and a pickup truck, Henderson’s Magikarp defeats the Deoxys terrorizing the city.

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 Post subject: Re: Nanowrimo 2017
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:28 am 
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This is the rest of it. The story is a lot further from finished than I anticipated.
Retcon: Olive is nov Vixen (it turned from an Eevee to a Vulpix too :p )

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CKY: Through a convoluted series of events involving three tons of garden gnomes and a pickup truck, Henderson’s Magikarp defeats the Deoxys terrorizing the city.

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 Post subject: Re: Nanowrimo 2017
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:30 am 
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I'm not going to post anymore until I can go back and make sure I have my notes all aligned correctly, and I don't have any more retcons.

In the mean time, any critiques, any things I should change or present differently? I'm open for suggestions now.

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CKY: Through a convoluted series of events involving three tons of garden gnomes and a pickup truck, Henderson’s Magikarp defeats the Deoxys terrorizing the city.

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 Post subject: Re: Nanowrimo 2017
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Some explanations about Ezra.
When I first concepted her (keep in mind first concepts were for a pokemon game), she was the Ghost-type user that was one of the players friends/acquaintences. She was always going to be young, and her parents were always going to die, and storywise she was going to use ghost pokemon that had similar features to known characters who have died (in either known or unknown ways).
She was always going to have an Aegislash (to represent her parents) and a Gengar (to represent her pet), and the rest of her team would change per the story. I got this idea from Pokémon Reborn, without spoiling anything, this occurs to some extent.

As her character developed, I started to form her into a more Elle (Eleven from Stranger Things) character. Where she is very unassuming, but when triggered can have a very powerful presence, but I wanted to make sure that the trigger was constant and far from a Deus Ex Machina plot armor kind of thing. I also wanted her to be 'used' at least once as a saving grace.

Everything I've wanted to introduce from this character has been revealed, some things might not be clear yet, but that will be clarified in later, but as far as keeping her true to the ghost-using, death-tracking, trigger-applicable bomb, how did she come across?

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CKY: Through a convoluted series of events involving three tons of garden gnomes and a pickup truck, Henderson’s Magikarp defeats the Deoxys terrorizing the city.

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 Post subject: Re: Nanowrimo 2017
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So for now, the rest of the story is going to be put on hold for two reasons:

1) Now that Nanowrimo is done I'm going back and editing some things for continuity's sake, and to make things better. The biggest thing for now is introducing Tiffany. While it's very clear that she is depressed with the current iteration. It's overbearingly so. It's supposed to be more subtle, but I wasn't able to flesh that out as I was trying to write 20k in three days (not an ideal place to find myself just an fyi, I don't recommend it). Her depression is something that needs to be finessed. Also, I'm going to rewrite the events of the party. The introduction is fine, and some parts work, but I'm messing around with the order of the events for the most part.

2) With Christmas looming, I need to get my Christmas presents ready. It's going to take a lot of time to get them together, and it's not just something I can buy and have it over with in a few days.

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squinty_eyes: Alt, you have fantastic logic. And zero political prowess.
CKY: Through a convoluted series of events involving three tons of garden gnomes and a pickup truck, Henderson’s Magikarp defeats the Deoxys terrorizing the city.

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