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Which Story Should Raven Write Next?
Project Lucid 17%  17%  [ 1 ]
Project Lottery 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Project Cerberus 33%  33%  [ 2 ]
Project Cobra 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Project Monomania 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Project Justice 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Project Solitude 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Project Bubblegum 17%  17%  [ 1 ]
Project Tintinnabulation 17%  17%  [ 1 ]
Project Kung Fu 17%  17%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 6
Total voters : 6
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:05 pm 
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My summer classes are coming to an end, so hopefully in a couple of weeks, I'll have a lot of free time on my hands. I have several writing projects that I would like to get to, but I'll only have so much time or motivation. Therefore, I thought I would reach out to whomever is reading this for help deciding which of the projects on my current "To Write" list I should work on first.

Now naturally, I do not want to spoil any of these stories, so your input will be more or less blind. To this end, I have given ten different forthcoming projects codenames, not unlike those that Wizards uses for their sets. I have put those codenames, in random order, into the vote in this thread. I would love for anybody reading this to vote on one of those ten projects. If one project is far and away the winner, I will focus on that story first. If there is no clear winner, I will select one from those tied for the lead. If nobody votes at all, well, I guess I'll just pick something.

For the record, all of the codenames tie into the story in some way, but because it's me, the tie-in is VERY obscure, and often results from a long string of puns or references, to such a degree that the names will likely tell you nothing about the actual story. Feel free to speculate, however, on what the stories might be!

Thanks for the help, everyone!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:56 pm 
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Cerberus sounds cool. Will you explain the meaning of each name when the voting period ends?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:23 am 
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Yep, I've done this exact dance before

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:16 am 
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I went for Tintinnabulation because I'm a fan of Edgar Allen Poe, and The Bells in specific. Back in middle school, I was part of a dramatic reading of that poem for Drama class (each type of bell was handed off to a different student).

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:29 am 
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Cerberus sounds cool. Will you explain the meaning of each name when the voting period ends?

Thanks for voting! I probably won't explain the meanings when the voting ends, but I will when the story gets posted. I don't really want to show my hand for things I have in the works, because in all likelihood, some of these stories might never get written, or at least for a long time, and I don't want to disappoint people who were looking forward to a particular story or anything.

The biggest problem is that some of these projects were originally slated as collabs with specific M:EMbers, and one or two may still require a buy-in from its intended collaborator. Some I can just do on my own, of course, but we'll see what happens. And given the current level of activity, who knows what I will or will not be able to do.

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Yep, I've done this exact dance before

I figured it was a way to choose a focus and maybe get me writing this summer.

I went for Tintinnabulation because I'm a fan of Edgar Allen Poe, and The Bells in specific. Back in middle school, I was part of a dramatic reading of that poem for Drama class (each type of bell was handed off to a different student).

I am also a big fan of Poe, and also of that poem in particular. I have it mostly memorized (I admit I get just a bit lost in the fourth section near the end) and its hard not to love the sound of it. Thanks for voting!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:08 pm 
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I went with Bubblegum and crossing my fingers that's not the one you asked my help with... :sweat:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:35 pm 
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I voted Kung Fu. Guessing it could be related to Donagut, but not really expecting to be right.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:07 pm 
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I went with Bubblegum and crossing my fingers that's not the one you asked my help with... :sweat:

Thanks for voting, and don't worry, it's not. That one's not on the list. I'm not saying it won't happen someday, but that one is...ambitious, to say the least.

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I voted Kung Fu. Guessing it could be related to Donagut, but not really expecting to be right.

Thanks for voting! I can definitely see how the logic might read to Donagut.

Incidentally, with five voters, we now have a five-way tie for first, and a five-way tie for second. This isn't narrowing down my choices by as much as I had hoped...

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:29 pm 
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As it was tied for first, I have written Project Bubblegum. If anyone is interested, you may read it here!


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I am about 3000 words in Project Tintinnabulation, and will likely have it posted within the next 48 hours, barring any unforeseen circumstances. Feel free to begin the wild speculations, if you want...

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:35 pm 
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Wild Speculation: It's a Dominia Cabal story. This is because the phrase is best known from "The Bells" and you wrote "The Deluge at Carakera" which features the Calling Bell Dominia Cabal Artifact, suggesting some link between the new project and that story.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:26 pm 
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Project Tintinnabulation now exists! Thank you for playing, and I hope you enjoy the reading, if you so choose to partake!


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Dang it, I forgot to post my wild speculations yesterday...

(For the record, one of the guesses was "an autobiographical short," by way of tintinnabulation>Edgar Allen Poe>The Raven>RavenoftheBlack)

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