The Internet Needs An “adult filter”

Yeah, I’m about the ten thousanth person to say something like this, but it’s starting to get to me.

And yes, I’m about to complain about Trade Chat in World Of Warcraft. :p Hush, you.

I would like to know when wanting to actually discuss a TRADE topic, as in, look for something for to BUY, in TRADE CHAT became the big no-no

And I’d really like to know when, exactly, it became a forum for bitchy teens to complain to each other about how badly they raid.

Now, I know that the answer to these questions is “when the game was created” and “what the hell do you care?”.

I don’t. It’s more that I finally got fed up of asking to buy something eight times and being COMPLETELY ignored in favor of the drivel.

Oh, hey, they noticed, though, when I complained about it! -sighs-

Normally, my posts are a bit more thought out. And more important. And less stupid. I’m aware. This is stupid. VERY stupid, as a matter of fact, since I know I am sitting here ranting about a large group of teenagers, and at age 27 (almost 28, oh god, no…) I really should be more mature than this.

But damnit, my father died three months ago. I’m not doing well. And I just wanted to fuckin’ buy a damned gem!

OK. Done ranting now.

OH! OH! NaNoWriMo is coming up! Get your ideas ready, you only have a month to go! 50k words in 30 days. You can DO IT!!!

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Spam or not spam?

This morning, I got an interesting email. It’s impressive in that I didn’t know I had that many DevArt views, and in that they have two URLs for me, which indicates that even if it IS spam, someone had to at least glance at the page to gather the information.

So, that being said, take a look and tell me if you think this qualifies as spam, or if I should be flattered that they’re asking my opinion.

I’d rather the second, but sadly, I’m leaning towards the first.


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The countdown clock to the right has been changed. We have 29 days and change until NanoWrimo ends, ladies and gentlemen! START YOUR ENGINES!

So you know, 50,000 words works out to roughly 1667 words a day for 30 days. That’s around three to four pages. You can do this. ANYONE CAN DO THIS!

If you don’t have an outline, don’t worry. Just start writing. Don’t worry about plot, don’t worry about character histories, just write. You can edit, change anything you want, and impose plot later. Get the story DOWN. Get the sequence of events WRITTEN. Don’t worry about syntax, tense, grammar or punctuation. Don’t worry about how corny or not corny it may sound.

Just write.

Now, no, chances are, no bestselling books will be written during this month. Not unless you’re already published and established and you have some SERIOUS experience writing under deep pressure.

Which should take the pressure OFF. Don’t write the ‘next great American novel’. There isn’t one anyway. Write a novel. Write a story. Write something insane, and amazing, and ridiculous. Write something that will make someone’s eyes cross, write thousands of twists into it, write it so fast and hard that it makes your blood pound as you type.

You are not required to keep it g rated. *wink*

And just to give you perspective? This post is roughly 290 words long. That’s a fifth of a daily count already. It took me maybe ten minutes to write.

You can do this, guys. Anyone can. It doesn’t have to be great. Just do it. You’ll be thrilled with what you’ve got when it’s over. As bad as it may be? To write a 50,000 word novel in one month…no one will care.

Because they’ll all be jealous of what you’ve done.

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Get your write on!!

OK, only one day left!!! If you’re interested in NanoWrimo, now’s the time to sign up and get ready. Find yourself a write-in group, go to your kick-off party and get yourself movin’ and groovin’!

Boys and girls, remember your goal: 50,000 words in one month.

Don’t try to edit, don’t make it flow. Just write. One the material’s on the page, you can do whatever you want with it. This month isn’t about perfection – it’s about getting your ideas down on paper. It’s about getting your thoughts moving, your juices flowing, your muse a-hoppin’…anything else you can think of. It’s about WRITING.

Don’t worry if it sucks, if the plot’s bad, if it has no plot. All of that can be fixed later. No one cares right now if the characters all have the same names, if they all sound the same, if they all went to the same school.

Get your ideas DOWN. Get it hashed out. Turn your thoughts into those little black marks. Once the black marks are on the white page, they can be moved, changed, edited, or deleted. You can do anything you want with them. But they have to BE there for you to play with them.

So write! And we’ll see you on the other side. πŸ˜€

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Eight days and counting!

Eight days to NanoWrimo. Are we excited? YES WE ARE! :p

For those of you in the OC area, who AREN’T sick as dogs right now, there’ll be a kick-off meetup at the Orange Circle this Sunday, the 25th. Thats Old Towne Orange, for those who don’t know, and it’s being held the big-ass area in the middle of the round-about.

I may not get to go. I are sick. But you guys should go! You are not sick!!!

I will NOT be this sick next Friday, when our first write-in happens, though! Claudia Suzanne will be giving a talk and you’re all invited!

These write-ins are officially hosted by Nyx Goldstone so head over and say hi as well. πŸ˜€

And don’t forget to register for NanoWrimo itself!!!

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What to write?

So NanoWrimo is quickly approaching and you have no idea what to write?

National Novel Writing Month is all about pushing your boundaries. About just hashing it out, fast and hard, and not thinking about it. Doing something new and inventive and worrying about consequences later.

Remember, there’s NOTHING but time to edit later!

So what to write? Here are some ideas that anyone can take and play with – ideas that, if eight people all chose the same idea, each one would be unique and awesome all to itself!

Generic Science Fiction ideas:

  1. If God Almighty/The Goddess/random deity were to come to earth with no memory of who he/she was….
  2. OMG, I was born a Werewolf/Vampire/Alien/Sea Slug and I had no idea until this weird power of flight/x-ray vision/super speed showed up!
  3. OMG, YOU are a Werewolf/Vampire/Alien/Sea Slug and I had no idea but I love you! (however, if you make anyone sparkle, I will hunt you down and kill you where you stand)
  4. Hey, the general populace didn’t know, but there’s been a war between the random evil and the random good all this time and now it’s threatening the world!
  5. Random evil has just found us and we are ripe for takeover!
  6. The stuffed animals/random toys are rising up and revolting

General Romance Ideas:

  1. She’s new in the big city and he’s reluctantly showing her around as a favor to a friend
  2. He’s trying to make it on stage/in hollywood and she’s just the girl to help get him there!
  3. She’s been falsely accused of a hideous crime and sentenced to life in prison. One night she was taken from her cell to a place called…no, wait. That’s the plot for La Femme Nikita. Nevermind.
  4. Basically, boy meets girl, random place, random time. C’mon, romance is easy.

General Plain Fiction idea:

  1. She/he’s an amazing (your hobby here) but someone’s out to get them and take their thunder!
  2. He/she’s always been a quiet type, but when tragedy strikes, they’re the only ones left to rise up and make a difference.
  3. A heartwarming story of how two sisters/brothers who never got along come together to support their dying mother/father/older brother/other relative and learn how much they love each other and the strength they share when together

You get the idea!!! Now get cracking with that outline, only 11 days left!

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