Creative Writing, Poetry, Arts & Crafts, and Other Creations Thread

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  1. JD

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    Got some more writing done the last couple days and I'm now up to 123 pages. The good guys have figured out what the bad guys are up to, but now I'm not sure how they're going to get from there, to the big climactic confrontation. I also went back and changed one scene so instead of the narrator being there as something happened, him and his girlfriend end up discovering it after the fact, and have to figure out what exactly happened. It feels like things are happening a little to fast, so I'm trying to slow things down a bit, but not in a way that drags things out.
     
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  2. JD

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    I think I might be ready to share some of my writing in the next day or two, would you guys want me to post some here?
     
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  3. Malicia

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    Finally learnt how to cast on tonight thanks to Pink Knits and how to try and keep the spacing even by not over tightening when pulling with the left hand to complete each stitch which I kept doing without realising. Very pleased with this effort of my first 20 stitches and the spacing. Going to unravel it and keep doing this for a while while I watch videos on what to do next.
     
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  4. think

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    they have improved that apophysis program --- it is kinda great now all the things the older programs had but less errors and mistakes for the 64 bit processor the older ones were just 32 bit programing -- this is my first construction here-
    "Apophysis AV 1.0.1"
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  5. think

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    while I make my videos I screen capture images --- like just the nice ones mostly out of the video feed-- this is the march collection of images --- there are 1183 images in this folder like this -- is just one of the 1183 captured since march first,.. this year
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    the way that I suggest to view these 1183 image is to see a bunch on the screen then pick some you like to look at large -- these are downloadable and printable in high resolution too,.. thanks for looking at this one or going to the google photos link..

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/ieh9UXjHzeKR5Jak8

    hope the link works I will check - linked to a different folder ?? I will try again to get it to the right folder--

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZCpiGdbUoadNMSQR7

    must of been my mistake selecting the wrong folder -- this is the folder with 1183 images just above the other link is to images captured as well but from february 23 till march 2 I did not capture as many images like 352 images
     
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  6. Malicia

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    Some disastrous attempts at the knit stitch including something that resembles a farm yard animal and my first try at casting off. Going to try to finish this one correctly then use smaller yarn to make a multi coloured bookmark.

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  7. think

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    https://photos.app.goo.gl/styK1Licq37Y9bts9

    this link is a folder of mine on google photos of the images I have captured during the videos I make --- there are 815 images photographic quality and printable --- not that any one would print them. this is the top 10 IMO but you can look thru them to find the ones you like.

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  8. think

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    large image I made..
    apophisis spheres 1.jpg
     
  9. JD

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    I posted a little more detailed description of my story on another part of the board, and thought I'd post it here too.
    I realized, I'm not sure how much I've talked about what it's actually about. The main character has always thought he was your average resident of modern LA, but when he's taken captive by a group of soldiers, and saved by his best friend, who is also the girl he's been in love with since he first became interested in girls, he learns that he is a mage, and that his parents both came from rival countries in a magical parallel universe. The soldiers are working for his paternal grandfather, who sees him as a potential threat to his thrown. He also finds out that his other two best friends are a werewolf, and a mermaid, and that he has a half-faery (the human sized magic being from old folklore, not the disney style little people with wings) half-sister. The girl who saved him from his grandfather's soldiers trains him and recruits him into LA's Guardians, which are basically magical cops.
    He also befriends a pixie girl who becomes a part of the main group of characters.
     
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  10. Rhodan

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    I have completed 7th POV section of my fantasy story. Story turned out differently than i thought and unfortunately half of it is travelogue. And I have only very general idea about POV 8.

    Also, I was recently honored. One girl liked my erotic story so much she asked me to write character with her name.
     
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    top hat devil and me



    blink and you’ll bank too hard and then you’ll
    ride off Monteagle, like that Johnny Cash song
    caffeine pills and coke, I didn’t bring em along
    no one’s back there waiting, no joke
    those strings went slack when the neck got bent
    and I can’t feel shit.


    top hat demon and me got a thing going on
    but it ain’t clear, and the feeling’s not strong
    Mrs Jones fell asleep in the movies, so lonely.
    Forty five dollars to snore through Bond.
    And it wasn’t why I moved on,
    not entirely only


    we dream we die right, all Steve McQueen cool
    on a bike against Nazis, not coughing out lung
    not losing all the hair. Not flailing like a fool
    a faithless fat saint plucked from the ground,
    flung into the air. Hilts didn’t die young
    they caught him in the wire.


    me and Topper get along, we’re chums. That’s why
    we’re done. I held a cold Cheerwine to my noggin
    I said “I said, ‘Outside the Qualla, I’ll let
    magick do with a view of a lake’ I’ll ossify
    till I’m mushrooms, gas station toboggan
    and a pleather wallet”


    once again. Poor Professor Higgins, so glum
    he’s tone deaf, no tabs, just the transcript
    why can’t a demon be more like a man? once sung
    he sprechgesang, did he ever, dry as a bone
    I give up what the hell like a Russian conscript.
    Reckon I’ll just go home.


    Purgatory is Cherokee casino.
    Redcaps watching sportswar TV in the bar
    Placing bets on tanks and the fate of Dnipro
    We never went in. We fished the Ocoee
    Top Hat drinks white liquor from a jar.
    I must get to know me.
     
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  12. Gingerbread Demon

    Gingerbread Demon Stealer of all the cookies in time and space Premium Member

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    Is it hard to avoid tropes?

    I found myself writing last year and when I read my story back to myself I found I had used a trope, well maybe not a trope but an idea that I have seen in tons of other stories and I wasn't consciously aware I had done that it's just the way the story turned out as I was writing. Should I feel bad for doing that because now I feel like I've not made an original work.
     
  13. JD

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    For me as a reader as long as there are enough other unique things in the story and it's well written, I don't a mind a trope or two.
     
  14. Gingerbread Demon

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    I guess but as a writer it feels hard to avoid them. I haven't finished the story but plan to one day. I have a few on the burn.
     
  15. think

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  16. Gingerbread Demon

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    I love the bubbles you made......... I LOVE bubbles
     
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  17. think

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    more bubbles yay yay yay... :) 279289884_10158254825871650_7389865836283030013_n (1).jpg 279354689_10158254825901650_594549009924662367_n (1).jpg 279357725_10158254826241650_8485146555372563697_n smaller.jpg 279376508_10158254825826650_8654769394163523831_n.jpg 279382500_10158254826011650_1955514728314558816_n (1).jpg 279384764_10158254826211650_6244331763039145389_n (1).jpg 279394095_10158254826406650_8034051600047246075_n sm.jpg 279399406_10158254826296650_4410617702077650475_n.jpg 279440209_10158254826116650_1511689033258787127_n.jpg
     
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    I made these with a brush in my hand with ink on it or a piece of pastel on copy paper,.. at about 11pm last night so 2 hours ago
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  19. Gingerbread Demon

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    3 of my paintings from 2008, 09, and 2019 I love gold and used gold acrylic paint in some form in all of these. Acrylic on canvas.

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  20. think

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    So awesome are you going to do more? :) it would be great ... just go for it. :)
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    I took the original 29 brush in pastel works I did last night and made a slide movie 2 seconds for each work ... I did work on the images a little longer then 2 seconds but it seemed about right ... I added the cricket sounds I recorded while camping last week by the ocean.. :) 000 only 57 seconds of slide show..