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Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by Zkribbler, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. Thorvald of Lym

    Thorvald of Lym A Little Sketchy

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    To be thrown in the dungeon, clearly. :mischief:
     
  2. Zkribbler

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    I have a more dastardly plan for them: matrimony. :whipped:
     
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  3. Zkribbler

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    Chapter 5 done! Who'd have thunk it? :w00t: 8,500 words
    Aiming for 10 chapters < 17,000 words, so I'm halfway there. :smug:
     
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  4. Zkribbler

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    In Comes Erebus, Chapter 6 was going to take place in a underwater city and Chapter 8 was going to be in a floating city, but now those two sections will be combined. That's nice, because this is no longer going to be a novel, and so shorter is better. :thumbsup:

    Edit: I just super imposed a "Hero Journey" outline over my story. I should be at Step 6.
    Meaning my main character should be overcoming inner demons :devil:and fully committing to the adventure. He is not. He's just fleeing. :dubious:
     
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  5. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Quad B

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    That is committing to the adventure.

    What? Fleeing can be an adventure.
     
  6. Zkribbler

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    but it's not overcoming inner demons. :nono:
     
  7. Timsup2nothin

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    Depends on the demon!
     
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    You're in an argumentative mood, ain't ya? :huh: Well, I'm not going down that road.:nono: You're a smart guy who has interesting insights. :yup: Engaging in petty squabbles is a waste of time. Live long and prosper. :salute:
     
  9. Timsup2nothin

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    I wasn't really trying to argue, just suggesting that fleeing might sometimes run a person into some interesting and unexpected demons they might not have otherwise known they had and that could be an interesting twist. Those demons that people flee into could be partly responsible for the classic truism "no matter where you go, there you are." :)
     
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    Upon further reflection, I have concluded Tim is correct. :o I superimposed "The Hero's Journey" over my story because I was striving for a character-driven tale. The Hero Journey analysis calls for my main character to be plunged into an abyss, which would mirror plunging into a psychological depression. He would need to battle his way out of both the abyss and his depression, making him a much stronger character. I don't need to do this. :p
    Tim sees my story simply as an action-adventure. :w00t: So an action-packed escape is what is called for. :hide: This is now my plan. :high5:

    As an aside, Erebus's airplanes as originally designed would not enable the escape. So I redesigned them. :D
     
  11. Timsup2nothin

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    Major plot twist! An always surprising turn of events when I am correct.
     
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    I remembered a fanfic I stared writing 10 hears ago, a crossover between The Scarlet Pimpernel and Dante's Inferno, told backwards. E.g., In chapter 1, the Scarlet Pimpernel dives down a public latrine into a river of sewage, the 8th Circle of Hell. From there he proceeds to the 7th Circle, etc. Last night, I tried to turn it into a dark fantasy so I could eventually sell it. It turned into a big ol' mess, like a dog chewing bubblegum. :gripe:
     
  13. Timsup2nothin

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    Anything that starts with diving down a latrine should be expected to get messy.
     
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