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29 July 2012 @ 05:26 pm
I renovated Muyo.org for the first time in seven years. Doesn't look too bad..
 
 
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10 July 2012 @ 08:25 am
Woo!  
I'm thinking about buying this for myself: Fifty Shades of Garbage.

So, anyway, I had a dream that Tarrlok sucker punched me and I was like, "Whoa, Man, back that shit up!", and he was all "BLOODBENDING RAWR!", and Amon was like, "SHUT UP, GUYS, AMON THE PHONE!"

...He was texting. -_-;
 
 
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Apparently, the entire first episode of Korra was leaked from Nick's own press site...with Username/Password "nickpress"..

So, yeah.
 
 
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25 October 2011 @ 07:24 am
Still working on my outline... For those who volunteered to give me feedback on it, don't give up on me.  I've done a lot of tweaking so far.  I'm honestly amazed I haven't given up on the thing. I remember how hard it was to organize my ideas in outline form to my college papers--and how much I hated writing...pretty much anything. *lol*
 
 
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10 October 2011 @ 08:28 am
I don't know how many people who are still reading this thing watch Archer (probably none), but I'm completely in love with that show. :)

But anyway, I have been working on an outline for an A:TLA AU. Anyone interested in looking it over?  I'll need feedback on coherency because frankly, if I can't make the story make sense in outline form, then it won't make sense in story form.  Of course feedback on the usual stuff regarding grammar and spelling is always a plus since I pretty much suck at those things as if it were my destiny. I hope to have the outline of the rewrite for the AU versions of the finale complete by this weekend (already up to "Avatar Aang"), complete with accompanying notes so you can get an idea of where this thing might be headed.

If interested, just hit me up in comments with either your e-mail, or I could just PM it to you.  I'll send you the link to the page when the outline is presentable. I'm a dork so I coded the outline in html and css just to see if I could use a style sheet to create an actual outline using negative margins. So, yeah.
 
 
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22 July 2011 @ 03:59 am
-_-;  
I cannot sleep.  I was so bored, I Netflixed The Last Airbender. What a boring movie.
 
 
 
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11 February 2011 @ 01:50 pm
I'm working with an open source app called StoryBook.  Supposedly, it's designed to help people organize their stories, with an emphases on novel writing.  I don't want to write a novel, but I'm bored, so I'm just gonna go with it.  I just love messing around with all types of open source software.

As an aside: I would love to have a cheap/free app that corrects my grammar.
 
 
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09 September 2010 @ 03:21 am
*ahem*

Dear, People of the Internet Who Are Still Writing Alternate Book 3: Fire Stories;

Before I get started, let me say the following:
-- I am not opposed to Book 3 rewrites.
-- Most Book 3 rewrites (probably 98%) are not the "targets" of this blog post. Specifically, I only know of five stories that are guilty of what I'm about to complain about.
-- I'm not trying to pick on anyone, which is why I'm not linking to stories or name-dropping fic writers. That doesn't accomplish anything.
-- This is not the sort of thing that is exclusive to the Avatar fandom. In fact, I've been in fandoms where this sort of thing is much worse.
-- I always come into these alternate Book 3 rewrites on the chapter specifically highlighting Sokka's Master whenever I google for Piandao-related stories on ff.net which is why I'll be using Sokka's Master as my example. Well that and it's Sokka's Master. <3 But this is something I'm sure can be said of many episodes which are included in a handful of Book 3 rewrites.


So, anyway...


I don't care if (some) authors reference specific episodes that they want to keep in their Book 3: Fire rewrite by adding small bits of the episodes to their stories. I understand why this is done. Authors need to give readers an idea of what they're keeping and, by the process of elimination, what they're not keeping. Authors need to give readers a timeframe for where they are in their alternative Book 3 season--pre-Awakening, pre-DoBS, post-DoBS, pre-finale, epilogue, and so forth during each new chapter so you can establish your timeline. More important, I realize that, when someone does a rewrite, they often have to change certain things about each episode to suit their story. I'm all for making changes as long as they make sense within the context of your story.

But here's what I don't understand...Collapse )


It's 3:21 am and I doubt this even makes sense. Oh well. :/
 
 
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08 September 2010 @ 08:00 pm
FYI:  
So I'm pretty sure the forms you must master to become a Swordmaster using traditional Chinese or, to be non-specific, Asian martial arts are thrust, lift, point, cut, chop, and sweep.  "Parry"?  I'm pretty sure that's a French term and it's a blocking maneuver used primarily (or maybe even exclusively) in Fencing.  Actually, there are like seven or eight blocking maneuvers which are considered parries.  Or maybe all blocking maneuvers are parries in Fencing.  It's been twenty five years since I took a class on Fencing, and I could be wrong about the particulars, but it's definitely not a word that should be used to describe a blocking maneuver in a duel between Sokka and Piandao.  If Sokka or Piandao or Zuko or Jet block their opponent's move, just use "block". I know it's not very fancy but it's always best to keep it simple when you're describing fight scenes but have no true working knowledge of the martial arts or sword forms.  Reading something along the lines of "Sokka dodged and parried..." seems woefully out of place.