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eswiftfire
04/03/2005 8:16 AM

Hm. You know what? I'm kinda playing with this idea of importing some of the stuff I've written here onto my own site. Or even turning Future Fellowship 1 and 2 into novel forms and such as well.

Flandrake
04/03/2005 9:42 PM


I'm kinda playing with this idea of importing some of the stuff I've written here onto my own site


Such as?



Or even turning Future Fellowship 1 and 2 into novel forms and such as well.


Massive editing plus I think FF1 would need to have the beginning rewritten.

eswiftfire
04/03/2005 11:12 PM


Such as?


The sickeningly sickening 'Pawns of Darkness'.




Or even turning Future Fellowship 1 and 2 into novel forms and such as well.


Massive editing plus I think FF1 would need to have the beginning rewritten.


Well, but if we keep it intact, we can see how things improve as it goes on. :D

Alanded
04/04/2005 3:48 AM


The sickeningly sickening 'Pawns of Darkness'.



Please, no. dear god, no. Or at least, do it in some way that it is never EVER associated with me.

eswiftfire
04/04/2005 10:14 AM

MWAHAHAAHHAHAHA!

Actually, Worlds Beyond (beginning from when we hijack it) would be pretty cool too. Depends on how long we're going to let it run. Although it might be a wee bit too personal.

eswiftfire
04/04/2005 10:39 AM

So, wanna aid me in my quest to turn Future Fellowship 1 into novel form?

(we'll just aim for that first... before seeing what we can do with FF2...)

Flandrake
04/04/2005 4:29 PM

Umm, sure. How do you want to go about it?

eswiftfire
04/05/2005 9:54 AM

Well, I think if we want to do that, the basic steps would be:

1) Copying the posts
2) Arranging them into chronological order
3) Editing

I'll probably separate stuff into a couple of chapters. For Future Fellowship, I don't remember them being THAT long. Maybe it'll be around 15 chapters?

Flandrake
04/05/2005 11:11 PM

Sure. It was something like 35 pages or something. And should we do it where it's just a certain group in a certain chapter then switches to the other group?

eswiftfire
04/06/2005 7:58 AM

Sure. But if some of their scenes are too short, I'll just cram them together in one chapter.

Flandrake
04/07/2005 8:55 PM

Hey, just wondering did anyone here see Sin City? I saw it last Friday and I found it pretty enjoyable. I really liked Bruce Willas' character Hartigan(sp?) and Mickey Rourke's character Marv. The philm style was very unique and it stayed very true to being a graphic novel. At some points it seemed the movie went somewhat dry. Because it was just more of the same thing over and over again. Oh, also I loved the music.

Alanded
04/08/2005 12:42 AM


Hey, just wondering did anyone here see Sin City? I saw it last Friday and I found it pretty enjoyable. I really liked Bruce Willas' character Hartigan(sp?) and Mickey Rourke's character Marv. The philm style was very unique and it stayed very true to being a graphic novel. At some points it seemed the movie went somewhat dry. Because it was just more of the same thing over and over again. Oh, also I loved the music.


Australia dude, we don't get it till like waaaaaaaaaay later.

Phobic_rion
04/08/2005 10:28 AM

HOOOOOLLLYYYYY CRAAAAAAAAAAAAP!!!!!

*runs around randomly babbling appologies*

I'm so so so sorry about my death...I started making layouts for some people and forgot to check all of my rps...this isn't the first one that I've dissapeared from!! Oh my eek...eek...I'm so sorry...is there any way that I could get back into FF3, or am I too far gone? I don't even remember what was happening!!

*bows again*

So sorry...I feel so awfull for just abandoning like that. Hopefuly I can be forgiven...

eswiftfire
04/08/2005 8:43 PM


HOOOOOLLLYYYYY CRAAAAAAAAAAAAP!!!!!

*runs around randomly babbling appologies*

I'm so so so sorry about my death...I started making layouts for some people and forgot to check all of my rps...this isn't the first one that I've dissapeared from!! Oh my eek...eek...I'm so sorry...is there any way that I could get back into FF3, or am I too far gone? I don't even remember what was happening!!

*bows again*

So sorry...I feel so awfull for just abandoning like that. Hopefuly I can be forgiven...


The Inn of the Last Home is currently under attack. See whatcha gonna do then.

Alanded
04/08/2005 10:53 PM


The Inn of the Last Home is currently under attack. See whatcha gonna do then.



Uh huh. And you don't need to worry about having to "bug" Avalyn anymore, because she sneaked out of the In while you were away. But Raistlin is still there, just that he's about to try and teleporrt to safety and abanon everyone to a gruesome and horrible fate. :D

eswiftfire
04/09/2005 9:38 AM

Saw two movies in a row today.

One is The Pacifier, which is surprisingly entertaining. Vin Diesel rules, man. It's your typical heartwarming family comedy you see from Disney all the time. If you want to see Vin Diesel poking fun at his own tough-guy image, check this out.

Then, I saw Sahara as well. Er, not as entertaining as National Treasure, kinda boring at first, and pretty forgettable too. But some action scenes towards the end are pretty suspenseful.

eswiftfire
04/09/2005 1:38 PM

Also, I'm hosting some writings by my friend, Justin. Will anyone please read and review his stuff on my guestbook? (he'll reply to you guys :D)

Click here. (http://www.swiftyworks.com/justin.htm)

I had to take down one of his short stories cos' he intends to publish it. But he'll be giving me more stuff to put up there someday. To me, the guy's a great writer, but I think he deserves more readers. Always kept his writings to himself.

Flandrake
04/10/2005 10:26 AM

That whole thing with the town guard in FF3 reminds me of my table top D&D games. My group of players really hates town guards and we've some really bad experiences. Our town guards are really far from stupid and it took me 20 minutes of RPing to not get my character arrested after killing an orc captain in self defense. These were human guards too.

And even when our DM has nameless guards some of our players will say, "Who are you? Why are you doing this?" And last game when I said we did that ever single time some of us kept laughing for like 10 minutes.

My group has also learned never steal anything unless you our are rogue who would get into the 50's of hide move silently etc. at level 9. One time, there was this guy who tracked down a member of our group after we plane shifted and didn't even know where we were.

eswiftfire
04/11/2005 1:45 PM

Yeah, well, it's a good thing to show that the nameless guards in the city are humans too. :D

So, has anyone read my friend's stuff? Come on, give him some love, man.

Alanded
04/12/2005 12:16 AM


Yeah, well, it's a good thing to show that the nameless guards in the city are humans too. :D

So, has anyone read my friend's stuff? Come on, give him some love, man.



Good stuff.

eswiftfire
04/12/2005 10:59 AM

Otherwise, you peeps can go read the collaboration between Alanded and I called 14 Days (http://www.swiftyworks.com/14days.htm). It's actually from our posts in the Worlds Beyond thread. But modified.

Give us some love too, man.

[Edited by eswiftfire on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 8:51 PM]

Alanded
04/12/2005 2:14 PM


Otherwise, you peeps can go read the collaboration between Alanded and I called



....Hell NO. Not after reading J's stuff they shouldn't.

Lunitari0
04/12/2005 3:43 PM


So, has anyone read my friend's stuff? Come on, give him some love, man.

I have, and commented. He's an excellent writer. :)

eswiftfire
04/12/2005 8:49 PM

This is weird. Maybe it's my own comp messing up, but I see Alanded and Luni's posts within my own post.

eswiftfire
04/12/2005 8:57 PM

Oh, now I know. I messed up the HTML coding in the post where I was talking about 14 Days.

Avenging_Angel
04/13/2005 10:46 AM

I liked 14 Days, very odd, but very good, you're both pretty decent writers.

eswiftfire
04/14/2005 6:21 AM

Thank yoo.

Alanded, man, considering the fact that our novel won't be coming out that soon, maybe it'll be ideal for us to collaborate on other stuff as well, shorter, less ambitious stuff for me to put on the site.

Alanded
04/15/2005 1:15 AM


Thank yoo.

Alanded, man, considering the fact that our novel won't be coming out that soon, maybe it'll be ideal for us to collaborate on other stuff as well, shorter, less ambitious stuff for me to put on the site.



Uh.. maybe in three months time dood. Right now, I'm too busy ripping off Serial Experiments Lain for my anime project. I still have no idea how am I going to present it in a way that won't get my ass sued off for copyright infringement.

But if you want, I'll let you put in on your site when I'm done, cos the guys in charge of web admin have locked out my site storage space for some interesting... uhm... graphical material that was there.

Oh yeah, you probably won't see me on MSN for a while cos I'm kinda on a borrowed laptop for the moment too. Long story, tell you via MSN.

A_A, thanks for the review and encouragement.

thistledown
04/15/2005 7:14 AM

If your using it for educational purposes, it's not copywrite infringement.



-I'm not here.

eswiftfire
04/15/2005 8:14 AM


Oh yeah, you probably won't see me on MSN for a while cos I'm kinda on a borrowed laptop for the moment too. Long story, tell you via MSN.


Dude, how the fuck can you tell me via MSN if I ain't gonna see ya on MSN for a while?

eswiftfire
04/15/2005 8:16 AM


If your using it for educational purposes, it's not copywrite infringement.



-I'm not here.


Exactly!

eswiftfire
04/15/2005 8:19 AM

More screenshots from the short film I'm shooting now.

(http://tinypic.com/4g3orn)
(http://tinypic.com/4g3otf)
(http://tinypic.com/4g3oyp)
(http://tinypic.com/4g3ozn)

eswiftfire
04/15/2005 8:21 AM

And even more

(http://tinypic.com/4gknqb)
(http://tinypic.com/4gknrd)
(http://tinypic.com/4gknx3)
(http://tinypic.com/4gkocn)
(http://tinypic.com/4gko04)

Aeramae
04/15/2005 9:08 AM

So how close are you to finishing the film?

Avenging_Angel
04/15/2005 3:18 PM


So how close are you to finishing the film?



Aye, it looks pretty cool. Are you going to put it up on your site or something, so we can give you our not-so-proffessional opinions?:D

[Edited by Avenging_Angel on Friday, April 15, 2005 3:20 PM]

Alanded
04/15/2005 6:24 PM



If your using it for educational purposes, it's not copywrite infringement.



-I'm not here.


Exactly!



Well... if it turns out as well as I hope, I want to be able to submit it to film fests, silly. :D

Alanded
04/15/2005 6:25 PM



Oh yeah, you probably won't see me on MSN for a while cos I'm kinda on a borrowed laptop for the moment too. Long story, tell you via MSN.


Dude, how the fuck can you tell me via MSN if I ain't gonna see ya on MSN for a while?



...I mean to say, WHEN i get back on MSN, dude. :D

eswiftfire
04/15/2005 7:18 PM


So how close are you to finishing the film?


Well, 95%, I guess. I just need to do some establishing shots tonight, and ask my heroine to reshoot some tiny scenes and voila, I'll be done. (cos' the last time I was shooting that one scene with her in it, I didn't notice that there was a person sitting in the background... GAH!)

eswiftfire
04/15/2005 7:21 PM



So how close are you to finishing the film?



Aye, it looks pretty cool. Are you going to put it up on your site or something, so we can give you our not-so-proffessional opinions?:D


Well, I might put a shorter version, or a trailer on my site, I guess. It depends on the size of the film when it's all done. If it's 40-60mb in low resolution .mov format, it'll be fine for me.

eswiftfire
04/15/2005 7:23 PM




If your using it for educational purposes, it's not copywrite infringement.



-I'm not here.


Exactly!



Well... if it turns out as well as I hope, I want to be able to submit it to film fests, silly. :D


Oh yah.

eswiftfire
04/15/2005 7:25 PM




Oh yeah, you probably won't see me on MSN for a while cos I'm kinda on a borrowed laptop for the moment too. Long story, tell you via MSN.


Dude, how the fuck can you tell me via MSN if I ain't gonna see ya on MSN for a while?



...I mean to say, WHEN i get back on MSN, dude. :D


I wonder when the hell is that going to happen.

Alanded
04/16/2005 12:48 AM


I wonder when the hell is that going to happen.


It'll happen when it happens. Oh yeah, film's lookin good. Nice angles you got for the shots.

eswiftfire
04/16/2005 6:51 AM

Ohohoho. Yeah, finding good angles seems to be one of the funnest part of the job, to me, these days. It's like, I would be shooting something, then see a table nearby, step on it, try shooting the scene while standing on the table and voila.

Alanded
04/16/2005 6:57 AM


Ohohoho. Yeah, finding good angles seems to be one of the funnest part of the job, to me, these days. It's like, I would be shooting something, then see a table nearby, step on it, try shooting the scene while standing on the table and voila.


.... are you trying to tell me you didn't actually PLAN or storyboard your scenes? Those were spur of the moment shots????

Ye gods.

Oh well, at least it looks promising.

eswiftfire
04/16/2005 7:39 AM


.... are you trying to tell me you didn't actually PLAN or storyboard your scenes? Those were spur of the moment shots????

Ye gods.

Oh well, at least it looks promising.


Well, usually, just minutes before shooting, I would do the storyboarding by drawing stick figures on a piece of paper and how I wanna sequence the shots. Of course, during the shooting, I realize there's a possibility to improve what I have in my storyboard, so I did that. Oohhohohhoohho.

Phobic_rion
04/16/2005 11:03 AM

I've got some good news and bad news as far as the FF3 rpg and my character are concerned...I hate to say things like this, but here it goes.

Alright, I used to check the rpg on my school's computer, but suddenly the guys in the administratin office got wise and put a fire wall up so that I can't get through to the site. Which makes me wonder why they haven't banned AIM. So, that means I'm dead in the water, because I can't check it at home untill I'm ungrounded.

The good news is is that they HAVEN'T banned the e-mail. YAY! How that is good news is quite impossible to say. Would it be too much to ask if someone could e-mail and tell me how things are progressing? I still want to be in the rpg, and I'll be ungrounded VERY soon...*waits...waits...waits* But I need to make sure I keep up. I can only read on weekends at the library, and one hour just isn't ample time. I'm sure there's SOMEONE who knows the story... XD If you don't want to, I understand though.

Anyway...that's the story. Cain is dead or unconcious untill further notice. *sigh*

eswiftfire
04/16/2005 11:37 AM


The good news is is that they HAVEN'T banned the e-mail. YAY! How that is good news is quite impossible to say. Would it be too much to ask if someone could e-mail and tell me how things are progressing? I still want to be in the rpg, and I'll be ungrounded VERY soon...*waits...waits...waits* But I need to make sure I keep up. I can only read on weekends at the library, and one hour just isn't ample time. I'm sure there's SOMEONE who knows the story... XD If you don't want to, I understand though.

Anyway...that's the story. Cain is dead or unconcious untill further notice. *sigh*


Cain is currently with Tika and Tanin. And I will ensure the fact that their part of the story will not progress.

(Kevin and Zero may be at the Inn of the Last Home, but they will probably end up not knowing where Tika and the others went)

Alanded
04/16/2005 7:04 PM


Well, usually, just minutes before shooting, I would do the storyboarding by drawing stick figures on a piece of paper and how I wanna sequence the shots. Of course, during the shooting, I realize there's a possibility to improve what I have in my storyboard, so I did that. Oohhohohhoohho.



Ohh.. well yeah, that's how it's supposed to go.

And dude... Phobic said EMAIL. Presumably he can't log on to read the post you posted.

eswiftfire
04/16/2005 9:06 PM

Hm. Okay.

Alanded
04/18/2005 4:44 AM

Hey, I hope you remembered to snag FF2 swifticus, cuz it's gone now! :D

Oh yeah, when you mentioned the collab work before, did you mean the rewrite for FF?

Phobic_rion
04/18/2005 5:15 AM

It's BACK ON BABY!!!

The computers decided that they didn't want to block the site anymore. I'll go read up, and thanks a lot swifty. I knew you cared. *squeezes him to death*

See ya on the boards.

Alanded
04/18/2005 7:11 AM


It's BACK ON BABY!!!

The computers decided that they didn't want to block the site anymore. I'll go read up, and thanks a lot swifty. I knew you cared. *squeezes him to death*



I get no love... as usual.



On a dismally depressing side note, I lost my cool over a completely trivial matter during a project discussion, which has now made me pariah to all the other members of said group.


Its 90% my fault and 10% theirs, but I think just for tonight I shall gnaw on my bitter and unreasonable hatred for the fsckers. I'll probably feel better in the morning and e-mail them to apologise. Or not.



Damn, I can't believe I actually miss my whiny blog of wallowing self-pity in Worlds Beyond. Maybe I'll start something like that in the rants and raves section. Or would that be off-topic? Hmmm.



p.s- okay, maybe it was more like 95% my fault and 5% theirs.

Aeramae
04/18/2005 8:22 AM

I think that a whiny blog would fit perfectly into the Rants & Raves section. After all, what is a rant really, other than an entry in a blog?

eswiftfire
04/18/2005 10:58 AM


It's BACK ON BABY!!!

The computers decided that they didn't want to block the site anymore. I'll go read up, and thanks a lot swifty. I knew you cared. *squeezes him to death*

See ya on the boards.


Hallelujah.

Well, the Inn of the Last Home is on fire thanks to Raistlin. So it's up to you as Cain to get Tika and Tanin out of there.

eswiftfire
04/18/2005 11:55 AM


Damn, I can't believe I actually miss my whiny blog of wallowing self-pity in Worlds Beyond. Maybe I'll start something like that in the rants and raves section. Or would that be off-topic? Hmmm.


14 Days Part 2?

eswiftfire
04/18/2005 12:08 PM


Hey, I hope you remembered to snag FF2 swifticus, cuz it's gone now! :D

Oh yeah, when you mentioned the collab work before, did you mean the rewrite for FF?


Not really. Just something else.

Considering the fact that the novel probably will not see the light of the day for quite a while, might as well collaborate on some other less ambitious stories first.

Alanded
04/18/2005 5:07 PM


I think that a whiny blog would fit perfectly into the Rants & Raves section. After all, what is a rant really, other than an entry in a blog?


Mmmm... so tempted.

Or... I suppose I could actually go get a real blog.... but I'm too lazy to remember another password. :D

Alanded
04/18/2005 5:08 PM


14 Days Part 2?



Hmmm.... uh how would we go about doing this?

eswiftfire
04/18/2005 9:15 PM

Hm. Guess this is another one of those stuff where we need a forum to work on. Maybe I'll start a thread at the short story section? Or the Lounge? Of course, right now, maybe it's time for my parts to become shorter, since I don't have much to angst about anymore :D

Alanded
04/18/2005 9:22 PM


since I don't have much to angst about anymore :D



Ohhhhh...... I hate you so much for that. *Searches for sharp pointy object*

Avenging_Angel
04/19/2005 8:20 AM


*Searches for sharp pointy object*


*hands him a knife*

eswiftfire
04/19/2005 10:53 AM


Ohhhhh...... I hate you so much for that. *Searches for sharp pointy object*


Well. Hm. I KNOW! We'll use this thread to write it!

Alanded
04/19/2005 7:36 PM


*hands him a knife*


Thanks, heaps!

*stabs Swifty through the forehead, because it is more/less(?) painful that way*




I dunno Ned, if you wanna do the blogging bit here, that's fine with me.

eswiftfire
04/19/2005 8:06 PM

So, are we going to do 14 Days? or do you want less?

Alanded
04/19/2005 11:44 PM


So, are we going to do 14 Days? or do you want less?



Actually I was thinking of making it a continuous blog. An even more interesting idea would be to open the thread up as a blogspace for all the rpers in the DL rp thread. :D

eswiftfire
04/20/2005 8:34 AM

So, instead of just having the two of us, we'll have the rest here to write about their own life in the course of two weeks. Having too many will slow things up, but I'm just worried whether anyone can be committed to writing at least an entry a day (or an entry in two days?) for the blog.

Aeramae
04/20/2005 9:06 AM

I can. I'm here at least once a day, and it'd be nice to have a place to vent about the days frustrations and joys.

eswiftfire
04/20/2005 12:35 PM

Cool! Let's start then!

Alanded
04/21/2005 3:17 AM

Alex pondered deeply, pondering what he should ponder about pondering next.

Should he whine more about his scurrilous group of groupmates, who preempted his heartfelt Oscar winning apology scene by apologising first and asking him to act as group leader again?

Or perhaps angst about his never ending pile of work, which is preventing him from doing some seriously fun reading?

Or the fact that his room has been infested with cockroaches, of sizes large and small?

Or the fact that once again, his computer has managed to "lose" critical files for him?

Or last but not least, that he couldn'tthink of a satisfactorily fun way to end the Hope of Zohar thread.

"Urgh!" Alex clutched his head, while typing away with his free hand. "My head hurts and I have had no sleep for the past two days."

eswiftfire
04/21/2005 6:24 AM

Five days of non-stop editing.

Was it five days? Or was it four days? Edmund had lost count completely. He had locked himself in his own room during the past few days with the curtains down, toiling endlessly to edit his short film in the darkness. Day and night made no difference to him anymore when darkness had been such a constant companion. Hell, even his bathroom light was broken, and he had to take a shower in the dark.

Short film?

It didn't seem fair to call it short film anymore since the thing will probably be as long as 20 minutes when everything's done. At first, he was planning to shoot something that wouldn't be longer than ten minutes.

He had not seen Her for nearly three weeks. After all, he had completely cut off contact with the outside world. He felt like a hermit. Occasionally, he would receive visitors, yes, members of his cast, or his screenwriter, who were curious to know what progress he had made with the editing. They were awed by the results. Edmund himself felt pretty damned good about it too. Originally a submission for the Revelation Perth Film Festival (deadline: 18th of April) and the Kurosawa Foundation Short Film Festival (deadline: 30th of April), he had missed the former, and thanks to the length of the short film, it will be ineligible for the latter as well. He could only aim for the Singapore Film Festival next year.

As for Her, well, he will look for Her once he has finished editing (and also bring along a single rose, yep). In Saving Private Ryan, even though many lives will be unfairly sacrificed in the mission to rescue Matt Damon's title character, Tom Hanks' character viewed this merely as a duty he has accomplish so that he could go home to his family. Edmund's view on the short film was similar, completing it will mean that he can return to his normal life.

After taking a nap, he had made himself dinner and watched back-to-back episodes of 'Everybody Love Raymond'. In two hours, he will officially wrap up shooting, allowing him to edit the remainder of the film.

It had been a great experience during the past month, a fun ride. But everything will end tonight.

Phobic_rion
04/21/2005 3:55 PM

*sobs...for real*

Nevermind what I said about the firewalls being down again...for they have come back up. On top of that, I'm perfectly unable to get to a library. Cain is permanently knocked out. Some things in life just aren't fair! I'm so sorry for jumping in and out like that...but this'll be the last time you hear from me in a while unless the firewalls decide to stop working again. *dies*

Man, I loved this place...

Avenging_Angel
04/21/2005 8:51 PM

I can probably contribute an entry per day, if you want anymore people *shrugs*

eswiftfire
04/21/2005 9:59 PM

Go ahead. But remember. After 14 Days, I'll be archiving our entries onto my site (after all, the whole thing's meant to be an experimental writing project for myself and Alanded) as a written work for the, er, enjoyment of others. So have fun there.

eswiftfire
04/21/2005 10:09 PM

It's difficult to take a piss in the dark. Edmund noted. And taking a flashlight into the bathroom just to take a shower is weird too.

But he will deal with this after he had finished editing his short film. Just one more scene to go. He had officially wrapped up shooting the night before.

Alanded
04/22/2005 1:36 AM


But he will deal with this after he had finished editing his short film. Just one more scene to go. He had officially wrapped up shooting the night before.



Wow... looking forward to it. Do tell when you have it on your site, I'll download it ASAP.

Oh yeah, my hard drive problem is resolved (hopefully), so I'm back on MSN now. I hate using macs, they always screw up the Quote function for the forums.

Aeramae
04/22/2005 6:53 AM

Stephanie sat in front of her mother-in-law's computer, and rubbed her eyes. She was tired...very, very tired. It wasn't easy being a mother. Not than anyone ever said it would be. At least she only had to worry about waking up early.

Unlike her friends, who had a baby last Friday. The poor dear was premature, and it's lungs hadn't fully formed yet. The baby, whose name is Adrianna, was transferred to another facility, and hopefully will be going home in a week or two. Or so everyone thought, up until Monday. The doctors found another problem: The valve that pumps blood through the lungs of a baby when they are in the womb didn't close for Adrianna when she was born. So now she is on medicine to try to close the valve.

Stephanie shakes her head, and prays that the baby will make it. She loves her friends very much, and doesn't even want to contemplate what the misery and hell they are going through must be like. She pushes the subject from her mind, and moves on to more pleasant thoughts.

Such as the thought of going to As You Wish today, and decorating some figurines or whatever catches her eye. Rick has kept his promise, and she is looking forward to an afternoon by herself. Not nearly as much as she's looking forward to when she cashes in on her day spa certificate, and definitely not as much as she's looking forward to seeing Phantom of the Opera in June, but she is happily thinking about it.

Ah, such is the brain of a schizophrenic mother, she thinks, seeing herself starting to jump from one point to the next, with almost no real connection whatsoever. Calling it a morning, she gets off the computer, and goes to play with her son.

[Edited by Aeramae on Friday, April 22, 2005 7:00 AM]

eswiftfire
04/22/2005 11:23 AM

Shunji Iwai, a name probably foreign to anyone not well-versed in contemporary Japanese cinema. But this is a name familiar to Edmund ever since his early teens. Director of the 1995 classic, Love Letter, Shunji Iwai's works had always been a fascination for Edmund, even though in the end, he had only seen two works by this director, Swallowtail Butterfly and Love Letter. But the latter would remain one of his all-time favourite Japanese movies, a bittersweet tale of remembrance, love and closure. (while the former will be remembered as 'the other Shunji Iwai movie I saw')

Currently, Edmund has been badly mindfucked by one of the director's more recent (well, 2002) work, 'All About Lily Chou-Chou' that he watched with his friends just minutes ago. Despite understanding the gist of it, there were some parts that left him baffled. Not that it was an unenjoyable movie though, it was beautifully shot, a craft of a true master (imagine having an entire sequence of the film, such as the protagonists dreamlike visit to Okinawa being shot entirely through their digital film camera... holy crap, man)

As for Edmund himself, he has finally finished editing the entire film, and all he could say was that, he feels he had created something truly special. Amateur-ish acting and questionable shifts of mood aside, the film has become something beyond his expectations. When he started dabbling in filmmaking last year for a short film competition organized by his university, he came up with a 5-minute short film in the space of 12 hours (which includes the process of shooting, editing, writing the script and sound editing... yes, in this particular order), he was rather satisfied with the results (considering that it IS something he completed in 12 hours), but being a rather inaccessible art film, he ended up getting rather lukewarm reviews from his viewers. Sure, some thought that he had a 'deep meaning' behind it (frankly, he didn't), but most thought that it was, like its title, very boring.

But his current work is much different. Instead of 12 hours, he has spent almost 2 months working on it. The film has taken 12-13 days to shoot, and 5-6 days to edit, the budget, obviously, is bigger too. Almost a hundred bucks, perhaps more, have been spent on:

1) Toy guns that range from 2 dollars to 3.50 dollars
2) A meal at a Chinese restaurant where he had to shoot a scene
3) 32 dollar tarot cards
4) Some other lighting equipment and rechargeable batteries to aid him

He grins slightly at he rewatches the scenes of his latest work, and remembers slightly an online conversation he had with a former high school rival two weeks ago (who is also an aspiring filmmaker). In the past, the rival has always think that the difference between Edmund and he is that Edmund is the snotty, arty-farty one, whilst he's the one who is destined to make commercial films that appeal to the mainstream. But when learnt that Edmund's latest flick has a number of action scenes, his reaction was:

Rival: What? You're shooting action scenes? That seems more like my thing!
Edmund: Hmph. I never wanted to bother with action scenes in the past, but it doesn't mean that I CAN'T shoot action scenes. I'm a realist. Back in high school, you wrote a play with extravagant, overblown action scenes, whilst mine was a simple dialogue-driven story. I did that because logically, that was the only thing I know high school students can do.
Rival: You were always the snotty and arty one.
Edmund: No, I'm just intellectual. You have aspiring dreams of making dumbass disaster flicks like your hero, Michael Bay, thinking that studios will pay you the hundred million to do so. While I think of myself as a storyteller, and a VERSATILE one as well. Sure, my first work was an art flick, but I can easily strike a balance, and create something 'commercial' too. Hell, I think I have a better sense in making these than you do. Just you watch.

Indeed, this second flick of his will be a revenge of sorts to those people who wrote him off after viewing his debut, saying that he really should give up on making movies. What utter bullshit. Edmund knows that he'll enjoy seeing the looks of surprise and awe on the faces of these people when they watch his new masterpiece, and at the same time, he wishes that he can flip them the finger too.

As he has mentioned numerous times to himself, this will be another step forward for his soon-to-be-legendary film career.

eswiftfire
04/22/2005 11:28 AM


*sobs...for real*

Nevermind what I said about the firewalls being down again...for they have come back up. On top of that, I'm perfectly unable to get to a library. Cain is permanently knocked out. Some things in life just aren't fair! I'm so sorry for jumping in and out like that...but this'll be the last time you hear from me in a while unless the firewalls decide to stop working again. *dies*

Man, I loved this place...


I don't know what to say anymore. My condolences, I guess.

Avenging_Angel
04/22/2005 1:01 PM

Shanah had been having a bad day. She detested spring cleaning, and had been assigned to the tv room this year, which was one of the hardest rooms to clean. On top of that, the vacuum kept breaking down, and she had to write a literature assignment about exposition's uses in story-writing

Ah, well, at least she finally had anime tonight that wasn't reruns. Unless her sister decided to watch The Grudge, which she had rented to piss off Shanah, since she didn't want to see it at all, mostly because the Ring had messed with her so badly. Argh. Well. No Grudge tonight, no way: she was watching Hellsing if she had to camp out on the couch three hours in advance.

She had been vacuuming out the couch a few minutes before, running over things she needed to get done over the weekend. The list was unfortunately large. She was briefly distracted by a news special about some woman who found a finger in her Wendy's chili, and was being arrested for fraud. Eesh. What some people would do for money. Besides, where'd she get the finger?

Next Hellsing and Trigun: maximum mangas were coming out, blast, she'd blown all her money on the last bunch of mangas. Ooh, look, a preview for The Hitch-hiker's Guide To The Galaxy , she'd loved that book, maybe she could go see it in theater. Ack, where was she going to get the money. Maybe they'd make Good Omens into a movie.

She looked at her watch. Crap, she'd been on the computer too long. She logged off and went back to her cleaning.

[Edited by Avenging_Angel on Friday, April 22, 2005 1:08 PM]

Phobic_rion
04/22/2005 4:24 PM

Miff. I'll be popping up here and there I suppose.

*pops in*

I'll advertise for you guys, to make up for my annoying computers. ^^' I've already given the idiots at avidgamers.com a fair warning that they won't be tolerated if they decide to make asses of themselves...since that's what a rediculous portion of them tend to do nowadays.

I think stupidity is becoming a trend. Ever since that Damned Napoleon Dynamite came out...I've seen nothing but morons everywhere. It's getting kind of sad.

Lunitari0
04/22/2005 5:19 PM

I'm reading 14 Days as I write this - loving it so far, and will comment when I'm done. This blog idea seems great, and I can be here at least every other day. Can I chime in?

Alanded
04/22/2005 6:05 PM


Can I chime in?



Welcome to the club, Luni.

***

Rebellion had been in the air. Alex had felt it as a thick miasma that permeated the meeting room with unpleasant unpleasantness. Something was UP.

As usual, he had gone early just so he could go over his ideas before the meeting commenced. And had expected. as usual, to find everyone coming in dribs and drabs 15 minutes later.

Instead they'd all been waiting... the bastards. Yes, waiting for him, plastic smiles on their faces. Going into the room, all conversation had stopped, and they just smiled at him. Big, bad, wolf smiles

(why grandma, what big teeth you have!)

that were more a showing of fangs.

(the better to eat you with, dear.)

True enough, something was up, alright. "No hard feelings" and "Let's all forget about that silly incident and move on" they'd said.

Riiiiight.

The first unpleasantness was the agenda, which they'd discussed and changed without even consulting him. So, like a fool, he was completely unprepared for the new issues to be raised. Not, of course, that that fact stopped them from asking him for his opinion, just to drive that fact home.

The second unpleasantness was that they had done all manner of arrangements and decisions for the project by themselves. So much for resuming his duties as project leader. Puppet figurehead more like it.

(god, castrated and then hung out to dry)

The feeling left a bitter taste in his mouth even as he thought about it again.

Lunitari0
04/22/2005 6:37 PM

As Carolyn sat in front of her mate's computer, chatting to a few friends, she thought of many things. First of all, though the most minor, how much she hated using this damn keyboard; she missed her laptop. Second, she thought of her day. This being Earth Day, she had spent the morning outside with her mate and roomate, cleaning up the yard after the yuckiness of winter. It had been time consuming, but fun.

When they had come inside, her roomate had gone to work, while her mate had started to play plystation. So, with nothing else to do, Carolyn did the one thing he did at least once a day - she logged onto the internet. After checking her email (there was one from her mother saying she'd be on to chat tonight, which she wasn't!), she checked into her various forum hangouts to 1) do a few game posts, and 2) put up a few warnings of a virus she had accidently enountered the night before.

That brought her to the next thing she was thinking about. That damn Trojan virus that was passed through MSN. She still felt stupid for clicking on the linky in the first place.

Carolyn sighed, pushing her glasses back on her nose as she pushed the send button in her blogging program. That was enough for now.

[Edited by Lunitari0 on Friday, April 22, 2005 6:41 PM]

eswiftfire
04/22/2005 8:55 PM


I'll advertise for you guys, to make up for my annoying computers. ^^'

Nah, it's okay. You don't have to advertise for us guys, just advertise my site.

[Edited by eswiftfire on Friday, April 22, 2005 9:05 PM]

eswiftfire
04/22/2005 9:13 PM

Well, I think I'll probably end this on the 5th of May. Then I'll put up all the entries onto my site as categorize it as 14 Days Again or something. I already have an idea for the summary. :D

'Xander continues his descent into tragedy and Mon continues his ascent into superstardom. Oh, and there are three other new characters too.'

Alanded
04/23/2005 12:26 AM


That brought her to the next thing she was thinking about. That damn Trojan virus that was passed through MSN. She still felt stupid for clicking on the linky in the first place.


Hmmm.... maybe you could try Spybot destroyer, or Adaware. They're freeware that are specifically meant to handle problems like this. CWShredder might come in handy too.

Lunitari0
04/23/2005 11:38 AM


Hmmm.... maybe you could try Spybot destroyer, or Adaware. They're freeware that are specifically meant to handle problems like this. CWShredder might come in handy too.

We used our virus detector and Spy Sweeper - got rid of it like that. Thanks. :D


_______

Another rainy day, Carolyn thought with discontented sigh. Greeaat...


Storms uring the day depressed her, made her feel icky. She didn't know why. Perhaps it was the gry, cloudy , bogged don feeling of them. After all, wasn't that the same reason she didn't like writing in pencil? She found the color of the grey lead to be a combination of boring and depressing. She much prefered writing in pen, with their brighter colors of blue, red, sometimes even green and pink, and -

You're rambling dear...

Oh yes, the topic! Now...what was it? *snaps her fingers* That's right - Storms.

Yes, Carolyn detested the dullness of daytime storms. Storms at night were another matter, however. The way the thunder sounded as the lightening danced across the ink-black sky...there was just something beautiful about it...*happy sigh*

The young woman looked over at the window. Still grey, dull, and miserable looking. How she wished it was night..

eswiftfire
04/23/2005 12:06 PM

"So, how was the trip in Albany? You look sleepy, man, didn't you sleep at all last night?"

Edmund asks his friend, YZ, when he is visiting her in her flat. YZ is a big sister type figure to him ever since he came to Perth last July. She's arguably his closest female friend over here (in fact, during last year, she was the very first person to figure out the feelings Edmund secretly harboured for 'Her' and since then, he had asked her numerous times for advice and such. He tends to visit her flat as a place for solace, or free dinner or supper, haha.)

"No... I had a... ghostly experience." YZ answers.

"Whoa, how the hell did that happen?" Edmund gasps.

"Last night, while I was sleeping, I was awakened by some crackling noises right beside my ear. It was pretty loud. I didn't dare to open my eyes, but the sound was surely unnatural." YZ says.

"Then? What did you do?"

"I had some Buddhist talismans with me then, so I started chanting within my heart. But the presence was pretty powerful, I felt it pushing against my bed repeatedly when I was chanting!"

"Holy crap. When did it stop?"

"When it was near dawn. But I didn't dare to open my eyes until I heard Annie and CV waking up. I called my parents immediately after that and told them everything. My mom went to the temple and prayed for me, and asked the monks what was going on with me. They said that it happened because I'm turning 23, and that's usually when the yin energy within me is the strongest, allowing me to undergo these kinds of experiences."

"Oh my god. This means that I have to be careful two years from now." Edmund remarks.

"Come on, this is the part where you should say something comforting to me!"

"Er, everything's going to be fine?"

"The ghost probably won't follow me back here, right? It's just going to stay in Albany, right?"

"Um. Yeah, I guess."

"That's not very reassuring." YZ frowns.

"Well, it's pretty damned scary." Edmund says, silently feeling grateful of the fact that he usually switches on the radio and let it play all night long when he sleeps (a habit he has since he was a child), so that whatever sound would be drown away by music.

Avenging_Angel
04/24/2005 4:37 PM


usually switches on the radio and let it play all night long when he sleeps (a habit he has since he was a child), so that whatever sound would be drown away by music.


(and I thought I was the only person who did that)

--------------------------------------------------------------------

Shanah had been having a much better day. Earlier she had been helping her sister set up a volleyball net, which was mainly Shanah interpreting the directions (which she got the feeling had been written by someone whose first language was NOT english) and telling her what to do. Then her sister had insisted on watching The Grudge, which Shanah had grudgingly (pun very much intended) watched.

And, as expected, it had freaked the hell out of her. She was seriously reconsidering her plan to be a foreign exchange student to japan. And she was still trying to figure out how she was going to sleep tonight. Argh. Well, if she died from a lack of sleep in a rage at her sister for making her watch it, would she come back and attack her sister? Hmmm.....
Well, at least she could write a parody of it, similar to her parody of the Ring.

She noticed the time. Phew, just enough time to hop in the shower before supper.

Lunitari0
04/24/2005 6:47 PM


Well, at least she could write a parody of it, similar to her parody of the Ring

Are these paradies posted anywhere? I'd enjoy reading them.

_______________________________

Carolyn was having a MUCH better day today then yesterday. Combined with her feeling icky because of the weather (it was raining out still now, but it was dark so she couldn't see it), she had felt ill/lonely/bored/rejected. The outcome was she was afraid she had said and done some stupid stuff last night. So today, she had made aplogies, wether they were needed or not, to some of her online friends.

That done, she had recieved a gift from her dA friend, Fox. The gift - the most recent recent Good Charlotte album. Two days before, Fox had given her Good Charlotte's very first album, and Carolyn had loved it. She was pretty sure she was going to like this one too.

Her mate and roomie arriving home from the store, she logged off the computer. It was time for a Role-Playing Game session!

[Edited by Lunitari0 on Sunday, April 24, 2005 11:08 PM]

eswiftfire
04/24/2005 8:59 PM

The clock read 11:30am when he wakes up.

As usual, the first thing he does was to switch on the computer and check the NBA Playoffs results. The Chicago Bulls have just won their very first postseason game since the Michael Jordan days, not bad!

Something interesting had happened last night, he had a dream of Her. He used to dream of Her pretty often last year, but not during the past month. In truth, he hadn't seen Her for three weeks since he had locked himself in his own room working endlessly on the short film. The strange thing is, his dreams of Her tend to be rather similar to what She is like in real life, mysterious, elusive and quiet. All She usually does is being near him, yet deep within her own thoughts. She seldom speaks in his dreams, but as always, the highlights of these dreams have always been when She smiles. It's just a simple, wordless smile, but it will always linger with him whenever he is just awake, reminding him that it is something he doesn't see often anymore.

Enough with this, this is not his top priority yet, his film is. Edmund knows that he has to get ready and go to the market later. Has to buy some vegetables so that he can work on some sound effects. (hitting cabbages with a rolling pin for punching sounds, breaking carrots for the sounds of breaking bones, or celeries as well)

Aeramae
04/25/2005 7:58 AM

Stephanie is in front of her computer. Again. She visits one of her favorite sites, reading posts, making a few of her own. She reads one about the Bulls in the Playoffs. She shakes her head, a cynical smile on her face. She doesn't care about the Bulls. The one team she's worried about is the Suns. Her team. One she has been a fan of since she was five. She has a very good feeling that they'll be in the Finals. In fact, her prediction is that it's going to come down to the Suns vs Heat. Very exciting.

Her thoughts quickly turn to her friends. The ones with the baby in the hospital. Things are looking up for them. The valve closed, and now the baby is recovering nicely. The doctors want to keep little Adrianna for another week, just for observation, but the proud and very happy parents should have her by Sunday. Stephanie is very happy for them.

From the other room, she can hear her own baby playing in his playpen, watching Playhouse Disney. He's quiet. For now. But if those damn Wiggles don't get on soon, he'll start to throw a fit. Stephanie sighs. She is *that* mom. The one who has to get their child the toys with characters from their favorite show. The one who gets all sorts of things on her clothing. The one who feels very lucky when they DON'T have mystery goo on their shirt.

The one who no matter how hard the day, just one smile from their child will make everything seem better. She feels very lucky to be "that" mom. And she feels very sappy right now. Must be the hormones. A kick to her stomach and a familiar rumble reminds her that she's been up since 5:30am and needs to eat. Sighing, she decides to get off the computer and make breakfast.

Avenging_Angel
04/25/2005 7:38 PM

Shanah was sitting at the computer, watching the fish swim in the fish tank and listening to depressing Wolf's Rain and Hellsing music, brooding. Unfortunately, she was one of those people who rarely worries, but when they do, they worry about EVERYTHING. She had enough to worry about these days, unfortunately.

She sighed. Some days she felt like she was going to claw up the carpet in frustration with the way things were going.
Shanah tapped a finger on the computer desk, staring at the glowing screen, her own words of a few moments before staring an accusation at her. Damn, she was starting to sound like a whiny-ass soap opera star. Shanah leaned back in her chair. Argh. Crap. She'd forgotten that she had a science final exam tomorrow. Joy.

She sighed, and flipped on her favorite song, World Without Logos. She opened up her story, and stared at the screen. Time to get back to work on this, or she'd never get it done. How do you keep yourself from falling into the hole of a dead-end job you didn't want, when you wanted to be a writer? Easy. You write, obviously.
Enough brooding and whining for now. She hit the POST button, and logged off.

[Edited by Avenging_Angel on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 8:35 PM]

Lunitari0
04/25/2005 8:31 PM

The clock read 11:15pm, though it felt more like 2am. Tired, but not tired enough to sleep yet, Carolyn turns on her net radio with a slight yawn.

The roomie was in bed - he had to work in the morning. Her mate was up still too, playing MVP Baseball 2005 - she could hear it in the other room. Carolyn was bored. Oh, it had been a good day. She had chatted with her Mom and a few friends, watched the movie Taxi, which she had enjoyed. It had just ended actually. But she felt on edge, jumpy, amost like she had for gotten to do something, but had no clue what it was.

She went through her mental checklist. Had dinner. Done. Cleaned up. Done. Get caught up on writing. Done. Watched Taxi. Done. Heard from her attendant about tomorrow. Done, done, done. What in the name of the Goddess was she missing?

Dratted memory failures.

Oh well, maybe it would come to her later.

[Edited by Lunitari0 on Monday, April 25, 2005 8:33 PM]

Alanded
04/25/2005 10:24 PM

Alex was frustrated. He had no idea what to whine about in his Blog of Whining (TM). Then inspiration finally struck after a solid twenty minutes of ponderous pondering.

"I have nothing to whine about!!!" He whined.

Aeramae
04/26/2005 10:29 AM

Stephanie shook her head, trying to clear the cobwebs out. She actually got to sleep in past 9 today. A wonderful accomplishment she feels. Yesterday was a fairly good day. She played with her son, finished a craft project she had been working on, got her pieces back from As You Wish, and had fun at the bowling alley. Even though she no longer bowls. Everything is quiet now, and she wonders what she should get out of her system today.

Then, it hits her. The one thing that always poisons her whenever the bastard is brought up.

Her brother.

The little SOB was supposed to go to Oregon last month, but no one in the family thinks he did. Before he left, though, he stole two wedding bands and an emerald from their grandmother, whom he had been staying with. A few weeks ago, he called on Stephanie's birthday. Rick had answered, and spoke with the "brother" for a few minutes before they hung up. According to Rick, the bastard sounded very stoned. The very next day, the "brother" called again, but this time Stephanie got on the phone with him. The conversation followed like so:

Stephanie: "What the hell do you think you're doing calling here?"
Him: "What? What did I do?"
Stephanie: "You know damn well what you did. Don't call here, Granny, or mom again. And if you show up at the tournaments or mom's house, you will get your ass kicked. That's not a threat, that's a f*cking promise!"

At that point Stephanie hung up on him, and that was the end of that. She *69 the call, got the number from where he called, and gave it to her mother, who insists on staying in touch with the low-life. When their mother talked to him, she told him to not show up at any of the houses. He asked her why everyone had a problem with him, and she told him it was because of the jewel and the rings. His response, and in a very hurt sounding voice, was "Oh. That."

Last Friday, April 22, he called their mom, telling her that he was working security at Bank One Ballpark, home of the AZ Diamondbacks, but that he had been spending the last five days in the state nut house, where he was diagnosed as being bi-polar and schizophrenic. That he has mental problems, and some serious ones at that, Stephanie is certain of. But she knows he's lying about working security. No agency would hire him to work that kind of job.

Feeling better, now that she has all of the poison worked out her system, Stephanie decides it's breakfast time.

Avenging_Angel
04/26/2005 7:10 PM

Shanah was very, very tired. She wanted to go curl up with Circus Of The Damned on the couch and zone out. Instead she was on the computer updating forum and working on her various stories. These things don't write themselves, you know. Earlier in the day she had been in the middle of the post, and lay her head in her arms for a few minutes on the desk. Shanah woke up about ten minutes later, with a post-it note stuck to her cheek. Ah. Well. At least Hellsing was on tonight. The very thought made her brighten up.

She had been pissed off earlier. Earlier the server on a site she frequented crashed, deleting all posts on the 24th of April and after, which meant that all the posts since a few days ago were gone. Yeah. Gone.
Which meant that both of the RPs she was involved in were set back, one of her poems and various other posts were all gone. Apparently the Admins's server had a big crash. Not that she blamed their admins: wasn't his fault the damn thing crashed.

She had taken two major tests today, world history and science. Shanah was pretty sure that she'd done well on the history one, but she wasn't so sure about science. How the hell are you supposed to remember all the right formulas? Grrr. Well, if she did badly, she did badly. No point in losing proverbial sleep over it.

At least she felt better then she had earlier, she'd been feeling sick and nauseous earlier, and instead of taking anti-nausea meds and crawling into her bed, she'd had to take anti-nausea meds and do Algebra. Insult to injury, she hated Algebra.

Headlights showed through the window: looked like her sister and mom were back. Time to get off the computer.

eswiftfire
04/27/2005 3:13 AM

It's done. It's finally done.

Nearly two months of non-stop preparation and working, Edmund has finally finished the short film the night before. The only thing he wants to do now is prepare some trailers and a 'the making of' documentary, along with some outtakes, and everything's done and he can burn them all into a DVD. He called Her last night, hearing Her voice for the first time in 3 weeks, hoping that She would be able to watch it on Friday or Saturday night, unfortunately, She's going to be busy working on Her assignments, but said that She might be able to watch it next week.

Perhaps he will have to get ready for next week. He wondered briefly whether it would be a good move to give Her a single rose right after he shows Her his masterpiece. After typing all these computer he waited briefly to see whether anyone will give him their suggestions and feedback. Pink or red? He personally thought that pink would've been better, since it's more ambiguous and seems less like an overkill.

eswiftfire
04/27/2005 1:51 PM

By the way, teaser trailer of my short film. Download it here. Needs quicktime to open though.

Clickitty click. (http://www.swiftyworks.com/forcedlabour/forcedlabourtrailer.zip)

Lunitari0
04/27/2005 3:13 PM

Giving a good stretch, Carolyn switched on the computer. After checking her email and LiveJournal Friends List, she logged on to the RPGC to see if there were any game posts to do. There was! After reading the new posts and writing an apropriate response o her own, Carolyn then switched over to her Livejournal to make an entry.

She hated the stomache flu. She'd been nauseas feeling for almot three weeks now. Two weeks ago she'd gone to the doctor, he said it would pass, but it hadn't. It had gotten worse. So she'd gone back to the doctor. He'd noted her symptoms and announced she had the stomache flu. No kidding, doc. He told her to ride it out and sent her on her way.

At least she was feeling a bit better today. She'd slept most of yesterday, waking up at 8:30pm, going back to bed for the night three hours later. She'd basically slept through until 4pm today, only stirring off and on when her three cats woke her up wanting attention. And of course, she gave it to them, because the cats were so cuddly that she could never deny them.

Almost time to make dinner. Posting her entry, Carolyn logged of the computer so she could tiy up a bit.

eswiftfire
04/28/2005 8:56 AM

Edmund logged on, wondering whether anyone would answer his flower question. None so far.

Doesn't really matter, since he's not going to get Her those until next week. For now, he will start burning some CDs for Her. Poor girl's been working hard on Her uni assignments, She probably needs some good music to de-stress Herself. Perhaps two albums from Death Cab from Cutie would do the trick, considering that She's a major O.C. fan. Ah, perhaps he'll toss in Bjork's Medulla too.

He has finished his film, and he might work on putting together some funny outtakes he had gotten during the shooting of the flick as an extra feature for his upcoming DVD. He then wondered what the hell was Alex going through.

Aeramae
04/28/2005 9:24 AM

Here's the answer to your flower question Swifty. Definitely get her a rose, but, consider these fun little known facts about rose colors before you buy one:

Red=love
Pink=like (as in, yes you LIKE her)
Yellow=friendship
White=purity

eswiftfire
04/28/2005 10:58 AM

Yep, I've already done the research on roses, was just considering whether it's possible for me to get other types of flowers besides roses (since they are sooooo overused).

Guess I gotta stick with pink rose then.

Lunitari0
04/28/2005 2:47 PM

It was quiet in the house today. Or at least right now. The roomate hadn't got home from work yet, so it was just Carolyn and her mate. Still, it was extra quiet. This was because her mate had gone to the dentist and goten three teeth pulled, which resulted in him not being able to speak or eat for two days.

He wasn't in pain, just had gauze in his mouth to protect the stitches. Since he wasn't allowed to eat or drink anything for two days, Carolyn was thinking of not eating either, so he would have company in it. Thing was, she herself hadn't eaten since yesterday afternoon, and given it was almost 24 hours later, she was getting quite hungry...

But she hated giving up on something once she'd decided to do it. Plus, it wasn't very fun for her mate not being able to eat. So, in grand "You're doing it, so I'm doing it" style, Carolyn wouldn't eat either.

Aeramae
04/29/2005 8:00 AM

You could get her a nice, small bouquet of carnations. They're nice, not expensive, and smell pretty damn good too. And they don't come off seeming as overtly romantic as a rose does, if that's the kind of thing you are really worried about.

eswiftfire
04/29/2005 9:08 AM

Nah, I'm straying away from bouquets. Just a single stalk. That's why I think a single pink rose is enough, I guess.

eswiftfire
04/29/2005 9:51 AM

"Please help me hand these to Her when you see Her tonight. Poor girl probably needs them now." Edmund said to R as he passed her three CDs with a note attached upon it:

Here are some CDs for you to listen to if you need to de-STRESS. Have fun.

"All right." R nodded.

"Okay, I'll help you with editing the video tomorrow night, I'm going off to the city for dinner. See ya!" Edmund said as he left R's flat.

The CDs he prepared for Her were two Death Cab for Cutie albums (She'll probably recognize the band considering that she's a major O.C. fan!!!) and an album from R & B artiste Tamia, which would be more suitable for Her taste, considering that She had been listening more to these kind of stuff on radio than indie rock. In fact, Malaysians and Singaporeans listen mostly to mainstream stuff cos' that's pretty much what their cultures are like all these while.

It's never surprising to Edmund why the entertainment industry in Malaysia sucks that much, and why he has never considered beginning his filmmaking career in his own country.

Avenging_Angel
04/29/2005 10:11 AM

Argh. I want to systematically chop this computer into small pieces with a cooking knife. It crashed on me, the one I was using wouldn't open the RPGC....sorry!! :(

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Shanah wanted to kill her computer. It had died on her, and the computer she'd been using while it wasn't working blocked many of her favorite sites. Argh. Well. That's the way it was. Homicidal tendencies toward a piece of machinery, while highly diverting, rarely came to anything. Though she would have paid good money (if she had any) to beat this one with a baseball bat, Office Space style.

It was very, very cold outside, and snowing, something that made Shanah rather grumpy, since it was killing all the flowers and plants that had come up.
Yesterday she'd gone shopping for a dress, since she had a sibling's graduation to go to. She was still recovering from the horror that was this year's fashion. Last year, they would have called it hotel curtains. This year, it was "in".

Not that she ever particularly cared what was in, she usually detested it in fast, but this year had surpassed itself in atrociousness. It was a back to the seventies and eighties look. What the designers did not appear to realize, was that there was a reason we LEFT the seventies and eighties in the first place!

After trying on a horrifying trail of seventies-sitcom rejects, she finally found something halfway decent, and managed to escape the store without a pink-yarn poncho. Yeeeeesh. Worst of all, her older sisters were all trying to convince her how wonderful this stuff was. Mhm. Yeah, right. Had they seen it in the store a year ago they would have pointed and laughed.

Shanah shook her head, still disgusted. Enough ranting about terrible fashions for now.

Lunitari0
04/29/2005 10:00 PM

Almost ready for bed, where we will watch cartoons for a bit before sleep.

The mate (who will still remain nameleess) just wanted to finish his Playstation 2 game of MVP Baseball 2005 first. Carolyn chuckled as she listened to him curse ou the other team. Must be losing bad tonight.

At least he was feeling better. Yesterday, he could barely talk or eat, from going to the dentist the day before. Today though, the swelling had gone down, he was tking his anti-biotics, and even managed to eat a little something, being sure to keep it on the left side of his mouth.

It had been a good day. Carolyn had paid the bills for May, all but the rent, which would come out of their account automatically in a few days. They had had pizza for dinner too, which was always good. Now, for tomorrow. The mate and his dad would go to the dump, then to Canadian Tire to get new smoke detectors for the house. The old ones had broken during the move to here in December, and thy had the extra money for them now.

Carolyn and her mate were on a tight budget, and it stressed the young woman out to no end.

But that was for another day. Yawning, Carolyn pushed the post button, and logged off. It was time for bed.

Avenging_Angel
04/30/2005 9:54 PM

Shanah stared at the blank screen. She'd had a very normal day. Eating, reading, fiddling with the newsletter page, talking to her friends. Pretty normal. So what to say?
At long last...

"Road trip tomorrow. Won't be back till monday. Very tired. Need to feed the fish."

She hit the post button, yawning, and stumbled off to bed.

Avenging_Angel
05/01/2005 6:53 AM

Shanah groaned. She was exhausted, it was early, and even with coffee she didn't feel much better. Had to post before she left. Right.
Roadtrip today. Staying overnight with sister. Spending an unholy amount of time in the van today and tomorrow.

She yawned. That about summed it up. At least she'd had enough room for her books in her backpack, and her anime soundtracks. She planned on getting alot of reading done today and tomorrow.
She finished off her coffee (jamaican rum) and hit the post button, going off to hunt down some breakfast.

blue_raven5
05/01/2005 4:35 PM

I know that I have said that I don't like anime, but I forgot about one show. I forget the name, but its the one mystery show where the kid used to be a teen, but then some guys mugged him and turned him into a kid... I forget the name, but its got a great story line, even if I don't like the way the people look.

eswiftfire
05/02/2005 11:57 AM

He had another dream of Her last night. A brief glimpse of Her.

And he ran into Her again during the evening, when She was walking back to Her flat after finishing Her laundry whilst he was heading towards a friend's flat for dinner. The sky had turned dark, but he felt that it was Her when he saw Her silhoutte in the distance, and ran after Her.

They both talked briefly, Her asking where he was going, he asking whether She was going to be free on Friday night to watch his short film. She had told him on the phone last week that Friday will be the day when her assignment was due, but She felt that She will not be free then because She needed some rest. He understood, he knew that She had been working non-stop during the past few nights on Her assignment. R had told him all these anyway. But he couldn't help but feel a little disappointed.

He HAD to show Her the short film, that was what he had been working towards for the past two months. Despite the many things that had happened since returning to Perth, Her telling him how She didn't want to get into a relationship with him (or any relationship at all for the time being), the fight both of them had before his birthday which ended up with Her not being present at his birthday party and him not being to see Her until weeks later.

Yes, so they were in speaking terms again, he had given Her Easter eggs, he had walked Her home on that Sunday evening he ran into Her (whilst She was working on Her photography assignment), but that was more than three weeks ago. He never saw Her since then until this evening, all he had been doing throughout the two-week semester break was to work endlessly on his short film.

He wanted to shut himself away completely so that he could emerge suddenly and show Her the short film, letting Her know what he had been up to recently. And after showing her the film, he would hand Her a stalk of pink rose. Not because he expected anything from her in return, just that seeing Her smile makes him feel content.

After he said goodbye to her and continued his way to his friend's place for dinner. After he went back home to watch a bit of TV (an episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and Cold Case). After he went off again to do his laundry as well (Monday had always been the day he does his laundry), he ran into some friends.

And these friends told him that She had actually gotten a job in Japanese restaurant near university, and had been working for the past two months. Many things became clearer, or rather, Edmund thought maybe these might explain some stuff. Like why she had not been around as often as before, why she didn't come for lunch at the Dim Sum restaurant two weeks ago...

Maybe the fight back in March occurred because of that job. Her housemate had said that She had been undergoing a lot of stress, could all those stem from the job she had gotten?

Many questions floated in his mind as he returned to his flat, when Justin came for a visit.

"All these while, she had gotten a job. Yet I didn't know that." Edmund shook his head in disbelief. "I feel as if we are living in different worlds now. She's a girl with a job, a working lady, whilst I'm a jobless bum. Even if I give her the flower after I show her the short film, it's just going to be a present from a jobless bum to a working lady."

"Come on, man! You're letting this affect you too much!" Justin said.

"I'm ashamed of myself. She's been working. And me, well, I thought she wasn't around all the time because she was going out with another guy or something, that she's deliberately hiding from me or something." Edmund said, sighing. "I'm so ashamed of myself, that I don't even have a job."

"But you're not sitting on your ass doing nothing. Look, man, you've just made a MOVIE. A 20-minute-long movie! How many working people can actually make such a claim?" Justin said. "And look at the work you have to do for the movie! What is she? A waitress? All she had to do is bring food on a tray to a table, in a restaurant that's just the size of your room! Even a five-year-old can do that! Look at the things you have to do for the short film, man!"

"Yeah, the shooting, the editing, drawing the storyboards, organizing my actors, setting up the schedules for each shooting session." Edmund replied.

"Many of these shooting session actually lasted from four to six hours! The worst thing you could do, is feel ashamed of yourself! When you've actually been working even harder than she did!" Justin said.

"But I'm not earning any money at all." Edmund sighed morosely. "I feel so shallow. Here She is, a working girl, and me, I'm just some random jobless guy whose mind is set only on trying to win Her heart. How will I look to Her, man? How?"

The conversation was long, from Justin reminiscing about lost loves, to Edmund being adamant about how everything that was happening between him and Her being magical beyond description. Too many coincidences involved, too many. It was impossible for him not to believe that She was the one. And they both lamented about how creative works are seldom appreciated, that even if he had made a wondrous short film, people will appreciate the film itself, but not the effort he had put on it throughout the weeks. Every single sweat and tears he had poured within this project. This is what people are usually like. That why being an artist is so difficult.

eswiftfire
05/02/2005 12:02 PM


I know that I have said that I don't like anime, but I forgot about one show. I forget the name, but its the one mystery show where the kid used to be a teen, but then some guys mugged him and turned him into a kid... I forget the name, but its got a great story line, even if I don't like the way the people look.


Detective Conan

Lunitari0
05/02/2005 4:32 PM

Yesterday had been good, for the most part. May 1st. May Day. Beltane. Carolyn had celebrated alone, as usual, but that was ok. She had done a small ritual, then just had a quiet day. Later, she had found out about this fun online RPG, from her mate, who had been playing it for 12 hours straight. It must be really fun. So, she had made a character and played a bit before going to bed. It was a pretty cool game.

Today, however, had sucked. It was grey and rainy, and Carolyn had woken up feeling generally icky and depressed. She had eaten dinner and taken her meds, but was seriously considering going back to bed, maybe until tomorrow.

Avenging_Angel
05/02/2005 7:19 PM


Detective Conan

It's called Case Closed stateside. Pretty crappy, the japanese version wasn't as bad. Not a very well-liked show in america because of it. Glad that you don't completely boycott anime, Blue_Raven. Have you ever seen Cowboy Bebop?

Happy Beltane, Luni! :)

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Shanah was tired, but happy. She'd just gotten back from the roadtrip, which wasn't too bad. Good munchies. She wished she'd been able to spend more time with her sibs, but, well, it was just an over-night visit.

At any rate, she was glad to be home, and was ready to attack the newsletter project and all her art/writing projects. Hopefully it'd warm up one of these days and she could go outside and putter around with her flowerbeds ,which she enjoyed even if she had nothing resembling a green thumb.

Alanded
05/02/2005 10:19 PM

"What? Your house back in Malaysia got burgled? That fsckin sucks dude!" James said as he struggled with loosening a nut. "Dammit, this is one tough son of a b*tch!" He cursed.

"Shh... not so loud." Alex said.

"Nah! Don't worry man! We do this all the time! Never had a problem." Bill said, holding the flashlight steady.

"Yeah, don't sweat it!" James said. "But yeah it sucks that your house got broken into you know, like nobody has ANY respect for other people's property these days. Fscken a$$holes." He gave a small victory whoop as the sign finally came free.

"Vanessa St." It proclaimed in big bold lettering.

"Yeah, well speaking about other people's property... are you really sure about what you are doing?" Alex said. He wondered if the other two appreciated the irony of the conversation so far.

"Nah, you worry too much. You mean you never stole a street sign with your girlfriend's name on it for her birthday before?"

"Nope. When you told me we were going out tonight to get your girlfriend a gift, this was definitely NOT what I had in mind."

"Geez. You need to get out more. Pfft. This is nothing. We stole the National Bank sign from outside of a bank once. That was one big bastard. Heavy too."

"Why... in the WORLD would you want to steal a BANK SIGN?"

"Shhhh... not so loud." James and Bill both said, as they loaded the sign into the trunk.

"sorry, guys."

"Nah, s'kay." James said as he climbed behind the driver's wheel and started up the engine.

"Anyway, how many people do you know ever stole from a bank and got away with it?" Bill grinned as he hopped into the back seat.

"That... is just so incredibly lame." Alex said. "I still can't believe you just stole a street sign.."

Avenging_Angel
05/03/2005 8:45 PM

Shanah was grouchy. In her corner of the world, she was practically crawling up the walls in frustration over her school. It seemed to be getting worse as school got closer to the end, and she was seriously getting worried about her grades.
Well, in her only consolation her story was coming along well. She was glad that something was working out alright.

She stared at the screen.
"Crap. I have nothing else to say."

[Edited by Avenging_Angel on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 9:27 PM]

eswiftfire
05/04/2005 10:55 AM

A decision has been made, an enormously difficult decision. He knew that the whole thing with Her is heading nowhere this year, and it has been giving him too much angst and pain.

He knew he shouldn't let Her past get in the way, but the idea of Her being genuinely in love with this other guy last year pained him. If what he heard was true, and it was that guy who rejected Her instead of the other way round (as he had believed all these while), then perhaps Her sudden coldness to him this year was contributed by the fact that She found out this Polish guy had gotten himself a new girlfriend. Or perhaps She had made it clear that She had wanted to focus completely this year on Her studies and working.

Edmund knows not the answer for these questions, neither does he think that he wants to know anyway.

He had been speaking too much to R, he realized, and She knew that. And Her knowing that he had been speaking too much to R, Her best friend, would give Her all kinds of false impressions. She would start assuming that he had been trying to get to Her via Her own best friend, something he had tried to stay away from earlier when he first started talking to R. And such impressions will obviously affect his chances of ever winning Her back in a very negative manner.

The damage, minor it may be, is irreversible. Edmund may love Her very much, but realistically, he knew that no matter how hard he tries, how hard he works, things will not end up well for him. Perhaps it's just not the time for this yet.

He had felt much pain and angst whilst pondering about these issues during the past two days, and he had finally came up with a solution to this problem.

Her birthday will be on the 18th of June. On that day, he will do whatever he can do for Her, the most serious, and ultimate romantic gesture he could come up with. First, he will put together a video of people wishing her happy birthday, and ends with a private message for her that practically repeats something he once said to her last year ("I once said that to me, you're perfect, but it's your smile that's beyond perfect. I hope you're smiling when you're watching this). And then, he will attempt to bake her banana cake and leave it in her fridge (he'll ask his Japanese gal pals to help him out, of course) because that's her favourite. Also, he will buy her a gift, not necessarily expensive, but meaningful. A bouquet of flowers? And maybe something for her guitar? Hmmmm... decisions.

Her birthday is still 6 weeks away, but he has to make plans for it already, ensuring the fact that he won't screw it up.

After all, this will be the end of everything. He has decided never to look for her again, completely cut away all ties and emotional attachments with her. The second half of his year will be focused on looking for a job and also on the final semester of his studies. Perhaps She will look for him after this, or perhaps She never will. More likely the latter, and Edmund knows pretty well that he won't do anything to change this. If She remains single throughout the whole time, and if he manages to get everything off the ground, if he can still stay in love with Her despite being separated from Her completely throughout the months, then perhaps he will look for Her in Singapore late this year, or early next year. No matter what, what he intends to do during Her birthday will be his farewell to Her. Ah. The complexities of unrequited love.

"I Worship You"
by Charles Baudelaire

I worship you as I worship the firmament of night,
O urn of sadness, great silent woman,
And love you, beautiful one, the more you flee from me,
And seem to me, ornament of my nights,
To accumulate ironically the leagues
Which separate my arms from the expanse of blue.

I advance to the attack, I climb to the assault,
As a chorus of worms climb over a corpse,
And I cherish, O implacable cruel beast,
Even that coldness by which you are for me more beautiful!

Avenging_Angel
05/04/2005 9:33 PM

Shanah had a proverbial brain cramp. She'd just finished a project for english, writing a form of poetry called a sestina. It was terrifyingly complicated, and it had taken her many attempts to finally get one that was halfway decent.

She'd had a very plain day, besides attempt to concoct a scheme to get some money to buy her sister a birthday present with. None of them seemed particularly feasible, and most of them seemed to have her winding up in jail if they failed. Well, she'd just get her a nice card. She felt bad about that, very guilty. Argh, well, she'd come up with something.

Shanah was happy because her older brother was coming to visit for the weekend. Finally, someone to watch her Ghost In The Shell dvd with. Her sister claimed she was going to watch it, but she kept putting it off.....and off.....and off. Heh. Well. She'd watch it now, hopefully.
Shanah yawned, checking the time. She hit the post button, and went back to her story.

Lunitari0
05/04/2005 10:22 PM

Carolyn had been feeling more and more run down. Not particulary sick, and she wasn't nauseas anymore, thank the goddess, but she felt run down and not wanting to do much. That being the case, she hadn't really done to much of of anything oer the last...3?...days.

She had found out where her Mom had gotten to, however, after recieving an email from her this evening. The sister company to the company she worked for had a mass sytem failure, so instead of splitting the calls between two companies, the one she worked for had to field all the calls. Which meant loads of overtime - at least 3 hours a night so far this week. Plus, Mom had babysat Trent on Satuday night until Sunday, and having a 1 year old running around didn't leave any time for the net.

Carolyn smiled, just thinking of her nephew. She would get to see him sometime this summer when she and the mate attended her brother and soon-to-be-sister-in law had their wedding. She would have to get someting nice to wear, and talk to her Mom about a gift.

[Edited by Lunitari0 on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 10:25 PM]

Avenging_Angel
05/06/2005 9:54 PM

Shanah was happy with herself. She'd gotten her sister a great present for her birthday, and the cake had turned out well, with a good card. All three parts good, a new record for her. She was tired, and sick. Happy with her story she was working on, though.

Lunitari0
05/06/2005 11:31 PM

Carolyn had had a good Friday, a great start to the weekend. They had returned the movie well before it was due - National Treasure, she had enjoyed it - then had a nice long, hot bath before taking an afternoon nap with her mate. Later, she had come online and realized that May's rent had cleared (Yay!) and done some role-playing with tassanaburrfoot on their website forums.

Now, if I could only write something that wasn't an RP post..." It wasn't for lack of trying. She'd tried a few poems, only to trash them later. he'd tried an anthro story, only to be unsatisfied with the detailing of the scene. It was all very frustrating. Almost painful.

So, she found solace in her role-playing. Hehe...Solace...Dragonlance. She would be role-playing at home, offline as we,, but her DM didn't seem interesting in gaming lately. Again, rather frustrating.

But enough wallowing. She had ner been one to give up, and she wasn't going to start now. She wanted to be a writer? Great. Writer's were meant to suffer a bit, it made them stronger, added depth to their art.

So, in away she was right on track.

[Edited by Lunitari0 on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 11:12 PM]

eswiftfire
05/07/2005 3:21 AM

Last week, you told me that your life is falling apart. Edmund typed, the message directed to Alex. Guess what? I think everything's disintegrating around me as well. And ironically, today's supposed to be a day of celebration, since I'm throwing a party to screen my short to everyone in the student village.

Alanded
05/07/2005 3:56 AM


Last week, you told me that your life is falling apart. Edmund typed, the message directed to Alex. Guess what? I think everything's disintegrating around me as well. And ironically, today's supposed to be a day of celebration, since I'm throwing a party to screen my short to everyone in the student village.



Alex read the message, then typed his reply.

How so? Did YOUR house get burglarised? Did your project group mass mutiny on y- oh wait, that did sort of happen- but yeah, what's down, dude?

eswiftfire
05/07/2005 11:59 AM

I don't know. Originally, I thought I might be suffering from the lingering ache inflicted by the heartbreak I've gotten ever since February. Or maybe I'm suffering because I have finally came up with a painful solution to my headache (disappearing from Her life after doing what I have to do for Her birthday). Or maybe I thought I was depressed over the fact that I'm jobless whilst She has a job. Things are way too strange man, it's not as if we're in bad terms like back in March anyway. We ran into each other twice this week, including today when I visited the Japanese restaurant where she's working, we smiled, we talked a little, but there's just this weird feeling that's making me depressed. Edmund typed. Then he remembered a line from Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods'. "Shadow told his dead wife that he misses her most not when she's a ghost of the past, or a dream of a previous life, but when she's standing before him in her undead form, cos' no matter what, he knows that she's not the same woman he married. I felt the same too whenever I see Her.

Edmund was going to continue going all poetic and shit with it, but stopped himself. He had been doing way too much angsting these days.

There's just something way too wrong with me. You were with me when the whole EYku and SW cases happened during the past few years. But I was never THIS depressed AND obsessed over an unrequited love before, right? I mean, yeah, I was angry as hell, humiliated too, but I would just talk smack about them, not wading in a pool of self-pity and sadness. Sure, I probably love Her more than I did them, but I just felt that this is getting too ridiculous.

He frowned at the thought of these again, and continued typing.

Of course, from my conversation with Justin just now, I felt that what most likely happened is the fact that I'm suffering from post-creative depression. Yep, I just feel empty and depressed after shooting 'Forced Labour', so coupled with the whole thing with Her. I just feel... very overwhelmed by depression.

But other than that, the party I threw just now was not bad. Not as many people as I've hoped (those insincere bastards, nodding and grinning when I invited them, yet not turning up at all when the time came), but nonetheless meaningful for my cast.

[Edited by eswiftfire on Saturday, May 7, 2005 12:03 PM]

Alanded
05/07/2005 9:23 PM


But other than that, the party I threw just now was not bad. Not as many people as I've hoped (those insincere bastards, nodding and grinning when I invited them, yet not turning up at all when the time came), but nonetheless meaningful for my cast.


yay. good for you.

Glasswalker
05/08/2005 2:55 AM

"I guess that's what I get for not logging on in a month..." Jesse said to himself. It was 2:40 in the morning and he had just spent the last hour and a half reading a dozen pages of posts in a thread that he thought was pretty well dead. "I go away for a whole friggin' year the thread don't even get 12 pages, geez, at least people are talking again." he thought to himself.

He had read everything, from the relationships, movies, and daily life of those who posted, to some of the more useless banter about things which he had no clue. He laughed in irony at the memories of himself and others driving into Canada and stealing every roadsign they could unbolt and throwing them into the back of the Blazer, only to nearly get banned from Canada for life and inprisoned for trying to "smuggle" them back to America. He shook his head. "What the hell was I thinking?" He was glad he didn't have any more of those days...

As he typed his eyes drifted to his left hand, to the wedding ring that still felt strange on his finger. He has been married since mid March. What a strange feeling to be married some days, as friends complain about their love lives (or lack thereof). Leaving his computer for a quick run to the bathroom the dark livingroom gaped back at him, boxes still half full of essential daily needs; the majority of their stuff had yet to be unpacked after the move, it was agitating him. His wife expects him to do the housework, just like her mother expects her father to. "We clash so much..." he ponders "Opposites must truly attract cause we aren't anything alike" he says, cursing quietly as he hears the sounds of bodily fluids hitting the side of the toilet bowl. "Guess that's what I get for peeing in the dark..." he says as he blinds himself with the bathroom light and begins to clean up his mess.

She would kill him if she woke up now, nearly 3:00am, him still on the computer, playing his gamecube and watching tv. Saving his game he shuts the system off and follows suit with the tv, washing the house with a wave of silence. Now paranoia slowly crept thru him as the sounds of the keyboard echoed off of bare walls. "Damn this thing is loud." he laughs, scaring the dog. "This is what I've become," he laughs again "So worried about waking up my wife I'm cursing the keyboard to be quieter. How the mighty have fallen..."

Wrapping up his thought for the nights' post, he heads to bed, trying desperately not to wake up his wife.

[Edited by Glasswalker on Sunday, May 8, 2005 2:58 AM]

Lunitari0
05/08/2005 12:35 PM

A lazy Sunday afternoon. Hot as all get out too, at almost 25 degrees celcius at 3pm. Last night at 10pm it had still been 15 degrees out. Summer had definately arrived.

Gods, it's quiet. She had been up since noon, but her mate had gone for a nap, seeing that he'd been up since 9pm last night. When he'd gotten up, he and Carolyn had gone out for a late dinner and coffee, then had rented a couple movies to watch. The movies had ended at 3am, Carolyn had fallen asleep a few hours later while her mate had gone on the computer.

Now she was alone, with only the tapping of the keyboard to keep her company. She had been chatting to a few friends, but they had since left to attend to other things.

Their roomate should be home soon, having gone to visit his parents for Mother's Day. Crap. Gotta remember to call my Mom tonight. She hadn't chatted with her Mother in over a week.

Giving a long stretch, Carolyn clicked the "post" button and went to get a cold drink.

DarkMistress
05/08/2005 5:01 PM

Sorry and don't mean to intrude but it has been a while since I stop on by in this neck of the woods! Just thought I would see how you all are holding up and to say hiya. Ok..now you can go on with your convo and I'll leave ya all in peace..for now at least!~evil grin~

Alanded
05/08/2005 8:02 PM


Sorry and don't mean to intrude but it has been a while since I stop on by in this neck of the woods! Just thought I would see how you all are holding up and to say hiya. Ok..now you can go on with your convo and I'll leave ya all in peace..for now at least!~evil grin~


Hey DM! Long time no see. Least you could do is post a blog entry here on what devilish mischief you've been up to so far. :D

Alanded
05/08/2005 8:09 PM


He laughed in irony at the memories of himself and others driving into Canada and stealing every roadsign they could unbolt and throwing them into the back of the Blazer, only to nearly get banned from Canada for life and inprisoned for trying to "smuggle" them back to America.



0_0 ... People actually try to smuggle signs? I never knew there was a blackmarket for signage. LOL.

Avenging_Angel
05/08/2005 8:18 PM

(Wow, Glassy and DarkMistress....hello to both of you!)

Shanah was feeling somewhat better then she had earlier. Earlier, she had been very, very grumpy, and worried. She'd found out that her brother was being deployed to the middle-east in one week, for roughly six months. Half a year, maybe more. She wasn't going to see her brother again for a long, long time. Maybe never.

Needless to say, she was somewhat upset about that. She was also pissed off because she and her sister had been going to see Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy today, but her older sister needed her other sister's help in moving, so she was gone.
Her lone consolation was that all her stories were coming along well, she had watched some nifty extras on her Trigun dvds, and the Samurai Champloo music was improving her mood.

Lunitari0
05/09/2005 7:24 PM

(Woah...wb DM and Glassy. :D :D)


Carolyn had had a great day...except one thing. A few days before, she hadn't been wearing her glasses while watching television, and she had strained the muscle behind her left eye. As a result, her left eye was twitching and throbbing constantly, even after she'd taken some Advil. And the whole left side of her face was completely numb. It was a very sureal feeling.

She had chatted with her Mom earlier and found out her brother's wedding was set for Thursday July 21st. Now all she had to do was find something nice, but comfy to wear, and a good gift. She was considering a nice picture frame.

She'd tried some Free Writing today. The act of writing, without stopping, as you write down whatever comes into your head, without worrying about mistakes. It had been fun. She'd sat at they computer, a notepad page open in front of her, and just rambled for half an our, non stop. About her family, her depression, her love, books she was reading etc.

It didn't look like much, with all it's typos, but it had helped her vent, and maybe, just maybe, there was a story in there somwhere, waiting to be written...

Her Mom was also planning to visit next week. Probably Tuesday, staying until Wednesday or Thursday. It would be good to see her - they'd been getting along better lately.

[Edited by Lunitari0 on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 11:22 PM]

eswiftfire
05/10/2005 6:34 AM

"MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH!" Edmund laughed his usual trademark overconfident, egoistic laugh as he read the last post he wrote to Alex. "What the hell was I angsting about? My life isn't falling apart! Sheesh! It's true, I'm just suffering from post-creativity depression."

Flashback of 2 Days Ago

he showed his short film to Her, and R. Being the cold maiden she was, she merely smiled through the funny parts (while R broke into giggles repeatedly), it was originally an underwhelming reaction, and he was indeed rather disappointed. For months, he had wished Her to say something like 'ooooh, Edmund, you're a GENIUS!' or something, not just this!

He had a long talk with Justin later about his plan. Justin advised him to give up on Her, move on, get over Her. He agreed. Perhaps this was the best he can do.

(idea recap: On Her birthday, he will leave Her a present, and bake Her a banana cake (Her favourite!), then he shall disappear. It was an idea he came up with last week. Leave her a message that he has gotten over her, and is willing to move on.)

What a PATHETIC, SELFISH, COWARDLY IDEA!!

What is he running away from? Why run away from her? Why disappear? Sheesh, this is reality, not some Korean soapy. This ain't 'The O.C.'! Does things have to be so sad? As he continued pondering, he realized that things can be so much classier if he throws her a surprise birthday party!

After all, one of his greatest regrets was his inability to bring Her to his world, let Her know some of his friends, let Her understand the simple pleasures of life he cherished so very much every day.

"But if I can't bring her to my world. I guess I'll have to bring my world to her, then." Edmund said to himself with a grin.

He slept much better then.

Flashback of A Day Ago

He had a dream of Her. A brief passing dream where he caught a glimpse of Her.

He ran into Her during the afternoon. Both of them weren't having classes, but She needed to pay Her rents, whilst he needed to pay for his Internet quota. A brief exchange of words, and She was gone, Her presence as ethereal as the dream he had of Her the night before.

Why is it that every single time I dream of her, I would run into her the next day? Edmund pondered.

"I KNOW!" Edmund said later that night.

"Hmmm?" Justin hmmm'd.

"The entire universe is conspiring to make us meet each other." Edmund said. "I could have ran into anyone, but I ran into Her, too many coincidences, too many! These are all signs! Mwaaahaaaahaaahaaa! Fate, my friend, she can't fight Fate! We are destined to be together!"

"Uuuuh... right." Justin replied.

"For now, there is not much I can do, but wait." Edmund said. "As I continue walking the path of my soon-to-be legendary filmmaking career."

the wait

It seemed
like years
before
I picked
a bouquet
of kisses
off her mouth
and put them
into a dawn-colored vase
in
my
heart.

But
the wait
was worth it.

Because
I
was
in love.


- richard brautigan

Avenging_Angel
05/10/2005 9:48 PM

Shanah felt better. Much better. Better then she had in a long, long time. Things were, finally, looking up for her, which had not happened in a long time. She had finally jumped several of her proverbial hurdles in school, and was looking forward to a long summer of no school and lots of writing. And sleeping. Maybe even yardwork, if she felt inspired.

Yesterday, and indeed the past week, she'd been dreading her sister's graduation, which was a family get-together, and she didn't like family gatherings. They usually meant arguments, emotional upheaval, and general bad things. But now, she felt like she could take it on. Somehow it was all going to work out.
Now she just hoped this feeling lasted.....

eswiftfire
05/11/2005 9:18 AM

Richard Brautigan is a fucking awesome poet.

eswiftfire
05/11/2005 9:53 AM

Okay, if we intend to turn this into a story of sorts, I think the next entries probably will be the last ones. (well, I mean, the last entries to be in the story, you can keep on writing the day after that) Um... it'll be called 21 Days

now, I just need to know how can we have some sort of closure in this whole thing. I felt that mine's a good enough closure for this story, with me discovering my confidence and such again. How do you think you guys wanna end with this?

Comment on the things that have happened to yourselves during the past three weeks? comment on each other's misadventures? If this really has to become a 21 Days, I need to make this have a 'satisfying' ending for our readers :D

Personally, I thought commenting on the misadventures of others might be more interesting. :D

Lunitari0
05/11/2005 7:00 PM

She'd done it. She'd gotten over her writer's block!

It was thanks alot to her recent RPing, stories she'd read over the past weeks and such. But it was something else. It was while doing this blog that had helped her creative flow again. Writing about her days, reading about the events of her friends' lives. It had all helped.

She had tried some more Free Writing last night, and just let everything in her head come out. And since she'd been role-playing foor a good three hours that day, alot of it had been about her past stories, favorite characters, future character ideas. With some detail and Character Development, she could have a few good stories. It was all thanks to this blog.

Today, she had started the outline fo a new anthro story. It was still very rough and needed alot of work, but it definately had potential.

Thank you, Mr. Blog.

Perhaps she could write a poem for her brother's wedding gift...

Behold...For I AM A Genius!

[Edited by Lunitari0 on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 11:29 PM]

Aeramae
05/12/2005 4:28 PM

Stephanie was very...distracted, recently. Not a bad sort, but a good sort. Her 16-month old son was finally starting to walk on his own. Not very far, and not for very long, only between one person and another, but it was a start. She could tell he was gaining confidence. It started about three weeks ago, when he had stood up unassisted, and took five shaky steps to her. Since then, she, her husband, and her mother-in-law had been working with Evan, trying to get him to walk further and further by himself. She was confident that he would be near running by the end of the month.

On top of that good news was the fact that she hoped that she and her family would be out and on their own by July. She had gotten in touch with the collection agency that was handling the account from a previous eviction she and Rick had gotten, and was told that they could make a down payment on almost half the amount due, get a promissory note, and set up a payment plan to take care of the rest. A few apartment places Stephanie had spoken with previously stated that they would love to rent to her and her family, once they started to make payments on the past debt. It's been with that news that Stephanie has been looking forward to the future. Well, that news, and the fact that it looks like Rick will be getting a very nice promotion to assisstant manager soon.

On top of the apartment, and her oldest son walking, there was the soon to be new addition to the family, Alan. Before she would know it, August would be here. But first, there is the summer to get through. Which has Stephanie feeling a little out of sorts. Summer, in Arizona, without a pool....just awful! But, she's done the pregnant thing through summer once before, and she can do it again.

Besides, summer isn't all that bad. June 20 is almost a month away...and she can hardly wait for it to get here. That's the night she gets to see Phantom of the Opera, on stage, for the very first time. That in itself would be exciting enough, but her grandmother got very good seats (her birthday present to Stephanie). 6th row from the orchestra, center.

Things are looking up for Stephanie. She has always been happy with her life, for the most part, but now things don't seem as hard as they used to.

eswiftfire
05/14/2005 11:56 AM

All right. Just need A_A and Alanded's posts before I try compiling everything into a coherent narrative. Yeap.

DarkMistress
05/15/2005 8:49 PM

Howdy!~waves to everyone~


Hey DM! Long time no see. Least you could do is post a blog entry here on what devilish mischief you've been up to so far. :D



Oh was that what you all where doing here. I was kinda lost since haven't been around for so long. There was just too much here to go back and read it all! Looks like it is at it's end though? I'm confused but that is not a new thing. :P

Anyway I have mostly been working, so not much to tell.~sighs~ I am trying to come back and spend more time here. I miss all you fun peeps! You all make me laugh. SO this just another quick hello but hopefully I'll coming back more often. Roleplayers rock!

Alanded
05/16/2005 6:16 AM


Anyway I have mostly been working, so not much to tell.~sighs~ I am trying to come back and spend more time here. I miss all you fun peeps! You all make me laugh. SO this just another quick hello but hopefully I'll coming back more often. Roleplayers rock!


Work is good. Beats unemployment any day. Come back soon!!!


Alex finished typing the message out, then considered going to the Scientia and jumping off the roof. His animation project, which had taken months of sweat and blood, was almost entirely gone. He wondered what were the chances of any other person having their hard disks (different ones) crash so many times in half a year.

It's all over, he decided. But going to the Scientia and jumping off just seemed too much effort.

Maybe tomorrow, he decided.

eswiftfire
05/16/2005 11:28 AM

After speaking briefly to Alex on the MSN, and finding out the latest tragedy befall upon his friend, Edmund shakes his head.

Sometimes, his luck is so bad that it looks like something from a horribly unfunny comedy.

Edmund turns away from his laptop and returns his attention to the entry form he has just signed.

But what about me?

An entry form for a relatively new film festival held in Italy. He will be submitting his short film there soon once he burns it onto a DVD. This will not be the only film festival he's going to participate in, there will be others for him to submit to within these few months.

Another step towards becoming a legend. He smirks.

But before that, he will also attempt to find a job. What can a person with zero job experience do? A company's looking for mystery shoppers, he wonders whether they will accept him. A pharmacy's seeking for fundraisers, he wonders whether he can utilize his exceptional fundraising skills for them. A shop's looking for promotion assistants to give out promotional brochures, he wonders whether he can, um, maximise his potential in distributing promotional brochures.

Hey, a soon-to-be-legend needs to eat too.

Aeramae
05/17/2005 7:13 AM

Hey, when you do make it, we can all say "I knew him when"....and then tease you about it here, on the RPGC!

eswiftfire
05/17/2005 10:41 AM


Hey, when you do make it, we can all say "I knew him when"....and then tease you about it here, on the RPGC!


Ah, I might still be around.

I wonder where the heck is Avenging Angel.

Avenging_Angel
05/17/2005 11:23 AM


I wonder where the heck is Avenging Angel.


Recently returned from a nice long nap. Aka, her sister's freaking graduation. Many apologies for not letting you all know I was gone.

--------------------------

Shanah yawned. She'd just gotten back from her sister's graduation the evening before, and was still tired, even with the nap she'd gotten in after her sister's name was called. The graduation had been so-so, wasn't going down in any record books for a wonderful time. As usual, her sibling gave her a thundering head-ache, as well as the insane urge to jump out the hotel-room window and flee shrieking into the night.

To top it off, she'd gotten wretchedly motion-sick on the way home and had been miserable for the majority of the five hour drive. Not that her sister insisting on playing her CD of a pseudo-country-rock band had helped. The only thing that had made the trip really worth while was
A) seeing her brother in the airforce who was being deployed to the middle east in a few days for half a year
B) acquiring another Hellsing manga and getting to read a bunch more at Borders
C) tasty graduation cake.

Which made it a pretty pathetic vacation. While her family gave her a head-ache, with all of her siblings bickering, each convinced they were right about everything, but she wouldn't want to be without them.
Shanah was more then glad to be home. One of the few things she couldn't stand was people who were convinced they were right about everything, but, well, they were her family. Can't live with them, can't live without them.

School was almost out, and she looked forward to a long summer with no school, and no siblings. Sure, there would probably be more family arguements, and general problems, but you had to embrace the good and live through the bad.
And somehow, Shanah was sure she would live through.

[Edited by Avenging_Angel on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 11:25 AM]

eswiftfire
05/17/2005 1:31 PM

All right. Perfect. I'm going to piece all these together.

On the other hand, just continue posting new blog entries. Yeaaah.

eswiftfire
05/18/2005 1:47 AM

All right, I'm still putting our entries together, and it's shaping out to be pretty interesting. I'll be making things a bit more interactive so that it'll be easier for our readers to navigate through things.

Just realized that the more appropriate title for the thing is '28 Days'. Cos' it started at 20th of April, and ended on 18th of May.

Now, just one last thing. Let's start giving a brief introduction to our 'characters'.

Luni has renamed Carolyn to Raven.
I've renamed Edmund to Mon (sticking back to the name in 14 Days)

Perhaps a brief introduction of the characters would be nice as well.

Mon = A Malaysian youth studying in a university at Perth whose previous misadventures are chronicled in '14 Days'. Destined for greatness (or so he believes), he is on the verge of completing an exceptional short film that will propel him to superstardom (or so he believes again). However, he is slowly spiralling into the depths of gloom and despair due to his grievous unrequited love pangs for an ice maiden. Will he snap out of it? Or will he be completely consumed by this pain?

[Edited by eswiftfire on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 1:49 AM]

Alanded
05/18/2005 4:24 AM

Xander= Forces karmic and cosmic conspire to plague this sad sad youth with bad bad luck. Will something ever go right in his life? Or will the misfortune continue to snowball in this tragicomic glimpse of the life of an average joe and his unaveragely rotten fortunes?

Aeramae
05/18/2005 7:10 AM

Stephanie=A young wife and soon to be mother of two, her days are spent caring for her first son, a very fiesty, rambunctious one year old, and making sure her husband gets off to work alright. Her main goal in life has changed dramatically since becoming a mother. Once, she hoped to make a name for herself by becoming someone famous, now she just hopes to raise her family in a decent environment. One completely different from the one she grew up in.

eswiftfire
05/18/2005 11:00 AM

Okay, remember to tell me what name you wanna use when the work is credited to you, and whether you want to rename your characters.

(If you want to use your real name, give me your full name)

Avenging_Angel
05/18/2005 2:15 PM

Shanah= A sarcastic teenager making her way through a dangerous world and battling the forces of darkness, from algebra finals to vending machines that eat your money. Has a passion for animes and mangas, and her goal is to someday become a manga artist, or maybe a writer. Also believes the world will end next tuesday, around 3:45 in the afternoon.



(If you want to use your real name, give me your full name)


Eh? Is that really necessary?

[Edited by Avenging_Angel on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 2:17 PM]

eswiftfire
05/19/2005 3:25 AM


Eh? Is that really necessary?


For your author name.

Avenging_Angel
05/19/2005 7:20 AM


For your author name.


Meh. Just put me under my pen-name Blue-Chan, then.

Aeramae
05/19/2005 9:19 AM

I'm going with my real name. Stephanie Wiggall.

eswiftfire
05/19/2005 9:28 AM

Okay.

Official title: 28 Days: This Ain't That Zombie Film
by Edmund Yeo, Stephanie Wiggall, Blue-chan, Raven Windspirit and A Nonymous (sure you don't want me to put Alanded?)

Lunitari0
05/21/2005 4:00 PM

Raven Windspirit - A budding young author, who recently has been fighting the horrific being known as Writer's Block. Unemployed right now, she spend her days navigting through her everyday life, from preparing for family gatherings to wondering if she will ever write anything worthwhile again.

eswiftfire
06/07/2005 7:59 PM

Oh, one more thing.

I'll be using dark blue for my text, and Alanded will be using black. What colours do you peeps want?

Aeramae
06/10/2005 3:18 PM

I want green. Any shade will do. Just make it green.

Avenging_Angel
06/10/2005 5:03 PM

Red. Dark red, preferably, but I don't really mind what shade.

Exile
06/12/2005 3:15 PM

111 new posts?!? I have finally had time to return to the site and noticed that the FFIII had over 100 new posts. Would anyone be so nice as to fill me in as to what has happened in my absence? The last part I remember was the attack on the temple, though I can't remember if it had started or was about to start. Thanks.

Alanded
06/12/2005 4:12 PM


111 new posts?!? I have finally had time to return to the site and noticed that the FFIII had over 100 new posts. Would anyone be so nice as to fill me in as to what has happened in my absence? The last part I remember was the attack on the temple, though I can't remember if it had started or was about to start. Thanks.


Well... uhm a lot happened actually. I reckon you should just post in the FF3 thread and ask what's been going on.


I'd help with a summary, but I am in the middle of packing to move house, so... it's kinda hard for me. But do go on ahead and ask for the summary, its happened to a lot of players before. You won't be the first player to disappear for a while and then come back in to the fellowship with no idea.

Just know that Sef is already in the temple, and they've resolved the crisis with the cleric. I didn't mention anything about your character, but I leave it open to assumption that you follwed me in. Just ask Swifty or the others what's happened in the temple since then.

Lunitari0
06/12/2005 4:37 PM



I'll be using dark blue for my text, and Alanded will be using black. What colours do you peeps want?

If it's not to late, I'd like purple.

eswiftfire
06/15/2005 10:34 AM

All right.

eswiftfire
06/22/2005 2:15 AM

I'm putting up 28 Days soon now that my exams are over (just finished few hours ago)

Waiting for a suitable synopsis from Alanded and it's done.

Avenging_Angel
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Yikes. Whenever I take those quizzes, I always get Vash or Meryl....even if I re-take them.


[Edited by Avenging_Angel on Monday, June 27, 2005 8:30 PM]

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Alanded
06/28/2005 9:39 PM

Synopsis for 28 days:

The pointlessness continues in this pointless continuation of the pointless story of the pointless lives of Xander and Mond. Now with added friends!! Yay!

Howsabout that?

eswiftfire
06/28/2005 10:37 PM


Synopsis for 28 days:

The pointlessness continues in this pointless continuation of the pointless story of the pointless lives of Xander and Mond. Now with added friends!! Yay!

Howsabout that?


All right.

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eswiftfire
07/06/2005 11:16 PM

28 Days: This Ain't That Zombie Film (the journal entries we wrote together, in case you peeps have forgotten) will be up soon.

Sorry for the delay, needed some time to revel at the fact that I've retired from fanfiction. Yaaay.

eswiftfire
07/06/2005 11:16 PM

28 Days: This Ain't That Zombie Film (the journal entries we wrote together, in case you peeps have forgotten) will be up soon.

Sorry for the delay, needed some time to revel at the fact that I've retired from fanfiction. Yaaay.

eswiftfire
07/07/2005 10:51 AM

28 DAYS HAS BEEN UPDATED! GO READ IT NOW, MY DEARS!!!!!!!!! Hehe, you can leave your comments there too!

CLICK CLICK! (http://swiftyworks.com/28days.htm)

eswiftfire
08/05/2005 8:37 AM

This thread is dead. And once I leave RPGC, it will be faded from memory.

Flandrake
08/05/2005 11:35 AM


This thread is dead. And once I leave RPGC, it will be faded from memory.


It had a good run. When do you plan on leaving?

Lunitari0
08/06/2005 10:55 AM

You're leaving Swifty?

eswiftfire
08/07/2005 9:17 AM

After FF3 ends.

Flandrake
08/07/2005 10:18 AM


After FF3 ends.


That's what I guessed. This actually isn't that far off.

It's too bad FF3 didn't live up to FF2. I guess people just got too busy but at least we can say that The Future Fellowship saga is the only thread trilogy fully completed.

I'll save my goodbye reply when you are actually leaving.

eswiftfire
08/09/2005 8:54 AM

Nah, even from Day 1, I knew that FF3 isn't going to be as long and epic as FF2. The most massive and powerful battle occurred in FF2, FF3 is just tying up loose ends, setting up the stage for the new Age, that's all.

Flandrake
08/09/2005 11:47 AM


Nah, even from Day 1, I knew that FF3 isn't going to be as long and epic as FF2. The most massive and powerful battle occurred in FF2, FF3 is just tying up loose ends, setting up the stage for the new Age, that's all.


That's true, because FF2 could really have just ended there aside from a few arcs then it was found that Chaos was going to escape again. Really in FF3 the only things we needed to cover was the fighting gods and the quest to get another grey gem. Then there is the final scene which we are getting rather close to I think.

kawai
08/28/2005 10:58 AM

would it be possible that could start my own thread? if not i'll wait for someone to start one i'm interested in

Flandrake
08/28/2005 5:59 PM


would it be possible that could start my own thread? if not i'll wait for someone to start one i'm interested in


Kawai, I'm not sure why you posted here. This thread is more for talking about random things not related to RPing.

If you want to start your own thread then do so (although I wouldn't recommend it), just make sure you go about the proper ways of doing so. And the DL forum is very slow nowadays, you're better off looking in the general RP section.

eswiftfire
08/28/2005 10:48 PM

Yep.

kawai
08/29/2005 2:49 PM

ok

darknessfalls
09/07/2005 1:40 PM

Hello to all once again. I know I've been away for a while (about 3 years to be exact), but I'm back once again. I am going to try to stick around a while this time, but my schedule has been so busy lately I only have an hour or two a day to myself. But I will try my best to post everyday if I start in a forum. To all those who were here when I left it will be a pleasure to RP with you again, and to those whom I have yet to meet I hope our paths someday cross. This site looks a bit different than I remember, but I think it will do. I've just missed posting about Dragonlance so much I had to return.

-Chris

Kalia_Majere
09/07/2005 2:11 PM

*Pounce* Darkness!!! Been missing ya!! perhaps we can have another go again with Kynia and blade?? lol :D Great to see ya again! and yes, we've had a ton of changes here :D (points to her exec. producer badge) and while dragonlance seems to have been kind of slow, other forums are bustling :D

welcome back again :D

Lunitari0
09/07/2005 2:29 PM

Hi darknessfalls. I don't think we have met before, but it's nice to see you've come back. Call me Luni. :)

darknessfalls
09/19/2005 9:14 PM

What can I say, Ive missed you guys. And I am actually starting to get a little free time on my hands. That sucks that the DL forums have kind of died off, but Im sure that we can put a little bit of life back into them. And boy, it has been a while since Ive written about Blade. Well, if anyone wants to get a thread going I will try to be on every day, or every other day at the least. And I am serious about reviving the DL forum. It used to be the biggest forum on this site and I am sure that we can do it again.

P.S. Congrats on the promotion, I hope you still have the time to write with me sometime.

Kalia_Majere
09/20/2005 6:52 AM

haha!! anytime :) I still rp it would look kinda bad if the exec producer of the rp forums didn't play now wouldn't it?? LMAO!!

darknessfalls
09/21/2005 12:16 PM

Yeah, I guess it would look a little bad if you didnt RP. Well, sometime in the next week or so I want to start in on an RP thread. I dont care if its someone elses, or if i have to start a new one but I need to shake the rust off my armor so to speak. Im thinking Blade or Darkness would be the ideal characters to start off with seeing as though they are my most prominent characters. The last time I used Blade was with you Kalia, and the last time I used Darkness was in Mertonious' last thread (or so he called it). I still have not explained Darkness' origins, or Blades in much detail for that matter. And the last time I tried to explain about Darkness' eternal life and his origins, the people in my thread just stopped posting and no one read it (it was a shame too, I came up with a really good plot line for that one). Well, if you have any ideas just let me know.

Kalia_Majere
09/21/2005 12:58 PM

well the only thing that may be running in the dl forums is a newbie thread, for those three months and under.... but we can figure something out I'm sure :D

darknessfalls
09/21/2005 4:08 PM

I think that we should, I would hate for the rust to spread to my brain as well :). J/K. I am serious, I want to jumpstart the DL boards again. Hopefully there are a few more writers out there interested in seriously writing some good stories. I will probably just start one and just beg you to join ;).

eswiftfire
09/22/2005 10:36 AM

Hm. Interesting. Wasn't aware that this thread's moved here.

Caelin
09/22/2005 5:46 PM

Looks what the cat drug in. ;)

That was originally intended for you not being able to find it, but since you did we'll have to move it again for you, swifty. :p

Aeramae
09/24/2005 1:40 PM

Gotta keep poor Swifty on his toes!

eswiftfire
09/25/2005 12:12 AM

Hm, intriguing. I guess this thread might actually survive after I leave RPGC.

Aeramae
09/27/2005 1:10 PM

Why are you leaving anyway?

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