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Announcements / Re: What to do with The Showcase- Please read/reply/VOTE!
« on: September 23, 2017, 08:53:11 AM »
I agree with True Neutral, and think you should keep it until the Librarium is ready.

Writing Discussion & Questions / Re: Storms of Magic is OFFICIALLY FINISHED!
« on: September 15, 2017, 12:01:31 AM »

I can't say that I have a favorite creature to research, though I did enjoy reading up on creatures from Norse mythology for a project that I ended up putting on the back burner earlier this year. I mainly focused on the Vaetir races (elves, dwarfs, jotunn etc.) and the norns, but I also looked into creatures like Ratatoskr and Nidhogg.

As for the second question I have thought about writing something loosely Xianxia inspired featuring animals and spirits based on myths from different asian countries. I haven't put too much thought into it since I'm working on something else atm, but I definitely want to include huli jing (Chinese fox spirits) and naga.

Writing Games / Re: Write a happy story in three words
« on: August 10, 2017, 08:43:01 PM »
The king lived.

Honestly I really don't think I would want to live in most of the worlds I have created because they all are a lot more dangerous than the real world. Between all of the unrest, genocidal gods, and human eating monsters I highly doubt I would last very long.

Archive / Re: July/August Writing Challenge Prompt Poll
« on: July 01, 2017, 04:33:39 PM »
- A contest between people from many countries
- Rivalry
- Assassins/murder/kidnapping

Bookworm's Corner / Re: What books are on your to-read list for 2017?
« on: June 28, 2017, 10:19:17 PM »
At the moment I'm about halfway through Nevernight, and I must say that I've really enjoyed it so far.

Aside from that I don't really have much on my list to read this year. Just The Eyes of the Dragon, which I started well over 2 years ago but never finished. Will probably have to start over from the beginning since I don't remember much of it.

Oh and I did promise a friend that I would give the Shadowrun novels a try, since I've always interested in Scifan. So I might pick those up at some point as well.

Writing Discussion & Questions / Re: What can you help with?
« on: February 14, 2017, 01:55:14 PM »
I live in the Bahamas so if you need to know anything about the country itself or tropical islands in general I'm your guy. I also know quite a bit about Bahamian history, having studied it in high school, so you can ask me about stuff like the Arawak and Caribs, pirates, the slave trade etc.

I have degrees in physics and mechanical engineering so you can ask me about stuff related to those as well. My specialty is thermofluids and fluid flow which in regard to fantasy writing could be helpful for things like aqueducts and steam/dieselpunk stuff. I also know a bit about other areas of engineering so I might be able to help with those as well.

I'm nowhere near an expert but I know a thing or two about asian folklore, mainly Chinese and Japanese though I know some Indian as well. I also know a bit about old Norse mythology and ancient Semitic religions/pantheons. So I may be of use with those as well.

Baking is one of my favorite pastimes so I can always be helpful with stuff related to it. I have a fair amount of recipes at my disposal, and I can also help with fundamentals and techniques as well.

Introductions / Re: Greetings!
« on: January 30, 2017, 10:27:42 PM »
Welcome WG! Hope you enjoy it here.

Archive / Re: What features would you want? (Please read/respond)
« on: January 23, 2017, 10:55:21 AM »
I second what Sheepy said. It's kind of annoying being sent to the forum instead of back the thread you replied to.

Archive / Re: Library Forum Options (please read/vote)
« on: January 21, 2017, 01:42:12 PM »
Voted for option 2, though option 3 would be fine as well.

Archive / Re: New Library Options - please read/respond!
« on: January 18, 2017, 03:09:19 PM »
Do you like the idea of using Google docs?
I'm against using Google docs. If your goal is to replace the library with something more integrated into the forum this wouldn't exactly be a solution. Plus as mentioned it's kind of clunky, and while I do use it to store info I can see why someone might not want to use it to store their stories.
Do you think that the social groups mod that costs $30.00 would be the best option?
I'm not too sure. It looks like it might be interesting, but it's hard to give a real opinion without actually trying it out first. 
Do you want to do it the old fashioned way and copy and paste a chapter into a post on the forum, where the formatting might not work out exactly the way it should?
I don't have a problem with this method if there are no better options, but I can see how formatting could be an issue.
Should we just keep the library?
I haven't really used it yet so it's hard to give areal opinion on whether or not to keep it. I personally don't mind the fact that you have to log in to access it, but I can see why some might not like it.
Should we use the SMF groups mod for the $29.99 and see what we can do to set up a library of sorts? Can you see other uses for the groups mod other than using it as a library of sorts? (i.e. maybe role playing eventually, but other things as well.)
Like I said earlier it's hard to say without trying it. I can see them being used to some extent, but whether or not it would be enough to justify the cost I don't know.

Like a several people have said I like the flexibility that writing fantasy allows me. I'm a huge fan of world building, and I love being able to piece together a completely new world with its own unique geography, history, societies and cultures.

Introductions / Re: Wellmet, Everyone
« on: January 11, 2017, 03:43:16 PM »
Welcome to the site Teresa!

Introductions / Re: New and Nervous (but optimistic!)
« on: January 11, 2017, 03:35:27 PM »
Welcome to the site Jaylee. A little late, I know but I hope you enjoy your stay here.

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