[Irriari's Scrapbook] A Different Paradigm

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[Irriari's Scrapbook] A Different Paradigm

Postby Shane Wallsly on February 10th, 2015, 9:49 am

Do the questions!

What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
What turns you on?
What turns you off?
What sound or noise do you love?
What sound or noise do you hate?
What is your favorite curse word?
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
What profession would you not like to do?
If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
How much do you love lasagne?

Just as a clarification at one point in time the question what turns you on just meant what do you like. It was not until later that the question became a sex thing.
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[Irriari's Scrapbook] A Different Paradigm

Postby Aventis on February 10th, 2015, 1:15 pm

How furry is Irri?

If she were to take a pencil and slide it into her Zith hair would it disappear?

Do you STILL not want to go to Syliras even though they won't kill ya?

Want to come meet your best four armed friend in Syliras?

If Irri were to get a tattoo, how bad would she maim the tattoo artist for trying to get her a tattoo?
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[Irriari's Scrapbook] A Different Paradigm

Postby Irriari on February 16th, 2015, 4:38 am

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So this is sort of an open apology/warning to all of you wanting to thread with me at some point in the near future.

My writing quality has dropped significantly since the last time I was on Miz. It's to the point that when I look back at the posts from the last season I was active, I get (somewhat) upset. I can identify why my writing is bad now. I start with all these verb laden clauses. There's little to no emotion in my posts and they just feel so much more flat. They lack passion and I lack passion for them. I'm desperately hoping that I can push through this slump and get back to where I used to be. That's my goal. I eventually want to push those limits and become a better writer, but I can't do that if I'm 10 steps behind where I was in 2012.

I think that's what bothers me the most. I don't even understand how I got worse. It's not like my life outside of Miz has changed. I am writing far more academic writing than I did back then (like 100 pages per semester compared to the 10 per semester I was writing in 2012). Still, it doesn't make sense. Increasing my academic writing shouldn't absolute ruin my creative writing.

Well, whatever the cause is, I'm sorry y'all have to deal with these awful posts. I'm hoping to get better and I also hope that you guys can stay with me and inspire me with your wonderful prose in the interim.
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Postby Alea Davenport on February 17th, 2015, 1:21 am

I think you said it yourself; there's no emotion :P Putting emotion in your writing comes with practice, and can get rusty very fast. (It'd basically like a habit. Takes time to form, but also can go away through disuse.)

I don't claim to be an expert, but it seems to me that academic writing would be worth shyke for emotion :P Then again, I'm severely biased against it. Creative writing is much more fun ;)

And of course, I will be happy to continue writing with you, as long as you put up with my short posts that barely serve to move the plot along and not much else x.x
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[Irriari's Scrapbook] A Different Paradigm

Postby Xii on February 17th, 2015, 2:53 am

Just to add in my two cents, I think we all feel like we have inadequacies in our writing. I know I certainly do.

But as long as we work to get better and to resolve the issues and improve, even if it's difficult or if it feels like nothing's working, I think we can also be proud of what we do. It's when you give up that you've got to start really worrying. ^_^
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Postby Irriari on February 18th, 2015, 11:31 pm

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I just wanted to share/immortalize the wonderful poem Keene wrote (in a comment on my profile). I love it. Keene is the best cheerleader ;DD

There is a Zith with hair like fire,
Who fights against the world with ire.
To win a fight her is desire,
Each defeat just makes her drive higher.

In a world that all hates the Zith race,
She will never try to hide her face.
Instead, to the sky she'll take with grace,
And it would be wise yourself to brace.

With skin that's furred in a downy coat,
She will wrap her claws around your throat,
And snarl soft words that will promote
The city where Rhysol is devote.

Never will this Zith falter for long.
Despite all things in her life gone wrong,
She still walks with the gait of the strong,
Yet, with humans she does not belong.

Head held high and her wings holding true,
She always sees each of her fights through,
Though victory is yet to debut,
Her next triumph may be over you.

So she continues her wild life,
The red haired flame of the Ebonstryfe.
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Postby Aventis on February 19th, 2015, 12:57 am

Man I love Keene. He did that to me and not only did it make my day, it made my month.
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