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b>東方五万語: NaNoReiMu
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What kind of items and events should be in your story? You should make some lists for that.

This is a merge of the Two Magna Cartas and Write the Things that Scare You activities in No Plot? No Problem! I like to call the Three Lists. Get out some paper or pull up Notepad or whatever. You're gonna list things. When you make these lists, give yourself 3 or 4 minutes to fill it out as quickly as you can, so you have some stuff and are able to write down your immediate items and get them done in 15 minutes.

The first list is the Heaven List. You should put in this list all the things in stories that you think make awesome stories awesome. They can be character types, events, settings, plot points, whatever. As long as it's cool to you, it goes on the list.

The second list will be your Hell List. This is the antithesis of the Heaven list, containing all the things in stories that you detest, whether as personal preference or under the judgement of good writing. If it makes you rage when you see it in a story, put it down in this list.

The third list is the Purgatory List. This you will fill out with all your fears and concerns. These include sensory input that strangely disgusts you, phobias, triggers, social/political concerns, fears, worries, anything of the sort. Fill the list up with that.

Here's how to treat these three lists. The heaven list is a good guide for what kind of stuff to put in your story if you don't know what to put in it. You like those things, so you'll enjoy putting them in your tale. The Hell List, you are to avoid like the plague. There are temptations to use it to make your book "smarter" or "deeper" or "edgier," but if you follow those items on the list, you're gonna have a bad time, and you're gonna hate you story the whole write-through. If you really wanna get serious, consult the Purgatory List. That way, you will put issues important to you in the story. Heck, you might even take down a demon from it.

These three lists will be a great guide for writing your novel. Do not diverge from them. Rely on them when your reserves burn scarily quickly.

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS
I talked with HeartfulRemi about her doing NaNoWriMo, and upon further contemplation, especially of her academic workload, she decided that the challenge was 2spookey4her. It's okay to find NaNoWriMo overwhelming. My first novel was at age 17, and I could only write it up by convincing one of my teachers to make an assignment out of it, and many other people in the Wagon find it an endeavor only for the most diligent of marathon writers, which they're not on of them.
No one should feel ashamed of not being able to muster a 50,000-word novel in a mere month. Heck, some people doing it don't expect to win, but are trying anyway. I also understand how a pile of obligations can hinder putting in a legitimate effort a given year. I already mentioned that in my Why I Failed NaNoWriMo post. NaNoWriMo may be la pinche hostia, but there are things more important than that, like scoring A's and keeping your job. Don't be afraid of knowing your limits, and Remi, you do well your freshman year.

Next information meeting from me is Monday, October 27 at 6:00 PM Central Time on Raidcall. There, I will be reading from the first half of No Plot? No Problem! and we'll be discussing it throughout. Hope to see you there!

The Blurb Webinar from last Monday is on YouTube! Watch it at youtu.be/BLLBusd2haE ! The audio could be better (hehe), but it's incredibly informative.

PROTIP: No hay que escibir su novela en inglés. De facto, puedes escribir lo in cualquier idioma que quieres, y debes en lo más cómodo. Sin embargo, hay un atractivo con inglés y su usar de muchas palabras en un frase.

(TRANSLATION: You don't have to write your novel in English. In fact, you can write it in whatever language you want, and you should use the one you're most comfortable with. However, there's an allure to English with its immense wordiness.)

If you have not announced your novel on the NaNoWriMo website with at least a tentative title and a tentative genre, you are wrong. Go there and make sure the site knows you're going it with the Create Your Novel link on the front page.

DID YOU KNOW: The Webcomic Artist who Must Not Be Named* inspired a NaNoWriMo novel? In 2008, Vivian Gee wrote the 50,031-word A Girl Who Brought Down the World, hoping to get her points across to Chris. The novel itself is pretty much DitR, but replace Brolli with Chris-Chan. You can start reading it here.

*Perpetuating a meme I hate, 'cause I'm Nazrin.

Hey, said this before but saying it again as a reminder that I will do a voiced version of Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea after the FFIX LP is done, but still am looking for people to do some of the roles, so if your interested, let me know. I'll send you a sample quote through DA notes and the reply with a test line. Take note that I am trying to limit the amount of double roles, but chances are it can't be avoided. (This is basically planning early as I will do this) Also, I am willing to let males voice a female role if your up for trying.

Also if your wondering about the game and want to learn about the character's so you can have an easier time deciding, I'd recommend trying out the game here: vgperson.com/games/wadanohara.…
(Either that or watch an LP, but take note there is about only 5 or 6 LPs in English of this game)

Below are the roles and who has them:
Wadanohara - :iconcrystalgreatsword:
Memoca - (Awaiting Sample Line)
Dolphi - (On reserve right now for :icontobiobito4ever:)
Fukami - :icontheguynamedsky:
Nekoyama -
Flippin Bird(s) -
Chlomaki - :iconnoraneko-sparks:
Lobco - (Awaiting Sample Line)
Samekichi - :iconishingoyabuki:
Pulmo -
Irena -
Tarako -
Aom -
Miyura -
Seguro -
Minero -
Creamil -
Rimorimo -
Tomoshibi -
Cherryblod - :iconminiwitch3:
Doloz - :iconwarfalcon:
Helica - (Awaiting Sample Line)
Princess Uomi -
Tatsumiya -
Sal - :iconishingoyabuki:
Jiiya - :iconcarsonhakurei:
Tosatsu Soldier(s) -
Orca - :iconchibiochen:
Laurentia - :iconexporygon:
Princess Tosatsu - :iconmikibandy:
Artamos -
Ver Million - :iconnoraneko-sparks:
Hofuru -
Vendetto - (Awaiting Sample Line)
Skeleton Fish -
Princess Mikotsu -
Meikai - :iconmr-wang:
Tsuribari - :iconcarsonhakurei:
Stella -
Squid - (Awaiting Sample Line)
Old - :iconchibiochen:
Sheep - :iconwarfalcon:
Great Witch -
Recording of the Town Haul will be available here.

Town Haul October 2014 Minutes:
  • Stopping the spread of Anti-WSW Admin Conspiracy Theories: Regardless of what people say, the admins really can't hurt you: it goes against everything the group stands for and would cause serious damage to the group. As MagnumPhoenixZX brought up, there are more than 500 members in the WSW, and less than 20 admins, all of which who have lives. (Not only that, but despite the number of admins, all of the blame for anything in the group goes to me, Spaztique, despite my non-aggression stance.) If we even try to go after anyone, it'll cause more damage to us than anyone we can try to fight. MikiBandy of Walfas Club 1 even mentioned she'd remove her affiliation if we really did do something along those lines, and plus it's against DA's rules in-general. The conspiracy theorists love citing the Mr. Heart situation, even though Mr. Heart was an extremely complicated issue that personally affected not just our group, but other groups and the personal lives of several members. For all other cases, we merely just ask rule violators to stop violating rules: civil discourse and reaching common ground does far more for helping others than brute force.

    We're supposed to have policies to prevent all of these things the conspiracy theorists accuse us of: our rules explicity state no bullying, no grudges, and the admins cannot withhold information unless they wish to face public review. If there's anyone looking for skeletons in our group's closet, it's us (and it's especially important to me to expose those skeletons since I get the blame for what everyone else does). If there's one thing we learned from the Mr. Heart situation, it's that it's better to be up-front and open about our group's problems, as leaving them be only leads to bigger problems. Ideally, the WSW puts the skeletons in its closet on public display, like those memento mori statues: this group will hold no secrets, nor will it let anyone in power get away with anything at the expense of its members.

    Unfortunately, those proposing these conspiracy theories are too afraid to actually talk to us, but all we merely ask is for you to stop: it's tearing the group apart, it's causing undue stress and unfounded fear, and it's arousing the ire of members who think you're spreading lies (and no, we're not telling them to do this: it's human nature to get angry at someone telling an obvious untruth, and when you spread untrue rumors in the face of people who realize its untruth, they will get mad). Ironically enough, you're creating a real scare campaign about a scare campaign that doesn't exist: warning people "the WSW will go after you" has caused more stress than anything the admins have actually done. It's the classic paradox many conspiracy theorists fall behind: the logistics to pull off and hide a wide-scale public conspiracy are impossible. Think about it: in a world where nobody keeps secrets, in a group that emphasizes honesty and coming clean, how can 500+ members cover up a "Walfas Station Wagon Death Squad"?

    In addition, nobody is allowed to attack you for the canonicity or fanonocity of your works. There is a fine line between holding yourself to a higher standard and demonizing others for low standards. Fan works are what you make them. We already covered this when talking about elitism: we're here to help others, not put them off of what's supposed to be a fun hobby.

    On the flip side of the coin, if the WSW Admins are unavailable to help, don't forget that personal leadership and teamwork are cornerstones of the group. The current admins became admins because they stepped up in a time when nobody else would. As said before, we can't be everywhere at all times: not only does this mean we can't act like a mob, but it also means we're not omnipotent in helping people, either. The admins can only help in the places where they're called to, which is why it's important speak up. In the meantime, be the change you want to see in the WSW, in the Walfas community, and in the world at large.

    Lastly, and most importantly, is what we need to do about all this: keep the public informed of the goings-on inside the Walfas Station Wagon, and if somebody tries to bring up a conspiracy theory, don't disown the misinformed conspiracy theorist: merely put those conspiracies to the test. Ubermangaka told us an anecdote where her sister was convinced KFC was ran by terrorists, but changed her mind upon stepping foot inside. Unfortunately, many of these conspiracy theorists have blocked a number of admins (again, especially me), and their erratic, paranoid behavior puts off a number of other members, but do not treat these people with disdain merely because they're making a false assessment: merely disprove their conspiracy theories so we can finally put these false fears to rest and start enjoying the Walfas community again. As AltAlicia put it, these people aren't some mafia, either. As I said before, they're just misinformed: they think they're looking for the community by trying to get people to not trust the people looking out for the community. For more information on how to avoid getting caught up in a conspiracy theory, read this mini guide on conspiracy theories.
  • Admin TobiObito4ever has issued an apology to Emily--Rae for having personal issues with her. How the group will respond is up to them. Again, we have anti-grudge/anti-bullying/open-door policies in place for a reason.
  • ExPorygon currently figuring out more purposes for the forums. Trying to figure out things you can do on the forums that you can't do on DA. So far, the main feature is that all of the threads can be found in one places, it would be ideal for extremely large projects and stuff like NaNoWriMo, and niche threads like large gifs, knitting, and so on. AlgaeNymph made a post regarding what it can be used for.
  • Contests will be postponed until after NaNoWriMo. We're already juggling school, the Spooktacular, and NaNoWriMo, so to add a contest on top would be just one more thing on the pile.
  • Halloween Spooktacular 2014: We need more sketches by the 29th! Ceej39 and vectorRide joining in on the animation, Spaztique planning on adapting the Freakazoid Candlejack sketch. More info and sketch ideas here
  • NaNoWriMo 2014: Once again, we're doing Chris Baty's National Novel Writing Month challenge to write a 50k word first draft from November 1 to November 30. More info on the NaNoWriMo website, plus this pep-talk comic by resident NaNoWriMo cheerleader Kigurou-Enkou


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MikiBandy Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Student Writer
Yo friendly reminder, if you've got a sketch all animated and ready to go for Halloween Sp00ktacular, Send the video file to me via Skype. I'm sure most of you got me on Skype.
I figured since Spaz is out of town for a few days, I could grab some extra work on my end. 

-Event Coordinator 
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Tanhammer Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Hey folks, it's been a while, dropping in to advertise a charity thing I'm doing on friday night/saturday morning. Details are in my journal, feel free to drop in at any point in the stream tanhammer.deviantart.com/journ…
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xzibits41001 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
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Just a random stupid idea.
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BleachBummer Featured By Owner 4 days ago
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Looking for people up for voicing in a future project.
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Emily--Rae Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago   Writer
For those of you that believe *I* personally have something against the Wagon, why don't you, instead of making all of these false assumptions, come and ask *me* about it?

EDIT: Not even just having an issue against myself, this should go for anyone someone has an issue with. Instead of bringing it to the attention of everyone first, why don't you talk one on one with these choice persons you're having issues with?
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Spaztique Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personally, I couldn't ask you because previously had me blocked on DA and Skype, though since you've unblocked me, we can start talking again and we can sort stuff out.

Normally, we go to the person first. When that doesn't work, we try to go the person's people and see if we can contact them via their friends/contacts. Unfortunately, after that, when all means of contact are cut off, people often assume the worst: the classic fear of the unknown.

By opening up, you've helped all of us take a step forward in clearing this all up. Remember to talk to me and everyone else as well: if you got something you want to address (like this right here), post it and I'll respond as soon as I'm available (and ideally, so will everyone else).
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Emily--Rae Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Writer
Funny. I never blocked you on *one* of my Skype accounts, and there is the option of Raidcall as well, so you could've easily contacted me if you wanted to so damn badly, but whatever. Of course though, when not being able to contact said persons, you could always wait to see if they make a move if you're so worried about such conspiring, and all. But, yes you're right, the classic fear of the unknown is a given. 
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makutadesrex Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Artist
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seeker3218 Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This is it, a confession of what's going on with me: fav.me/d83c5t7
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