Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Oh, Woe Is Me

It's not easy writing a book.

I mean, it's easier than mining coal. It's easier than most factory work. It's probably easier than a lot of office jobs as well.

But STARTING to write a book... those first few inches you have to push that boulder till it hits the edge and starts to roll downhill... THAT'S the hard part.

Not as hard as teaching, granted. Or working on a farm. Or being a doctor or a nurse or a cop or a fireman. I doubt it's as hard as construction, either, or carpentry, or plumbing, or engineering.

But STILL...

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cson said...

First?

ThePinkDocMartens said...

Second? :)

Jim Bob said...

Potato?

Andviolet Queen said...

Unicorn?

Em said...

You could write my essays instead???? Give you a break from all that book writing?

Jedi-TARDIS-Chick101 said...

Yep, starting to write a book is SO DAMN HARD.

Jedi-TARDIS-Chick101 said...

I'm currently 20 000 words in to the first books which I am SERIOUSLY determined to write. And all the plot holes that are going to occur later have just hit me, and it's SO HARD TO WORK OUT!!!

feraaaa32 said...

we comin over here then? :D

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

(You think book writing is hard!!!)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Hello.)

Liliana: I am causing mischief.

Parasite: Is that alright?

Bethany: I'm not embarrassed about it. I was for a start because I had no idea what I was doing and I didn't want to make myself look stupid because I was kind of hopeless. But now I know how to make out with someone, I'm fine with it. I like it.


Ember: It is called a Colossus. Very powerful, and about a hundred metres tall. Mainly consisting of rock and fire. You can't miss it. They are stupidly hard to kill. Bloody things.

feraaaa32 said...

hehe, i never actually wrote a book, but i can let my imagination go wild, and see it as if it was happening in front of me :P

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

Onwa: Mmm.. drunken mischief.


James: I suppose it could be.
*slows down further, stopping, taking deep breaths*


*grins*
I like it too.

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

Morgan: And how do you kill them?

*clenches his hand into a fist, and then opens it*
*the purple sparks appear again, briefly*

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: I could have a barrel of cider brought up if you want to get drunk with me.

Parasite: Would you like a break?

Claire: And if the pure angel says it's alright...

Bethany: Just because I'm an angel doesn't mean I'm pure...


Ember: I find keep hitting it until it drops is a good plan. What are you doing with the sparks?

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

Onwa: I bet I could outdrink you.


James: yes..



*blushes, murmuring* definitely not pure anymore..

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: Mmm... You're on. If you drink more cider than me, tomorrow I will bring you breakfast in bed and do exactly what you say. If I drink more than you, you have to do the same with me. Alright?

Parasite: *she stops, sitting down in the sand* Would you like a drink?

Claire: Oh god, that's just so ew...

Bethany: *she blushes a little*

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

Morgan: Trying to make my hand glow.
*sighs* I appear to be malfunctioning.

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

Onwa: deal.

James: *lays on his back*
Yes.. please.

*blushes, smiling*
Correction. You find it Ew.
*kisses beths cheek*
I'd disagree.

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

(*should be asleep xD*)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: *she grins* I will just be a moment. *she vanishes in a flash of black, reappearing with several barrels full of cider, and two large glasses*

Parasite: *she takes the form of a glass of water*

Bethany: *she smiles, cuddling Silente* Although that definitely is embarrassing, even when I know what I'm doing...


Ember: You are not a machine. By any chance, were you attempting to do this? *her hair suddenly changes into arcs of lightning on her head*

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

Onwa: *grins, moving to stand up*
Mmm..


James: *smiles, downing the glass of water*


*kisses her gently* You find it embarrassing?

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

Morgan: *interested* Not quite that. How does that work?

*focuses, HARD, and his hand is patchily illluminated in purple* *it quickly fades, and he drops his hand to his side again*

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

(*going to sleep now*
*CUDDLES THE SOPHI*
*falls asleep flopped against her*)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

:) Good night, Jaimie.

I would go to sleep now, but like, Cat and Lizzie are still online.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: Do we have tubing we could use to be able to extract the alcohol with our mouths?

Parasite: *she changes back into her usual form, laying beside him*

Bethany: *she kisses her back* To talk about, yes.



Ember: My hair is one of the several conduits I have for my powers, although the effect is only aesthetic. It tends to happen if I try and use my powers whilst I'm pissed off. And since Archeos is my father, fire and lightning.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(*she cuddles Jaimie back* Goodnight, Jaimie.)

Agent Mesopotamia, SHIELD, Dugglyn Carzainia said...

Good luck Derek!!!!
If you need a break you could always come on heeeereeee! 😁

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

((Wait. Where are they walking?))

((Omg. I borrowed Darcie's characters and Will just had everyone insulting him for half an hour. Omg.

. . .
I feel kind of bad.))

Morgan: Your powers are inherited, then?

TheShadowInsurgency said...

30th again! Deja vu

feraaaa32 said...

hehe ^_^

sɹǝɥʇo sǝɯıʇǝɯos puɐ 'uoısɐɔɔo uo ˙s ɐıpıɹıʌ ıqɐɟ sɐ uʍouʞ osןɐ 'ɹǝʞsɐʇıʇןnɯ ʇuǝɔıɟıubɐɯ ʎןןɐɔıʇsʎɯ ǝɥʇ 'ɔıʇdʎɹɔ-uɹǝʇuɐן ǝɹouısןǝ ssoɯ said...
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feraaaa32 said...

it's not really :D

Andviolet Queen said...

(Con: well, even so, please no hitting him on the head unless he really deserves it. And take that to mean if he deserves it by what you think my standards would dictate)
*aimlessly wanders around the house for a few minutes* Hm... What did I even do with my life two days ago? *goes to bedroom, resumes a half finished book, sits and reads and loses track of time*

The Conductor said...

(Con: also there is no need to patronize me. You could simply say no. *stands back up* It was a formality anyway I will take what is rightfully mine. )

Andviolet Queen said...

(Con: I don't patronize people. Everything I said was genuine, and I enjoy patting people on the head, as I am much shorter than everyone else, and the backwards-ness of the small person patting the tall one on the head I quite enjoy. I am not patronizing anyone. At any time.)

feraaaa32 said...

fera: *finds a good lead* prepare yourself *serious look* *something is scorching in your bedroom where the portal appeared, also as if someone was writing on something*

The Conductor said...

(Con: If it were up to you, you would probably have me not hit him at all. I was being nice I thought there could be something. *smiles* Like my auntrepenoore.)

Andviolet Queen said...

*at first doesn't notice anything, but then notices strange heat/writing materializing,, stares wide-eyed at it*

feraaaa32 said...

fera: *writing: "be back soon :) -fera" appears on bed*

Andviolet Queen said...

(Con: You've lost me... What about auntrepenoore?

Andviolet Queen said...

*shrieks and falls off of the bed, there is a loud thump as she hits the floor* Geez, Fera, don't do that!

feraaaa32 said...

fera: * "...p.s. sorry" * *months and months go by, fera communicating by nothing but these messages*

The Conductor said...

(Con: you could have been my right hand guy in taking over the world, now you're just an obstacle.

I got bored, kinda watching youtube.)

Andviolet Queen said...

(Con: oh, well I'm sort of on vacation right now, also, I'm no one's right hand guy. I run the operation. Sorry. Hope we can still be friends *offers handshake*)
*gets continually frustrated* Fera, you realize we saw each other for literally a day, and then you disappear for months? How is that okay? You better come back soon...

The Conductor said...

(Con: Only if you don't try to rule whilst I am in control *shakes hand* ...right hand is better than no hands. )

feraaaa32 said...

fera: *message starts scorching into violet's bed again saying "v..vi..vio..viol.viole..violet...violet g...violet ge...violet get...violet get o...violet get ou...violet get out !" *

Andviolet Queen said...

*stares at message in bewilderment, then begins running out into the hall and down the stairs*

feraaaa32 said...

Andviolet Queen said...

(Con: fair enough. But I generally prefer to be a different mind)

feraaaa32 said...

fera: *some figure appears on violet's bed*

Andviolet Queen said...

*continues running down the stairs and through the kitchen*

Agent Mesopotamia, SHIELD, Dugglyn Carzainia said...

Ah, but Con, Vi and I are partners. You are offering her a deal that is below what she already.
Plus, you won't stand a chance when we take over.

Andviolet Queen said...

(Duggy: HI! *huggles* Yeah! Purple masters forever! But don't say that, I still want to be friends! I'm a friendly person!)

The Conductor said...

(Con: I won't stand a chance at defeat.) *shoots dug an evil look* If i was any less of a person I wouldn't give you the chance to train. (

feraaaa32 said...

fera: *all lights cut out and figure chases after violet, very quickly*

Agent Mesopotamia, SHIELD, Dugglyn Carzainia said...

HI VI!
*huggles*
Okay, fine.
He won't stand a chance in ruling the world. He still be alive and unhurt and stuff and things! :D

And Con, I stil have magic. You wouldn't be able to fight if you wanted.
And if you tried to tAke over the world now..
*grins*
I have ideas.


HAOPY DECAPITATION DAY PEEPS!!

Agent Mesopotamia, SHIELD, Dugglyn Carzainia, PMF said...

*points to name and grins*
Pmf! :D

The Conductor said...

(Con: I have necromancy now... *tilts head* Only my brother was taken from me, no more light magic, now the darkness is all I need. *pulls out his baton pointing it at Dug*


Hi Dug btw *huggles* )

Skyril A.K.A the Vociferous Chatterer, Loyal Forever and Always, The Ever-Present, the Pluviophile said...

Lol, AGREED, Mr. Landy. Although I find the middle somewhat challenging also... And don't even get me started on endings!

By the way, I think you should go through with the Monster Hunters' idea for a kids' book called [i]Save the Survivor[/i] from LSODM. It sounds like a brilliant idea to me.

Andviolet Queen said...

(Sorry, mini poof...I'm here again)
AAAAH*shrieks, keeps running through house trying to get to the door*

feraaaa32 said...

fera: *creature block entrance and lashes out at violet angrily*

Andviolet Queen said...

*stops shrieking, wields large knife that she grabbed in the kitchen*

feraaaa32 said...

fera: *creature growls then moans at her loudly*

The Conductor said...

(Con: *Starts pointing the baton at Fera and Vi just not paying attention* Do I look like I don't have magic? *swishes it sending tendrils into the sky* Does this look like the work of a mortal?

Dug you upset him ... I tried calming him. I think he want to fight.

Con: Fight, oh no! Fighting implies it'll be a challenge, I will annihilate all of you *eyes like a black dwarf star* I'll see you around Dugglyn *slips into his shadow domain*)

Andviolet Queen said...

*starts slowly backing up, holding knife in front of her*

feraaaa32 said...

con: you look like you have more cockiness than magic *smirks*

I'm just a shadow of the girl I use to be... said...

She was starting to get uncomfortable in crowds…

That was new.

When she was younger, she was always happiest surrounded by a gigantic group of people.

But now?

A group bigger than 5 made her want to run and hide and find a corner to curl up in.

She didn’t even know how that happened.

It was like, one minute, she was fine with groups of people and then the next, someone had walked in and flipped a switch and now crowds were this big, frightening thing…

So you can image how hard it was becoming to be at school.

It was like she was in a constant storm, noise and movement and…

and people

everywhere.

It wasn’t so bad when the group was all people she knew

When everyone surrounding her was a friend

And somehow she’d managed to hide this encroaching fear so far

But she was dreading it getting worse.

She was so, so scared.

Scared that… that people would look at her like some…

freak.

Like some abnormality.

She didn’t want that to happen.

feraaaa32 said...

fera: *something pulls her into the room from behind her*

The Conductor said...

*Opens a pit of darkness below Fera's Feet* Say that in my world. I am everywhere and no where I could kill you right now and you would never be able to save that puny Vi again... she thinks she can get away with the world, her an Dugglyn. I won't have it! *Grabs Fera's ankle and throws him out the pit* I won't be needing your approval, what you don't know won't kill you right now. sleep with one eye open though, I am the monster under your bed.

feraaaa32 said...

con: *keeps straight expression the entire time* oh..the one i stabbed in the throat? *smirks*

The Conductor said...

(Did you have to make him mad? like really though? I now have to put up with this.)

Andviolet Queen said...

(Con: so...im going to take that as a no on friendship...?)
*is jerked violently into the other room, the knife flying and her ankle gets impaled as she lands, but she doesn't scream out of fear of the monster, she looks around in the dark, biting her lip to hold back a scream* What the...?

The Conductor said...

*smirks* No that's my decoy. I would never be seen in my realm. *whispers in fera's ear* never. I could hide in your head you know... looks like there's a lot of room.

The Conductor said...

(I dunno give him a day or two... He is intent on killing Dugglyn for thinking he needs his brother to do magic. Then Fera over there makes him madder.

Con: I won't talk to her again. Stop infatuating with the enemy!

Maybe 3 days. )

feraaaa32 said...

fera: *before she could say anything else, is dragged into one of the corners of the room*

feraaaa32 said...

con: how do you know this is your realm? *smiles*

The Conductor said...

*smiles* not the one you are currently standing in, that is ruled by someone of more importance than God himself. The unseeing realm, the darkness realm, my realm, once this used to be vastly over populated now there is only one *smirks* ME!

Andviolet Queen said...

(Kieron: okay, good to know
Con: come on, pleeeease? *puppy dog eyes and insanely adorable face, rocking back and forth on toes and heels*)
*is dragged to the corner, whimpers and removes the knife, tears run down her face, but she is grateful to whoever saved her from the monster* *whispers* Hello?

feraaaa32 said...

con: I see...well i hope you are happy with your realm *turns head as putting on a very sarcastic grin* sayonara *disappears*

feraaaa32 said...

fera: *whispers* it's me

The Conductor said...

(Con: Aren't you like 15 ? I am 300 I will not be taken aback by your wonderful eyes. *scowls muttering * Stupid people think It's easy to kill me... stupid people make me want to kill them.)

feraaaa32 said...

fera: *whispers* but not at the same time

Andviolet Queen said...

*eyes widen* Fera? Wha...? What's happening?
(Con: *makes eyes even more spectacular and adorable* Oh, so you think my eyes are wonderful, do you? *continues rocking*)

feraaaa32 said...

fera: *sigH* I am currently stuck in a place between dimensions so i am not physically with you...but i kinda still am. *monster rushes into the room*

The Conductor said...

(Con: It's a bloody nice realm indeed! *makes shadow puppets of Fera and Dugglyn * I will kill both of you.... then the rest of them one by one until it's like this one. *starts crying throwing shadow daggers blindly into the dolls* Why does no one like death? Why does no one want to be with me? I can stop death.

Omg really now? with your crap. *sigh* Mr I'm more powerful than you. shut up and go to bed before I make your cage permanent.

Con : *appears in his room in the shadow realm talking to his imaginary friends*)

The Conductor said...

(Con: I plead the fifth. I have no recollection of your eyes being beautiful.)

feraaaa32 said...

con: *whispers telepathically* dream baby, dream *poofs completely*

Agent Mesopotamia, SHIELD, Dugglyn Carzainia, PMF said...

I'm sorry for proofing and I cannot stay but...


Con, that's not what I was implying. I was saying I still have magic to defend myself even if I'm not powerful.

Andviolet Queen said...

(Uh, you actually called them /wonderful/. So now they're wonderful and beautiful ;) good to know *continues with the spectacular eyes and rocking*)
Well damn... *tries to get up but finds ankle to be in a lot of pain, collapses back down again* Look, I appreciate your intent, pulling me in here and all, but now my ankle is a little busted. Are you, by any chance, here enough to help?

Agent Mesopotamia, SHIELD, Dugglyn Carzainia, PMF said...

*joins her*
*she's just a cute little girl*
*well kinda little*
*but she's still cute*




*hugs Shadow*


*poofs*

feraaaa32 said...

fera: *as monster jumps towards violet, gets knocked back seemingly by nothing* If that's enough here for you, then yes *lets out a faint giggle*

The Conductor said...

(Con: NO! you.. you said... You said beautiful. I said * TWITCHING* Stop with your mind games ! *shadow curls round his body enlarging him into an unwieldy creature* Now if you don't mind I need to go kill your boyfriend over there.

Con: @Duggy well then that's not nearly as bad. *holds out his hand* but you still want my throne *smirks*)

*whispers back* I don't sleep. I am the nightmare. *Grabs his telepathic link moulding it into darkness * You were never in my realm. You were in a pit of darkness... *shadow links to fera via telepathic link* a pit of despair. It was nothing compared to my real power. *bracket con monster appears in fera's ear canal* I could sever your neurons right here right now. I prefer the personal touch *becomes the size of the room ripping his ear a bit before proceeding to snap his neck*

The Conductor said...

(con: frankly keiron, even I am surprised you fell for that. You know me, I don't have emotions.

I didn't fall for it, I mearly typed what you wanted me to type. I am not going to alter what you say unless continuity implies.

Con: I coulda sworn you fell for it, Fera did. )

Andviolet Queen said...

*smiles and closes eyes*
Yes, that should do the trick.
(Con: aww, come on, don't be a bad sport! Mind games are the most fun! I love them! Don't you? *continues*)

The Conductor said...
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The Conductor said...

(Con: @Vi ...you want to look in my eyes for real... see if it works then? *eyes turn soulless void of anything even light* *gets closer to vi staring into her soul* Now try and use your magic. )

feraaaa32 said...

fera: but you need to get out of the house *something gently lifts her up*

Andviolet Queen said...

*stands faintly up, takes a deep breath* jogs back over to the door, wincing with every step on her bad ankle, gets outside, runs into the woods behind her house, collapses, tears already having soaked her face* Anything you can do about this ankle from wherever you are? Oh yeah, and where exactly is that? And why am I in the woods?
(*frowns and makes eyes slightly smaller and poutier but still just as adorable* but my magic isn't like that. I don't know what you're implying it is...)

The Conductor said...

(Con: NO! but your eyes. They scream kiss me! it's what Fera fell for, I will not. *his eyes turning back to their normal royal blue*

I think you're all good :P he's back to flirty.)

feraaaa32 said...

fera: I'll explain later, now get to a public place where they won't go *says in a reassuring voice* *something lifts her weight so that it's not on her ankle*

Andviolet Queen said...

*deep breath* Okay. Thank you, Fera. *walks to the village that is a couple of blocks from her house much easier without the weight on her ankle*
(*keeps the eyes up* Oh, so you want to kiss me? Sorry, I'm taken, but can we pleeeeeeaaaassee be friends? Pretty please with a cherry on top? And sprinkles?)

The Conductor said...

(Con: no. I do not want to, I just am telling you they do and it is what that thing F fell for. I stated it wouldn't get me. Why do you want to be friends so bad? No one likes me don't pretend any differently.)

feraaaa32 said...

fera: violet...there...seem to be some complications *sigh* they can take up human forms. *a humane figure walks towards violet quickly, almost sprinting*

Andviolet Queen said...

(Con: because I want to be the friend of anyone who needs a friend, and you quite obviously do, if you think no one wants to be friends with you! And you said we could be friends earlier... Come on, we shook on it! Huh? *hugs Con*)
*gets up quickly and matches the pace of that figure, walking into the nearest shop*
Uuuh, what exactly are /they/?

feraaaa32 said...

fera: It's an organisation. They're creatures. but can perform magic...*humane figure walks into shop and continues following violet at a really quick pace*

feraaaa32 said...

con: yeah con, we're friends!

The Conductor said...

(Con:*sighs deeply * if it makes you feel better, I suppose so but don't think I will fall for your lies, no one can like me.)

The Conductor said...

(con: you're friends with keiron Fera. I tried to kill you and you haven't responded. )

Andviolet Queen said...

(Well not as long as you think like that! Once you think people will like you, then you focus on your positives, and become a better, more likable person! Believing is the first step!)
Uuuh, Fera, what the hell am I supposed to do now?

The Conductor said...

(I need to go. see you tomoz.)

Andviolet Queen said...

(BYE BYE *huggles then huggles some more*)

The Conductor said...

(*hugs them both *hope he hasn't caused much trouble, i kinda switched off.)

feraaaa32 said...

fera: *creature grabs violet's wrists* *fera's voice becomes louder than before* nothing *grabs creature's arm and squeezes it with such sheer strength that it turns into a mush* get your filthy paws off my girlfriend *points finger at creature's forehead and it disintegrates instantly*

feraaaa32 said...

(it's ok *hugs*)

Andviolet Queen said...

*stares befuddled at the space where it used to be* *an employee runs out from the back and looks dumbfounded at Fera*
Employee: Um, sir, what was that noise?

feraaaa32 said...

fera: it was just our..toy that we were looking at *takes toy from the shelf* *pushes it* see? Why, what's the problem?

Andviolet Queen said...

Employee: *looks suspiciously at Fera, still hasn't looked at Violet*
Violet: *quietly gets down on the floor and pulls down an item with a sharp edge down with her, also quietly, placing it in the general vicinity of her ankle* Actially sir, I fell. I think I got a nasty cut on my ankle. Do you have a first aid kit, by any chance?
Employee: *sees her, looks shocked* Why of course, miss! *eyes Fera suspiciously again before going to the back rooms again*

feraaaa32 said...

fera: let's get out of here before he could have any more questions *picks violet up and they're almost instantly outside the shop*

Andviolet Queen said...

Okay, so you seem to be a lot more here than not. What ever happened to you not being here?

feraaaa32 said...

fera: *smiles* It was a deal. I was put into a pocket dimension between dimensions...If i could overpower the boundaries with my soul alone, they would give me answers. Really valuable answers *smiles* but...it seems like the enemy knew about this. They knew when i wouldn't be able to freely move. and that's when they struck *shadow shades on his face* Unlucky for them that they have underestimated my spiritual pressure...to be honest, even i calculated myself to be staying a lot longer in that dimension. It was a surprise even for me that i popped into existence so quickly *smiles*

Andviolet Queen said...

*smiles and nods as if she understood all of that* Okay, so you're here now. That's good. So, what now? What exactly is happening?
(I'm going to say bye now Frank, I'm sleepy. So talk to you tomorrow hopefully! But there is a good chance I won't be on at this time tomorrow, cuz I'm possibly doing stuff with my friend that is moving in like a week. But hopefully still talk to you tomorrow! *huggles a lot*)

feraaaa32 said...

(talk to you tomorrow violet, have sweet dreams :) :) *hugs tightly* ) ^_^

Raven Astracae said...

Hello

feraaaa32 said...

hello raven ^_^ I apologize, but it's 4:28 am for me...i would really like to go to sleep as well :)

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

Onwa: *manifests one of those tube funnel things*
Good?


James: *pants, smirking, turning to face her*


Ahhh okay.

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

(UGH!!! FFS!!! 6:30 PM?!?!?! REALLY?!?!?! Oh my gosh.)

Inky Flame, Felix, Tawnee, Cole, Alys, Chris, Flauros, Tegan, Ben, Lilith, Coraxia, Aron said...

(*curls up an sleeps *)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: Mmm... I meant more the shorter, thinner ones that people put into their drinks on Earth.

Parasite: What?

Bethany: Actually doing it is fine. Although I do blush sometimes...


Ember: Of course. Where did yours come from?

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

Why am I sleeping so much?
Ten hours last night, nine the night before, eleven the night before that
. . .

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

Onwa: Ah. Straws.
*forms two curly straws*

James: Mmm.. your stent to bad looking.


*grins*
And you glow.

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

Morgan: *shrugs* A lot of experimenting.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Hello.)

Liliana: Yes, those. One barrel each, yes?

Parasite: I have no idea what that means.

Bethany: That too...


Ember: You must have experimented with pretty useless powers from what I've seen so far. Or are you secretly very powerful?

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

(Omg.
Well.
I walked down to my village shop to buy bread.
And they didn't have my favourite bread.
So I was like "eh, I have nothing but time, I'll walk down t' Co-op." (which is in the next village over)
And then I was like "WAIT WTF YOU /HATE/ IT WHEN PEOPLE SAY 'T' CO-OP.' YOU'RE LIKE "OMG IT'S /TO THE/ CO-OP.""
And then I was like "eh whatevs I'm walking down t' Co-op."
So I walked down t' Co-op.
Which took half an hour.
And they didn't have my favourite bread either.
Ugh.
And then I had to spent half an hour walking back and I was getting a bit sick of walking by that point. :P

But anyway. Yeah.
Omg my life is so pointless. XD

I mean it always was but yeah.)

Morgan: I told you, I'm malfunctioning.

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

Onwa: only one?
*smirks*
Okay.


James: Then never mind.


It's beautiful.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Star, I see.)

Liliana: There are spares if we need them.

Parasite: No, tell me.

Bethany: *her cheeks go red*


Ember: Why are you malfunctioning?

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

Morgan: *shrugs* Possibly because I moved realms.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Ember: Are you able to fight?

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

(It was meant to say aren't..)


Onwa: Mmm.. Good.
*grins*
How concentrated is it?


James: Make me.


*grins*

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

(*melts into a puddle*)

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

(*laughs* Oh gosh, I can actually say it now! 'I'm too hot, hot damn! Call the police and the fireman! I'm too hot, hot damn, make a dragon wanna retire man!')

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

(Do things further away look more blue because of the reighly affect or whatever it is that makes the sky blue?)

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

(If that effect didn't happen would the colours be what they normally are? Would we be able to see into space? What would happen with normal light?)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

(@Silente: Reighly affect?

I sorta know why the sky is blue and why it's red when the sun sets, but I can only half-remember it so I can't really explain it.)

Morgan: Hopefully.

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

(@Star yeah?


Does that mean EVERYTHING we see is blueish?)

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

(My dad just asked if they've been giving me drugs at school xD)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

@Jai: *shrugs?*
I wouldn't say so?
But idk.
Hang on, when it's cloudy, isb't that normal light?

Cathetine: If at first you don't succeed, do what your hobbit told you to do in the first place.

XD

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

(@Star hmmm..)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: Mmm... Medium.

Parasite: You... Think I look good?

Claire: I'm just going to keep saying ew.


Ember: We have a minute at the very most. Can you bloody well fight or not?

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

Onwa: Good. Care to pour the first drinks?


James: I don't think you look bad. Although presumably you've once again borrowed someone else's form again.


*grins*
Right. Sorry Claire.

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

Morgan: Yes.

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

OMG Disturbed are back and no one told me????

(In fairness, it's no one's job to tell me, but still!!! Why did I not know this???)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

Right, well -

*goes off to check up on everyone else to check no one else is going around releasing new material without me noticing*

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

Lol my brother went to do this maths challenge thing that only really smart people get the opportunity to do, and he came second, and now he's really upset because apparently coming second is really bad, and he was lecturing me on how AWFUL it is to come second and how you'll never get anywhere in life from coming second.
Lol. :P At some point he may need to wake up and observe the real world.

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

No like
seriously
I thought the only people with this mindset of the world were nerdy fictional characters. XD

Adra Cruciatus and the pathetic waste of space said...

Our tour guide is most incompetent...

This trip is terroble

The Conductor said...

(Things are the colour they are because they absorb the light and bounce back every other colour than the one you see. usually, light is white and contains every colour water splits it and shows all colours because it's clear aka rainbows. vast seas are blue because of the atmosphere. Or something along those lines. )

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

@Noelle: :( I'm sorry it's not going well for you.

I thought seas were blue because it reflects the sky?

The Conductor said...

(The sky is not blue. but the layers of atmosphere that the light goes through makes it appear so. like the aurora borealis is green because of the radiation from the sun hitting the atmosphere. vast amounts of water cannot split into every colour and are often dark after it gets deep so only the blue shows up. they reflect each other. kind of thing.)

sɹǝɥʇo sǝɯıʇǝɯos puɐ 'uoısɐɔɔo uo ˙s ɐıpıɹıʌ ıqɐɟ sɐ uʍouʞ osןɐ 'ɹǝʞsɐʇıʇןnɯ ʇuǝɔıɟıubɐɯ ʎןןɐɔıʇsʎɯ ǝɥʇ 'ɔıʇdʎɹɔ-uɹǝʇuɐן ǝɹouısןǝ ssoɯ said...

@Noelle :-( That stinks.

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

@Conductor: Yeah, but basically, the sea reflects the blue in the light of the sky. Or whatever. You know what I mean. :P

sɹǝɥʇo sǝɯıʇǝɯos puɐ 'uoısɐɔɔo uo ˙s ɐıpıɹıʌ ıqɐɟ sɐ uʍouʞ osןɐ 'ɹǝʞsɐʇıʇןnɯ ʇuǝɔıɟıubɐɯ ʎןןɐɔıʇsʎɯ ǝɥʇ 'ɔıʇdʎɹɔ-uɹǝʇuɐן ǝɹouısןǝ ssoɯ said...

@Conductor How does one decide whether or not something is actually blue if blue only happens when certain frequencies of light reach our eyes. If you're going to argue that the sky is not blue, would not the same argument be applied to the sea and possibly even to my hair?

Color names like "blue" describe what people see, so in my opinion, people seeing blue when they look at the sky makes the sky blue, even if technically the layers of atmosphere are filtering out other colors which technically exist.

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

@Lantern: Well, you see, I don't really think the sky exists in the way that most things do. The sky is just a big expanse of colour. *shrugs* And so if the sky is not really blue - if the sky is not its colour - then . . . what is the sky? :o

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: We could always just place our straws in the barrel.

Parasite: No, this is me.

Claire: So you should be.


Ember: Yes or no?

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

Morgan: Yes.

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

Onwa: Of course. They may need to be longer for that?


James: It is? Hmm.
*looks her up and down*



*smiles*

The Conductor said...

(Just because something appears to be something else does not make it so. If the sky is blue then why do we see through it? why does everything not have a hint of blue or even a slightly blue hue? The sky is clear along with the atmosphere, take away the atmosphere -and pretend we can still breath without it and the sky is no longer blue, but it is still a sky, is it not? or is the sky not the sky with the absence of an atmosphere? -one could argue that your hair is not blue either, but i think you get where I am going with it.

and yes Star I get what you mean, but you were pedantic with my gun convo so :P hehe plus I like little debates about the science of the Earth.)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: Then could you make them a little longer?

Parasite: What are you looking at?

Claire: I can't wait for the pizza.


Ember: Good.

*there is a flash of fire, and the Colossus appears a short distance from them* *standing at about a hundred metres tall, it is nearly impossible to miss* *fire flows through joints in its rocky body*

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

Onwa: *nods, eyes pulsing silver a moment, the straws elongating*
*hands a straw to Liliana, one designed to increase the alcohols ability to get her drunk but not by too much*


James: You.


*rolls eyes*
Mm.. pizza is nice.

The Conductor said...

(Philosophical Question: Is my profile Red because I told you it is or is it blue because or is it purple because it's both? )

sɹǝɥʇo sǝɯıʇǝɯos puɐ 'uoısɐɔɔo uo ˙s ɐıpıɹıʌ ıqɐɟ sɐ uʍouʞ osןɐ 'ɹǝʞsɐʇıʇןnɯ ʇuǝɔıɟıubɐɯ ʎןןɐɔıʇsʎɯ ǝɥʇ 'ɔıʇdʎɹɔ-uɹǝʇuɐן ǝɹouısןǝ ssoɯ said...

A saucer that looks like a UFO is not a UFO, but a recycling bin or a sky or hair that looks blue is, because the word "blue" is used to describe visual appearance.

...

Taking your argument against the sky's blueness a step further, nothing has any color. I'll use my hair as an example. Without light, it wouldn't be blue, but it would still be my hair, even in the absence of light. Same for pretty much anything else that's any color.

Are you saying that colors don't exist, because that's the direction your argument seems to be headed?

sɹǝɥʇo sǝɯıʇǝɯos puɐ 'uoısɐɔɔo uo ˙s ɐıpıɹıʌ ıqɐɟ sɐ uʍouʞ osןɐ 'ɹǝʞsɐʇıʇןnɯ ʇuǝɔıɟıubɐɯ ʎןןɐɔıʇsʎɯ ǝɥʇ 'ɔıʇdʎɹɔ-uɹǝʇuɐן ǝɹouısןǝ ssoɯ said...

It's blue in color because that's how the eye perceives it. That's what the word "blue" means.

From a different perspective, it could be considered Red!, but that doesn't make it red in color.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(I believe that if something appears blue, then that is what it is.)

Liliana: Thank you. *she lifts the lid from her barrel, pushing the straw into it*

Parasite: Why?

Bethany: It is... I think.

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

@Conductor: Blue. I don't see the world with your perception of the world, I see it with mine. If you tell me that swearing is inherently wrong and that hairdryers are the only true gods . . . I'm not going to accept that version of the world just because you tell me. :P

*nods at Lantern*

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

Onwa: *lifts her barrels lid off, pushing her straw into it too*
Ready?


James: Why shouldn't I?



*smiles, kissing her cheek*

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(White consists of all colours in the spectrum, Conductor. So arguably your picture is every colour simultaneously. However, the eyes perceive said colours as blue and white, so that is what colour it is.)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: I am.

Parasite: I do not understand why you would want to?

Bethany: *she smiles* I am starting to get a little hungry.

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

Onwa: Then lets drink.
*starts drinking quickly, as quickly as you can with a straw anyway*


James: *rolls onto his back, looking at the.. 'sky'*
There. Now I am not.


It should be here soon.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: *she does likewise, starting to drink the cider*

Parasite: I did not mind it, as I said, I just did not understand why you would want to.

Claire: Fifteen minutes.

The Conductor said...

(That is what I am arguing Soph. Is anything really a colour just because we see it as so? Everything comes from white light a white spectrum that splits and gets absorbed and all colours that are not shown are bounced back. What about colour blind people ... who see green as red? They could swear on their life it was red but everyone is telling them it is green just because many people say something is so does not make it true. What if everything is actually white and full of radiation and our eyes fill in the blanks as the prism is actually in our lenses? what if it is us who split up the colours and not the light?)

The Conductor said...

(sorry about taking so long there my internet went to crap.)

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

Onwa: *grins, watching her, swallowing quickly, holding the straw*


James: *shrugs*


Fifteen minutes?? *groans* Growing older has not made me any more patient.

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

@Conductor: . . . okay, you lost me.

What . . . ?

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Conductor - And I am arguing that yes, if it appears as something, that is what it is. If someone was colour blind, to them, the object would be the colour they saw it. Colour is relative, yes, but what you see something as is what it is.)

Liliana: *she swallows, continuing to drink*

Parasite: Please answer me?

Claire: Because you're still like twelve.

The Conductor said...

(the colour we see comes from our star yes? The white light radiation that accompanies it. Now we know our star can induce colour on our planet such as the aurora Borealis which is just a solar flare / solar radiation hitting the planet and getting distilled by the atmosphere. what if colour is not colourful? what if it is our eyes that split up the colour and change it to make sense. )

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

Onwa: *grins*
Mmm..
*drinks more, getting slightly light headed*


James: *shrugs*
Because there's nothing else to look at.


I look twelve.

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

Okay, have some GCSE physics -
light is a type of electromagnetic radiation.
different colours of light all have slightly different wavelengths.
our eyes can detect the differences in these different wavelengths.
the speed of radiation such as light is affected by the medium it travels through.
when light travels through a thicker medium, it travels slower.
when white light enters a rectangular prism, the boundaries are parallel, so light speeds up at the same point and slows down at the same point, so the wavelengths are sped up and slowed down by the same amount and do not separate.
when light leaves a triangular prism, it leaves it on an angle, so the wavelengths don't recombine and leave at different speeds. This means they leave in different directions, as - well, I need a diagram for that, but think of a car that travels into mud from concrete at an angle. Its right wheel will slow down before its left, and as its left wheel will be going faster than the right before the right hits the mud, it will cause it to turn to the right. So it changes direction. Same with light - if it comes out at an angle, one end of it speeds up before others causing it to change direction.
Because the different wavelengths in white light separate and go in different directions, it breaks up into different colours.
By 'different colours,' I mean 'visible light with different wavelengths.' We detect these difference in wavelengths as different colours.

That is refraction adn how light is split in a prism.

Does that help you?

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

. . .
I miss GCSE science.

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

(@Star xD I don't!)

The Conductor said...

(Colour is relative... I like that ... is there a speed of colour? It must take time for the colour to get here because it changes with the absence of light and with the access to more. hmm. the speed of colour being relative to the speed of light + time = colour ; eyes + light= colour ;did you know if you where to deprive a child of UV light their eyes would stay baby blue, the light brings out the real colour so as to say colour changes with the addition of light.

I'm being very philosophical today.)

The Conductor said...

(I don't need a diagram I know how a prism of light looks and works. I am just speculating that there are colours we cannot see and are not /there/, so are they actually real, any of them or is it something we just collectively see? Dogs are colourblind and know that they are different to us which is why they love us more apparently cats see colour but think that we are the same as them just bigger which is why they will eat you sooner as they think you are one of their own and they must clean up your mess out of respect.)

sɹǝɥʇo sǝɯıʇǝɯos puɐ 'uoısɐɔɔo uo ˙s ɐıpıɹıʌ ıqɐɟ sɐ uʍouʞ osןɐ 'ɹǝʞsɐʇıʇןnɯ ʇuǝɔıɟıubɐɯ ʎןןɐɔıʇsʎɯ ǝɥʇ 'ɔıʇdʎɹɔ-uɹǝʇuɐן ǝɹouısןǝ ssoɯ said...

Yes, it is. Colors describe how we see things, and your argument doesn't really make sense to me.

As for color-blind people, although they have difficulty distinguishing between red and green or blue and yellow, etc., that doesn't invalidate the whole existence of colors and color names. There are exceptions to everything. Besides, they still see a color, and the color they see is the color the object is to them. It doesn't have to be the same as the color the object is to somebody else.

Technically, even people who aren't "color-blind" might not always see the same colors the same way, but there'd be no real way to tell, because people are used to looking at a leaf and saying "oh, that's green," and they would always see other things of that color as "green" even if the color they saw wasn't the same as what someone else saw. They'd both still call it "green," and they'd assume they saw the same color. That doesn't mean that green doesn't exist or that colors don't exist, and it doesn't mean that one person is wrong.

The whole point of colors is to describe what we see. It doesn't have to be the same as what someone else sees for colors to exist.

Inky Flame, Felix, Tawnee, Cole, Alys, Chris, Flauros, Tegan, Ben, Lilith, Coraxia, Aron said...


( oh my god

Went to see cousin go to her prom
My friend Matthew was ther
We made awkward eye contact and said nothing)

The Conductor said...

(I was not disproving colour... It started out as saying the sky is not blue. because it isn't not really, you can't trap some /sky/ in a bottle and go oh that's blue! becuase it's not. It's see through completely it's not like it's even opaque it doesn't have an opacity of blue... unless it's one of those invisible colours which although technically possible you still can't look at it and say it's blue.)

The Conductor said...

(Hey Chloe ! *huggles* how's you ?

sounds awkward :P :/ )

Inky Flame, Felix, Tawnee, Cole, Alys, Chris, Flauros, Tegan, Ben, Lilith, Coraxia, Aron said...

(I've got a philosophical question


Which came first, the chicken or the egg?)

Inky Flame, Felix, Tawnee, Cole, Alys, Chris, Flauros, Tegan, Ben, Lilith, Coraxia, Aron said...

(*huggles* I'm good tanks
Drove today
Instructor said my clutch control was exceptional)

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

(@Chloe the egg, as the question does not specify which type of egg but merely states egg. Considering there is no evidence of chickens in prehistoric times and considering dinosaurs were oviporous this means that the egg did in fast come first.)

The Conductor said...

(The chicken... done and dusted. It would have evolved into the first /chicken/ creature and laid it's first egg for the rest of it's kind, it would have not needed a partner as is could be a-sexual and produce on it's own.)

Star Inkbright - aka Straw Allegory, the Queen Metaphorist, Warrior Bubble, Addicted Analyser, Starlion, Aragorn, Caterpillar :) said...

@Conductor: .-. The sky doesn't really exist.

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