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May. 27th, 2011

10:07 pm - Wicked Small World.

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From:kefen
Date:May 27th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
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When I think back about it, PernFR is probably one of the best things that ever happened to me as well. The vast majority of the greatest friends I'm still in touch with, more than ten years later, comes from these times, the least of whom not being you either, hon. I'll never thank you enough for that! :)

As for your coworker... did you say who you were on PernFR? He may be just a bit surprised as well... Well, then again, I wonder how easy it'd be for a PernFR regular, who meets you for the first time and out of context, to figure out you are our beloved Weyrleader!

(Also still leafing through the Chronicles PDFs now and then, but MAN how I wish I didn't entirely hate what I wrote back then either. Probably the reason why I still haven't gotten around to converting the oldest issues yet...)
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From:balinares
Date:May 28th, 2011 01:31 pm (UTC)
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Dude, y'know, in the end, what made the community work fits in two words: "you guys". So thank you. :)

And yes, I had time to tell him before he had to leave. Presumably we'll talk more about the whole thing when we have time. But now I'm worried I'll find him angry at me over something I did or didn't do at some point while managing the ML. @_@ *flails*

(And also, I have kept good memories of your stories, so I'm not sure what you're unhappy about. But I can't berate you because I'm like that too.)
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From:kefen
Date:May 28th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
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Dude, you worry too much! I thought we had broken you of the habit of inventing more trouble than you need. ;)

Also, you were part of us guys, so, still thanks to you!

(And I dunno, when reading my stuff again, I always get the feeling I just have no imagination for stories. I kinda like scenes, characters or situations I come up with, but I swear I'm hopeless at coming up with, well, you know, a story.)
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From:balinares
Date:May 28th, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
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I never said the concern was rational. c_c I'm not a very rational beast at the best of times.

And, dude. People made whole careers on scenes and characters and situations. To stay with Pern, can you tell me what the story of Dragonquest is? I thought not. :)

Besides, story, you know... you just come up with those disconnected scenes, you put on your evil hat and work to make them more striking (usually it involves being very mean to the characters), and then you try to figure out how to link the scenes into a vaguely cohesive narrative. Mishun accumplisht. (There are recipes to good stories, too; Kodayu gave a great presentation on that topic at the last EF.)

Anyway... Speaking of being evil to characters... Maybe I should be posting something. Perhaps after a few more revisions.
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