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May. 27th, 2011

10:07 pm - Wicked Small World.

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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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