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Revenge of the Return of the Children of FICLY and other flash fiction

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    okay ficly thread

    tonight is a night for writing

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    well this is a thread for short stories

    are songs acceptable though

    ?

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    only if you record it and play it to us

    and preferably if you set it to a comical youtube video of ye-olde black-and-white car crashes

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  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    So I've found the only things I enjoy writing about are the parts of my job that I hate.

    So basically, everything about my job.

  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    bsjezz wrote: »
    only if you record it and play it to us

    and preferably if you set it to a comical youtube video of ye-olde black-and-white car crashes

    screw you buddy! my lyrics don't need to be tainted by common music!

    (oh god oh god why am I posting this)
    well, I was wondering across the internet when I came across this website, full of weird art. I started looking through the detailed artwork, each with its own little backstory, when I came across this:

    The Saint Of Parasites
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    over the next half hour I found myself humming a strange tune. I decided to do something about it and try to write it (whatever "it" was) down. So, this is just the beginning of... I don't know what, and my first ever attempt to actually write anything good on purpose. Thought I might as well share.
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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    That's brilliant indie.

    Two things: "yerns" should be spelled "yearns", and I'd suggest changing "tainted" to "rotten" or something similar. The word "tainted" has unfortunately been ruined by overuse in bad emo poetry, so even though everything around it worked, I still winced at that one word.

    Metal as hell though.

    The Genius of the Daleks

    Latest upload: Chapter Five on 13th of March, 2014
  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    yeah there are a bunch of spelling mistakes in there

    I wrote it a while back without a spellchecker so I just left it there and forgot about it

    and screw it, not gonna change a thing. If people might find it emo or whatever, that's their prerogative, I like it.

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    bam, just smashed out my editorial story thing for birdville ii

    read it this time tomorrow! EXCITING

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Swear I'll try to contribute something this time. I have mostly useless ideas that will probably go nowhere at all!

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  • zimfanzimfan Registered User
    edited July 2010
    I made my first Ficly in about a year:

    http://ficly.com/stories/19727

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    oh shit i used to do this

    i should do this again, just to flex nuts and show ya'll how the writing hustle truly works

    name is these are your nuts, sir

  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    zimfan wrote: »
    I made my first Ficly in about a year:

    http://ficly.com/stories/19727

    i found this amusing

    carry on

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    here's one http://ficly.com/stories/19732

    i should bang out more of these

  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    anjin, just out of curiosity, who are your favorite authors or songwriters or screenwriters or journalists or artists of any sort

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    because I'm curious? I've never really seen you endorse anything, I'm curious who is an inspiration to you as an artist

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    comic book writers that can hold my attention

  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    and let's make distinctions, there's not a want to write because one day a dude read him a nice book and tore off his shirt and said "LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS, GONNA DO THIS"

    being inspired to do anything for me is to spite something or someone

    not really any one person for inspiration, or a person at all! though there's stuff i can identify with

    like warren ellis and transmet, man that was some shit right there

  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I haven't read any of Warren Ellis's stuff, so aouknow. Are there any non-comic-book writers that you like? Prose fiction, lyrics, poetry, screenplays, scripts, etc.?

    And you are motivated to do things out of spite for others? that's interesting. Have you ever felt inspired to do something out of a positive emotion?

    you can pick and choose the questions that you respond to, of course. I'm just curious because I've never really seen you talk about your own writing, so I'm wondering what's going on there.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    oh it's not for others, that's what pundits exist for

    it can be spite for a situation, reconciling something you're thinking about. lots of stuff

  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    so you write both out of a deliberate desire to hurt or offend and also to put down on paper issues that you're struggling with?

    have you ever written something longer than a short story, or are you most comfortable with short fiction?

    I am curious if you like any prose fiction authors, too, I'm not sure I've ever seen you mention one (maybe hate on Stephanie Meyers or Nicholas Sparks or something, actually) -- I'm wondering which novelists or short story authors really get your engine pumping

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    no, that's not what i said at all

  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    well I thought that the second part is what you meant by "reconciling something you're thinking about"

    the first part is just the definition of spite, "a desire to hurt, annoy or offend" or "deliberately acting out of ill will or an urge to hurt or humiliate"

    if I misinterpreted you then I apologize! did you mean spite differently?

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    working out frustrations or imparting the thought process on someone else by looking at something in x way

  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    that's interesting

    do you always write prose fiction, or do you sometimes try, say, comic book scripts

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    going to work on something for serious after i'm comfortable enough after knocking out like a fucking lot of tiny stories to jog the ol' thought process

  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    not just that site, just a lot of crap until i don't even want to write anything

  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
  • Burning OrganBurning Organ Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I like your turds anjin.


    I wrote.... Something, I guess? What the fuck is this.

  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    oh hey sup this is still a writing thread right

    because I just wrote something

    I don't even know what to make of it

    enjoy
    Spoiler:

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    hey guys

    i'm having a hard time building up a persistent community for birdville, and i'd really appreciate it if any of you guys would pop in to say yo hi or whatever, if only just to generate some activity. i relaunched it last night after getting a better hosting option sorted out so it's fresh and ready to start over.

    i really think it's important to have places like this available because writing communities are one of the biggest motivators for good writing. so if you're able to help make this work you'll have masses of my gratitude and i will send you things!

    p.s. i'm thinking of running an under-1000-words fiction competition on the site where the winner(s) will be published in issue iii, would anyone be interested in participating in that?

    p.p.s i haven't posted this in the wb because i value that place dearly and i wouldn't want to look like i'm splintering it all. but i'm not snubbing you guys, honest!

    p.p.p.s i'm on my second beer working up to post this

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  • zimfanzimfan Registered User
    edited August 2010
    I would love to participate in that competition!

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    man, you should extend grassroots efforts to generate interest outside of this forum too

    network, man. hell, even twitter is a nice way to have other dudes see new things

  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    yeah, there are other things

    i had a link on reddit but i got into an unprofessional spat after it got written off as 'spam' without 'original content' (? it's fucking reddit) so i deleted it

    twitter is a good thing but i'm not the best at utilizing it

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  • zimfanzimfan Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Yeah I'm terrible at twitter

    I got one because I have boatloads of respect for Quoth and wanted to send her a story of mine, but that's it

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    bsjezz wrote: »
    yeah, there are other things

    i had a link on reddit but i got into an unprofessional spat after it got written off as 'spam' without 'original content' (? it's fucking reddit) so i deleted it

    twitter is a good thing but i'm not the best at utilizing it

    think outside of the sphere of PA (not saying you is, but i've noticed this has been recurring throughout people doin they solo efforts)

    like that andrew hussie

    i don't know if he making arab money but he probably not doing horrific!

  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    the mag itself is what will ultimately drive the community and that's not really centred around this forum. thanks to the physical print issues i made up, contacting my old uni professor for her students, old friends, zine fairs, facebook, etc. only a small part of its traffic is from here

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    man, grassroots stuff like that gotta take a lot of gumption

    how many cats read that stuff

  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    it's really hard to say. there are people who will read it, that much is at least certain, so all i really need to do keep trying to tap what market there is

    at the very least after around six months of the mag being live i've had enough positive feedback and attention that i'm not wasting my time. people value the stories and they value having outlets like this for their work so i gotta keep plugging

    i just need more ideas

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    sometimes, a unifying theme can give an episodic feel

    it's a mag of anthologies, right?

    maybe you have a stewin' issue, where dudes just stewing

    or perhaps there are a few stories relative to the theme, and maybe there's a serialized story! a serial month to month would keep people coming back to find out what happens next, and hell sometimes maybe the serial happens to deal with the theme?

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