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by SirMustapha
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Formicide Gang [work in progress]: the bullshit thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: The Formicide Gang [work in progress]: the bullshit thread

That line was a translation mistake from me: it should read "if I hadn't done that", so your second interpretation is correct. She's pondering that, if she let the boy approach her, maybe she would be less interested in meeting Rita's friends. I think that point is not well made, though, so I'll end...
by SirMustapha
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More YouTube Insanity
Replies: 1487
Views: 89946

Re: More YouTube Insanity

I was very confused, because I had never heard the original song. The arrangement and singing was convincing, but the harmony was way too contemporary to be an old song. It all made sense when I searched for the title.

Also, I think I like that version more than the original.
by SirMustapha
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random & Fun
Replies: 798
Views: 77399

Re: Random & Fun

So there's a plausible hypothesis that the Stonehenge's purpose was to amplify sound made in its interior, and diminish external noise . Of course, there's no way to be certain, but if that's the case, I find it amazing . Just imagining that prehistorical humans figured out a way to arrange massive...
by SirMustapha
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Creativity Hour works thread
Replies: 448
Views: 30427

Re: Creativity Hour works thread

Yeah, I make Chris's words my own. Very neat stuff.

Your impression of Gordon Gecko is really good, Chris! His head is particularly convincing. I did watch Wall Street once, and I can say that does quite adequately represents what the character is intended to be.
by SirMustapha
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Formicide Gang [work in progress]: the bullshit thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: The Formicide Gang [work in progress]: the bullshit thread

This latest update is considerably larger than the others. We're up to chapter 5 now, which is the longest chapter so far, and, for me, one of the most fun to write so far. I made some alterations in chapter 1, but nothing that makes a rereading necessary. I just realised that, in all these years, I...
by SirMustapha
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Creativity Hour works thread
Replies: 448
Views: 30427

Re: Creativity Hour works thread

Just letting you guys know that I won't be available for creativity today, as another appointment has showed up. Look forwards to seeing what you folks come up with!
by SirMustapha
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Creativity Hour works thread
Replies: 448
Views: 30427

Re: Creativity Hour works thread

For the sake of completion, and because I forgot to put them up here, here are links to the currently published parts of Treasure Hunt, with the accompanying artwork:

Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
by SirMustapha
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Birthday Thread? Maybe.
Replies: 1170
Views: 75253

Re: Official Birthday Thread? Maybe.

Thank you, fellas! It was a good day, yes. Also, no worries about missing out. It happens. :)
by SirMustapha
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official Birthday Thread? Maybe.
Replies: 1170
Views: 75253

Re: Official Birthday Thread? Maybe.

Happy birthday, Steve!
by SirMustapha
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Formicide Gang [work in progress]: the bullshit thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: The Formicide Gang [work in progress]: the bullshit thread

Another interesting bit: Chico claiming that Débora used the word "crackers" when saying she didn't need a tan. I may be wrong (you know best what's going on in the characters' heads, after all), but as I interpret the scene, Chico isn't intentionally being a jerk but genuinely misremembering, beca...
by SirMustapha
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Formicide Gang [work in progress]: the bullshit thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: The Formicide Gang [work in progress]: the bullshit thread

You mentioned the story is slow-paced, and it got me wondering, and I went to check. The previous, circa 2014 version of the story, was 219 pages long, with Times New Roman size 12 font. The last attempt at revising it, before I decided to rewrite the whole thing, stopped at 263 pages. The current v...
by SirMustapha
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Formicide Gang [work in progress]: the bullshit thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: The Formicide Gang [work in progress]: the bullshit thread

And now comes the time for "Hooray, Chris has read the chapter! :D" vs. "oh, crap, Chris has read the chapter! :o" As usual, your points and nitpicks on language are useful and super important (I don't know why I keep this habit of writing numbers with digits; I'm willing to blame my software develo...
by SirMustapha
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Creativity Hour works thread
Replies: 448
Views: 30427

Re: Creativity Hour works thread

Thanks a lot for the comments, Chris! I can see the stiffness you mention, and I think I can sorta justify it because Carlos is intently making a "dramatic" pose; but other than that, I wish to improve on things like that by focusing on silouettes like these, since I have far less chances of getting...
by SirMustapha
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Formicide Gang [work in progress]: the bullshit thread
Replies: 24
Views: 1004

Re: The Formicide Gang [work in progress]: the bullshit thread

I've been stalling slightly with the progress of the story, mostly because I've hit a point where I planned a lot of changes to the original story, and it takes much more effort to come up with the next lines. Also, I've been thinking about characterisation and backstories for the characters, and so...
by SirMustapha
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Creativity Hour works thread
Replies: 448
Views: 30427

Re: Creativity Hour works thread

Gah, perspective like that must be hard to pull off, but kudos for having the will to try! I just have a doubt: are the little gaps in the shading around the borders intentional? I don't know what kind of effect you're going for there. I see you were trying to add some detail to the characters, but ...