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Okay, everyone... here's an invite! Tell me a story. More specifically, tell me what you like about them. It can be just one sentence, or if you're EXTREMELY SUPER UBER BORED YOU CAN EVEN WRITE ME A NOVEL HOW ABOUT THAT.

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What I'm really just curious to know about is the kind of stories and characters you, personally, love. I'd also love to know why. If you want to fansplode over Sasuke Uchiha, or horror movies, or Charles Dickens, here is the place to do it!

There is the comment section- READYSETGO!!
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Thepuzzlegirl Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Oh man, you spoke of writing a {novel}, I probably could do that...But I prefer {comics} instead. ^^;
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LightlyBow Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student
Well, writing is every bit as important in comics, at least I think so. Where would Schultz be without compelling characters? :) What's your favorite part of writing in comics?
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Thepuzzlegirl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
My favourite part about writing comics is drawing in the facial expressions once I've made my layout. First I figure out everything the character is going to say on a basic level, then, once I start, I add and take away things, depending on what it is. Afterwards, I have tons of fun giving them faces to match their words. :D
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LightlyBow Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student
I love doing facial expressions too! But I also love posturing their bodies according to their attitudes.
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Thepuzzlegirl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Body language says all! :)
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Fabalvala Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
So ur walkin in the woods with ur honey, rite? And u go hold on i haev a fone cal and its ur gfs dad and hes like i c u laeve her alone and ur like omg it was ur dad and she goes my dad is ded. THEN WHO WAS PHONE
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LightlyBow Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Student
OH NO THAT CANT BE CAN IT :iconscaredplz:
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SuperheroGeek13 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
What I love about stories more than anything else is GREAT CHARACTERS! You can have the greatest plot in the world, but if you don't have a good charcter in it, I won't enjoy it.

What makes a good character? Depth. I like to see that there are layers to them. Even the serious charcter needs to layback when the time's right and the happy-go-lucky character can get upset about certain things.
That's my outlook on a good story. :D

I have a couple of Teen Titans stories if you want to read anything I've written. [link] [link]
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LightlyBow Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student
Hey, you did a really good job with the characterization, and I love how it read like a script! I could totally see it like a movie as I read. Great job!

I love the characters too. Sometimes a story can be really stupid, but everyone loves the movie because you're really focusing on the characters instead of the bad plot. Thanks for your input!
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SuperheroGeek13 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, thanks so much for reading! Really glad that you liked it. :D

Bad writing saved by good acting. :giggle:
Always happy to help!
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animatrix1490 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Nice, Markham. How 'bout this one?

A professional magician performing on a cruise ship--on his way to his next gig--runs into a girl who's lost her memory. She seems to be in some kind of trouble that she can't name, but before he knows it, she disappears. Assured by everyone around that there was no girl, he lets it go...until that evening, when he runs into her again. Everything seems to turn topsy turvy as he tries to help this girl elude her pursuers. With the help of a hypnotist colleague and friend, Henry Mesmer, our hero tries to help this girl recover her memory so she can remember why these people are chasing her! His mastery of sleight-of-hand and trickery becomes essential as it turns out the girl is the victim of a somewhat-botched hypnotism, and the leader of the group trying to capture this girl also turns out to be magically inclined.

As the adventure unfolds, our magician will need to sort out what is real and what is illusion in order to set things right.

Tune in next time for the exciting beginning of...
Master of Illusion!
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animatrix1490 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah. And thanks for replying, despite the notable lack of compunction. :iconbravoplz:
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LightlyBow Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Student
Nice! I like that one! I really love magician characters like that, who use their unique knowledge in different, dangerous situations. They got mad skillz! :) I also like the boat setting.
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animatrix1490 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! I liked it. It could also start in an airport... or whatever. I thought of it when two things combined suddenly: first, I was watching the old serial "Mandrake the Magician" and was disappointed with the character--he didn't seem affected by ANY of the weird stuff going on around him. "That person was just killed? All in a day's work! I've just been tied up in an exploding factory? No sweat!" Blah. The second thing that happened was I saw a character (incidentally, in a different serial) get hypnotized and be told--"When you wake, remember nothing." And I thought, Boy--what if she really DID remember nothing? That is, what if you woke up from being hypnotized and couldn't remember ANYTHING? Who you were, why you were there, etc. It seemed like way cool set-up for a story/character.

...Yeah. I know that was more than you wanted to know. :P Feel no compunction to reply, please.
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LightlyBow Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Student
Characters lacking a memory seem to just automatically make things more interesting and involved, don't they? I think so, anyway. :)
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MCBooga Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
I took a creative writing class once back in Community College. One of the assignments was to write a story in 55 words. This was mine:

It was time. The ritual must commence. He rose from mediation and strode dutifully into the throne room. Scepter in hand, he approached the fountain of the immaculate porcelain urn. Plunging his scepter in the fountain, he called upon his deity to damn the evil spirits. He turned to the congregation.
“Who clogged the toilet?”
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LightlyBow Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Student
OH!!! That was a good one! :)
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tarastarr1 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
When I was little, my younger brother asked me why we make a wish when we blow on dandelions and try and blow all the seeds off. I didn't know, so I told him that when we make a wish, each little seed hears it and remembers it. Then we blow them off into the wind. After that, the dandelion fairy comes, and all the little seeds whisper their respective wishes to her. The fairy then goes to your house to see if you've been good, and if you have, will grant you the wish. I remember telling it with a lot more detail, but it was years ago, and that's all I can really remember. I always thought it would make a cute storybook. I always could imagine a drawing of the fairy cupping her ear to listen to the seeds tell her the wishes.
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LightlyBow Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Student
Aaw, that's such an enchanting thought! Very whimsical and cute! Little kids are the best. :) We all have that imagination, if only we'd tap into it as much as we did then.
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