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Forum: Tips & Advice 10-02-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,963
Posted By Checker
Seems pretentious - almost meant to confuse the...

Seems pretentious - almost meant to confuse the general reader.

It could easily be put into simpler terms to a much greater effect. Absolutely no need to make things more complicated than they...
Forum: Introductions 10-02-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,566
Posted By Checker
Based on the way you wrote your introduction, I...

Based on the way you wrote your introduction, I can already tell that I will like your writing.

Very much looking forward to reading some of your work.
Forum: Fiction 09-30-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 525
Posted By Checker
Retrospect - New excerpt, very rough draft

_____The Auditorium was decked out in a garish floral display and the thick stone walls reverberated the roars of the dancing crowd and the ambiguous pop music that played from somewhere nearby.
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Forum: Fiction 09-29-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Checker
Thank you, Benjamin! I am absolutely flattered! ...

Thank you, Benjamin! I am absolutely flattered!

And (edit: Thank!) you, again, Agatha Christie (cool username, by the way - one of my favourite childhood reads was Miss Marple). I see what you...
Forum: The Library 09-29-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,967
Posted By Checker
Bismarck had long been convinced that the old...

Bismarck had long been convinced that the old order he so ardently defended should make peace, on it's own terms, with the liberal middle class and the nationalist movement.
Forum: The Library 09-29-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,281
Posted By Checker
Dune, by Frank Herbert Foundation, by Isaac...

Dune, by Frank Herbert
Foundation, by Isaac Asimov
Forum: The Library 09-29-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 25,513
Posted By Checker
Jurassic Park, easily. I dislike the book. ...

Jurassic Park, easily. I dislike the book.

As I Lay Dying wasn't even close. The book was amazing, and the movie was absolutely awful.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-29-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,200
Posted By Checker
I live in a rural bit of Florida. My few...

I live in a rural bit of Florida. My few neighbors are all redneck assholes. Someone was murdered for pain medication a country block away. I didn't know one of my other neighbors cooked meth...
Forum: Fiction 09-29-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By Checker
This is quite polished. Quality work!

This is quite polished. Quality work!
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-29-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,325
Posted By Checker
Literary fiction is fiction written for the sake...

Literary fiction is fiction written for the sake of art, or beauty.

Genre fiction is fiction written to fill a typical mould, excite the reader with tactics pioneered by writers of old literary...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 09-29-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,267
Posted By Checker
I'd personally use some sort of hookup or sales...

I'd personally use some sort of hookup or sales website - think Craigslist, Tindr, Grindr, etc.

You could be particularly trope-ey and use the main female lead, or the love interest of the...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-29-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By Checker
As someone else said, Rowling inspired me to...

As someone else said, Rowling inspired me to write as a child.

John Hawkes, Nabokov, and my favourite history professor have all inspired me recently to venture out of my kingdom of essays to...
Forum: Fiction 09-29-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Checker
Sorry for the late response. I've been far too...

Sorry for the late response. I've been far too busy recently. :(

The first paragraph represents exactly what I want to write, personally. I want go into extreme detail that gives me some sense of...
Forum: Fiction 09-25-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Checker
Short excerpt - Around 600 words

A/N: This is a heavily edited version of an excerpt from the fourth chapter of a major project of mine. Being that I'm certain that neither you - the reader - or I have any real interest posting the...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-18-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,227
Posted By Checker
Not really a movie, but... "Get the cheese...

Not really a movie, but...

"Get the cheese to sickbay!"

From Voyager
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-17-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,227
Posted By Checker
"I'll create a GUI interface using Visual Basic...

"I'll create a GUI interface using Visual Basic to see if I can track an IP address.”
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-17-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,143
Posted By Checker
Dread, awkwardness, uncomfortableness - all these...

Dread, awkwardness, uncomfortableness - all these are integral to my appreciation of a horror novel. Horror isn't necessarily about scares.

When I read a horror novel, I want to feel like I'm...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-17-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,159
Posted By Checker
When I have posted something here, I am not...

When I have posted something here, I am not looking for a spelling/grammar correction - I can catch those easily after a couple read-throughs. What I'm looking for is how you felt reading what I've...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-17-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,508
Posted By Checker
Some people like it, some people don't. I know...

Some people like it, some people don't. I know people who wouldn't read a book starring someone they don't like, others would be more gravitated towards the villain idea.

Honestly, it is possible...
Forum: The Library 09-17-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,966
Posted By Checker
Excluding philosophy (of which I am fairly...

Excluding philosophy (of which I am fairly well-versed, though I couldn't think of a personal favourite out of the many titles I've read), I'd have to pick The Adventures of Ibn Battuta. I was...
Forum: The Library 09-17-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,675
Posted By Checker
The Catcher in the Rye is easily the first to...

The Catcher in the Rye is easily the first to come to mind.

I read it when I was 16/17, and I became so angry at the protagonist that I could not finish the book. No other work of fiction - and I...
Forum: The Library 09-17-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 20,835
Posted By Checker
When children are able to make a conscientious...

When children are able to make a conscientious decision to do something or not, knowing the possible repercussions, they are no longer children and you should no longer treat them as such.

When I...
Forum: The Library 09-17-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,647
Posted By Checker
"No, no, Henri. Hands off the wheel. Please. It...

"No, no, Henri. Hands off the wheel. Please. It is too late. After all, at one hundred and forty-nine kilometers per hour on a country road in the darkest quarter of the night, surely it is obvious...
Forum: The Library 09-17-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,043
Posted By Checker
I am barreling down a desolate road in the dead...

I am barreling down a desolate road in the dead of night. Behind me, I hear the defeated sobs of my daughter. Next to me, nervously smoking, eyes fixed on no point in particular somewhere in front...
Forum: Prompts & Challenges 09-09-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,428
Posted By Checker
In the year 3015

A/N Oh boy, I ain't no good at Sci-Fi. This'll be interesting.

The third century AD saw the end of the golden age of Earth.

In the 2300s, the European Union fell, climaxing with the...
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