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11 July 2014 @ 03:25 am
Return of the writing meme (and a bit of Layton)  
I finished the Curious Village and found/done all puzzles (except for the bonus ones) and everything else's also completed. Final thought: the story is simple, predictable but good nonetheless. The game is shorter than Lost Future and Last Specter and to be honest (more memorable characters, stronger stories and of course, gameplay but I already spoke about that XD Also, they are respectively the last and first stories of the series, chronologically speaking and feature lots of backstories for both Layton and Luke), I think both are far better but the Curious Village is still a great game.

That being said, it's time for catching up with the writing meme!

13. The cursed question: your writing tics, can you tell us about them?
Omg! I hate that question already *winces* I have so many of these. I really feel for Fea and Yaki when they beta me because I know some of these are really annoying. My biggest issue my brain and fingers don't operate at the same speed. When I write, I kinda hear the words in my mind in the same time and I often decide to change the words/phrasing mid-sentence because it feels better that way. Problem is that my fingers don't follow my thoughts and I end up typing an mix of the original and new phrasing.

Original phrasing would be: "she wouldn't be able to be her friend because she was just an horrible person."
Intended phrasing would be: "she would never be able to be her friend; she was too much of an horrible person."
What I'd really write would be: "she wouldn't never be able because; was just too much of an horrible person."

I exaggerated for the sake of the example but it's basically that. Also, because brain and fingers seem to work in different dimensions that absorb my words when I type (hence the often missing words in my text). The main problems is that I won't notice them. My brain won't let me notice them; I've got some kind of optical hallucination where I see the words because I know them, I memorized them. So, if they aren't pointed out to me, I'll need weeks to be able to see and spot them by myself.

In a more technical way: long sentences, things that don't mean anything because my phrasing was awkward, comma abuse, vocabulary and phrasing that can be outdated (or used with their old meaning)/too formal. And I'm sure Fea and Yaki could speak more about that XD

14. Do you write fanfictions? If yes, for what fandoms? If no, why?
Am I writing fanfictions? *amused look* You know what? I'm gonna post the answer in a separate post because I feel like it'll be long (I didn't write for that many fandoms, but you might be interested in how I pick the ones I want to write in).

15. If one of your texts was published then became a best-seller, how would you feel about the fanfictions?
I wouldn't mind at all. If I write something inspiring enough for other people to write fanfictions about it, I'd be extremely honored. You know, it a bit like creating a game that makes people want to play with it. Different people, different gameplay and outtakes on the game. Some will be excellent players, other will fail hard but the principal is that they play with it. Also, if it makes people take a liking in writing, it can only be good. And even the bad writers will get better with time and practice. I'd sincerely love to create that kind of work. Knowing people'd about it would be some kind of assurance and the work will live on its own, even if I don't work on it anymore. Anyway, even if the fanfictions are bad, I just have to avoid reading them/or mocking them in private with friends.

16. Can you write different texts in the same time?
Oh yes! It's my way not to be go into overload over a single text. When I feel like I'm gonna explode, I just choose to another wip and begin working on both in the same time. I really don't mind having to concentrate on multiple texts at the same time. That being said, even if I'm working on multiple things all at once, I prefer to focused the actual writing part on just one text (actual writing part as opposed to researches, drabbles and one-shots to expand the universe, character sheets and all that kind of stuff).

17. Have you got an 'assigned' beta-reader?
That's an easy one *grins* Yaki and Fea, although I didn't think of Yaki as a beta for a long time: at the beginning it was more of me sending what I wrote to her, to have her thoughts, to check I was making sense and explain my ideas and she pointed the mistakes out and well, she was beta-ing me. I just wasn't thinking of it as such since I had never explicitly ask for her beta until recently.

31 days of writing meme — masterpost

PS: Did I mention that Lost Future's plot has all to do with time travel? *grins* And yes, it's my favorite so far XD
Mood: workingworking
Music: Jeremy Soule - Solitude
Azzie's corner of madness: Naomiflowsoffire on July 11th, 2014 06:18 am (UTC)
Yay for nice games! And aw, writing tics, those can be so annoying ;)
Luo: Clever — Whoops! Sorryluorescence on July 11th, 2014 06:50 pm (UTC)
The most annoying part is knowing there are mistakes but being incapable to see where they are. Gets so much on my nerves, ugh XD
Azzie's corner of madness: Artflowsoffire on July 11th, 2014 07:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I can imagine! Frustration ;) Well, betas are there for that!
Luo: SPN — There! You idiot!luorescence on July 11th, 2014 07:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm couldn't be more thankful they're here. Most of my texts would be much more confusing without them XD
Azzie's corner of madness: cocoaflowsoffire on July 11th, 2014 07:15 pm (UTC)
All the love for betas! ♥
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on July 12th, 2014 04:01 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, yes!! Writing tics...I have...more than a few, lol!!

Luo: Gabriel — Trickster grinluorescence on July 12th, 2014 06:23 pm (UTC)
I think we all do *grins* Still annoying though XD