Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 15, 2014 18:16:57 GMT -5
Heh. I think part of the issue was that it wasn't quite shaping up to be the kind of "interactive" fan fic I originally intended. I'd still like to do something like this, but I need to take it back to the drawing board.
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 17, 2014 14:39:16 GMT -5
Well, originally, I was thinking back to the couple of attempts at collaborative fan fic writing we did a few years ago (which was, in turn, inspired by the art collabs we did), and I didn't think those really turned out all that well. I decided that the reason it didn't work was because that when the story is being passed around and there's more than one person doing the writing, the result lacks any consistent vision or direction.
So, I thought that the way to fix that was to write the story myself, but to have other people provide creative input. That is, have specific elements (even written sections) that represented different members of the community in a similar way to all the different art styles seen in the art collabs. But even with the art collabs, someone has to put it all together, and that was going to be my job.
The problem was that no one signed up to contribute. So, then I decided it would be interactive by making it a "choose your own adventure" style story. But I eventually realized that that wasn't what I originally wanted to do. I mean, imagine if no one signed up for an art collab, and then I decided to just draw everything myself anyway. It's no longer a collaboration, so what's the point?
And I totally understand that writing fiction is a completely different beast from drawing art, but trying to figure out how to make it work is part of the fun (at least for me ).
So, I do have another idea that I think might be a little more clear and motivate people to want to join in, but I need to let it cook a little longer before I try it.
Shrikeswind: So, having said in my post in Dream Fighters what I've been spending my quarantine on, what about you guys? How are you hanging onto sanity?
Aug 24, 2020 23:16:48 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Also I don't know that I've ever spent as long building a Smash fighter as I did with WG, and I'm going to hit this one hard here, it was all the costume work.
Aug 25, 2020 5:28:43 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I'm reminded why I don't bother with that. I had the luxury of easy-to-grab screenshots and it still took literal hours to finish that post.
Aug 25, 2020 5:29:24 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Let's not talk about me and sanity.
Aug 25, 2020 10:19:20 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Very well, we shall talk of other things, like shoes and ships and sealing wax, and cabbages and kings, and why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings.
Aug 25, 2020 11:51:55 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: It strikes me that perhaps I should not be mentioned in the same breath as sanity myself.
Aug 25, 2020 11:52:44 GMT -5
Boo Destroyer: RuneScape.... I haven't heard that name in a long, long time.
Aug 27, 2020 18:35:05 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I still play. Matter of fact, I'm currently playing. It actually just came out with a new skill this past March, if you can believe it.
Aug 28, 2020 2:59:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: In a way, I'm glad I'm unrelated to those fan communities of the games I play. I just sit back and play games casually, not really caring whatever scandals or elitism or holier-than-thou attitudes going on.
Sept 1, 2020 12:04:16 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I think I need to track down some horribly cursed Pokemon content now after that. You know, since that was such a heavy topic to drop in the middle of a quiet forum.
Sept 1, 2020 12:44:53 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5