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GreatWyrmGold

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Calling all amateur Threetoes!
« on: June 26, 2011, 09:58:10 pm »

Have you ever wanted to write a story about a DF world like Threetoe does? If so, this is the place to do it! You don't have to analyze your story if you don't want to, but it is encouraged.


The Balllad Tale of Mamgazarzes Keshan Kodor, Pt 1
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Re: Calling all amateur Threetoes!
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 10:56:59 am »

The Ballad...maybe "Tale" would be a better term...of Mamgazarzes Keshan Kodor, Pt 2
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Re: Calling all amateur Threetoes!
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 11:51:14 am »

I'm going to be blunt: Analysis should be shorter than the actual story; The stories should be bigger.
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Re: Calling all amateur Threetoes!
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011, 12:50:45 pm »

I'm going to be blunt: Analysis should be shorter than the actual story; The stories should be bigger.
*glances at stories*
Yeah...oops.
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Re: Calling all amateur Threetoes!
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2011, 01:24:43 pm »

Keep writing them. Just, you know, bear it in mind.
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In the wells of livestock vans with shells and garden sands /
Iron mixed with oxygen as per the laws of chemistry and chance /
A shape was roughly human, it was only roughly human /
Apparition eyes / Apparition eyes / Knock, apparition, knock / Eyes, apparition eyes /

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Re: Calling all amateur Threetoes!
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011, 06:38:25 pm »

I'm going to be blunt: Analysis should be shorter than the actual story; The stories should be bigger.

Why?

I'm not planning to contribute at the moment, just curious.

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Re: Calling all amateur Threetoes!
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 07:12:58 pm »

I'm going to be blunt: Analysis should be shorter than the actual story; The stories should be bigger.

Why?

I'm not planning to contribute at the moment, just curious.

Because it transforms the story into a suggestion with a starting fluff text.
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Re: Calling all amateur Threetoes!
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 11:02:57 pm »

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Because it transforms the story into a suggestion with a starting fluff text.

So? Aren't Threetoes stories essentially just dev notes with 'fluffy text'?

Keep it up GreatWyrmGold! Feel free to analyze all you need to analyze :)
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Re: Calling all amateur Threetoes!
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2011, 10:16:32 pm »

I will, and I hope you do, too.
The Tale of Mamgazarzes Keshan Kodor, Pt 3
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Re: Calling all amateur Threetoes!
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2011, 09:44:16 pm »

I'm going to be blunt: Analysis should be shorter than the actual story; The stories should be bigger.

Why?

I'm not planning to contribute at the moment, just curious.

Because it transforms the story into a suggestion with a starting fluff text.

I like those. :D

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Re: Calling all amateur Threetoes!
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2011, 01:32:14 am »

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Because it transforms the story into a suggestion with a starting fluff text.

So? Aren't Threetoes stories essentially just dev notes with 'fluffy text'?

Keep it up GreatWyrmGold! Feel free to analyze all you need to analyze :)

Interestingly enough... I don't think so.

Well... I'd have to ask Toady I guess... hmmm
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Re: Calling all amateur Threetoes!
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2011, 01:12:18 pm »

My impression on Threetoe's stories: He writes out a fantasy story. Interesting, but nothing special there. Then it's analyzed for features that could/should be incorporated into DF. This gives a more natural way for development, as it draws on general impressions of this sort of setting.

That being said, there's no real reason to set length for these here. Obviously, for these mini-stories, the entire process is going to be a bit different from Threetoe's. It's still a great source of inspiration, and it's entertaining. Analysis can be as long as necessary - a lot of information can be drawn from a small bit of text.

And keep it up all you want! I'm reading them right now - they're pretty interesting. Good work!
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