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Well, shucks, no one hit the positive button on my story on the Movella site, but that's cool. The winners are here, so check them out!
Not sure I'm going to participate in writing contests anymore--not a sour grapes statement, but felt kind of awkward for me. Not sure why. Let me think about that.
Navi's Twister Nether Podcast: Just perfect! http://www.twistednether.net/2012/07/11/episode-173-the-daily-navizor/
I must say, one thing that kind of irked me was how many times the podcaster used the word "boring." I am of the philosophy that only boring people get bored*, or when we do find ourselves in the position of boredom, that's life's way of telling us to shake it up, be spontaneous, or make something our own. It's our Play-Doh. There is the "there's nothing to do" debuff which has affected a lot of players. Which leads me back to movella....
...I love to write, but writing for that contest kind of sucked the life out of me. When I put my stuff up against some other writers, better, worse, different, etc., it just didn't work for me. I am not sure I am qualified to speak about this without sounding whining, but-- well, it kind of goes against a personal philosophy of mine. I celebrate writers of all skills, and am more interested in "raising all boats" or something like that than sinking them...I want all the little boats to float, and help my own writing and others be stronger, better, and reach for clarity. I realized later there was a major plot hole that got left in that story, and like the quote:
“In writing, you must kill all your darlings.”― William Faulkner
The point is, Azeroth of late in terms of narratives has been mirages lately, and not many oasis. But that's my problem, not anyone else's.
Someone who is not boring, and keeps me continually inspired is Navi.
And Navi, I know it took you a long time to get the sea pony...but remember all the cool things you do have? I'll put myself in a portable fish tank and follow you around if you'd like!
The DBM thing, actually, it's not cheating, because even with it, it doesn't work. Those carnies are cheats, not us innocent players.
And I have never heard of anyone complaining about Fourth-of-July fireworks conflicting with raid schedules. Maybe I'll just stay a noob after all.
So, note to self: Stay open to being surprised. Stay open to a new experiences. Stay---thirsty, my friends? Uh....
*And like Navi, not trying to offend anyone--everyone can get the boredom debuff. Maybe I'll take up belly-dancing or Thai cooking.
Or maybe I'll go write something.