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August 1st 2005, 07:16 PM
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MegaMan
Peasant Male
 
Hello TDN. I'm new here. Well... Hello again!
August 1st 2005, 07:42 PM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
Howdy.

Enjoy yourself here. And remember, if people pick on you or make sarcastic remarks, don't take them too seriously. We're all just having fun here.

Woo.
August 1st 2005, 07:44 PM
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Vortex
Peasant Male United States
It rubs the lotion on its skin... 
Shut up Tal you are so freaking stupid and you get on my nerves...
August 1st 2005, 09:43 PM
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Hello Megaman. I am Amoebalord. And if you refrain from making new "Neverending story" threads, I can and will give you a cookie.
August 1st 2005, 10:15 PM
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Indeed. There is too many "Neverending story" threads. It's rediculous! I will one-up you and offer a whole jar of cookies to anyone who can refraain from making new "Neverending story" threads.
August 1st 2005, 10:46 PM
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And remember, if people pick on you or make sarcastic remarks, don't take them too seriously. We're all just having fun here.


Does that mean I can randomly insult whoever I want and staff wont care? Oh how the feeling of power surges through me like... Something that surges through people... I blame my lack of... ummm... uhh... Words! On you Draconic dink, you crap guzzling crap faced crap brained lump of horse crap, baked in a pig crap pie coated with crap juice and crap gravy that was overcooked in a crap oven, at that that.

Serv. sugestions; lightly coat in a thin cheese sauce with garlic and herbs.

Sorry, dont know what came over me...
August 1st 2005, 10:52 PM
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LOL! That's not an proper insult. This is a proper (and true) insult:
DraconicDink you stupid useless nerd who talks too much! You also talk too fast and too loud! Oh and you need to lose a little bit of weight! Oh and stop spending all your time reading, writing or on the computer and get a life!

j/k
August 1st 2005, 11:12 PM
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Yes the first neverending story was great! then, Noobs put more up..
August 1st 2005, 11:20 PM
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I never really bothered with it since no offence intended but as far as I know all of us are ameuturs (me included, despite 12 years of practise (no professional training)) when it comes to writing stories. I only read published authors (and my own work since you can't write without reading and you can't edit without reading). This is because they have had the assistance of professionals (editors) and are usually at least semi-professional by the time their first book is published and as such they know how to structure stories properly. I dpubt anyone here is good at structuring stories properly (which is even more important than plot (the best plot in the world won't sell a book if the plot is poorly structered)).
August 2nd 2005, 12:18 AM
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redink is a relatively good writer, you can read some of his stuff here if you want...
August 2nd 2005, 12:30 AM
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I think I should clarify: I did not mean that noone here is a good writer or that anyone is bad, but rather that everyone here is an ammateur at writing as far as I know. There may be good writers here, but I doubt there are any pros.
August 2nd 2005, 05:46 AM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
If you truly aspire to being a writer, you should read all material you can get your hands on. It doesn't matter if it's written by a "pro" or not, it may have merit of some description which you can learn from.

Many published writers aren't as "professional" as certain stories I've read that haven't been published. Typically, most fantasy writers write like excited 15 year olds, hence most published fantasy being complete drive. In my opinion, at least.

Mind you, these Neverending stories must end. Now.
August 2nd 2005, 06:23 AM
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scratcher
Bard Male Finland bloop
cigarette bonca 
I fail to see why someone'd have to take classes in order to be able to write great stories. On the contracy, I like stories written by "amateurs" since the style is usually different from mainstream literature. And I don't think there's a proper way to structure stories, there are as many as there are writers, some better than the others.
August 2nd 2005, 06:50 AM
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At the moment I am actually writing a proper novel, I find the neverending story (The ORIGANAL one) a good break it is a place you can be a bad writer
August 2nd 2005, 10:26 AM
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Kat
Peasant Female Canada
We can out-drink most Americans! 
Hey MegaMan

Welcome to the loony bin, have a TimBit.

(Someone said "shut up" to Tal?? )
August 2nd 2005, 12:42 PM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
I presumed it was only said in jest... but if I find out otherwise...
August 2nd 2005, 12:57 PM
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Vortex
Peasant Male United States
It rubs the lotion on its skin... 
/me fears the wrath of Tal
August 2nd 2005, 01:19 PM
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Glennglenn
Peasant Male Norway steam
GlennGlenn doesn't want a custom title. 
Hey dude
August 2nd 2005, 02:14 PM
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cypry
Peasant Male Romania
Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice. 
Hello! If you wanna see who we are, you should check the board, to see what everyone has said.
August 2nd 2005, 03:15 PM
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Trust me with the average person (from my experience) I will see more crud than gold (in my opinion). and with the word 'pro' I am perhaps misusing it a bit for lack of a better word.. Under the usuage I am using my twelve years of writing experience mean little. If I was a third party to them I would not read them. And as for your suggestion while my style has been affected by authors such as Tolkien, Eddings, Goodkind, Jordan and Pratchett, I come up with the ideas for the stories. Your suggestion sounds too much like blatant inspiration from other authors. I assume that isn't what you mean. Anyway I have a better idea to help my writing: I am going to university (or college as the us calls it) next year so I can do a Bachelor of Arts double major in English and Linguistics. In English I am going to focus on the written form of the language.

I just don't have the time to read any old stories, especially when I begin my university studies.

And I know what you mean about some writers... I have run into some so called "professional" authors that were absolute drivel... but the problem with that is that it's up to opinion.
August 2nd 2005, 03:26 PM
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There are proper ways to structure stories. Trust me, I know from twelve years of experience. There are a lot of mistakes that budding authors make. You can't just come up with a story and put the parts of it in any old order, it has to flow properly or noone will read it. Also grammer is a large part of story structure. And you can't skip certain things and keep the story good. You also have to know what to cut out. Those are all amateur mistakes. Are you saying you prefer stories that don't flow and that have poor grammer such as:

Born I was, then I went shop at 15 age and when ten I was I decided to call dad mine by name instead of dad, since never there he was.

Or:

I was born at Auckland hospital in New Zealand. When I was ten I decided to call my father by his name (Dave) rather than calling him father. This was because he was almost never in my life.

See what I mean about structure? While both stories are crap, the second is much better since it doesn't skip ahead then back and it doesn't miss things, making it more accurate. Because I skipped words the first story in't even true (my father was in my life a little). Also the grammer of the second story makes it better. Notice I also cut the shop part out since no one would really want to read that.
August 2nd 2005, 03:28 PM
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SirCabbage, if you want to be a good writer don't ever intentionally write bad. Keep in the practice of writing good.
August 2nd 2005, 03:50 PM
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magicman
Peasant Netherlands steam duck
Mmmm, pizza. 
Kinda makes you wonder why Yoda became popular.
August 2nd 2005, 04:05 PM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
EDIT: Sabre spews forth a load of nonsensical garbage to prove DraconicDink wrong. He succeeds, but at great cost... ripping apart the fabric of time and space. This could only be averted by deleting the aforementioned Post of Nonsensical Power + 2, so I did.
August 2nd 2005, 05:05 PM
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MegaMan
Peasant Male
 
Okayyy... How come you went from my hello to writing and back to my hello then to writing then to critisism then one responce of yoda and then back to writing. Why the hell do you do that?
August 2nd 2005, 05:12 PM
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magicman
Peasant Netherlands steam duck
Mmmm, pizza. 
It's typically something of this network. If you're planning to stay here for a while, you better get used to it.

This might be one of the most friendly communities on the net (at least the friendliest I've come across), but it comes at a price: complete lunacy.
August 2nd 2005, 09:11 PM
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Chrispy
Peasant Male Canada
I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to.I guess. 
BANANA!
August 3rd 2005, 10:27 PM
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DinkKiller
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
The world could always use more heroes 
Welcome to TDN, MegaMan!
August 4th 2005, 02:41 AM
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Chaotic
Peasant Male
 
h3h, @ n3w 6uy. w31c0m3 70 7h3 d!nk n37w0rk, w3 @r3 1337 p30p13, y0u mu57 kn33l d0wn 70 u5 b3c@u53 w3'r3 1337, muh@h@h@h@h@.

@nd b@n@n@5 @r3 1337, kn33l d0wn 70 b@n@n@5 700!
August 4th 2005, 06:36 AM
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BeheadedDuck
Peasant Male Australia
So lazy... So incredibly lazy... 
Hi new dude. I'm kinda new too. Everyone here is nice and if you ever need any help you can just start a forum.

EDIT 1: Edited out how much I hate everybody and how rude and offensive they are. And a poor attepmt to be funny. Whoops, my mistake, I left it in. (For anyone who doesn't get it: right here!)
August 4th 2005, 08:21 AM
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Glennglenn
Peasant Male Norway steam
GlennGlenn doesn't want a custom title. 
Is DinkKiller back? I knew he didn't have the power to leave DN!
August 4th 2005, 08:53 AM
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Vortex
Peasant Male United States
It rubs the lotion on its skin... 
Ya go start a forum...somewhere else, cause you aint gonna get any help here...

j/k Ask away there are some very *cough* knowledgable staff at *cough* work here
August 4th 2005, 11:50 AM
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SabreTrout
Noble Male United Kingdom
Tigertigertiger. 
Sabre looks up "knowledgable" in his Dictionary, and nods in agreement.
August 4th 2005, 07:48 PM
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Vortex
Peasant Male United States
It rubs the lotion on its skin... 
Thinks bad thoughts about Sabre for correcting his english
August 4th 2005, 08:06 PM
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carrie2004
Peasant Female Canada
*chomp* 
Thinks naughty thoughts about Sabre just for the heck of it.
August 4th 2005, 08:11 PM
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DinkKiller
Peasant Male United States xbox steam
The world could always use more heroes 
I came back because I got my Almost-Regular poster back. I WON!! And I DO have the power to leave. I almost swiched my home page to runescape, but I never did because I forgot how to change it.
August 4th 2005, 08:33 PM
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MegaMan
Peasant Male
 
What does the 1337 mean?
August 4th 2005, 08:35 PM
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Glennglenn
Peasant Male Norway steam
GlennGlenn doesn't want a custom title. 
it means ur good at something e.g i am a 1337 cs gamer
August 4th 2005, 11:09 PM
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Vortex
Peasant Male United States
It rubs the lotion on its skin... 
It means Elite...hence l33t or l337 mean Leet, short for Elite.

Oh yea and on a side note... 1 Pw/\/5 j00 817Ch
August 5th 2005, 01:14 AM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
You did not "win," you were "rewarded" for shutting your mouth about it. I think the loser here is you for being so bent out of shape over a silly, meaningless rank.

My thoughts for the evening.
August 5th 2005, 01:39 AM
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Chrispy
Peasant Male Canada
I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to.I guess. 
Be carefull there Tal. Thinking can have unexpected and unfortunate consequences. It is much better to just fly by the seat of your pants.
August 5th 2005, 02:34 AM
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Striker
Noble United States steam
Daniel, there are clowns. 
Yeah, that's what I do and look how awesome I am.
August 5th 2005, 06:38 AM
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SimonK
Peasant Male Australia
 
oink, oink...
August 6th 2005, 10:22 AM
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Hello, MegaMan, welcome to our strange community!

BTW, how did you make yellow text, SimonK?!
August 6th 2005, 10:32 AM
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magicman
Peasant Netherlands steam duck
Mmmm, pizza. 
He used his newly found Supreme Powers of Staff-ness +1
August 6th 2005, 10:36 AM
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oooooh, all hail Supreme Powers of Staff-ness +1 !!
August 6th 2005, 12:54 PM
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Kat
Peasant Female Canada
We can out-drink most Americans! 
I want to be able to use purty colours too
August 7th 2005, 08:00 AM
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Chaotic
Peasant Male
 
Uhh... testing...

<font color=#FF0000>TEST</font>
August 7th 2005, 10:31 AM
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Kat
Peasant Female Canada
We can out-drink most Americans! 
hmmmm...there must be a way...offers SimonK a timbit
August 7th 2005, 10:46 AM
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DaVince
Peasant Male Netherlands steam
Olde Time Dinkere 
Why not try UBB code?
[COLOR=blue]test[/COLOR]

No? Hm, this one, then?
<color=#FF0000>blahh</color>

/me is sad
August 7th 2005, 11:17 AM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
Only staff can do it, and as far as I know the reasoning behind it is to prevent everybody from going stupid-color-crazy on the board.
August 7th 2005, 04:12 PM
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metatarasal
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
Most members are crazy anyway... Why do you withold it for the proletariat?
August 7th 2005, 06:13 PM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
Well, personally, I'd rather not see posts like this

all over the place!!

As it would almost inevitably happen here.
August 8th 2005, 01:25 AM
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Chrispy
Peasant Male Canada
I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to.I guess. 
Ah, scrolling marquee. It's like flashbacks to the day when I exposed that, ah, flaw, in the subject lines at the old forum.

Still to this day I wish I would have known how to auto-forward links. That would've been interesting.
August 8th 2005, 05:38 AM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
I'm glad blink tags stopped working.
August 8th 2005, 07:01 PM
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Lunacy? hah! us dragons cannot be lunatics! Opps, maybe I am a lunatic if I think i am a dragon rather than a man.
August 8th 2005, 07:06 PM
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Well you could just allow clour changing for font, but ban that sort of craziness couldn't you? That would make people happier. i'm sure.
August 8th 2005, 11:01 PM
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rp64
Peasant Male
 
So, wait, we can insult people? Tal you suck. No, I wasn't joking. (leaves)
August 10th 2005, 11:30 PM
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Chaotic
Peasant Male
 
Hahaha, this reminds me of this time I was looking in another forum, and then I came across this n00b who posts this HUGE picture saying "ROFL".
August 10th 2005, 11:41 PM
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Chrispy
Ghost
 
It's only huge if it's 2x the width of the natural page size (or your screen resolution). Otherwise, it's just big.
August 11th 2005, 12:18 AM
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nice to see a new face around iam the local nut here than noone really listens to and dosent ever play dink smallwood any more why iam still here i do not know
August 11th 2005, 03:16 AM
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Chrispy
Peasant Male Canada
I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to.I guess. 
Er, I'm not what you might call new...
August 12th 2005, 02:21 AM
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Chaotic
Peasant Male
 
It was more than four times my screen (resolution was around 1000x800).

And Darknight, you're not the only nut.
August 12th 2005, 02:40 AM
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carrie2004
Peasant Female Canada
*chomp* 
Hey redink1. Tal is teasing us with colors and scrolling words!
August 12th 2005, 05:53 AM
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LadyCarrot
Peasant Female Australia
i'm LadyCarrot/squirrel101/cinderella 
we can insult alright ok im gonna insult tal
tal your evil and i hate u and im sure everyone else does to
lol
that might not be true acctually cause im sure redink doesnt hate tal

oh no id better not say that lest i bring on to myself the wrath of tal

hey new guy umm mega man ive only been on here about a week and im alredy crazy
i insulted T@l for goodness sake

the insult was just a joke no hard feelings

i was just harboring some anger against someone who makes me angery
ie everyone on this danged site
nah just kiddin u guys are alright
lol
August 12th 2005, 06:47 AM
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LadyCarrot
Peasant Female Australia
i'm LadyCarrot/squirrel101/cinderella 
im pretty sure i said
D
A
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N

or does it come out dang on this site ok im writing the word in the next sentence ok.
dang.
was it
D
A
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N
or dang
August 12th 2005, 06:50 AM
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LadyCarrot
Peasant Female Australia
i'm LadyCarrot/squirrel101/cinderella 
why is it dang it sounds so hoboish
or maybe like a oldtimer word why cant it just be
D
A
M
N
it doesnt sound as stupid
no offence but dang sounds stupid
August 12th 2005, 06:53 AM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
This is absolutely ridiculous...