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Post by Alan Bolte » 2008-09-28 05:36am

I should have mentioned, I liked Lee's speech too. A good endpoint.

It's a real pain when you write yourself into a corner like that and have no choice but to slog through bits you've lost interest in, to get to the final scenes you've had in mind for some time. It's not fun for the writer, and usually not much fun for the reader. For the perpetual first draft that most fanfic tends to be, it's understandable, but looking back I think I've encountered published works that start to drag right when they should be building toward a climax. Can't think of any book in particular.

My lack of patience for that sort of thing is probably half of why I never got into writing, the other half being my minimal creativity.
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Post by The Duchess of Zeon » 2008-09-28 01:05pm

Alan Bolte wrote:I should have mentioned, I liked Lee's speech too. A good endpoint.

It's a real pain when you write yourself into a corner like that and have no choice but to slog through bits you've lost interest in, to get to the final scenes you've had in mind for some time. It's not fun for the writer, and usually not much fun for the reader. For the perpetual first draft that most fanfic tends to be, it's understandable, but looking back I think I've encountered published works that start to drag right when they should be building toward a climax. Can't think of any book in particular.

My lack of patience for that sort of thing is probably half of why I never got into writing, the other half being my minimal creativity.
Well, another factor here is that I'd intended for the kamikaze battles, which was just the same thing over and over and over again, to be exactly that. The same thing over, and over, and over again, exhausting and wearying everyone in the crews. So I may have succeeded too well in depicting that the combat was monotonous and unending from the perspective of everyone continuously awake on Dhirisma's bridge trying to handle it. Or I just fucked up.
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Post by Adrian Laguna » 2008-09-28 04:24pm

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Morilore wrote:Here I was hoping so fervently that Baltar would get what was coming to him, and you go and make me feel sorry for him.
I am a rather talented writer, and Tisara is a rather talented sadist.
And yet, despite it all, Baltar got off better than if he had committed treason against the British crown prior to the 19th century.

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Post by Darth Nostril » 2008-09-28 08:48pm

That was just awesome, however you may have felt you'd written yourself into a corner it read well.
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Post by Master_Baerne » 2008-09-28 10:07pm

Adrian Laguna wrote:
The Duchess of Zeon wrote:
Morilore wrote:Here I was hoping so fervently that Baltar would get what was coming to him, and you go and make me feel sorry for him.
I am a rather talented writer, and Tisara is a rather talented sadist.
And yet, despite it all, Baltar got off better than if he had committed treason against the British crown prior to the 19th century.
I'm not entirely sure that being hung, drawn, and quartered isn't preferable to that. I hear that being flayed is unpleasant.
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Post by Adrian Laguna » 2008-09-29 04:40am

Master_Baerne wrote:I'm not entirely sure that being hung, drawn, and quartered isn't preferable to that. I hear that being flayed is unpleasant.
So is having your entrails removed and burnt before your eyes. The English would also often torture the victim before the actual execution. Then there's the French version, where the hand was burnt to a crisp with molten lead, the body torn apart by horses pulling on each limb, and the often still-living torso set on fire. The Russian version was surprisingly benign by comparison, the executioner chopped off each limb in turn, then the head.

Though given a choice between any of these, I would take my chances with breaking my own skull open against the walls of my cell.

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Post by The Duchess of Zeon » 2008-09-29 03:03pm

Adrian Laguna wrote:
The Duchess of Zeon wrote:
Morilore wrote:Here I was hoping so fervently that Baltar would get what was coming to him, and you go and make me feel sorry for him.
I am a rather talented writer, and Tisara is a rather talented sadist.
And yet, despite it all, Baltar got off better than if he had committed treason against the British crown prior to the 19th century.
Well, Tisara was still constrained by social morality.
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Post by Master_Baerne » 2008-09-29 05:41pm

Adrian Laguna wrote:
Master_Baerne wrote:I'm not entirely sure that being hung, drawn, and quartered isn't preferable to that. I hear that being flayed is unpleasant.
So is having your entrails removed and burnt before your eyes. The English would also often torture the victim before the actual execution. Then there's the French version, where the hand was burnt to a crisp with molten lead, the body torn apart by horses pulling on each limb, and the often still-living torso set on fire. The Russian version was surprisingly benign by comparison, the executioner chopped off each limb in turn, then the head.

Though given a choice between any of these, I would take my chances with breaking my own skull open against the walls of my cell.
In any case, better to avoid the issue entirely.
Conversion Table:

2000 Mockingbirds = 2 Kilomockingbirds
Basic Unit of Laryngitis = 1 Hoarsepower
453.6 Graham Crackers = 1 Pound Cake
1 Kilogram of Falling Figs - 1 Fig Newton
Time Between Slipping on a Banana Peel and Smacking the Pavement = 1 Bananosecond
Half of a Large Intestine = 1 Semicolon

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Re: When Two Worlds Collide (TGG - nBSG crossover) Completed

Post by lord Martiya » 2013-07-11 09:19am

Just finished reading this story. A magnificent one.
I started reading the TGG stories out of interest about the Federation Civil War, and until now I kept close to those involving Star Trek... But now I'll read the whole series. Thanks, author.

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