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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by naismama
Monsterboy: I just wish I knew what FNG meant.
Polite version: Freakin' New Guy.
post #22 of 29
Thread Starter 
Ooohhhh, you sound like my son
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by BelovedK
Ooohhhh, you sound like my son
Dw regularly tells me that I'm a huge 10-year old! I know a lot of men hear that, but I'm pretty sure mine means it.
post #24 of 29
MonsterBoy: Are you a gamer...? I did WhiteWolf and D&D 3rd til about a year ago. Good stuff for writing articles there. Good luck with your future gaming addiction... er, I mean, research.
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by Wolfcat
MonsterBoy: Are you a gamer...? I did WhiteWolf and D&D 3rd til about a year ago. Good stuff for writing articles there. Good luck with your future gaming addiction... er, I mean, research.
"gamer" as in one who games? No. "Gamer" as in one who once gamed but hasn't gamed in years due to having a family and life, misses it and tries to substitute writing gaming articles? Yes. :

(Actually, I have gamed.. . A few weeks back I ran dd1 through a freeform game where she played a cow. She immediately picked up the idea and ran me through a game where I was a dragon named Rustopholes, then another where i was a cat named Hushpaw. Natural GM, turned daily events into epic encounters with varied NPCs, all off the top of her head. Though she took it over at the end and made it a storytelling, I was still impressed).

In fact, I didn't mention it because it's so tenuous, but I'm trying to start my own indie spiritual-old-west RPG. The d20 market seems pretty glutted right now, and WW AFAIK still a very proprietary system, so...
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by MonsterBoy
Dw regularly tells me that I'm a huge 10-year old! I know a lot of men hear that, but I'm pretty sure mine means it.
OOOO, What a compliment
post #27 of 29
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I wasn't joking...I think that is a high honor
post #28 of 29
Is anyone else's family making it IMPOSSIBLE for them to write? I swear, they're either sick and in my freaking way, or they want to talk.


I suppose there'll be time eventually, but I'm going nuts~!
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by Red
Is anyone else's family making it IMPOSSIBLE for them to write?
Well, yeah, I feel that way sometimes. YMMV, I suppose, but I also feel that they're (a) incredibly inspirational and (b) very supportive. Dd1 out"writes" me all the time with her stories, in terms of inventiveness, and dw encourages me all the time, was possibly more psyched than I was when I finally sold an article.

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Originally Posted by Red
I swear, they're either sick and in my freaking way, or they want to talk.
I guess I feel that way too, sometimes. But then I think. well, sick isn't usually a premeditated offense and I'd rather have a family that wants to talk than one that doesn't. Not sure what "in you way" refers to (though I certainly feel that way wth the kids sometimes. Like, every day -- in fact, dd1 is busing me by playing with the mouse right now). Basically, I just think of it as life geting in the way. I can remember when I didn't have a life to get in the way, and I can say I prefer this way.

Have you tried setting aside specific time just to write, and letting people know in advance when that will be? Things aren't so bad here if I plan around the kids. I do tell dd1 when I need some time to do something -- writing or otherwise -- and I can't help her right now. Dd2 isn't old enough for that, but naps a few times a day. Dw is out working most of the day now -- and I know I hardly got to write a word when I was out in the office, so I'd have to call that a bonus.
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