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03 November 2008 @ 11:52 am
Maybe using Vale as a narrator for my NaNo wasn't such a good idea.

Oh, he rambles alright, but there's no structure. Or anything other than him rambling. And it all makes no logical sense. I know it's not meant to be fabulous, considering it's a NaNo, but it would be nice if there was a kind of sense to it. I guess it's because I'm making him recount events as they happened instead of just letting him comment on whatever he feels like.

Oh well. (3900ish words, by the way.)
Kate Wonder: Crazy Masterkatewonder on November 3rd, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
Your icon makes me smile. Oh hey there, Augustus. Looking happy there. Nawww.

And I love Vale. You know that.

Oh Augustus. <3
imaniakelmanimaniakelman on November 3rd, 2008 11:16 am (UTC)
He's cuuuute. I want to pat him. And look, gloves.
Kate Wonderkatewonder on November 3rd, 2008 11:26 am (UTC)
It is the cutest icon ever. Makes me smile. I'd give you permission to change it to your MSN icon. :)

imaniakelman: pic#81325233imaniakelman on November 3rd, 2008 11:37 am (UTC)
I contemplated doing that but I'm attached to Kaiba. :D This one's cute too, but I like the other one more.
Kate Wonderkatewonder on November 3rd, 2008 11:38 am (UTC)

I'm attached to Kaiba too. You've just always had it.
recca_catrecca_cat on November 3rd, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
If you're making him recount events as they happened, it does sound as though there's some sort of structure to it. Anyway, I like reading Vale-ramble (though as I've already said, this may be because I don't have to have him living in my head).

Still, if it's a problem, you could always switch over to one of the other characters to narrate a scene or two, maybe? To shake things up a bit? (...Even though I suppose that kinda destroys the whole 'first person narrator' bit).

Either way, it looks like you've made a good start. Yay! *applauds*
imaniakelmanimaniakelman on November 3rd, 2008 11:16 am (UTC)
What I really mean is that it doesn't flow. Which isn't anything like not having structure. :D My words are failing. I'm just forcing him to say things and he has no reason to go to that topic yet.

I might switch to someone else later, mostly just for the novelty, but I'm not at that point yet.
recca_catrecca_cat on November 3rd, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
Well, I wouldn't worry about that. I mean, I'm literally not worrying about that - words written for a NaNo are not nearly as flowing as anything else, because one is not simply writing when one feels like it, but when one has to. So, it's probably a practice thing. (I mean, even the Amber scene just reads really weirdly...).

Ooh, novelty! I look forward to it. Assuming that we're all going to share around these random stories once they're written, yes?
imaniakelmanimaniakelman on November 3rd, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, I certainly intend to force my Valeramblings upon you all. >:D
Emzilynemzilyn on November 3rd, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)

I love Valeramblings.

(That's the guy! The guy with the gloves!)
imaniakelmanimaniakelman on November 4th, 2008 06:30 am (UTC)
It is! And also Jethro.
recca_catrecca_cat on November 4th, 2008 07:11 am (UTC)
Jethro ramblings, or Jethro has gloves? (Which, I might add, appear to be very nice gloves indeed).
imaniakelmanimaniakelman on November 4th, 2008 09:18 am (UTC)
Jet has gloves. ^_^ But I'm still working them out. Because they are motorcycle gloves, as the gloves I stole them from are wheelchair gloves, so he shouldn't wear them all the time. Although I would like him to.
Emzilynemzilyn on November 4th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
He could, you know. After all, you never know when you might need an emergency motorbike ride. (To the rescue!)

... Although in that case, I guess he could put them in his pockets. Nah.
imaniakelmanimaniakelman on November 5th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
He might forget to take them off sometimes. Or at least that would be my excuse.


recca_catrecca_cat on November 5th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
If I had awesome Jethro-gloves of motorbiking, I'd forget to take them off all the time. *nods*

...Actually, I keep forgetting to take off my shiny black nailpolish.
Emzilynemzilyn on November 5th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
And gloves are useful for all sorts of other things. Especially in a detective story! (Don't leave your _own_ fingerprints at the scene of the crime...)

*Is so-totally-not replying to keep the pyramid going.*
imaniakelmanimaniakelman on November 6th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
I just want it to get to the point where it's all squished off to the side with only a few letters on each line.

Shiny black nailpolish is indeed awesome - this should be a response to Recca's comment but in the interests of pyramiding I shall put it here even though it's hardly logical to do so - and that's a good point about fingerprints. Excellent. The gloves I had in mind are fingerless, but that doesn't mean he can't have more than one pair.
Emzilynemzilyn on November 6th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
Oooh! Motorbike gloves, investigating gloves, my-hands-are-cold gloves--the list could be endless!
recca_catrecca_cat on November 6th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
I think the important question is; how many pairs of gloves can be worn at the same time? Because there could be lightweight fingerprint-preventing gloves, and then fingerless biker gloves over the top. And possibly additional layers... although I suppose it might be easier to change the gloves, instead.

Also, the nailpolish is still around. I might need to just neaten it up, instead. And the pyramiding is fun (and apparently an actual word, which I shall now attempt to use more frequently in casual conversation!).
Emzilynemzilyn on November 6th, 2008 08:32 am (UTC)
He could have white cotton fingerprint-preventing gloves, the fingerless biker gloves, and big knitted mittens on top! I haven't worn mittens for ages--so much so, my mittens (which were in the shape of kittens, with little mice in little pockets) haven't fit me for about a decade. Still got them, though.

I keep on thinking, 'I could wear nailpolish', but then something happens to prevent me. It drives me crazy, so maybe that's a good thing.
imaniakelmanimaniakelman on November 6th, 2008 08:53 am (UTC)
He definitely has to have mittens now. They might have been knitted by a well-meaning Blazelet, in which case he won't have them for years.

I love nail polish. I'd have a billion bottles if I could. I wouldn't necessarily wear it. I'd just have them. ...Hmm.
recca_catrecca_cat on November 6th, 2008 10:08 am (UTC)
Ooh! My brother has these mittens he got for camping. they're bright red and they're half-mittens, half fingerless gloves; the mitten part can be pulled over the gloves part. I borrow them whenever I can!

Mmm, nailpolish. I'd love to experiment with styles and patterns, but my hands aren't steady enough. And at the moment we're not allowed to buy any more nailpolish until we've used up the ones Mum has left (lots of little bits remaining, in so many bottles). Ah, but that means we can have weird concoctions of colours, and a different colour every nail... it's all fun.
Emzilynemzilyn on November 6th, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
Hee hee, Blazelets. It sounds so cute. ^_^

Those sound live very awesome glove mittens. (Mitten gloves? Glovmits? Mitgloves? Capped gloves?)
recca_catrecca_cat on November 8th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
I like 'mitgloves'.

Also, I think we win! Words of four or more letters are out of the pyramid edge.
imaniakelmanimaniakelman on November 8th, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
I like my Blazelets. They're good kids.

I rather like "capped gloves," but "mitgloves" has a certain ring to it too.

We could probably stop here, but have you ever seen it with like two letters on each line? It's rather hard to read. (Please excuse my grammar.)
Emzilynemzilyn on November 8th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC)
Does anyone know what happens if you go too far in one of these pyramid things? To they have a Pyramid Compensator in place?
imaniakelmanimaniakelman on November 8th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
I've got no idea. I think it just stays really hard to read.
recca_catrecca_cat on November 8th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
Or maybe it opens a portal into a dimension where the builders of such pyramids are revered as godlike beings? Just putting the idea out there, anyway...
Emzilynemzilyn on November 8th, 2008 12:34 pm (UTC)
Or maybe it resets Facebook, or reality itself? Ooh, let's try!
recca_catrecca_cat on November 8th, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
That is certainly an avenue of investigation worth pursuing... *pursues*
Emzilynemzilyn on November 10th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
*pursues further*
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