ThomasLaHomme, The Reader

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The Dolls' Quest
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Two sentient dolls who remember previous lives as a prince and princess in another universe, go on a perilous quest across the United States to learn more of their origins. My first storygame so any constructive criticism is welcome.


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Title Change on 12/14/2017 12:31:11 PM

Okay, I'll try that. Thanks.


Title Change on 12/14/2017 12:11:47 PM

How do I go back to change the title of my storygame?


I'm Making Progress but encounter bugs on 12/11/2017 5:26:02 PM

Okay, thanks. I'll see if I can do that. 


I'm Making Progress but encounter bugs on 12/11/2017 5:25:21 PM

Okay, thanks for the advice. I'll try and see what editor I'm using. This has all been a learning process for me. 


I'm Making Progress but encounter bugs on 12/11/2017 5:24:00 PM

Thanks. I'll try doing that. 


I'm Making Progress but encounter bugs on 12/11/2017 4:30:10 PM

I'm slowly but surly beginning to write my first storygame. I'm doing the classic mode because all the added whistles and bells of the advanced mode make it harder if your computer has  pop-up blockers. Even for the classic mode, though,  I've noticed that when you put titles for the option links, sometimes it adds additional text of random characters. I learned you can just erase that, but why does that happen?


The Dumbest or Most Irritating Book You Ever Read? on 12/10/2017 12:22:25 PM

I'll have to read some more of her short stories then. I have that book "The Wind's Four Quarters," which collects a lot of her her early stories. I also have her book "Orsinian Tales," which is nothing but stories centered around her imaginary country of Orsinia. I didn't think it was possible to write a boring imaginary country story till I started reading that book. I did like the first two Earthsea books, especially The Tombs of Atuan. But I thought her Science Fiction novel The Dispossessed was pretentious. Left Hand of Darkness was better, but it was a little pretentious in places too. 


The Dumbest or Most Irritating Book You Ever Read? on 12/9/2017 3:38:18 PM

The one Anne McCaffrey novel I tried to read was "Dragonsong" or "Dragondrums" or something like that. The one about the teenage girl who befriends fire lizards. Rather tedious. But a really bad novel was by Ursula K. Leguin. It was called "The Beginning Place" and it was about a twenty-something woman and a twenty-something man who go into this magical land that somehow connects to our world. Anyway, they have to save a village by slaying a dragon.  But Leguin couldn't just be happy with that cliched premise. No. She had to make it a heavy-handed allegory about becoming an adult. The guy has an overbearing mother who makes him feel put-upon to the point where he has almost no life of his own. So of course the dragon they slay has breasts! Because of course a reptilian creature like dragon is going to have mammary glands. But it's SYMBOLIC. I don't even think C.S. Lewis was so heavy-handed when he wrote his Narnia books. Normally, I like Leguin's work, but she occasionally goes to pretentious places.

 


The Dumbest or Most Irritating Book You Ever Read? on 12/9/2017 12:28:34 PM

He's hard to adapt to film. But apparently the movie "The Lazarus Effect" has only its title in common with the novel.


The Dumbest or Most Irritating Book You Ever Read? on 12/9/2017 12:26:19 PM

Okay, I just watched the trailer for the movie "The Lazarus Effect". It pretty much has nothing to do with the novel of the same title. The novel is set on a ocean planet with no land masses and it deals with the  conflict between two factions of earth-descended peoples: the mutants who live on bioengineered clone rafts on the surface of the ocean, and the humans who live in underwater cities below the surface. I think this is like that movie "Brokedown Palace," which takes its title from a High Fantasy novel but which is itself like "Midnight Express" but with two attractive young woman trapped in a foreign prison instead of some dude.