I haven't named the story yet, or really planned it out, but I started it. It's set in the Irish Revolutionary period, going through both the Civil war where a massive chunk of the British empire managed to gain statedom, and the resulting Irish Civil War.
Finally starting that storygame, I see. Good luck. :D
I spent far too much time rewriting the first bit of Mice and Men to have subtle references to them being gay, and placing it in Ireland. I don't regret a second of it, though.
I noticed that I can easily make it so I do my second post for the week immediately after the first, so today, I learn that when Roger Casement visited Ireland the last time, he was accompanied by Robert Monteith, and according to his memorial there, "a third, unnamed man". So, perfect if the protagonist wants to do that, he'll fit right in.
Today I learned that in the Easter rising, 17 Irish Rebels managed to hold off an assault of over over a thousand British soldiers, taking out 240 of them with only four casualties. It took the British nine hours to advance 300 yards.
Wow. How did they manage?
They're Irish. A bunch of other cool shit happened, like the distraction force meant to divert British force's attention for a few hours lasting three days. Really, it was great.
My 5000 words a day goal is fucking hard, and I'm only just realizing it now, but I've managed to keep it up, so there's that, at least. 135 words left today, folks.
Again, right in the chat, you desperate need for my attention and approval is sweet, but it gets annoying. Go have a cold shower, dollface.
Yet you continue to desperately grasp for my attention.
Yeah, but I'm just a narcissist who knows all attention should be on him. You, on the other hand, are doing more of a ponytail-pulling kind of of thing where you want the attention specifically from me. It's cute and endearing, sure, but you're old and gross, so I'll pass.
Interesting that that's what you took from that. I don't, in case anyone was wondering, I'm not some creepy, run of the mill Malk.
I thought 1,900 words a day was hard. split between two stories at that
1900's pretty impressive. It should give you a reasonably massive story in a relatively short period of time, so well done.
Holy-! 44.7K?! Damn, Steve.
I told you 5000 words a day. It's been nine days. I'm actually behind, if anything.
I type at a speed of 89 words a minute. That's less than an hours work. More realistically to add pages, I suppose, but not a ridiculous amount more.
How do you think that fast while writing.
Yeah, just write what comes to mind.
I'm a little behind, but I plan to catch up this weekend and later during winter break.
I hit a fucking wall because I need to study for law and that. Gave a rough plan, should be able to incorporate the Easter Rising, the IRA-British War and the Treaty War, so Bucky's getting two civil wars for the price of one. Anyhow, 60,000 words, I think. Roughly speaking, maybe a little under, I haven't checked. Anyhow, I sized up my competition, and I actually see a few key threats among the competition, not even including a handful of unknown variables. Due to exams and post-exam drinking, I won't be able to out-write my opponents to a comfortable degree, and my writing ability isn't a killing blow when facing off, so I'm hoping to crush my opponents through a mixture of having a shit ton of accurate historical information for that appeal while also having the edge writing amount wise, and not taking too big a blow via quality. Still, it all depends on how productive I am on my off days, so I guess time will tell.
Hey, look. It's a cute hedgehog.
Go eat out your own cunt, chink.
242 pages and 67.8k words. I've left to do the Easter Rising, as the path I've done focused on you joining the Great War rather than the volunteers, the Burning of the Common House, and the whole second civil war, the Treaty War. Should be grand, though.
*claps* Surely you'll win with that many words. Your writing isn't complete crap, and with that many words and historical content... Well, I'm screwed.
One can hope.
There is a difference between quantity and quality you know.
I dare say my quantity all has a fair bit of quality.
And I never said otherwise.
Finished my tests, so I should be able to get back to focusing on Fun fact though, I learned that the first radio broadcast in Ireland was done by the Rebels in the 1916 Easter Rising.
Are you southern, or northern Irish?
I'm from the Republic of Ireland, which isn't Northern Ireland. I suppose it's Southern, but as it includes Western, Eastern and Southern Ireland, the Republic is the better term. Unless you mean pure geography, in which case, I'm fairly South, right around Cork.
Yeah I was just asking if the United Kingdom stole your land and refused to give it back or not. Since you belong to the Republic of Ireland, that means they didn't. Or rather, they did, but you're a member of the original nation (more or less) rather than a member of the stolen land region.
I feel "fuck britain" isn't exactly the best element to take out of this. I mean, sure, they stole our land and refused to give it back until we kind of forced them to, but in regards to Northern Ireland, it's been agreed between the Republic and UK that as long as the will of the people is to remain in the UK, they shall. While they're definitely to blame for the atrocities of the past, at this point, it's by the will of the people that Northern Ireland remains separate from the Republic, and I support their right to remain in the UK.
I understand that, and completely understand that it's more complex than "ahh Britain are the bad guys" in regards to irish independence. The point still stands, however, that Britain persecuted the Irish for years, and the only reason why Northern Ireland had so many Unionists was because of British rule being instilled for such a long time that they felt their nation would be better off, both economically and socially, if they didn't attempt to reignite Irish-British feuds and wars.
so fuck britain, fuck the british empire.
Irish history is more my field.
I mean, you're right, and I try to focus on the persecution in the story, but I don't really blame Britain as it is now for it's past actions anymore than I would modern-day Germany and Japan.
Well yeah totally, I'm saying fuck the concept of Britain itself, not fuck modern Britain.
I suppose I see the reasoning behind your point, then.
Oh yeah, and in case anyone cared, currently sitting at 82k.
Holy shit. Cute turtle.
I take it you've reached 87k words by now?
I had twelve pubs last night, and ended up vomiting violently and passing out. So no progress yet.
Apologies. Twelve pubs is a Christmas thing, it's a big pub crawl. I went on it last night, and it went badly enough for me to have ended up in a proper state, so I didn't get much done.
Suppose so. There's enough vidoes of me trying to sing A Fairytale of New York before vomiting half a shoulder of vodka onto the street to make that claim solid, though.
Edit: For clarification, I didn't just vomit and pass out. After vomiting, I finished the shoulder with my mate and made it to another pub. Then I passed out after that. And goddamn, I'm doing it again tomorrow with different lads!
And Americans aren't fat, ignorant shitheads, though. That's just a stereotype.
With my birthday and everything, only got 9k this week. Shit.
How far are you plot-wise, Steve?
Nearly there. I had to cut out a plot line where you join a group of assassins known as the Squad or the Twelve Disciples, which is a serious shame, but the rest is nearly done. Now all I have is finishing a few bits and bobs tonight, doing the end of the Pro-Treaty path tomorrow and going over it the day after. Then, I'm done.
Ohhhh. :O That does sound like a shame. xD That sounds like a solid plan.
Wow. Further than me.
133632 is the word count upon finishing, and I'm fucking tired of it. Christ, I worked too hard on this thing. Looking back, I wish I'd done something I was less passionate about due to the time constraints, because there's still a bunch of shit I'd like to add, but it'd all take far too long and I'd never finish it in time. I'll try add it after the contest. Anyhow, just need to go over it as best I can, and then that'll be it.
Nice job! ^-^ Congratulations on finishing!
Cheers, Crescent, much appreciated.
Wow. This is an insane word count. How do you manage it? Like do you just spend most of your day writing, or do you really just type absurdly fast?
My type speed's like 90 words a minute. That's pretty good, so that's it. Also, I don't reread my writing, or plan, or think about what I'm going to write. So yeah, I'm just chucking shit out in the hopes pure numbers will overwhelm my opponants.
This is interesting. Has that plan worked much in the past? Like, does word count really carry so much weight that you end up winning despite others' quality?
My other games seem pretty well received, and have given me the justification to act like a cunt all the time because that's allowed if you contribute enough, so yeah. Plus, the quality's not half bad, if I say so myself.
I mean, does it usually work in contests? I know your games are well received generally, but I was curious if, specifically, in contests does your word count manages to usurp quality? Of course there might be a lack of source information on that, for I have no idea how many contests you've participated in.
I've won every storygame contest I've entered, so yeah.
Well, that's disheartening for the rest of us. But I'm sure some unwavering souls will be motivated to beat you even more. xD
How many have you entered?
Only two, admittedly.