If anyone knows anything about the Ming Dynasty or any helpful sources, please let me know! ^_^ Thank you :3
The mings did very well against the Mongols and were one of the more successful dynasties until they got overthrown IIRC
could do a story or path of a Mongol soldiers group getting curbstomped
:O Thank you.
I got other plans muehuehue
-They were overthrown by the Manchus, who formed the Qing Dynasty.
-It was the last Han Chinese dynasty.
-There were actually some Ming loyalists up until the 1900s, based on anti-Manchu sentiment
-The Ming helped Korea defeat Japan when they invaded during the Imjin War.
-That war was one of the indirect causes of their fall.
Ohhh. The last three I did not know. Thank you! ^_^
I'm more confused to as why everyone is white knighting Crescent like a damsel in distress when they should be plotting her downfall for this contest. Helping the competition is counter productive.
And Digit especially should know better.
On the other hand, congrats to Crescent for making herself look weak and helpless that she got fools to assist her.
And to Ogre who was deliberately providing false information.
I was planning to check his information. :p Ah, but in truth, my writing isn't comparable to the others'; I enjoy the others' works much more. ^_^ And I would help others even if they're competition - if I can, that is.
E: Didn't realize my downfall had to be planned. Everything will fall in place.
You wrote a story involving Chinese history before and it got featured, so it initially seemed like your choice with writing about the Ming Dynasty might be something you’d have an advantage in.
It won't be featured anymore when Steve and Ebon get their historical fictions featured.
Actually Donner Party or Adventures with Raven would be replaced before your story would.
Gunning for adventures with Raven. After I wipe out the Reunion fanfiction game. I hate that one too.
Quick, she must be diverted!
Watch a miniseries called "Empresses in the Palace" or "Legend of Zhen Huan." Oh, wait, that was the Qing Dynasty, not the Ming. My bad.
I know a little. It's time to fill on those gaps in my knowledge! ^_^ And if I recall, I am to write a story, not a textbook. I will, of course, review it all just in case.
Welp, I'm screwed. fox. they're fox ears E: and they will soon be eevee ears
I was about to point out they are fox ears. I remember that naughty fox...though I can't remember how to spell her name. League of Legends, right?
After mizal, and to a smaller degree End, shed some enlightenment on this, I realize how much of a bad idea this is. xD
Didn't they ever show you Mulan at your school? Yeah, I think that movie was about a different dynasty but you should do fine after a viewing of that. Probably. I wouldn't recommend the sequel however.
I have viewed them. They weren't the best depictions. I'm fine. I attempted to watch the sequel a few weeks ago. Eh.
Of course you're fine. I have nothing but complete faith that you'll have a decent showing in this contest since your last contest entry that I beta-read was pretty nice.
I am unsure of why you attempted to watch that sequel... Haven't you heard there was no Eddie Murphy in that one? I almost believed that wasn't the case when a friend told me.
Well, they did give us a few catchy songs out of some questionable decisons of writing.
I had two months in the last contest I entered.
E: Fml I forgot how much I love and hate research.
Oh right, shorter deadline for this one, huh.
You may need to enlist in the help of Will if he isn't busy rescuing people from dangerous situations.
Will's rescuing people from dangerous situations? :O
He's like a teacher or something, right? I heard that can be a pretty dangerous occupation at times. Eh, I'm sure he's managing whatever it he's doing just fine.
If you've ever played Jade Empire, just use some shit from that.
Never played it. Looks cool. Pretty graphics. Beautiful and realistic representations, from the pictures I saw. E: Architecture-wise. Not that I saw many pictures.
Sun Wukoooooonnnggg. I remember him from my childhood. Thank you, mizal. That's certainly something I would've considered if I hadn't already started writing. Q.Q
I have 1,000 or so words. It took me 2 hours to write. *facedesks*
I plan on 20,000 but might get a little more.
That is kinda awesome.
3.5K words. The amount of research I have to do is burdening. xD I've spent at least an hour and a half on this today. *cries and looks at stack of homework*
And old Chinese poetry is so hard to interpret and translate into English.
Completely accurate depiction of Life in the Ming Dynasty:
6,387 words. Onto the real first part of the story
I did nothing for the past three days. competitions I'm behind. 8.8K or so though
E: Beautiful. I have to have Google Earth opened and Google Maps opened and documents opened and my storygame opened and my editor opened and my pages opened.
10K word mark!
I really should be further along, but my parents have been limiting my computer use. :(
Keep up the writing! You could write from your phone which's something I've done recently and it's been working out fine. :)
Thank you :D Ohh. I'm worried that grammar mistakes will force me to slow down haha. But I'll try that. :3
I suffer from constant typos, but I've been writing the less "intricate" scenes on mobile. I've also noticed that the site's spell check will run if I log in later with my laptop. If you also have a good enough beta, then he/she would catch any mistakes.
Are you saying that many of the storygames on CYS are outlines? :o
Drat those parents!
(Ah, hell, who am I kidding. I limit my son's time all the time. Then again, he's only 8. I doubt you're 8.) :)
The amount of time for gaming is even less for me. Two hours... a week.
14K *squee* I might make it to 20K by the end of this week! :D
There is a problem... This variable is not working out. At all. It should be. It worked in an earlier use of it, but why doesn't it work now?!
I have a variable reset to 4 for a link. When I preview it with variable on display, the variable does not change after I click the link.
Not using code; just using the editor. But that is a good idea. Let me see if using code works.
I had Variable Changes window open with Days reset to 4, and I also have the code
%DAYS := 4
in the same link. Still doesn't work.
E: It's so simple. I don't know why I'm having problems. xD
Last page of Nanjing chapter.
Well she did it again. Crescent made herself appear weak and helpless and got someone to help her.
If she wins this one, then you'll almost have to give her some sort of achievement unlocked thing. :)
I'm definitely not going to win if a few certain people don't publish again.
I thought I sounded a bit whiney, and I didn't expect anyone to help. I'm grateful for Bucky's help.
Yay! *thumbs up*
I'm a bit behind you at 10k.
I've lost my 1900 word a day thing. Too much other work. :( I'm halfway done with this major path. Still have another completely unplanned path - not sure if I'll make it major or minor.
:o Ohhh nice!
Keep up the progress! Maybe you could win both the contest and have a featured storygame with the same story. :)
I, too, have dreams. They are not as far fetched as that. >_<
At least you're acknowledging your limitations, eh?
I am. Though I'm happy that WIBN thinks I could do it. :O
I'm sure you'll be able to do it. Your stories are ones that I tend to find myself enjoying quite allot.
:O Yay! I find this motivating. ^-^
I don't think you give your writing abilities enouph credit. You're one of my top few favorite writers in the site. :)
You finished second before. Your chances of winning are probably amonst the highest few in the contest.