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About justaddnoise1985

  • Birthday 08/27/1985

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  1. Hiya All, I first just wanted to say that I am sorry that I haven't been around much for any of these discussions. Real life stuff and all that. But I figured I should try to participate a little bit more. So here is my first attempt at being more active. LOL. I have been writing for roughly 25+ years, creatively. I can remember writing these silly little stories in school with my friends about random things. Once I really got into reading in 2nd and 3rd grade, I thought, "Hey, I want to do what these people are doing, it seems really fun." After that, I was writing a lot more and reading even more. I fell in love with books like Louis Sachar's Wayside School Series and Ursula K. Le Guin's Catwings Series. Those books were some of the first that inspired me to become a writer. What keeps me writing now is the same thing that started me writing, to begin with, my love of books and the written word. I am currently in the process of writing 15 novels (yes, that is a lot LOL.) Even though I take breaks, I always write. When I am feeling stressed and just plain old blah about my own novels, I tend to turn to write fan fiction, it keeps me writing, and I can just relax while doing so. Then I can go back to my novels with fresh eyes and refocus on what I wanted to do with the part that I am writing. Writing is a long process, and it is best not to get stressed out. Find something fun that you like writing that isn't something you really have to worry about creating everything from scratch. It will get the creative juices flowing. Sometimes writing poetry helps too. Well, thanks for reading if you did. I look forward to reading what you all have to say on the subject. Take care, Ama
  2. Sorry I haven't been around much. September was a very busy month for me. I moved and I am finishing my art schooling. I hope I can participate in the future though.
  3. 1. Is there any interest in this challenge? With as demanding as Art School Classes are right now I don't think I would be any good at doing this challenge. 2. Do you have any suggestions for what a good site-wide goal number would be? Maybe lower is better, I don't really know though. 3. Do you think the pledges I listed above (75, 150, and 200k) would work for us, or should we try to lower the goals a bit? Idk...whatever everyone that is going to do this thinks would be best. 4. Does March-August sound like a good range of months to try it for? I think that does sound like a good length of time and months. 5. Is there anyone interested in helping to coordinate and figure out the details for this and help be in charge of it? (Basically, sort of be moderators for it without really being moderators.) I don't think I will have the time. But best of luck with this challenge.
  4. I think that having both is a good idea, not everyone used social media but almost everyone likes using the internet. You wouldn't want to lose people because they don't use FB. Also, sorry I have been absent of late. A lot of medical issues going on.
  5. Thanks the only thing I couldn't access was the Facebook group. It said I didn't have access to the link or link was expired.
  6. My Activity Stream is working just fine for me. I haven't noticed any issues there. As far as the email notifications I haven't noticed any problems there, but I don't check my email all that much as of late. I know I probably should but I don't LOL. As far as the fantasy thread, I haven't gone through it completely because I am still fairly new but I think you should keep it. As far as everything else goes I don't have any suggestions yet because I haven't been here long enough! :D
  7. Some of these were really hard. Loved doing it so much though! :D Thank you! :D
  8. I really like the advice of "Just Write." I also like "Write something, even if it isn't much, just get some words down." The one I don't like is... "You should go back and edit before you get to the end." I don't really like this at all, I think it slows people down and gives people more doubts about their writing. I think that people should just get the first draft done and then worry about editing/adding/deleting things until you are at the end of your novel. And on that same note, I don't think people should delete any of their work from their writing unless it no longer fits with the direction you are going with your story. Leave that to the editors, they will surely (or so I have heard) delete things from your work.
  9. This was fun! Thanks for having this. I don't know how well I did but I tried my best. Thanks again. Wordsearch http://i.imgur.com/37L5NGI.jpg Word 1: Yeti Word 2: I think it is stab but I couldn't find it LOL (my other guess was kill) Riddles (I love riddles!!!) 1. Salt 2. Oil Lamp 3. Books 4. Memory 5. "M" 6. The Heart 7. Sun 8. Mountain Quiz Films 1. What 1986 film features a red kind-hearted beast named Ludo? Labyrinth 2. Which film shares a word the title above is directed by Guillermo Del Toro? Pan's Labyrinth 3. What does the Empress need that will save all of Fantasia? A Name 4. What type of creature is Falkor? A Luckdragon 5. What does the Wicked Witch write in the sky above Emerald City? Surrender Dorothy 6. Who does Dorothy's house kill? The Wicked Witch of the East 7. What are the names of the Pevensie children? Edmund, Lucy, Peter, and Susan. 8. Who is Shelob? Shelob was a Great Spider 9. What's the house number and name of the street that Harry Potter grew up in? 4 Privet Drive 10. What is Harry's Patronus? Stag 11. Who greets Aragorn at the black gates of Mordor? Mouth of Sauron 12. Who is the Lady Amalthea? The Last Unicorn 13. Who does Lucy befriend when she first enters Narnia? Tumnus 14. What is the name of the owner of the Prancing Pony? Barliman Butterbur 15. What is the name of Fred and George Weasley's joke shop? Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes TV 1. What tv show starred three sisters with names beginning with P? Charmed 2. And their names? Prue, Piper, and Phoebe or Piper, Phoebe, and Paige. 3. Asshai and Lys are places known from which show? Game of Thrones 4. Which tv character was originally from Thrace in ancient Bulgaria? Xena: Warrior Princess (Haha the first thing I wanted to answer was Spartacus) 5. In the UK what is the term to describe all types of programs that feature elements of the fantastic? Magic realism??? I am not sure. 6. Why do Mal and Zoe always cut their apples in Firefly? Because of tiny explosive grenades that were put in the apples by Alliance troops. 7. A Greek legend brought to tv, who were they played by? Kevin Sorbo as Hercules? 8. Emma, Regina, Henry are main characters from what show? Once Upon A Time. 9. What is the weapon used by the famous warrior princess? I think it was called a Chakram 10. Jimmy Novak is better known as? The vessel for Castiel 11. Who sends Jayne his hat in Firefly? His mother 12. What is the second language that people in the Firefly universe use? Chinese 13. What is the name of the language that Angels use in Supernatural? Enochian People 1. Which actor born in 1922 has been in at least two multi-film series? Christopher Lee 2. This actor in his later years went on to do what sort of music? Heavy metal 3. Which famous English man has been portrayed in many films, mostly played by American actors? I don't know this one, well I think I do but I don't know... Fantasy and literature 1. Which fantasy creature is found all around the world in slightly different forms? Dragon 2. Name the author who wrote fairy tales told in seriousness? Charles Perrault 3. What is another name for Welsh dwarves? I don't know Welsh, sadly 4. What makes them special? I really don't know 5. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson wrote which famous fantasy novel? Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. 6. What is the name of the creatures whose name means “Choosers of the Slain”? Valkyrie 7. Which subgenre of fantasy incorporates Chinese martial arts? Wuxia Fantasy 8. Which famous anime/manga features the characters Serenity and Endymion? Sailor Moon 9. Which creatures are known for hating iron? Fairies??? I think... 10. Which mythological creature is a large being made out of smoke? Enenra
  10. So this is a cool idea and I would like to post from all the WIP I have that are fantasy (I don't have 10 pages for all my fantasy WIP's), I hope you don't mind. Dragon Keeper: The Journey Begins (Book One): “If you keep pacing like that you’ll wear a hole in the ground,” Aymeric snapped at Japp out of frustration, looking back at him. The Silent Hand: Vampire Hunter Chronicles- A Family Legacy Uncovered (Book One): For some reason, the road seemed to keep getting longer and longer like we weren’t making any progress. The Chronicles Of Maddox Riddell: Becoming Phoenix Fire (Book One): Maddox was pretty sure that Rose and Max had something to do with it but he couldn’t prove it.
  11. I have character sheets that I make for every one of my characters, which has their background information plus all kinds of other stuff, it is what I use to guide myself through the story when I am writing.
  12. I have a great loathing for most history, so I am by far the furthest away from a history buff that you can get. Now that being said it is just the USA history I loath and that is because in school it seemed like we learned the same things over and over again. It got very daunting and boring. I never did well with boring. Give me history that I haven't learned much about and I will gladly learn about it. US History (Politics along with it,) and I are not good friends. I think that is why I enjoy fantasy writing and reading so much. Now that all being said, I do know there are books out there that combine the fantastical with the modern day times and means, Fablehaven has fairies, witches, and the likes but it is a modern setting. I myself have a dragon book that has magic and all the good fantasy stuff in it but the main characters are from the modern world and get transported to the other place, so the real (modern) world still exists but so does the fantasy world, the exists side by side almost but the fantasy world is only visible to a few people from the modern world. Like was said I too have a real board spectrum of what I read, (I think I write in a board spectrum too) so Scifantasy sounds interesting and I would probably read it, but I don't know if I would write it. I love all of these that you listed!!! :D
  13. I don't know why people want to do that. It's one thing to use an idea and build on it but to steal something, not cool. And the stalking part, so not cool! It stinks and I don't blame you for being 😠