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Mar. 6th, 2006 | 11:37 am
mood: workingworking
music: The Ataris- The Hero Dies in this One
posted by: sanitysloss in sklandor

Thought I should mention this since I never actually address it in the story:

Helali masa, Helali alda, and Helali eraka (three of the most common phrases in the story) simply mean good morning, good afternoon, and good evening.

Chapter 11 should be posted soon (it's finished, but I still need to read through it).
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Lost dialogue: Chapter 11

Feb. 22nd, 2006 | 12:52 pm
mood: workingworking
music: Sephfire- Above the Rising Falls
posted by: sanitysloss in sklandor

In the folder where I keep all of my TGG related stuff, I have a folder called "Lost dialogue." It's where I keep scenes I've cut out of the chapter. On occasion, I'll take some of the "lost dialogue" and put them in another chapter, but normally I remove them because 1) they had no place in the chapter or 2) they were horrible.

The following scene is from Chapter 11. The decision to cut the scene is based on the fact it doesn't really add to anything. Most of the stuff they say I can refer to elsewhere. There's the possibility a shorter version of this scene may show up elsewhere, but for now, it's cut.

'With all due respect, your door is not going to last against my fireball.'Collapse )

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Why I love Tonari: Chapter 11 snippet

Feb. 20th, 2006 | 11:45 am
music: Bladiator- Dawn over Ivalice
posted by: sanitysloss in sklandor

Tonari gave a small shrug. A rat scurried out of one cell, stopping in the hallway and sniffing around before running into another cell. “Sacrifices must be made toward the greater good. If a few peasants must perish, then so be it.”

“And your own family too? Did they have to be sacrificed for the greater good?” Miranda leered at Tonari as the ruler shrugged again. Her lips twisted into a cold sneer. There was no doubt the woman would have torn the ruler to shreds given the chance. “One day, dear sister, I will be free of my bonds, and when that day comes, I look forward to taking you apart piece by piece. Mark my words, child, one day you will be mine.”

Tonari returned the smile, condescending and cold. “I await that day, Sister, but until then, remember this: I am out here while you are in there. Helali alda.”
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Character portraits (World of Warcraft and Dungeons & Dragon)

Feb. 18th, 2006 | 01:27 am
music: Ambry - Car Crash Love
posted by: sanitysloss in sklandor

When I play a game that allows me to customize a character, I ALWAYS make TGG characters (and make their skills and what not based off the character in the story). I do this because 1) I can't draw so this is a way for me to show other people what the character looks like and 2) because I like the character.

These pictures are from Dungeons & Dragon and World of Warcraft.

Warning: Picture intensive. Dial-up beware.

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You may be wondering why despite being the main male character, there are no images of Gareth. The reason for that is in Dungeons & Dragon, it was impossible to create a young looking male. All the faces were too old and the options in general were leaning toward older men. Interestingly enough, pale-skinned males with dark hair looked really bad while darker skinned males with light hair looked really, really good.

As for World of Warcraft, there were younger faces, but the body shape and face options didn't fit. I'll have to find another way to create Gareth (perhaps by using Sims 2 or Oblivion when it comes out).

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Name meanings (take two)

Feb. 7th, 2006 | 02:15 pm
posted by: sanitysloss in sklandor

This is simply an updated version of my first name meaning post with additional meanings for names (as well as more characters) as well as other famous people/characters that share their name.

A name is just a name... right?Collapse )

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The Gryphon's Game: Chapter Ten (Complete revision)

Jan. 29th, 2006 | 10:28 am
music: Ben Lee- No Right Angles
posted by: sanitysloss in sklandor

This is chapter ten, completely revised.

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The Gryphon's Game: Chapter Nine (full and edited)

Jan. 20th, 2006 | 03:28 pm
music: Ben Lee- No Right Angles
posted by: sanitysloss in sklandor

This is Chapter Nine, both sections. The main reason I'm reposting this is due to some editing and a complete rewrite of Gareth's rape scene.

Warning: Mature Content

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To-do list: January 18th

Jan. 18th, 2006 | 12:16 pm
posted by: sanitysloss in sklandor

To be posted:
Updated Chapter Nine (when I get home)
Gareth Criash's profile
Tonari Farani's profile

Chapters to be finished:
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve

Upcoming posts:
Gryphon information
General physical characteristics of people from each tribe
Information on the Gods
Dragon information

Working on chapter ten right now, so I should have that finished by tonight.

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Snippet: Chapter Eleven

Dec. 19th, 2005 | 10:43 pm
mood: workingworking
posted by: sanitysloss in sklandor

Not for those with a queasy stomach I suppose.

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The Gryphon's Game: Chapter Ten (Part Two)

Dec. 19th, 2005 | 06:44 pm
mood: goodgood
music: RENT- La Vie Boheme
posted by: sanitysloss in sklandor

The second half to Chapter Ten. Important stuff in this chapter is mainly Selena's backstory. Working on this chapter has really made me appreciate Selena more as a character, so expect her to play a larger part in chapters to come.

As of this chapter, the story is 162 pages long with 76,505 words (give or take a few). Booya.

Chapter Ten (Part two): The Past ReturnsCollapse )
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