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MKF30

Fujin and Ermac for MK 11
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I used to like to write, what I find funny is whenever I make points that's more than one sentence on here sometimes and internet in general. People assume it's a novel, but probably never read one lol. Literally as thick as the Bible those things can be. I like fan fic though, I wish NRS would have a contest where a few fans can create a new character in the MK canon that would be sick.
 

Dyzvhtynzal

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How's everyone's writing coming along? For one part of my latest tale I converted a Spenserian sonnet i made into binary code, and am trying to finish a cypher that relies on a formula to decipher. Taking up lots of my writing time.
 

Vslayer

Kurses in moose
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How's everyone's writing coming along? For one part of my latest tale I converted a Spenserian sonnet i made into binary code, and am trying to finish a cypher that relies on a formula to decipher. Taking up lots of my writing time.
That sounds hella complicated but really interesting.

I'm writing a sports story right now, you know, it's hockey season in Canada baby.
 

Dyzvhtynzal

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Cypher ended up being 1848 unique symbols. If i ever became a murderer, i'd embarass the Zodiac killer. When i get a chance to scan it, maybe i'll throw it at you guys. The binary code part is too easy.
 

Zubro

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Put my brain bits to work and wrote some little tidbits.
Good stuff. I like the first one more of the two. One suggestion and feel free to ignore because I’m no poet but I think it would be more effective to start with “of derelict dreams” rather than “a frozen swamp of derelict dreams” but if you like the image of a frozen swamp then that’s cool too. Same with the second one. I would start with “of stabbing thoughts”. But nonetheless good job.
 

trufenix

bye felicia
I will totally read it, but do you have it on Google docs or somewhere other than this horrible ad ridden unzoomable wasteland
 

Jynks

some heroes are born, some made, some wondrous
Trying to give constructive criticism is difficult as you do not want to discourage, or offend, but you want to try and say something, anything critical to provoke improvements. There is a big difference between criticism and constructive criticism. One is almost a devil's advocate type thing.

It is ok for a rough draft. There are grammatical errors all over the place and some extreme no-nos like using ... Which is of course not a punctuation at all but a short hand to avoid proper grammatical writing. This is not a bad thing really. Polish is a final step for a reason. So cleaning up sentences with conjunctions for the first word or a paragraph that uses the same word to many times and removing a lot of the unneeded adverbs and stuff is a low priority change that you can do way latter, but it would need to be done.

I think the structure is a little wonky though, and that is more serious. The first person swaps from formal to conversational to what I would think of as a diary. As in sometimes I feel the text is speaking to me, speaking to themselves or speaking to another person who is right in front of them. Am I reading a letter, eves dropping on people chatting or is it a person talking directly to me? I dunno. I seems to be all the place and then it has the quotations which are more confusing and even titled time breaks like a diary or a real time event log.

As for the content, I'm not going to comment on that, as stories, particularly proto-stories are so fluid and unformed. I can not give constructive criticism on it really, as writing is a person thing, so my personal reactions serve nothing. The worst thing you could do, imo, is ignore your own taste and try to write "for" others. Is it original, is it unique, well not so much for now, but I have no idea where it goes and what you plan is, so it might be.
 

Dyzvhtynzal

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@Jynks
Ok. Thanks. The writing is being told by one person, but switches to past events as if they were happening now or in real time. Why is ... A no no. It just indicates a pause. As for adjectives and adverbs, i think they too many people believe they're bad because they were told so too many times. What other grammar errors were you talking about? I already had several people from my writing group critique the first 5 chapters , so you have me curious. I do think my use of single quotes to indicate past conversations may be problematic, but could you please be more specific on the other errors you mentioned because i'm not sure what you mean. Also, why do you think it is not original as of now. What makes it seem like some story you've already read?

Thanks for reading. And thanks for your time.
 

Corrupted Shinnok

Final Boss
Five years ago I wrote a MKX scenario in which I assaulted the Sky Temple, defeated Raiden, absorbed Jinsei's power and became Corrupted.

Ed Boon looked at it and he said he liked it. Then he added "In the end, Cassie Cage defeated Corrupted Shinnok and Raiden decapitated him."

I hate you, Ed Boon.