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anonymous asked:

i just lost almost all of my work which i loved and was proud of. any tips on how to Not Give Up On Writing Completely?

my professor once told me a story: she had a friend in college who wrote her graduate thesis, it was there, it was typed, she was happy with it

but this was a time before auto-save or google doc or a great way to back things up (tho she could have and didn’t), and she was almost done after years and years of work. And then her entire computer broke down.

It’s hard drive crashed and she lost every single word of her 120 page graduate thesis in one night, the computer would not turn on again, it was fried.

My professor said that her friend was going to give up, she was going to throw in the towel and not finish, do something else with her life than grad school, this was it. She had been given the sign to stop. But she didn’t, she decided that the only thing left to do was pick herself up after a week of mourning and start all over. She cried and hit some things and cursed technology, then sat back down again.

She rewrote the entire series of chapters in a couple months and you know what she said? It had never been better, in fact, it was immensely improved. All the information was still there in her brain but after writing it once she could now re-write the whole thing with bigger-picture cognition and synthesis.

This professor teaches at a university now and she says that losing her entire graduate thesis was the best thing that happened to her- it made her better.

My professor told us this story in the context of one thing: she was telling us to write our term papers, then close/delete/get rid of that doc and write it all over again from scratch. It’s the best way to make the best second draft you can imagine. I sometimes do this technique now and those papers are the ones that come out the best (however difficult they are to do).

I know it’s hard, I know it hurts, but everything like this pushes you, makes you stronger, makes everything you write from this point on more coherent and lasting.

The difference between millions of other writers is not innate ability or a better ‘muse’ or head for words, the difference among writers is between those who stop and those who do not. 


So in the new update, Caliborn goes on about how Dirk banished his soul into Lil Cal, and how ARquiusprite showed up out of nowhere and ended up getting pulled along for the ride.  And if you notice, HALF OF GAMZEE TOO.

This explains so much.

Why the game read Scratch’s sudden death as an opportunity to revive him into Lord English. (Caliborn)
Why Lord English is so muscular. (Equius)
Why Doc Scratch is so shrouded in mystery. (Equius)
Why Doc Scratch and Lord English are so vastly intelligent, unlike Caliborn. (AR, a splinter of Dirk’s soul)
Why Lord English is so mirthful and angry. (Gamzee)
Why Lord English can destroy souls. (AR, a splinter of Dirk’s soul)

Lord English even stole his name from Jake English, who in turn got his name from his Grandma Jade English, who in turn stole it from Lord English.  Paradox.

It all makes sense now.

that did not take as long as i thought it would

but jesus christ, looking at scratch’s logs now is like reading one of hal’s logs in white. i cannot believe the original theory didn’t take off more. doc scratch is ar with less bro puns and more omniscience. the repetition and insistence on their good qualities, the over explanations of mundane things, the arrogance and self-assurance, the obvious delight in psychologically messing with people, the whole ‘i’m doing this for everyone’s sake, i’m not evil’, FUCK

it’s hard to pick out specific things, the above are all just general comparisons of their personalities and manner of speaking. did find a couple things in his conversation with rose though

almost had an arquius/equius moment

the sentence structure is referencing something rose said earlier, but that particular insult came out of absolutely nowhere and is incredibly ‘strider’

and of course

mypunkpansexualtwin  asked:

With Greyson and his earlobe, I'm reminded of a thing in Fallout 2. If you take too much radiation damage you will grow an extra toe. The next time you use an auto-doc it will remove the mutated toe and put it in your inventory. Your character is very profoundly sad about this when you interact with said toe, then you get a series of options for what to do with it. One of them is to eat it, to which the game responds in horrified confusion, "YOU JUST ATE YOUR FUCKING TOE!"


[greyson voice] big mood

anonymous asked:

I've been thinking of getting FNV but I don't know if I should get the ultimate edition or just the base game.

haha, well you can wait for another steam sale at half price, but if you do buy it for full price, for just $10 more you get

- to lock an old homophobic asshole in a vault and steal all his gold

- to beat up a flaming ghost bear after drinking drugged out tea

- a hovering brain in a jar yelling at the courier, calling their extremities “penis shaped”

- the courier’s actual brain in a jar yelling at them, which they can also flirt with

- a homicidal toaster, a mini securitron with anxiety even worse than mine, flirty light switches, a bio research station thats…kinda kinky, and a really sweet juke box and auto doc, a talking sink, and a like… vendor thing with the most caps

- WWE mailman smackdown

There are definitely issues with each one, but overall they are definitely worth the price all in all, even at full price. You find out answers to questions you find in the vanilla game that aren’t absolutely necessary, but it is a very nice tie in. They’re also very individualistic with an underlying plot that ties them all together, ultimately leading you to the backstory of Courier 6 without… railroading? it? i guess? like you can still have a backstory you can make up for rping purposes, but it adds to it.

if you’re coming from fo4 being your first game its…i can’t even tell you what was notable about far harbor or nukaworld except… they were pretty? Nothing resonated with me at all, nothing stuck out in any way except “oooOOoo shiny fancy environments!” Those are the only 2 DLCs worth mentioning, and together they’re priced at about $50 vs NV full dlc at $10 (if you get the Ultimate edition).

Idk, I think it’s worth it but it also depends what kind of person you are and what you’re into I guess, but at the very least the DLC are good cheap ways to have fun!

Before you Leave

She had the tendency to jump in front of bullets meant for him without considering the consequences.

Nick sighed to himself as he glanced over in the corner. One shotgun blast to the stomach this time. She was alive, thank god for that, but out like a light. Same as she’d been for the past eight hours.

All in all, he decided, the whole thing had been his fault.

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mistajeff-blog  asked:

Thanks for the response, Josh. To clarify, my question about the Legion being "meant" to fail was specifically in regards to the state of Caesar and the Legion that we see at the time of the game. Was Sallow still shooting from the hip or had he developed a grand, long-term vision of synthesis with NCR that extended beyond the demise of the Legion? He didn't seem to take his own rules very seriously-- he keeps an Auto-Doc in his tent despite his own ban on advanced medicine and technology.

What he tells the Courier in F:NV suggests that he did have a long-term vision that involved the Legion acting as the military arm of the NCR, without the R, i.e. as an empire.  He sees Tandi as the most effective NCR leader in large part because she was so powerful and stayed in power for so long.

Caesar absolutely has different standards for himself than for the Legion.  This is pretty common for strict and powerful leaders.  Even when he was young, Edward Sallow considered himself above/apart from the other Followers of the Apocalypse.  The rules apply to everyone else, only to him when it’s suitable.


Old World Blues

“In the years before the Great War, Big Mountain had been the home to the brightest minds of the 21st century. Scientists of vision were drawn to the facility to tackle the greatest technological challenges of the era. They sought to create a new world, fueled by technology, for the benefit of all mankind. Sonic emitters, space age alloys, DNA hybridization, force field particle research, Auto-Doc advances in cranial, cardiac, and trauma surgery… the hopes and dreams of a century became realities in the electronic forces of Big Mountain. The nucleus of this research was the Dome, a huge stone facility that held the labs of every science known to man. It was a think tank where no problem could not be solved, where no question could not be answered. The Great War brought a new energy to Big Mountain and its scientists. Although sheltered from the frontlines, the scientists waged their own war, fighting their battles at the atomic level. Equations and calculations marched endlessly across chalkboards and computer terminals toward one solution: Winning the war. For years, the minds and computers of Big Mountain were a blaze of trajectories, weapon schematics, and nuclear theories. The problems began to outplace the solutions, first geometrically, then exponentially. As the war escalated, so did the questions. On the night of October 23, 2077, the scientists received an answer that put all their questions to rest. In the aftermath, Big Mountain’s silent experiments went to sleep, their creators slowly dying in the new world that had been left behind. And the great stone in the middle of the Big Empty lay untouched, filled with countless technological wonders… Wonders that, in the end, had been answers to the wrong question.”