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by jerico
Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: looking for definition
Replies: 8
Views: 5627

patriarch won't cut it because I don't want to suggest a male figure.
by jerico
Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: looking for definition
Replies: 8
Views: 5627

yeah, perhaps "authority figue" isn't the best description to fish for a term. I'm thinking something along the lines of "entitlement" or "endearment", but of course, those don't work. I couldbe looking for a term that doesn't exist.
by jerico
Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Canadian SFF
Replies: 6
Views: 4851

Setting a story in Canada would be a risky move if trying to target an american audience, but I guess it entirely depends on how it's written, and what the subject matter is. Take The Shipping News for example; a story that's (mostly) set in Canada takes place in the abstract and often bizarre Newfo...
by jerico
Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: looking for definition
Replies: 8
Views: 5627

looking for definition

First off - is there a thread where we can inquire about the availability of literary definitions/terms? For instance, I'm looking for a term that would descibe names like "teacher, father, mother, guardian, master" etc... So basically a term that defines someone in position of authority.....
by jerico
Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Use of simile and metaphor
Replies: 6
Views: 5701

I agree with eleika

Like any literary device, they have the potential to be over-used or abused. However, when properly used they can be very effective.
by jerico
Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: Critique and Advice
Topic: Stormlight Excerpt
Replies: 11
Views: 8957

You have potential, unlike many of the members here. I don't need to reiterate the comments about the similar-sounding names. Also, Starwalker sounds cheesy as hell - think of a new name. You're smart because you're concious of the imortance of building nuance around your characters, but pay careful...
by jerico
Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Critique and Advice
Topic: Mr. Thyman Green- Story in Progress
Replies: 10
Views: 16769

Will you compensate me if I say, "Find a new hobby"? I think that's the only way I can help. I haven't been here long, but it's obvious to me that anyone who claims their work is going to be published yet is on an amateur site looking for critique is just plain delusional. My recomondation...
by jerico
Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Duck and Cover....Im Here!!!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 22404

I can't help it...

I can't help it...I'm very opinionated when it comes to religion - I'll try my best to behave. I'm not here to start conflict, but Christianity just gets under my skin. Sorry if I offended anyone.
by jerico
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic Conversations
Topic: Creation
Replies: 411
Views: 92719

Bill Hicks

in the words of the late, great Bill Hicks: "Today, a young man on acid realized That all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration; that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we are the imagination o...
by jerico
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Duck and Cover....Im Here!!!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 22404

Dark Knight wrote:Yes around that.....however it could be up to 8000 yrs depend on which text.....


woooohoo!!!...that's awsome!..ah, the wondrous naivety of the child's mind. Dark Knight, I envy you...
by jerico
Sun Aug 20, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Duck and Cover....Im Here!!!!!
Replies: 44
Views: 22404

oooo! Religious talk - I'm into that too!!

Tell me Dark Knight and Believer - do you believe that the planet is 6,000 years old? :D
by jerico
Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 7436

Thanks for everyones greets! It's always a sign of a good forum when you get several sincere welcomes (and even some early suggestion!) Qray - that sounds like an intriguing novel - I'll definitely look for it. While there are many novels that cover the theme of an expended Earth and the inevitable ...