It's November in UK and I'm still going barefoot. Very cold! I'm hoping to acclimatize my feet to the weather. There was an American who lived in the 1930's (if I remember rightly) and he went barefoot all year round. Not sure if I can match up to his stoicism.
Tammy Wed Nov 8 17:49:36 2017
Piece of shit gamebook Iím writing a piece of shit gamebook That fuckin pile of shit never gets me off the hook My gamebookís a big piece of shit Just open the shitty PDF and take a look Donít got a real job doing this I do it for free because Iím a desperate douche canoe What a piece of shit References and paragraphs always getting jumbled ĎCause my math is fucking bumbled And I forget about balancing luck and skill scores That players say ďWhat the fuck is this for?Ē What a piece of shit
Piece of shit gamebook Piece of shit gamebook Iím writing a piece of shit gamebook
It sucks royal dick! What a fucking pile of shit
Itís not fucking City of Thieves! The worse thing youíll ever read
Oh, fuck you book
My bosses are all crap, you can beat em with three rolls I stole from Ian again yeah all my ideas are not my own Steve can bite my ass too Maybe one day Iíll be successful when Iím senile and old My plots are weak and droll Gamers give me bad reviews saying Iím an asshole And you fuckin piece of shit
Piece of shit gamebook I write piece of shit gamebooks Yep, I got a hundred of piece of shit gamebooks
No publisher will ever adopt me One look at my work and they think what a fuckin pile of shit Yeah I have to agree too Jesus, try to think of something new
Oh what the fuck did I do What the fuck did I do What the fuck did I do To get stuck with you
This hobby fuckin stinks It makes me wanna drink Stamina, 2d6, mapping, is all that I do in sync
Oh, fuck meÖÖ
Iíll never get out of the amateur writerís guild Iím too poor to self-publish, too much fuckin text because I canít find a good illustrator I get lost in my own world, canít remember where I hid the fuckin elixir,I always get myself killed Donít have real fans only hardcore gamebook fanatics who judge me and then thereís the haters
(Ouch, ouch, ouch)
Iíve had big dreams of becoming a legend But instead my hopes were squashed and I became dead
What a pain in my ass
All I do now is write for shock value Hoping to piss somebody off In the end Iíll end up getting sued Itís fucking true
Piece of shit gamebook You piece of shit gamebook I got a piece of shit gamebook You piece of shit gamebook Piece of shit gamebook Always getting me in troubles!
You piece of shit gamebook Forgot to link up refs properly
Piece of shit gamebook Too many typos and missing numbers
Piece of shit gamebook The background bores the hell out of readers
Piece of shit gamebook Half the book is not even completed
I got a piece of shit gamebook Piece of shit gamebook I got a piece of shit gamebook Piece of shit gamebook Fuck you Turn to 400!
I gotta piece of shit gamebook Oh, everyone thinks Iím a loser Because of my piece of shit gamebook
Gavin Fri Nov 10 22:50:07 2017
Tammy Sun Nov 12 05:36:44 2017
I'm actually surprised this song made it on here
Gavin Sun Nov 12 07:36:37 2017
bcyy Mon Nov 13 02:53:07 2017
Try not to suffer from tunnel vision. everybody on this forum have similar issues (I think). Personally, I have an academic paper that's stuck in limbo after being rejected by multiple journals, and I really need to get it published...
Tammy Tue Nov 21 19:19:20 2017
Don't give up, bcyy, you'll get published
Robert Douglas Wed Nov 22 03:41:43 2017
Peter F Hamilton's alien cultures are widely diverse - including post-physical beings. One interesting fact, however:
in Rebel Planet, did anybody encounter an invisible alien? I can't remember now which planet but very bizarre if somewhat clever piece of writing by Robin Waterfield.
AndrŤ M. Pietroschek Thu Nov 23 09:40:08 2017
We ain't wallflowers, and poor people, or not: We are neither lackeys, nor any less talented artists or creative minds just by our income.
One year ago I still shared my own fiction cost-free. Now the first versions are for sale, with layout and cover at least partially made by my own hands and efforts.
We grow in competences and we keep our hobby alive because we care.
I dislike being a "preacher on it", but for those who need or crave the experience; IF you don't shun the work, then get your self-written solo adventure into sales.
Example: drivethruRPG & the vault affiliates allowed me, like anybody else on the planet, to participate and earn money by complying to law & license. And they are pretty fair on it.
Now that does not necessarily mean you an just paste your FF work, but rewriting it, as solo-adventure (rarely called CYOA aka choose your own adventure) outside of the stand-alone books, but you could rewrite it using the rulebook an system from one of the roleplaying companies granting permissions.
Visit my link, under the small picture use the quick preview, and then tell me you couldn't do that bit of layout and format, too? You can, and many of you can do even better. So contemplate, if it could help funding you, or your appreciated free FF works staying alive.
Damn, I wrote before my first coffee, it is lengthy... Sorry.
bcyy Sat Nov 25 14:11:38 2017
@Tammy: Thanks! I will - someday!
@Robert: I don't have my copy of Rebel Planet on me right now, so I'm afraid I can't check. Sorry! I might be reunited with it early next year though...
Tammy Tue Nov 28 06:26:06 2017
Next year is a long time away though. I might be dead by then. Somebody post a solution now.
offm Tue Nov 28 18:21:12 2017
Just a brief update on my work on the From The Shadows adventure, it is turn based only and far from perfectly readable (as i would like) but will try to have time to implement the section events in a few days
Offm, if you need someone to proofread I can do it. Just send me the pdf
Gavin Sat Dec 2 12:25:28 2017
Clearly I remember Ms Tam's recent poem about writing a gamebook. I feel the same, this superhero mission in New Day Rising sucks balls.
Gavin Sat Dec 9 23:40:59 2017
So there is an article in Ryan's Gig Guide about the numerous times Diamond Head have been invited on stage with Metallica. There was a comment about how if there wasn't a Diamond Head there wouldn't be a Metallica. And how if there wasn't a Metallica there wouldn't be a Diamond Head second career phase.