A Thank You To @MassTwitFic

This is a thank you to a very special person. Without him/her I would not have gotten addicted to Twitter and thus would not have fallen in love with @dorfird/Ada. I am speaking of @MassTwitFic who has amused us with the fun little fiction games I play from time to time. One year ago today, having been inspired by #wotw2 (War of the Worlds 2) a event where we all pretended Martians where invading (s)he  started the first #tfe or twitter fiction event. In it a small group of people pretended to be trapped in a robbery. Since then there have been 2 spinoffs, many events and fun had by all. I made the very first tweet in it.”Grah, spent all my cash at the phonix, got to get more- hate paying with plastic, takes too long #tfe” What? I needed a reason to goto the bank so we could have me trapped there for a robbery.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank @MassTwitFic and informe them that they should check their email as there is a  gift card for the local Amazon site in your inbox. Thank you ever so much.

–Canageek.

Published in: on January 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm  Comments (1)  
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Assorted Updates

Sorry about the long wait between posts, I was a touch burned out after that last post becuse I struggled with it for so long. Then I discovered that numerous typos had snuck past me (somehow I turned spellcheck off) and most of my paragraph breaks had disappeared. Needless to say I was mortified, especially after several people I respected had read it and retweeted it. Due to this I was put off blogging for a while. Additionally I’m currently having my laptop repaired and haveing trouble getting my desktop computer’s wireless card working with linux. I’ve reinsallled windows as the linux installs seem to vanish and have inexplicable problems. ANYWAY, here are some random thoughts and musings.

I’ve still not started work on the next big post (probably on roleplaying in the Televised Dungeon Crawling environment). I don’t have a lot of DMing experience so I’m worried everything I’m saying is really obvious and unoriginal, but that could be just me being insecure. Either way I don’t plan on stopping writing as I enjoy it. If you ever see a way for me to improve do let me know.

I got some suggestions on Twitter that I forgot to work into the last article: Example advertisements for the lighthearted Televised Dungeon Crawling setting:
From @Jwyl
“::bulging gladiator holding up a small urn-shaped bottle:: After a tough day in the arena, use pain-b-gone on those sore muscles”
“::close up of a tub-shaped container and a cloth with goo on it:: No need to scrub, just coat armor and rinse for that mirrorshine”

Other suggestions by @cyclopsfan1 were for a male enhancement drink. Would YOU want your half-orc barbarian shilling for a penis enlargement drink? What if you need the money?

I’d love to have some more suggestions of advertisements for such a world, toss me a comment if you have a cool idea.

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On another note I started reading a blog that touches me closely. A women named Karen linked me to her blog after meeting on twitter. It’s a blog about her experiences as a high-functioning person with Asperger’s Syndrome. I’d like to take this moment to disclose that I have aspergers syndrome. I was diagnosed a long time ago, so long I don’t exactly remember when: I was diagnosed with ADHD a bit before that. I may blog about what it’s like to have it, though that is hard to do since I have no idea what it is like to not have it. Anyway, I encourage you to read her blog, though take the other blogs in her blog roll with a grain of salt, I personally disagree with many of them.Also as a note I took Ritalin for years and now take Concerta: Do I sound like a zombie? Follow my twitter feed. I’m (I like to think) a witty and creative young man. These are powerful drugs with nasty side effects. But if you have ADHD or ADD they are a godsend. Riding yourkid to do his/her work is NOT the solution, you will just frustrate them. I will get distracted working in a bare room with only my notes and a calculator. (I will post a link to Karen’s blog this when I have my laptop and bookmarks back)

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I’m trying to decided between first person suggestions and third person authoritative writing style. I mainly write “In this type of setting” But keep adding “I think XXX would work well” and swapping between the two is poor form. So readers, does this detract from my ruminations all that much? If I should stick to one which should I stick two? Should I learn enough HTML to put in sidebars for the first person parts?

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Also as a note I’m taking down the pictures of myself about now so bosses don’t see this blog (While nothing on here is incrminating or such I’m worried about anti-apsie and anti-ADHD prejiduce. If someone wants to recomend pictures to replace it I’d like the suggestions. In a related note I may start posting about chemistry, hope no one minds. If you want to here about anything specific I’m taking Organic, Inorganic and Quantum chemistry this semester as well as a lab class. I’ll ask my profs if they mind if I post some of my assingments for you to see, would anyone be intrested in this?

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As a final note if you are on twitter feel free to join in the Mass Twitter Fiction Event. Its a freeform systemless roleplay where we each take a roll and react to whatever @MassTwitFic throws at us. There is a long term one going on right now where we have been framed for a theft and kidnapping and are using insane methods to try and clear our name (Many of them illiegal since hey, we are wanted criminals anyway.) Other people are supporting us in more legal roles, scanning footadge I upload or going where we (Was wanted man and women [yes Man, singular]) can not. http://twapperkeeper.com/tfe/ has an archive of this event and the last one. Sorry it is so long, we are trying doing a multiday event for the first time, every other one has been only a few hours.

Anyway, I started doing this post on Aug 29th, and its now Sept 8th, so I think I’ll upload it and add in the missing links at a latter point in time. Let me know of what you think of this more rambly and random update style. I mainly just wanted to get some small point out there while I mused about my next post. (A campain idea inspired by: Highlander, Shadowforce Archer, D&Ds XP system, Scion, The Digimon TV show, The genocide section of my world history class, The Zodiac Killer, Greek/Roman Myth. Yeah, I just started writing and then did some reasurch & creeped myself out.)

Anyway, until next time, Stay Geeky!

–Canageek.