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by Eldar
Tue Jun 08, 2004 3:10 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Interplay shut down.
Replies: 47
Views: 11399

Interplay, the cockroach of the gaming community, lives on in the Caen brothers' one room shack. To avoid prosecution, they plan on moving operations onto a houseboat. To cover expenses, they plan on floating more stocks and lying to their shareholders. More news as it develops.

Rat bastards.
by Eldar
Sat Jun 05, 2004 6:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I couldn't help but post this one..
Replies: 7
Views: 2480

This incident happened in real life here in California. A guy stole a tank and went on a rampage. He was finally killed by a police officer who managed to get to the top of the tank and shot the guy through the hatch. The moral, close the damned hatch. There was also a movie about this, but the deta...
by Eldar
Sat Jun 05, 2004 6:00 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California State Regulators Shut Down Interplay
Replies: 23
Views: 8145

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by Eldar
Sat Jun 05, 2004 1:40 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Troy
Replies: 32
Views: 6749

I agree. The other folks in the classical studies department are divided on the film. My basic argument was that the film was entertaining, the single most important factor in how well I like a film. Someone else mentioned that a popular Hollywood rendition of the film gives us the opportunity to di...
by Eldar
Thu Jun 03, 2004 3:15 am
Forum: Creative Arts 101
Topic: Odysseus and Metis
Replies: 7
Views: 5264

Well, see, that's all the same for me. Odysseus also makes poor decisions that are clearly driven by some sort of outside/divine interference. I think I'd like to attack the problem from both sides now. One way would be the psychological dilemma that you propose. The other way would be the divine vs...
by Eldar
Thu Jun 03, 2004 12:50 am
Forum: Creative Arts 101
Topic: Odysseus and Metis
Replies: 7
Views: 5264

See, that's one of the areas I think the paper is weak. It's largely due to space constrictions (I only had 15 pages max to do this particular paper) that I didn't address things like supernatural aid. I guess it falls under the heading of being prudent enough to accept advice, but I'd like to devel...
by Eldar
Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:26 pm
Forum: Creative Arts 101
Topic: For review: A Change
Replies: 11
Views: 4699

Well, I'd say keep writing and sharing. I mean that. I can't write in any foreign language with nearly the same skill you write in English. It's never a chore to read something on this board. It is, however, a chore when half of the damned stories aren't finished. I mean, do I ever leave a story und...
by Eldar
Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Creative Arts 101
Topic: For review: A Change
Replies: 11
Views: 4699

I don't know of anybody here who is an accomplished author at this point. Take whatever we say with a grain of salt. ...But keep on writing and keep on sharing what you write with the rest of us. Actually, you don't need to be an accomplished writer for your word to have validity, IMO. Some great a...
by Eldar
Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:23 pm
Forum: Creative Arts 101
Topic: A story
Replies: 6
Views: 2288

You're a strange, strange guy, Rune... ;)
by Eldar
Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: Creative Arts 101
Topic: Odysseus and Metis
Replies: 7
Views: 5264

Yeah, Greek doesn't come through very well. The boxes are breathing marks and accents that don't come through on the message board software. I thought about getting rid of them when I saw that they didn't look quite right. Still, basically it looks like the Greek characters. Not quite ideal, but the...
by Eldar
Wed Jun 02, 2004 4:26 am
Forum: Creative Arts 101
Topic: For review: A Change
Replies: 11
Views: 4699

Really it is simply true that you want the reader to be there. That's good. ...But most of the story is spent getting there. If you drive the reader "to there" as fast as you can, then you've denied him the real joy of reading: the story itself. The thing is that stories aren't about the beginning o...
by Eldar
Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:47 pm
Forum: Creative Arts 101
Topic: For review: A Change
Replies: 11
Views: 4699

Re: For review: A Change

Just looking for some unbiased opinions. A Change by João Melo I'll try to be as unbiased as possible. ;) As I left the house I realised things would never be the same. When I woke up earlier that day, I thought it would be a normal workday. I had breakfast, took a shower, got dressed and left for ...
by Eldar
Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:34 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hi to you all!
Replies: 16
Views: 3682

It would seem to be so. ...And you make one more. 8)
by Eldar
Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:33 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Troy
Replies: 32
Views: 6749

Hey, I liked Troy. It was a fun action film. The most important parts of the story were there, if a bit changed. Angry Achilles (who's much more of a dick in the epic) carving a swath of blood. Noble Hektor (also a bit tidied up for the film, but not as much) was there to bite the dust. All in all, ...
by Eldar
Mon May 31, 2004 8:23 pm
Forum: Creative Arts 101
Topic: Odysseus and Metis
Replies: 7
Views: 5264

Odysseus and Metis

Okay, here's a paper that I plan on using as the core of my honors thesis this upcoming year. Please understand this isn't a story. It's an academic piece. Still, I'd love for you to read it and give me feedback. I hope you like it, but I'd appreciate any criticism. How can I make it better? I migh...