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Another Milestone: 300 pages, 121k words

I think I've pretty much hit the usability limit of Google Docs. 300+ pages is far too cumbersome. I think I was starting to feel it at 200, so I'm going to start breaking this up into 200 page docs. :)

I've ramped up to about 25 to 35 pages for each session, which I ... can't even imagine churning out. I'm still writing in the detailed minutia to make sure to capture what's going on, and I intend to continue that, but it's letting me know what parts are less interesting and which parts I really enjoy. The dialogue, by far, has been my favorite this to write.

It's fantastic to have the backdrop of personalities from the various player characters to pull into the story. There's conflict. There's resolution. There's friendship ... and it all plays into the greater heart of what I feel when I write.

I will say that this diversity has brought to mind the essentials for a good story and I'm learning a lot in the process of personalizing those characters, and all their quirks, and extending them into fiction.

Most of all, I've got to praise +Keith Haney for spurring this on and, while he's stated it's for his own satisfaction, he's been my biggest fan. :) I really hope we can cement this world into something that is palatable for the greater RPG community, because it's very rich environment with a fantastic history and culture ... and that all comes out of the brain of the most creative guy I know. And I love the image he made for my character that I've posted on the elcman.blogspot.com and, on his site, www.gamepointworlds.com under Akeron.

Seriously... I think of us as professional RPG gamers. :) And this just reinforces the way I've felt for years.

Ultimately, I don't expect anything particularly special to happen from what I've written so far, but the experience has been invaluable.

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Conversations with Silah

Another session of bantering while Silah and Hakaar travel to the remote outpost, Kellas House. Duncan welcomes Hakaar and introduced him to Tagaern. Silah and Hakaar make peace and join the others.

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It was late afternoon when we had gotten to the outskirts of town. Worries flit through my head briefly as I thought about us heading out alone. Silah's leap in thought earlier, perhaps, wasn't that great of a leap after all...
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Lovely evening for a nature hike. That is, until we found the massive mushroom that, like a bunch of fools from a horror movie, get closer to it, take pictures with it, and poke it with a stick.

Sounds like what kicked off the beginning of the game The Last Of Us. Yup, we're screwed.
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I'm guessing that is a puff ball.  Found one on our property.  Poked it and thought is was a white balloon filled with "something".  Dissected it (with gloves) and it's a mushroom!  Yup...creepy!
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Now this is creative thought in motion. Incredible!
 
This unique 3D printed sun dial shows the time in an interesting way. http://ow.ly/Njhvi
This digital sundial steps beyond just using a shadow on the ground to tell the time. Instead of just a line, this sundial displays numbers.
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Again, Utah! Who'da'thunk?

Thanks for the share, +Justin Bell. :D
 
This is some really freaking cool tech (if it turns out to be real) and I'm excited that Utah is their first location!
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Hee! I love seeing this kind of tech come out of my home state. :)
Computer engineers at the University of Utah announced a breakthrough on Monday, potentially paving the way for supercomputers that process data thousands of times faster than t...
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The Red Shields

After a drunken night of war stories and reminiscing, Duncan leads Hakaar and Tagaern into a punishing couple of days of training. Duncan attempts to help Hakaar push back Silah's influence in battle, which backfires... repeatedly. The others drop in and meet Tagaern. Bromm takes him on while I stay one more day to complete my training.

A new wallpaper is up on the blog from +Keith Haney, capturing Hakaar and Silah in perfect form under the usual Hlofreden skies.

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I grimaced. The emotional pain from my contrition was not easy to swallow, but her turnabout in mood made me feel slightly better. The things I do to keep the peace. I thought sullenly. Silah gave a gentle squeeze to my arm a...
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Trepidation

After exiting the mines, the group drops off the goods they accumulated. Hakaar and Silah follow Sig to his grandpappy's house to show him the soul imbued stone. Silah is uncomfortable and Hakaar is all sorts of wary, not sure who to trust. Atticus reveals some interesting information about the goings on in town.

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Hauling the gold ore down from the Windhollows was a chore. Not so much for the weight, but where to put it all. Bromm had given me a belt that straightened my back when I put it on and seemed to allow me to maximize my abili...
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I love having a season pass at Lagoon. 3 hours, we get a few rides in, manage to spend way too much on a stuffy, and got rained on in the process.

Totally worth it. :D
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Breaking the Law

What happens when I get a ticket? I think too hard about everything that goes along with it. And then? I try and solve the perception problem of the imminent police state.
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+Joe Naylor uncovered a gem from the lovely time capsule, the Internet. I'm not sure where he/we originally found it, but we laughed for days afterwards.

DAYS!
Left for, Date, Item#. becky20 (732) · star, Jul-02-99 05:03:21 PST. Praise: Has intestinal FORTITUDE!!! Eats PORTIONED meals!!! Enjoys NOURISHMENT!!! becky19 (21) · star, Jul-02-99 04:15:02 PST. Praise: I'll bid on you til there's nothing left but crumbs! Then I'll bid on the crumbs ...
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Nothing on the internet ever dies.

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Got 'em! One of the first major purchases this year. :)
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I'm a do-it-yourselfer, writer, problem solver, recovering Pirate, avid technologist, and a seeker of wonder... whatever that may be. I'm at the mercy of whimsy.

I don't really have a circling policy. If I like what you post and you respond to comments of mine with interesting and sensible speak, I'm more likely to add you.
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