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danielefton
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I'm back in Louisville again! Just wondering if there was anything going on between now and NaNo time?
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Still alive, just very busy. (Haven't forgotten about you guyses.)
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sekitou
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like I don't have enough things to be writing and editing, right?
well, here's a short little lj writing challenge. they give you a picture for inspiration, and you write whatever you want about it. only you have to write exactly 1000 words.
sign-ups end today.

picfor1000

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Current Music: NFL: Dallas vs. Washington

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shadows_of
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plot question.

the world i'm building is *basically* primitive, with no mention of cars/computers/airplanes/etc. it's very middle eastern in feel (like saudi arabia or egypt, perhaps), a desert, and the weaponry used is pre-invention of the gun. so there's knives and swords and bows, but no gunpowder or modern weaponry.

so here's my scene: there's a gladiatorial-esque exhibition match between two assassins that is being viewed by a very noisy crowd of soldiers, assassins, mercenaries and warriors. one assassin uses knives exclusively. one uses brute force (with the force being accentuated by a set of... armored gloves, which also increases the force of his hits). they are to disarm and use something similar to yawara/pasak/dulodulo as a blunted method of exhibiting their skills and 'kills'.

now that that's been set up, here's the question.

is it possible to allow these to flare/light up/ding/make a *loud* noise/etc when they are used in a killing move? that is, to say, for example, if the stick made a motion that would be a throat slice on the opponent, could it light or flare or something? or, for a change of character, could it ding really loudly if mr. brute force made a punch that would stop the heart (for instance)?

or, because there is no mention of other technology, would we have to rely on the honesty of the assassins involved, and the judges of the match?

all help is greatly appreciated.

Current Music: no way out--house of flying daggers soundtrack

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danielefton
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Will you guys help me beta this community? thewritesong

I could use any help, ideas, posts, questions, etc.  Feel free to pimp the comm anywhere as i'd like it to become a well oiled machine in the next month, and the more people who use it the better.

also - I'm getting excited about Kick-Off because there is a 90% chance i will be there!

Current Music: Funky C - Joya

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Happy birthday, Teresita...? Sounds right.

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sekitou
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a link for everyone. don't read unless you've finished "Deathly Hallows". major spoilers!

I found this through my lj friends' list. it's something violet_quill wrote called, "What if my friends' list wrote "Deathly Hallows"". basically she took all the fandom reactions from her FL and put them together in a post. the book sounds hilarious that way. *grin*

What if my friends' list wrote DH

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Is anyone going to be at Heine Bros tomorrow or is everyone going to be off reading the last Harry Potter book? Also, the Great Escape is giving away free stuff in their parking lot tomorrow (another part of the reason I asked in case you all decided to go after stuff).
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The Phoenix Lament:

Fawkes is crying, and who else isn't right now?! Sillies. They're thinking about closing the school and Dumbledore's to be buried at Hogwarts. That's ALL you need to know.


Adri, do you have/have you seen this?
Seems like something you would already have, and if not would be interested in...
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supashoppa
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Harry and Mr. D Apparate at the edge of the sea, waves crashing below them, towering rock behind them. Harry finds it an odd place for a school picnic, but Mr. D believes only Tom and his two victims came to where they are. But they have further to go. Mr. D beckons Harry to the edge of the rock where there are some footholds leading down to boulders half-submerged in water, closer to the cliff. With a Lumos, Mr. D shows Harry a fissure in the cliff. They’ll have to swim for it. They slide off the boulder and swim towards the rock face.

The fissure opens into a dark tunnel. Harry is freezing his ass off in the water. Eventually, the tunnel curves left and he sees Mr. D step out of the water. As Harry gets out of the water, Mr. D stands in the middle of the cave, slowly looking around. This is the place, and he can tell because it has known magic. Guess Harry has some more schooling to do to get to that point, eh? After Mr. D walks around, touching some of the rough rocky walls of the cave, he stops and puts his hand flat against the wall. The entrance is concealed. Mr. D points his wand at the spot and an arched white outline appears for a moment. He thinks that they have to pay in blood to pass. Harry offers to cut himself, but Mr. D does it, saving Harry from a future disorder. And according to Mr. D, Harry’s blood is worth more than his. Mr. D cuts his arm, puts some of his blood on the rock, and then heals his cut. The silver outline of the arch appears again and doesn’t fade away, leaving an opening into what seems like total darkness.

Inside, they find themselves on the edge of a great black lake, so big that Harry can’t see the other side or the ceiling. Just a misty green light in the middle of the lake. They begin to walk around the lake’s edge. Mr. D tells Harry to be careful not to step into the water. Harry asks if they should try a Summoning Charm and Mr. D gives the go ahead. After Harry's “Accio Horcrux”, they hear an explosive noise and see something jump out of the water and vanish again. Now Mr. D knows what they are facing in an attempt to get the Horcrux.

After a little more walking, Mr. D stops again and manages to find a boat by grasping an invisible chain. How did he know it was there? Magic always leaves traces, and Mr. D. taught Tom… he knows his style. They get into the boat and it moves at once. Then Harry sees a hand in the water and realizes that the jumping thing from before was a body. There’s a lot of bodies in the water, Harry says in a high-pitched voice. Eep! But since they live in cold and darkness, the mostly likely fear light and warmth and fire. Harry’s inwardly freaking out.

They reach the island and alight. The island is no larger than Mr. D’s office. The green light is coming from a stone basin, much like the Pensieve set on top of a pedestal. When they look inside, they see the basin is filled with an emerald liquid. Mr. D tries to touch it, but can’t, thanks to an invisible barrier. Harry asks of the Horcrux is in there. Uh. Duh. And Mr. D can’t move the liquid in anyway and deduces that it is supposed to be drunk. He conjures up a crystal goblet. But what if it kills you? Mr. D doesn’t think that’s the case, as VoldeTom would want the person alive long enough to question him before killing said person. Mr. D is to drink the potion. Harry’s job is to make sure he keeps drinking no matter what. Harry seems reluctant and Mr. D reminds him of his promise to do whatever he was asked to do. Harry wants to know why he can’t take the potion instead. Because Mr. D is older, much cleverer, and much less valuable. After making sure Harry’s going to follow orders, Mr. D dips the goblet into the liquid and begins to drink. And drinks some more. Halfway through the fourth cup full, Mr. D stumbles. He doesn’t want anymore. Repulsed with himself, Harry dips the goblet into the basin and force drinks the foul stuff to Mr. D. Mr. D even screams. Harry tells him that each successive cupful of crap will make the pain go away. Liar! After 6 cupfuls, Mr. D. is on the ground. Before the 11th glass, Mr. D wants to die. When he finishes drinking, he yells, “Kill me!” After one more, Mr. D rolls over onto his face. He looks dead, but eventually asks for water.

Harry grabs the goblet from where he dropped it in the basin, barely registering the locket lying beneath it. Harry tries to make water appear in the goblet, but it keeps disappearing. After repeated tries, Harry goes to the edge of the rock and fills the cup with lake water. Mmm.. I bet that’s tasty. But a hand reaches for Harry’s wrist and pulls him back. The water is churning and here come the Inferi. Harry paralyzes the Inferius that grabbed his arm and shoots a few more spells at the incoming Inferi. Nothing works for long. One of them grabs Harry and picks him up to carry him back to the water. Harry thinks he’s going to drown and become and Inferius.

But Mr. D saves the day with a golden ring of fire that sends the Inferi running. He grabs the locket and he and Harry get back into the boat and go back across the water, still encircled by the ring of fire. Way to forget about the fire, Chosen One, Harry! They get back to the edge of the lake. Harry helps Mr. D out of the boat. When they get to the archway, Harry uses his blood, since he got cut on the rock thanks to the Inferi. Once back in the water, Harry keeps reassuring Mr. D that everything is going to be all right and not to worry. To which Mr. D replies, “I am not worried, Harry. I am with you.”

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