Recent Statuses

4 mos ago
Current NaNoWriMo winner! Ended with 62k words and a completed story. Back to RP's now, usual posting habit.
4 mos ago
I'm participating in NaNoWriMo this year, so I might be slower with my replies than usual. My apologies to my RP partners, but I am getting these 50k words done!
1 yr ago
Expect weekly replies, anything I post more is a bonus!
2 yrs ago
I'm on a quest to bring a locally used forgotten weapon back under the attention of people. How? I'll write a story about it.
2 yrs ago
Birch and grass can stop producing pollen now >_<


Hello everyone. I'm Dutch, a mother of a 4-year old boy and I love both rp-ing and writing.

I started with writing Dutch stories in 2002, I was already 19 at that time. I joined a writing competition and that got me started. Soon I started to write down all the stories my over-active imagination came up with. I had my first forum rp experience in 2003 on a Dutch fantasy forum. While I continued to write, I stopped rp-ing when the particular rp and forum slowly died. In 2011 my love for rp's rekindled when I joined a site with a forum and I started to RP solely in English since that is the language of the site. This is also when I wrote my first story in English.

I've got a few 1x1 rp's going on this site and a couple more an another site. And I love the writing competitions here, I try to join them whenever I can.

I have a bachelor degree in nutrition and dietetics and I have worked as a dietitian / kitchen administrator in a nursing home until I decided to quit to become a full-time mother + writer.

When you come here to check if I'm online, know that even when I show as online I might not be able to respond to PM's or RP's. I open this site so that when I have time I can spend some time here, but I don't always end up with the time to do so.

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Yes, sorry, I had nothing for this.
World of magic sounds like fun though.
I don't think there will be a need to vote in this round, but @Gwynbleidd I have to say, I love the idea of telling the story through the entries in journals and the idea for the story you had is intriguing. I hope you will finish it one day, I'd love to read the full story.
It was a fun contest, thanks for hosting it BrokenPromise.

Is anyone participating in RPGC 22?
I already mentioned in the discussion that I probably wouldn't submit something (still haven't been able to come up with anything), but the deadline is closing in and I haven't seen any entries yet.
With one week to go I still haven't been able to come up with anything :( I don't think I will be able to submit anything this round.

I do hope to read some good entries though! And if inspiration suddenly strikes, who knows. We still got a week for the deadline after all.
I liked all characters submitted here, but my vote goes to Kathryn Elizabeth Gamble. I like the way how she was presented and the character is interesting.

I don't really have feedback for the characters, but I enjoyed meeting them all.
Here is my character!

It will certainly be a challenge, I don't usually write tragedies. It will be interesting to do so though. Let's see if I can come up with something good.
Depending on the time of the day, a status update might be forced off rather quickly, but it is better than no advertisment at all.
It's a good idea, I will start doing that too.

I just had an eye-opener and I want to talk about it.

There was a facebook discussion in a group I'm a member of, starting with a meme.
This was the text:

"I recently found out lots of people don't see a movie in their head when they read a book. They just see words on paper. How sad is that?
Aphantasia... a condition where one does not possess a functioning mind's eye and cannot visualize imagery"

In the discussion it soon became apparent there are people lots of people who do see a movie in their head when they read, but many don't.

I'm one of the people who can't really visualise what they read. So, I guess I might have this Aphantasia. Even my own characters, I know everything about them, but I get a vague image of them at best. I have a rich imagination though, I've written so many adventures, I just don't see it play out in my mind.

Now, I don't agree with the meme calling it 'sad'. I love reading and I never felt I missed anything by not seeing a movie play out. I'm just more focused on the characters, the clever dialogue, the emotions they have and what they do in the story. Maybe I can't see it well, but I still know what is going on.

This could explain why my own writing tends to focus more on the characters and the dialogues they have, and less on what goes on around them. I can't visualise it well and therefor I can't describe it well. If someone is in a forest, I will say they are in a forest and not spend a paragraph about how the forest looks, because honestly, I don't know myself.
A dear friend of mine once said she loved my concise way of writing, while I love her rich descriptions. But at the same time, long descriptions of scenes don't do anything for me, I can't do anything with it, so when things get too flowery I start to skip over the long descriptions.

So, how are your experiences and what are your thoughts about this subject?
There was a time, I think when the Twelve Labours contest was being held, when the contests were advertised in the column on the right side of the screen. I don't know how or through what channels that was done, but that is a place that gets the attention of people. I don't think many people scroll down all the way to the contest section.

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