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Current cunt has positive connotations in my country, so no
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AMAB: all mods are bastards
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September is PCOS Awareness Month - shout out to all my cysters out there! 1 in 10 women have it and many go undiagnosed for a long time because women's health issues are taken less seriously.
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don't take the bait
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that's an open invitation to peep
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Hello! My name is Roach, the malcontent formerly known as McHaggis, and I've been on this site for a good while now. Wherever I end up, the Guild will always have a special place in my heart because it's where I met some of my very best friends and long-time writing partners. (Five years strong!) It has absolutely nothing to do with the functional code or the great status bar takes, that much I can assure you.

There's not much to say about me except that I'm a graduate who had a lot of time to kill in lockdown, which is easing up at present. I'm currently trying to tame BBCode or die trying, and I think it's going pretty well. If you are at all interested in this endeavor, please check out my guides (1 & 2) or PM me for a bit of chit-chat about tables so janky you can literally break the site with them.

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the old guard, dragon age 2, mass effect, doctor who, the witcher, lore olympus, the devil is a handsome man, avatar: the last airbender, the dragon prince
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1x1s ✦ morsmordre, amortentia, veritaserum, post-script (complete), six in the chamber
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I am... in. Apparently.

inb4 obligatory penis

Quick 'n dirty votes with brief reviews this time:






My vote goes to Written in the Stars.

Yes! There's only so much time you can spend chatting and writing with someone before your lives intertwine – especially once you find interests and common ground beyond that shared hobby of roleplaying, and get to know and care about folks as more than a username.

I met some of my closest friends here when I was seventeen, so five-ish years ago now. (6 for some, which is a scary thought!) While we started as just roleplay colleagues, it has extended into a routine of regular bad-awful-trash movie nights, video games and online boardgames, tv marathons, and for lack of a better word, 'normal' friendship stuff, just over a great distance. We've been friends since roughly the end of high school and through all of college/university, which means even if we're separated by an ocean, we get to enter adult mundanity and hit milestones at the same time. Growing up and going through such formative trials and tribulations together honestly makes it feel like some kind of familial bond.

Our plans for a 2020 meet-up were put on hold because of the Rona, though, so while I might love and treasure them, still gotta cross the hurdle of meeting the Americans face to face ._.
Similar to what others have said before me, I'm not familiar enough with the medium of poetry to comfortably provide critiques either.

My vote goes to Sensitivity to Initial Conditions for the tight storytelling and wonderful, wistful characterization fit into a short 500 words. It tackled the prompt in a unique way, looking at both scientific and philosophical connotations of 'butterfly', and I have a new appreciation for microfiction as a genre having seen how it was able to round itself up and evoke such a vivid image under the limitations.

Still ruminating on which to give a runner-up vote to, as there are so many excellent options. May edit in a second later. Might not be able to choose. Hrrg.

Well done, all! ^^
[app snipped - good luck in the rp folx! <3]
In Sentaku 2 mos ago Forum: Casual Roleplay




Suzuhime's breath came in short, quick pants, ripping through her chest like a whirlwind. There was no time to catch it. The other ninja had longer legs than she did, so she had to run thrice as fast just to stay out of his reach. He was older, so she had to be smarter. She broke the branches she was standing on with a spike of too-much chakra as she jumped just to make him find another path up to her, but they were in a forest with no shortage of alternate routes.

'Use the environment to create breathing space.'

She was doing what Samuru-sensei said to do, and it wasn't working. Or it was working, but not well enough to save her. It bought her thirty seconds at best to descend, duck behind a tree and take inventory of the situation. The senbon-launcher attached to her wrist broke in the last flurry of blows before she alighted into the trees. Her wrist ached like it was broken, too, but right now the senbon-launcher was of more tactical importance: she needed it to make sure nothing else broke.

She bit at the smashed mechanism with her teeth, trying to get it to please open up so that she could at least access a few extra senbon, or the vial of poison stored inside. It did not yield. It must have been the spring inside that had snapped, because she couldn't access it through the front, either. Nothing would come out, and no-one could get access to it – least of all Suzuhime.

A manic thought struck her on a wave of panicked laughter. If only she could have fit the scroll inside it. Then they'd be golden. She had a lot of those. If only she hadn't agreed vociferously to take a rest when they hadn't scouted out the area for traps.

If only someone else had responsibility for the scroll. Instead, she kept the scroll in the pouch on her hip. Her supply of kunai was running low. She paused in her assessment to throw one of her last ones at a rustling bush where she thought he might have been coming for her, then forced her legs to keep going.

Help me, she thought. Usagi, Makoto, anyone, please help me. But she had seen Usagi and Makoto dart in opposite directions back in the clearing, a good distraction. The chances of them catching up before she was caught were infinitesimally small – she didn't have to do the kind of calculations required in the written exam to know that.

And a small traitorous voice said that they would have to contend with their own opponents before they could help with hers, and victory wasn't guaranteed for any of them.

The ninja leapt in front of her from above, and she had to skid to a halt before she ran straight into him. His headband said he was from Mist, but she hadn't seen that before. She forced her hands into a series of seals. Ram, boar, ox.

"Hand it over, brat, and we won't do any permanent damage."

Dog.

As he made a grab for her, blade glinting, she twisted into the final one. Snake. The Body Replacement Technique absorbed the blow but left her off-balance and disoriented somewhere to the left of them. The Mist-nin was coming for her, and there was nowhere else to run.

'Use stealth. If the enemy can't see you he can't hit you.'

Samuru-sensei, there's nowhere to hide, either. What else have you got for me?

Suzuhime brought her hands up once more to attempt a last ditch effort of her clan's secret technique. The Mind-Body Switch. It shouldn't have been used when there was no allies around to protect her body if she missed or otherwise failed, but it was all she had left up her sleeve. Her forefingers and thumbs met, and––

And the ninja advanced upon her too quickly for her to summon the necessary chakra. She had to roll out of the way to avoid his first kunai, deflecting the second with the hard metal of the senbon-launcher, even as the force behind it jostled fractured bone. It was enough for her to let out an instinctual yelp loud enough to unsettle the birds above. His hand shot out and grabbed her other wrist, the one that was far more useful at present, and yanked her into the air.

"Your team's scroll. Where is it?"

'Do your best to not die.'

"I don't – have it," she lied. Better to die than live with the shame of losing her team's scroll. They'd never forgive her. She'd never forgive herself.
Interested~
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I'm just always afraid I'll use a semi-colon at the wrong time, so I end up never using them.

Kind of like an em dash. It's a versatile toolβ€”Some would say too versatileβ€”which is why I seldom use them. Mostly it doesn't serve any real unique purpose that other forms of punctuation can't handle. There's no button for it either, so you have to go Alt + NUM 0151 which I can't remember and then I spend all this time googling stuff and at the end I'm just like why botherrrrrrrr.


Em-dashes are too powerful and must be stopped. I have to delete one set every paragraph when I'm editing my own posts/writings –– gotta give other punctuation marks a fighting chance. They're just too good for a pseudo-conversational style, or for building in authentic and interesting speech patterns in dialogue, I think.

Gotta admit that I don't know how the proper rules on using semi-colons myself – I know when they're used wrong, but not enough to verbally explain it, if that makes sense. It's one of those native English speaker rules you kinda pick up along the way by osmosis and you're too afraid to ask if you're doing it right.

Nobody saw that post from a ghost account babes. Nope.

@Ammokkx
The circus will keep me going for days I tell you.
Probably not, as I'd have the self awareness to know when the fuck to walk away.


Glad I dipped out when I did. No ragrets.

Now what's the next writing advice to discuss? People who say semi-colons are bad but don't know how to use them?
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