Wednesday Jul 20, 2011

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So, i ended watching the last Harry Potter (no spoilers in here). It was pretty good, as was the whole story. But i am left with a couple of questions. Maybe the answers were there but i missed them or have forgotten.

1) Why couldn't/didn't Voldemort kill him as a child? Did they say it was cos his mother sacrificed herself out...
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mentalrage:

If you're wanting to get the books then I highly recommend The Complete Chronicles of Conan: Centenary Edition. You can pick it up for a little over 10 and it's got everything in it.

ikaruga:

1) yes
2) due to a misheard prophecy in order of the phoenix

how are you, sir?

I have a hell of a lot of respect for Rael, he came to a public meet on his own and I wouldn't have had the balls for that.

He's a very intelligent well read man who is always worth talking too. I'm always happy to see him at meets and I know I'm not the only one.

From sky

sweet and shy. always good company. I also really liked the fact he got a hotel at the camping meet - my kinda person biggrin

From jadio

OOooh. A drummer? My Dad is a drummer... and you know what freud says! =^ D

Tuesday Jan 16, 2007

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No. 3

if you're a person who also watches the deleted scenes on dvds as well as listening to the commentary; haven't you ever noticed how wrong those deleted bits would have been if they were in the finished film, and how also the makers will say how a thing was too long so they had to shorten it, or they took out...
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theduke:

I think any writer who thinks their stuff is perfect is always wrong. Most professional writers you come across hate their work and never re-read. As with DVD commentaries you'll often hear how they wished they'd done something better. The truth of the matter is your writing is never going to be perfect so rather than think what do I need to rewrite, you should think when do I stop?

The best thing to do with the first draft of a project is to put in a box and hide it until you forget about it, or at least forget most of it. That's the only thing you can really do so that when you come to read it then it's as fresh as possible. When you come to something fresh you can see what works and what doesn't. I wrote loads last year, but I've only just coming to do the rewrites. The first on my list: something I finished last January. By not reading it for months I've forgotten the beats of the story so there will be things I wouldn't have spotted when I had the original rhythm in my head.

Maybe I'm not making sense, but root through your old work and try and find something you wrote a few years ago. When you first read it you want to be able to think someone else wrote it. The narrative needs to take you so strongly you want to see how the story holds rather than the way it was written. If you can only focus on the technical then something is wrong with the story, go back an change that before working on the structure of the words

Best of luck with it though. Creativity is a source of happiness, embrace it.

the_happy_pig:

Not to worry, it'll get sorted out in it's own sweet time. I just hope it's sooner rather than later.