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How to deal with writers block
Anyone who has ever tried to frequently do creative writing will at some point experience writer's block. At the same time, many artists will also at some point get art block, which is similar. Even if you don't do creative writing, there might at some point be that one project that you need to work on, and the writing just won't click. Suffice it to say, writer's block can hit anyone, and it's annoying.
Generally writer's block comes in two forms. Form A involves having ideas, but those ideas seem to refuse to connect into a story. Form B is where those ideas simply don't want to form at all.
Given that writer's block can settle in for a fairly long amount of time, it can be beneficial to have some ways of trying to jumpstart your way out of writer's block. Personally, I have three. My methods are increased browsing, increased editing, and trying to write NSFW material.
Increased browsing is mainly meant to address the issue of thoughts simply not forming. The idea is that by spending
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Systems active
 “ That went smoothly.” Allen said to me.
The soldier was keeping watch as I handled the data transfer.
 “ Yep. Should be done transferring in about twenty seconds. Gives you plenty of time to deal with that security team.” I told him, as I checked the surveillance system.
 “ Why didn't you tell me?” He shouted, aiming his pistol at the door.
 “ Breaching charges goes off in three seconds.” I warned.
Just as the charge detonated, time seemed to slow. It wasn't any doing of fate or adrenaline though. I had simply boosted the clock rate on the processor in Allen's armour that made up my brain. The corresponding effect was that time appeared to move much slower, roughly a thousandth of normal time.
 “ Allen, you and I have very different ideas about what's a short period of time.” I said. While I could only exist in a simulated environment, I always ensured it matched that of what was in Allen's surr
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Recovery and greetings (Duelist part 3)
Slowly, I awoke. It was difficult to wake up. My body felt drained of energy, despite it being morning. The warmth of the sheets made it even more difficult. It seemed like a fog was in my head, clouding everything, and obscuring anything that wasn't immediately obvious.
Thoughts seemed to not want to connect. Basic things, like where I was, what day it was, and what had happened the day before all seemed lost to me.
My eyes still closed, I could slowly feel the fog lifting. With the lifting of the fog within my head, came a rush of emotions.
My eyes burst open, and I shot straight up in the bed. A quick look around the room confirmed what I already suspected. This room wasn't my own.
The walls were clearly made from aging stone. They looked well kept, but even still, it was clear the stones were aging. Off to the left was a window. Light shined through despite the curtains, casting a light illumination over the entire room.
Slowly, I tried to move my right leg, only to gasp in pain. I
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The Raiders (duelist sequel)
My eyes fluttered open. Sleepily, I slowly got up. I could tell by looking out the window that it was still late at night. Something seemed off about the sky though. It wasn't until after I had finished getting dressed that I realized what seemed off about the night sky.
Looking back through the window, I realized there were no stars in the sky. Early summer, and yet, not a single star. It could have easily just been clouds, but that raised another question in my mind. If it was clouds, then why was there still a surprising amount of light outside?
Slowly, one by one, possibilities started to remove themselves from my mental list. It couldn't have been a summer festival; that wasn't for at least a month still. It couldn't have been morning either; far to dark.
Just as I considered the worst possibility, I opened the door to my small room. The sight that greeted me left no doubts in my mind.
From my place at the old temple, I could easily see to the village. Down below, it was clea
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Deviantart and NSFW part 2
While this post is not going to be put under the mature content filter, it will be discussing aspects of NSFW material on deviantart. If you dont wish to read about this type on material, feel free to leave this post.
This is a continuation of sorts from a previous posting, the link to which will be in the description. In short, in the previous posting, I talked about some of the reasons why BDSM and fetish material are so prevalent in NSFW content submitted to deviantart. However, there is a second part that I didn't address in that post, that I feel is probably worth discussing.
For those who don't post content, or haven't taken the time to completely read deviantarts posting rules, there is a certain section that's of particular note. Im referring to the anti pornography section. Long story short, deviantart has rules stating that content creators are not allowed to post pornographic material to the site. Of course, if this is your first time learning about this, I would not be
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Fly by night
“ Beautiful tonight, isn't it?” Allen said, finally adding a new sound to the low purr of the twin merlin engines that filled the cockpit. He was right. I had often found that after rising above the dense clouds on nights like tonight, one would find the stars in the sky to be at their most brilliant. Less than 500 feet below me, the clouds seemed to stretch for eternity, illuminated only by the light of the stars. Tonight, there was no moon, and even seasoned night fighter pilots would sometimes find themselves disoriented with the lack of the moons illumination.
Over the past month, I had learned to get used to the life of a night fighter pilot. I would spend my days indoors, with thick black curtains drawn over the windows, as I spent the daylight hours asleep. At around dusk, I would crawl out of bed, and go spend my time eating breakfast with friends who would be eating their dinner.
All the flight crews operated in shifts, which were dependent on our planes fuel load.
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Deviant art and NSFW
Although I am not putting this under the mature content filter, this is going to talk a lot about NSFW material on deviant art. If you do not wish to read about NSFW content, please leave this post.
So if you are reading this, and you're anything like me, you have spent a fair amount of time browsing deviant art without the mature content filter. Over the last little while of doing so, I have started to notice some trends with NSFW posts that appear in the first 500 or so of the top 24 hours search section.
Firstly though, a general observation about posts labeled mature content. These posts can be generally put into one of four groupings.
Group A: This small group includes art that is either not truly NSFW, very limited NSFW (implied past/future situations, certain phrases), and non NSFW posts by predominantly NSFW creators.
Group B: This is the smallest group, and is the work counted as NSFW/mature content on the grounds of gory content.
Group C: The mighty nude photography
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The duelist
I stood outside, dusting the grounds in front of the old temple. It was located at the top of a tall hill, looking out over the village. Leading down into the village, was a stone pathway. I had no doubt that the market was in full swing by now. Dozens if not hundreds, would be walking about the hard packed streets, purchasing food, spices, clothes, and in some cases, weapons.
I looked down the pathway. As I did, I saw a young man walking up. He was wearing zero armour, and wore a long leather coat. As he walked, it was easy to spot his sheath with its sword strapped to his belt.
I put down the broom, and walked towards him. Clearly he was new to town. His face bore a look of conflicted determination.
 “ Is there some way I can help you stranger?” I asked him.
 “ I’m looking for the old general. I was told to find him here.” He responded.
 “ Well he’s not here currently.” I told him.
It was a story that had existed for some
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Haunted
I walked up to the front entrance of the building. It was a large building, sitting in the middle of the city suburbs. A large, stone and iron fence, ran across the front of the property.
 “This has got to be a mistake.” I thought to myself as I double checked the address on the card, then the address on the front sign. Sure enough, they were the same. I considered reading through the invitation again, but having done so six times already, I didn't see the point. The invitation had explicitly asked for me to attend, and it had asked by name.
It still puzzled me why the owner of such obvious wealth would invite someone like myself to a fancy party. Like other working class people, a home like this seemed more a dream then a reality. The three doored garage alone would cost at least half of my annual salary.
I walked through the open front gate, dressed in some of my best clothes. They weren't much though. A simple dress shirt, khaki pants, and a red tie. Walking towards
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Story writing tips for everyone
Writing a short story:
Its something I do fairly often, but recently I had an interesting experience. A close friend who reads my writing said he could not write a short story as well as I could.
Now I by no means claim to be an expert here, but I think that both my friend and others are selling themselves short on their writing capabilitys. So I thought I would give out some personal tips on how to better your own creative writing.
Tip one: READ BOOKS! This should be obvious, but I cant help but reiterate how much being a good reader can make you a better writer. The trick is to not let others writing make you feel down about yours. Use their writing for techniques and ideas, not bench marks.
Tip two: Day dream. One thing I find helps my writing is to day dream. Usually Ill come up with a setting, a small cast of characters, and throw them at some scenerios I come up with. Over time, some of those day dreams will either become strong stories, or lend themselves to a good story.
Tip th
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colour blind sky
While im still suffering from writers block, I figured I should just post something I feel no one really ever talks about: what is it like being colour blind?
One thing I want to clarify real quick. colour blindness DOSENT immediatly mean seeing in only black and white. That condition is refered to as total colour blindness.
Obviously, I myself have colour blindness. So heres how I see the world at times.
In my case, my colour vision has the most issues at night. My colour vision makes the night sky look green. This is most obvious on over cast nights, where the sky almost looks like a field of grass. It is that bright a green. Also, the moon gives off a green aura at night for me. The moon itself is white, but the sky that surrounds it is always green for me.
On a clear night, the sky always has a faint green tint. It looks dark, but I always see a green tint to the sky on a clear night.
During the day the sky looks fine: it looks blue. But at night, all bets are off. This is by far t
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Night hunt
“Dammit. Why tonight?” I thought to myself as I watched my dog, Max, charge into the woods. The old, black haired mutt was a fiercely loyal part of my family, always wanting to protect people. For Max to start barking at something in the woods wasn't entirely unexpected. For him to charge head long after something that couldn't be identified, was very unusual.
Cupping my hands in front of my mouth, I called after Max, but he seemed determined to chase down something I could not hope to see in the moonlight. Even with the sky completely devoid of any clouds, it was impossible to see clearly out to more than thirty meters.
I called out to him again, already considering my options. I was standing in a wide, tall grassed field that ran around the border of the dense woods. It had long been a favorite place for me and Max to go walking. Some 200 meters away, due roughly south of me, I knew was my house. I could make out the faint lights already.
The decision was simple. I could
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October angel
I remember the leaves.
The ones on the ground would slowly lift up in the autumn breeze. They spun lightly along the cobblestone path, painting the dark stone path in ever changing combinations of red and gold. I still remember that afternoon in october like it happened yesterday.
“Beautiful, isnt it?” asked the voice of the woman, Angel, walking next to me. I could tell she was having the same thought I was.
“Yes, it is.” I responded. I meant that when I said it. The trees were in full bloom at the time, and scattered throughout the fields through which we walked. The long grass swayed slightly as well. From where we walked, you could only barely hear the distant roar of cars. Were it not for that faint sound, all evidence of town just a kilometer away would be missing from here. A magnificent place to behold indeed.
The cool wind suddenly picked up and I was glad I had brought my old jacket with me that day. Of course, others had simply decided to embrace the
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Black crow
Looking around at the world outside my cockpit canopy, I marvelled at just how peaceful things could seem here, only a short flight from the war torn country that was now France. The only things in the british countryside that showed we were at war, was the mass of combat vehicles sitting around.
It was the late fall of 1943, and I was a fighter pilot. I had a map showing the flight path the squadron would take strapped to my leg, but I already knew the mission perfectly. In about five minutes, we would be taking off to rendezvous with the lancaster bomber squadron that we were to escort. The ascent to altitude would take nearly eight minutes to complete. After meeting up near the coast, it would be a thirty four minute flight to the target point in France. With the spitfires external drop tanks, we could remain airborne for over a hundred minutes, giving us plenty of time to make it there and back.
At thirty minutes total flying time, my flight lead radioed in to deliver the word from
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And literally, all I needed to do to find a proper ending, was to post a status update where I complain about not being able find an ending.
I hate it when im writing and I cant quite get a working ending to form. Especially when its a story that kind of needs a good ending for it to all fit.

Anyone who has ever tried to frequently do creative writing will at some point experience writer's block. At the same time, many artists will also at some point get art block, which is similar. Even if you don't do creative writing, there might at some point be that one project that you need to work on, and the writing just won't click. Suffice it to say, writer's block can hit anyone, and it's annoying.

Generally writer's block comes in two forms. Form A involves having ideas, but those ideas seem to refuse to connect into a story. Form B is where those ideas simply don't want to form at all.

Given that writer's block can settle in for a fairly long amount of time, it can be beneficial to have some ways of trying to jumpstart your way out of writer's block. Personally, I have three. My methods are increased browsing, increased editing, and trying to write NSFW material.

Increased browsing is mainly meant to address the issue of thoughts simply not forming. The idea is that by spending more time on youtube, or deviantart, you can hopeful find some new inspiration. Sometimes, one piece of good inspiration can be enough to jump start the whole thinking process.

The increased editing option is actually really simple. Basically, if you can't seem to write, try to go back and edit some old stories. I personally don't post all of my stories, either because they didn't pan out, or they got abandoned, or so on. By going back to review and edit previous work, particularly incomplete work, the idea is to try and get the mind to settle back into creative mode. This method works well for both forms of writer's block.

The final option is a little tricky to understand, especially if you don't write NSFW material. Generally speaking, it is really easy to get into a dirty mind set. This is important because it means that if nothing else, you can probably pull a few NSFW ideas out of your head at any given moment. Of course, a dirty mindset isn't very good at writing on its own, but it can easily mix with a writing mindset. So the idea here is simple. By using NSFW ideas, you can try and jump start the process, and get the ideas flowing. While I don't post my NSFW stories, I can definitely say that this method has its moments of success.

Aside from the editing option, all of these options can be used to also recover from artists block. I also recommend trying to combine these methods when possible. While you may never be able to prevent writer's block, I hope these methods will help you to get over it more quickly.
How to deal with writers block
Just a little piece I figured I should post since I am dealing with writers block at the time of posting it.

I would be interested to hear about methods other writers use, or if my methods helped out others.
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Thankfully, my writers block is only really hurting my short story abilities. Got a new editorial piece in the works while my stories remain on hold.
I have been noticing a trend with deviantarts mature content filtered pieces, and am in the process of translating it into an actual post.

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I occasionally write short stories, and post them if they survive through editing hell. I do occasionally write NSFW stories, though as it stands im keeping this account SFW only.

Besides short story writing, I also frequently work with 3D printers. Any outstanding models I create will also be posted here.

Otherwise, im your average high school student, albeit with a massive nerd factor.
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TiagoPorto Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Thanks a lot for the fave and the comment.
Check out my reply.
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frozenwhitenorth Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
It was a very well made 3D piece. I was rather impressed.
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MercenaryBlade Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for faving my short story!
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frozenwhitenorth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
It was well made. Reminded me of another short story actually "The Shepard".
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MercenaryBlade Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! Yeah I looked that story up and was surprised to find how close it resembled mine! I'd never even heard of it till now.
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frozenwhitenorth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
There's a great rendition of that story done by CBC radio at Christmas every year. I would highly recommend  listening to it. It can be found on youtube.
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Thanks for the fave.
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ebony-ghost Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  New Deviant
You're very good at writing. I wish you luck in the future.
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frozenwhitenorth Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. I do try.
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Thanks for the +fav
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