Matthew Paul Chapdelaine

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I had a long winded post here about how much of a techie I am, but I was reminded by an IT teacher that there are millions of people in the IT world that say they know everything about computers, and that their actual skill/knowledge is inversely proportional to how how much they brag. So, I'm newly humble. I do have a love of learning, and will forever be a student of IT.


Sep
23
comment Why should I try to create realistic fantasy characters?
Yes, it is jarring to have something happen that wouldn't make any sense. But pure fantasy shouldn't have to make sense by realistic rules. A fake reality should have fake rules. Maybe I want to eat 1000 cupcakes in under 20 seconds and still be hungry. Maybe I want my girlfriend to be made out a solid block of ice but still be coherent. Maybe I want Sarah Palin to be president?
Sep
23
asked Why should I try to create realistic fantasy characters?
Sep
22
awarded  Scholar
Sep
22
accepted Frailties, mistakes, and imperfections
Sep
22
asked Frailties, mistakes, and imperfections
Sep
16
answered An engineering student wants to write fiction, where to start?
Sep
15
answered Should I care if my short story has the same title as someone else's book?
Sep
15
comment Incorporating Military Experience into Fantasy Writing?
Wow!Those are some good ideas. Thank you. Yes, it is all about thought and fantasy. I can write about what I wish it could have been like, with obviously fantastic parts such as blazing armor and glowing eyes.
Sep
15
awarded  Commentator
Sep
15
comment Bogged Down with Legends of Wind
They all have a similar setting, which is the Metaverse, as well as ancient earth after the metaverse is destroyed. The time continuity may jump around a little, and we see different things happening during the same timeframe. There is the ongoing idea of the 16 stones and the High Lords of the Power Gates, as well as the 4 empires. All of this pervades the scope of the major arc. I could make an anthology, which would be easier, but I want something that comes together and comes full circle.
Sep
14
comment Bogged Down with Legends of Wind
Haha, yes, that fits. Although, in my stories, the creation myth is written in the mythical books(16) of deep magick, which are destroyed anyway in the destruction of the Metaverse :(
Sep
14
comment Bogged Down with Legends of Wind
Thanks Lauren. "Fiated the Lux" is a new phrase for me. I like it! Can you elaborate more upon it please? :D
Sep
14
awarded  Supporter
Sep
14
comment Incorporating Military Experience into Fantasy Writing?
thanks for the help
Sep
14
comment Bogged Down with Legends of Wind
Some of the enemies are really friends and some of the friends are really enemies, which I'm sure is quite common.
Sep
14
comment Bogged Down with Legends of Wind
Yes, I am flailing around in a cloud, but creation is messy, especially when you are creating a Metaverse(outside the Universe)and a new science based on 16 polarities. To quote E.L. Doctorow: "I write to find out what I'm writing, and once I get a sense of that, the hard work begins. It's like driving a car at night, when you can't see beyond the headlights but somehow you get through the night."
Sep
14
awarded  Editor
Sep
14
comment Bogged Down with Legends of Wind
Ok, additional content added.
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14
revised Bogged Down with Legends of Wind
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Sep
14
comment Incorporating Military Experience into Fantasy Writing?
I dipped into it a little, but others have had far more experience. The whole experience of the military could have been more involved and intense, but most of it was "hurry up and wait" and a plethora of mind games. It was still shocking enough to warrant PTSD, but I still feel my experience is somewhat lacking, particularly in leading others.