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This 'about me' will probably be updated when I have the time to edit every site-profile manually, and when I can be more active on the network.

Till then, this remains a placeholder account with all of my previous questions, comments, and whatever else is tied to my alias on SE.

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Apr
15
comment Critique a short essay
@LaurenI Eons hence, useless words yet unscathed, every kille- ehem, edit shall face deat- ehem, being edited. An eye for an eye, an edit for an edit.
Apr
14
comment Critique a short essay
@LaurenIpsum You shall suffer for the poor word's sin!
Apr
12
comment How should I introduce new and complex technologies or tools?
@JMcAfreak, that could work. But if you're publishing your notes, consider editing them to a professional 'independant' level. That is, give them the appearance of independent, tailored, technical books/notes/... . That's to give them 'the mood'. Also make it clear they're fictional. And remember that most of your readers may not get anything but the main books, so include the really good/necessary quotations in the main books.
Apr
2
comment How should I introduce new and complex technologies or tools?
Labeling your paragraphs 0-4, I'll add to number four. Consider the opening quotes in Dune, 'cited' from books like "The Manual of Al-Muad'Dib". If the 'MYTO' gets really dangerous later on, or possibly messes with reality on a grand scale, having those quotations come from a 'manual' or a history book suggests that a history is being played, or alternatively, that 'you've seen nothing yet'.
Mar
16
comment Are there any contests for teenage writers?
Yes, please. I asked a similar question a while back, what do you think the answers were? I hope you have better luck.
Mar
8
comment How to quote something twice
Would you use the exact same format if the repeated part isn't at the end of the original quote? Like mentioning "One day at the end of the fall..."?
Mar
3
comment Critique of this short text about inequality and contempt
Commenting on the idea, I don't think that a centralized authority is inherently bad. It's just that all available examples (historical/current) were/are. So my solution would be to romanticize it a bit - make it a real burden to be in power; those who have it have the word on everything except themselves. Else, I am non-native, am still in high-school, and have neither recognized mistakes in nor found difficulties while reading your text. I would call this a social essay but I'm not sure.
Feb
28
comment What type of writing would this fall under?
I'm not so sure about that. Yes, it's somewhat 'streamy' (and that's an important aspect) but I think its 'sound' is a more defining feature. It's like a semantically-rhyming (idea-rhyme/idea-flow/etc.) piece that is more focused and 'artistic' than plain prose but much more relaxed than poetry. There's got to be a name for that.
Feb
27
comment What type of writing would this fall under?
Well, it's not exactly skilled-native-level language and I'm not a native myself. There might be a name for this 'flowing/slightly rhyming/not quite prose and not poetry' style but I don't know. And "composed prose" in my previous comment makes no sense; disregard it.
Feb
27
comment What type of writing would this fall under?
An equivalent piece in Arabic would be called 'Nathr'. If I must, I'd say that poetry is poetry, prose is plain old talk, what you have is a 'composition/composed prose'. But 'nathr' is commonly translated to 'prose' while prose would be 'insha'' in Arabic so I'm shooting in the dark here.
Feb
27
reviewed No Action Needed Punctuation and capitalisation in poetry
Feb
25
revised How to minimize language mistakes while writing
A comment mentioned that 'editing' was relevant; I think here 'avoidance' is wanted 'during writing' not after.
Feb
25
suggested suggested edit on How to minimize language mistakes while writing
Feb
8
comment A cross-[What] kind of romance?
@LaurenI So, did it work?
Feb
8
answered Killing off a character: deciding if, when and how
Feb
6
comment Killing off a character: deciding if, when and how
Try Bokurano. It's a manga, not yet a classic, fairly mainstream and quite well-done. It has around 7 distinct examples of 'death' with their respective 'whys'.
Jan
28
awarded  Quorum
Jan
21
comment Writing exercises to practice the art of giving unique voice to characters?
Talk with the character once a day, any time you like, but not immediately before writing. In your mind, imagine your entire existence to be a talking head, exactly where your real head is in the real world. Imagine the character you talk to in front of you, in full-detail (head, body, clothes and gear). Think about how you're reacting to them and how you're showing your reactions. Then talk to them about their story. You know everything about their world, sure they'll have encyclopedias-worth of questions to ask.
Jan
20
comment How to tell a story with the least amount of writing?
It feels like your weakness is 'the word', not necessarily that you have to have a world built behind it. If I understood correctly, it's that you're more visual than verbal, you just 'feel' the story and visualize it in your mind (with dialog, I presume) but you don't know to effectively do that in words. So why don't you try making e-comics? Consistency would be hard to keep, though, as you'll have to rely on this 'inner-eye' for detail, unless you don't mind writing yourself notes. If it's the work you're having problems with, then I don't really have any advice.
Jan
19
comment Parts, books, volumes, etc
Examples escape me but I'm quite sure a section talks about a general idea that is then broken into chapters for the specifics. I was talking about encyclopedia-sized books here, where the "Biology" section would have a chapter on botany, one on marine life, and another as an introduction to bio-life topography. Still, if you know from somewhere authoritative (or you have any examples), what contradicts this, please share your findings here and disregard my comment. It was only an 'observation', after all.