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COMPUTER SCIENCE: I'm mainly interested in Symfony2, CKEditor and CSS3 related topics.

HISTORY: I'm mainly into Eastern Europe matters. Living in an old capitol of Poland, I'll be happy to answer anything related to those times, or to research for your questions in Polish sources, if you don't speak our language by yourself.

SF&FANTASY: Any questions about Polish Science-Fiction scene? Just ask.


Jun
21
comment Time measures in fantasy worlds
I find it unique and it could really strengthen an atmosphere of a story, thanks! If you change it from comment to an answer, I'll be glad to upvote it.
Jun
19
comment Is the following allowed under the ungrammatical exceptions in fiction?
"Don't break the crossline" basically is tend to mean "nie przekraczaj granicy". Perhaps "don't cross the boundaries" would be better translation.
Jun
15
comment Is the following allowed under the ungrammatical exceptions in fiction?
Yes, it reads better for me as a reader. But the first one is also fine. Just don't break the crossline, which probably is in different place for every sentence.
Jun
14
comment How long does it take to write a 1000-word news article?
Yes, because I was rewriting it, as I've found my writing style a bit offensive. Thanks for answer, I understand it. :)
Jun
14
comment How long does it take to write a 1000-word news article?
As far as I remember (I can't check it yet), when I was writing my answer, the only thing connected with journalism in the question was the "journalism" tag. And the other answers (except for ahmed, who self answered) are related to writing in general. So it seems that my answer was edited, because I was the only one who decided to write also something about journalism in particular. ;)
Jun
11
comment When developing a stage play, whose gender matters more? The characters' or the actors'?
Sorry, but this way, they would have to rewrite 300 so there are 150 women... And what about the Founding Fathers? They would have to change Benjamin Franklin to Betty in all childrens' play.
Jun
10
comment Free stock photos for ebook cover
Basically, that's not the website to ask all questions that a writer has regarding his writing & publishing process, but only for those which are actually about writing or publishing in particular. You're asking about photo licenses, which is completely different thing. Do you really expect people at writers' website to be experts on the topic of free stock photos? OK, many of us are web developers, but it's not the place for such topics.
Jun
6
comment Avoid blending Fantasy and Sci Fi
If we're into games, The Longest Journey would be worth to mention, with two parallel worlds - one for magic and one for technology, originating in one and still binded together.
Jun
6
comment How to better describe “jet-black (pitch-black) darkness”?
I like it how this answer focuses on writing in particular, not the language (at least in the first part, which is more interesting to other readers). Good job.
Jun
5
comment How to write a summary of an article or any text print?
If I asked you how to write an article, would you know what to answer me without any further details? Right now we don't even know if it's a summary for studies (well, people pay for such things), for a scientific magazine or some popular lifestyle blog. Or if the article has ten pages or three paragraphs. And if you say "it depends...", here's the answer as well.
Jun
4
comment Avoid blending Fantasy and Sci Fi
Hard to be a God by Strugatsky brothers would be the most classic, imho.
Jun
3
comment How to better describe “jet-black (pitch-black) darkness”?
I think I'll go for it in my story. What kind of eyes could an android preteen girl have?
Jun
3
comment How to better describe “jet-black (pitch-black) darkness”?
Hmm glassy eyes reminds me of a doll, as if they were fake. Or crying, on the other hand.
Jun
2
comment How to better describe “jet-black (pitch-black) darkness”?
Are you sure about it? Doesn't pitch-black refer to coal tar, which is much darker? Pine tar isn't even fully black.
Jun
2
comment Time measures in fantasy worlds
I've decided to accept this answer as it was the biggest help in the particular case, focused on short measures of time and contained useful advices about imagined measures. Thanks once again.
May
31
comment Time measures in fantasy worlds
Sounds reasonable, thanks!
May
31
comment Time measures in fantasy worlds
Yes, seasons played a great role in works of Emil Zola or Władysław Reymont. Or George R. R. Martin, in a bit different way.
May
31
comment Time measures in fantasy worlds
It's not my piece of work, I'm only beta reading it. But your guidelines are very good and helped, thanks.
May
31
comment Time measures in fantasy worlds
I'm not so sure if in a typical fantasy universe anybody would care for disabled people. It's pretty much modern thing. But on the other hand, there's no need to pick up all the bad things from the real world.
May
31
comment Time measures in fantasy worlds
Very interesting point with the candles. That's also a brilliant idea to use such poem or a song as an element of the plot, thanks!