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Mokrie Dela
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#2071

Posted 03 March 2016 - 11:05 PM

If my brain comes back to me tomorrow I'll
Pop in and have a drink

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#2072

Posted 04 March 2016 - 03:36 AM

I'll try and keep on top of updating the main post showing where everyone and who everyone is, even though the table code makes me go cross-eyed. :)


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#2073

Posted 04 March 2016 - 11:40 AM

I'll try and keep on top of updating the main post showing where everyone and who everyone is, even though the table code makes me go cross-eyed. :)

I shall delegate most of the responsibility of this to you, then, but if I notice an update is needed, I too shall do so 👍🏻


In other news, I woke up today and wrote an entire plan for City of Lies 2.
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#2074

Posted 04 March 2016 - 10:00 PM

Looks like I'm a day too late to the party here since the thread is already up, but considering the legacy of the previous bar and its unfinished strands, and the fact that people are keen for a restart anyway, it strikes me that a new location would've been a good idea, no? Rather than retreading the same ground that people already covered, that is. Like a spinoff to a show that takes things off to a new place to keep it fresh.

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#2075

Posted 04 March 2016 - 11:45 PM Edited by Mokrie Dela, 04 March 2016 - 11:48 PM.

Iirc, some scenes in the story threads did take place outside of the bar. The bar was just a grounding point, a common ground so to speak.

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#2076

Posted 05 March 2016 - 11:01 AM

Looks like I'm a day too late to the party here since the thread is already up, but considering the legacy of the previous bar and its unfinished strands, and the fact that people are keen for a restart anyway, it strikes me that a new location would've been a good idea, no? Rather than retreading the same ground that people already covered, that is. Like a spinoff to a show that takes things off to a new place to keep it fresh.

 

Hopefully you'll come in and have a drink soon, Eminence.

 

AEsob


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#2077

Posted 07 March 2016 - 12:21 PM Edited by AEsob, 07 March 2016 - 03:16 PM.

 

AEsob tries his hand at changing the initial loadout of Stalker: Call of Pripyat

 

4:00

Let's do this thing!

 

4:15
Yeah, I'm done, let's fire up the game and see if this works
 

4:16
WHAT! X-Ray engine 1.6 (game executable) stopped working? Okay, let's redo this sh*t.

 

4:30 (Meticulous research done, eye straining and finger hurting typing done)

Okay, done. Fire up the game!
 

NO! X-Ray engine 1.6 stopped working!!!!!
 

4:45 (Eyes burning and fingers hurting)
'Kay, now it HAS to work!
X-Ray engine 1.6 stopped working
(a moment of agonising silence)
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!

 

5:40 (53rd attempt)
X-Ray engine 1.6 stopped working
...IDIOTGAMEGOf*ckYOURSELF!
(Calms down) I'm an idiot, let's stick to writing.

 

Offtopic: Does anyone enjoy a nice Cigar once in a while? I read Athende's post in The Bar about Gurdeep lighting a Romeo Y Julieta, that reminded me that a friend once gave me a slide cabinet of authentic Habanos SA Cohiba La Linea Clasica Esplendidos, which basically is a seven inch long Cigar. I have only six left that I'm saving for some really special days.

 

I don't really smoke much, maybe one in every two or three months, and never anything other than a good Cigar.

 

Burns holes in my pocket, I know. But at least I'm employed.


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#2078

Posted 11 March 2016 - 07:12 AM

Just a question...since the GTA Concepts subforum has been nuked, and the topics moved into GTA series chat. Should someone now post there, or are we allowed to post here.

 

Since GTA series chat is one f*cking huge place, bringing the concepts back here might also get some traffic going.

 

Just asking.

 

AEsob


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#2079

Posted 11 March 2016 - 09:11 AM

I think concepts would still go in series chat. This sedtion simply isn't for full on concepts. People can post the story of them here but listing all the other bits like radio maps and such, nah this isn't the section for it.

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#2080

Posted 11 March 2016 - 09:13 AM

Okay...thanks Mokrie.


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#2081

Posted 12 March 2016 - 12:41 AM

Yeah, technically we've had what you'd call concept threads here but usually they're accompanied by an actual story or a game script. Some of the most successful topics have been made up of concepts, fleshing out ideas with full storylines, character developments and graphics. I wouldn't have thought a list of weapons and songs from sub-par radio stations would constitute a topic here. :)


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#2082

Posted 12 March 2016 - 07:37 AM

No, of course I don't want weapons lists and sub par radio stations in WD, of course not.

 

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#2083

Posted 12 March 2016 - 11:21 PM

No, of course I don't want weapons lists and sub par radio stations in WD, of course not.

 

I'm not saying I don't want to see them, I do want to see them, I just want to see more than that. :)


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#2084

Posted 13 March 2016 - 01:53 AM

For me it has to be more about the story. If they're there, they have to pretty much be bolted on or woven into the story. I feel it's a slippery slope too, and I don't want this section inundated with second rate concepts. By all means post the story here, like has been done in the past, and if you've posted the story, other elements can be added, but the story has to be the focal point, so I'd say no to 'concept' threads as we know them.

That said, maybe it'd make a degree of sense to merge WD with concepts, or at least have the latter as a sub forum in expression.

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#2085

Posted 13 March 2016 - 02:47 AM

That was what I meant Mokrie, to have a concepts subforum in expression.


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#2086

Posted 13 April 2016 - 07:33 PM

Yeah, concepts are fun to read and a lot of time is dedicated to creating them. I sure would like to see a story to accompany the concept.

 

Speaking of story, I posted a while back that I was having difficulty getting my stories copied and then pasted to the forum. I think I have found the problem. Keep an eye out for my GTA IV fan fiction and original story. I hope I haven't put the cart before the horse. If it doesn't work out, I'll let you guys know.

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#2087

Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:57 AM

I'm sure it'll work out albany

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#2088

Posted 14 April 2016 - 10:52 AM Edited by Mokrie Dela, 14 April 2016 - 10:53 AM.

You won't know if it works out or not until people read it.

So try not to worry. We've had and I've seen some truly terrible works, originals and FF. Just be patient and pay attention to detail, go through a good edit process (see pinned topic), and you'll be alright.

If you're referring to copy and paste; then it's a bitch at times but also a great chance for a last edit/proof. Paste the chapter, then before posting, read it. Make sure formatting spelling and grammar are on point, and trim any last bits of fat etc.

Editing is crucial so don't look at the copy and paste as a burden but rather an excuse to do one more pass
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#2089

Posted 01 July 2016 - 08:01 PM

Hello.

I don't know if anybody remembers me but I remembered GTAF the other day and felt compelled to come here and post. I haven't written anything properly for years. Don't let this happen to you. Keep notes, keep ideas, write something, anything! Don't forget your ideas, even if you cannot put in the effort to create them. Keep going, never stop.

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying life.
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#2090

Posted 01 July 2016 - 09:18 PM

Name rings a bell. Welcome back!

It's never too late to pick up the pen, mind.

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#2091

Posted 01 July 2016 - 10:34 PM

Hello.

I don't know if anybody remembers me but I remembered GTAF the other day and felt compelled to come here and post. I haven't written anything properly for years. Don't let this happen to you. Keep notes, keep ideas, write something, anything! Don't forget your ideas, even if you cannot put in the effort to create them. Keep going, never stop.

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying life.

 

Welcome back! I've just come back myself.


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#2092

Posted 02 July 2016 - 05:27 AM

Hey guys. I hope you people remember me?


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#2093

Posted 02 July 2016 - 07:28 AM

Hey guys. I hope you people remember me?

Nope. Who the hell are you?!
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#2094

Posted 02 July 2016 - 08:32 AM Edited by AEsob, 02 July 2016 - 08:32 AM.

nobody special. just a really sick person.

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#2095

Posted 03 July 2016 - 09:28 AM

 

Hello.

I don't know if anybody remembers me but I remembered GTAF the other day and felt compelled to come here and post. I haven't written anything properly for years. Don't let this happen to you. Keep notes, keep ideas, write something, anything! Don't forget your ideas, even if you cannot put in the effort to create them. Keep going, never stop.

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying life.

 

Welcome back! I've just come back myself.

 

 

Oooh, are we having a reunion now?


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#2096

Posted 10 July 2016 - 01:13 PM

New shiz right here. I always wondered if anybody ever read the original posts of it.


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#2097

Posted 10 July 2016 - 10:20 PM

I don't remember seeing that at all. 2015... Hmmm

I've got a laundry list of stuff to read; I just need to catch up. I'm struggling with my current book, just isn't exciting me. Every time I go to read any of the work on here it's when I have ten minutes; I need more to offer feedback. I will get round to it all!




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