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Planning going well

The planning for my next short story is going pretty well; I have lots of cool ideas for it, including recycling not only Telrenni but part of the original failed story as well, turning it into a flashback or memory. It was too good at showing her toughness to just let it die!

At group therapy, someone commented (positively) about how intently I was writing, and I explained I was writing down ideas for my next short story, and why; I explained that I usually write down the basic plot of a story before I write it, but forgot to in the case of my first attempt at a story for the Mindeodean universe, and therefore had no idea where I was going with the story. Well, that's not the *only* reason that story died. The other reason was this Terran character I had there with Telrenni. Supposedly he was also a member of the Red Diamond Brigade, just a newbie, and I had him in there to act to ask questions the readers might ask, which is a plot device I'd read a lot about. But the Red Diamond Brigade is supposed to be the Mindeodean version of the Navy SEALs, but given the myriad enhancements even normal Mindeodeans have over Terrans, it didn't really fit that a Terran, no matter how strong he was for a Terran, would be in the Red Diamond Brigade. Furthermore, why would a newbie be on a very important mission with an obviously skilled and seasoned member? It made no sense, so I didn't try to revive the story.

On another note, I was looking at the info file for the Mindeodean stories, specifically looking at planet names because I've been using Mindeodean colony planets as names for my colonies in the Starfleet Commander game on Facebook (which helps me remember the names), and some of the names I had for colonized planets were... ugly. I had Barvik and Lintal as names of two colonized planets, and then I had these beautiful names, Candareth and Lybeth, for a pair of Venus-like worlds called "The Toxic Sisters." I didn't like that, so I switched them around. Now the Toxic Sisters are Barvik and Lintal, and the two colonized worlds are Candareth and Lybeth. :-)

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capybyra
Nov. 11th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
Star Catalog as nomenclature guideline. Quantum Fixation of a stardrive as plot element.
A star that's mayhaps 399 light years out. Another one 207 times that distance. Except in a diagonally opposite distance from the first star if you use "This Galactic" center as co-ordinates 0.0.0 With the "reason" for the distances being somehow entangled with a ship's drive inherently "needing" to be more than distance x but less than distance Y. Several authors have traced their use of the concept to Paul Dirac's math.
baron_waste
Nov. 11th, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)

Maybe he was a political appointee, “affirmative actioned” into the Brigade. Woe betide the officer who boots him out...

Oh. You are in my writing filter. I meant to do that, and apparently did.

fayanora
Nov. 12th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
LOL. Possibility. But I dunno. I don't think so, though. I can see a Terran being "affirmative actioned" into the Mindeodean military, but into the Red Diamond Brigade? I doubt it.
baron_waste
Nov. 12th, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)

“Affirmative action” never makes sense.

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fayanora
Nov. 12th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
Re: You named a planet WHAT?
:-P :-)
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