aka Ryan

  • I live in The State of Denial
  • My occupation is Pushing the limits of idiocy
  • I am Stupid
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    Dark Humour Contest!

    February 3, 2017 by Derpyspaghetti

    Yep, you read that title right. This is not so much for creepy stories, but rather for stories full of Dark Humour. I'm excited to see what you guys have in store for us!

    I'm sure you all know how a contest like this works, but for those who don't, I'm going to outline the rules here.

    To enter, make a comment below that says something along the lines of "I'm in," and then indicate whether or not you would like to receive a prompt.

    If you do want a prompt, either Diexilius or I will give you one. You must incorporate the prompt into your story in some way.

    Once you have entered, you will have until the deadline to complete the story. We will give out extensions, but will be somewhat sparing with them.

    After you have submitted your story, Dix and…

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    February 2, 2017 by Derpyspaghetti


    This is definitely one of the less looked upon issues in stories, as authors can usually figure out how they want to do it in their stories, but when done wrong, it can ruin a great idea. This is not to say that it is extremely important, but prose can really drive home the point of a story if used correctly. It can be used so effectively as to make a story scarier than it could have been had the author not considered the prose in the first place.

    Prose is basically your "author's voice". It is the vocabulary you use when writing a story. For me, this is written in the prose I'm most comfortable with, and for you, starting out, your first story should be too. If you are a more seasoned author, you can experiment a lot more with the na…

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    Losing Interest

    January 9, 2017 by Derpyspaghetti

    This is by no means a final goodbye.

    Addendum: The only reason I made this was so I could tell myself that it was okay if I didn't make ten edits a day, or review three or four stories on the workshop every week. I love this place, but I feel like I'm being overactive.

    Recent change: I'm back to editing pretty much full-time (though I have stopped forcing myself when I don't want to), and am ready to go.

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    Read this at your own risk. I'm a terrible reviewer, and this is probably surface-level stuff.

    Hey out there, everyone and anyone who takes the time to read this. If you came before Empy's first great story massacre, you will know me as an active but relatively new user, and if you came after, you will probably know me as just another regular. I'm not here for introductions, though. I'm here to post an incredibly poorly thought-out review of EmpyrealInvectives longest novella so far (probably not including A Good Ending), We R Leejun. I'm not gonna make it a secret, I love this novel. It's easily better than some published ones I've read. That being said, I don't want to say it's flawless because that'd be stupid, but I am going to say, as …

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    Happy 2017 Everyone!

    December 27, 2016 by Derpyspaghetti

    Before I forget (or if the wifi here goes down/my ipad breaks again), I'm just gonna create this blog post to wish everyone here a happy new year. I'm in eastern Canada (mid-west by the time the countdown starts, I hope), so I'll probably end up celebrating later than most of you, but for those of you that want to get a sense of when I'm going to cross into 2017, I'm 7 hours back from GMT.

    2016 was a rough year for everyone. Many people will be glad it's over and the ties it has to so much negativity will be severed, others will be rejoicing that the year is turning around, giving them a chance to turn over a new leaf, while others will be lying over trash bins in a pile of their own vomit due to excessive drinking. I myself will probably b…

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