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Why is Heroscapers.com important?

Posted October 18th, 2019 at 02:57 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
Some of you might have heard of Stackexchange.com, the community of 175 Q&A websites devoted to different topics. Users submit questions, other users answer, people upvote helpful answers, and knowledge is spread.

I've been a member of writing.stackexchange for a bit over 5 years, and of worldbuilding.stackexchange for a few months less. They've both helped me gain a lot of information and knowledge I otherwise wouldn't have had, as well as given me the opportunity to spread what I've learned.

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I've always respected the stackexchange community for being open-minded. It's kind of a given: on a Q&A website you have to be receptive. You quickly learn that everyone has different opinions and different ways of looking at things. If you don't honor that fact of life, you are quickly forgotten. At the same time, it's important to hold to your own opinions, because the variety is what makes stackexchange work. For every question there...
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How I would write Star Wars IX

Posted June 3rd, 2019 at 06:34 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
I try to keep an optimistic attitude about Star Wars. The last two films have been... well not that great. I know some people loved them, and I wish I could say the same, but it is regrettably not true.

Episode VII felt like JJ was being super cautious, keeping things open-ended and following a pre-proven plot from A New Hope. The similarities were palpable.

Episode VIII I actually greatly disliked. It didn't feel like a Star Wars movie, and it felt like Ryan Johnson was deliberately taking the fans' expectations and throwing them in our collective faces while trying to feed us twists which destroyed everything good in the most pointless manner possible. Luke throwing the lightsaber, Snoke's death, that kind of thing. It was just bad.

However, as I said I try to remain optimistic. I feel like JJ understands what Star Wars is all about, and how it should end, and is genuinely trying to do his best to deliver on that and on everything the fans want....
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FFC #22 - HiS Coming Soon

Posted November 27th, 2018 at 11:23 AM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry 22

I have now completed the proofreading and editing of HiS. The size has been modified to 220 pages, 119,996 words.

Bigga still has to look over it, and it's uncertain when he'll be able to get to it, as he is currently busy. Hopefully within a few weeks though he'll be able to power through it. After that we just have to work out any changes based on his comments, and we're good to go. The release date entirely depends on how soon Bigga is able to work his magic. So no pressure, Bigga.

Fair warning: it is going to take a long time to post all of HiS. Several of the chapters are quite long, so I'll have to break them up. I intend to post at least once a day if I can, but even doing that, and even if I post a whole chapter a day, it would be two months before the whole thing is posted.

Hopefully my writing can keep you interested.

~TGRF.
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FFC #15 - An Update on HiS (Part 1)

Posted July 2nd, 2018 at 02:15 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry 15

Bigga has finished reviewing the first part of HiS, and I have just finished going over his thoughts and edits. I wanted to give you an update on where things stand in terms of the release date and format.

It looks like I won't be releasing part one until I'm done with the whole thing. At least not until I'm done with part two. I know with the whole thing in front of him, Bigga will probably have some final thoughts on the fan fiction as a whole, and there might be some things I want to change.

The release date is (as seems to be the norm with my fan fictions) getting pushed back. I currently have it at mid-August, but that is probably a best-case scenario date. Again, it all depends on how disciplined I am with sticking to the writing and proofreading.

For the next few days I'll be tweaking part one to deal with some issues Bigga found. I need to add in some information which was missing....
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The Problem with Neg Rep

Posted October 12th, 2017 at 02:23 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend
You probably have a good idea what this blog post is about from the title. Your mouse might be hovering around the back button as you continue to read, compelled to do so by the mystical force which surrounds my words (). You know what this article is about.

As it so happens you are wrong. Whatever you think this blog post is about to say, you're on the wrong track. Unless, by some miracle, you have read my mind as I write this. And if that is the case, please let me know. I have need of a translator at times.

Assuming you have not read my mind (and have not been driven away by my obvious attempts to keep you reading), I will now explain what this is all about: neg rep, and the problem with how it is laid out.

The Beginning

We have to start at the beginning. When I joined this site, I was young, opinionated, and showed all the signs of becoming a first-rate online nuisance. I nearly did, until I found the Fan Fiction forum. ...
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