Heroscapers
Go Back   Heroscapers > Members List


The Grim Reaper's Friend is inducted into the Halls of Valhalla The Grim Reaper's Friend is inducted into the Halls of Valhalla The Grim Reaper's Friend is inducted into the Halls of Valhalla The Grim Reaper's Friend is inducted into the Halls of Valhalla The Grim Reaper's Friend is inducted into the Halls of Valhalla The Grim Reaper's Friend is inducted into the Halls of Valhalla The Grim Reaper's Friend is inducted into the Halls of Valhalla The Grim Reaper's Friend is inducted into the Halls of Valhalla

The Grim Reaper's Friend The Grim Reaper's Friend is offline

He should definitely get that. (#4)

About Me

  • About The Grim Reaper's Friend
    Location
    USA - ID - Post Falls
    Occupation
    Self employed writer/digital designer/computer student
    Interests
    Writing, Tae Kwon-Do, Jui-Jitsu, digital design (photoshop), video game design
  • Signature
    Go to my website to read my fan fiction!

    Writing Status: Researching...
    Spoiler Alert!

Statistics

Total Posts
General Information
  • Last Activity: Today 05:52 PM
  • Join Date: September 19th, 2010
  • Referrals: 0

Mentions

September 11th, 2015
10:44 AM -
September 9th, 2015
06:48 PM -
10:23 AM -
10:23 AM -
10:23 AM -
September 3rd, 2015
06:27 PM -
September 2nd, 2015
11:02 AM -
12:11 AM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned Marro_Warlord in post Re: Fan Fic Contest: Are you the best writer?
...I forgot to include Marro_Warlord in this conversation...
August 31st, 2015
11:48 AM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned Tornado in post Re: Fan Fic Contest: Are you the best writer?
... @TheAverageFan @Tornado @Bro-man @Elven ...
11:48 AM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned TheAverageFan in post Re: Fan Fic Contest: Are you the best writer?
@Dysole @TheAverageFan @Tornado @Bro-ma...
11:48 AM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned SheapCreaper in post Re: Fan Fic Contest: Are you the best writer?
...frog @Crixus33 @SheapCreaper We are on board, ...
11:48 AM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned Elven Lord in post Re: Fan Fic Contest: Are you the best writer?
...rnado @Bro-man @Elven Lord @BiggaBullfrog @...
11:48 AM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned Dysole in post Re: Fan Fic Contest: Are you the best writer?
@Dysole @TheAverageFan @...
11:48 AM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned Crixus33 in post Re: Fan Fic Contest: Are you the best writer?
... @BiggaBullfrog @Crixus33 @SheapCreaper W...
11:48 AM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned Bro-man in post Re: Fan Fic Contest: Are you the best writer?
...geFan @Tornado @Bro-man @Elven Lord @Big...
11:48 AM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned BiggaBullfrog in post Re: Fan Fic Contest: Are you the best writer?
...an @Elven Lord @BiggaBullfrog @Crixus33 @Sheap...
August 24th, 2015
08:10 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned Marro_Warlord in post Re: Fan Fic Contest - A New Direction
...le Bro-man Crixus33 Marro_Warlord ~TGRF.
08:10 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned Elven Lord in post Re: Fan Fic Contest - A New Direction
...n to this thread. Elven Lord Dysole Bro-man Crixu...
08:10 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned Dysole in post Re: Fan Fic Contest - A New Direction
...hread. Elven Lord Dysole Bro-man Crixus33 Mar...
08:10 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend mentioned Crixus33 in post Re: Fan Fic Contest - A New Direction
...Lord Dysole Bro-man Crixus33 Marro_Warlord ~TGR...

Quotes

April 14th, 2018
06:05 PM -
02:22 PM -
April 12th, 2018
11:38 AM -
05:48 AM -
April 11th, 2018
06:29 PM -
03:57 PM -
01:54 PM -
April 10th, 2018
08:25 PM -
April 8th, 2018
06:38 AM -
April 5th, 2018
02:45 PM -
02:26 PM -
02:26 PM -
05:54 AM -
05:44 AM -
April 3rd, 2018
05:17 PM -
05:00 PM -
01:11 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend quoted Tornado in post Re: Website Issues (With Mysterious Disappearing Final Page)
... is also limited to Tornado, as I can still do i...
01:11 PM - The Grim Reaper's Friend quoted flameslayer93 in post Re: Website Issues (With Mysterious Disappearing Final Page)
Were you a Site Supporter back in ...
April 2nd, 2018
05:15 PM -
03:07 PM -

Blog

Latest Entry

Posted June 16th, 2021 at 09:36 PM Comments 0
Posted in FFC
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry #74

Writing is a field of unknowns. Take this entry. This could be my last entry for a good while, or I could be back in two weeks. I have no idea which.

Why could it be my last entry for a long time? Because I finally did what I've been saying I need to do off and on for a while now. I got a job. We'll see if this magically sparks my writing powers - so far they are sapped more than they have ever been.

However, getting a job isn't why I wanted to write this FFC. Throughout the later half of my writing years, I've posted various 'roadmaps to novels'. As a whole, they've been fairly inaccurate. But, because repeated evidence clearly has no effect on me, I'm going to post another one.

As I've said elsewhere, I've been nailing down the remaining issues my writing consistently has. I've noted everything I can find, and for the most part I know how to deal with all of them. It just remains...

Posted June 3rd, 2021 at 01:46 PM Comments 2
Posted in TGRF's Reviews
I finished the second book in the Mistborn trilogy yesterday, and after letting my thoughts gel a bit, I want to get down to the review.

On the whole, I think I definitely liked the first book better. It just felt more... cohesive. It felt more structured, in a good way. But I'll get more into that below.

In terms of writing level, I feel like it's about where I am now. I think my structuring and development is better, but Sanderson I think has the better characters and twists.

Ratings:
5: Amazing, above flawless.
4: Flawless, but doesn't really stand out.
3: Might have some issues, but works fine.
2: Has some issues which might detract from the story.
1: Flawed, bring the story down noticeably.

Title: The Well of Ascension
Author: Brandon Sanderson
My Rating: 3.7/5 - A good read

Summary: Following the events of the first book (which I'll do my best to avoid spoiling),...

Posted May 29th, 2021 at 08:45 PM Comments 0
Posted in FFC
TGRF's Fan Fiction Chronicles - Entry #73

I spent a few minutes looking at the screen today, the realization washing over me that I might have just defeated my greatest writing nemesis.

Throughout my writing years, I've narrowed down my problems to a few consistent ones. Crunched intros are there, due to me trying to introduce everything at once. Undeveloped antagonists seem to be haunting my more recent stories for some reason. Stakes - an older nemesis - hems and haws on if it's still an issue. But the big one, the main thing I seem to always struggle with, is a double-header: squished content, and the inability to get a character to change.

These are two sides (plot and character) of the same coin: absent middles. On one side, you have the plot, going straight from the beginning of the story, to the midpoint, and then straight to the end. What happens in the middle? Unfortunately, the 3-act structure is a void there. It took me awhile to...

Posted May 25th, 2021 at 06:02 PM Comments 0
Posted in TGRF's Reviews
I read the SYLO books back in... I can't even remember when. A few years back. I hadn't read anything recently at the time, and possessed by a sudden urge to do so, I perused the fiction shelves of the local library, looking for likely titles. The one that I ended up checking out was SYLO, by D. J. MacHale, the first in a trilogy. Since reading all three books, I've had the desire to review them ever since.

Ratings:
5: Amazing, above flawless.
4: Flawless, but doesn't really stand out.
3: Might have some issues, but works fine.
2: Has some issues which might detract from the story.
1: Flawed, bring the story down noticeably.

Title: The SYLO Chronicles (SYLO, STORM, STRIKE)
Author: D.J.MacHale
My Rating: 4/5

Summary (no spoilers)
It's kind of hard to summarize the whole trilogy without spoiling it. That's because the last two books are based on the ending twist of the first. That twist...

Posted May 23rd, 2021 at 07:29 PM Comments 4
Posted in TGRF's Reviews
I've decided to start another series of blogs, for the purpose of reviewing/critiquing stories (and possibly movies) I've read. I don't read as much as I should these days, but when I do finish up a good fiction book, I often feel like sharing my thoughts on it. So that's what this is for. There are no spoilers below, aside from some very general hints on the story structure used.

Ratings:
5: Amazing, above flawless.
4: Flawless, but doesn't really stand out.
3: Might have some issues, but works fine.
2: Has some issues which might detract from the story.
1: Flawed, bring the story down noticeably.

Title: Mistborn (The Final Empire)
Author: Brandon Sanderson
My rating: 3.9/5 - a solid read.

I hadn't heard about Brandon Sanderson until recently, and upon hearing that he was known for writing 'clean' stories, I knew I had to check him out. I really don't want to read a ton of language or......
Recent Comments
That is kind of the...
Posted June 4th, 2021 at 12:23 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend The Grim Reaper's Friend is offline
Sounds kinda like Dune...
Posted June 3rd, 2021 at 07:18 PM by TheAverageFan TheAverageFan is offline
@TheAverageFan I've added...
Posted May 25th, 2021 at 05:28 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend The Grim Reaper's Friend is offline
Only if you go into...
Posted May 25th, 2021 at 03:12 PM by TheAverageFan TheAverageFan is offline
@TheAverageFan Wouldn't...
Posted May 25th, 2021 at 02:57 PM by The Grim Reaper's Friend The Grim Reaper's Friend is offline

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:49 PM.

Heroscape background footer

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.