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  • About TGRF
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    USA - ID - Post Falls
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    Self employed writer/digital designer/computer student
    Interests
    Writing, Martial Arts, digital design (Photoshop, Blender), video game design (Unreal Engine)
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  • Join Date: September 19th, 2010
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May 1st, 2024
01:01 PM - TGRF mentioned TheAverageFan in post Using ChatGPT for writing
TheAverageFan For sure. There were...
April 29th, 2024
11:34 AM - Elven Lord mentioned TGRF in post Re: Fan Fic Contest - Are you the best writer?
...0k word prompts and TGRF had to read them all...
April 28th, 2024
09:53 PM - TGRF mentioned TheAverageFan in post Writing Update #6 - April
TheAverageFan I'm drawing the lin...
March 29th, 2024
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February 29th, 2024
02:57 PM - TGRF mentioned TheAverageFan in post Writing Update #4 - February
TheAverageFan Well the point of t...
August 26th, 2023
03:30 PM - TGRF mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #110 - August Update
TheAverageFan Projected length is ...
July 27th, 2023
11:00 AM - TGRF mentioned Tornado in post Re: Personal Challenge: TGRF
Tornado Happy Birthday mate!...
July 10th, 2023
12:20 PM - TGRF mentioned Dysole in post Re: Heroscape 5e Stat Blocks
...and suggest we ping Dysole for possible migrati...
July 9th, 2023
02:58 AM - Nomad mentioned TGRF in post Re: Everett, WA - Summer Whip and Rumble 7/15/23
Updated the participate l...
June 20th, 2023
10:01 PM - Nomad mentioned TGRF in post Everett, WA - WA North NHSD Tournament 10/28/23
WA North NHSD Tournament ...
June 14th, 2023
04:42 PM - TGRF mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #107 - June Update
TheAverageFan Well GPT can of cou...
March 21st, 2023
06:46 PM - TGRF mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #104 - New Methods
TheAverageFan The story is not abo...
March 1st, 2023
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February 16th, 2023
09:48 PM - TGRF mentioned Elven Lord in post Re: Personal Challenge: TGRF
Elven Lord Well, I have comple...
February 2nd, 2023
08:00 PM - TGRF mentioned b57123m in post Re: The Heart of Vengeance
... the Codex. I asked b57123m to take a stab at de...
08:00 PM - TGRF mentioned Evar-Scarcarver in post Re: The Heart of Vengeance
... good sketches, and Evar-Scarcarver digitized those and ...
08:00 PM - TGRF mentioned Wanderer999 in post Re: The Heart of Vengeance
...ons for this story. Wanderer999 did a fantastic job ...
January 31st, 2023
06:14 PM - TGRF mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #100 - Full Circle
TheAverageFan the spark won't com...
January 11th, 2023
05:04 PM - TGRF mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #99 - (Late) December Update
Thanks TheAverageFan Your comments really...
December 3rd, 2022
03:22 PM - TGRF mentioned ryguy266 in post Re: Betrayal by Ryguy
Hey ryguy266 ! Welcome to our sma...
November 7th, 2022
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October 26th, 2022
01:22 PM - TGRF mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #97 - October Update
TheAverageFan True, true, althou...
September 15th, 2022
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August 9th, 2022
09:06 PM - TGRF mentioned Gold1 in post Re: Drunkenly Reviewing Every Low-Rated & Unranked Fiction h
...unts. Welcome back, Gold1 . ~TGRF.
August 8th, 2022
10:27 AM - Majora's Incarnation mentioned TGRF in post Gesta Fabulatoris: Renovatio
I remember you from the o...
June 30th, 2022
09:24 PM - Elven Lord mentioned TGRF in post Re: Fan Fic Contest - Are you the best writer?
Pre-Write complete. Where...
May 31st, 2022
06:34 PM - TGRF mentioned Tornado in post Re: Drunkenly Reviewing Every Low-Rated & Unranked Fiction h
Tornado On that note, since ...
April 25th, 2022
12:35 PM - TGRF mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #90 - The Changes for Dilmir
TheAverageFan I'm definitely elimi...
September 30th, 2021
12:27 PM - TGRF mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #78 - Basic lessons and epic conclusions
No worries, TheAverageFan . I love worldbuildi...
September 29th, 2021
11:49 AM - TGRF mentioned AMIS in post FFC #78 - Basic lessons and epic conclusions
...nks for the support AMIS ~TGRF.
August 18th, 2021
03:55 PM - TGRF mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #76 - Opening impressions of The Stormlight Archive
TheAverageFan It was a bit jarring...
June 27th, 2021
11:55 AM - TGRF mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #75 - Series approaching... maybe
TheAverageFan That's a good point ...
May 25th, 2021
06:04 PM - TGRF mentioned FirstHeroUser in post How to get out of a house with no doors or windows.
FirstHeroUser Your best bet is pro...
05:28 PM - TGRF mentioned TheAverageFan in post TGRF's Reviews - Mistborn (The Final Empire)
TheAverageFan I've added in a summ...
02:57 PM - TGRF mentioned TheAverageFan in post TGRF's Reviews - Mistborn (The Final Empire)
TheAverageFan Wouldn't that spoil ...
May 22nd, 2021
02:02 PM - TGRF mentioned IshMEL in post FFC #70 - Why math is not like writing
IshMEL True. I fear my expe...
April 28th, 2021
12:28 PM - TGRF mentioned TheAverageFan in post FFC #70 - Why math is not like writing
TheAverageFan Adding the arc in af...

Quotes

May 3rd, 2024
08:52 PM - Shurrig quoted TGRF in post Re: The Book of Raelin the Kyrie Warrior (AoA)
...easily anyway? ~TGRF. They did a great...
03:07 PM - TGRF quoted Tornado in post Re: Fan Fic Contest - Are you the best writer?
... characters plenty. Tornado can of course provid...
03:07 PM - TGRF quoted Elven Lord in post Re: Fan Fic Contest - Are you the best writer?
:boxing: Hey, so do the entr...
May 2nd, 2024
12:22 PM - TGRF quoted ryguy266 in post Re: The Book of Raelin the Kyrie Warrior (AoA)
Iron Golem's 2+ auto shields ...
12:22 PM - TGRF quoted MegaSilver in post Re: The Book of Raelin the Kyrie Warrior (AoA)
Iron Golem's 2+ auto shields on...
May 1st, 2024
06:37 PM - Shurrig quoted TGRF in post Re: The Book of Raelin the Kyrie Warrior (AoA)
...heorycrafting. ~TGRF. The warforged (m...
05:46 PM - ryguy266 quoted TGRF in post Re: The Book of Raelin the Kyrie Warrior (AoA)
...heorycrafting. ~TGRF. The warforged (m...
April 30th, 2024
10:01 PM - TGRF quoted MegaSilver in post Re: The Book of Raelin the Kyrie Warrior (AoA)
Iron Golem's 2+ auto shields on...
09:30 PM - MegaSilver quoted TGRF in post Re: The Book of Raelin the Kyrie Warrior (AoA)
...to Raelin/DKs? ~TGRF. Iron Golem's 2+ ...
April 29th, 2024
12:34 PM - Elven Lord quoted TGRF in post Re: Fan Fic Contest - Are you the best writer?
TGRF In the same line of ...
12:31 PM - TGRF quoted Elven Lord in post Re: Fan Fic Contest - Are you the best writer?
TGRF In the same line of reason...
April 27th, 2024
12:52 PM - TGRF quoted Tornado in post Re: Fan Fic Contest - Are you the best writer?
...interesting prompt, Tornado, I'll see what sprin...
April 25th, 2024
12:44 PM - TGRF quoted Tornado in post Re: Fan Fic Contest - Are you the best writer?
I think I have it. Let me m...
April 24th, 2024
12:43 PM - TGRF quoted TheAverageFan in post Re: Fan Fic Contest - Are you the best writer?
Damn -1 title. At least now I don'...
April 15th, 2024
06:59 PM - TGRF quoted Tornado in post Re: Fan Fic Contest - Are you the best writer?
Hmmm may have to flesh and b...
01:26 PM - TGRF quoted ryguy266 in post Re: Fan Fic Contest - Are you the best writer?
Nope. The general rule is jus...
01:26 PM - TGRF quoted Elven Lord in post Re: Fan Fic Contest - Are you the best writer?
Nope. The general rule is just ...
11:16 AM - Elven Lord quoted TGRF in post Re: Valhalla Fan Art and Fiction Forum Index
...or the novels. ~TGRF. I read through s...
09:55 AM - Elven Lord quoted TGRF in post Re: Fan Fic Contest - Are you the best writer?
...unning, Ryguy? ~TGRF. I am hoping! I w...
April 14th, 2024
10:57 PM - ryguy266 quoted TGRF in post Re: Fan Fic Contest - Are you the best writer?
...unning, Ryguy? ~TGRF. I am hoping! I w...

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Posted May 15th, 2024 at 12:37 PM Comments 0
Posted in TGRF's Reviews
TGRF Reviews: Shadows of Self

I recently completed the second installment in the Wax and Wayne series, the sequel series to the Mistborn books. At this point I've read both the Mistborn trilogy and the four Stormlight Archive books, and while I like the Stormlight setting more, I feel that the Mistborn trilogy was definitely Sanderson's best work that I've read. So my hopes are high for Wax and Wayne to deliver. Let's get to the review.

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 media.
1: Flawed, bring the media down noticeably.

Title: Shadows of Self
Author: Brandon Sanderson
My Rating: 4/5 - A fun and solid read, with good promise for what's to come

Summary: As I understand it, Alloy of Law was more of an introductory book, a way for Sanderson to test...

Posted April 29th, 2024 at 03:19 PM Comments 2
Posted in Uncategorized
So for awhile now, I've been using ChatGPT in my writing endeavors. I know there's a fair bit of controversy over using AI in writing, and GPT in general, so I wanted to write this blog entry to explain how I use it, and how I think it can help other writers as well.

What I do NOT use GPT for
It's important to start here. While GPT can certainly write an entire story for you, that's not what I'm using it for. The quality of such a story is debatable, and using AI in such a way would be completely negating any creative aspect of writing. I'm no longer writing a story, I'm just using what is essentially a highly advanced article spinner to write one for me. I don't want to do that, and at that point, it isn't even really my work anyway.

I also don't use GPT to come up with characters or plot. There's a gray area here, which I'll get into, but again, I don't use GPT to just write for me. I decide the plot, characters, stakes, and everything else. ...

Posted April 27th, 2024 at 01:19 PM Comments 3
Posted in Writing Updates
TGRF's Writing Updates - April

Another month is coming to a close, which means it's time for another writing update. Let's get to it.

Fan Fiction
As is fast becoming normal, no fan fiction is in the works. Ideas for fan fiction continue to come and go, but with progress on my novels continuing, I don't want to divert attention to pursue them. With the recent revival in competition interest, I will continue to participate there. Hopefully that can scratch the HS itch satisfactorily.

Novels
Progress has continued on the novel front. This month was almost entirely devoted to answering a plethora of unknowns I had accumulated while constructing the plot. Some were easy, some were hard, but they are all dealt with now. I will say that ChatGPT has become an incredible tool for me, as it is capable of understanding complex plot scenarios and providing solutions.

At this point, I'm considering what I can add to the story...

Posted April 4th, 2024 at 05:41 PM Comments 0
Posted in TGRF's Reviews
TGRF Reviews: the Alloy of Law

I was able to get my hands on the continuation of the Mistborn world - the Wax and Wayne series - over Christmas, and was able to sit down and read the relatively short first book recently. I wanted to get my thoughts down before I started the second book.

Since my recent ratings have been generally lower than I felt they should be, I've opted to stop rating individual sections or aspects of media in these reviews, and instead simply provide an overall rating which I feel is more accurate. I'll still offer my thoughts on the individual aspects as usual.

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 media.
1: Flawed, bring the media down noticeably.

Title: The Alloy of Law
Author: Brandon Sanderson
My Rating: 2.85/5 - mostly...

Posted March 28th, 2024 at 07:17 PM Comments 0
Posted in Writing Updates
TGRF's Writing Updates - March

It's been a bit of a busy month, and while my writing endeavors took a backseat a few times, they are still there, making progress slowly. So it's time to update you on where we're at.

Fan Fiction
There is sadly no fan fiction planned at this time. The DoD sequel is still there, but I have chosen to remain focused on my novels rather than divert attention to it.

So for now, there is still no fan fiction on the way. That may change with the possible revival of HeroScape and hopefully renewed interest in the fan fiction competition - time will tell.

Novels
Last month we ironed out a lot of the plot for the novels, and spent a good amount of time working on the stakes. This month has been almost entirely devoted to characters.

I have created and developed the main protagonist and main villains (there are two). However, upon attempting to flesh out a supporting cast,...
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