Kaymyth

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Kaymyth last won the day on December 27 2016

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  1. Locking this because while there are good reasons to necro threads, this just...wasn't. Sorry.
  2. It really depends on the topic of the thread and how relevant it is to current knowledge/events. I know that some forums frown on thread necros, but honestly, we're not that concerned about it. There are plenty of cases in which an existing theory thread may get data from a new book where it makes sense to continue the existing conversation (even if it's 19 months old) rather than start a new thread. This is doubly true when the original poster wants to pull it back up and discuss the new developments. Granted, I do get a little amused on the odd occasion when somebody pops in and quotes one of my posts from, say, 4 years ago and says, "But this this is wrong! Here's why." I usually giggle to myself and then respond and point out that I made said post X years before the book in question proved my devilish cleverness to be nothing more than a flight of fancy. So it's not bad to necro threads. Just pay attention to dates and things when you pull up an old discussion so you don't feel embarrassed later.
  3. This is a thing of gloriousness.
  4. Why, hello, Rejection Senstivity Dysphoria! It's been a while since you came out to play. Thanks for giving me this bout of deeply illogical anxiety about tomorrow night's writer critique group meeting, I'd almost forgotten what it feels like to be totally crippled with nerves over nothing.

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    2. Slowswift

      Slowswift

      Sounds like it.

      Thumbs up and good luck!

    3. Kaymyth

      Kaymyth

      As it turns out, everything was fine. Nothing terrible happened. Nothing even mildly bad happened. The sole purpose of my anxiety was to make me anxious.

    4. Slowswift

      Slowswift

      Yay!

      Anxiety's a sack of storms like that. Glad it went well!

  5. Come to the Discord. Joooin usssss.
  6. But there's all these people you DO know, too! And people you can get to know and then have new friends! Yep; that was right around the time a hurricane hit Ireland. He did pop back out and let us know he was okay. @Quiver Hey there! We still like you! It's okay to come out! @Kobold King We have had a Discord for several years now. There's literally a sideboard of it on the main forum page.
  7. Of course I'm still around. I've been a lot more active on the Discord over the last couple of years, but I've started to try to boost my presence a bit more on the forums again. Kobold King still drops periodic status posts; Twi, too, though more rarely. Quiver probably forgot to log in for months. Mestiv is around on the Discord and does a lot of code-stuff behind the scenes for the Shard.
  8. I had several at the top that were pretty closely clustered - Edgedancer, Lightweaver, and Windrunner.
  9. Write an essay, spend 3 1/2 months revising it, accidentally end up with a novella.
  10. What Shallan has is definitely not Dissociative Identity Disorder. A lot of folks come to that conclusion, but there are some distinct differences between what Shallan is doing and what happens with DID. Brandon is indeed very conscientious about the mental illness and non-neurotypical representations he puts into his work. He's also admitted to making some mistakes in his earlier books, and works hard to improve as he learns more.
  11. Unlike some of the recent mod voices, I am...mostly keeping my mod hat on. Not because I feel like I need to mod anyone right at this moment, but because my mod hat comes with a heavy filter that is absolutely necessary for me on topics like this. I can't talk here like I can on my personal social media, because when it comes to social justice issues I'm kind of a firebrand. I'm know that ultimately, I'm not capable of keeping a cool head discussing this subject. Which means I'm not capable of moderating this subject. So I'm trying not to read too many of the replies here. The mods who are watching the thread directly are better able to keep an even keel on things. And in return, there are situations in which I can keep a level head when some of the others get riled up. But it's part of the responsibility of moderating to know what we can handle and when we're about to lose our cool - so if it seems like some of the mods are being inhumanly dispassionate about moderating the thread, it's because we self-select for who can keep that level head in any given discussion. Sometimes it'll be a distinct set of people, sometimes one person will handle it until they start getting frustrated and then pass it off to another. I do keep up with the staff chat, and will chime in on those discussions, but this post is really about as deep as I can get into the discussion here without losing my crem. We talk to each other a lot. We know each other really well, and do a lot of teamwork behind the scenes when it comes to moderating. Sometimes this means we're slow to respond to a situation, either because we're hashing out a lot of different opinions or we're having trouble coordinating time zones to get one or more voices in that we absolutely need to hear before we act. I know sometimes people can get a little frustrated when we don't act on something as quickly as expected, but we're never not paying attention. We just all have jobs and families and pets and a wild variety of different sleeping schedules. It may take us some time to juggle things to where we can figure a thing out, but we absolutely will get there.
  12. Surreptitiously eyes the first draft of "Clear and Present Discord" that currently sits in Alpha-reader-torn-to-proper-shreds form on Google Docs. Oh, look. A thing I have not finished.
  13. Ooh, the season cost has dropped a LOT since I last looked at it...like a week ago. That's something I might spring for. But I wasn't gonna pay $55 for it.
  14. It's still not on Netflix.
  15. It's probably a really good sign that, while working on revisions, I find that I really enjoy the story I wrote. Might be I done some good fanfic.

    Or is that arrogance? Hubris maybe? I DON'T KNOW.