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  1. Oh yes! Stink is in too! This’ll be a good one for sure!
  2. I believe Morningtide's article now has all the information on her that we have.
  3. For some reason, if i had to pick any girl in the cosmere, it’d probably be Siri. Don’t ask why, I just find her and maybe Marasi probably the only female characters of Brandon that I’m attracted to. For guys, I LOVE Kelsier. I want Secret History 2 more than anything. Dalinar, Elend, Spook, and Kal are the other top dudes for me.
  4. Thanks man! It’s good to see a familiar face! (Or username I guess). Lots of new players in the last couple years!
  5. Haha thanks, Aman! I played MR31 as my first game back and am a lot busier now than before, so this is only my second game back but I pop on the forums here and there.
  6. Gotcha! I have played some conversion games but I’m excited to play this one. It seems a bit different than the others I’ve played. Thanks!
  7. Alright, alright. I’ve been looking for a simpler game to play and this looks perfect. I love the Seer twist too, is that new to this game or has it been done since I’ve been gone? I’ll join as Matarn Wachtrot, from the northern dominance. As a personal favor, can everyone post their normal usernames when they sign up at least? These ooklas confuse me.
  8. Thanks! I'm working on further ideas of what exactly I want to tell, so I'll keep you updated. I really like that one too. There are monsters in the forest. I reached my tainted palm out to his, Mama’s voice ringing in my mind. If there was danger in the forest, this thing was probably it. But I couldn’t stop. Something pulled me towards it­–him?, dangerous but familiar. Then I noticed the taint in his skin too. I was revulsed, but couldn’t stop. He spoke as our fingers brushed. “So long, it’s been so long. They taught you not to embrace the joy of the forest, of course, that’s just like them.” “What? Who are you?” I asked. “Oh, daughter. You’ve forgotten me this time?” he asked, voice tight like vines in Mama’s garden. “Come.” He pulled me deeper into the shadowy forest. Never go to the forest alone. Everything Mama had taught me screamed to pull away. But something deeper, darker, whispered to go forward. The taint spread faster. My shoulder was fully bark, no pale skin to see. Tendrils of timber stretched towards my chest. We stopped at the edge of a pond, black in the midnight dark. Trees grasped for the night sky, creaking and swaying, crowding the water. “Go.” Don’t go past the Yanuji bushes, there’s danger. My fingers trembled. “Why?” “You’ll remember soon, sapling.” He pushed. I didn’t resist. The momentum started me toward the pond. Quicker. Soon I was running, legs stiffening to wood. Twigs branched from my body. The water lay inches away. Then my feet splashed into it. Ecstasy roared through my body as roots on my ankles slurped up the water. Images flashed. Times, places, people. Memories. Trees turning to human shapes. Tree-people fighting the people of a village. My village. A time of silence in the forest. Me, sap-blood leaking from a wound in my gut. And me, reborn, stolen by Mama from the outskirts of the forest. The vision stopped. I didn’t need to look down to know that my entire body had finally embraced the darkwood that had been a long time coming. Power coursed in my veins like sap and I knew I couldn’t be cut down this time. I smiled, breathing in the rich smell of growth in the pure air. “Asholli, welcome home.” I turned to my father, my real father, and grinned. This was going to be the best fight of my life. There are monsters in the forest. And the monster was me.
  9. I'm not sure. I like the challenge of keeping myself to a small word count and forcing myself to leave a lot to the imagination and just refining it bit by bit. But now that I've written it, I have more stories to tell about this world. Consequences of being an epic fantasy reader I guess. Thank you so much!!! New Version: There are monsters in the forest. I reached my tainted hand out for his palm, Mama’s voice ringing in my mind. If there was danger in the forest, this thing was probably it. But I couldn’t stop. Something pulled me towards it­–him?, dangerous but familiar. Then I noticed his taint. I was revulsed, but couldn’t stop. He spoke as our fingers brushed. “So long, it’s been so long. They taught you not to embrace the joy of the forest, of course, that’s just like them.” “What? Who are you?” I asked. “Oh, daughter. You’ve forgotten me this time, have you?” he spoke, voice tight like vines in Mama’s garden. “Come.” He pulled me deeper into the shadowy forest. Never go to the forest alone. Everything Mama had taught me screamed to pull away. But something deeper, darker, whispered to go forward. The taint spread faster now. My shoulder was fully bark now, no pale skin to see. Tendrils of timber stretched towards my chest. He set me down at the edge of a pond, black in the midnight dark. Trees grasped for the night sky, creaking and swaying, crowding the water. “Go.” Don’t go past the Yanuji bushes, there’s danger. My fingers trembled. “Why?” “You’ll remember soon, sapling.” He pushed. I didn’t resist. The momentum started me toward the pond. Quicker. Faster. Soon I was running, legs hardening to wood. Twigs branched from my body. The water was inches away. Then I was in it. Ecstasy roared through my body as roots on my ankles slurped up the water. Images flashed. Times, places, people. Memories. Trees turning to human shapes. Tree-people fighting the people of a village. My village. A time of silence in the forest. Me, sap-blood leaking from a wound in my gut. And me, reborn, stolen by Mama from the outskirts of the forest. The vision stopped. I didn’t need to look down to know that my entire body had finally embraced the darkwood that had been a long time coming. Power coursed in my veins like sap and I knew I couldn’t be cut down this time. I smiled, breathing in the rich smell of growth in the pure air. “Asholli, welcome home.” I turned to my father, my real father, and grinned. This was going to be the best fight of my life. There are monsters in the forest. And the monster was me.
  10. @TwiLyghtSansSparkles Thanks again for the feedback! I have been swamped with school, so I haven't made any edits in the past few weeks, but I do want to get back to this eventually. Hopefully next week, I'll have more time. I also wanted to let you know that, thanks to your help, this won an honorable mention and will be published in the magazine. Thanks!!
  11. @TwiLyghtSansSparkles Thanks again for the input! Here's another updated version! I'll be submitting it today, but I'd love continuing feedback as I'd like to continue to cultivate this story. There are monsters in the forest. I reached my tainted hand out for his palm with Mama’s voice ringing in my mind. If there was danger in the forest, this thing was probably it. But I couldn’t stop. Something pulled me towards it­–him?, dangerous but familiar. Then I noticed his taint. I was revulsed, but couldn’t stop. He spoke as our fingers brushed. “So long, it’s been so long. They taught you not to embrace the joy of the forest, of course, that’s just like them.” “What? Who are you?” I asked. “Oh, daughter. You’ve forgotten me this time, have you?” he spoke, voice tight like vines in Mama’s garden. “Come.” He pulled me deeper into the shadowy forest. Never go to the forest alone. Everything Mama had taught me screamed inside to pull away. But something deeper, darker, whispered inside to go forward. The taint spread faster now. My shoulder was fully bark now, no pale skin to see. Tendrils of timber stretched towards my chest. He set me down at the edge of a pond, black in the midnight dark. Trees grasped for the night sky, creaking and swaying, crowding the water. “Go.” Don’t go past the Yanuji bushes, there’s danger. Feeling twinges of anxiety, I replied, “Why?” “You’ll remember soon, sapling.” He pushed. I didn’t resist. The momentum started me toward the pond. Quicker. Faster. Soon I was running, legs hardening to wood. Twigs branched from my body. The water was inches away. Then I was in it. Ecstasy roared through my body as roots on my ankles slurped up the water. Images flashed. Times, places, people. Memories. Trees turning to human shapes. Tree-people fighting the people of a village. My village. A time of silence in the forest. Me, sap-blood leaking from a wound in my gut. And me, reborn, stolen by Mama from the outskirts of the forest. The vision stopped. I didn’t need to look down to know that my entire body had finally embraced the darkwood that had been a long time coming, stiff, yet powerful. I smiled, breathing in the rich smell of growth in the pure air. “Asholli, welcome home.” I turned to my father, my real father, and grinned. This was going to be the best fight of my life. There are monsters in the forest. And the monster was me.
  12. New version! There are monsters in the forest. I leaned in, uncertain, Mama’s voice running through my head. My hand, the tainted one, reached for his palm anyway. It—he?—had tubes crossing his side. I’d never seen tubes like that before. This thing was grotesque, but somehow drew me in. Something about him was magnetizing. He was tainted too. When my fingers touched his, he spoke. “So long. It’s been so long. You haven’t embraced the joy of the forest this time.” “What? Who are you?” I asked. “Oh, daughter. You’ve forgotten this time, have you?” he spoke, voice tight like vines in Mama’s garden. “Come.” He pulled me suddenly deeper into the shadowy forest. Never go to the forest alone. Everything Mama had taught me screamed inside to pull away. But something deeper, darker, pushed me forward. The taint was spreading faster now. My shoulder had become fully wood now, no pale skin left to see. Tendrils of timber stretched towards my chest. He set me down at the edge of a pond, black in the midnight dark. Trees grasped for the night sky, creaking and swaying, crowding the water. “Go.” Don’t go past the Yanuji bushes, there’s danger. Feeling twinges of anxiety, I replied, “Why?” “You’ll remember soon, sapling.” He pushed. I didn’t resist. The momentum started me forward and I began to walk towards the water. Quicker. Faster. Soon I was running, legs hardening to wood. Twigs branched from my body. The water was inches away. Then I was in it. Ecstasy roared through my body as roots on my ankles slurped up the water. Images flashed. Times, places, people. Memories. Trees turning to human shapes. Tree-people fighting the people of a village. My village. A time of silence in the forest. Me, sap-blood leaking from a wound in my gut. And me, reborn, stolen by Mama from the outskirts of the forest. The vision stopped. I didn’t need to look down to know that my entire body had finally embraced the darkwood that had been a long time coming, stiff, yet powerful. I loved it. “Asholli, welcome home.” I turned to my father, my real father, and grinned wickedly. This was going to be the best fight of my life. There are monsters in the forest. And the monster was me.
  13. Thanks!! Thank you so much, Twi! This feedback is super helpful! When I make the changes, I'll post an updated version. Please keep letting me know of things you liked or disliked ot ways I could improve my writing.
  14. Hi all! I'm entering a flash fiction contest and I'd love to get some feedback from you! The story needs to be 100-500 words long, which is way shorter than I tend to write, so this is a new format for me. Please let me know your thoughts! It's based off the image that's attached. Newest Version: There are monsters in the forest. I reached my tainted palm out to his, Mama’s voice ringing in my mind. If there was danger in the forest, this thing was probably it. But I couldn’t stop. Something pulled me towards it­–him?, dangerous but familiar. Then I noticed the taint in his skin too. I was revulsed, but couldn’t stop. He spoke as our fingers brushed. “So long, it’s been so long. They taught you not to embrace the joy of the forest, of course, that’s just like them.” “What? Who are you?” I asked. “Oh, daughter. You’ve forgotten me this time?” he asked, voice tight like vines in Mama’s garden. “Come.” He pulled me deeper into the shadowy forest. Never go to the forest alone. Everything Mama had taught me screamed to pull away. But something deeper, darker, whispered to go forward. The taint spread faster. My shoulder was fully bark, no pale skin to see. Tendrils of timber stretched towards my chest. We stopped at the edge of a pond, black in the midnight dark. Trees grasped for the night sky, creaking and swaying, crowding the water. “Go.” Don’t go past the Yanuji bushes, there’s danger. My fingers trembled. “Why?” “You’ll remember soon, sapling.” He pushed. I didn’t resist. The momentum started me toward the pond. Quicker. Soon I was running, legs stiffening to wood. Twigs branched from my body. The water lay inches away. Then my feet splashed into it. Ecstasy roared through my body as roots on my ankles slurped up the water. Images flashed. Times, places, people. Memories. Trees turning to human shapes. Tree-people fighting the people of a village. My village. A time of silence in the forest. Me, sap-blood leaking from a wound in my gut. And me, reborn, stolen by Mama from the outskirts of the forest. The vision stopped. I didn’t need to look down to know that my entire body had finally embraced the darkwood that had been a long time coming. Power coursed in my veins like sap and I knew I couldn’t be cut down this time. I smiled, breathing in the rich smell of growth in the pure air. “Asholli, welcome home.” I turned to my father, my real father, and grinned. This was going to be the best fight of my life. There are monsters in the forest. And the monster was me. V1:
  15. Hey there! Thanks for the @ ! I don't think I have enough time right now to commit to joining back up here, but thanks for the welcome! I'll definitely let you know if it works out for me again in the future!