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    howdy I'm mistrunner and I really like music and peanut butter. I play euphonium and trombone and I'm not sure what else I do to be honest

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  1. For those wondering why I've been so silent on this thread, it's mostly cause of how it's kinda derailed? I don't really know what's going on anymore to be honest. The guild was originally made as a place to make friends and chat and all that with some light, silly rp as the means by which that could happen, and that's obviously not what it is anymore. I'm not saying that it's bad now, but right now it really isn't something I want to participate in. I'm still following the thread, so I am reading all the posts, but mostly just to make sure you kids are all getting along. Also, while I'm on that note: please get along. Try not to make big changes without consulting everybody else (which kinda started this whole mess and is what is making people mad), and keep it friendly in here. Remember, this is a wholesome thread. The atmosphere has been getting toxic and I don't like it. Also, I don't know the rules about this sort of thing, but if you want to get intense with your rp and all that maybe it would be a good idea to make a separate thread in the roleplaying section. If you're gonna be doing all this double universe and involved plotline stuff that might be scaring away casual members, that might be an option for y'all. Somebody should probably check with a mod first cause I'm not sure if that's a thing you can do, but my point stands. This thread's gotten a little scary for the non-serious poster/newcomer. Edit: Just wanted to add that the whole concept and community of the KA is something I'm very proud of bringing together, and something I really would like to enjoy participating in again. I want to feel the same warmth from the community here that I used to. I don't think that's a complete impossibility, but I am very sad that I've started to feel disconnected from it all. I know I'm rambling a bit, but hopefully y'all understand what I'm trying to say.
  2. Writing college application essays. Please give advice on how to make myself sound interesting I'm desperate

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    2. TwiLyghtSansSparkles


      1. This should be the easiest one, so far as making it sound interesting. Just choose something you're passionate about (preferably something you can tie to your educational goals—for instance, if you're interested in writing fiction and pursuing a journalism degree because you'd be telling stories about things that happened in real life) and talk about what it is and why you love it. Your passion will help make it interesting to read about. 

      2. Let emotion shine through on this one. And the leading emotion doesn't have to be some sort of sorrow or regret; if you choose a failure you now find humorous, play up the comedy. But if it is something that saddens you, or something you now regret, be honest. Don't be afraid to go into the difficulties you faced and how it made you feel. Don't overdo it, but don't go for a completely emotionless retelling, either. 

      3. Community service projects. What are some community service projects you've done, or that you're currently doing? Do you volunteer at your church? Every community service project or volunteering project meets some community need; and each need met can serve as a broader example of how you strive to meet needs in general. For instance, if you volunteer your time by acting as a Big with Big Brothers Big Sisters, then you're meeting that child's need for positive role models and constructive activities, and meeting the community's need for mentors in general. It's also an example of how you care for the next generation and want to ensure they have as many opportunities to succeed as possible. Stuff like that. 

      4. What do you feel you bring to your friendships? Your church? Your classes? You'll bring all of that to your university community. 

      And finally, some general advice: Don't strive for an academic tone. Strive for a more conversational one. Don't be too chatty, but don't be uptight, either. Imagine you're answering a question for a friend of your parents' that you want to impress. But this isn't a stranger; it's someone who's known your parents for a while, has just gotten back in touch, and is super excited to see what you've accomplished in the years they've been gone. Be clear and concise, but don't be clinical. Have as much fun with it as you can. 

    3. Mistrunner


      Twi, you're a lifesaver.

    4. TwiLyghtSansSparkles


      I've just done this a couple times, and I'm happy to help. ^_^ 

  3. Both universes, in perfect unison: Mistrunner startles awake and blearily checks her watch. "Oh no," she mutters blearily. She looks up. "Oh no."
  4. Why couldn't Beethoven find his music teacher? Because he was Haydn!
  5. I don't think we need to mark anything as anything, really. It's a forum thread, not a Sanderson book, and we don't exactly have much in the way of established canon to begin with. We can just handwave something about alternate universes splitting off and move on.
  6. This meme format reminded me of the WoK prologue
  7. Hey, I'm still here! ...I say after being inactive for several months Alright, so it's been a while, but I'm back now. What's going on?
  8. Why do homework when you can eat bread?

    1. Mistrunner


      haha I have an exam in less than 9 hours

    2. TwiLyghtSansSparkles


      Why stop eating bread to do homework when you can eat more bread? 

    3. Mistrunner


      You're darn right and you should say it

  9. Oh, I just think most things have been said already! My biggest piece of advice is just to show not tell. A lot of things can be shown via staging, acting, and implication, so sometimes the characters don't need to tell the audience exactly what's going on, if that makes sense. I think sprinkling exposition throughout or giving it to a narrator would help the dialogue flow more naturally. Dialogue is really what establishes characters' personalities, and once you get rid of the need for them to talk about the plot all the time then we'll get to see more of who they are as people. I hope that was helpful!
  10. Wow, you consider me to be critically minded? I'm putting that on my resume. Honestly, I don't think I have much to say other than the Book of Esther? that's me that's my name
  11. Thoughts on chicken nuggets?

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    2. Sunbird


      I second Tesh's "yum," but you get a higher ratio of meat to breading if you eat the chicken in patty form instead of nuggets.

    3. Mistrunner


      You're darn right! I've never thought about that before

    4. Bleeder


      Often, and plentiful.

  12. My dad just bought 15 cans of Pringles from the commissary because they were just a dollar each.

    I'm not sure how to feel about this.

    1. Tesh


      That's amazing...

    2. Kaymyth


      Feel like you now have an embarrassment of riches in the form of potato chips.

    3. Mistrunner


      Seems a legitimate response.

  13. Mistrunner arises from her throne. "Welcome, @NaeAta. We must welcome our newest member. Bring forth the palanquin!" A moment of awkward silence ensues. "Do we have a palanquin? I don't think we have a palanquin," she mutters, staring blearily at the ceiling.
  14. You know what's great? Grapes. Grapes are great.

    1. Tesh


      Yes. Yes they are.

      So are apples.

    2. Mistrunner


      Couldn't agree more. 

  15. I've been wanting to join the local youth orchestra on trombone for some time. I've been asking a violinist I know who takes lessons from the director for some time for details about difficulty of music, whether or not they'd take me on euphonium if the music is too hard for me to do on trombone, and when and where wind auditions will be. All I've gotten back has been nebulous answers about the director somehow having all her scores destroyed or lost, how "I should just learn trombone," and how auditions would be "sometime in the fall." Well, about four hours ago I got a text that said auditions would be tomorrow. I have a lesson tomorrow at a time dangerously close to the audition times. Apparently the auditions will be our all-region music, which I only have for euphonium. I still don't even know if they'll let me audition on euph. The most obnoxious thing is that all I've heard from the director (all through my friend, as there's apparently no way possible to contact her directly) is excuse after conflicting excuse. Whenever she was asked about dates she said they weren't set yet, but also she didn't know, because someone else handles wind auditions, but also she just forgot and "you should just ask later"... This is her orchestra. She is in charge. If someone else handles wind auditions, it's her job to communicate with them and get the dates. If she's so forgetful, maybe she needs a planner or a calendar. If they're not set, she needs to get her act together. This is inconsiderate and unprofessional at the least, if not outright disrespectful. tl;dr I want to join an orchestra but the director is either annoyingly forgetful or incompetent and I am ticked