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DarkChaplain joined on May 14th, 2010, since that has made 3294 posts that are still accessible today, 135 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, DarkChaplain has given 6360 upvotes, and was last online on Nov 23rd, 2014.

  • In The Bad Joke Thread

    CL users handing in their project submissions on time, without a fuss.

    Oh god, my sides!

  • In New~!!

    You are looking for this.

    Locking this since it is entirely redundant.

  • In CL Short Story Project 6: Discussion Thread

    Let me point out that no timeframe has been chosen yet!

    There is no start date or deadline as of now. This probably won't start until early to mid December at this rate, though no promises on that either.

  • In CL Short Story Project 6: Discussion Thread

    To help me gauge interest in this project, please leave a message below this post if you are interested in participating.

    Please also leave a post to tell me why you aren't interested/still hesitant.
    I'd like to know how to maximize the amount of participants. Besides, I won't be holding this project for an odd 3 or 4 people.

  • In CL Short Story Project 6: Discussion Thread

    if it's Lies i'd write for a basic "slice of life" story i think, or maybe something Sci-Fi or Fantasy. i think Lies offers infinitely more things to write about than a Christmas setting, i think a bunch of rushed Christmas stories would be kind of hard and also boring.

    That's the point, yes. As long as it is a story revolving around Lies in one way or another, it doesn't matter if its a horror story, a fantasy, a comedy slice of life setting or whatever else. As long as there's some fundamental lie, some sort of deception going on, it is a go. If the theme of lies takes a prominent, or elemental role, that's good.

  • In Songs inspired by games. For gamers from gamers.

    Miracle of Sound Meets Bayonetta

  • In CL Short Story Project 6: Discussion Thread

    Are you having amnesia or sth? You even posted after I proposed the topic and elaborated on it on the last discussion thread. And nobody but you brought "genre" into this. The OP talks about topics, not genres

    To reiterate:

    Lies can be spun in an infinite amount of creative ways. One could look at the liar, the ones being lied to, the effects, the struggle to maintain a lie. Of course, this stretches from simple "I'm lying to my friends" to big con artistry, cheating in casionos to big government coverups. Lies exist in all walks of life, small and big ones, good and bad. They exist in every genre, and could thus, as a theme, give the writers a massive amount of freedom.


    What I AM enthusiastic about is the idea of Lies. Why? Because you can write lies into everything. We lie on a regular basis in real life, and fantasy heroes, as well as superheroes, lie about their identities or deeds all the time. Bruce Wayne is hiding his role as the Dark Knight from the world and won't hesitate lying about it, or setting up situations that'd disprove suspicions of others that it might be him.

    The Government lies about its "war on terror", or about how they aren't getting basically blackmailed by the industry titans. The media makes a whole business out of lying, as do actors who assume roles for an audience. People lie to save others, people lie to get an out-of-jail card in the future, people lie to get what they want, people lie to steal others blind. They can also lie to avoid hurting somebody, which can also backfire.

    Lies have a LOT of room for interpretation, moral ambiguity, interesting settings and characters. A story could be about an unrepentent arsehole lying to further his own greed, or it could be about a joking trickster who deceives his audience for whichever reasons. It could be about a guy or girl lying to their family or lover about something, or an employee lying about his work. It could be about a scientist lying about his research, for good or ill. It could be about a priest deceiving himself in his beliefs, or a parent telling his daughter that Santa is real.

    There's a shitload of room for interesting stories, both very human ones close to the heart to spectacular games and complex drama. The funny thing with lies is that they can be both a means to an end or a catalyst setting a whole line of events into motion. They can solve problems and create new ones.

    That's good stuff for written stories, especially since those allow for closer examination of the involved characters' motivations and thought processes. Something that movies really suck at.

  • In The CL Great Mad Scientist Challenge!! (Nominations)

    I'm just kinda confused with what goes in this thread. Taro's "anime" requirement is quite loose, and it doesn't really help to have a live action movie screenshot in the OP, considering it is an anime voting.
    Kinda fuzzy, those rules.

  • In CL Short Story Project 6: Discussion Thread

    Go to hell.

  • In The CL Great Mad Scientist Challenge!! (Nominations)

    So video game characters count just by being featured in a manga adaption? Huh.