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14 August 2013 @ 11:45 pm
Round 14 Support Thread!  
Hello, fellow Hikago fans! As you've probably seen, sign ups (DW and LJ) for round 14 of blind_go have arrived, and you guys know what that means: lots and lots of flailing, starting now! For anyone new to our challenge here, this is the place we come to chat, flail, cry, procrastinate, plot, ask and answer questions, and support each other.

Anonymouse is encouraged for writers, especially if there could be clues to your fic, but obviously isn't required, and comments will be screened during the guessing period just in case. Participants also often use their blind_go ID's once they get them, which adds a fun twist to things and you're certainly welcome to do that as well. ^_~

Writers: Complaints about lack of progress, procrastinating, requests for ideas, and more are all awesome.

Readers: You guys are more than welcome to participate too! Leave your reassurances, fanfic ideas, and helpful random spam here.

Go go Hikago! \o/

Edit: Comments should hopefully be unscreened now for posterity. If they're not, poke at me and I'll take are of it. :D
(Anonymous) on August 16th, 2013 02:25 am (UTC)
Ver: blind_go (Sanity)verloren1983 on August 22nd, 2013 04:43 pm (UTC)
*flails also*
(Anonymous) on August 22nd, 2013 05:44 am (UTC)
Ver: Chiverloren1983 on August 22nd, 2013 04:43 pm (UTC)
Yay! Welcome! :D
(Anonymous) on August 23rd, 2013 07:48 pm (UTC)
I wrote 4000 words in a day, and now I'm stuuuuck. Like, totally. x_X
(Anonymous) on August 24th, 2013 10:00 pm (UTC)
I totally sympathize. Except, you know, I've written 0 words and I'm totally stuck. It's the same, right? XD
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 25th, 2013 07:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 26th, 2013 02:20 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on August 24th, 2013 05:41 am (UTC)
I think my fic will be too long o_O. Well, if I even manage to finish it.
(Anonymous) on August 24th, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
I have the same problem. Well, I'm pretty sure I'll get this finished, but I'm equally sure it won't fit into 8000 words. The word count atm is 6396 and there's still quite a lot left...
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 24th, 2013 09:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 24th, 2013 10:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - verloren1983 on August 24th, 2013 11:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 25th, 2013 05:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - trixie_chick on August 24th, 2013 11:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 25th, 2013 05:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on August 25th, 2013 01:16 am (UTC)
I have the perfect crossover fusion idea but I can't squee about it with anyone because blind_go ;_;
Ver: blind_go (Sanity)verloren1983 on August 25th, 2013 01:44 am (UTC)
You can squee here, anon! That's what this thread is for!

Tell ussssssssssss. <3
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 25th, 2013 03:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 25th, 2013 05:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 25th, 2013 08:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 25th, 2013 06:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on August 25th, 2013 05:10 pm (UTC)
Probing general opinions. Canonically, the characters are most often referred to by surnames. Touya, Shindo, Waya. Of course, fic is different. I've seen fic written two ways and can't decide which is best. So if you were reading a fic narrated by Touya Akira, do you prefer the text to refer to him as Touya or as Akira? "Akira thought it might be safer" or "Touya thought it might be safer"?
(Anonymous) on August 25th, 2013 07:25 pm (UTC)
Personally, I'd say it could go either way. Whatever you choose would probably sound just fine. Akira is an only child from a traditional family, so I would think that it would be reasonable to assume that he thinks of himself as "Touya." On the other hand, if he's being referred to as "Akira" by the other people in the story or something, well, it wouldn't be out of place or anything for him to think of himself as Akira.

I guess the only advice I'd offer is... listen to your muse. What feels more comfortable? What's going to be easier for you to stay consistent using?
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 25th, 2013 08:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 25th, 2013 08:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 28th, 2013 01:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 28th, 2013 06:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 28th, 2013 06:47 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on August 26th, 2013 06:26 pm (UTC)
(Oh hey, LJ has a quick and easy "anonymously" switch! That helps.)

Too much RL, not enough fandom, when was BG due again? Oh shit.
Ver: kifu_archiveverloren1983 on August 26th, 2013 09:18 pm (UTC)
September 19th. Calm down, anon, it's okay. XD
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 27th, 2013 05:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 28th, 2013 01:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on August 27th, 2013 07:34 am (UTC)
Ok, weird questions: Phone booths in Tokyo. Are there any? Is it ever possible to find one that take coins?
(Anonymous) on August 27th, 2013 10:37 am (UTC)
It would appear as if they do, and they take coins (http://accessible.jp.org/tokyo/en/useful/call.html), though as to how common they are... maybe someone who has been there will answer.
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 27th, 2013 02:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - februaryfour on August 27th, 2013 04:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - leilia on September 6th, 2013 04:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on August 28th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
Random question here too: what make is Ogata's car?

Oh, and now that I'm asking questions, could ask this too (though it's not for my blind go fic)... do we know who was the third to pass on that year when Touya and Mashiba passed the pro test? and, actually, do we know if Mashiba was the second or the third to pass?
(Anonymous) on August 28th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
re: Ogata's car

Well, I don't know much about cars... But this is a Mazda, isn't it?

http://www.mangahere.com/manga/hikaru_no_go/v14/c000/4.html (http://www.mangahere.com/manga/hikaru_no_go/v14/c000/4.html)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 28th, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on August 28th, 2013 07:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on August 29th, 2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
(My condolences to those who haven't yet started. We all have our problems...)

20k of words and the end's not in sight. Someone shoot this fic. x_x

(It's just that I'm way past the point where I thought I'd end this fic and now I don't anymore know where it's going to and I'm not sure if I like it anymore either and... and. I don't know. I'd probably need a beta. *sigh*)
(Anonymous) on September 1st, 2013 03:43 pm (UTC)
Tell me about it. Well, I don't have 20k, only about 12k, but it still just keeps growing and growing and I don't even know what the heck I am doing right now. I am creating a monster! And I don't know how I can even split it up into semi stand-alone pieces. Ugh.
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on September 1st, 2013 11:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on September 2nd, 2013 01:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on September 2nd, 2013 12:07 am (UTC)
...ID's are out. I suppose that means I should start writing soon, huh? <_<
(Anonymous) on September 2nd, 2013 01:39 am (UTC)

Wait, that's pretty normal for me, actually. xD
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on September 2nd, 2013 02:45 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on September 2nd, 2013 01:45 am (UTC)
I have four pages of vague structure which could conceivably morph into fifteen pages of actual story.

And yet I'm on page 2 of said 15... woe...
(Anonymous) on September 2nd, 2013 07:05 pm (UTC)
Hey, a question about the txt formatting: I saw that we had to put in tags for stuff like bold and underlined, but do we need to put in paragraphs too (like


Ver: kifu_archiveverloren1983 on September 2nd, 2013 07:10 pm (UTC)
Nope, it registers [enter] as a line break, so it'll do paragraphs for you. :)
(no subject) - (Anonymous) on September 2nd, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Tari Gwaemir: crouching dragontarigwaemir on September 3rd, 2013 12:47 am (UTC)
Can I suggest return of blindgo chat by gathering in http://chat.gogohikago.com? :D?
Ver: blind_go 2 (PWP)verloren1983 on September 3rd, 2013 01:16 am (UTC)
Yes you can. :D I was meaning to say something about chat, actually.
(no subject) - tarigwaemir on September 4th, 2013 03:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - macey_muse on September 4th, 2013 05:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - tarigwaemir on September 4th, 2013 03:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - verloren1983 on September 5th, 2013 11:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - tarigwaemir on September 6th, 2013 04:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on September 4th, 2013 04:16 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on September 4th, 2013 07:40 am (UTC)