I really want to use my cat youkai characters more, especially for writing and role play. I'm still having a hard time deciding what kind of world they're in. Like something more modern or based more on Edo period Japan or what. But I want to write them again and get back in their heads a bit and hopefully finish the story I started with them or at least rewrite it.
In any case, I'd appreciate questions for or about them, both so I can answer in character and out of character.
Would anyone be up for Writing Wednesday?
I'm thinking I'm going to try and share my writing more often on my other platforms so I might as well do it here too. I also figured that other people might want to get in on it. Basically, post your current writing project (or a small segment if it's meant to be published elsewhere), advertise writing commissions or patreon pages, or anything else. As long as it's the written word and you want to share it, do it!
so queuing isn't working right now I guess so I'll just post or book mark post I like to post later
I'm not super active anyway but my queue ran out and I think I'm going to just be off the website for a while until I have enough to scroll thru to start refilling my queue again. So I should be back next week or so?
TFW you have a concept for something in mind but you're terrible at naming things and your brain keeps trying to mush together the two or three things that inspired the idea.
@babushka I remember you were talking about some thoughts on "attractiveness privilege" and also why being attractive comes with its own issues. You might be interested in this video by Khadija Mbowe, talking about pretty much the same but calls it "pretty privilege", and also why it might not exist as normally defined.
She also has a bunch of other videos on various topics so they're just great to listen to if you have a half hour to an hour to listen to something.
My gender is very lazy cat being forced to do human things
there's a site called spacehey that's set up EXACTLY like old myspace I just can't figure out if you're able to upload photos?
Thanks, I'll check it out
(for the music ask meme)
5.Favourite video game soundtrack?
6.Favourite movie soundtrack?
7.Favourite show soundtrack?
Sorry I'm a weeb so these are all Japanese.
I have a lot of happy memories with Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons as a series, so I'll probably go with the one from Friends of Mineral Town. But if you enjoy traditional Japanese music, Ookami is also amazing.
Princess Mononoke. No question about it. It's one of my favorite movies and my favorite from Ghibli, and the music fits a lot of the emotions.
So, there's an anime called Mushi-Shi and the soundtrack is probably one of the best things about it. Which is saying something cuz if you like fantasy slice-of-life stuff (don't know what else to call it), then Mushi-Shi is my #1 suggestion.
1: What do you use your characters for- art? writing? roleplay? some combination of those?
I mostly use them for writing and role play. I get easily frustrated with visual art so I don't really draw them or anything.
3: What's a song you've had on loop recently?
4: What's something you've been listening to for years?
I actually don't loop songs a lot but probably the closest to that is this song I have on one of my writing playlists "Outrunning Karma" by Alec Benjamin. It's just a really good song. And despite being a very different timeline and place, it really fits my character Takumi really well.
Anything from Linkin Park, Muse or HIM are my jam. I know it kinda shows my age but those were my middle school and high school bands that I loved, and will still listen to on occassion.
I assume your more of a night owl (i'm pretty clueless at assuming stuff lol 😅)
Well you got this right. I always have been, even when I was little.
assumptions: cat person and an introvert
ding ding ding, both correct. On that note I like dogs too, but I am a person who is very cat adjacent in many ways. I understand them better.
5: I assume you like Fall
Correct! Autumn is definitely my favorite season.
Me: Wow I love this type of character so much in stories. Too bad I find them so uninteresting to write myself.
I forgot it was the Day of The Superb Owl. I hope the offering of the sports ball game was enough to keep it content until it comes again.
I want my writing to become popular but I don't want it to be the object of interpretation beyond the telling of an unrealistic story
sometimes you just feel blah so you eat leafs about it
I'd like to mention that while I consider myself an "anime fan", I am not knowledgeable about most anime, not even a majority of popular anime. But that's just because I have particular tastes and a lot of things that turn me off from a series. And most of the anime I enjoy that might be outside those bounds are old anime that were great at the time but have not aged well.
tfw you need an expert about something but apparently, you are the expert. It is you.
I don't know what cats vs pickles is but I love this smol cat sushi