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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2014, 11:44:01 AM »

Your description maybe cliche...but its at least an AWESOME cliche.
Though you are completely right...dont get me started on my first official fanfiction (ironically enough for Mortal Engines...jus tugh)

And yes, some romance is unavoidable. Its simple biology. Like you said, put people of opposite genders in a group, add pressure and they'll pair off.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2014, 11:48:52 AM »

Though Harry Potter, if it weren't for the magic, the first 2 books would be pretty stereotypical British School Narratives

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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2014, 11:51:28 AM »

 Both points are very true.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2014, 11:55:51 AM »

Not all people will pair up though. I'm trying to be as realistic as possible about it, I mean, just look at shipping, while some make sense [e.g. I think Katniss would be better with Gale than Peeta] most of them are just sickening. There is this assumption that if any speaks to any one at all, or is friends with any one at all, or hates anyone at all then they are automatically a couple. The worst part about that is that it means-
A: There is no such thing as a normal conversation.
B: You cannot have friends without being romantically attracted to them.
C: Dislike makes you a couple.
The worst version of this is people who take childhood friends/best friends of the same gender and do the whole "They are a gay couple " thing, cause honestly? That just says that there is no such thing as loving someone like a brother/sister or as a best friend. I REALLY hate it when people do that.
Bottom line,
A: Some people just like talking
B: There is such thing as not being attracted to someone
C: Most people in real life are actually straight
D: If people act like they dislike each other, they probably dislike eachother
Also, what you said about Harry Potter without the magic? That is EXACTLY why I am trying to avoid power systems for my book, they can be done right and used to make a good story [e.g. anything by Brandon Sanderson, seriously anything] but they usually end up as a crutch.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2014, 11:59:11 AM »

Good man, this is what I like to hear...
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2014, 12:04:58 PM »

*Bows* Grazie Fratello!
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2014, 12:32:33 PM »

And you know Italilan too, to some degree. Nice.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2014, 12:35:03 PM »

I play Assassins Creed. Same thing.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2014, 01:20:43 PM »

For romance, my best suggestion is let natural things happen and take character's personalities into account.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2014, 01:24:19 PM »

I reckon the same :]
Like I shipped Deryn and Alek from the start, cause they were LITERALLY PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER!!!
If I don't feel that way about my characters I wont pair em.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #40 on: June 03, 2014, 01:26:20 PM »

However, if character's are horrible for each other, but one develop a shallow crush. I'm all for exploiting that and making many awkward moments for that character.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #41 on: June 03, 2014, 01:35:11 PM »

LOL! Glad to see I'm not the only one!
This may sound strange, but sometimes I actually wish that we didn't find out that Deryn was a girl until Alek did. You know? Just because it would make going back and rereading it all the more worth while!
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #42 on: June 03, 2014, 01:37:25 PM »

That would be kinda awesome, actually.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #43 on: June 03, 2014, 01:37:55 PM »

Yes, but then we would have had to sacrifice her point of view and some great lines like "Barking Spiders!" for that secret to be kept.
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Re: I am going to write a book
« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2014, 01:38:45 PM »

I know, I know. Its perfect how it is.....
BUT STILL!!!!
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