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Rumours of my return seem to have been exaggerated... - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Rumours of my return seem to have been exaggerated...

Belated Happy Birthday to drakeazathoth

My good intentions have come to naught; instead of pressing on with my writing I have still been playing with ‘Neverwinter Nights 2’. No longer just playing the game, but creating a playable adventure using the in-game toolset. It’s hard work but at least as rewarding as writing fics.

I’m afraid it’s still taking first place in my priorities. I can hear voices calling to me from my WIPS: Spike, Viconia, Giles, & Jaheira from ‘Tabula Avatar’; Hercule & Xena from ‘Murder At The Acropolis’; Spike/William from ‘Life, Resumed’; Chopstick, Buffy, Shogun Giles, Dalton, Ampata, & the Dread Pirate Wesley from ‘Dojo Hard’; the Angel Investigations team & the A-Team from ‘It’s A Nice Place to Visit’; and Xander & Ghost!Spike from ‘The Lost Patrol’. And, for that matter, Ethan, The Ferret, the General, & Anna from ‘Access All Areas’. Before long the voices will become too loud to ignore, and I have two weeks off work, and so I expect to make substantial progress on at least two of the fics. But not yet.

At the moment the loudest voices are coming from Khelgar Ironfist, Neeshka, the Captain of Crossroad Keep, and my own newly-created NPCs and monsters from ‘Neverwinter Nights 2’. And so I’m returning to Faerûn now, not even pausing to read the new chapters from rahirah, shadowscast, spikendru, enigmatic_blue, and others that I know are out there unread. I haven’t even read the conclusion of ffutures’ BtVS/Wallace & Gromit story! I’m keeping up with ‘Questionable Content’ and that’s about all. Manxnet losing connection to LiveJournal over the weekend again didn’t exactly help.

Of course I might be spurred into reading/writing action a little sooner if a few more people read and responded to the most recent chapter of Access All Areas, the Spike/Dawn ten years after ‘Chosen’ story that I’m co-writing with curiouswombat (he says in a crude attempt at blackmail. But then, my ancestors invented blackmail).

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Current Location: Faerûn
Current Music: Ambient sounds from 'Neverwinter Nights 2'

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sevedra From: sevedra Date: January 29th, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
As a NeverWinter Nights 2 widow in RL, I didn't expect to be widowed from fanfic on LJ because of that game as well. How odd that it works out that way.

I hope you are having fun fun fun. My hubby and a couple of his friends are making their own "module" (?) for NWN2. It seems to involve maps and layouts. Bunch of geeks! But, they love it :)
hesadevil From: hesadevil Date: January 29th, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the reminder about 'Access All Areas' but things have been so hectic on the new community [Bad username: gen_storyteller"] that it slipped my mind completely. I keep meaning to read and have added it to the 'to read' list.

rahirah From: rahirah Date: January 29th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
So how is NWN2? I was less than impressed with NWN (I just finished the main quest and am now playing "Kingmaker" which so far has the official game beat all to hell for character interaction.) Sine I'd have to upgrade my computer to even play NWN2, I'm not terribly eager to rush out and get it unless it's worth being got.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: January 29th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wasn't too impressed with the original Neverwinter Nights game, but I bought it with the two expansion packs. 'Shadows of Undrentide' was better than the basic game, although not dramatically so, but 'Hordes of the Underdark' was very much better indeed. Almost up to BG2 standard. My favourite of the Premier Modules is 'Pirates of the Sword Coast'.

However the main quest in NWN2 beats them all. It really is a match for BG2. Khelgar Ironfist is a character to match Minsc, Neeshka is up to the standard of Viconia and Jaheira, and the interactions just between those two would be enough in themselves to make the game worth buying.

Maybe not enough to make a whole new computer worth buying, though. Although I'm almost tempted to upgrade mine; the module toolset is mindblowingly resource-hungry. I'm getting 'out of memory' errors and I have 2 gigs of RAM! ~Admittedly I am working on an area about quarter of a mile across and detailed down to individual blades of grass, but it still shook me.
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: January 29th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd been wondering where you'd gotten to, and, since I've read the newest chapter of AAA, I am un-blackmail-able.
shadowscast From: shadowscast Date: January 30th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey, I'm not managing to read anything these days either! Oh well. I'm honoured that you include me in the list of stories you're, um, specifically not reading! *g*
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: January 30th, 2007 11:17 am (UTC) (Link)
It gets increasingly difficult for me to continue on with the things I'm supposed to be doing, when all those plot bunnies from what I *want* to be doing keep calling me.

I vote for Dojo Hard, by the way.
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