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Conrad Lauf
8:22 am | July 21, 2004
Main, if you're reading this far back, I would just like to say that I finished reading this guide to writing stories, and would highly recommend posting it on every page so other newbys, such as myself, can make sure we're not screwing ourselves over by writing shockingly bad sotries.

Good on ya mate!

Cheers,
Conrad
russ687
7:08 am | July 21, 2004
To be honest, I didn't read it all. But what I skimmed was very insightfull.

All newbies must read this!!
Gold Elite
12:41 am | July 20, 2004
I thought a newbie was a beginner that may improve, a newb was short for newbie, and a n00b was someone that sucked, never tries to get better, and uh . . . sucks
Dave Luck
6:05 pm | July 19, 2004
Yeah, that's true.

That's why we shouldn't give n00bs a second chance. They were supposed to have read the guidelines, and if they didn't, it's their fault.

- Dave.
Guardian
2:08 am | July 19, 2004
i got one


SPANISH SPARTAN is a total n00b!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Solidus Snake
2:02 am | July 19, 2004
Lol. Nice way to put it to them.
Dave Luck
6:39 pm | July 18, 2004
I always thought that a newb was someone turning into a n00b, and we all start out as newbies.

Oh well. I wonder where I am at. My Alignment test didn't make it this update. I wonder if it's coming in next update.

Actually, I was here for some time. I followed carefully, but I never wrote a single character on here. It's part of the way I come in. I observe from a distance, and if it's safe, I come in. I just realized that the quality was dropping, regulars were becoming overrun, and I had to act.

So I wrote a short story, using the code. I made one minor spelling mistake, and I spell words using the Canadian way, so words like neighbor and armor and color will be spelled differently.

Anyhow, I guess you're right. I am very fundamentalist, and very right-winged. But After seeing what n00bs did to my internet club, you wouldn't be talking. It's disbanded now, because it was overrun. I made the mistake of giving n00bs a second chance.

- Dave.

Oh, and stories shouldn't be just shoot-em-up. They should contain a bit of suspense and mystery. They should be written carefully.
Chuckles
9:21 am | July 18, 2004
Conrad, even if you lose QT's style of violence, PLEASE keep his sense of style. Too many stories are just a bunch of sentences and scenes, and not enough have an integrating style front to back. Whatever else Tarantino does, he understands style.

C.T. Clown
Conrad Lauf (That's right, he's back!)
3:59 am | July 18, 2004
I'm back! And thank you Main, cause every time i tried the code it screwed up, and i now know why.
Many people on this site would know i bailed from it cause everyone kept on driving me crazy with their "Use the code" comments which were really confusing.
But, im back, and am hopefully better than before. My stories will now actually have a plot, and i have decided to replace my Quentin Tarantino-esque violence with hollywood-style action sequences.
Also, i just found out that someone had been using my name ages ago to pay out other people's work and dump the blame on me. And believe me, if i ever find that person...

So anyway, thanks for that Mainevent, my stories will try to use the code, and you'll probably know if it hasn't worked!

Oh yeah, I FINALLY got a copy of Halo, so my stories will definitely be a lot more accurate.

Cheers everyone
Conrad Lauf aka TGC aka Connie
CoLd BlooDed
4:51 pm | July 17, 2004
Uh... KillTheMonitor? This story tells you to 'use the code', as well.
Vengeance
2:51 pm | July 17, 2004
I'm a just a Newb right? Not a Newbie or a nOOb (Or so I hope).
KilltheMonitor
6:02 am | July 17, 2004
thank god someone finnaly posted what i needed to know to make a good story. im going to take a week or so and make a new seriese and make it right this time!!!! i hope u guys dont consider me a n00b from my earlyer fanfic, but if u do i'll fix that soon. thanks a lot this is really what i needed instead of being told to"use the code"(i had no clue what it was)

-killthemonitor
Mainevent
4:37 am | July 17, 2004
Newb-Someone who's new at something
Newbie-newb who's turning into a n00b
n00b-someone who tries to piss people off on purpose
Mainevent
4:37 am | July 17, 2004
Newb-Someone who's new at something
Newbie-newb who's turning into a n00b
n00b-someone who tries to piss people off on purpose or otherwise refuses to accept advice and evolve as a poster
Red Ghost
3:38 am | July 17, 2004
Well, I don't consider myself a nOOb, even though my first fan fic was crap. (But I've only written two!) So what's the difference between a nOOb, newb, newbie, etc? Also, I just got here (about 1-2 weeks ago) so does that automatically make me a nOOb? Man, that would suck...
Severian
1:17 am | July 17, 2004
Dave Luck, remember this... "What goes around comes around." You know, karma and all that crap.

Remember, though, that you are rather overreacting. You and me haven't been here that long, although we are by no way n00bs. Although we can see the ravages of the n00b invasion clearly, we haven't been here in the "glory days" of HBO- so, we obviously have nothing to compare these dark, forbidding days to.

Actually, that was confusing. I'll just finish with a piece of ultra-n00b self-advertisement:

READ MY "INVASION OF THE NOOBS" part one!
CoLd BlooDed
12:18 am | July 17, 2004
Main, my mom said she doesn't have your underwear... sorry, man.

Anyways, great rant... er... I mean, story. The action was impressive, and the plot is something I could get into. Those n00bs sound scary. I mean, who ever thought they could get Ebola from eating rubber snakes...?

Nah, just joking, good point, very much like Sterfryes, but better (in my opinion). All those n00bs and newbs need to read this, or, better yet - deserve to read this. Great job.
Dave Luck
12:11 am | July 17, 2004
Alright, alright!

Let's go out and wage war against n00bs!

Anyone who doesn't read the guidelines should be flamed, flamed, flamed, and flamed again.

Remember Dean Albury? I do. Whoever wrote that peice of crap deserved a big, fat "STFU." and should have been shot on spot.

I don't care if a single execution costs twenty-three and a half million dollars for the lawyers, (Liars!) and the investigators, forensic scientists, and all that crap, n00bs should be slaughtered wholesale.

Remember what I say:

FUCK 'EM ALL. NO MERCY.

- Dave.
Gold Elite
9:50 pm | July 16, 2004
Wow, Mainevent. This really change my life. Well, only a section. But at least I have tips, now.
Gold Elite
9:50 pm | July 16, 2004
The title is funny
Awacar
8:45 pm | July 16, 2004
Don't forgewt n00biness in spelling, Seroisly!!
Awacar
8:31 pm | July 16, 2004
wut r u t4lk1ng 'b0u7? ch4r4c73r5??? 4rt o \\/\\/r171n? l\\/l3 d0n'7 g37!!1!10n3!!

Seroisly, good story, now if only I could get rid of my n00biness in writing something interesting...

.. and get rid of that liking of floodfic writing CoLd threw upon me with "Eternal Confinement"... it is disturbing the crap out of me! :p
Helljumper
7:50 pm | July 16, 2004
We just need to figure out a way to get nOObs to read this before they post. hmmm

ODST

This could be Michael Jackson's bedroom for all we know
Chuckles
7:12 pm | July 16, 2004
I bet it will help, as long as they want to improve. Those were great tips. About time someone posted something like this.

C.T. Clown
Mainevent
6:57 pm | July 16, 2004
President indeed. President indeed.

I figure that it won't help any of them, but if it does reach at least one, I have succeeded.
'Nosolee
2:20 pm | July 16, 2004
I'm probably asking for too much though :(
'Nosolee
2:15 pm | July 16, 2004
Yeah, hopefully the n00bs who read this guide will use it to become newbs...and we'll be able to read some decent stories for a friggin change.
Walker
1:39 pm | July 16, 2004
Well, we enjoyed it, maybe now we can actually get its target audience to read it.

Great job, Mainevent. Now, whenever someone writes a n00bish story, we should just reference them to this one...

Mainevent for President!

-Walker
Chuckles
12:57 pm | July 16, 2004
Nice job.

I help edit a journal, and I think that the standard for spaces after a period has changed from two to one. I haven't seen folks using two spaces for years, since on computers that adds too much space.

C.T. Clown
Jessica
12:30 pm | July 16, 2004
LMAO at the last sentence...Btw, GJ Mainevent...i was thinking of doing something like this...maybe people will actually use the code when they write a story, and not become arrogant nOOBs...Heh...

Jess


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