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ForestDweller
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Joined: Feb 18, 2020
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ForestDweller · Author · 18 hours ago

Damn, I actually got a good advice. Maybe putting Felicia so early in wasn't a good move since it's too much for the readers to accept Hugo being troubled by another big thing before he can make his peace with the Magocracy.

ForestDweller · Author · 18 hours ago

I originally planned to have the whole arc happen after he reunites with Sherry.

But then again, this tragedy won't happen if he's with her. Maybe he'll still have his PTSD but Sherry will be there to help him out.

ForestDweller · Author · 18 hours ago

On the other hand, it could mean he'll overcome that PTSD earlier since 

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he'll need to to face the opponent he has to win against to get to Sherry.

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ForestDweller · Author · 18 hours ago

Story popularity wise, Hugo overcoming his weakness earlier is better, but story-wise, it's more meaningful for him to do it later, after he stumbles not just once, but twice.

And having Felicia earlier is better for her character development as well.

ForestDweller · Author · 21 hours ago

Got an advice to show promise of Hugo growing as a person. I'm not sure how to do more of that, without just making him unrealistically brave, ignoring all the trauma he has suffered.

Ha, it's not like I can just go change all I have written 100 chapters ago. clear.pngclear.png

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 19, 2021

It's been six days since I last updated, huh? Still no real desire to write.

I want to commission a picture for Sherry, but the guy isn't responding to my PM.

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ForestDweller · Author · Jan 19, 2021

Why should I? I already read that part a lot of times.

loshi1505 · Jan 19, 2021

good question, i would think to see the pacing the anime has as opposed to it's WN/LN, or manga format. videos tend to have a little extra to that medium that's often lost in the other formats.

however the bigger question is why not? the reasoning you've had previously is gone now. so why not waste some time on something enjoyable?

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 19, 2021

I don't think I'd enjoy it to be honest. 

loshi1505 · Jan 19, 2021

that's quite the assumption. is there a basis for it? like something you noticed in the previews? because so far i think it's quite well done. and i see little reason why the quality would drop seeing how far the LN has been published. unless there's budget issues. the VA's sound fine, the animation quality is good. the only concern i can think you might have is filler, but that again seems very unlikely due to where the LN is at.

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 19, 2021

*sigh* another one star review clear.png

loshi1505 · Jan 19, 2021

pffft, most ironic part of the 1star reviews, they're all based on 'the novel isn't my taste'. which in non-edgy teen speak would mean anywhere from 2star to 4star reviews normally.

kids these days i swear. *insert get off my lawn meme here*

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 19, 2021

Well, it's enough to kill my desire to write. At least for this story, since I just updated a long abandoned fanfic of mine thanks to a comment popping up out of nowhere, telling me I should update.

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 19, 2021

That's a useful review as proof that people would really rather have the usual isekai MC over whatever Hugo is.

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 19, 2021

It's also an example how one star reviews can dissuade people from reading your story.

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 18, 2021

Kinda want to have a Bakarina-like character in the story. Or at the very least, just her appearance. clear.png

FailerQt · Jan 18, 2021

She is from that villainess show right? Haven't watched that yet.

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 17, 2021

Finished OMORI. Wow, just, wow. clear.png

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Totally won't affect my writing for Marina in the future. Nope.

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I'm just glad I got to play it before I got spoiled.

blackrockshooter · Jan 17, 2021

What's OMORI?

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 17, 2021

Videogame

blackrockshooter · Jan 17, 2021

Oh.

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 16, 2021

I now have a Ko-Fi page. 

https://ko-fi.com/forestdweller

I don't have anything to offer for your money though.  clear.pngOnly made it to raise funds for more artwork commissions.

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 15, 2021

@WanderingSwordNuub speaks about how he wants harem members to be well-developed.

But I can just write a story where it's a VRMMO and it's literal NPCs who fell in love with him like Overlord. Literally in their programming.

Or I could go the slave route instead, with the MC using slave spells. That's valid if the story is about a villainous hero, which is a popular trope in the isekai genre, mind you.

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WanderingSwordNuub · Jan 15, 2021

Loshi pretty sure he used to live in modern society,Fiora can't color his views if his past life did

Khaos321999 · Jan 15, 2021

This is unrelated but, Will there be any graphical map of the world?, not detailed, just to see the world, so even a MS paint would do,

loshi1505 · Jan 15, 2021

sure, if he was described as having a strong opinion in the first place... but he wasn't. therefor he's operating off the things he sees with his own eyes, and hears though others experiences. fiora most certainly colored his view of the matter, regardless of it being a lighter shade then fiora's pitch black dark.

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 15, 2021

@Khaos321999

It's nowhere near complete since I'm making it as the story goes along. If you still want to look at it, then I can PM it to you.

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 15, 2021

I wonder how popular Redo of A Healer would get. That's another edgy isekai fantasy, but this time, it's filled with sex and torture.

Already see comments saying how they're looking forward to the outrage from the SJWs.

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loshi1505 · Jan 15, 2021

hmm, maybe it's a western audience issue then?clear.png

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 16, 2021

Most western isekai fans don't even care about any OEL isekai, with the swathe of translated Japanese isekai out there.

Though I say that, but I saw someone recommending one of the more popular stories on the site just the other day...

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 16, 2021

I only ever get recommended by one person outside here, and that person no longer reads this story. Even though he used to say how he believed my story should be much more popular... clear.png

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 15, 2021

If my novel were to be adapted to a visual medium, I can just imagine the scene where Marina explains stuff with Hugo is drawn in a comedic manner with Marina being the teacher with glasses and a pointing stick. clear.png

loshi1505 · Jan 15, 2021

nah, needs more home tutor feel with her snuggling up a little too close to hugo. clear.png

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 15, 2021

Watching Ore Dake Haireru makes me kinda want to start a new story with a less terrible MC. 

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WanderingSwordNuub · Jan 15, 2021

I believe one thing that can explain that dissonance between cynical readers like me and them is suspension of disbelief. Once you accept something as fact or take it for granted that It would happen,you don't think too hard.

WanderingSwordNuub · Jan 15, 2021

Once my suspension of disbelief crumbles even a little,I start looking at the framework more closely and then find more things wrong with it. The only explanation for those manga readers is that their suspension of disbelief is crazy strong combined with the novelty of not reading every isekai like me.

WanderingSwordNuub · Jan 15, 2021

It is for the same reason people like chinese xianxia novels,it's novel and new;that makes it exciting but then when you look more closely it's the same tropes and cliches done over and over in a different flavor.(the last statement applies to the MC of Ore dake Haireru)Always the same execution of the tropes,never done meaningfully or has any emotional impact.

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 15, 2021

It's also possible the repetition of tropes is comforting to them, so they keep coming back for more.

Maybe that's why this story isn't so well-received since I'm trying to make something different with the MC. clear.png

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 15, 2021

Damn, just noticed my one star rating is increasing. 😂

Khaos321999 · Jan 15, 2021

That's what you get for killing a milf, a loli, and their whole fucking family clear.png 

and btw I'm not one of them, still have 5* on yours

FailerQt · Jan 15, 2021

Did he give feedback? One stars are like a 50/50 between trolls and people who read maybe 1-5 chapters and just came upon something they don't like and instantly rated it a one.

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 15, 2021

No, no feedback. I think there are around five new one star ratings and they don't really say anything. No one ever does really. clear.png

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 14, 2021

Goddamnit, almost all the novels here that I believe have good writing have higher reading level than mine. They're at 11th to 12th grade while I fluctuated between 9th to 10th and 7th to 8th grade.

And it's really hard to try to bump my story up to that level. I'm trying with the Fiora chapter I'm currently writing but it's not going well.

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ForestDweller · Author · Jan 14, 2021

Word count.net

Farok · Jan 14, 2021

A high Reading level only means they are using more words than fewer people understand. Don't boss yourself too much with that, and if you're worried about using too simplistic words, look up synonyms. clear.png

FailerQt · Jan 14, 2021

It seems fine to me though. Can you perhaps tell me what chapters you use to grade them?

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 14, 2021

Just the two most recent chapters.

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 14, 2021

I just realized I could just accept commissions to write stuff for people instead of begging for donations if I really want to commission images. That's a thing apparently.

FailerQt · Jan 14, 2021

You have a patreon?

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 14, 2021

No.

ForestDweller · Author · Jan 14, 2021

You ever got a dream of your story getting bombarded by bad reviews? Because I just did. clear.png

blackrockshooter · Jan 14, 2021

Thats sad.

Aliryuume · Jan 14, 2021

We can't always see the sun and the clear blue skies, there are nights and storm clouds that darken the sky.

In a book I read a few months ago, in the book's Afterword his author compares the writing of a story to sailing on a sailboat (without GPS) in the ocean that leads to some unknown place

In the Afterword to this book, the author also wrote that sailing with the sun, a clear blue sky and the sea breeze is a very good thing, but there is the night or storm that hinders navigation.

Aliryuume · Jan 14, 2021

He also wrote that when night comes you have to try and guide where you are seeing the stars. And when the sky starts to get dark because of the storm that may come, the browser has to choose between:

> Try to come back thinking about what he did wrong that left you close to a storm.
> Prepare to weather the storm.
> To face the storm without any preparation.
Aliryuume · Jan 14, 2021

If I understand correctly:

sailing on a sailboat (without GPS) represents the journey of an author writing his stories.
a clear blue sky and the sea breeze represents the support that the author receives while writing his stories.
the night or storm represents the negative criticism that the author receives while writing his stories.
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