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Dakkaface
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Dakkaface

Magical Defender of Justice

An interesting facet to writing stories based on games/CYOA is how the mechanics occasionally blow apart your narrative timeline. Apr 20, 2021

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    1. Minion #Q
      Minion #Q
      I know it's been a while but how has Invasive species been going? Have things gotten better recently?
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      2. Dakkaface
        Dakkaface
        Eh. Circumstances could be better for my writing. I still want to finish IS and I have outlined content, but between my personal situation and the current chapter being a block, I haven't made a ton of progress. I've been trying to do work on future chapters to get around it and still put work in, but I don't like skipping around, so even that is slow.
        Apr 19, 2022
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      3. Minion #Q
        Minion #Q
        sucks to hear that, hope things get better soon.
        Apr 19, 2022
    2. pnadadogunited
      pnadadogunited
      The doc links for the accidental magical girl cyoa are saying that we need permission from the creator.
      1. Dakkaface
        Dakkaface
        Yeah, Google changed their link structure and older links now send an access request to me. I usually approve it within a day or so. Not sure where you're getting the links, but I just updated all the links I posted in the Magical Girls QQ thread.
        Feb 21, 2022
      2. pnadadogunited
        pnadadogunited
        Thanks, that's where I was getting them.
        Feb 21, 2022
    3. Dakkaface
      Dakkaface
      An interesting facet to writing stories based on games/CYOA is how the mechanics occasionally blow apart your narrative timeline.
    4. Alkration
      Alkration
      say can we get an update regarding invasive species?
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      2. Dakkaface
        Dakkaface
        Progress is glacial, but continuing. Covid has fucked my writing schedule.
        Jan 12, 2021
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      3. Dakkaface
        Dakkaface
        'Distance learning' has me essentially homeschooling my kid, and it takes up most of my day. Then I've got to do all the house stuff I hadn't done earlier, and at the end of the day I don't have the energy to write.

        There's a chapter that's about 90% done, a side chapter that's 10% done and about 10-30% on three more chapters.
        Jan 12, 2021
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      4. Alkration
        Alkration
        Thx. Its no rush, i just wanted 2 know if it is dead or in hiatus.
        Jan 13, 2021
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    5. henkalv
      henkalv
      Read your Invasive Species story today what with it being bumped recently. Saw that there hadn't been a new chapter in about a month so I wondered if it's still going. Seemed like the story was moving into fantasy kingdom building and intrigue which seems interesting and I really liked the story so far. Thanks for having written what's already there anyway.
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      2. Dakkaface
        Dakkaface
        Yeah, it's still going. It's just that since schools closed it's been a ride trying to get my kid to accept learning, and it drains me. On top of that dealing with all of 2020's other bullshit and simply not being particularly enthused for the current short arc
        Jun 1, 2020
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      3. Dakkaface
        Dakkaface
        Still, I'm trying not to let it go for too long without an update, so hopefully sometime before next Monday.
        Jun 1, 2020
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      4. Brisket
        Brisket
        I just finished reading through it myself. Had a good time, hope you're able to get back to it later.
        Sep 30, 2020
    6. Dakkaface
      Dakkaface
      It sucks to write a chapter you've been dying to get to and then realize that if you don't cut half of it, you'll ruin the story's flow.
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    7. Dakkaface
      Dakkaface
      UGH. Note to self, don't write entire chapters in dialects. It sounds great for distinct character voice, but you will hate to edit it.
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    8. Dakkaface
      Dakkaface
      Brain, wut are you doing? We have work to do, and other stories to work on.
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      2. Dakkaface
        Dakkaface
        NO THIS ONE. WE WRITE THIS ONE, ALL THIS ONE RIGHT NOW. NO WORK, WRITE THIS STORY.
        Mar 22, 2019
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    9. Hypervane
      Hypervane
      Ah, sorry, I don't want to be the pushy sort but is Void Guardian still updating?
      1. Dakkaface
        Dakkaface
        It is, but it's been slow going since S. Green and I share very few of our hours off. We diverge in arc 3 so it's not necessary to volley ball and forth like we have for the rest, but we still prefer to write in sprints when the other can comment on it. Tentative release for the start of arc 3 in Feb.
        Jan 10, 2019
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      2. Hypervane
        Hypervane
        I just keep coming back to read Void Guardian. I dunno, it just reads really genuinely.
        Feb 11, 2020
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    10. Dakkaface
      Dakkaface
      Jesus Christ, Doki Doki Literature Club does not fuck around.
      1. Dynastylights
        Dynastylights
        J U S T M O N I K A . . .
        Sep 15, 2018
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      2. Scherazade
        Scherazade
        Some of the mods for it are equally not fuckery. Some are pure fluffy happy times with mild dark insinuations, but others... Holy Natsuki’s cupcakes and Yuri’s knife collection, things get dark so hard
        Nov 28, 2018
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    11. Dakkaface
      Dakkaface
      Holy fuck, the difference in feel between a mechanical and a membrane keyboard is astounding.
    12. Obliviated fan
    13. Dakkaface
      Dakkaface
      Whoo! My computer works again! Now I need a new keyboard.
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    14. Dakkaface
      Dakkaface
      I think the Mobo fairy hates me.
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    15. Dakkaface
      Dakkaface
      Me: Aha! It's just the graphics card. I'm good. Computer: LOLNOPE. *dies* Me: Fuck you computer.
    16. Dakkaface
      Dakkaface
      Goddammit computer. Just because I TALKED about replacing you doesn't mean it's fine to die on me.
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      2. Cambrian
        Cambrian
        Probably buy off the shelf since I don't trust myself to build it without fucking up. Though I did install both my Graphics Card and my current Power Supply without bricking the damn thing so I guess I should have more faith in myself... I dunno.

        The fact that I basically write all day every day makes the idea of spending a day setting up a new computer daunting.
        Sep 13, 2017
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      3. Dakkaface
        Dakkaface
        You could ease into building your own rig like I did - I bought an off the shelf Dell and just replaced parts bit by bit as they failed or required upgrading, Ship of Theseus style. My current rig contains no parts from that old computer, and when I start replacing parts on my current one, it'll still have the same case, same hard drive as the old one.
        Sep 13, 2017
      4. Dakkaface
        Dakkaface
        Yep, Graphics card went. Scrounged an old VGA connector from work and hooked it to the onboard graphics instead of my PCI card, computer works fine.
        Sep 13, 2017
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    17. magic9mushroom
      magic9mushroom
      Am I grating?
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      3. magic9mushroom
        Aug 6, 2017
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      4. OverReactionGuy
        OverReactionGuy
        Vashon and nighblade are banned though. For trying to dox someone and sock puppeting respectfully. Also I don't think QQ uses a point system. ;P
        Aug 6, 2017
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      5. Dakkaface
        Dakkaface
        Point being though that they were banned from the other boards, but we still had to deal with them here til they fucked up enough to get banned here too.
        Aug 6, 2017
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    19. Ugolino
      Ugolino
      Do you really think the garbage's worth trying to win over? Not really, so may as well make it clear just what scumbags they are in my eyes. The Trump true believers are simply worthless as people to begin with and no amount of pleading would ever win them over due to the very nature of their candidate.
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      3. Ugolino
        Ugolino
        So while it's unconstructive to rant at them, at least they'll know what someone thinks of what they just did.
        Nov 9, 2016
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      4. UrsaTempest
        UrsaTempest
        *pats*
        Nov 9, 2016
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      5. Dakkaface
        Dakkaface
        Calling people human garbage to let them know what you think of their voting choices is on the level of a toddler screaming 'I don't like it!' over and over. It fills the air with noise making other communications difficult, annoys everyone in the vicinity and accomplishes nothing in the way of changing whatever is or isn't happening.
        Nov 9, 2016
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    20. Dakkaface
      Dakkaface
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        Oct 10, 2016
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      3. Splodge
        Splodge
        I had to double-take. That is an improvement.
        Oct 23, 2016
      4. SentinelGreen
        SentinelGreen
        Thank ya kindly! I've been drawing up a storm these past several... lord, has it been years? Yep, years XD
        Nov 13, 2016
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    21. OverReactionGuy
      OverReactionGuy
      Sorry for bothering you, I just want to see if the accidental magical girl CYOA was still a thing and if there was going to be another version of it since the thread for it seems dead.
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      3. Plotvitalnpc
        Plotvitalnpc
        Exploding? Holy fucking shit, were you in danger? What kind of 'exploding' are we talking?
        Jun 6, 2016
      4. Dakkaface
        Dakkaface
        The metaphorical kind. I blew a seal and lost most of my engine oil.
        Jun 6, 2016
      5. OverReactionGuy
        OverReactionGuy
        Whew. I'd admit that my first thought of exploding car was a mythbuster level exploding car. So it wasn't as bad as I thought, but still terrible over all.
        Jun 6, 2016
    22. Mizu
      Mizu
      How goes the next chapter of Void Guardian? Plotting out the next arc, perhaps?
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      2. Dakkaface
        Dakkaface
        I have a fair amount written ahead, but it's all unedited right now, and the majority of it is dialogue with Riley. Hopefully I'll put it out next Monday - would have liked to do it this week but BlazarRed was feeling under the weather and since we beta for each other, that was out.
        Nov 7, 2015
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      3. Mizu
        Mizu
        Ah, I see. Well, good luck finding a chance when you're both up to beta'ing!
        Nov 8, 2015
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    23. Plotvitalnpc
      Plotvitalnpc
      Clarification: do dark magical girls also get the self mindfucking?
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      3. Plotvitalnpc
        Plotvitalnpc
        ...Last thought is that it'd be nice if other Urges were as freeform as Hunger
        Nov 1, 2015
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      4. Dakkaface
        Dakkaface
        Dark Magical Girls get a Monstrous Motivation, yes.

        Enhanced Transformation is being tweaked, I haven't figured a final version for it yet - I may decouple the stat gain from it.
        Nov 8, 2015
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      5. Dakkaface
        Dakkaface
        Motivations are still in their initial form. They haven't been edited at all since I initially conceived of them, and I'll probably refine them a bit in coming versions.
        Nov 8, 2015
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    My Fiction:
    Void Guardian [NSFW] - an unwilling magical girl has huge problems.
    Invasive Species [NSFW] - elven villagers begin to notice something strange.