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Embrace your inner psychopath

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Re: Embrace your inner psychopath

Postby CageSage » Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:32 pm

Yep. Reader beware.

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Postby Rath Darkblade » Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:52 am

:( I must not be a real writer, then. I'm not (yet) willing to kill my MC, or create a crap-in-a-sack world. :P
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Re: Embrace your inner psychopath

Postby CageSage » Fri, 14 Dec 2018 1:00 pm

Death can be physical, professional, or spiritual - or something else! It's the stakes that count - what would make the character fight to get that part of their life back?
But, in just imagining the worst that could happen, letting it all flood out to see every possible angle (consequence) spilled on the floor like a gas-leak of possiblities ... what could create the most interesting spark to set this lot alight?

there is also strength in gentleness, but the stakes still have to have value.

What is 'crap in a sack' world? I can imagine, but ...

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Re: Embrace your inner psychopath

Postby PaulE » Fri, 14 Dec 2018 1:54 pm

You don't have to kill your MC. Torturing them unmercifully usually makes for a better story.
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Re: Embrace your inner psychopath

Postby CageSage » Fri, 14 Dec 2018 2:42 pm

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Sounds good ... when can we start?

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Re: Embrace your inner psychopath

Postby Rath Darkblade » Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:29 pm

CageSage wrote:What is 'crap in a sack' world? I can imagine, but ...


Here's what a "Crap in a sack" world is: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ ... psackWorld. Just think Batman, 1984, Noir fiction, H. P. Lovecraft, etc. :)

PaulE wrote:You don't have to kill your MC. Torturing them unmercifully usually makes for a better story.


All right, then. *brings out the rack, Chair of Torture, Brazen Bull, Pear of Anguish, etc.* :P
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Re: Embrace your inner psychopath

Postby BWrite » Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:54 pm

Only physical torture Rath? Where's the fun in that?
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Re: Embrace your inner psychopath

Postby Rkcapps » Sun, 16 Dec 2018 4:57 pm

I'm reading The Pillars of the Earth, so far there has been numerous rapes or attempted rapes, a newborn being left to die of exposure on its mother's grave, a false charge of murder from one of the antag's (whose lying ways have won him the support of the King). A fire in the church. The rebuild of the church collapsing and killing 80 odd people. The antag setting fire to the town around the church and killing others. A famine.

There's probably more, actually there is, but you need to know the story to appreciate how low the protags get. I haven't come across a book that's made me cry like it in years. And the slow build up of things doesn't make you see the good thing coming and makes the good thing exquisitely painful.

Took me a while to get into the old way it's written and the telling but it's a story and it's grand. I don't know I would've got so far reading, I'm listening on Audible.

Ken Follet has definitely embraced his inner psychopath.

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Re: Embrace your inner psychopath

Postby Terence Charles » Mon, 17 Dec 2018 6:08 pm

Great read... unusual subject!







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