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  • Corvid likes the literary work, Chickenstein
  • foxmaster submitted a new review to the literary work Chickenstein
  • KotGRCommander posted a new literary work: The First Golden Goose and The Origins of The Knights: A KotGR Tale
  • Lucrezia likes the literary work, Inciting Incident p.1
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  • foxmaster submitted a new review to the literary work Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Watch (A fanfiction)

  • GengarIsBestBoy
    27 minutes ago

    *on a Fisher Price Chatter Phone* bestie help I’m writing a 3-part story with each chapter being a different character and the second character is more developed and fleshed-out than the first and now I can’t do anything about it

  • One of the criticisms that I got regarding my story was the lack of description of clothes... so we are rectifying that!!

    Spoiler! :
    He grabbed a chisel and wedged it under a rusty gear and smashed the part loose. Then he moved the gear experimentally and grinned at Alainna. “Look! It moves now! I got that pulley to move!”

    “You are a greasy mess,” she said dryly.

    He laughed and bowed to her. “I am but a servant of Diamea!” Then he wiped his brow again, panting. “Do you mind if I strip down a little? I am so hot right right now.”

    “I don’t care.”

    He took off his cloak, two different jackets, a vest and then paused once he was wearing a flannel shirt as his top. “That’s much better,” he said, sighing in relief. Then he moved to another pulley and tugged at that.


    ...omg, it's a strip tease, lol.

  • i don't want a valentine's date i just want someone to be the muse for my heartbroken poetry


    LadyBug im over all the past muses
    39 minutes ago

  • LadyBug likes the literary work, i will never make it back to the midwest

  • foxmaster
    49 minutes ago

    Oh, dear. Looks like I forgot about the Magical Rock In The Accidental Magic.

  • foxmaster likes the literary work, The Vamp (Chapter One)
  • How about we achieve this Target and then @Nate will have to publish his own Chicken work to add to our collection. #dare
    Nate wrote:Four more chicken lit works to go! Or else the chicken category gets it!

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  • foxmaster posted a new literary work: The school of magical spies-part one
  • vampricone6783 posted a new literary work: A squeaky nose
  • I'll be in here more or less!
    SilverNight wrote:There's a new Social Month challenge for RP Week, and this time it's a write-in! Hop in if you'd like!

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    February 4
    Week 1

    Have you been looking for a chance to catch up on all your RPs? Check out our third event of Social Month, the RP Write-In!

    To participate, join the fun in the pad.
    You can invite fellow YWS roleplayers to join to you in writing a post, plan a new roleplay, work on an RP challenge for a badge-- or just chill with company! Remember, all YWS site rules apply on WFPs.



    Check back on February 4th for the next challenge!

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  • Nate wrote:Four more chicken lit works to go! Or else the chicken category gets it!

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  • Four more chicken lit works to go! Or else the chicken category gets it!

  • SilverNight wrote:There's a new Social Month challenge for RP Week, and this time it's a write-in! Hop in if you'd like!

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    February 4
    Week 1

    Have you been looking for a chance to catch up on all your RPs? Check out our third event of Social Month, the RP Write-In!

    To participate, join the fun in the pad.
    You can invite fellow YWS roleplayers to join to you in writing a post, plan a new roleplay, work on an RP challenge for a badge-- or just chill with company! Remember, all YWS site rules apply on WFPs.



    Check back on February 4th for the next challenge!

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  • There's a new Social Month challenge for RP Week, and this time it's a write-in! Hop in if you'd like!

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    February 4
    Week 1

    Have you been looking for a chance to catch up on all your RPs? Check out our third event of Social Month, the RP Write-In!

    To participate, join the fun in the pad.
    You can invite fellow YWS roleplayers to join to you in writing a post, plan a new roleplay, work on an RP challenge for a badge-- or just chill with company! Remember, all YWS site rules apply on WFPs.



    Check back on February 4th for the next challenge!

  • stygianmoon17 posted a new literary work: Home ¿
  • Quillfeather likes the literary work, The Potentiality of Infinite Chickens
  • Plume likes the literary work, you are surely not a goose or you would know exactly what i'm saying

  • vampricone6783
    3 hours ago

    I remade alive Samuel from “The playground”:

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  • vampricone6783
    3 hours ago

    Philippa (fourteen years old) (clown):

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  • 4revgreen likes the literary work, you are surely not a goose or you would know exactly what i'm saying
  • EsmerayaRose likes the topic, How would each Disney Princess fare in the Hunger Games?
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  • yamatri posted a new literary work: - I learned at your feet.”
  • Dude. I was absolutely unprepared how much my heart would ache while writing Book 4. >.> My soul feels like it is about to be torn apart. And we're not even halfway through... ;.;

  • yamatri likes the literary work, DON'T mourn my death!
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  • This is actually a pretty fun discussion! Weigh in on which Disney princess you think would do the best in the hunger games. My bet is on Mulan & Pocahontas.

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  • lliyah likes the literary work, The Potentiality of Infinite Chickens
  • lliyah likes the literary work, POV YOU ARE A CHICKEN WHO JUST MADE IT BACK FROM TOWN
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  • RavenNaal submitted a new review to the literary work The Potentiality of Infinite Chickens
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  • vampricone6783 submitted a new review to the literary work Chickenstein
  • For @lliyah,
    share which fictional character you think is most like yourself and why!

    So it's not very deep, but there is a character in the Republic Commando novels from Star Wars named Etain that I relate to. She's a Jedi Knight who is strong and a good leader, but she's also still learning, and she makes mistakes. I've found her to be one of the better written "strong female characters" over the years. I appreciate her character since I want to be a leader in my vocation, but right now I'm still learning how to do that.
    also: although she's confident and content in her position as a Jedi, she doesn't feel like she fits in with her fellows, and so that's why she has such a close relationship with the commando squad that the books are about.
    I have a similar thing where I do enjoy being with girls my own age, but since I grew up with 2 older brothers, I prefer being with boys in a totally platonic fashion, and I will naturally gravitate towards boys in a group setting.

    Okay so that ended up being a little deeper than I thought, but thank you for the great dare Alliyah!
    Also, all of you should go read the Republic commando books, they're awesome.
    #socialmonth #truthordare


    lliyah Oh love this reflective answer! Interesting character! I always think it's interesting to see what people think about that question.
    5 hours ago

  • vampricone6783 likes the literary work, Chickenstein
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  • my bad
    Nate wrote:Okay everyone, I'm issuing an ultimatum. If there's not more than 20 works in the Chicken Lit section by this time next week, I am striking it out!

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  • spatula likes the literary work, the warden's little jailbirds
  • spatula likes the literary work, POV YOU ARE A CHICKEN WHO JUST MADE IT BACK FROM TOWN
  • Corvid posted a new literary work: POV YOU ARE A CHICKEN WHO JUST MADE IT BACK FROM TOWN
  • Corvid likes the literary work, you are surely not a goose or you would know exactly what i'm saying
  • just did my part (with some very much appreciated nudging from @lliyah) and moved my old chicken poem into its rightful home!

    so if you're sitting on a chicken poem and don't want to lose the awesome yws selling point of this site having a chicken poetry category, you should join in and post it, too ;)

    Nate wrote:Okay everyone, I'm issuing an ultimatum. If there's not more than 20 works in the Chicken Lit section by this time next week, I am striking it out!

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  • i recently got invited to apply to a prestigious award for graduating seniors at my university, and the process to get it has involved me updating my resume

    and now every time i look at it, i take psychic damage at all of the things i had to stop doing in december 2022, since that was the end of last semester and you're heavily advised to not work/have a social life during student teaching.

    (the main thing is that i can't do my beloved english club anymore because student teaching falls right when the meetings are, but i also had to leave two jobs i liked very much because i couldn't do them on top of my unpaid internship)

  • Sometimes I wonder why the AFI's 100 Years, 100 Movies wasn't updated in 2017, or if it will ever be updated.

    I've also been thinking about the Oscars as a measure for what movies will or will not stand the test of time, how sometimes the Oscars get it right but most of the time they get it wrong. I was watching a video one time about the Oscars and it described the award as more of a representation of how we feel about ourselves in the moment.

    Moonlight is undoubtedly a great film. I still think about it sometimes (that score!!). The... incident was really unfair and unfortunate to both the La La Land and Moonlight teams, but six years on, I think it has died down. I've always seen it more as cinematic poetry than a cohesive story, and I love it because of that. It's also really unfortunate that so many comparisons were drawn between the two of them as a result because its really apples to oranges. But I still hear people talk about and analyze this movie.

    Also, I remember the backlash that manifested to La La Land at the time that probably affected tis chances of winning and I'm very much glad to see that there's been a backlash to the backlash in the years since. At the time, everyone talked over me when I said that I felt very represented by Mia Dolan, down to the walking to the library across the check out DVDs of classic films when I was growing up.

    So maybe this wasn't the best comparison to make, this is one year where these two films could have split the Oscar in half.

    But I was also thinking about how Gone Girl is truly a modern classic, and how Amy Elliot-Dunne is probably one of the best on screen cinematic villains of all time. It's ridiculous that the film was ONLY nominated for Rosamund Pike, and she didn't even win. I remember thinking Julianne Moore's performance in Still Alice was definitely GOOD, but it's not a transcendent film in the way that Gone Girl is. I think a film's impact on popular culture is really remarkable when I hear it regularly referenced in conversation, and I know that film is taught in screenplay courses.

    Anthony Perkins wasn't even nominated for an Oscar in Psycho. Jimmy Stewart won his Oscar for... The Philadelphia Story? Star Wars lost the Oscar to freaking Annie Hall. Singin' in the Rain wasn't even nominated for Best Picture (only Best Supporting Actress and Best Score are you kidding me?). The Greatest Show on Earth, one of the worst films I've ever seen, won that year.

    So I've been thinking, when the Oscars get it so wrong so much of the time, why are they still so compelling for someone like me? Why do they matter? Maybe it's because at their best they're a celebration of film. We're never going to get it right all of the time, but I like thinking about it in those terms-- a representation of how we feel about ourselves in the moment. Some films are only remembered because they won Oscars. But the truly great films will be remembered, Oscar or not.

    Sharing for cinematic brilliance.

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  • Have a lovely day

  • Liminality submitted a new review to the literary work Sunny and the Syntax Errors of Doom: Chapter 10.1
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  • lliyah wrote:Oh my gosh this would be a travesty please help save our chickens!

    Will also give 50 points to anyone who posts a chicken poem in the publishing center under chicken genre.

    Please help! 🥺🥺🥺

    Nate wrote:Okay everyone, I'm issuing an ultimatum. If there's not more than 20 works in the Chicken Lit section by this time next week, I am striking it out!

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  • Liminality likes the literary work, Sunny and the Syntax Errors of Doom: Chapter 10.1
  • Liminality posted a new literary work: The Potentiality of Infinite Chickens
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  • RavenNaal submitted a new review to the literary work DON'T mourn my death!
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  • RavenNaal submitted a new review to the literary work The Art of Deception.
  • spatula likes the literary work, you are surely not a goose or you would know exactly what i'm saying
  • I've been rewatching episodes of the original Scooby-Doo from 1969 and paid particular attention to a few things. It is really telling that a silly little show that this huge franchise that was cancelled after two seasons spawned a huge franchise with multigenerational appeal. I think there's a few reasons for that, and the other show completely craps over all of them.

    - It's GENUINELY funny. It doesn't need to try too hard to make cringe "jokes". There's one part where Scooby falls on top of Shaggy and Shaggy goes "Scoob, why couldn't you be a poodle"? Hilarious.

    There's also another scene where Shaggy is trying to open a combination lock, and Fred has to say like five times that he has the code. Shaggy goes "well why didn't you just say that?" It comes across really effectively and genuinely because friends are going to have these exact sort of tiffs.

    - Beyond that, the other show gets the tone all wrong. I was reading that something about how part of the reason for its success is that it introduced horror to kids in a really effective and palatable way. It's always suspenseful, the mystery is ALWAYS front and center. It was never about high school drama.

    - The gang are a great team because they ALL have something to contribute to each mystery. So no, Mindy Kaling, Velma did not do all the work. Fred's resourcefulness, Velma's smarts, Shaggy's outside the box thinking, Daphne's empathy, and Scooby's brawn -- ALL of those things together solve each mystery. They are a family. They love each other. Everything about your show and how it portrays these characters is wrong.

    -- Also, when I was a kid I of course never thought about this show as a product of the 1960s, but it's so apparent to me now, and my knowledge of this era, only enriches my viewing of each episode. It makes me really miss working on Eagle Rock and how much I loved living and breathing that era, but hey, it's not the end just yet. Divine timing, right? The funny thing is that The Castle would have been the perfect age to have watched the show, and one thing I think I need to work on when I revise is thinking about each of them in the context of being shaped by being born in the 60s and growing up in the 70s, because I think I've been looking a bit at the 80s in a vacuum.

    -- As an aside, I still remember the time I saw a van painted exactly like the mystery machine at a gas station in Bumfuck, Utah and it was probably one of the best moments of my life.

    But yeah, this show is a classic for a reason, and the other show gets everything about it wrong.

  • I thought about doing some cosmic horror but I don't think I could outdo the LEGO Movie and what's the point if an ad is better than me

  • Nate likes the literary work, you are surely not a goose or you would know exactly what i'm saying
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  • thelizardking submitted a new review to the literary work The Art of Deception.
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  • Truth > Have anything on your bucket list you are working towards that you'd like to share?


    Not sure if this counts as "bucket list" but these are my goals(?), resolutions(?) that I'd like too most achieve this year.

    * Make Under the Apple Tree --> For sure happening. First day of the shoot, February 25th, and the rest June 21st-July 3rd (!!!)
    * Move to LA --> This will also happen, come hell or high water, because I am not doing another winter in this city.
    * Get car body fixed --> My car has horrendous, ugly side swipe wounds on all sides from a combination of incidents that are and aren't my fault. The quotes to get it fixed are in the thousands of dollars that I do not have, but I'm going to find some way to get it fixed because I am really, really sick of driving my car around like this.
    * Adopt a cat --> Also something I've wanting to do for a long time. I haven't seen any cats at shelters that I've really connected with yet, and at this point I'm wondering if I should try to do this while I'm still in Milwaukee or wait until LA. My mom gave me a whole bunch of cat stuff that's just been sitting in my trunk and I've been leaning towards getting it while I'm here, but again, I haven't seen any that I've connected with, and I truly believe i divine timing for these sort of things.
    * Get my Phoenix tattoo --> I've wanted a tattoo for a long time, and I want to do the Phoenix force from X-Men on my left thigh. I talked to an artist for a while about it but I had to put that on hold because I didn't have the money.
    * Buy a new laptop --> It's going to be about that time sooner rather than later for my laptop. Since I'm getting a tax return, I may just trade this one in and get a deal on a new one while I have the money.
    * Buy new glasses --> My glasses are pretty old and definitely not updated to my prescription, but I wear my contacts 99% of the time so any time I have my yearly eye exam I always just use the credit on contacts. Either this year, I'll do glasses, or find a way to come up with the money for glasses.

    There's a lot of other bucket list stuff on my mind but these are my main priorities for this year/the near future.

  • lliyah likes the literary work, Counting Eggs


"Be happy, my friend; and if you obey me in this one request, remain satisfied that nothing on earth will have the power to interrupt my tranquility."
— Mary Shelley, Frankenstein