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  1. Re: MAARC LXV - Submission/Nomination Thread

    Way of the Bow
    by Merchant of Venice

    ​"And death is 'only death', I guess, to those who are living."
  2. Re: Way of the Bow:A Chosokabe AAR-(Updated Chapter XXXXI 11/7)

    Oh next time we see Yuki something is going to go down



    Ahhhh Anzan might run into some trouble with someone on the way but I say too much.

    Next chapter has proved to be quite a bit longer...
  3. Re: Way of the Bow:A Chosokabe AAR-(Updated Chapter XXXX 29/6)

    Chapter XXXXI- His men

    1559- Mid-Summer

    In the years since Suzume and I had left the village and the monastery, I had thought on Shizurako much, on the kindness he showed to me and Suzume, the...
  4. Re: Dans l'ombre de l'Aigle - "Under the Shadow of the Eagle' - By isa0005 (Last Updated: 2/11/2016 - Chapter Five On Hold!)

    It's all good isa0005 we all experience Writer's block and the best thing to overcome it is to enjoy yourself or write something else (which you seem to be doing). I'll definitely give Random Access...
  5. Re: Way of the Bow:A Chosokabe AAR-(Updated Chapter XXXX 29/6)

    Yeah I was thinking along those lines but I don't think any chapter has gotten that long so far. Hope you're enjoying the story:)
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    Re: Land°y­an

    Ooohhh this look's interesting. Harald Hardrada's life was so interesting and I look forward to which part you'll follow be it his invasion of England or maybe his Russian and Byzantine exploits.
  7. Re: A Long Way From Home - A Skyrim AAR [updated 14th June 2016]

    Amazing last two chapters, I love your decision to have Yannick join the Companions (nice Godfather allusion as well) and his musings on being paid and buying things and his almost fear of Lydia's...
  8. Re: Way of the Bow:A Chosokabe AAR-(Updated Chapter XXXX 29/6)

    Well it was a bday present to me to get some time to write and finish that chapter and work on the next. I didn't really plan on adding Jirou when I first started the chapter but I look forward to...
  9. Re: The Touch of Fear - [Oda AAR] (Updated 05/09/2016)

    Great work SanyuXV keep it up!
  10. TotW 255: Talented - SUBMISSION THREAD

    << Picture of the Week | Unedited Screenshot of the Week | Game Picture of the Week | Graphics Competition | Tale of the Week >>



    TALENTED...
  11. Re: Way of the Bow:A Chosokabe AAR-(Updated Chapter XXXIX 19/4)

    Little birthday post for you guys. This one's been sitting on the editing pile for a bit too long, got caught up in stuff unfortunately and next chapter should be out quite soon indeed.
  12. Re: Way of the Bow:A Chosokabe AAR-(Updated Chapter XXXIX 19/4)

    Chapter XXXX- The Tiger and the Eagle

    Suzume

    1559- Mid-Summer

    The dreams stopped after that night. Sleep was but a blank canvas with no paint to make it alive. When she lay down weary at...
  13. Re: In the Light of Dusk - Chapter Eighteen Updated 25/06/2016

    My friend, I haven't read the latest chapter, just read the one before it and what can I say?? What a chapter! My own story pales in comparison to this. The mood of the piece, of the dialogue, of the...
  14. Re: Way of the Bow:A Chosokabe AAR-(Updated Chapter XXXIX 19/4)

    I sent you a PM trying to explain it rather than clogging up this thread.
  15. Re: Way of the Bow:A Chosokabe AAR-(Updated Chapter XXXIX 19/4)

    Yeah no worries. Do you want the psd files if you have photoshop, they might be a bit easier to use than just pngs.
  16. Re: Way of the Bow:A Chosokabe AAR-(Updated Chapter XXXIX 19/4)

    Idk I have a different view of her. Tyrian's views on his childhood and his relationships with Jaime and Cersei (albeit biased) seemed to indicate that Cersei didn't really ever have a kind soul...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: MAARC LXIV - Vote Thread

    Got a lot of reading to do before I could actually give an informed vote hahaha.
  18. Re: Way of the Bow:A Chosokabe AAR-(Updated Chapter XXXIX 19/4)

    Hahaha thank you so much for your comments and encouragements and continued reading, I really like that line, some lines just come to you I guess.



    Think of Akara as more akin to Margaery...
  19. Re: The Skymaster's Shadow (Updated: 19/04/16) New updates every Sunday!)

    Disgusting stereotyping, in my time i have seen many a lead weight swim freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke. Some can be very good swimmers and I reject your revolting generalisation.

    Apart from...
  20. Re: A Long Way From Home - A Skyrim AAR [updated 12th April 2016]

    Haven't commented in a while but I have been keeping up I promise. Really good stuff as usual Caillagh I really like the choices you've been making in terms of the story and its direction and not...
  21. Re: Way of the Bow:A Chosokabe AAR-(Updated Chapter XXXVIII 26/1)

    Chapter XXXIX- Noble intentions?

    1559- Mid-summer

    Emura Akara

    They didn’t spend long in the bedroom together as it was morning and the morning brought people fresh and awake and it brought...
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    Re: The Daily Dealings of a Merchant

    The power of little stories in video games

    April 17, AD 2016


    Recently I’ve been playing lots of Dishonoured (and admittedly not enough writing although enough to get a new chapter out soon)....
  23. Re: TotW 252 Greed, Envy, Glutony, and Sloth

    The Timeless Robin

    A robin sits perched on the branch of a small maple tree. The leaves bear the warning colours of autumn, a signal to the rest of the world that winter is soon to be upon us....
  24. Re: TotW 250: The Carnival - SUBMISSIONS

    Let it be known the Merchant of Venice never misses Carnevale. 377 words.

    Invisible. Hidden behind porcelain masks. Masks that shine like pure gold, masks with protruding beaks hiding protruding...
  25. Sticky: Re: Writers' Study Chat and Feedback - Ask all your questions here!

    Writing? Easter?? All I see/feel/hear/taste are english essays!
  26. Re: TotW 249 When the Hordes are at the Gates - SUBMISSIONS

    80 words

    The Hordes

    Death
    Dying
    Burning
    Smoke billowing
    Black clouds forming
    Terror
  27. Re: A Long Way From Home - A Skyrim AAR [updated 8th March 2016]

    Damn Caillagh, some really good last chapters. Your descriptions of Windhelm really set the scene and the characters you've created there and their dialogue and actions really make it feel alive. Of...
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    Re: Yōkai | Updated Chapter 50 - 11.3.16

    I liked the sort of play-like chorus intro you did there Hitai. And of course I love returning to follow Nishina. Ahhhhh can't wait to see even more.
  29. Re: Dans l'ombre de l'Aigle - "Under the Shadow of the Eagle' - By isa0005 (Last Updated: 2/11/2016 - Chapter Four Released!)

    Just read Chapter 4. Loved it as usual! Your descriptions of everything, especially Paris are really amazing and the imagery so vivid that I have such a clear picture of everything that is going on....
  30. Sticky: Re: Writers' Study Chat and Feedback - Ask all your questions here!

    Me too when I read the play a couple of years ago. Tbh Shylock's also kind of a merchant (though he may just be a moneylender) but yeah.
  31. Sticky: Writers' Study Yearly Awards 2015 Results!!!!!!

    http://i.imgur.com/KPaFIBQ.png

    The time has finally come around!! The votes have been counted and sorted, the voting booths have been cleaned up, the monkey slaves have been sent back to the zoos...
  32. Sticky: Re: Writers' Study Chat and Feedback - Ask all your questions here!

    *emerges out of hobbit-like hill home, mumbling many grumbles*

    "What are you saying about me?"

    *looks down at reports he stole the vote threads. He coughs in a shocked astonishment. Then looks...
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    Poll: Re: VOTE: TotW 247 Starman

    Voted, a very intriguing and different group of submissions. I liked them all, difficult to choose unfortunately.
  34. Re: Crusader Kings 2 AAR-The Eagle of Krakow rises.

    Great start, Rogal Dorn, I really like the style you write in and interesting to see a CK2 AAR. The Piasts were one of my first Ck2 playthroughs so they hold a special place in my heart. You make me...
  35. Re: Way of the Bow:A Chosokabe AAR-(Updated Chapter XXXVIII 26/1)

    Thanks though I feel there was a bit too much dialogue in the last chapter. And why do you need my so called 'ability' to write dialogue when you have your beautiful descriptive prose?
  36. Re: A Long Way From Home - A Skyrim AAR [updated 26th January 2016]

    Another witty chapter, I like Shulgak 'the green elf' and her snappy dialogue. I had to say you nearly had me fooled even with the pictures. I saw the pictures and was like she's not a green elf,...
  37. Re: Way of the Bow:A Chosokabe AAR-(Updated Chapter XXXVII 18/1)

    Chapter XXXVIII- Amateur Plotters

    1559- Mid-Summer

    ôWelcome to my ship, Yuki-san.ö Tsurunai Munetsune said with welcoming, outstretched arms which silently boasted Ĺyes, this is all mineĺ.
    ...
  38. Re: Way of the Bow:A Chosokabe AAR-(Updated Chapter XXXVII 18/1)

    Thanks so much for your words and reading Caillagh. I read somewhere that in dreams all the faces are those that you've seen because your brain can't produce an original so that's why I had her...
  39. Re: Titanium Core: Borderlands (Updated 15/1/16)

    Just caught up with all of this. Some really fabulous writing here, I love the plot and the characters and you write the dialogue between them so well and each scene has just the right amount of...
  40. Sticky: Re: Writers' Study Yearly Awards 2015

    With all the forum rollbacks and a bit of down in activity throughout the month, I'm going to extend this until the end of the month (1 more week) to give more of those who haven't nominated the time...
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