Musician, writer, artist, gardener, Jane-of-all-trades.
I keep astonishingly busy with a wide variety of things and this blog may seem random in consequence. Expect Mass Effect fanfic (including the ongoing saga of pilot-lovin' Rhi Shepard), thoughts on disability, politics, and a liberal helping of goats. Especially baby goats.
You know, Shades, one solution to this problem would be to put off writing the space battle and focus on pairing Traynor up ;) In seriousness, I love space battles - I’d be happy to look at anything you want extra feedback on.
That’s far too tempting, but actually, the ‘pair Traynor up’ plot has so far outpaced the ‘actual space fight’ plot that I need to go back and fill in the holes. :P
can you make a pet stand in for a cruiser? no one understands their battle plan! it’s like they’re chasing that ship because its SHINY.
Weeell, considering the adversaries here are hundreds of thousands of years old, totally inscrutable metal space cthulus, that may actually work…
"Commander, the Reaper has… um… laid down. And is licking its tentacles."Roll for sanity damage.
Off to take a hot shower at noon because of a reynauds attack bad enough I can’t brain.
As I have mentioned before, “Things I’m bad at when I’m cold” include everything.
I’m afraid I’d notice. I have a very spatial mind. ;P I’d offer to beta your space battles, but I’m not offering to beta while depressed, sorry. :P
That’s smart and taking care of yourself, and not anything you need to apologize for.
And I think whether or not anyone would notice is really a factor of how that person thinks and reads. For me, I pretty much have to figure it out to be able to write it well. I’m not spatial enough to be great at it, but too spatial/visual to just fake it. :P
Luckily, darthfruitbasket pointed out that I could use OTHER people’s hands, and so I’m hoping to dragoon Tinierpurplefishes tomorrow. :D
Edit to add: AND! If you read the chapter (when it’s posted in just over two weeks, hopefully) and see problems with it then or later, I generally have no problem rewriting smallish corrections into stuff I’ve already posted. I won’t change huge character things or the whole order of events, but I’ll edit for clarity and fix errors. So it’s not even time dependent. :)
Heee. Uh… probably not? Also, would Posable Boyfriend assist?
I don’t know if Posable Boyfriend would, but I’m really glad you mentioned because I hadn’t even thought of getting in-person help, and — most excellent of coincidences! — Tinierpurplefishes is coming down this weekend AND is good at thinking tactically!
Tinierpurplefishes, will you play spaceships with me?
Will anyone really notice the difference if I just write my space battles randomly versus working out all the motions?
'Cause I can only manage the latter if I actually physically fly small objects around my desk, and I'm looking at a space battle with five active participants and I’ve run out of hands.