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Self-explanatory.  Tell me exactly what you want, and you'll get it.  I'll write about just about anything, but be prepared to supply any reference materials I request.
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Like the normal Short Story commission, but with a twist: you're not allowed to specify a single detail about what you want.  I'll just do something I think you'll like.
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The median between normal and blind.  You're allowed to specify one or two details-- the main character, or the theme, or perhaps even the title-- but that's it.
Character
Got a fictional 'verse you're proud of, but that could use one or two more characters?  I'd be happy to make a character for it!  (Pictoral references not available; textual profiles only.)
It's after ten in the evening and I tried to go to sleep half an hour ago, but a sudden wave of anxiety kept me up.  So here's a journal entry.

I've got a programming project due on Monday in one of my computer science courses.  The teacher said it was fairly easy-- a competent enough student could have it done in one day.  Well, I'm not that student.  I haven't even been able to start the project.  It involves a bunch of concepts that feel too complicated for me; I haven't used fork() in years, and I've completely forgotten how to set up a pipeline.  It just all feels too obtuse for me.

I'm in way over my head.  And for my grade, this shouldn't be the case.  To borrow a video game term, I'm underleveled.

I tend to struggle with the more hands-on aspects of computer science, and unfortunately that's exactly what both of the courses I'm taking right now are focusing on.  Oh, and the class I have the project in?  Passing that course is required for getting a master's degree in computer science.

I'm starting to think I'm not cut out for a degree in comp-sci.  But there's nothing else I'm really interested in.  (Well, there's nothing I'm really interested in, period.)

My life desperately needs guidance.  My life desperately needs something.  All I know is, I'm in a position I would very much not like to be in.  And my chances of getting out of that position look rather grim.

...You think I'm being too pessimistic?  It's hard not to be pessimistic in a situation like mine.
  • Mood: Hopeless

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Kite knew by heart which window gave him the best view of the orphanage's kitchen.

The light blue hedgehog with the orange markings and yellow scarf loved to watch food preparations in the kitchen-- and not primarily because of the food, but rather because of what they came in.

The kitchen was where full cans became empty cans, and once a can was empty, it was a treasure to him.  Watching those cans getting emptied out was like watching money getting printed.

It was around 10:30, so lunch preparations were well underway.  Today Yothu was on kitchen duty.  The bilby was hard at work, preparing a large quantity of spaghetti and meatballs suitable for the orphanage's ever-hungry residents.

Kite kept his face pressed against the window glass, his eyes on a can of tomato sauce Yothu had almost emptied.  He wanted, no, he needed it.  He wasn't leaving the area without that can in his possession.

Oblivious for the time being, Yothu poured the last little bit of tomato sauce from the can, glanced inside to make sure it was empty, then rinsed it out and put it aside before continuing to cook.

The hedgehog couldn't help himself.  His gloved hands flew to the handle of the exit door, and he was inside and on his way to the counter where Yothu was working.

Yothu quickly realized he was no longer alone in the kitchen, and pulled the can towards himself right as Kite made a grab for it.  The hedgehog's muscles went slack, and he stared wordlessly at the can in the bilby's hand.

"Did you want something, Kite?" Yothu inquired.

Kite nodded, still not saying a word.  His gaze didn't waver.

Yothu let out a sigh.  He knew Kite well; this wasn't the hedgehog's first attempt at swiping empty cans from the kitchen, and he was also indirectly responsible for the addition of a padlock to the sugar jar.  The bilby may have been older than Kite by two years, but in this case age wasn't proportional to maturity.

"Okay, Kite, I'll tell you what.  I'll give you the can if you--"

"DEAL!"

"I haven't even--"

"I don't care!  Whatever it is, I'll do it!"

The bilby sighed again.

"Okay, Kite, here's what I want you to do.  Clean up the dining area and have the tables set for lunchtime with clean silverware.  Fork, bowl, knife.  You'll find cleaning supplies in the closet by the--"

"Aye, aye, sir!"

Yothu tried to speak up again, but Kite was already out the door.  The bilby shrugged it off and returned his attention to the spaghetti.

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"Done!"

Yothu jumped at Kite's voice.  He glanced at the clock; it had been less than ten minutes since he assigned the hedgehog his errand.  Yet here he was now, his eyes once again fixated on the empty tomato sauce can.

"...Alright, let's take a look."

Not sure what to expect, Yothu paced into the dining area, Kite tagging closely along.  The area was a sight to behold: every surface had been cleaned meticulously, not a spot to be seen, and every table setting was perfect.

How did he...?  That usually takes half an hour!

The bilby glanced at Kite again; his hands were out, ready for his payment.  Deciding not to press the matter, Yothu placed the can in the hedgehog's hands.

"Take it.  You've earned it."

"YAHOO!"

Kite jumped six feet in the air, clutching his new prize.  He examined it from every angle, admiring the way the light reflected off it.

Yothu was about to prompt Kite to say "thank you", but the hedgehog had already run off.  The bilby could only shake his head as he returned to the kitchen.

Hyperactive guy.  Hard to believe he's two years older than me.
Uncanny -Contest-
My contest entry for a contest MightyRay is holding.  Said contest had a VERY lenient deadline; it started in November and the original deadline was tomorrow (she's since pushed it back a month).  Each participant has to pick a character from the list (I went with Kite) and draw/write about him or her; pretty standard.

I was going to combine this story with a picture of Kite, but my motivation didn't extend that far; still, she recommended a story length of 500-800 characters, and my word count puts this in the vicinity of 600 (plus or minus 50).  Of course, a single character isn't enough to carry a story... I hope M.R. is okay with me incorporating a second one.

Anyways.  What's done is done.

Kite and Yothu are © :iconmightyray:
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What's it a sign of when you've got an idea in your head that you really like, but the minute you start typing it out you start to hate it?
It's after ten in the evening and I tried to go to sleep half an hour ago, but a sudden wave of anxiety kept me up.  So here's a journal entry.

I've got a programming project due on Monday in one of my computer science courses.  The teacher said it was fairly easy-- a competent enough student could have it done in one day.  Well, I'm not that student.  I haven't even been able to start the project.  It involves a bunch of concepts that feel too complicated for me; I haven't used fork() in years, and I've completely forgotten how to set up a pipeline.  It just all feels too obtuse for me.

I'm in way over my head.  And for my grade, this shouldn't be the case.  To borrow a video game term, I'm underleveled.

I tend to struggle with the more hands-on aspects of computer science, and unfortunately that's exactly what both of the courses I'm taking right now are focusing on.  Oh, and the class I have the project in?  Passing that course is required for getting a master's degree in computer science.

I'm starting to think I'm not cut out for a degree in comp-sci.  But there's nothing else I'm really interested in.  (Well, there's nothing I'm really interested in, period.)

My life desperately needs guidance.  My life desperately needs something.  All I know is, I'm in a position I would very much not like to be in.  And my chances of getting out of that position look rather grim.

...You think I'm being too pessimistic?  It's hard not to be pessimistic in a situation like mine.
  • Mood: Hopeless
I seem to have an inherent handicap when it comes to understanding why other people enjoy certain things.
My daughter has always wanted to be a werewolf hunter when she grows up.

There's nothing wrong with that.  After all, the glory of slaying such savage beasts is quite an attractive prospect.  As her father, I have a duty to support her dreams and help her realize them.

Of course, werewolves have never actually existed in real life, which makes them difficult to hunt-- but every problem has a solution.

Do you see the tank of liquid behind me?  I've been devoting the past decade and a half to the creation of that complex formula, which I call "wolf serum".  One quick injection, and your next moonlit night will be an exciting one!

I have representatives all over the world prepared to inject people at random with my serum.  Soon the world will be terrorized by werewolves-- and my daughter will have a profitable career as a hunter ahead of her!

Do you really wish to destroy all that, Agent Faceless?  The ambition of my child is at stake.  To interfere with my plans would be to drive a wedge into my daughter's future.

...I can tell by your expression that you won't budge.  With such a lack of sympathy, you must never have been a father.  Very well then.

While you were under the influence of my knockout gas, I gave you a dose of wolf serum.  In a moment I'll bring you into the arena, an armored room devoted to demonstrating the savagery of werewolves and the best ways to defend against and defeat them.  The room is illuminated by simulated moonlight, so the transformation will take hold once you're inside.

What bane of werewolves do I have queued for demonstration today, you ask?  ...You didn't ask?  I can't imagine why not.  Either way, I think you should find out for yourself; it'll be more interesting that way.

Come on, Faceless.  And please do try to put on a show; my daughter loves the excitement.
Loose Idea: Werewolf Hunter
A standalone why-I-do-the-evil-things-I-do speech.  I didn't really have a good reason for writing it.

That first sentence has lots of potential as a writing prompt; a hundred different stories can start with it, depending on all the various conditions it doesn't specify.

Longtime fans may recognize the name "Agent Faceless" from one or two of my earlier works.
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The Weavers are a spider-like race known for their high-quality silk.

There are two known types of silk produced by the Weavers: red silk and blue silk.  Neither is necessarily better than the other, but they are spun via different methods and used for different purposes.

When a Weaver first learns to spin silk, it typically chooses red or blue to specialize in, whichever it is fonder of or better at producing.  (As I said, they are produced via different methods.)

But let us talk about one Weaver in particular, an indecisive child who doesn't favor either type of silk.  He tries them both out, but can't seem to attach himself to red or blue.

He ends up combining the two methods of silk production, and spins a mix of the two types, an unorthodox purple silk.  He's quite proud of it.

Purple silk in tow, the Weaver child heads to the marketplace to find a buyer for it.  Because there are two major types of Weaver silk, the market is divided into two districts, each specializing in one type.

The child goes to the red district first.  He shows his purple silk to the vendors... and is quickly ushered out of the district.  "That silk has no value as red silk.  It is far too blue," they say.

Dejected but understanding, the child next heads to the blue district, but the reception is similar: "That silk is far too red; it can't be sold as blue silk."  Again he is rejected.

Unable to find a buyer in either district, the child sets up shop himself in between the two districts, trying to sell his purple silk on his own-- but nobody is interested in anything but the reddest red silk or the bluest blue silk.  Purple silk is worthless to both parties.

Finally the child gives up and heads home, the purple silk he was so proud of having gone unsold.
Weaver Silk
Just a piece of vent fiction.  Interpret it how you please.

I empathize with the indecisive child Weaver.  My natural writing style is too casual for professional writing, yet too formal for creative writing.  There's nothing to be gained from straddling the line.
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I changed my mind.  I don't think my Twitter feed would add anything worthwhile to my profile page.
Just saw an Advertisement bar on my messages page, even though I shouldn't get those because I have a premium membership.  Huh?

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lizardman22 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so very much for the points, Mate
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coloredraininlives Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Writer
Hellos do you do requests?:3
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Wolfertech Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I chalange you to say something possitive! ;p and I don't mean saying "five" or "Proton" or anything like that! ;)
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HeartinaThePony Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you take requests?
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lizardman22 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi mate
How do you make links to other pages?
I was trying to make a link from one chapter of my Wold war scar story to another, but all i got was this: <da:thumb id="479049646">
I did what i usually did (Copy and past the page) but this didn't work for some reason
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Wolfertech Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice to talk with you again! :D long time no see really!
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Archer7Tadayoshi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll give you 10 points if you create a code sheet that would be good for law enforcement use over cb radio, using only letters and numbers as pictographs describing the situation.

For example here is one for packages:

E3 = regular package

E7 = damaged package

8B = bundled package

CD = Locked package

HU = opened bundled package

UL = opened regular package


And yes I am very aware of the 10 codes, I'm looking for something almost unbreakable for when I play FPS' together online with my friends.
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ragtagwarrior Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
On a scale of one to ten, how ironic is it that the character I adopted became a fill-in character?
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lizardman22 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the points, Mate.
You're far too kind.
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Thegamer499 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy late birthday!
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Happy Birthday !!!!
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Happy birthday. I hope you've had a really great day.
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lizardman22 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday, mate
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happy birthday man
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Happy birthday! Party PARTY HARD Professor Party Awkward emoticon dance Happy dance :birthdaybang: :8Bparty: Tabbymote celebrating Forgot it's your birthday? :partyla: :lemonparty: Dance Dance Emote Disco Ball Emote 
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Happy Birthday, Interface.

Have some cake! :iconpancakeglompplz:
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Happy birthday man.
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Happy Birthday!
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Happy Birthday! :party: :cake:
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An (Early) birthday gift, mate. Hope you like it :)
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