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Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:27 pm

For the record, I was looking into business cards this evening and it looks like Staples has a better starting rate than Vistaprint (250 starting at $9.99 as opposed to 100 starting at $14.99).
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Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

Postby Chezecaek » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:06 pm

I’ve been signed up for a few months now. Gone the last two years. I’m ridiculously shy/socially anxious and don’t really talk to people much at these things, even though that’s half the point...but I did better with this last year than the first, and hope to improve further in this area for the next one. It’d be great to meet some of you folks.

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Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

Postby SwiftPotato » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:23 pm

Chezecaek wrote:I’ve been signed up for a few months now. Gone the last two years. I’m ridiculously shy/socially anxious and don’t really talk to people much at these things, even though that’s half the point...but I did better with this last year than the first, and hope to improve further in this area for the next one. It’d be great to meet some of you folks.


Feel free to hang out with me! I'm pretty introverted, so we can hold each other accountable for being more social if you'd like! :)
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Postby Wulf Moon » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:54 pm

Chezecaek wrote:I’ve been signed up for a few months now. Gone the last two years. I’m ridiculously shy/socially anxious and don’t really talk to people much at these things, even though that’s half the point...but I did better with this last year than the first, and hope to improve further in this area for the next one. It’d be great to meet some of you folks.


Looking forward to meeting you at Superstars, Chezecaek! You'll have to find us and tell us who you are!

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Postby mrtevebaugh » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:29 am

I think writers tend toward the introvert side in general. One of my favorite books of the last few years is called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. It helped me understand myself in a new light. But most relevant in this case, she talked about how we step outside our default and become more extrovert when we are passionate about something.
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Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:44 pm

mrtevebaugh wrote:I think writers tend toward the introvert side in general. One of my favorite books of the last few years is called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. It helped me understand myself in a new light. But most relevant in this case, she talked about how we step outside our default and become more extrovert when we are passionate about something.


Well, if you haven't figured it out yet, I'm not an introvert. Idealist Champion. ENFP. I am energized by groups, and find joy in helping people reach their full potential. Which makes me happy to see many taking my advice to attend Superstars. It's another step toward becoming the youest of yous!

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Postby RSchibler » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:51 pm

Heh, Wulf I’m INFP. There’s more that unites us than divides us! Heehee. I’m all for peer pressure to get us “I” types out of our hotel rooms and into the company of the brain trust of Superstars! We’re gonna do this!
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Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:06 am

RSchibler wrote:Heh, Wulf I’m INFP. There’s more that unites us than divides us! Heehee. I’m all for peer pressure to get us “I” types out of our hotel rooms and into the company of the brain trust of Superstars! We’re gonna do this!


Oooh, you're an Idealist Healer. My wife is one. Powerful empaths, and you consider yourself fortunate if you make a Healer's true friend's list.

See you at Superstars! You better come to my filking event on Game Night! ALL of you!

I also did a karaoke event at a club in Old Town for any not going to (<cough, cannot afford>) the magnificent banquet event. Thinking of doing it again. Actually got to spend time with a Superstars member that came that told me she was developing an idea for an anthology she titled HOW I GOT PUBLISHED AND WHAT I LEARNED ALONG THE WAY. Guess who got a personal invite. : )

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Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

Postby Chezecaek » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:10 am

I'm an INFP according to the most recent test I've done, although that fits me in some ways more than others. Healer, sure; idealist...kind of.

Anyway...filking is something to do with music, I gather? Anything that requires to me to do anything musical usually is going to have me hiding in the nearest dumpster.

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Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

Postby SwiftPotato » Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:34 am

Wow, lots of INFPs here. Me too! It says I am a mediator, which tends to be true.
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Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:54 am

Wow, Idealists are rare, like 10% of the population. So being in a subgroup like INFP is around 2%. How interesting to have so many here. We're going to get along great at Superstars!

I will add that because Idealists are all about the heart, when it comes to the emotional craft of fiction, you already intuitively understand. You'll have +10 on your dice rolls when it comes to writing emotional stories, and in fiction, that is a VERY good thing.

Alas, it does not always mean +10 on singing, Chezecaek. But it's filking, so it's more like singing pirate shanties. Even the worst pirates could do that. :)

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Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

Postby SwiftPotato » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:48 pm

Is that what filking is? Excellent. Bring on the sea shanties!
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Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:26 pm

SwiftPotato wrote:Is that what filking is? Excellent. Bring on the sea shanties!


Leah, Think popular show tunes and rock songs, but with geeky science fiction and fantasy lyrics. We do "The Ballad of Serenity" from Firefly, Stace Johnson, my partner in crime, does "Hey There Chthulhu," and we do other science fiction and fantasy folk music, a Rush song in honor of Kevin J. Anderson, and one or more of my original songs. I also sing Christy Moore's "Dance to the Reel in the Flickering Light" which might seem Irish folk, but is actually a fantasy song about forest creatures getting together for a dance, and an assertive daddy longlegs spider takes a shine to a man's daughter. Lots of fun stuff, and great fun to sing in groups. Stace and I do a much more organized filking session than the normal chaotic con fare. We call ourselves MoonLyte Productions, and it's more like an informal coffee shop performance with a song set and lyric printouts so everyone can sing along. This is my pet peeve at con filking events. No one has the words, so it's hard for anyone but the performers to participate unless you already know the songs.

Here's a great example of filk. Stace sings this one: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ch ... &FORM=VIRE

We host our filking event on Game Night/Pizza Night. Game night takes over the Antlers Hotel's main restaurant, and we are in the adjacent banquet room. You'll hear us. Bring your pizza in and come sing! Great chance to bond with Superstars peeps!

See you all there!

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Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

Postby SwiftPotato » Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:20 pm

That sounds amazing. Making up new lyrics is basically my childhood. I will be there!
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Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:02 pm

Randomly did the 16 personalities quiz. I'm here to join the ranks of the INFPs (and also the filking, because that sounds like fun). wotf019
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Postby Wulf Moon » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:58 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:Randomly did the 16 personalities quiz. I'm here to join the ranks of the INFPs (and also the filking, because that sounds like fun). wotf019


That is crazy, Liz. How can so many be in one place? They really are rare. Perhaps not rare among science fiction and fantasy writers. The I would be quite handy for spending long hours alone in the chair writing.

I look forward to filking together and enjoying pizza night!

See you at Superstars!
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Postby crlisle » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:41 am

I am an INFP too, but as a one-on-one counselor.

Please post videos of your filking on Facebook. Sounds like wonderful fun!
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Postby mrtevebaugh » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:36 am

Just to break the streak, I fall under INTJ.
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Postby Henckel » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:18 am

I'm INFJ (Advocate).

I like putting my main characters through the myers briggs test. It helps me get a better feel of who they are.
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Postby AlexH » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:58 pm

I didn't know what an INFP was, so I did the test. I wasn't sure about many questions, but apparently I'm one too:

Your personality type is:
Mediator
INFP-A

And that's a good idea, Henckel!
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Postby Wulf Moon » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:14 pm

A HUGE number of Idealists in this group! Strange. They represent about 10% of the population.

Yes, the Myers Briggs test is very useful in understanding individuals and what makes them tick and their roles in society. I highly recommend Kiersey's PLEASE UNDERSTAND ME II, which evaluates the results of this test and what it means. When you understand the concepts, you understand people. This will add depth to your characters.
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Postby Dustin Adams » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:47 am

INFJ here. Pinned the test.

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Love the one about procrastinating... He said not writing because of the temperature, the lighting, the uncomfortable chair, the... cat.
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Postby disgruntledpeony » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:41 pm

Not long now! wotf047 wotf045 wotf031
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Postby Wulf Moon » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:26 pm

OMW tomorrow! See you super-duper Forum people there!
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Postby SwiftPotato » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:02 am

My flight takes off at 6:15am tomorrow...the things I do for writing!
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Postby RSchibler » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:16 pm

I’m getting up at 3am. I should be dreading the flight and the tired but I’m so excited!
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Postby Galen » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:23 am

Have fun guys! Travel safe!!
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Postby JVAshley » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:34 am

Enjoy SUPERSTARS! wotf024
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Postby crlisle » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:50 am

Be sure to post pics on Facebook of all the famous people you meet! So jealous! wotf007
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Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

Postby Chezecaek » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:06 pm

Not quite sure when I’ll be there tomorrow. My girlfriend’s parents’ house where I’m staying isn’t all that close and I may want to sleep in a bit. I might be at the welcome mixer but last year I fled from that event because my autistic ass couldn’t handle the crowd. Guess we’ll see.

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