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#1 Offline Simon the Digger

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Posted Feb 24 2012 - 12:06 PM

Well, hello all. Some of you might know me as a reader of stories, more of you might know me from the RPG forum. And I sincerely hope that you don't know me from my failed attempts at epics on the old forum.Well, regardless I have decided to try again. So, settle in, have some popcorn, and enjoy the ride.Comments and Criticism are greatly appreciated.The Story

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Posted Feb 24 2012 - 12:54 PM

Well, I have to say, awesome start! The begining really brings up a lot of questions and plot devices. Like who are they? But don't tell me, I'm going to find out myself.Imma be followin' dis? Oakee? :lol:
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Posted Feb 24 2012 - 01:02 PM

Hey, thanks. It's good to hear that the chapter actually accomplished what I hoped it would. And I won't tell you, but who they are will play a large part in this story.
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Posted Feb 24 2012 - 01:30 PM

Agreed the detail is very well done and the story appealing. Can't say too much since you only have the first chapter, but I'll keep an eye out for this. :)
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Posted Feb 24 2012 - 01:49 PM

Thank you very much. I'll be trying to put out new chapters on a fairly regular basis, so nobody ends up wondering where I disappeared to. Again, thank you for taking the time to read the start of my story.
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Posted Feb 28 2012 - 12:08 AM

Not a bad beginning, which is good, cause beginnings usually set the tone for the rest of the epic.
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Posted Mar 08 2012 - 07:21 PM

This is quite the start. Multiple beings that all feud and argue, trapped on a Island, with almost no chance of escape. What could possibly go wrong?
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Posted Mar 25 2012 - 02:02 PM

I'm liking this. Love the simple, one-syllable names, and the reality-TV-show concept :P
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Posted Apr 27 2012 - 10:07 AM

I was only disappointed at the lack of chapters. I kinda wanna know what happens!
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Posted May 06 2012 - 11:33 AM

I was only disappointed at the lack of chapters.I kinda wanna know what happens!

Bad Krayzikk, bad. But! I can say with the utmost confidence that the next chapter will be up tomorrow at the latest. I just have a little more polishing to do, and then, it will be ready.EDIT: New chapter posted. Also, a question for you all. Would you prefer long chapters with a longer wait, or shorter chapters with a shorter wait? Note: This chapter is not an indication. RL delayed the writing of this chapter.

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Posted May 07 2012 - 03:15 PM

Longer chapters, shorter wait. Oh, that's not a option, is it? Well, I chose the former. On the second chapter: The scene with Mrak and Drin at the tree was slightly awesome. Also, I assume this is Post-Terridex?
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Posted May 07 2012 - 04:12 PM

Yes and no. This epic doesn't follow the canon 100%. Everything goes normally, up until the Nuva awaken Mata Nui. When that happens, Makuta doesn't take control, and some Makuta survive to be captured and taken back to Metru Nui for trial and execution.And yeah, I liked that scene as well.Oh, there are so many Cehkov's Guns in this chapter...

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Posted May 07 2012 - 07:46 PM

Oh, so Mata Nui doesn't get launched, he stays in control. Also, I'm having trouble seeing a scared Vortixx. I just never can think of them as being scared.
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Posted May 07 2012 - 07:50 PM

Oh, so Mata Nui doesn't get launched, he stays in control.Also, I'm having trouble seeing a scared Vortixx. I just never can think of them as being scared.

Nope, Mata Nui is still in place. And believe me, Mrak isn't nearly as scared as he's gonna get.

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Posted May 07 2012 - 07:53 PM

Can't wait.
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Posted Jul 19 2012 - 02:23 PM

Dun dun dun DUUUUUUUUN.The makuta 'statue' is certainly going to be busy killing everyone off. :PRather enjoying the survival/horror theme to the story. GIVE ME MORE.
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Posted Jul 27 2012 - 11:35 PM

Hey, I left y'all a present before I left for camp.As usual, comments and criticism are greatly appreciated.
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Posted Aug 17 2012 - 02:32 PM

Alright-y then, let's get this started... :evilgrin:I'm going to go through every grammar and spelling error before explaining my thoughts on the epic itself, just to be constructive an' all. :)CHAPTER 1

The passengers of this vessel, desperate as they were, had payed it’s owner a large sum to bring them to Metru Nui, a fact they would soon regret.

For the craft could not maintain it’s course for long.

The sea claimed it’s prize, owing it to the stupidity of one being, who refused to make landfall on a nearby island.

'It's' is used for 'it is'. Those should have 'its', which is for things belonging to 'it'.

The toa of fire

'Toa' should always be capitalised. The same goes for 'Turaga', and 'Matoran', and the elements (Fire, Psionics, etcetera).CHAPTER 2

No, “‘m not kidding

Should be "No, I'm not kidding".

the only sign of it’s former state

This appears to be a common mistake in your writing, so I'd suggest keeping a careful eye out for it when proof-reading. ;)CHAPTER 3Okay, first off, I despise the font that you're using in this chapter. I much preferred the plainer font used in chapters one and two. With that out of the way...

It's armor was black

Here we are again. :P

The beast roared an slashed

'An' should be 'and'.Alright, now that that's taken care of, it's time for my personal comments.The epic is good, and it appears that it's taking place in an alternate timeline judging by the references to events which don't quite fit with canon. I like the tension you've built up so far, and I'm looking forward to see how all of this works out (and hoping you post a chapter because, y'know, I read and reviewed your epic, you have to). :)- Vorex
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Posted Jul 08 2013 - 12:27 AM

Shockingly, this still exists.Somehow I doubt my readers (All two of them. :P) are still here after almost a here of absence, but hey. Maybe I'll pick up some new ones. Miraculously, I've posted a new chapter here. Not all that long, but with any luck, it's a bit of a quality bump from what I used to write.Also, the first two chapters pain me both in length and in writing, so I'll probably be rewriting those, assuming I don't lose steam on this project again.


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