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Postby AnimeCanuck on Tue Nov 13, 2001 7:09 am

I thought your inanimates page was already up? I remember looking at pictures Sawhorse there.
And that was over 2 weeks ago!<P>???
0.o?
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Postby Gillikin on Fri Nov 23, 2001 1:18 am

Happy news. I've typed up the fifth chapter of the story. It's longer than the other chapters, that's for sure. I'm gonna post this on the 'net, 'cause it isn't likely that a whole lot of people are reading this. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/tongue.gif"> <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/C_Douglas82/mira5.htm" TARGET=_blank>www.geocities.com/C_Douglas82/mira5.htm</A>
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Postby Gillikin on Sat Jan 05, 2002 10:09 am

Would you believe that I've written half of chapter 12, which I promise to finish tomorrow?<P>Would you also believe that I've typed up <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/C_Douglas82/mira6.htm" TARGET=_blank>Mira of Oz Chapter 6</A>? Well, I have! Go and read! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif">
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Postby AnimeCanuck on Tue Jan 08, 2002 4:39 am

OOOH!!! Thankyou thankyou thankyou!!
(I'll go read it soon, then hopefully get your picture drawn!! ^_^)<P>Thanks for telling me, and Congrats on Ch 12!!!
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Postby Gillikin on Wed Jan 09, 2002 9:20 am

I never finished chapter 12...
I had writer's block in the middle of it. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/frown.gif">
I promise to finish it soon.
In my head, Mira is 20 chapters long, though it could vary by a chapter either way, depending on how large I make the chapters, and how much detail that I write down and whatnot. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif">
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Postby Gillikin on Thu Jan 10, 2002 2:35 am

Actually, I do think about that kind of stuff. Facts and statistics!<P>L. Frank Baum's Oz books contained an approx average of 30,000 words.<P>The first two chapters of Mira contain over 5,000 words, and chapter 1 is extremely short. The means my book will average about 50,000 words, which isn't too bad, considering. Remember, the paragraphs on the internet are much larger, at least twice as much, as an actual page could comphortabley fit.<P>Oz books tend to be short. I do want to have about three pictures per chapter - one chapter header, and two half page pics, or a half page and a full pager.<P>The company I will be able to have publish my book is called Tails of the Cowardly Lion and Friends <A HREF="http://members.aol.com/LionCoward/home.html" TARGET=_blank>http://members.aol.com/LionCoward/home.html</A> . They run a rather simple operation, so a smaller book size is sometimes a benifit. Trust me, I've seen some very small books published by them, only 100 pages long - with illustrations, and then again I've seen the 300 page font size 10 book, the largest (and best, in my opinion) that they've done.<P>Problem comes in with backlog. Quite frankly, it could be a one to two year wait for the book to be published, after I send it in. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it, though. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/tongue.gif"><P>Gee, I'm long winded today, aren't I?
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Postby AnimeCanuck on Thu Jan 10, 2002 12:58 pm

Oh. Of course!
I totally understand.
But just think... You're more than halfway there!!
WOOHOO!!
Congradulations Gillikin!!
(just to let you know.. some of your first chapters.. like the online ones.. are really small. All together, I think the first 5 chapters would BARELY make 20 pages in a regular sized paperback. But.. you are going to have pictures.. which will take up some pages, and more ink.. And if you're thinking about cost... hmm.. I guess that makes sense that way.. but if all your chapters are that small.. this is going to be a short book!
Probably short enought that I could read it all in one day! (in 2 or 3 sittings maybe))<P>Hmm.....
Do you ever think about that kind of stuff?<P>-AC
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Postby AnimeCanuck on Fri Jan 11, 2002 1:26 am

I didn't find that too lengthy.
You should see me when <i>I</i> get long winded!!<P>There could be 3-4 screens full of text!!!<P>And all those statistics were very interesting.
^_^<P>Going to go download AOL now!
See ya!
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Postby Gillikin on Mon Jan 28, 2002 10:22 am

Hmmm? What's that, you say? Mira of Oz, chapter 7 is now up? And the Art page has been touched up, a bit, and the group section finally added? Amazering! <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/C_Douglas82/mira5.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.geocities.com/C_Douglas82/mira5.htm</A> You can get to the art page from the last chapter. ^_^
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Postby Gillikin on Mon Jan 28, 2002 10:32 am

And why did I link to the 5th chapter instead of the 7th? I dunno, I'm just tired, I guess. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/tongue.gif"> You can get to chapter 7 from the 5th. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif">
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Postby AnimeCanuck on Tue Jan 29, 2002 12:54 pm

Are you always going to post the link to Mira in here?
(I certainly hope so!)<P>Thanks for the tip! ^_~<P>-AC
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Postby AnimeCanuck on Sat Feb 02, 2002 10:09 am

Gillikin..... Do you even check the forum?
As soon as I got AOL AIM, it seems you don't come in here as often...<P>...
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Postby Gillikin on Sun Feb 03, 2002 7:04 am

Yes, I'm going to keep posting updates of Mira here. At least, I plan to. I told you this over AIM, so I didn't see a need to retell you, but anywho, I am! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/tongue.gif">
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Postby Gillikin on Tue Feb 05, 2002 12:25 pm

I've finally added the fanart section of the art page. Still working on Chapter 14, I hope to have it done by the week's end. ^_^
<A HREF="http://www.angelfire.com/az3/gillikin/index.html" TARGET=_blank>www.angelfire.com/az3/gillikin/index.html</A>
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Postby Gillikin on Fri Mar 15, 2002 9:50 pm

Hey, guess what? Mira chapter 8 is now up, and the fanart page has been updated!
http://www.geocities.com/C_Douglas82/mira8.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/az3/gillikin/index.html
I'm working on chapter 15 of the book, wish me luck.
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Postby Gillikin on Sat Mar 16, 2002 10:48 pm

In fact, you might want to visit here, for easier access to the chapters. :wink:
http://www.angelfire.com/az3/gillikin/mira.htm
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Postby AnimeCanuck on Sun Mar 17, 2002 3:35 pm

Ooooh! New link! Now I don't have to click through all the chapters anymore! (like I did on Friday night to read chapter 8! You hadn't linked it in here yet.. And... speaking of which.. I NEED TO TALK TO YOU! (mostly about Mira) So.. yeah!)

That's cool! I'll have to bookmark that and delete the old one that went to Mira1.
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Thanks so much, Chris!
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Postby Illusion on Fri Mar 29, 2002 8:50 pm

http://fanfiction.net/read.php?storyid=683344 You guys have GOT to see this if you like original fantasy storylines. The author's freakin' amazing. You've gotta see it. It's called "Unfaded Colors"
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