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Postby tempuraja » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:58 pm

So... what happend to Ikros: Chaos Skies? Garadaine has been sleeping next to Chaos for almost 2 years now. There was an excerpt/teaser for chapter 10 back in January '06, but that was the last I heard about it. Anthony...?
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Postby Prince Imdol » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:24 pm

I would PM Anthony about this, as there has already been multiple topics discussing this.


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Postby SavaTheAggie » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:54 pm

Is Ikros stagnant? Yes. Is it dead? Close to it. Do I plan to continue the story? I'm trying.

Honestly I've thought about just killing Ikros dead and moving on with my life more times than I can count.

Building Ulmaris Castle burned me out. It took over my life for a long time and I put every ounce of my energy into it, and I'm only now getting any of it back. I've been trying to finish writing chapter 10, but I've had so little luck. If I can just get through it, though, I'll be able to dismantle Ulmaris, reclaim my collection of grey, and go back to building castles again.

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Postby natepc » Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:04 pm

If it is any help, I just started reading Ikros a few days ago and finished it all last night. I liked it, more than I thought I would. I don't suppose Ikros is co-written by fairies? If it were, I could clap my hands and say "I believe"...

I do hope you finish it, but if not, it was a mighty fine read.

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Postby Tower of Iron Will » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:05 am

I had wondered about this very topic, having read the story through quite a few times and liked it very much. I had attributed the lack of new material to "life events" such as job, marriage, new son, etc. Plus there were other great stories such as Andrastavia that just ended abruptly.

I guess we'll have to hope for the best and wait.
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Postby venvorskar » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:40 pm

If you want to use your bricks for other things, you could still just write the text of each chapter and finish it that way. If you have already planned what's going to happen, I don't think it would take to long just to write it.
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Postby Prince Imdol » Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:55 am

venvorskar wrote:I don't think it would take to long just to write it.

In my experience, writing takes a whole lot longer.


Text, in my opinion is the real polished thing. If anybody plans on publishing a serious story, I doubt it could be illustrated with lego pictures. So what I am saying, is try to finish the text, then maybe add pictures later.


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Postby ottoatm » Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:04 pm

Prince Imdol wrote:If anybody plans on publishing a serious story, I doubt it could be illustrated with lego pictures.


I see where you are coming from on this, but I can't say for sure that I agree with it. There are several stories I've seen that are serious and use LEGO very well - although it is a tough challenge that all of us have trouble with and that we have discuss on CW all the time.

Still, Maedhros recently published a really good serious story here. Although it is only a few chapters, I think it illustrates masterfully how to use LEGO in a serious way with deep plot, full characters, etc.

Anyway... back to topic! :shock:

I can understand the burnout factor going on in Ikros. My story has been stagnant for some time - partly because I've been in Asia for the last 2 years while my collection is in New York. But that's not the only reason.

I had pictures and text for all three "books" of the Ancient Tomes of Chiron done 2+ years ago. When my hard drive was fried and I lost them, I was so "burned out" from the work that I didn't even bother trying again, and didn't want to try again, until I was in Asia many many months later.
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Postby Maedhros » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:01 pm

ottoatm wrote:Still, Maedhros recently published a really good serious story here. Although it is only a few chapters, I think it illustrates masterfully how to use LEGO in a serious way with deep plot, full characters, etc.


Hey, you're stealing my thunder! :P (But I guess I should say thanks ;))

Actually I was waiting for you to tear it apart over on CW so that I could polish it up a bit before posting here... but... who needs patience anyway? ;)
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Postby Danielas » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:36 pm

i enjoyed it but i don't understand why any one would drop it but then agin i am only ** (age withheld)


Hey i just had an idia why don't you offer a contest to make the best story and offer some prizes which halve something to do with the story ( like a set of characters with names on cards and little stands)
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Postby Prince Imdol » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:57 am

This already happened not to long ago. The only problem with these types of contests is they take a heck of a long time to host and judge., and we are getting off topic.


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Postby SavaTheAggie » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:59 pm

Danielas wrote:i enjoyed it but i don't understand why any one would drop it but then agin i am only ** (age withheld)


I haven't dropped it, I just haven't updated it. Dropping it, to me, would mean declaring I would never finish it. Perhaps if the stars align I'll be able to get it taken care of sooner rather than later.

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Postby Danielas » Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:13 pm

well good luck 8-) post a topic when you add a new chapter
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Postby Dr.Cogg » Tue May 13, 2008 9:53 pm

If you wanted to end the story without dropping it,just make the heros defeat the villians and everyone lived happily ever after,the end,until a mysterious group of villians from the Classic-Castle Forum join forces,and destroy Ikros. just kidding
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Postby Voran_the_Scholar » Tue May 13, 2008 11:06 pm

Dr.Cogg wrote:If you wanted to end the story without dropping it,just make the heros defeat the villians and everyone lived happily ever after,the end,until a mysterious group of villians from the Classic-Castle Forum join forces,and destroy Ikros. just kidding


We already have. :D
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