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Jae Onasi

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About Jae Onasi

  • Birthday 11/09/1966

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    On my computer
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    Anything geeky, family, gardening (ask me about tomatoes!), writing fiction (fantasy) and non-fiction (mainly ophthalmology/optometry journal articles), anything eye/vision related, history of medicine, music (anything from Medieval motets to metal symphonic rock), genealogy, Christianity (yes, I'm moderate-to-conservative. No, I'm not planning to proselytize or be proselytized by other political/religious viewpoints. I'm here to game, not debate.).

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    Carth Onasì (alt 141 for the funny ì), Dougael, La'Bella, Ms'Kitty, Elìna, Elaina Onasi, Niekshas, D'awgg, Blue Jae, Blu Jae, Jolie Bindo, assorted others. :)
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  1. They switched to a new site recently--that might be the source of the errors.
  2. I need to revise about 50k words of the novel I just finished, so I’m going to do that this year instead of writing. The characters in my novel are itching to go on another adventure, so I might work on an outline for the next book, too. I haven’t won yet, but it seems just about every November in the last 5 years, I’ve been hit with some nasty Real Life stuff (like cross country moves and kid in the hospital level stuff) that wiped out the goal. Saying a little prayer that this November will be a little more calm.
  3. That's sort of how it went with my Jolee Bindo fanfic--the fanfic group I was in would poke me if I went longer than a few days between entries and ask "When are you posting again? We want to know what comes next!". That was always fun to see. Of course, I routinely left them on cliffhangers.
  4. There's a gal in the Atlanta Nanowrimo branch who works at the library branch closest to me--she was excited to hear about the idea, too. Small world!
  5. I feel your pain! After losing a major project on a dead laptop, I've always emailed myself copies of major works. Now I save them on a portable hard drive as well as either Google Docs or my email, because I'm just that paranoid about losing something as big as a novel. I just finished my second novel, "The Gryffoniers." My first novel was accidental. It was a KOTOR fanfic that was supposed to be only 30-ish pages long. Around page 50, I realized I'd only gotten about a third of the way through my plot. The story ended up about 200 pages long. It's complete newbie writer trash, and I learned a lot and loved every minute of writing it. I made every mistake possible. I'm ok with that. The second novel is written much better, especially after having the first 2/3rds or so workshopped in a writing group. Sadly, since I moved, I haven't found another writer group close enough to me to join. I might start one myself at the local library.
  6. Name generator for just about everything you could want--names (real and fantasy), places, pop culture, magic items, vehicles, diseases, even meteors. https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/ Master list of facial expressions for when you need something besides "S/he looked at...." https://www.bryndonovan.com/2015/04/05/master-list-of-facial-expressions/ I like some of the other master lists (especially colors and physical descriptions), too. Huge color list: https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/colors/ Power thesaurus is my new go-to thesaurus besides my huge paperback one sitting on my desk. I like it because it can sort by parts of speech and links antonyms, definitions and examples as well. https://www.powerthesaurus.org/ Non-verbal body language http://bodylanguageproject.com/nonverbal-dictionary/ It gives you the body language and then the emotion, so that if your character crosses her legs, for instance, you can take a look at the entry for "leg crossing" and see what kind of leg cross and even the direction of the feet you want your character to take in order to convey the emotion better. It might take a little bit of reading on the Body Language Project site to learn some of the terminology. Some free worksheets and other useful items: https://allfreelancewriting.com/novel-planning-tools-and-worksheets/ Software: Dramatica Pro--I picked this up after Nanowrimo a few years ago. http://www.write-bros.com/dramatica-pro.html It's more of a theorycrafting approach to story telling, and since I discovered it midway through writing my novel, it didn't have as much utility for me as it might have if I'd used it from the beginning. However, the idea spinner has gotten me out of some spots where I was just stuck and didn't know where to go next. There's also a screen-writing version. I use Scrivener for word processing and organizing my novel. There's often a special during and right after Nanowrimo. https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview If you want a free software package and don't mind that the program isn't being updated anymore, the owner is now giving away the license key and maintaining the site. http://www.writewaypro.com/ I used this one in the past and enjoyed it, but Scrivener offers some more options that I wanted. Writeway is easier to learn, but if you can game, you can handle the tech on either program just fine. *Looks in bookmarks, realizes there are a bazillion more interesting sites....* This is a good start.
  7. I'd like to be more active in game and see the guild grow, but I'm working on a major revision of my novel to get it ready to send out to agents, so my time is zip to devote to more gaming.
  8. I am back! I've been on a long leave of absence to work on my health! I've lost over 200 pounds doing keto and intermittent fasting! I'm coming back to swtor with yall! 

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    2. Jonathon


      Thank you! 

    3. Elisel


      Welcome back @Jonathon - glad to see you returned.  Awesome news about your work on your health and well being!!

      Quick note, community moved to discord about 3 months ago. 


      Here is link on how to get set up. You must link discord with forum profile - there is not an invite



    4. Jonathon


      oh lol thank you no wonder everything felt so dead here haha. I was gonna say where did everyone go? 

  9. Hi! Miss you! Have a good one. :D

  10. Happy birthday!

  11. Happy 12th anniversary of your 29th birthday!

  12. I’m not a guy. I like the idea of the sheet and it looks great. It’s clear you put a lot of thought and work into it. As a KOTOR fangirl I love the concept. However, some of the text is visually difficult to read with the aurebesh translation below every word. Several of us have eye diseases that affect our abilities to read smaller print. As much as I like having the fun translation, I would recommend dropping it in favor of improving readability. Maybe you can keep it somewhere in the title, but having it below every word is too much visually and takes up a lot of room. That’s not a big deal on a desktop, but it is for some of us who use our character sheets on a phone or iPad. What do the “A:3” and “N:3” and other abbreviations in that middle column mean? Picky grammar stuff: While you don’t have plurals except for “points” in this particular sheet, I’ve seen this elsewhere often—make sure not to use apostrophes to create plurals. That’s grammatically incorrect (and drives me up a wall wherever I see it, nothing personal there). For example, the plural of cat is cats, not cat’s. The plural of blaster is blasters, not blaster’s. See this link for more info: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/punctuation/apostrophe_introduction.html There should be no colon between basic and first aid. It’s simply “basic first aid,” not “basic: first aid.” The colon arguably doesn’t need to be used in force throw, either. I’d change that to just “Force throw” since that’s the name of the skill in our particular skill list. I’m happy to assist on grammar and spelling if you’d like. For @Junlar and @Madhatter5510, I love the Star Wars feel of the sheet, but I wouldn’t want to make it a requirement for everyone to use because of the vision and phone use issues. It’s rendering too small on my phone to be able to even read, and if I enlarge it, I have to scroll a lot to see the info. It looks great on my desktop, however.

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