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Violetlight
Spiral Empress
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  • from Canada
  • Member since Apr 22nd 2017
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, Reading thread What game(s) are you currently playing?
  • Ooohhhh we need to collab on a story. It would be awesome, I have no doubt.

    Posted by Guinea

    • Hi Guinea. I don't know if I have time for a collab, sorry, but I'd be happy to beta-read for you anytime! Thanks anyway for the offer

      Posted by Violetlight

    • :(

      Posted by Guinea

  • Hey Violet! Since you recommended Aggretsuko and it was so good, do you have any other recommendations for shows/anime? You have great taste!

    Posted by Winnie

    • Hey Winnie! Thanks for thinking so!

      To be honest, I haven't been watching a whole lot lately. My son just started daycare, and I've been working more. The latest I watched was the first season of Pokemon Sun and Moon on Netflix, lol. It was pretty good though, if you like Pokemon.

      I'm a huge fan of Nature shows though. I've watched Netflix's entire collection of David Attenbourough documentaries. He's from the same town in England as my grandfather. Planet Earth II in particular is amazing! I can't wait until Netflix has Blue Planet II out!

      Posted by Violetlight

    • I love nature shows! I’ll have to watch Planet Earth II!

      Posted by Winnie

    • Netflix also has Planet Earth I, Blue Planet, Frozen Planet, Africa, the Hunt and a few others. Now if only David Attenbourough and David Suzuki did a show together. It'd be like a naturalist Avengers!

      Posted by Violetlight

  • I wish I could come up with better stuff, I still haven't finished my contest entry...

    I've been feeling kinda bummed out lately and it wears down on the writing skills...

    Posted by Guinea

    • I haven't even started my entry for this month, so don't worry too much about it.

      Maybe just take a little break from writing for a while? Or if you really want to get back to it but aren't feeling it at the moment, go for a walk (weather permitting), take a nice shower or bath, or do some brainless chores and just let your mind wander. That's what helps me.

      Posted by Violetlight

  • Surprise! I'm visiting as many profiles as possible just to freak people out!

    Posted by BackSet-Chan

  • Just wanted to say thanks again for your story, it's a real treat! I wanted to run something by you. Since you're including some DLC items in the story, would you consider adding certain pieces of concept art too? Things like Link having a little sister or the nightmarish guardian designs I mean.

    Posted by Fal Cie

    • Thanks again for reading! Actually, I had an idea to include one of the concept art ideas later on in the story, so yeah. Basically, if it fits, then sure. I just try to not shoehorn stuff in *just* to have it in there. There's got to be an in-story reason for it. So kind of the opposite approach to the BotW devs, lol.

      Posted by Violetlight

    • You are a wise woman! Also enjoyed the takes on Mario RPG plots, I was kind of hoping for the girls to ask if Zelda would ever work with Ganon, like Peach and Bowser!

      Posted by Fal Cie

    • Btw, you’re Canadian right? I’m moving out of Northern Ireland to Vancouver this August so any tips from a native would help!

      Posted by Fal Cie

    • I wish I could help you, but Vancouver's on the opposite side of the country from me, so I really know nothing about the area. However, our culture's not too much different from that of the UK. My own family emigrated to Canada from England when my Mom was 11. It would help if you like hockey, however :)

      Posted by Violetlight

    • Ha, I can’t say I’ve given it much though but I’d be happy to give it a shot!

      Posted by Fal Cie

  • :3

    Posted by Cody

  • Hey! I am doing alright now. Was a long week but the worst seems to be over now.

    Posted by Big Daddy Biggles

  • Just finished all of Aggretsuko thanks to your recommendation! It’s amazing thank you!

    Posted by Winnie

  • Hey, any idea when you'll write more of your fanfic? I like it.

    Posted by Guinea

    • Thanks for reading Guinea. I've finished the first scene of the third chapter. It's a bit slow going though, since my two year old is going through a phase of thinking it's funny to turn off Mommy's computer lately. I can only really write when he's asleep. Anyway, I'm working on it!

      Posted by Violetlight

    • Kids can be a handful that's for sure.

      I've written a lot recently. I'm gonna post soon, but everything I write always feels like a rough draft. I'm torn between serious stuff and off the wall comedy, but I'm finding a happy medium.

      Good luck with your story, you're really good.

      Posted by Guinea

  • heya, I've been looking around but couldn't find anything concrete on how much mature content's allowed in the writing section. I'll probably start posting a zelda fic here pretty soon but both the language and violence would be pretty strong, at least compared to the other current fanfics I've seen in the section.

    I'd put general warnings in the OP anyway, but I figured I'd bring it up since this is technically a community that allows really young members to sign up. And no there won't be anything I'd consider gore, and there won't be any sexual content at all XD But I'm not sure if there's a certain threshold of mature content I should stick to, since all the stories I've read in the board look fairly light on that front

    Posted by Mulberry

    • Hi!

      Basically, follow the rules of the forum for mature content, even in the writing section. Keep it teen-friendly. No "on screen" sex, no violence more graphic than what's in the Zelda games (so no rated M horror-game level gore). Pretty simple. As for language, just stay away from anything that would get a beep on TV, and you should be good. I'd suggest using "Hyrulean" euphemisms for added creativity.

      Posted by Violetlight

  • Hello!

    Posted by goronmario

  • Hey Violetlight! Thanks for your great take on the Dragonriders of Pern series! I read the first book and tbh thought it was so-so, but that the concept and series overall had a lot going for it. Do the books get better after the first one? Maybe I’ll give the second one a try.

    Posted by Winnie

    • Hi Winnie!

      There's a lot of places to start in the Dragonriders series. If you prefer the more sci fi elements, I'd recommend "Dragonsdawn", which tells the story of the very first colonists to Pern and how they developed the dragons in the first place, along with the accompanying short story anthology "The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall" that takes place in the same era of Pern's history.

      For a good overall view of the series from "behind the scenes", there's a companion book, "The Dragonlovers Guide to Pern", which tells you all about Pern's history and gives detailed descriptions of most major cities (Holds) and military bases (Weyrs).

      I'd avoid the Harper-focused books, unless you like reading about Bards that sometimes encounter dragons. The actual dragon-centric books are better, IMO. Todd's books tend to be more dragon-focused, so his may be a good place to start as well. Start here with "Dragon's Kin".

      Here's a list of the chronological order of the Pern books:

      goodreads.com/series/49339-pern-chronological-order


      The first book in the series which I assume you read, "Dragonflight", is actually one of the later in Pern's history, taking place in the 9th Pass. A lot of its themes are a bit dated, but it was quite progressive for its day, being released in 1967 and all.

      I've actually been enjoying most of the Pern fan fiction on ff.net. Fans often deal with themes and ideas that took a while to get into the canon books, as I described in my post, like female Blue Riders. I'd recommend any that aren't obvious Mary Sue stories. It's so cool that Todd has listened to fans the way he has. That's like if the Zelda developers actually bothered to read this forum, and implemented some of the more common complaints about BotW, for example (like a lackluster story and no proper dungeons) into future titles, and then said they did so because of fan feedback!

      Posted by Violetlight

    • Maybe I’ll give Pern another look and start with the first book you suggested!

      Posted by Winnie

    • Hope you like it! :D

      Posted by Violetlight

  • I like your theories. So glad I'm not the only one against the dream world Termina bullcrap.

    Posted by Guinea

  • Okay, I'm not sure if this is what the wall is for, but I just had to say something!

    I just had a phone interview for a place in downtown Toronto for a professional proofreader position! I've been working minimum wage crap jobs since graduating in 2013, so this is just the break I've been hoping for! I really, really, really really want this job! Fingers crossed! :D

    Posted by Violetlight

    • Normally, the wall is for visitors to write messages to you :3 I'd say your own messages could go in the general chit chat thread though, so others see them more easily.

      Posted by FroyoDragon

    • And also nice! Best of luck.

      Posted by FroyoDragon

    • Doesn't matter. I won't be getting the job. They sent me a form email the next day saying so.

      Thanks for the advice though.

      Posted by Violetlight

    • Urgh @_@ guess I should check the dates of where I post on, haha.

      Sorry to hear :< Hope new, better opportunities come up soon though, hang in there :)

      Posted by FroyoDragon

    • Thanks. I hope so too, but I've been dealing with this crap since I graduated, in 2013. It's getting harder and harder to stay optimistic.

      Posted by Violetlight

  • Wow!

    Posted by N64

  • Her name is Violetlight and she is cool, nice, and very bright. Her favorite soda's Sprite and she's the best at breaking up a fight. I wish with all my might that every day she's always feeling right, and if she has some haters they can take a hike and fly a kite.

    Posted by Guinea

  • I wish Canada!

    Posted by N64

  • Heyyyy fellow Canadian!

    Posted by HylianKnight

    • Hey! Where "aboots" are you from? :P

      Posted by Violetlight

    • I'm from Toronto eh? And you?

      Posted by HylianKnight

    • Hamilton! We're practically neighbours, eh?!

      Posted by Violetlight

    • Yeah! I haven't been to Hamilton before, but I'll be riding a bus through there on my Trip to Detroit to meet an online friend!

      Posted by HylianKnight

    • My sister lives in Toronto, so I visit semi-regularly. I'm such a tourist though, lol. Still think the CN Tower is amazing every time I see it, and I *love* taking the subway anywhere!

      Posted by Violetlight

  • Violet,

    How have you been? It has been a while, and I have just now realized that you have made Mod. Congratulation, Violet. How do you thus far like being a Mod?

    What else have you been up to?
    Tead.

    Posted by Tead

    • Hey Tead. Modship is pretty cool so far. The only downside is now I have to pay attention to the BoTW Timeline placement mess ... I mean thread! lol. Besides that, just more of the same. How have you been doing?

      Posted by Violetlight

  • Congrats on the new modship!

    Posted by JP the Neurotic

  • It's about time someone liked that post! I laughed so much when I wrote it.

    Posted by PimpUigi

  • Violet, hello.

    It has been a while. How have you been?
    Tead.

    Posted by Tead

    • Hi Tead, I'm doing ok, all things considering. Down to one job again *sighs*.

      How's your travelling? Been to the ocean yet? I've seen it twice myself. Once when I was a kid and visited England. I walked along the shore of the North Sea. The second time was more exciting. I went to Florida and actually got to swim!

      Hope you're well!

      Violetlight

      Posted by Violetlight

    • Hello Violet,

      I am curious; what is it that you do for work? Will you be keeping just your current job, or will you try to work two again?

      I do hope to visit the ocean again within a year. I have not been now for a few years at least, and I would like to be able to camp at the ocean; there are some that will allow people to park an RV, or to have tent camping.

      I have been to Florida; during my travels, Florida is one of my favorite places that I have thus far visited. I was there for seven months. I was in Central Florida; which is very nice, I loved it a lot. On the one hand it was never really too hot, and the other, never too cold. I spent nearly the entire seven months in a tent at various nearby campsites. I had a wonderful time.

      I would love to visit Europe; there are so many wonderful countries there, a person could easily spend an entire life in Europe and never run out of places to visit, and things to do.

      Where would you like to most visit?
      Tead.

      Posted by Tead

    • Hi again Tead,

      I work as a "shelfreader" at my city's Central Library. Basically, I work in the basement for the most part, where all the returned materials are coming in, and organize them, making sure all the books, dvds, etc. Go where they need to go. I also work for the Bookmobile, getting holds ready for 32 different stops. It's not as exciting as it sounds. I only get minimum wage for my work, even though I have a degree and am capable of so much more. That, and other libraries in the region pay a lot more for the same work. It kind of sucks, to be honest.

      Anyway, if I could go anywhere in the world, I'd love to visit Japan during cherry blossom blooming season. I'd love to go to England again too, and visit the British Museum. I'd also love to visit the pyramids of Egypt, if that part of the world ever becomes safe again. Basically, I love visiting cultural and natural sites. More realistically, I'd love to go on an Ottawa museum crawl one day (it's in-province, so it's not as impossible as some of the other places).

      What's the most amazing place you've been to?

      Talk to you later,

      Violetlight

      Posted by Violetlight

  • You're probs one of the more refreshing newbies around :3 Keep being cool.

    Posted by FroyoDragon

  • Hello Violet',
    I thought that I would finally come over this way to see how you are doing. How are you? I do hope that you are well. I myself am tired, and I have not thus far been able to get caught up on things as I desire to. I will keep at it though.
    I have not seen you as often as usual. Have you been busy? I have been not feeling 100% lately, it is very hot here in NM.
    I wonder where I will be able to travel to next. I want to spend some time near the ocean.

    Listen, I hope to see you around the board,
    Tead.

    Posted by Tead

    • Hi Tead. Yeah, I've been working two jobs, looking after a toddler and attempting to find time to write, so I've been busy! Thanks for thinking of me though ☺

      Posted by Violetlight

  • Hey! I just wanted to tell you that I liked your fanfic!

    Posted by epixtar

    • Really? Thank you so much! I really should get a crack on the next chapter. Between work and the baby, it will eventually get done, lol. It's encouraging to know people are reading it though.

      Posted by Violetlight

  • hello join din

    Posted by goronmario

    • Hi, lol. Haven't decided if I'm going to bother with that forum game yet

      Posted by Violetlight

    • Hi! And it's not a forum game~ it's kind of like a club where you get to make friends and hang out in a secret forum that normal people can't see haha

      Posted by goronmario

    • (Don't join Din, join Nayru :P)

      Posted by Kaylin

    • Well, just join them all like Solsetur.
      LOL.
      Tead.

      Posted by Tead

  • ​Lol I thought your summary of "Zelda's redemption" was the beginning of the story of Malo's takeover.

    Posted by Darth_Phoenix

  • Haha, your story of meeting your husband gives warm, fuzzy feelings x3

    Posted by FroyoDragon

  • Froyo beat me to it.

    Welcome to ZU anyways!

    Posted by epixtar

  • Hey! Welcome to the forum :3 I've seen you around in the Zelda Section. Good of you to post a lot x3

    Posted by FroyoDragon