Post by Dmitri Pendragon on Dec 26, 2015 8:23:21 GMT
They're called biscuits in New Zealand. *takes a biscuit and eyes it as if it's ready to explode* No, wait, you were giving them to Alice. No way this is going to be poisoned or anything. *munches happily*
Post by Leilani Sunblade on Dec 26, 2015 13:13:37 GMT
Dmitri Pendragon: I've always wondered, if cookies are biscuits in NZ and the UK and all those places, what do you call biscuits (as in the light, flaky, round things you eat with breakfast)? Do you just not have them? (If so, I feel very sorry for you.)
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Post by Dmitri Pendragon on Dec 27, 2015 21:59:11 GMT
Leilani Sunblade: Hmm. Probably the closest thing we have is scones, but as has been discussed, they aren't really the same. We don't have American biscuits, although I'd love to try some. (I don't feel deprived, though, since as I've rarely thought of them, I've never hungered for them.)
Warrior of Aror: You've never tried scones? Odd…my grandmother makes them quite often. As in several times a year, which counts as quite often. Often enough that I know what they taste like very well.
Post by Leilani Sunblade on Dec 27, 2015 23:36:49 GMT
Dmitri Pendragon : You should find a recipe and convince someone to try making them. They're delicious, especially with plenty of butter and molasses or honey. (Though you probably don't have molasses in NZ either . . . as far as I can tell, that's pretty much only a thing in the southern US.) Or you could come up to the States (perhaps a particular town in upstate NY, for example . . .) and try them, but that might be a bit expensive. xD
Post by Dmitri Pendragon on Dec 29, 2015 5:15:22 GMT
Lylyss: Mmm, looks nice. But we do have KFC in New Zealand. Never been there, though.
Leilani Sunblade: Hahah. I could probably convince my oldest sister to make American biscuits quite easily—she's an ardent cook. (And no, we don't have molasses either.) Based on your offer, I assume you would privately provide your address if I ever went to the USA?
Post by Leilani Sunblade on Jan 12, 2016 17:57:32 GMT
Question: has anyone here used either yWriter (a free program which I think is similar to Scrivener?) or 4thewords (a . . . I'm not even sure how to explain it; site is here: 4thewords.com/features )? If anyone has, is either worth getting?
Post by Merenwen Inglorion on Jan 30, 2016 6:23:11 GMT
Leilani Sunblade: I have yWriter, but I haven't used it much. Mainly because I have Scrivener, and I can customize it to fit a writing mood, whereas with yWriter...everything's the same color. Blue and white. With green, red, and yellow in the notes. The fact that this bugs me may just be me, though. I'm using yWriter primarily for outlining because, despite the helpful color-coding and other features of Scriv., I still manage to lose track of things like first drafts. It's working well so far. yWriter is supposed to have a character relation chart, too, but I haven't gotten that far into it yet...
Just some things that Scrivener has that yWriter (as far as I know) doesn't that I use a lot: Color coding Snapshots and rollback Full-screen (where it blacks out everything on your laptop except your writing) Note cards (corkboard screen) Templates (character, setting) Spellcheck
K.M. Weiland has some stuff on the site www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com. Just search "yWriter" and the post where she talks about how she uses it should come up. She also has one on using Scrivener, if you want to compare/contrast further.
'Nearly they fell who stand, And with cold after fear Look back to mark how near They grazed the Sirens' land, Wondering that subtle fate, By threads so spidery fine, The choice of ways so small, the event so great, Should thus entwine.' -The Pilgrim's Regress, p. 181
Post by Leilani Sunblade on Jan 30, 2016 13:22:04 GMT
Merenwen Inglorion : Thanks! It sounds like Scrivener may be the way to go, but I'll check the link you said as well.
Edit: Upon further thought, I decided that I'm best off to download yWriter, see if this type of program works for me, and then (if I decide I like it), get Scrivener. As long as I keep winning NaNo events, I'll almost always have a coupon for some percent off, so it's not like there's a rush.
Lol. Ditto. Plus, I figure it'll be nice to have a list of ideas handy in case I ever finish something. Because plot ideas kill me. I always get the storyworld and the characters. But then they get lost in a sea of plotlessness and begin to meander around
Dmitri Pendragon: Elytra: Wait, it's actually referring to the oldest post on the Underground? (I never did chase that down in fact…)
Nov 27, 2019 19:32:25 GMT
Leilani Sunblade: Rose: Welcome to Whitehall/the new Underground! Glad to see you found your way here. As Elytra said, the riddle's pointing towards the old site and, specifically, a scavenger-hunt type game that WTB and CH set up when they first released the book
Nov 28, 2019 21:11:04 GMT
Leilani Sunblade: Sadly, the game is over, but we still have fun here.
Nov 28, 2019 21:11:16 GMT
Warrior of Aror: Let us sit round the hearth and tell stories of the lives we have lived these past moons! I myself have been working at a grand theater telling Bible stories from behind the scenes.
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