MaleUnited KingdomMember since 28 Jan 15Last online 7 months ago

I am Gavlar O'Starfire, a person who writes stuff, and may or may not be a plant from another dimension.

~favorite quote~
"We don't destroy. All things eventually become dust. We just speed up the process" - Charr le Al

  • Gavlar

    mumbled "I'ma back!"

    4 years agoReply
    To anyone who actually reads my stories (not many of you), sorry for being off Movellas for so long. I should be back and posting more stuff now, such as new chapters for No Survivors, and another little project I've been working on (no spoilers, you will have to wait :P)

    Oh, yeah, and it's a little late to say Merry Christmas, but I'll say it anyway
  • Gavlar

    mumbled "On the subject of Anti-Heroes"

    4 years agoReply
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    It gets boring having the same plot over and over again. For example the basic one: weird stuff happens to person, person is told they have special powers/prophecy/are important in some way, person rebels against the task, person decides to help, someone betrays person, everything goes really south, person saves everyone in the end.

    But seriously, this gets boring after a while. Why should people be good? Personally I love characters who are not good or evil but lying somewhere in between - anti-heroes. They're mostly far more detailed, character-wise (not always true, but it takes more effort to pull off someone who isn't generic), have a more realistic blend of good and evil but most of all I like watching them make that final decision to make the world burn for their amusement. Oh, wait, that's a villain. Correct that to "defeat the bad guy for their own reasons and their own reasons alone, before stealing all his equipment and making tons of money from it"

    So yeah, love the anti-heroes. Don't be good, it's not interesting
    - Gavlar
  • Gavlar

    mumbled "Anyone like zombie stories?"

    4 years agoReply
    sorry for shameless advertising, but anyone want to check this out? It has hardly any views and I worked on it for a while... too much of a while according to some. Anyways:
    A Story Involving Zombies and Apocal...*WARNING: this book is about an apocalyptic scenario, and doesn't skip out on any of the horrors of it. It also contains a lot of (censored) swearing.* ...
  • Gavlar

    mumbled "On the Subject of Originality"

    5 years agoReply
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    There are a lot of posts/mumbles concerning fanfiction and original fiction on this site, mostly saying that original fiction is far better. I believe that is true, by the way. Use your imagination, people.

    Anyway, this post is concerning one of the points brought up by this - "All the original ideas are taken". Yes, this is mostly true. You have to go further out that ever before to write a story that's not, at least partly, inspired by something else. But I don't see why this is a bad thing. As long as you don't actively plaigerise other's work then it should be perfectly fine to copy some very basic ideas from it. (Here I am talking about themes and character traits, not whole storylines, characters and worlds). No, the main problem of unoriginal fiction is that it doesn't state that it was inspired by others (I myself a guilty of this) and also that less work is put into it (in general because there are some briliant ones out there) because the people don't feel the need to imagine things for themselves.

    By all means be inspired, but be inspired with style.
    Gavlar
    5 years ago
    I'm not even certain whether or not that was sarcasm xD
    Gavlar
    5 years ago
    If you say so... *bows*
  • Gavlar

    mumbled "Multiverse theory - paradox errors"

    5 years agoReply
    One of my friends recently disproved multiverse theory (the idea that there is a universe for every single possible outcome) with this paradox - 'if there is a universe for everything then somewhere there must be a universe where parallel universes don't exist'

    I mean, that's multiverse ending stuff right there. Personally, I hope we're in that one universe and not in the infinite other ones wiped out by that paradox.