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PELs, Baby Hedgehogs, and You
Posted by: Steph T (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2013 10:59AM

The four heroes who already have their PELs in, thank you for the delicious noms.

The rest of you... our hunger is not yet slaked.



Gaze upon this adorable snack that we will be forced to dine upon if you do not sate us soon! Wail in torment at the cruelty of Yelena for suggesting this!

Write your PELs!



Edited 1 times. Last edit at 04/22/13 10:59AM

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Amber R (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2013 11:01AM

Wail!

Oh, the Stephanie, she is cruel and hard-hearted!


Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Melanie N (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2013 11:08AM

Does anyone else feel like they have to rush to get their PEL written? I won't remember half of the event if I don't hurry and get it down on paper!

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Steph T (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2013 11:10AM

I try to write mine within a day, or details fade.

If I'm a player, I don't go to sleep until I have sketched up an outline to fill in.

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Amanda S (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2013 11:16AM

I'm writing, I'm writing!

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Wendy M (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2013 11:18AM

I try to write my Sunday night, unless I pass out. Luckily, Game of Thrones is a good incentive to stay up right now!

My PEL last night totally made me realize Hannah is turning into the Pepper Potts of FI. I just need a few cap raises and some kick ass power armor! I'll have to settle conductive thread, EL Wire and whatever other gadgets I can wire into a a Chem Burn sundress for next event!


Frostrum Liena “Ellie” Dax
(Note: all posts transcribed courtesy of talk to type technology, which I shamelessly assume exists)

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Amber R (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2013 11:19AM

I'll write mine from home, likely tonight or tomorrow. There are just some plotlines that I don't need to be typing about at work, given recent events.

Relatedly: talk about being afraid to do some quick google searches on relevant topics last week to refresh my memory on details in case they came up IG...


Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Thomas G (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2013 11:39AM

A quick note to PEL writers from a PEL reader: writing your stuff up offline is great because you have a backup in case the system eats your PEL, but copy and pasting directly from Word turns a lot of punctuation in to gobbledygook. For example:

Quote:
“Will these quotation marks turn out gibberish? How about that question’s mark, or that apostrophe? We’ll find out about this exclamation point also!”


I suggest using a simpler format or program (.txt or .rtf), or replacing your apostrophes and such after you copy-paste it on to the website form. It'll make it a bit easier to parse.

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Erin B (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2013 01:36PM

This bug appears in Transmissions to Mother as well; I was sooo sad to see a perfectly good letter turn into utter fail as a result. Have mercy on Cast/Plot/yourself and take a moment to fix it!

Thomas G Wrote:
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> A quick note to PEL writers from a PEL reader:
> writing your stuff up offline is great because you
> have a backup in case the system eats your PEL,
> but copy and pasting directly from Word turns a
> lot of punctuation in to gobbledygook. For
> example:
>
Quote:“Will these quotation marks turn out
> gibberish? How about that question’s mark,
> or that apostrophe? We’ll find out about
> this exclamation point also!”
>
> I suggest using a simpler format or program (.txt
> or .rtf), or replacing your apostrophes and such
> after you copy-paste it on to the website form.
> It'll make it a bit easier to parse.



Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Amber R (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2013 01:45PM

Also in event notes that are written for players. I try to fix them as much as I can, either in the system or with a pen on occasion, but its a little too prevalent for me to be able to do so with all of them.


Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Benjamin L (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2013 05:29PM

I always want to take the time to think through my research and what my goals are

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Eli S (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2013 05:32PM

I usually sketch out a bullet-point outline immediately, and then fill it in over the next few days. For second-of-the-season events research is always the thing that sets when I submit, definitely.

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Thomas G (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2013 05:35PM

I find it easier now that I'm cast than when I was a PC to keep things straight without losing details. I think it may be the segmented nature of it, with my Wwekend broken up in to distinct segments with out-of-character breaks in between. But yeah, if I don't write it soon, I outline it soon.

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Chris M (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2013 11:46PM

I'm doing mine tonight.
I don't take notes. I sit and write, sequentially, in character and try and relive the event. I tend to remember things, but I'm sure I get a few details wrong.

I can get deeper in character, and have occasionally figured out why I did something that, at the time, I was uncertain why the hell I was doing it.

I DO I hope I am not the only person that happens to.

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Erin B (IP Logged)
Date: April 22, 2013 11:49PM

Not even close, Chris. Not even close.

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Chelsea S (IP Logged)
Date: April 23, 2013 12:03AM

Mine was submitted last night because I had to get it out there. While everything was super fresh in my mind. Please save the headgies! They are too cute to be nommed!! <3


Michelle *Mika* Slade >n.n<
Colony Touchstone 505 Morale Officer!
" Perks you up where you need it!"

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Chris M (IP Logged)
Date: April 23, 2013 09:28AM

Pel done. Its usual Way too effing long version, yes

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Steph T (IP Logged)
Date: April 23, 2013 09:44AM

You will be spared.

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Erin B (IP Logged)
Date: April 23, 2013 09:49AM

How do you people write PELs without notes? I'm scribbling constantly and I still miss things that I mean to include when I go to write my PEL!

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Chris M (IP Logged)
Date: April 23, 2013 09:52AM

well, Erin, if you don't remember, how do you remember that you forgot?

Granted, I have a wonky memory... I never took notes in school, except where required to turn in the notebook for a grade... owing largely to the worlds worst penmanshiip

(For the kids, penmanship is where you write things with a pen, not type on a keyboard)

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Melanie N (IP Logged)
Date: April 23, 2013 09:57AM

Write with a Pen not a Keyboard? Hu? Where are you from...

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Chris M (IP Logged)
Date: April 23, 2013 10:06AM

Oldmanistan

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Thomas G (IP Logged)
Date: April 23, 2013 11:17AM

None of my pens leave marks on my screen. Do I need to use a sharpie?

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Steph T (IP Logged)
Date: April 29, 2013 01:38PM

I'm thinking of eating the baby hedgehogs with a nice raspberry-dijon glaze. Going to be DELICIOUS!

Or... write your PELs.

Re: Pels, Baby Hedgehogs, And You
Posted by: Jeremy S (IP Logged)
Date: April 30, 2013 12:22AM

On one hand, I finally got the info I needed in order to finally write my PEL. On the other hand, I really want to see if they'll eat a baby hedgehog...

Oh... The hard choices we face in life.



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