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Forum Name: Our Witches at War
Topic ID: 37
#0, OWaW 21/Our Fighting Fleet
Posted by Gryphon on Oct-19-15 at 08:45 PM
LAST EDITED ON Nov-29-16 AT 11:10 PM (EST)
 
So... funny story. Remember Our Fighting Fleet, the "serial experiment experiment" that launched back in the summer and then didn't really seem to go anywhere? Well, I've been just as puzzled as you probably haven't about why that was the case, but as we finished up OWaW #19 I realized what it is: that scene that dropped as the "opening hook" for Our Fighting Fleet was actually the first bit of the next episode.

(... or the one after it.)

So that's... interesting.

I'm probably not going to move it until the rest of the episode is written and attached to it, but there you go. Sometimes I'm not 100% sure of what I'm doing even while I'm doing it. :)

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#1, RE: OWaW 20/Our Fighting Fleet
Posted by Verbena on Oct-20-15 at 08:20 AM
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Your muse has always had a mind of her own. And that's a good thing. =)

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#2, RE: OWaW 20/Our Fighting Fleet
Posted by MoonEyes on Oct-20-15 at 12:49 PM
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>Sometimes I'm not 100% sure of what I'm doing even while I'm doing it. :)

That happens to me all the time.

Probably not in the you mean, though.

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#3, RE: OWaW 20/Our Fighting Fleet
Posted by Peter Eng on Oct-20-15 at 06:40 PM
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>
>I'm probably not going to move it until the rest of the episode is
>written and attached to it, but there you go. Sometimes I'm not 100%
>sure of what I'm doing even while I'm doing it. :)
>

There's a published author who has reported discovering foreshadowing in her books for events she hadn't consciously plotted when she wrote the parts with the foreshadowing.

You're in good company.

Peter Eng
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#4, RE: OWaW 20/Our Fighting Fleet
Posted by BobSchroeck on Oct-20-15 at 08:58 PM
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>Sometimes I'm not 100%
>sure of what I'm doing even while I'm doing it. :)

I just had one of those moments with the latest bit I wrote in my current story project. It's not in the outline, it doesn't yet contribute to the plot, but something in the back of my head says, "this needs writing and including."

I've learned not to ignore that something.

-- Bob
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My race is pacifist and does not believe in war. We kill only out of personal spite.


#6, RE: OWaW 20/Our Fighting Fleet
Posted by Offsides on Oct-22-15 at 01:42 PM
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>>Sometimes I'm not 100%
>>sure of what I'm doing even while I'm doing it. :)
>
>I just had one of those moments with the latest bit I wrote in my
>current story project. It's not in the outline, it doesn't yet
>contribute to the plot, but something in the back of my head says,
>"this needs writing and including."

I had something similar happen lately - I had a whole scene in my head and was just starting to put it down on paper when one of the other characters walked up, tapped me on the shoulder, and said, "I got this."

It completely changed how things were accomplished, but I think it worked out better than the original plan (which I was able to partially salvage into a different scene later on - bonus! :)).

>I've learned not to ignore that something.

And I learned that from both you and Gryphon, between discussions on the forums here and prereading for DW, so thanks to both of you!

Offsides

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#5, RE: OWaW 20/Our Fighting Fleet
Posted by Phantom on Oct-21-15 at 08:49 AM
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Well, this is just proof that these characters are alive :)

And for me, this organic way of moving through your stories is what makes them a compelling read.

;) But I still want to know what happened to Kei! ;)

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains,
however improbable, must be the truth." - Sherlock Holmes


#7, RE: OWaW 21/Our Fighting Fleet
Posted by jhosmer1 on Nov-30-16 at 07:01 AM
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I was late to the OWaW party, but I've read it several times now. After the first time, however, I always read "Our Fighting Fleet" after "Back at the Ranch," because it seemed to flow better that way.

I'm very happy to hear that OWaW will continue and hopefully soon. I've become quite fascinated with the world, even if the anime is a little cringe-worthy at times ("Nice and Breezy" and "It's All Creepy-Crawly," I'm looking at you.)

Some wires in my brain must have gotten crossed from this, because I keep thinking of running an RPG session where the Strike Witches go up against the Fleet of Fog. Maybe I just want Kirishima/Yotaro to meet Lucchini.