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Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:48 pm
by Alicorn
I had to read your tumblr post to know what this question meant, but having done so: Bells have introspective superpowers. They can do the introspective/self-hacking tricks that I can do, only better, more reliably, and across more domains (but by a smaller increase than you might think).

Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:01 pm
by raginrayguns
that's amazing and I'm glad you've documented at least part of the technique in your luminosity sequence because I definitely want to have that available to me to learn.

EDIT: although I suppose as a general rule I shouldn't expect superpowers

Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:44 pm
by Tamien
That scene was actually one of the less-remarkable feats of introspection Bella pulled, to me, because while I don't have anywhere near the introspective power of Alicorn, much less Bella, one of the feats of introspection I have worked was on my own "pining triggers", as it were. It took me a lot more effort and trial and error than it apparently took Bella, but I am now fairly proficient at recognizing when I'm likely to start pining and nip it in the bud if I choose to. So, what I'm saying is that that sort of thing is totally doable even for non-superhumanly-introspective people and is probably the sort of thing you could learn how to do and I recommend reading Alicorn's writing on the topic if it's something you want to do.

Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:45 pm
by Alicorn
I'm actually really embarrassed by the original sequence of posts but haven't yet mustered the material and motivation to attempt to write a second edition.

Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:19 am
by Bluelantern
Alicorn wrote:I'm actually really embarrassed by the original sequence of posts but haven't yet mustered the material and motivation to attempt to write a second edition.


embarrassed???

Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:27 am
by Alicorn
I wrote it like four years ago and it wasn't that good.

Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:56 am
by Kingsley
You know what I always say-- if you aren't embarrassed by anything you wrote years ago, you aren't improving fast enough.

Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:17 am
by Bluelantern
Kingsley wrote:You know what I always say-- if you aren't embarrassed by anything you wrote years ago, you aren't improving fast enough.

I get super embarrassed about things I just think, I must be on my way to become a literary genius!


So, Aurora thread titles are re-translated right? What the original titles are?

Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:45 am
by Kappa
Aurora thread titles are made up as though they are poorly composed English phrases from a magical girl anime, but they don't actually spend time being in any other languages, as far as I know.

Re: There should be an Effulgence thread

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:15 am
by Alicorn
Kappa's right, they're composed in English intended to sound like badly translated Japanese but without actually being so.