On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 12:12 AM, Matthew Merlo <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > @Nikolay Ivankov > > That's a lot to quote and i don't know how the easy way in this format so > just take it in order... > > > I know my abilities. It is not a matter of educations that I know that > this is beyond, but rather knowing myself. > > As your musician analogy that is far off and wrong. It is more like a > director coming to a composer and going "I need music for this" and that > happens all the time. > Ah, a director. This was expected. Now, You know what. I'm a stupid young chap overestimating his own abilities. But still, I can present my portfolio to You. It will take time - I have a job to do, I have to translate and organize everything. But I need to now it worth effort. At least material. If not for me, then at least for others on the list. How else can someone tell something promising form The Greatest Fantasy Project Ever? As to your dislike of my choice of "races" I do it on purpose. They aren't > chosen just to be oooh I'm uncreative so can't come up with something. That > fact of the matter is that if I called them something different they'd > either be unrecognizable where I call the race say an Elf or they would be > called a Dragon even if i called them something different. You have an idea > that because i call them the same name they are exactly like the stereo > type and you think wrongly that using these names that it makes a setting > inferior. Part of the reason I keep the names is because that is what > they'll be called or what they are in their physical appearance but more > over it is also about using knowns as a short hand to make the world more > vibrant and also to challenge the expectations of a reader. > > you have a lot of prejudiced and projected ideas of me and what I'm > intending. I'm not sure you are aware of it and it is annoying, not because > of what your saying but more because your presumptions, but I do understand > it. I don't know if you've experienced something like this before but the > best analogy would be akin to you spending hours on trying to figure out > why your computer isn't working and then you call some tech support and you > have to spend 10-20 minutes trying to get through the "is it plugged in" > nonsense questions that are in there for people who truly didn't look to > see if it's plugged in... for some reason.