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Re: PC112: The Somnambulist
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2010, 11:59:58 AM »
I've heard this title a lot recently, though I can never remember where, so I was glad to see it here!  And I really enjoyed this, especially the warped dream logic used throughout.  The evil astral projecting necromantic squirrel husband was such a bizarre and great story element. 

And I really hope that ElectricPaladin's LOLcat cliff note is immortalized in story feedback in an upcoming episode.   ;D

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Re: PC112: The Somnambulist
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2010, 11:05:42 PM »
I loved this story. This is how romances should end... "You must make the ultimate sacrifice for me!"

"Um, no."

And then he died. Wonderful.

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Re: PC112: The Somnambulist
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2010, 10:16:40 PM »
I heard 'traitor' and never once, trader.

Anyway, this was another one for me that just didn't go anywhere it could have. The ideas were very interesting, the whole concept of who the husband was was great, but there was never enough detail or building up. It was like reading the last chapter of a story. I feel like a lot more could have been done with these interesting ideas and decent characters. What I think would have really made it work is if there had been at least one full 'mission' in the beginning, with character interaction and the whole lot, to solidify the characters and setting.

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Re: PC112: The Somnambulist
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2010, 10:21:38 PM »
I heard 'traitor' and never once, trader.

Anyway, this was another one for me that just didn't go anywhere it could have. The ideas were very interesting, the whole concept of who the husband was was great, but there was never enough detail or building up. It was like reading the last chapter of a story. I feel like a lot more could have been done with these interesting ideas and decent characters. What I think would have really made it work is if there had been at least one full 'mission' in the beginning, with character interaction and the whole lot, to solidify the characters and setting.

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Re: PC112: The Somnambulist
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2010, 11:41:48 AM »
Since my number of posts is rising, my forum status is now "Peltast"! I had to look it up, and Somnambulism was one of the words of the day on dictionary.com.
"som·nam·bu·lism
   /sɒmˈnæmbyəˌlɪzəm, səm-/ Show Spelled[som-nam-byuh-liz-uhm, suhm-] Show IPA
–noun
sleepwalking.

Origin:
1790–1800;  < NL somnambulismus,  equiv. to somn ( us ) sleep + ambul ( āre ) to walk + -ismus -ism

—Related forms
som·nam·bu·list, noun
som·nam·bu·lis·tic, adjective
sem·i·som·nam·bu·lis·tic, adjective"

Just thought it was a funny coincidence. And I realized I never commented on this story when it aired! I loved it.
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Re: PC112: The Somnambulist
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2010, 12:46:13 PM »
Just thought it was a funny coincidence. And I realized I never commented on this story when it aired! I loved it.

I'm not sure what coincidence you're referring to.  The story is about sleepwalkers, and the fact that it's named The Somnambulist is because it is about sleepwalkers.  Or were you talking about something else?  I'm not disagreeing, necessarily, I'm just not sure what you're referring to.

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Re: PC112: The Somnambulist
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2010, 12:47:17 PM »
Just thought it was a funny coincidence. And I realized I never commented on this story when it aired! I loved it.

I'm not sure what coincidence you're referring to.  The story is about sleepwalkers, and the fact that it's named The Somnambulist is because it is about sleepwalkers.  Or were you talking about something else?  I'm not disagreeing, necessarily, I'm just not sure what you're referring to.

Oh wait, I think the coincidence is that the word of the day happens to be the same as the story title shortly after the story release.  I don't know how I missed that the first time--never mind!

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Re: PC112: The Somnambulist
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2010, 12:50:11 PM »
You, um, blinked?

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Re: PC112: The Somnambulist
« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2010, 01:20:57 PM »
You, um, blinked?

Impossible!  Avatar names don't lie.   :D

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Re: PC112: The Somnambulist
« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2010, 09:59:22 PM »
Just thought it was a funny coincidence. And I realized I never commented on this story when it aired! I loved it.

I'm not sure what coincidence you're referring to.  The story is about sleepwalkers, and the fact that it's named The Somnambulist is because it is about sleepwalkers.  Or were you talking about something else?  I'm not disagreeing, necessarily, I'm just not sure what you're referring to.

Oh wait, I think the coincidence is that the word of the day happens to be the same as the story title shortly after the story release.  I don't know how I missed that the first time--never mind!

You got it ;)

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Re: PC112: The Somnambulist
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2010, 11:08:29 PM »
My ex wife used to sleepwalk all over the house. She wrote on walls and mirrors, fixed herself drinks and bowls of cereal, and drew maps and pictures, all without waking up. It was, in turns, disconcerting and amusing.

It was never as awesome as this story.

Probably because I am not a dickhead sorcerer. Why are those guys always trying to trade other people's mortality for their own? That's just rude.
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Re: PC112: The Somnambulist
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2010, 08:28:34 AM »
My ex wife used to sleepwalk all over the house. She wrote on walls and mirrors, fixed herself drinks and bowls of cereal, and drew maps and pictures, all without waking up. It was, in turns, disconcerting and amusing.

It was never as awesome as this story.

Probably because I am not a dickhead sorcerer. Why are those guys always trying to trade other people's mortality for their own? That's just rude.

Did the maps lead anywhere cool?  I bet they were treasure maps.  Or maybe maps to Faerie, or to Hell.

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Re: PC112: The Somnambulist
« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2010, 02:40:37 PM »
Sometimes, it is good to not wake up a sleepwalker.  Like my old roommate who started throwing punches when awakened suddenly or out of a sound sleep.  I eventually started using a poking stick to wake him up.

I liked this one, though I can't really say why.  It just worked in a very straightforward way for me.
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Re: PC112: The Somnambulist
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2010, 08:01:57 PM »
My ex wife used to sleepwalk all over the house. She wrote on walls and mirrors, fixed herself drinks and bowls of cereal, and drew maps and pictures, all without waking up. It was, in turns, disconcerting and amusing.

It was never as awesome as this story.

Probably because I am not a dickhead sorcerer. Why are those guys always trying to trade other people's mortality for their own? That's just rude.

Did the maps lead anywhere cool?  I bet they were treasure maps.  Or maybe maps to Faerie, or to Hell.

Actually, the one I remember best was a map leading to the cemetery plot she planned to be buried in. Take from that what you will. Another time she wrote a long poem on the several mirrored panels of her closet door. And then there was the time she did magic tricks, pulling gold coins and other small items out of the empty pockets of the jeans I was wearing as we lay in bed. Hell, even if she was faking being asleep, that's gotta be difficult to pull off with your eyes closed, right?
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