This is sounding more and more like a movie-version college road trip.
Hop on in.
Oh, but of course! Didn’t you see that I apparently don’t have the capacity to write a romantic scene without something going horribly wrong either in the beginning or near the end? (Or both?)
I… Well, I was going to say I think that every romance here has something either dramatic or horrible (or dramatically horrible) that happens within it but then I remembered Eileen.
Eileen’s romance is very fun and fluffy. (There is some drama in it but even that is kinda sweet and well… it fits Eileen’s character well).
So… yeah. Eileen is the big exception to that rule. She’s just too… optimistic.
Now that is definitely going to be fun.
To give a brief, vague idea- lots of shock and denial of anything remotely relating to romantic feelings because there’s obviously no way at all…
It looks like @thatdodgymoggie’s got you covered but I just wanted to say that I’m sorry you’ve been feeling headaches and I hope you feel better soon!
This is honestly one of the most flattering things and I guess I don’t know why I’m so flattered that you guys wanted to do this but… yeah. I don’t know- it’s cool and I’m bad with words.
Also, wow, I that’s… just fantastic. I’m especially laughing at Jacob and Ricky because Jacob is a mess and Ricky is so neat and them living together- let alone being in a relationship- just… wow, haha.
That works too.
Gotta prep first- do some stretches before the sprint and all that jazz.
I’m always down for floofy fics.
Also- just remember- if you ever need to heal from heartbreak- talk to Eileen.
She’ll bake you cookies.
I… shudder at the thought of V being a parent.
Oh, hey! I also feel like now’s a good time to give another (briefer) progress report.
Admittedly I didn’t do as much writing this week on Model Citizens Unmasked- but that’s because I finally got something other than just plain ole TextEdit to work on my computer for coding. And so I wanted to play around with it in something that wasn’t MCU so that I didn’t screw anything up irreparably. I thought that this would be great because I could actually now see what line I’m working on instead of just guessing and then frantically searching everywhere when there’s a coding error. Also it would mean I didn’t have to repeat the *if statement every single line.
(Basically, using a bit that’s already uploaded, while it looks like this currently:
Could look like this in the new one:
Much nicer for coding, right?)
I… honestly don’t know why TextEdit is so picky. It drove me insane when I first started writing because according to the guides I was doing everything just fine but according to TextEdit I wasn’t. I kept getting errors. Which was… bad, to say the least.
But the con of using TextWrangler instead is that I find it harder to write in. As you can see with the first screenshot- TextEdit shows you what the paragraph actually looks like, while TextWrangler puts it all on one line. I found that, when experimenting with TextWrangler, my paragraphs got a lot bulkier- places that should have been splits weren’t because I wasn’t used to not seeing where the split should be placed.
I.e. (using the bit of the story I wrote to mess around in TextWrangler and see if it would work better):
As you can see- everything got a lot larger and less broken up. Which is fine in general but can turn into a little… well, harder to read in a more interactive style of writing.
Then there’s also the problem of the previous code- I could leave it as is and it would work fine… I think. But there’s a chance that if I were to switch over to TextWrangler I might have to adjust the coding as well. And I would definitely want to in some area (coughcough the notes in the stats screen coughcough) because there’s so many tiny problems with them that always drive me insane even if I have no idea if others notice them at all.
So… it’s a bit of a toss up, really.
What I’m doing right now, and what I might keep doing, is to originally write everything in TextEdit, because it’s the writing I’m worried most about. Even if that means messy code… well, the story itself will read better. Then, when I get errors, I’ll switch over to TextWrangler as it’ll actually let me see the line number (and I cannot stress how much stress that takes away- because the searching for the line has always been my least favorite part of writing this and TextWrangler basically eliminates that) and I can take out any coding errors over there before going back to TextEdit for writing.
It’s… an experiment and, who knows? Maybe I’ll find myself using TextWrangler more and more as I grow more comfortable with it and understand how to write in it without getting huge blocks of text in there.
But, yeah. Part of this was a progress report, and part of it was just me trying to work out my own thoughts on these two coding programs (and ways of coding with them). Sorry for the long rant but… Well, it’s something to think about and any advice would be, as always, appreciated.
Sorry again. But thank you for being patient!