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0 comments by MasterofMetal on Mar 13th, 2015

After 3 years, 33 chapters, 271 pages, 12,459 paragraphs, and 144,999 words later, my story, Birthday in a Valley, is almost done. It involves several friends from the ModDB community, all of whom are main characters. And my take on their personality through Private Messages and reading their comments and interests is reflected in their characters' personality to some extent.
Won't know what to do with my life afterwards, except perhaps publish it and lay on a bed of millions of dollars, having daily raves, and inviting my friends over only so they can smoke money cigars with me (which will never happen*).
Within a month it should be completely done - just this chapter to finish, one more after that, and maybe an epilogue, and everything will be ready to be edited without much else changing.

*I mean the publishing won't happen - a starting author with a 100+ page story is not taken with fondness by Australian publishing companies - subsequently, and unfortunately, the rest will not happen either.

Don't know how exactly to celebrate.

I guess if you know Batman you'd like this:

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Battlebro19 Jan 20 2014, 4:02am says:

Isac i am going to attempt in sculptress to make alma for you if its terrible i wont submit it for you (just her head)

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MasterofMetal Jan 20 2014, 7:01am replied:

That's good.
I'd try but I'm too scared to even go so far as to morph the sphere! GAH! PERFECTIONISM IS BAD AND GOOD AT THE SAME TIME!
I wish I could draw her aside from a side-perspective.

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MasterofMetal Dec 18 2013, 9:33pm says:

233 pages at 113107 words.
Again, is anything not making sense to anyone?

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TheManwithafan Dec 6 2013, 10:38pm says:

Favourite Strayanese PM? Mine is probably either Holt or Whitlam.
Hawke is an honourable mention cause he won the Guiness world record for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds. He then became Prime Minister ;D

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MasterofMetal Dec 7 2013, 6:08am replied:

John Curtin.

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MasterofMetal Nov 10 2013, 10:25am says:

FYI: I reached the 100,000 word mark somewhere in Chapter 19. 100,000 words on 207 A4 pages. When I hit the mark, Microsoft Word's word counter broke. Literally, it's blank. I can only tell the page number now. 215 pages thus far.
Whether the audience would be interested for that long is a question I can't answer.

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MasterofMetal Nov 18 2013, 5:13pm replied:

222 pages.

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[FW]ACE Nov 19 2013, 9:48am replied:

... and 108460 words.

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TheManwithafan Nov 7 2013, 4:41pm says:

I'm curious, what do you think of Australia becoming a Republic? Approve / Disapprove?

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MasterofMetal Nov 10 2013, 9:52am replied:

I see no benefit in staying with the Britain, nor do I see any benefit leaving it.
The only things I don't like is the idea of an "Australian Crown", and how the Governor-General has the power to kick out anyone from politics.

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The_Mastodon Oct 31 2013, 1:59am says:

Seeing as I'm such a good spirit I'll answer your call!

If you want to learn how to simply read or translate Tau symbols into the common Alphabet, you should look up the 'Tau to Alphabet letters' chart found in the codex but can as easily be accessed via the internet.
If you want to learn more about the Tau Language aka Tau words there's quite an extensive piece made unofficially, posted on Deviant-Art that is based on the lore from Codices and Novels/Books from Black Library.

You can also download a Tau 'Font' for Microsoft Word which will let you type in Tau with your keyboard. (Should be said other people on the internet won't be able to read it without having the same 'font file' on their computer.)

Here is varies links you may be able to use in your study:

Unofficial Tau Dictionary(incomplete, most extensive piece of Tau language info available) based on the lore:

Tau Language on Lexicanum(Note the Tau uses the same symbol for different of our letters):

Tau Font for Microsoft Word(Will help you learn recognize the different Tau letters easily): (Click the Mediafire link on the site to download.)

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