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Just been going over Colonisation again, and your review sprung to mind. You said the first 2-3 chapters bored you nearly to abandoning it; what three (or so) things would you suggest changing? Or what do you feel needs the most attention there? Cheers! :-) Hope you don't mind the brain picking :-P

richardstheone’s Profile PhotoRichard Holliday
This is a very old question and I have not reread recently but, it was mainly character interactions.
I found the teenage crush with the secretary to be pointless though it later turned out to be the sister of a "villain" I feel it might have been better to introduce him Leo as a direct character perhaps in the sense of a fellow pupil also going for membership in the academy.
I fear without rereading and giving a blow by blow analysis I will struggle to really answer this question
I think to sum it up; it was slow and didn't really add to the later story which was far better...

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What got you into writing, and what's stopped you from finishing any shorts for about 10 years?

Hmm I originally started writing song lyrics when I was a young teen mostly emulating my favourite bands at the time, I then went on to write quite a bit of poetry. I left school at this point and having nothing better to do I read a hell of a lot of books which made me want to write something bigger, I was around 16 at the time.
I finished 4 or 5 shorts and was a quarter way through my first novel by the time I was nearly 18 and started working (my mum insisted that I couldn't lounge around at home all day anymore)
Why have I not finished anything since then? Mostly laziness, I have certainly started about 10 pieces but also because I drink too much and I can't write when I drink.

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Stance on console "fanboy wars"? Do you have a console preference? If so, what's your reasoning? :-D

I enjoy fanboy wars really just because they are rather funny, essentially fighting over imperceptible differences, I particularly enjoy media coverage.
Personally I have pretty much bought every console since I was old enough to afford to buy them as there are certain exclusives I enjoyed across the platforms. However now that I have grown older time is limited so I am now down to just the PS3. The only reason that over the 360 because of the friends I have on PSN also PS+ is a pretty good service.
I will be getting the PS4 over the Xbox One mostly for the reasons above but also because the Xbox is evil and the PS4 RULEZ!!!!!!! :p

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Favourite 3 games of 2013 and why?

Technically not from 2013, but Motorstorm Apocalypse because I still play almost daily 2 years on and the community is awesome (on the most part)
The Last Of Us: I thought it was good, I especially like creeping around games and I thought the balance of flight or fight worked well.
The Cave: again technically not a 2013 title but I played it this year. I liked the comedy and it reminded me of my first ever gaming experience, which was Monkey Island 2

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