08/24/10: Nearly doneSo. You may, or may not, have noticed at some point in the past several days that my signature has been saying I'm less than a page away from finishing the chapter.
Well, basically, I'm writing the final scene of the chapter. The scene is just being a little tricky to get right, mostly because it's bringing up a silly made-up bit of Pokémon world mathematics that I'm not sure whether to try to have the characters articulate in full or if I should just mention it fairly out of nowhere with little explanation and make an extra/worldbuilding article about what they're talking about.
There is also stuff earlier in the chapter I'm kind of iffy on, so it may need a lot of proof-tweaking. We'll see.
Currently editing: Chapter 64
Raitora Kuro Yamiraku (Aug 24 2010 18:15)
Well, if you think about it, it makes much more sense to make them mention it in passing, then write an article about it. After all, they're not teaching a class. In reality, they wouldn't take time to explain every minor detail of a concept. *shrug*
Sounds like an interesting chapter. Can't wait.
Butterfree (Aug 24 2010 18:35)
Well, Mark has no clue about it, so it makes sense for it to be at least partly explained to him. The problem is whether it will still feel like they're teaching a class, which would be bad for the actual point of the scene (it's not supposed to be a random geeky infodump).
Pure Umbreon (Aug 24 2010 21:30)
Please take all the time you need. If I were to voice my opinion, make them mention it with enough explanation to make sense and write an worldbuilding article on it. I would personally enjoy that better.
ShadowDusk (Aug 24 2010 23:48)
ya, chapter up date soon!
Mudskipper (Aug 25 2010 03:28)
Go ahead and explain it just enough that Mark would understand it (unless he isn't supposed to get it) and enough that we'd understand it without an article. Then go as in-depth with the article as you please.
Shadow Serenity (Aug 25 2010 07:31)
Thirding the opinions in the comments by Pure Umbreon and Mudskipper.
Scytherian Poetry (Aug 25 2010 11:14)
This is where an ignorant or stupid main character comes in useful. In explaining to him, you are explaining to your audience. I think a brief outline for the actual chapter, then a details description on it in the Worldbuilding article.