Thursday Thirteen the Sixth

If you read last night’s rant and read the X-rated link I left in the comments, you will know why this TT is late, and not thorough like my others have been. Meh. Everyone’s entitled to an off Thursday.

Thirteen Bits About The Bar Story

1. The Bar Story started at author Katie MacAlister’s forum. It was originally supposed to be RP, I think, but it evolved over time into a true serial story.

2. I came to the story about a year after it started. It took me two weeks to read all the posts and figure out how I was going to insert a new main character into the storylines.

3. We call our XXX rated sex posts WOFs, which stands for Words on Fire. When the Bar was at Katie’s site, we had to have a separate section for over 18 only, where we posted explicit sex scenes. It was a bit of a drag and eventually Shiny said, why are we doing this? She expressed a wish for our own board so we could get rid of the whole WOF thread and just post a sex scene like we would any other. Me, being the net fiend that I am, knew how to make a message board… so I did! And the Bar Forum was born.

4. Almost every character has a physical representation by someone famous or quasi-famous. We have some pics on the forum, mostly newer characters, but all of them are on a webpage. Usually we introduce a new character by posting their pic on the forum. That way, everyone knows someone new is coming to the story!

5. There are 7 active writers of the Bar Story: Opalgirl, RxQueen (Shiny), Mary, Avalon, Serenity, Twisted, Del, and myself. We have a few people who left the story due to real life issues and we’ve all been hopeful they will return, but it doesn’t look like they will. Those folks are Spottboy, Gayla, Fang, and Kitt.

6. Speaking of the writers, there are two men who have contributed to this story, Spottboy and Twisted. Spottboy is Mary’s DH. He’s in the National Guard. Twisted is a hottie from Scotland who is an art student.

7. We’ve only had one official wedding at the Bar, Alaric and Alexandria’s. They got hitched at the Bellagio.

8. We’ve had one live birth at the Bar, record producer Dominic Solent’s daughter who is actually the product of a bit of magic and blood from a demi-goddess. We’ve also had a hatching – quadruplet dragons who have special powers and were prophesied to unite the dragon world.

9. We have a few completely new races of Immortals that we created ourselves, elementals, Enchanters, and Fallen Angels. At least, those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. Opalgirl created the elementals. Serenity created the Enchanters, and I created the Fallen Angels.

10. Gayla is so beloved and missed that even though her two main characters Gayla and Nikolai are no longer being written, the other writers still write about them. We’ve also taken on two of her minor characters, Gayla’s dad Dravened Draco and Nik’s brother Demetri, and continued on with them.

11. I killed off a major villain with an amusing quip. Onyx the evil black dragon challenged his half brother Tristan for his mate, and control of the black sept. They have a big sword fight and Onyx loses. He’s laying on the floor, with Tristan’s sword Redemption at his throat, and he’s taunting Tristan that he will never be half the wyvern Onyx was. He’s babbling about how the history books will portray him as the better wyvern. Tristan cuts off his head in mid sentence. When Tristan calls his daughter Rhiannon to tell her all is well, he tells her that Onyx was babbling and he shut him up the only way he knew how. Heh heh.

12. Our vampires don’t explode into ash in the sunlight. They basically just get a bad sunburn. Plus, the older they are, the easier they withstand the light.

13. We tried introducing a werewolf into the story once, but he really didn’t take, so Opal killed him off. When she reintroduced the weres, she brought in packs and now they are an integral part of the story.

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That’s it for this Thursday! If the Bar interests you, come on by and sign up for the forum. Either I or the luscious Opalgirl will approve you and point you in the direction of all the sex posts! It really is a fascinating and fun read.

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0 Responses to Thursday Thirteen the Sixth

  1. Nicola Pedley says:

    Winter, I’m completely intrigued – now I’ll have to read the rest of your posts – if only there were more hours in the day!

  2. Nicola Pedley says:

    Winter, I’m completely intrigued – now I’ll have to read the rest of your posts – if only there were more hours in the day!

  3. Kaige says:

    btw, Winter, I’m tagging you for a cool new meme. You know you wanna play! It’s a fairly quick one, and fun too!

  4. Kaige says:

    btw, Winter, I’m tagging you for a cool new meme. You know you wanna play! It’s a fairly quick one, and fun too!

  5. Nicholas says:

    The more you tell em about The Bar, the more intrigued I am. And referring to the previous post, I marvel at your patience!

  6. Nicholas says:

    The more you tell em about The Bar, the more intrigued I am. And referring to the previous post, I marvel at your patience!

  7. Kaige says:

    Neat, TT, Winter. I thought it was interesting that it started out as RP. Nifty.

  8. Kaige says:

    Neat, TT, Winter. I thought it was interesting that it started out as RP. Nifty.

  9. Tempest Knight says:

    I have to take time to sit quietly to enjoy The Bar. πŸ™‚

  10. Tempest Knight says:

    I have to take time to sit quietly to enjoy The Bar. πŸ™‚

  11. MaryO says:

    Win it is not hard to find a sex scene in our story. I am pretty sure if we go a week without at least 2 posts where someone is doing the deed it is a wasted week. We are a bunch of horny bitches and dicks.

  12. MaryO says:

    Win it is not hard to find a sex scene in our story. I am pretty sure if we go a week without at least 2 posts where someone is doing the deed it is a wasted week. We are a bunch of horny bitches and dicks.

  13. Laura says:

    I read Katie McAllister and assorted others. Do you have a link to that story? My eyeballs are too tired to keep looking at this computer tonight. Would like to read the story you were writing about here. I’m reading Kerrelyn Sparks right now. Her first book, going through the series backwards cause when you get to the first book it’s like you already know all the answers. Well, not really. I just found the first book at a thrift store after I had read the rest. Good night. Happy TT.

  14. Laura says:

    I read Katie McAllister and assorted others. Do you have a link to that story? My eyeballs are too tired to keep looking at this computer tonight. Would like to read the story you were writing about here. I’m reading Kerrelyn Sparks right now. Her first book, going through the series backwards cause when you get to the first book it’s like you already know all the answers. Well, not really. I just found the first book at a thrift store after I had read the rest. Good night. Happy TT.

  15. Winter says:

    Jen, the Bar is what I live and breathe. If you look in the comments for my rant post (72 hours of crappy everything) you will find a link to a quickie page I made last night. On the page, my last post at the Bar. It’s… um… HAWT. LOL

  16. Winter says:

    Jen, the Bar is what I live and breathe. If you look in the comments for my rant post (72 hours of crappy everything) you will find a link to a quickie page I made last night. On the page, my last post at the Bar. It’s… um… HAWT. LOL

  17. Jennifer McKenzie says:

    Okay, that looks SO COOL!!!!! I’m totally fascinated.
    Which makes me think you might be playin’ me.
    *peers at Winter suspiciously*
    (LOL)

  18. Jennifer McKenzie says:

    Okay, that looks SO COOL!!!!! I’m totally fascinated.
    Which makes me think you might be playin’ me.
    *peers at Winter suspiciously*
    (LOL)

  19. Winter says:

    Today was better, Harris! Thanks! I think it was the double something lemon pie I had with my salad at lunch. HEH HEH Thanks for coming by!

  20. Winter says:

    Today was better, Harris! Thanks! I think it was the double something lemon pie I had with my salad at lunch. HEH HEH Thanks for coming by!

  21. Harris Channing says:

    Interesting list. And of course I had to go read you rant (nosy girl that I am). I hope today was good!

    Harris.

  22. Harris Channing says:

    Interesting list. And of course I had to go read you rant (nosy girl that I am). I hope today was good!

    Harris.

  23. Winter says:

    Thanks for coming by Darla and Xakara! The Bar is very addicting. However, the good thing is that you can always go at whatever pace you like… some people go back into the archives and read from the beginning. Some skim the archives. Some want to just start with the last post. Some ask for an overview of certain things so they can skip the archives and just read the plentiful threads from the past year. Unfortunately, the archives are currently missing all the sex threads from Katie’s site. I need to go put mine in because I have them in a word doc. Katie’s forum got corrupted and ate the Bar sex.

  24. Winter says:

    Thanks for coming by Darla and Xakara! The Bar is very addicting. However, the good thing is that you can always go at whatever pace you like… some people go back into the archives and read from the beginning. Some skim the archives. Some want to just start with the last post. Some ask for an overview of certain things so they can skip the archives and just read the plentiful threads from the past year. Unfortunately, the archives are currently missing all the sex threads from Katie’s site. I need to go put mine in because I have them in a word doc. Katie’s forum got corrupted and ate the Bar sex.

  25. xakara says:

    Yet more intriguing bits to lure me away from writing and off to check it out. The moment I’m finished with today’s edits and visiting TT’s I’m off to the bar. (Thanks again for the invite)

    And thanks for commenting on my interview as MMC. πŸ™‚

    ~X

  26. xakara says:

    Yet more intriguing bits to lure me away from writing and off to check it out. The moment I’m finished with today’s edits and visiting TT’s I’m off to the bar. (Thanks again for the invite)

    And thanks for commenting on my interview as MMC. πŸ™‚

    ~X

  27. Darla says:

    Oh, what fun! If I weren’t already completely overextended, I’d check it out. *sigh* If only I didn’t have to sleep.

  28. Darla says:

    Oh, what fun! If I weren’t already completely overextended, I’d check it out. *sigh* If only I didn’t have to sleep.

  29. Winter says:

    Susan, we make it a point to talk to each other all the time in IM or PM. Sometimes things get out of whack, but we talk to each other and fix it. Shiny will be the first to tell you that she gets shiny and muffs stuff up. But she’s a super nice person and she does not get pissy about fixing stuff. She’s more likely to be mad at herself. We all makes mistakes but we talk about it and fix it and move on. It’s for the good of the story after all, and that is the real glue between us… we LOVE this story!

  30. Winter says:

    Susan, we make it a point to talk to each other all the time in IM or PM. Sometimes things get out of whack, but we talk to each other and fix it. Shiny will be the first to tell you that she gets shiny and muffs stuff up. But she’s a super nice person and she does not get pissy about fixing stuff. She’s more likely to be mad at herself. We all makes mistakes but we talk about it and fix it and move on. It’s for the good of the story after all, and that is the real glue between us… we LOVE this story!

  31. Susan Helene Gottfried says:

    The more you post about The Bar, the more intrigued I get. And impressed; I did a collaborative thing once and wound up so pissed at the other people ’cause they’d change things and my carefully laid plans would be messed up.

    I’m a loner; what can I say?

  32. Susan Helene Gottfried says:

    The more you post about The Bar, the more intrigued I get. And impressed; I did a collaborative thing once and wound up so pissed at the other people ’cause they’d change things and my carefully laid plans would be messed up.

    I’m a loner; what can I say?