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Logic Stamp by 5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Logic Stamp by 5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue
I think this stamp says it all.

There is a big difference between using logic to base ideas in, to ignoring logic completely.

So to all the Fantasy and Sci-fi writers out there, give your story the respect and love it deserves and keep things reasonably logical. It's to you and your story's credit that you do this. Using logic makes the story more believable and shows the readers that the author cares about their story.

Support logic!
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:iconvincentguillotine:
VincentGuillotine Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
This is incorrect. In the world of writing, the writer has absolute freedom in what he can write.
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:iconcourier2001:
Courier2001 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love this, so true.
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Exunary Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
asdf movie
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Irisaveil Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Your "Logic" :iconikilleditplz:
Is dead in my fantasy world. My world unicorns eat people and poop out rainbows.... not :)
I agree with this stamp to an extent, because my definition of logic is probably far off from yours, Like the stamp though
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BigMaleforFan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
:salute:long live our glorious logic!!!:salute:
:salute::salute::salute::salute::salute::salute::salute::salute::salute:
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:iconcoreyamurray:
CoreyAMurray Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Yes, even soft sci-fi and fantasy works can suffer from plot holes. And even hard sci-fi can sometimes get things wrong.
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MicaFeresz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I agree
the only thing is i can't be a good writer because i'm not good in writing logical stuff
and other thing i belive is Sci-Fi is more difficult to write because you can't just put in random technology,but you have to do research and logically explain how its works,
when i write Sci-Fi themed story,i always stated it as Fantasy because lots of things in story are not scientific fact
or maybe i'm to nervous
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lopie27 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
i agree to an extent, but logic is subjective and varies from person to person, what isn't logical to you may be logical for another person, logic has no one real definition
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IchikoWindGryphon Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As Linkara says:

:iconlinkaraplz::iconsaysplz:It's MAGIC. I don't have to explain it :iconikilleditplz:
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DrIgnacious Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: Finally! I believe it was Mark Twain that said, "The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense."
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Ha! That's a great quote! Thanks for sharing it. Another quote I can think of from Mark Twain that applies well here is, "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."
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DrIgnacious Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly, tell that to all the Twilight fans who combat me with "At least I've read them."
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
I read the first book to see for myself if any of the bad things that I read about it were true. They were. And they weren't even hidden. It was so painfully (and comically) how blatant the mistakes and plot holes were. I was shocked how any woman with pride and sense could see Twilight as a serious and good romance book. At best it could pass for one of those cheep love novels were Fabio stars on the cover.
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:iconphylos7:
phylos7 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
YES, good idear.
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:icon5ft-2-eyes-of-blue:
5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
The truth usually is. lol

Thanks for supporting logic!
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:iconphylos7:
phylos7 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
yer welcome dwd :3
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ArcanexAngel Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Haha totally agree! The perfect excuse is "its because it magic!":D
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:icon5ft-2-eyes-of-blue:
5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Exactly. That excuse can only be used so far, like for really young kids. I don't expect them to be logical at that age, so I'll give them a pass. However, once you hit high school (especially senior year), I don't think it's asking too much for people to start raising the bar and at least trying. That's what Writing classes are for, right?
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ArcanexAngel Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Totally! Its like doing it with Dr Who. "How do the daleks keep coming back Dr?" "Simple, its magic!" lol:D I feel that many writers are in definite need of going back to writers classes;)
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Yeah, some writers classes would help out a lot. Especailly if they say they hope to publish. I know there are plenty of horrible books out there already, but still...
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ArcanexAngel Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
I know:/
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NordicRaven Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Hooray for logic! I agree with this stamp.
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:icon5ft-2-eyes-of-blue:
5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Hooray indeed! Thank you for supporting logic.
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Mythical-Human Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
my my!
good fantasy nees'a a base
make it more beleivable
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:icon5ft-2-eyes-of-blue:
5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Yup! A good story and author will keep logic in mind. Otherwise the story can get chaotic, confusing and just frustrating to read.
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Mythical-Human Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantasy doesn't mean ilogic XD
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:icon5ft-2-eyes-of-blue:
5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
HA! XD
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Dogat Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Stephy Meyer need read this
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
As should all fanfic writers of any fan base in existence.

I mean, I'm open to expanding on interpretations of certain ideas/icons (like vampires), but when you twist them to the point where they barley look like the original, then I might have some complaints. Of course, the non-vampires are not the only issue with that series. > >;;

Thanks for the fave and supporting logic! XD
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tenmisu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
*nods furiously* I couldn't agree more! X3

I worship logic. I go to it when I seek spiritual guidance. ... Kinda. u_u;
Things doesn't have to be exactly pinpointed but at least have -some- laws and thoughts behind them. : o
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:icon5ft-2-eyes-of-blue:
5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Yay! Ten is on board! 8D

No, the logic in a story doesn't have to be exact. After all, in order to write such story genres, some logic has to give in.

Once you've established the laws for your story then your characters must follow them. However, people can over do that area as well. ^__^;; (i.e. too much power and such).

However, I do think there are certain laws that you cannot ignore. For example: I've read GT stories where the bigger guy is 200 feet tall and yet was able to delicately and successfully put bandages on an injured smaller 2 inch person.

Yeah... nooooooo... that would not be possible. There's no way you can convince me that could be possible without the bigger person doing more harm. -______- It's not logical.
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tenmisu Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Of course! Otherwise I'd be overboard! XDD

Oh I completely agree with you, I was more thinking in the lines of how logic is good, but that you don't have to overwork yourself in order to get everything working properly. ^^ I mean, trying to explain how a certain spell makes you levitate calls for headaches when you try to get down into every detail. 'is a tough cookie! 8D;;

I'm for laws. Definitely. And such a big person wrapping a tiny human? Gah! The writer obviously didn't -think about it-. >_>;; The human body is more fragile than we think. We lack the exoskeleton! Thankfully. XD;
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
HA! And of course we wouldn't want that! XD

Ah, yes! I agree. No need to cause your head to implode with every single detail. @____@ The plot points and character personalities (and all other things important to telling the story) is where the focus needs to be. ^__-

Yeah, I think that's the problem with a lot of GT stories... the author does not think before they write (nor do they research either). > <;;
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:icontenmisu:
tenmisu Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
At least not without a lifebuoy! XD

*nod nod* And sometimes it makes it more appealing when you don't get too deep in the explanations. Bits of mystery makes you interested! X3

Ack the lack of research...! It doesn't take long to read some facts up on Wikipedia before you start plotting. If anything, research helps you understand things better yourself and makes writing all the easier. It's also a great source of inspiration really! People shouldn't be too lazy on that part. >_>;;
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Don't worry, I won't let you drown. ^__-

Yes. ^____^ A bit whimsy can add charm.

Exactly! I couldn't agree with you more.
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Theobroma100 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Would have faved this yesterday, but DA wouldn't let me log on...

Yeah, I totally agree. It's all about being self-consistent. In a fantasy world, you can create your own logic, and that's part of the fun of it. But then, once you make those rules, your characters have to obey them!

I'm trying to remember that quote from Jean Kerr about avant-garde theater. Something like: "You can put a mattress on the stage and call it a piano, and that's fine. Someone can play a tune on it, and that's just fine too. But I expect that nobody will then come along and lie down on the piano."

And, as I keep saying, the more real the world is, the more real the characters will seem as they move through it. Logic counts.

Excellent stamp!

(wordy, ain't I? :) )
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
DA likes to be difficult sometimes.

I completely agree. Consistency is very important. Otherwise you're going to frustrate your readers with all the jumping around your characters do. Worlds need rules as do people.

HA! That's a great (and hilarious) quote. I like it!

Logic counts indeed. Sad that so many people ignore it when they decide to write a story.

Thanks.

(nah, not at all)
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Gildae Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
I agree! :shakefist:

Though I may be condradicting myself. Oooo is my spelling off? >.< I bet it is. D:
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Alright! Glad you agree. ^___^

Well, we all contradict ourselves now and then. We're human after all. What's important is that we recognize it and try to do better for next time. Also, be open to constructive criticism (both giving and receiving). If everyone sugar coats their comments and doesn't want to hurt the person's feelings by pointing out something that didn't make sense, how will the writer learn and grow? Comments like, "I love your story. This chapter was so good" May be flattering but they are not helpful.
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Zohrra Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
I try to, I admit I break logical laws at times but I do what I can to keep it making sense.
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Well with Fantasy and Sci-fi, some logic laws have to be bent. When you create a world for your characters, you also make laws for those characters and that world to follow. Once you establish those laws, your characters need to follow them.

However, it's all situational. Each story is different. I like to think that it's not the idea that's bad. What makes a story bad is how the author uses words to present the idea.

I've seen people who flat out ignore logic. They either don't realize it (because they're young or naive), or refuse a accept their flaws and try to fix it.

You say you break logic now and then, but what's credible is that you are aware of it and try to improve.
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:iconzohrra:
Zohrra Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Well keeping logic makes it feel more real. =D
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WOWandWAS Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
agreed! XD
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:icon5ft-2-eyes-of-blue:
5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Yes! True statements are often hard to go against. u w u
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WOWandWAS Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As though I had used some for of reasoning to initiate an action, that fit a progressive understanding of cause and effect!

astonishing! .....also, SARCASTIC!
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
HA! XD
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krystalynn03 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's totally true, dude!
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5ft-2-Eyes-of-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Go truth! Let it prevail!

What is almost worse is the type of people who abuse selective logic. Xo
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krystalynn03 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let freedom and truth ring!
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