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* We had two prompts for two entries this week in therealljidol. One of the prompts - Tool Box - came to me in a flash, the second - Canard - had to be begged. By that, I mean, that I wrestled The Goat-Footed Muse up to the night before the deadline. Then, at midnight, I woke and lay in bed wondering what in hell I was going to do with that prompt. My problem was that when I googled it I seemed to get a much darker response than most of the other players...my hits were all about the French dish canard au sang, yep, pressed duck. And the truly macabre device that allows chefs to tableside press all the blood and marrow and skin juices out of the poor strangled thing - the duck press. Of course, this seemed right up my alley. But I just didn't have anything to build around the press. I tried and tried...the devil and his human press, a budding young chef confused about elegant dining, an antiquated press in someone's pantry, poetry, odes, nightmares, the duck's pov. Yeah, not working. I did not want to let loose of this unraveling rope, but the night before the deadline? I had to. So, I seeded the more contemporary definition, a false story told to deceive. Once I planted that as soon as I closed my eyes it bloomed.

The polls are here -

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It's difficult to read Cormac because GOD STATUS. What an ear that man possesses.

* I buckled down and decided to just grit my teeth and keep going with The Vampire Diaries Season 6. And it actually improved. Greatly. I'm glad I did that.

* I love Kickstarter and have had truly great luck with the projects I've kickstarted. Here's the one I'm currently hoping funds - Einstein & Freud Handwriting Font.

Here's a beauteous boy. He can sing, too -


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Jul. 19th, 2017 02:57 pm (UTC)
Desperation, frustration, panic -- all precursors to good writing! Your entry certainly doesn't feel "last minute," with its great idea and wonderful phrasing. The idea of the writer as this lonely figure pacing around her/his garret, seeking inspiration from a Muse is outdated. Now, I think it's someone banging her/his head against a keyboard. Much less romantic.
Jul. 20th, 2017 03:45 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, yes, it doesn't have the same flair, does it? Hmmmm...perhaps I should have a garret built? We need to romanticize the craft today.
Jul. 19th, 2017 05:55 pm (UTC)
Ooh, thank you for this intriguing insight into your thought processes. The muse can be a fickle thing. And that does sound gloriously dark.

Glad you're enjoying The Vampire Diaries.

Beautiful music is beautiful.
Jul. 20th, 2017 03:47 pm (UTC)
My Muse is an endless mystery to me, J. But I'm glad he delivered this past week.

Alright, I finished S6 last night and I have new thoughts. Feely thoughts and thoughtful feels. It was worthwhile, entirely! I wish there were more than just you and I talking about it. DAMNIT!!!

I do love that song. I don't love all their stuff, but that song, wowza.
Jul. 20th, 2017 05:33 pm (UTC)
Tell me your thoughts and feels. I was just scrolling through season 6 on IMDB and was going,'ooh I liked that bit' at everything. I don't even remember what pissed me off about the season. I have such a love hate relationship with this show.
Jul. 20th, 2017 05:45 pm (UTC)
Alright, I will! Let me find some time to write them up because I have ALOT! And I, too, have such a love/hate thing with this show. But I will say THIS - watch Season 6.
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