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* Writing a non-fic essay for Idol wasn't easy. ;) Not that I thought it would be...but it was more difficult than I had assumed. It's done now and I'm fairly pleased with it. One thing I've been noting in my response to comments is that I do believe this mountain village holds untold novels and short stories. I just need to start writing them down. After Idol.... In the meantime, I'm still committed to this crazy writing game. So...go forth, read entries, comment, and vote. We are down to 11 now!!! The reading is fast and quite fun. Participate!!

The Real LJ Idol Week 25 Poll

* Reading *genuflect* Alice Munro this week. QUEEN.

* The Vampire Diares Season 7. Mixed feelings on this. First, the character of Lily is major suckage and isn't helped by a limp dishrag of an actress. Second, why do we need all this supernatural hurdy-gurdy for the story. There's plenty of non-magic stories that could be told.

* Traveling to Arizona in October and I really, really, really want to take a night tour of Kitt Peak Observatory. #bucketlist

* We jsut got a client whose first name is Turtle. I am smitten.

* Oh, LJ, I am seeing you gasping on your death bed. And it's making me sad.

But this Aussie is anything but making me sad -


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Jul. 26th, 2017 09:12 pm (UTC)
I get a strange positive response (and pitying looks sometimes) when I tell true stories. I just wrote a blog post about something and a friend said I need to start writing more about my insane extended family. To which I said no thank you. Small doses.

But I get the idea behind it and I agree, you should write that stuff down. (also, I really liked your entry. Your neck of the woods is fascinating to this city dweller.)

I feel for Turtle. I hated my name growing up but at least I knew of one other person with it.

Last night, while watching Game of Thrones, Shawn turns to me and says, "It's gotten to the point where i just don't trust any one who's old in this show."

We're on the second episode.
Jul. 26th, 2017 09:44 pm (UTC)
Heh, I've found that to be true for me, as well. I guess some of us have just lived lives that others can't even believe are real?

Glad you enjoyed that entry! I need to get more pictures. Not sure when/why I stopped photographing everything...

HAHAHAHA to GoT. We watched the first four episodes a few years back because everyone was telling us we should and D just absolutely VETOED it.
Jul. 26th, 2017 09:46 pm (UTC)
Hope you get to go to the Observatory in Arizona.

Is LJ dying? I haven't really noticed much difference in my F-list.

Jul. 27th, 2017 02:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks, S. Yeah, it seems like this is the final death throes. It's good to know, though, that some folks' flists are still active!
Jul. 26th, 2017 10:37 pm (UTC)
I would love to see the stories that come out of living in your region.

I can see why Justified would have such appeal, too. It sounds like a lot of the Bennet clan antics minus the drug-selling, and like many small towns people just are what they are, and you either deal with it or you move away. :)
Jul. 27th, 2017 03:50 pm (UTC)
Perfect icon!!

I will need to begin a doc file for hillbilly stories!

I think a likeness to the Bennet clan is very accurate PLUS the drug-selling. These folks are dirt poor millionaires. Really.
Jul. 27th, 2017 01:16 am (UTC)
We have a patron whose name is Dwarf Cannon. One mom named her kid Bubbilicus. >_> You see so much weirdness in naming.

I have a weird thing with family stories. Like my sister and I think it's hilarious that I peed in a pill bottle for her once for her job and they found cocaine from my mom storing it there. other peopleeeee. not so much.

random music rec;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi4pzKvuEQM
Jul. 27th, 2017 02:04 pm (UTC)
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! That video!!!! *loves*

Do you ever incorporate family stories into your writing?
Jul. 27th, 2017 10:34 am (UTC)
I eagerly await your untold novels and short stories.

Yeah, season 7 really isn't very good. It does have it's moments. Lily's entire characterisation is a mess. The whole 'she doesn't care about her children because she's moved on' thing, what is that, and then it's like 'no wait she does care about them' 'oh but actually she doesn't'. The entire thing is a mess.

Tis sad. Another one of the comm.s I'm a member of announced that it's closing this week. All comms. seem to be. The only ones left are peoples personal posts. And one day there was a green room from the previous day next to the green room from the current day in my flist. I guess we'll just have to sit here on our stoops as the sun goes down.
Jul. 27th, 2017 03:56 pm (UTC)
Are you writing, J? I'm feeling a slight fanfic itch with all this Vampire Diaries watching. Glad to see my Klaus resurface.

Lily is one of the worst charas/arcs EVER. Almost as bad as that crazy goddess year on Angel. UGH! Terrible writing, terrible acting.

I don't know what to do anymore in regards to LJ. I am definitely here for the duration *settles down next to you on stoop* but surely something has to be out there on the horizon? I miss all the people.
Jul. 27th, 2017 05:57 pm (UTC)
I've been writing some fanfic, still trying to get my King Loki fic written before Thor Ragnorak comes out. It's up to 5000 words now, so getting there. Also wrote a chapter of my Loki/Tony Dark Avenger fic. OH also, as of about an hour ago, I wrote this piece of utter cracky Klaus Stefan ridiculousness: http://chipmunksallshipklefan.tumblr.com/post/163489924491/writing-prompt-s-write-the-backstory-of-your-url

I don't think there is anything else out there. I think a lot of people are happy using Tumblr and the like now.
Jul. 27th, 2017 08:29 pm (UTC)
THAT was adorbs and a perfect explanation of your url!!! LOVED it! But I still don't know how to navigate tumblr and that makes me frustrated. DARN!

5K is a ton of words, J! What is your goal?
Jul. 28th, 2017 06:38 am (UTC)
Thank you :D.

Tumblr is difficult. I feel like I was in much more of a community with it when I was in TVD fandom. Now I feel very disconnected from tumblr. I recognise that other people are in communities, but don't feel like I'm in any myself. I think the pace of tumblr is partly the issue. As there's so much reblogging of posts you don't really expect to see each others personal posts unless you're online at that time. I just keep posting stuff and I get some likes here and there, but there isn't any conversation or anything.

e.g I posted a review of Spiderman and I know people saw it because it got likes, but then there was no conversation about it like there would be on LJ. Maybe because I'm not close enough to anyone there.

Thanks. I don't really have a goal, just want to get it finished. I was hoping that would be around 7 or 8k, but the more I write the more I realise it's turning into a massive beast of a thing.
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