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megwrites ([personal profile] megwrites) wrote2008-06-08 23:56

Doing stuff with people and things at times

Since about Thursday, the creativity faucet got turned on high hot and all the way. Since Thursday I have:

1. Picked up speed (finally!) on the Tower!Guy Story revisions. I rocketed through the end of one chapter, and will probably be done with another by the end of the day, and see no reason I'm not going to zoom through the next chapter.

2. Painted a picture. Not sure if I should scan it in and share it with anyone as I'm still in the process of getting my bearing with acrylics, especially since I started out learning to paint with oils.

3. Exercised my photography muscles by taking a bunch of pictures of assorted things in the psuedo-garden behind my apartment building. The pictures of the rose are my favorite. Although, I sort of risked life and limb to get the pictures of the rose. Because it wasn't like the damn thing was right in front of me. It was actually on top of a big thorny bush that was taller than me. So I had to climb on top of a somewhat dodgy ceramic planter (never again will I go into a garden wearing neon green flip flops) and sort of stick the camera in there and eyeball it. Still, I think my photoggery has improved. Especially since I've got The Boy's ultra-sweet camera to do it with.

The funny part of this had nothing to do with the pictures, though. The funny part was when I was walking back to my apartment and overheard a conversation through an open window and didn't catch on at first.

You have to understand that this neighbor, who I'll call Ms. J, is a woman in her late-60's maybe 70's. She's very quiet, reserved, looks a bit mean, and perpetually lives in her Hawaiian-flower nightgown.

So I'm walking through the alley by the apartment and I hear her talking to her daughter, who's very loud, typically New York voice I recognize:

Ms. J's Daughter: So, tell me about Linda. What does she do?

Ms. J: (mumble mumble something I can't hear)...Scrabble.

Ms. J's Daughter: Oh, she plays Scrabble. But what does she do all day?

Ms. J: (mumble mumble, still can't hear)

Ms J's Daughter: Well, did she at least give you a shower? That's the best part, when they give you a shower.

Me: o_O. *eyebrow raise*

And my first thought was, Sweet moses on the mount, I didn't know Ms. J was a lesbian. And what the hell kind of kinky stuff is going on if her daughter is asking if her girlfriend gives her a bath? Privacy much?. (Yes, I realize the irony of thinking this as I'm eavesdropping, but the window was open, and this lady was loud and it's New York City).

I walked away, and then after a few minutes of thought, realized that they were actually talking about the home health nurse that Ms. J has, because Ms. J suffered an unfortunate fall and broke her hip last year.

4. Thought up a great new idea that would make a fantastic Fantasy/Romance/Mystery story. It includes such exciting elements as: Princes In Disguise! Hundreds of Virgins, None of Whom Actually Are! Intrigue! Swordfighting Women! Important Social Discourse! And most importantly: Surprise Buttsex! Not sure what I shall title it in my head. I'm sure by now anyone who's checked out my tags realizes that my working titles lack any kind of elegance.

5. Revised and refined the UF!2Girls project such that I think it might stand a chance of one day getting to reader for an opinion of whether it, too, deserves it's turn on the Submission Wheel.

6. Wrote three poems. Eventually I'll get around to posting them, probably. Maybe. I really hate f%^king poetry, you know that? Grr. Argh. *Finger monster*

7. Finished off one of my paper writing journals and started a new one. It's a cute little red Miquelrius notebook. Yes, yes, I know. It's supposed to be Moleskine or bust for us writery types, but honestly? Moleskines are nice, but overrated.

[identity profile] denoue-moi.livejournal.com 2008-06-09 13:23 (UTC)(link)
You know, your entry had me thinking:

No one writes love stories about little old lesbians.

[identity profile] fiction-theory.livejournal.com 2008-06-09 14:02 (UTC)(link)

No one writes love stories about little old lesbians


INORITE? It's kind of a travesty. Plus, I believe the first lesbians to get married the first time San Francisco bucked the system and started issuing same sex marriage licenses was an older couple who had been together for, like, fifty years or something. I think that's definitely story worthy.

Now I'm gonna be thinking about how to work little old lesbians into my next novel. That's one plot bunny, plus the other one I got on another discussion thread about junkie werewolf prostitutes working at truck stops.

[identity profile] denoue-moi.livejournal.com 2008-06-09 14:04 (UTC)(link)
Your werewolf hookers better be cheap ones what with the price of gas. :P

[identity profile] fiction-theory.livejournal.com 2008-06-09 14:30 (UTC)(link)
Your werewolf hookers better be cheap ones what with the price of gas. :P

Yeah, I know. First the price of food goes up, now you can't find a good, cheap lycanthropic shag anywhere. The economy really sucks, doesn't it?

I blame George W. Bush. If Gore had won in 2000, you can bet your sweet ass we'd have eco-friendly, low-cost werewolf sex and universal health care.