Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Why Is It

That I'm writing a story (for instance, say, Hecate's Own) and these other characters from another story *coughNorwegianWoodcough* will NOT shut up, but the minute I put fingers to keys to type out their story they clamp their mouths shut tighter than a nun's legs at an all male revue?

I mean, seriously. I couldn't get them to shut up the whole time I was finishing Zach and Jo. Now I'm having trouble getting them to talk at all. The only one who won't shut up is a secondary character who was supposed to be dead by the end of Chapter One, and who is now a ghost who follows Fen around and generally makes his unlife fun thanks to a funky karmic twist of fate.

I'm starting to wonder if all that green blood is playing with Fen's brain. Or maybe mine. I'm not sure anymore.

Anyway, work progresses sloooooowly on Norwegian Wood. I haven't hit the 10k words mark yet, but I plan on having that happen by the end of the week if not sooner. Even if I have to shove my hand up their butts and move their mouths for them.

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Favorite Quotes

"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White

"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer

"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II

"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect

"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert

"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley

"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2

"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin

"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars

"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"

"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford