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Work Room - Week 15

There's a Write-off going on, with people writing for their continued existence... in the game at least. Or at least that's what people *want* you to think, that's just just for "the game". ;) http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1004049.html

There is also the new topic for the survivors and everyone else remaining! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1004469.html


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I was thinking about the times I've taken bits and pieces of pieces that didn't quite work and used them in something that ended up being a lot better, even if it wasn't the "original intent" for it.

What are some of the things you have been able to do that with?

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murielle
Apr. 15th, 2017 03:14 am (UTC)
I'm delighted and excited about this week's prompt. You see I have been thinking about a character I created for last year's mini season, Darn Girl. I've been hoping I would last long enough to revisit her, and her world.

Thank you, Gary. This is, for me, the perfect prompt at the perfect time. Yipee!
favoritebean
Apr. 15th, 2017 06:18 am (UTC)
I'm stumped on the topic. I read it to yamyam_kat before bed, and her response was, "This will be hard."

I guess quilts come to mind, but I don't sew, so is there another meaning?
d0gs
Apr. 15th, 2017 06:35 am (UTC)
yup, this is the only topic i'm not having any ideas for yet :\

I guess quilts come to mind, same and thus far nothing's inspiring me re; quilts haha
eternal_ot
Apr. 15th, 2017 07:01 am (UTC)
I think this Zen pencil comic could be helpful :http://zenpencils.com/comic/103-c-s-lewis-to-love-at-all/

There are also some lyrics that I found
: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/tinaarena/patchworkheart.html

: https://youtu.be/Vj5xesF5lNs







Edited at 2017-04-15 07:13 am (UTC)
d0gs
Apr. 15th, 2017 09:37 am (UTC)
that comic is so cute <3

i thought of the figurative meaning too and how whenever you love something you're going to be hurt one way or another, but wasn't finding it inspiring either :(

i've considered one rough possibility, but i feel like it was a very obvious thought that would occur to a lot of people given that prompt, which makes me want to come up with something more original. hopefully i'll pull something out of the hat!
murielle
Apr. 15th, 2017 07:40 am (UTC)
Well patchwork is different than quilting, though I suppose it could be used as a kind of quilting. When I think of patchwork, I think of old blue jeans that have been ripped many, many times and are covered in patches of various colours and textures of fabric. It's more haphazard than quilting...perhaps crazy-quilts?..the sewing of scraps of fabric onto a base piece of fabric to create a collage of mismatched bits and pieces.

How can a heart be like that? If we think literally, through surgeries. Figuratively, how many times can a heart be broken, mended, and remain whole? How do you patch up a heart from all the little breaks and bruises and catastrophes we endure? In the future, maybe a heartache could be treated medically? Maybe we already do that with self-medication?

Hope this helps.

Edited at 2017-04-15 01:38 pm (UTC)
lordrexfear
Apr. 15th, 2017 06:24 pm (UTC)
Sweetness!
murielle
Apr. 15th, 2017 10:34 pm (UTC)
Seriously! :-)
ryl
Apr. 15th, 2017 10:07 am (UTC)
"Patchwork" always makes me think of the Patchwork Girl of Oz. Not sure how that could be helpful, though.
mac_arthur_park
Apr. 16th, 2017 10:44 am (UTC)
It brings up Sally from 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' for me. And the fact that *every* *single* *man* I've been romantically involved with (and a few who would have liked to have been) have compared me to that character at some point. It started out flattering, then became ludicrous, then maddening, and now it's a Thing between me and the spousebeast and I don't mind it at all.

And I may have just outlined my piece. Hmmm...
kschlotwrites
Apr. 17th, 2017 09:22 pm (UTC)

I might need to use my last bye. I have ideas, but nothing is going from in my head to on paper (or screen).

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