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Green Room - Week 12 - Day 2

When you put your hopes and dreams out into the universe, sometimes the answer is "No".

How do you deal with that? Especially when it's something you consider to be fundamentally important?

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Not as important as these links, obviously. But still, pretty important...

The new topic: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/993116.html
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rayaso
Mar. 16th, 2017 01:12 pm (UTC)
So far, the universe is saying "no" to my pleas for an idea. I had teenson explain the slang meaning of "salty" since he uses it, but that didn't help. The cursor is still flashing on an empty page. Otherwise, when the universe refuses to take my calls, I just hang up and ignore it, and try a different one. That's the beauty of having multiverses.
rayaso
Mar. 16th, 2017 02:15 pm (UTC)
OK, now I have an idea. Who knew that human sacrifice still worked?
kathrynrose
Mar. 16th, 2017 02:26 pm (UTC)
Ok. now I'm jealous.

I don't have any humans to sacrifice. :P

Every now and then I threaten to write porn. This might be the week.
bleodswean
Mar. 16th, 2017 02:39 pm (UTC)
I threaten to write porn

Bwahahahaha!!! I, too, have been toying with that. THE PROMPT LENDS ITSELF ENTIRELY TO SUCH! *conspires* Let's just do it!
kathrynrose
Mar. 19th, 2017 10:54 pm (UTC)
You haven't known me long enough to know that once or twice a season I threaten to write porn. And I never do it.

This prompt was *so* begging for porn.

I chickened out again.
bleodswean
Mar. 19th, 2017 10:57 pm (UTC)
Ha! Same here...but there are some truly salty entries out there! It is that kind of season!

Why do you threaten and not do it?
kathrynrose
Mar. 19th, 2017 11:02 pm (UTC)
I always fight the "writing for me vs writing for readers" conflict, and I never know how people will react to porn, even though other people write it.

Plus I'm a big chicken.

I wrote a sex scene in my half-a-novel several years ago, and I still kind of blush when I think about writing it, even though I'm not at all a prude.

In fact, my signature gift for female friends for a while was a dildo or vibrator, because we had a great store in town for that and I was friends with the owners (this was several years ago when such things were harder to come across.)

::ahem::

Anyway. I'm a big chicken. :P
bleodswean
Mar. 16th, 2017 02:39 pm (UTC)
I'm curious to hear how teenson explained it. I am planning on asking youngadultson today when he arrives for work because he, too, uses it while online gaming.
rayaso
Mar. 16th, 2017 03:35 pm (UTC)
The explanation involved eye-rolling, and seemed to be about envy, bitterness, and something else. He said it was a gaming term that has leaked its way into wider use. It doesn't seem to have a very settled definition. The fact that its use has spread means that it is now part of the following edge of popularity, probably already replaced by something else I don't know about.
messygorgeous
Mar. 16th, 2017 06:26 pm (UTC)
My daughter uses it to define a person making comments that are snarky and disrespectful.
hwango
Mar. 17th, 2017 07:38 am (UTC)
I used to visit a site with daily word puzzle things, and in the comments for those "salt" was a hint - often people struggling would ask for salt. Extremely hinty hints were "very salty." This lead to a certain amount of confusion the first time I ran into the term its current usage(s).
bleodswean
Mar. 16th, 2017 02:42 pm (UTC)
The universe saying "no" is not an easy thing to move through. I empathize. When faced with this sort of cosmic refusal I turn to the lyrics of Nick Cave -

Be mindful of the prayers you send
Pray hard but pray with care
For the tears that you are crying now
Are just your answered prayers
murielle
Mar. 16th, 2017 09:46 pm (UTC)
Ooh! That is so good, and right.
banana_galaxy
Mar. 16th, 2017 03:05 pm (UTC)
Interestingly, my experience has been those "No"s are more "Not right now." We first thought we would move to San Francisco two years before it actually happened. That sort of thing has happened to me a bunch. If I still want it bad enough after the universe tells me no, usually it'll give it to me later.
messygorgeous
Mar. 16th, 2017 06:28 pm (UTC)
Today the universe is telling me "No, you aren't getting a vacation any time soon."

Thus, as I am off work today and home alone for the next two hours, I am taking a rare afternoon nap!!!
lordrexfear
Mar. 16th, 2017 08:27 pm (UTC)
Universes are not other humans, I don't take no for an answer as I never try to do something the universe doesn't really need, it's just being stubborn.
lawchicky
Mar. 16th, 2017 08:58 pm (UTC)
I recently lost out on an opportunity that I REALLY wanted.. I'm still "dealing" two weeks later. It had seemed like a solution to a lot of the issues I've been having. So I need to cope with the loss and then I'm going to try to find another way to get that same result.

I have to keep telling myself that the universe WILL give me an alternate path.
murielle
Mar. 16th, 2017 09:58 pm (UTC)
Well...Um...I don't ask the universe for anything. I ask the one who created the universe for what I need, and what I want. Sometimes I confuse those things, but I'm mostly given what I ask for, so no complaints.

Re the prompt: My maternal grandmother forbade slang in her home, so in honour of her I'm taking the prompt literally, unless Gary says I can't. No seriously, it has nothing to do with my grandmother, my brain will not bend that way. In fact it's not bendy at all. So much for the plasticity of the brain!
clauderainsrm
Mar. 17th, 2017 01:11 pm (UTC)
"I'm taking the prompt literally, unless Gary says I can't. "

It's your entry. I don't think I've *ever* told anyone they couldn't write what they wanted to write.

(I have to say "I don't think" because I'm sure there were people who asked my advice if they should write something and I steered them away from driving themselves off a cliff with some meta-rant. But other than that...)
murielle
Mar. 17th, 2017 02:20 pm (UTC)
I promise not to rant. Not really up for that these days. :-)
tonithegreat
Mar. 16th, 2017 10:23 pm (UTC)
Oh universe! I'm more in a mode of "so many yesses and not enough Tonis and did I really need all of this right now and sure the only time is the present but I am getting too old for this burn the candle at every conceivable angle bullshit but know no other way to live," this spring. I suppose it's rad, but I'm having real trouble shaking my cold and getting my summer planned, what with everything now.
kschlotwrites
Mar. 16th, 2017 10:53 pm (UTC)

I've always been afraid of making wishes, or I should say making specific wishes. When blowing out candles on a birthday cake, I would wish for "good things." I wouldn't wish for exactly what I wanted. I thought I would be jinxing myself. This line from "Wicked" (the musical) sums it up: "Don't wish. Don't start. Wishing only wounds the heart."

my_name_is_jenn
Mar. 16th, 2017 11:39 pm (UTC)
Those "no's" are hard to handle. My mother always said that when the universe says no, "it just wasn't meant to be". This is all well and good, I guess, but it doesn't make the "no" any easier to deal with.

This new topic is making me feel salty with its lack of idea providing...
reckless_blues
Mar. 17th, 2017 07:11 am (UTC)
Personally I keep hammering away at it until each time I fail gets the situation closer and closer to unsalvageable, at which point I'm forced to move on.

(I think tenacity's supposed to be a virtue, but it never got me anywhere, honestly.)
murielle
Mar. 17th, 2017 06:44 pm (UTC)
Well...Um...I don't ask the universe for anything. I ask the one who created the universe for what I need, and what I want. Sometimes I confuse those things, but I'm mostly given what I ask for, so no complaints.

Re the prompt: My maternal grandmother forbade slang in her home, so in honour of her I'm taking the prompt literally, unless Gary says I can't. No seriously, it has nothing to do with my grandmother, my brain will not bend that way. In fact it's not bendy at all. So much for the plasticity of the brain!
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