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Granted, you don't have to do a non-fiction entry... and the movie related topic can easily be made into talking about a book or any other piece of popular culture.

There's plenty of ways to twist and turn these things into whatever you want to make them. On the other hand, they are kind of specific.

But this is definitely a different kind of week. Or rather it's a different kind of week than most of the "new school" players have ever seen. Which makes it interesting to me.

How are you going to make yourself stand out?

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idekmybffjill
Jan. 5th, 2016 01:42 am (UTC)
https://youtu.be/4vuW6tQ0218?t=14

Seriously.

Whyyyyy, fellow idol contestants. WHY.

Edited at 2016-01-05 01:43 am (UTC)
dmousey
Jan. 5th, 2016 02:14 am (UTC)
Because someone is a sadist?
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halfshellvenus
Jan. 5th, 2016 02:09 am (UTC)
Um... were these all from the same contestant, by chance?

Because these feel like "Prompts of thwart."

WHYYyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?
clauderainsrm
Jan. 5th, 2016 02:43 am (UTC)
Nope. 3 different people.

I won't start repeating sources until everyone who submitted has been represented.
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leni_ba
Jan. 5th, 2016 02:12 am (UTC)
Granted, you don't have to do a non-fiction entry...

Oh, thank God! *relieved sigh* I left my writing skills for non-fiction essays back in high school, especially on serious subjects. Yikes.

Of course, none of the characters in my head are piping up, so I may end up writing an essay anyway. TALK, PEOPLE. TALK!
leni_ba
Jan. 5th, 2016 02:25 am (UTC)
Um. is it okay if I change the second topic to my own currency?
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kickthehobbit
Jan. 5th, 2016 02:12 am (UTC)
...yeah, I'll admit, I have no clue where to take any of these.
dmousey
Jan. 5th, 2016 02:17 am (UTC)
Well, if we can do non-fiction that makes it a littttlle bit better. Still, ugh. Well, I need time to knead the the brain.....off to let my subconscious stew..
xo_kizzy_xo
Jan. 5th, 2016 02:21 am (UTC)

Conspiracy Theory #2016:   There's a distinct difference between difficult topics and these.  Think about it.

clauderainsrm
Jan. 5th, 2016 03:25 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'll admit, there's a deeper theme there other than just "non-fiction sounding topics".

They are about the nature of culture - how it changes and how you see it, and ultimately what those things are really worth.

tijuanagringo
Jan. 5th, 2016 02:38 am (UTC)
not a fiction or not what
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...hmmm... well... ahem. This is going to make me sweat a bit.
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kathrynrose
Jan. 5th, 2016 02:47 am (UTC)
I'm an old timer and a non-fiction fan, but still, these topics pretty much suck. (no offense, fellow contestants who submitted them, but ugh.)
ryl
Jan. 5th, 2016 11:27 am (UTC)
They all sound like great ways to start a fight at a family holiday dinner.
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dee_aar2
Jan. 5th, 2016 03:12 am (UTC)
I have been generally leaning towards non fiction lately ... but these topics .. relevant maybe ...but scampering for inspiration ...
clauderainsrm
Jan. 5th, 2016 03:24 am (UTC)
Throwing some stuff out there...
(in order)

Something you aren't supposed to love, but you do.

Something that used to be worth something, but is now looked at as beneath notice

How becoming used to something can impact your outlook.
logical_fallacy
Jan. 5th, 2016 03:30 am (UTC)
Re: Throwing some stuff out there...
Yeah, see. To me? These are almost like open topics in a way.
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meepalicious
Jan. 5th, 2016 03:52 am (UTC)
Am I allowed to comment even if I'm not in this game?

I'm really curious about why it changed from non-fiction to fiction. You mentioned in the topic post that you know why because you saw it happening, but the change was well underway by the time I participated.
tonithegreat
Jan. 5th, 2016 05:13 am (UTC)
I'm curious about this, too! Even if people just have thoughts and/or suppositions.
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murielle
Jan. 5th, 2016 05:06 am (UTC)
So the U.S. got rid of the penny too?
idekmybffjill
Jan. 5th, 2016 05:14 am (UTC)
No, we haven't. But we goddamn need to. The little fucker is useless. Do you know how much I hate those damn things so much now, since I work at a bank? It's a lot.
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tonithegreat
Jan. 5th, 2016 05:19 am (UTC)
I actually had fiction piece ideas come jumping in way more quickly for these twisty topics than I did for last week's batch. My prognostication (worth exactly what you're paying for it): well over half of the contestants write some type of fiction this week anyway.

(I kinda like the change in pace.)
murielle
Jan. 5th, 2016 05:44 am (UTC)
Could be me. I have friends who could hold forth on these topics, but not me. Although it annoys me on principle when the price is something .96 and I lose four cents.
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eternal_ot
Jan. 5th, 2016 06:45 am (UTC)
I have never written non- fiction for LJ except for Introduction that is..so this is an interesting challenge...but then since my mind always leans towards fiction by hook or crook, you never know.
ellakite
Jan. 5th, 2016 01:57 pm (UTC)
I've written non-fiction quite often in past seasons of LJI, but that was always when the prompt reminded me of a specific incident from my past... but frequently, my mind would re-interpret the prompt in an unusual way.

My problem isn't so much that these prompts are all for non-fiction pieces, but rather that the prompts are all rather specific in nature; I feel like I've been shackled right now...

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