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Work Room - Week 20

There's a different sense of balance that comes with doing two pieces in the space where you would normally take to due one.

People get into patterns and schedules - but deadlines (Idol or otherwise) don't also fit to those. Sometimes you need to shake things up a little bit.


You have four topic choices, and need to pick two of them to write. http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/924359.html

Which ones are speaking to you? Which square peg are you going to try to fit into the square hole and which into the oval?

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kathrynrose
Apr. 26th, 2016 02:19 am (UTC)
Let me be the first of (no doubt) many to say...

Those are some crap topics.

And you only gave us four. We have to pick half of them.

Sadist. :P
clauderainsrm
Apr. 26th, 2016 02:52 am (UTC)
I actually love all 4 of them.

But that figures! ;)
kathrynrose
Apr. 26th, 2016 03:15 am (UTC)
It's easy to love them when you're not writing them. ;p
halfshellvenus
Apr. 26th, 2016 05:35 am (UTC)
Word. X(
porn_this_way
Apr. 26th, 2016 03:30 am (UTC)
Consider yourself glared at.
bleodswean
Apr. 26th, 2016 02:34 am (UTC)
doing two pieces in the space where you would normally take to due one.

Just to clarify - we are writing two entries this week?
kathrynrose
Apr. 26th, 2016 02:49 am (UTC)
From the topic post:

The deadline to link both of your entries back to this thread is Friday, April 29th at 8pm EDT
clauderainsrm
Apr. 26th, 2016 02:51 am (UTC)
Yes. 2 entries this week.
gratefuladdict
Apr. 26th, 2016 03:42 am (UTC)
I'm not saying I have a SCHEDULE per se, but I really prefer to have at least 2.5 evenings to flail and hate myself and all my ideas before I actually write anything!
kathrynrose
Apr. 26th, 2016 04:02 am (UTC)
We have very similar processes. :)
gratefuladdict
Apr. 26th, 2016 04:15 am (UTC)
*pats seat*

You can sit next to me!
halfshellvenus
Apr. 26th, 2016 05:34 am (UTC)
Wait, that's my approach too!

So, I need at least 5 days for two of these. Especially THESE, if you know what I mean. Ugh.
gratefuladdict
Apr. 26th, 2016 05:36 am (UTC)
Oh yeah. I'm going to have to sleep on these and DREAMFLAIL to invest the proper amount of flail by the deadline.
ellison
Apr. 28th, 2016 09:13 am (UTC)
Haha, that sounds so much like me!
ext_3620796
Apr. 26th, 2016 04:05 am (UTC)
Welp, glad that's not me!

Though if I were to write something, I'd probably look at game night and take something like 'Sorry' and cross-reference it with 'Inglorious Bastards.' Of course, shoot-outs where everyone dies are a little passe', so maybe "wrong" is relative. And the narrator gets the [noun, plural] in the end because the attempts to fail were botched at every step.

Of course it's me, so I'd also get 150 words in, get bored, and decide "gone wrong" means taking a sharp right-hand turn at Albuquerque, and having the narrative derail completely, either into another story (caused by someone at a bar trying to find 'the game' on TV, if that's not too Bugs Bunny) or into several stories. Possibly in 2-5 split-columns.

But then, unseen deus ex machina is a bit cliche', so we might need yet another layer here. Which is where the killer meatball-people from Enceladus factor in ...
prog_schlock
Apr. 26th, 2016 07:26 pm (UTC)
I have two things that I'd very much like to write about this week but neither of them are related in any way (even with great force) to the prompts. Usually, I can make something work, but at the moment my connections would be forced and stilted.

Sigh. I guess I'm going to have to let the prompts inspire me this time.

I rather like the prompts this week actually. They're meaty. Even the non-Meatball prompts.
prog_schlock
Apr. 26th, 2016 09:18 pm (UTC)
I'm going to commit to two topics and I've selected songs that they make me think of.

Creeping Meatballism

Immanentize the eschaton!
kathrynrose
Apr. 26th, 2016 09:56 pm (UTC)
The meatball topic makes me think of this song.
prog_schlock
Apr. 26th, 2016 10:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, good call.
kathrynrose
Apr. 26th, 2016 10:13 pm (UTC)
I met him once. We had a sing along, if you can believe it, at my church group. I had no idea at the time how big he was, except for the excitement of the adult staff. :)

It was a friend of a friend thing. Years later I was all, wow.
prog_schlock
Apr. 26th, 2016 10:14 pm (UTC)
My dad was a huge fan so we grew up listening to him all the time. I still remember the local newscast reporting his death. Way, way too young. A great musician.
gratefuladdict
Apr. 27th, 2016 12:18 am (UTC)
Am I the only one who read that as "Creeping Metabolism" on the first pass?

...No?

If anyone needs me, I'll be over in the corner contemplating the aging process.
prog_schlock
Apr. 28th, 2016 11:06 pm (UTC)
Hey, are there any agreed upon things about photo posts? Like acceptable sizes/numbers of photos in a post for LJI?
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