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Work Room - Week 21

At this stage of the game, Work Rooms are even more "free for alls" than they are at any other point. Because you've established what you like seeing and your writing patterns.

Although it does become interesting to see how things change when there is more pressure and a bigger spotlight. Hopefully those extra topic byes will help things play out in interesting ways over the next couple of weeks!

So I'll ask a question that I was asked tonight - around the time that I would have been closing a polls *kicks self*...

What is your favorite kind of photography? Posed? Candid? Street photography? Landscape? Etc. . .

and what wasn't asked, but I'm just throwing in there, how does that relate to how you handle visuals in your writing?


"Results" from last week: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/926733.html
and the new topics: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/927053.html Which ones interest you?


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May. 3rd, 2016 01:43 am (UTC)
My Google fu is giving me no help with Tihadrian dimorphous chloride.
May. 3rd, 2016 03:22 am (UTC)
I've got nothing. Clearly we need a chemist to consult.

*makes a circle of fancy chocolates, fancy soaps, and video games*

*does her best kickthehobbit summoning dance*
May. 3rd, 2016 03:46 am (UTC)
It's a nonsense phrase. It's not a real thing, and it doesn't follow naming conventions. :)
May. 3rd, 2016 03:22 am (UTC)
I haven't googled but i assumed (incorrectly i guess) that it was cocaine since, according to Rick James via Dave Chapelle, "cocaine is a hell of a drug. "
May. 3rd, 2016 02:48 am (UTC)
I love a whole bunch of different kinds of photos, but if I had to narrow it down, I think the photos that I like best have a sense of story to them and/or a sense that we're gazing through a window to another world.

Like I want to see a photo that suggests its captured a moment in time and we can make some guesses about the moment before and maybe the moment after.

In regards to my writing, I ideally like to leave some things suggested but often have a tendency to over explain. I spent a year trying to write nothing longer than 500 (then 300) words just to break this habit, but it didn't take. :D
May. 3rd, 2016 09:06 am (UTC)
I'm gravitating towards "Sabotage" and "Imaginary Friend" at the moment. However, I have discovered that I love the sound of the word "Recessional." It feels good just to say it - try whispering it in your most seductive voice. So good, that word.

I've been wanting to write about rap and hip-hop and "Sabotage" offers an obvious excuse to do that.

I was talking with gratefuladdict early today about why I've been slowly walking away from the Joey Michaels pseudonym and "Imaginary Friend" would offer a chance to address that.

But... I also have really interesting (to me) fiction ideas for both of them. :O

I don't have immediate ideas for "Tihadrian dimorphous chloride is a hell of a drug" or "Helpful information" but I might be inspired if I sleep on them.

The main thing this week is finding time.
May. 3rd, 2016 01:43 pm (UTC)
I'm a professional photographer, so I've had years to consider what I like to see in a photo....and why. To parallel those preferences with writing is a new twist and I've been considering it since you asked.

As a wedding photographer, I offer two forms of coverage to my client. The formal portraits and trad shots, and then the candid b/w shots. My signature offering to all wedding clients, and why I continue shooting weddings which is truly grueling work, is to capture the single summation photograph. It is always a candid, it is always a detail shot, it is something that would be missed with the formal portraits and line-ups. These are the "arty" shots, the images I prefer for their small moment-out-of-time feeling, and the ones I tell clients will hold up for decades as display pieces over the portraits. The sockless groom, the sneakered bride, the hand-holding gesture, the first look of both partners, the recessional joy, the couple alone for the first time.

And now that I hold that up against what I like to write and what I like to read, it makes sense. The small detail that is unique to that particular story.

Thanks for that thought-provoking question, G!
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