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Green Room - Week 1 - Day 4

Warning: We will not be discussing Roy Roger's horse.

Warning: That may have been a reference that is way too old and/or obscure for younger Idolers and will make the Idolers who *do* know the reference feel a lot older.

The question was asked, in the Weekend Edition - "What about trigger warnings?"

That wasn't the exact question, but I think it is a good jumping off point. (Warning: Kris Kross will make you... Again, some of you will feel really old)

LJ Idol does not have a policy about trigger warnings.

If you want to do them - do them.

If you don't want to do them - don't do them.

Like most things, my advice is, if you do them, to make sure that they don't distract from the actual piece. (For instance: Making sure there is enough of a distinction between where one ends and the other starts is something I've seen folks, in the past, have some trouble with as far as spacing issues go. There are also some that argue that having anything before that important first-sentence dulls the punch.)

Every season though, the people who make up the group have slightly different ideas about what they like, and what they don't.

So I'm throwing it out there for discussion - what do you think about trigger warnings? Where are they needed? How can you use them without taking away from your entry? (is that even something to consider or is the warning more important?)


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Nov. 22nd, 2016 07:53 pm (UTC)
This is probably one of my favorite stories from you tbh. It's just very Mom. xD
Nov. 22nd, 2016 08:30 pm (UTC)
I think the best bike story was when I fell off skidding into our driveway- because hey a forty something on a ten-speed, thinking she's a bike ninja is just. Plain. Cool. (not) and landing in the dirt.
Ok- that's bad enough, embarrassed FOR me, the neighbors asked if I was ok and I waved them with a thumbs up and said I was fine- righted the bike, set off walk it up the drive, took to steps and promptly stepped into a gopher hole- fracturing my ankle. After everyone's collective gasp- came my laughter, tears, and a resounding, "Now I'm not!"

(Sigh) Good times.
Nov. 22nd, 2016 09:28 pm (UTC)
Wait -- when did you do this? I don't remember hearing this story!

You would, though. Sigh. xD
Nov. 22nd, 2016 10:35 pm (UTC)
I was still working with Dr. Basner and Nash, so you would've lived at home. I had a half walking cast for weeks remember? I had to see patients with a sock on one foot. I had crutches but rarely used them!
Nov. 22nd, 2016 10:47 pm (UTC)
I honestly do not remember this holy shit. I remember DAD breaking his ankle but not you.

Hah, I never used my crutches either when I should have... lolol I wonder where I got that from? xD
Nov. 23rd, 2016 09:24 pm (UTC)
Joe keeps asking me now If I want a cane. Uhm, no, I WILL tough this out, thank you very much. Stubborn we are, spawn of mine. <3


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