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Work Room - Week 10

It's that time again.

The new topic is up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/985303.html

(And there's a Write-Off happening: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/984904.html )

The Work Room is a place to work out those problems and ask questions of your fellow contestants and help each other over potential stumbling blocks.

So, where are you this week and what do you need help with? (or help you can offer!)


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Feb. 27th, 2017 04:30 am (UTC)
Happy to offer help wherever I can! Now for me to sit around debating the age old question... fiction, or non fiction?? Hmm...

edited to add - OMG FIRST!!!! :D

Edited at 2017-02-27 04:30 am (UTC)
Feb. 27th, 2017 05:07 am (UTC)
For once, the Muse has been kind to me -- I came up with a story idea I was happy with in less than an hour. Normally it takes me a minimum of 36 hours before I'll come up with an idea I like.

In my case, I'll be taking the prompt literally, and tell the story of a particular hike I went on as a Boy Scout. However, the phrase is normally used as an angry expression to tell someone to go away... but I would argue that the phrase could be used to describe any argument/shouting match where at least one of the participants said something that they didn't really mean...
Feb. 27th, 2017 04:03 pm (UTC)
Is the second meaning of the phrase similar to "get out of town!" or just "get out", they way they used it in Back to the Future, for example, when Marty says it to his teenage father and means he doesn't believe George has ever done anything creative when shown his writing?

I have heard that the BttF phrase sounds dated, is it also the case with "Take a hike!" ?
Feb. 27th, 2017 04:04 pm (UTC)
Hmm, no. It is probably a euphemism of "get the hell out of here".
Feb. 27th, 2017 04:23 pm (UTC)
I would say that the phrase really just translates to "Leave me alone", as opposed to "Go away and never come back." The literal interpretation of the phrase is "Go take a long walk someplace", and it's usually implicit that the speaker will *NOT* be coming along.
Feb. 27th, 2017 05:29 pm (UTC)
Or, like, "don't be bringing that nonsense around here!" ie, the topic or opinion is unacceptable to the other person, or completely inappropriate, and they want that conversation to go away and never come back.

"You wanna run away with me?"
"Take a hike! I don't even like you that much, and I've got responsibilities here."

It was common parlance when I was growing up, but nowadays I think people would be more likely to use a sarcastic "Uh, no!" in the same sentence. So picture it in the same kind of tone, if you're taking that interpretation of the prompt.
Mar. 2nd, 2017 01:41 pm (UTC)
Got it, thank you!
Mar. 1st, 2017 04:07 am (UTC)
Hello there EO- hope your day has gotten better than drunk church ladies wanting everyone to sing on the bus! It's hard to keep patience in that situation. Kudos.

Question on Second Chance- When you said eliminated main contestants couldn't play. Did you mean even contestants who were axed before Second Chance posted? Or from now on?

Thanks for the clarification. Peace out dude! :p
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