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This is gorgeous. This piece really captures the mischief-logic of kids, and I love that. Sometimes people (even in nonfiction) manage ...

Sometimes I try to give constructive advice.

I usually accomplish being a jerk. A jerk with jargon.

Uhg, even worse.

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Warning: "I-Statements" ahead!

I try to make up for my lack of genuine genius with a lot of obsessive work on my writing. I think it's turning out to be a pretty good plan so far. I tend to think anything that lets me sit hunched over my computer chain tea-drinking as the sun beams down outside is pretty good.

I will critique any writing, you just have to ask me!
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Do you notice a difference in your writing depending on if you use paper or write digitally? 

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Chuck Palahnuick is suddenly on tumblr answering questions from stupid people and also smart ones. This is what I've been filling my tired-time with, because DAMN IT I'm tired and too young to be complaining about it. I like the way he tells people about things. I should go out and read Fight Club, and that thing about Clowns he keeps recommending to people.

Wanna know how many times I've started and stopped this journal? Me too, friend. I don't know. I just keep worrying that I'm weird and boring (how, right? can you actually be those things together?) and that I shouldn't bother people. Unfortunately I've remembered you're my voluntary hostages, so my hesitant plan of spelling things wrong at you with poor grammar on a monthly basis might come to fruition.

There are no transitions here.  

Today I saw a trio of balloons abandoned in the fountain at the public library. I want to make a story out of that somehow, but no voice comes to mind. I mean, you can't really have a story about three balloons. One red one, maybe, as seen by La Ballon Rouge, but three non-magical ones in a fountain? No. They'd have to be a turning point; something that focuses a beginning and then sends it off. I've already got something about unfortunate children sitting in rough in my notebook, though. What do adults do with balloons? Buy them for children. Buy them for themselves. Special occasions. I'm still cripplingly sad if I pop my balloon by accident, and I'm legally an adult. I feel like flash fic and a sesame street skit have been written about how awful it is to be 20+ and accidentally pop your balloon. The balloon is a metaphor for lack of responsibility.

This is what it's like to catch the tailfeathers of an idea, but not the creature itself. I'll settle for waking up at 4am knowing what it is adults do with balloons instead of whatever it was I thought before. There's probably a condom joke in this, but I don't actually think that's messed up enough for me to bother with. Also it seems backwards; that's what a child would do with condoms. Make balloons out of them.

I might have a voice for that story handy.

I like ending rants about me with questions about you: What's the dumbest thing you've done with a balloon?

Option two: What life detail has you thinking about writing?

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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the :+fav:, love! :iconsupertighthugplz:
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Goldfish-In-Space Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Writer
no problem
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hypermagical Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Thank you for the recent fave! :ahoy:
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Goldfish-In-Space Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Writer
no problem
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NyxDecessus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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    Your writing is yes.
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Goldfish-In-Space Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   Writer
Thanks!
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NyxDecessus Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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    You're welcome.~~:heart:
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silversongwriter Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
thx 4 watch
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Goldfish-In-Space Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014   Writer
This is embarrassing, but I was poking around and my touch screen went a little wonky. I'm not actually watching you. Sorry. :( (Sad) 
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silversongwriter Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Well I'm a great musician, so consider it a plus
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evermore Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Writer
I don't think we get to decide our own greatness. Greatness is defined by what is built on our work well after we're gone. Only the fortunate see greatness in their lifetime.
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Rhetoricism Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014   Writer
I challenge you to start a critique without using the words "This is"! Also hello there, how goeth life? 
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Goldfish-In-Space Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014   Writer
DEAL. I just need something to critique, now. Feel free to help me out there.

Hello! Life goes. I have been working so much that I haven't really been finishing anything writing related. Also who knew commercial fishing vessels were so against having blueprints on the internet? How am I supposed to know what they do on the inside? I can't keep basing these things off of Haven. I did finish reading Embassytown by China Mieville the other day though. IT WAS FANTASTIC.

How's things for you? What are you reading?
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Rhetoricism Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Writer
Anything by SgtPossum should be an interesting read: this fav.me/d6v8x0r might be something to look at :3 

I've never really considered commercial fishing blueprints, but you know what can be a pain? Working out the schematics for a country-sized skyscraper. Absolutely maddening. There's not enough non-complicated engineering data out there. I don't want to take a degree in civil engineering, I want to know if it's feasible to turn the Vatican State into a skyscraper! *flails wildly* 

Life is hectic, as usual. Moving down-country soon, next few weeks. Leaving my tropical lair behind me, sadface sadface. 
Plowing through the final chapter of The Talisman by Straub/King. It's a heck of a read. 
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Goldfish-In-Space Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Writer
I wish I had a tropical lair. I wish I could wear a sarong all year round and have little lizards on my wall instead of little spiders. Or conduct a lizard and spider war on my wall. Or that.

Now I'm thinking about being woken up by a bird eating spider and I might like my temperate climate again.

Slightly more relevant; if you can bullshit your way through the weight distribution and stability issues I think you can probably make any superstructure convincing. I mean, they put Great Britain on top of a space-whale in doctor who. That was a good episode. That was a convincing episode. I mean, what about the crazy new space metal (not unobtanium because that's awful) that has all these science-fiction properties like being the best alloy ever in partnership with aluminum. Make sure it's a cheap and plentiful metal that it's good with. Something on meteorites, maybe. Lets get freaky with the periodic table of elements. We're making shit up as we go along like incredibly less scientifically informed Isaac Asimovs.

I kind of took a gamble in assuming the genre here was sci-fi. I need boat blueprints for way less exciting genre problems, but turning the Vatican into a skyscraper has a distinctively sci-fi feel to it. I'm assuming you're not secretly Dan Brown.
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