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08 September 2010 @ 02:28 pm
I really need to gather up a "What I wrote in..." list, because I think I'm 2-3 months behind, and it's already the 8th! *piratical muttering*

So, peeps and pops, I have a question: have any of you ever gotten a tongue cramp? I ask because my husband gets them (random cramps in general) because of a genetic neurological condition, and I have never heard anyone else mention those... until Lauren complained about them this weekend. So, do other people get these and I just never knew? Or could it it be a sign she has the same condition HSH has? This condition limits athletic abilities, BTW, and can only be confirmed via muscle biopsy-- not something we'd ever put her through. :(

I did a lot of chores this weekend, making no inroads on anything new. Boo. We did see The American, and really enjoyed it. George Clooney looked fantastic (HSH said he was "gorgeous," and he's never said that about any man before), and it was an interesting, broody role for him. We watched POTC with the kids, and even after saying it several times it still took forever for them to register that the movie is based on the Disney ride, and not the other way around. o_O

I also finally watched Ten Inch Hero, which was all right, if a little hokey in places. Jensen was great in it, though when you have someone who looks like him and chooses to go all piercings-and-tattoos, I think you need to show why. The rest of it... (sacrilege alert!) I just don't consider Danneel to be as over-the-top pretty as the movie claimed. She IS pretty, but she's kind of ordinary-pretty in my book. Maybe because her eyes seem kind of small (personal aesthetics-- usually comes up more with guys). I thought the blond actress playing Piper was prettier (and still not in the "knockout" category). Also... do other people think Clea Duvall is NOT pretty? Because I didn't find her plain or "meh," the way her character was supposed to be.

Alice Krige was in the movie too, playing a Charlotte Rampling kind of role. Thanks to Ghost Story (and her appearance as the Borg Queen), she's always seemed creepy to me. She has these soulless black eyes, and when you combine them with fair skin, well... that's one of the SPN demon formulas. For a reason. *shudders*

In other news, I've signed up for Last Author Standing: both hboshowtime_las (thanks to rosie_spleen, and then also usanetwork_las (once I realized I should have picked that one instead). And god help me, fox_las is tugging on my leash, because House! 24! John Doe! All of the LAS comms could use more authors, BTW.

And also? I belong to 5_prompts, which has a bunch of different prompt tables to choose from. You can do any fandom in any combination (I'm doing roving-fandom with one Original Fic for mine). There are some great inspirations for writing available there, AND I would love to see some variety in the stories instead of just a bazillionty Torchwood/Doctor Who fics and little else.

/pimpage. Where does the time go?

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scarlett_oscarlett_o on September 8th, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
I think I might give that 5_prompts thing a try. Anything to jumpstart my writing again. It certainly can't hurt.

Also I'm pretty much with you on the 10 inch hero thing. Jensen was great (and hot, mustn't forget the hotness of Jensen in a kilt), but beyond that it seemed cliched and trite.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 9th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
but beyond that it seemed cliched and trite.
Right down to the choices of scene music (meaningfull swells of angst!) and the story tropes.

Though the guyliner looked good, and normally I'm not a fan. ;)

Do try 5_prompts! There are so many tables to choose from, and only five prompts to finish one. :)
scarlett_oscarlett_o on September 9th, 2010 10:59 am (UTC)
And I think that the movie had the potential to be much better. The promise wasn't necessarily bad, just badly written. The whole thing could have had an Empire Records feel, meaning the friendship and camaraderie. Maybe I'm overthinking it. I should probably focus on Jensen in a kilt and OMG!!!yes the guyliner.

With 5_prompts I'm trying to choose between two of the tables now. *g* I will break this creative block I seem to have developed if it kills me. Argh! I do not know how I managed to write a 22,000 word bigbang this year and now cannot seem to manage to write a decent sentence. *is frustrated*