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Musings of a Poetic Heart

The greatest thing you can say is the truth

Writer's Block: A literary masterpiece
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Which books will you certainly read to your children, nieces, nephews or godchildren?

Writer's Block: Into the night
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How would you describe your perfect evening in six words (e.g., I stayed home and ate pasta)?

Mine would be:

Peppermint tea, hands on keyboard, inspired. 

American Accent
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I stole this from goldvermilion87 because it looked interesting.  And yes, this result is accurate -- it's called, "I'm from Colorado, I don't have an accent."  Actually we do, it's just very subtle. 

What American accent do you have?
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Neutral. Not Northern, Southern, or Western, just American. Your national American identity is more important to you than your local identity, because you don't really have a local identity to begin with.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

Drabble Meme, take 2
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I couldn't resist requesting a drabble from kcscribbler , so now I must post this here on my sadly abandoned journal.  

And yes, I am aware that I did this before and only fulfilled half the requests... *hides*  I will try to do better this time?  And while I'm at it, I might as well fulfill those old requests... 

The first TEN people to comment, in this post or in future, get to request that I write a drabble of any character of their choosing.* In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level.

(1) kcscribbler -- post-Star Trek III Spock and McCoy
(2) goldvermilion87 -- BBC Sherlock, Watson is right

*I refuse to do slash on principle.  If you ask for slash, you won't get it, so don't try.  Also, I would prefer requests in the Star Trek or Sherlock Holmes fandoms, but I can do an assortment of other fandoms.  I'll let you know if I have no experience with a particular fandom.  

I've Moved
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I now have a spiffy new blog, In the Shadow of Poetic, so if you are looking for me, that is where I may be found.

Have a wonderful day! 

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Bad news: I will have to do some school through the summer. 

Intermediate news: School won't be everyday like during the rest of the year.

Good news: Summer starts now. 

Huzzah!  We get the first two weeks completely off, so perhaps I'll be able to get some writing done (at last)!

The Most Important Things tend to be Hard.
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I finally worked up the courage to do something that I should have done a long time ago. 

I went through my f-list and unfriended anyone who had posted inappropriate material more than once. 

I do understand that my definition of 'inappropriate' is broader than most peoples.  In this instance I mean anyone using foul language or posting uncalled-for sexually-related stuff.  Mostly the foul language. 

This has nothing to do with the users themselves.  Several of these people I loved dearly.  But as a minor who is trying to guard her heart, I could not allow repeat occurrences of stuff that was over the line to deaden my senses of what is right and wrong. 

Not to mention that all this junk was making me afraid to get on LJ, for fear of what I would see. 

I will take this opportunity to say that I am very concerned at the general downhill trend I've seen on LJ.  The users I mentioned hadn't posted very much that was offensive when I first friended them -- and same with some of the groups I've joined.  But with each of them, the decline was very much the same: first came one hesitant post with something inappropriate.  No repercussions.  Another post.  Another.  Still nothing.  After that, why bother to restrain themselves?  No one appeared to mind. 

And so I am asking you: how come we have allowed ourselves to go so low?  How can we accept this habit of obscene speech and thought?  Sure, people have the right to say whatever they wish.  But shouldn't we at least... say something? 

Just something to think on. 

Sad thing. :(
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Before I get on to the main thought -- I'm back!  Yay! 


I finally realized the reason that I hadn't been able to view any of the stories on Watson's Woes: by default, it's viewable only to people ages 18 and older.  Which is understandable, considering the amount of slash that's been posted on there in recent months, but it still saddens me that I should be excluded from one of my favorite groups.  It used to be such a wonderful comm.  :'( 

So now, for the last time I shall use the Watson's Woes tag... 

Gonna get in the car.... accelerate... gonna drive so far...
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So now I shall explain why I have been dead and will continue to be dead over the next week. 

My family and I are poised on the brink of a trip down to Arkansas to see my dear friend Meggy and her family. 


More about the trip and why I haven't been posting much.Collapse )
My thoughts on recent Star Trek fiction I read (by Diane Duane, who else?)Collapse )

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I'm not dead. 


Thought you might like to know.   ;-) 


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