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  1. Smith's Avatar
    Wuthering Heights is by far one of my favorite novels I've read recently. A genius work, and I can really relate to some of the characters. Not an easy read for me though (I'm going to have to read it a second time), but definitely recommend.
    Updated December 4th, 2015 at 07:58 PM by Smith
  2. wainscottbl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Smith
    The key is not making it contrived. And keep in mind that you can be cliche without being contrived.

    Of course, now I'm going to tell you that deliberately making dialogue sound contrived could be a useful tool. You just have to know how and when and why.

    In any case, I'd have to read it to form an opinion.
    Cliche, is bad, right, but having a character say, "The apple doesn't far from the tree" is fine (people are always using cliches in their speech) but narrating "He was like his father, so the apple didn't fall from the tree." But the apple saying can work, even in narration.
  3. Smith's Avatar
    The key is not making it contrived. And keep in mind that you can be cliche without being contrived.

    Of course, now I'm going to tell you that deliberately making dialogue sound contrived could be a useful tool. You just have to know how and when and why.

    In any case, I'd have to read it to form an opinion.
  4. Nellie's Avatar
    Well, I know what to say, as I have seizures myself, and not just the kind you have where you can go and write, write and write. Mine have been Tonic clonic, and complex partial over the years. I had brain surgery for them and it only made my situation worse. It effects my memory and speech. So now I try to write poetry and cannot get the correct words out on the page. I've been a member of the Epilepsy Foundation and have witnessed kids having grand mall seizures. It is a heart-breaking thing to see. I have met parents who've lost children to SUDEP (Sudden Unexplainable Death in Epilepsy Patients). Having epilepsy/seizures can be life-threatening. It has been for me. I've been in and out of the hospital several times because of it. It is a sad world.
  5. wainscottbl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowEyes
    You know what would be really weird? This topic in regards to men. :b
    In any case, we learned it was satire, though the pastor did make some statements that one might think strange. Satire. Since it was not clearly so, and might be taken amiss, I daresay grounds for a libel I suit. I would certainly be angry if someone put those words in my mouth.
  6. wainscottbl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by astroannie
    I dunno. Maybe in Hairy Potter they don't like their women to look like little girls. In witch case they wouldn't need a spell.
    They must be Dumb a' door....that one kind of stank . Yours was good.
  7. ShadowEyes's Avatar
    You know what would be really weird? This topic in regards to men. :b
    Updated July 11th, 2015 at 06:45 AM by ShadowEyes
  8. aj47's Avatar
    I dunno. Maybe in Hairy Potter they don't like their women to look like little girls. In witch case they wouldn't need a spell.
  9. aj47's Avatar
    Oh my! I have an HP computer.
  10. Smith's Avatar
    Good to see you back man. I remember having problems with my gaming PC. Bluescreens and stuff like that. To this day I still don't think it's working at 100% but it's good enough. I'll definitely have my next rig built by professionals.
  11. wainscottbl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonata
    I am sorry, I meant to add that I wish you well.
    Thanks for the well wishes, and I am sorry to hear about your dog. Making the decision to put them down is hard. And I have heard about seizures in dogs. Seizures in little children is horrible to hear about too. The hard thing with dogs is that you cannot comfort them in the same way you can humans. They cannot understand you like humans. You can pet them and all that, but that only helps so much. I hope you found another dog! He looks like was cute though. I had one that kind of looked like him. An old neighbor poisoned him along with our neighbors animals. They managed to save one of their dogs, however. I am not sure his reasons for doing it. I think he did not like them in his yard. The thing is, perhaps hinting he did not do it (though he was the prime suspect) is that he was really fond of the neighbor's three year old girl. She called him "dog killer" after. Of course, that may not have crossed his mind at the time he killed them, etc. Where we live now, our old neighbor shot our dog without cause--no threat or anything like that. She died. Sad world, isn't it?
  12. Sonata's Avatar
    I am sorry, I meant to add that I wish you well.
  13. Sonata's Avatar
    I do not know what to say to you. We always called seizures The Monster, but "we" being owners of epis. Epileptic dogs. But The Monster hit my girl so bad that I had to have her euthanised.

    This is my baby - but she did not know anything was wrong with her? This picture was drawn by a WF member, Abby



    http://www.writingforums.com/threads...for-Sonata-%29
  14. wainscottbl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pluralized
    Ybut I'm from Wyoming so take that for what it's worth.
    Ha, and she's form Wyoming, too. Ha! I've even been looking at her house of Google Maps. Yours, too. Nice place....kidding about that of course.
  15. wainscottbl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pluralized
    You're dancing along a very fine line, and though your heart's in the right place it would be quite easy to cross that boundary into creep-her-out-until-she-runs-away-screaming. When you were 25 and she 14, the line was much blurrier, I'd say.

    But I admire your romantic outlook, even if your aim is purely to express friendship and build a connection to another human being. It's tough to imagine it somehow not getting weird/illegal/shot-gunny, but I'm from Wyoming so take that for what it's worth.

    28-year-old ladies are generally going to share your interests and relate to your situation in life -- just saying. Being around 14-17-year-olds makes me stabby.

    I realize this is just a 'friend' situation. But brace yourself.
    Well, she is 17, not 14. 14 was three years ago, so it's not borderline pedophilia. But thanks for the advice.You are right though. The age difference is the main thing. If she were nearer my age, if might be good to take it slow, but the age difference is what creates a problem. I overstepped when I was walking well. I have decided to step back. Will not even contact her for a while, and then casually do so. If she chooses to continue the emails, then fine.
  16. Pluralized's Avatar
    You're dancing along a very fine line, and though your heart's in the right place it would be quite easy to cross that boundary into creep-her-out-until-she-runs-away-screaming. When you were 25 and she 14, the line was much blurrier, I'd say.

    But I admire your romantic outlook, even if your aim is purely to express friendship and build a connection to another human being. It's tough to imagine it somehow not getting weird/illegal/shot-gunny, but I'm from Wyoming so take that for what it's worth.

    28-year-old ladies are generally going to share your interests and relate to your situation in life -- just saying. Being around 14-17-year-olds makes me stabby.

    I realize this is just a 'friend' situation. But brace yourself.
  17. wainscottbl's Avatar
    Thanks. Yeah, I had a few friends suggest the movie, though I have never gotten around to it.
  18. Smith's Avatar
    I think I know what you mean about feeling that indescribable love. It is something I have experienced a few times.

    Now, whether or not it is from a higher-being or power is not my place to say. Personally I would like to say I am an individual with an open mind. But for me they come from within two people, or many people, and it spreads like a wildfire. Maybe love itself is something greater than we can imagine. The movie Interstellar talks about that a little bit. Great movie, by the way.

    In any case, if that absolute state of love and passion and energy comes from above or not might be irrelevant. What you do with it is what counts. You wrote a sonnet, which I must say I quite liked. Do not become complacent. Go out and live life man!

    The video was interesting, to say the least, and I mean that in a good way about the whole Dostoyevsky and Muhammad discussion. That aside, it was cool to know a little more about you too. Stay strong man.
    Updated March 2nd, 2015 at 03:22 AM by Smith
  19. wainscottbl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pluralized
    Congratulations. And, you're definitely drunk.

    Punch drunk...punch drunk love. It's an ecstatic episode. I was not drinking. Not since Fat Tuesday actually. Here is some of it. It comes of as manic or drunk. Read the Qu'ran and you will understand perhaps. We'll leave the religious views aside, but take an objective, fair standpoint. It's interesting. Dostoyevsky, who had his problems with Islam as a Russian whose country had to deal with the Turks, had appreciation for Mohammed. He said all the "intelligent imbeciles" dismiss him as man and a charlatan, but that they cannot understand because they have not experienced this:

  20. Pluralized's Avatar
    Congratulations. And, you're definitely drunk.
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