January 20th, 2011

puffin

From Twitter 01-19-2011



Tweets copied by twittinesis.com

creative, edm, edim

New 'community'

Welcome to ideas_quotes, my new "community", i.e. another LJ that I can post to without having to log out of natf and log back in as another LJUserName. I am hoping to use this to gather together memorable quotes that I have written in my red moleskine (and other quotes that I find as I go along), plot bunnies and other ideas.

I am hoping to gather quotes/prompts/ideas from you, the readers, so please do comment with any on the welcome post or any other post over there. Also feel free to add/follow the community but, for now at least, the membership is closed so as to be me only.

(cross-posted)
  • Current Mood
    creative creative
  • Tags
puffin

Writer's Block: Nothing to fear but fear itself

Please always remember to check the tags when I do Writer's Block - some of my answers may be fiction!

What's your deepest, darkest fear? Have you tried to overcome it?


Abandonment, betrayal and loss/change. Being out of control of my life - heh.
I have overcome them most of the time, if I have time to think things through. Many of these will still trigger me, however, if they are sprung on me. The ironic part of this is that I am fine on my own, mostly misanthropic and a lot more self-sufficient (health-permitting, of course) than I give myself credit for. Ah, the triggers we carry from childhood to the grave… Wow. That would make a great lyric for a song.
mole-think, writing, write, mole-write

[fiction] Writer's Block: Nothing to fear but fear itself

Please always remember to check the tags when I do Writer's Block - some of my answers may be fiction!

What's your deepest, darkest fear? Have you tried to overcome it?


What is my deepest, darkest fear? That the darkness will will get so close that the grabbing gribluns can grasp me from its depths. The darkness it truly deep and the darkling gribluns lurk in the deepest darks. I will never overcome this fear until the darkness and gribluns are erradicated but that will never happen and so the fear goes on and on. Lighting the lamps and fires, keeping in the daylight and moonlight. Never sleeping alone or in the dark. We exist at the mercy of these unassailable truths - that the darkness is growing and its lurkers want our flesh.
headdesk

BBC News E-mail Services- OI! NO!!!

You are currently subscribed to the following e-mails:

BBC Daily E-mail
Owing to technical problems we have suspended the Daily E-mail service. We are currently working on a fix and aim to resume the service as soon as possible


(source: BBC E-mail Services)

Right, so, the last Daily E-mail I got from the bbc news site was on July 15th. When I red this information (which has not been changed/updated since then) I read it to mean that there was a relatively minor technical problem that would take a few hours or days to fix. That is what is usually meant by the words "Owing to technical problems" and "resume the service as soon as possible" in my experience as a programmer and QA.

Does "resume the service as soon as possible" sound like it will take SIX MONTHS to you?! At least tell us the truth if you are not intending to fix the service and/or do not know when you will be able to do so rather than make it sound like the fix is imminent?!