We found him - alive, not too well. But he'll live, which is the good news. So I'm going to be at the hospital for a bit until he feels better.
Thanks for your wishes.
8 years agoValarious
I will probably be spending the next couple - hopefully hours - but who knows how long truly, working with the police in my town. As of last night, my boyfriend Daniel has been missing for 48 hours. For those of you who knew what happened last Monday, I assure you his disappearance has nothing to do with that situation. So forgive me for any absences.
Until then - stay safe all of you and I hope I will come onto this site with happier news next time.
IF MY XBOX LIVE GAMERTAG SHOWS UP - IT IS NOT ME, PROBABLY MY FRIENDS.
8 years agoValarious
I have a friend named Leslie, who we have always called Les. So the other day while my darling boyfriend was playing Call of Duty, we were talking about going on a road trip and taking my other friend Mark's car. I knew he was distracted but I wasn't quite prepared for this:
Valarious: Well, Mark's driving so it'll be one of us in the front with the other and Les being in the backseat.
Daniel: (after a pause) Did you just say lesbian?
Valarious: And facepalm
And our latest non-angry argument.
Daniel - It's secret Asian man.
Valarious - No, it's secret agent man.
Daniel - Why would they sing about a secret agent man, that's stupid.
Valarious - Why would they sing about secret Asian people?
Daniel - Because they're not racist.
Valarious - ..........
And our new one, which is now featured in Root Beer Floats (my novel)
Valarious - When I have ever put your life in danger, seriously?
Daniel - Seven times. This makes eight. Nine if you include the stop sign incident.
Valarious - What? Last week doesn't count. I had it at six.
Daniel - Oh, it totally counts. You didn't tell me that raccoon had rabies.
8 years agoValarious
So, since it's midnight somewhere and I'm incredibly too impatient for my own good, I'm opening up the forum for the Write On group! Members feel free to post whatever you'd like!!! (There is more to come in only a couple days.)
Write On is a group specifically designed to help with writer's block troubles and hopefully inspiring new ideas. They are mostly games posted on threads which include group projects or solo topics. And the best part? THERE ARE NO DEADLINES!!! Procrastination is one thing, having your creativity smushed by a deadline is another.
Want to join? Leave me a personal comment and/or journal comment.
The beauty about the forums is that you can create all the new topics you want. The problem is, even those in the group who are watching the thread don't receive updates on when new topics are created. Hence, we have the NEW TOPIC WATCH THREAD.
If you post a new game to share, be sure to also leave a comment in THIS thread so that people are able to know that there's something new to check out. Also, if you will, please describe what you are posting for clariity and ease. Thank you all ever so much!
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Psych – Scenario 1: [Character Development] Psych is inspired by scenarios from the book What Would Your Character Do? by Eric and Ann Maisel (available in most stores). Literally taken from the book, these scenarios provide psychological feedback on your character’s actions and thoughts. Whether it inspire a scene, short story, or a new character, post a reply/whatever you’d like that came from this inspiration!
Scenario 1 – Family Picnic
Your character is attending an extended family picnic. This may be the first time you meet any of your character’s relatives, so give yourself adequate time to populate the picnic. Think through what sort of mother and father “made” your character, whether or not your character has siblings, and what the sibling order might be. Are there children, grandparents, important aunts and uncles, and or/important cousins, nephews and nieces? Take your time and begin to understand your character’s extended family. With your book in mind, dream up the right family picnic for your character to attend, one that will help you learn what you need to know. If you discover that your character’s parents are deceased, will you place the picnic in the past or act as if they are still alive? Will you include the in-laws, if your character is married? Will you narrow the cast down to just your character’s immediate family or will you include distant cousins? Take your time and develop your cast of characters and setting for your picnic.
Questions and meanings posted in the reply below. Only a few are described to provide examples rather than copy the entire book.
8 years agoValarious
These are some different encounters I have managed to witness with my bofyriend. And conversations I have held with him and others.
1) Conversation between my friend Roxie and him the other night:
Val - I think we'd both better get to bed so that he can get his brain fuctional again.
Roxie - same
Daniel - Why am I the one who has no brain?
Roxie - b/c ur male sweetie
Daniel - (five seconds later) Function.
Roxie - don't worry it's not ur fault
Val - (who is giggling now.)
Roxie - lol - blame the swimmers that made you
Daniel - My parents weren't swimmers
(Affter much laughing, he finally got it by the way) and Roxie said "yeah, he'd better blame those swimmers. i don't think the pool was the problem."
2) While driving one day for dinner
Val - I think salsa sounds amazing right now
Daniel - Holy shit that squirrel was huge!
Val - (blinking) And I thought I had ADD
Daniel - Oh my god there's two of them!!
While playing Halo:
Daniel - YEAH WHO'S the tea-bagger now bitch! YEAH GET SOME YOU YOU YOU FACE!!!!
While conspiring against me for Christmas presents I walked in on him and my best friend Andy talking about what they should get me. As soon as I approached Daniel jumps about a foot and says hi.
Daniel - Hey baby
Val - What are you two doing?
Daniel - Nothing
Pause for about twenty seconds
Daniel- Andy was going to braid my hair.
Andy (who is gay) - Awkward.....
Lyrical: [Song Lyric Formation, Improv Fusion] Composing a song or just looking for some musical fun? This is your stop. Three years ago, my friends and I devised a game that can be played both online and in person. Since we will most likely be posting replies online, I will only publish rules for the online version here. If you’d like the “in-person” game rules, please send me a personal comment or message.
One person types one line/lyric from a song. The next person in turn takes one specific word from that line and finds another line/lyric with the same word. DO NOT USE AND/THE/BUT/OR, ETC. THOSE ARE TOO BASIC AND EASY. The process gets faster as it continues as more people contribute. Since there is no established order to this game, multiple games can happen within the replies, which makes it more difficult. (It is much harder in person to keep up with the flow.) The song can be your own or one that is played on the radio or in your library.
The point of this game is to get the creative mind flowing, using words that don’t appear in songs very often. The ending result of mixed lyrics is also very beautiful poetry, especially if the songs used are original. It also sometimes helps with rhyme scheme, meter, and flow.
- Walking through a dream…I see you…my light of darkness, breathing hope of a new life
- Reply: Cause I can feel you breathing…and it’s keeping me awake…
- Reply: I’m awake, I’m alive…now I know what I believe inside – now it’s my time
- Reply: End your grief with me, there’s another way, release your life – take your place inside the fire with her
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