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01 January 2020 @ 10:13 pm
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Remember Be kind and play nice or I will bounce offending parties from the playground. I don't play favorites, but I do intend to enforce the rules.
 
 
10 July 2010 @ 07:05 pm
Well it has been quite awhile hasn't it. My but this playground equipment has gotten dusty. I think perhaps it's time to clean it off and post some new prompts. I'll do my best to have them up in a few hours.
 
 
The rush that comes with watching the good fall never gets old, not for Sam Winchester, crowned King of all Hell. Every God-faring man who looks up at him with eyes as black as the pits he commands sends a thrill through his body, every good Catholic girl who screams out blasphemies as he takes them hard against the back of his throne sets his heart soaring. Because he is corruption embodied, and doing this makes him dizzy with power. Makes him the closest thing to God that could possibly exist in this Godless dimension.

But humans are small fare. No human can be completely Good, doused as they are in Sin from the moment of their birth. No, the greatest satisfaction comes with the greatest fall, and so imagine his satisfaction when a blessed angel is dragged to his feet. And not just any angel. No, he could not imagine any greater gift that this poor soul laid out before him now.

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Muse: Sam Winchester
Fandom: Supernatural
Verse: Irony
Word count: 657
 
 
04 March 2009 @ 04:02 am
Well, I'm not entirely certain, but I think our wonderful Mistress of prompts, vertical_chaos is fighting the last gasp of winter weather in New York, so I'm posting a prompt list I put together tonight, not knowing what she had planned for this month. I hope everyone finds some inspiration in this list.

21.09. The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. ~ Ayn Rand

22.09. I’m afraid sometimes you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win, because you play against you. ~ Dr. Seuss

23.09. Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened. ~ Dr. Seuss

24.09. This must be Thursday. I could never get the hang of Thursdays. ~ Douglas Adams

25.09. We have normality. I repeat we have normality, Therefore anything you still can’t cope with is therefore your own problem. ~ Douglas Adams

26.09. I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. ~ Douglas Adams

27.09. You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. ~ Robin Williams

28.09. Sacred cows make the tastiest hamburgers. ~ Abbie Hoffman

29.09. I like myself better when I’m not me. ~ Carol Burnett

30.09. Life must go on; I forget just why. ~ Edna St, Vincent Millay
 
 
 
Considering the ease with which I've been able to let go of people and things in the past, I find it surprising that I'm having a really hard time letting something go right now. I didn't think about it for months because I've been so happy with Tom, and I assumed that I would eventually hear something. But I didn't and now I'm feeling a bit fucked over. And I hate it.

I know what it is. In the past, I've dropped friends on my own terms. I've never been dropped and it sucks. I know it's most likely a big karmic slap in the face, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.

It's been suggested that I seek out the guilty party and try to settle things, but, you know what? If he can't give a shit about saying one word to me after everything he shared with me, then fuck him. I don't need to worry about it. I guess I'm just too rotten to deserve any friends. Whatever.

I'm moving on. I'm moving past it.

I hope his new girlfriend dumps him.

Muse: Dev Quinn
Fandom: Original character
Word count: 187
 
 
09 February 2009 @ 12:30 am
115.08 ~ "I've had nothing yet", Alice replied in an offended tone: "so I ca'n't take more."
"You mean you ca'n't take *less*. It's very easy to take *more* than nothing."
the Mad Hatter's response to Alice (Lewis Carroll)


I never thought I'd say this, but I'm going to have to give up on my dream of becoming an actor. Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not coming to this decision easily. I've wanted nothing but this for as long as I can remember. I went to school to study acting, I worked my ass off to get parts, and then, in one single fucked up night, I lost everything I'd worked for.

That's a fucking joke. It makes it sound as if I actually had something. I didn't. I tried to play it up as if my pathetic bit parts in community theater productions actually meant something, but they didn't. Even that asshole agent of mine never really got me anything. The big, fabulous dream I'm giving up on is a whole lot of nothing and that's all it ever was. In a way, I'm not losing a damn thing. So why does it feel as if my life's over?

Fuck, I can't even be angst ridden without it sounding like a goddamn joke. I'm already dead. My fucking life is over. And I want to kill the bitch responsible for that.

Josh Breskin
Original Character
195 words
 
 
01 February 2009 @ 07:10 pm
11.09. Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right. - Jane Goodall

12.09. We're like bones of the same skeleton
always trying to reassemble and find ourselves
"Drive" ~ Alice Ripley

13.09. I chose, and my world was shaken-
So what?
The choice may have been mistaken,
The choosing was not
You have to move on
"Move On" ~ Sunday in the Park with George

14.09. Doctor: Do the pieces come together piece by piece and row by row?
Patient: I don't know! I don't know where the fucking pieces go!
(from Next to Normal)

15.09. You're just whiny!
I had a flaming hiney!
(from Shrek the Musical)

16.09. Yes, but why is the rum gone? ~ Captain Jack Sparrow

17.09. Careful the things you say
Children will listen.
from Into The Woods

18.09. Anyone who tries to improve the lives of animals invariably comes in for criticism from those who believe such efforts are misplaced in a world of suffering humanity. - Jane Goodall

19.09. It's an open book to write here
It's a life we can restore
We can get back what we had and maybe more
Maybe get us back to better than before.
(from Next to Normal)

20.09. We are different and united
We are us and we are you
This is our story.
Shrek the Musical

Ok guys...next month it will be ALL Next to Normal or Shrek: The Musical unless I get some suggestions. PLEASE!
 
 
24 January 2009 @ 10:21 pm
How do you know how much memory you've lost if you've lost it?

Well, I can tell you how you know you've lost too much. You walk into a house you don't recognize with someone who says he's your husband and ask your daughter who she is.

Seriously. I can't make this shit up.

See, I... Well...it's a long story. But after a suicide attempt (ok, and 16 years of dancing with various therapists and methods of treating my crazy), I had ECT. Every day. For two weeks. And I remembered nothing.

NOTHING!

I got Dan's name because he'd usually say it before I had to ask him whenever he came to visit me. Which was every day. But I didn't remember marrying him. I just trusted Dr. Madden and the others at the hospital who worked with me that they were telling me the truth that he was my husband.

Eventually it started coming back ~ with a lot of help from Dan and Natalie. Well, probably more Natalie because she was telling me the truth as it was and not "how she remembered it".

I know Dan meant well ~ and honestly, maybe eloping in Portland in the rain WAS everything Dan hoped our marriage would be ~ but ultimately... The fact that he could keep the fact that we had a son who died as a baby from me? That's so confusing. I know he meant well, but...

But he couldn't keep protecting me. Couldn't keep catching me every time I fell. I needed to know what the ground felt like.

So I left.

I'm at my parents' right now. "Winging it" as my daughter Natalie said when I walked out on Dr. Madden after I started seeing Gabe again.

It's not ideal, but it's what I feel like I need right now. Maybe one day I can go home... But who knows.
 
 
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
 
 
01 January 2009 @ 07:50 am
1.09 Lasting change is a series of compromises. And compromise is all right, as long your values don't change. - Jane Goodall

2.09 Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop. - Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Said by the King to the White Rabbit

3.09 What doctors call dysfunction, we tried to call romance. - from Next to Normal

4.09 I could lose my soul to the meanness of these streets
my weary heart is breaking with every loss it meets
"Calling All Angels" ~ Alice Ripley

5.09 Maybe that's all that we need
To meet in the middle of impossibility
"Mystery" by Indigo Girls

6.09 Stop worrying where you're going-
Move on
"Move On" ~ Sunday in the Park with George

7.09 There's a body on the railings
That I can't identify
And I'd like to reassure you but
I'm not that kind of guy ~ Robyn Hitchcock

8.09 Piercing through simplicity, the absolute truth flies by
on the spindly wings of an onyx nightmare. ~ Miri Eiler

9.09 Fairy Tales should really be updated. ~ Shrek the Musical

10.09 How do you know how much memory you've lost if you've lost it? ~ Next to Normal