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Random Update and Snippet(s)

I know!!!  Two days in a row!!!  I'm obviously procrastinating going to the bank and the city and calling apartment managers - LOLOL.

Anyway, in between selling my house, getting a job interview and looking for apartments, I've been working on my latest story (as described here, with my cast list).  After much internal debate, I've decided to drop the idea of inadvertent identity theft (although I had some awesome scenes written about it all)(erm...not that I'm biased or anything... *blinks innocently*).  I like the concept, but it, for lack of  a better word, 'tainted' the relationship (at least in my own mind).  I think I'll keep the idea for my thriller-parody idea which is actually where it started from.  ;D

Of course, that means the title Lou Lou has absolutely no purpose anymore...I'm leaning now towards Along Came Jones...but not sure if I like that one either...ugh!!  Titles!!!  Sometimes they're so frickin' easy and other times...grrrrrrrr....LOL

In the meantime, I've been posting snippets over at the gsd_rtfn community for this round of word counting/getting shit done.  :)  I'm going to share them here, too, for your reading pleasure(?) - although first drafts and all that jazz.  LOL

Snippet One:
"...you...bought...a television?”

“Yeah.  Well, Ferrin bought it and then I paid him for it.”

“Jesus Christ, Lou!  I’ve only been gone for six months!  How come you never bought a TV while I was there?”

“You never asked me.”

“You never wanted one!”

“My mother never wanted one!  I just never thought about it!”

Ike sputtered incoherently for a few moments before subsiding into silence.

“I thought you’d be happy for me, Ike,” Lou said quietly.

“I-yes, of course I’m happy for you!  Welcome to the 20th century, Lou, you got a TV!”

“And a BluRay player...not to mention a DVD player.  All the cords are annoying, though.”

“The next thing I know, you’ll be getting a computer!”

“Ferrin has suggested it.”

“If Ferrin suggests you jump off a cliff, are you going to do it?”  Ike snapped.

“Don’t be silly.  Where would I find a cliff in Saskatchewan?”

Snippet Two:

She scowled, and they drank in silence for several minutes until Ferrin drained his beer and set the empty bottle down on the coffee table with a satisfied sigh.

“That tastes really good after a day working in the hot sun,” he said with a smile.

Lou bit her tongue, then reluctantly asked, “Where else do you work?”

“I’m a general labourer with Juan Martinez’ construction company.”

She frowned.  “Juan Martinez?”

“Yeah.”  He glanced at her confused expression.  “Maybe he came to town after you, uh, retired from public view.”

“What is this, the nineteenth century?”

“You tell me,” he sighed.  “Since you locked yourself up in this house and threw away the key?  Since you decided to ignore the outside world?  How would you like me to describe it?”

Lou frowned, considering his words, then shrugged.  “I guess retiring from public view is as good a way as any,” she conceded grudgingly.  “And yes.”

“Yes, what?”

“Yes, I do play cards, although I haven’t for a long time.”  She stared at her beer bottle as she picked at the label.  “I used to play with my mother, before she got too sick.”

“Oh.”

They sat in somber silence, then Lou drained her beer and said, “Crib okay?”

“Perfect.”

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"All right," said Susan. "I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need...fantasies to make life bearable."

REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE.

"Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little --"

YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES.

"So we can believe the big ones?"

YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING.

-- Susan and Death in Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

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"And no practical definition of freedom would be complete without the freedom to take the consequences. Indeed, it is the freedom upon which all the others are based."

-- Lord Vetinari in Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

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They thought the Library was a dangerous place because of all the magical books, which was true enough, but what made it really one of the most dangerous places there could ever be was the simple fact that it was a library.

-- Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

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As a wizard, it was something that Ponder had only before encountered in acorns: a tiny soundless voice which said, yes, I am but a small, green, simple object - but I dream about forests.

-- Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett

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In the 24th century, there will be no hunger. There will be no greed. And every child will know how to read.

-- Gene Roddenberry, as repeated by Jonathan Frakes in the documentary How William Shatner Changed the World

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We've got two lives, one we're given and the other one we make
And the world won't stop, and actions speak louder
Listen to your heart, and what your heart might say
Everything we got, we got the hard way.

-- Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Hard Way from the album Come On, Come On

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Cause when they own the information, oh
They can bend it all they want.

-- John Mayer, Waiting on the World to Change from the album Continuum

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try again tomorrow."

-- Mary Anne Radmacher, as seen in Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Tales to Inspire

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I never loved the soldier
Until there was a war.
Or thought about tomorrow
'til my baby hit the floor.
I only talk to God
When somebody's about to die.
I never cherished freedom
Freedom never cries.

-- Five for Fighting, Freedom Never Cries from the album Two Lights

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It may sound absurd: but don't be naive
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed: but won't you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream

-- Five for Fighting, Superman (It's Not Easy) from the album American Town

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Had a dream last night took a time travellin' ride
Back to my childhood where those monsters reside
They snack on innocence and dine on self-esteem
But I like to be in touch with what makes me scream
Vampires, mummies and the Holy Ghost
These are the things that terrify me the most.
No alien, psychopath or MTV host
Scares me like vampires,mummies and the Holy Ghost.

-- Jimmy Buffett, Vampires, Mummies and the Holy Ghost from the album Fruitcakes

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"I want to believe that... the dead are not lost to us. That they speak to us... as part of something greater than us - greater than any alien force. And if you and I are powerless now, I want to believe that if we listen, to what's speaking, it can give us the power to save ourselves."

-- Fox Mulder, The X-Files from the episode The Truth, pt. 2
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