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...because, really, why not??  :D

Besides, I actually have *counts on fingers* 25 chapters of Oasis ready to post.  I've put them on the site (locked because I'm still making them look pretty) and I'll start unlocking them either tomorrow or Saturday morning.   Whoohoo!!  I'm glad this section is done; of course, I changed so much since I first wrote all the letters that now there are major rewrites needed to what immediately follows - 'cause what I originally drafted no longer makes sense.  :)

Love it!!

I'm also sharing the logline for the script I'll be writing starting April 1st *chews nails nervously*.  I'll be glad to start because I've been getting random snippets of dialogue in my head - which I can't write down because it's against the rules - and now I'm not sure if I'll ever remember them.  :(  Oh, well.

So, here's the logline:

While combating alien invaders, a small group of resistance fighters discover humanity's secret weapon - its ghosts.

Hee.  On ScriptFrenzy.org, I said it's like The X-files meets Independence Day.  But not exactly.... LOL

Finally, here's the blurb I wrote which would go on the back if I were to ever publish my NaNo novel (which is called Best Before Date).  NaNoEdMo has been a huge bust (sadly) so the novel isn't anywhere near completion but I wanted to try to write the blurb because...well, because I'd never tried to write one before, so why not?  LOL

It's still not perfect, but I like it enough to share it.  :)


"If I'd only known being a trophy wife was a valid career choice.”

Thus begins the story of Tilly – an over-40, over-worked, over-stressed government employee trying to come to terms with her life and her choices.

"Meanwhile, here I am, past my best before date, drowning in debt, working all hours and wondering where I am and how the hell I got here!”

Irreverent, profane, pessimistic, cynical and at times profoundly sad, Tilly stands in her mid-life wondering if there's life after 40...especially when there wasn't much of one before 40.

Then Tilly's very calm, very routine, very boring world gets turned upside down. What follows is a dizzying year of good choices, bad choices and no choices at all, of taking risks, breaking hearts and learning how to – finally – let go.


Hey - it was fun to try and figure out what the blurb on the back should be - well, other than "they swear a lot and constantly talk about sex or the lack thereof" -  LOL.

I'm wiped; I'm heading for the sack - I still have to do some writing tonight (at least a word or two) and it's already 9:30 p.m.  :( 


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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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