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The Urban Writing Thread

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by ShiftyBagLady, Jun 24, 2009.

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  1. Yes Shifty I'm positively brimming with creativity

    62.1%
  2. No Shifty I have enough to pretend to be doing

    18.2%
  3. Wotz ritin?

    18.2%
  4. ShiftyBagLady gives good poll

    21.2%
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  1. stereoisomer

    stereoisomer tits and quiche

    How comes he has a less strong accent when she's the one who went to university? That's what didn't make sense to me.
    It sort of comes over like he's the posh one.
     
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  2. frogwoman

    frogwoman Well-Known Member


    I should maybe make it more clear but he's done a lot of anarchist writing and done talks and stuff. Also, the reason she has kept her accent is partly a rebellion against those posh twats at university!

    :D you're right though!
     
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  3. stereoisomer

    stereoisomer tits and quiche

    Yes perhaps you should add a bit explaining that!
     
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  4. frogwoman

    frogwoman Well-Known Member

    I do sort of hint at it later on but yeah maybe I need to in the beginning!
     
  5. frogwoman

    frogwoman Well-Known Member

    Also, he was interviewed in the magazine, so he's fairly involved in all that stuff. But yeah maybe I should explicitly point out he's done talks and that sort of thing :D this is actually the sort of stuff it's really useful to know :cool: I hope it doesn't make it completely implausible!
     
  6. stereoisomer

    stereoisomer tits and quiche

    No it doesn't, but I'm not sure why doing talks would change his accent so much while Lou's been to uni and her accent hasn't changed at all?
     
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  7. frogwoman

    frogwoman Well-Known Member

    Lou also deliberately kept her accent like that, as a reaction to the people she met in uni. Also, she was living at home while going to uni whereas Mark has moved up and down a bit. I should maybe add a sentence or two to this effect in the first chapter :D

    thanks for pointing this out I feel quite silly :D
     
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  8. stereoisomer

    stereoisomer tits and quiche

    I've got a bit of time, reading part 30 now...

    I think this would make an awesome film. Talisha is so badass.
     
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  9. frogwoman

    frogwoman Well-Known Member

    Cheers :D When I was writing it, I imagined it as a film :cool:

    she is isn't she, Nazi killer :D:D
     
  10. stereoisomer

    stereoisomer tits and quiche

    Fuck yeah!
     
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  11. frogwoman

    frogwoman Well-Known Member

    socking it to those fucking cunts. I loved writing that chapter. :D
     
  12. stereoisomer

    stereoisomer tits and quiche

    I'm writing Jessica III at the moment, in which Jessica and Betty team up to take revenge on Seth, it's going to be awesome. Not sure how violent I'm going to make it. I'm thinking, quite violent. Jessica has changed but she's also still the same person, if you know what I mean? She's still got that 'fuck you' attitude.
     
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  13. frogwoman

    frogwoman Well-Known Member

    :cool:
     
  14. stereoisomer

    stereoisomer tits and quiche

  15. frogwoman

    frogwoman Well-Known Member

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    frogwoman Well-Known Member

  17. stereoisomer

    stereoisomer tits and quiche

    That's an interesting idea! I'll have to write one from Betty's point of view I think.

    btw I love how you're talking about my characters as if they're real people!

    RE your comment- it's not my intention to write it that Norbogaine ever wears off. It's an imaginary drug that I've invented so I guess I can give it whatever properties I want! :p
     
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  18. stereoisomer

    stereoisomer tits and quiche

    I can see Betty and Jessica becoming more like Talisha....
     
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  19. frogwoman

    frogwoman Well-Known Member

    Talisha is not really evil. She's quite screwed up in many ways but I don't think she is that evil. She was wrongly thought to be evil but she is slightly attracted to violence (is with the bull fighting thing) and is very blunt and only cares about a select few people, but a lot of the reasons for this is because of her upbringing and because other people never really have her a chance.

    Yeah your characters are very convincing. I really like them.
     
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  20. stereoisomer

    stereoisomer tits and quiche

    I thought you were writing Talisha as a sort of semi-sociopath, she doesn't give a shit that much about right and wrong but when something is really wrong she will do something about it. And also being very fine with violence.
     
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  21. frogwoman

    frogwoman Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Pretty much. She is. But a lot of it is because of extreme shit that happened to her. The shit people did to her.
     
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  22. stereoisomer

    stereoisomer tits and quiche

  23. frogwoman

    frogwoman Well-Known Member

    cool, just seen this now, will read :)
     
  24. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    I can't see a link to the first part of your story - put it up and I'll take a look. You too, Froggy.

    Hour of Writes is a new writing competition that seems to be pretty well organised. You do have to pay to enter, but I think it's something like £3 for three entries, and the first prize is £100. I found it worth entering just to get some really ego-boosting and useful feedback on my work. :)

    Also, here's a creepy poem I wrote (not for this competition, but at the same time as it). Anyone like it? It's intended to be read aloud, really.

    ***
    I am the darkness that waits at the door
    For when you unwittingly place in my claw
    The key of a tear or a sigh or a shout
    With which I can enter, and shut the light out
    And then I can creep up behind you unseen
    And put my arms lovingly round you
    And squeeze

    Once you are still I climb up to my place
    Anchor myself on your neck and your face
    When I am hungry my teeth pierce your spine
    And I feed till you're weak and you're hopelessly mine
    I laugh and you shiver but you'll never know
    That now I'm the darkness that rides on your back

    And will never let go
     
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  25. Buddy Bradley

    Buddy Bradley Pantheistic solipsist

    Iambic pentameter (almost)!
     
  26. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    Yeah, I like iambic pentameter.

    I've jut written a story for this week's challenge. You only get an hour for the actual writing part (I was thinking it up in bed last night) so it's going to need some serious editing to make it actually good, but it's OK. Post-apocalyptic depressive stuff, naturally.
     
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  27. frogwoman

    frogwoman Well-Known Member

  28. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    edit: answered my own question via google :facepalm:
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2014
  29. maya

    maya timewasting fool (in every universe)

    challenge:
     
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  30. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    I......I am NOT scandawgian
    BUT! and know this

    I speak softly when I sleep


    AND SHOUT WHEN I'M AWAKE!
     

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