?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Yes, that does make me the nut in this nutshell - Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Marissa Lingen

[ website | My Website ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Yes, that does make me the nut in this nutshell [Jul. 2nd, 2010|10:54 am]
Marissa Lingen
[Tags|]

How Carter Hall revisions are going, in a nutshell:

I knew there needed to be a prologue set on Lughnasa.

Carter was balking like a balky thing.

I had started the prologue five different wrong ways. They were wrong because they were boring. Boring, boring, boring. Boring is always wrong.

I knew I needed to write the prologue before I could do the rest of the revisions.

I panicked and put in a bear.

To quote Arlo Guthrie, "I'm not proud. Or tired." Except I still am a little bit tired. So mostly I'm not proud.

I think the prologue is going okay now, though, and I should have it done before I make myself eat lunch, and no, that doesn't mean I will not make myself eat if Carter starts balking again.
LinkReply

Comments:
[User Picture]From: mamapduck
2010-07-02 04:21 pm (UTC)
"I panicked and put in a bear" needs an icon.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-07-02 05:19 pm (UTC)
I don't really know what icon, though. It seems like the right icon might be key, not just any icon. Possibly I will make timprov take a picture of me next to the bear enclosure looking shell-shocked, but it seems like it would be difficult to get a good me-picture and a good bear-picture at once and then shrink it to icon-size and fit in text.

Icons are hard. Let's go shopping.

I didn't put in matociquala, I put in a bear bear, and I don't have a picture of the two of us, or I'd be tempted.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: guppiecat
2010-07-02 06:26 pm (UTC)
You can use any of these if you want.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-07-02 06:32 pm (UTC)
That is quite a few bears! Thank you.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: aedifica
2010-07-02 04:27 pm (UTC)
The bears know the best jokes. (That's the name of some elisem earrings I have, so it must be true!)
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-07-02 05:20 pm (UTC)
Actually she is partly there so that there is something Carter can deal with better than everything else Carter has to deal with.

Which is maybe, y'know, indicative, when being chased by a bear to start out with is the least of your problems.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: aamcnamara
2010-07-02 04:51 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the bear.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-07-02 05:19 pm (UTC)
Errm. Thanks. I think.

Carter does not get eaten by the bear at this time.

Nor by eels. So.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: aamcnamara
2010-07-02 06:22 pm (UTC)
It would be an interesting sort of novel in which the narrator got eaten by a bear in the prologue. I kind of want to read that now.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: aedifica
2010-07-02 06:27 pm (UTC)
Do you think it would all be a flashback, or would it be narrated from inside the bear?
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: aamcnamara
2010-07-02 06:56 pm (UTC)
I'd prefer the latter.

(Although having it all be a flashback leading up to being eaten by a bear would be an intriguing exercise as well. Maybe there would be intermittent breaks back to the present, with the narrator being slowly devoured?)
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: rosefox
2010-07-02 05:27 pm (UTC)
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: ashnistrike
2010-07-02 06:33 pm (UTC)
I am somewhat disappointed that if the Large Hadron Collider destroys the world (preserving only the single server), the site will continue to insist that all is well.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: skzbrust
2010-07-02 05:28 pm (UTC)
Putting in a bear is often a much better idea than it first appears. This is also true of goats.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-07-02 05:31 pm (UTC)
I should be careful, though, because last time I put in mice on the theory I could take them out later, they were completely inextricable mice, and I am now thinking the same is true of the bear.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: batwrangler
2010-07-03 03:56 am (UTC)
Mice are generally very hard to extricate. You might consider Karelian bear dogs -- they're apparently quite successful when it comes to controlling difficult ursines.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: ashnistrike
2010-07-02 06:34 pm (UTC)
That seems like a potentially useful response to panic.
(Reply) (Thread)