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Meme Sheep Returns to Say Bahhh and also: I have no icon for this book [Jun. 7th, 2012|06:05 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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A meme via stillsostrange!

1. Go to page 77 (or 7th) of your current ms
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines – sentences or paragraphs – and post them as they’re written. No cheating.

If only I were on page 77 by now. Alas, 7 will have to suffice. (See! The people she got it from were on page 77. I am not on page 77 either. But I am closer than I thought! So now I am a) hanging out with Amanda and b) happier than I expected to be.)

"I don't care if it's not protocol," said Wally, for once not keeping her mouth shut. "I want to find Dad. I'm going to put him into my Girl Scout compass."
"Wally, you're not supposed to take stuff like that to Girl Scouts," I said automatically.
Mom pressed her lips together. She had already chewed all her lipstick off, probably hours ago. "Go get it," she said.

(Wally is the heroine's little sister Walpurgis, Q to her Bond. Her Girl Scout troop made their own compasses. Wally's doesn't find north. It finds...whatever Wally wants it to find. Except it doesn't find their dad....)
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[User Picture]From: dormouse_in_tea
2012-06-08 02:21 am (UTC)
oh that sounds amazing.
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[User Picture]From: thanate
2012-06-11 04:02 pm (UTC)
I always wanted a compass like that. At least since Disney's Pocahontas; I don't remember if I'd thought of it before.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-06-11 04:02 pm (UTC)
Crud, it's in Pocahontas? I've never seen that. I should watch it and make sure Wally's is different. Thanks for telling me.
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[User Picture]From: thanate
2012-06-11 04:13 pm (UTC)
Not really. Disney just tossed in some unexplained magical bits including John Smith's real (presumably ordinary) compass which in the hands of Pocahontas (who produced instant translation magic earlier) suddenly allows her to find Smith in Dire Need. It's a very silly movie; possibly worth watching once for pretty pictures on a day when you don't require much of your plot & continuity, unless you're likely to be too much put off by the invented-world stereotype treatment of real people.

I suspect you'd get much more "oh, she copied that" from the Pirates of the Caribbean compass, though again, this sounds a bit different.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-06-11 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks; this is useful info.
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