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Euphemistic Edition


EleCivil

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I'm trying to give up swearing. It's not that hard - it's not like I was a big fan of the profanity, anyway - but I figure that it'd cut down on my chances of saying something that could get me fired once I'm actually teaching. As such, I've been throwing around some rather colorful euphemisms, lately. They tend to make bystanders do double-takes (which, I'll admit, is true for a lot of the weird stuff that I do). Here are some stand-outs:

"Matt Lauer!" and "Mothra Faulkner!" were both mentioned in previous blog posts, but they're worth repeating.

"Grinnin' Bedlam!"

"Horsemonger!"

"Gorbachev!"

"Dopefish!"

"Andrew 'Old Hickory' Jackson!"

"Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum!"

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On the writing side of things...

-Wrote the first two and a half chapters to a "Laika" sequel, but I absolutely hated it. Consider the project scrapped indefinitely.

-Wrote three poems, currently posted in the poetry board. Used one of them to win a local poetry competition (the prize was a blank book with the words "Carpe Diem" inscribed on the cover).

-Wrote the first six chapters of a sci-fi/urban fantasy story. It has two secondary characters that are probably my favorites out of everything I've written, and I'm having a lot of fun with building a plot around a home-made mythology. I don't know if I want to post this one, though.

-Wrote a few pages and a decently workable outline for a new AD/CW story. Don't expect to see anything of it for a while - I'm still kicking ideas around.

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I'm sure you have noticed that a rather large crowd of people are now following you around on the off chance of hearing one of your profanities, if not being the first to read your new story when it is ready.Such is the price of talent. :wub:

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I'd like to take this chance to beg, plead, grovel, and otherwise make a nuisance of myself to hope for any or all of those to appear at AD and CW. OK, so if the Laika sequel idea didn't send you, it's understandable. Unique is always valuable.The poems and the scifi/myth story and the AD/CW story all sound great. Not that I'm biased, of course. (I dunno about the seam or the selvage or the warp, weft, woof, or whatever the frell those are....)Oh yeah, and... FRELL is a great Farscape cuss word."Horsefeathers" is OK too."Fishmonger!""Bovine Stuff!""Polysyllabification!" ... OK, maybe not.If you watched Firefly, you could always try cussing in badly accented Mandarin or Cantonese.... ;) (I always figured, my luck, I'd accidentally get it right and get decked by a random Chinese guy.)Oh, and... macaroni necklace? I still like the thing about the jacket with paper clips or straight pins, from Laika. Haha, although I definitely hung out with freaks and geeks of various flavors, I was the plain vanilla uptight preppie kid. (OK, except for the cowboy music stage....) (Hey, I'm from Texas, whaddaya want?)I still remember a couple of kids got sent home for wearing some *very* tame punk clothes, back in the day.Gah. My old high school now wears uniforms. Even I would detest that. And my old junior high is now a "middle school."

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