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« on: June 17, 2010, 11:17:32 am »

Ok, so I could really use some writing help/ideas for a specific scene in my novel. One character always tends to ruin things another character enjoys with whatever BS conspiracies he's found on the internet. So what things did you used to enjoy before someone's fun fact ruined it for you? Like the hot dogs (with what they're made of), mountain dew (because it rots your teeth), shampoo ( because it leads to memory loss), peeing in a lake (because of parasites or whatever), beer (because someone told you it leads to herpes?), just anything of the sort.

Also another question. Is it better to have:
girl meets boy, girl and boy almost kiss but get interrupted, boy then gets ripped away for half the story dramatically, girl and boy reunite and have their kiss.
or
girl meets boy, girl and boy have their kiss, boy then gets ripped away dramatically for half the story, girl and boy reunite and have another kiss.

let me know whatcha think, criticism is gladly welcome as long as trolls don't eat me.
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010, 01:51:01 pm »

That thing on the end is... every girl flick ever.  Tongue

Way to annoy? Hm... "I see yer eating Caviar? Thousands of fish eggs..."
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 05:52:52 pm »

The kiss bit does strike me as cliche. Personally, I'd save any kissyface bits for the end. Build up to it, as opposed to having your hero or heroine going "B'AWW WE KISSED NOW I MISS HIM/HER." Use that separation to have the characters begin to pine for each other, maybe even become depressed, guilty, and regretful that they were unable to intervene if the situation is extreme enough. Also, something I like to do for my own characters when it comes to relationships is to consider their turnons and turnoffs, as well as past relationships. I pretend I'm writing a profile for a dating site for each character. Using that, you can begin to plan out how they'd react to current suitors.

As far as your annoying guy goes, use a website called Snopes.com and check around the different sections for little urban legends you can throw in. I believe that some of the food ones may prove most relevant to what you are looking for.

Happy writing!

Sidenote: For future reference, I'd place topics such as this here. I'll ask a mod to move it for you.
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 06:17:55 pm »

Ruined things:
Taking a nap outdoors. Because insects could lay eggs in my eyes and the larva eat them. (actually, the fly who does that doesn't exist in Canada; normal flies could lay eggs in someone's eyes in theory, but it's not their preference, and the larva are more likely to eat into the mucous membrane around than touch the eyeball itself)
Speaking of larva, the banks here had to change their deposit envelopes because nobody wanted to lick them anymore after a woman got maggots in her tongue. This one appears to be actually common, lickable glue does attract flies. Though maggots like gums a lot better than tongues.

Hey am I going to ruin stuff for everyone now?



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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010, 02:06:33 pm »

I'd go with girl and boy profess undying love for one another seconds before girl gets throat ripped out by flesh eating undead zombie but that's just me. Gives the plot some meaning and totally leaves it open for boy to meet new girl.
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010, 08:48:11 pm »

Mountain Dew lowers your sperm count actually.
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2010, 04:47:19 am »

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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2010, 05:40:57 am »

Necroing threads is the main cause of butt cancer.  Afro
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2011, 10:11:45 pm »

It'd be helpful if you wrote a excerpt, or a rough copy. Any idea is good if its buffed by good prose.
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2011, 04:53:43 pm »

Daaaaaate!
look at it.
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2011, 08:15:02 pm »

BUTT CANCER!  He love you long time
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