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& as a counterpoint to brutal.

Reply to this post, and I'll tell you THREE reasons why I like you. Then put this in your own journal, and spread the love


Mar. 8th, 2013 05:59 pm (UTC)


Mar. 8th, 2013 06:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Dee

1. Your positivity is infectious. You have the ability to make me smile despite my predilection for clouds.

2. One of my favourite parts about writing improvisationally like this is when writers and their characters just click. I am so thankful that it happened with you & me. :)

3. I still feel like I am getting to know you and the depth of possibility in friendship and writing really makes me happy. Eee!
Mar. 8th, 2013 06:32 pm (UTC)

Re: Dee

ME TOO! If I could hug you I would but I can hug my computer screen? :D If you want on bad days I can send you my list of cute animal pictures of the day. I send those out when I know people are having bad days lol.
Mar. 8th, 2013 06:41 pm (UTC)

Re: Dee

I'm e-stretching all the way to where you are. Through the pixels and the lines of code and the screens (MOVE OUT OF THE WAY, NEO!!) to give you a gigantic bear hug. Rawr. :3
Mar. 8th, 2013 06:43 pm (UTC)

Re: Dee

I tried to give Matt some of my pizza the other day but he said it came through as two-dimensional and stale.
Mar. 8th, 2013 06:44 pm (UTC)

Re: Dee

Listen, when 3D printing is a thing that everyone can do, clearly you are going to run out of pizza so quickly because it is going to be piping hot and glorious. <3
Mar. 8th, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
Me, please!
Mar. 8th, 2013 06:39 pm (UTC)
1. There are people in our little community of writers who push me to think more critically about perspective, who push me to write more thoroughly, who push me to try harder and delve deep to keep up with the excellence that they display so naturally. You are one of those people.

2. That being said, I feel like we have never really had a one-on-one story line together. I don't know why that is because we have been in several games but I have to tell you, it's something that would probably make me weep with joy because I have so much respect for your abilities, your strength and your scope.

3. Ok, as a counterpoint to all this fucking gravitas. We talked about scope, right? Whit, if I was a piano and you were playing me, you would span octaves in a single stretch. I love to see the humour imbued in characters who come out of dark situations and vice versa. Also, you are just such a fucking joy.
Mar. 8th, 2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh! <3! Thank you so much; this warmed my heart. I agree, we haven't had a one-on-one line before and it's something we're going to have to do because it will be RARE and GOLDEN and BEAUTIFUL.
Mar. 8th, 2013 08:01 pm (UTC)
Your use of the semi-colon just warmed my heart.

I always want to be rare and golden and beautiful. Let's see what we can see, eh? :*
Mar. 8th, 2013 07:21 pm (UTC)
Mar. 8th, 2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
1. Like I have said before, I so admire not only your mass organizational skills but also the way in which you bring people together. I know I say that Dolly Levi is my spirit animal (before the parade passes by, dudes) but sometimes I think that you are like. HER LONG LOST SISTER SENT THROUGH THE TESSERACT. You so easily set up these social situations that connect people. Thank you for having that sensitivity.

2. And you take that characteristic into one on one interaction. Dawn, you're so blessedly warm and inviting and precious. Your excitement is also exciting and your ability to keep people calm or comfort them is also particularly awesome. Further, when we write, it's just like breathing and it's so blessedly natural and also very essential.

3. When I read your characters I love to read them in certain voices and contexts. Like, your voice for Buffy is so singular. The rhythms and the consonance is just spot on perfect, I feel confident with Buffy (even though I only ever saw a couple of episodes) because you are so good with her. Also, I know I've said this before but I am always so impressed by the way that your writing hones in on details that others miss.
Mar. 8th, 2013 09:48 pm (UTC)
Mar. 8th, 2013 10:00 pm (UTC)
Look at you throwing the Michael Pitt. Like a boss.

1. Art should never be afraid of science because, in my opinion, that is where true magic occurs. Your intimate understanding of the scientific nature is illustrated in your writing and I believe that it is easy as breathing for you. But in doing so, your writing is imbued with this characteristically full perspective because you begin to connect the "fist wrapped in blood" with the thing that breaks in all of us.

2. You're fearless. That is a simple statement which I will not dress up with any explanation other than to say that your fearlessness is tempered by the utmost compassion. Honey, I was serious when I said that the "fictional" character I connected you to was Doc Roe.

3. Even if I never get to wrap my arms around your neck and pull you tight in this world (which I will be damned if I do not do one day, fuck you airlines), I think that the connection we've made is a lasting one and sometimes I want tangible evidence of it so I'll print out some of our writing and paste it into a journal so that it's there for any lean years to come.
Mar. 8th, 2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
Mar. 9th, 2013 01:00 pm (UTC)
1. Your infectious positivity. I don't know how you do it, Carrah. I've never seen a frown on your face.

2. And in that positivity, you are accepting of all people and all walks of life. It's so easy to love you because you love everyone.

3. Your characters are always spot-on sweet and I enjoy seeing the dichotomy between what they say and what they think.
Mar. 8th, 2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
Mar. 9th, 2013 01:07 pm (UTC)
Who, in this world but you, is my patroness of pain and trauma and war-like neuroses? Patroness divine.

1. The exquisite calibre of your wit is only outpaced by the full scope of your heart, Ros. We are always going to battle with one another -- whether it is against corporate fuckwads or blind academic stupor -- and I feel as though we are always winning. It's a bit like Arthur and Excalibur, we always win with one another by our side. And it's like. Sometimes I'm Excalibur, sometimes you're Arthur. And vice versa.

2. There is a lilt and a rhythm to your writing borne out of your expertise with poetry which makes a joy of your prose. If I'm alone, I like to read it aloud because it's so rich and full. My cat has raised her head from her pillow many a time to side eye me as I read through a tag or a poem. I think her side eye is approval.

3. The depth and the breadth of your mind. Ugh, I want quote Romeo but that would be far to maudlin so I will just leave it with: WE WALK IN THE GARDEN OF YOUR TURBULENCE. (Thanks for letting me steal the line, Geoff Chaucer ) ... I love you. ♥ Thanks for always be willing to get your boots and your bow.
Mar. 9th, 2013 06:58 pm (UTC)

Proper response in kind when less kilt, I promise!

Mar. 9th, 2013 01:26 pm (UTC)
** far too maudlin

It is 8:30 AM. I blame 8:30 AM.
Mar. 9th, 2013 01:36 am (UTC)
Mar. 9th, 2013 01:29 pm (UTC)
1. I know this sounds silly but bear with me, I still have much of the Bible memorized from when I was a holy roller. There's this part that talks about sticking closer than a brother. Well, Laura. Your loyalty knows no bounds. You "sticketh closer than a brother" ... ♥

2. Your characters always possess this singular driving force. I love to play opposite them to pick away at it and expose it and watch it develop. It's wicked of me, I know. But they're so driven and awesome.

3. Excitement. You bring a true joy about the good things that makes me very glad to know you because it chases away my predilection for clouds.
Mar. 9th, 2013 04:39 am (UTC)


Mar. 9th, 2013 01:49 pm (UTC)

Re: Anna.

1. Depth | Anna, the depth of your thought is boundless, unplumbed and just fucking glorious. Back in the day when you had Remus and I had Caradoc and we were just getting to know one another I was just so impressed by the way in which you saw the beauties of the world. In full prismatic sixty million dpi, motherfucker. It makes me think of the way that Woolf can talk about -- say -- Kew Garden as this world unto itself and then suddenly zero in on the snail clinging to the leaf. The snail has motivation, the green of the leaf has a myriad of of color and a Bible full of meaning. That is like you.

2. Humour | For all that I'm going on and on and trying not to throw semi-colons like a gangster, let me tell you that your humour is amazing. I feel like I am a one trick pony with my emo sadness and my gravitas but your characters come LEAPING off the screen with their timing and some of the rhetorical tricks that they pull are just delightful. You have made me laugh out loud more than once.

3. Heart | These strange affections and similar tastes which pull between not only interaction but writing, they get to me. I love the way you truly invest yourself in art, I love the way your heart gets wrapped up in word or paint or trying to find a vintage bespoke tailor in NYC. You are deep and wide, Anna. You are pretty fucking glorious.