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The Pig Sty

  • One of the dumb chores that my toddlers fight over is putting away the cream. Basically, I am a braindead zombie until I get some coffee, so I ask a child to bring me my cream and then put it away. For some reason, this chore is HIGHLY prestigious (probably because I am very thankful because omg, coffee) and they love to fight over this particular chore.

    ANYWAY. Today was especially contentious and I was EXASPERATED.

    Me: I want you to be nice to your brother and not hurt him!

    Child: Why?

    Me: Because he is my child too, just like you are my child, and I love you both and I don't like it when you hurt each other!

    Child: *whines* But you let him put away your cream...


    ...and, while I am not God, nor do I pretend to have any special insight on God's thoughts, I am 99.9999999999999% sure that this is the way He feels when He sees us hurt each other over stupid things.

    ...my point is. Be kind to each other and treat each other with love.

    That is all.

  • You know what's frustrating? When your villain starts to monologue and then you're like, "Actually, you have some really good points, wow, maybe the blatantly evil side is the right side after all, huh."

  • Daddy Long Legs are more closely related to crabs than spiders and somehow the idea of crablike creatures with spider legs that have escaped the entrappings of the primordial sea and now crawl over land and can walk up and down walls and ceilings creeps me more than I can adequately describe.

    Horisun This is my favorite wall post I’ve read.
    Sep 29, 2023

  • Love it whenever King Cyrus gets a mention...

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  • I... but... how is my character supposed to survive that???

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    On the plus side, writing my climax is going okay, but a couple of days ago I thought the climax would be too weak and now I'm like, "LOL WHAT IS EVEN GOING ON RIGHT NOW EVERYTHING IS GOING CRAZY CAN WE PLEASE STOP THE ACTION NOW" so let's just say that I am pleasantly confused... but also, seriously, how is my character supposed to survive that?

    Spearmint oh no >.>
    Sep 27, 2023

    Snoink ...on the plus side, I'm getting very good at writing final moments scenes???
    Sep 27, 2023

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  • BLATANT book 3 spoilers, and probably this would be completely nonsensical to anybody who hasn't read the series but...

    Spoiler! :
    I was looking through book 3 for something and I came across this...

    The Ticketmaster said, "But when you are my ferryman, this will no longer torment you. I will clear your memories. You will no longer remember who you are."

    And I forget if I wrote this line intentionally (writing for the Ticketmaster is Hard for me and extremely draining) but I reread that line and realized the phrase "Remember who you are" is hidden in there, and I am just so! Excited! About this!

    Anyway. That is all.

  • Snoink Coooooool.
    Sep 22, 2023

    Fishr It really is, thank you.

    Edit, I just realized I posted it on your wall and not my own. XD 😆

    Sep 22, 2023

  • Because @OrabellaAvenue wants to see tiny baby hands, and how am I supposed to resist that request???

    Look how tiny they are!!! My hand for reference...


    LuminescentAnt *dies of cuteness overload*
    Sep 21, 2023

    Plume Precious!
    Sep 21, 2023

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  • Dossereana You look so lovely in it!!!!!
    Sep 21, 2023

    OrabellaAvenue It's so pretty! (but honestly I'm just staring at that little baby hand right now. It's so cute oh my– <3)
    Sep 21, 2023

  • This actually sums up my story quite nicely...

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  • According to my outline, this scene was *supposed* to be a fight scene, but now I find myself writing a horror scene instead and OH WELL. ¯\_ (ツ)_/¯

    PaigeFantasy your scene went from fight to horror?! woah
    Sep 19, 2023

    Snoink ...honestly, if they tried to fight back now, they would probably die horribly, so it's basically straight horror at this point. ^^;;
    Sep 19, 2023

  • Okay, so like... last month, I had a baby and I forgot everything about writing, so I decided to reread what I have written of Book 4. ANYWAY. I finally read through everything that I've written in Book 4 and I am ready to start writing again, but first I have THOUGHTS.

    (Mostly just spoilering this because it's long, but if you haven't seen the original Star Wars movies with Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, there are some major spoilers for that, FYI.)

    Spoiler! :
    OH BOY.

    This book has a redemption arc, and I just. ARGH. Like, about halfway through, I kind of started freaking out because OMG what if there are some sins that just can't be forgiven? What if redemption is not possible? What if some people are just doomed???

    Like... I won't completely spoil my story, despite this whole thing being a spoiler, but like... to use Star Wars as an example... yes, Darth Vader might save Luke Skywalker, but does that one act of a father redeeming his son really redeem all the horrendous acts that he did previously? Like, he blew up a friggin' PLANET. That is large scale mass destruction of innocent people, just because he was interrogating someone. Can he REALLY be completely forgiven because of this one unselfish act after years of causing pain and suffering at such a massive scale?

    And these thoughts occurred to me throughout the book, because halfway through, you begin to hope for redemption for this character. Except, also... what if there is no hope? And like... I wasn't prepared for how... dark it got and how conflicted my emotions were about the whole thing. Even now, I feel slightly torn. Like, is it worth saving the unsavable?

    Which brings up even more crazy feelings. Like, just the mere fact that I am writing this story... should I write it? Because like, am I defending the unforgivable by writing this story? Because if redemption is not actually possible, then that means that those who are guilty of unforgivable sin should be destroyed and their destruction should be rejoiced in. Nor should we look upon their character sympathetically because to look at them in a sympathetic manner is to be complicit in evil, in a sense.

    So... um... basically, writing this story is causing me to have a spiritual crisis. Geep. I know. Pretty crazy, right? >.>

    Mind you, even though I am agonizing over this, I fully admit that this story is probably not as deep as I make it seem. Like, right now in the story, my MC is pretending to be a wedding coordinator and is dealing with several children who lost a lizard, and honestly it's pretty goofy. You would probably read this story and wonder, "Lol, this story seriously is giving Snoink a spiritual crisis?" So like, this is probably just me being personally angsty. But STILL. I feel strongly about this story, lol.

    Anyway. I wrote a lot of words today. I feel slightly better about this story. I am still not quite sure whether this story is worth being told, but I've come to terms that, even if it's not worth being told, it is worth being written. So at least there's that...

  • ... you can never be too safe about these things.
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