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23 October 2008 @ 06:21 pm
Moar Help Plz XD  
I'm so needy lately. XD

So the concern is this: I'm applying for the creative writing class again.  If we recall last semester, I didn't get in and flipped a bitch and was depressed and bitter, because this is how I deal with disappointment. :P  I really thought my awesome Cataracta vampire-venom lab, combined with the emotional fortitude of Tyrus and his sister having a moment, would move the stony sentiments of any creative writing teacher in the firmament, but noooooo.  It was probably all that damn character development and amusing dialogue.  Shame on me for writing such crap.

Really though, even the line

“Jalopy” was too merciful: Tyrus’s vehicle was a heap of shit, tenuously held together by some strategic welding and a lot of luck.  It was a stick-shift and a stick-in-the-mud, it refused to start on cold days, and it was more ornery than his paternal grandmother.  Which was really saying something.

didn't save me. D:

Moving along... I'm applying again.  It's a different teacher this time, and the two people who dutifully reported to ratemyprofessor.com said he was a "wonderful human being" or something ilke that.  But I'm kind of torn, because there are two things I've been toying with the idea of submitting for my writing sample, and I'm not sure which I should pick.

Option A: Stars, of the Sam and Adrian saga, which is sufficient in length but (1) from last summer, and (2) all about cute gay boys falling in love, which I somehow don't think appeals to the average male creative writing teacher as much as it does to me...

Option B: Amber, the Brigit's Flame entry with the toys.  I really love the piece, and I feel that it's a bit more streamlined and kind of encapsulates my soul in a kind of singular way.  However... it isn't long enough.  I'd have to add about five hundred words to it, which I calculated is an additional twenty-eight percent.  (/has a love/hate relationship with numbers)  I could do that, obviously, and adding another section wouldn't really be that bad, but... I'm just not sure. XD

SOOOO, if you have thoughts, they would be highly appreciated.  I have to figure this out and turn the damn thing in by next Tuesday.  Which is kind of frightening.  And by "frightening," I mean "OH, SHIT!"

I will now stop wasting your time. :P
Feeling: scaredscared
Marmmarmaladefever on October 24th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
*read Amber* THAT ONE!

I suddenly have an urge to send you a short, short story I wrote a couple years ago along the same train of thought.

I am worried your potential teacher might not like the lack of traditional beginning, middle, end-ness, but if he's cool at all, I think he'll like it.
Vitamin Ctierfal on October 24th, 2008 08:45 am (UTC)
Ooooh, def send it on over to tierfal at Yahoo. I will fangirl. 8D

He seems fairly cool from the, uh, two-paragraph email he sent in response to my question, and I'm getting attached to the idea of that one. XD Thanks much. ^^
richelle2972richelle2972 on October 24th, 2008 06:32 am (UTC)
As much as I love "Stars" (as in I re-read it whenever I get depressed and jump up and down because I'm so excited and so in love with it), I'm rather doubtful that your teacher will appreciate the guy/guy stuff; however, it does follow a relatively traditional format which "Amber" does not. If "Amber" was developed into something with a semblance of a main storyline, I think it would be a wiser choice (I'd love to hear more from Darien, but that would be more guy/guy...drat). Basically, if the teacher is more traditional in structure go with "Stars", but if they want something incredibly unique go with "Amber". But that's just my opinion. You need to pick whichever one represents you the most and you will love and stand beside whether you get into the class or not. Really, I love both of them to pieces and if you revise or change either of them at all I would love to read those versions. (Eventually, more Sam and Adrian and Darien and Ken would be amazing.) ; )
Vitamin Ctierfal on October 24th, 2008 08:47 am (UTC)
As soon as I saw this, I IM'd eltea with "Oh, God. We've turned Richelle into a boylove fangirl."

I'm so, so sorry. And so, so happy. :P

I'll probably go with Amber, just because I think it crosses boundaries of storytelling, but not in a way that's too distracting, and I think yeah, the fact that the focus isn't just guys probably won't hurt. :P And the teacher seems pretty chill, like, "Any ten pages of creative writing," so hopefully that should be fine. ^^;

I'll def see if I can't post an updated version of Amber with whatever I add. ^^ Thanks, darling! :D
That's: bitssomandalicious on October 24th, 2008 06:57 am (UTC)
I pick option B.

And dood. I really liked that excerpt about Tyrus's Jalopy...er hooptie. I want to read that story.

And hey girl hey. laugh at me all you want. But i was reading the latest honeydew and I did not realize that Jay was a guy. But now it's kind of hotter...yeah. I'm slow sometimes.

Although I kind of liked it better when I thought that Charles was a straight dude that did gay things because he was secure in his sexuality.

I don't know why. So yeah. I had a total misconception. Anyway. That's that.
Vitamin Ctierfal on October 24th, 2008 08:51 am (UTC)
Yay! :D Thanks. XD

Tyrus is one of my faves; he's secretly a softie. XD He's from the epic six-book fantasy/sci-fi/crazy series eltea and I have been working on since... ever. Maybe I'll give y'all a bit better of a preview sometime. XD

No, not at all! XD One of the FAQs is "Is Jay a girl or a guy?" YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

That would definitely make for an interesting take on Charles, gotta say.

Totally reasonable misconception. ;)
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Vitamin C: Matsudatierfal on October 24th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
Stupid straight males, not enjoying the wondrousness of guys making out...


Thanks, love. x)