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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #1845 on: August 25, 2018, 12:16:23 AM »
Of course! I shall be your Jimminy Cricket.

You have to understand firstly that you can't really write while capital D drunk. You have to amend that to a tipsy. You've got just enough in you to get a feeling going, not enough to really impare your higher functions if you had to buckle down and think something out (psa: don't drink and drive kids!)

So now you're tipsy. What does that mean? Well they don't call it "buzzed" for nothing. Alcohol affects everyone differently from emotional level (hence the different types of 'drunk'), but a buzz is pretty consistent. It's a buzz coming from your brain and your soul. It's like that frantic energy you have when you're a kid and you can't get to sleep on Christmas Eve, except you're also loosened up.

I realize now that I'm making booze sound really appealing, and like any good mind altering substance out species enjoys, that's pretty much true in moderation. Really I think the greatest evil alcohol ever committed was existing at the same time as heavy machinery (psa: read your pill bottle labels kids!) My point being is there is a reason why it's popular. But more power to you for staying away from it. If you can't control it, it can ruin otherwise great men.

So back to the buzz. Basically, you've got this weird energy going on, and you've lowered your inhibitions and chilled out. So, you just take that feeling, and then you channel it. I think the greatest thing is that relaxation when it comes to writing. Alcohol is a downer, chemically speaking. It takes away that nagging voice that makes you worry about every little imperfection, and that can really open you up to getting work done (god, I sound like some 70's professor).

But like I said, it's different for everyone. And every writer has a process. With the editing, well that just comes from years of practice. If you've done a thing a hundred times, you can do it drunk. Drinking isn't like the movies. It doesn't turn you into a different person. It doesn't make you hallucinate either for the record, so don't booze for UFO sightings. It's a slow slide into a slower state of mind. It's like falling into a dream sorta, except you're still awake, and you move funny because you just poisoned yourself.

Because alcohol is literally poison, you see.

Literally.

Poison.

But a dream is probably about right. You know when you have those really real feeling dreams? Obviously it's off, upon retrospect, but in the moment, it's completely real and normal. That's what drunk feels like. Except you're buzzing. And the buzzing is coming from INSIDE YOUR HEAD  :ninja:

Sorry, I'm tired and off track. It's been a long week.

In short: you couldn't quite produce Shakespeare, but you could probably get close. You still need to be sober at some point in the process (at the very least when doing a final proof read), and don't forget that Shakespeare really isn't high brow stuff. It was written for the common masses, which is why it caught on and we still remember it. It's really no different if we find high schoolers of the future reading Joss Wheden or some *censored* from one of those beat up English textbooks.

Oh, and your coworkers are *censored*ing crazy if they think that's even close to appropriate. First: don't mix uppers and downers. That's drugs 101 for Christ's sake. Second: like anything you're new to, you start at the lowest end, and work your way up. Begin with 3.2 beer, gradually increase in quality and alcohol content until you're drinking 150 year old Scotch (or wherever you run out of money. Whichever happens first)

Hope that made any sense at all.

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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #1846 on: August 26, 2018, 09:10:15 PM »
Well damn :ohmy

This is pretty much what I figured. Truthfully though, if the smell of alcohol didn't make head hurt I would give drinking an honest shot. Same thing with things like weed. If I don't like the smell of it, I probably won't mess with it.

And my coworkers were joking about the whole starting with four locos thing. Although I'm positive if I ever went to a bar with them (Which I won't ever do), they will probably try to talk me into doing it for the laughs.

Real talk though, If I could get drunk from drinking Kool-aid-- Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnn! I would drop a new chapter for a story everyday on here if it had an actual effect on my writing. 
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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #1847 on: August 26, 2018, 09:20:05 PM »
Well that's the thing about liquor, you can put it in anything.

Yeah, I don't *censored* with weed. The smell bothers me so much. With booze its just so much more...chemical that it doesn't bother me? I don't know. But like I said, more power to you for sticking to your guns.

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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #1848 on: November 21, 2018, 08:43:10 PM »
I've been bringing my journal to work recently after not writing in it for almost a year (I barely had any pages filled).
For the past two weeks I made a habit of writing in it during my thirty minute lunch break at work, and I have to say it feels so liberating to physically write in an actual journal, as opposed to writing on a phone or computer. There's like this esoteric difference that I can't quite put my finger on when it comes to handwriting in a journal.

Funny story though: I was writing in my journal a couple of weeks ago and this dude who was sitting across from me at the table was staring at me. Even though I was catching him staring in my peripheral, I was so absorbed in my journal that I didn't pay him no mind. When I was finished, though, I looked up and he said "what up", and asked me was I writing rap lyrics. I laughed and said "Naw man, but I got bars though." Lol.   
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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #1849 on: November 22, 2018, 06:36:43 PM »
I literally met a gal because I was sketching scenes out of the bus man. Writing by hand in a book is something so rare even for bystanders that it's worth it just for that effect. Even better that you got absorbed in it because that means you're not just doing it to show off - it means something to you.

When are we doing a collab rap track bro we need to spit hot bars to these peeps melt the icesheets and shatter the Barrier Reef. (No not that. Reefs take ages to grow. AGES)


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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #1850 on: November 22, 2018, 06:52:28 PM »
You live just, so close to Amsterdam dude. It would not even be that much out of your way.

I live like, 8 hours from Colorado. But it is sorta the question of "do I really want to blow a weekend just to buy some legal weed?"

I think I'll just wait until Missouri legalizes it. God knows Kansas won't any time soon.

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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #1851 on: November 22, 2018, 07:24:29 PM »
We all know what writing on cocaine is like from Stephen King's bibliography.

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« Reply #1852 on: November 22, 2018, 07:30:12 PM »
Truer words have never been spoken.

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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #1853 on: November 22, 2018, 08:03:28 PM »
@Lego: If I can get my hands on a decent mic and some recording software I wouldn't mind man. It's been ages since I messed around on Fl studios. Made a lot of terrible things on that program, let me tell ya. Great memories though.
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Re: Writer Discussion Table
« Reply #1854 on: November 22, 2018, 08:13:28 PM »
Dude all we need is a good old school beat and then we go ham.

Also yeah, Stephen King has written things, man. Like... yeah.

By the way, do ya'll americans identify with Stephen King's narration or not? I feel like he's an awesome representation of americanspeak and stuff but that's definitely a bias. Does he represent your thought style or lifestyle on the celebrity novelist level or are there other authors you feel fit the bill better.

Lel I tried to sound very smart there.

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« Reply #1855 on: November 22, 2018, 08:54:50 PM »
Hmm. I've admittedly only read passages and short stories, but he's never struck me as super colloquial, but I guess that means he's doing it well. Occasionally, he falls into that sort of Harrison-Ford-in-a-Spielberg-film-like sarcasm that feels a little outdated, I guess, but that's pretty standard for baby boomers, especially from the northern US.

Also, if you guys do make a rap track, I request that we play it on the 2018 Musicsode, even (especially) if it's a homemade beat on FL studio with vocals recorded on a laptop mic.
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« Reply #1856 on: November 22, 2018, 09:42:09 PM »
Huh, well I'd say he's definitely our go to for an American celebrity novelist, and he's definitely easy reading, but i think that as far as identifying with him, it's only going to happen if you're from new England. Maine specifically. There are some pretty varied cultural differences from region to region after all. I can appreciate his way of writing about costal towns let's say, but I can't identify with a costal town, having only been to the sea side once in my life.

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« Reply #1857 on: November 29, 2018, 05:18:44 PM »
Well it's at least not a negative opinion about him so I'm cool with that. I haven't randomly picked up a book from anywhere anywhere at random in ages. I need to do that more. I focus too much on famous authors and their works.

And hell yeah Paipis on the Musicsode.

Also Fro check out my rhymes dawg. I need to work on delivery. Also there's plenty swearing. Also I really want to rap more.

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« Reply #1858 on: December 01, 2018, 10:35:03 PM »
Lego a soundcloud rapper? What timeline is this? :ohmy:

Not too bad there homie. You definitely got potential. I would work on flow and delivery for the most part. There were points where you were rapping off beat and kept on with it. Other than that, you're decent. Nice beat selection by the way.

I should rap more myself now that I think about it...   :-\

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« Reply #1859 on: December 02, 2018, 12:21:46 AM »
Just, try not to think about it too hard.

And at least you can scroll past the parts where people fought exclusively with gifs. Betting all those are broken now.

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