Thursday's Child ... has far to go ... (0nm10wn2feet) wrote,
Thursday's Child ... has far to go ...

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Decisions, decisions...

I got an idea while I was trying to get to sleep in the wee hours of the morning.  It was one of the scariest ideas I’ve had in a long time; I’m still not sure if I want to follow where it leads.  SOME people, who shall remain nameless here, have been agitating, of late, for me to contribute to the fandom genre known as fan fiction.  Of course, the only anime I am familiar with, and care enough about, is InuYasha, thus it would be something along those lines.

The scary part about this idea came late last night while chatting with one of my esteemed authoresses.  In the course of the conversation, it was jokingly suggested that I could, most likely, write the WORST, hands down, InuYasha story that has ever seen the light of day.  Or night, for that matter!  I have, over the years of reading stories posted on the various sites, gleaned an unbelievable number of... faux pas, if you will.  Try over forty-five pages, in a in WordPerfect file, of unimaginable spellings and usage?

At any rate, the idea nagged at me while tossing and turning, trying to find that comfy spot in which to sink into unconsciousness.  Why not try writing a small drabble that would illustrate my point?  I made it as far as a tentative beginning before I passed out, but the kernel was still there this morning.

I am far more comfortable lampooning real life than I am with fiction.  I always have been, probably always will be.  My dabbles in creative writing have, without exception, sounded trite, contrived, stale, and unimaginative.  While I am completely comfortable seeing the pictures that others draw with their words, I have never quite had that knack myself.  If I go ahead and try my hand at this little venture, though, where does my use of another person’s error cross over into ‘plagiarism?’  Or, does it get there at all?  Heaven help me, I’ve even come up with the perfect quote with which to lead into this endeavor... perhaps I’m giving this too much serious consideration.

After all, I have more than enough to keep me busy at my computer.  At least four chapters of a current story to beta, one entire work to go through, and two prolific authoresses, as well as a project of my own (that will probably encompass at least five MORE year’s worth of work just to get started).  Oh yeah, and MSK thinks I have enough energy and will-power to go out there and take on the job market.  He’s sooo cute sometimes! *patronizing tone and pat on the head*

Eh, I’ll mull this one over for a couple more days.  Hopefully, I’ll get too busy with the insanity that usually surrounds me to give it further consideration.  And, before the magpies (yes, you know who I’m referencing there) get started on me... Shush.  Yes, the other one knows I’m referring to her too, doesn’t she?  We’ll see what happens, or doesn’t, won’t we?  One word of warning, however.  I fully intend to make use of the phrase someone decided they liked... ‘unevolved hominid.’

"We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare.  Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true."
- Robert Wilensky - in Mail on Sunday 2/16/1997
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