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Write a story about something that was better left unsaid but was actually spoken.  

:bulletred:  Yes, I'm phoning this one in because phoning it in is better than skipping out on my responsibilities.  I'd rather phone in a prompt than not post one at all.  I am not happy about this but I think there can be some good results because you guys are smart and talented.  You can think of this one as a softball or a breather all you want, won't change the fact that I'll come back with something to kick your butts later on.

:bulletred:  Word count minimum is 2000.  No vignettes/single scenes.  Any POV, any genre.

:bulletred:  It is due at the end of October.

New Sermon
Please read it.  It might help.  raspil.deviantart.com/art/Pati…

FIRST VIDEO
www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9eqUz…

watch it.  these will be in the journal link with past prompts and sermons.
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Guess I'm late to the party, but your video is cool.
Some folks just come across different on 'paper' rather than in person. B-)
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raspil Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Writer
totally true. this is why i want to have a mix of both so they hear me and my voice and not their mom's or English teacher or whichever person in their life makes them hate their life.
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Celestriakle Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg, just watched your video. You're adorable~! owo
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raspil Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   Writer
thank you :D
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Celestriakle Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome~
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Aussie-Necko Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I promise I will post something whenever I can!

Life hates me T.T
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TwistedAlyx Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Another thought: Sometime soonish, I think I'd like to (literally?) take a page out of your book and use these prompts to generate not a series of disconnected short stories but scenes for my novel-in-progress. Why not? This prompt in particular is obviously very broad.

Oy, my brain. I was trying to write that last part in Spanish. I couldn't figure out the English word. Maybe I'll have to take up Spanish short stories. ;)
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raspil Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Writer
do what you would like with these prompts. they are for you.
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TwistedAlyx Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You seem scary on the internet because you actually write in correct English, hahahha. L0ts of oth3r ppl like 2 use "decorative" lanuag3, leik u no??? And you take your own work seriously. I think the video is less intimidating. :) But I don't think being intimidating is necessarily scary. But I like scary people. One of my favorite professors is a grumpy grammar Nazi. I love to prove my worth to very critical people. I'm probably a little scary too.

I'll do you the favor of not ending with a crappy excuse about why I haven't been participating. But I'll say I want to, and I will. Count on it.
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raspil Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Writer
But I'll say I want to, and I will. Count on it.

always.
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keidream Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
I don't think you're scary. Through this group, you demand that people take themselves seriously, work hard, and venture into unfamiliar territory, which can be scary. I really love this about you. I liked the video, too. But this prompt... I have yet to identify my internal editor, but I'm having trouble finding an idea and sticking to it. I'll try my best!

(I hope you're not taking any harsh comments to heart. I think you're really, really cool.)
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raspil Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Writer
i've heard it all, been told it all before. it's all good. i will allow anyone to say what they want to me and won't hide it because it just says more about them than they think it ever could about me and that is the greatest gift of all.
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ArynChris Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Number one, you ARE scary on the internet. That may be misunderstanding, but it's not misrepresentation... at least not by other people. And in the video, yeah, less scary... but there's an intensity there, even "a six pack down," that means you're probably just the same in real life until people get used to you.

Number two... *looks down at clothing, back up at video... back down at clothing* Is that a black BDU shirt?
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:iconraspil:
raspil Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Writer
thanks. that helps me feel better.

the shirt is actually from this bar in Austin called Lovejoys -- it's of a guy in a fez and the phrase "CELEBRATE YOUR VICES" underneath.
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ArynChris Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Lol. You're welcome. xD

Ahh. Couldn't see that bit. Fair enough.
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SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Writer
I freaking love you, rasp. :giggle:

That video was awesome. You come across as way less intimidating that way than you do in text. I'm sure new people who haven't gotten to know you yet will chill when they see that. :aww:
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raspil Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Writer
i hope so.

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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*sets Awesome to maximum...
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raspil Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Writer
superawesome!
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SkysongMA Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Writer
Sooo that whole "first idea won't always work" thing was totally appropriate, because I've just been, like, "idea, idea, idea," and I've been working on them, but none of them will make much sense to anyone but me (and maybe a couple of my friends.) Now I've got a winner. :)
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raspil Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   Writer
fantastic! :highfive:
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SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012   Writer
I have fall break coming up, so I'll have a nice, beautiful four-day weekend I can use to get ahead in some of my more homework-heavy classes and do some serious writing.

Please peck me if I don't do this one. I need a good peck, I think. I keep finding excuses and I'm disgusted with myself.
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raspil Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012   Writer
when you find yourself making excuses, think about what your goals are and why excuses are happening.
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SurrealCachinnation Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Writer
That's what I'm trying to do.
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Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hav absolutely no idea what to do with this... fff, I'll think of something. >:)
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raspil Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Writer
ideas don't come immediately and that is okay. i have been saying that for two and a half years. allow yourself time to think about it. don't go with the first thing that comes to mind, either. there's no rush, i JUST posted this yesterday.
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Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, I'll do that and try my best. :D Thanks~
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raspil Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Writer
some of the best ideas i've come up with popped to mind after days, even around a week after i post a prompt. just let the prompt kind of simmer in the back of your head, keep your eyes and ears open to all that's around you (even if you're just hanging out on the internet) and you'll be surprised. ideas are everywhere, all you have to do is open the door and let them in. :-)
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Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, true. :nod: It's real hard to start writing right off the bat sometimes. You gotta wait for a while and let it sink in.
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raspil Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Writer
absolutely. sometimes i participate in "word wars" in the chats here where they give you a word or an idea and you have 15 minutes to write about it, competing with other people in real time and those always kill me! those are tough but they're good exercises for practicing writing off the cuff.
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Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, that sounds fun! I should try that sometime c:
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:iconraspil:
raspil Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Writer
only a couple of groups do it -- i think Writers-Ink does them pretty regularly.
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DarkGoddessK Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Hmmmmm..... Might be able to do this one....We might move places soon.
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raspil Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Writer
good deal :-)
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DarkGoddessK Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
We'll see if I can get the wheels turning enough before we move. ^^
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SkysongMA Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Writer
So it has to be a multiscene thing?

(This actually gives me an excuse to write something I've been meaning to. Like a lot of these prompts. Maybe I'll go on a marathon--I've been writing too much fanfic lately. I need a good asskicking.)
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raspil Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Writer
it has to be a full story, not just a scene. start middle climax resolution -- all that good stuff. i'm not the world's biggest fan of vignettes.

stop writing fanfic. i command it.
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SkysongMA Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Writer
Ah, okay. So no bullshit "this is just some stuff that happens." :salute:

I will not stop. But I will write less in proportion to my original fiction! (Because that's the problem.)
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raspil Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Writer
i'm just biased against fanfic. can't be helped.
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