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Don't you hate it when . . .

. . . you were writing a scene but had to leave to do something in town (appointment, whatever), and while you're out, your mind comes up with THE PERFECT bit of dialogue or description or whatever to complete the scene.  So you're out and about and think over the idea for a little bit, figuring that you'll just be able to go and write it when you get home, but when you get there, you can't remember exactly what it was - what was that word?  Did Spike say this or that?

This happened to me today.  I was floating down a river in an inflatable boat and thought of a great bit of dialogue for one of the fics I'm writing, and now I just can't get it to sound/feel like what I came up with.

:(

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abelina
Aug. 1st, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
Oh I do that all the time. One of my coworkers and I make a habit of insulting each other using British slang and accents whenever we work together.

In my past life, when I worked in fast food, I used to work Saturday night graveyard shift and take all the drive-thru orders with a British accent, and sometimes the Kid asks me to "talk like Spike" when we go out places. Except sometimes I end up sounding more like Paul McCartney.
ms_scarletibis
Aug. 1st, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
lol--Paul McCartney...

I've noticed my British accent sounds better when people aren't listening. Otherwise, I start to feel, and eventually sound silly :P
abelina
Aug. 1st, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
I hear ya. I do it best around the Kid because she thinks I'm amazing at it . . . I am pretty good at times but yeah, self consciousness = slipping accent.
ms_scarletibis
Aug. 1st, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
That's why I prefer writing Spike. I can do that with both hands tied behind my back. Well, not literally, but you get the picture :P
abelina
Aug. 1st, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
I'm getting both pictures, actually, and I gotta say, that first one is a doozy!
ms_scarletibis
Aug. 1st, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
<--totally did not mean "do Spike" in a naughty way...not that she'd be opposed. Ahem.

:P
abelina
Aug. 1st, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
<-- totally did not go there until now, lol. I was envisioning you typing with your nose!

not that any of us would be opposed. XD
ms_scarletibis
Aug. 1st, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
Heh! Eh...I knew that. My mind was not in the gutter at all.

It so wasn't!!

:P
abelina
Aug. 1st, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
Of course not.

And I'm not writing Spuffy smut right now. Nope.
ms_scarletibis
Aug. 1st, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
Lol!

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