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Manifesto work 
9th-Jul-2005 10:21 am
Spent over an hour (or maybe two) typing out things from the 'S.W.A.T.' novel that might be included in my manifesto. I say "might" because it was over five pages of stuff, and I'm just not sure what I'll lose. It's funny when I sit and type it out how poorly written the novel was from a prose standpoint. But from a story-telling angle, it did the job.

I still think some of it reads like bad fanfic.

That and going through both the commentary versions on the DVD are about all the research I can think of. I need to go through the 'Making Of' special one more time and search for more fanfic. But I'm starting to despair of finding much. I'll ask for more recs in the Manifesto itself, of course, but it's too bad. I'll keep looking for the next three weeks, that's for sure.

Well, I do want to research a little about cops and their partners. (Do I love research? Uh, yeah.)

Charlie and I have signed on for Brian brn_gamble and Jim's just_jimbo project on fanfic writing. I'm putting the link up on my profile page. Hope it goes well. Charlie's been moderating at Kevin's communities for years, but I've never moderated here at LJ. We'll see.

I'm going to put up a drabble challenge at the Alexander slash list. Hopefully it could be fun -- and encourage some of these folks to start thinking about the words they use when they write. God, those fics go on and on. I smiled at FatJoey's little rant about the fic at that list. (Actually, I think a few of the recent things have been better . . .)

Gotta do some boring stuff, like wash my hair. Two more days of vaca, and tomorrow is supposed to rain again.

Man, I need new icons.
10th-Jul-2005 01:23 am (UTC) - MM you are so Not lazy.
You're always working on something. The research on cops and their partners should be interesting. You know I really don't know that much about the life of a cop and the unique stresses they have in their lives.

I must say that Jim and Brian have made me consider them more, and to be more open-minded or rather made me see that cops can be open-minded themselves. They're just a blast, Brian and Jim I mean. The other day I drove by a house that had a police car parked out front. And I thought wow, a policeman lives here I wonder what he's like. Jim must park his car out front of their place.

I have been around men who work in this kind of profession. I worked in an office across from the Sheriff's Office. But I can't say that I ever really got to know any of them. They walked around with those guns at their belts like its just a pen in their pocket. It's strange but I always wanted to look at the gun but felt like I shouldn't :-)

Once there was this ex-navy seal that had the hots for me, God, I don't know why. The situation wasn't right and he was married anyway. But he told me that he was very skilled at hitting the target, I don't know what you call it, when they hit it from a distance. Anyway he brought his gun to show me, but it seemed too strange because he seemed (I'm not sure) aroused. His hands were shaking.

Well sorry for all the stupid chatter.
10th-Jul-2005 07:32 pm (UTC) - Re: MM you are so Not lazy.
Koi, you are so sweet!

Yes, Jim being a cop has helped me with my bias a bit, but I still get bugged when a cop is following me. Just paranoid. I work with a lot of cops, and I really like some of them. Some are just wonderful, like Jim is. And I can be very comforted by many of them when it comes to aspects of my job. But I do find some of them narrow-minded, so I can't imagine what it must be like to be Jim in his situation with Brian.

I've never known a Navy SEAL, but after reading Joey's crazy fic, I want to! He was doing research for it all weekend here at our house, and he watched these shows on the Fitness Channel about their training, and it's unbelievable. I love your comment about the guy's hand shaking when he showed you his gun. I think Joey should use that!

10th-Jul-2005 09:44 pm (UTC) - Re: MM you are so Not lazy.
So you and Joey know each other in person, that's cool. You know how it is sometimes talking through the net. I can feel so close to people and then so far away.

Do you know Jim and Brian in person too?

You mentioned narrow-minded policemen. Yes, here where I live I might call them red-necked. I think they would give Jim such a hard time, but again, I don't know what Jim really has to tolerate even where he lives.

Those navy seal guys, sometimes when they come home from war they can't find a place that feels right for them anymore. And sometimes they are so good at the job they had during their service I think it screws them up. That was the case for the guy I mentioned. What he did for the navy was what he was good at. Sometimes they're lost when they come back. We were thrown together by chance when my father was dying. The intensity of my emotions was something he understood. He was married and my dad was dying and he thought he had fallen in love with me. It was all so complicated and confusing. And sometimes it was way too much to deal with.

On a different subject. I think you have so much talent with your writing, and you enjoy life and it shows.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention that the navel seals know where to hit a man to kill him quickly. The guy I was talking about, his name was also Jim, showed me once where to hit a man in the chest.
13th-Jul-2005 07:55 am (UTC) - Re: MM you are so Not lazy.
Yep, we've known Joey since 2001. We met him at a couple lists at Yahoo, found out he was from Portland, then invited him to a concert. We ended up becoming like family. He's like a little brother to me, really. He's one of the world's great creatures, really, and most people just don't get him.

No, I haven't ever met Jim and Brian. Don't know if I ever will, but I love them just the same. One of my best friends my whole life was a girl who started out as a penpal (in the days before the internet). I think you can be very close to people without ever really touching them. That's why I love on line so much.

Thanks for your sweet comments about my writing. Yes! I do enjoy life. I love it, and I'm glad it shows.

I'm sharing your comments about the SEALs with FatJoey, so he can bear it in mind when he writes more Hot Young Commandos!
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