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    The Why Game

    If you've ever been around a little kid that keeps asking "Why?" to everything you say, you'll recognize this game. Here are the rules One person posts something fictional and then asks why it happened: "Snape got sacked...why?" Then the next poster says why it happened and asks why that happened: "Because he screwed Hermione...why?" and so on, and so forth.... Make sure the next person can answer why (for example do put anything like "why not...why?" or "who cares...why?"). Got it? Good, on with the game! ~~~~~~~~~ Dazzled got into a fight with Poly...why?
  2. So, that’s my burning question. I am hoping we can come up with quite a list of alternatives in this thread and that it will become a stimulating resource for everyone here. Thus far I have been guilty of avoidance. I like to give the reader room to fill in the blanks with their word of choice. When I am cornered into naming parts my language varies. With some things I’m technical, some things I’m soft-core. I won’t do sappy romance just because I find it more amusing than erotic and I haven’t had the brazenness to go hard-core...yet. So, what are your favourite synonyms?
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    What Are You Reading?

    I saw this topic in another thread and got all excited, until I realized it was in the Comics section. I haven't read a comic series on a regular basis in years, so I figured what the heck, why not start the topic here in Books too? I'm reading Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. I loved the movie so I figured I should prolly read the book. I am amazed at how much of the story line was left out, although I know I really shouldn't be.... I like the authors style, it's very free flowing. She's not afraid of teh sex either, lol! It's frank without being graphic. The only thing that drives me nuts is that there are no chapter breaks. The book is about 300 pages and is divided into four roughly equal parts. It's so hard for me to put down a book in the middle of a chapter that this is really causing me a great deal of frustration. So, what are you reading?
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    How Not To Use Imagery

    Got fwd this from a friend who also writes fanfic: How Not to Use Imagery Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that has had its two other sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a tumble dryer. She caught his eye like one of those pointy hook latches that used to dangle from doors and would fly up whenever you banged the door open again. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn't. McMurphy fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a paper bag filled with vegetable soup. Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze. Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the centre. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever. He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree. The hailstones leaped from the pavement, like maggots when you fry them in hot grease. Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left York at 6:36 p.m. travelling at 55 mph, the other from Peterborough at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph. The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the full stop after the Dr. on a Dr Pepper can. John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met. The thunder was ominous sounding, much like the sound of a thin sheet of metal being shaken backstage during the storm scene in a play. The red brick wall was the colour of a brick-red crayon. Even in his last years, Granddad had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long that it had rusted shut. The door had been forced, as forced as the dialogue during the interview portion of Family Fortunes. Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do. The plan was simple, like my brother Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work. The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while. Her artistic sense was exquisitely refined, like someone who can tell butter from "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter". He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up. It came down the stairs looking very much like something no-one had ever seen before. The knife was as sharp as the tone used by Glenda Jackson MP in her first several points of parliamentary procedure made to Robin Cook MP, Leader of the House of Commons, in the House Judiciary Committee hearings on the suspension of Keith Vaz MP. The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a lamppost. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free cashpoint. It was a working class tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with their power tools. He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a dustcart reversing. The dandelion swayed in the breeze like an oscillating electric fan set on medium. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. Coli and he was room temperature British beef. She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs. It hurt the way your tongue hurts after you accidentally staple it to a wall. Her voice had that tense, grating quality, like a first-generation thermal paper fax machine that needed a band tightened.
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    Panty Poll

    Women have so many more choices! Pick your favorite and let us know your preferred fabric. Personally, I prefer 100% cotton low-rise bikinis.
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    Favorite Color

    Green, deep forest green.
  7. Oh, Sere, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Buddy was a great bunny.
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    Happy Birthday Big Samurai

    Happy Birthday, Big guy! (Better late than never )
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    Happy Turkey Day!

    Yes, yes. Happy Turkey day to all our Canadian members. Now quit talking about your yummy food. I'm starving.
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    Are you looking for a list of HTML codes in general, or a list of what is acceptable and will work on AFF?
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    New Beginnings

    Well, I've finally gotten around to writing the much anticipated sequel to Forbidden Fruit. It's called New Beginnings and you can find it here.
  12. Too funny! *Goes and digs out her copy of Cattus Petatasus*
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    Happy Birthday Keith!

    Happy birthday, Keith. Here's hoping it's enjoyable.
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    Adara's Next Gen Gender

    How about a chocolate covered Snape? (He's my last one, but I guess I can part with him....)
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    I Am...

    I am hoping that Daz feels better after some much needed rest.
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    Count To Infinity

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    Count To Infinity

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    I Am No Longer Allowed To...

    I am no longer allowed to try new allergy meds thinking that they'll actually work and not make my heart freak out.
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    I Am...

    I am suffering from fall allergies as well. Achoo!
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    Adara's Next Gen Gender

    Whatever offer he makes, I can top it.
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    Who reads Self Insertion fics?

    Just take a bow, Daz, and collect your roses.
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    Adara's Next Gen Gender

    You have naked pictures of yourself on your hard drive? I thought I was the only one....
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    The Cult of Snape

    I found this link via LiveJournal: The Cult of Snape - Wear and Worship. I am particularly fond of the "Snape's Whorcrux" tee-shirt.
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    I Am...

    I am taking a short break.
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    I Am...

    I am procrastinating again. I am really in need of doing some housework.