Favorite lines from your own writing:

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I have a story based around a Things Mr. Welch Is No Longer Allowed to Do in an RPG-esque list made for a musician who's a bit of a Cloud Cuckoo Lander:

  • You are not the reincarnation of John Lennon.
  • Nor are you the second coming of Freddie Mercury.
  • Or of Jimi Hendrix.
  • Or of Janis Joplin.
  • Eric Clapton isn’t dead yet, dumbass.

edited 16th Jul '13 5:04:42 PM by CaptchaTheFlag

Quod possumus!
I'll show you real magic.
Following dialogue, when the main character is asked where he got the gift for his girlfriend:

"Wow," Rachel examined the hairpin. "where did you get this thing? I never saw anything like this before."

"I dropkicked a river god." I stated, as plainly as I could.

"Must have been fun."
1103 VincentQuill27th Jul 2013 08:23:49 AM from Dublin , Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
"She may seem tough, but she has a heart of gold. By which of course I mean that it's a cold lump of metal her enemies would pay an awful lot to have cut out of her chest." One of my characters talking about his ex-girlfriend.
What should I put here?
...he was probably a wizard of some description, living in a tomb, terrorizing a small village, and being so utterly oblivious to his surroundings that he kills himself with his own trap. Must have been.

Little extract from the journal of my current protagonist.

I write stuff sometimes.

I also sometimes make youtube videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/majormarks
1105 JimmyTMalice28th Jul 2013 04:34:41 AM from Ironforge , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
This is the end of a little tale told by one of my characters about someone who tried to use a Window (a kind of magic mirror thing that's used for communication) as a portal.

...“So one day he decided to take one apart and find out what was inside. But he couldn’t prise the frame from the glass, so eventually he clamped it upright, took a hammer to it and smashed it right open. He saw a tunnel of energy linking it through to its counterpart on the other side of his workshop. With a little manipulation he spelled it open and he was able to climb through the smashed Window.

But the story ends there, unfortunately. He was found the next day in two halves on opposite ends of the room.”

“What a cheery story.”

“Anyway, that’s why we don’t smash Windows, and not least because of the mess.”

edited 28th Jul '13 4:36:43 AM by JimmyTMalice

"Steel wins battles. Gold wins wars."
Sally remembered the words the Lady had spoken after she had been caught trying to run away a second time, as she was hanging from a tree with welts up her back: "If you do this again, girl, I will break your arms and your legs and cut open your belly, and then I will feed you to my pigs. I have no use for a servant who will not serve."
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
1107 RedM5th Aug 2013 09:34:01 AM , Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Geek Extraordinaire
The following was a conversation between two teenage boys in one of my stories.

“You don't need to be black to beatbox, that's rapping.”

“No, it's a holy trinity of black talent: rapping, breakdancing, and beatboxing.”

“You forgot fence-jumping, carjacking, and pimping, so I guess it's a holy sextuplet squad, or something.”

“Congratulations, good sir, you win the Nobel Prize this year for racism.”

And then this was a line from an unrelated opening paragraph.

"Normally I don't hang out in dumpsters, as I'm not a rat, a hobo, or a murder victim."

edited 5th Aug '13 9:34:27 AM by RedM

The very best, like no one ever was.

Check out my Spider-Man fanfic here! [1]
1108 JimmyTMalice7th Aug 2013 04:02:59 PM from Ironforge , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
“So they can stop you from casting spells? No wonder the Regulators use them.”

“Yes, they’ve never been very fond of sorcery. Can’t stop me from using my special abilities, of course.” He tapped his nose. “Keep that under your hat, though.”

“I don’t have a hat any more. They took it.”

“Oh. You see, this is why you should join up with us and go after the Regulators. For your hat.”

“And all the people they killed.”

“Yeah, that too.”

And shortly after an awkward romantic moment:

“If I might interrupt your little midnight tryst…”

edited 7th Aug '13 4:08:31 PM by JimmyTMalice

"Steel wins battles. Gold wins wars."
“We’ll be right back,” he said quietly. “In the meantime, can you ask if any of them know know where to buy pot?”

“Okay,” she agreed. She waited until the two of them had left. The remaining football players and the cheerleader were all staring at her. “Do any of you know where to acquire marijuana?”

(It makes sense in context. Oh and then a bit later,)

“Oh. In that case, uh, you know Stoker’s Academy? There’s another football player there, senior like us. Name is Carl. Talk to him.”

“He’ll sometimes trade for porn,” Phil added. “Not that I would know.”

Senior football player at Stoker’s Academy named Carl who traded for porn. She repeated that a few times in her head so she’d have it memorized. “Thank you.”
1110 PsychoFreaX17th Aug 2013 12:33:40 AM from Transcended Humanity
Emo speech: "It's true you know everything about me. You possess all the information, all the knowledge. However, understanding takes much more. But then again... you should be thankful you don't understand me."
The Crowing... caw, caw
On the top of my head, I remember writing this way back when. I can't remember the name of the trope I used in this but I know one exists. Anyways rereading it I kind of liked this scene among some of the less stellar scenes that I wrote in my older chapters.

After Groove drove off, Wheeljack's scanner beeped.

'Um guys, it looks like something is heading towards us.'

'What? What is it?'Jetfire asked.

Wheeljack hummed casually.'I'm thinking it could be a bunch of flesh eating monsters… or just a flock of birds… just a flock of flesh eating monster birds.'

'You're overreacting Wheeljack, worst case scenario it'll be a bunch of Elephants, there is no way we will come by and flesh eating monsters, or bir-'

Before anyone could respond, a scream escaped Silverbolt's lips, a giant, metal, bird-like creature seemingly appeared out of nowhere, and had scooped up Silverbolt into its mouth, crushing his body with its jaw. As the bird bit down, a hideous crunching sound came from Silverbolt's armor plating.

'Open fire!' roared Jetfire

'A flesh eating monster bird, what did I say? What the hell did I say. I was freaking right!' Wheeljack shouted in triumph.
I've only really written one fanfic... but you can find it here http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8476612/1/After-the-Fall
1112 ramuf17th Aug 2013 04:17:12 PM from Matterfact Street
This isn't particularly powerful (or even good) writing, but for some reason I love it.

Lily looked down at her own hands. The metal gauntlets had dried blood on them, around where the knives sprung out.

Lily balked for a second as he flipped her hands from side to side. There were layers and layers that were drying, peeling, and flaking. Lily clenched her fists and watched little flakes fall slowly to the ground.

Lily felt her lip quivering. Her eyelids got heavy and her eyes watered a little. She was just a little girl in a big suit of armor, nothing more.

We will sail pathless and wild seas,
We will go where winds blow, waves dash, and the Yankee clipper speeds by under full sail.
1113 NickTheSwing17th Aug 2013 05:04:05 PM from Ya really wanna know? , Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
Swing, not Slide
I have way too much fun writing scenes between members of my protagonist's Rogues Gallery.

This one is between Ein Woe, Graverobber, and Lord Nihl

The auctioneer pinched the immobilized Matthew's face, "So which one of you upstanding gentlemen wants to purchase the honor of doing away with this meddling kid?"

An inarticulate screech from Lord Nihl that seemed to reverberate off of the walls, his single, visor-like eye glowing a menacing red.

The auctioneer looked shocked by this, "W-What is the Hive King's problem? D-Did I say something wrong?"

Ein Woe nodded a little and said in a deadpan tone, "Now see here, what you said inferred there were only gentlemen here. My dear companion here identifies as agender. He is, you know, an evil robot space ant who was once a man."

Another inarticulate screech from Lord Nihl.

Graverobber inquired, looking amazed, "You mean, you understand what that thing is saying?"

Ein Woe shrugged, "Nope, not at all!"

The Auctioneer slammed his hammer on the podium, "Quiet! Now, can I hear 1000 dollars!?" Why do I work with these lunatics?

edited 17th Aug '13 5:19:12 PM by NickTheSwing

1114 TheManaThief18th Aug 2013 02:18:54 AM from Melancholy Hill
Moonshine Wizard
[up][up] I know this is kinda inappropriate for the thread, but you should use names less. It feels strange to read and distracts from the rest of the writing (which is quite good).
"I drank the blood of angels from a bottle, just to see if I could call the lightning down."
1115 TeraChimera19th Aug 2013 08:17:02 AM from somewhere out there
Cool Celtic Composition
The beginning of a You Have Failed Me rant:

"I gave you ONE! THING! TO DO! Just one! And you fucked it up so bad that it came back to fuck you!"

edited 19th Aug '13 8:17:34 AM by TeraChimera

"The Uncertainty Principle isn't about uncertainty and it isn't a principle; other than that, it's perfectly named." — David Van Baak
1116 ramuf19th Aug 2013 06:30:25 PM from Matterfact Street
[up][up] Time to snip some names. Thanks!
We will sail pathless and wild seas,
We will go where winds blow, waves dash, and the Yankee clipper speeds by under full sail.
1117 PsychoFreaX20th Aug 2013 09:50:37 AM from Transcended Humanity
"Those idiots are the ones you should feel sorry for. Because they never got to know... such a great friend."
1118 JimmyTMalice23rd Aug 2013 05:15:03 AM from Ironforge , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Grant lifted his head to look at the owner of the finger that had been so insistently tapping his shoulder. A burly, bald fellow, looked back at him. He was slightly out of focus.

“Are you all right, mate?” said the burly fellow.

Marshalling his speech functions, Grant was able to produce complete sentences after a short contemplation. “Yep, I’m fine. Just… resting my head. I’m not normally given to introspection, but it seemed like a good time to think. Reminisce, you know.” He sounded slightly slurred. Maybe he was drunk. That seemed likely, given that he was in a pub.

The burly fellow seemed thrown by some of the long words. “You were drooling.”

“I may have been asleep.” Grant wiped his mouth with his sleeve.

The top of the tower was deliberately crumbled away. Some loose masonry littered the ground nearby. All in all, it was a spectacularly unsafe monument, which explained why Rayne was right at the top dangling her legs over the edge. Tom shielded his eyes as he peered up at her. Rayne waved playfully.

edited 23rd Aug '13 5:15:33 AM by JimmyTMalice

"Steel wins battles. Gold wins wars."
What should I put here?
“Right. I don’t know who you are, but I’ll take any enemy this stupid.”

Doesn't really require context, does it?
I write stuff sometimes.

I also sometimes make youtube videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/majormarks
1120 PsychoFreaX23rd Aug 2013 05:59:42 AM from Transcended Humanity
1121 LeGarcon24th Aug 2013 05:01:33 AM from Skadovsk , Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Blowout soon fellow Stalker
"Of course it's bulletproof, it's heavy right?"

"Beautiful country. Look over there, we got snow. Here, more snow. And what's that to the left? More fucking snow."

"It'll work this time, I mean the law of averages is on our side surely."

"Could be worse. You could be on fire"
Oh really, when?
1122 DhanaRagnarok30th Aug 2013 11:43:56 AM from France. COCO-FLIPPIN'-RICO. , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
W-Wake...up, and be dis...turbed.
I have that character who's got a bit of a temper...
  • "You ok?"
  • "Well, I've not quite reached the I-will-slaughter-them-all-with-a-wooden-spoon stage, but I'm getting there."

...And then some poor sap actually got him angry (script only as of yet)
  • "Now tell me... Oak or Ebony?"
  • "...What?"
  • "I'm asking you which variety of wood you would prefer."
  • "...For what?"
  • "Your coffin."

Did I mention he's an alcoholic?
"I'll admit that I might have went a bit overboard with the drinking..."

It is worth mentioning that, by his standards, "a bit overboard" was somewhere after the third vodka bottle. On the few occasions he went full-out, a pint of his blood would send a grown man in an ethanol-induced coma.

edited 30th Aug '13 11:44:22 AM by DhanaRagnarok

Instrument of Destruction and Rebirth
During a conversation between The Hero and The Smart Guy.

"I didn't know you played guitar."

"I taught myself."

"...You're pretty good."

"Well, I learned from the best."

edited 1st Sep '13 1:42:23 PM by CamrocG

Bímíd ag troid le chéile, bímíd ag beo le chéile.
1124 PsychoFreaX1st Sep 2013 01:52:08 PM from Transcended Humanity
Instrument of Destruction and Rebirth
[up] Thanks!
Bímíd ag troid le chéile, bímíd ag beo le chéile.

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