Sunday Night Ramble

So, it’s been a few weeks since I finished NaNoWriMo (did I mention that I surprised myself and wrote 50,000 words?) and I want to keep the good writing momentum going. You’re actually not supposed to edit what you wrote until January, so I’ve been working on my poetry collection and (of course) noodling around on here.

I’ve also been reading a lot of news. Not gonna jabber on about the political dumpster fires because there’s enough of that elsewhere, but there is one thing that bugs me. I’m sad that the PC police have managed to ruin “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”

Seems that some folks just can’t distinguish between fantasy and reality. What’s next ~ eliminate the romance novel section at B&N? Plenty of iffy consent scenes in some of those books… I’m surprised there haven’t been boycotts already. Some people can’t stand swear words; others can’t bear gory violence or horror on the screen. To each their own, eh?

Remember the old joke… to some people, kinky means tickling with a feather; to others, it means using the whole chicken. Subjective stuff, a matter of opinion. And in my opinion, opinions should be off-limits to the nannies. Dreamy song lyrics, fantasy art, and fictional novels/plays/films are in the realm of opinion.

I used to enjoy watching beauty pageants when I was a teenager, but now I think they’re boring and dumb. So, I don’t watch them. Wow! What a great solution to the problem of disliking an entertainment offering. Don’t watch it. Don’t read it. Don’t listen to it.

I’m not talking about trolls spewing death threats on the internet or engaging in hate speech. I don’t believe people should be free to engage in this behavior ~ in fact, I think they should be penalized severely.

But as far as fiction and fantasy triggering traumatic memories… there’s no end to that cascade. Some people find it cathartic to recreate a bad memory in fantasy and change the outcome. It’s a form of power. I do this. In fact, most of my writing may be this in one way or another. My NaNo work in progress definitely is.

Back to the writing momentum. Going forward, I’ll probably do fewer blog games and questions and awards because I want to keep my focus on actual writing, such as the prompts and poetry and such. Plus I have to catch up on reading too ~ real books, not just blogs. The games etc. have been a fun break though. Hope everyone understands!

Here’s a cute kitteh to console you.

18 responses to “Sunday Night Ramble

  1. I agree that it’s just plain stupid to get all bent outta shape about that song. There’s a radio station out here in liberal San Francisco that is banning “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Banning it? Is this what they mean by making America great again?

    I’ll miss your frequent posts, but, you know, do what you gotta do.

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  2. Sounds very focused Paula! Can’t wait to read more of your poetry.
    Congratulations on surpassing 50,000 words!!!💗

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  3. Censorship never solved a problem.

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  4. I’ve been really enjoying your “teeing-off” on these writing prompts. I’ve been of half a mind to try the same, just as a writing exercise, to boost my chops. Whatever you decide, will still be an eager reader. 🙂

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  5. Undersatnd where you’re coming from on all points.

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  6. THANK YOU for saying that about “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” I won’t even discuss it when I see people giving their justification for calling the song out; I get too angry about the total inanity of it.

    Not only that … the same group is attacking “Rudolph” for its ostensible acceptance of bullying, or some such nonsense.

    These days, I can’t even.

    😡

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  7. Maybe now, with your decision to stick to writing and skip the games, I can keep up. I’ve been super busy since Thanksgiving, and I tried to catch up this morning and I’m still only up to the end of the first week of December, and I have to quit now because my mom will be here soon and I still have things to do. Love ya! Have a great holiday!

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    • I label my writing [flash]. You might be interested in my [rants] as well. I haven’t been labeling my poetry but will in the future (I don’t think you’ve missed any). The rest is games and can be ignored.

      Merry Christmas! ❤️🎄🎁

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