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mellowcandle
mellowcandle
inappropriate!
See, once again I have to second guess a joke. You write a line that would be a perfectly normal kind of joke to make, the kind that in real life no one would think twice about, but say it to the wrong person and it becomes incredibly insensitive. Like I'll just be typing and it comes out:

“She let you fly alone?” He was good, but there was no way Noelle would let him go out on his own.

“Well, it took some convincing,” he admitted sheepishly, “but I’ve had enough hours in the air with both her and Ginji. Although if I so much as scratch this baby, it’s going to cost me my house, my sword, and my first-born child.”


And then I look at it and realize you can't have Guy make a joke about giving up his kid to a girl who was actually literally taken from her birth parents as a baby and given to someone else.

So I've changed it to:

“Well, it took some convincing,” he admitted sheepishly, “but I’ve had enough hours in the air with both her and Ginji. Although if I so much as scratch this baby, it’s going to cost me my house, my sword, and one limb of her choice.”

“You’ll miss your sword the most, won’t you?”

“Yeah. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.”


Better? God, no one in Natalia's life lost a limb, did they? I mean, people die and stuff, but no amputations, right?


....Crap, can I even make the joke about the sword? The one that hung like a trophy in the house of the man who killed his family?

Dammit, this is just getting too complicated.

Hell, I'm leaving it anyway. Who's going to think that much about it?

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Comments
blushingsigh From: blushingsigh Date: March 1st, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're inducing me to watch TOA ... must resist.
....Crap, can I even make the joke about the sword?
You should probably not consider my opinion because and I digress, when there was news of Chris Brown beating up Rihanna, and I didn't think that Chris Brown beat her up because Chris Brown looks like Chris Brown (i.e. inoffensive), me and my friend made a slightly insensitive remark about it. But in my honest opinion joking about a sword in fiction isn't that bad ... compared to joking about beating up a real person. I'm a sick, disgusting person who should write for 'South Park', yech.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: March 1st, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Watch it so Cal isn't the only one feeling obligated to read my fics.
blushingsigh From: blushingsigh Date: March 2nd, 2009 05:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, did you get a promotion in the travel agency for guilt trips?
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: March 2nd, 2009 11:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Who me? Nahhh.
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: March 1st, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now that I think of it, many of my friends and relatives have had horror stories of being pick-pocketed and stolen from while traveling abroad... even in their hotels! French subway, Vatican, Spanish streets, Russian hotels. No where is safe.

About the only (relatively) safe place you can vacation at these days are Japan and Switzerland. Incidentally, also places where terrorism is least likely to occur.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: March 1st, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've heard stories too, but we've never had any trouble in Europe. Lots of people begging, sure, but no one actually stealing from us. Well, except the cab driver in Rome who ripped us off by taking us the looooooong way. That's really the only bad experience. Maybe we've just been lucky.
6 pathetic excuses or justify your existence