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Yes, I know. It's another quote. But read it--it's beautiful. [Dec. 23rd, 2003|03:21 pm]
Amanda
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This is from "To Green Angel Tower: Part 1" by Tad Williams. I know I read too many books (or at least too much fantasy) for my own good, but oh well. Here it is:
"Long the Peaceful Ones had hidden from the eyes of the world, nursing their sadnesses, living only in the memories of other days. Today they rode in armor as brilliant as the plumage of birds, their spears shining like frozen lightning. They sang, for the Sithi had always sung. They rode, and the old ways unfolded before them, forest glades echoing to their horses' hoofbeats for the first time since the tallest trees had been seedlings. After a sleep of centuries, a giant had been awakened.
The Sithi were riding."


I wish I could write like that. All these authors I read and quote, they have the same gift. Yet it comes out in different ways. But I suspect they all found it through practice. So who knows? I may write like that someday, or one of you may. Or, perhaps, some of you already do. Writing's a tricky thing, and I'm just now figuring that out.

By the way, Minuet's too spoiled for her own good. She attacks Ione, and then looks up at me as if saying, "You won't really put me back in the room, will you?" Every single time. Oh well, I love that little gray cat. But I'll continue to put her in the room when she does that anyway.

I'm worried about my family. Everyone's sick with this new strain of flu except me, and they're really bad off. I hope it doesn't ruin their Christmas.

Just a thought, but I think that influenza will be the new epidemic for us humans.
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From: mzgenius1
2003-12-24 01:25 am (UTC)
I send my best regards to your family. I had the flu, and it was a nightmare. I hope your family feels better soon, and I hope they don't wind up in the hospital like I did.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-12-24 03:28 am (UTC)
Thank you so much--they should be okay in a couple weeks. I'm really sorry you got the flu so bad, and I'm glad you're better now.
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[User Picture]From: isolated_heart
2003-12-24 03:42 am (UTC)
i hope they all feel better
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-12-24 03:44 am (UTC)
Thank you so much--I really hope they do too.
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[User Picture]From: isolated_heart
2003-12-24 03:45 am (UTC)
your welcome<33
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[User Picture]From: thedarkcrystal
2003-12-24 08:27 pm (UTC)
You might also try putting Minuet back earlier. How long does it normally take for her to start attacking Ione? Maybe put her back a half hour before whe normally does this, and see if that works.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-12-24 10:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks--I'll try that. Who knows? It could work...
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[User Picture]From: wyleya
2003-12-31 12:53 am (UTC)

allo

if you want to help your cat's get along better, well...maybe they have character differences? you should tell them to get along, and it seems liike Minuet is beating up Ione. i have three dogs that get on my bad side at times, you can always just give them a quick spray from a spray bottle of water as soon as they start even giving eachother the evil eye...there's a lot of communication between animals way before the problem starts to be physical attack.
oh and in order do be a better writer...(do you post any thing of yours in ur LJ? i haven't looked that far...) try to expand your vocabulary, read lots of books, and well...write...i think the style you like though, is poeteic, not nessesarily poems, just...detailed and kind of beautiful, i guess...
*white wolf gaurdian* Waileaa Wyleya
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-12-31 04:47 pm (UTC)

Re: allo

Thanks--yeah, I've noticed that the cats do just sit there and stare at each other before Minuet attacks Ione. I'll try the spray bottle--we used to do that whenever the cats started looking at the rabbits in the wrong way, and it really seemed to work.
Thank you--those are very good suggestions. Basically, my LJ is usually my writing practice. I try to be creative in what I write and get out what I'm feeling, and other times I just write about what happened from my day. I have written other things, and I really do need to post them one of these days. Yes, I really want to develop a poetic writing style--that would be so cool, and sometimes I succeed in that, but hardly ever.
Anyway, thank you for your comment, and have a great day!
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