Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Toosdae ?'s

1. In your opinion is pornography morally wrong?

2. Write the first line of your novel if you were to write one.

3. What is the most profound piece of advice you have ever received. Did you take it?

1. No, I don't think it's morally wrong but I don't think it's fantastic either. I think that if people get addicted to it and abuse it that it could harm relationships. Overall though, I think that it's just another form of expression and sexual expression and if it works for you, it's your prerogative.

2. "She knew even before he walked in the door what was going to happen." This is the first line to my "novella" called House Broken. If you haven't read it, click the link at the top of the blog to be redirected there.

3. Sadly, I can't recall any single piece of advice that can be considered "profound".


CrAzY Working Mom said...

1. Naw...I'm with you on this one. I just don't get it. It does nothing for me, but with that being said I don't think that anyone is morally wrong for watching or participating in it.

2. It was a cold and stormy night. *tee hee hee*

3. Some day you'll realize that your mother knows a bit more than you think she does.

Happy Tuesday, Mags!!!

Ivanhoe said...

1. Nope.
2. Nothing comes to my mind... I'm not a good writer :o)
3. People do not change. I did not believe it than, but learned it fast on my own ;o)

Clancy Pants said...

1- Thus far, I'm the odd man out, but my answer is yes. I think it is morally wrong and very destructive.

2- "Vernal Hudson perched on the edge of his dirty office chair, forehead resting on steepled fingers, irritation and restlessness flickering like a flame in his stomach as he glanced around the haphazard room."
(see, it's already started!)

3- "You can't change anyone but yourself." I thought this was so cliche for most of my life, but, you know what they say... "when the student is ready..." I learned that when we work on changing ourselves, the people around us magically change. They CANNOT stay the same because we're different... a whole new dynamic in the relationship MUST develop because one element that makes up the relationship is now different. People change (for good or bad) when WE change ourselves.

star8278 said...

1. In your opinion is pornography morally wrong?

No, not morally wrong. I think, like a lot of things in life, it all depends on the extreme you take it to. I think there is tasteful pornography, and I think there is an illness/extreme.

2. Write the first line of your novel if you were to write one.

All things work for good, you just have to be patient and believe in God's plan.

3. What is the most profound piece of advice you have ever received. Did you take it?

Think before you speak. (I use it all the time)

Danielle A. said...

1. I'll be the other odd man out on this one and say yes. At one point in my life I would have said "I don't think so but it really doesn't sit well with me", but as I've gotten older (the last couple of years) I've been pulled towards the yes I do side. I think it promotes promiscuity, false images of what sex is like, can be destructive to relationships, etc. etc. etc.

2. "I watched the trees speed by from the passenger's seat as we cruised down the road". I don't know why, but I always think that when I watch trees fly by as I'm sitting in the passenger's seat. :)

3. "God doesn't give us any challenge that we can't handle". This piece of advice has helped me through so many situations in life and also has helped to strengthen my faith in the last few years since I found it again.

mauniejames3 said...

1. not really...I just find it sordid and a little sick.

2. As I slammed the phone down and ran ito the den to break up yet another fight between the twins I wondered when this nonsense would end.

My dad said " Just remember not everyone will love you or even like you very much...so get over it and don't allow people to live in your head.

Mo said...

1. adult pornography = no
child pornography = yes

2. "She sat behind the wheel, her tears of determination mirroring the rain streaking down the cracked windshield, and she knew her actions this night would change the world forever."3. Don't name your pet fish. And of course I didn't follow it.

Marilyn said...

1. I agree with you and Mo on this. It isn't wrong, I don't think, but it can harm relationships.

2. "Anthea was born on a cold and windy afternoon." It isn't very good but it won't be the first line of the finished draft. I'm working on framing the story, as it is kind of complicated.

3. I don't remember where I read it but it went something like, "writing is all about BIC- butt in chair". Sometimes I am good at this. The rest of the time I blog.

Bond said...

1: No.

2. OH, well this one is easy, I have it already "Frank Stevens seemed a genial man. People who knew him considered him the last person to get into trouble with the law."

3. "Don't show me your home or your bank book, show me your friends and I will then tell you what kind of person you are" This one was from Dad Vince

FRIGGA said...

1. Hard Q. Would I want one of my nieces to become a porn star - no way! But those woman who do go into that line of work have made their decisions and they are adults (otherwise, yes it is wrong!). I personally don't enjoy porn, but then again I do understand that men are highly visual when it comes to sexual stimulation, so maybe it's just something I don't fully understand because I don't fully experience it like they do?

2. The cookies are good, but does it matter how good they are if there is no chocolate?

3. Timing, attitude, approach. I'm pretty sure I heard this speech from my dad over 6,570 times. For all things, always consider your timing, your attitude, and your approach. If you do, you'll be much more successful.

Happy Toosdae!!

Mags said...

Tisha: When did you learn that this was the case? And I'm curious about what exactly she knew about that you didn't think she knew. ;)

Ivana: Amen to the advice you were given...though I have trouble with this one myself.

Clancy: Yay for being honest about the porn. Thanks! Also, I knew your first line would rock.

Lisa: Are you going to write a book?

DMoney: Thanks for elaborating on your answer to #1. Also, I love your first line-you should totally write a book!

Maunie: I wish I could stop letting people live in my head. It's crowded in there! LOL

Mo: I should have specified the child part-yes, I agree 100% with you on that one. And about the fish. :(

Marilyn: I'm intrigued and want to know more about Anthea.

Bond: That's great advice...and very true!

Frigga: I agree-I wouldn't want Rye Bread to become a porn star either...and it's great that you added chocolate to your line! :)

Travis said...

1. No.

2. Brant McCord sat motionless in his saddle, the leaves of a large maple tree rustling in gentle protest to a sudden wispy breeze.

3. To look for the words, to offer them with tact and compassion, and to remain silent when there are no words. I did take that advice.

Linda said...

1. No, as long as it doesn't interfere in someone's relationship but to be honest, it does nothing for me.

2. "It didn't happen quite the way it was planned."

3. If someone ever did give me a profound piece of advice, I can't remember it at this point! When you get to be my age, there's been a lot of profound advice thrown at you!

katherine. said...

pornography is wrong.
erotica is a different matter.
and Mo is right on.

(I could write paragraphs on this subject)

2) I tried to pull myself away from the laptop....

3) "You’ve had too many mountains moved in your life. You’ve never had to make mountains move shovel full by shovel full. You have just always pushed…and they have moved.
You need to look at things in terms of the real world. Not in terms of how our lives have been."

by Rhiannon (my daughter) and I am trying to follow her advice...