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Tiz_Mee
05-19-2009, 06:47 PM
On making my rounds yesterday - I have come to the humbling conclusion that I am without-a-doubt PURPLE!!!

I tend to write how I talk - guide me in the right direction to rid myself of this horrilbe stain. I beg you.

Willowmound
05-19-2009, 06:50 PM
No problem. Here (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=26).

Tiz_Mee
05-19-2009, 06:52 PM
okay - I need somekind of password to get in to see the beast. Please?

Willowmound
05-19-2009, 06:57 PM
vista :)

NeuroFizz
05-19-2009, 07:03 PM
Mysterious

In the darkness, not one day past
blunt end to me, serendipitous cast
an oak did lie full grooved and etched
impacted sinew thusly stretched
a trestle, hissed in cadence force
the act without, but delayed remorse

Or, put in non-Gongorian roe
I just stubbed my fucking toe



NOTE: Gongorism is considered a deliberately ornamental, meaningless and obscure style. It is reported to originate from the works of the Spanish poet Luis de Gongora y Argote (1561-1627), however, the exaggerations of his imitators (evidently) contributed more to the hits on his reputation than did his own work.

Willowmound
05-19-2009, 07:14 PM
I still find that poem ridiculously funny.

Tiz_Mee
05-19-2009, 07:16 PM
I'm an idiot. Can't get the dang password to work. Suggestions?

Willowmound
05-19-2009, 07:21 PM
Okay. Go to the root of these boards (clicky (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/index.php)) and scroll down till you find the Share Your Work subforum. Click it. The password is still "vista".

jessicaorr
05-19-2009, 07:28 PM
Whatever you do, don't read anything by Darwin. I was infected for weeks after I read the Origin of Species for a history and philosophy of science class. I swear, every sentence was twice as long as need be. I'm still not settled enough in my own voice to be unaffected.

Tiz_Mee
05-19-2009, 07:32 PM
I GIVE UP! (slamming mouse into wall, across room). It will not take vista when I type it in.

The only thing it will let me do is go back into my profile and pull up the post I made this morning in Young Adult SYW.

I am stuck in cyber hell! @&%!

CACTUSWENDY
05-19-2009, 07:34 PM
I know what you mean...but from a different slant. I don't like reading 'fluff'. That also means I don't like to write it either. My stuff tends to be a bit on the dry side. I have to go back and addddd that type of stuff in order to bring life to my folks. I still don't do a very good job with it. Sigh.

Willowmound
05-19-2009, 07:38 PM
I GIVE UP! (slamming mouse into wall, across room). It will not take vista when I type it in.

The only thing it will let me do is go back into my profile and pull up the post I made this morning in Young Adult SYW.

I am stuck in cyber hell! @&%!

Hm. Maybe time for you to pm a mod.

Tiz_Mee
05-19-2009, 08:01 PM
WOO HOO! I'm in! My computer still loves me. Imagine that. (hubby's kind of jealous though.)

MaLanie1971
05-19-2009, 09:13 PM
I am a prose girl myself.

seun
05-19-2009, 10:33 PM
Purple writing has always struck me as a writer forcing himself to stand out, to say look at me! I'm writing! It's as if a book, poem or story has to sound like a story rather than real life.

Either way, it must be stopped. :D

10er
05-19-2009, 11:49 PM
It is reported to originate from the works of the Spanish poet Luis de Gongora y Argote (1561-1627)


Ouch.
That's definitely not how I'd like to be remembered.
*deletes all of his beloved purple prose

C.M.C.
05-20-2009, 12:45 AM
I think I'm alone, but I would much rather read purple writing than Hemingway style minimalism.

scottishpunk
05-20-2009, 12:54 AM
I GIVE UP! (slamming mouse into wall, across room). It will not take vista when I type it in.

The only thing it will let me do is go back into my profile and pull up the post I made this morning in Young Adult SYW.

I am stuck in cyber hell! @&%!

It could be that you simply haven't posted enough and gained enough rep. on the boards to get in yet...

10er
05-20-2009, 12:59 AM
It could be that you simply haven't posted enough and gained enough rep. on the boards to get in yet...

Nope, from newbie experience I can tell you that section is accessible from post #1.

Matera the Mad
05-20-2009, 04:51 AM
It must have been the purple cookies.