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Upbeat
04-27-2008, 12:14 AM
...telling you that you could write on only two subjects, what two subjects would you choose? ...and why?

KTC
04-27-2008, 12:18 AM
The human experience and Love. They cover everything else under the sun.

DWSTXS
04-27-2008, 12:19 AM
...telling you that you could write on only two subjects, what two subjects would you choose? ...and why?

Love - almost every story is a love story in some form.

conflict - man is conflict - wars - man vs. nature, man vs fellow man, man vs himself.

Little Earthquake
04-27-2008, 12:22 AM
Spirituality and love. Oddly, each subject covers parts of the other.

Exir
04-27-2008, 02:08 AM
Beauty and Beauty.

CDarklock
04-27-2008, 02:41 AM
Culture and Community. What are people like, and how do they interact?

Ol' Fashioned Girl
04-27-2008, 04:35 AM
History and Relationships... that'd cover it all.

Siddow
04-27-2008, 04:43 AM
Doorways and nutjobs.

Doorways because you're either coming or going through one, and there's a story in either case.

And nutjobs because that pretty much covers all neuroses; again, stories that interest me.

Matera the Mad
04-27-2008, 05:08 AM
It wouldn't really make much difference -- everything is connected, so I could weave in all I needed right under their noses and they'd like it and not know why. Slavers are dumb. ;)

Shweta
04-27-2008, 05:12 AM
I was gonna say life and death, but after reading these I'd go for People and Cultures, because that covers everything I might wanna write about from my worldview :)

Riley
04-27-2008, 05:30 AM
Mind and body. Nothing more needs to be said. (Thanks, Dante!)

Danger Jane
04-27-2008, 07:52 AM
Life and love

Shweta
04-27-2008, 07:53 AM
It's interesting what our choices say about our worldviews, I think. Because we're all choosing topics that, from our perspectives, cover everything interesting :)

nevada
04-27-2008, 07:57 AM
Love and betrayal. Don't know why betrayal but it's a theme in everything I write. Seriously. And I don't do it on purpose.

I agree with Shweta. I should rep her. :)

Shweta
04-27-2008, 08:07 AM
Love and betrayal. Don't know why betrayal but it's a theme in everything I write. Seriously. And I don't do it on purpose.

I agree with Shweta. I should rep her. :)

Betrayal is interesting. I think I lied, above, because my magic isn't necessarily people or cultures, unless we allow mythology as part of culture, which... I'll do! So there we go.

I'd be more honest, though, if I said boundaries and halfbreeds :D

ETA: And you can rep me anytime, baybeh!

Priene
04-27-2008, 08:56 PM
Love and death.

TsukiRyoko
04-27-2008, 09:01 PM
Love and war/conflict. They cover most parts of human nature, which is what makes most stories interesting, and with these I could even incorporate the supernatural, which is my strong point.

virtue_summer
04-27-2008, 11:25 PM
Love and loss. Love covers relationships, which is a major thing for me. And a lot of things stem from that. I seriously think love probably accounts, in some way or other, for most character motivations. And loss causes a lot of the drama in my stories, people who feel like they've lost out on something, or who really have lost someone or something, or think they're going to.

Voyager
04-27-2008, 11:30 PM
Heaven and Earth

Mr Flibble
04-28-2008, 12:17 AM
People's secret hearts.

The things those secret hearts make people do.

Zelenka
04-28-2008, 12:18 AM
'Stuff' and 'things' ;)

JeanneTGC
04-28-2008, 07:46 AM
Sex and Spirituality. Why break a working formula? (Well, working for ME. LOL)

Susan Lanigan
04-28-2008, 08:31 AM
My people's hypocrisy.

My nation's meretriciousness.

That's pretty much it. That's enough rage to keep me going for a good 30,000 words.

nybx4life
04-28-2008, 08:35 AM
...telling you that you could write on only two subjects, what two subjects would you choose? ...and why?


Life and Fantasy.

See, for Life, that covers everything real, including our history.
For fantasy, that includes pretty much all our fiction. Those two together, I can write on everything I am writing now, and possibly every subject I would ever want to write on

ReneC
04-28-2008, 09:54 AM
Conflict, because we thrive on adversity. It is at the heart of everything we do as a species, all our actions. Especially love.

Faith, not religion, just belief, because it allows us to accomplish more than we would otherwise be capable of. Belief in a deity or deities, belief that we can achieve the impossible, believe in ourselves, believe in others. Faith can be found at the heart of our motives.

Conflict and faith. Our actions and our motives. Those would be my subjects of choice.

Ask me again tomorrow and I might change my mind. I don't like being chained. Occasionally bound for a short time, sure, but not shackled.

HeronW
04-28-2008, 01:25 PM
needs and wants - which covers everything hehehe

Jenan Mac
04-28-2008, 05:22 PM
Mmmm...I'll take "fiction" and "non-fiction" for a thousand, Alex.

jennontheisland
04-28-2008, 05:32 PM
Sex and love.

aka eraser
04-28-2008, 06:38 PM
Nature and people. How "civilization" has isolated one from the other, to the detriment of both.

paprikapink
04-28-2008, 08:14 PM
I think this has already happened to me, the brain chaining. But I didn't get to choose the two topics. I seem to have been assigned "AW Posts" and "Emails About Things I Should Be Doing If I Weren't So Busy Posting and Emailing."

Phaeal
04-28-2008, 10:21 PM
Everything known and everything unknown.

Or, if these brain-chainers get pushy, shoggoths and undying Puritan ministers.

dirtsider
04-28-2008, 10:30 PM
Anything and everything.