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MumblingSage
03-11-2009, 09:30 PM
Hi! I'm a twin, my twin and I are both writers, other than that there are no generalizations to make.

I'm curious to see if there are any other multiples around and just...yeah...talk. Does anybody else have a sibling who shares both DNA and a writing hobby?

Plot Device
03-11-2009, 09:35 PM
Not I. But you really should watch the Charlie Kaufman film Adaptation starring Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep. :D

And the Wachowski Brothers and the Cohen Brothers--while neither sets of siblings are twins--are definitely powerhouse writing teams.

Plot Device
03-11-2009, 09:36 PM
But I do have a brother who is a film producer. And I am a screenwriter (unsold, sadly).

CaroGirl
03-11-2009, 09:39 PM
I'm curious. Are you and your twin fraternal or identical? If frateral, are you same-sex twins?

MumblingSage
03-11-2009, 09:47 PM
Identical same-sex, thus that DNA-sharing thing. My face is wider, her hair is longer, she drools over Oscar Wilde and the French Revolution while I quietly fangirl Sinclair Lewis and the Missisipian Culture Complex. It's about 60-40 who can tell us apart within the first week of knowing us and who is just hopeless.

CaroGirl
03-11-2009, 09:53 PM
Identical same-sex, thus that DNA-sharing thing. My face is wider, her hair is longer, she drools over Oscar Wilde and the French Revolution while I quietly fangirl Sinclair Lewis and the Missisipian Culture Complex. It's about 60-40 who can tell us apart within the first week of knowing us and who is just hopeless.
I read somewhere that identical twins have the closest bond. Then it's same-sex fraternal, and finally opposite sex twins. I think you'd be more likely to find identical twins pursuing the same interest than any other twin combination.

Interesting. I'm not a twin, but I have friends who are, and friends who've had them.

robeiae
03-11-2009, 09:55 PM
I'm praying with everything I have that Rolling Thunder, Haggis, and KTC answer "no" to this question...

MumblingSage
03-11-2009, 10:04 PM
Interesting. I'm not a twin, but I have friends who are, and friends who've had them.
Who've HAD them? What happened? :D


I'm praying with everything I have that Rolling Thunder, Haggis, and KTC answer "no" to this question...
Well, maybe they're the evil twins of their pairings.

*kicks self for feeding into twin cliche* Stupid cliche monsters. I feed them even when I don't want to.

CaroGirl
03-11-2009, 10:18 PM
Who've HAD them? What happened? :D
I was thinking of the giving birth part, although I do have at least one friend who was prepared to sell one or both of them around the 2 1/2-year mark. :)

MumblingSage
03-12-2009, 12:31 AM
Ahhh :D. You can tell I'm still a suburban teen, I didn't think about that whole 'have' thing...

My mom has probably felt the same way--all I know if my sis and I are an only birth :D. Although since she had us late, or maybe she's just really hardy, she said the birth itself wans't any trouble. The pregnancy was awful, but I don't think that's our fault.

Or is it?

cray
03-12-2009, 12:32 AM
I'm praying with everything I have that Rolling Thunder, Haggis, and KTC answer "no" to this question...

Alan Yee
03-12-2009, 03:23 AM
I'm a fraternal twin, but my twin brother and I have very different personalities and interests.

KTC
03-12-2009, 03:24 AM
I'm praying with everything I have that Rolling Thunder, Haggis, and KTC answer "no" to this question...

not any more.


thanks for bringing on the hurt, robieiaeiaieiaei.

KTC
03-12-2009, 03:25 AM
I'm praying with everything I have that Rolling Thunder, Haggis, and KTC answer "no" to this question...


not any more.


thanks for continuing the hurt, battery.

KTC
03-12-2009, 03:30 AM
On my mother's side, my grandmother was a twin. One of her daughters had identical twin girls and another daughter had identical twin boys. And one of her daughter's daughters had non-identical twins--two girls.

On my father's side, my aunt and uncle are twins and my aunt had 2 sets of twins...neither set were identical--one was 2 boys and one was a boy and a girl.

MumblingSage
03-12-2009, 04:46 AM
I have heard it runs in the family...

Plot Device
03-12-2009, 05:11 AM
Rob!! Cray!!

:Wha:




Are the two of you by any chance ...

:Huh:





I'm praying with everything I have that Rolling Thunder, Haggis, and KTC answer "no" to this question...


I'm praying with everything I have that Rolling Thunder, Haggis, and KTC answer "no" to this question...



Oh my God! You ARE, aren't you!!!!

:Jaw:





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Joe270
03-12-2009, 06:36 AM
I'm praying with everything I have that Shadow Ferret, Cray, and Rob answer "no" to this question...

Serenity
03-12-2009, 06:51 AM
I'm not a twin, but they run in my family. I had great uncles who were twins and I have two cousins who are identical twins, but honestly the DNA is pretty much where the identical part stops. Kristen is a quiet, reserved teacher in Texas at the moment, and her sister Rachel is loud, funny, boisterous, Military Intelligence Captain in the Air Force currently stationed in Germany. Although they are *extremely* close and keep in touch at all times. They even had a period of 'twin speak' when they were 1 to 2 years old.

Wind Ann Wise
01-19-2015, 11:47 PM
I'm not a twin, although it does run in my family. On my mom's side, my nanny has about 7 brothers and sisters and most of them are twins! (Huge extended family on my mom's side, tiny one on my dad's.)
A lot of my characters are twins, triplets, Quads, and I have one set of Quints. Never gone any higher than that.

T Robinson
01-20-2015, 12:00 AM
Interesting, even if it is almost six years old. We have a few here that I suspect were separated at birth, but none have been outed.

Rotes
01-20-2015, 07:04 AM
I know a triplet.
He doesn't write.
Come to think of it, neither do either of the others.
:D

jjdebenedictis
01-20-2015, 08:33 AM
I once read something (I think on Reddit) that was a sort of confessional from an identical twin. It struck as quite heartbreaking and also a great premise for a story.

The fellow and his brother were identical twins, but the fellow writing the confessional had apparently gotten a little more oxygen and nutrients in the womb. (That's not unexpected; a lot of pregnancies begin as twins and then one child is reabsorbed or squeezed out in terms of nutrients and space.) As a result, his whole life, he'd been a little stronger, a little faster, a little smarter than his twin.

And it was horrible for both of them. The fellow writing the confessional felt immense guilt and pain over something that wasn't his fault, and his brother clearly resented the hell out of him, which isn't surprising because can you imagine? Spending your whole life alongside someone who is just like you, except better?

I felt so bad for both of them. And I still think that could make one hell of a story.

Sam Argent
01-21-2015, 02:42 AM
Not in my family, but I know three pairs of twins and a set of triplets.

First twin set: Boys, different hairlines but still look similar, both into politics, one is a heck of a lot more chatty and the other one is a lot more quiet.

Second twin set: Girls, almost look identical but slightly different chins. At first glance it looks like they have all the same interests but it branches off into different directions like one is into more gore horror and the other one loves Japanese type creepy horror. The both have strong personalities, but it's like they take turns being the more aggressive one.

Third twin set: Boys, mirror identical, both quiet, the same style of clothes, and I never feel safe calling them by name because different hair cuts are the only way you can tell them apart. It was easy back in high school when one of them lost weight, but the other dieted the next year and it was back to 'I have no idea which one I'm talking to'.

The triplets: 2 boys, a girl, extremely different personalities, different hair colors, and they look nothing alike which is why it never dawned on me they were triplets until I found out their birthdays.