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    Quote Originally Posted by C.W. LaSart View Post
    I bathe in the blood of virgins-it's tough to come by these days
    LOL, awesome! Ya, I'm 41 and my kids are typically jumping on my back like it was a trampoline as I write. Then they whine and scream, "Daddy I'm bored," "Daddy it's my turn on the computer," "Daddy the house is on fire." It's always something with these kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozmosis7 View Post
    LOL, awesome! Ya, I'm 41 and my kids are typically jumping on my back like it was a trampoline as I write. Then they whine and scream, "Daddy I'm bored," "Daddy it's my turn on the computer," "Daddy the house is on fire." It's always something with these kids.
    If there aren't kids on my back, it's one of the two dogs trying to climb into my lap(did I mention they are big dogs?) and once in awhile, my rat Booger likes to hang out on my shoulder while I'm at my desk-I can tune out anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.W. LaSart View Post
    I bathe in the blood of virgins-it's tough to come by these days, but worth the anti-aging benefits! Actually, I'm 34 and plenty old enough for three kids
    Hahaha to the blood bathing. I wouldn't have guessed your age. My sons are 10 and 14. I started young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozmosis7 View Post
    "Daddy it's my turn on the computer,"
    My computer didn't come with turns.

    You're 41? You look in your mid 30's, maybe. Bathing in blood too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.W. LaSart View Post
    I bathe in the blood of virgins-it's tough to come by these days, but worth the anti-aging benefits! Actually, I'm 34 and plenty old enough for three kids
    Never would have guessed from looking at your profile pic! Virgin's blood, who would have thought! Puts those expensive anti-aging cosmetics to shame!

    I like to write in a quite atmosphere, no music, no tv (well, sometimes some music, but rarely)... Although with an 8 month baby boy to take care of, quite is something that is hard to come by these days, I'm guessing even rarer than the blood of virgin's.
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    I write at work while on lunch break. That is the only time I have free - if I'm at home, I taking care of the 9mo kid (if the laptop comes out while the kid is around, he feels the need to play baby smash on the keyboard) or hangin' with my wife. Weekends are spent on the boat or working around the house. I find it hard to focus, to be honest. That is why I have so many story starts and no ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJHubbard53 View Post
    I write at work while on lunch break. That is the only time I have free - if I'm at home, I taking care of the 9mo kid (if the laptop comes out while the kid is around, he feels the need to play baby smash on the keyboard) or hangin' with my wife. Weekends are spent on the boat or working around the house. I find it hard to focus, to be honest. That is why I have so many story starts and no ends.
    Ahhh, baby smash on the keyboard, know that one quite well. Also boom boom mouse flies across the room and smack the monitor cause its glowing.

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    It depends on what I'm writing. I'll get ideas while listening to music. If that happens, I'm kind of forced to have to listen to that song over and over again as I create the first draft. Usually, I put on some particular mood fitting music into Pandora and just go. On the second draft, I need SILENCE.

    For my story The Wings of a Fly, I was inspired by Nick Cave's Wings Off Flies:

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    Hmmmm. You are all making me feel old. My sons are 18 and 20 - still at home.

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    I wish I could listen to music, but I get too easily distracted.

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    I listen to whatever fits the mood of what I'm writing.. I have several playlists on my iPod.. "Instrumental", "Horror/Anger", "Love/Melancholy", etc etc etc...

    I am currently working on a novel set during the Salem Witch Trials, so Rob Zombie has been a big time favorite.

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    NiN, Tool, APC, Metallica, so on, when I can write and need to set a mood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draven Ames View Post
    NiN, Tool, APC, Metallica, so on, when I can write and need to set a mood.
    Good choices

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    The older I get, the harder it is for me to write to music with lyrics. Especially catchy shit! Too much singing, too much air-drumming, too much rockin' out like a dummy and not enough writing! Haha.

    So these days I typically listen to instrumental music or stuff that is really ambient and mellow, where the vocals are more ethereal, you know. I have a "writing" playlist which consists of the following bands/musicians:

    Antimatter
    Autumn Tears
    Brendan Perry
    Dark Sanctuary
    Dead Can Dance
    Delerium
    Devin Townsend (his Devlab and The Hummer albums)
    Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions
    Lisa Gerrard
    Mazzy Star
    Michael Hedges (the instrumental stuff)
    Nightwish (instrumental version of Dark Passion Play and a few other instrumentals)
    Tim Reynolds (the mellow instrumental stuff, like The Limbic System)

    Then I have a ton of random instrumental tracks, some classical stuff, the Star Wars trilogy box set (every song but the ridiculous "Ewok Celebration" nonsense—"Yub nub, eee chop yub nub," BLECH! Haha).
    "Happy people have no stories" —Therapy?

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    That is a list I will have to print out and check. Always into finding new music to groove to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozmosis7 View Post
    That is a list I will have to print out and check. Always into finding new music to groove to.
    Most of that is real mellow stuff, not a whole lotta groove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenwood View Post
    Most of that is real mellow stuff, not a whole lotta groove.
    Cool with me. I like everything except for most country. I am only able to tolerate the deep voiced guys there, and a few of the ladies. I listen to Sinatra, and a lot of other crooners. There is a mood for every story, yes.

    Today I listened to Dream Academy, Depeche Mode, Live (can't seem to break the kick I have for that group lately), NIN, Fugazi, Satriani, and my favorite--Pink Floyd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozmosis7 View Post
    Cool with me. I like everything except for most country. I am only able to tolerate the deep voiced guys there, and a few of the ladies. I listen to Sinatra, and a lot of other crooners. There is a mood for every story, yes.

    Today I listened to Dream Academy, Depeche Mode, Live (can't seem to break the kick I have for that group lately), NIN, Fugazi, Satriani, and my favorite--Pink Floyd.
    Very cool. Here's my last 15 bands played, according to Last.fm: Motley Crue, The Sammus Theory, Wilson Gil & The Willful Sinners, Epica, Rusted Root, Into Eternity, Charlotte Martin, Atomic Rooster, Street Kid, Faith No More, Chaosfear, Day Of Fire, James Murphy, Iced Earth, and Jennifer Lee.

    So as you can see, I have pretty broad tastes.
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    Hey, I like the taste of a "pretty broad" too, Ken. What a co inky dink!

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    Quote Originally Posted by randy d. Rubin View Post
    hey, i like the taste of a "pretty broad" too, ken. What a co inky dink!
    lol

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