Which character from Gone With the Wind do you think you most resemble? I’d like to think that I’d come a little closer in temperament to Scarlett than to the ever compliant Melanie. Melanie was a good -- darn near saintly – person with a kind heart and giving nature. Not that my heart is black, but Melanie had a subservient element to her personality that would frankly scare me. Melanie was virtuous and loyal to a fault, but when the stubborn, headstrong Scarlett referred to her as mealy-mouthed, she wasn’t just whistling Dixie.
I guess I can identify more with Scarlett because she had fire. Spunk. Backbone. Sure, she was a spoiled, coy little thing, willful and manipulative (never attractive in a person) when it suited her purposes, but when the going got tough she had the brains and the inner strength to draw upon to take the situation in hand and do something about it. I would hope that rather than sitting back waiting for help in the face of adversity, I could do whatever it took to meet it and beat it (and shoot marauding Yankees). Unfortunately, points are deducted from Scarlett for spending half a lifetime pining over the wishy-washy, ineffectual Ashley.
Rhett, with his in your face, take it or leave it approach to life, was a much better match for Scarlett. I can certainly identify with Rhett’s “I don’t give a damn,” zest for life attitude, except I never call anyone “my dear” when I’m damning them to the infernal pits.
It chagrins me to admit that I have my Prissy moments – “I don’t know nothin’ about (insert crisis)!” Thankfully, moments of complete and paralyzing panic are few and far between. I sometimes wish that I had more of the calming, nurturing traits of Mammy.
On a completely unrelated side note, I’m wondering about something. If you’re going to post a past collaborative effort on the Internet, is there any inherent obligation to first obtain the consent of the contributors? I would think there is, but maybe I’m wrong.
Today’s Twisted Linguistics, starring those wildly unpredictable Words Gone Wild.:
mote around the castle – Make it a bunch of motes and it would be a dust storm, which is much preferable to a shit storm.
didb't – A deduction from the frog's bank account. Ribbit.
crispiness in the air – The atmosphere after an explosion at the potato chip factory.
of coarse – Describing one who is vulgar and crass.
thunder and lightening – Highlighting one’s hair during a storm.
surprize – An extra reward, of course.
What flavor jelly bean are you?
|You Are a Pineapple Jelly Bean|
Easy going and undemanding, you have good taste but aren't a show off about it.
What type of writer should you be?
|You Should Be a Film Writer|
You don't just create compelling stories, you see them as clearly as a movie in your mind.
You have a knack for details and dialogue. You can really make a character come to life.
Chances are, you enjoy creating all types of stories. The joy is in the storytelling.
And nothing would please you more than millions of people seeing your story on the big screen!