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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby DonRetrasado » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:47 am

A while back I was in a commercial for a small theatre as a favour to a friend, and my friend goes "yeah I had class with the owner of the theatre a while back, everyone calls him Jacques and I don't know why" and I go "that's 'cause he's got the same real first name as the guy I work with!" Turns out I did a commercial for a theatre that's owned by a friend of my brother. Also, apparently one of my high school friends was in the same commercial without me realising. I know everyone. something something Kevin Bacon.
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:03 am

Kevin Bacon's real name is Jacques?
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby Edminster » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:39 am

But his friends call him "Jimmy".
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:38 am

Wikipedia wrote:Most people use their index finger to push a door bell, but young people who have grown up with text messaging use their thumb.
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby DonRetrasado » Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:53 am

Is it okay if I use my thumb too? I mean, I didn't exactly "grow up" with text messaging since I only got a cell phone about 4 years ago after most of my friends, but, ya know, I'm all thumbs...
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:48 pm

So, I looked up "Bulwark" when I meant to look up "Bulkhead," and I found this picture of what Geneva looked like for a brief period.
It's a spiky city!

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Postby Kimra » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:52 pm

Spiky cities are the best kind. I like it a lot.
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby Asherian » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:05 am

That is indeed a cool image.

I know a lot of random trivia of christian mythology, but not that much about James specifically. I know people who know a lot though if you have questions I could ask them.. Heh, bulwark is a funny word.

Honestly I think I end up using my elbow more than my hand to hit door bells. I'm not sure what wikipedia would make of that.
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby Astrogirl » Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:12 am

Look down there in the same article it says: "People without hands are more likely to use their elbows to ring bells."
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby Olax » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:05 pm

Asherian wrote:I know people who know a lot though if you have questions I could ask them..

Nah, I just need something peculiar about him. Characteristics. Anecdotes. Fun, but personal stuff. He's one of the main characters in my book, and I don't seem to know anything about him.
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby smiley_cow » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:22 pm

John the lesser is likely the same person as John the Just who is one of Jesus' brothers. That's the closest to anything peculiar I know about him.
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby Olax » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:54 pm

James. And yes, that was as much as I knew. Anyway, if he's such a tabula rasa, people won't mind if I provide him with some interesting characteristics... perhaps a couple of superpowers, if I feel like it. How about the power to kill a yak from 200 yards away...
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby smiley_cow » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:57 pm

He's the brother of Jesus, he's gotta have some kind of super powers.
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby Olax » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:09 pm

How about the power to move you?
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Re: Things I've researched for writing

Postby Astrogirl » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:18 pm

How about walking on water?
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