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Ash from the dark ghoulish woods creaking just outside the unhinged door, the macabre biting at the heels. is reading Our Tragic Universe February 3, 2012 - 2:12pm

Here's what happened. Me and my ex girlfriend broke up about 5 months ago. She did something bad and played about with lots of peoples feelings, I subsequently felt like absolute rust and wished for Horrible things to happen to the world. I had a burst of dark emotional writing filled with suffering.

One month ago i met my current girlfriend, and she's lovely and i feel so lucky and happy. Now i have to connect my better emotional plots to the darker ones. I could use them backwards like if the character mets a girl or guy, and is really happy, then the darkness happens. Or the original way. 

Or not connect them at all. Thing is they're not literally what happened in my life and may not fit together in the same plot anyway. What a flotsam/jetsam pickle.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 3, 2012 - 2:31pm

Or combine them and make her schizo.

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly February 3, 2012 - 2:36pm

I've been there.  My problem is that I'll fill notebooks with the dark shit, and not write a damn thing about the good stuff.  I'm too busy enjoying it, I guess.

It depends on how you want your story to go.  Does the protagonist pull themselve's from the proverbial muddy depths of despair?

Or does the good life delolve into a downward spiral?  OR do the three act good times/bad times/redemption thing.    Whatever you do, you've got material to work with, and that's a good start.

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Ash from the dark ghoulish woods creaking just outside the unhinged door, the macabre biting at the heels. is reading Our Tragic Universe February 3, 2012 - 2:44pm

I'm thinking downward spiral. Happy endings aren't a natural thing to me. But if the time calls for i dont think i'll mind.

I do like the schizo idea, I know someone just like that.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 3, 2012 - 2:58pm

Happy endings are the best.  They are why God invented little Chinese ladies.

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Ash from the dark ghoulish woods creaking just outside the unhinged door, the macabre biting at the heels. is reading Our Tragic Universe February 3, 2012 - 3:00pm

I'm thinking, Bad ending which leads to the sequel. 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 3, 2012 - 3:34pm

Yeesh.  Bad ending from the little Chinese lady = unsightly growths.  So you could call volume 1 Drippings.  Volume 2 could be It Was Cheaper to Grow My Own Penicillin.

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Ash from the dark ghoulish woods creaking just outside the unhinged door, the macabre biting at the heels. is reading Our Tragic Universe February 3, 2012 - 3:42pm

Oooh, the prequel... little Chinese lady turns out being a cagey ladyboy from the Philippines with aloose crack addiction.

Dirty sheboy

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Ash from the dark ghoulish woods creaking just outside the unhinged door, the macabre biting at the heels. is reading Our Tragic Universe February 3, 2012 - 3:43pm

I have no idea why asian ladies found themselves on this thread :p

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 3, 2012 - 3:43pm

Cue Hangover 2 jokes.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 4, 2012 - 10:02am

I'm sending a dozen ladyboys to your house, Utah. 

"That's why they call it Bangkok, baby!"

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 6, 2012 - 7:28am

I've got a demon in me.