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Rose Fox ([personal profile] rosefox) wrote2017-04-06 02:58 am
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"It'll never be over, will it"

Arms: *hurt*

Two novels: *are barely started*

Brain: Hey, it would be cool to write a contemporary romance that inverts the childhood sweethearts trope by making them childhood buddies in an urban neighborhood, one of whom comes back to the 'hood after failing at farming.

Me: What. No. No no no. I am not starting a new project. No.

Brain: You know how there are a million books about men who return to small towns after failing to make it in the big city, and the women who've always loved them save them from their dangerous unmasculine ambitions—

Me: YES AND I HATE THEM

Brain: Okay, so, these two girls grow up next door to each other, one boy's Jamaican immigrant parents run a grocery store and the other boy's Chinese immigrant parents run a Chinese takeout place, and the Jamaican kid tries to become a farmer and totally fumbles it and comes back to the 'hood, which is gentrifying, and they both try to keep their family businesses afloat while falling in love.

Me: Another M/M romance, though? Why do I keep thinking those up?

Brain: Make one of them trans, problem solved. Or both, both would be fine.

Me: ...

Brain: I think the Chinese kid's "aunt" is actually her dad's girlfriend.

Three novels: *are barely started*
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[personal profile] mornglory 2017-04-06 08:13 pm (UTC)(link)
My brain just dumped an entire short story in my head, with an ace main character and a magic system that causes permanent physical disability as it's price and I'm like,
BRAIN, I am the opposite of ace. And while I have a chronic illness that causes extreme pain, I can't manage this story with the delicacy required.
We're supposed to be writin Beauty and the Boar.
BRAIN says, it's a good story and you can write it so there.
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[personal profile] tiger_spot 2017-04-07 04:35 am (UTC)(link)
Hee! Sounds like fun. :)
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[personal profile] tendyl 2017-04-07 10:16 am (UTC)(link)
I agree.
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[personal profile] umadoshi 2017-04-08 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
How nice of your brain to be so helpful...? ^_-

(Sounds like a great idea!)
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[personal profile] conuly 2017-04-22 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
I'd read it.