Thursday, September 30, 2010

Insult of the day

I'm buried up to my ears in homework.

Gotcha! I bet that title caught your eye and you're wondering why on earth I'm starting out a post with homework. Um, well, that's because I want to make a statement and announce the fact that inspite of having other obligations, I am taking a few moments to make my customary before-midnight blog post! Yay! I bet you feel really special, right? If not, here, have a cookie. I have extras. But only two per person. No frosting. 

And that would be my rambling getting the best of me, but I suppose that's how life works, at least this week. Back to the subject at hand!

Oh and a quick note, I've still a Friday Fiction I'm working out in my head. (Crooked, Part three!) for Fiction Fusion tomorrow. If you haven't been following the story, it's a cute little character snippet I had in my head for a medieval princess and a young knight, who has gone with his friends to slay a dragon. Things are about to get exciting!  ~_^

Anyway, for today's post, I'm going to share one of my new lines I've found for today.

A writerly habit of mine includes collecting favorite quotes and lines from wherever they emerge. You know, the ones you want to hang onto and someday work into your favorite story just for the sheer ridiculousness of it? Well, today's line is Shakespearean and for all I know, it'll end up in my NaNo.

It was a discussion among writers for some of the best "insults" and of course, things could only get ridiculous from there. If you have any suggestions or favorites, I'd love to hear them! My villain will be in need of perfectly dreadful and witty things to throw at my waiting-to-be-named hero.

A favorite line of mine is from "A Midsummer night's Dream" where Helena and Hermia are screaming at each other and one spouts off "You acorn!" As a Tennessee girl who sees acorns by the bucketload at fall, I have to laugh at that, because it is quite real to me. I suppose that's also why this new line also tickles my fancy.

It is from Macbeth and when used in this context (partial line, not entire line) and I find it to be quite amusing.

"Your horrid image doth unfix my hair"


Now there's an insult! :P

Props to Shakespeare. G'night!


Joanne Sher said...

Shakespeare's AWEsome. You need some fun insults? Check out Taming of the Shrew!

Check out my "Finds for Friday" bloggy today. Might recognize someone ;)
LOVE you girlie!