Fantine
06 February 2011 @ 05:12 am
Writer's Block: The start of something wonderful  
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The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them - words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear.

That's the opening to The Body by Stephen King. Not only is it my favourite opening, it's also my most favourite paragraph in all literature - a bold statement I know, but this paragraph speaks more to me than anything else ever has. In describing the difficultly in saying something important to you, Stephen King has successfully written something important to me that I have always had difficultly saying.
 
 
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Fantine
28 May 2010 @ 01:34 am
Writer's Block: Bitter aftertaste  
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NOT AT ALL.

I'm ultra protective of my iPod as my musical tastes are often sneered at, which I hate. How dare anyone judge somebodies own personal tastes? Especially on something as personal as music. There is nothing I detest more than music snobs, just because a particlar artist/style of music is not to your taste does not entitle you to be a prick about it and belittle someone who enjoys listening to it. Each to their own and all that.
 
 
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Current Music: I Wanna Be A Producer - The Producers
 
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Fantine
01 May 2010 @ 11:05 pm
Ugh  
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Rosemary's Baby and The Godfather movies <333

And on an entirely seperate note...

It's days like today that make me really hate working in a sales enviroment. A customer came to me at reception to ask for his gym membership to be cancelled as he's been made redundant and can't afford the monthly fee. To me, this is a perfectly legitimate reason someone should be able to cancel their membership for, no one can foresee loosing their job and its certainly not a pleasent situation to find yourself in. But oh no, the sales team overheard him ask and swooped in with their whole speech about it being a legally binding contract he's signed into and blah blah blah. And what response does this guy get when he explains that he simply doesn't have any money to pay for it? "Well thats not our problem.". I was LIVID. I didn't say anything though, I just noted the guys mobile number from his account and gave him a phone call when no one was around to explain that theres a loophole in the contract and how to get out of it.

But gosh it annoys me, I really hate the arseholes I work with sometimes. It doesn't hurt to show a little compassion.
 
 
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