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by fireflydances
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: ONBC Next Book Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 121

ONBC Next Book Suggestions

In addition to the books mentioned here, I recall seeing him holding a book about the beginnings of the human race. Can't remember the title for anything. This would have been in the last year or perhaps two? I will see if I can track it down as another option. Anyone here know what book I have in ...
by fireflydances
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: ONBC Next Book Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 121

ONBC Next Book Suggestions

:girlwave2: I know that I'm not often attending but I'm sneaking in here and there. I only want to add that I'm very looking forward to the ' Snow Moon ' I was fascinated by reading the Cinderella's Chronicles' , back than. Just saying. :biggrin: :heartflower: It's always nice to see you here, mari...
by fireflydances
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #9 - Wrapping up
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Devotion ~ Question #9 - Wrapping up

I missed Patti's wider take on things, a la M Train in particular, this time out. And although I enjoyed Devotion, and more so because of the process of researching the tidbits, its more abstract focus, devotion to the creative process, felt limited to me, too quick and not enough plumbing of the de...
by fireflydances
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #8 Mourning
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Devotion ~ Question #8 Mourning

Yeah, writers mourn their characters, even if they don't downright kill them off. There is always this desire to find some form of redemption for one's characters. But, for the most part, good stories require that writers be prepared to make their characters suffer, if not downright die. There's an ...
by fireflydances
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion: Question #6: Character
Replies: 10
Views: 102

Devotion: Question #6: Character

Yes, he was a user. Although I think he was utterly blind to the way he treated her. Clueless. The thing is I eventually decided that both of them were to some degree obsessed -- he by his possessions and she with her skating--- and that these obsessions could be seen as the far side of devotion. I ...
by fireflydances
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion - Question #7 Final Take On These Two Characters
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Devotion - Question #7 Final Take On These Two Characters

So, what do you think Patti was trying to say with this short story? Also, still looking for more feedback on our two characters.
by fireflydances
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion: Question #6: Character
Replies: 10
Views: 102

Devotion: Question #6: Character

Finally I am back. Under the weather. I promised my take on Aleksandr. Here it is: So, I see Aleksandr first as a collector. A dealer in artifacts, he is a connoisseur of the exquisite. Nothing but the very best ivory, textiles, pearls, and silks, which makes him an excellent purveyor of the very be...
by fireflydances
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion: Question #6: Character
Replies: 10
Views: 102

Devotion: Question #6: Character

Nebraska. I will definitely lay out an equally extensive analysis of Aleksandr. I hoped to do it tonight, Thursday. I am still gathering the quotes however, and want to take a little extra time to outline what I think about him. So, Friday night. I hope that is okay.
by fireflydances
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion: Question #6: Character
Replies: 10
Views: 102

Devotion: Question #6: Character

Eugenie. I found her odd, and basically obsessed. What do I mean? We meet her just before she turns 16. The immediate impression is of a young girl who is narrowly focused on skating to the exclusion of anything else: “She had risen early, said prayers in the student chapel, and having already compl...
by fireflydances
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion: Question #6: Character
Replies: 10
Views: 102

Devotion: Question #6: Character

Eugenie and Aleksandr. Writers use descriptions, dialogue, and behavior to flesh out characters for their readers. Drawing on the text, give us your own take on one or both of these characters from Patti's short story. Try to describe them so that those who haven’t read the story can get a clear sen...
by fireflydances
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #4 Awareness
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Devotion ~ Question #4 Awareness

That was perfect Stroch, really captured the place and the importance of each object described. Wow, Katrina! And Snoopy, just as I was posting, I stopped to read yours. Didn't know about all that media work! And your collection of videos reminds my of my daughter who collects as many horror videos ...
by fireflydances
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #5 The Vision
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Devotion ~ Question #5 The Vision

I agree. Stories don't necessarily get written in the order that they appear on the page. And they are constantly evolving, adding elements, dropping out entire scenes or characters. I think that Patti was giving her a sense of her process in terms of where inspiration can take a person: the slighte...
by fireflydances
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #2 Journals
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Devotion ~ Question #2 Journals

No, I don't journal. I've tried, over the years, but have never followed through. I'm not a writer...it feels unnatural to try and write out my day/thoughts/feelings. After I discovered bullet journalling, I thought that maybe just keeping track of my days with bullet points instead of flowing para...
by fireflydances
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Recent Pics
Topic: Pics--From Zurich, Johnny having his hair styled
Replies: 26
Views: 770

Pics--From Zurich, Johnny having his hair styled

Very behind-the-scenes stuff. I wonder who took the photos. I know they were posted by IFOD, who did attend the premiere. So I am all ears. ;)
by fireflydances
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #3 Reading
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Devotion ~ Question #3 Reading

I am always dragging books around with me. A mix of stuff -- so I can find just the right read when I am going to bed or on the train, in the airport. I have to have a book that is multi-layered I guess. Something that is totally immersive. Something I lose myself in, for days of time. This summer I...

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