I wrote a whole paper on this in college, but basically the culture of "collaboration" in music is very different (and very strong) compared to any other industry. Once you've made it to the big leagues, it's not plagarism, it's flattery. The lawsuits really only come from peanuts trying to get money from rock stars.But now *I* digress...I agree, writing doesn't always have to be lonely. I've gotten some of my best story ideas from talking things out with friends. Sometimes the discussion directly solves the problem, or sometimes it just gives me enough to think about that I solve it on my own. Either way, I loves it. :)Yay for your friends helping you with your prison break problem! The one in the story, I mean, not your unhealthy fondness for Wentworth Miller. :P
I could have taught you the lyrics to that song many many years ago. I sat lonely in front of my tape player in 5th grade, scribbling the words, then rewinding for clarity, scribbling again until finally the task was done- the lyrics forever imprinted on my brain."...Ice is back with my brand new invention. Somethin' grabs ahold of me tightly, flows like a harpoon daily and nightly. We don't ever stop, yo- I don't know. Turn off the lights, and I glow."I could seriously go on.I also know all the words to "Bust a Move," and "You Be Illin'" from the same glorious time period.we had to work for it back then.
I think I am getting a little jealous of this Wentworth guy. Maybe I should just cover my body with tattoos.
If you come down to Ft. Laud to visit us, we'll take you for a drive along A1A (Beachfront Ave.) :P
Kristan: that's really interesting! Have there been many cases of bigwigs accusing one another of plagiarism, or is just generally accepted as, say, homages? That's honestly a paper I'd love to read! Mamie: I did the same exact thing with R.E.M.'s "The End of the World" song. Will kids ever know the labor of love it was to memorize a song before the age of googleing lyrics? I submit to you: no. And we were a stronger people for it. Blair: What Vanilla Ice has taught me of Beachfront Ave is that it is heavily populated with girls wearing less than bikinis and rockman lovers driving Lamborghinis. Can we all go to Disneyworld instead? And Preston: just so you know, if you were ever sent to prison, I'd totally get its blueprint tattooed on me for you. And a little bat, maybe on my bicep. BUT MOSTLY THE BLUEPRINT.
Why can't I stop clicking the Vanilla's "Replay" button...dagg it!I hate you.
Vanilla Ice lives out here by us. (Well, not by us exactly but in our county.) Levi saw him at Brandsmart looking at refrigerators, and I saw him at the jail when he got arrested. So awesome.
Yve, when we have the next Floriganza, I request that we stop at that jail for pictures. And the grocery store, while we're at it. Vanillaganza 2011!
I think Preston would look great with a barb wire tat. Or maybe a tat of a tooth...Marie, it's been my secret wish to be apart of one of your blogs! Now my dream has come true. I also once tried, and failed, to memorized R.E.M.'s "End of the World" song: "Leonard Bernstein!"P.S. I love your blog.
Cool blog. I am full of admiration; talk about knowing your audience. I'm too old and whiskery to properly gel with the younger generation, though my teenage daughter keeps me up to speed. Love your imagination and sheer joyfulness. Great stuff. Wish you well in your chosen field.
LOL. OMG, I loved this post. I was a big Vanilla Ice fan. And You Be Illin'? Wow, that's hella old school. LOL. Love that song, too. Found your blog through a YA Highway post last week. I'll be assing you to my blogroll. I like how your posts are written. How do you do that?
Thank you guys so much for stopping by and, moreover, for the kind words! Celise, re: your question, I use two methods depending on my mood: sometimes I draw the blog on paper and scan it in, coloring it in Corel Painter. And sometimes I draw directly onto a document in Painter using a tablet. I thought one would be faster than the other but alas, I'm slow at both. :) Like I said, thanks again so much for checking it out. It means a lot to me. Cheers!
can't get enough of you Marie...
This post cracked me up. I remember an English class in high school where a couple of guys were trying to remember all the lyrics to that song so they could use it for their journal. Hysterical.
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