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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
31st-Jan-2012 01:34 pm
Dancer/Holy Ground - by Iroshi
This is a problem!

Okay, so Chapter Nine of Cicatix is done, and Chapter Ten is Ash reflecting on zir history with dancing and why zie hasn't danced in years, except for what just happened tonight with Aaron. And I was battering against the wall of this damn thing and not getting anywhere, and then I realized that in order to write a piece that is all about dance and how dance feels in one's body, I need to dance it first. (This novel is always teaching me how to write it.)

So I turn up the music, and I stretch, and I start dancing.

And I stop because I am doing it wrong, because I'm dancing like myself, not like Ash. Ash would not do that with zir hips. And especially would not do that with zir ass.

And I. Can't. Stop. The booty-shaking.


I have narrowed everything else down to be more what Ash does - less hips, more arms, less all-over-the-place, taking up less space, and I think I've got it but then my ass remembers that we came up in Miami y'all and boom boom boom and I have to start over. Or my hips remember that they do not, in fact, lie, and I have to start over.

I feel like I need to build something to keep my hips from getting wiggly, some kind of splint. I just. What. I never hear about other writers having this problem.

Additionally, I need to go out dancing soonest. Locals, where do you go and when and can I tag along?
31st-Jan-2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
Not that *specific* problem, but similar things.
1st-Feb-2012 02:39 pm (UTC)
Cucumberseed: Having only a limited exposure (so far) to your work, the image I have in my head involves drifting in space, about to be lost forever, and thinking "No! I have to do it in character!"
31st-Jan-2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
I never hear about other writers having this problem.

...which made me come *this close* to bursting out laughing at work. :-D
31st-Jan-2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
Not this problem, but similar and inconvenient. My characters all have coffee drinks, fer instance, and many of them drink stuff I don't like very much.

And it sounds like you need a jockstrap for the dancing. Constricting on the sides, reminds the booty to not ba-donk-a-donk so much, but still is open and free-ish.
31st-Jan-2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
Tie a pretty scarf around your waste to remind you- wait, no, that is no good. Tie books to your hips? Um.

I'm not laughing at you, no, not at all.
1st-Feb-2012 12:04 am (UTC)
*snicker* you are officially adorable.
1st-Feb-2012 12:05 am (UTC)
Totally not a useful answer, but my tail wags involuntarily (sort of a small shimmy) if I'm happy enough, so I have less than zero USEFUL advice.
1st-Feb-2012 02:55 am (UTC)
1st-Feb-2012 02:59 am (UTC)
*grin* That's pretty much my spouse's reaction too.
1st-Feb-2012 02:37 pm (UTC)
Have you tried dancing as yourself first, to get you out of your system before you try to be Ash?
2nd-Feb-2012 01:00 pm (UTC)
I have nothing useful to add but this did make me giggle. :)
14th-Feb-2012 12:32 am (UTC)
I forgot to tell you--I pictured you with King Julian's crown when I read this.
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