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The Amish, Violetsmiles, and I...
...don't have to set our clocks back today. But if you live anyplace in the continental US that ain't central Indiana or Arizona, you do. Nyah.

alias_lilacgirl

2004-10-30 10:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Whoo! More sleep!

mpoetess

2004-11-01 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Not for me! But at least most of the people I talk to will now be in the same time as me.

ladysorka

2004-10-30 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

...that's today?

Oh.

Uh, thanks for the heads up!

rubywisp

2004-10-30 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

My favorite thing about this time of year is that I'm now only two hours behind the people I chat with most. Whee. :)

mpoetess

2004-11-01 07:53 am (UTC) (Link)

The east coasters (and wolfling up in Ontario) are now on the same time as me. Yay!)

robintcj

2004-10-30 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks for the reminder. I don't pay attention; my insane mother usually calls me the three days before, once a day, to remind me. Because she's a liiiiittle neurotic.

*goes back to rereading DP*

mpoetess

2004-11-01 07:53 am (UTC) (Link)

Your mother? Get outta town. :-P

robintcj

2004-11-01 08:49 am (UTC) (Link)

lol. I know. Hard to believe MY mother would do a thing like that.

vylit

2004-10-30 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

We rock!

*twirls*

When I lived in Maine, I could NEVER remember to change my clock.

mpoetess

2004-11-01 07:54 am (UTC) (Link)

We rock!

And roll! All night long, baby.

robintcj

2004-10-31 01:55 am (UTC) (Link)

By the way, completely random and OT question: when you're writing, and you're writing a bit of dialogue where words are intentionally mumbled or said behind a hand, do you actually try it out to get the sounds right?

For example, in DP's Date Night 2: Angel...

"Mephh...iff ffuffuh fuuferfiiffa."

"What did he say?" Greg asked, not hiding his amusement at the sight of Wesley restraining a vampire who, while they might be of similar height, weighed at least seventy pounds more than him, not to mention, well, being a vampire.

"He said it's just a superstition. Angel, there are those who think vampires are just a superstition. That doesn't make them any less..."

"Mmmppuffuff?"

"Dorky was the word I was looking for. but dangerous will do. Now, what are you going to say when I remove my hand from your mouth?"

"Faaphoo, ee ee oo gerff groorfe?"

"Very good." Wesley slid his hand away from Angel's lips.

"Thank you," Angel said to Michael and Greg. "We need to get going."


Because the mumbling behind Wesley's hand is incredibly accurate. *grin*




mpoetess

2004-11-01 07:57 am (UTC) (Link)

Hee! That time, it was definitely intentional, though I don't remember if I really covered my mouth to check, or just guessed at what it would sound like. Sometimes it's just random silly sounds that don't remotely resemble what the person's supposed to be saying, though. (Especially with Xander and Spike -- after all, they sort of have husband-pathy. They know what the other one would be saying if there wasn't a hand over his mouth, without having to actually listen to the muffled sounds.)

theloa

2004-10-31 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)

Hah! Me neither.

Clock smock!

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mpoetess

2004-11-01 07:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Hey, I get it double in the spring, in revenge. Since I'm always at Connexions in Baltimore on the weekend of spring-forward, I have to turn my watch forward (or just remember to add an hour) for a day and a half, and then turn it back once I get home.

gairid

2004-10-31 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)

We don't either! *waves, also in central Indiana*

mpoetess

2004-11-01 07:57 am (UTC) (Link)

Hihi!