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Deadlines… Or is that Dead Lines?

Yesterday, I received a holiday gift from a friend. Having had a difficult night at ECC, I decided to open it immediately. It was the coolest mug, coaster and mouse pad all in the same pattern with "Deadlines Amuse Me."

You want to know what my first thought was? "Aww, they know I appreciate such morbid things."

It took me about five minutes to understand that what I thought the gift meant was completely different than what it actually meant.

You see, any normal person would laugh because they know I'm a writer and I'm constantly under the gun to get things in on time. Hence, "Deadlines Amuse Me."

But you want to know what I actually thought at first blush? "Dead Lines Amuse Me" where "dead lines" = outlines of bodies on sidewalks and autopsy stitches.

No. I'm not kidding. This is just how I frequently think. It's my "Jenn Filter" or my "Gilded Light."

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seductionjunkie
Dec. 21st, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry you had a difficult night, I had no idea. I think you rock *hugs*
gaaneden
Dec. 21st, 2009 07:19 am (UTC)
Just a player being very difficult when his character's IC actions had consequences that linked into his Clan flaw. It required two two PAs two hours and one RA 30 minutes to convince him, based on everything we presented as a staff, that this was:

1. Nothing more than IC reaction to the character and not the player.

2. The IC reaction was justified and was within canon for the Clan.

3. That we, as a staff, and as the NPCs, did have the authority to met out those (admittedly severe) consequences.
seductionjunkie
Dec. 21st, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
Dear goth, I hope it was a new player who just didn't fully understand the rules and not a seasoned one being a dick. I'm very sorry you had to go through that.

I admire you all for the job you do, thank you. :)
fetishnun
Dec. 21st, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
I like your interpretation better....

Sorry this weekend was crappy.
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