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148.1.2 - lyrics

"We don't talk enough
We should open up
Before it's all too much
Will we ever learn?
We've been here before
It's just what we know."


The first thing Shelby does is win the Texas race. The fourth thing she does, after the podium finish and the press conference, is almost throw up in the hauler. Pack racing is the only thing that scares her. It's exciting as hell driving wheel to wheel with the best in the business but she's seen how it can go violently wrong. She saw it again tonight; one moment her best friend was racing her for the lead and the next he was flung halfway across the infield grass. She's glad for the win but wishes it wouldn't come with feeling like her heart is going to explode.

Just as she's getting her faculties under herself, Shane is knocking at the door. )

Shelby Manning
Need For Speed OC
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[personal profile] musemods2017-06-10 08:43 pm

WORD & QUOTE OF THE DAY // 033.

WORD:

Insouciant
adj. 1. Showing a casual lack of concern; indifferent.


QUOTE:

"I feel like I'm waiting for something that isn't going to happen."
- Unknown
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PROMPTS // 148.

( 1 ) Muse prompts: LYRICS (500+ words, first or third person)
- "Baby, sometimes I'm so carefree
With a joy that's hard to hide
And sometimes it seems that all I have do is worry
Then you're bound to see my other side
But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood."
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, The Animals

- "We don't talk enough
We should open up
Before it's all too much
Will we ever learn?
We've been here before
It's just what we know."
Sign of the Times, Harry Styles

- "I had to find you
Tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart
Tell me your secrets
And ask me your questions
Oh, let's go back to the start."
The Scientist, Coldplay

( 2 ) Muse prompts: QUOTES (500+ words, first or third person)
- "I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one." - Maya Angelou

- "You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms to full to embrace the present." - Jan Glidewell

- "You can give without loving, but you can't love without giving." - Amy Carmichael

( 3 ) First Person/Blog/Diary prompts (Private to just your muse, or Public for all to see - your choice)
- Summer Rain
- The Reason
- Perfect Day

( 4 ) Drabble prompts (100-300 words, first or third person)
- Help
- Hostile
- Hand

( 5 ) Ten Things (List)
- Ten things you need to shake off
- Ten recent purchases
- Ten things you've learned so far this year

( 6 ) Picture Prompts
- Pride )
- Genetics )
- Surf )

( 7 ) Misc/Random (LGBT+ Quotes to Celebrate Pride Month)
- "I think being gay is a blessing, and it's something I am thankful for every single day." - Anderson Cooper
- "Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are." - Mandy Hale
- "There's nothing wrong with you. There's a lot wrong with the world we live in." - Chris Colfer

For more prompts require single sentence responses (that can be used as RP conversation starters), see our LATEST PROMPT SET @ [community profile] musebysentence
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[personal profile] musemods2017-06-10 05:33 pm
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mod note : apologies

Brief apologies for the lack of prompts recently. Mods have been dealing with real life stuff getting in the way of fun. Hoping to get back on a smoother schedule soon.

New prompts incoming soon. Watch this space.

146.3. Private Journal

Going Back

It took a long time for me to believe that going to therapy wasn't evidence of how much of a failure I was. Failure as sister, a wife, a mother, a human. I thought I hated myself when I gave up my baby for adopted all those years ago, but this was worse. I didn't understand why I kept fucking up and hurting the people I love more than life itself. There is no life without any of them. So, why was I such a coward and ran away?

Because running was easy. Running, I could control. Running wasn't killing my brother with cancer, killing my child to suicide, crippling my husband with an illness I couldn't spell, let alone understand... )

Gen Hart ♥
Original Character

147.2. Quote

"You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life." - Unknown

Angela had set herself a daily goal: to visit her son without crying and feeling like an attempted baby murderer. It was hard. Fear, doubt, guilt, hopelessness; they were all bottled up inside her and it felt like a losing battle. She didn’t understand why it was so hard for her to connect with her newborn son, but of course, she was now trying to sort through it with a therapist. Oh, how she didn’t envy a therapist’s job, working day in, day out, with people who believed they couldn’t get better or just plain chose not to because staying miserable was easier anything else. The fighters, the survivors, they didn’t get to have those badges of honour without a fight. Fighting is what she had to do, if she could somehow figure out how.

The ordeal had left her broken and damaged, and it wasn’t for the first time in her life either... )

angela ashwood
- original character -

147.2. Quote

"You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life." - Unknown

There was never a time in Harry's career as a dancer did he want to quit, but all week, he wanted to give up. Rehearsal after rehearsal, class after class. Finals were upon then. Which was one thing in his busy schedule. He hadn't been remembering to eat, but lost his appetite anyway. On top of that, he had another lead in a production that he had been working so hard on that he had no time left for anything else. He went from class during the day to rehearsing during the evenings, and would come home and go straight to bed. He hadn't even remembered to shower some days.

Then he stopped being able to sleep, because all the stress and anxiety seemed to build up as soon as he got into bed... )

harry matheson
- original character -
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Word of the Day #32

WORD:

Dissemble
v. 1. Conceal one's true motives, feelings or beliefs.


QUOTE:

"For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness."
- Unknown
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PROMPTS // 147.

( 1 ) Muse prompts: LYRICS (500+ words, first or third person)
- "Life's like a road that you travel on
When there's one day here and the next day gone
Sometimes you bend and sometimes you stand
Sometimes you turn your back to the wind."
Life is a Highway, Tom Cochrane

- "You've been living life in the past
I'm gonna reach out I'm gonna grab your heart
You've been living life in the eyes of a stranger
You've gotta free your mind
Cause I want to get nearer."
Future is Promises, Texas

- "I picture something, it's beautiful
It's full of life, and it is all blue
I see the sunset on the beach, yeah
It makes me feel calm
When I'm calm, I feel good."
The Freedom Song, Jason Mraz

( 2 ) Muse prompts: QUOTES (500+ words, first or third person)
- "You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life." - Unknown

- "God, how I ricochet between certainties and doubts." - Sylvia Plath

- "It hurts because it matters." - John Green

( 3 ) First Person/Blog/Diary prompts (Private to just your muse, or Public for all to see - your choice)
- Battle Scars
- I'm Alive
- After Hours

( 4 ) Drabble prompts (100-300 words, first or third person)
- Resilient
- Rain
- Redemption

( 5 ) Ten Things (List)
- Ten things you need to say to someone
- Ten quotes poignant to your life
- Ten memories of little things you remember vividly

( 6 ) Picture Prompts
- Light )
- Anywhere )
- Photograph )

( 7 ) Misc/Random (Inspiration Quotes)
- "Just because my path is different, doesn't mean I'm lost." - Gerard Abrams
- "A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there." - Unknown
- "Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing." - George Sheehan

For more prompts require single sentence responses (that can be used as RP conversation starters), see our LATEST PROMPT SET @ [community profile] musebysentence

146.2. Quote

"Count your blessings, not your problems." - Unknown

Times like this, Lewis was grateful to have a large extended family. Lorenzo understandably held firm on wanting to stay at the hospital to see Clint as soon as he could, and also meet their new nephew. Richie was going to bring him home afterwards, so Lewis could finally take Holly home. She was exhausted and didn't want to be put down. It was late morning, but everyone had been up all night. He didn't care about the time, he needed to get their daughter down to sleep, whatever tactics he needed to enlist to manage it.

Holly was clingy and upset. She cried again when they left the hospital once she realised her daddy wasn't coming with them... )

Lewis Sheldon ~ Original Character

146.1. Lyrics

"But we all bleed the same way as you do
And we all have the same things to go through
Hold on, if you feel like letting go
Hold on, it gets better than you know."

• Hold On, Good Charlotte


Angela woke up in a Recovery Room with absolutely no idea what had happened. The pain was unbearable and she felt more ill than she thought she ever had in her life. It was chaotic. Too chaotic for her recently-sedated brain to be able to latch onto anything to get her bearings. Nurses, people in scrubs, were trying to talk to her, but the pain was attacking all her senses and she couldn't comprehend what they were saying. Could pain be so loud? She didn't know. She didn't know anything in that moment. All she could do was cry, and crying seemed to make it all worse. She passed out from the pain before anything they gave her to counteract it had a chance to work.

The second time she woke, at least that she knew of, it was a polar opposite sensation... )

angela ashwood
- original character -
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Word of the Day #031

WORD:

Vituperation
n. 1. Bitter and abusive language.


QUOTE:

"We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
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PROMPTS // 146.

( 1 ) Muse prompts: LYRICS (500+ words, first or third person)
- "But we all bleed the same way as you do
And we all have the same things to go through
Hold on, if you feel like letting go
Hold on, it gets better than you know."
Hold On, Good Charlotte

- "Forgetting that there's something more
Than just knowing better
Your mistakes do not define you now
They tell you who you're not
You've got to live this life you're given
Like it's the only one you've got."
The Only One You've Got, 3 Doors Down

- "'Cause I don't wanna lose you now
I'm looking right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I'll tell you, baby, it was easy."
Mirrors, Justin Timberlake

( 2 ) Muse prompts: QUOTES (500+ words, first or third person)
- "You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it." - JK Rowling

- "Count your blessings, not your problems." - Unknown

- "It is always dangerous to underestimate anybody. - Abdullah II of Jordan

( 3 ) First Person/Blog/Diary prompts (Private to just your muse, or Public for all to see - your choice)
- No Apologies
- Blue Eyes
- Going Back

( 4 ) Drabble prompts (100-300 words, first or third person)
- Lifeline
- Laughter
- Lovely

( 5 ) Ten Things (List)
- Ten ways you've changed since this time last year
- Ten things you are bullshit
- Ten songs you will always be able to listen to on repeat

( 6 ) Picture Prompts
- Window )
- Walk )
- Drinking Alone )

( 7 ) Misc/Random (Book Quotes)
- "There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for." (J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers)
- "Who, being loved, is poor?" (Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance)
- "All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time." (Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven)

For more prompts require single sentence responses (that can be used as RP conversation starters), see our LATEST PROMPT SET @ [community profile] musebysentence

145.5. 10 things

Ten things people falsely assume about you

(1) That I'm somehow a loser delinquent because I have tattoos
(2) That I should have some fucked up past or daddy/mummy issues because I have tattoos
(3) That I'm a drug addict because I have tattoos
(4) That if I'm in a rock band, I can't have had a normal upbringing
(5) That because I'm not the lead singer, I desperately want to be the lead singer
(6) That I don't really play the guitar and it's just a prop
(7) That rock is the only music I should like
(8) That I'm related to the Queen because I'm British
(9) That I've got a dick piercing
(10) That every performance is booze-fuelled

brant fox
( original chracter )

145.4. Drabble

Therapy

Hunter could feel himself going through the grief process. No two people went through it the same way, and even though it was called a 'process', the stages could come at any time, in any order. He was going to need some sort of therapy for all this. He thought he had more strength because he was a counsellor himself, but you needed more than strength when the person you loved was in danger and had been hurt. He was barely keeping it together. And worse, he was on the opposite side of the country, hundreds of miles away from home.

He had been up all night, angry that something like Coachella existed, and maybe Cruz could have dodged this horrific bullet of attempting suicide if the temptations hadn't been there right at his fingertips. It was misguided anger, though... )

hunter alexander | original character
( cruz appears here with love and permission )
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[personal profile] musemods2017-04-20 06:19 pm

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WORD:

Contrite
adj. 1. Feeling for expressing remorse or pertinence; affected by guilt.


QUOTE:

"Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears."
- John Lennon

145.1. lyrics

"I've been standing in the rain
Drenched and soaked with pain
Tired of short time benefits
And being exposed to the elements
I'm homeward bound
Got my head turned around"

• Going Back to My Roots, Odyssey


After staring out the plane without without really taking in anything of the view of the fluffy clouds as far as the eye could see, Hunter closed his eyes when his jumble of thoughts converged in his head without relief. You couldn’t always lean on the luxury of rational reasoning when you were in emotional overload and your heart was far too involved to let the head rule. The empty seat beside him was taunting him, reminding him he was alone. He tried putting his flight bag there to fill the space, but it was no substitute for what - or who - he really wanted there.

He didn’t know why he was feeling so winded and drained. He knew what the situation was, and how it could spiral out of control. He knew there was no guarantee everything would be static. He knew it wouldn't be an easy road... )

hunter alexander | original character
( cruz appears here with love and permission )

145.5. ten things

Ten things you've learnt about yourself recently

1. I'm not straight
2. I had an epic crush without realising it
3. Stage fright won't kill me, even if it feels like it
4. I have more resilience than I realised
5. I love Vegemite
6. I see or feel things sometimes that I can't explain
7. I have an irrational fear of crabs... the, uh, crustacean sort
8. I have fucking awesome taste in guys
9. I can help be someone's carer
10. I don't want to be a teacher, I want to be a nurse

sasha stanford ( oc )
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145.2.2 - quote

"Sometimes it's not the strength, but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells."

Shelby had been depressed about her birthday. She could still remember the year before, when it had been a fantastic day on the racetrack. It had been the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, which she considered a home race given that she had been born in Los Angeles, and she had won it by the most exciting of margins over her hero. It was a special accomplishment for her, then some of the other drivers had presented her with a cake afterward that Helio had tried to shove her face into.

That had all been perfect. But... )

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Shelby Manning
Need For Speed OC
527 words
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[personal profile] musemods2017-04-15 02:50 pm

WORD & QUOTE OF THE DAY // 029.

WORD:

Abnegation
n. 1. The act of renouncing or rejecting something.


QUOTE:

"If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it."
- Jonathan Winters