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a slasher's eyes

I've been watching my old Sherlock Holmes VHS tapes. These are tapes that I recorded on Monday nights when I was at karate so I wouldn't miss the show. Now - looking back - I wish I'd missed classes instead. ;)
I got to the end of one and was FF to see what else was on the tape and came across the old cartoon show "The Real Ghostbusters" which my kid brother and I loved, although I don't know why we recorded it. The episode has Slimer dreaming that he's the biggest, baddest of all the ghostbusters and the four guys run down a dead end alley to get away from the monster/ghost. When they realize they're trapped, Ray and Peter hug each other with Egon and Winston each standing behind one of them with their arms wrapped around their waists.
Yeah - instant gutter.
No, Ro, you can't smack me. *grin*
But it really got me thinking about the whole concept of a slasher's eyes. Do we really see everything in terms of our fan fiction? I'd have to say yes because I've also been playing a Nintendo DS game called "The curious village" (totally addicting if you like puzzles) and there's an older gentleman - mid 20s - with a young boy. I've been fighting thoughts about the pair of them. *sigh*



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Jul. 28th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
the clash slinging, the lash ringing the slash brining...

YES THE SLASH SLINGING HASHER!! =) *slashers eyes...get it...* =D
Jul. 29th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
I'd say you need help, but I got it immediately. Maybe we both do. *grin*
Jul. 28th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
Gods I thought it was only me * wipes brow* well now that I know I'm not the only one good
Jul. 29th, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)
lol. I'm finding this more and more as I go about my daily routine too.
Jul. 29th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
I hadn't really thought about it but I would have to say yes to your question. I was in the shower not too long ago and looked down at the handles. As I'm sure you know, the left is marked with an "H" and the right with a "C". Hot and cold, right? Nope, I saw Hurt/Comfort. I broke out in a fit of giggles and hubby wanted to know what was so funny about taking a shower.

I was a Picture Framer for 15 years and still look at framed art the way a Framer would. I can spot an overcut on a mat opening at 50 paces. I think we all see things through the lens of our experience. An Architect looks at a house from a totally different perspective than a Fireman. Where an architect sees windows, a Fireman sees exits; the architect sees trees and bushes used in landscaping, a fireman sees the potential for secondary fires.

As a fan, and a so-so writer, I know I see with a slasher's eye. I can be watching a favorite show, totally engrossed and then boom, something happens in a scene that is so slashable plot bunnies start hopping out of the screen! Some of those incidents are so blatantly obvious I have to wonder if they're not deliberate.

Just my two cents, sorry it's a bit wordy.
Jul. 29th, 2008 06:10 am (UTC)
Don't you just hate it when that happens?? And my family doesn't know what I write so I always have a hard time explaining myself. *rolls eyes*

You've got a good point. I know I see everything from the writing perspective. And so many things I do see end up in my stories too.

Ah yes, the attack of the plot bunnies during the show. My best friend and I watch CSI together and also NY (although she's only watching it for Flack) and she's used to me having a notebook right next to me along with a pen and the remote so I can scribble down ideas and thoughts. Thank heavens for DVRs.
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