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Pike Talk

Note to past self:

When writing notes on a potential story, it would be really helpful if you'd use terms more specific than:

"-tells a little, hints"


"-more explanation"


"-final battle, decision"

Seriously. Hints at what? What explanation? What decision? Obviously I knew what I was talking about when I was writing this attempted outline, four years ago, but looking at it now... *boggles*

Most bizarre phrase: "bit of Pike talk"--Pike talk? Like... Christopher Pike? Or the dude in the Buffy movie? Or... I really have no clue on that one. And I don't mention this Pike anywhere else in the notes.

The worst thing is, I know I'd figured out a whole bunch of important things about how this world works, but I don't seem to have bothered to write them down. What the hell, 23-year-old me!?

I guess I'll just have to hope what I figure out now is better than the ideas I had then!


Sep. 9th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
Heck, at least you managed to make some notes! I come up with these fully-formed bits of outline, but I'm always in some situation where I tell myself I can write it down "later". It's so clear in my mind, there's no way I'll forget! Uh huh.

I think you were thinking of the British slang term, "Pikey", wikipedia entry here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pikey
Most of US folks learned the term from the film Snatch. Brad Pitt's character.
Sep. 10th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
I do that "Oh, I'll definitely remember this later" thing. Especially with the ideas which (often) come to me as I'm trying to get to sleep. I have learned that I really must write them down, or they will be gone. But sometimes I still don't. :P

And I'm pretty sure it wasn't Pikey, because I have no recollection of ever knowing that term... and also I'm pretty sure Pike referred to something in the story world, I'm just not sure what.

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