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Monday Madness: The Burp & Fart Question

Had a busy weekend chatting at LNC with my fellow DSP First Time for Everything authors. We had a lot of fun, and I couldn't resist tossing out "The Burp & Fart Question". While opinions seldomly impact my writing decisions, the replies were hysterical and ran the gambit of any and all possible responses. For those who couldn't attend, let me share:

I recently worked on a story where one of my characters was quite proud of his ability to fart the theme to "Jaws". (he's based on a friend who worked *years* to perfect this skill and shows it off at parties). Another friend read the snip and immediately said "No way! I don't want to read that!"

How about it? As a reader, would that character be a bit too 3-dimensional for you? Or are you comfortable with writers celebrating life, laughter, and men in all shapes, sizes, and odors?




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May. 23rd, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't want the Jaws theme farted during sex but I would LOVE to read this! LOL.
May. 24th, 2011 02:12 pm (UTC)
The whole impending doom scenario the theme conjures would have a dampening effect, wouldn't it? *grin*
May. 23rd, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I think I'd feel annoyed by the character, similar to my reaction in real life.
May. 24th, 2011 02:10 pm (UTC)
LMAO - but it's the theme from "Jaws". *pauses* No? I can only imagine the utter disdain with which Chaos & Mayhem would regard this.
May. 24th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
I like reading about three dimensional characters, even the ones I wouldn't want to spend time with in real life. Far more fun than a whole bunch of characters from one or two very similar moulds.
May. 25th, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
Variety is definitely the spice of life. :)
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