Tuesday, 13 March 2012

The Lucky 7 Meme And...


C.M. Brown invited me to play along in this awesome game.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:


1. Go to page 77 of your current Manuscript.
2. Go to line 7.
3. Copy down the next 7 lines - sentences or paragraphs - and post them as they're written. No cheating.
4. Tag 7 authors.
5. Let them know.

I have not reached that far in my current WIP, so I'm using work from my MG Fantasy instead.

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"These kids must be crazy!" they whispered.

Whether or not Bane and Styx heard, or cared, really didn't matter at that point. Twenty four hours had passed and only three minutes were left before all their effort and money was destroyed.

Bane dashed to the counter and skid to a halt. Styx came crashing into him and they both fell onto their sides. They rolled and stepped on each other as they edged to the cupboard--only a few minutes remained and all would be lost.

"Get it! Get it!" Styx said.

Bane slid his hands beneath the crate and gently lifted it onto the table. He hobbled to his feet with the jerks of Styx's eager head pushing him to the side.

Was it too late? Had he failed to make magic?

His respiring hastened as he placed his hands on the white lid and slowly lifted it. The moment had arrived--mere minutes remained--Styx gasped--he gulped--and then--

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Facebook is the biggest social network on the planet and things can get a little, um, mixed up because of it. 


This is the image my ten-year-old cousin found in his inbox. From Facebook. He sent it to me with the caption, "LOL at Facebook. They think I'm a girl." Apparently this is an ad campaign for yogurt. And might I add, a very risque one at that. 0_0

The cream on this dude's body looks like some other white stuff men have (or is it my dirty mind?) and if that barcode were any smaller, this would be an ad for the porn company Vivid Entertainment.     

It's actually quite an effective image for its target audience, I think (which does not include the likes of ten-year-old dudes). I can imagine opening this up as a girl and going crazy: "Damn I want some yogurt! And some other white stuff men have." (Or is it all in my dirty mind?)

Have a great day guys!

18 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

It isn't entirely just your dirty mind - my first thought was, 'Wow, he's really excited about those yoghurts!' :p

Kyra Lennon said...

Oh - and I liked your seven lines, too! (Slightly distracted by naked man - sorry!)

T.D. McFrost said...

AHAHA! Naked men can do that to a person.

ryan field said...

Lurking again. I was going to join in this time, but even though I have like 3200 FB friends, I have no idea how to tag anyone. I've been tagged, but never actually did it...lol.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

That is quite the Facebook advertisement. I don't like his face though. He has a rockin' body but the face is kinda meh.

T.D. McFrost said...

Ryan: I think tagging people is pretty easy, there's a button somewhere on the user panel to do so. You should do a tag sometime, it's always fun.

Michael: I think his face looks weird because of the way he turned it?

He is pretty buff but he's a male model so that's nothing new.

Carrie Butler said...

Um, I don't want yogurt or anything else this guy has to offer. Pretty boys don't do much for me. lol

Great excerpt, though! :D

T.D. McFrost said...

Thanks. A few people have completely forgotten there's an excerpt posted. LOL. But that's my fault. :D

Kelley said...

Great excerpt!

Interesting ad...haha

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey T.D.

Liked your excerpt. Don't know what naked guy has to do with it ... But I have to agree it's just a hair away from porn.

I know sex sells, but this is ridiculous especially for a yogurt add.

This never would have cut it when I modeled back in the late 80's and 90's... We wore underwear, not yogurt. LOL.

T.D. McFrost said...

LOL, I agree Mike. This is way too much.

Nick Wilford said...

Well, to bring a bit more focus on your excerpt (!) it's a hell of a cliffhanger. I'd like to know more of what's going on there. "His respiring hastened" is a bit clunky though - how about "his breath quickened"?

And I wouldn't like my 11-year-old stepdaughter to see that image either. Slightly disturbing!

Nick Wilford said...

Gahh, I totally forgot to mention I've given you the Sunshine Award - looks like I was sidetracked after all!

Sarah Pearson said...

I can't believe you cut it off there! Meanie :-)

And nope, still don't fancy yoghurt ;-)

Tabitha Olson said...

Gah! Oh, you're so mean to cut the story off there. :)

That naked man pic... LOL!! He kind of looks ridiculous, but maybe it's just me. :) He's trying waaay too hard to be sexy. IMO, men are sexiest when they don't know just how sexy they are. :)

T.D. McFrost said...

Nick: Thanks so much for the feedback! And thank you for the award!! I'm doing an "award post" tomorrow. :D

Sarah: Thank you so much, and I prefer ice cream. ;)

Tabitha: I think the white stuff all over him is just so off putting. Less is more.

C.M.Brown said...

Hey Nick, What a way to grab attention and to distract people away from what is important! But then again if Facebook is sending that ad to young kids, then it is possibly of importance?

He is very nice to look at though!
(And should I dare to say, no I won't!... Naughty girl!)

Anyway, I found your excerpt exciting - I want to know more! You left it on such a cliff hanger, that wasn't fair!

elizabeth seckman said...

He looks like someone cropped Mr. Bean's head on a porn stars body. That and he needs to shower, that's going to smell when it starts to sour.
I must be getting older. No just smarter.

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