Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Doing it Wrong


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements 😉

It was Thanksgiving, and I was working on another jellyfish. Talk turned to crafty/yarny projects. And what crafts everyone used to do. Someone came up with this question, and I thought, "perfect". I'm deliberately leaving the "it" unspecified so the question can be applied to just about anything...

What if you've been doing it wrong this whole time?

22 comments:

  1. That would explain why I never became a rock star I guess...

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  2. I never went into showbiz although I really wanted to. I had the looks, voice and looked great in a dress, alas oh well Rofl...

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  3. I think we all do lots of stuff wrong. But if it's not working, and you discover it's because you're doing it wrong, then maybe you can learn something from it and do it right. If you don't discover you're doing it wrong, then you may find you're doing it right for something else and make a new discovery.

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    1. That was kind of the point of the conversation. Wrong may be right, depending.

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  4. Sounds like the story of my life. ~grin~ I tend to do everything the hard way. Meanwhile, I'm thinking this question could apply to one of my characters, either this afternoon or tomorrow, for my current writing project.

    Thanks for the fun comment on my blog. Your upkeep with tech sounds about ideal. Throwing away a perfectly good printer seems wasteful to me.

    Be well!

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    1. Hope it helps.

      And yeah, not going to throw out a working printer ;)

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  5. It would probably be easier to name the times when I haven't been doing "it" wrong.

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  6. As long as it works out I'm okay with it lol I found out I was purling wrong while knitting after completing my 2nd project, still looked okay to me though haha

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    1. If it looked okay, you were probably doing it fine. It was your own personal spin ;)

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  7. Then I guess there's more than one way to do it.

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  8. I've never held a pencil or pen correctly. Perhaps that's why I gravitated to typing so long ago. I was fortunate, because the age of computers followed and I thrived, as a skilled typist. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. But is there truly a correct way to hold it? I knew someone in high school who held his pencil between his index and third finger, and his handwriting was beautiful.

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  9. haha...I am sure that there are a lot of things I do in crafting that would probably be considered wrong by someone! But whose to say what I do is really wrong?

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    1. That's the spirit! If it works, is it wrong?

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  10. That might explain why I'm 50 pounds overweight? Wrong diet?

    betty

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  11. I am absolutely positive that I have been doing IT wrong always and forever. Now wrong feels right and right feels wrong, toppsy turvy huh?

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    1. Nope, I know how that feels. At some point, you can't remember which is right and which is wrong.

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  12. I often think this about my attempts at writing. I wonder if everyone is just humouring me because they feel sorry for me.

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    1. I don't know that anyone can truly write wrong. It's all a matter of taste.

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