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Writer's Block: Improvised Parenting!!?!

Let's say you're a hobgoblin for 24 hours. What sort of havoc would you wreak? Or: If a baby of unknown origins suddenly fell into your care, would you keep it? What would you name it?


"Fell into your care" is a really ambiguous phrase. If I found a child on my doorstep or something like that, I would call the police to try to find its birth family, or set the chain in motion for getting it adopted or fostered. I'm not in a position to take in a child, but if I were, I would.

This is not a light topic at all, and I was kind of surprised to encounter it. Being off hand like that makes it seem frivolous, but it's not. Someone has to be in a lot of trouble to just abandon a baby, and the baby would be in trouble too. It feels callous to idly speculate about something like this.

ETA: WHAT? They totally changed this prompt. It originally said: "If a newborn baby of unknown origins suddenly fell into your care, what would you do? If you kept it, what would you name it?"

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I adore you for this.

I find this prompt disgusting.
I agree completely about the prompt; that was my first thought.

Also, oh hai! You write TWW fanfic! Mind if I add you? It won't come up much (if at all) on this journal, but I adore TWW. I was just rewatching some tonight....

Also, was that Dallaire quote originally in German? I wasn't aware the Lt-General spoke German...

Ah! Yes! Be my friend!

And the Dallaire quote was originally in English, but he speaks French, and it was translated into German, where I found it. :)

I could translate it back to English, but I like the German.

Ok, and really? You get like nine and a half ZILLION bonus points for ACTUALLY KNOWING WHO DALLAIRE IS. Yeah, you totally get to be my friend.
Yay!

And I'm Canadian, so I have more reason than most people to know who he is ;)
Yeah. Know how many Americans know who he is? Me and that other guy. Literally.

Next thing I know, you're going to tell me you shook his hand last year at the Veterans Parade and I will just melt into a puddle of gooey jealously.

But anyway, hi. Welcome to my neurotic (fandom obsessed) mind.
Haha, no, I've never met him.

I don't know if you get an email notification about this, so I thought I'd let you know I've sent you a message using the LJ message feature, which I did not know existed until I started this journal because on my main journal I totally don't pay attention to LJ changes at all.

CJ/TOBY ICON! YAY!

I mean, I like CJ/Danny like a good little canon-worshipper, but CJ/Toby did have that delicious UST....

Pardon the Interruption of Your Mutual Admiration Society ...

... but being a nosy parker, I checked out your userinfo and saw that you subscribe to the Pearls Before Swine feed.

And so, must thank you. I don't have access to the weekend version and so had the great pleasure, tonight, of my first time (as it were).

I cracked up and I am so pleased I now have it on my friend's list.