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Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:44 AM
Actually, that's not so odd, at least not for me any way. I too write and on four occasions I have had ideas for a great story and while I was working on the story I discover a movie or another book with the exact same story line has popped onto the scene.
Pisses me off, but then that's the way of it. Creative minds often come up with similar story lines when working in sci-fi.
You know there is something called "The law of attraction." A theory that we attract what we what we hold in our thoughts. I have done it several times looking back now. Sure it could have been coincidences but it just seemed odd that I would think of certain things and people and waa laa they happened. Not too far fetched to believe the power of thought is greater than we know. Now if only I could attract the winning lotto numbers I would be set!
Edited by stargazer123, 27 August 2012 - 06:54 PM.
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:13 AM
It might be a coincedence, it might not be. It would be awesome if it wasn't
I don't know why but this kinda reminded me of an episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch where one of her Aunts has a magical typewriter and she's trying to write a story and what she types comes to life...
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:17 PM
I was doing a research paper for psychology on the effects of prescription drugs. And how many may react differently, blah blah. Point is, I chose to base my paper on Charles Whitman. Well i talked about how his early life, then what lead up to the shootings, then after. Turned in, 87. not too bad. Well then my Uncle went and shot 18 people, while under his prescrition medication.No one died, thankfully. He turned his self in shortly after, but i sure do wish i didnt write that paper. Even though i know it has nothing to do with what he did, it was just so weird. So i know a little bit about how you feel.
Very cool story! You should test it out again next time you feel inspired to write. You may be tapping into some inner sense of things coming down your path??? Or maybe it is like the Secret theories??? I don't know.
Similar things have happened to me a bunch of times years - with creative writing, portraits and landscapes from imagination. My children and their dad are aware of it. There have been so many coincidences that I won't write or paint anything destructive or negative. Someone once asked me to paint a surreal, destructive landscape. I tried to explain that I couldn't do that for them, but I didn't want to give my real reason. I just said I won't paint or write anything negative. The person continued to pressure me about it. My brother who was there (and whom I never talked to about these coincidences) just eyed me and smiled and said flat out - She doesn't want to paint that because she's afraid it will come true. He knew because I a few years earlier to this conversation, I had painted his future backyard 3 months before he saw the property. I remember his jaw dropped when he walked into my house a few days after he put an offer in and saw his new backyard hanging on my living room wall! I guess it stuck with him. It happened with my own future home too. I painted a landscape from imagination. Two years later we bought property and built a house in another state. A few months after moving in, my husband took the kids out for a walk through the woods beyond our property. They all came rushing in the house an hour later all excited saying they walked right into my painting and it's just beyond the woods outside our property! An abstract I had painted about the same time turned out to be a funky map of the neighborhood we moved to.
I realize these things are probably just coincidence, it's still pretty cool! But I would definitely tap into your creative side as much as possible! If you can keep it light, like you did - then it's really cool to see when the coincidence surfaces!
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 06:13 PM
onceaskeptic, on 11 July 2012 - 11:13 PM, said:
I love to write. It's almost all I do, besides play with my baby sister and eat
For a couple of years, I've tried to write one in particular, starting with a girl in a cafe, who loves to draw (blah, I based her on me) and a guy (with long hair and glasses) comes up to her and randomly starts talking. The get along great and talk often. I can never seem to finish it, though. Also, he's usually in his early twenties, and she's 15. (It's just a story, don't flip :3)
Well, a couple of weeks ago, I was sitting in the cafe of a books a million with my older sister. She ended up walking away (since all I wanted to do was read) and a guy- with long hair and glasses- sat down at my table and started talking to me.
We really hit it off, that is, until I found out he was 20. And I'm 15. He looked younger and apparently I looked 18 (a lot of people say so, probably because I don't dress like a teenager :PPP) and, well, since he was VERY obviously flirting, I told him that I was too young for him. He said that's okay, and gave me his number. We ended up texting for about 3 days straight, about nothing and everything, all day every day. I really, really liked him, and we had a connection, blah blah blah.
Around the point in the story where I'd stop writing because I'm stuck (about a week into the story, the same time that we'd slowed down the texting), he stopped texting me completely. Like, just cold-turky. Like I'd stop writing, cold-turky.
I have no interest in continuing the story, nor talking to him, but that seems like a very odd coincidense. Just thought I'd share, and get opinions. What do you guys think?
Actually, that in and of itself sounds like a good story - sort of a meta-textual prose version of "The Purple Rose of Cairo"...
Start Another Story (Maybe Not One With Vampires And Monsters, Something More Realistic) And See What Happens .. Good Thing Is You Didn't Finish The Other Story .. It Was Obviously Not Meant To Be Finished .. Everything Happens For A Reason ..
But I Definitely Encourage You To Do It Again
~ Nothing In Nature Is By Chance... Something Appears To Be Chance Only Because Of Our Lack Of Knowledge. - Brauch De Spinoza ~
All kinds of theories, it could be a tulpa she created, or maybe a demon in diguise, or knowing the future on a subconscious level, law of attraction, whatever the case is do not let your imagination die.