Good morning/evening/afternoon, Iwakulings! Today I will be introducing a new series that I plan on updating every so often called--you guessed it--"The Phrase that Pays!" This series of assistance will go right down into the nitty-gritty with plot and writing assistance in regards to roleplaying and beyond, starting with some simple phrases that I'll make up of my own will in hopes that it will inspire some of you lovely people to create something magical. I am currently pursuing my master's in creative writing, so Iwaku has given me the gift of sharing the things I learn with a community of those with like-minded interests. Depending on how many people actually LIKE this idea, the more I'll update with new phrases and so on. Cool stuff, right? It's cool. Love me. please Alas, I digress. The point of "The Phrase that Pays" is to exchange ideas for potential roleplays or novels that any and all can use to their heart's desire (provided credit is given where credit is due, of course) and in the end, we all win. Whether the ideas made here provide monetary value or the personal pleasure of writing for shits and giggles, either way, it's PAY. DAY. Cheesy, yeah. Just go with it. ANYWAY. Let me get to the actual friggin' point here. Below are a list of ten phases that you MUST include in your writing snippet that you will submit below. You do not need to include all of them, only one (though you get approximately 1,000.7 bonus points if you manage to include them all). You will post whatever comes to your mind, be it a paragraph, a chapter, a plot idea, a funny story--whatever you want, so long as everyone benefits! Make sure to include the phrase at the top of your post so I know which one you chose before I read it. I will be looking over the submissions and adding commentary. HAVE FUN, YOUNG ONES. AND OLD ONES. AND NEW ONES AND TWO ONES AND RED ONES AND BLUE ONES. PHRASE ONE: "Stop the bus!" PHRASE TWO: "I think love is a rather atypical, boring and overanalyzed piece of pointless emotion." PHRASE THREE: "Only the king can help us now, yet alas, the king is dead." PHRASE FOUR: "Mom, dad...the doctor said it's terminal." PHRASE FIVE: "I found her diary, and within I was drawn to her world." PHRASE SIX: "I'm not going to come to your wedding." PHRASE SEVEN: "The Dome is closing, we don't have much time!" PHRASE EIGHT: "One more word, and Brenda gets a smackwich!" PHRASE NINE: "...it has...teeth...?" PHRASE TEN: "Kid's cartoons make me feel weird." Let's see where this goes, shall we?