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Weekend Challenge: Words of Love and Hate

There is no middle ground in this weekend's challenge...

For this challenge, I want to incite some stories with a little serrano chile heat (i.e. lots) in them. It's been.. that kind of a week when namby-pamby and nice and sweet ain't cutting it. You know?

So respond with "Hit me with your best shot..." and I'll give a bunch of prompts -- two quotes/lyrics of love, two quotes/lyrics of hate pulled from the web and my iPhone music player. That's eight, count them, eight opportunities to put your darlings through heaven/hell. Or not, up to you.

Whether you write or not, I hope you have a great weekend!

PS - I made the heart by hand and when I posterized it, a bunny kind of appeared within the heart. Entirely accidental bunny, lol..... (that's probably redundant)


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Jan. 18th, 2014 02:30 am (UTC)
Hit me with your best shot.
Jan. 18th, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
First taker! Yay! Here you go, hope it leads to words that add to your weekend.

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Lyric: “All the promises we make from the cradle to the grave – when all I want is you.” ~ U2 - "When All I want is You"

Lyric: “And I miss you like the deserts miss the rain.” ~ Everything but the Girl - "Missing"

Quote: “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you” ~ A.A. Milne

Quote: “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength. Loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu


Lyric: "I can't wait to hate you make you pain like I do..." ~ Mariah Carey - "Hate You"

Lyric: “If I didn’t love you I’d hate you.” ~ Squeeze, "If I Didn’t Love You"

Quote: "The opposite of love is not hate. It’s indifference.” ~ Elie Weisel

Quote: “I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”
― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

Edited at 2014-01-18 03:20 am (UTC)
Jan. 18th, 2014 03:14 am (UTC)
Hit me!
Jan. 18th, 2014 03:34 am (UTC)
Kaige is in the house!

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Lyric: "I first saw you - you had on blue jeans. Your eyes couldn't hide anything." ~ Big Star - "Kangaroo"

Lyric: "Cry, Cry for you...just like you 'knew' I wouldn't do. " ~ Mazzy Star - "Cry, Cry"

Quote: “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” ~ Ingrid Bergman

Quote: “Love is like a friendship caught on fire.” ~ Bruce Lee


Lyric"I hope I never have to see you again." ~ Split Enz - "I Hope I Never"

Lyric:"Well I love the little girl, and I'll love her 'til the day she dies..." ~ David Bowie - "Scary Monsters"

Quote:“In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them.... I destroy them.”
― Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Quote:“Animals don't hate, and we're supposed to be better than them.” ~ Elvis Presley

Jan. 18th, 2014 03:23 am (UTC)
Hit me with your best shot...
Jan. 18th, 2014 03:47 am (UTC)
Oooh.. you drew some angsty ones. Hope they work...

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Lyric: "Oh, no, what's this? A spider web and I'm caught in the middle.... I never meant to cause you trouble. I never meant to do you wrong." ~ Cold Play - "Trouble"

Lyric: "If you leave my life, I'm better off dead..." ~ The Verve - "The Drugs Don't Work"

Quote: “Can miles truly separate you from friends? If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?”

Quote: “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” ~ Mother Teresa


Lyric: "My heart cries out "Perfidia" (treacherous one) For I find you, the love of my life In somebody else's arms" ~ Various artists - "Perfidia"

Lyric:: "What the hell gives you the right to tell me what to do with my life?" ~ Paul McCartney - "Angry"

Quote:“I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.” ~ Martha Gellhorn, Selected Letters

Quote: “In time we hate that which we often fear.” ~ William Shakespeare, "Antony and Cleopatra"

Edited at 2014-01-18 03:51 am (UTC)
Jan. 18th, 2014 03:37 am (UTC)
Hit me with your best shot. :)
Jan. 18th, 2014 04:09 am (UTC)
Welcome to the weekend challenge, and I hope you find some inspiration!

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Lyric:: “It doesn’t matter what they say – I know I’m going to love you any old way.” ~ The Beatles – "Baby It’s You"

Lyric:"I had you there but then I let you go. And now it's only fair that I should let you know what you should know..." ~ Nilsson - "Without You" (omg, saddest song ever...)

Quote: "You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." ~ Dr. Seuss

Quote:"Love is patient. Love is kind....." ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-13


Lyric:“I can’t wait to say goodbye. I can’t wait to make you cry.” ~ Mamas and the Papas – "I Can’t Wait"

Lyric: "What a wicked game to play- to make me feel this way. What a wicked thing to do - to make me dream of you..." ~ Chris Isaak - "Wicked Game"

Quote:"Hatred is a cold fire, and it gives no warmth." ~ LAURELL K. HAMILTON, "Burnt Offering"

"There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies."(from "Loving Your Enemies")” ~ Martin Luther King Jr., A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

Edited at 2014-01-18 04:15 am (UTC)
Jan. 18th, 2014 04:10 am (UTC)
"Hit me with your best shot...
C'mon and hit me with your best shot!"

Sorry, couldn't resist!
Jan. 18th, 2014 04:35 am (UTC)
Re: ::Singing::
Welcome to Benatar-Land! Where we are nothing if not strong, cheeky, and spunky with high, contralto voices, dammit! (lol)....

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Lyric:“All is forgiven… listen, listen…” ~ Concrete Blonde – “Joey”

Lyric: “Is this the place we used to love? Is this the place that I’ve been dreaming of?” ~ Keane – “Somewhere Only We Know” (I refuse to apologize for loving this song…)

Quote:"Love is everything it's cracked up to be…It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for." ~ Erica Jong

Quote:"Love is wanting to be loved..." ~ John Lennon


Lyric:“I’m not your stepping stone” ~ the Monkees - "Stepping Stone"

Lyric:"I watched you fall. I think I pushed..." ~ REM - "Diminished"

Quote:"F*** You for cheating on me. F*** you for reducing it to the word cheating. As if this were a card game, and you sneaked a look at my hand. Who came up with the term cheating, anyway? A cheater, I imagine. Someone who thought liar was too harsh. Someone who thought devastator was too emotional." ~ David Levithan, "The Lover's Dictionary"

Quote:"When you really know somebody you can’t hate them. Or maybe it’s just that you can’t really know them until you stop hating them.”
― Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead

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Jan. 18th, 2014 07:55 am (UTC)
Hit me with your best shot, please! :)
Jan. 18th, 2014 08:42 am (UTC)

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Lyric: "Something happens and I'm head over heels. I never find out 'till I'm head over heels..." ~ Tears for Fears - "Head over Heels"

Lyric: "I've never made promises like that. And there've been some that I've broken. But I vow in the days that are left we'll walk in fields of gold." ~ Sting - "Fields of Barley"

Quote: “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”
― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

Quote: “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”
― Anaïs Nin


Lyric: "Don't tell me you're sorry 'cause you're not. Baby when I know you're only sorry you got caught. ~ Rihanna - "Take a Bow"

Lyric: "I hate myself for loving you." ~ Joan Jett (single title)

Quote: Hate and love are reciprocal passions.”
― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Quote: People only hate what the see in themselves.
-- Marilyn Manson

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Jan. 18th, 2014 09:44 am (UTC)
Hit me with your best shot...

Edited at 2014-01-18 09:44 am (UTC)
Jan. 18th, 2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
Here you go, sorry for the delay and hope you find some words in it!

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Lyric: “I read bad poetry into your machine. I save your messages just to hear your voice.” ~ REM - "At My Most Beautiful"

Lyric: “If I could make a wish, I think I’d pass. Can’t think of anything I need. ....All I need is the air that I breathe and to love you.” ~ The Hollies – "The Air that I Breathe"

Quote:"Love comes slow and it goes so fast..." ~ Unknown

Quote:"When love is real, it finds a way" ~ Avatar Roku


Lyric:"Thorn in my side - you know that's all you'll ever be. So don't think you know better, because that's what you mean to me."

Lyric:"You're something that never should have happened. You even make your grandma sick!" ~ Alice Cooper - "Go to Hell"

Quote:"I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not." ~ Kurt Cobain

Quote: "Only the unloved hate." ~ Charlie Chaplin

Jan. 18th, 2014 04:52 pm (UTC)
I have no idea what I'm doing so please, "Hit me with your best shot!"
Jan. 18th, 2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
It's all good! I'll bet you know but you don't know you know... lol. :)

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Lyric: “Nothing can take away these blues 'cause nothing compares to you." ~ Sinead O'Connor - "Nothing Compares to You"

Lyric: “This is pure and simple and you must realize it’s coming from my heart and not my head – I love you.” ~ Olivia Newton John - "I Honestly Love You"

Quote: "Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who’ll take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” ~ Oprah Winfrey."

Quote: "Love is like a wild rose, beautiful and calm but willing to draw blood in its defense." ~ Mark Overby


Lyric: "Hate me today, hate me tomorrow. Hate me for all the things I didn't do for you." ~ Blue October - "Hate Me"

Lyric: "I was swallowing my pain. I didn't mean to hurt you - I'm just a jealous guy." ~ John Lennon - "Jealous Guy"

Quote: "So when you spot violence or bigotry or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance just look it in the eye and think, "The good outnumber you and we always will." ~ Patton Oswalt

Quote: "Men love in haste but they detest at leisure." ~ George Byron

Edited at 2014-01-18 07:51 pm (UTC)
Jan. 18th, 2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
hit me with your best shot.
Jan. 18th, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC)
Here ya go, good luck with them!

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Lyric: “Sun lights up the daytime. Moon lights up the night. I light up when you call my name and you know I’m going to treat you right.” ~ Peggy Lee – “Fever”

Lyric: “I just can’t get you out of my head, boy it’s more than I think you think about…” ~ Kylie Minogue - “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”

Quote: " "It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it." – Tom Hanks, Sleepless In Seattle

Quote: " "Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable." – Wizard of Oz


Lyric: "Yeah, you’re so jaded- and I’m the one who jaded you.” ~ Aerosmith – “Jaded”

Lyric: "And what can I tell you, my brother, my killer, what can I possibly say? I guess that I miss you. I guess I forgive you. I’m glad you stood in my way.”

Quote: "Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat." ~Henry Emerson Fosdick

Quote: " All men kill the thing they hate, too, unless, of course, it kills them first.” ~James Thurber

Jan. 18th, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC)
I could use more to write on when I get home (Mary/Matt totally deserve more angst and whatnot lol)

hit me with your best shot
Jan. 18th, 2014 08:35 pm (UTC)
Here they come, right atcha.... hope they work, I think some of these sound apt for them.

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Lyric: “You got it down and you're well on your way to the top
. But there's something that you forgot. What about love?” ~ Heart – “What About Love?”

Lyric: “I'd wrestle you for a spoon inside your sleeping bag.
Just us, no war not hate no past...” ~ REM -” High Speed Train”

Quote: “Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.” ~ Rose Franken

Quote: " "Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ~ Robert Heinlein


Lyric: "Hate is a strong word but I really, really, really don't like you. Now that it's over
I don't even know what I liked about you.” ~ Plain White Ts – “Hate (Really Don’t Like You)”

Lyric: "Are you out there? Do you hear me? Can I call you? Do you still hate me?” ~ Jawbreaker – “Do You Still Hate Me?”

Quote: “Hate cages all the good things about you.” ~ Terri Guillements

Quote: “Hatred is one long wait.” ~ Rene Maran

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Feb. 20th, 2014 06:18 am (UTC)
Belatedly, please hit me with your best shot!
Feb. 20th, 2014 04:54 pm (UTC)
I had tossed the file for that weekend, it's just far enough past I thought it was 'case closed'! :). But hey, if it will inspire it's worth pulling fresh prompts, so here they are:

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Quote 1: “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

Quote 2: “Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.”
― Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange

Lyric 1: "Losing love is like a window in your heart. Everybody sees you're blown apart. Everybody feels the wind blow." ~ Paul Simon

Lyric 2: "And I need you more than want you. And I want you for all time." ~ Glen Campbell


Quote 1: “To hate everything is to be wounded by everything.”
― Marty Rubin

Quote 2: Hate is a force of attraction. Hate is just love with its back turned.”
― Terry Pratchett, Maskerade

Lyric 1: "I hate everything about you. Why do I love you?" ~ Three Days Grace

Lyric 2: "But I hate you. I really hate you. So much I think it must be true love."

Edited at 2014-02-20 04:56 pm (UTC)
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