Possible spoilers ahead
Upcoming chapter title: Fruit of the poisoned tree.
I wanted to do something in the title referencing Beaver being Big Dick's son…like the apple falls from the tree. But that invokes Newton and gravity more than father/son. I think the real phrase is the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree, but acorns? Really? Maybe it's an east coast/west coast thing. Then I landed on this one, which gets my point across only darker. It's a common phrase on L&O in reference to items found during unconstitutional searches, and maybe common in real law too, not just TV law, but whatever, it totally serves my purpose. I torture myself over titles if one doesn't present itself handily to my mind.2/20/2011 . Edited 2/20/2011 #1 Report
I'm sorry to say after re-reading authors notes for Chapter 6 of the new story that I just now found out about the Forum. I think this is a great idea and should I just start posting questions here or can I still send pms? Thanks for possible spoiler for the next chapter2/25/2011 #2 Report
I made the forum after posting the chapter then edited the author's notes.
I don't mind either way- here or in PMs. I just wanted to be able to post stuff in one place for questions I get a lot.2/25/2011 #3 Report
Though the acorn is a good substitute I think the saying was 'the Apple doesn't fall far from the tree' (and for some screwy reason I just had a flash to Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory and the educated eggdecator and Verruca Salt going down the garbage shoot)3/5/2011 #4 Report
That sounds like a clever title. I think chapter titles are important. I like when they really reflect the chapter. Can't wait to read it!3/5/2011 #5 Report
I think the real saying is the acorn...not the apple. And Google says.....both. But Obama used Acorn and I bet he has better researchers than me...
maybe it depends on what part of the country you live in. We don't really have acorn trees here. I don't think.4/14/2011 #6 Report