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    Random Clutter on Your Writing Surface

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Darkkin, Oct 28, 2014.

    As writers many of us have a designated spot for computers and the like. Mine's a table refinished by my grandma. Tables, any flat surface for that matter, are magnets for random bits of stuff. This is were this thread comes in. What random stuff is sitting on your writing surface?

    Mine:

    A pen from Glamis Castle.
    My charms from Oban and Iona.
    A vase of pussywillows.
     
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    Writing Area I
    Home
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    Glass Table
    Wooden Chair
    Gaming PC
    One Empty Coffee Cup
    One 1/8 Cup of Coffee
    One Game of Thrones Lannister Coaster
    Ceramic Bowl empty of Cereal/Ceramic Plate with crumbs
    Glass Bowl filled with keys/rocks/misc crap
    TV half a head-turn away


    Writing Area II
    Mobile Tablet
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    Tablet
    Mini Keyboard
    Starbucks
    Tablet Case with cellphone to prop tablet forward
    Empty Strawpaper
    DrinÄ· in front of keyboard
    Apocalyptica Messenger Bag proudly displayed leaning against the wall

    (Basically I use my case, keyboard and drink to keep my tablet at an angle. So I'm here writing my mouth never leaving the straw as I suck and write at the same time...)
     
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    Nothing. I have a set of shelves next to my desk where all that stuff goes.
     
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    My whole house is coated in random clutter. I'm working on clearing it all out.

    Really I am. :wtf:
     
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    I have a wooden desk and a leather chair which I call my racing chair :)

    Currently:
    A empty cup that had a chai latte in it this morning
    Drawing tablet
    My laptop
    Computer monitor
    Random pieces of paper with ideas on them
    Pens & Pencils
    Mass Effect 2 & 3 cases
    Xbox 360 with controller
    My iPod
    A white cat sleeping on my chair
     
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    A pen jar made from an old marmalade jar covered in stickers from apples, oranges and bananas.
    My iPod in its box, on top of my Parkrun token.
    Two "Souvenir from Townsville" coasters.
    A craft mat with cut-resistant surface.
    A pile of background notes for NaNoWriMo.
     
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    I actually don't have a writing surface, I did, once, and honestly I miss it.

    When I had one it would have a notebook, a night lamp, a collection of pens, I had a TV next to my laptop with my xbox nearby, connected and controller, so I could put on a movie or opera DVD while I write, and also, for some reason, and I almost always had the books I was then reading on my desk. Also, a Hunger Games mockingjay pendant.

    What I really need to help me write are my books. I've always liked a sort of organized clutter, I know where everything is, and woe to he who moves anything because I'll get my claws out!
     
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    Oh dear. Well besides my desktop computer, printer and accessories (like my Samsung CD reader/writer, which I need because my MacMini no longer has this driver), speakers, one flash drive, a hub and a copy holder, I have:

    Two magazine files with important papers. (Not cheating, I did actually clean these out yesterday, and do this periodically.)

    A timer
    4 pens
    1 pair of eyeglasses (I'm wearing the other)
    a cup of coffee
    a Hungarian dictionary
    an empty side plate that had toast on it a few minutes ago
    a battery case and instruction manual for an LCD battery charger
    a copy of Terry Pratchett's Jingo ...bookmarked ...currently re-reading it
    a hand-drawn map of the ranch house and surroundings that are the setting for my book
    a printout from Writers' Digest regarding creating moral dilemmas for characters
    a recipe for goulash (yum)
    a card from a friend, reminding me to write a note to them

    There is method to the madness, I promise.... and I did dust it all yesterday.
     
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    I actually work from home and my proper work desk has a Rainbow Dash my little pony toy, a Skegness mug, a glass of peacock feathers and various notebooks, bits of paper, random stacks of books and games that have nothing to do with my work and pens. I don't have a writing surface, it's just my laptop on my lap. Usually with a dog or two nearby.
     
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    Presently: a coffee cup the size of my head, and a lamp to keep the mood sexay. I'm one of those people that believes all things have a 'place,' and that place is not on a fracking table. Tables are surfaces for work, not clutter:wtf:.
     
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    A Logitech gamepad
    Loose change
    A twenty-dollar bill
    A wallet
    A tape measure
    A black pen
    Two Lexar USB flash drives (16 GB each)
    A plastic bag from EBGames
    Three receipts
    A keychain on a Swiss army knife
     
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    More random crap that has spawned over the course of the last 24 hours and other things I forgot:

    Travel guides for France, England, and Scotland.
    Random books of folklore.
    The novel I'm currently reading, mass market, well loved, it lays flat...
    One of the two art deco dresser lamps from my great grandma.
    The ever present iPod and its dock.
    My manuscript portfolio, embossed leather from Ren Fest.
    An old painted glass powder box from a flea market.
    Keys.
    Hair clips, which the cat is currently trying to steal...
    And Rue's squeaky toy. This dog has eeriely good aim.
    My lap desk, too. It props my computer up to the proper height.
     
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    Some index cards with incoherent scribbling on them
    Phone charger
    Camera
    Some photos
    Assorted books (Dark Angels Codex, Analog Science Fiction book)
    Magic the Gathering cards
    Zip ties of assorted colors
    Plastic film canisters
    Mail
     
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    Plastic film canisters! Those things are impossible to find. Handy, but hard to find, since everything has gone digital.

    More junk on the table:
    Magazine: Doctor Who, the First Five Decades
    My behemoth dictionary...technically it's under the table, but...
    Rubberbands and some dust
     
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    We use legit film in my high school photo class so I've got too many of these things. I picked up three in class today off the floor. They're inconspicuous toys, so I keep them and mess around with them while I stare at my computer screen, trying to find the right words. Happens all too often.
     
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    The cat, and she is in a snuggling mood this morning...she knows she's not supposed to be up here. :wtf:
     

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