Can I, like, ACTUALLY write? (Vy gets blog-tagged again)

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I draw crappy comics all the time, but can I actually write? 

Well, I’m going to take this game I was tagged in by the lovely kindredspirit23 and let you be the judge. Being blog-tagged sure is fun! (not sarcasm)

Anyway, here’s the rules:

1)  Go to page 7 or 77 of your current WIP.

2)  Count down 7 lines.

3) Quote the next 7 lines (finish the thought, if you need to)

4) Choose 7 more authors to play

As I mentioned earlier, I’m not exactly a writer. I have no awesome novels-in-progress at the moment. Kindredspirit23 suggested that I use a school paper, since I have definitely written papers over 7 pages before.

And so I have. But none of them are saved on my current computer.

Well, unless I double-space the paper I wrote for my Advanced Writing class on the misregulation of lncRNA in cancer cells. It’s single-spaced, 5 pages right now– but if I double space it, we’ll be smack-dab in the Works Cited section!

My 7 lines: (or, more accurately, 7 and a half on the original Word document, since I had to finish that last citation there. Knowing the page numbers are important!) 

  1. Hutchinson AD, Hosking JR, Kichenadasse G, Mattiske JK, and Wilson C. 2012. Objective and subjective cognitive impairment following chemotherapy for cancer: A systemic review. Cancer Treatment Reviews. 38(7): 926-934. DOI: 10.1016/j.ctrv.2012.05.002.
  2. Kaida D, Scheider-Poetsch T, Yoshida M. 2012. Splicing in oncogenesis and tumor suppression. Cancer Science. 103(9): 1611-1616. DOI: 10.1111/j.1349-7006.2012.02356.x.
  3. Xi LF, Schiffman M, Koutsky LA, Hulbert A, Lee SK, DeFilippis, V, Shen ZP, and Kiviat NB. 2012. Association of human papillomavirus type 31 variants with risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grades 2-3. International Journal of Cancer. 131(10): 2300-2307. DOI: 10.1002/ijc.27520.

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Okay, okay. That’s a dick move.

I’m going to do this properly. I’m going to triple-space my essay to get us 7 lines of actual content: (or, in this case, 6.5 lines on the original Word document)

“miR-31 then suppresses several metastasis-promoting genes, including RhoA and WAVE3, which are linked to p53. LOC554202, in this case, is only a part of a long chain of gene interactions, which could be detrimental when developing TNCB treatments based on LOC554202. For instance, LOC554202 and miR-31 appear to be regulated epigenetically via CpG island hypermethylation. When researchers altered the DNA methylation in an attempt to upregulate LOC554202 and miR-31, the miR-31 levels did not reach those of the lncRNA host transcript. This could possibly be attributed to other factors regulating mi-R31, making LOC554202 an ineffective target for therapy.”

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There’s a reason I draw instead of write.

(Thanks again to kindredspirit23 for tagging me! This was very entertaining to write!)

7 thoughts on “Can I, like, ACTUALLY write? (Vy gets blog-tagged again)

  1. I will tell you what I, basically, told my daughter when she had me look over her Ph.D. doctoral thesis work: Just because I don’t understand it, does not make it incorrect or not good. I will tell you that someone needs to understand all of this about cancer and genes and such so that the diseases can be cured and so forth. The above makes you more of a technical writer, I guess, or a scientist. Nothing wrong with that. You have your comics to enjoy and pass on; I will continue with my short stories.
    Nice job,

  2. I think I may just want to try this on my own. I actually do write creatively; novels, flash fiction, occasional free verse poems and haiku, though I’m more of a prose writer by far.

    I could probably do this myself with my current WIP, but I’d have to do some major working around with it so it’s all there and in proper order, but I’m sure I definitely have over 77 pages. I’m sure I must have over 70k words, in fact, but that certainly isn’t guaranteed.

  3. Pingback: How some wooden floorboards changed my life (And 6 other things you might find mildly amusing) | I think in comics.

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