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    • CommentAuthorhank
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
    What's your booze of choice for creating things?

    I tend toward beer or scotch. Though Mezcal if I am being a bastard.
    • CommentAuthormatt d
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007 edited
    WolfBlass' Merlot pretty much always makes me want to write flowery and verbose things about hurting people.

    Failing that. Harp.
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
    Absinthe, Port, or Bhang (not really "true" booze, but oh well)
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
    Haven't written anything while intoxicated, but it's an experiment I'm going to try one of these days.
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    Virgil's Root Beer.

    Not alcoholic i know but man it's great.
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
    Irish whisky, usually Jameson (12 year old if I can find and afford it). For some reason this seems to work most in favor of my creativity, even if it isn't my top choice otherwise.

    Failing that, either scotch, port, a decent Beaujolais wine, or good beer (Guinness, Harp, or Chimay).
    • CommentAuthorThe Skoot
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
    Whiskey, generally. Beer tends to either make me sleepy or take my mind off writing (though if I've been drinking prior to writing and prop myself up with much coffee, it sometimes helps), but whiskey seems to get me in the right frame of mind, and is also efficient at getting me to the required level of drunkenness. I usually drink Jack Daniels, mainly by virtue of the fact that it's what I have around and I never get around to trying much other stuff. Never really tried wine and writing, as I usually only drink that at a meal or other such event.
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
    Red bull (sugar free) or RockStar with vodka for me. Messes me up in all sorts of wonderful creative ways.
    • CommentAuthorJohnPopa
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
    The key for me is to drink steadily, rather than pound. That way I just lose inhibitions but don't turn into a rambling jackass.

    And I'm more likely to spell better.
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    I can't booze and work at the same time...
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
    If I know where I'm at on something (i.e. I have the scene or progression well mapped out in my head), I stay off the booze and just crank through it. But if I'm stuck on something, need a solution, or am just trying to come with something new the booze gets me to places in my head that otherwise seem closed off.
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
    I'm with JohnPopa on this one.

    Beer turns off my internal editor, so I like to keep a steady buzz while I brainstorm and pre-write. I typically re-write sober, though.
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    Drinking and creativity don't really go together for me. Not directly anyway.

    No boozes when I'm writing. Coffee does have a place.

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    Newcastle Newcastle Newcastle, but that's just me (didn't I just say that on another thread?)....

    Dark rum and cola on occasion.

    Cheap red wine when I'm feeling poetical....
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    Or Red Bull + Ketel One. Mmmm num num num.
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2007
    Battery acid.
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    No booze while I'm working.... or hot pink and lime green start to sound like really good ideas for color schemes.

    Afterwards however... Sleeman's Honey Brown ale, Rickards Red, or just about anything in the way of hard liquor.
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    if i am writing, i try to not get hammered (it leads to me giving up and walking for some tacos or going out etc...). so i stick with beer and chronic. that way i am coherent, just feeling a little scatterbrained and brainstorm-y.

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