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"Shivering shit balls! What have you done to this place?" He looked around the room in wonder. I didn't think he was particularly impressed.

"I don't believe I've heard that expression before. I take it you don't like the new decor?"

"That would be an understatement. Didn't I mention before that turn-of-the-century brothel isn't really my style?"

"You may have, but I think it's kind of expected of you. You do have an image to uphold, and as much as you may dislike it, brothel is quite popular amongst the blood groupie crowd."

He snorted. "I still think it could be a bit more tasteful."

"Possibly, but you have to imagine what it will look like at night, when the lights are low. I think it'll make quite an impression."

"I won't argue with you, but it's not the impression I was hoping for, I fear. I wish you'd listened to what I said I wanted."

"That isn't my job. My job is to create the image of you that is going to be the most lucrative for the shareholders. And right now, this is it. Give it a few years and we'll change it up. Maybe by then people will appreciate Scandinavian minimalism."

He bared his fangs at me. I rolled my eyes. What was he going to do, eat me? These vampires, thinking that you could create something out of nothing. Which was essentially what they were.





http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bupkis
Usage notes
Often translated as meaning small round fecal pellets, referring to the shape of goat droppings. A colorful usage, though more emphatic expression (in Yiddish more so than in English) is "Bupkis mit Kuduchas" (באָבקעס מיט קודוצ׳ה), translating roughly to "shivering shit balls" - kuduchas referring to the condition of generalized shaking palsy.

Date: 2011-12-09 03:39 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] rabid1st.livejournal.com
Yours is the second entry I've read going for word origin, but the first to focus on the "shit" factor. So kudos for that. And your dialogue is very good. I can easily tell your characters apart by their words.

Date: 2011-12-09 03:39 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] magenta-girl.livejournal.com
Thanks so much!

love it

Date: 2011-12-09 03:39 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] karen blandford henderson (from livejournal.com)
This was great can't wait for more

Re: love it

Date: 2011-12-09 03:40 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] magenta-girl.livejournal.com
Thank you! :)

Date: 2011-12-09 08:00 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] tamaraland.livejournal.com
This was great!

Date: 2011-12-09 01:35 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] magenta-girl.livejournal.com
Thanks so much!

Date: 2011-12-09 09:45 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] whipchick.livejournal.com
Great concept, that vampires don't automatically get the decor they want!

Date: 2011-12-09 01:35 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] magenta-girl.livejournal.com
Thank you. :)

Date: 2011-12-09 01:21 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] poppetawoppet.livejournal.com
bwhahahahaha love the interpretation

Date: 2011-12-09 01:35 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] magenta-girl.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2011-12-09 02:33 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] pixiebelle.livejournal.com
This was a fun entry! I like your take on the topic as well!

Date: 2011-12-10 02:05 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] magenta-girl.livejournal.com
Thanks very much! Glad you liked it. :)

Date: 2011-12-09 05:04 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] milk-and-glass.livejournal.com
I liked this entry, haha. I enjoyed the colourful expressions!

Date: 2011-12-10 02:05 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] magenta-girl.livejournal.com
Thanks so much!

Date: 2011-12-09 06:14 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] myrna-bird.livejournal.com
He snorted. "I still think it could be a bit more tasteful."

Tasteful....Now isn't that just like a vampire? ha ha. I liked this.

Date: 2011-12-10 02:06 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] magenta-girl.livejournal.com
Glad you liked it! Thanks for reading! :)

Date: 2011-12-09 07:11 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] zeitgeistic.livejournal.com
Turn-of-the-century-brothel, lol. :P

Date: 2011-12-09 07:20 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] similiesslip.livejournal.com
What one prefers in decoration can be such a matter of personal taste.

I like how you wrote this:)

Date: 2011-12-10 02:06 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] magenta-girl.livejournal.com
Thanks very much!

Date: 2011-12-09 07:50 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] blythe025.livejournal.com
Very amusing. The dialog's a lot of fun to read. :)

Date: 2011-12-10 02:06 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] magenta-girl.livejournal.com
Thank you. :)

Date: 2011-12-09 10:23 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] karmasoup.livejournal.com
I think I may have found a new saying!

Date: 2011-12-10 02:07 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] magenta-girl.livejournal.com
I thought the same thing when I read that wiki.

Date: 2011-12-10 01:44 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] xo-kizzy-xo.livejournal.com
LOL, "shivering shit balls"! And I had no idea that phrase was a literal translation!

Date: 2011-12-10 01:50 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] shimmerdream.livejournal.com
A really fun take on the topic, great entry.

Date: 2011-12-10 02:07 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] magenta-girl.livejournal.com
Thanks so much!

Date: 2011-12-10 06:33 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] ecosopher.livejournal.com
Very interesting take. Good job!

Date: 2011-12-10 07:20 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] basric.livejournal.com
Original and well done.

Date: 2011-12-10 08:50 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] jacq22.livejournal.com
You have just given me a new phrase for use in extreme circumstances. LOL.

Love this, and yes the dialogue works well.

Date: 2011-12-10 01:06 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] whirlgig.livejournal.com
Great dialogue! Enjoyed this very much x

Date: 2011-12-10 02:27 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] lawchicky.livejournal.com
This was really cute!

Date: 2011-12-10 02:46 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] kehlen-crow.livejournal.com
Haha. Nice.

Date: 2011-12-10 07:55 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] theafaye.livejournal.com
Definitely left me wanting more!

Date: 2011-12-10 11:27 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] ellakite.livejournal.com
It was bold of you to go all the way back to the original definition of the phrase.

I *LIKE* boldness.

Nicely done. Thanks for posting this!

Date: 2011-12-11 07:15 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] jem0000000.livejournal.com
I like your dialogue!

Date: 2011-12-12 01:12 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] baxaphobia.livejournal.com
I need to find a time to use "shivering shitballs" In the proper context. Grin

Date: 2011-12-12 05:03 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] elionwyr.livejournal.com
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YAY! You went with the poop translation!

Date: 2011-12-12 05:08 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] m-malcontent.livejournal.com
Amusing, enjoyed!
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