alexseanchai: quill, ink bottle, and calligraphy (Default)
our roads may be golden, or broken, or lost ([personal profile] alexseanchai) wrote2012-08-11 02:24

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I am conducting a Scientific Experiment, to wit, measuring the effect of alcohol on [personal profile] alexseanchais. I may have misremembered the size of a standard drink and therefore had more than I was planning, and all at once because I don't actually like the taste of even the most tolerable-tasting alcohol I have experienced.

How do people think they can drive when they know they've had alcohol recently? Because the only reason I am typing coherently is because the F and J keys have the little bumps on them and my fingers know what they're doing. The keyboard is NOT WHERE IT APPEARS TO BE. If the keyboard's not, then the road and the steering wheel aren't either. I am not curious enough to test my reflexes.

Also I am feeling cheated. I know many stories of people who are most creative while under the influence and I am NOT FEELING IT. But then it's only been half an hour. The night is young. (I am not, however, having any more alcohol. My head is not screwed on straight and I do not like it.)
recessional: an owl cup without a handle with tea inside (Default)

[personal profile] recessional 2012-08-11 06:49 (UTC)(link)
My experience with drink is not that it makes one more creative, but rather that it silences the inner editor (as a facet of the "removes inhibitions") and relaxes anxieties. Having a half-bottle of wine makes me absolutely no more creative than I was before I had it - but if I've GOT a head full of ideas and a drive but am having difficulties with "agh, god, it's all awful!", then that half-bottle of wine results in a lot more words actually making it out of my fingers.

As to how they think they can drive, a) people who drink more often get practice in faking sobriety and sometimes manage to fake themselves out, or b) they were that stupid when they were sober, too.
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[personal profile] deird1 2012-08-11 10:39 (UTC)(link)
Alcohol seems to affect different people in different ways. Most of my friends start the getting-drunk stage by getting really uninhibited; I start by being perfectly normal brain-wise, but being unable to walk more than two steps without falling over...

Never managed to do the creativity thing, myself.
ratherastory: ([SPN] Writing Is Hard!)

[personal profile] ratherastory 2012-08-11 12:15 (UTC)(link)
I can't write at all while drunk. Then again, I don't drink much, so it doesn't feel like I'm missing out on much. ;)
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[personal profile] myaibou 2012-08-11 17:32 (UTC)(link)
Honestly, alcohol does nothing but make me feel sleepy and strangely out of touch with my body. Like cold medication. I, too, have no idea how people can attempt to drive. If I drink at all (rarely, because being even tipsy doesn't feel good to me, let alone drunk), it is only when I don't have to drive, like my husband and I are together. On the up side, that example has been instilled in my kids. I ALWAYS drive. ALWAYS. Unless it's late and I'm very tired, or if I have even a small drink. So my kids see "drinking ANYTHING = NO DRIVING. PERIOD." I'm good with that message.
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[personal profile] embroiderama 2012-08-11 21:38 (UTC)(link)
I can't write while drunk, but getting a slight buzz on can help me relax and get over a block sometimes.