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So I seem to have missed my deadline again. In fairness, I did have midterms and labs this week. And, I've had the damn tab open for about a week now, since I had an idea for a poem but no time to right the damn thing, so does that count? Anyway, doing it now. I'll try to write another by next saturday to see if I can't get into a habit of doing it like I used too.
  • Mood: Embarrassed
  • Listening to: Blind Guardian, Nightwish, Epica, Apocalyptica
  • Reading: "Arena", a Magic: the Gathering novel
  • Watching: Castle, Supernatural, Big Bang Theory, The Flash
  • Playing: Pokemon Fire Red on an emulator
  • Eating: Whatever scraps of food I can get my hands on.
  • Drinking: Water.

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A-Wandering-Man
Nicholas
Artist | Student | Literature
Canada
I'm a writer, not an artist! And a pretty damn good one at that. :iconimsarcasticplz:

I'm looking to be a scientist by the time I finish university (read: PhD). I'm a student of philosophy, though I'm not enrolled in any philosophy classes. I'm a decent writer by any standard and an arrogant one by most. I'm politically active as an anarcho-communist and I try to address social issues with my writing, particularly my poems, but I also convey personal emotions in them, as well as my spiritual beliefs (I am a Naturalistic Pantheist and atheist; by spiritual I do not mean supernatural, to be clear.)

If you enjoy my writing, you're probably crazy; but then again, life is boring if you aren't. Normalcy's nothing to be proud of, in my opinion. I suppose I'm a fairly introverted person, though my friends know me to be loud and to laugh readily. Meeting strangers, particularly cute girls or respectable adults, is where my shyness reveals itself. I think too much, feel too much, and eat too much, and I don't think any of those things will ever change. I've been told on occasion that I am wise beyond my years and clever beyond reckoning, but despite my arrogance I have never really convinced myself of these supposed facts.

I love nature, especially forests and rivers; and I absolutely love pictures of nebulae and galaxies and the like from various observatories and the Hubble Space Telescope. I'd very much like to get a telescope of my own. I love standing outside, looking at the stars. Meteor showers are my favourite things to watch but I've only ever seen two. I love the complexity of life, and the greater universe. It's all so amazing.

I appreciate music greatly, though mostly metal and classical (and sometimes both combined); and I would have loved to have been gifted with musical ability, but I'm useless at playing music. I have an 11-key range on a piano, which is ridiculous, (I have big hands, ok?) but I'm useless with one. I love any music with cello, violin, or viola in it, and I wish I could play any of them, but alas -- no talent. I suppose I must make up for it in my writing. Some of my favourite bands are (in no particular order) Nightwish, Epica, Freedom Call, Gamma Ray, Dream Theater, System of a Down, Blind Guardian, and ReVamp, among others. I love Chopin's (classical) work as well.

I'm mercilessly rational, which accounts for the aforementioned wisdom, I suppose. I often find myself struggling to accept the paradigms of society, as most of them are irrational. And I really, really like pizza. And pasta. And pretty well anything else with cheese. Not relevant, really, but needed to be said.

I love living, but it terrifies me. Odd, that. Suppose that's how it's supposed to be.

My best friend in the world is MissSoarrow , so be nice to her!

As you may read below I'm a very quotable person.

"Perhaps, I think, the important thing is not only that we look to the stars in reverence, but that occasionally we tear our eyes from the great void for a moment to look over at our fellow humans, give them a smile, and encourage them to gaze at the wonders of the cosmos along with us."
― Me

"Those who think the air empty have never breathed the breath of life, they have never stood in the gale and released their pain and worries to the calming wind; never let themselves go, free in the swirling eddies of the ever-moving air. There is life in the air, in all the world, every day, in everyone and everywhere."
― Me (yet again)

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”
― Voltaire

"Come, come, whoever you are; wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving; Ours is no caravan of despair; come, yet again, come"
― Rumi, Sufi poet
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So I seem to have missed my deadline again. In fairness, I did have midterms and labs this week. And, I've had the damn tab open for about a week now, since I had an idea for a poem but no time to right the damn thing, so does that count? Anyway, doing it now. I'll try to write another by next saturday to see if I can't get into a habit of doing it like I used too.
  • Mood: Embarrassed
  • Listening to: Blind Guardian, Nightwish, Epica, Apocalyptica
  • Reading: "Arena", a Magic: the Gathering novel
  • Watching: Castle, Supernatural, Big Bang Theory, The Flash
  • Playing: Pokemon Fire Red on an emulator
  • Eating: Whatever scraps of food I can get my hands on.
  • Drinking: Water.
The corner of her mouth curled wryly
In a sly, nearly invisible smile.
She hides it well, but it's a tell;
And I think I might stay a while.

It's the little things that give it away.
Stealing those glances and flashing a grin;
Still weighing my chances, and to my chagrin,
This riddle I'll not decipher this day.

Am I manufacturing signal from noise,
Imagining that my fantasies could be?
Am I deluding myself to think her choice
Might be to turn 'you and I' into 'we'?
Little Things
Just popped into my head when thinking about things, mulling over the complexities of human interaction. Probably the closest thing I've written to a love poem.
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I said a poem a week. Dangnabbit, it's been 12 days. But I'm doing one now, so shush. :)
  • Mood: Satisfied
  • Listening to: Blind Guardian, Nightwish, Epica, Apocalyptica
  • Reading: "Arena", a Magic: the Gathering novel
  • Watching: Castle, Supernatural, Big Bang Theory, The Flash
  • Playing: Pokemon Fire Red on an emulator
  • Eating: Whatever scraps of food I can get my hands on.
  • Drinking: Water.
Look, my friends, at these blank pages
These vast spaces, and yawning ages;
Upon this canvas I will spin my tales,
Through which I speak when voice fails.

So long and wondrous a story
Which practically begs to be told
It promises love, honour, and glory;
A tale tall as mountains, and almost as old.

But it is only my place to ink one page;
One fresh, new leaf in a book of immense age.
A ponderous, wandering epic, weaved of blood,
Time, and love; witnessed by eyes with tears aflood.

Set upon me by cruel and benevolent fates,
This tapestry of lengthy battles won and lost;
Writ large and small, and yet more awaits.
Things of immeasurable value, and extreme cost.

I write with a shaky hand, steadied only by time,
And so my page takes many years to fill, a crime
But for the fact that no one waits on my conclusion;
For we all pen our own page in this great illusion.

That I might eke out only a line in the ancestral account
Worries me little, so long as my passion and legacy amount
To some minute contribution to the human condition,
Some unique or profound insight; worthy of repetition.

To ink one page in the annals of history
Would be my privilege, and my pleasure.
To unravel even an iota of this mystery
Would be an honour beyond any measure.
To Ink One Page
Wrote the first two and a half stanzas of this some time ago, not sure how long, but not more than a year ago. Was in a good place at that time, and with the help of some music, I was in a good place whilst finishing it. Very little influence from anxiety here, just a genuine expression of my desire to make a contribution, however small, to the great tale that is the human narrative. Enjoy! :) (Smile) 
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I've been saying it for a year or more, "I'd like to write more; I miss this site; I miss writing". Always well intentioned, always sincere. But I've still only been writing every month or two, sometimes less often than even that. I've come to the (glaringly obvious, now I think about it) realization that to write more, I need to sit down and write frequently, instead of just wanting too. So that's what I'm going to do. At least one poem a week, barring unforeseen circumstances, minimum. Prose and book-work, substitutable but ideally as extras. That's the plan I'm going to try to stick too. Expect poems every week from me, sometime between friday and sunday, typically. Demand satisfaction if I do not deliver. =P I'll probably need the encouragement.
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Blind Guardian, Nightwish, Epica, Apocalyptica
  • Reading: "Arena", a Magic: the Gathering novel
  • Watching: Castle, Supernatural, Big Bang Theory, The Flash
  • Playing: Pokemon Fire Red on an emulator
  • Eating: Whatever scraps of food I can get my hands on.
  • Drinking: Water.

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jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Writer
Hi there,
You have been featured on My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink's front page as the featured deviant of the week. :la:
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A-Wandering-Man Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Writer
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?! Awesome! Thank you!
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:

On behalf of #SixWordStories, I would just like to welcome you to the Group!

We have many ways for you to get involved. If you have past stories, just submit them to Freestyle, and it'll be accepted if it is a proper story. We also have Prompts, but they're a bit more restrictive... More information about them is displayed here. We have listed our guidelines here, which includes our definition on What is a Six Word Story? to help you. ^^;

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A-Wandering-Man Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Writer
I've actually read most of that already, and have submitted one for the word prompt. ^_^
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Awesome! :la:
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PhilosopherOfSound Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   General Artist
I'm glad your bonding with the LLama I sent over. I'm building a herd myself.
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A-Wandering-Man Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Writer
:)
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