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I've been thinking for some time now how I might be able to monetize my poetry and other writing so that it might supplement my currently non-existent (but also in the future when it will be existent) income. I've decided that what I'd like to do is compile an anthology of my poetry, seeing as most have a similar theme, running along two main threads; those being appreciation and experience of nature, and politicized poems addressing human behaviour and human nature, and sometimes a combination of the two. MissSoarrow and I have been planning recently to combine some of my poems with some of her paintings to create an illustrated poetry anthology. Not likely to make it available online (at least not any time soon) but will be available irl hopefully sometime in the next few months... There'll be some exclusive poems in there, hopefully. ;)

Keep an eye out for it if you're in the area. In the very unlikely event that we actually take this to a publisher at some point in the future, we'll let you know. Wish us luck!
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Epica, Against Me!, Classical pieces.
  • Reading: Lecture notes, woo!
  • Watching: Youtube Videos, just finished Sherlock
  • Playing: The fool. (HAH. I make great puns.)
  • Eating: Mostly pizza/Naan bread
  • Drinking: Water/Dr. Pepper

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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 :iconmisssoarrow: , 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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:iconmagicaljoey:
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 Jan 16, 2014  Student Writer
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?! Awesome! Thank you!
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:iconvintagehummingbird:
Sorry to be so blunt, but I think that you're cute. 

          Love, your not so secret admirer 
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A-Wandering-Man Aug 28, 2013  Student Writer
I think you're cute too. ;)
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3wyl Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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. ^^;

If there are any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us! More of our Happenings are displayed on the right hand side of our front page. :love:
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A-Wandering-Man 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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3wyl Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! :la:
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PhilosopherOfSound 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 Feb 8, 2013  Student Writer
:)
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RiseandBe Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome to #PoeticalCondition!
We are happy to include you as one of our members and look forward to your contributions.
We hope to see you as an active part of our humble group.

Your Founder, RiseandBe
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