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Feel free to peruse my gallery... some old gems but mostly there's a general trend of improvement as time goes on, I feel. Mostly just poetry but there's some prose thrown in here and there. Hope you enjoy.

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So I just had to re-log into my account for some reason (my browser cookie expired, maybe? I don't know enough about this stuff to say one way or another)... Anyway, so before I did so, it just took me to my profile page and to my great surprise and embarrassment, apparently the last 3 poems I thought I had uploaded are nowhere to be found. Not even in the Stash writer thing, as I found upon logging in. Server error? Did I hallucinate writing them? Who knows? My account troubles seem to have resolved themselves now but I have to rewrite the aforementioned poems. Guess it's just a chance to do a better job on them? lol

Anyhow, this reflects rather poorly on me but I cannot be held responsible for the mystic fuckery that is the inner workings of the interwebs!
  • Mood: Embarrassed
  • Listening to: Blind Guardian, Nightwish, Epica, Apocalyptica
  • Reading: A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
  • 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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Nicholas
Artist | Student | Literature
Canada
I'm a writer, not an artist! And a pretty damn good one! At least, I'd like to think so.

I think too much, feel too much, and eat too much, and I don't think any of those things will ever change.

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!

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“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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What is the purpose of human existence?
Why are we here?
Why does it matter?
What meaning is there to life?

None of these questions have satisfying answers.

Why is that? It's very strange.

I think children generally have it figured out, intuitively. But I doubt their ability to conceptualize it, let alone express it. I think they care little about such existential questions.

I think we can learn something from that. The fact is, we're here. We know a fair bit about the "how", which is worth knowing - not to mention, actually possible to know. The "why" of it all, though, is a massive, burning question in many minds; but I think it is actually rather inconsequential.

Would we live differently if we knew? Perhaps. But we might not. Humans tend to be rather stubborn, that way.

For me, personally, I've decided to think of life as a grand experiment, an immersive experiential narrative of somewhat indefinite length, depth, and breadth. A Petri dish for a mind, if you will, with the universe as the growth medium. There is no 'correct' outcome, no 'expected result', just a "Let's see what happens." That, at least, is a satisfying outlook.
Meaning
Just some thoughts I wrote down the other day, which I figured were worth sharing.
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She inhales sharply before taking her first steps,
Planting her feet squarely in this new World
Entering from the infinite void into chaos pandemic
And before another breath is drawn, Order is wrought.

Her sword bites into the vital points of a dozen men;
Like so many cobras lashing out, striking their prey.
Her magic bears burden of both shield and healer,
Warding away the viciousness of the cowardly brutes,
Who so blithely thought to attack the innocent.

In seconds, her deadly dance reduces the raiders to nothing
And just as swiftly as she arrived, she sets herself upon
Yet another battle, another world, another affront to justice
She walks among the wyrds of the many worlds, finely weaving
The threads of fate into a glorious tapestry, spun of life,
Love and truth; correcting errors as they manifest in the fabric.

As she strides through this great hall of destinies unfurling,
She hears a whisper in the distance, the faintest notes of song.
A visceral calling spurs her onward, as she guides the cosmos
Towards the Eternal Singing, an aria for a universe awakening
To the wonders of peace, compassion, and unwavering oneness with all.
As she draws ever closer, the voice grows in power and fullness,
Until the song reverberates throughout the whole of Creation.
The Eternal Singing
A moderately toned down interpretation of a birthday-poem request from my best friend, MissSoarrow, whom I love very dearly, but whose poem ideas are a wee bit on the extreme/bordering-on-ridiculous side. ;) Ok, I may have lied about the toned-down part. But I did at least lend an air of whimsy and nobility to an idea that was essentially "describe my bloody conquests on the field of battle". =P

I would be lying if I said this isn't slightly influenced by the Magic: the Gathering book I just finished reading.
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So I just had to re-log into my account for some reason (my browser cookie expired, maybe? I don't know enough about this stuff to say one way or another)... Anyway, so before I did so, it just took me to my profile page and to my great surprise and embarrassment, apparently the last 3 poems I thought I had uploaded are nowhere to be found. Not even in the Stash writer thing, as I found upon logging in. Server error? Did I hallucinate writing them? Who knows? My account troubles seem to have resolved themselves now but I have to rewrite the aforementioned poems. Guess it's just a chance to do a better job on them? lol

Anyhow, this reflects rather poorly on me but I cannot be held responsible for the mystic fuckery that is the inner workings of the interwebs!
  • Mood: Embarrassed
  • Listening to: Blind Guardian, Nightwish, Epica, Apocalyptica
  • Reading: A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
  • 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.
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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Hi there,
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A-Wandering-Man Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Student Writer
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?! Awesome! Thank you!
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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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