Tuesday, February 24, 2015

the gravity of it

       I was writing the other day.

            Oddball said something:

           "There are people dying down there."

           My inner critic/smart-mouth went off, "People are dying everywhere, all the time, Oddball."

           And I shut it up quick. Because I realized something. That is not something that you ought to ever tell Oddball. Or else he would be a very glum, gloomy person for a week, if not longer. It would just steal his light. To know that people everywhere are dying and nothing can keep that from happening.

          Of course, he knows about it, in his subconscious. But it's not something he likes to bring to the forefront of his mind. It's too much for him. He can't handle that much sadness at once.

          Pray tell, who can?

It really is hard not to just shut down and stop caring. But caring and feeling the hurt of every person you meet isn't weak, it's strong and it is so brave. It really is a sacrifice. The way love ought to be.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Beautiful People: Valentine's Edition

I'm linking up today with Cait @ Paper Fury for Beautiful People.

I would like to introduce you to:


Rocky's goofy grin

 I'm surprised I finally found this! It's accurate down to his eye color. In case you want to know, his name is Rocky because he's into rock climbing.

And Skyler

Skyler, mostly the hair and the small smile, definitely not the clothes though

This is definitely her face and attitude. But she wouldn't wear that. She rides a dragon, a staticlight to be precise, whose name is Bolt. So, yeah, picture her wearing something more suited for dragon riding.

1. How long have they been a couple?

Skyler: I don't know.

Rocky: What's a couple? Bolt's around half the time. He's like some third wheel.

Skyler: Wing.

Rocky: Yeah, third wing!

2. How did they first meet?

Skyler: A shambles of a school in Echo Heights.

Rocky: No, don't you remember? It was at Hawk's house.

Skyler: He introduced us then. But I don't consider myself to have officially met you until the next day.

Rocky: At school?

Skyler: Uhm. When you got into a fight with that guy.

Rocky: Which fight? There- Oh, THAT guy. He asked for it.

3. What were their first thoughts of each other? (Love at first sight or “you’re freakishly annoying”?)

Rocky: Wow. Does she ever talk, like, at all?

Skyler: So Hawk's Wing just lets anybody live in his house?

Rocky: Bet I could make her smile.

4. What do they do that most annoys each other?

Skyler: He always nags me about how I need more friernds.

Rocky: Well, you do!

Skyler: I have Bolt.

Rocky: Speaking of which, she has this thing for a dragon. A specific dragon.

Skyler: Jealous?

Rocky: Whatever. She also uses these huge words that she knows I can't understand.

Skyler: And that. He's not exactly-

Rocky: I'm not into book stuff, okay.

Skyler: It's called learning. Knowledge. Not 'book stuff.'

5. Are their personalities opposite or similar?

Rocky: *bursts out laughing*

Skyler: Have you not been paying attention at all?

Rocky: Oh, that's a good one!

Skyler: Clearly, opposite. If you need me to be explicit.

Rocky: See! *rolls eyes* Her and words.

6. How would their lives be different without each other?

Rocky: You'd be lonely.

Skyler: You wouldn't smell like a dragon.

Rocky: But you still would.

Skyler: You'd get into more fights.

Rocky: We wouldn't have any direction.

Skyler: Eh, we might need to talk later.

7. Are they ever embarrassed of each other?

Rocky: Nope.

Skyler: No comment.

Rocky: *gives innocent look*

Skyler: Yeah, he's not an angel.

Rocky: Neither are you!

Skyler: *grins mischievously* 

8. Does anyone disapprove of their relationship?

Skyler: Considering that we're both orphans-

Rocky: Uh, no.

9. Do they see their relationship as long-term/leading to marriage?

Rocky: *bows dramatically* Skyler, would you do me the honor of marrying me?

Skyler: Now? Or when you mature?

Rocky: *wiggles eyebrows* Or when you mature?

Skyler: This could take a while.

10. If they could plan the “perfect outing” together, where would they go?

Rocky: Some place high. On top of the world!

Skyler: Flying.

Rocky: And there has to be chocolate cake!

Skyler: So a flight to the top of a mountain for stargazing and cake?

Rocky: Does Bolt have to come?

Skyler: How do you plan to get to the mountain?

Rocky: Climb it! Half the fun is the getting there, you know.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Shout Out to all You Followers (Hint: You're awesome)

Calvin and Hobbs - LOVE these two!!

I remember when I had maybe two or three followers. And every blue moon (what is that anyway?), someone would comment on a post. 

And then you guys came along. You guys really are the greatest. I don't really care if I ever have a thousand followers (to be honest fifty followers sounds like a lot to me). I just like having fun hanging out with you guys via blogging. 


Happy Valentines Day!

Go into the world and be awesome. ;)

They're so hilarious

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Vlog- Some Poems

           I did another video. This time I recited some poems for you guys. I'm not quite as satisfied with this one as with the other one. There were some lighting issues and I realize that I talk rather fast. But I'll just remember that for next time. ;)  Hope you guys like it.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Day of Being

           Sorry I haven't been around in a while. And I really mean that: I'm sorry. I know bloggers say it a lot and I used to say it a lot. But today I say it differently. I say it because I feel like I owe you guys a post or two a week. 

           Maybe it's a writer thing. 

           Actually I feel like I owe the world an apology. I've been busy with school, work, and trying to become a better musician/writer/clogger, that I've become tunnel visioned. I don't stop and just wonder about things. I don't take time to enjoy the things around me. To spend time with the people around me, to get to know them. 

           And I used to do that. I'd get lost in the wonder of life. Maybe I owe myself an apology. I feel like I am so far behind everybody else that I have to catch up. But when I hurry to do so, I miss so much.

         Does that sound like romanticism or what? I don't know. 

          But I'm going to slow down. I'm going to treasure these days, for I know they will not last. 

I think it's called 'surrender'. - commet from previous pinner

        I've been thinking about poetry. But I haven't read any recently. It's weird to think about a thing and not have a chance to actually be involved in it. So I tired writing some. It needs heavy editing but, eh, that's okay. 

The Impact of Being

     Barely a moment in time,
     A rare moment, not much explored
     Vague ambiguous moment, that was our meeting

     We spoke little but wondered much,
     At least I did, but I always do,
     People are fascinating, strange, but fascinating

     If we had risked befriending one another,
     We would've each learned much from the other,
     Even if it was a mere moment, almost chance

     I can't say I won't miss you because I do everyday
     I wonder how you are, what you do, if you're okay
     It's all right if you don't wonder back

     High chances are we won't ever meet again
     If we did, I'd think we should not know each other
     With the things I will live, and wherever it is you will take life

     So I'll say good-bye, though we never would've even if we had the chance
     But the memory hurts to think about, though I don't understand why
     I say that, but I can't and won't forget you, you will always be remembered

     Poetry always makes me melancholy. I don't know why. 

 Wow. Thank you

     I've been thinking about doing another vlog for you guys. It was a lot of fun. I'm just trying to figure out what to do it on. 

     What's going on in your world? Do you like poetry? What poets or poems are your favorites?