Talking to Myself: A Manifesto for the EgocentricI’ve been told I talk to myself when I think no one is listening.
ME: That’s all writing is.
ME: Inner monologues.
ME: Discussions with the self.
ME: I’ve written several novels worth of words to tell myself how selfish I am, or that I’ve fallen in love with the wrong person again, or that dying was never a viable option in the first place. I write to tell readers the same thing.
ME: My words are meant to teach others what I couldn’t teach myself. To save others just like writing has saved me thousands of times.
People say that art and beauty only come to life when there’s an audience.
ADAM GWON (sung): For beautiful to happen, the beautiful has got to be seen.
ME: That’s Adam Gwon. He shows up here, sometimes. He is often wrong.
ADAM GWON: Hey! No I’m n—
ME: For example, I disagree with this line from a song he wrote, called “Beautiful”. Art exists and fulfills a need before it is even seen or read or hear
realism at seven:twenty-seven in the morning"i just want to clarify, that, from the other day, i have no intentions of killing myself."
"yeah, i understand that. i didn't think you did."
"i was expecting you to be worried though, i saw it all over your face."
"i wasn't so much worried as i was confused. you were getting all deep and philosophical out of nowhere. you were one dude the night before and something totally different the next day."
"i've always been this same guy, dad. i think about this stuff all the time. everyday i think about it."
"every young man, every young artist, everyone has had these thoughts before. you're not the only one."
"i know that..."
"like any young artist, i've had these thoughts too. i was the same way."
"i'm aware of that. that-- to tell me that, that was never my point."
"i was just confused as to what was going on monday."
"i just had thoughts and i was talking about it. i wasn't looking for advice or some sort of guidance or whatever, i was just telling you how i felt."
"and that's the whole
InvertI think most of us should work on inverting our lives. We’re too preoccupied as a western society (I’ll only speak for what I know). Too preoccupied and distracted to notice what we’re actually noticing. The things we tend to focus on can be condensed into two brackets. (Money) –– which can comprise of work, saving, providing for your family/friends, getting security for yourself and those you love, gaining materialistic worth that make the every day life easier. And finally consumables; which in this case would be food, clothes, shelter, water, and basic resources.
Another thing we focus on that can be condensed into a somewhat fidgety bracket is (distraction). Active distraction from the essence of life, from the pulse in your wrist, neck and heart. From the energy surrounding you, from the vital questions that linger on throughout the course of a life. This category can be difficult because something that is distraction to one person when used cor
Can Christians Like Dragons?In other words, can a Christian morally have a love for dragons? The logic behind the question is that dragons by Biblical standards seem to be evil creatures. Therefore it should be incompatible to follow Jesus Christ and love dragons at the same time, right? This is what I've been accused of many times, being a firm holder to Truth yet having a soft spot for dragons. I would like to answer in detail these accusations, thus the reason for this article.
Let us look at dragons from every angle, starting with what The Sacred Scriptures say. In The Holy Bible the Hebrew word used for dragon(s) is 'tanniyn' and shows up 29 times in The Old Testament. But, do note that dragons are not always referred to under that word in Scripture, so the count is higher. I've divided these verses up into groups, mainly general and specific cases.
**Dragons in general
--in The Bible we see that dragons are often used by God as curses. Examples are the Babylonian Empire (Isaiah 1
kaa and hinata part 1The village was quiet and peaceful as the sun slowly rose out of the ground; illuminating the lands as far as human's eyes can see. The villagers would usually arise from their home and carry out their regular duties and spend the rest of their few hours enjoying themselves and relaxing. Sadly this didn't apply to the three chunnin ladies that were assigned a mission that involved leaving for a couple of days.
The female in the middle had pink short hair and bright green eyes, she wore a red sleeveless shirt with a zipper from the top to bottom and light pink skirt with a open crease on both sides of the hips showing a dark green stretch short.
The girl on the left had shinning blue eyes and blonde long hair tied up in a ponytail with bangs covering her right eye. She wore a small purple sleeves shirt and a mini purple shirt that opened in the front with short leggings made with bandages and nets around the knees.
The one on the right had memorizing lavender eyes
A Community Gone Overboard: TA Community Gone Overboard:
The Yaoi Fandom
Important: Read below first
Now, before I even begin to explain this, I’d like to first say that if you cannot get past even the first few paragraphs, you are probably one of the people I am referring to in this. If you happen to get to the end of this I urge you to spread this around. If you are not mature enough mentally or emotionally to handle the content, then turn back now, as you will be offended. This is not a joke and should not be taken lightly; I’ve been watching anime and reading manga long enough that my statements in this are true as can be, and I see an issue. I would also like to state up front that I am not referring to the soft-core fans, or those who just like it a little bit. No, I am referring to those who openly and constantly love and obsess over hardcore yaoi, those who even bash straight pairings and need a daily fix of yaoi fan-fiction; those are the ones who I am referring to in this case.
Even if this i
UniverseThe grand scheme of things, ready?
We begin in your room, we zoom out to your house, your street, your neighbourhood, your city, your state, your country, your region. We continue to zoom out, a little faster now; oceans, mountains, deserts, waterfalls, ice lands, copious amounts of land, clouds. Suddenly we’re in space, we pass our sun, the milky way, the next nebula, stars, planets, asteroids, particles…
In the infinity of the Universe, we’re but a speck.
Let’s give this speck a shape, sphere? Ok.
Let’s say it’s the Earths size –– so we can put it into quick perspective.
In this Universe we’ve dubbed ‘Earth’ we’re not an ocean, a landscape, a country, we’re not a state, or even a suburb; we’re one household. Every single thing we know as our entire planet, is but a one-story cottage-like household in the middle of the entire Earth, and even that is a stretch.
Wrap your head around
The Nature of LeadershipMy friends,
I come before you as a Captain, but one who has learned from the ways of the past. I address you now to speak both of myself and of the belief that I hold for the future. We are humans, creatures of free thought and free speech. We gather in groups, connecting with those who are like-minded. We form these bonds because it is impossible for us to live alone, but even then, we think and act as freely for that is the gift of our being.
Yet even such gifts can be abused at times. Often we do not realise that the weight that our tongue may be enough to sink another in grief. Each word that we speak must be chosen carefully, for the power of the speaker compounds the weight of his speech. Some, carrying their first spark of greatness, might take this too far and abuse their strength. I was one of those individual, if you had known me in my early days. I spoke carelessly, without concern for any other and I viewed this as my given right. Indeed, I was shown to be very wrong.
TMI_Too Much InformationFirst English, dan Nederlands.
"Everything is realized..."
- Jean Baudrillard
"A community of Tibetan monks have for centuries devoted themselves to transcribing all the names of God, and they believe that once they have accomplished this, the purpose of the world will be achieved, and it will come to an end. But the task is a tiresome one and the weary monks call in the help of the technicians of IBM, whose powerful computers do the job in a few months. And as the technicians, who did not really believe in the prophecy, leave and walk back down into the valley, they are aghast to see the stars go out one by one..."
- Arthur C. Clarke's story The Nine Billion Names of God, (more or less) as summarized by Baudrillard in The Perfect Crime
Full version of the story: http://downlode.org/Etext/nine_billion_names_of_god.html
We live in a society of abundance and excess, in every aspect. The digital era is without a doubt an era of overinformation, of overexpression, of overcomm