A Polished White SinkA Polished White Sink:
If I had to call this world a blessing;
I think I'd say 'I find it damn depressing.'
You might think I'm stupid from how I'm dressing,
But this is just the heart I feel like wearing.
I see street corners and absent youth;
Don't pretend you don't ever see the night.
Cause when it turns dark, the maggots start crawling;
Looks like God decided to shut out the light.
I can warm my hands on fire and watch the people go,
They don't know who I am, I just go with the flow.
I see streets that seem empty, clogged to the brink;
But that's the reality deep beneath the sink.
It looks clean on the outside, polished porcelain white,
But inside of the pipes are what you keep out of sight.
Yet they're already straining and distorted with strain;
Soon the flood water comes flowing, wash away with the rain.
-Unofficial release from Chen Yuan Wen, 8th April 2013
ArrrHey everyone,Arrr3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just got a funny post from Chen and um...well you'll see
"Dear Ms. Secretary,
My son has asked me to post this on his behalf. It must be troublesome but thank you for assisting him. He mentioned something about having to update his work, but I don't think he's currently capable of that.
You see, my son enjoys anime and manga and while I don't begrudge him his hobbies, he has a habit of wanting to try things out that he sees or reads about. As such he attempted some form of tai chi breathing exercises on our balcony. Winter has recently ended but the weather is still cold and he wasn't exactly well clothed. In the end he's caught the worse cold he's ever had and is currently sniffling in bed.
He said it was important to tell his "pirates" that he will not be making an update today and to forgive him. I am not sure what this is slang for, but I hope my son has not joined any street gangs. I remember him aspiring to be a rapper at some point, but he appears to have giv
Reward System and First Bounty!Ahoy there!Reward System and First Bounty!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I notice the art submission to the group is still not as high as I wish it to be, so I was thinking how it can be increased. Now, i know nobody can give you additional hours to your days, so we need to increase motivation!
A very good way to increase motivation are awards, aye?
So let's do this.
I bring you
The Booty System
Starting right now, you have the possibility to earn money for your pirate!
How do you do that? It's actually very simple:
Counts your words in any BFP writing (created after this journal is posted) you wish to earn money for. Using a super secrete formula, the captain (i.e. me) will give you gold doubloons for your effort. If you don't have something written, you don't need to count words, it's that easy!
What is the super secret formula? Have a look:
Total word count / 100 = amount of gold doubloons
The result can be modified by the following multipliers:
Number of x acting NSCs = 1.x
Number of x acting BFP charact
DepressionBecause I couldn't have said it better myself, I'll leave in in :iconNinjakato:'s words.Depression2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"It's not real" -- It sure as heck feels real. So real it IS my reality on a daily basis.
"It's just an excuse to get out of doing things that other people have to" -- I'd love to do thing other people are doing, and I'd relish in being happy when I do so.
"You're just a little sad, you'll get over it" -- Depression isn't just 'feeling sad sometimes'... it's feeling sad ALL the time for what seems like no reason at all.
"Just grow up! Everyone is depressed, you just have to deal with it like everyone else!" -- Stop using everyone else to justify your insensitivity to other people's conditions (also, most of the people suffering from depression are adults, you don't get much more 'grown up' than adult).
"You're not suffering from anything, you're just lazy, ungrateful, and being silly" -- Ok, because obviously I LOVE feeling miserable, worthless, and stupid all the time...who wouldn't...?
.did you spend.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
last night digging
in my graveyard of a chest?
i seem to have a hole
this morning -
where did you put
your heart you
bitch, i know you
must have one there
and when the light lets
itself in through
my bedroom curtains,
i will always say
go fuck up
do you still crack
your knuckles when you're
angry? take two
sugars with your
tea, carry a scythe?
well i carry the devil
in from the car when he's too
tired to walk, he tugs
at my sleeve with his little
red fists, says i know how
hard it is to get closure
that makes you feel
ripped wide open, mate,
now carry me in i'm too
tired for all this tonight -
oh, one more thing,
the shore can never leave
no matter how hard
it tries, again and
again, you're going to get
fucked by the current,
so just go with the flow
it gets better,
spend the rest of your
life laying in that
bed you made,
spend the rest of yo
sparkler monthly issue 1 is up!hey guys!!sparkler monthly issue 1 is up!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
so sparkler monthly is up and running which means at long last off*beat is continuing.
I'm nervous and excited after all these years it's really a mixed bag of emotions for me right now.
(Well pregnancy hormones probably don't help with that....)
I want to apologize for my lack of presence on the web these days. I really don't want to keep going on and on about how tough this pregnancy has been on me, but well...it's one of the longest hardest things I've had to endure both physically and mentally in my entire life so my time sitting upright at the computer has to be spent very wisely (and is pretty much exclusively work related)
Thanks again so very much for the support and encouragement and I hope you guys will enjoy the last book of Off*beat. It certainly has been a long time coming!!
The O'Driscoll DictionaryList of words I've made up. Does not include the many words that spell check tells me aren't real, so if you see a word in my work that isn't on this list and you don't think it exists yet, tell me! It might just be that I've been using it so long I forgot it's not real. Click the word to see it used in its original work. I will add to the list as I go through old work to find the words I've made up before, and as I add new poems with new words I'll try to remember to add them here.The O'Driscoll Dictionary2 years ago in Personal More Like This
NB: 8/3/2013 > Chromium have been checked and put here.
Arachnic (2013) - Arachnid (spider) like.
Aquanine (2013) � aquarian / aqua.
Carrow (2013) - Dark, narrow, carousing, nasty, abusive space. (Not fully formed definition yet)
Chloroformic (2010) - with qualities of chlo
.tell me anything, give me a poem -.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
let me walk through the night with light
in palms outstretched and melt the dark,
pour salt and time and swim
right through the net, fresh water
brimming diamonds in the sun, i hit the ice
and rise as steam, a shepherd of the air, a gentle ghost
that hears the scrubbing of her grave -
and i am still afraid of needles in my skin
from mother death, she said she birthed too soon
a life that kept its eyes shut to the world, the best,
she told me, i had skin of bark, so thick and strong,
my veins like branches, they'll feel holy
to the birds, got roots that go straight down to hell, when will i learn
that there is no grace to be found in hanging
from a tree, my neck is twice as strong as mary's, but in my body
way down deep,
there's something turning fitfully
(and it knows more than i do)
CONTEST ENDEDIT: The Contest has reached its end. As soon as Tuka and I have time, we'll get on the judgement :3 thank you all for the entries, I didn't expect so manyCONTEST END3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone who has entered can publish their entry now, if you want.
[EDIT]: Two more rules added.
:icontukathewolf: and I decided to host a contest :iconyeahplz:
NOT an art contest!
It's going to be a writing contest.
Write a short story to our pony-OCs Ragtag and Shooting Star.
Whatever ideas you may have. Slice of life, an adventure, at the gala, filly-stories, anything you want.
No Gore or violence!
No Shipping!! Except for those that have been established in the story
Ragtag and Shooting Star HAVE to be in the story, and you can choose whether any of their friends or their parents shall appear.
.my bedroom.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
so sometimes i climb
out the window and
curl up on the
there used to be a tree
down the side that kept his
arms open for me
but he said i don't think
you're ever gonna know
how it feels to be
you know you've
already got a heart
of gold and eyes
i said now
to touch me
(i can drop down into the alley from here, or sit with the cat like a gargoyle)
.i notice.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
you bite the skin of
your lip, too
when you're nervous
or have nothing to
writing is starting
to feel a bit
like a disease -
just like your brother
you know you're
exactly the same
as him -
one that all the
words in the world
won't ever cure -
i'll just have to
get to know you
that way, i guess
no don't walk
i want the fox
to hunt the hound,
the badger to cull
(let's take a walk down memory lane, let's see if i can finally ditch you)
LOOKING FOR A CRITIQUE?Maddysu86 decided to set up a fan page about my books. She's an accomplished cartoonist, and so it's no surprise that she did a great job. She has also added many inventive categories for you to submit your art. One of them is for anyone who want to to receive a critique from me.LOOKING FOR A CRITIQUE?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now, while it's true that I'm a busy guy, with deadlines looming overhead like the sword of Damocles, I nonetheless regularly check her website and offer comments. All I'm saying is, Please be a little patient with me. I'm doing this for two reasons: the first is that I like to support the efforts of of those trying to improve their work. Actually, all of us are always striving to improve. Some are simply a little closer to their goals - that's the only difference. The second reason is that it's my way of showing appreciation to my readers. I've interacted with a lot of you, and I've received such nice comments. Thank you.
As for the critiques: Please don't be fearful, or worried, about receiving ha
.i like to feed things in.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
through my mind and then pull them
right out of my chest when they're
put it on paper and call it
a poem, feed it
back into the brain
and repeat, but
anxiety says just
let this stuff go -
cough up those words
that you've got in your
chest and dust off the
shelf in your lungs, feel
them one last time if you want
but please, send them away in
their poems, and quick
i'm just not
done with them
i can rip
from the back
of my hand
and my neck,
from this one
(chew it up, spit it out)
.think i'm mad.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
as a hatter,
i want to sit and
drink tea with the dead
for a while
on a sunday afternoon?
just cos i like to
trace the patterns in
the woodwork on
the table with my fingers
when we're talking,
something has been
and it's us,
with words so well
used that they're now
we can't even tell what
they mean anymore
(still cramming them into the distance though)
New Crew Member + Important NewsNew Crew Member:New Crew Member + Important News2 years ago in Personal More Like This
51. Claire De Luna, The Soul-less Sorrow Eater :iconNordicTwin: - The Soul-less are interesting beings, for they are similar to the vampires, yet completely different in their consumption habits. For example, a soul-less is not afraid of the sun, it does not harm it, but its biological clock is nocturnal (hence it is sluggish during the day if awoken). Furthermore they are capable of sucking directly at a person's soul. Iktinos Anthias, the Archmage of Ferrelheim, once stated that they are considered to be 'Energy Vampires' as their habits of sucking at souls actually affect an individual's mana flow. Spellcasters are an especially tasty meal for these creatures and the more mana you possess the 'sweeter' and more fragrant the 'soul' happens to be. However the definition of energy vampire was dropped when it was discovered how difficult these creatures are to kill. First off, they are not weak to cold iron or blessed silver, unlike their Vampiric kin. Divine mag
.you've.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
tied a knot
end of your
(there's a fish with a hook in it's eye, screaming no, this isn't how it's supposed to go)
Warning: Dare to meet the Misfit Pack? Meet the Misfit Pack!Warning: Dare to meet the Misfit Pack?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sooo, I have been designing my own wolf pack and my own little world. Each character pretty much resembles a part of me in some weird wacky way or another. n_n
This pack is meant to be more of a corky and unique pack. I hope you enjoy their designs!
Cyclone is the name of the territory the wolves own. It is a tropical terrain full of unique plants and animals. This territory is a fantasy like terrain. Regular animals along with gryphons and water nymphs can be found their too. Pretty much a fantasy land with a rich supply of food with an extraordinary view. Cyclone is a large island, hurricanes / cyclones are common their. The wolves have learned to cope with the cyclones. Due to the Cyclones not many rival packs care to stay there due to how dangerous it is with the frequent hurricanes.
The only pack that wanted the territory and the Misfit pack (to gain control of the unique wolves that are there along with the rich supply of fo
.i want.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
to know about god,
he would prefer to go by
i want to know
about the stairway
up to heaven,
and why sliding down
the bannister into hell
is much more fun
(think i tried to climb a step that wasn't there, think i might have died more than once)
are you my motherPlease, reach out to meare you my mother9 months ago in Personal More Like This
She who gave birth to me,
Lifted up my brothers, my sisters
And trailed invisibly away with them
I was unsteady, unable to follow
Now I lay, unfed amongst these cold leaves
I sense you’re there, could you help me
I bear nothing to give in return……I’ll offer my last breath,
The last surges of my stopping heart
….I feel you so large
Let me ease into your great density coming down
--your absence of response, so like a soothing purr in itself
I feel so safe in your loom
a tale of butterOnce you start reading this, you cannot turn back.a tale of butter3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well you could, but would you reeeeeeeeally want to do it?
KEEP ON READING OR YOUR EYES WILL IMPLODE.
One day, humon was surfing the internet.
She was just looking at her favorite pages when all of a sudden a new tab opened up.
She was confused, since she didn't click on any link whatsoever. The tab didn't show anything, just a white screen. When she tried to close the tab, nothing happened. She kept pressing the X to close it, but instead the tab turned to full size. Suddenly, the white screen of the tab turned completely black.
It wasn't only the tab screen that turned black, all the button and everything else on her screen did the same.
Even her mouse disappeared off the screen.
After a little while, she decided to turn her computer off because she simply thought it was broken.
This was a fatal mistake.
Out of nowhere, a full screen picture of :iconcaptainfanclub: appeared on the black screen.
It was most unexpected.
As she loo
DISNEY RAPES MY CHILDHOOD'S IMAGINATIONI JUST SAW THE TRAILER FOR "JOHN CARTER" AND I'M FILLED WITH RAGE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rf55GTEZ_EDISNEY RAPES MY CHILDHOOD'S IMAGINATION3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Edgar Rice Burroughs is TOTALLY spinning in his grave.
WTF DISNEY? WHY DID YOU MAKE ALL THE MARS PEOPLE WHITE?! HAVE YOU LEARNED NOTHING FROM AVATAR?
AVATAR'S NATIVES WERE BLUE, NEARLY NAKED AND NOBODY QUESTIONED THAT.
RED PEOPLE OF MARS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE RED, FIT AND WEARING ONLY JEWELRY!
DID YOU HAVE TO SLAP CLOTHES ON EVERYONE? THIS IS BLASPHEMY OF JOHN CARTER! BLASPHEMY I SAY!
THIS IS HOW IT'S SUPPOSED ACCURATELY ACCORDING TO THE BOOK:
DISNEY? WHY U PICK WHITEST ACTRESS POSSIBLE FOR A MARS PRINCESS?
WHY U IGNORE THAT RED PEOPLE OF MARS ARE MEANT TO BE PHYSICALLY AND VISUALLY DIFFERENT FROM WHITE PEOPLE?
...OH WELL I'D GO SEE IT ANYWAY BECAUSE IM A CONSUMER WHORE.
DELICIOUS TETANUSThis week I got a tetanus shot.DELICIOUS TETANUS3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Apparently tetanus shots have actual tetanus IN THEM, just weakened a little.
Apparently it wasn't weakened enough.
NOW MY RIGHT ARM (WHERE SHOT WAS ADMINISTERED) IS:
A)HURTING LIKE A BITCH (CAN'T MOVE IT)
B)MOSTLY PARALYZED (CAN'T DRAW)
C)I HAVE A FEVER.
"Immunization utilizes the less deadly toxoid derived from the toxin".
HURRAY FOR BEING SLIGHTLY DEAD.
ANYONE ELSE EXPERIENCE THE HORRORS OF TETANUS VACCINATION?
SNIPPY: RESCUEAnybody have an idea for how I can avoidSNIPPY: RESCUE3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Captain's missions after I'm rescued?
Improvement Contest!EDIT: WINNERS CHOSEN!!! <3Improvement Contest!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In first place we have :iconKawaiishi:!
In second place we have :iconsakura-hyuga:!
In third place we have :icondraconine:!
WINNERS, PLEASE NOTE THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONATED PRIZES TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE <3 thank you~
Congrats to all the winners, but you guys all improved so much! I hope you guys had fun with this contest!
EDIT: GUYS, YOU ONLY HAVE FIVE MORE HOURS TO TURN YOUR ENTRIES IN. Otherwise I won't accept them. Then I'll judge.
EDIT: REMINDER! Less than a week left!
EDIT: Ahhhh! Already 50 contestants! <333
Hello all you beautiful deviants! Welcome to my contest, the art improvement contest! The contest is very simple- find a old piece of art that you've made (not someone else!) in the past that you like and redraw it! Or if your a writer, rewrite it!