Old MemoriesIt's from the past that we learn from our mistakes.Old Memories9 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
It's the past that shows us which road to take and why.
It's the past that controls us all.
AbortionAbortion5 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Abortion; such a word that when it is even said in mixed company can provoke such revolting responses, such a simple yet complex word and act that calls into question the very meaning of a person. A word that just the mentioning of it calls into questions the very make up of a society, provokes debate on religion, upbringing, faith, beliefs, gender, politics, background, economics, and every other variable within a society that one may hold dear to themselves, or others.
Such a word that shall be discussed and dissected in this piece of writing, I am going to discuss my views on abortion, woman's rights, why I am pro-choice, my views on strict pro-lifers, as well as some statistical data and other things that I find are key links between abortion and faith.
First and foremost abortion, for many people, this issue comes not at the correlation between morality in relation to abortion, but rather at what point does life begin. For the pro-lifers they believe that at the point of conceptio
note to selfparent? check.note to self4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
when all's said and done,
don't be too busy to
there's still yourself left to love.
The Literature ProblemDeviantART has long prided itself on providing a community for both visual and literary artists. To this end, they are arguably the biggest and best on the Internet, home to millions upon millions of works bridging the gap from the beginner's first step to the professional's masterpiece. Yet, as with all art communities, deviantART is community-driven, and there are noticeable problems in the way that this works in practice, the most glaring of which is the disturbing lack of recognition for good prose-writers.The Literature Problem8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
A simple glance at the Popular Prose section reveals what deviantART really reads. Chapters from fan-fiction serials. Scripts for anime-esque stories. Every once in awhile, a comedy selection might creep into the upper echelons of daily viewing, but this small victory seems restricted to that one genre.
A check of the Popular Poetry section reveals a similar unbalance, with largely dark and unoriginal works taking the spotlight. Clearly, the only poems worth reading are those wr
Hero"Your son wants to be a dragon slayer!"Hero2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Behind the closed door, at his favorite eavesdropping spot, Caleb shuddered. It was always bad when his mother referred to him as his father's son, even worse when she felt she needed to inform his father about it.
"Well, what are you going to do about that, John?" she went on, and Caleb could picture her frowning just by the sound of her voice.
"I'm going to disinherit him," his father said evenly. "You hear that, Caleb? Open that door and listen to this properly: if you run off to be a dragon slayer, I'm going disinherit you."
Caleb's destiny had been decided before he was born. The eldest son of a highly reputable brick-maker, he'd naturally grow into his father's trade, learn how to make bricks that would not crack open in the kiln and wouldn't break under the weight of three-stories worth of bricks layered on top of them, and eventually he'd inherit his father's kiln, tools, helpers and customers. There were people far worse
BushidoBushido11 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
The idea of bushido, the Way of the Warrior, is not easily encompassed in any document. It involves the concepts of honor, face, duty, personal courage, and self-esteem; but there is so much more. Whole tomes have been written that describe it, yet very few books or essays have captured its essence competently. As a result I will provide you with some basic guidelines to follow that will aid you in your becoming a samurai. You must also realize that those who are members of the lesser or greater houses also fall under the umbrella of bushido. A samurai need not be just a warrior: "samurai" is a catch-all term for a noble.
Honor in bushido is vastly different from traditional Western concepts of honor and nobility. The most striking contrast is its lack of morality. Bushido is not about being a good or moral person. It is about being an honorable person. The samurai sees no difference between life and death; death holds no fears for him. As a result, a
WonderlandTake me to wonderlandWonderland7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
A crazy world
Much better than this one
Where insanity is a must
And nothing is dull
Take me there
To meet the Rabbit
And the Mad Hatter
The Mouse, the Caterpillar
And the storytelling Turtle
Take me to the Queen of Hearts
So I can play her crazy game
And so she can order her guards
To cut my head off
A Life in FlamesTHE ELVEN BOY cowered beneath the bed, as the hulking beast-like creature devoured what remained of his mother. Through his watery blue eyes, tear-stained and red, he watched as the creature slurped the muscles from her bones. It was a terrible sight for the boy to behold, as the beast was unlike any other that he had ever seen. Its neck hung loose, as though broken badly and its face, though humanoid in appearance, was elongated like that of a canine.A Life in Flames1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
The boy had heard it howling, much like a wolf before it attacked. His father had gone outside to check for the source of the noise and the boy did not see him die. His ears however, had heard everything and even now, he winced at the memory. The sound of his father's legs being torn, his screams of agony and rage as he swung a wood-cutter's axe at the creature. All of it, had been in vain.
Rrrrrgggh! the creature growled as it poked its head up from its meal. The thin scraggly re
Old HandsGrandpa was always the one to do thingsOld Hands11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
-with his own hands.
He built his house,
our playhouses, tepees and dream castles
with his own hands.
Age 70 he was still climbing our roof,
(the one of the real house)
with his own hands.
So the worst thing
the worst thing
the worst thing was
when he had to watch our hands
-we all had come to help-
tend to his beloved garden
while his hands could do
The worst thing was
when he died
-on the inside-
'I am so useless.'
And I wished,
and I wished,
Forever and a dayForever I shall love youForever and a day4 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
you have no need to ask.
Forever you shall feel my love
I will make you grasp.
I´ll prove to you there´s no better one,
no better one so true
cos everything that I will do,
I´ll do it just for you.
so please don´t start to doubt me,
never want to hear you say,
"How long will you still love me?"
Forever my love...
Forever and a day.
Written by Suzanne Karbach sept 2014
The Righteous Are LiarsThe Righteous Are Liars:The Righteous Are Liars1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I find it funny, at times,
In this reality, of mine.
When the heroes fall and demons rise.
In the fight for freedom, filled with lies.
But such is the nature of the templar divine.
With righteous chains, they'll keep us in line.
Afraid to face the true demon he fears.
He'll punishes the public, for their rightful jeers.
And thus ends the "hero's" tale...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 3rd November 2013
Death Note anime analysisDeath Note anime analysis7 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Death Note analysis of the animated series
The lack of values, the pressure of the society on the Japanese youth, the searching for the real justice, the boredom, the necessity to find a purpose for our own existence if I would like to sum Death Note up in few words, I would write that it contains all these themes and expresses them in a really original way.
But this awesome animated adaptation of Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba's manga (the second name is a pseudonymous of the story writer, who wishes to remain anonymous) deserves a deeper analysis for sure.
Death Note manages to convey values without being banal; it manages to make you laugh, cry, arrive to the point of throwing the first object one can pose their hands on to the screen for the anger (or so it was for me).
This analysis contains heavy spoilers so I advice you to only read it if you've already completed the vision of the anime, and it contains my personal interpretation of some elements of the serie
in which I become beautifulI drown my conscience inin which I become beautiful1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
the holy water of my wrists,
I carve hearts from empty
paper for my galaxyboy
with stars written in his skin,
and I swallow moths to
muffle the emptiness and
help me fly away.
The First Time I Watched Treasure PlanetThe First Time I Watched Treasure PlanetThe First Time I Watched Treasure Planet2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
The first time I saw Treasure Planet was when I was much, much younger. And I can't remember my initial reaction completely, other than it was like any other Disney movie: I wanted more for the adventure. The only vivid memories I do recall of seeing it for the first time were of me and my sister in front of the TV down in our basement, literally rolling around laughing so hard we were crying when several of the more minor characters came on and provided priceless Disney comical relief. Treasure Planet is a takeoff of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island in which the main character Jim Hawkins boards a ship and takes off in search of Captain Flint's pirate treasure.
When I was younger, Treasure Planet was merely a funny Disney movie with some intense action sequences and so it was easy for me to forget about it. I grew up, years passed, and Treasure Planet was forgotten. I no longer had time for childish movies until I entered fifth g
Interesting, But Useless FactsInteresting, But Useless Facts XDInteresting, But Useless Facts4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
-The word "Honcho" comes from a Japanese term meaning "Squad Leader"
and first came into usage in the English language during the
American occupation of Japan after WWII
-The Hundred Years war lasted 116 years
-The people in the country of Ecuador make
Panama hats (Well, that makes no sense! Should 'a been called
Ecuador hats XD)
-Russian's celebrate the October Revolution in November
-A Purple Finch is actually crimson in color
-Chinese Gooseberries are from New Zealand
-The longest name in the Bible is Mahershalalhashbaz (Can't even pronounce
-The Bible does not mention Three Wise Men at all, only three gifts.
Scholars think that there could have even been nine Wise Men.
-The Bible Devotes about 500 verses on Prayer, less than 500 on Faith,
but more that 2,000 verses on money and possessions (?) (OMG?!)
-The Worship of the Virgin Mary today is an infallible dogma, but it was
once condemned by the Church as a deadly sin. The Pop
.hangman, could you show.1 year ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
me the ropes? i'd rather do
it all on my own
your teeth leave different scarswhat they didn't tell me--your teeth leave different scars2 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
the amnesiac is
61.8% water &
on watching the night
close its eyes on you,
I only know beauty;
maybe Anne Sexton was onto something
& for the woman shamed,
arise and breathe. Seabones
with taciturn eyes
after we lost him:
mermaid thirst for
Your virginity is like an envelope,
a lover's observations on
post-it notes, cupping rice
always, and always.