i carry three pennies in my pocket.
i found on the bathroom sink at a hostel in liverpool.
it has the face of a man
who came to my town once
and read something off a matchbook.
i found on the floor at the residence hall in london.
i wanted to go to paris too
but i went to leicester instead.
not sure if that was the better decision.
i received as change when i bought something for 99p.
i don't remember where.
nothing really special about it.
just never made it to my wallet i guess.
i stack the three pennies from biggest to smallest
inside my pocket.
the one in the middle is from my home.
but it is trapped be
MARY SUE, MARY SCHMUE: WHY YOU SHOULD IGNORE THE LABEL
Part One: It's Not As Bad As You Think
Any writer who has opened their work to criticism or posted their work on the Internet (oh wait, that's the same thing), has undoubtedly heard the term "Mary Sue." In all likelihood, you've heard this term because one of your characters has had this label thrown at them. Perhaps the fear alone of having your character turned into a dartboard for flamers has driven you to discover the definition of this term. In fact, it's likely that the fear of this label has altered your writing and characterization in some way. Has it driven y
First things first: Life is not Halloween.
But if it were, I would be Kelsey Rakes.
Wicked plastic masks screaming past
under sallow street lamps
shouting laughter up to the faded yellow moon
deadened under a city glow that never goes away.
Sickeningly sweet fumes of old bubble gum
and stale candy hang
thick and heavy on the shoulders of our capes,
weighing us down with their savory multitude.
The candy on my tongue tastes of bile.
Can't you taste the bright fire of deceit?
Everyone pretends to be something they are not,
even before they can speak to lie,
burning up the possibility of truth
just like the shooting star that is K
[EDITS ARE BOLDED BELOW]
You've probably noticed that I've been really absent lately.
That's not going to change.
As a dear friend once said, "I've been lost to another fandom and another website. Sorry, guys."
To make a long and potentially boring/painful story short, I've come to terms with my identity on a lot of levels, and this profile and website simply no longer suit my needs in terms of networking, promotion, or personal presentation. "Birde" is a thing of the past -- a construct designed to refute my birth name while still allowing myself the cowardice to avoid facing a fully-fledged identity crisis, which I have since discover
So I like tags... but I don't like tagging people. Bite me. XD
1. Post 5 facts about yourself
2. Answer the 11 questions your tagger created for you
3. Create 11 new questions of your own
4. Tag 11 people to answer them
1. I have a pretty serious fear of jellyfish. I wouldn't call it phobia because it doesn't stop me from going in the ocean, but... *shudder* ugghhhhhhh I am freaking terrified of jellyfish.
2. I love my hair, but I'm never satisfied with the color of it. Sometimes I just want to cut it all off because the weight of it gives me headaches.
3. I have a dent in my right temple from when I cracked my head ope
This is a list of the types of commissions I offer and the price tags, with some basic guidelines of my personal policy. If you have any questions about my policies for commissions, please read [HERE].
:bulletpurple: When you commission me for artwork, I will send you the original, undoctored copy. If it's traditional work, I will mail it to you; if it's digital, I will email you the full-sized unwatermarked file. You will need to provide me with your email/snail-mail address for this.
:bulletpurple: You must specify whether you want digital or traditional media used in your commission. Keep in mind that traditional work will cost more beca