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Pack your socks and Narnia maps, and don't forget about the handkerchief!
After listening to your comments, I decided to postpone my prepared theme and go along Oddeum (https://www.deviantart.com/oddeum)'s idea, which was earlier widely endorsed by other GrimGloomTalers.
It's not about the adventure itself - it's about how it begins. A carefully planned journey with a backpack full of anything you could possibly need (and plenty of things you'd not need anyway)? Or did you just get into a crazy run with an armed tanuki escaping from a horde of legged fish? Or perhaps you're still sitting on the
Articles and Journals
It was on a midnight dreary,
When I sat alone and weary,
Battling with my favorite air
On the lute to my despair,
That an inkling of a presence
Like the echo of an essence
Did assemble in the room
Rising softly from the gloom.
I had tried with all my might
And attracted by my plight
It seemed to creep up from behind
A face austere but also kind
With pointed beard and longish hair
And an eager watchful air,
And I knew the very name
That would put my play to shame.
“Master, will you pardon me,
For the mess I made of thee
And your work of inspiration.
Oh, my hands bring desecration
Onto every single part.
Surely this will break your heart!
Big questions without suitable answers by LiamRSharp, journal
Big questions without suitable answers
Colour me naive.
Colour me an idealist pinko liberal.
Colour me a romantic arty-farty fantasist.
Colour me a hippy pacifist fence-sitter.
Most of my friends are heading for, or past, the big five O.
There's increasingly less time for bullshit.
To my eyes, my mind, my experience
- as an intermittently successful artist and writer, boutique publisher, digital pioneer for storytellers, dreamer (in the most iconoclast way), pessimistic optimist, father of three, husband, failure and champion -
it's all bullshit.
Nothing matters, beyond those we love and who love us
- at least not in any personally meaningful way.