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Of Talk and Talismans
%Jin-Dui (https://www.deviantart.com/jin-dui) a Jin-Dui (https://www.deviantart.com/jin-dui) fan fiction, Eavesdown Docks Year 2509: The War. Bettor’s Knob, Beylix “Gorram it! Leigh, Callahan, Kim Chon! No, not you. I mean Other Kim Chon! Left flank! ‘Squatch, you an’ M’Duk take Beartooth and Baker up that gulch there.” The lieutenant pointed with such ferocity at the dry cut that Tom felt like he was providing the absent air support with his index finger alone. “First Kim Chon, you take that high point an’ provide cover fire. Don’t let them zhū yòu nǎo Purplebellies so much as blink sideways ‘til we get our angels now, y’hear
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How to Hunt Rabbit
How to Hunt Rabbit %Jin-Dui (https://www.deviantart.com/jin-dui) The Adventures of the Jin Dui (Original Characters/Firefly 'Verse.Novel-Style RP Club) (more about the Jin Du at the ship's website) Year 2499: Fifteen years ago Patience. Core worlds move fast.  Speed of sound.  Speed of light.  Word and waves fly faster than both, ‘Verse folk say.  Commerce, right behind.  Person comes too late to opportunity ain’t gonna find nuthin’ but an empty hole, the old timer wasi’chu would say.  The only thing that moves slow is bureaucracy, but slow don’t mean patient just as patient don’t always mean slow. Carrot dangles by a thin wire.  Downwi
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upon reflection
Yesterday he thawt he was some body Today he looked In the mirror and saw he was no body No body looked back through dIs-membered eyes floatIng In a frIgId sea of Ice I see Icy I’s he thawt They saId, you are so full of It that your eyes are streaked brown But today the brown had run out of IMAGinE And the Ice swallowed the paIr up Until whIte became red became black And no body was left But the body they found later tomorrow
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Lodgepole
Most Western towns were built around something.  Some were built around gold and silver mines.  Others were built around trade posts and lumber mills.  And some were built around crossroads or railway stations.  But the town of Lodgepole was built around Nothing. “No, really.  Lodgepole was built around Nothing,” says Coyote. “How can it be built around nothing?”  I continue to brood in the back seat as the car slips into the town-turned-county seat.  Sagebrush and cottonwood start to share space with grass lawn and flowerbed.  Buildings cease to be occasional shacks and some gain a second story.  Rounded foothills b
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A Camping Story
“Welcome!  I’m Kathy.”  The comfortably plump woman spreads her arms like an afghan.  Her smile illuminates the Walking-World like a bedside light.  She gestures into the Room.  It is pleasant and spacious.  The chairs have cushions, and the cushions broadcast happy patterns.  A wide window looks out to a big sky.  “We’re pretty informal here, so just come on in and make yourself at home.  There’s beverages on the table, and we’ll have snacks after.” I just stare out the window.  The Room is for visitors, not residents.  Not us.  It is an interstitial meant as advertisement.  Propaganda.  ̶
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Earth Thinks
Perhaps we human beings are little more than the thoughts and dreams of Earth.     Like all thoughts, we think our existence and our agency as the primary importance.     Sure, we can mingle with other thoughts, change and evolve into something a little bigger or grander.     But then, like a thought in the head, or a dream in the night, it ends, whether by eclipse or by cataclysm. What if we are simply dreams of Earth?     Brief like shooting stars.     Ephemeral as auroras.     And being Earth, Earth dreams and thinks with so much more complexity and grandeur and age—          a temporal narrative that unfolds and changes wher
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Reasonable and Prudent
The window of Elk’s car rolls down.  Mirrors meet.  An infinity of light reflects between eyes that see beyond.  It is the police officer that finally speaks. “Do you know why I pulled you over?” It’s a smug question.  No police officer ever really cares if you are up to date on local traffic laws.  First, they want to establish their dominance over you.  Second, they want to know if you are a threat to them in any way.  Sometimes those priorities interchange.  More and more, it’s the threat part that’s scaring them.  That’s probably why a number of them shoot first, ask questions later.  It is the
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Of Talk and Talismans
%Jin-Dui (https://www.deviantart.com/jin-dui) a Jin-Dui (https://www.deviantart.com/jin-dui) fan fiction, Eavesdown Docks Year 2509: The War. Bettor’s Knob, Beylix “Gorram it! Leigh, Callahan, Kim Chon! No, not you. I mean Other Kim Chon! Left flank! ‘Squatch, you an’ M’Duk take Beartooth and Baker up that gulch there.” The lieutenant pointed with such ferocity at the dry cut that Tom felt like he was providing the absent air support with his index finger alone. “First Kim Chon, you take that high point an’ provide cover fire. Don’t let them zhū yòu nǎo Purplebellies so much as blink sideways ‘til we get our angels now, y’hear
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How to Hunt Rabbit
How to Hunt Rabbit %Jin-Dui (https://www.deviantart.com/jin-dui) The Adventures of the Jin Dui (Original Characters/Firefly 'Verse.Novel-Style RP Club) (more about the Jin Du at the ship's website) Year 2499: Fifteen years ago Patience. Core worlds move fast.  Speed of sound.  Speed of light.  Word and waves fly faster than both, ‘Verse folk say.  Commerce, right behind.  Person comes too late to opportunity ain’t gonna find nuthin’ but an empty hole, the old timer wasi’chu would say.  The only thing that moves slow is bureaucracy, but slow don’t mean patient just as patient don’t always mean slow. Carrot dangles by a thin wire.  Downwi
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upon reflection
Yesterday he thawt he was some body Today he looked In the mirror and saw he was no body No body looked back through dIs-membered eyes floatIng In a frIgId sea of Ice I see Icy I’s he thawt They saId, you are so full of It that your eyes are streaked brown But today the brown had run out of IMAGinE And the Ice swallowed the paIr up Until whIte became red became black And no body was left But the body they found later tomorrow
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Lodgepole
Most Western towns were built around something.  Some were built around gold and silver mines.  Others were built around trade posts and lumber mills.  And some were built around crossroads or railway stations.  But the town of Lodgepole was built around Nothing. “No, really.  Lodgepole was built around Nothing,” says Coyote. “How can it be built around nothing?”  I continue to brood in the back seat as the car slips into the town-turned-county seat.  Sagebrush and cottonwood start to share space with grass lawn and flowerbed.  Buildings cease to be occasional shacks and some gain a second story.  Rounded foothills b
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A Camping Story
“Welcome!  I’m Kathy.”  The comfortably plump woman spreads her arms like an afghan.  Her smile illuminates the Walking-World like a bedside light.  She gestures into the Room.  It is pleasant and spacious.  The chairs have cushions, and the cushions broadcast happy patterns.  A wide window looks out to a big sky.  “We’re pretty informal here, so just come on in and make yourself at home.  There’s beverages on the table, and we’ll have snacks after.” I just stare out the window.  The Room is for visitors, not residents.  Not us.  It is an interstitial meant as advertisement.  Propaganda.  ̶
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Earth Thinks
Perhaps we human beings are little more than the thoughts and dreams of Earth.     Like all thoughts, we think our existence and our agency as the primary importance.     Sure, we can mingle with other thoughts, change and evolve into something a little bigger or grander.     But then, like a thought in the head, or a dream in the night, it ends, whether by eclipse or by cataclysm. What if we are simply dreams of Earth?     Brief like shooting stars.     Ephemeral as auroras.     And being Earth, Earth dreams and thinks with so much more complexity and grandeur and age—          a temporal narrative that unfolds and changes wher
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Reasonable and Prudent
The window of Elk’s car rolls down.  Mirrors meet.  An infinity of light reflects between eyes that see beyond.  It is the police officer that finally speaks. “Do you know why I pulled you over?” It’s a smug question.  No police officer ever really cares if you are up to date on local traffic laws.  First, they want to establish their dominance over you.  Second, they want to know if you are a threat to them in any way.  Sometimes those priorities interchange.  More and more, it’s the threat part that’s scaring them.  That’s probably why a number of them shoot first, ask questions later.  It is the
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Of Talk and Talismans
%Jin-Dui (https://www.deviantart.com/jin-dui) a Jin-Dui (https://www.deviantart.com/jin-dui) fan fiction, Eavesdown Docks Year 2509: The War. Bettor’s Knob, Beylix “Gorram it! Leigh, Callahan, Kim Chon! No, not you. I mean Other Kim Chon! Left flank! ‘Squatch, you an’ M’Duk take Beartooth and Baker up that gulch there.” The lieutenant pointed with such ferocity at the dry cut that Tom felt like he was providing the absent air support with his index finger alone. “First Kim Chon, you take that high point an’ provide cover fire. Don’t let them zhū yòu nǎo Purplebellies so much as blink sideways ‘til we get our angels now, y’hear
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I am honored, humbled, and tickled to have the good folks at (https://www.deviantart.com/) add my little poem, Earth Thinks, to their collection.  If you love literature and all kinds of writey goodness, go check 'em out!  :D
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Despite battling really uptight micromanaging co-workers, I'm probably about 80% done with my next Tom Beartooth & Jessa story.  I'll post it soon--keeping my fingers crossed.
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xlntwtch Writer
Your rather lengthy comment under The Great Water Debate is just what I hoped for when I wrote that vignette. You were clear and answered every point made by others. Thank you! :hug:
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ShaudawnHobbyist Writer
Thank you for that.  I tend to get a little carried away with my writing, so after I hit the "submit" button, I was afraid I was just being too wordy and a bit rantish (though I've had some real fits in my day...)  Again, thank you for your story.  It had a great mix of humor and yet brought up a very good topic worth talking about.  They way you put it helps people to talk about the issues, rather than argue about them, so, again, I thank you for letting me and others into your initial story.  May your future be as fruitful...keep up the good work.  :D :earth:
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xlntwtch Writer
You're most welcome. Thanks for adding more compliments for me. :D I'll try to be "fruitful and keep up the good work."
I hope you do the same.
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ambassador-brouwerProfessional Filmographer
Thanks for the thorough compliment on my picture of Tilly and Cooper of the good ship Jin Dui. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and I always appreciate feedback!
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ShaudawnHobbyist Writer
It really looks like a fun little crew.  Keep flyin'!
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Thank you so much for the appreciation! :hug:

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Breaking the Illusion about what most people in the world believe to be true,
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Thanks for the fav! :)