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I don't know who - if anybody - still visits this neglected corner of dA.

But I've gone through and purged the crap.

This profile originated as a space to upload all my poetry
               - regardless of quality -
                                                     under a very thin pseudonym.

Then I became attached.
Then I became distracted.
Now I am writing again -
                      and the shite must go.

So my gallery reserved for crap is gone
           (as are the ones which slipped through the cracks).
Poems of sub-quality (but not trash-worthy) are now in the 'scrapbook'.

I will be uploading a newer, longer piece of prose -
     chapter. by. chapter.
I am taking my time-
          at times: 3hrs for a single paragraph.

Although I don't have a fancy account with a fancy 'Critique Wanted' check-box,
                            (honest, brutal, unabashed).

Now that I have bored you with unimportant information, I will leave you.

  • Reading: Insufficient amounts.
"They are all of one mind, their hearts are set upon song and their spirit is free from care. He is happy whom the Muses love. For though a man has sorrow and grief in his soul, yet when the servant of the Muses sings, at once he forgets his dark thoughts and remembers not his troubles. Such is the holy gift of the Muses to men." - Hesiod

My muse and I reached reason.
I gladly ate her fruit,
giving nothing in return.
She softly made known:
affections aren't freely laid.
one must watch, listen, read, examine.
Only then will she sweetly whisper,
Aye; then we shall love once more.

  • Reading: Insufficient amounts.
I discovered something today:
There aren't any names with the meaning 'Promiscuous'.

I was trying to find a name for my muse -
She dissapears for weeks on end.
I suspect she's seeing someone else.

My Muse is a fickle creature.


Thus -
maybe I should listen to Mr Gide:

"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
- André Gide

  • Listening to: Existence
  • Reading: Insufficient amounts.
  • Watching: Foreign films
  • Eating: Beverages
  • Drinking: Food
So it's been a while since I've actually been active around here... not that many people actually care anyhow... it's just a reason to update this journal.

Lord willing, I'll be able to spend some time reading, and posting etc.

  • Reading: Insufficient amounts.
  • Eating: food
  • Drinking: beverages
I've started reading Aristotle's Poetics.
What I found interesting, is that he places all art under the term Imitation, and all (artistic) writers under the term poet. That is the authors of prose, poetry, and playwriting (I suppose we could also include screen-writing in this too...).

However, I don't know enough to write a commentary on his commentary... so I'll just recommend that all poets (i.e. all creative writers) read this text. He was, after all, one of the most important figures in defining what western poetry is. I find it amazing that what he writes, in Ancient Greece, is still (for the most part) the standard even today.

I don't want to sound cocky writing this (i.e. "ooh, look at me, I'm reading Aristotle!"). Rather, I'm humbly recommending that it be read. To see where we come from, how we've progressed, and lessons we can take to improve ourselves as writers.

Well, I'm off to finish my summary of Suzuki Actor Training articles for college tomorrow (The joys of procrastination...).

Have fun,
-Theodoric W. Schmidt



  • Reading: Aristotle's Poetics
  • Playing: Rappelz
  • Eating: food
  • Drinking: beverages
I need to write more.

Stupid lack of inspiration.

in fact, there are some poems I should upload... but I can't be bothered at the moment.
This is a journal... it's purpose is to be a tool for which people use to write journals in.
So what is a journal?
A journal is a space where one write their thoughts - whether to communicate a messageto others, or to clear ones mind of an idea, or thought/s.

Just thought you might want to know.