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College Writing, Quiet
It’s something easy to forget. It makes no sound, and if you don’t seek it out, you’re unlikely to find it, or if you do, you’ll walk right past it thinking that it’s not what you want. But we need it, the same way we need air. Not all the time, but on occasion. We have to step away from our busy lives, slow down, and seek out that essential of life that’s become so hard to find—silence.
For me, silence is especially hard to find; my hearing is so sensitive that I can hear my own heartbeat, as well as the drums ensconced in the ribs of those nearby. Fluorescent lights buzz, computers whirr and hum, every breath of wind makes noise as it moves. Some days, when I go looking for silence, I see it, so close but just out of reach. I wonder what it’s like for everyone else—they can find their quiet moments without even thinking about it.
I remember one time I was in Seattle for jury duty. I had gotten up early, gotten to the courthouse, a
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Literature
Fog Poetry
Weightless blanket covers all,
Turning artifice edges soft,
Entwining radiance and shadow
Lights like glimpsing fairies,
Promise magic is near
My two wheeled steed
Rides through the quiet
A moving stone in
A river of stillness
I exhale into mist
Breathing, feeling, at peace
Breathe mist into me
Woven with the night,
Where sky and ground
Embrace as tender lovers
Eloped from the sun
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Literature
Unseen Calligraphy
     Fenlise found his usual bench, one of the ones that was just a little bit out of the way and rarely occupied by anyone else. It was also in decent light to read, but the trees that dotted the area also gave it a measure of nearby shade. From the satchel at his side, he pulled out a small collection of books, debating between them for a moment before taking one and opening it to a waiting bookmark. He started reading, without hurry, speaking aloud. He spoke as if to an audience, but there wasn’t a living soul anywhere in sight. If anyone should come along and question why he read to apparently empty air, Fenlise had a collection of answers that he was prepared to give, a few of them even being the truth or what he knew of it.
     Nobody came by to ask, so he read on for three chapters, pausing only for small sips of water from the canteen hooked to his satchel. The air had a slight chill in this place, despite the afternoon sunshi
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Literature
Fortune Cookies
     By the time Byron stopped running, he had made it to a secluded area in the park, and he took a seat to have a look at his latest grab. It had been an easy swipe—someone had set their backpack down at the bus stop. Wandering past and grabbing that, then bolting away before anybody could stop him, had been simplicity itself. Petty theft might not be the most honorable profession, but it could be both lucrative and a good way to stay in shape.
     The bag’s contents were mostly junk as far as Byron was concerned—rain coat, water bottle, a spare shirt for work, heaps of odds and ends. The first aid kit didn’t have any meds or anything that would be worth reselling, the most interesting thing in there was the non-prescription allergy pills. The money was in the laptop, and the small stash of bills cleverly hidden in one of the internal pockets of the bag. He counted it out—$75 and enough loose change for two b
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Literature
Aging Overturned
     Jericho blinked into the darkness, which wasn’t dark anymore. The room wasn’t daylit, and the ceiling lights were off. But it wasn’t dark either; he could see the texture on the ceiling, and faintly make out the pastel color of the walls. So, it was sharper than any night vision he could remember, but he had a feeling that he was in darkness. Maybe this was what it was like to be a cat at night.
     He touched the tip of his pinky into his ear, momentarily blocking out the hideous buzz of machinery that had woken him. He could never remember hearing anything like that, and couldn’t for the life of him imagine why things would be so loud. Only, it wasn’t just the machinery, was it—his own heartbeat was a strong, regular drumbeat in his ears; he could hear voices every now and then, through his door, and also the soft rustle of his body against the silky-smooth sheets. He lowered his hand, breathed, pa
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Literature
Space Orcs: Gymnastics
     One of the hardest things about human relations was the fact that their records were full of inaccuracies. Some were marked as such, called “myths” or “stories” or “tales” or a hundred other things in the human languages. That was another hard thing about this species—they didn’t have one language for their whole species, but were divided into dozens or hundreds of linguistic sub-groups. Some humans spoke more than one of their native languages fluently! Archivist-Liaison Kt’prr could only hope that the linguistic mess that was humanity would settle out as more of them contacted the Assembly and Standard language.
     Getting back to humans and falsehoods though, there was an even rockier problem than them having a hundred words for thing-that-wasn’t-but-was-said-anyway. There were some obvious falsehoods and exaggerations that humans treated like truth. They had a collectio
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Literature
Red Alert
    I felt myself slipping, most of my body dangling over the precipice of sleep—so close, if I could just relax that last bit of my mind, sink through my camp bed into dreams… 
    Fweeeeeet
    The high pitched shriek tore through me, bringing every nerve back to battle stations. Eyes snapped open, muscles tensed, and I was moving. From flat on my back, head towards the door, the next thing I knew I had spun around into a kneeling crouch, fists up, my whole body a ballista drawn back and taking aim. The bunk bed shook underneath me. Consciousness booted up after I was already crouched and ready to spring. 
    “Coookieeeees!” The word, called out in gleeful tones from the doorway, took several seconds to condense into any sort of meaning. It took another second or two before my body could unclench and relax. 
 
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Literature
Watching
My roommate looked like a victim of Pompeii, buried under blankets of cloth rather than blanketed in volcanic ash. One arm, its shoulder, and his head emerged from under the covers. His mouth hung open, the side of it pressed into his pillow; under his blankets, his body lay contorted, mostly sideways. He might have been a murder victim, but no, his breathing rippled the fabric draped over him, and he snored, just a little.
I am not normally a voyeur, or at least I tell myself I am not, but the fact is that, day or night, I watch people. Sometimes it feels like I’m watching aliens. They speak in strange slang, go around with Facebook constantly in front of their faces…It leaves me wondering if I look so weird to them.  
With my roommate, sleep turned him into something almost grotesque. Did he look so odd because of the way he went from energy drink to collapse, then rinse and repeat? Or is sleep just something that makes everyone look weird? I’ve seen people who
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Literature
First Cause: Night
Busy day approaches silent night, approaches but never reaches that perfect
impossible silence.
You lose track of how long you have been awake
listening to inconsistent metronomes—
a toilet flush
a train blaring
your roommate breathing.
You toss aside your blankets to cool down.
The chill sneaks in on you and you bury yourself under fleece and batting once more.
Your brain is a gear, an engine, always spinning.
You drive in contortions, rolling over and back and over again.
If you were a car, this would be a thousand-point turn, going nowhere.
Your legs are like eels, weaving back and forth between the sheets, unable to settle.
Then, all at once, the heat and cold and brain is too much, and you let your restless energy carry you up, out of the embrace of memory foam and warmth.
You brave the cold in your bathrobe as you get your tablet, your keyboard.
With keystrokes, you try to capture elusive ideas, things that keep your brain spinning.
You sit in the dark, the not-quiet, liste
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*Dusts off the journal page* Good gravy I've really let time just slip by, the last journal I wrote was a PSA about keeping cool and avoiding heatstroke X'D

So! A couple of updates! Happy belated Hanukkah and almost Christmas to all you folks! Hopefully this time is one spent with friends, loved ones, and family, as well as time with some good hot chocolate, a nice fire in the hearth, and all that wonderful delight.

On my end of things, I've finished National Novel Writing Month with 210,506 words--overall, not bad for churning that out with a full-time job on the side. Those 210k words break down into, I believe, 6 stories, only one of which is finished; I'll be posting that as soon as Miluiel-the-Friendly finishes her latest writing project in our conjoined story world *poke poke*. The other stories will follow as they are finished. If any of you feel like reading through my drafts and talking out where those stories might go, please let me know!

Work for me is...well, it's work. I've got the midnight to 8:30 AM shift putting up price tags and signs at the local Fred Meyer. I've gotten used to the night shift sleep schedule, and my bike has been getting me faithfully to and from, although I could really do with an electric motor to make the cruise go easier and not induce as much sweat. The hard part of the work is just putting up with the rising levels of holiday-induced corporate nonsense--basically ever since the Monday before Black Friday, prices have been changing non-stop throughout the store, often without the requisite paperwork to let me know that prices have changed. It's getting hard to deal with, because it feels more and more like I'm just wasting my time. Any tag or sign I print and put up, I'll likely be replacing well before its printed expiration date, simply because some higher-up noodled around with the prices and Buy One Get One and whatever other sales yet again.
So, I'll stick with this job because I need the money, and because the work isn't too hard, just pointless and annoying busywork. I'll also keep my eye out for other jobs where I might actually be able to something important or at least worthwhile, and where union dues don't devour something like 10% of every dollar I work for. With taxes taking another 10%, and tithe 10%, I'm only netting 70 cents out of every dollar...that actually pushes me under minimum wage, looking at it. Wow. :/

On a less depressing note, while at work, I've taken to listening to some of my stories, using a text-to-speech app on my phone. The app I use is called @ Voice (no space), and I would highly recommend it. It's available for Android, and as far as I can tell there's no functional equivalent for you sad, deprived people using iOS (more on that later). But @ Voice works quite well--it can process .pdf, .doc, and other text files and churn out pretty good synthesized speech, all without needing an internet connection. It has a menu that lets you correct the pronunciation of certain words if it's getting them wrong (it garbled a lot of my character names, and it has this weird habit of mispronouncing words if they have an 's at the end. Ex., "Sarah" is normal, but then "Sarah's" comes out "Saaaaaar-raaaahz"), and other tweaks that let you change the voice, the pitch, the rate of speech, and so forth. Solid 4 stars from me, and it's gotten me through a lot of my older works and given me revision ideas for them as well because I hear all sorts of things that I wouldn't catch on just reading through them.
(Plus my older writing is terrible oh my gosh help XD 15 year old me whyyyyy)

Anyway. I'm also, slowly, getting into this drawing thing, which is something that I've wanted to do for a long time, so that I can start sketching my characters and scenes and all that good stuff. It's a slow learning curve so far, because I don't have a lot of time to devote to drawing, and because I'm pretty baked in as a writer at this point. Still, progress continues! I might even have something worth posting, uh...soon? I should probably just bite the bullet, spend a day or two making a mess of my digital canvas, and then toss the results in my scraps folder or something.

That about sums up recent events, although I've also had a few interesting adventures and misadventures with technology lately
-My phone died to a random cosmic ray--one minute it was working, then it crashed with no warning and hasn't been able to reboot since. So, I bought myself a new phone--the Umidigi One, which is actually a pretty nice device, even though it has a dorky looking notch in the top of the screen.
-When my phone died and new one had yet to arrive, I still needed a chronometer, notepad, and mobile office station for work. I ended up using my iPad mini for one day, which I only have for beta testing a few apps. What a miserable pain that was! My phone is a decent mobile office--I can whip it out along with my easily pocketable bluetooth keyboard and a stand, sit down in the break room at work, and write. It's easy. Transferring files between the phone and my laptop is a piece of cake--cable from laptop to phone before I leave for work, then upload to Dropbox when I get home. Easy. On iOS it's a nightmare. There is no reason for that mess of glossy metal and glass that pretends to be a computing device to be so dreadful at it. It all comes down to one fundamental problem with iOS--it can't handle files. That would be too desktop. Too useful. Even with a flash drive that's built to plug into that stupid proprietary Lightning port, the iPad has no concept of "I would like to save this file on the iPad and retrieve it later, without using an internet connection or iCloud". None. That concept just doesn't exist under the expensive, glossy, useless exterior. It was so bad that I borrowed my brother's phone for a few days until my new one arrived, because he didn't need his phone between midnight and 9 AM. Even on outdated hardware, with a version of the OS from years past, Android got stuff done. Droid does what iDon't.
-I got the touchscreen to work on my Linux laptop--yay!--but doing that somehow messed up my SwiftPoint GT mouse?! So I need to sort THAT out...at least my drawing tablet works out of the box on Linux!
-I messed around with multitasking on my phone (which was actually really awesome and easy to arrange, just a little cramped on the 6 inch screen) and the iPad mini I have for beta testing a few things. iPad multitasking was awful. Oh my goldfish. I could not convince the stupid hunk of iCarp to put two apps side by side and not overlap them. I could either have app A blocking half of App B (The half I wanted to read from and work on, of course) or have B blocking all of A. Every time I tried to put App A over on the left side, out of the way, it would pop back up on the right. Every time I shifted focus from A to B, B ended up taking up the whole screen, and I'd have to go through that stupid app switcher gesture to try and get back to App A, only to have it boot me to the homescreen, and then crash A and B when I tried getting back into them. I looked up three different tutorials for how to multitask and split view and whatever on iPads. Not only was that a blow to my geek pride, but also a testament to how un-intuitive and clunky that interface is--and it didn't WORK either. Aaaaaargh.

From the above, I have concluded that, as soon as I don't need the iPad for the things I'm beta testing, I'm selling it and putting the proceeds towards an Android tablet or three. I think something in the 8 to 9 inch range, running Android 7.1 and up, would be just about perfect.
  • Listening to: Starless Sky: Best of Epic Music Mix
  • Reading: Old stories in need of revision
  • Playing: Phantasy Star Online 2
  • Eating: Leftovers
  • Drinking: Water, water, lots of water

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Yrucrem91
World domination: done.
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I am me. Mad scientist, swordsman, writer.

If you're coming to say "thanks for the fave", you're welcome. Poke me so I remember to peruse your entire gallery.

Give a llama and you'll get one in return!

I'm always looking for people to read my works and comment on them. As standard policy, it's okay to say "I like this, but you should look at...", or even plain out "I don't like this, terrible piece; here's some specifics of why."
The "ZOMG this is grat ive never read any better ur a gr8 wrtr have a nice day :)" response is...Honestly, it makes me wonder if you even took the time to read the story.
If you like my writing, tell me why; if you like it but found typos and/or confusing bits (I know they're in there!), tell me so I can fix things! And if you don't like it at all, let me know what it was you didn't like so I don't write more of it!
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AngelGhidorah Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2019
Happy Birthday. :)
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danielhudson560 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2019
hi I hope your well. i just wanted to say i hope you have a awesome birthday so i just want to say this. but i did not know what else to say. but i wanted to wish you a great birthday,


i wish you a very Happy birthday I hope you get every thing you want and would like. I hope your well. I hope your friends and family will remember this very special day of your birth. I hope your in good health and have a merry spirits. I wish you a joyful day and I hope your day goes well and enjoy it to the full max. I look forward to hearing all about it soon. I hope your well too., Bye for now from DANNY 

ps. All so have a nice weekend and a nice day and relaxing evening I hope your Christmas went well. i hope it was good one to remember. i hope you enjoyed 2018 i wish you a awesome Happy new year. To you. I wish you all the best for and all of 19 and beyond I wish you the best for the future have a nice winter too. and i hope you did enjoyed your Halloween if your into that sort of thing I am totally in lol i hope you had a very nice valentines and i hope the family is well.  i also hope you have a nice Easter too. and a nice summer as well as a good fall. i hope you have a awesome end of 2019 and i hope it goes brilliant  for  you  2018 was a bit of disappointment for me so i hope 2019 will be the best yet and i hope it goes great. have a great day have a nice day and nice evening and nice weekend thanks again best wishes and high regards danny
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GeorgieGanarf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2019   General Artist
:w00t: Thank you for the many faves!
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kinkajoomotion Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2019  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the fav :squee:
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Yrucrem91 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2019  Student Writer
You're quite welcome, and have a few more as well! When someone thanks me for a fave, I try to go through their gallery--if I like some of their stuff, I'll probably like more after all.
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kinkajoomotion Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2019  Professional Filmographer
Wow !!!!! You're very kind :heart: ! Thank you so much for all the favs :hug: !!!!
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GeorgieGanarf Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019   General Artist
Thank you so much for all the faves!:D
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MythiAnimal2964 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2019   General Artist
Thank you very much for the fave! :D (Big Grin) 
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Yrucrem91 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2019  Student Writer
You're very welcome, and have a few more while I'm at it! (I figure if I've faved something from an artist, I would probably like more of their work, so when they say thanks I go through their gallery on a fave spree ;) )
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MythiAnimal2964 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2019   General Artist
Wow Thank you!
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GeorgieGanarf Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2019   General Artist
Thank you kindly for the faves!:wave:
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Yrucrem91 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2019  Student Writer
Of course! I watch you for a reason, namely the quality art of, among other thing, anthro space deer in tight-fit outfits ;)

I'm on a bit of an elliptical orbit when it come to checking my messages--I let a few hundred pile up from various folk I watch and then decide to clear them all out at once, which has the unfortunate side effect of making people think I'm someone new to their gallery rather than a watcher.
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GeorgieGanarf Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2019   General Artist
I can understand, I try my best to reply to as many folks as I can. Sometimes there's so many folks or so much to do (non art stuff but very important ) that sometimes I have no choice but to clear them out and do a mass thank you to everybody. I hope it doesn't sound cheap or poor form, there's just so much of me to spread around. 
But I am thankful for all the folks who like my work. A real blessing.
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TDBK Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Emoticon - Pingy Thank You! 
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GeorgieGanarf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019   General Artist
Thank you again for the latest batch of faves! I appreciate it greatly!
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GeorgieGanarf Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019   General Artist
WOW!:squee: More faves!:w00t: Thank you so very much!:wave:
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Yrucrem91 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019  Student Writer
This is what happens when I leave my DA inbox alone for a while, and go to check through everything that's accumulated in there XD

You're welcome, and keep up the great art!
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GeorgieGanarf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019   General Artist
Thank you kindly for the many faves! :w00t:
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Titanic-X-21 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019
Hey, I was wondering. Would it be possible to develop a nuclear fusion reactor small enough to fit inside a ship?
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Yrucrem91 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Student Writer
Do you mean a ship like a big cruise ship, a small yacht, a big star ship, a space shuttle, a romantic pairing...? (Had to toss that last one in there :P )

And honestly, once you get fusion working to start with, miniaturizing it shouldn't be too hard. Though if you make a fusion reactor with less than a certain minimum power output, then it wouldn't provide enough power to run whatever magnets or other technology is needed to keep the fusion reaction contained and going. As you get to smaller scales and lower power outputs, more and more of your output has to be devoted to keeping the fusion reactor actually fusing, assuming of course that you don't have some magically perfect containment system that keeps the fusing hydrogen super-compressed and doing its proton-shuffling dance all while requiring no energy and suffering no losses.

I don't have enough of a degree in nuclear physics to tell you what that tipping point might be for size and-or overall energy output. I know that running a cell phone off built-in fusion power will probably never happen, and using it for anything much smaller than a semi truck doesn't seem overly probable--even if you could make a reactor small enough to run something smaller than an 18-wheeler, there are other potential power supplies that would be more practical at that scale, up to and including exotically interesting things like black hole batteries. (Which in theory you COULD use to power a smartphone or laptop--for tens of thousands of years) A lot of those power techs would also scale up fairly well, so assuming that you have decently advanced tech there would be a range where small-scale fusion power would be feasible but not generally used because other things can fit into that range and do so at lower cost or greater efficiency or what have you.

I say all this as 1, someone who really doesn't have the maths background to get a physics degree, though I do understand the concepts in physics at least decently well, and 2, as someone who is a firm believer in the astounding potential of nuclear energy both fusion and fission, as well as other environmentally friendly sources of power, and I believe that as a species we humans need to start pursuing all possible avenues away from fossil fuels and similar polluting means.

Hope that bundle of technobabble and science helped you out!
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Titanic-X-21 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019
XD I meant like an ocean liner about 990 feet in length. :3
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Yrucrem91 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Student Writer
 Easy peasy! That won't even need miniaturization--the prototype fusion reactors they're building now are already smaller than the diesel engines of an ocean liner that size, and could provide more power. Plus, with fusion, you wouldn't need giant tanks of diesel fuel, pipelines for said fuel, or any of the other paraphernalia associated with using fossil fuels to power an oceangoing vessel.

Switching over to fusion power would save a lot of space on board, while increasing the range and power output, and cutting carbon emissions and other pollutants to zero--potentially, even further. Nuclear energy can provide so much available power that it becomes possible, and feasible, to take CO2 out of the air plus water and chemically synthesize it back into hydrocarbons and oxygen, the way plants do when they photosynthesize. In that case, you replace the sun with your nuclear reactor as the energy source, but the chemistry is all the same
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