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Well, today was a pretty splendid day. First the pep(prep :P) rally then the homecoming game. Sure, we lost but it's the second time so the disapointment wasn't as bad for some, and worse for others. Most people go just to chat with their friends anyways. Don't get me wrong, I still support the team but I guess i don't have that competitive spirit. Personally, i think i'm one of those "Can't we all get along" people. Tomorrow is the Homecoming dance, and I'm going to drive there. Man, I hate parkinglots. I got my license and what not, but it's still new enough that it's weird without my parents going with me....and I hate parking lots. What to wear? No idea. I'm not much for dresses, and I don't have any nice formal shoes to match any of them anyways, well none that i want to wear for three hours anyways. Did i mention I hate parking lots?

I've been thinking about writing a short story. What about...i have no idea. That is why I like poems, you can spit it out and edit. It's short and sweet, even the long poems. I really do not have the patience and confidence to complete a story, which is truely sad. I've started a few but it goes back to that whole Snapping thing. It has to snap into place, i have to be satisfied with what i have before I go on and ...case in point, i'm usually not satisfied with what i start off with so there is never a middle or an end. You know...everything can be written so much better when you're not the one writing it, my line of thought anyways. Not to mention i'm looong winded. hehe. I can jabber on for ages and never really say anything, one of the reasons I don't mind doing long essays and reports is because I can play with the same idea over and over. The trick now is not to write what you want, but what the teacher wants, most of which is corny but practice makes perfect. haha...it's not really a trick, but it still surprises me sometimes when people just don't do the assignment given. Sure, i'm all for taking a stand but school isn't really getting better and it can always get worse. I'll leave the subject of school at that. I can rant about school for pages.

Anyways, I'm pretty sure i know a lot of my writing faults, but not really sure how to fix them. When i start stories, sure there is a lot of description, writing poetry helps out a lot with that, but there is too much. Freshman year i complained about reading right off the page of the book Great Expectations because he babbled on so much about nothing, and I catch myself doing the same thing...sometimes i find this funny, other times i find it frustrating. You don't want to have a mental image of someone washing the dishes forever in every speck of detail and that was how I began one of the things i started. I want to paint the picture, but i'm just not that capable of using that negative space yet, the unpainted, the unwritten part. Also, I don't have the greatest vocabulary. I can read "big" words in a book and know what they mean in that situation using context clues and what not, but it's not like they pop to mind when i'm writing. Just a lot of little common words. I sorely need a word of the day calendar. --.--

I've made it a...rule that I do not post old stuff here because basically, I get bored of it. Bored of seeing my old poems, bored of typing them, and bored of rereading them. So, when I get around to starting another story I'll post it up, though I doubt I will finish it. Haven't yet, but who knows. Like usual, I'll wait for inspiration to strike and go from there.

TTFN (ta-ta for now) I love it..


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I'm in a nutshell


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The following comments are for "Friday-I hate parking"
by Concept

for its own sake.
yeah, i can sympathise. it takes me weeks to write a semi-decent poem, something i can tolerate reading in the days that follow. and then i approach it one day with fresh eyes and realise about 50% of it needs to go. shitty deal.

good writing can't exist in a vacuum. i realise that now. i dunno, i don't have the patience to write prose, or maybe the self-confidence. i don't believe i've got something worth saying, most times.

such a destructive belief, that.
keep writing; that's all i can suggest.
even if the best you got amounts to shit.
you'll figure out if you're an artist real quick.

art sucks.

( Posted by: die_daily [Member] On: October 3, 2004 )

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Die_Daily: First off, I have to say I love your avatar. That cracked me up since i used to watch seaseme street. This ties into Penelope's comment too. I might have been a little rash in saying poetry is short and sweet. Sometime it is, other times it isn't. I still feel they are considerably easier than stories, yes, but they have a level of difficulty all their own. Die_Daily, i do that also, I'll lay off writing the poem, but I'm too feeble minded to let a poem go unfinished. Even if it's a half-minded attempt, i'll finish it and just lay it aside to work on whatever else that needs working on. Though, i'll come back to it, scratch off all the gibberish and rework it at some odd moment. I've done this for years. And it's with the poems that i think are most simple which is another frustrating factor. Does editing ever stop? Awesome little verse by the way too. That made me laugh.

Penelope: I always enjoy when you comment on my stuff because you're always so insightful and make me feel better about myself. I think I may be stuck in this room because of my inflated ego. Oh well, I'll just have to go through a wall. I'm not sure how personal my own writing is though. Not the blogs but the poems and such. In an off handed way I may include a personal note like, once i been to a dentist and it numbed the whole side of my cheek. I thought that is what it would feel like after you just got punched...numb like that for a moment. That rubbery feeling, but I do not know for sure, and even for the sake of writing i'm not going to ask someone to punch me in the face to be certain. I write a best guess. Well, I guess that can be kinda personal since i'm asking myself questions and then answering them, but it's not really off experience but inexperience. "What will happen next?" "Would the trees feel cold without leaves?" "What would it be like to be someone else in this situation? Would i do the same? Differently?" And sometimes I just don't think at all because once I do I start worrying how much sense it makes and if other people will get it, and if i'm some how wrong. Gaw, i'm so long winded.

Thank you both for commenting, I really enjoy it when people do. :D

( Posted by: Concept [Member] On: October 3, 2004 )





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