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Journal Entry: Mon Oct 20, 2014, 5:41 PM
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... by MsGeekNerd

Her Questions:


1. What keeps you writing?

My love of writing. It's a part of me. To stop would be to deny myself.
 

2. How do you get over a block?
Reading, listening to music, sleeping, taking a walk... any number of things. I find that I get over blocks when I least expect to.

3. What is your favorite word?
This is subject to change but right now, epiphany. 

4. What is your favorite thing to write?
I would say philosophical fiction – stories that explore philosophical concepts. I also like to write bizarre stories. I’m an “out there” kinda gal. :P I'm attracted to the weird, the inexplicable, and the downright awkward; I plan to write a story (in the distant-ish future) about conjoined twins where one falls in love with someone the other has no interest in, and another story (in the even more distant future) where a girl with Dissociative Identity Disorder falls for a guy her alter ego wants to kill. Neither are situations one sees every day, and yet they’re both plausible.

5. What would you say your style is?
I'm not sure. I used to be quite the verbose writer. Now I make a steadfast effort to pare away all unnecessary words. My goal is to pack the biggest punch I can using the simplest prose.
 

6. What is your biggest challenge when writing?
Getting started.

7. Who is your favorite person to show your work to? (On or offline)
I don't have a favorite. I take feedback as I get it.
  

8. What made you decide to make writing a part of your life?
I feel like it's always been a part of my life, in a way. It was always there, in me, waiting to be discovered.
 

9. Do you have a favorite font?
I have a few. Nyala and Garamond are both pretty; I also like Bookman Old Style.

10. What is your favorite thing to read? (A book, a poem, poems in general, books in general, etc)
I’d say I like novels most, but I have nothing against poetry collections.

11. What music do you usually listen to, if any, when writing?
All sorts. It depends on what type of story I’m writing, what kind of mood I need to get in.
 

12. Is there a phrase that you tend to love and/or use a lot in your writing?
When a character is smiling, I tend to say that the smile is “tugging” at their lips, or “splitting their face.” For pauses in dialogue, I say “there was a moment of silence.” And I have a habit of conveying awkwardness or uncertainty by having a character “bite their lower lip”; it’s a common gesture of mine, so it finds its way into my literature. 
 

13. Do you have a favorite character (orginal? Not original?) or topic you like to write about?
Not so much a specific character as a specific type of character. My characters are pessimistic, self-loathing, and hyper-aware. They’re introverted and reflective. Cut off from society. Oftentimes they’re angry and prone to sarcasm. Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever written a well-adjusted character. Well-adjusted people don’t make good character studies. :lol: As for topics, I like morally gray areas. There’s one story I’ve been meaning to write where a young girl gets into a car wreck that leaves her brain dead and forces her deeply religious parents to contemplate euthanasia. It’s been on my to-write list for a few years now, and I’m hoping that with time and planning it comes to fruition.
 

14. The best part about writing is?
Telling a story. Taking a journey with a character and seeing it through (even if it doesn’t get resolved). Creating. 


My questions (they're not writing-specific -- they're more general):

1. Is art a hobby to you, or do you plan to make a living off of it? (No judgment, just curious. ;))

2. Has becoming an artist changed your view of yourself or the world?

3. What would you say is an artist’s role in society?

4. Are there any themes that consistently show up in your art?

5. Describe a real-life situation that inspired you. (It may be something that happened directly to you, or it may be something that happened to someone else but you knew about it.)

6. What is some memorable feedback you’ve received on your work?

7. Is there anything you dislike about the art world?

8. Name an artist, living or dead, who you’d like to critique your work.

9. Do you have a specific “method”? (For example, if you’re a writer, do you start out with an overall idea and then work down to the details, or do you start with details and work your way up to an overall idea?)  

10. How do you know when a work is finished?

11. How do you feel when someone interprets your art differently?

12. How would you say your work has changed/developed over time?

13. Is there any advice you have for aspiring artists (or fellow aspiring artists)?

14. And lastly, do you know you’re awesome? (Because you are. :heart:

I tag... whoever's reading this. :XD: I know, I cheated. Shame on me. But I'm really interested in you guys' answers. :D Take as much time as you need. No pressure. :hug: 



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  • Watching: Goosebumps
Man. I tell ya, I don't get sick often but when I do, I do a bang up job of it. I still have a cough, although it's not nearly as bad as it was a few days ago so I'm hoping it goes away soon. My sister and I are having a good ole time watching Goosebumps, gettin' in the Halloween mood. I've been meaning to start writing again. I'm juggling three stories, jotting stuff down for them whenever I can. I will post more. I have no idea when, but it will happen. ;)
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  • Reading: Paper Towns
  • Watching: The Wolf Man
So, I'm sick. More specifically with a cough, and not just any kind of cough, the nasty kind that racks your ribcage and pounds in your head and leaves your throat feeling like you've scraped it with sandpaper. Yesterday was worse than today. Yesterday was also the yearly Highlander Festival, which my family and I make it a habit to go to if at all possible. I went, listened to some good music, saw some pretty things, mistook a stranger for someone I thought I had met earlier (which was a bit embarrassing but he and I made the best of it and it was ultimately funny), and thankfully managed to make it until the festival was almost over. But by the end I felt like garbage. My whole body ached, I had a headache from the coughing, and I felt weak. When I got home I went straight to bed. I'm feeling a bit better today. Still got a wretched cough and my voice is raspy, but at least I don't hurt anymore.

In other, more positive news, I finally got Netflix. I'm not a big movie-watcher in general, but I've gotta say I'm liking it. I devoured seasons 1 and 2 of American Horror Story, am watching Goosebumps (ah, the nostalgia!) with my sister, and may take a stab at Dexter and Breaking Bad later.

I haven't been writing much as of late, unfortunately. I really have no excuse other than I just haven't been feeling it. After sorting through piles of paperwork at my job and keeping up with all kinds of documents, my energy level -- not to mention my creative level -- is pretty much zapped. Apologies to all who read my work. I'll get back into the zone at some point, but I can't say when that will be.   
  • Mood: Shitty
  • Reading: Paper Towns
  • Watching: Goosebumps
  • Eating: Chicken
  • Drinking: Water
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Journal Entry: Tue Sep 16, 2014, 6:21 PM
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can't see the changeI am
starving interim ghost
flesh candid, loose-licking calcium
framework overrun
mind like wire
bent and shaped and shuffled
in unlabeled collection bins
-
tomorrow is
staring through whiskey glass,
looking lost, buried
cracked time capsules
with less-than-best intentions
stuck turbines
covered in sickness oil,
shuddering the pause
  ars haikueticathe rhythm of a
snapshot. five-seven-five. why?
to paint all the moons.
  PyramidsThe secret remarked in dead languages
kept in pyramids for the greed of men.
The steel vaults—
all locks and deadly mechanisms.
It was so simple.
They killed each other before the sun
on rolling fields of red and brown grass.
They murdered each other in the light of the moon.
All the world's gold and holy secrets.
It was love.
  VirginiaRobert E. Lee lives just miles from my door,
bending at the right. On the corner, is a white church
housing brown skin in the Virginia spring. My best
friend’s father has a Confederate flag hanging in his
living room. A white military man married to a Filipino
woman because her skin is a few shades lighter, more
tan than true brown, light enough to speak
love to, on occasion.
.
The Civil War grounds up by Todd’s Tavern are fenced
off, but momma swears she hit a ghost on the bridge
one night, eyes blooming in refracted headlights—
allowing the past to slip into consciousness
—fingers curling like the flowering dogwoods, singed
at the tips, like fire ants threading their clay houses,
hidden under soft mounds in the earth.
And the bees are building up in my throat, as I watch
the fruit in my neighbor’s yard begin to rot.
I can’t touch the roots. But the bees are trembling like
some cracked bell, a revolution, a crying.


snippetsi. your hands are maps i wanna memorize inside and out
so i'll always know the way home.
ii. you're dead to me but i keep you alive
on paper and black text.
iii. i will weave stories out of the lines on your skin.
iv. joke's on you: i made my heart out of nothing but brittle plastic,
good luck finding a home in there.
v. empty like a hollowed out pumpkin.
except not as scary,
just more pathetic.
vi. i have secrets that no one knows that i'm scared i will end up
taking to the grave.
i don't know if my soul can handle all that baggage.
vii. i want to hold fire in the palm of my hand
  fire and love are most destructive.shame i'm smoking menthols
and believing i can keep you.
cup my face in your hand
from a million miles away.
i'm talking to universe,
but she hasn't got much to say.
i'm breathing in the rain
when you reach for my hand.
we're ancient royalty
half an hour until closing time
as we breathe life from hookah hoses
and let it ache in our skulls.
i can feel the weight of your worry
and it is making my shoulders ache.
your energy is planets
but nothing aligns.
  Cry w/ meI am becoming.
The woods are hungry
& it echoes into
my stomach—
urges to find the
exact coordinates
of where my darkness
was born among
the aspen leaves
flirting w/ each other.
The cricket in my
back
squawks at the
moon
& I can remember
the taste of shaken
dirt—
it tastes the same
as June tree’s tripping
dance
on my tongue.
My nails grow,
clawing at the
rain
& no matter what
slick cage
I find myself
biting down on
from here on—
licking in my grave—
my wilderness
will be holding
free.
The thunder
& its rowdy sirens
doesn’t scare me
anymore.
  studenti like your cutoffs a lot
i've only ever seen skinny punk kids
wear jeans like that
but they suit you so much better
your boxers hang out
and i slip my hand under the waistband
feel the fine hair of the skin there
you are always pouring something into something
so you can only giggle when i touch your butt
and when you giggle, i do too
i think it's important that we laugh together so much
you've taught me how not to take myself
so damn seriously
how life is not a series of tests
but rather
a series of moments
masking opportunities to learn
i archive exchanges with strangers
like a student
locking pinkies with your silent scanning
you are a welcome observer in all situations
i seek to mimic your tender patience
you seek to mimic my ability to be mindless
our reciprocity is perfect
i count myself lucky in each instance of imbalance
for our equilibrium


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Journal Entry: Mon Oct 20, 2014, 5:41 PM
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... by MsGeekNerd

Her Questions:


1. What keeps you writing?

My love of writing. It's a part of me. To stop would be to deny myself.
 

2. How do you get over a block?
Reading, listening to music, sleeping, taking a walk... any number of things. I find that I get over blocks when I least expect to.

3. What is your favorite word?
This is subject to change but right now, epiphany. 

4. What is your favorite thing to write?
I would say philosophical fiction – stories that explore philosophical concepts. I also like to write bizarre stories. I’m an “out there” kinda gal. :P I'm attracted to the weird, the inexplicable, and the downright awkward; I plan to write a story (in the distant-ish future) about conjoined twins where one falls in love with someone the other has no interest in, and another story (in the even more distant future) where a girl with Dissociative Identity Disorder falls for a guy her alter ego wants to kill. Neither are situations one sees every day, and yet they’re both plausible.

5. What would you say your style is?
I'm not sure. I used to be quite the verbose writer. Now I make a steadfast effort to pare away all unnecessary words. My goal is to pack the biggest punch I can using the simplest prose.
 

6. What is your biggest challenge when writing?
Getting started.

7. Who is your favorite person to show your work to? (On or offline)
I don't have a favorite. I take feedback as I get it.
  

8. What made you decide to make writing a part of your life?
I feel like it's always been a part of my life, in a way. It was always there, in me, waiting to be discovered.
 

9. Do you have a favorite font?
I have a few. Nyala and Garamond are both pretty; I also like Bookman Old Style.

10. What is your favorite thing to read? (A book, a poem, poems in general, books in general, etc)
I’d say I like novels most, but I have nothing against poetry collections.

11. What music do you usually listen to, if any, when writing?
All sorts. It depends on what type of story I’m writing, what kind of mood I need to get in.
 

12. Is there a phrase that you tend to love and/or use a lot in your writing?
When a character is smiling, I tend to say that the smile is “tugging” at their lips, or “splitting their face.” For pauses in dialogue, I say “there was a moment of silence.” And I have a habit of conveying awkwardness or uncertainty by having a character “bite their lower lip”; it’s a common gesture of mine, so it finds its way into my literature. 
 

13. Do you have a favorite character (orginal? Not original?) or topic you like to write about?
Not so much a specific character as a specific type of character. My characters are pessimistic, self-loathing, and hyper-aware. They’re introverted and reflective. Cut off from society. Oftentimes they’re angry and prone to sarcasm. Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever written a well-adjusted character. Well-adjusted people don’t make good character studies. :lol: As for topics, I like morally gray areas. There’s one story I’ve been meaning to write where a young girl gets into a car wreck that leaves her brain dead and forces her deeply religious parents to contemplate euthanasia. It’s been on my to-write list for a few years now, and I’m hoping that with time and planning it comes to fruition.
 

14. The best part about writing is?
Telling a story. Taking a journey with a character and seeing it through (even if it doesn’t get resolved). Creating. 


My questions (they're not writing-specific -- they're more general):

1. Is art a hobby to you, or do you plan to make a living off of it? (No judgment, just curious. ;))

2. Has becoming an artist changed your view of yourself or the world?

3. What would you say is an artist’s role in society?

4. Are there any themes that consistently show up in your art?

5. Describe a real-life situation that inspired you. (It may be something that happened directly to you, or it may be something that happened to someone else but you knew about it.)

6. What is some memorable feedback you’ve received on your work?

7. Is there anything you dislike about the art world?

8. Name an artist, living or dead, who you’d like to critique your work.

9. Do you have a specific “method”? (For example, if you’re a writer, do you start out with an overall idea and then work down to the details, or do you start with details and work your way up to an overall idea?)  

10. How do you know when a work is finished?

11. How do you feel when someone interprets your art differently?

12. How would you say your work has changed/developed over time?

13. Is there any advice you have for aspiring artists (or fellow aspiring artists)?

14. And lastly, do you know you’re awesome? (Because you are. :heart:

I tag... whoever's reading this. :XD: I know, I cheated. Shame on me. But I'm really interested in you guys' answers. :D Take as much time as you need. No pressure. :hug: 



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