CrossbowPig
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September 20th, 2017, 4:55 pm #11

As of this writing, the site has been still for around 13 hours. Nothing has moved. Nobody has spoken. It's a very weird feeling, especially since I feel like the past few days have been fairly active in terms of posting considering the current state of the game. I don't know where I'm going with this, it's just all so weird.

It's also because I stayed home from school today and I didn't have anything to do so I just sat around and looked at the site for a few hours.
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No amount of set dressing could hide it
Six art installations, seven levels, eight times visited in the course of one day
Nine times cried in
Uncountable infiltrations and immeasurable usage
Untold measures of
People
Lay within the cement walls of this structure

Trash peaking up from below tree cover
Plastics and methane and oils and solid and wrappers
And stoppers and bottle toppers
Echo beneath and beside
The sounds of trains and busses alike in dilapidated Dublin Donuts talking weather and sports
People things

The rejected sleep in tents, separated by
A foot of concrete and a mile of shopping carts
From the children and their play-structures
The tarps and the beer bottles leaking over every now and then
There's a door out, two feet off the ground from
The inside
And all gone to rapture it has

Once we waited here and saw people pass by
figurative one way mirrors, I hid you
Underneath my coat, black and white and dirtied grey
Drawing you more attention but still keeping you warm with
The thought that counted
So far away from the Fire of your home
The Fire we carry now separate from each other
The Fire I give to this station and the rejected in their tarps

Opposite is an art exhibit or a protest
Further down the spiral you go
Spray paint to last a life time with
"God help us believe in God helping us believe"
And
"Those god damn kids"
And
"Life is shit" next to a crossed out "short" echoing amidst obscenities
Unsure if they themselves count or are too profanely knowledgeable to join the pack

House in these walls your sick and dying
The motor cars and bumble bees by field and fire the crumbling ceilings
Echo
Echo
Echo
Foxtrot
Despite best attempts and false prayers still remain here
Housed in these walls
Give up your ghost
On a bed of needle stalactites drilling from the ceiling like icicles
Do you live here?
You would be home by now
Carry your flame

I wake up just in time to catch a train
to my job just down the street from
The other Fire
To wallpaper my life with hell and all my family
To deny them to see the rejected
The zoo open any other day
And the homeless find their comfort in knowing that which we can't
And I take their comfort with me for I am one of their kind postponed until a later date
my long walk given over for another day

You look at me again
And I forget the third rail
This one is four months old but its relevant now more than ever for me.
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It's been a month and a half
since you didn't die
And I'm left alone still here
All alone, but better now

I don't depend on you
Like a glass bottle swinging
By my side filled with
Your warm blood and honey

Ten times I checked your pulse
Just to see and make sure that it
Hadn't actually stopped and I was
Just dreaming about an end
That I wouldn't see

You're not dead to the world
But you may as well
Be dead to me
This one also feels weirdly relevant as well.
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In a little town by the sea
In a little town by the ocean
I'll waste my days
I'll avoid the commotion

You'll ask me how I got there
You'll ask me why I left you all
I'll ask "Well where do you go when
You drift like leaves in the fall"

For everyone I knew
Who made it true
Who made the lies true

For the people who always said they had my back
For the people who left me on the stretching rack

Don't question our motives
Don't question our motives
There's no love but true love
There's no love at all

For anyone I ever knew
Who led me to you
And the things I used to do

For the liars and beggars who thought they could've won
For those who find that now they're the lost ones

And I'm a liar too
And I'm a beggar it's true
And I need somewhere new
Cause I'm a lost one like you.
~~~~~ Creativity's Burning Pyre ~~~~~
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- Violet Schmidt: "Well, sure, I guess I can try and help with that. Ever read Corpus Hermetica? It'll make understanding this easier." Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2, Pregame-3

- Lucas Diaz: "I'd apologize, but I don't want to dig things up all over again, y'know?" Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Max Rudolph: "What the people need is a common banner under which to unite. It might not be what you want, but the fact of the matter is..." Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Liberty "Bert" Wren: "At eight? Let me see if that fits into my schedule. Been real busy lately." Facebook, Pregame-1
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/ - G051: Lili Williams: "Stop..." Memory-1, Pregame-1, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Island-8, Island-9, Island-10, Island-11, Island-12, Island-13, Island-14, Island-15, Island-16, Island-17, Island-18, Island-19.

/ - B043: Arthur Bernstein: "I...I'll...I'll..." Memory-1, Meanwhile-2, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Meanwhile-1
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- insert of lucky br8k!!!!!!!!
- insert of O.B. - white kid who is involved in politics and has divorced rich parents and issues with feeling emotions
- self-styled detective
- normie
- lou reed doing a gay voice
- insert of F.G.D. - black kid who wears a pizza hat and plays trumpet
- cute thing
- Darl from As I Lay Dying
- insert of A.B. my dorkass little brother who fancies himself a linguist and gets on my nerves
- good lives make bad stories
- insert of N.T. another floutist because I havent done one of those already
- hillbilly
- someone who doesnt "have a good time making allies" as an advantage
- pine barrens monster from the family that has a ghost butler
- David Foster Wallace
- furry
- myself again
- insert of K.D. a pianist and if you thought bert was smol, hohohohoho
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CrossbowPig
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October 15th, 2017, 1:09 am #12

So I guess I'm really stretching the definition of "other art" here.

I spent way too much time on this. Please enjoy.
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EDIT: I added some obvious missed opportunities and more pictures in general.
~~~~~ Creativity's Burning Pyre ~~~~~
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- Violet Schmidt: "Well, sure, I guess I can try and help with that. Ever read Corpus Hermetica? It'll make understanding this easier." Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2, Pregame-3

- Lucas Diaz: "I'd apologize, but I don't want to dig things up all over again, y'know?" Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Max Rudolph: "What the people need is a common banner under which to unite. It might not be what you want, but the fact of the matter is..." Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Liberty "Bert" Wren: "At eight? Let me see if that fits into my schedule. Been real busy lately." Facebook, Pregame-1
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/ - G051: Lili Williams: "Stop..." Memory-1, Pregame-1, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Island-8, Island-9, Island-10, Island-11, Island-12, Island-13, Island-14, Island-15, Island-16, Island-17, Island-18, Island-19.

/ - B043: Arthur Bernstein: "I...I'll...I'll..." Memory-1, Meanwhile-2, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Meanwhile-1
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- insert of lucky br8k!!!!!!!!
- insert of O.B. - white kid who is involved in politics and has divorced rich parents and issues with feeling emotions
- self-styled detective
- normie
- lou reed doing a gay voice
- insert of F.G.D. - black kid who wears a pizza hat and plays trumpet
- cute thing
- Darl from As I Lay Dying
- insert of A.B. my dorkass little brother who fancies himself a linguist and gets on my nerves
- good lives make bad stories
- insert of N.T. another floutist because I havent done one of those already
- hillbilly
- someone who doesnt "have a good time making allies" as an advantage
- pine barrens monster from the family that has a ghost butler
- David Foster Wallace
- furry
- myself again
- insert of K.D. a pianist and if you thought bert was smol, hohohohoho
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CrossbowPig
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Joined: June 28th, 2016, 7:37 pm

October 15th, 2017, 1:57 am #13

I made another meme because I made another meme.
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And also here's a bonus.
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~~~~~ Creativity's Burning Pyre ~~~~~
[+] spoiler
- Violet Schmidt: "Well, sure, I guess I can try and help with that. Ever read Corpus Hermetica? It'll make understanding this easier." Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2, Pregame-3

- Lucas Diaz: "I'd apologize, but I don't want to dig things up all over again, y'know?" Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Max Rudolph: "What the people need is a common banner under which to unite. It might not be what you want, but the fact of the matter is..." Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Liberty "Bert" Wren: "At eight? Let me see if that fits into my schedule. Been real busy lately." Facebook, Pregame-1
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/ - G051: Lili Williams: "Stop..." Memory-1, Pregame-1, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Island-8, Island-9, Island-10, Island-11, Island-12, Island-13, Island-14, Island-15, Island-16, Island-17, Island-18, Island-19.

/ - B043: Arthur Bernstein: "I...I'll...I'll..." Memory-1, Meanwhile-2, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Meanwhile-1
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- insert of lucky br8k!!!!!!!!
- insert of O.B. - white kid who is involved in politics and has divorced rich parents and issues with feeling emotions
- self-styled detective
- normie
- lou reed doing a gay voice
- insert of F.G.D. - black kid who wears a pizza hat and plays trumpet
- cute thing
- Darl from As I Lay Dying
- insert of A.B. my dorkass little brother who fancies himself a linguist and gets on my nerves
- good lives make bad stories
- insert of N.T. another floutist because I havent done one of those already
- hillbilly
- someone who doesnt "have a good time making allies" as an advantage
- pine barrens monster from the family that has a ghost butler
- David Foster Wallace
- furry
- myself again
- insert of K.D. a pianist and if you thought bert was smol, hohohohoho
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CrossbowPig
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October 24th, 2017, 2:12 am #14

hmm HMM I am listening to Iggy Pop's The Idiot for the first time and I can just feel it dripping with sleaze and sex and darkness and evil and I love every single moment of it.,.
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I see things better
When I see them reflected in your eyes
I see the world clearer
Without listening to your lies

I'm here with you
Nine hundred miles apart
I'm like you, now
Hollow bronze heart

I'm no longer here now
Taken from my earthliness
I see things clearer
In the night

I see things better
I see it every single year
I see things clearer
When I have to look at them through tears
Expect much more poetry soon, since that's the unit that we'll be moving into in my Creative Writing class, and expect them to be a lot more filled with rage and vitriol and bitterness and acid because shit gets VINDICTIVE in Junior year or some shit I wouldn't know. fine.
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And I am still cold here
And I have been for many months
For a year I grew warmer and now
I've lost my heat

When I ask you now
If I do what I did because
Of the pain that made a home inside
Words kiss like death

Nobody knows it
They assume that everything's fine
though regular and nice I still
Walk on the edge

I'd like to get messed up
I want to be fucked up
I want to obliterate myself
Tear off my skin and hit myself
Make it clear that I'm not here

I went to see a show
I went to see two in three days
I shared it with everyone and
They hated it

I put out my hand
Made an effort to reach out and
When they saw my outstretched fingers
They bat them away

I'd like to get out of here
I'm fucking running out of here
I want to obliterate myself
Break all my bones and crumple myself
Make it see that it's not me
Lastly, likely:
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Any other day at the beach would have been fine for swimming, but today a quick dip in the ocean was the last thing on her mind. A quick walk through town, situated by the seaside, was all that she intended on - no interruptions necessary - when all of a sudden her phone rang. It was her lawyer, calling to inform her of a break in her case. She frowned: a quick stroll was what she was hoping would take her mind off of the disappearance of her brother, not remind her more of it. Begrudgingly, she held the phone up to her ear, only for it to be snatched out of her hand. She stared up at the sky in amazement - a seagull had mistaken the shiny phone for food! It was carrying it off into the sky, settling on the beach. The woman ran after the gull, kicking off her shoes as she ran through the sand. The bird was pecking at her screen, likely ruining it, each jackhammer thrump sending another spindly crack across the glass. A flock of
~~~~~ Creativity's Burning Pyre ~~~~~
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- Violet Schmidt: "Well, sure, I guess I can try and help with that. Ever read Corpus Hermetica? It'll make understanding this easier." Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2, Pregame-3

- Lucas Diaz: "I'd apologize, but I don't want to dig things up all over again, y'know?" Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Max Rudolph: "What the people need is a common banner under which to unite. It might not be what you want, but the fact of the matter is..." Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Liberty "Bert" Wren: "At eight? Let me see if that fits into my schedule. Been real busy lately." Facebook, Pregame-1
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/ - G051: Lili Williams: "Stop..." Memory-1, Pregame-1, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Island-8, Island-9, Island-10, Island-11, Island-12, Island-13, Island-14, Island-15, Island-16, Island-17, Island-18, Island-19.

/ - B043: Arthur Bernstein: "I...I'll...I'll..." Memory-1, Meanwhile-2, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Meanwhile-1
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- insert of lucky br8k!!!!!!!!
- insert of O.B. - white kid who is involved in politics and has divorced rich parents and issues with feeling emotions
- self-styled detective
- normie
- lou reed doing a gay voice
- insert of F.G.D. - black kid who wears a pizza hat and plays trumpet
- cute thing
- Darl from As I Lay Dying
- insert of A.B. my dorkass little brother who fancies himself a linguist and gets on my nerves
- good lives make bad stories
- insert of N.T. another floutist because I havent done one of those already
- hillbilly
- someone who doesnt "have a good time making allies" as an advantage
- pine barrens monster from the family that has a ghost butler
- David Foster Wallace
- furry
- myself again
- insert of K.D. a pianist and if you thought bert was smol, hohohohoho
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CrossbowPig
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Joined: June 28th, 2016, 7:37 pm

November 14th, 2017, 1:43 am #15

It's the poetry unit in my Creative Writing class! Got some stuff to share from my midterm portfolio - all of these are shitty first drafts, but I still think that, with these five, I have some good things going on that I'd like to share just to get it out there into the world.
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1.
Seven headed Cerberus guarding gates of Hell
makes no sweetness
no fuss about our presence
nor does his hellhound pal.

We’ve been upstairs and all around and
found it crowded
so we fall down further
Tartarus takes us in hand

Over piles of furniture, bed sheets, clothes,
archways, pillows,
magma, floorboards
that creak to disturb the doze

Fallen angels, the same kind as you,
unburdened countess
disgraced, untethered,
laugh about each other too.

We find in the labyrinth our Elysium
cluttered with grass
and but one bed
to this precipice we have come.

We take in each other’s hands on our hearts
hushed whispers, laughs
careless words, I peel you open
and you begin to take yourself apart.

2.
How did I get here?
Why are you so near?
Have I had too much to drink,
poured all five shots down behavioral sinks
I really must be going soon
But your fingers, your delicate croon
Invites me to stay.

Is this alright?
Do I bring you any light?
Push me down onto the couch
This hollow room, you are no slouch
I was here once, Christmas Eve
prying eyes, I could not leave, I
Never came back until today

A cluttered table, is this rushed?
Tilted television, should I have blushed?
The kitchen is right over there
With the spirits, why, we tried to share
I poured myself out in some words
You needed none, you already heard
That things would wind up swinging this way

Did you like my piano tune?
Or did I make myself a loon?
The bicycle upon the wall
The guitar ajar could see it all
Two lost ones, torn apart
stitched together, leaking hearts?
when you kissed me, there was nothing left to-

-say.

3.
We weren’t ever here to see a picture.
We came in to admire the tile work.
We walked in to find an empty place.
We walked in to look at sinks and Johns
We strode in on horseback.
We gallivanted to make ourselves whole.
We jumped in and shut it behind us.
We locked the latch to keep ourselves in.
We didn’t look when we passed the mirror.
We already locked ourselves inside each other’s eyes.
We breathe as one, but never joined.
We came near, but stayed far.
We watched as we jumped over the chasm.
We looked back and saw our feet hadn’t
left
the ground.

You looked up and saw I wasn’t there yet.
I tried to get it to start.
You knew I was on the brink of jumping off,
I caw you in the air, I couldn’t join you
You dove far down, you dove deeper
I didn’t dare dip
my toes
in.

I open the door.
You run across the hall to clean
yourself
up.
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stealing traffic cones this is being alive
trains to nowhere this is being alive
knife fight bruises this is being alive
filing cabinet this is being alive
unused nomenclature this is being alive
parasites inside this is being alive

erasing myself this is being alive.

stealing more time this is being alive
watching paint dry in waiting rooms this is being alive
mud crusted tires screeching this is being alive
child crusaders this is being alive
failing systems this is being alive
lost souls packed and herded into train cars this is being alive
breathing this is being alive
plastics, chemicals, physics ruling everything this is being alive
Hesitation,
this is being alive

Delicate revolutionaries this is being alive
dodged responsibility this is being alive
dual regencies this is being alive
dr., dr., dr., Doctor, this is being
alive?
alive?
Is this being alive?

“I never loved you.”
this is being
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I love the word citrus right now
now, and then
the things that aren’t shared between times
limes and lemons and
blood orange.

San Pellegrino’s
fizzy blood orange soda drinks
simple, understated, sweet,
perfect for a bench
perfect for cherry blossoms
perfect for the girl
the girl I hadn’t
been able to
bring myself to
the point where I
don’t understate
how comfortable I feel
telling here that
there’s something I should have
told her a long
while ago.

We could share Blood Orange San Pellegrino’s
if I knew what they were
maybe then
she wouldn’t have said

“I love you too.”

I love the word citrus right now.
Now, and then.
But not the taste that comes with it.
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at the end of the evening
the ensemble decides
to play one of Coltrane’s more
“Free Jazz”
compositions. They do this
two times in two years for two versions
of myself

My first self is dominated by sound
saxophones swirls and tuba tones,
drum dynamics and trumpet moans,
a stampede of trombone, up a gear,
an upright bass, a flute’s soft cheer
a pink backdrop towards which peered eyes
glance
unending stares into the night
it still brings tears to the places I used to be able to see
clearly from.

An evening, a night crawl, a cemetery on legs
the dancing celebrations of the nearly dead
in search of watering holes, the highest heights,
to let the music’s last few notes last all through the night

A year goes by.
I anticipate to be blown away in the wind
Gaia under my feet
between my toes
the crumbling foundation on which I am built
torn to shreds by termites, aching for
one last symphony.

but the music
is the last thing on my mind

I see things clearly
I see the ocean wide
I gaze out across it and wish to hide

The light glistens off shining hot gold plating
and cascades through the air
but in the back of my eyes I see a jury
and behind them, I see a judge
the evidence presented my own memories
I am not on trial

I stumble outside fending off
the questions of two-bit afterthoughts
metalheads and skulkers who just came to see a show.

I write a small fragment and cast it off,
wait to find a ticket and catch the train
that left from the station
365 days ago.

The piece resolves in major.
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A pack of bones wrapped in tissue paper
when wet gives out and crumples inward
and the same am I right now
surely any minute now
there will be a wave
and then
nothing

Oh, I am not myself today!
I sit on the apex of an archway not daring
anywhere
go near
to it

Passing through is predetermined and
not my business to decide though
I already know what may lay
on the other side.

I am not myself today.
I have never been
And though it be as it may
I’ve always been made of tin.
~~~~~ Creativity's Burning Pyre ~~~~~
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- Violet Schmidt: "Well, sure, I guess I can try and help with that. Ever read Corpus Hermetica? It'll make understanding this easier." Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2, Pregame-3

- Lucas Diaz: "I'd apologize, but I don't want to dig things up all over again, y'know?" Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Max Rudolph: "What the people need is a common banner under which to unite. It might not be what you want, but the fact of the matter is..." Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Liberty "Bert" Wren: "At eight? Let me see if that fits into my schedule. Been real busy lately." Facebook, Pregame-1
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/ - G051: Lili Williams: "Stop..." Memory-1, Pregame-1, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Island-8, Island-9, Island-10, Island-11, Island-12, Island-13, Island-14, Island-15, Island-16, Island-17, Island-18, Island-19.

/ - B043: Arthur Bernstein: "I...I'll...I'll..." Memory-1, Meanwhile-2, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Meanwhile-1
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- insert of lucky br8k!!!!!!!!
- insert of O.B. - white kid who is involved in politics and has divorced rich parents and issues with feeling emotions
- self-styled detective
- normie
- lou reed doing a gay voice
- insert of F.G.D. - black kid who wears a pizza hat and plays trumpet
- cute thing
- Darl from As I Lay Dying
- insert of A.B. my dorkass little brother who fancies himself a linguist and gets on my nerves
- good lives make bad stories
- insert of N.T. another floutist because I havent done one of those already
- hillbilly
- someone who doesnt "have a good time making allies" as an advantage
- pine barrens monster from the family that has a ghost butler
- David Foster Wallace
- furry
- myself again
- insert of K.D. a pianist and if you thought bert was smol, hohohohoho
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November 26th, 2017, 1:55 am #16

I clicked on this thread to see what the latest poems I posted and noticed that my icon on the randomizer was the same as my icon on Discord so yay I'm going to share more now.

(and one of them is SOTF related, tangentially)
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I took what you gave me
“Leave if you hate me,” see
you probably shouldn’t have done that

Because I took it and ran
stuck my head in the sand
A screech, fangs bared, and an exit

I sat on your windowsill and sang to myself
You would join me sometimes
in your shrill, shrill tones

And when you were trapped in the country
your ancestors grew up in
taken by tumors driven from themselves
I lazed around without you and shed hair everywhere
wallowing

Walking on glass bottle rooves
staring at the sky
with plunges and drops and pavement tops,
stray dogs cry

I hissed and whined and cut at myself with cat claws
Charlie, yours, left alone to fend for himself
staring off balconies into temptation
a flick of the tail, nothing left but
pawprints

You up and died on me
I felt absolutely nothing
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Sit down
It doesn’t matter where but find a seat
and you are halfway there
find something
someone
to stare at
and do not falter

close your eyes when you are tired
keep them trapped that way
now imagine the space around you fading
travel towards what you had last seen
all the while talking to yourself
in mumbled tones

“I’m not really here
this isn’t really happening.”

You will never
be found
again.
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A brick
chaffing and powdery, crumbling apart
falling to pieces and weak in the heart
tossed up and down again
masonry in miniature

A washing machine
plugged in power strip, extension cord
no more stuck inside, no clothes worn or stored
a broken gear, turning wheel
outliving purpose

The brick in hand, the machine on pavement,
I flick a switch
The systems failing start again
A screw comes loose under no duress
and I toss the brick inside
shut the door
and stand back.

The damage is visual
The brick smashes the glass pane
It bounces around and dents the inside
the machine hops around, unrestrained
by gravity
the brick eventually bounces out
and the machine shakes itself apart

a gentle seizure
a lonely whirr, a tired hum
the machine lies in pieces

Satisfied, I walk closer
and see what is in the wreckage
metal parts, plastic casings
a cheshire grin on my face

I take what is useful
and disregard the rest
for what was once superfluous
has now been trimmed away.
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A misunderstanding
A gymnasium
A pool of blood on the floor
Tainted toes and tithed tiles

A gramophone
A softball
A thin dust cloud swirling in air
silent shouts and scratchy sounds

A flying kite
A dead daughter
A living daughter ten years younger
Reused refuse and recycled rhymes

A churchbell
A shotgun
A camera in a cobwebbed corner
Questioning quantity and querying quails

A man
A plan
A canal, panama, a palindrome
painfully placed and poorly planned

A soundbite
A signal
A red light blinking in the dark
On, off, and on, off

A chemtrail
A document
A stately bowl of shaving cream,
Never no, and not now
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Love what it loves
take what it gives
through mountains and mortality defeating
every golden hymn

sanctuary islands and climbs and trees
give all unto all and love what they see

Love what I love
in your own face
the way curtain eyelids draw themselves,
the contours and laugh lines and dimples never seen,
curled brown hair, like a dream

nine versions, iterative,
prototypical typists
hammer away at the backs of
their skulls

Love what you love
every last drop of my
licorice black sorrow, cry
“I am not” and dissipate into
etheric fog around the tips of skyscrapers
their fingers scratching the back
of the sky

Love what it loves
make what you will
though buckets upon buckets and heaps upon heaps
of evening sing
you are not listening

scratched up and bruised
dragged down, lose
sense of self sensing your place on the shelf.

Right next to infidels,
heretics, barbed wires,
the weeds that take root and look out like flower
to an untrained eye
anyone else’s but mine

you need not share,
your despair is already mine.

Love what it loves
see what it brings
cats dragging roadkill to doorsteps proud of themselves
covered in leaf and twig.
~~~~~ Creativity's Burning Pyre ~~~~~
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- Violet Schmidt: "Well, sure, I guess I can try and help with that. Ever read Corpus Hermetica? It'll make understanding this easier." Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2, Pregame-3

- Lucas Diaz: "I'd apologize, but I don't want to dig things up all over again, y'know?" Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Max Rudolph: "What the people need is a common banner under which to unite. It might not be what you want, but the fact of the matter is..." Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Liberty "Bert" Wren: "At eight? Let me see if that fits into my schedule. Been real busy lately." Facebook, Pregame-1
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/ - G051: Lili Williams: "Stop..." Memory-1, Pregame-1, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Island-8, Island-9, Island-10, Island-11, Island-12, Island-13, Island-14, Island-15, Island-16, Island-17, Island-18, Island-19.

/ - B043: Arthur Bernstein: "I...I'll...I'll..." Memory-1, Meanwhile-2, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Meanwhile-1
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- insert of lucky br8k!!!!!!!!
- insert of O.B. - white kid who is involved in politics and has divorced rich parents and issues with feeling emotions
- self-styled detective
- normie
- lou reed doing a gay voice
- insert of F.G.D. - black kid who wears a pizza hat and plays trumpet
- cute thing
- Darl from As I Lay Dying
- insert of A.B. my dorkass little brother who fancies himself a linguist and gets on my nerves
- good lives make bad stories
- insert of N.T. another floutist because I havent done one of those already
- hillbilly
- someone who doesnt "have a good time making allies" as an advantage
- pine barrens monster from the family that has a ghost butler
- David Foster Wallace
- furry
- myself again
- insert of K.D. a pianist and if you thought bert was smol, hohohohoho
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CrossbowPig
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Joined: June 28th, 2016, 7:37 pm

December 3rd, 2017, 6:28 pm #17

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two crooked kids sit
their fingers splayed over keys
and stare at each other

screens like mirrors show
a bleak glow, though still one to
gaze upon at night

not half as bad as
an "i'll try living like this,"
or as what you thought

like "so far, so good"
or any kindly phrases
our myriad, then
diverse mismatch of stitched souls
and our unifying rejection

you aren't watching
~~~~~ Creativity's Burning Pyre ~~~~~
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- Violet Schmidt: "Well, sure, I guess I can try and help with that. Ever read Corpus Hermetica? It'll make understanding this easier." Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2, Pregame-3

- Lucas Diaz: "I'd apologize, but I don't want to dig things up all over again, y'know?" Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Max Rudolph: "What the people need is a common banner under which to unite. It might not be what you want, but the fact of the matter is..." Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Liberty "Bert" Wren: "At eight? Let me see if that fits into my schedule. Been real busy lately." Facebook, Pregame-1
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/ - G051: Lili Williams: "Stop..." Memory-1, Pregame-1, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Island-8, Island-9, Island-10, Island-11, Island-12, Island-13, Island-14, Island-15, Island-16, Island-17, Island-18, Island-19.

/ - B043: Arthur Bernstein: "I...I'll...I'll..." Memory-1, Meanwhile-2, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Meanwhile-1
[+] spoiler
- insert of lucky br8k!!!!!!!!
- insert of O.B. - white kid who is involved in politics and has divorced rich parents and issues with feeling emotions
- self-styled detective
- normie
- lou reed doing a gay voice
- insert of F.G.D. - black kid who wears a pizza hat and plays trumpet
- cute thing
- Darl from As I Lay Dying
- insert of A.B. my dorkass little brother who fancies himself a linguist and gets on my nerves
- good lives make bad stories
- insert of N.T. another floutist because I havent done one of those already
- hillbilly
- someone who doesnt "have a good time making allies" as an advantage
- pine barrens monster from the family that has a ghost butler
- David Foster Wallace
- furry
- myself again
- insert of K.D. a pianist and if you thought bert was smol, hohohohoho
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CrossbowPig
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Joined: June 28th, 2016, 7:37 pm

December 3rd, 2017, 11:37 pm #18

memepost time
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~~~~~ Creativity's Burning Pyre ~~~~~
[+] spoiler
- Violet Schmidt: "Well, sure, I guess I can try and help with that. Ever read Corpus Hermetica? It'll make understanding this easier." Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2, Pregame-3

- Lucas Diaz: "I'd apologize, but I don't want to dig things up all over again, y'know?" Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Max Rudolph: "What the people need is a common banner under which to unite. It might not be what you want, but the fact of the matter is..." Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Liberty "Bert" Wren: "At eight? Let me see if that fits into my schedule. Been real busy lately." Facebook, Pregame-1
[+] spoiler
/ - G051: Lili Williams: "Stop..." Memory-1, Pregame-1, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Island-8, Island-9, Island-10, Island-11, Island-12, Island-13, Island-14, Island-15, Island-16, Island-17, Island-18, Island-19.

/ - B043: Arthur Bernstein: "I...I'll...I'll..." Memory-1, Meanwhile-2, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Meanwhile-1
[+] spoiler
- insert of lucky br8k!!!!!!!!
- insert of O.B. - white kid who is involved in politics and has divorced rich parents and issues with feeling emotions
- self-styled detective
- normie
- lou reed doing a gay voice
- insert of F.G.D. - black kid who wears a pizza hat and plays trumpet
- cute thing
- Darl from As I Lay Dying
- insert of A.B. my dorkass little brother who fancies himself a linguist and gets on my nerves
- good lives make bad stories
- insert of N.T. another floutist because I havent done one of those already
- hillbilly
- someone who doesnt "have a good time making allies" as an advantage
- pine barrens monster from the family that has a ghost butler
- David Foster Wallace
- furry
- myself again
- insert of K.D. a pianist and if you thought bert was smol, hohohohoho
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CrossbowPig
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Joined: June 28th, 2016, 7:37 pm

December 8th, 2017, 6:53 pm #19

Blooper. Non-canon. Got it? We're cool? Cool.
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Lili Williams opened her case, and shakily put her instrument together. The district festival exam proctor watched as she took out her crumpled up sheet music and put it on her stand. Three points off; presentation.

She counted to start the piece, and played the first note.

"BREEEEEEP!"

A long, stripey, rolled up party horn unfurled from the foot joint of her flute.

Laughter echoed three doors down.

She began to cry.
~~~~~ Creativity's Burning Pyre ~~~~~
[+] spoiler
- Violet Schmidt: "Well, sure, I guess I can try and help with that. Ever read Corpus Hermetica? It'll make understanding this easier." Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2, Pregame-3

- Lucas Diaz: "I'd apologize, but I don't want to dig things up all over again, y'know?" Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Max Rudolph: "What the people need is a common banner under which to unite. It might not be what you want, but the fact of the matter is..." Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Liberty "Bert" Wren: "At eight? Let me see if that fits into my schedule. Been real busy lately." Facebook, Pregame-1
[+] spoiler
/ - G051: Lili Williams: "Stop..." Memory-1, Pregame-1, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Island-8, Island-9, Island-10, Island-11, Island-12, Island-13, Island-14, Island-15, Island-16, Island-17, Island-18, Island-19.

/ - B043: Arthur Bernstein: "I...I'll...I'll..." Memory-1, Meanwhile-2, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Meanwhile-1
[+] spoiler
- insert of lucky br8k!!!!!!!!
- insert of O.B. - white kid who is involved in politics and has divorced rich parents and issues with feeling emotions
- self-styled detective
- normie
- lou reed doing a gay voice
- insert of F.G.D. - black kid who wears a pizza hat and plays trumpet
- cute thing
- Darl from As I Lay Dying
- insert of A.B. my dorkass little brother who fancies himself a linguist and gets on my nerves
- good lives make bad stories
- insert of N.T. another floutist because I havent done one of those already
- hillbilly
- someone who doesnt "have a good time making allies" as an advantage
- pine barrens monster from the family that has a ghost butler
- David Foster Wallace
- furry
- myself again
- insert of K.D. a pianist and if you thought bert was smol, hohohohoho
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CrossbowPig
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Joined: June 28th, 2016, 7:37 pm

December 31st, 2017, 10:00 pm #20

~~~~~ Creativity's Burning Pyre ~~~~~
[+] spoiler
- Violet Schmidt: "Well, sure, I guess I can try and help with that. Ever read Corpus Hermetica? It'll make understanding this easier." Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2, Pregame-3

- Lucas Diaz: "I'd apologize, but I don't want to dig things up all over again, y'know?" Memory-1, Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Max Rudolph: "What the people need is a common banner under which to unite. It might not be what you want, but the fact of the matter is..." Facebook, Pregame-1, Pregame-2

- Liberty "Bert" Wren: "At eight? Let me see if that fits into my schedule. Been real busy lately." Facebook, Pregame-1
[+] spoiler
/ - G051: Lili Williams: "Stop..." Memory-1, Pregame-1, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Island-8, Island-9, Island-10, Island-11, Island-12, Island-13, Island-14, Island-15, Island-16, Island-17, Island-18, Island-19.

/ - B043: Arthur Bernstein: "I...I'll...I'll..." Memory-1, Meanwhile-2, Island-1, Island-2, Island-3, Island-4, Island-5, Island-6, Island-7, Meanwhile-1
[+] spoiler
- insert of lucky br8k!!!!!!!!
- insert of O.B. - white kid who is involved in politics and has divorced rich parents and issues with feeling emotions
- self-styled detective
- normie
- lou reed doing a gay voice
- insert of F.G.D. - black kid who wears a pizza hat and plays trumpet
- cute thing
- Darl from As I Lay Dying
- insert of A.B. my dorkass little brother who fancies himself a linguist and gets on my nerves
- good lives make bad stories
- insert of N.T. another floutist because I havent done one of those already
- hillbilly
- someone who doesnt "have a good time making allies" as an advantage
- pine barrens monster from the family that has a ghost butler
- David Foster Wallace
- furry
- myself again
- insert of K.D. a pianist and if you thought bert was smol, hohohohoho
Quote
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