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Rated: 13+ · Book · Other · #2248783
Poetry, Blogging, Characters, Musical Opinions, just whatever
Welcome! Hope you like my stuff. :)
June 12, 2021 at 12:26pm
June 12, 2021 at 12:26pm
#1011738
So it's 2021, right? Wrong. Today my sister and I decided to settle our disputes in a new way...a duel. It's the 1800s today.

The offense? We were fighting over who got to use a prop sword from a Wonder Woman costume a couple of Halloweens ago.

So we looked up dueling rules, grabbed the nerf guns, and set out for blood. We did have to skip all the "second" rules because it's just us today (the parents are busy).

I won the first duel, for the record. I shot her in the stomach, killing her instantly. Obviously not though, cause she popped right back up and said "best 2 out of 3?"

I was dumbfounded, to say the least. Most corpses don't talk. But I obliged.

So we grabbed our guns (again). We decided that non-fatal shots called for a re-duel, so after a couple of rounds of being hit in the arm, foot, etc... we finally counted down one last time.

And we shot.

This child hit me in the eyeball.

Not the face, mind you, but the EYEBALL. Fatality.

She got the darn sword.

Then this fool has the audacity to ask if I'd like to duel some more "for fun". I'm staggering around clutching my eye and trying not to laugh at the same time and she wants to know if I'm up for another round? I'm good, thanks.

Anyways, I'm fine, I just thought that was worth sharing.
June 6, 2021 at 11:11am
June 6, 2021 at 11:11am
#1011391
Woo, first blog entry of June...School just got out, so that's nice.

Not much to say, I've really been thinking about doing something different. Another Short story may be coming out soon...
May 31, 2021 at 9:21am
May 31, 2021 at 9:21am
#1011044
Rules: Cannot be a standalone movie. If you want to see my list of standalones, go to the last entry "List 10 #2 : Movies (standalone)

1) The Bourne Movies
2) Star Wars
3) Batman (Nolan)
4) The Matrix
5) X-Men
6) Lord of the Rings
7) The Hobbit
8) Die Hard
9) Back to the Future
10) Men in Black
May 24, 2021 at 11:39am
May 24, 2021 at 11:39am
#1010664
Rules: Can't be from the same series, must stand-alone or be able to stand alone (IE, one could argue that Logan is part of the X-men franchise, but it could stand alone and wouldn't need a preface or continuation to get the full story.)

1) Inception
2) Logan
3) The Book of Eli
4) Troy
5) No Country for Old Men
6) Gladiator
7) Memento
8) Unforgiven
9) Dunkirk
10) Edward Scissorhands

May 12, 2021 at 4:50pm
May 12, 2021 at 4:50pm
#1010070
It's been a moment, but I'm back! Today I'm going to list 10 songs I discovered recently that I'd recommend. They aren't ordered in any specific way, so order doesn't matter. The format is Song Title - Artist.

Only one Real Rule: No Repeat Artists in the Lineup
If I like doing this I'll do more List 10s on different Topics :)

1) Since I Saw Vienna - Wilbur (Highly Recommend, Acoustic)
2) Brother - Kodaline
3) Blood // Water - Grandson
4) Ain't It Fun - Paramore
5) Ophelia - The Lumineers
6) Jesus in LA - Alec Benjamin (Highly Reccomend)
7) Second Chance - Shinedown
8) Pompeii - Bastille
9) Achilles Come Down - Gang of Youths
10) Bust your Kneecaps - Pompaloose (IDK why I like this one, I think it's the sweet melody mixed with the most menacing lyrics on earth.)
April 27, 2021 at 10:23am
April 27, 2021 at 10:23am
#1009220
I think I'm going to make an interactive, I just don't know what about, so I'm brainstorming.

Any Ideas?
April 25, 2021 at 10:57am
April 25, 2021 at 10:57am
#1009097
I wish it was Saturday!

I have nothing to do, nothing to think, and very little to say. I had an idea yesterday but lost it before I could write it down. I feel like the guy from that movie, Memento.

In any case, I watched a documentary of sorts called "No Safe Spaces" yesterday. Even if you don't agree with any kind of non-left policy or ideal (which is fine, to each their own) I'd highly recommend it. It's well-informed, well done, and interesting to watch. It might raise some points that I don't think most people have ever thought of, I know it raised some I hadn't.

That's it, I suppose, I'm going to go see if I can remember my idea.

Adios! :)
April 21, 2021 at 3:16pm
April 21, 2021 at 3:16pm
#1008919
From Wikipedia:

"Medicine at Midnight is the tenth studio album by American rock band Foo Fighters."

The tracklisting is as follows:
"Making a Fire"
"Shame Shame"
"Cloudspotter"
"Waiting on a War"
"Medicine at Midnight"
"No Son of Mine"
"Holding Poison"
"Chasing Birds"
"Love Dies Young"
There, now you know. Here's my take on the album as a whole:

The album is different stylistically than what the Foo Fighters generally strive for, but it's still really pleasing to listen to. The energy is excellent, despite some of the songs being somewhat more mellow than usual. When the first single, "Shame Shame", came out before the album release, I was a bit iffy. It was an oddball of a song, but I decided to give it another chance. And it grew on me. The second release was "No Son Of Mine" was more rock-vibe and less different, so it fit in pretty easily with some of what the earlier albums had to offer. Then "Waiting on a War" came out. Holy Moly, did this song latch on to me. If you're reading this right now, and you happen to be sitting in America, you know exactly what I'm talking about. 2020 was wrought with...how to put this? Tension.

Here's the ranking.


9) Love Dies Young

Love Dies Young gets this ranking not because it's bad, but simply because everything else is better. It's got a nice beat, but the lyrics are slightly repetitive.

8)Medicine at Midnight

The opposite of Love Dies Young. The lyrics are great, but the music is sub-par for the band.

7)Holding Poison

I like Holding Poison fine, it's a bop. But this album is such a powerhouse it just gets edged out.

6) Cloudspotter

Cloudspotter features Dave Grohl's Daughter Violet on Background Vocals. I'm jealous. Anyways, same problem as the above ranking. Also, Grohl's pronunciation of gilloutine gillotine Head choppy thingy makes me cringe sometimes. Ah, guillotine. That's it.

5) No Son Of Mine

It's gritty, it's brutal, it's good. Should be listened to in moderation though.

4)Making a Fire

The Na Na's make me smile, I'm a sucker for Na Na's. That and the absolutely great lyrics and cohesiveness. Great song, would recommend.

3)Chasing Birds
A nice acoustic song to round out the mood, great lyrics, sung with great emotion.

2)Shame Shame

It's a funky dance song, easy to remember lyrics, and has great drumming. Easy Pick.

1) Waiting on a War

While I don't think this is musically the strongest song, the lyrics are heartfelt and wonderfully written. It's truly a great song.
April 20, 2021 at 3:05pm
April 20, 2021 at 3:05pm
#1008850
She strides toward the rubber,
checking release point,
stares,
squints,
inhales,
and starts.

Her arm becomes a whirlwind,
yellow highlighting the end,
and she lets go.

It's out of her control now,
nothing left to do but

Wait...

and pray.

It all comes down to this. Will it be on target?
The sphere slaps into her catcher's mitt,
the Umpire affirms what she hoped.

Strike.

She smiles.

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