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Questions 3: Thoughts on Negativity

First, that’s not good advice.  If the negativity is inside you then ignoring it means you’re letting it fester.  If the negativity is from someone else then you’re doing one of two things.  The first is letting a friend continue … Continue reading

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Negative Poem

Every cloud Holds lightning and hail Silver linings Are mere illusions The future is rough To mimic the past It is what you know Because It is what you live * Anxiety rises Depression swirls People become sources Of apprehension … Continue reading

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The Pain of Being Told ‘Just Be Positive’

You might not be surprised to learn that I am a negative person.  Pessimism tends to be my default if I’m stressed, tired, or not paying attention to my surroundings.  Comes from many things, but I’m not getting into that.  … Continue reading

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Rebirth of the Internal Phoenix

 It starts with an ember That one does not snuff out A glimmer in a dream A whimsy when bored A thought beyond the tedium Signs that something A spark is stirring once again Nurturing the spark Raising it into … Continue reading

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Questions 3: Artists and Society

I know I said I’d stick to Halloween stuff, but this is a topic that’s been on my mind.  In fact, I had a rant planned and opted not to do it because I’ve done it before.  Though I will … Continue reading

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What If Your Hero is a Pessimist?

I’m not 100% sure Rorschach is the best example.  He might be more cynical than pessimistic, but it’s been a while since I saw the movie or read the graphic novel.  I asked a friend if he knew of a … Continue reading

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So You Want to Write Fantasy (A Pessimistic Approach?)

So you want to write fantasy.  Well, let me load you up on everything you need to get yourself started.  Have some elves, dragons, dwarves, gnomes, magic, warriors, spellcasters, medieval weaponry, orcs, trolls, griffins, political intrigue, religious intrigue, thieves, and … Continue reading

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