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actual email from my creative writing professor to our whole class:

Do you pay attention to the sounds of language?  

For instance, when you read/hear the phrase “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” does anything resonate?  Why does this sound better than “Adolescent Morphing Karate Reptiles”?  Answer: There’s the alliteration of “t” sounds in the former and two syllables in each word, providing 8 equal counts, or, musically speaking, a perfect fit for 4/4, which is the most common measure.  (Correct me if I’m wrong, music majors!)

How about rhyme?  What does that mean to you?  Is it important?

Often beginning writers choose to rhyme words like “love” and “above,” which are OK but can be cliche and boring.  Don’t force it!  Instead, how about choosing words that are less obvious, such as “honest” and “conscious”?  

Or bending words: “Hey sista I wanna get wit ya.”

The wind is an iceberg
Though it is less predictable
And far more transparent
Neither one would buy me a dog
When I was ten

My father is my landlord
So I am saving my money
To buy a house
Our home
And become his landlord

My jump shot is a vacuum
My jump shot sucks

The rain is a blessing
For those who pray
That it might rain

A cactus is a pet
When you care for it
Protect it
And hide it from your enemies

The Sun is a D.J.
His name is Daniel Jordan
The Moon showed me his birth certificate

Words are a blanket
A source of comfort
Where I can find warmth
In this cold world

The Wind is an Iceberg: and other Poetic Obervations

warning: v political thoughts. i am not going to respond to debates or anything i just need to write down my feelings.

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Color Study: Yellows & Whites

T A L I A (sorry the letter A is there twice.. you can choose a different one to answer for the second A if you want!)

T: I’ve thought about it for a while and I don’t think I have a fave male character from tv. So I’ll go with Helena’s boyfriend from that one ep of orphan black they are my dream couple

A: 21 (yikes)

L: Mouse Rat

I: blue / green / who knows

A: I’ll tell you my fave female character instead it’s Britta Perry no one else is even close


M: random facts are so tough I don’t know I guess we are all random molecules devoid of meaning (in the best way possible)

E: raised jewish but I don’t really believe in that stuff so much I just believe that love is everywhere

L: my fave band is The Beatles probably (also Neutral Milk Hotel & The Smiths & Gaga & Kanye)

I: I was born with light blue eyes but every year they have more green bits near the pupil now they’re kind of both colors so I’m not sure who I am

S: Touch the Sky by Kanye West

S: I’ve had it as my ringtone forever it’s actually for v sentimental reasons I’ll probably never change it

A: 21

Spell your name in my ask
A: Age.
B: Where I'm from.
C: Where I would like to live.
D: Favourite food.
E: Religion.
F: Sexual orientation.
G: Single/taken.
H: Favourite book.
I: Eye colour.
J: Favourite movie.
K: Favourite TV show.
L: Favourite band/singer.
M: Random fact about me.
N: Favorite day of the year.
O: Favourite colour.
P: If I have any pets; if so, their names.
Q: What I'm listening to right now.
R: Last movie I've watched.
S: What's my ringtone.
T: Favourite male character from a TV show.
U: Favourite female character from a TV show.
V: What my name means.
W: Favourite superhero.
X: Celebrity crush.
Y: My birthday.
Z: Ever self-harmed?


reminder that you are a complex human being with incredible thoughts and ideas- don’t ever water yourself down- not for other people or for your own image

Last night I watched godfather pt.1. Tonight I’m watching pt.2. My life is totally interesting during the week and not at all lonely

I’m listening to Andy Daly play 100 characters at once and I just want I hug him

Colombia’s James Rodriguez celebrates with a huge insect on his right arm