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This is gorgeous. This piece really captures the mischief-logic of kids, and I love that. Sometimes people (even in nonfiction) manage ...

Sometimes I try to give constructive advice.

I usually accomplish being a jerk. A jerk with jargon.

Uhg, even worse.


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Artist | Literature
Warning: "I-Statements" ahead!

I try to make up for my lack of genuine genius with a lot of obsessive work on my writing. I think it's turning out to be a pretty good plan so far. I tend to think anything that lets me sit hunched over my computer chain tea-drinking as the sun beams down outside is pretty good.

I will critique any writing, you just have to ask me!


Erring on the side of compassion makes me a terrorist.
Eating a pound of mussels in beer soup has left me incapable of human emotion; I can tell because despite everything, I don't regret it.
With a snap I am conscious and the blur of dreams burn off. It’s five in the morning, so I turn over and surrender to more dreams-- ones that I will sometimes remember. The fervour of responsibility pushes them away and they all fade, but the most familiar. The named dreams that run in the same ways every time they surface in my mind. The mirror lake, the oceanside manor, the trail into the city. I rub the sleep from my eyes again. Dreams remembered are tangled around my head, stories to tell myself as I wake. So I do.
June Challenge- 100 steps to waking
There's a Randolph Carter reference here somewhere but I might not actually be that terrifying. Or maybe I am; I'm one of those people who will ask you what you dream about and actually be interested in your answer. For the june challenge!

Do you notice a difference in your writing depending on if you use paper or write digitally? 

9 deviants said Yes.
4 deviants said No.
2 deviants said I only type.
No deviants said I only use paper.
I might! I'm thinking about it. I've never done anything like that before, though.

I'm only taking one class in the summer and no longer have a horrible room mate! Now the horrible room mate is me. What I'm saying is I have time and compassion to spare, haha.

I'm not sure if anyone would be interested in a contest called Walking to Utopia/The First Step to Utopia. Also I haven't got all the rules down pat. I'm not really interested in a "Utopia that is GASP actually a dystopia!" That's already a very specific trope in dystopian fiction. 

Basically, I need to figure out what it is I'm trying for before I get this off the ground.


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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the :+fav:, love! :iconsupertighthugplz:
Goldfish-In-Space Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Writer
no problem
hypermagical Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Thank you for the recent fave! :ahoy:
Goldfish-In-Space Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Writer
no problem
REINDE-ER Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student General Artist
    Your writing is yes.
Goldfish-In-Space Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   Writer
REINDE-ER Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student General Artist
    You're welcome.~~:heart:
silversongwriter Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
thx 4 watch
Goldfish-In-Space Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014   Writer
This is embarrassing, but I was poking around and my touch screen went a little wonky. I'm not actually watching you. Sorry. :( (Sad) 
silversongwriter Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Well I'm a great musician, so consider it a plus
evermore Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Writer
I don't think we get to decide our own greatness. Greatness is defined by what is built on our work well after we're gone. Only the fortunate see greatness in their lifetime.
Rhetoricism Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014   Writer
I challenge you to start a critique without using the words "This is"! Also hello there, how goeth life? 
Goldfish-In-Space Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014   Writer
DEAL. I just need something to critique, now. Feel free to help me out there.

Hello! Life goes. I have been working so much that I haven't really been finishing anything writing related. Also who knew commercial fishing vessels were so against having blueprints on the internet? How am I supposed to know what they do on the inside? I can't keep basing these things off of Haven. I did finish reading Embassytown by China Mieville the other day though. IT WAS FANTASTIC.

How's things for you? What are you reading?
Rhetoricism Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Writer
Anything by SgtPossum should be an interesting read: this might be something to look at :3 

I've never really considered commercial fishing blueprints, but you know what can be a pain? Working out the schematics for a country-sized skyscraper. Absolutely maddening. There's not enough non-complicated engineering data out there. I don't want to take a degree in civil engineering, I want to know if it's feasible to turn the Vatican State into a skyscraper! *flails wildly* 

Life is hectic, as usual. Moving down-country soon, next few weeks. Leaving my tropical lair behind me, sadface sadface. 
Plowing through the final chapter of The Talisman by Straub/King. It's a heck of a read. 
Goldfish-In-Space Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Writer
I wish I had a tropical lair. I wish I could wear a sarong all year round and have little lizards on my wall instead of little spiders. Or conduct a lizard and spider war on my wall. Or that.

Now I'm thinking about being woken up by a bird eating spider and I might like my temperate climate again.

Slightly more relevant; if you can bullshit your way through the weight distribution and stability issues I think you can probably make any superstructure convincing. I mean, they put Great Britain on top of a space-whale in doctor who. That was a good episode. That was a convincing episode. I mean, what about the crazy new space metal (not unobtanium because that's awful) that has all these science-fiction properties like being the best alloy ever in partnership with aluminum. Make sure it's a cheap and plentiful metal that it's good with. Something on meteorites, maybe. Lets get freaky with the periodic table of elements. We're making shit up as we go along like incredibly less scientifically informed Isaac Asimovs.

I kind of took a gamble in assuming the genre here was sci-fi. I need boat blueprints for way less exciting genre problems, but turning the Vatican into a skyscraper has a distinctively sci-fi feel to it. I'm assuming you're not secretly Dan Brown.
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