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Creativity in a Cultural Wasteland
« on: June 19, 2008, 02:32:09 am »
This is for all of you out there who have shit going on, in your life, and can't deal. Can't vent. Can't defend yourself from.

There are times when you must be seen, heard, felt. And even the most apathetic or the most cynical of us do it. There are times when you must stick your head over the trench wall and see others toiling away, and take comfort from the fact that you are not alone.

So I am here. I am listening.

Some of us take up the pen, the sword, the megaphone, and turn negativity into a positive. Some of us create temporary monuments out of the shrapnel that rains on us.This is why: if we do not shit our hate, we will die.

Your tasks are your own, what you do, you must do alone, but what is done, will be seen.

The best will be remembered and emulated and refined, it is true, but the best will fade as fast as the worst.

There is nothing permanant. In the space of a life time, we build many monuments, and we tear many down.

There is respite, though. There is a moment of hiding in a shell crater as you run across no-mans-land, sharing a knowing glance with another refugee, leaving your mark, before you jump up again, and run to the next bit of scant cover.

There is that assurance that what we do will have meaning, for a fleeting time perhaps, but not an empty gesture.

EDIT: Because the original subject title suxx0red.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2008, 02:33:40 am by Payne »

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Re: Creativity in a Cultural Wasteland
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2008, 04:12:20 pm »
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This is great material, dude. Seriously.

There is respite, though. There is a moment of hiding in a shell crater as you run across no-mans-land, sharing a knowing glance with another refugee, leaving your mark, before you jump up again, and run to the next bit of scant cover.

I love that line.

I really, really liked this.
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Re: Creativity in a Cultural Wasteland
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2008, 04:22:41 pm »
I had WWI flashbacks.

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Re: Creativity in a Cultural Wasteland
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2008, 04:28:52 pm »
I just about jumped out of my cube screaming "ODIN" at this  :)

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Re: Creativity in a Cultural Wasteland
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2008, 04:46:59 pm »
Why, thanks guys.

It's a cross between some old shrapnel ideas I still have floating, disconnected, in my head. And a general sense of jaded cynicism with this whole forum at the moment.

And also a fascination with WW1.

I just shat it out and put it here, I'm glad it works.

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Re: Creativity in a Cultural Wasteland
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2008, 05:06:42 pm »
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Cynicism is a blank check for failure.

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Re: Creativity in a Cultural Wasteland
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2008, 05:19:30 pm »


edit to correct link
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Re: Creativity in a Cultural Wasteland
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2008, 05:25:11 pm »
Permission to record this, sir?

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Re: Creativity in a Cultural Wasteland
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2008, 05:46:10 pm »
Absolutely LMNO.

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Re: Creativity in a Cultural Wasteland
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2008, 06:05:32 pm »


i hope  you do not mind me repeating that


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Re: Creativity in a Cultural Wasteland
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2008, 06:23:19 pm »
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Re: Creativity in a Cultural Wasteland
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2008, 10:56:41 pm »
Please to enjoy.

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Re: Creativity in a Cultural Wasteland
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Re: Creativity in a Cultural Wasteland
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2008, 12:07:34 am »
HAIL yeah!

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