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Writer's Block: Peek-a-boo, what to do?

If your friend or partner left his or her email open, would you look? How about a journal? Have you ever peeked at something private?
This has actually happened before, and yes, I definitely peeked! :)

I never read someone else's journal though, unless they wanted me to. Almost everyone I know however, has read my journal at some point without permission. If I choose to write something down, then it's meant to be read, and that's how I see it now.
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Writer's Block: The Soundtrack of My Life

What songs would you include on the "soundtrack of your life?"

Be Quiet and Drive(acoustic) - Deftones
Help I'm Alive - Metric
Twilight Galaxy - Metric
To Lose My Life - White Lies
Punkrocker - Teddybears
Nights In White Satin - Moody Blues
You Are My Sunshine - Johnny Cash(written by Oliver Hood)
Need To Feel Loved - Reflekt
Hey You - Pink Floyd
Time Running - Tegan & Sara
Flames - Vast
Tattoo of Your Name - Vast
Fire and Roses - Mimi



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Writer's Block: Lights Out

All it takes is a blackout to realize how much we rely on electricity. What's your most memorable story from a power outage?
When I was little I absolutely loved it when the power would go out! It was the only time my mom lit candles. I would play like I lived in the 16th or 17th century, and I'd roam through the house as if it were my castle.
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I've completely abandoned the book I was working on. Starting to wonder if I have it in me anymore.. it's so hard to stay focused on one idea. Maybe I should just stick with poetry and short stories. There's one I'm working on right now that's a fairytale retelling of both Repunzel and Sleeping Beauty. I may post it here, or atleast part of it, whenever I feel like it's done.

We moved into our new house over the weekend and I'm madly in love with it! There's so much more space to run naked! :)
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Writer's Block: Place of Residence

Describe your dream house (even if it's not a house).
A little castle home with a huge library and art studio. It would overlook a secluded beach somewhere in Ireland or Scotland, though I would prefer it to be not haunted! Maybe have an enclosed spiraling staircase that leads to a hang out room so I can slide all the way down on one of those plastic pool chair thingies. And definitely a Tuscan style kitchen!
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Writer's Block: Dream On

Do you ever have recurring dreams? If so, are they good dreams or nightmares?
I have two dreams which reoccur from time to time. In one of them I'm trying to escape a valley filled with hundreds of tornados. The valley is usually filled with broken down, abandoned buildings in which I run through searching for my family. If it ends up taking too long to find them, too many obstacles getting in the way, that's when I'm able to control what's happening. In the other dream, which is really a nightmare, I'm inside a house with a boy ghost living downstairs. The set up of the dream is always different, but the ghost and the way the stairs look never change.

I used to have other recurring dreams that I haven't had in a long time. There was the one of my brother, who seems to be withdrawn into his own mind and completely oblivious to these men in suits trying to track him down. So I would have to drag him into the shadows and to all these secret hiding places, all the while trying to remain unseen by these mystery men. The other recurring one is quite possibly the coolest dream I've ever had, along with this one of two men stalking paris hilton and fighting amongst themselves. Strange, yes, but funny!

Ok, so the coolest dream ever... I was walking down an invisible road at night, which seemed to be in the middle of the sky. There's an abundance of stars above me as well as beneath my feet. It was lightly raining. I could see the raindrops  as they collided against the invisible pavement, but I could not hear them or feel them. The rain was silent. Everything was very silent. I was walking through this beautiful silence, and I was lost, but not in a hurry. I knew home was somewhere down this invisible road, but I didn't know where, and I wasn't really worried about it. I was lost, alone, and content.
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the letter

While analyzing the works of Jan Vermeer during homework tonight, there was a painting of his I especially liked called The Letter. His work was really refreshing when you've been reading about religious & political propaganda art for hours! I love the symbolism and the simple beauty/meaning behind it..

(copied from my textbook..)
Vermeer ushers viewers into a room of a well-appointed Dutch house. The drawn curtain and open doorway through which they must peer reinforce the viewers' status as outsiders and affirm the scene's unplanned "normal" reality. The woman of the house is in elegant attire, and her lute playing has been interrupted by a maid, who has delivered a letter. The missive is a love letter; Vermeer included objects that would prompt this inference from a 17th-century Dutch audience. The lute was a traditional symbol of the music of love, and the calm seascape on the back wall served as a symbol of love requited. In the book Love Emblems, published in Amsterdam in 1634, the author wrote, "Love may rightly be compared to the sea, considering its changeableness."



As much as I love learning all this neat stuff, I'm ready for my summer time!  We get to move into our new place next month too! Me and my friend Beth have started a list of things we have to do this summer:

1. Hang out at Starbucks with our laptops & write
2. Write write write!
3. Take lots of pictures
4. Read lots of books