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PBNA-Boosher
07-05-2004, 09:20 AM
Okay, will repost in message below, otherwise it doesn't work.

Boosher
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"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you..."
-Gandalf

[This message was edited by PBNA-Boosher on Wed July 07 2004 at 10:16 AM.]

PBNA-Boosher
07-05-2004, 09:20 AM
Okay, will repost in message below, otherwise it doesn't work.

Boosher
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"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you..."
-Gandalf

[This message was edited by PBNA-Boosher on Wed July 07 2004 at 10:16 AM.]

PBNA-Boosher
07-05-2004, 09:21 AM
Here it is guys:

In the last 15 minutes, I wrote this. I just want to know how it affects you guys. I write in my spare time. I want to know what you feel when you genuinely take time to read it. Do you recall any of the same situation in your lives? A Senior in my High School just left for college, and I miss her a lot. I write about her a lot, this is just one of many I've written for her.


________________________________________
"Missing Her"

They're gone. They're off on the part of their life and I'm stuck back here in this one. I miss them a lot. Maybe too much. Every minute I spend away from them is another knife ripping through my heart. The sound of their voice is slowly fading away. All I have is them saying my name, but it's not definite, and I know I'll lose it soon. It is a faint memory, like a ship disappearing into dense fog. It's there, I know it, but I can't unleash it from the deepest, darkest parts of my brain.
I can clearly remember one time, the way she said my name, it was almost as if she was scolding me, but it was a joke. The first syllable was slightly higher pitched, almost as if she was singing it. The last syllable was lower pitched. "Boosh," It was like"Are you walking home?" she asked me. It was raining cats and dogs. "Only for two minutes." I replied. "I'm going to..." To stop me, she grabbed my collar jokingly and said, "No way, Let's go." Those words were in her normal voice. It was sweeter than anything I'd ever heard. It made you smile. I think if I ever had the chance to speak with her again, I wouldn't just care about the words we spoke. I'd spend the whole time listening, reflecting. Trying to record the lovely, peaceful sound of her voice in my heart. I never want to forget it. The way she spoke, it was special. Now that she's been gone for almost an entire month, I feel cold. I'm lonely. I find myself shivering during hot summer days. I've lost the person who was my warmth. When she spoke, the air from her lips seemed to wrap around me. In a way, both she and her voice were hugging me. I feel so helpless without her. When I was with her, she made me feel important. She made me feel... not alone.


_______________________________________

(Notice: This is how I genuinely feel, I can't write unless I feel a deep attachment to that subject. So I'm holding my heart out to you guys on this. Please don't smash it.)

Boosher
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-Gandalf

Zayets
07-05-2004, 09:51 AM
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Woof603
07-05-2004, 09:54 AM
Boosher, I love the fact you're writing. Never stop and never lose the emotion. A couple of thoughts on style, if I may, and these are only my preferences: use no adjectives, very few adverbs and never, ever sink to a cliche. Keep at it, friend, and all the success to you. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Hoarmurath
07-05-2004, 09:56 AM
Boosher, posting this in a flight sim board just make you look like a geek.

Just think about it, this isn't the place where to discuss romance.

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I hope for you she will never hear about you posting here to ask our opinion.

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AWL_Spinner
07-05-2004, 10:06 AM
But seriously, we need the GD forum back. Is it offline because Ivan's on holiday or something?

Cheers, Spinner

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PBNA-Boosher
07-05-2004, 10:08 AM
Well Hoarmurath, if it bothers you that much, I'll delete the topic. But for the record, I've got no other friends I can turn to. (and I am a geek, so it fits) Most of my "friends" would just laugh in my face after reading this. I know there are at least some people on this board that would take it seriously.

(I know its OT, that's why the first two letters in the topic are "OT."

Boosher
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"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you..."
-Gandalf

Woof603
07-05-2004, 10:20 AM
Boosher, please do not delete your topic.

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07-05-2004, 10:28 AM
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NegativeGee
07-05-2004, 10:29 AM
That does bring back memories PBNA-Boosher.... I'm sure you're female friend would be most flattered to think she inspired you to write that http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


Sometimes it makes a change to see something other than another thread on weapon-of-calibre-that-shall-not-be-named no matter how OT it is.

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PBNA-Boosher
07-05-2004, 10:40 AM
Thanks NegativeGee.

Boosher
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"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you..."
-Gandalf

Hoarmurath
07-05-2004, 10:42 AM
Boosher, it is not that it disturb me that much, i prefer romance OT to political OT...

It is just that it give a bad image of you. To be in love with a woman is very fine, to ask a bunch of weirdos like us to help you write to her is... weird http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

If you want my opinion, i would not change a word to what you wrote. If you want to know why, try to find a copy of "cyrano de bergerac"... Never try to impress a woman you love with anything but your own words and writing abilities. You want to be loved for yourself, so write to her yourself, with your heart, and with your words.

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PBNA-Boosher
07-05-2004, 11:01 AM
I'm not writing to her. I'm writing this because... Well, isn't it an opportune time to introduce a story I wrote yesterday? It's titled, "Why I write," http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

When I write, I have a strong emotional attachment to that subject. I physically cannot write about something or someone I do not care deeply about. Writing for me is an outlet, a vent. When I fill up with pain and sadness, I have to let it out somewhere. When lonliness takes me, I have to push words onto a page. It's almost as if I'm cutting myself open and letting the blood in my heart seep through the pages in a stack of paper. Except, I can't just let my blood go. The words have to be strong. They have to mean something. If they don't, I can't soak them back up again, and feel that pain when I need to, when it's more comfortable for me to. I write because writing is joy, but also because it is pain. I write just the same as I think, feel, or breathe. I write because if I don't, I'll explode. I write for love. I write for hate. In the simplest terms, I write because I don't just want to remember an incident. I write because I want to remember the details, and carry them with me for the rest of my life, even if they are a bit skewed. I want to return to the emotions that I held during that brief moment. I don't want to read about her touch, or about her voice, I want to feel it. I want to hear it. I want to be able to drain the blood out of those soaked pages, and pour it back into me.

I hope that sums up why I write. I can understand why you took it the way you did. I just wanted to know if the feelings I poured into those pages actually come out when they're read by other people...

Boosher
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"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you..."
-Gandalf

LubricatedGoat
07-05-2004, 11:08 AM
Boosher, dammit man, DO NOT show **** like this to a girl! The results would be disastrous! Women DO NOT want to hear things like this about themselves; it makes them uneasy.

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The GOat

PS: Just noticed the Gandalf quote in your sig; and, no offense, but...uh...if you wanna learn to write you gotta quit reading that ****! Read Hunter S. Thompson and Ernest Hemingway, Charles Bukowski and "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" (you can safely disregard anything else Ken Kesey ever wrote, because shortly afterword he turned into just another self-congratulating hippie, satisfied with the sound of one-handed clapping.) Tom Wolfe is always a good read (the guy that wrote "The Electric Kool-Ade Acid Test" and "The Right Stuff" not Thomas Wolfe who wrote "You Can't Go Home Again" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif) You might want to look into William Goldman's first book, "The Temple Of Gold". Goldman, of course, is best known for writing screenplays, including "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid" and "Maverick". But his first novel is first rate. Really one of the best books of the last century. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I probably missed a bunch, but this will get you on the right track. (The track to good writing, not vast riches, ha ha!)

[This message was edited by LubricatedGoat on Mon July 05 2004 at 10:21 AM.]

PBNA-Boosher
07-05-2004, 11:17 AM
As said in the above post. I have no plans to. I know it would make her uneasy. I never planned to show it to her anyway. I just want to remember her as best I can, the way she was to me. She was like a mother to me. Slowly the memories are fading away, but with the help of what I've written, I'll always be able to remember.


*The reason that the Gandalf Quote is in my sig is because it's a quote that I live by. I read a lot of other stuff too. Try Anne Noggle's "A Dance With Death," or howabout Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms." I also read Robert Frost's poems a lot. (I love "The Road not Taken.")

Boosher
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"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you..."
-Gandalf

[This message was edited by PBNA-Boosher on Mon July 05 2004 at 10:53 AM.]

[This message was edited by PBNA-Boosher on Mon July 05 2004 at 11:02 AM.]

BaldieJr
07-05-2004, 12:15 PM
A word of advice: read your sig to yourself in the mirror 20 times and then reflect on what you are doing.

LubricatedGoat
07-05-2004, 12:18 PM
Favorite Hemingway story: "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber." Wicked. Now THAT'S a prime example of why you don't wanna send women love letters! LOL!

Robert Frost always seemed exceptionally clunky to me. Much prefer Robert W. Service, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Rudyard Kipling ("Twas Din Din Din, you lazarushian leather, Gunga Din. Though I belted you and flayed you by the living God that made you, you're a better man than I am, Gunga Din." --classic!)

My appologies about the Gandalf remark. I guess you're not as hopeless as I though! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

The Goat

PBNA-Boosher
07-05-2004, 12:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BaldieJr:
A word of advice: read your sig to yourself in the mirror 20 times and then reflect on what you are doing.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I know what I'm doing Baldie. I have chosen what to do with the time that has been given to me. I have chosen to be able to remember who one of my best friends was, and how important she was to me.

Boosher
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"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you..."
-Gandalf

Hoarmurath
07-05-2004, 12:38 PM
You mean you guys would never send love letters to girls?

OMG, i begin to understand why foreign girls find us french very romantics...

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PBNA-Boosher
07-05-2004, 12:47 PM
There are many types of love Hoarmurath. I'd thought a Frenchman would understand that. The relationship between this friend of mine and me is not only a friend/friend relationship, but because my mother's been sick for a long time, this friend took over. She might only have been a senior in High School, but she was as much a mother to me as my own mother is now.

(I really don't want to have to explain that. It gets very complicated.)

Boosher
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"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you..."
-Gandalf

Zeus-cat
07-05-2004, 12:49 PM
Some of us really like Tolkien. Personally, I can't stand Hemingway, but I would never tell someone I don't know that it is **** and that they should quit reaading it.

Zeus-cat

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07-05-2004, 01:08 PM
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BaldieJr
07-05-2004, 02:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PBNA-Boosher:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BaldieJr:
A word of advice: read your sig to yourself in the mirror 20 times and then reflect on what you are doing.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I know what I'm doing Baldie. I have chosen what to do with the time that has been given to me. I have chosen to be able to remember who one of my best friends was, and how important she was to me.

Boosher
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"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you..."
-Gandalf<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Edited because I'm often too short.

Which do you prefer?
1. Laughter.
2. Depression.

You've chosen depression and sadness. Write something happy or stay depressed, I don't care, but think about the choice you have made. It seems very unhealthy to me.

Thats just my opinion.

PS- Yes go shoot something. Its a man thing, you'll understand it after you dead-center the first can/bottle/whatever... it really makes you feel good.

[This message was edited by BaldieJr on Mon July 05 2004 at 01:27 PM.]

LubricatedGoat
07-05-2004, 02:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> go shoot something. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Here here! Hallaluah! I concur!

There is nothing more liberating than blowing something up! I strongly recommend a 44 caliber Ruger revolver. Boom! Big kick and a hole the size of your fist through a sheet of ply-wood! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

And Zeus http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/10.gif for the record: Tolkien licks balls. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif

As for frenchmen and love: Women like frenchmen because of the ACCENT. Doesn't matter WHAT they're saying, women don't even proccess the WORDS! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/34.gif

The Goat

HuninMunin
07-05-2004, 02:28 PM
@ Baldie
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

@ Boosher

Keep writing, it`s one of the best ways to get your emotions in order.
Belive me, I know what I`m talking about.
Take a time-out, enjoy a few cigarettes and try to think about the whole story before you get to sleep.
Dreams can tell you alot more then your awake mind.
But the most importent thing, do not try to get rid of your sad feelings.
Just my humble advice.

Best wishes.

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KGr.HH-Sunburst
07-05-2004, 02:49 PM
boosher my friend i can relate to your emotions and i understand why you dont tell this to your friends (i think its a age thing and your maybe a little more mature)

i told something like this to a girlfriend one time and the results werent positive

the wisest thing is to keep it to yourself and also posting it here isnt a smart thing to do this is simply not the place nor the right people (excluding some) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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HuninMunin
07-05-2004, 02:54 PM
At least he can seperate the bad from the good now. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Just kidding.

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PBNA-Boosher
07-05-2004, 03:22 PM
well, after a few hours this post will fade to the backboards. At least I got some of what I was looking for.

Boosher
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"So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you..."
-Gandalf

LubricatedGoat
07-05-2004, 03:24 PM
Baldie really got a good point.

My favorite shooting experience:

We'd stolen a keg from the Temple Theater in Tacoma where some rich folk were having a halloween party and took it to our own party that quickly descended into an outright ORGY. (I'm still stunned by the level of debauchery witnessed--and participated in--that night. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif)

A few days later, I took that keg, full of stale beer, pumped it up, (removed the tap, naturally--those things are EXPENSIVE!) set it on a stump on a hill, stood back with my bolt-action 30.06, set the cross-hairs on the lower half of the keg and...

KABLOOEY!

Stale beer erupted out of a huge gash in the side and the keg spun off, sputtering, rolling and tumbling down the clear-cut hillside to where I was standing with a goofy grin on my face.

Now, the reason I think BaldieJr got a point is this: At the time, I was GONE on this girl who was going with one of my friends...I mean frickin LOST (well, she had these HUGE hooters, but, naturally, I was smitten by her PERSONALITY! Honest! No really! Aw, ****, who am I kidding?)...but blowing up that keg sure made me feel better. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

The Goat

BaldieJr
07-05-2004, 04:02 PM
Umm... ok.

My point is this: You can be happy or you can be sad. Its your choice.

Also remember: Life is full of tough times. A good measure of a man (or father) is how well he can maintain his poker face under pressure.

One day you'll be a dad, and your family will look to you for support. Do you think they'll want you to write a story or poetry? No they wont. They will want you to be daddy: strong, quiet, and wise.

Practice it now so it'll come easily later.

crazyivan1970
07-05-2004, 04:09 PM
Why some of you have to be such a harda$$es? This post proves again that this community could be looked at like a some kind of virtual family if you wanna call it that. Man stepped out and shared something pesonal, so? He`s not a cyborg, he has feelings. So butt off you lamers http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Zhadetski
07-05-2004, 04:30 PM
*kneels and pulls out a ring* Ivan will you marry me?

Black Sheep
07-05-2004, 04:46 PM
Whatever you do Boosher, never be afraid to speak to a woman from the heart nor to show her what you're feeling...

...and you'll almost always find that those words you're searching for carry much better on your own voice than by being read from a page.

Oh, and blowing s**t up really is fun http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

HuninMunin
07-05-2004, 05:16 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/heart.gif community hug http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/heart.gif

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Simjock
07-05-2004, 09:02 PM
If I were you I would start mailing your female freind your writing on a regular basis. I never claim to understand women, but you can be sure she'll never know how you feel unless you tell her.

(...and whats up with the GD?)

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Red_Russian13
07-05-2004, 09:31 PM
Ivan;

That's a nice sentiment. I like it.

Red Russian

LimaZulu
07-05-2004, 10:31 PM
When these; http://www.thewriteratwork.com/ become humorous to you, then you on the road to becoming a writer.

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SKULLS Virga
07-05-2004, 11:19 PM
Heres a thought for you Boosher. Which girl in your school will feel the same about you when you leave? Might be someone you never even paid attention to except for one hello or a smile in passing.

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T_O_A_D
07-06-2004, 12:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LubricatedGoat:

(I'm still stunned by the level of debauchery witnessed--and participated in--that night. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif)

The Goat<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Umm no suprize to us with a forum name like yours.

Boosher
Funny thing is I had my yearbook out from 83 just today reliving some of those feelings. If you write them down and stow them away later you can have them again. Working out your feelings with words is beyond me though.

Now fixing them with a keg of beer and blowing stuff up is right down my alley though. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

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Nanuk66
07-06-2004, 04:27 AM
If you dont send her that piece of writng Boosher then your a mug.

As someone already mentioned words are very important and if your after a girl theres nothing better to use. ull notice this when a girl really opens (no pun intended) herself to you and ull see how that makes you feel.

you have to remember that life is too short to piss about and hide things up. If she read it and liked it as a show of your appreciation then all is good. If she read it and it freaked her out then so be it, it of no real loss to you, at least you told her how she makes you feel and thats all you can do.

But one has to be realistic: if shes older than you and is off to Uni then theres almost no hope of a intense relationship occurring. First year of Uni (freshmen) is a great time of meeting new people and starting new relationships - most people back at home are kinda forgotten.

You really should show it to her, otherwise you MAY be pissed off with yourself in later days that you didnt. You've got nothing to lose.

As for the french remark, i prefer to quote the joke from somewhere about 'how do you know when a frenchmans been in ur house' - something about the garlic all gone from the fridge and your dog's pregnant!
BTW im English Hor before you start...ViVa Waterloo an that.. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Black Sheep
07-06-2004, 06:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NaNuK66:

you have to remember that life is too short to piss about and hide things up.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Abso-f**king-lutely.

Every man dies but what really counts is not the manner in which you meet your end but the manner in which you have lived.

There's nothing worse than seeing an old man or woman who is clearly full of regret at having not taken chances with their life, at having held back because they felt the moment wasn't right, with not having lived each and every moment... life is for living, not for putting off or leaving til later.

Have fun and good luck http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

BSS_Goat
07-06-2004, 06:21 AM
Go for it Poosher.

(oh by the way I want a young hot college freshman too) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/cry.gif

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p1ngu666
07-06-2004, 07:10 AM
do what feels right http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

hoarthahat,hjtes,j :P, girls only want u cos u have all the bridges in france http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

only scan read thread, short of time http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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PBNA-Boosher
07-06-2004, 08:27 AM
I say we wait until she gets back from summer vactation. Otherwise, if she doesn't like it, I've spoiled that. Besides, I've sent her a message already asking whether she'd like updates on what's going on at school. She's away, so she won't be responding for awhile.

Just to let you guys know, I don't want to scare her. In total, I've written about 17 stories this year. Of those 17 stories, (and the number is steadily increasing.) 12 stories are about this girl. Do I really want to overwhelm her by the sheer volume of what I've written? I think I'd rather pick the best of my stuff and send her that. Basically, I'm trying to ask you guys to help me by telling me if the story was powerful enough.

Oh yeah, BSS_Goat? I'll do what I can, but seriously, leave them alone. They've got enough to worry about.

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07-06-2004, 08:59 AM
"This too shall pass...." http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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bazzaah2
07-06-2004, 09:12 AM
missed the second page, but if you're sweet on her Boosher, let her know (just like in 'Hey Jude'). Best to do that face to face. If she's a nice person, she'll think highly of you for that and you'll feel better too.

Noticed that you said that you don't have any friends - sure there's nothing wrong with you so no need to be lonely! Life's much better with them.

Cheers and best of luck with the writing (wasn't bad - read more to see how others do it, like Tolstoy in Anna Karenina if you're intrested in interior monlogues).

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tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
07-06-2004, 09:52 AM
To Boosher your feelings do you credit mate but posting them in hear is like casting pearls before swine.

and for the rest of you cynics chew on these for a while http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif :-

"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

"God gave men both a ***** and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time."
- Robin Williams, commenting on the Clinton/Lewinsky affair

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)


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DrDave242
07-06-2004, 10:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Moo.Cow:
Every man dies but what really counts is not the manner in which you meet your end but the manner in which you have lived.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You're stumbling around a "Braveheart" quote. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

All of this "Go get 'em, tiger!" sentiment is great in the abstract, but applying it to your own life, as opposed to someone else's, isn't an easy thing. Two things to consider:

1. Have you ever really met an elderly man who's lived a life of bitter solitude simply because he didn't ask a particular girl out that one time back in '34?
2. The same things that "get the girl" in romantic comedies will often "get the restraining order" in real life.

Boosher, I'm not saying with these statements that you should or shouldn't show your writing to her - I don't know enough about your particular circumstances to make that call. In my experience, though (*sigh* get comfortable), if you want a relationship with a woman to advance beyond the "friendship" stage, you've got to take it slowly and carefully early on. Or you've got to be rich and/or very good-looking. Unless she's drunk. But now I'm getting off-topic. I would really not recommend deluging her with everything you've ever written about her. An all-or-nothing shot like that would almost certainly land on Nothing. She'd likely be flattered on one level...which would be buried beneath several rock-solid levels of freaked-out. If you've never introduced her to your writing before, bring it up in a casual manner and ask if she wouldn't mind reading something you wrote and letting you know what she thinks of it. Start with something that's not about her, at least not overtly, and if you get a positive response, bring in the other stuff somewhere down the road. And if it all falls apart, as trite as it sounds, there will be someone else. Things will quite possibly suck for a while before she makes her existence known, but it's in how you react to those times that you discover the kinds of things you're made of, as does everyone else.
To echo what bazaah2 said, friends are good. Damn near essential, in fact.

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PBNA-Boosher
07-06-2004, 10:30 AM
Alright. I think I'm gonna delete this thread, because it's being taken in the WAAAAY wrong direction. However, if you would like the stories sent to you to read, my e-mail is boosh at kbuch.com. So ask for them there. I'd be happy to show you some of my stuff, and I'd love to hear your reflections on it. I find myself writing more each day. But this thread is going in the wrong direction. So, I'm gonna have to close it down. I'll give you guys a few hours to read this last reply and make a few additional comments, but after that, it be gone...

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Black Sheep
07-06-2004, 11:40 AM
Actually, I meant the sentiment to apply to all areas of life - weather it be choosing to stay in a familiar line of work or take a chance on something you may really enjoy which may risky right through to anything which involves a risk.

Through taking a few calculated risks I abandoned a dull yet well paid job in administration and, five years down the line, I know earn far more in a career in which I look forward to going to work each and every morning, have moved to a superb part of the country and through my new career (I'm a QA manager; I work in the videogames industry) I have seen and done things I would have never otherwise have had to chance to do.

On the other hand I could have played it safe and stayed in the dull job.

Oh, and the sentiment was meant to be a week echo of the code of Bushido rather than a cheesy Gibson flick; though you are right,certainly, following the lead of romantic comedies is likely to get one in trouble.

Kinda way off topic for ORR though, wonder when GD will be back up... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

PBNA-Boosher
07-06-2004, 11:50 AM
I understood what you meant Moo.Cow. Guys, I know where you're coming from, but there's just one thing you didn't see in one of my other posts.

I said: "She was like a mother to me." My mom's been sick for a long time, about 5 years. She's slowly getting better, but this girl helped me out. She stopped me from doing some pretty stupid things. She made sure that whatever I was doing, I was having a good time. She never missed an opportunity to make me smile, or talk to me when I needed someone to talk to. That's the person I'm describing. She took me under her "wing." Yes, I love her, but not in the way you guys are thinking. I love her both as an incredibly close friend, as well as the way a child loves their parent. The way I described it is the way I feel. Maybe you see something that I haven't seen in my writing yet. Maybe I'm disguising something from myself for an unknown reason. What I do know is that I'm writing these to hold onto what memories I have of her, so I don't lose her completely.

Boosher
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-Gandalf

Yellonet
07-06-2004, 11:55 AM
So there are som poets in here huh? =) We might as well make it into a poetry thread right now http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I used to write some poetry myself.. not very much about love though, usually write when I'm feeling down.. here's one i wrote a while ago:

Sanity

They won't break me, I am strong
I couldn't fool myself for long

Until that day my mind was right
Now normal life seems out of sight

They strap me down and tell me true
- This really is the best for you

Slap my arm and there it is
The needle's sting, a gentle kiss

The official story: - He's quite insane
The truth is more: - It's in our gain

They keep you down and lock you up
Your diet now, pills from a cup

In your mind you've known from birth
No escaping this, hell on earth

BTW I got this one published in a poetry book.


- Yellonet

PBNA-Boosher
07-06-2004, 11:57 AM
I like it Yellonet. And this would be a good use for the thread.

Boosher
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-Gandalf

SeaFireLIV
07-06-2004, 12:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Yellonet:
I used to write some poetry myself.. not very much about love though, usually write when I'm feeling down.. here's one i wrote a while ago:

_Sanity

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Isn`t it interesting how the best art comes from when a guy feels a bit down? Anyway, nice poem and writing from all.

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Inadaze
07-06-2004, 01:10 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Yellonet:
So there are som poets in here huh? =) We might as well make it into a poetry thread right now http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I used to write some poetry myself.. not very much about love though, usually write when I'm feeling down.. here's one i wrote a while ago:

_Sanity

They won't break me, I am strong
I couldn't fool myself for long

Until that day my mind was right
Now normal life seems out of sight

They strap me down and tell me true
- This really is the best for you

Slap my arm and there it is
The needle's sting, a gentle kiss

The official story: - He's quite insane
The truth is more: - It's in our gain

They keep you down and lock you up
Your diet now, pills from a cup

In your mind you've known from birth
No escaping this, hell on earth_

BTW I got this one published in a poetry book.


- Yellonet<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I like it alot Yellonet, and can really relate to it, having been in the same sort of situation.

Thanx for sharing S! Inadaze

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Yellonet
07-06-2004, 01:10 PM
Here's another one:

She

I dare not tell her because she's my friend
That I would love her until the end

I must live with this pain inside
Building up and becoming a tide

Keep it within, forget it now
Swallow your feelings, wondering how

Hoping that time my heart will mend
I can't tell her because she's my friend


- Yellonet

Yellonet
07-06-2004, 01:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Inadaze:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Yellonet:
So there are som poets in here huh? =) We might as well make it into a poetry thread right now http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif I used to write some poetry myself.. not very much about love though, usually write when I'm feeling down.. here's one i wrote a while ago:

_Sanity

They won't break me, I am strong
I couldn't fool myself for long

Until that day my mind was right
Now normal life seems out of sight

They strap me down and tell me true
- This really is the best for you

Slap my arm and there it is
The needle's sting, a gentle kiss

The official story: - He's quite insane
The truth is more: - It's in our gain

They keep you down and lock you up
Your diet now, pills from a cup

In your mind you've known from birth
No escaping this, hell on earth_

BTW I got this one published in a poetry book.


- Yellonet<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I like it alot Yellonet, and can really relate to it, having been in the same sort of situation.

Thanx for sharing S! Inadaze

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Hmm... I havn't really been in a mental institute... but hey, glad too hear that you're well http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


- Yellonet

[This message was edited by Yellonet on Tue July 06 2004 at 02:31 PM.]

Inadaze
07-06-2004, 01:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>

Hmm... I havn't really been in a mental institute... but hey, glad too here that you're well http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


- Yellonet<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Cheers, it's not something I'd normally talk about I guess. I'm Bipolar so had a pretty bumpy ride through life till I was diagnosed. It's all under control now http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

S! Inadaze

Yellonet
07-06-2004, 03:30 PM
No more poetry? Common people I know you have it in you http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/34.gif


- Yellonet

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
07-06-2004, 05:48 PM
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream -- and not make dreams your master;
If you can think -- and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings -- nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run --
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And -- which is more -- you'll be a Man, my son!

classsic and still vailid !

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Yellonet
07-06-2004, 05:52 PM
Yours?


- Yellonet

Copperhead310th
07-06-2004, 06:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tully__:
"This too shall pass...." http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Salut
Tully<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

yepthat's one of my favright saying to Tully. & it's very right. all shall pass with time.
even in death.

Boosh shoot me off an email. I'm actually a Poet. I'll show you the book i'm working on. well the web site for it in any case. I'd be glad to help.

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icrash
07-06-2004, 07:41 PM
Boosh, first off ignore all the negative stuff posted. I can't help much on your writing except to say that your skills far exceede mine. If it is a constructive vent or outlet for your feelings, then by all means continue. Way back in HS, I had very few friends and over time we have grown apart, and I hear from one maybe two every great once in a while. I know where you are coming from. It is nice to have a friend who makes a difference in your life and I doubt you'll ever really forget her. The memories will live on, the writing will serve to refresh the memories. I have new friends, some closer than in HS, but I still remember the old ones.

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BaldieJr
07-06-2004, 08:27 PM
He-man poetry:

**** me like fried potatoes
on the hungriest morning
of my ***-damned life.

Just think on that!


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tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
07-06-2004, 08:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Yellonet:
Yours?


- Yellonet<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nope R.Kipling its a good one figured it deserved and airing here

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wayno7777
07-06-2004, 09:23 PM
Palomino,
pal 'o' mine.
How are you?
I'm just fine.

Sorry, my unsolicited haiku.
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PBNA-Boosher
07-06-2004, 09:25 PM
Will do in the morning guys. It's 11:24 here, got to get to bed. I like the stuff posted so far!

Boosher
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-Gandalf

DrDave242
07-07-2004, 08:14 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BaldieJr:
**** me like fried potatoes
on the hungriest morning
of my ***-damned life.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Isn't that Emily Dickinson?

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Slush69
07-07-2004, 08:25 AM
Okay, I'll try to take this seriously and give ya one major word of advice, that will significantly lower the gag-factor:

Use the banality test: Would someone say the exact opposite? If no, it's banal, and you should kill it.

If you manage that there's step 2 and 3: get rid of all adjectives and then cut the text down to 1/3.

What you're left with will be significantly higher on the worth-reading scale and will give people less stomach problems.

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Important edit: yes -&gt; no

[This message was edited by Slush69 on Thu July 08 2004 at 01:42 AM.]

Aero_Shodanjo
07-07-2004, 09:56 AM
Just sharing...
________________________________________________

We were there
As a lake,
From two rivers of life that united in their time...
Your drips vaporized my thirst
As my drips to yours

We were there
When our palms met
With our arms wide open
Embracing our souls as one

The sky was kind
The clouds were none
The dreams were real

But fate decided
That we had to surrender
And leave our lake
To flow in each own's way again

Then I saw from a distance
Another river met your path
And formed another lake
That was filled with promises

As I still flow...
On my own

But from a distance I saw you
Fading in clarity
As the abyss
Started to pull you under

...In a lake that was filled with promises

I can see you suffer
I can no longer hear your drips
Your waves become silenced
Your streams become strangled

Then my river becomes turbulent
Flooding in anger
Splashing in sorrow
Drown everything in despair

But the sky is still kind
The clouds are none
And the voices of our dreams still alive

....

Now my river flows quietly
Deep and calm
And every ripples I make
Are filled with prayers

To the Greatest above all,

May our paths will be one again.

________________________________________________

I dont dare to call it a poem however, I just simply write it here directly from my heart.

Oh, and sorry for my bad English - if there any. English isnt my native language actually... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Regards.

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Yellonet
07-07-2004, 10:41 AM
So Called Life

Life begins when we are born
From our mothers body torn

Trying hard to be what they
Expect from me but never say

Living now a piece of cake
That is what they try to fake

Is there nothing more to see
Exit now and pay the fee


- Yellonet

PBNA-Boosher
07-07-2004, 11:15 AM
I like it Yellonet, but I don't understand the rhyme and meter to this one.

Boosher
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-Gandalf

DrDave242
07-07-2004, 11:44 AM
Here's a technical tip regarding the "Missing Her" piece: Who's the referent of "they" in the first paragraph? Is it the same girl? If so, don't use "they"; use "she" instead. If "they" refers to more than one person, however, you might want to make the transition to the singular referent in paragraph 2 more clear so that it doesn't look like you've succumbed to The Dreaded Singular They.

And now, to add to the collection of depressing poetry in this thread, here's a haiku I was inspired to write mere minutes ago:


Sure, Sonic Size it
Burger, some tots, and a dr--
D'oh! Forgot the cheese!


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PBNA-Boosher
07-07-2004, 12:42 PM
DrDave242, sorry I didn't update that. It was originally titled, "Missing them," but to make it more personal, I re-titled it, "Missing Her." I forgot to change the "they" and the other pronouns to "She" and "her." I fixed it on my copy, but did not update it here. I tried to, but the thread won't let me edit it. It says I need to enter a value in the message body.

Boosher
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-Gandalf