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100ThemesChallenge - Variation 1

1. Introduction
2. Love
3. Light
4. Dark
5. Seeking Solace
6. Break Away
7. Heaven
8. Innocence
9. Drive
10. Breathe Again
11. Memory
12. Insanity
13. Misfortune
14. Smile
15. Silence
16. Questioning
17. Blood
18. Rainbow
19. Gray
20. Fortitude
21. Vacation
22. Mother Nature
23. Cat
24. No Time
25. Trouble Lurking
26. Tears
27. Foreign
28. Sorrow
29. Happiness
30. Under the Rain
31. Flowers
32. Night
33. Expectations
34. Stars
35. Hold My Hand
36. Precious Treasure
37. Eyes
38. Abandoned
39. Dreams
40. Rated
41. Teamwork
42. Standing Still
43. Dying
44. Two Roads
45. Illusion
46. Family
47. Creation
48. Childhood
49. Stripes
50. Breaking the Rules
51. Sport
52. Deep in Thought
53. Keeping a Secret
54. Tower
55. Waiting
56. Danger Ahead
57. Sacrifice
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
60. Rejection
61. Fairy Tale
62. Magic
63. Do Not Disturb
64. Multitasking
65. Horror
66. Traps
67. Playing the Melody
68. Hero
69. Annoyance
70. 67%
71. Obsession
72. Mischief Managed
73. I Can't
74. Are You Challenging Me?
75. Mirror
76. Broken Pieces
77. Test
78. Drink
79. Starvation
80. Words
81. Pen and Paper
82. Can You Hear Me?
83. Heal
84. Out Cold
85. Spiral
86. Seeing Red
87. Food
88. Pain
89. Through the Fire
90. Triangle
91. Drowning
92. All That I Have
93. Give Up
94. Last Hope
95. Advertisement
96. In the Storm
97. Safety First
98. Puzzle
99. Solitude
100. Relaxation
  • Mood: Apprehensive
  • Listening to: "Forever Young" - Metro Station
  • Reading: Scarlet - Stephen Lawhead
  • Watching: Arrow
  • Playing: Hearthstone
  • Eating: Oishii
  • Drinking: Hot tea and hard cider
Been quite a while since I've been here, and while I have done a little writing in that time, it hasn't been the type I'd usually share here (it's mostly song lyrics, which generally don't ever end up finished/polished enough for me to publish anywhere). However, I recently realized that next year it will be 2015. Why is that significant? I'll explain.

Two of the best things I did for my writing were 100 Theme Challenges. I did my first one in 2007, focusing primarily on poetry. My second HTC was in 2011, and I focused on stretching my styles and abilities, straying away from anything at all that I was used to in favor of new methods/topics/styles. When I noticed those two HTC's were 4 years apart, I told myself that maybe I should make that a consistent time gap. Doing HTC's too often would burn me out on them, I feel, and four years is a long enough time to allow for substantial personal change. 

With 2015 fast-approaching, I'm looking forward to taking on a new HTC. This time, the focus is on just writing. I've been gone from writing for a while, so I imagine I'll be quite rusty, so I'll allow myself what I considered the easy way out in 2011--free form poetry. From 2007, I know that I could put out that kind of work ridiculously quickly (I did 90% of my HTC in Nov/Dec), which is what led me away from it in 2011. Now, since I haven't been writing much, I'm willing to engage in that to get my old gears spinning again, but I'll be trying to mix things up along the way as well. I'll be jumping between various styles, media, and topics throughout the year, attempting to both revisit old mainstays as well as tread entirely new ground for me. 

I have no idea how it will turn out; I haven't touched poetry in ages, but I'm excited to get back to it.

To quote a "recent" piece of mine, "Authorship is written in red from a silver pen--a pen that is first driven into the author's chest to draw ink from their still-beating heart."

Ink has been confined in these veins too long; the coming year will finally see it bled to canvas again.
  • Listening to: Birthday Massacre
  • Reading: Scarlet - Stephen Lawhead
  • Watching: Arrow
  • Playing: Fez
  • Eating: Oishii
  • Drinking: Hot tea and hard cider
And here we go.

100ThemesChallenge - Variation 1

1. Introduction
2. Love
3. Light
4. Dark
5. Seeking Solace
6. Break Away
7. Heaven
8. Innocence
9. Drive
10. Breathe Again
11. Memory
12. Insanity
13. Misfortune
14. Smile
15. Silence
16. Questioning
17. Blood
18. Rainbow
19. Gray
20. Fortitude
21. Vacation
22. Mother Nature
23. Cat
24. No Time
25. Trouble Lurking
26. Tears
27. Foreign
28. Sorrow
29. Happiness
30. Under the Rain
31. Flowers
32. Night
33. Expectations
34. Stars
35. Hold My Hand
36. Precious Treasure
37. Eyes
38. Abandoned
39. Dreams
40. Rated
41. Teamwork
42. Standing Still
43. Dying
44. Two Roads
45. Illusion
46. Family
47. Creation
48. Childhood
49. Stripes
50. Breaking the Rules
51. Sport
52. Deep in Thought
53. Keeping a Secret
54. Tower
55. Waiting
56. Danger Ahead
57. Sacrifice
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
60. Rejection
61. Fairy Tale
62. Magic
63. Do Not Disturb
64. Multitasking
65. Horror
66. Traps
67. Playing the Melody
68. Hero
69. Annoyance
70. 67%
71. Obsession
72. Mischief Managed
73. I Can't
74. Are You Challenging Me?
75. Mirror
76. Broken Pieces
77. Test
78. Drink
79. Starvation
80. Words
81. Pen and Paper
82. Can You Hear Me?
83. Heal
84. Out Cold
85. Spiral
86. Seeing Red
87. Food
88. Pain
89. Through the Fire
90. Triangle
91. Drowning
92. All That I Have
93. Give Up
94. Last Hope
95. Advertisement
96. In the Storm
97. Safety First
98. Puzzle
99. Solitude
100. Relaxation
  • Mood: Apprehensive
  • Listening to: "Forever Young" - Metro Station
  • Reading: Scarlet - Stephen Lawhead
  • Watching: Arrow
  • Playing: Hearthstone
  • Eating: Oishii
  • Drinking: Hot tea and hard cider

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thank you very much for the fav and the watch! : )
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Thank you for commenting on my silly little journal. It is a nice feeling to know that you are not alone in your emotions.
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You're quite welcome. Glad to know I was able to help in some small way. :)
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Just dropping in to say hi! I have returned to dA.
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Cool, but I'm barely even here anymore. I was supposed to get active this summer and post a bunch of stuff from last year, but never really did. I do try and pop in every few days though.
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Well we're on facebook, so I'll see you there if not here.
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Thanks much for watching
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Thanks bunches for the fav!! :thanks:
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