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We Ride

Having made my deal with the devil, I walked out into the world, bare feet empty on the sidewalk, pain echoing through the back of my head. I sat down in the cafeteria and ordered a coffee, but they sent me back out and told me to put a shirt on. I didn't want to, so I left.

The night was closing in around me, and in the desert it was freezing hot, so I took my violin and we left for Kalamazoo. I played my fiddle loud and strong, dropped my beer on some old guy's head, and so we left. We left right lefted, and we ended up in Hell, where they were more concerned about being a tourist attraction than in feeding us good food, so we headed norther than we had been, up up up as though we could reach Canada by sheer force of will and walking power. But we didn't, so we spent our time in Cedar Falls, where there weren't any cedar trees and there weren't nearly enough falls, but there was a loft bed for you and a loft bed for me, and that was where we spent our summer.

When winter came, there wasn't enough warmth to go around for the three of us, so we headed back to Kansas where it is grey but warm in the winter, grey grey grey but warmer than here. We whispered goodbye to the pines and the cedars and meandered through the tulip flowers 'till we got here.

There we met the devil again, and he greeted us and gave us tea. He said "Thanks, have a bicycle," and that's why we don't walk anywhere anymore; we ride.

A/N: This is so unlike everything I have ever written before. Ark.

oh hay look music

you. GO. listen to this music.

it's good.

it's by my friend.


dude. that's just cool.

NaNo excerpt

After their first "tea", Snow and Gen are left alone in the room. Gen suddenly chooses this point to announce "Today's my birthday."

Snow is surprised and wonders how he knows the date, but doesn't question it. Gen is a Ninja, after all. "Mm? How old are you turning?" he asks.

"Guess!" blurts out Gen, now unreasonably excited.

"Uhh." says Snow intelligently. "Twelve?"

Gen slowly shakes his head no.

"Thirteen?" ventures Snow.

Gen shakes his head no yet again.

"Fourteen?" asks Snow. He's betting that it's not going to get much more than that. Gen barely looks twelve.

Gen shakes his head again.

Snow throws up his hands. "I give up," he offers. He guesses that Gen is about eleven.

"Seventeen," goes Gen.

Snow's jaw just sort of drops in sheer incomprehension. "I don't believe you."

Gen blinks once, long and rather slowly. "My parents were killed by the Sonambulists when I was eight years old. I graduated from the Academy when I was eleven. I killed my first man at fifteen. Three years have passed since then. I am turning seventeen today."

Snow pauses for a long moment, after hearing Gen's entire life history spread out in front of him. "Okay."

"I want a cookie," adds Gen at the end of this.

Athena drops down from the sky -- wait, what?! -- and hands one to Gen. "Happy birthday," she says cheerfully. She breaks into song. Snow flinches.

"Happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to you."

She bows and disappears out the door again, smiling.

Gen nibbles the cookie and looks up at Snow. "Yes?" he asks, as though Snow has asked him something.

Snow throws up his hands at the sheer illogicalness of the world.


Taryn: Meltedvanillachocolatecae.
Pippin: bah
Taryn: **cake.
Pippin: I'm saving that recipe for valentines
Taryn: fwa. Fine Then.
Taryn: I shall make my Own Cake.
Taryn: with with.
Taryn: uh.
Pippin: bring it to schooooooool : D
Pippin: wait.
Pippin: we should hang out sometime. on a weekday. and make a cake. and bring it to school the next day.
Taryn: YES.
Taryn: Let's.
Pippin: OOOOH
Pippin: good plan
Taryn: and then we can slice the cake wth cookie cutters.
Taryn: which will work.
Pippin: : D twill
Taryn: yes.
Taryn: LET'S DO IT.
Taryn: we should make Rainbow Cake.
Taryn: which is reallly good with strawberries.
Pippin: : DDD
Pippin: I'm soooo hungry now
Taryn: :P
Pippin: we should make lots of cakes
Pippin: and just bring them in and FEAST
Taryn: YES.
Taryn: we should make lots and lots of Rainbow cakes and then some other cakes
Taryn: wait.instead of LotR we shall make CakeLand and be like "here is some cake" and here is some other cake and and and and and.
Pippin: OMG
Pippin: we hsould call it cake heaven
Pippin: and decorate with rainbows and make cushions that look like fluffy clowds
Pippin: *clouds
Pippin: -lost in fantasy-
Taryn: me too.
Pippin: YUS
Taryn: lots of them.
Taryn: but no cats in the cake.
Pippin: "whatareyoutalkingabout that is sooooo a culture"
Pippin: XD
Taryn: I mean really.
Pippin: lol
Taryn: Pippin, you have made my day happy.
Taryn: happyhappyhappy.
Pippin: yay : D
Pippin: i think we should present this.
Pippin: forum meeting.
Pippin: XD
Taryn: YES.
Taryn: we shall draw up complicated plans.
Taryn: and be like "here is our research:" picture of cake + picture of cat.

Hello, world

I want to grow up and be just like Luci. Do you think you could arrange that for me? Pretty please?

~See, all I can do is write stories, and Luci writes, like....genius.


-fail explanation-

also I should apparently post a picture of myself, since everyone else is doing it. wtd.

Here is Dusty. He is my rabbbit.

this should work.

((Also, I shouldn't be up this late. butwhatever.))



today I made the comment "Now I am getting sick just like Jack, Chase, and Gen. ...Who are the people I spend the most time with. Hmm. Maybe there's a connection there."



01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05) Favorite vegetable?
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
09) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What color eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
26) What's your favorite place to hang out at?
27) Do you believe in ghosts?
28) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
29) Do you swear a lot?
30) Biggest pet peeve?
31) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
32) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
33) Favourite and least favourite food?
34) Do you believe in God?
35) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you

you know

you know
how the stars branch out forever?

you know
how your memories collide?

you know
how the darkness descends -- oh so poetic -- in december?

you know
you know
you know


Writer's Block: Top of the Charts

What's the most-played song in your music library?

"Valentine's Day" by Linkin Park, because I left the computer on mute, with the song playing on repeat, for about forty-eight hours.


I joined by first ever LJ community. This should be fun.

Also, RotS died. Ohwell.

aaand. my pajama pants are too big.

also. I have an insanely high metabolism and am generally a small person. And. Uhm. I weigh something like 82 pounds. Or so. And uh. The doctor was like "you have high metabolism".

and I'm just annoyed that I can't call myself METABOLISM MAN. because I'm female.


AAAND 'OK' is a sideways person.


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