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By Autumn in The CICADAverse 1Hello and welcome to the shiny new Slam!
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Weekly Poll: Everything was _______, and nothing hurt.
of my shattered heart that the ones before you ground to glittering dust
On 12/11/2017 at 7:04 PM, woundedBirds said:
phone calls. hells of phone calls. also, if you can, write letters to each other! i did that over the summer with my datemate :0
i made her an email address yesterday. hopefully she uses it . . .
Tourists ogle and students
smile sheepishly saying "yes,
I'm so lucky to be here"
A squirrel is lucky when
a hollow is cozy and
ignores the magnitude
of august institutions
Author's note: If you're stressed, remember the squirrels!
Just realized it was based on 12th night, which I'm not familiar with. looked up the synopsis and now I plan to read it.
I have this faint memory of seeing this play ages ago.
I like your storyline better though.
i fucking love this!!
Great rhythm, i love the old-fashioned pacing. Feels like an epic or folk tale.
Going to go read it again.
religions. religions of the world. ROW.
Grades. I can fail this final. No worries.
I think I got it. Study study. Late night
study buddy. Library friends. Friend,
get out of the house. College applica-
tions. These grades matter. Keep my
As please. Please. Keep them high.
Study, Babe. Study. Statistics gonna get
me. Hey what's the probability? what's
my percentile? if we suck please curve
this. On a normal curve what's my z score.
Let me be in the 4th quartile. haha.
remember to breathe. Chill. cold cool
as the morning. ha! i got it. i think.
study study. Nah I'm gonna chill. type
B. Haven't even looked at psychology.
fucking erikson's stages. incomplete.
come back from unit tests. gonna
haunt me. good environment. soon to
be bad. endangered species. clear
cut trees. global warming. stay warm
while you drive. drowsiness is red alert.
our planet is on red alert. tomorrow. day
after. just this. just this. study study.
biopsychosocial. conservation biology.Edited by Hydra ’Liope
On 12/17/2017 at 10:44 AM, conradbirdie said:
gotta love that Character Growth Throughout The Story!
leave the architecture to the greek, my god, and don't bloody bare feet on fragments
8 minutes ago, conradbirdie said:
my 24/7 but D U D E this was EVERYTHING I HAD HOPED FOR, GORGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL, I LOVE IT! you did 12th night justice and that is an i n c re d i b l y high compliment, and you Deserve It!
Thank you so much!! I was inspired by a production I saw a couple of weekends ago; I'm just Super Gay for Lady Olivia and I just had to write something for that.