About

Senior Year of High School Self: I’m just one of those geeky teenage girls who would rather sit inside with a good book than go out and party on a Friday night. I’m a little bit of an introvert, and, according to a psychology test I took for class, I’m a confused soul whose best defining quality is my ability to find humor in things. So hopefully,  you’ll find my blog both humorous and interesting.

I hope you enjoy my poems, and feel free to give me any constructive criticism on what I can do to improve them!

Junior Year of College Self: I don’t think I can sum up myself as neatly as I did those three years ago, but oddly enough, I know myself better. My soul isn’t as confused. I’ve got my solid center figured out now; it’s my outward descriptors that are a bit loosey-goosey at the moment.

Regardless, I’ve recently quit Facebook for a whole host of reasons (too artificial, too addictive, too “seeping into my actual life”), and while I don’t have a lot of time on my hands, I find that I waste time in really creative ways now rather than going on Facebook. It’s great! I’ve got my creative juices back, and this is where I’m going to put my words out into the big, bad world.

One thing remains the same from my high school self: I genuinely hope you enjoy my poems! I don’t really know who is reading this, or why, but I remember from high school really truly feeling connected to the consistent readers who would comment on my poems and motivate me to just keep on keeping on. I would definitely appreciate all the constructive criticism. Especially if it’s “you’re being pretentious now.” Because I can be, and sometimes it’s the worst.

How hard to pin down the truth, especially when one is obliged to see the world in slices; snapshots conceal as much as they make plain” — Salman Rushdie, Shame

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54 thoughts on “About

  1. Nice blog! It’s great to see somebody so young so enthusiastic about poetry, and about literature in general.
    If there’s one bit of advice I can give about writing poetry, it would be to try different poetic structures. From what I have seen, you’re mostly using the same kind of rhyming schemes and poetic types – have you ever tried writing (or read) a villanelle or a sestina? Villanelles in particular are a lot of fun to write, and force you to think a little differently about poetry, but are probably my favourite kind of poetry. Sestinas are insanely hard, but amazing if you can pull one off.
    Anyway, good luck with the blog and writing!

  2. Clubbin’ on a Friday night is not all that it’s cracked up to be. You’re right to stick to reading and writing.

    I’ve also never heard of a villanelle or sestina. I to am going to have to look them up.

  3. Thanks for stopping by teapot4two and liking my post 🙂 I got excited when I saw you had a “Book Reviews” section! I will have to drop by again and keep updated on the books you read! Keep up the good work! – Cassie.

  4. I wonder how much influence a teacher has upon students, in terms of liking or not liking something. It it taints them or not. As an English teacher I am loathe to teach Macbeth as I find it difficult to find anything noble about a man who is owned by three witches and a nagging wife (did I really say that out loud to my students)?
    Nice blog–I hope you will stop by and sign up as a Book Booster.
    Happy pages,
    CricketMuse

  5. Hey, thanks for dropping by my blog! I love seeing new names pop up liking my posts. Of course, that means I have to cyberstalk your blog too. Girl, I spent a whole lot more time reading and writing during my teenage years than anyone I knew and, you know what? I wouldn’t change that, or my life now, for anything! Keep reading, and definitely keep writing! 🙂

    • I definitely agree, and I second that. Keep on writing, whatever you do. Don’t ever stop writing. Just write.

      If you write, you are already a writer and an author. Just keep on going and the rest will come and fall into place for you. From looking through your blog today, I can tell that you are an extremely thoughtful and highly intelligent as well as articulate young woman with an extensive and impressive vocabulary. I wish that I would have had even one person like you in my school when I was going to high school and then in college. Especially in high school. We are very similar, and I too prefer books and writing ANY day over any sort of partying or clubbing, etc. I can’t stand drinking and partying and the people who engage in it and think that it is the only way to be in life. The world needs more intelligent and thoughtful young people like yourself who actually have a brain in their heads and who actually take the time to learn, study, and devote themselves to being serious and thoughtful about their lives and about the things that REALLY matter, not all of the superficial garbage and fluff that all other teenagers seem to be interested in. You are a breath of fresh air here on the blogosphere. My only regret is that there aren’t more thinking, serious, and intellectual young people in the world like yourself. Ah, if only everyone was such a lover of literature and writing. You should try submitting your poetry to some magazines and competitions, etc. Have you tried any writing challenges? There are a number of great ones here online. A favorite of mine that I have recently discovered is called Trifecta, it is really great! Here is the link just in case you or anyone else may be interested in it. I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone who likes to write. Who knows, you just might surprise yourself and win!

      http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/

      You have a really great blog here.

      Keep it up! 🙂

      Yours truly,

      Scriptor Obscura

      • Wow, thank you so much! I am literally speechless right now; I think that’s the sweetest thing anyone has said about my writing and about my own introverted personality (or I guess typed, not said).

        I did try a writing challenge, but that was almost five years ago. The problem was that I couldn’t submit anything without getting my English teacher’s approval, and I’m not that confident in my work to show it to someone who knows me. That’s why I love the internet; I can be as anonymous as I want to be! But now that I’m 18, I think I can do it without getting my teacher’s approval, so I think it’s time to try some new writing challenges again!

        I looked at Trifecta and it looks interesting, so thank you! Btw, I saw your entry that won 3rd place and WOW is it good! I can’t believe someone could write something that amazing in only 33 words. I think I will try it, so thank you so very much!

  6. We introverts are comin’ up, you know? Books and articles are being written everywhere about “the introvert advantage.” I love your blog, by the way. You remind me of a younger me, except I never wrote poetry– or good poetry, that is. You’ve definitely got something going for yourself. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You’re the first to comment, and comments are really encouraging. Writing is more fun when you know your audience.

    • Haha are they really? I can’t really see an advantage in being an introvert. I think I’ll have to look this up, just so I can get a little confidence boost 🙂
      I know exactly what you mean. If no one comments, then it’s as if your blog is just your own personal online diary, but the minute someone comments, it becomes a conversation between two people rather than your journal entry. And thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting as well!

  7. I agree with the others – there’s nothing wrong with being an introvert (as long as there is still some socialization going on.) I prefer to stay at home, but if my husband wants to go out and do something, I’ll psych myself up to the task. Usually, we’re shuttling the kids around, so it doesn’t happen often 🙂

  8. Is my comment the latest? Yes. I think so. I mean, I heard about saving the best for last…. but still. You, my friend. Are cool. Well… honestly I read a lot. And do a lot of other stuff also. You should try the Friday Night Clubbing. At least once. It’s not as bad as you think 😉 Plus, you can do everything. I write, read, study, party, do sports, and everything else….. its hectic, but I like it. But i’m going to jump out on a limb and say you arent into hectic things. Also, thanks for visiting my blog. I hope to get some more visits soon 🙂

    • Haha thanks 🙂 I am going to a party on Saturday that my friends are dragging me to, so I think that constitutes as trying Friday Night Clubbing? Even if it isn’t on Friday, it’s still partying, so I think it should count.
      Hah. sports? me? no. just… no. I’m the kid who no one picked for their kickball team because I’m just that uncoordinated. But yeah, I’m not really into crazy things. In fact, I really do need some time just by myself many times, otherwise I start getting really angsty and awful. But who knows, maybe college will change all that 🙂

      • Maybe it will! I am heading to Australia in October for a mission/relieve/ywam thing. Then hoping to get some credits studying abroad and transfer to CalPoly San Louis Obispo for a Journalism major. But good! A party sounds fun! I wish I could go to one Saturday night…. 😦 Oh well! I don’t get to worked up about it. I need alone time a lot also. I just get annoyed at people. Specifically when they are ignorant or stupid. I think I am allergic to people who don’t meet my standards of intelligence. I think it’s a bad thing.

  9. An Introvert…good for you…there is a recent book you may find interesting: “Quiet” by Susan Cain. “The Power Of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.”

    And good luck with 30 Poems in April.

    Regards,

  10. I’ve just nominated you for a Liebster Award–although you probably have more than 200 followers. Just passing on some blog love…don’t you love all these awards!
    Happy Pages!
    CricketMuse

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