Spren of Kindness

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  1. A Poem, for your evening.  Morning.  Whenever you see this.

     

     

    Unbidden, I have many thoughts,

    And yet,

    Have been given no voice,

    With which to speak

    And be

    Heard

     

     

    Is this actually a poem?  Is it just words that I hit the enter key on?

    1. AmazingGoob

      AmazingGoob

      Anything's a poem, if you want it to be.
      That's the beauty of poetry. 
      In fact, 
      Right now, 
      I declare this post a poem
      And it shall be so.

    2. Nathrangking

      Nathrangking

      Kindness it is poetry of the soul if not form.

  2. Anybody watching Foundation?

    1. AmazingGoob

      AmazingGoob

      No, but I read the book recently and I would highly recommend

    2. Spren of Kindness

      Spren of Kindness

      My mom dad, and myself all read or reread the book this month while waiting for the show's release.  It's much better now then it was when I was younger.

  3. So.  There's a lot going on for me IRL right now, and I'm freakin' emotionally exhausted.  I'm gonna take a break.  See y'all in a week or so.

    And I'll get around to FOTT -2767 when I get back.  Hopefully.

    1. Channelknight Fadran

      Channelknight Fadran

      Aw. Love you, Sprennie! Hope you get better!

  4. I finished.

    I finished the Wheel of Time.

    What now?

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    2. Doomstick

      Doomstick

      The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear

    3. Doomstick

      Doomstick

      (I have big list here)

       

    4. Flaming Coinshoot

      Flaming Coinshoot

      Read the entire series again. Trust me, it'll be a different experience. 

  5. Excerpt from my ongoing Wheel of Time notes.  Spoilers up through Towers of Midnight.  Question I have that I don't want to get lost if I end up posting all of these notes when I finish the series.

    Spoiler

    Also, Boundless.  His story suddenly made so much heartbreaking sense from less than two pages, which reminds me:  For the most part, I haven’t really noticed where Robert Jordan’s writing leaves off and Brandon Sanderson’s picks up for the last two books.  I’m curious: do we know who came up with Boundless’s history?  I feel like it had to have been planned from his introduction.  But at the same time, something about that scene made me think of Sanderson for some reason.

    I'm almost done with the series, aah!  I'm hoping to get A Memory of Light tomorrow!

    1. Flaming Coinshoot

      Flaming Coinshoot

      It's a great book series. 

  6. Hello, there's a Wheel of Time trailer, and I am Enthused.

    Spoiler

    I thought pretty much everything looked great, and I'm especially excited to see the hair and costume designs in more detail.  And also, there are some really great shots in the trailer that might just replace my LOTR Prime Valinor image Chromebook wallpaper.

    I'm also excited to see the fight scenes, especially the ones with channeling!

    No critiquing on this SU please, I'm just happy and easily entertained by things I'm enthusiastic about.  :D

    1. Knight of Iron

      Knight of Iron

      Yay, I'll be watching it even though I, uh, ahem, haven't read the books.

    2. Spren of Kindness

      Spren of Kindness

      Hey, that's cool!  You'll get a whole different experience than the people who've read the books!

    3. Knight of Iron

      Knight of Iron

      I got maybe halfway into the first book, but otherwise yeah. I'll be, like many, a pioneer of a new way to get into Wheel of Time. Like that guy who read Mistborn Era 2 before Era 1.

  7. Have you ever walked right into a trap because you trust someone too much?

    I'm so freaking gullible.

    Gosh darn it.

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    2. Matrim's Dice

      Matrim's Dice

      Oof. When I got a phone I asked my friends to text me (this I sent on the school's chat platform) and they corresponded to each tell me they were someone else and it was a good two hours before I caught on :P 

    3. Spren of Kindness

      Spren of Kindness

      I can't even be mad, because it's actually hilarious.  

    4. Matrim's Dice

      Matrim's Dice

      Yeah, that's how I felt.

  8. Well, I'm out.  Be back on Friday!

    1. Knight of Iron

      Knight of Iron

      Have fun!

      Oof, Friday is a long while from now. Well, still have fun! We'll miss you.

  9. Oh, my braces are killing me.  This had better be worth it.

    On the plus side, I managed to read a lot of Knife of Dreams while I was in the waiting room.

    1. Condensation

      Condensation

      Are they new, or just tightened?

    2. Spren of Kindness

      Spren of Kindness

      Tightened.  They're bringing one of my teeth forward, it's too far back.

    3. Condensation

      Condensation

      Welcome to the braces team! Maybe you should be saying that to me, though.

  10. Temperature: Heat Wave 2: Electric Boogaloo

    Air quality: Awful

    Me: Time to scrapbook!

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    2. Matrim's Dice

      Matrim's Dice

      Our air quality is 165, which is considerably better than yesterday so that's nice. Just gotta stay inside.

    3. Channelknight Fadran

      Channelknight Fadran

      The other day I woke up and looked outside. Oh, it's overcast! I think. And then I realize that those are not clouds.

       

    4. JesterLavorre

      JesterLavorre

      Red sunlight? Ash clouds? Are we sure we haven’t slipped into Mistborn by accident?

  11. Hwhelp, I'm gonna vanish for a few days.  See y'all then!

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    2. Spren of Kindness

      Spren of Kindness

      Camping.  I was busy packing and forgot about that.  :P

    3. Flaming Coinshoot

      Flaming Coinshoot

      Camping's awesome. See ya!

    4. Channelknight Fadran

      Channelknight Fadran

      Pog! Seeya, Sprennie!

  12. Why am I making this update?  Number one, to say how much I appreciate Ted Nasmith and Alan Lee's art for The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion.  Their work is incredible.

    Second, there's a Russian rock opera based on events from the Silmarillion, and I need to share that.  Finrod Zong  It's an hour forty minutes long, and in Russian (duh), but it's great.  You should check it out.

    Spoiler

    If anyone actually watches it, please tell me what you think.

     

    1. Doomstick

      Doomstick

      I don’t trust that not to be a rickroll

    2. Spren of Kindness

      Spren of Kindness

      I promise on all my Tolkien books that it isn't.

  13. Hey, does anyone know of books that have the plot 'we crashed in the wilderness and we need to work together to survive'?  Also post-apocalyptic fiction that's about people building a community together?  If you do, I'd love to hear about 'em.

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    2. Hen

      Hen

      Oh so that’s what the red squiggly line means

    3. Condensation
    4. Condensation

      Condensation

      That line is like your personal me.

  14. dune trailer Dune trailer DUNE TRAILER!

    1. Chinkoln

      Chinkoln

      I didn’t really like Dune when I read it, but maybe the movie will be better

    2. Tesh

      Tesh

      I need to read that... I literally own it. I have no excuses. Except that I also own about 50 other books that I haven't read yet.

    3. Flaming Coinshoot

      Flaming Coinshoot

      You didn't like the book? YOU DIDN'T LIKE THE BOOK? I'll forgive you but... *Clicks tongue and wags finger*

      Meanwhile, Tesh. Read it. Mr. Herbert is an excellent author. 

  15. Guys, I went shopping today, and I got two - two - natural fiber blouses!  For under ten dollars!  No idea what the skirt is made out of, though.  The label's in Chinese.

    1. Doomstick

      Doomstick

      Ah yes, I know these words.

      How they go together, however, I do not.

    2. Chinkoln

      Chinkoln

      The google translate app has a function where you can use your phone camera and it will auto translate the language

    3. Spren of Kindness

      Spren of Kindness

      Well, my skirt might be a tablecloth.  But I still don't know what it's made of.  The characters are too blurry for the camera to pick up.

  16. Happy early Fourth of July to everyone, yes, even my neighbors who are setting off fireworks so loud I can feel them in my chest cavity.

    I forgot how much this place starts sounding like a war zone when this day rolls around.

    1. Tesh

      Tesh

      Everyone say thank you to the Mongols for Fourth of July fireworks! By everyone I mean the US people... Unless others want to as well, I won't stop you.

      Spoiler

      If you weren't aware the Mongols were the ones who spread gunpowder from China (who had been keeping it a secret) to the rest of the world.

       

  17. Hi, guys!  I'm back!  Tanned, tired, and not really ready for heat, but here we go, whoo boy.

  18. Well, as good a time as any to do this, I guess.  (She says as she procrastinates packing.)

    I think some of you already know, but this is my official goodbye-for-now for the next week.  I might swing by on mobile, but I might not have time to.

    So, I'll see you then.  *hugs*

  19. Ahem.

    *stirring bagpipe music*

    Well, here we are.

    2,481 posts. Five RP characters.

    One year ago, when I put a shoe on my head and yodeled poorly, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Now, I'm so glad I signed up.

    I came for the book discussion, I stayed for the amazing people.

    Okay, let's get into the shoutouts!

    @Channelknight Fadran, you're amazing. RPing with you has been awesome. I've smiled, I've cried, I've laughed myself silly. You're incredible.

    @Condensation, you're the best. I love the conversations we have.

    @DramaQueen, I know we don't talk a lot, and you aren't on that much, but you're awesome!

    @Matrim's Dice, you're super cool! I love RPing with you! (Craven and Martin climbing trees needs to come back. *ninja emoji*)

    @Truthwatcher at the Rim, if you see this, that means you logged in. Excellent!

    @Chinkoln, @Aspiring Writer, @Dannex, @Nathrangking, @Emi, @xinoehp512, you are all super duper incredible!

    I know that's not even close to everyone, and I wish my brain had enough space and all the words needed to give everyone a shoutout. It's honestly crazy that I don't, I never expected that so many people would see the nonsense I post and decide that they want to see more of it. That's just... wild.

    Yeah, I don't really know what else to say. Just that all of you are amazing, and I can't wait to see what the next year brings.

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    2. Spren of Kindness

      Spren of Kindness

      I don't know how the leaderboard works, so maybe?  But I'm on it, which is wild!

    3. DramaQueen

      DramaQueen

      HAPPY SHARDIVERSARYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! And we definitely should talk more!!!

    4. Aspiring Writer

      Aspiring Writer

      Happy late Shardiversity. Thx for the mention.

  20. Okay, I've been sitting on this for almost a week, and I need to get it out.

    Last week, I woke up in a cold sweat after a nightmare.  This itself is rare because I rarely dream, and it's even more rare that I have nightmares.  

    What was my nightmare, you ask?  Take those creatures from A Quiet Place.  I haven't seen the movie, but I've heard a lot about it and seen a few clips.  Now, combine those with the character design of Venom, the symbiote.  Again, haven't seen it, I just saw some promos.  Finally, make the whole thing look like a six-foot-tall Gollum from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings.  Got that nice and meshed into your brain matter?  Let's keep going.

    This creature that my subconscious came up with can sense motion, and has super speed.  The only way to avoid it is to be dead silent and not move a muscle.  It can't see you unless you move and make noise.

    My dream started out with me roaming through a sunny, mountain forest.  And it ended with me frozen in place, dead silent, as a motion-sensing Vollum creature slunk around me, waiting for me to move so it could kill me.

    And then I woke up.

    Someone comfort me?

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    2. Maddie The Succulent

      Maddie The Succulent

      I’m going to be honest, I first imagined the creatures from a quiet place looking like Venom. But after seeing the movie, it’s not that scary. 

      Well at least you weren’t afraid of Minecraft zombies... Uh.. totally not my ten year old me.....

    3. FriarFritz
    4. Channelknight Fadran

      Channelknight Fadran

      *Hugs the hugspren*

      *Cuddles the cuddlespren*

      'S okay. Your Fadran's here for you.

  21. Sooooooooo *walks in with a pizza to a room on fire, people screaming*

    I'm not a negative person.  I like to think I'm pretty chill.  

    I genuinely don't have any idea what is going on, and I'm not sure I like it.

    Oh, I'll come around to it.  But hole-ee woe, that came out of left field.

    Bonus reaction to friends:

    Spoiler

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    2. Doomstick

      Doomstick

      I read Mistborn at 12 (just barely 12, too), and iirc the stereotypical Fortnite kid is 12, so the only problem I see is the "they wrote a book about this fortnite dude" thing, but chances are, those people won't care enough to come to the Shard.

    3. Chinkoln

      Chinkoln

      Is Fortnite really a "children's" game? I mean, yes, children play it, but when it was originally created, did the developers think "Man, I cant wait for a bunch of six-year-olds to buy this shooter game and spend hours killing each other brutally?"

    4. Tesh

      Tesh

      It was a HUGE deal when it came out. I was in middle school and in leadership (which i hated with a burning passion) and we made all these Fortnite posters and so I have no love whatsoever for the game but... Oh well.

      I do think it's funny how people are reacting to it, though, to be honest.

  22. Ooh, I'm a sentient awakened object!

    What kind of object would you all say I am?

    1. Danex

      Danex

      Hmmmm...

      A lamp. 

  23. If your sibling says that they aren't a barbarian (maximum amounts of drama, gesturing, facial expression), how do you respond?

    I know the answer, but I want to confirm.

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    2. Doomstick

      Doomstick

      “Well, either way, int was your dump stat”

    3. Danex

      Danex

      “That’s heavily debatable”

    4. Tesh

      Tesh

      Quote

      ...kay but is there?

      Yes, there is.

      The Mongols are awesome.

      They were just nomadic pastoralists who were really good at using composite bows and riding horses and established what was basically the largest land empire ever. They fixed up the Silk Roads and promoted trade and made it super safe, and also gathered together some of the best artisans and scholars and stuff to help them run their empire.

      They killed a lot of people very violently, but only if they didn't submit to their rule. News of that spread which encouraged people to surrender. So now we remember them for doing violent and terrible things when they actually didn't do that too often.