Copper blood

Let me get this
Out of the way
What I’m trying
To say is
Let me move
This out of
My path
What I mean to
Do is
Get me out
Of my own way
Safe from my own wrath
Free from my own pain
I’ll say it again
What I need to
Do is
Go back to the start.
So stop me.
Hold me back.
Keep me, from
The greatest moments I
Have ever known,
Pull me away
From nostalgia,
From the golden memories
Hanging in the air
Care
For me, too much to
Let me pass
Through those gates
Into before,
And never to return, anymore…
Do it for this
This perfect bliss
Moving before me
Like promised safety,
Quietly,
Fleeing me like
Waking dreams,
Violently,
Waking my dreams
Because you made me
Starting my heart
Because you can.
This. Tin. Man.
Is tired of heavy
Metal thoughts,
Picking
Petals, drop
For hours. Look,
What you have here
Is
A rusty, metal, manimage
And he brought flowers.

The Whispers has begun

Have you ever had an imaginary friend? Have you ever had someone who had one? Have you ever broached the subject of imaginary friends with actual real life friends before? If you have done any of those things before, well good for you! If you haven’t, well I suggest you might want to at least talk about the potential behind one of them. What if imaginary friends weren’t so imaginary? What if they could only be felt by the purity that is a child’s innocence? What if we don’t really understand them? What if they could actually use children to harm you? I watched the premiere episode of The Whispers, and holy wow did some things creep me out. But first, here’s a gif to calm everyone’s nerves now.

There there...
There there…

You’re okay? GOOD! Now we can go on.

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Ease In, Flow Out

Existential crisis not withstanding, you have to admit that life has those moments when things just light up and make you go ‘Giggity'; well, not as perverted as Quagmire does it. When you aren’t looking around you wondering just what the hell you’re doing wrong while things for others are going right, you’re looking around and seeing those little things that can make something as monochromatic as life feel more colourful. A puppy playing with a ball. A cat holding its legs and rolling off a chair. GIFs that make you chuckle the more you see them. Eating hot akara and smooth pap with lots of milk in it… the good stuff.

Oh yeah
Oh yeah

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…And We’re Back!

Its a uncharacteristically sunny Spring afternoon and I’m decked in full rain gear;I’ve got an umbrella, rain boots, a coat and a pair mufflers. I was expecting a torrential pour when I made my way here, but instead its over 80 degrees and scorching.

I’m not too worried though. I just have to find the keys, get in and hang up all these heavy clothes. Now if only I can fish out these keys. My hands are completely full. I’ve got my Double Pump Mocha Latte espresso on one hand and this umbrella on the other.
Okay, there we go. I’m able to fish the keys out of my messenger bag and open the doors. I walk in and the scent of the place is immediately familiar even though theres no lights on, I instinctively know where the switch is. I shimmy towards the switch, flick it on and I see the place in all her glory: The Dancing Silhouettes main office building.

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A Passage to Write

There are times that come when you’ve got this great idea and feel like you definitely have to put it down in writing somewhere, but then in the midst of all that’s happening around you you neglect it and just stroll along with life. It’s been just about a month since the last post went up on Dancing Silhouettes, and I have to say that is honestly something. It’s not like there’s been an endless range of writer’s block laying out in front of us, but rather that things have taken the turn for a direction we didn’t anticipate in the right capacity.

Detanfy has been pizza rolling, and while that has had its cool moments, it’s been breaking his back for a while. Proteus has his own thing with studying extra hard to be the doctor we’ll be bringing our kids to; and then there’s me.

I’ve had my system enter some sort of corruption state, and then been building it back up. I won’t say I lost stuff because I had the mindset to backup the important stuff and discard the rest, and the result of that was me having freer memory for my 1 terabyte machine to boast about. I tell you, the more space you have, the more redundant you become in the things you label as ‘Should not be deleted yet’. And to make matters worse, I can be a terrible hoarder of bytes. It’s why I tend to have space problems, and despite that I never help myself from such a situation. My phone’s memory card is 32 GB, I’ve got an external hard drive worth 500 and my machine is 1 TB. I know there are people who have loads more and my statistics may seem flimsy to them, but that’s not the point of it all. Sadly, I lost my material for my future game journal write-ups, and happened to lose progress on same of the games I’d been playing.

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A Few Words on Child of Light

 

Lord knows I had a hard time trying to come up with a name for this one. I was thinking of making some sort of pun involving light doing some sort of catchy catchphrase creating a new section for this like Game Journal but figured that I may as well screw it and just go with something normal. As you may notice, this is something new, but just to clarify I’ll go over what the plan is for Dancing Silhouettes’ gaming write-ups. We’ve decided to have our write-ups will come in 2 parts; the first part is a little show and tell on what the player/writer has seen and witnessed and played so far in whatever game said player/writer is writing on. The amount of time spent playing the game is completely dependent on the player/writer. The second part of the write-up is on focusing on the completed game, akin to the Game Journals we’ve had in the past. If the game in question, however, ends up being too short for a 2-part, then a 1 part with all the necessary bits is done. Now that’s out of the way, let’s dive into Child of Light.

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For As Long As Possible #29

I’m iconic, naked walking in the garden and bird watching
Alarming all of these cardinals like I need a pope
Puffing that white smoke, get faded and play the maestro
I’m ice cold, bunny slippers, nice robe (Probably velvet)

Salutations once again, puny humans! Shudder under the awesomeness that is Mac Miller’s verse in his 2013 song ‘Avian’, and tremble as your organic skinned race will race domination in the near future! Sorry… I’ve been doing some heavy Futurama binging and it’s not all that bad. It’s actually been really needed, because the last couple of days have been something. Sha things are mellowing and hopefully all will be tidied up in the end. With that out of the way, welcome to another installment of For As Long As Possible, and if you’re wondering what exactly this is, then I’m just going to throw you over to the official FALAP wiki. I’m thinking it should have its own URL, but not enough info to make it so just yet. From there, it’s only logical to check Arc 1, Arc 2 and Arc 3. And now on Arc 4…

Previously on For As Long As Possible;

The Stargate Festival, and then To The Fallen, and finally Only The Brave Enter.

And now, the next For As Long As Possible installment, The Path of The Sitcom. I hope you read that in Morgan Freeman’s voice, because then it would have been really cool.

FALAP title card

 

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For As Long As Possible #28

I’m finna bang this ditch the fudge out! You better! You might wanna record the way you feelin’, like history being made. This other sucka put a mirror on the Glob damn screen! Lets go Phy-Lix!

Okay, that was horrible. Hello everyone. How are you doing? Detanfy here, and i’m ready to dish out the next installment of for As Long As Possible. This is Number 28 (TWENTY! EIGHT!) overall. Wow. Phylix and I would firstly, like to wish y’all a happy new year, and we figure, what better way to usher it in than with a brand new FALAP?

Lets first take the time to reflect on FALAP installment of yesteryear:

Arc #1 – The Pie Master’s Cast

Arc #2 – One Helluva Party

Arc #3 – Rescue Afterparty

and then lets take a look at this arc, which has just two entires, so you can catch up quickly:

The Arc is called A Scandal in Barhnovia. The first issue, by myself was called “The StarGate Festival” and the second installment by Phylix was called “To The Fallen…”, which worked double duty as a tribute to some of those that we have lost in 2014.

So I’m back here to give you guys the 3rd installment. I’m calling this one “Only The Brave Enter”. Things are heating up in Hollovia, so you might wanna check it out! Without further ado, the 28th installment of FALAP:

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For As Long As Possible #27

Imagine the joy that comes from finally getting this thing off the ground. I mean, after days, weeks and months of hashing and rehashing possible storylines and probably characters, we’ve finally dropped some fire on the FALAP line. It’s been a long time coming, and no matter how little the number of people still interested in our little story series are, I personally say thank you for checking us out. I’m so out of tune with personal social media I don’t know how I’m going to peddle this new Wave in the hopes of getting new readers. But where there’s a will, Jaden is probably behind him so no wahala there.

That being said, welcome to another installment of Dancing Silhouettes’ very own For As Long As Possible. And seeing as we’re in the 4th arc, allow me to do a refresh for your memories.

Arc #1 – The Pie Master’s Cast

Arc #2 – One Helluva Party

Arc #3 – Rescue Afterparty

And of course, let’s not forget the first entry in the new arc;

The Star Gate Festival

Courtesy of Detanfy. And now that we’ve got things cleared up, let’s dim down the lights as the next installment starts rolling…

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FALAP title card

Christmas Day was a pretty simple day. We had some drinks and sweet things around the decorations at The Daily Silhouette HQ. Mostly we did a lot of group caroling; each group taking a separate number of songs to sing to everyone else in the office. We didn’t spend all day in the office though, as pretty much all of us wanted to head back to our places to spend some Christmas-y time with our loved ones. It was a pretty decent day with no wahala, and then Danica took Detanfy and me into her office for a quick briefing on what our next mission would be.

“Let’s call this Wave 2, boys, and you’re back on the tickers. But you’re gonna start out with something simple. Ever heard of Barhnovia?” Detanfy and I looked at each other with no knowledge of what she was talking about. “It’s this little, serene nation somewhere in the European Alps. They’ve got lots of greenery there, and when it snows I hear it’s something that’s so mesmerizing you wouldn’t bother about the cold.”

And that we learned that we were going to record a well-known event that was held there yearly, and we’d have our very own guide; Anton the new intern. Anton joined us some months back, and frankly we don’t know too much about him just yet. We have this policy that sounds a little like ‘If your past isn’t covered in blood, then you’re welcome aboard.’

Now, move things forward to the snowy month of December and we’re walking on this terrain with lush patches of greenery and a fine coat of white on several peaks. I forgot the lethargy that was residing in my leg muscles when we got a better view of what Hollovia village had to offer. And I have to say, I’m not really sure why they call it village. I think town would do it better justice. Maybe the village moniker is a humble moniker, or maybe it started out as a village and kept growing, but not an alarming rate that necessitated a moniker change. Oh my, I’ve forgotten to reference the emerald eyes thing.

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