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[NOV 2020] - Prejudice / Re: [NOV 2020] - Prejudice - Submission Thread
« Last post by ScarletBea on November 16, 2020, 07:42:39 PM »
Hi, it's ok, you just needed to put it inside the spoiler tags, to avoid being a long post. I fixed it for you.
Good luck!
[NOV 2020] - Prejudice / Re: [Nov 2920] - Prejudice - Submission Thread
« Last post by S P Oldham on November 16, 2020, 06:31:26 PM »
Hi, this is my first ever submission to the monthly theme challenge. I hope I have followed the rules correctly and not posted in the wrong place. Please let me know if I have done anything wrong.

This is a poem of 350 words call 'Even Punk Rockers Fall in Love.'

My Twitter handle is @dogskidssmiles

Thank you,

S P Oldham


Even Punk Rockers Fall in Love
Spoiler for Hiden:
My clothes are torn because I want them to be
Don’t want anyone taking pity on me
My hair’s a rainbow; dependent on my mood
I call myself outspoken; you might call me rude
People with power want my compliance
Get angry when met with my stolid defiance
They take one look, think they know who I am
Think that I’m stupid or don’t give a damn

Try to belittle me, make me feel out of place
Sneer at the studs or the pins in my face
They’re scared of me, see; think that I’m trouble
When we’re out together, that fear becomes double
I see it in the faces of so many passers-by
Unmistakable contempt in the glint of their eye
They shake their heads, like they’re somehow superior
And I’m an aberration, unworthy and inferior

Next time you see us, in our leather and jeans
Remind yourself: it’s you who doesn’t know what it means
To face a world that hates you, just because you represent
A desire, no, a need, to defy the government
To stand up and be counted when others simply bow
To live each and every moment in the here and now
Test yourself; if all you see is the outer shell
Then perhaps it’s you who is the ne’er do well

We sit together, walk together, always side by side
Love’s like my own reflection; the thought fills me with pride
The tattoos are a story, etched on warm, living skin
The studs serve to punctuate the human being within
Like you, we deserve respect – maybe even more
You can’t accuse us of being the boss man’s whore
So we endure the dirty looks, we always Rise Above
Does it bother you, that even punk rockers fall in love?

S P Oldham
Non-Fantasy Books / Re: What Non-Fantasy are you currently reading?
« Last post by ScarletBea on November 16, 2020, 06:05:25 PM »
I like to read a non-fiction book in the background of my 'main' book.

I've finished Talking to stranger by Malcolm Gladwell: very intersting, about how we approach strangers, how we "default to truth" and other automatic techniques, and how that can cause many problems. Lots of examples, from Chamberlain meeting Hitler to Amanda Knox, ending with an analysis of american police that's all about this "handling strangers" position.

Now I started re-reading Richard Dawkins' The ancestor's tale - the only book on biology I ever liked, hehe
Malazan Book of the Fallen / Re: The Crippled God: Epilogues
« Last post by Idlewilder on November 16, 2020, 05:19:46 PM »
(and I'll give a little call to @Idlewilder : I've finished! Loved reading your posts on this!)

Haha, thanks!  :D I'm just sorry I missed all your posts the last few months - I used to get @s sent to my email but that stopped for some reason. I just read through all the posts from TtH->tCG anyway. Really fun reliving this through you eyes, @ScarletBea - it's absolutely wild to see how little I remember. There's so many things where I'm just like...what the hell even was this. Theories about Jade statues and houses and swords and it's all gone out the window!  ;D

What a series though, nothing I've read since really hits any of the notes that I loved so much about it!
Fantasy Movies, Comic Books & Video Games / Re: His Dark Materials Season 2 - trailer
« Last post by bdcharles on November 16, 2020, 02:56:30 PM »
So far so good. I thought the first season had a great look to it, a little more modern than I'd have liked in places, but not bad at all - a little weird a little choose-your-punk-suffix. The pace dragged from time to time though. Thus far, season 2 seems a little tighter, fewer slow moments transpiring slowly.
Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Cherie on November 16, 2020, 01:24:23 PM »
Finished All Systems Red (Murderbot Diaries #1). Nice and easy red, will definitely read the others. I think it's time for me to start Dune at last. Oh by the way, I'll read Flowers to Algernon whenever I find free time at work.
I've just started Rogue Protocol which is book 3 of of the Murderbot Diaries. They're all nice and easy, and I love the character's voice.
Fantasy Movies, Comic Books & Video Games / Re: What are you currently playing?
« Last post by HLTinsley on November 16, 2020, 09:06:03 AM »
Just started Divinity: Original Sin II on the recommendation that it's a good alternative to Skyrim (and also because I can't afford AC:Valhalla this month). Only about 4/5 hours in and so far it's so-so, not as good as I was expecting but that might be because I haven't given it enough of a chance. Story line seems very involved but finding the mechanics a bit clunky (probable user error).
Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Elfy on November 16, 2020, 03:45:59 AM »
I look forward to your opinion of Flowers for Algernon
Me too. I loved that book. One of the few that made me cry.
Netflix renews Space Force, starring Steve Carell, for a second season
We just finished watching that. So glad it was renewed, because it ended on a fairly sizeable cliff.
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