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Stamped/Where You Look 
12:03pm 20/08/2008
   Where You Look

Joy is grand as a lavish wedding,
           fine as a smile on a tiny newborn, 
       or easy as a busy street
            where three swallows wing to the
                        nearest tree.
                                              ~~Copyright 2008   Stephanie L Soder
where is everyone? 
06:49pm 26/03/2007
mood: sad

This community is dying and it's a shame because it is/(was?) a great help and inspiration for me.

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stamped: series a 
08:20pm 03/06/2006
  I kind of forgot that I had an account here, and switched to blogger.Collapse )  
In my own words... 
09:18pm 19/06/2006
  Amatory ApplicationCollapse )  
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I would love some advice for this! 
06:28pm 14/07/2006
Popsicle Hearts 
02:13am 11/07/2006
  Here's something that isn't yours.

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Thirty Dollar Bill 
11:07pm 18/06/2006
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draft . . . Moth 
12:57am 15/06/2006
  Here's a first draft that sucks ass. Give it to me.

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Dan and Laurie in The Gunga Diner 
10:21pm 10/06/2006
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I'm back after a long absence 
02:49pm 28/04/2006
  This is a rough draft. Suggestions welcome

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Doused in Amber 
09:12pm 26/04/2006
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09:53pm 27/02/2006
mood: cold
wanted to know your thoughts on this one, i kept to a rhyme and count. comments?

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Boy with Lyre Forms Liaison 
09:05pm 02/02/2006
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stamped//it's been a while since ive posted.. 
06:09pm 02/01/2006
  The Beach From a GodheadCollapse )  
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mod//Note to Zusya 
11:54am 02/01/2006
  Please put your poem behing an LJ Cut, instructions on the info page, and resubmit. Thanks.  
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mod//just so you know 
05:07pm 01/01/2006
  I *am* watching.  
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Thirty Dollar Bill 
08:57pm 28/12/2005
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10:32pm 11/11/2005
  Post-partum Wears an Iron Dress....the next in a series...FIRST DRAFTCollapse )  
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stamped//Gates of Ebony 
11:43pm 27/10/2005
mood: crushed
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stamped // untitled poem 
10:27pm 27/10/2005
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mod//unmodding myself 
08:10pm 24/10/2005
  Who wants my job?

I may come back and be mod again, if you'll take me...but only when I actually have time, and if you need me.

You guys who want to be mod (this place needs serious advertisement, by the way), need to be willing to put time into this. Comment here if you're interested and Ben and Scott (if they're still listening), will decide together who'll be the third mod and/or if they require a third at all. I suggest three mods for tie-breakers and that sort of thing if you plan on continuing POM and such. You could always turn this into an open forum, but in that case, there will be a lot of CRAP here. But that's just my opinion...

Good luck. I'll be around. I'll fill out an application of you guys want me to?

♥ - Meagan
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in my own freaking words. 
02:17pm 10/10/2005
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in my own words 
10:18pm 20/09/2005
mood: chipper
vote nose!  my application, am far, toothless dense CHANGE this something. interesting?Collapse ) </p>
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mod// untitled 
12:43am 19/09/2005
  more feelings... in a semi-poetic sorta thing... ;)

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mod//mirage, refined 
04:21pm 15/09/2005
  I took all advice, and am looking for more. I'm tough. I can take it if you can give it. BTW, this is *not* a sad poem.

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mod// ... 
11:05pm 12/09/2005
  screaming, searing, shooting pain,
the likes of which i've never known,
sprouts from my mouth into my veins
leaving me naked, worthless, alone

ingest those capsules-
four, five, six-
then emptying ampoules,
the pain now nixed

i go out searching
through dark, dead night
Cumbrous feet lurching,
pain succumbs to lucid fright

the truth, once found,
for a moment, is lost;
inner fears abound
heart turns to frost.

screaming, searing, shooting pain,
the likes of which i've never known,
flows through my heart from my veins,
leaving me naked, worthless, alone.
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stamped//Double Time 
07:07pm 06/09/2005
mood: angsty
A Writers SmokeCollapse )

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New Love Poem 
02:06pm 06/09/2005
mood: giggly
First Draft of my attempted escape from the hell called Writers BlockCollapse )
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stamped //A Warning to Holden Caulfields 
04:42pm 23/08/2005
  Any comments would be appreciated, even if they aren't suggestions.

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10:12pm 22/08/2005
mood: disappointed
Uhg. I think that I am going to do a promoting spree. I encourgae the other mods to join me. This place needs some life...even if it means the dreaded NEW BLOOD. I think that we're all in this rut-called-writer's-block-slash-hell. You know.

Perhaps some newbies will be inspiring? Yeah...well, it's worth a try.

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06:31pm 20/08/2005
  Where in the bloody hell is Megs?  
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mod//mirage, for jjf 
02:36am 16/08/2005
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stamped//theme//Shards of Ebony 
11:51pm 05/08/2005
mood: crappy
sorry this is late, i only get the net every 3 weeks so i miss a lot, but if you'll still have me, i've a poem to contribute ;)

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mod//a work in progress, perhaps 
12:02am 30/07/2005
  Here's a bad start. I want input as to whether I should leave this alone for a while and come back to it later and finish it...or abandon it as a lost cause.

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10:53pm 13/07/2005
  Mmkay. THEME.

Pretty simple. A wildcard theme, if you will. Whatever you want. No subject, no restraints. Just make it good. You have until I get back from vacation (July 26th) to submit your theme.

Let's see. If you win this theme, I'll let you pick next month's theme. Anddd...decide what our new layout will look like. yay. And...*searches for more incentive*...whatever else you want, within reason. Have fun. I'm going to Florida.
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11:16pm 27/06/2005
mood: amused
Hi guys. I feel like doing something to get all of us involved in something poetic. So...I think that we should do a renga. A renga, for those of you who don't know, is when a group of poets create a linked tanka.

A tanka is a Japanese syllabic form, composed of 5 lines and arranged into a tercet (3 line stanza), followed by a break and then the final couplet. Here is what it would look like, note the syllable count in each line:

line syllables

1. xxxxx (5)
2. xxxxxxx (7)
3. xxxxx (5)

4. xxxxxxx (7)
5. xxxxxxx (7)

When you repeat this form, it becomes a linked tanka. It doesn't have to rhyme or anything. What we'll do is go one line at a time. You can add more than one line, but not in succession. This way, we'll be forced to play off of each other. I'll start with the first line, and then you guys can begin adding your lines in comments to this post. Please pay attention to the form and keep everything making sense. When I feel everyone who wants a chance has gotten one, and that we've achieved some sort of ending, I'll end the renga and post the final result.

Interesting, nay?

The first line is:

It's going to be
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11:41pm 26/06/2005
mood: content
doesnt look like you guys have been too active, have i resurfaced at a bad time??

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stamped // The Walking Mood 
07:10pm 23/06/2005
  Any suggestions would be very helpful and very appreciated! I hope it isn't too hot wherever you guys are (it's really freaking hot and humid where I am).

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mod//another war won 
04:35pm 22/06/2005
  For those of you who may not have noticed, the disgusting and shallow "human rating community," A Nicer Breed," is now defunct. I'd like to think my tearing her limb from limb had a wee bit to do with it, but more likely, it was the fact that no one wants to join an nasty ho's human rating community. What a skank loser she was.  
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05:31pm 21/06/2005
  I'm sorry for being so horribley inactive, my life has gone to hell in a handbasket lately. The bank screwed me to a tune of $200, my guitar was stolen (thank god I knew who did it and managed to get it back, just today actually) and I had to call 911 because I woke up and found my boyfriend barely breathing on the bathroom floor, so we spent the whole day in the emergency room. And that's just this week. Anyway, hopefully when I settle down all the energy that so far has been rage, frustration, and fear will be able to come out poetically.
Thanks for your patience.
stamped// vacation 
11:23pm 20/06/2005
  Hey guys. I'm going to D.C. for 2 weeks and I most likely will not have computer access. So, I apologize in advance for any themes or poetry that I miss.

Don't go too crazy without me. =)
Well, here's something anyway... 
09:31pm 20/06/2005
  I had an idea, I went with it, but as always... it sucked hardcore. I need major help. There seems to be little rythm, only this big ol'metaphor that doesn't go too far. help. me?

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mod//has nothing to do with poetry at all!!! but HELP! 
08:51pm 20/06/2005
  Anyone out there know of anywhere cheap to stay in the Falmouth, Massachussettes area?? I really want to go see my friend in a performance at CLOC, but the cheapest place I can find is $150/night.

Any help would be great!!

01:02am 19/06/2005
  We're not having a theme for whatever month we're on because I haven't been able to think of a good one.

Please give me ideas.

I have a poem in my head that won't come out.
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stamped / poem - He 
04:53pm 18/06/2005
  hey, i wrote this a few weeks ago and have been hoping to get some feedback. any comments would be great appreciated, thanks :)

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12:25am 16/06/2005

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stamped // Ode to Mother and Her Literary Lover (working title) 
07:07pm 15/06/2005
  I did this for the theme awhile ago but never submitted it (I had to check the titles of some of the things I reference). I know the title sucks, but I'm working on it. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated because I know that it needs a lot of work. Thanks!

Ode to Mother and Her Literary LoverCollapse )

p.s. I'm really psyched for the upcoming theme!
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For those of you who might miss it, more verbal ownage from Faybright 
01:09pm 12/06/2005
  An open letter to the purveyor of the obscene community, a_nicer_breed. I'm not putting this behind a cut, because I want to ensure any other subhuman who would think of sliming this dignified community with such vile and obvious fascism/Nazism sees the verbal ownage that will occur when you're a shallow, stupid, spolied whore who lacks the education to understand that "A nicer breed" of human is a purely Nazi concept, and a dangerous way to think:


I concur with Meg. You can deny it all you want, but your information page makes it clear what you are doing. If you really thought your creating a community for "a nicer breed" of human is OK, you'd do it in the cold light of day, rather than hide behind a members-only shield:

Example 1 of your foulness:

Rules for Members

- Give constructive criticism.

- Do not be overly harsh.

- Never say "fat" or "ugly".

- List at least one reason behind your vote.

Translation: Find a "nicer" way to say, "You're too fat and ugly for this community."

Example 2 of your foulness:

"My main goal of the community is to create a place for people to share anything they wish. The 'rating' aspect is only enforced to keep out the people that we don't feel belong."

Translation: "If you don't meet our standards of beauty, you will be thrown out on your ear, because we are exclusionary and conceited and better than people we, in our sole discretion, deem to be fat and ugly."

Example 3 of your foulness:

Post at least five clear pictures

Translation: "We'll ask you some personality/intelligence questions as a cover, but we need five clear looks at you to determine if you belong, because, of course, it's how you look that really matters."

It's all part and parcel of this shameful reality-TV-based dehumanization of people that I find so goddamn offensive. AS IF the fact that one is not blessed with the genetically accidental accouterments of physical beauty means that one is somehow lacking: 1) one of the 46 chromosomes we all have; and 2) feelings.

But oh, don't take our judging you personally!

Frankly, my dear, having reviewed your page, you don't have the intelligence/beauty/personality platform to be running such a vile "community." Since I have never lacked for physical beauty, and have in fact spent a lifetime attempting to overcome my physical appearance and to be taken seriously for my intelligence and ability, I shall, in the spirit of your community's rules, provide you with my polite and honest feedback so you may see how it feels. And of course, you shouldn't take any of this honest assessment personally:

Your hair is really quite a mess. How about a *nice* haircut, perhaps some highlights? The nose ring has to go; it looks like a big bugger hanging out of your olfactory orifice. In addition, I am very sorry to have to say that your nose is really quite large -- too large to be putting a stud into it in order to draw attention to its gargantuan nature. Rhinoplasty is most affordable these days. Look into it. Finally, you also need a class in applying make-up, because yours is tragic -- especially the tacky blue eye shadow. It's 2005, and you are no Paris Hilton. Try something in the earth tones without a shimmer, which you cannot carry off. When you can't do flash, you really ought to default to refined and classy.

I also question the fact that you feel you must seek Internet reinforcement for your self-esteem -- truly a sign of a sick personality, so you lose points there as well.

Furthermore, your intellectual inability to realize precisely what it is that you are doing with your "community" makes me question your intelligence. Chalk up another demerit for you.

Wow! Looks like you don't belong in your own community.

And finally, I will post some recent photographs of yours truly:

(See actual entry for photos)
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hit me 
03:40am 12/06/2005
mood: hopeful
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In my own words... 
10:19am 11/06/2005
  Tell me please, this language I speak.Collapse )  
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