I am an atheist and a skeptic. People like to misunderstand those, whether deliberately or not, but in truth they are both simply negative stances; I do not believe in gods; I do not believe things that are without evidence, or cannot have evidence. Atheism is not a religion, and skepticism is not cynicism; neither of them inherently includes any property except a lack of belief in certain things.
The year Talen and I first went to TAFE, he saved his arse off and used the money he earned from his first real job to buy me a GameboyColor. It was second-hand, with burn-marks on the case and a no battery door, but it was my favourite colour and it came with Pokemon Gold.
Of course, that's not the gift in the poem.
I wrote the original version of this song in 1999, and worked on it over the next few years, usually in the period of self-reflection that came upon me after one of my friends lost somebody close to them. It was pretty much finished and I was happy with it (hence it's posted below). Then, for some reason, it was running through my head earlier this week while I was working. In retrospect, I realised something I never would have when I first wrote it - I essentially had on my hands a song about atheism.
My wonderful, wonderful friend V wrote music to this song so I could perform it at my wedding. In the process, he inspired me to change some lyrics, and as a result I like this version a lot better.
And they say that being happy stops you from writing mopey songs. Feh! ;p
She knows who she is ^______^
A little bit of introspection, from one of the very newest projects I'm working on - Naku-Ame, or Crying Rain (or Crying Bitch, as my dear Talen is so fond of pointing out (seethe).
A recently-finished song about death. Started it when a friend's mother was sick, continued it when another friend's mother died, and finished it when a different friend's grandfather died. So a lot of work has gone into it, you'd better like it.
Again from Team Pokémon, this song is about the love/hate relationship between my character and her smitten friend, Jon.
BtVS-based. I was basically trying to express how Buffy felt about Angel, and/or the fact that she had fallen into the ultimate tragic romance.
NG:E based, inspired by the bit where Shinji tells Rei not to say goodbye. Written in '99, and bits of it got printed in the NG:E manga (sugoi!)
A bit of poetry. Written late '99, I think. Nicely depressive - I wrote it when I was walking the dog and found a white feather.
This one I'm really proud of. It's the main theme from The Days Still Left (not the fanfic version; an original story based very loosely on the fanfic).
Also based on BtVS, this one is from Angel's POV, when he was forced to leave Buffy *sniff, sob*... I rather like this one.
(1999-01-01)BtVS poem, Buffy's thoughts on Angel's soul-loss.
Written for another one of my works in progress, a fantasy epic called When the Rains Came. Depressive love song.
Songs & Poetry
Songs and Poetry - most of it kind of old and awful, some of it actually pretty neat.