I believe I can.
I’ve been through this,
Done what I should.
God didn’t bring me this far
Just to fail again and again.
I just have to believe
That miracles can happen,
That I will succeed
And bring glory to Him.
i. I am a god: I do not love, Apollo sneers with his teeth bared against the dawn, Not like this, selfless and desperate and vulnerable ii. So be human tonight, Icarus pleas back arched against the earth as Apollo traces his unbruised neck, gold smearing on skin, the whisper of fingertips ghosting along a pulse iii. in another world, they meet every night behind a faded neon bar when even the dead are sleeping don’t you know we’re going to live forever baby, Apollo grits out as he cleans the blood off Icarus’s face, spits on his bruised knuckles iv. i’m a fucking martyr, Icarus hisses against Apollo’s lips; for once, the gods are silent as Icarus blows smoke into his lover’s mouth, his bitter laugh the only sound ringing at the end of the world v. I will not catch you when you fall, Apollo warns and I will not stop loving you, Icarus promises vi. he is still smiling when his back hits the water and the waves crumble his burning wings to ash
And so I write my life’s book
With each days age
I turn a new page
Maybe one day someone will take a look
At my inked story
In all its glory
Then as they read the scribbled lines
Of my life over time
Will they think oh how divine
Or would they curse
At recordings in prose and verse
Of bad decisions and rueful mistakes
That did my book a tragedy make
Yet as they read my self penned eulogy
I will offer no apology
It’s my life story from boy to man
For their views I don’t give a damn
Caring not for what they say
As all along I did it my way
The title is a song by the great Elvis Costello
Today’s characters are: Major Glory (Dexter’s Lab), Kragthar (Wander Over Yonder) and Him (Powerpuff Girls)
I know that Major Glory and the Justice Friends are just parody jokes but I always enjoyed their segments. Shame not many people remember them. // Kragthar is an odd character in WoY that I enjoy, tho’ that may be because I imagine him as a big buff dork who tries to play D&D with his fellow villain…none do, except Something the So-in-So. // Him is a very creepy character that I’m surprised got past the censors, well then again it was the 90s. Him easily makes my Top 12 animated villains list.
Qrow’s reaction to finding a tattoo of his emblem on your body
It was his emblem; big enough to fit on your left wrist. Normally hidden behind layers of bracelets not out of shame; never out of shame. You just enjoyed wearing bracelets. You never had shown him before, it hadn’t ever crossed your mind to bring it up to him; since time with Qrow always seemed too limited. You just wanted to spend enough time with him so you could have something to fall back on when he was away.
I drew Wonder Woman ( a mixture of the DCEU version & Greg Rucka & Liam Sharp’s DC Rebirth version ) Rene Montoya as the Question , Wildstorm’s Zealot ( Wildcats ) & Keatage & Sophie Campbell’s Glory from Image Comics . Fighting unstoppable foes !
I spend so much time disassociating myself from the difficulties of my life that it makes decisions near impossible. When thinking of a specific area of my life and trying to assess how I feel: am I happy with it, am I sad? I am completely at loss because I have no basis for comparison.
After you become an adult, nobody asks you: ‘well, how do you feel about this? How do you feel about that?’ so you forget to ask yourself that too. But generally I would probably say ‘meh,’ anyway. It started out as a way to manage my own expectations but became something bleak. And every once in a while, I am momentarily anxious that I succeeded in killing off every and all other feeling save for this very semi-existential anxiety, for the sake of pragmatism and productivity. And my weapon of choice was cynicism. On the positive side, it’s also a great shield against heartbreak; not admitting to having a heart.