leaving-your-mark-on-the-world

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These songs were once about my life. Now they are about yours. I was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1989. In the world we live in, much is said about when we are born and when we die. Our birthday is celebrated every year to commemorate the very first instant we came into the world, and a funeral is held to mark the day we leave it. But lately I’ve been wondering… what can be said of all the moments in between our birth and our death? The moments when we are reborn…

^ ‘1989′ Album Foreword  (Excerpt)
Full Foreword:

Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life - and travel - leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks - on your body or on your heart - are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.
—  Anthony Bourdain, The Nasty Bits

The Charter is a system of magic and a kind of moral worldview. It’s a construction or a story or a fabric, made by beings of immense power (the Great Charters) at the beginning of the known world: an “endless flow” of marks that describe the universe and so shape it. It’s like a contract: you enter into it with baptism and/or you live in territories governed by the Great Charter’s descendants and amongst their powerful magical objects. If you aren’t interested, you get out—sometimes by physically leaving the boundaries of the Old Kingdom, other times by corrupting or negating your Charter mark, a magical remnant from baptism. You can choose a life without magic (south, to Ancelstierre) or a life of magic without rules (north, to free magic). The latter provides avenues to immense, and perhaps limitless, power, but it will also eat you alive—corroding your flesh, degrading your mind. Its very nature, tuned to chaos, is inimical to life; the Charter, a created order, fosters it.

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I go in on the Charter.

Heronstairs [requested by bharatanatyamandballet

“I am leaving, but I am living. I will not be gone from you entirely, Will. When you fight now, I will be still by you. When you walk in the world, I will be the light at your side, the ground steady under your feet, the force that drives the sword in your hand. We are bound, beyond oath. The marks did not change that. The oath did not change that. It merely gave words to something that existed already.”

You can’t leave your mark like this
curled up in chaos
of scrunched up papers and pizza boxes
surrounded by the smell of old socks and wine
or was it cheese
or is it both?

The only marks this leaves
are on the scales (had you some)
and your skin in red and blue smears
(ketchup and bruises)
and in your mind (ineffaceable spots of black)
over forgotten words and voices
colours and touch that never come back

I’m tired
I’m tired of waking up with swollen eyes in the morning because we fought the night before
I’m tired of waiting up for you, to see if you would call
I’m tired of meaningless fights and me screaming at the walls and you holding my frail body as I cry
I’m tired of wishing you would love me as I love you and that instead of spending your nights at bars with your friends drinking until the world turns black you would spend them with me but
Who am I kidding
You’re a tiger that can’t be tamed and baby I tried but all I got was a broken heart and scratches from your claws
And the marks you leave on my are permanent and all I am to you is a memory
I should’ve known, I should’ve known
—  l.k

So I just watched Mark’s 8 million subscriber reaction vid and I’m not going to lie I’m bawling. He’s just so full of love and I can’t get over what an amazing person he is. I could write a novel about why I admire him so much and why he means as much to me as he does, but I’ll leave it at this- thank you Mark for all that you do. You being a goofball on camera has made the difference between me getting out of bed some days instead of lying around asking myself what the point was, and I’m sure that’s the case for many of your 8 million subscribers. You are sunshine in a rough world and you HAVE repaid us and you CONTINUE to every time you upload a video. I know you wish you could know us all personally, but you’re only one man, and even at that you do so much for us. Thank you so much for all you do. I’m sure you’ll never think you’re doing enough, but we all feel that you’re going above and beyond.
Love, Julia

if you were my boyfriend...

you will never have to worry about any other guy because my eyes will always be on you. I will hold your hand and show you off to the world. And i will tell you everyday that you, you are my greatest accomplishment, and if i could leave only a single mark in this earth, then let it be on your lips. And if there’s one thing i’m sure of, it’s that all the people i’ve loved before and every heartbreak i’ve had to go through has led me to you, because here is where i belong, with you is where i was always meant to be. and at night i will trace gentle fingers over the scars on your heart and kiss them until you see constellations written on your skin. And in the mornings i will look at you, with your messy hair and sleep ridden eyes, and know that whoever said you can’t make a home in another person was wrong, because your arms are my home now, you are my home now. If you were my boyfriend, i will love you enough for all the people who tried but failed, and i will love you until you can’t possibly hate yourself.

So, I was thinking tonight about sensate clusters and the soulmate universe where people who are going to be important to each other leave colored stains when they first touch.

Sensate clusters leave the exact same colors, that’s the first thing to know. There are a lot of shades in the world, and it’s rare that you would meet someone with the exact precise shade as you, but sensate clusters are exact. Our cluster all leaves a sort of grayish-blue.

The other thing to know is that people within your cluster are the only people you can get a mark from and give a mark to without meeting in person. The second you “visit” them and touch them on that visit, there’s a mark, soulmate-bright.

It’s hard to explain away what you think is a hallucination when your fingers or your arm or your shoulder or even your face are stained bright with the exact same color you leave on everyone else, and it’s hard to explain to other people as well.

anonymous asked:

what are your fave books/authors

jorge luis borges’s short stories, white noise by don delillo, house of leaves by mark z danielewski (yeah yeah i know), the full hitchhikers guide to the galaxy series, some YA book named panda ray about a psychic alien kid that gets transported to an alternate dimension after his grandpa murders him and uses his psychic powers to kill every single human being in the world instantaneously and at the same time

anonymous asked:

I just need someone to hug me and tell me that I'm not as worthless as I think I am...

YOU WILL NEVER BE WORTHLESS SO LONG AS YOU BREATHE IN THIS EARTH’S AIR AND TAKE UP SPACE IN THIS LIMITED WORLD; YOU HAVE MADE A MARK IN TIME AND IN OTHER’S HISTORY AND YOU HAVE LEFT TRACES OF YOURSELF ALL THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE AND YOU ARE EMBEDDED INTO THIS VAST YET SHORT EXISTENCE OF THIS WORLD WITH THE FOOTSTEPS YOU LEAVE BEHIND AND YOU ARE PART OF THE PROCESS OF LIFE EVEN YOU’RE RESTING IN THE DIRT AND YOU WILL CONTINUE ON WITH WHAT YOU LEAVE BEHIND WHETHER IT BE YOUR BODY IN THE EARTH OR YOUR BLOOD IN ANOTHER’S VEINS OR WORDS ON A PAGE. YOUR VALUE IS IN THE WONDERS YOU SEE THAT OTHERS MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO AND YOUR VALUE IS IN THE WONDROUS THOUGHTS THAT LIVE ONLY IN YOUR HEAD AND YOUR VALUE IS IN THE WAY YOU ARE MADE OF BLOOD FROM THOUSANDS BEFORE YOU AND STEEL BONES THAT CAME FROM NOTHING BUT GROW WITH EVERY PASSING DAY. YOUR VALUE IS IN YOUR NAME AND HOW YOUR BRING MEANING TO A WORD THAT EXISTS ONLY FOR YOU YET SPREADS TO PEOPLE ALL AROUND YOU AND YOUR VALUE IS IN THE WAY YOU ARE HERE, OUT OF ALL THE TIME BEFORE YOU AND AFTER YOU, YOU ARE HERE NOW IN THIS MOMENT. YOU EXIST RIGHT NOW EVEN AFTER STARS HAVE EXPLODED AND CEASED TO EXIST THEMSELVES AND BUT YOU ARE HERE. YOU ARE LIVING. THAT’S A VALUE YOU CAN’T PUT WORDS OR NUMBERS TO. AND THAT’S PRETTY FUCKING AWESOME.

ALSO YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE UNLIMITED HUGS FROM ME. IT WOULD BE MY HONOUR. I LOVE YOU. 

If this year is the ultimate finale, do you think you’ve left your mark in a satisfying way?

Yes. It isn’t a cliffhanger, and I hope it’s really satisfying. If the series had to end there it would be a strong ending. But if it gets renewed it gives us a really strong, clear slate to reboot and bring in new characters.

-Tassie Cameron [x]

All will be right with the world when Rookie Blue is renewed and fingers crossed that Charlotte is on board (I think Greg is going to leave.) The word “reboot” kinda scares me though, but I wouldn’t be opposed to some new blood in the writers room.

 Epic Music Playlist for Writing Motivation for Anon :)

Omega Point - PostHaste Music
Richat - Mark Petrie
Godspeed - Audiomachine
From Within - Mark Petrie
Hyperion - Mark Petrie
Artemis - Mark Petrie
Archangel - Two Steps From Hell
Protectors of The Earth - Two Steps From Hell
To Glory - Two Steps From Hell
Heart Of Courage - Two Steps From Hell
Baba Yetu - Christopher Tin
The Battle - Harry Gregson Williams
Brothers in Arms - Junkie XL
Creator of Worlds - Epic Score
Dragonborn - Jeremy Soule
Hymn to The Sea - James Horner
Proioxis - Mark Petrie 
A Future For The Krogan - Mass Effect 3
I’m Proud of You - Mass Effect 3 [you will cry your eyes out]
I Was Lost Without You - Mass Effect 3 
Leaving Earth - Mass Effect 3 
Deshi Basara - Hans Zimmer
One Day - Hans Zimmer
Now We Are Free -  Hans Zimmer
Illuminati - Corner Stone Cues [I write all my fights to this]
My Name is Lincoln - Steve Jablonsky
Arrival to Earth - Steve Jablonsky
Forest Battle -  Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Binary Sunest - John Williams
Sanctuary - Alan Menken
Short Hair - Mulan
Unstoppable - E.S Posthumus
Arise - E.S Posthumus 
Final Charge - Hans Zimmer
Bios - Guilty Crown


&& That’s all I can think of for now.
I write most of my stuff to this playlist, I have about 50 more songs somewhere but I can’t be bothered to find them right now /sleepy

Enjoy!







themadmaryholiday asked:

read about your loss. a friend dear enough to me that i called him my big brother took his own life in early november 2010. i can't be sure of the exact date, but it doesn't really matter. it's still difficult to deal with. i'm sorry that this happened to you, and i hope vega is at peace, wherever he is now. death is cruel in that it takes people before we're ready, but i suppose it's not really about us. it's about the departed leaving a mark on the world and getting to rest.

I agree. Thank you for taking the time to share that :)

@themadmaryholiday 


Don’t chase people. If people are meant to stay in your life then they will but that doesn’t make them any less temporary. Chase money and success , chase your dreams. Your goals. Be something great and make your mark in this world. Everybody talks about being different but that just makes you all the same. Leave behind a legacy , be unforgettable.
—  I’ll make it one day
Death

By Freelance7

Death
It sits and festers
It waits and pesters
To find the right moment
To jump out and torment
Your mind, your soul
It affects your very role
In society, it makes you question
Whether life is worth a mention,
Because it happens to us all!
Why not just let our lives fall
Down? To the ground?
Under a six foot mound?
Why do we keep moving on?
To continue creating spawn
On this dark, fearful world?
The same world we pawn
Our lives to leave a mark on?
To keep singing our long
As-life-can-be bitter song?
Why, you then ask, do we do it?
Because, humanity won’t quit.
We all strive together, to fit
On this bottomless pit.
We continue to create spawn,
As we want our lives to live on
In the very ones we love
From birth to above.
So that our very long
As-life-can-be song
Can turn into a ballad,
And inspire every pallid
Character to compose their own
And brighten their skin tone.
All of that is what we live life for
So keep it going to live life more.

cheerioquinnrps asked:

"Selfish people live longer."

“Really?” Francis started, moving one hand through his blonde locks and turning away from his wife. “And where is your belief in that? My mother? Yours? Mary, the world is full of selfish people and that is not their reasoning for a longer life. And they will be the ones that history despises. They will be the ones that leave a damaging mark on their names.. Mary, Queen of Scots, you do not want to be a ruler that people look back on and remember for the horrible things she did. You want to be remembered for your kindness, your strength, your courage. That is the ruler you shall be if you put this charade behind you and trust me. You will be remembered for your greatness and you shall live a long and happy life because of it.”

fledglingtumult asked:

#10??!?

All those question marks make it seem like a lot is riding on this answer. I hope I answer it correctly.

Do you believe in ghosts?

In the traditional sense, no, I don’t think so. I don’t think that dead people are just hanging around in the modern world waiting to move on. Mostly because that sounds really terrible but also because I think a lot more places would be haunted were that the case. I like mintypineapple‘s idea that ghosts can be a living memory imprinted on a specific location. That’s probably the closest to what I would agree with. I like the idea that a moment can be so emotional that it leaves a mark.

All that said, I firmly believe that catastrofries‘s photography is 100% HAUNTED. If ghosts exist, they’re near her.


To answer your other ask in this same post…

15) what is your favorite memory

I’ve already answered this, but like I said before, I have a LOT of favorite memories. Here’s another one: last year I went to the Zena Sutherland lecture to hear John Green speak. It was a really great lecture and it was cool to be surrounded by so many librarians in this space that was really just for us. I was feeling the perks of my profession. Afterwards, we went downstairs for wine and appetizers to this totally chill librarian party and I went up to talk to John. In his words, we are “acquainted” and have been for many years and he recognized me and gave me a big hug. He told my then-professor how he’d gotten to see me grow up and how cool that was. She proudly told him that I was one of her students and was really promising. I respected both of them greatly and it was nice to hear them talking about me so positively. Also, every librarian in earshot was mad envious of my knowing John.

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A few months ago, I felt the urge to design something to remind myself and my peers that even during trying times (such as the last few days), we are not helpless, powerless, or voiceless.

The sound waves on this shirt are from speeches, interviews, and music given to the world through the mouths of Nina Simone, Tupac Shakur, John F. Kennedy, and Bob Marley.

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Nina Simone discussing ‘blackness’ reminds us of our unexpendable physical worth as black human beings. We are art. We are beautiful. Equally. There is no hierarchy.

Tupac Shakur’s interview reminds us to never lose sight of the 'mission.’ Be steadfast, inspire, and leave your mark. The time for change and progress is now. The time for forward-thinking is now. The time to come together as one is now.

John F. Kennedy’s speech reminds us that pushing the boundary should always be our main focus. The task at hand being difficult means nothing. It must be done, and will be done. Let’s go to the moon.

Bob Marley reminds us to have a mind of our own. This world pushes a highly systematic way of thinking. Recognize that and think outside of it. Focus on what’s important. Do what you were set out here to do.

These four come together to essentially say - you can not only climb that mountain, but move it too. You’re physically, mentally, and emotionally powerful.

Please, please, please don’t forget that.

God bless.

(cc: fourthgenerationimages)