“I’ve written a few songs. I don’t know if they’re going to be on the album, I might change my mind. I have a rough idea of what I want the next album to be like, but I still haven’t really dove deep enough into it to really say that it’s exactly what I’m doing. So far what I’ve been writing is a lot more, it’s a little bit more wordy, and a little bit more lyrical, and almost hip hop-ish. Still within the sound as Cry Baby, but it’s a little bit more dirty.”

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The Prick of Conscience was an enormously popular 14C poem about penitence, and Ms. Codex 196 is one of its numerous surviving witnesses. The second part of the poem begins on fol. 21r with a very English illuminated initial A– if you want to follow along and practice your paleography skills, here is the TEAMS edition of the text. Manuscript culture being what it is, the two texts diverge as often as they concur, but that’s part of the fun of it!

Manuscript description and digital images can be found here at OPenn.

The rain swept away the 
seven letters of your name
before I could even 
set up my canvas.

So I painted 
the faint outline 
that remains in my memory
still.

And you 
must wonder 
why I recall things 
in exaggerated waves;
why we remember 
one damned story
two different ways. 

I have no real answer for you 
except perhaps

how you meant the world to me 
and my world meant nothing to you.

…I will repeat myself; It’s Lusa’s fault that I have this URL.

Maybe they are interested in those kinds of books? Impossible, right? They’re too childish for someone their age. Hm…

(( Says the adult. ALSO AAAAAA SORRY THIS WAS RUSHED AND I FORGOT THE SCAR!!!!!!!!!! SORRY!!!! ))

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Milano underground by Alessandra Papagni
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