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-SoulRiser

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  Thread: Similar Snowflakes
Post: Similar Snowflakes

http://www.napowrimo.net/ It seems NaPo's not dead, Vatman, and neither are you--which means you should definitely do it this year. It's not too late to catch up.
itsurgrlcass Blogs 94 31,182 04-07-2014, 11:40 AM
  Thread: Which book/movie world do you wish the world were similar to?
Post: Which book/movie world do you wish the world were ...

Adventure Time
itsurgrlcass General Talk 12 3,398 04-16-2013, 03:16 PM
  Thread: Good to see im not alone.
Post: Good to see im not alone.

hello! what things do you like to write? I'm also a junior in highschool. Joining the Air Force is the same as going to college, it's actually extremely selective... good luck!!
itsurgrlcass Welcome! 9 3,268 04-15-2013, 01:59 PM
  Thread: Oh my god, smoked around 10 cigs and I do NOT feel good
Post: Oh my god, smoked around 10 cigs and I do NOT feel...

Yeah a lot of my friends complain about that. Personally I'm more of a hookah person, but that's just because I'm not too fond of cigarettes sober.
itsurgrlcass General Talk 10 2,129 04-14-2013, 05:56 PM
  Thread: Oh my god, smoked around 10 cigs and I do NOT feel good
Post: Oh my god, smoked around 10 cigs and I do NOT feel...

I used to smoke a lot more, but nowadays I only smoke when I'm high or drunk or otherwise intoxicated. If you're gonna smoke a lot I suggest investing in an e-cig, they're a lot healthier and smoother...
itsurgrlcass General Talk 10 2,129 04-14-2013, 01:19 PM
  Thread: I need a god damn fucking I.D. to buy a fucking lighter?
Post: I need a god damn fucking I.D. to buy a fucking li...

Wow, I look like a 12 year old and I've never had any trouble buying a lighter. Hell, I didn't have trouble buying a bong. But gamestop never let me buy a rated M game without proper ID... I guess vio...
itsurgrlcass General Talk 26 28,618 04-14-2013, 01:16 PM
  Thread: What to do while skipping class.
Post: What to do while skipping class.

sleep, explore the city (if you can), smoke weed. listen to music or read. talk to interesting strangers or go on reddit.
itsurgrlcass School Talk 16 24,361 04-14-2013, 01:09 PM
  Thread: Similar Snowflakes
Post: Similar Snowflakes

Vatman, I was just wondering, are you participating in NaPo this time around?
itsurgrlcass Blogs 94 31,182 04-10-2013, 03:03 PM
  Thread: Death
Post: Death

I believe that when we die DMT surges through our synapses and we dance with the machine elves a bit and float to the top of the dome with them, and then everything goes blank. Not very exciting, but ...
itsurgrlcass Philosophy, Politics & History 17 3,923 04-10-2013, 02:38 PM
  Thread: What's your average school day like?
Post: What's your average school day like?

I have to leave the house by 6:36am at the latest to catch the train, then I take a bus from the station, and school officially starts at 8:05am. My academic day lasts maybe 4 hours, then there's abo...
itsurgrlcass School Talk 77 26,280 04-10-2013, 02:32 PM
  Thread: Vatman's NaPo 2012
Post: RE: Vatman's NaPo 2012

Wonderful Vatman ^_^ thank you for sharing with all of us! My favorites thus far are 7, 10, and 12. Can't wait to read more!
itsurgrlcass Original Artwork/Writing 8 3,761 04-20-2012, 09:38 AM
  Thread: Vatman's NaPo 2012
Post: RE: Vatman's NaPo 2012

Where'd Vatty go?
itsurgrlcass Original Artwork/Writing 8 3,761 04-10-2012, 01:05 PM
  Thread: Literary Analysis of Dorian Gray
Post: Literary Analysis of Dorian Gray

I have a final in English and it is to write a thesis driven literary analysis essay about The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. I have to analyze the tone, diction, and syntax of the novel. Anyo...
itsurgrlcass Homework Help & Answers 4 4,393 01-14-2012, 03:10 PM
  Thread: What should I expect on high school?
Post: RE: What should I expect on high school?

More sex, drugs, and loud music
itsurgrlcass General Talk 14 4,332 11-29-2011, 09:00 AM
  Thread: Extracurricular lessons FORCED on you by your parents
Post: RE: Extracurricular lessons FORCED on you by your ...

Tell me about it. I got three hours of extra curricular activities after school everyday.
itsurgrlcass School Talk 11 4,191 11-24-2011, 04:44 PM
  Thread: Last man on earth
Post: Last man on earth

If you were the last human on earth and you were about to die, what would you say, would you even say anything, and in what language would it be in?
itsurgrlcass Philosophy, Politics & History 9 1,855 11-04-2011, 02:29 PM
  Thread: WEED
Post: RE: WEED

Obviously, you were smoking shit weed.
itsurgrlcass General Talk 11 3,218 10-10-2011, 05:40 AM
  Thread: What is in your school bag normally?
Post: RE: What is in your school bag normally?

Wallet (ID, train ticket, bus pass, money) iPad CD player and CDs Pens Harmonica (because I keep forgetting to take it out) Notebook Altoids Tylonol Eyedrops Books Lighter/matches Deck of cards
itsurgrlcass School Talk 90 17,228 10-08-2011, 11:09 AM
  Thread: Last one to post is a winner!!!
Post: Re: Last one to post is a winner!!!

Winning
itsurgrlcass Games 1,530 144,811 04-28-2011, 03:45 PM
  Thread: Last one to post is a winner!!!
Post: Re: Last one to post is a winner!!!

Nope :D
itsurgrlcass Games 1,530 144,811 04-27-2011, 05:33 PM
  Thread: Last one to post is a winner!!!
Post: Re: Last one to post is a winner!!!

Not anymore
itsurgrlcass Games 1,530 144,811 04-27-2011, 05:28 PM
  Thread: Last one to post is a winner!!!
Post: Re: Last one to post is a winner!!!

Winning. (booyah.)
itsurgrlcass Games 1,530 144,811 04-27-2011, 12:02 PM
  Thread: Hi:) I'm new here...
Post: Re: Hi:) I'm new here...

Hi, I'm cass. Nice to meetcha and welcome to the site ^_^
itsurgrlcass Welcome! 14 2,570 04-27-2011, 12:41 AM
  Thread: Last one to post is a winner!!!
Post: Re: Last one to post is a winner!!!

Not anymore! :D
itsurgrlcass Games 1,530 144,811 04-27-2011, 12:33 AM
  Thread: Hi Guys, I'm not normal
Post: Re: Hi Guys, I'm not normal

I guess I'm not cool enough to know "/
itsurgrlcass Welcome! 129 18,839 04-26-2011, 11:24 AM
  Thread: Why was your day great?
Post: Re: Why was your day great?

Some random guy gave me a flower saying I deserved it. Also, I got a piggy back ride across school campus.
itsurgrlcass General Talk 751 182,502 04-26-2011, 09:10 AM
  Thread: Hi Guys, I'm not normal
Post: Re: Hi Guys, I'm not normal

Me too Also, welcome to the forums (:
itsurgrlcass Welcome! 129 18,839 04-26-2011, 09:06 AM
  Thread: Anti-School Activist Group Chat
Post: Re: Anti-School Activist Group Chat

I'm free Saturday til 4pm eastern time
itsurgrlcass General Talk 98 15,561 04-21-2011, 03:05 PM
  Thread: Research project
Post: Research project

I'm doing a research project on the flaws in the school system, and I need to interview someone educated about the topic. Anyone willing to be interviewed?
itsurgrlcass Homework Help & Answers 2 2,126 04-20-2011, 01:21 PM
  Thread: itsurgrlcass NaPo
Post: Re: itsurgrlcass NaPo

Day 12: Backwards cursive Taints the page Ink bleeding in the rain Enjoying life and changing the world The suffering passion To make something out of nothing
itsurgrlcass Original Artwork/Writing 14 2,443 04-13-2011, 02:26 PM
  Thread: itsurgrlcass NaPo
Post: Re: itsurgrlcass NaPo

Day 11: Sunflowers and conch shells Combat boots and church bells Arms raised to the crying sun Yelling loud to cease the fun Walking tall against the sand Take the world in its own hands Defining tod...
itsurgrlcass Original Artwork/Writing 14 2,443 04-13-2011, 02:24 PM
  Thread: itsurgrlcass NaPo
Post: Re: itsurgrlcass NaPo

Day 10: The wilting flower Raises its face to the sky Embracing its impending doom. Soaking up the last bits of sun Before it turns back to soil Holding on to it's Daylight sanity.
itsurgrlcass Original Artwork/Writing 14 2,443 04-13-2011, 02:18 PM
  Thread: itsurgrlcass NaPo
Post: Re: itsurgrlcass NaPo

Day 9: Perhaps one day I'll be able to see The pieces of my soul Lost in the pursuit of happiness Until then, I'll wait patiently Tiny bits and pieces escaping With the rising smoke
itsurgrlcass Original Artwork/Writing 14 2,443 04-13-2011, 02:15 PM
  Thread: itsurgrlcass NaPo
Post: Re: itsurgrlcass NaPo

Day 8: We move as one Together, trying to reach Places higher than here. Progress, progress Mother nature pays the price
itsurgrlcass Original Artwork/Writing 14 2,443 04-13-2011, 02:13 PM
  Thread: I propose the creation of an anti-school activist group.
Post: Re: I propose the creation of an anti-school activ...

Sounds good ^_^ I might be in a little late though, but it's nothing to worry about.
itsurgrlcass School Talk 154 20,905 04-13-2011, 02:11 PM
  Thread: I propose the creation of an anti-school activist group.
Post: Re: I propose the creation of an anti-school activ...

I can do 4 pm eastern on Sunday
itsurgrlcass School Talk 154 20,905 04-13-2011, 11:49 AM
  Thread: I propose the creation of an anti-school activist group.
Post: Re: I propose the creation of an anti-school activ...

I can't make Sunday til 3 pm pacific
itsurgrlcass School Talk 154 20,905 04-13-2011, 10:52 AM
  Thread: I propose the creation of an anti-school activist group.
Post: Re: I propose the creation of an anti-school activ...

So what's the time and date for the meeting now?
itsurgrlcass School Talk 154 20,905 04-13-2011, 10:05 AM
  Thread: I propose the creation of an anti-school activist group.
Post: Re: I propose the creation of an anti-school activ...

Lucky! School gets out at 2:45 where I live, pacific time. So the earliest I can go on is 3:00 pm on a good day :(
itsurgrlcass School Talk 154 20,905 04-12-2011, 02:58 PM
  Thread: I propose the creation of an anti-school activist group.
Post: Re: I propose the creation of an anti-school activ...

I probably won't be able to make it cause I'll still be in school, but on skype I'm itsurgrlcass, so add me anyway
itsurgrlcass School Talk 154 20,905 04-12-2011, 01:33 PM
  Thread: I propose the creation of an anti-school activist group.
Post: Re: I propose the creation of an anti-school activ...

What's that time difference between eastern time and pacific?
itsurgrlcass School Talk 154 20,905 04-12-2011, 01:08 PM
  Thread: ModestMusic's NaPo
Post: Re: ModestMusic's NaPo

Day 7: Editing  Frustration  Judging myself  And my defenseless writing  Doesn’t sound right  Transitions seem awkward  Slowly manipulating  To fit it into what is right  Reading others work  Judging ...
itsurgrlcass Original Artwork/Writing 7 2,085 04-08-2011, 04:38 PM
  Thread: ModestMusic's NaPo
Post: Re: ModestMusic's NaPo

Day 6: Crouched in a ball The child holds a key Marked by the world as the one to set us free
itsurgrlcass Original Artwork/Writing 7 2,085 04-08-2011, 04:34 PM
  Thread: itsurgrlcass NaPo
Post: Re: itsurgrlcass NaPo

Day 7: Summer nights When the brightest lights Are bonfires Freckling the tranquil beaches. Laughter and smoke rise Into the booming sky. Up and up and up Until it fades into the darkness Like smoke ...
itsurgrlcass Original Artwork/Writing 14 2,443 04-08-2011, 04:30 PM
  Thread: itsurgrlcass NaPo
Post: Re: itsurgrlcass NaPo

Day 6: Perhaps one day When I'm about to embark on Life's last great adventure, The only remaining piece of me Will be locked away In backwards cursive. Waiting patiently to be set free In a great r...
itsurgrlcass Original Artwork/Writing 14 2,443 04-08-2011, 04:23 PM
  Thread: itsurgrlcass NaPo
Post: Re: itsurgrlcass NaPo

Day 5: The mirror is a liar Reflection revealing a face Thick lashes and umber eyes I long to break the smooth surface Watch it shatter Into a million unrecognizable pieces Then ask the dear mirror H...
itsurgrlcass Original Artwork/Writing 14 2,443 04-06-2011, 02:41 PM
  Thread: itsurgrlcass NaPo
Post: Re: itsurgrlcass NaPo

Day 4: Hiding behind a veil of mist Don't let Him see me I take refuge under the thick smoke Desperately trying not to choke A coward shivering, trying to hide Just please Don't let Him see me
itsurgrlcass Original Artwork/Writing 14 2,443 04-06-2011, 02:36 PM
  Thread: itsurgrlcass NaPo
Post: Re: itsurgrlcass NaPo

X) I never was good at poetry
itsurgrlcass Original Artwork/Writing 14 2,443 04-06-2011, 02:28 PM
  Thread: ModestMusic's NaPo
Post: Re: ModestMusic's NaPo

Day 5: Sun glistens on snow Inside, clad in faux leather Pale beer bellie stretch
itsurgrlcass Original Artwork/Writing 7 2,085 04-06-2011, 12:29 PM
  Thread: ModestMusic's NaPo
Post: Re: ModestMusic's NaPo

Day 4: The problem I have had With "the emperor's new clothes" Has been simple. Shouldn't he have been concerned Over idiots blind to the cloth Seeing his naked glory? (the merchants spoke the truth)
itsurgrlcass Original Artwork/Writing 7 2,085 04-06-2011, 12:27 PM

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