Snippets, Part Two.

Synthaea By Synthaea, 6th Aug 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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More snippets. More bits and pieces. An impulsive triplet-couplet, a simple yet cryptic societal comment, an emotion-explosion and a disgruntled hypothetical tale.


I want to cry all the time.
A stray thought leads to pinpricks.
Self-pity, throat constricting.

Seven syllables per line.
Coincidence? I'm not sure.
Though now it's intentional.

In Society's Eyes/The Power Of Punctuation

Intelligence? Emotion? ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... {uncertain?}

Productivity. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .... {definite.}

Well now, John

Can't give up now.
Over-complicating? Over-analysing?
Jumping to conclusions?

Have so much bloody talent and don't know how the fuck to express it or what to do with it!

Well now, John, it's not like that, is it? *circles above sentence in thick red pen, glares narrow-eyed* Tsk tsk. Swearing and carrying on, unbridled passion positively emanating from the paper. Didn't you pay any attention in primary school?

No, Miss, I didn't. I was too busy pontificating over the wondrous mysteries of the universe.

Now, now, John. There's a five syllable word. *crosses out 'pontificating' with thick red pen* Only the Year 12s are allowed those. A Year 8 should know better.

Apologies, Miss.

Run along then, John.

One more thing, Miss?

*harrumph glumph* John, I really must get to the staffroom so I can eat my chicken sandwich.

Miss, I don't fit the mould.

The mould? *lowers spectacles*

The mould.

No-one fits the mould at first, John.

Most people do by now, Miss.

Well, the mould won't shape itself to you, John.

You must shape yourself to it.

But, Miss, I don't know how.

John. *peers intently* You have to wriggle. Squirrrrm and squeeeeze. Drain your emotion, snuff out your will to resist(/exist), and if all else fails, throw a bland sheet over your personality. Before you know it, you'll have popped right in. Perfectly shaped-to-fit, snug inside the mould. And then the struggling will end. You'll be calm. Fitter. Happier. More productive.

*Radiohead's “Fitter Happier” ironically begins playing over intercom*

Miss, what's that?

Irony, John. You'll learn about it in a few years.

Nah, Miss, it's Radiohead!

Heme, go back to beating your head repeatedly against the wall.

Sorry Miss.

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author avatar Nicolaspondylus
6th Aug 2010 (#)

this.. i love this.

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author avatar Synthaea
6th Aug 2010 (#)

Thanks. It got a bit deranged towards the end. I think it was late at night.

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author avatar grey
22nd Aug 2010 (#)

get into the mould....and destroy it from the inside!!!!

i didn't know what 'pontificate' meant. *sigh*
but now i do~! lolXD

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author avatar Synthaea
23rd Aug 2010 (#)

Oh definitely. We will annihilate that mould >:)
Ahaha, I love that word a lot. And yes, it's great when people use words you don't know, then you can look them up and discover what they mean :D

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author avatar aden kendroemen
19th Oct 2010 (#)

Synthaea, it must be hard for you to resist the mould. No offence to your youth, but weak minds must be constantly haranguing you, under the guise of age= wisdom. At my age most people have given me up as just plain weird, so I can thumb my nose at them and retreat into the warm embrace of my eccentricity. Keep up the fight, wise one, for weak minds soon forget.

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author avatar Synthaea
20th Oct 2010 (#)

Aw, I feel all warm and fuzzy inside after reading that. It certainly is hard to resist the mould - for everyone, though especially when you're young and still finding yourself. Peer pressure is an immensely powerful thing, but always remember to revel in your oddity. Heard an excellent quote the other day... "Great spirits often encounter violent opposition from weak minds" - Albert Einstein. Might have been you who told me that one actually... lol, very relevant anyhow. You too are wise, and I thank you for your praise and likemindedness. :)

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author avatar Synthaea
20th Oct 2010 (#)

Hrmm, that would be oddness*, not oddity ;)

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author avatar Retired
29th Dec 2010 (#)

nice work.

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