Sunday, August 26, 2012

Nail Polish by Jersey Campbell

I We are not to be defined by the limitations placed on me us by society.
Purple is a bomb ass color.
That is all.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Jersey Campbell's Vocabulary Word of the Day: celerity

Greetings saints and visiting friends, another edition of Vocabulary Word of the Day is in store for you!

Celerity- swiftness, speed

Example: When the Day of Judgment is upon us, God will strike down the nonbelievers with great celerity.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Jersey Campbell's Quote of the Day: join me in the land of chimeras

Ladies and not-so-gentlemen, we've got another edition of Quote of the Day for ya. This entry comes to us from a familiar source, Jean-Jacques Rousseau's educational treatise Emile.

This quote was chosen because when I find myself enjoying conversation, people tell me that my views are crazy, incoherent, and just plain impossible. Well my dear friends, I may be insane, but do not think I have no understanding of the world and how it works, for I do. I just choose to ignore them, or dream of a different elemental structure purer and more benevolent in its organization. Rousseau's quote adequately sums up this predicament.

“Long ago they have made up their minds that I am wandering in the land of chimeras, while for my part I think they are dwelling in the country of prejudice. When I wander so far from popular beliefs I do not cease to bear them in mind; I examine them, I consider them, not that I may follow them or shun them, but that I may weigh them in the balance of reason.”
-       Jean-Jacques Rousseau in “Emile”

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sincere Fictions Pt. 4: The Magnificent Myth by Jersey Campbell

Sincere Fictions Pt. 1
Sincere Fictions Pt. 2 
Sincere Fictions Pt. 3

The conclusion to JC's Sincere Fiction series. Read, and be inspired.

Any fiction that we promote and circulate through discourse should not impede progress, but encourage it. If the dominant myth is believed by the multitude, this myth must be majestic. The truth is the only thing we as people should be concerned with, but if we must use a fiction as the driving force of our society and our politics, only tall tales similar to Plato’s Magnificent Myth are allowed.

Monday, August 6, 2012

The Serengeti Flower by KV Sart

The Serengeti flower
            Grows in boggy
            Areas, grows with
            Little hairs, that
            Irritate the skin.

The name was
            One to be
            Forgotten, a nickname,
            A fake name,
            A false pretense.

The game was
            Played with no
            Rules, a lovely
            War of roses,
            Bed of thorns.

When the game
            Concluded, he was
            A broken soul,
            Crying to strangers,
            Bleeding regurgitated clichés.

The lone soul
            Sleeps alone, finds
            Himself alone, for
            Years this goes,
            Searching in darkness.

Until the lone
            Soul finds that
            There is no
            Loneliness in contentment,
            Alone not alone.

When it all
            Was forgotten, wanting
            Had ceased and
            He no longer
            Needed, he found.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sincere Fictions Pt. 3: the third degree of power, exercised by Jersey Campbell

“The three dimensional view of power… adopts the consideration of hidden social forces and conflict which exercise influence by shaping the consciousness of the individual or organization.”
- Steven Lukes

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

*Vicarious World's Best of the Month*: Joooo-lie

Hey there. Unfortunately, the whole crew of Wannabe Writers found it OK to take breaks from their duties to Vicarious World. That, or they believed VW to be on the same schedule as K-12 schools here in the greatest country in the world. USA! USA! USA! Somehow, someway, we dug up some excellent content from the month of the July... all for the benefit of our three readers. Read, and be merry.