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- first 300 to reblog (NO LIKES)
- Categories: best url, theme, posts and overall
- there will be a winner and 5 runner ups for each category
- the winners will get solo promos.
- the runner ups will get group promos.
- Closes at the end of Saturday 25th of May (GMT).
Never in my life did I imagine becoming so attached to a TV show. I became part of every character, every story, every prank, every fight, every love story for the last couple of years. Pam is a role model. I WILL learn from her mistakes. I want to find a love like Jim and Pam’s. these characters have become real people to me. I have such a hard time being a happy person and The Office has always been there as a glimmer of happiness and laughter. It’s always what I’ve needed and now it’s just.. Over. Never again will I be able to live blog about the show or sit down and wait until 9PM to watch a new episode. Everything is in the past and its so bittersweet. I loved everyone’s happy ending (accept for Toby… Poor guy). I’m not going to get over this. I can see it now. These tears just won’t stop flowing and they won’t for a long time. I apologize for all of the posts about The Office but you have to understand that it’s been a huge part of my life for so many years. When something like this ends.. It’s just hard to cope with. I’m so incredibly proud of the entire cast. They created a show that I will never EVER stop watching. 20 years from now I’m going to sit at home and make my future family and kids experience the show the way I did. It’s not just a TV show.. It’s an experience and I know that can be hard to comprehend. I get made fun of a lot because I’m attached to the show and talk about it a lot but people don’t understand. They never will. Farewell The Office. It’s been a good 9 years. Never will I ever get so attached to something like this again. Thank you for being a part of me and lifting my spirits for so many years. I will miss you for eternity.
I sometimes picture the look that must be in my eye when I watch someone who is new to poetry try to decipher the deep, disguised meanings each line must hold.
In reality, it’s more common for poems to only be so complicated because they’re so simple. The thing that makes the text hard for new readers to understand is the sudden honesty that they’re not allowed to hear on a daily basis because it would seem odd in the center of social situations. Poetry tends to be so overly romanticized because of Shakespeare and how god damn difficult it is to understand what he’s saying for most people. But it’s difficult because we don’t actually talk like him anymore, not because the ideas are foreign or buried below something else.
I watched my mother, for the first time, sit down and try to decipher poetry on her own. After many taxing five minute instances in the past in which she asked me to explain poetry to her, she was finally getting it. All she needed, I suppose, was to know the author when she deciphered a poem piece by piece. Of course, she may never understand the aesthetics and the compositional choices poets make, and what they could hint to. She may never make an effort to understand Mary Rueful (although in all honesty, the context is all within her grasp) or Robert Duncan. She may never try so hard again, but I watched her read, and re-read my poetry the past few weeks, and she was getting it. When she explained to me specific points that she understood, suddenly our positions switched, and I was the mother watching her excited child with a flexible mind come home from school talking about all the exciting things she had learned that day. She finally understood that when I said “swim through carbon monoxide” I actually meant it quite literally and chose the word swim because it was more lethargic in imagery and allowed a smoother, tired feeling of being poisoned. And she lit up while saying that she knew that when I said Dylan was drawing monsters, I mean he was drawing monsters.
It’s brilliant to see someone so excited about your writing even if it’s something as simple and understanding the clearest moments in it.