The Creative Corner (for all things artistic)

Discussion in 'Big Brother Strikes Back' started by RidingMyCarousel, May 6, 2003.

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  1. RidingMyCarousel Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 20, 2002
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    Well, it seems like everyone here has an interest in something artistic, which rocks. :D Well, how about showcasing some of your work here for each other to see?

    I myself am into writing short stories, poetry, drawing (every now and then), some photography and above all, writing music.

    So, eh, I'll start by showing off some of my music.

    Currently, I'm using the artist name "42*Hooloovoo". It isn't permanent and I'm looking for a new artist "name" (if anyone has any suggestions, I need them ;)).

    Anywho, here's a few songs from my upcoming EP, "Growing Up and Falling in Love" -- I already have the music ready to go (at least, to the best extent as I will be ready). The track listing is as follows (and links to actual songs in it, too! whee! :p):
    1. The Sky is Falling
    2. Sun to Me - Download (3680 K)
    3. Keep Myself
    4. Everday
    5. Synopsis (Instrumental) Download (4811 K)
    I'd post more, but I don't have them all ready. Though, if anyone's interested, I can get them copies of the rest of the songs.

    I'll post some of my own photography and poetry in a little bit. But I want to see what y'all have first. :)

    ~ James
  2. COSLeiaOrganaSolo Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 15, 2002
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    Dude, that's like so cool. :D

    Soooooooo...anyone wanna read a stupid poem I had to write for English???????
  3. RidingMyCarousel Force Ghost

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    Feb 20, 2002
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    Sure. I think when you have to write things you don't want to is when your talent truly can shine; you get to put your own spin on something totally new. :)


    ~ James
  4. COSLeiaOrganaSolo Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 15, 2002
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    Ok...don't laugh...it was supposed to be about like lonlieness and isolation...

    Cold
    Ice
    Pain
    Anguish
    Tears
    Sorrow
    In the end they?re all the same: Loneliness

    In your home
    Nothing to do
    All alone
    You feel the
    Cold
    Ice
    Pain
    Anguish
    Tears
    Sorrow
    And in the end they?re all the same: Loneliness

    Outside, summer?s day
    Couples gather all around
    You are all alone
    Again you feel the
    Cold
    Ice
    Pain
    Anguish
    Tears
    Sorrow
    And in the end they?re all the same: Loneliness

    You look into the night sky
    And feel a hole within your heart
    It is a hole, yet is somehow filled
    Filled only with
    Cold
    Ice
    Pain
    Anguish
    Tears
    Sorrow
    And in the end they?re all the same: Loneliness
    Outside
    Children laughing, screaming, giggling
    You sit and watch and feel the same thing
    Creeping up into your heart
    As you sit idly by
    It is that same
    Cold
    Ice
    Pain
    Anguish
    Tears
    Sorrow
    And in the end they?re all the same: Loneliness

    Sitting on a bench
    People all around
    And yet
    Yet
    You are still alone
    Why?
    You ask yourself
    What is wrong with me?
    Nothing is wrong, but then?
    Then you feel the
    Cold
    Ice
    Pain
    Anguish
    Tears
    Sorrow
    And in the end they?re all the same: Loneliness

    You feel ugly and un-liked even though you?re beautiful
    Your heart begins to hurt and again you feel the
    Cold
    Ice
    Pain
    Anguish
    Tears
    Sorrow
    And in the end they?re all the same: Loneliness

    Why, God why?
    You ask
    Why do you torture your people like this?
    But only God can answer that
    For his ways are unknown to any other
    And Yet again they come
    Cold
    Ice
    Pain
    Anguish
    Tears
    Sorrow
    Felt not always by you but by someone

    Cold
    Ice
    Pain
    Anguish
    Tears
    Sorrow
    They will never disappear they shall always remain here
    There
    Everywhere
    Somewhere
    In this world they shall remain
    For in the end they?re all the same

    Cold
    Ice
    Pain
    Anguish
    Tears
    Sorrow
    Yes, they shall always mean one thing: Loneliness
  5. RidingMyCarousel Force Ghost

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    Feb 20, 2002
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    Wow, that's pretty creepy. Good job, I'd say you did justice for the term "loneliness". :)


    ~ James
  6. COSLeiaOrganaSolo Jedi Master

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    Sep 15, 2002
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    Yeah...It kinda sucks, I'm not that great at writing poems...

    I'm going to upload a few drawings and photos...
  7. Jedi Greg Maddux Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 3, 1999
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    [image=http://www.strike9.com/file.aspx?path=/maddog31/fullsize/acdcbgrd.jpg]

    Not exactly a masterpiece, but I'm starting to get the hang of Photoshop. I'm using that image as my Desktop wallpaper. :)
  8. Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jan 19, 2002
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    Nice thread idea James!

    Good poem COS. But now I feel lonely. ;)

    I'm not sure if I can actually upload my acting in this thread and that's about the only creative thing I do know. Well, except for coming up with creative retorts to obhavekenobi that is.

    Maybe I have some pictures from some of the shows I've done that I can put up.

    edit - James! You've got your own fan club! :eek:
  9. B'omarr Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 7, 2000
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    COS, that's not bad. Not bad at all. The repeated theme of words works pretty well, and you've certainly transferred an emotion in to words quite well. My only critique would be that your poem needs a bit more rhythum or structure. Even free-form uses some piece of symmetry or pentameter.

    I thought I had some of my written work on this computer, but it must be all stored at home. Sorry guys. If I get a chance, I post some of it up. I'll leave out the short stories, because I doubt anyone would read through the whole thing. I'm currently re-writing a tale I wrote back in 97. It's a spoof of the Hobbit, and takes place in the modern world. It's a bit like the premise to "O Brother Where Art Thou", except that in 97 the idea was much more original. Scenes include fighting spiders in a public restroom with a fly swatter, and arguing with a chronic smoking, greedy hotel manager (Mr. Smaug).

    I'll try to post up a poem or something later.
  10. JediPrincessKas Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 9, 2002
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    For your reading enjoyment (well...probably not), I bring you this poem I wrote just a short while ago.

    There once was a duck named Chuck. Chuck likes to...bake cookies.

    *snap snap snap*
  11. B'omarr Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 7, 2000
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    Beautiful, Kasey. I like how you used "baking cookies" as a metaphor for Chuck's displeasure with the state of the world.

    Here's a poem I was writing my wife, I never finished it, unfortunatly:

    Our Love is Like a Candy Bar

    I can be me
    And you can be you
    And in the creamy nougat center
    We will find the truth
  12. Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus

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    Jan 19, 2002
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    [image=http://www.madametalbot.com/images/merch/posters/beatchickanim.gif]
  13. solojones Chosen One

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    Sep 27, 2000
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    Aren't we so chic and arthouse now :cool:

    James I like your song, but I can't hear the vocals too well :( The levels must be off. The instrumental one is sweet.

    Leia I agree with exactly what B'omarr said; good poem, but needed some rhythym. But you're off to a good start there :)

    Ok, as for myself... well, I'm kind of a creative person, you could say ;) I write, have a band, do art, and working on a short film now... uh, let me upload some stuff ;)

  14. COSLeiaOrganaSolo Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 15, 2002
    star 4
    Here's a scratch art thing I did for photography.

    Scratch Art
  15. B'omarr Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 7, 2000
    star 6
    Alright, here are a couple of poems I wrote. These aren't my best, but there the ones I felt like sharing ;) One was originally written on the JC, about 2 years ago. The other was written about 5 years ago. It's scanned in, as it needs to be viewed on paper. Drag and drop to view, it's geocities.

    Disaster

    The next one doesn't have a name, I guess it's "Doodle":

    Gazing from this hill I can view
    Wonderland skies, lazy sighs in July.
    Aviating cotton candy clouds as I lie
    While I'm waiting here for you.

    Dreaming of the stars, I see through
    Pillows made of light, make me swoon.
    All the while I sit throwing rocks at the moon
    While I'm waiting here for you.


    Be nice now.


  16. RidingMyCarousel Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 20, 2002
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    "Page unavailable for viewing." :(

    And thanks, Rachel. :)
    I need to fix the levels of my songs, or just record in an actual studio, actually..
    Heh.

    I can dream, no? :p ;)

    And a fan club.. hehe.. [face_devil] :D


    ~ James
  17. COSLeiaOrganaSolo Jedi Master

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    Sep 15, 2002
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    Any thoughts on the scratch art?
  18. Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus

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    Jan 19, 2002
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    COS, it looks really good! Nice job! :)
  19. Jedi Greg Maddux Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 3, 1999
    star 6
    I was walkin'
    Alongside a road last night
    The only guide I had
    Was a pale yellow light

    The cold air stung my face
    I began to feel numb, and
    my legs were feeling leaden
    When a voice told me to come

    I stopped in my tracks
    And I looked around
    Not a soul in sight, to
    match this strange sound

    It said -
    "Come with me,
    I'll take you along
    You need not worry,
    it's where you belong."

    I kept walkin' along
    Thinking I lost my mind
    But that confounded voice
    Was never far behind

    I was wearing out fast
    I couldn't take it anymore
    But that damn voice
    couldn't be ignored

    The air was ice cold
    I fell to the ground
    As I breathed my last breath
    I succumbed to the sound

    It said -
    "Come with me,
    I'll take you along
    You need not worry,
    it's where you belong."


    I just wrote that... it came to my head for no apparent reason. Maybe I'll write a song to go with those lyrics. ;)
  20. B'omarr Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 7, 2000
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    Any thoughts on the scratch art?

    I like it. It reminds me of this really cool project a friend of mine once did. They had some art made, and some of the shadows were cut out completely. They then put the paintings and pictures in front of a bunch of televisions, while the television screens showed nothing but static. It was really interesting, because it made the shadows look alive.

    That's how the shadows in your sketch look too, oddly active.
  21. solojones Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 27, 2000
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    I can't upload my song for some reason :( I can't figure this out, usually my site uploads things just fine. I tried it as an mp3 and wav... heeelp :_|

    Ok, well here's my band's logo which I designed:



    [image=http://gear.noerf.com/wormlogo2.jpg]
  22. RidingMyCarousel Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 20, 2002
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    Hey Rachel, send me the song to my email and I'll upload it for you. :)

    Nice logo, by the by. :)


    ~ James
  23. solojones Chosen One

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    Sep 27, 2000
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    Nice logo, by the by

    Not a phrase I'm familiar with but thanks, I think ;)

    Yeah so... anyone want to read my short stories? I'm not even starting to post my novel because it's not done and besides it will have lots of corrections and revisions. I have a few short stories, though...
  24. solojones Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 27, 2000
    star 9
    I'm at school and bored. Here's some things I just did:



    My Fuzzy Iambic Pentameter-
    If we were running through the fields anon,
    Where daffodils grow drinking the high sun,
    Then I would smack you swiftly with a board,
    And fell your foolish thoughts in one accord.


    My Fuzzy Haiku-
    Happy happy one
    Don?t be so sunny today
    I killed your goldfish


    My Fuzzy Acrostic (2nd revision-
    Bid demon
    A demon indeed
    Rare beast of demonic form
    Never seen such a demon
    Everyone hates you so (demon)
    You purple demonic spawn


    My Fuzzy Cinquain-
    Paper
    Juicy, inviting
    Crunch, crew, swallow
    Poor man?s salad
    Food
  25. solojones Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 27, 2000
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    I'm saddened that no one commented on my wonderful impromptu poetry :(

    Ok, I think I got my song uploaded:

    Where is my Mind?
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