Whether we tell our tales fictionally or not is not the important factor. That we tell our tales true, from the heart, and give every word the utmost attention IS what's important. All great words are art, and like all great works of art, they will be interpreted over time. They need not be true or false. It is the mystery behind their origination that makes them unique or special. Everyone always asks a writer, "where do you get your ideas?" Sometimes those ideas come from a real, dark place in the writer's world. We put them into words so we can touch them, feel them, and so that we can confront them.
Think of the impact of Orson Welles over the airwaves as he recited the words from "War of the Worlds." Think of how much the words, the way they were spoken, the way they were structured, made people BELIEVE they were real. It mattered little that it wasn't real. The listeners FELT something.
We need not explain, as writers, what we write or why we write it. We need not outrightly admit to the truths or the fictions in the words we write. We need only capture the minds and the imaginations, and the EMOTIONS of our readers, and let the words take them where they may.
Edgar Alan Poe was a master. In reality he was a very troubled man. His words are meant to be written as a way for the writer himself to deal with and confront his personal demons. We as readers simply get to take that journey with him. He makes it fictional. Somehow I think he was speaking about himself more often than creating situations for characters to suffer.
I don't care whether the tale you tell is real or not, so long as I walk away with a deep and profound sense of whoever it is, the character telling the story has been able to effectively make me feel and understand the pain that is there.
You shouldn't know or care what people say behind your back. Little bit""es and fa""ots talk behind your back. Dont even waste a minute thinking about what they say. Just deal with what Men and Women have to say to you.
I come from a wonderfully cynical and two-faced society. Most people see me and think I'm a deluded bigot. They all bitch. I go to an all boys school and there is an all girls school down the road. You can guess how things are like.
Truth is that my contempt for humanity is growing fiercer and I am slowly realising that the world is made up mainly of fools and idiots. (Thank you Joris-Karl Huysmans).
I think that people either really really like me, or, they really really hate me, and I know that this is the truth. There does not seem to be any middle ground, or grey area, or any area of just tolerance for some reason. I think that maybe it is because I tend to be opinionated, and don't mind telling people exactly what I think, bluntly at times.
Also, and I have been told this more than once, okay twice. That when they meet me they think I am a bitch. Couldn't be further from the truth but something in my facial expression or body language sends this message. STILL. I hate this.
Lyrics, if you're projecting that message, it may well be a survival technique. Nothing wrong with that, either. In many dangerous places--such as prisons, for example--it's much safer to project the "B" image than, say, a Bunny Wabbit image. So I'd say, cherish the image and don't sweat the small stuff...or the small minds.
In my case, name ANY reaction, or even any NON-reaction, and I've gotten it from people. I've had so many times when a roomful of total strangers had their hackles go up when I walked in...that I wrote a song titled "Devil In Blue Jeans" which proposed the theory that all these edgy types remembered me from a past life when I WAS serving as the Devil Himself and, as the lyric states, "...You took down a lot of Souls".
In other cases, folks have liked me instantly--got at least a few of my seven wives (but only 6 divorces!) that way. And in still other cases, an entire group of people has known me for months and months before they suddenly realized I might have more to me than being just a mousy little fellow. (No, I'm not making that up--it has happened.)
Bottom line: Got to where I don't really worry about it any more. What is, is, and I go from there.
NAH, youre both nice, I have an absolute psychic power HEHE
I dont know if WORDS are enough to know the real US, sometimes it is cultural too -- your perception of others are based on your own value system, and on personal level there are people who are sometimes misunderstood US just because of physical characteristics or mannerisms,
I think people try too hard. Attempts to impress and make a good impression is what is forefront in people's minds. If you can just be yourself, then if they like you great, if they don't well there are several billion people on the planet. You are bound to find some that do.
Took me awhile, but Ive finally come to realize that what other people say and think about me is none of my business, doesnt matter, and is out of my control. What matters is what I say to me about me, and how I feel about myself. What other people say and do is about them, not me.
Its amazing how fake some people can be, they will pretend to like you because it is somebody they can have around... and they only like to talk to you when your are telling your problems, when you have good news, they get jealous and envious! and thats when you see who your friends are.
Some folks say I'm crazy, others say I'm nosy. Still others have said I talk too much and then there are those who say I'm hyper-active. Last but not least are those who say, "Gosh she's a bundle of energy!" (I've been called a bitch, too).
I've heard that I talk too much and I'm a know-it-all...then I realized I should just hang around with less...intellectually-challenged...people. I much prefer to hear the other things that were said behind my back, such as:
"She has such gorgeous hair!" (the pic is way outdated, it's midway between butt and knees now)
"She seems like such a quiet, sweet person."
"She makes the best banana bread ever!!!"
and, one of my favorites...
"She has huge chi-chis, but her eyes are so blue that when you talk to her you actually have to look her in the eyes!"
Of course they don't. In real life, very few people know who I really am because I am extremely shy. Only here do I open myself up and let people view the real me. Probably a bad thing, but that's just who I am and I don't see it changing any time soon. Try talking about me behind my back to someone I know in real life. No one knows who Alessia Amnesia is so have fun with that
I am always good they say, giving, caring and all, thats what I am always hearing, maybe I dont really hear what they are saying, But they are all talking maybe about me saying why should I not take care of myself first????
I don't give two sh*ts and a flying f*ck what they say behind my back because we cannot control what people say about us behind our backs. Seriously, there are really important things to worry about, ya know?
Dragons have a distinct advantage when people talk behind their backs. for one thing, they have excellent hearing ... for another, they have a long spindly tail that dispenses of the blokes and their unruly words.
Let me see....I think that ppl say that I am ugly, stupid, pathetic, a drama queen...oh and not behind my back but I had an ex tell me that my egg donor should have aborted me not put me up for adoption
yep big one at that. got all hurt because I wouldn't invite him to my wedding. HELLO parents never liked him and he is an ex...we weren't even really friends just chatted on and off before I got married. Stopped talking to him once I got engaged.
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