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Thus Conscience Does Make Cowards of us All

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Jericho's picture

*Softly with a sad tone*: It all comes down to choice. Even when we feel powerless and all choices have been stripped from us, we always have the choice to endure. ((Brilliant. I know you said you weren't feeling the greatest but this certainly has not taken away from your writing at all. I doubt I could find the proper adjectives to describe the emotions this piece elicited from me. So in lieu of a fancy word allow me to just sit back and applaud.))

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Lilliana's picture

*bitterly* I don't to simply -endure- if it means being alone on a pedestal... (( Thank yooouu! I was apprehensive about even checking the comments. I wanted this one to match the atmospheric presence that the previous one had, but on a different level. I'm superbly happy that it flows well, and does what it was intended to do - give the reader an emotional tug! :D And yus. Still sick, so I'm kinda surprised that it turned out so well. Lots of over-analyzing and editing. ))

 

Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider, is chaos for the fly.  ~ Morticia Addams

 All life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make the better.  What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn?  What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice.  Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Katrielle's picture

((I liked this a lot. Vivid. Very vivid. It made me think of the scene from Sweeney Todd a little bit, where his wife goes to the masquerade party at the Judge's home!))

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Lilliana's picture

(( Ha! So it does resemble that scene. Look at the two of us, writing Sweeney Todd musicals without meaning to! XD ))

 

Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider, is chaos for the fly.  ~ Morticia Addams

 All life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make the better.  What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn?  What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice.  Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jericho's picture

"Service requires sacrifice, your Grace. Someday you'll understand that." ((I like to write first thing in the morning when I'm not fully awake (mostly due to my stupid medication I take at night). Things just come out from the heart and tend to be more sincere. SO perhaps your being sick helped you achieve the same thing here. Again, very well done.))

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Vinguld's picture

((Very nicely done! I'm more available than before, though absorbed in carefully switching my furballs onto a prey model diet. I'mm PM you the email that makes my Blackberry go POING! if you want rps =) ))

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"Because how one ought to live is so far removed from how one lives that he who lets go of what is done for that which one ought to do sooner learns ruin than his own preservation: because a man who might want to make a show of goodness in all things necessarily comes to ruin among so many who are not good. Because of this it is necessary for a prince, wanting to maintain himself, to learn how to be able to be not good and to use this and not use it according to necessity."

-Machiavelli

 

Lilliana's picture

(( I should! (and thank you!) Lily should not. >_> But yeah. Things being as rough as they are for her of late... ))

 

Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider, is chaos for the fly.  ~ Morticia Addams

 All life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make the better.  What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn?  What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice.  Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Urilla's picture

If you need counsel and a shoulder to lean upon, look no further than the woman you threw snowballs close to. Word travels from Dalaran of your new 'appointment'. As a sister in elvenkind, of the light, and duty, I will endure with you together, should you will it. Good health, long life.
Lilliana's picture

A generous offer from a veritable stranger. I appreciate it.

 

Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider, is chaos for the fly.  ~ Morticia Addams

 All life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make the better.  What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn?  What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice.  Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Urilla's picture

I do hope to end the 'stranger' mantle I have only recently acquired. Perhaps a retreat to my citadel is in order for you, Duchess. Fear not, only the living reside here, ardent followers of the Light. Consider it a home away from home. *smiles*
Adalynn's picture

((HEY. DONE. I READ IT. :) And first wife was right, it was good. Don't worry about this one.))
Lilliana's picture

(( <3 ))

 

Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider, is chaos for the fly.  ~ Morticia Addams

 All life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make the better.  What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn?  What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice.  Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Synnaquinn's picture

How like me to steal hope even in dreams. I AM NOT A MONSTER DAMMIT. (Okay, maybe a little one) (I loved it, the imagery is so my very favorite type of rp, I am very big on metaphorical writing, especially in rp style and I really, really enjoyed it. Well done.)

 

If poison, arson, sex, narcotics, knives have not yet ruined us and stitched our quick, loud patterns on the canvas of our lives, it is because our souls are still too sick.

 

-Baudelaire-

Lilliana's picture

(( I feel like so few people can follow this type of imagery, though, is all. Its awesome that you liked it! :D Its hard to write something that's so...full of emotion, and reliant on the senses, you know? [ esp. when you can have no music to make the atmosphere, like in movies >:( ]))

 

Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider, is chaos for the fly.  ~ Morticia Addams

 All life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make the better.  What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn?  What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice.  Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kharris's picture

((Lily is a "heart on her sleeve" kind of girl. I wonder if that will change now, and if so, I think I'll miss it.))