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  • Ley wrote:https://spearmint.writerfeedpad.com/28

    here rn :)

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    Atticus omniiiiii
    May 25, 2024

    Omni its a joyous day when tuck comes back to the site :tuck:
    May 25, 2024

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  • hello friends I am back and planning to be semi-active??

    I haven't written in probably three years, but I'm at my parents' house for a few weeks between the end of my college semester and the beginning of my college internship halfway across the country. I was looking through the books on my shelf -- mostly classics I got from my ex if I'm being honest -- and picked up Dante's Inferno. I've been meaning to read this book for years, and as I started reading it I was reminded of Hozier's newest studio album Unreal Unearth. I'm working through Inferno pretty slowly, there is a lot of symbolism and imagery and metaphors that I'll need time to unpack, but thinking about Unreal Unearth (and my experience hearing some of the songs from it live at a concert just a short while ago!) inspired me further to explore the world Dante sets up in this act of his longer poem The Divine Comedy.

    So I'm writing short stories (if I had the talent, I'd for sure be writing poems instead, but alas) inspired by Dante's Inferno and Hozier's Unreal Unearth, to help me process what Inferno is really about and the ways it's been abused by some spiritual leaders I've followed in the past. Hopefully I'll post them here as I finish them, but I do have other obligations this week as I get ready to move across the country.

    And of course I wouldn't feel right posting short stories without reviewing, so I'll try and write at least one review for each short story I post. Big goal is to have nine or ten short stories, but best laid plans of mice and men often go awry, or however that saying goes.

    I have not been active on this site in two years at least, so if I haven't met you yet, feel free to say hey; if you remember me but have changed your username please tell me what username I may have known you by, it's quite the puzzle trying to work out who's who. I hope to be able to catch up with some people while I have this "break" between college and a summer internship.

    rida Hey! That’s honestly so cool!!! I’m also occasionally active here, but I can’t wait to read your stories!!!!!!! Going to listen to unreal unearth now!
    May 25, 2024

    Atticus ah hey rida it's been a while but i remember you from way back when!! I highly recommend the album, I hope you enjoy it!
    May 25, 2024

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  • Spearmint
    Feb 25, 2024

    ahh missed your cake day ;-; hope it was a great one, Atticus!!

  • apparently 4 days is the maximum amount of time I can spend in my parents' house without feeling godawful

  • OrabellaAvenue
    Dec 23, 2023

    I never knew you haha but happy birthday!!

  • Confession: Sometimes I look at my boyfriend and go “Whoa, he’s cute, I kinda have a crush on him” and then remember we’re dating and get really excited hehe

    Stringbean that is the sweetest thing ever oh my gosh XD
    Apr 4, 2023

    Quillfeather This was the most wholesome thing about love I have ever heard and I needed to hear that so much
    Apr 4, 2023

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  • Spoiler! :
    y’all ever be so hyper independent you insist on doing everything yourself but then get upset at your partner bc they’re not doing an equal share of the work even tho you’re self-aware enough to know that they are in fact more than willing to do things for you but you can’t let them bc anxiety is manifesting as control freak/perfectionism today? asking for a friend…

    BluesClues oops relatable content <3
    Mar 5, 2023

  • BluesClues
    Feb 23, 2023

    Happy cake day!! <3

  • IcyFlame
    Feb 23, 2023

    Happy Cake Day!

  • In honor of my cake day, here's a little life update for y'all. It's unfortunate I don't often find time to get on here, cause I miss you guys a lot. I'm a lot more active on Discord, so if you wanna stay connected PM me for my Discord.

    Anyways, quite a bit's happened that not everyone here knows about:
    Spoiler! :

    [list][*]I'm five weeks on testosterone as of yesterday. I can already feel a lot of changes. Emotionally, I'm a lot more like cis men, which obviously has downsides but on the whole is very affirming. My muscle mass has gone up a bit even though I don't work out a whole lot anymore. My jawline's sharper, and the skin on my face is getting coarser (a precursor to facial hair). And most noticeably, my voice is dropping slowly but surely. I was able to sing the baseline of a hymn last week, which was incredibly affirming.
    [*]I exist in college as a trans man, although I'm primarily stealth. Six years ago, I was deep in denial and held transphobic and homophobic views I'm not proud of. Now, I'm learning to reject dogma and embrace humanity, and I'm so much happier for it.
    [*]I started dating someone! It's my first "real" relationship, but it feels more comfortable and natural than I imagined possible. He's kinder, gentler, smarter, and stronger than I could have possibly expected from a partner. We share a lot of important values and communicate well, and I'm excited for what's in store for us :)
    [*]I'm in my second semester of college as a bioengineering major. First semester was a little challenging, but I managed pretty well in an 18-credit semester. This semester, I'm getting hit with three weed-out classes, so pray for my GPA lol. I graduated high school with straight A's and a 4.4 weighted GPA, so learning to accept Bs and Cs is hard for me. I'm working on accepting that it's not a measure of how smart and capable I am and that it's okay and normal to not ace all of my courses.
    [*]I'm learning a lot about myself in this new environment. Apparently some of my behaviors are indicative of ADHD, anxiety, perhaps OCD. Also, I have a lot more religious trauma than I thought. I had no idea most of these behaviors were well out of the ordinary. It's hard to realize a lot of what you were taught as a kid isn't normal, or true. It's even harder to question everything you believed in, but I'm grateful for the ways it's growing me.

    Stringbean I'm so happy for you!!! Sounds like you're going through a ton of personal growth and great new expereinces. Best of luck with everything!! <333
    Feb 23, 2023

    BluesClues I'm so happy to hear from you, and I'm so happy it's going well overall even if there are some difficult things and tough realizations in there <333
    Feb 23, 2023

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  • twiggy
    Feb 22, 2023

    Happy cake day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • fatherfig
    Feb 22, 2023

    Happy cake day

  • Dossereana
    Feb 22, 2023

    Happy Cake Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We Love Having You On YWS :D

  • Just over a week on testosterone and I’m already noticing some changes, wow.

    Starve Man, I hope it's for naturally low T and not for bodybuilding purposes!
    Jan 26, 2023

    Corvid That’s awesome! Congrats, wishing you nothing but the best!
    Jan 26, 2023

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Poems were like people. Some people you got right off the bat. Some people you just don't get - and never would get.
— Benjamin Alire Saenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe