Blog Archive — Page 93

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  • Sinister...

    Just finished reading Phoenix Feathers (which I was long overdue to do)… Liberi Fatali starts playing…

    Fithos… Lusec… Wecos… Vinosec…

    A bell tolls in the distance…

    I look at the PC clock: 00:00….

    Stranger things have happened, I guess… But it was still pretty weird.

  • The Universe, and Us

    Written as a chapter quote for Dragon’s Claw:

    “Our bodies are the rock of planets
    Our blood is the fire of suns
    And our hearts are the light of stars.”

  • Pershore, Bloody Pershore

    Okay, it ain’t funny any more. I’ve just spent a week doing part two of the oh-so-wonderful business training course at Pershore College.

    I get virtually no sleep. The food is cold, disgusting and made from a blend of rat and pure carbohydrate. Halfway through, they notice that I’m only 17 and have been drinking in the bar, so they even stop that… (it was probably the drinking games that did it…)

    And Pershore town itself! It’s a hole! And Pershore station is even worse! It has one platform, no buildings, not even an electric rail for the trains…

    And to make it all worse, getting to Pershore at the beginning was a nightmare. Bus from Bournemouth to Southampton. Train from Southampton to Reading. The Pershore train from Reading’s cancelled, so I have to go via Oxford. The Reading to Oxford line’s flooded, so we have to get a bus, which takes twice as long as expected. So, I’ve missed my train at Oxford. At this point I meet up with a fellow Pershore student, and we make our way to Pershore itself by taxi, costing the train company £156!

    Whew, I needed to get that off my chest. The author wishes to apologise for the above article being a complete waste of time. Ja ne.

  • Igni Natura Renovatur Integra

    Written as a chapter quote for Dragon’s Claw:

    “Fire is the great destroyer.
    It burns cities,
    Scorches forests,
    Crushes armies,
    And reduces our souls to ashes.

    But from destruction comes creation.
    The light of a flame dispels the darkness,
    And life begins again.
    Igni Natura Renovatur Integra.”

    Ian’s note: “Igni Natura Renovatur Integra” is Latin for “All of nature is restored by fire”. It’s one of the suggested meanings for the acronym “INRI” oftten found in churches. And, for a fairly obvious reason, it fits in Dragon’s Claw quite well…

  • The Making of a Legend

    Written as a chapter quote for Dragon’s Claw:

    “There will come a day when each of us
    must stand before our God
    must defeat our demons
    and make a legend for ourselves.”

  • Tortured Souls

    Written as a chapter quote for Dragon’s Claw:

    “The great fire shall come, and the world shall burn.
    The One will walk in the dark shadows of his own fire,
    And the burning grey haze shall cloak the world.”

  • The Result of the Battle

    Written as a chapter quote for Dragon’s Claw:

    “The result of a battle can not be gauged
    by observing the plans of a strategist
    or by listening to the commands of a general
    only by looking into the eyes of the soldiers,
    those destined to live or die by those plans and commands.”

  • So... it's over...

    And so, all things must come to pass… Everything that is, must end…

    Is this how it ends… after all this time? The system that had become our lives, finished in just a day?

    Yep, Study Leave has begun and school is over forever! Now, what was I meant to do…? Argh! A-levels!! I knew there had to be something bad about finishing school!!

  • Author's Dreams

    “We are all authors in our hearts.
    Every minute of every day,
    we are writing our story
    into the future’s history books.”

    “The pen and the sword —
    the two tools by which our hearts and minds shape reality.”

  • Untitled, Unfinished Poem

    “Walk along the path of changing seasons
    Showers of leaves fill the air
    The dark night is closing in
    Cold wind blows through your hair…
    Snow ices the ground with its touch
    At midwinter the darkness abounds
    The warm glow burns inside
    Whilst the dark and ice are all around.”