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The written word is losing ground. We are in the age of instant gratification. People, young and old, do not want to wait for a build up, then want a bang right off the bat. They want to be satisfied and not teased. A typical person would rather watch a video with bright lights and pretty sounds than allow the world of language unfold in their minds. The imagination is dying and no one seems to care. I am a chef as well as a writer. Gratification is something that I long for, but the build up is monumentally important. Most of the time the anticipation is what makes the food taste better and the climax all the more satisfying. In our sexual lives, most of us want something to lead us up to the point of penetration, not just a dry rub. In writing we have many opportunities to enhance and expand the mind. The written word is a vehicle for the imagination. Back to the sexual world, not many of us go a day without fantasizing about something or someone. It is part of the foreplay. Words are foreplay and intercourse and climax and post-coitus cuddles. They can be everything. Or they can be nothing. With the onslaught of short hand and internet speak and text messaging, acronyms and emoticons are the new form of communication which does not allow for the beauty of any given language to unfold and unfurl like a precious flower inside the mind of the reader. Even now, most people have discarded this post because it is too long, does not have glamorous colors, and has no video, pictures, or sound and most of all there is no nudity. Sorry to disappoint, but I must say I am disappointed in the world. With the inception of digital books I was scared that literature would take a hit, but even though it has, it has nothing to do with digital literature. That actually brought more people to digital libraries and allows more written content into the world. Free press and free speech are a corner stone of my country and digital media embodies that. What is killing the minds of the world is the disregard for anything resembling an original thought. Also, even on here, where literature was held in honor, I see those that once stood tall using popular acronyms in place of well thought out words and phrases in a piece meant to draw emotion. I find no emotion in a series of letters with no meaning and no bearing other than, "I'm too lazy to say what I really mean." Bring back the language that draws deep the feelings of sadness, regret, happiness, and elation. I am not asking for epics and the like. I am asking for real thought and real words and real emotion. Real caring would go a long way as well. Care about yourself and care about others. Care about the world and care about the written word. Respect it and respet yourself not to say "lol".

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William
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United States
I am a poet. I have put my hand to other things, but I have always been a poet.

My personal writings are angsty and sometimes dark, but my professional pieces are a bit lighter. I am categorized, like many, as "undefined". I used to consider myself a literalist - simple metaphors where necessary, but primarily, painting easy to understand pictures in easy to read pieces, but my life is changing and so is my voice. Who knows where I will end up next, if anywhere.

I started writing before I knew how to properly spell at 7 and it has suckt with me throughout my adult life.

I wrote my first poem about my new sister at 7 and finished my first children's story at 8. I was published at 9 and dropped off until I was 13.

I had my first adult publishing experience at 19 when a piece of mine was inked in a local paper. I continued writing methodically and religiously until my mid 20's where my personal life took precedence and I had to set my pen down. I did not write again for several years.

I am now in my 30's and the lit bug is secured with two hands. I will work diligently to ensure it stays where it is.
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ArtCrusade Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Heya. Do you still exist?
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VertigoArt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Professional Writer
Sure do. Been busy with work. How's it been going?
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ArtCrusade Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I am through my final examinations for my Handelsfachwirt, and decided to study trade management. Gonna be a blast, and awesome and all, yet terribly time-consuming. :) I haven't written anything in what does not only feel like ages, though, and that sucks. But yeah.. money. Yay. :P
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VertigoArt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Professional Writer
I just posted a bit but I have thought of giving dA up. I am veering in a direction of food science and I just don't have the time. I just don't want to lose some of the contacts I have made on here so I will be here now and then. 
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ArtCrusade Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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VertigoArt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Writer
How's life treating you? I took a full-time job with a customer care center recently so my time in regards to writing has become almost non-existent. Miss chatting with you and hope all is well.
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ArtCrusade Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Life is treating me well as of recently. I have been working my arse off for months and months, but it is paying off. I miss writing though, and try to fit time in whenever possible... hopefully a lot more when I'm finally done with my further education. :) 

I'm glad to hear you found a job that pays (apart from writing)! :P I have been on the LitRecog chat for the last couple of days, but it appears to have been abandoned.. :(

I hope to hear from you more often. :hug:
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VertigoArt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Writer
I am able to write at work. I take product calls for a grocer answering recipe questions and taking complaints about the products. I have no free time anymore, or so it seems. I started a book, but I am not sure it will get anywhere as every time I have a coherent thought is it interrupted by the phone. :(

Drop me a line every so often to let me know you are alive and well and I will try to do the same. I think I have lost track of nearly everyone on here. :(
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
:heart: Thanks for all the faves
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday :heart:
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VertigoArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you very much.
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome, dearheart. :hug:
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday, William. :)
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VertigoArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you sir
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Bluebellwriter7 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Have a very happy birthday! :D
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VertigoArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Writer
It was a decent one. Thank you
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Happy birthday! :D
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VertigoArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
You're welcome! :3
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VertigoArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Writer
:)
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014   General Artist
happy birthday, lovely being :la:
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VertigoArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Writer
thank you so much
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chameron Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student Filmographer
:party: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :party:
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VertigoArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Writer
I appreciate it.
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