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Perceiving that Illusions are Not Truths (Perspectives)

"It's all in the perspective." Is another way of saying "Truth is relative." "There is no objective truth." "Facts are up to the beholder." "I see what I see, you see what you see." (I might take this one with physical things, as for the most part we both would see the same thing, just with our own attitudes backing up the vision.) "Can't be helped. In fact, we just need to learn to accept the fact that our minds are ruled by illusions." "Nothing is real. Nothing is true. Let's just loooove each other and live in happy unity, you doing your thing, I mine." (some contradictions there, don't ya think?) Wait. Hold up a second.  You are going to use illusions as fact!? (Apparently some people on facebook try to) Um... I don't care what you think you see here, it's obvious that this illusion is just an illusion . No matter how hard you argue that

The Lost Girl Of Astor Street (Book review)

I recently won a pre-copy of Stephanie Morrill's book, The Lost Girl of Astor Street ! I was excited for several reasons: 1. I love this author ;) 2. I love mystery. 3. I love unique historical fiction. 4. And the main characters name, Piper (female), intrigued me for a long while! The Lost Girl Of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill Rating:  5 stars (If  I like a book, why give it less, ;b) Age: 14+. It deals with some themes parents may not like: girls being kidnapped, human trafficking, mild romance (some kissing), scenes in clubs. Nothing is overly graphic, though. Amazon: When her best friend vanishes without so much as a good-bye, eighteen-year-old Piper Sail takes on the role of amateur sleuth in an attempt to solve the mystery of Lydia’s disappearance. Given that Piper’s tendency has always been to butt heads with high-society’s expectations of her, it’s no surprise that she doesn’t give a second thought to searching for answers to Lydia’s ab

Beautiful Books (THAT'S MINE FOR SURE!) - The Fur Slipper

It has been sooooo long since I did a link-up with these lovely people (to think I used to do it almost every month!) But I had so many of my own posts to share... and, well... you, know... writing is like life, it is constantly changing and growing. But, guys, for the first time I'm doing NaNo !!! And I thought that this would be a fun way to share about it all!!! - Don't worry... I'll do a better update on my novel later ;D Go here to join the fun!! First off, this novel has been in my mind since I was 14... that means the plot has had lots of time to "ferment" and become perfected... even though I did no writing on it. It started out with me discovering that the first Cinderella story was most likely set in ancient Egypt, and about a girl named Rhodopis... her slipper was Fur.  It wasn't until a later mistranslation was the slipper made glass.  Anyways, I got this brilliant idea of a twist of the original story, the Biblical Esther sto

Love at First Sight: A Myth

This is going to be a strange post. And honestly, I'm not sure why I'm sharing these ideas of mine with the world - besides the partial fact, that I think they are very important. And a couple of my friends said I should 😀Some of these friends are married... and agree with my points. So, I'd have to say that's something ;)  I'm just hoping what I say all makes sense when I put it down into words. Lol. Enjoy a new *unique* thought ;) I love fairy tales. They are some of the best stories ever. But some of the ideas in modern fairy tales are sort of twisted up.  Love at first sight.  Finding your one and only match.  Love makes all good, and lasts forever.  And once you have had that first kiss you shall live forever and ever, happily ever after. Now, I'm not trying to depress you, but love at first sight is silly and unreal. It doesn't happen. One can argue for infatuation at first sight. That I'll go for. But not love.

Fate of Empires: History is About Changing, Not Inspiration

I recently was directed towards this essay  by Sir John Glubb. It was a long read, but also a worth while one. And very interesting, too. I believe it was written (or at least published) in the late 1970's. Nevertheless, the information in it seemed to apply to this very day and age. Now, the article is long (26 pages to be exact), but it's worth setting the time aside to read. In fact I think YOU should read it. Lol. I mean, it wasn't 100% good... but it was pretty good ;) 'The only thing we learn from history,' it has been said, ‘is that men never learn from history’ - Fate of an Empires by Sir John Glubb. But for your convenience, and just in case you decide not to go read it, I will share with you some excerpts and some of my thoughts. The first thing Glubb does is to explain what an empire is, according to his essay. This is vital for understanding the context of his whole message. The word ‘empire’, by association with the Brit