An Excerpt From My Life

As any of my frequent readers may know, I don’t post often about the intriguing splendor that is my life. (That sentence was also meant to be spoken with the nth degree of sarcasm).

In the terribly dull real world, my life is quite boring.

SO, for that reason, I’ve made it a point to write about it anytime something noteworthy happens.

Not that the first installment in this random series might be overly exciting, but I thought this excerpt from my life was relatively entertaining.

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned, but I talk with my hands, a lot……..

Sometimes it’s for emphasis to reinforce my point, particularly when I am really getting into what I am saying, or a story I am telling. Continue reading

My New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. The time of the year when people get this idea stuck in there heads, called a New Year’s Resolution. For some reason I could never quite grasp, the trend of declaring self-improvement, somehow makes a killing at the end of a calendar year.

Theoretically, declaring as such could work any day, from my point of view. I must be misunderstanding the meaningful significance of doing so on December 31st.

I guess though, if you are improving yourself, the date isn’t really important. It’s all about the dedication you have towards your goals.

Or that’s what it would be about, but most people never actually complete their resolution.

That is why this year, just for fun, I’ve made a list of achievable resolutions which I am going to work on: Continue reading

Similarities Between The FIFA World Cup and The Hunger Games: Random Observations I

I made an interesting observation yesterday.

The women’s FIFA World Cup is being held next summer in 2015. (It’s also being held in Canada).

As I was discussing this with a friend of mine, we were looking at the pools for the event. There are 24 teams and one potential winner. People all over the world will likely be watching, glued to their televisions.

After I had realised that, my only response was, “wow, this bears a striking resemblance to the Hunger Games.”

Food for thought….. food for thought.

Words That Are Usually Insults But I View As Compliments- with Guest Blogger, D.K. Phoenix

Salutations world, I’ve got an interesting post for today. I’ve recently begun communicating with my friend and long inactive blogger, D.K. Phoenix once more.

After an interesting conversation, we have concluded that both of us seem to be strangely complimented by words that are otherwise construed as insults by most people.

I thought this would make an interesting topic for a post, so enjoy as we both inject our redefinition of the English language into the blog-o-sphere. Continue reading

And Since We Have No Place To Go…..

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Welcome readers, to the end of November, and the beginning of December.

At the turning of the month, I am both sad and happy.

Sad, because I was unable to complete the NaBloPoMo challenge, due to my spectacular internet, being nothing but a pain in the backside for the last couple of weeks. I now have a backlog of content, which I will be posting over the next little while.

Happy, however, for this coming month is one of my favourites of the year. It is the time, when I can finally embrace the spirit of the holidays, and the beautiful threshold of eternity that is the Canadian winter.

To get things kicked off, you might notice that M.C. Scriptor is snowing. This is a very nice and festive aesthetic brought to you by the wonderful people at WordPress. In addition to that however, I am making some changes and additions to the blog, starting with the rather outdated about page, which I have now re-written. ( http://mcscriptor.com/about/ )

There is plenty to come my friends, and I look forward to being around the blog more this month! See you soon! -M.C. Scripturus

Closer to the Heart

Daily Post asked:

-“You’re asked to recite a poem (or song lyrics) from memory — what’s the first one that comes to mind? Does it have a special meaning, or is there another reason it has stayed, intact, in your mind?”-

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/by-heart/

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This is a story, of my first poetry reading:

-“I once sat going out of my mind,
my interesting fantasy worlds I’d find,
but it sucked I was broke,
I could hire no bloke,
so I could find no actors to sign.”-

These are the words to an older poem I wrote, The Reasons Why I Write (With Creative Answers).  It is posted here, if interested, http://mcscriptor.com/2014/06/10/the-reasons-why-i-write-creative-answers/

This poem, has always been of value to me; for it was the first spoken word poem I ever performed.

I had always held interest in written poetry, but it wasn’t until about a year or so ago, that I had taken an interest in spoken word.

I had watched countless poets on the internet, and had been to a  few poetry slams, just to simply observe. The talent was phenomenal, I assure you!

One night a few months back, I heard over social media, of an open mic poetry night at a local downtown café.

I had attended the event with one of my friends, whom, about an hour into the event, had talked me into finally, “getting my arse up on the stage” instead of merely observing from my chair

I hurriedly scribbled down in my notebook, one of the few poems of mine I had committed to memory.

I raised my hand during the last call rather enthusiastically, and strolled my way up to the stage.

I took hold of the microphone, or attempted to….. as unfortunately, the last poet had been very, very tall.

I called off to the side of the stage, “excuse me, could you please tell me how to adjust this thing? I am rather short.”

Continuing on, I knew that my stage ability likely lagged behind the ability of the previous poets. Did I feel compelled to hide that fact? I did not. In fact, I decided to let everyone know, exactly what catastrophic, walking tornado of words they were in for.

“Let the record show,” I began Continue reading

Blogging for a Year

1 year ago today, I started blogging on M.C. Scriptor.

Since then, I’ve learned a lot, and have done a lot. I have learned a few things about myself, and have set new goals for the future.

I’ve been rather absent from the blog over the last month or so, but that should change soon, as I attempt the NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo challenges.

I look forward to it! See you soon! -MC

Numbers: DP Photo Challenge

This week, Daily Post challenged:

-“This week, publish an image of a sign — from the signs you encounter on the street to more personal, less obvious signs that hold meaning for you.”-

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/signs/

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Numbers on a calendar with days crossed off. For me, calendars have a lot of meaning, but the question that plagues me is, why do we cross out the days?

Perhaps we are merely keeping track of what day it is? More likely to serve as a countdown to a future time. Be it positive or negative, I find it interesting how we always seem to be wishing our time away.

Counting down, to that inevitable day, when the time you had wished away, will seem so much more valuable.

We’ve Endured 40 Years

Daily Post asked this week in their photo challenge:

“Endurance

Show us what endurance means to you. Is it that high-school diploma, beads of sweat earned on a long run, a treasured family heirloom, or something else entirely?”

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/endurance/

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When people say that things used to be built to last, that is because they were built to last!

Take this vacuum cleaner as an example; now almost 40 years old, and still functions properly.

There is a reason for this: Planned Obsolescence.

If this concept is unfamiliar to you, take a look at this documentary: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/light-bulb-conspiracy/