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I'm young, a little guppy in my aquarium of highschoolers.
I'm not published, clearly, but I hope to get there one day.
I like anime, spiders, Hamilton, and music.
I write songs and stories, including fanfiction.
I hope I can be myself here.

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The Way You Are (Part 2 of Fix Myself)

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You're not a good person, I've learned to see...
How could I have been so blind?
I'll say it again, you belittle me.
Even though to you I'm kind.

The stars in my eyes you blotted away...
Why didn't I see it sooner?
I chased you, you ran- this repeated every day.
I was the punchline of your sick humor;
Is that really all I am,
To you just a joke?
You once were the one that helped me stand. ...

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One Opinion

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So I recently had my fifteenth birthday, and I decided that, since a lot of you responded to them with agreement or disagreement, it'd be fun to write one more opinion of mine that a lot of people don't share. I wrote fourteen in my last "Unpopular Opinions" post, so here's the fifteenth:

Unpopular Opinion #15: Lucy Heartfilia is annoying, and the NaLu ship is too forced
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Fix Myself

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Tell me what I have to do
To make you see who I am;
Tell me what lengths to go to
To make you understand.

Liking me and loving me
Are things that you do not; but
Resenting me, deserting me,
You treat me like I'm naught;
Tell me how you scribble out
The stars my eyes do flash?
Explain to me how without a doubt
You push me down, so I crash.

To me it's bitterly clear-
The way...

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It's Not Enough

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Nearby towns, happy holidays, play-dates, siblings... and I'm still lonely.

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Am I Pretty Yet?

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I'm six years old, it's hot outside. The sun is shining bright and I'm running around barefoot. My long, brown hair flaps freely in the wind and my matching mocha eyes are clear as the day before me. I play with my cousins in our grandparents' big yard. We roll down the hill, we pretend to be airplanes flying high in the bright blue sky. After a long day of play Mommy takes me inside and pushes me into my...

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Am I Pretty Yet?

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I'm six years old, it's hot outside. The sun is shining bright and I'm running around barefoot. My long, brown hair flaps freely in the wind and my matching mocha eyes are clear as the day before me. I play with my cousins in our grandparents' big yard. We roll down the hill, we pretend to be airplanes flying high in the bright blue sky. After a long day of play Mommy takes me inside and pushes me into my...

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The Way You Are (Part 2 of Fix Myself)

You're not a good person, I've learned to see...
How could I have been so blind?
I'll say it again, you belittle me.
Even though to you I'm kind.

The stars in my eyes you blotted away...
Why didn't I see it sooner?
I chased you, you ran- this repeated every day.
I was the punchline of your sick humor;
Is that really all I am,
To you just a joke?
You once were the one that helped me stand.
Now in my lungs you're smoke.

The way I am, I've learned, is fine.
I shouldn't have to change.
The way you are, though, is a sign, 
And now that my eyes are clear it's strange:

You never wanted me, nor anyone else,
Yet everyone wanted you.
You care about no one but yourself,
Now in my heart anger brews;
This monster behind the sweet-boy mask...
Does no one see who you are?
You play the victim, let tears flash. ...

One Opinion

So I recently had my fifteenth birthday, and I decided that, since a lot of you responded to them with agreement or disagreement, it'd be fun to write one more opinion of mine that a lot of people don't share. I wrote fourteen in my last "Unpopular Opinions" post, so here's the fifteenth:

Unpopular Opinion #15: Lucy Heartfilia is annoying, and the NaLu ship is too forced
If you watch Fairy Tail, you know exactly what I'm talking about. If not, then you might have some idea or be super clueless. Lucy Heartfilia is one of the main characters in the popular anime, Natsu Dragneel being another. Now, I haven't watched Fairy Tail in a few years, but I still hear a whole bunch of buzz about the Natsu x Lucy ship, commonly known as NaLu. My only problem with the ship is how forced it is. Like, Natsu seems to always be saving Lucy, which I mean, yeah, is...

Fix Myself

Tell me what I have to do
To make you see who I am;
Tell me what lengths to go to
To make you understand.

Liking me and loving me
Are things that you do not; but
Resenting me, deserting me,
You treat me like I'm naught;
Tell me how you scribble out
The stars my eyes do flash?
Explain to me how without a doubt
You push me down, so I crash.

To me it's bitterly clear-
The way you brush me off-
That it's a nuisance, me being near,
You see me and you scoff.

I don't believe you really know
How highly of you I see.
For I will redo every stitch and sew
Of myself, be your perfect image of me.

I will indeed fix myself
To match just what you want.
Stow my flaws far on the shelf,
Then it might be me you flaunt;
To your family, to your friends,
To everyone and more, ...

Ten Words to You

It's Not Enough

Nearby towns, happy holidays, play-dates, siblings... and I'm still lonely.

Am I Pretty Yet?

I'm six years old, it's hot outside. The sun is shining bright and I'm running around barefoot. My long, brown hair flaps freely in the wind and my matching mocha eyes are clear as the day before me. I play with my cousins in our grandparents' big yard. We roll down the hill, we pretend to be airplanes flying high in the bright blue sky. After a long day of play Mommy takes me inside and pushes me into my room. She smiles at me and hands me a small white dress with ruffles and a pretty pink gem in the middle of the chest. I put it on, and Mommy braids my hair back. She smiles and hugs me from behind and takes me out to see the family. I'm praised for my beauty and I'm showered with love and attention. Am I pretty yet?

I'm ten years old, it's still warm outside, but it's cooling down. I'm playing...

Am I Pretty Yet?

I'm six years old, it's hot outside. The sun is shining bright and I'm running around barefoot. My long, brown hair flaps freely in the wind and my matching mocha eyes are clear as the day before me. I play with my cousins in our grandparents' big yard. We roll down the hill, we pretend to be airplanes flying high in the bright blue sky. After a long day of play Mommy takes me inside and pushes me into my room. She smiles at me and hands me a small white dress with ruffles and a pretty pink gem in the middle of the chest. I put it on, and Mommy braids my hair back. She smiles and hugs me from behind and takes me out to see the family. I'm praised for my beauty and I'm showered with love and attention. Am I pretty yet?

I'm ten years old, it's still warm outside, but it's cooling down. I'm playing...

My Name

They call me weird
They call me crazy
They call me lame
They call me dumb
But I've straight A's
And they've Starbucks
Say what they want
That's not my name

They call me annoying
But I'm just myself, not him and not her,
I'm not the same
That's who I am
I've learned that's fine
And you should, too
'Cause I won't change



 

On the Last Day of the World

Purpose

While the world goes up in flames from human ignorance and antagonism, 
I will be the one raining showers of hope until my water evaporates too.

Names for Nature

Hidden Level

I live in a house on higher ground than the rest of my neighborhood. My driveway is more of a hill. If I look to the left, there is a lake. A wall of rocks stacks itself under my front yard and next to my driveway. The wall juts out further the closer it gets to the ground everyone else stands on. If you look, you wouldn't be able to see it- but there are three levels made from the wall. The top level is the one which my house rests, my family lives. The bottom is the one where everyone else is, strangers to myself. The middle level is the unseen one; the hidden one, where no one lies. When life gets rough like the rock wall I see every day, I jump off the cliff that is my front yard.  The hidden level catches me. It holds me up no matter how long I stay on it, and...

Unpopular Opinions

I've been made to believe I have a lot of unpopular opinions. But what makes them unpopular? The media? Parents? Just common thoughts that I don't share with people? Let's take a look. I'll be doing 14 of them, since that's how old I am. Haah, I'm so clever (not). 

Unpopular Opinion #1: I like country music.
Why are people so quick to hate country? It's so good! Is it because there's this big stereotype that everyone who likes country are from Texas and are total drunkards? That's so dumb to me. There's so much feeling in country music that people overlook, feeling that doesn't often come with the mainstream pop on the radio. 
Unpopular Opinion #2: I love Taylor Swift, and 5 Seconds of Summer
I don't care who you are, these artists saved my life, and at the same time made it. A little story- I was only allowed to listen to Kidz Bob when I was...

Talking to “You”

You Can

"You can't eat that; you'll spoil your appetite."
"You can't skip dinner; you'll starve."
"You can't watch this; you wouldn't understand."
"You can't leave until you watch this; you need to."
"You can't join the team; you're a girl."
"You can't wear makeup; you're a boy."
"You can't wear that; no one wears that."
"You can't use that; I'm using that."
΅You can't listen to that; that's emo."
"You can't listen to that; that's so mainstream."
"You can't blend in; you're too 'you'."
"You can't stand out; you're unnoticed."
"You can't be homosexual; it's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."
"You can't be straight; it means you're homophobic."
"You can't be depressed; you're just asking for attention."
"You can't be happy all the time; no one's that happy."
"You can't act like anyone; just be you!"
"You can't be yourself; that's not what people really want."
You ate it, and it was delicious. You skipped, and you weren't hungry.  ...

Truths and Untruths

Wishful Thinking and Mindless Dreaming

"What are five things you wish were true or real?"

  • The last F in BFF means "forever"
  • People care about me as much as they say they do
  • I believe I'm beautiful
  • World peace is possible
  • My smiles
"What are five things you wish were untrue or fake?"
  • My scars
  • Discrimination and bullying
  • People hate me as much as I think
  • Stress and heartbreak
  • Suicide and "kill yourself" jokes

Third Person Limited

Help (Part 2)

Crystal laughed along with the adults of the family as they gathered in the kitchen for dinner. Her oldest daughter stood next to her, fidgeting with a toy in her hand. Crystal bit her tongue to keep her from saying something sarcastic. Her niece bent over her daughter's shoulder, asking what the toy was.
"Anika, step back," Crystal's daughter offered an empty chuckle as her thumb twirled around a black joystick on the cube. "It's just something to let me fidget."
Crystal narrowed her eyes and huffed, "How is that?" It took a lot of willpower to not contradict her right there.
Her daughter sat there and glanced nervously at the toy block in her hands before taking in a breath and explaining. "There are different mechanisms on it to occupy me. This divot here is meant for me to rub my thumb on it- supposed to calm me down if I get nervous." Crystal's brown eyes darted to her daughter's...

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Help

Here and now. San Jose, California. Visiting her family, she'd finally gained enough courage to ask.
She sat in a spinning chair, uncomfortably looking down at the plastic cube in her hand designed to calm her. It wasn't doing a very good job.
"What's that?" Her cousin asked. She blinked in curiosity at the tiny grey block.
"Anika, step back," she smiled. "It's just something to let me fidget."
Her mum looked at her strangely. "How is that?"
She blinked, and she squeezed the cube tightly. "There are different mechanisms on it to occupy me. This divot here is meant for me to rub my thumb on it- supposed to calm me down if I get nervous."
"That's not true. It's just a toy. Besides, what do you have to be nervous about?"
Her mind flashed. She bit her lip and squeezed the cube tighter before her mum took it and examined it. She looked down. Her mind began to...

The Art of Specificity

North Pole/South Pole

He has bipolar disorder. He likes it, and hates it.

He has a mental illness that can switch him from happy to sad to mad and everywhere in between at any moment. He thinks of it as both a sweet gift and a beautiful curse.

His mind knows not a silver lining. Every day his mood alters him from absolutely elated to the darkest depths of depression. He believes his mind to a be a comfortably cold environment, the north pole giving him the lies of Santa Claus but the warmth of Christmas, the south pole giving him adorable penguins but biting, dry wind.

Why I Write

Control

The world around me is a horrifying place.
Societal norms, peer pressure, crimes spotting around like chicken pox. In this world, you don't get to decide much, no matter what people tell you. I'm still rather young; I can't even drive legally yet, so I'm even more confined.
Every day I'm haunted by pressure to get good grades, be a good person, to be myself but also blend in. How do I do that? Writing is an escape for me. Whether I'm writing a story or a song, in a notebook or on a computer, I feel free.
For once have control.
 I get to decide what happens and what doesn't happen.
Writing allows me to be me- express things that sometimes only I can understand. Often times I don't feel like I can even control myself, I'm a puppet with strings held by too many hands. When I can pour my thoughts and ideas- when I can...

Ghost of a Smile

Her mind was dark. Her eyes were bright, but she refused to smile. "I don't want it to be taken from me," she often said.
Her clothes bled dark colors- navies, blacks, browns. Her hair cupped her face in transparent beauty. "I don't want to be called out, I want to blend in," she often said.
Her actions were either quick or slow, no in-between. Her emotions were either manic or depressed, no in-between. "I don't know what grey is," she often said.
Her days stopped going well. Her friends avoided her. "I don't want to be a drag," she often said.
Her feet stopped moving. Here, on an unfamiliar day, her eyes glossed over an unfamiliar face with a familiar voice, familiar words. "I don't know if this is real," she then said.
Her lifeline stood before her, the voice behind her screen made to exist. Her will to continue rested...

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