By Passionsocks

Avatar Author: Tad Winslow "If you don't work nothing will." Maya Angelou Read Bio

My friend, I fear you have been trapped by the page,

All these colors you’ve used — a war did you wage,

Its past time to unwind, to surrender your ink.

And transform the paper with a nod and a wink.

A fold and a crease, a tuck and a bend

And soon you will find yourself on the mend.

From a base will arise a swan, frog, or goat

The contortions will sweep you by the tails of your coat.

And restore you true to the worth of a word

No color you choose can help you be heard

Choose instead not to fill but to edit, distill.

And remember the base with your quill.

—Passionsocks wrote this in the comment section of one of my long rambling poems. It deserves some mention so I replaced the trash I wrote in this ficly (which I was embarrassed about cuz it got way too popular) and implemented this bit of something worth reading. Enjoy!

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  1. Avatar Strife

    TTTTTTTTTTTTTTHOMSN iiiiIiiIi()r clals callas CALL LASNASEANSWE ASNWER ANSWER ANSWER HaiPPPlease pasany qwwer are you YOUJR YOUJ YOU ARE HEROD HEROD HEROD AReare you the one to free me anifnNNNNFFFFFFFF ARE YTKJI(YOIU THE OONE TO FREE ME?

  2. Avatar Tad Winslow

    You are transmitting but I am not receiving, sorry. Try again.

  3. Avatar Robert Quick

    I still think this is an ARG that I’m not aware of.

  4. Avatar Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA))

    Yeah i dont get this sort of thing

  5. Avatar Tad Winslow

    @PJ
    I shouldn’t have even indulged in this. I wrote a sequel because the title was so long, pushing everything on the browse page aside, and that kinda pissed me off. And then to find out it was gibberish pushed me over the edge, haha. The sequel was the only option I had cuz I wasn’t going to comment on his/her story and risk keeping it around on the popular/active list.

    @Robert Quick
    The rules of this ARG don’t seem all that complicated. It’s not something I’d like to devote anymore time to, that’s for sure.

  6. Avatar Concerned Reader

    I’ve been entrapped.

  7. Avatar Concerned Reader

    I blame you ted. You said transmitting, and it made me write things.

  8. Avatar Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA))

    Grah! Did you see? Did you see? ITS POPULAR! WHAYYYYYYYY???

  9. Avatar Tad Winslow

    Grah is right. If this gets featured I’m going to edit it by replacing the whole thing with one of the coolest comments I’ve ever received. That way at least the spotlight will shine on something deserving that was actually written splendidly :P

  10. Avatar Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA))

    I want to know what the comment was

  11. Avatar Tad Winslow

    I decided to put the spotlight on the most creative bit of advice I have ever received on ficly.

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