My name is Charlie, but if your looking for my work, I go by C. E. Dorsett. I write scifi, fantasy, and a touch of horror. I like to play with gothic, steampunk, decopunk, epic fantasy, and wuxia. I love to tell stories and talk about books, movies, series, and music.
If I Close My Eyes Forever
It's funny how music can touch you in such a deep way. I was sitting at my desk listening to music, and "If I close my eyes forever" by Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne came on. I know what the song is really about, but it resonated in me intensifying my feelings of confusion, and focusing me on the future.
Is it love that's on my mind or is it fantasy?
Baby, I get so scared inside and I don't really understand Is it love that's on my mind or is it fantasy? Heaven, is in the palm of my hand and it's waiting here for you What am I supposed to do with a childhood tragedy?
The future is the topic de jour at the HQ lately. We have a lot of plans, hopes and dreams, and we are trying to find ways to make them a reality.
I have written stories since I was in the second grade. In fact, when I was in the third grade, I wrote the third and fourth grade plays. I even wrote the commencement for my fifth grade graduation. In sixth grade, I started my first novel. I wrote my second and third in high school, and my fourth after graduation. Liquid Sky was my sixth.
I know what I want to do with my life. I always have. I know a lot of you feel the same way. We talk in email about your dreams and ambitions, and how to achieve them. That is the real problem.
Heaven, is in the palm of my hand
That line is literally true for me. Writing is my heaven! I fall into my stories. I feel the characters highs and lows. It might be impossible for me to call myself a great writer, but the letters I get about my books show me that they do the most important thing: They connect with readers.
Isn't that what we are all wanting?
- To connect with others.
- To feel like we are alive.
We need to find ways to help each others dreams come true. To keep our dreams alive!
Sometimes, its hard to hold on
Sometimes, its hard to hold on, so hard to hold on to my dreams It isn't always what it seems when you're face to face with me Like a dagger you stick me in the heart and taste the blood from my blade And when we sleep would you shelter me in your warm and darkened grave?
It isn't always easy to hold on to our dreams. The reality of what it takes to achieve our goals can be daunting.
If I had known when I started writing I would be plunged into convention politics and foisted into a position of leadership in a GLBT fan group, I probably would have stopped. Honestly, sometimes, the thought still overwhelms me.
I have to remember: this is about more than just me. The group needs an advocate, and if it is not me, then who will it be?
Realizing our dreams/following our bliss is a full-time job. Most of us already have one of those, and it is not easy to add on a second. We have to remind ourselves that we are worth it.
Taste the blood from my blade
The harder it is to live our passions, the more important it is to do!
Life thrives on the survival of the fittest. When we get knocked down, we can either stay down, or bounce back fighting. Stand up, laugh at the pain, taste the blood on the blade! That is your life blood. No one can take it from you without a fight.
Be proud of your dreams! They course through your veins for a reason. Passion is life. If you feel like you have lost your passion, you are wrong. Someone took it from you. You need to take it back
Would it all remain unchanged?
If I close my eyes forever Would it all remain unchanged? If I close my eyes forever Would it all remain the same?
If you close your eyes, and leave your passions to the mercies of others, don't be surprised by the vacuum it leaves in your life.
Wake up! Find some friends who have opened their eyes too (or help them to open theirs) and start moving forward.
The one who leaves the pack is always the one the predators come for, so build yourself another pack. If your friends put you down, find new friends. Find a community where people will support you. You deserve the best life has to offer. Hunt it out!
Wipe the cobwebs from my eyes
I know I've been so hard on you I know I've told you lies If I could have just one more wish I'd wipe the cobwebs from my eyes
Standing strong, we have to move past the lies we told ourselves. It is time to walk forward. We can get where we need to go together.
With eyes wide open
- What is your heaven?
- What challenges do you face?
- How can we help?
Tattoo: Time Turner
This tattoo of a Time Turner from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is beautiful and nicely done.
If I might be one of those people, I kinda wish this was a chest tattoo so it looked like a necklace.
Headlings for August 21th
Here are some quick headlines for August 20th:
- DVICE: Facial animation reaches new heights with 'Emily' - I almost cannot believe the video is animated
- Hard Heroes 5 Raises Money, Body Painting Skills - PinkKryptonite.com - Wow, that is the coolest Venom I have ever seen
- What if: Futurama were Anime | dashPunk - I really like this, but I am not sure that Nibbler is cute/scary enough. Zoidberg is always great.
- The 'Watchmen' war: Fanboys furious with Fox | Movie Biz | Hollywood Insider | EW.com - Does Fox just want to be hated?
- Power Struggle on the Set of X-Men Origins: Wolverine! - Grr.. what is the matter with Fox?
- Jackson Already Writing Hobbit - I wish them luck
- Proyas Adapting Heinlein Novella - If anyone might make a decent film, I'll trust Alex, for now
- Holmes Brings Love To Stone? - I have mixed feelings about her being on the show...
- Review: Dark Passion Play by Nightwish | dashPunk - To be honest, I could not imagine the band without Tarja, but this album put all of my fears to rest and made me fall in love with Nightwish is a deeper way than I had ever believed possible.
Futurama Bender's Big Score
I instantly became giddy when I saw the UPS man pull up to the house with the package today. I knew that small envelope contained the first new Futurama I would get to watch in two long Bender-less years. The packaging is great. The hologram of Bender belching as Fry, Leela, Hermes' Head and Dr Zoidberg cower in fear is still making me giggle as I write this.
We actually started with a special feature. They produced an actual full length episode of "Everybody Love Hypnotoad." I have to say, Master Hypnotoad is the greatest thing ever put on a DVD. In fact, they should release another DVD with nothing but the glorious and wise Hypnotoad.
After we broke free from our benevolent amphibious lord's gaze, we started the feature.
Bender's Big Score begins with the crew being fired because they had been canceled by the Box Corporation two years ago and no one had bothered to tell them. The numerous insults and jabs thrown at Fox were welcomed and well placed, as was Hermes Conrad's unfortunate decapitation.
The story is simple, and classic Futurama. People are essentially stupid, and all of earth falls victim to numerous cheesy fishing scams run by three evil space nudists. It is soon discovered that Fry has the secret code to unlock time travel tattooed on his buttock. Bender, who is under the control of the evil space nudists is then sent back in time to steal for them, even though each trip threatens to rip the fabric of space-time asunder.
Every character from Futurama makes an appearance in this flick with the exception of the back water asteroid space chicken. There is even a musical number performed by Santa, Hanukah Zombie, and Kwanzaa-bot.
A great movie filled with humor and even the moving emotional scenes that we have come to expect from this great series. Along the way, many of the mysteries of the original four seasons are answered, and new mysteries are brought to the fore.
I am a huge Futurama fan, and this was more than I could have expected out of a Futurama movie. Al Gore was hilarious as always. For those of you that are not fans of the series, I think the humor is wild enough to tickle even your funny bone, so give it a try. This is a five star buyer for me. I will be rewatching it often. By the way, the Terrifying Message from Al Gore special feature is hilarious, but I would expect nothing less from the Emperor of the Moon. Buy your copy (here) now!
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