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No Sense Potato: Entry 2/17/2017
Humanity:
“ninety-five percent of all problems humans face are caused by humans.”
-No Sense Potato-
“I made many temporary opinions as a child. Now many of my opinions have solidified into a gelatin which can be easily disturbed in some areas. I believe it would be best if I loosen up my mind to be like that of a child again.”
-No Sense Potato-
“Being open minded is easy when young, but tough when old. Just as keeping a mine up when just beginning is easy, but becomes more difficult the further you go. Along the way something may cave, and then you become stuck until you dig yourself out or you die.”
-No Sense Potato-
"When people make it sound like it is a crime for you to eat food, something is definitely wrong." -No Sense Potato-
Expectations, Again!:
"Expectations are like clouds. Too little, and you will have trouble seeing where you are going, as though walking through a fog. Too much, and you may find yourself under an unpredictable storm clou
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No Sense Potato 7/26/2016
This is in regards to losing a loved one.
"And when you lose them, they will be taken away as quickly as possible to be disposed of, and then you will be charged." -No Sense Potato-
This is in regards to taxes.
"What a world we run. A world which charges for bringing forth life. A world which charges for owning property. A world which charges for owning a roof. A world which charges for your death. And a world which charges that which you leave behind, as if you hadn't paid all the charges on it already. What a world we run." -No Sense Potato-
And this is in regards to........ well, it is probably obvious.
"And sometimes I feel that... existence is futile. But then I look around and I see all of the people that care. And all I can think is... if a bunch of unaffiliated people come to similar conclusions, then there must be something to it." -No Sense Potato-
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Hide and Seek with Emotions
Hide and Seek with Emotions
For as long as I can recall, I've avoided my own emotions. Afraid that if I were to act out on them, it would cause more harm than good. When I had a crush on a girl, even back at age 6 or 7, I avoided her so I would not annoy her by unwanted attention.
I flooded my brain with reading and video games. I suppressed my emotions. I hid from them. I pretended they did not exist. Though at age 8, an emotion popped up one morning, when I noticed how my family didn't pay much attention to me. I decided that day to go a whole day without speaking, and figured they wouldn't notice. I almost made it, but happened to need to speak to get supper that particular day.
When the day was finished, I forgot about it for the longest time. I went back under my blanket I had set up, to keep my emotions from finding me. Distracting myself from whatever emotions were near. My way to help the world, was by denying myself as a human being. Shutting off my emotions so they could neve
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Short Story #22: Recompense is Required
Short Story #22: Recompense is Required.
By Brandon M. Bird
List of Words:
1. Energy.
2. Banana
3. Dream Catcher.
Words given by someone on DeviantArt.
Floating amidst a void where it was both dark, and not dark, was a young woman waking from what she thought was a dream. “Where am I? What happened?” She asked this aloud, but did not hear her voice. “Didn't I say that?” She tried to say aloud, but once again no voice could be heard. 'What's going on? What is this place?' She began to look around. This was like nothing she had ever imagined before in her years. She couldn't fathom where she was.
“Hello, dear, what brings you here?” A voice, deep and mysterious suddenly sounded through the void, but nothing could be seen.
“Who's there?” she asked, though her voice still did not sound.
“A mute, I see. Lucky for you, I can read lips.” A figure began to appear from the shadows of the void. The figure looked like a cowboy, with the
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Short Story #21: Sing the way you Live.
Short Story #21: Sing the way you Live.
By Brandon M. Bird
List of Words:
1. Mud.
2. Gravy.
3. Violin.
Words given by someone on DeviantArt.
“Cut it out, guys! Give it back!” A young girl, around the age of seven called out to two young boys, age eight and nine, who were tossing her violin case back and forth over a mud puddle that remained from last night's rain. School had just let out and the two boys noticed Darlene Crabtree carrying her violin case as she walked out the door.
“No way! This is fun!”
“No it isn't! You're mean!”
One of the boys gave out a long gasp. “I'm gonna tell the teacher you called us mean!”
“The teacher will get you in trouble!” The other boy interjected.
The first then spoke again. “You'll get in so much trouble, your parents will be told and then your parents will get you in trouble too!” As he said this, he had looked briefly to Darlene, and as he did, he missed the violin case, which r
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A Few More No Sense Potato Quotes
Random:
"There is darkness within the eyes that stare back at me. I should stop looking in the mirror before I spook myself." -No Sense Potato-
"If there is one thing I know how to do the most, it would be to insult and belittle myself." -No Sense Potato-
Individual Mystery:
"One thing I enjoy most about life, is knowing I am an enigma, a mystery, a puzzle that most will never understand. What I enjoy equally as much as that, is knowing that each person I meet along my journey of life is also an enigma, and that fascinates me." -No Sense Potato-
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The day I turned five.
The day I turned five is the day I realized people were more concerned with themselves than with me.
My response was to view things in the same way. I became less concerned about myself, and more concerned about others. After all, if they were concerned about themselves, I should be concerned about them too, right?
And that is a major pivot of my actions ever since. To view everyone else as faster, stronger, smarter, better in every way than I. To view others as more important in every way. To view myself as a thing only to help others or do what they tell me to do.
But growing up, people didn't seem to care too much for my help either. I messed up a lot. I made mistakes. And through such, I became less confident in my abilities, and faltered even further.
Eventually, despite generally being able to learn new tasks relatively quickly, I saw myself as a mess up and a retard, being too slow and stupid to perform tasks correctly in a timely manner.
Over time, magnifying my mistakes in my
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Going Insane, The Life of Sean Spinder? :icon999inthedark:999inthedark 0 2
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The Artist that was
The Artist that was.
By Brandon M. Bird.
Chapter 1 of 3
“What matters is what you want your art to be.” The teacher spoke to the class. A young boy who was age eleven heard this, and the words stuck out to him. Never had he seen art like this. He was always taught that art meant doing whatever others wanted. The teachers he had before would tell him to draw this or that, and to draw in this way or that way. But so rarely was he allowed to create something of his own in his own way. Although to be fair, he didn't start out caring about art. He only did art because the teachers told him to. But this teacher was different, and said something that opened this boy's mind to what true art was.
“Art is the expression of self through any medium that others can perceive and interpret.” This teacher would remind the class every day. This teacher understood what art was about, and while still teaching new techniques and the basics of art, or even more complex matters, ther
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Humanity:
“ninety-five percent of all problems humans face are caused by humans.”
-No Sense Potato-


“I made many temporary opinions as a child. Now many of my opinions have solidified into a gelatin which can be easily disturbed in some areas. I believe it would be best if I loosen up my mind to be like that of a child again.”
-No Sense Potato-


“Being open minded is easy when young, but tough when old. Just as keeping a mine up when just beginning is easy, but becomes more difficult the further you go. Along the way something may cave, and then you become stuck until you dig yourself out or you die.”
-No Sense Potato-


"When people make it sound like it is a crime for you to eat food, something is definitely wrong." -No Sense Potato-




Expectations, Again!:
"Expectations are like clouds. Too little, and you will have trouble seeing where you are going, as though walking through a fog. Too much, and you may find yourself under an unpredictable storm cloud, with no knowing when the storm will end, you either trudge on and hope for the best, or hide away until the storm passes. But in life, the storm can last longer, and you may be struck by the crowds for a long time after." -No Sense Potato-

Alternate Version of the above:
"Expectations are like clouds. Too little, and it can be daunting to find where you want to go. Too much, and it is like walking through a fog of how others want you to live. And if there are too many that are too high, then chances are a storm will hit. The question then is, will you keep moving forward? Or will you hide away and hope the storm passes by? Life's storms sure can be relentless." -No Sense Potato-


"Expectation is a wonderful thing that keeps us going. But too little breeds laziness, while too much can crush a person's soul." -No Sense Potato-
No Sense Potato: Entry 2/17/2017
A handful more No Sense Potato quotes, because apparently a certain someone has been thinking deeply lately.
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  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt? I first made my account in 2011 at some point, after many people had sent me photos to look at on DeviantArt. But I didn't become active until late spring or early summer of 2012. So three or four years, whichever you count.

  2. What does your username mean? Quite a lot, really. But simply put, it means something like, "In the darkness, but not consumed by it." Finding hope despite being in the dark, and holding onto that hope to keep going. Something like that, anyway.

  3. Describe yourself in three words. Curious. Enigmatic. Quiet.

  4. Are you left or right handed? Right handed, though I'd like to become ambidextrous, if I could ever take the time and effort to train myself to do such.

  5. What was your first deviation? A screen shot of my character from the game PSO2.

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create? Uh, digital I guess. Little life snippets of my character Sammy and his friends. I don't really draw enough to really know what I really enjoy drawing. Unless writing counts, then writing is my favourite. And specifically writing short stories that can inspire people and make them think about stuff, and use their imaginations all at once.

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? A different art style? Regarding drawing, yes? Then I would most definitely want to master my own type of art style instantly. I don't know what it is yet, but, so long as it includes capability of drawing anything I can imagine, then I would love that. I have issues with drawing perspective, and 3D elements like a character pointing towards the viewer, and a bunch of other things. Perspective would probably be the top priority to learn how to draw though.

  8. What was your first favourite? I believe it was   On mah planet by TellMeIMPrettyxx

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most? Cute and colourful things. So pretty much :iconsky665: art, and :iconyellowfeatherbolt: art and :iconq-arts: art, along with several others.

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist? All-time favourite? I couldn't decide one a single favourite. :iconemmi-la-floof: would be one, and :iconwestlylafleur: would be another, and :iconecils: and :iconkanfyetka: and :iconbladeofblack: and especially :iconweirdandlovely: among many, many others that I haven't mentioned yet. If you are reading this, you probably fall under this list for me, so know I find you fantastically awesome.

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? My best friend, that's for sure. Beyond that, might be nice to meet some others, but I don't usually do well meeting people in person that I've known online. I'm not usually so great talking in person with people or something.

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life? Which one? Several have been quite positive. Many have been neutral. A few have been negative. But mostly positive~ Yes, thank you Westly, you have been a big help, so thank you again.

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art? My hands and eyes and brain along with pen/pencil with paper, and also digital art programs like MS Paint and Paint Tool SAI.

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? My head? Anywhere my brain works and I can work on creating what I want without huge restrictions.

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory? I honestly don't know. Getting replies from Sky665, WeirdAndLovely, WestlyLaFleur, Emmi-La-Floof, and pretty much anyone, where it isn't a solely negative response/reply/comment/message.

    NOTE: If you are reading this, someone failed their task of shooting me before letting me put it up for people to see. You may all kill me now, but I hope you enjoyed anyway~

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I like to write, and I'm somewhat learning to draw. Taking time, not putting myself to it too much, but, every now and then at least. That is about all I can really say for now I suppose.

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karvore Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
I can't remember if I ever thanked you for the watch, so THANK YOU! It really means a lot to me.

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The-Jasmine-Nation Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx 4 DA watch! ^^
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999inthedark Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016
You're welcome! You have some amazing art~

(so sorry for taking so long to reply. I have been dreadfully busy...)
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happy birth day! :icondragontail3:
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999inthedark Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016
Thank you!!!

So sorry it took me forever to reply though... I have been dreadfully busy for months... life is a mess.
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Freimgul Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for watching! :D
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999inthedark Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016
You're welcome!

(Sorry for taking so long to reply. Life has been horrendously busy...)
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Freimgul Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, no problems! But I hope it's a "good" busy and not "bad" busy! :)
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999inthedark Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016
Probably more of a mix of both, really. My dad passed away, leaving my mom and I with handling the small business. My older siblings are married and have jobs in other states already. One of my younger siblings has been busy working on getting a career. Another of my younger siblings is special needs. And the last sibling is a typical teenage girl who can't always be relied on to be responsible. So I have been busy helping my mom get things sorted and organized while keeping the business running. Among home related tasks, taking care of kids, pets, and so on. It's been a mess. But we are finally at a point where things are more organized, so we can more easily relax. So yeah, definitely both. Bitter sweet kind of busy.

Not meaning to bring down your day though. But I do now have time to become busy in a good way. Getting back to writing when I have time and such. So that is a brighter side. Among a plethora of other tasks I have set to do to be productive in my own ways.
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Ace-Of-Spirits Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Thank you for the watch! Hope to chat with you and hear your feedback! <3
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