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Cheer Up, I Won’t Lie To You

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 No comments:
short story, dark, depressing themes, philosophical musings
“Hey, what’s up with you now? Why are you sulking and moping?”

“I’m not. Go away. I wanna be alone.”

“Do you really?”

“Yeah. Now leave.”

“Okay then.”

“Wait, you’re really leaving?”

“You said you wanted me to leave.”

“Uh, yeah…”

“Shall I stay then?”

“If you don’t mind.”

“I wouldn’t have said it otherwise. You know that.”

“Um…”

“All right, ready to tell me what the matter is?”

“It’s just… well, you know, it’s this..”

“What is ‘this’ exactly?”

“This- this paper. The numbers on this paper are terrible.”

“What?”

“Like grades and statistics and financial stuff, and, you know, math stuff. Those kinds of stuff. It’s- they’re all just depressing.”

“You’re not making sense.”

“Just look at it.”

“Ah, I see.”

“That’s it? That’s all you’re gonna say?”

“Well, what did you want me to say?”

“I dunno. Was hoping you had something uplifting to say.”

“I’m not some fountain of hope. I won’t lie to you just to make you feel better.”

“Oh.”

“But, while I won’t say all will be well, I will say that I will be here and I’ll help you in any way that I can.”

“Really?”

“Yes.”

“Oh. Well, thanks.”

“No problem. Now, cheer up and stop pouting.”

“Hey, I’m not pouting. I don’t pout.”

“That would be more believable if you actually said that without pouting.”

*Notes:
- Sad anime girl pic is from Amazon.com

The Lies You Tell Yourself

Sunday, November 27, 2016 No comments:
Also known as, "The real reason why I'm here right now," "I miss you. I want to see you. Please visit me." and "Lying to myself because I don't want to miss you. I don't want to see you. I don't want you to visit me."

superheroes series, adventure, fantasy, story, writing
Previously, in this series, we found out that East and West regularly or frequently visit the Superhero Headquarters.

The reasons they give themselves as to why they're there are untrue, to say the least. They pretty much just make up whatever reason they can come up with just to avoid revealing, even to themselves, why they're really there.

The real reason they go to their main headquarters is because they hope they can see each other there. They are hoping that the other will be there during the time that they come to visit the place so they can see each other and maybe even talk.

If you’re asking why they don’t just visit each other in their domains, well, the answer to that is simple. Neither want to be the one to visit the other’s domain though they will readily welcome the other should the other decide to visit them. They just don’t want to be the first one to go to the other’s domain.

*Notes:
- This is part 54 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 53
- Image is a screenshot from the Howl's Moving Castle anime from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to symbolize the Superhero Headquarters mentioned in the story

Please Don’t Cry

Thursday, November 24, 2016 No comments:
Don’t cry. Please, don’t cry. You hear the words, but you know it doesn’t mean anything. How could it mean anything when it’s only your reflection that speaks and looks at you with dead, soulless eyes, the despair etched in your features and the shadows devouring you whole?

philosophical musings, dark, depressing themes, writing, story, fairy tail, anime
You really shouldn’t be crying anyway because no one cares and you always have to present a strong façade. You need to smile and smile some more and pretend that everything is all right because, of course it is, isn’t it? Nothing’s wrong.

Aren’t you so happy that you feel like crying tears of joy and happiness? Hey, stop crying. You’re not supposed to cry, remember? It’s okay. Really, it is.

Even if you see people hugging and embracing and being happy and smiling and laughing in front of you, what does that matter? You don’t care, right? You’re still happy, aren’t you? You don’t need that.

You don’t need a shoulder to cry on, you don’t need to be comforted, you don’t need to be loved. You’ll be alone forever because no one cares. This is the way it works. It can’t, won’t, change. So, don’t fight it and just stop crying. Do you want to say goodbye and end it all?

*Notes:
- Crying Fairy Tail anime pic is from Amazon.com

The Real Reason Why I’m Here Right Now

Monday, November 21, 2016 No comments:
superheroes series, adventure, fantasy, story, writing, floating castle, dragons
Also known as, "I'm not here to see you. I don’t want to see you. I'm not here because of you. I'm not here for you."

As time continues to pass after the aforementioned fight between East and West, the 2 continue to miss each other. They continue to want to talk and see each other again.

The result of that is they try to go to the Superhero Headquarters as often as they can. This is their main headquarters which is located in the very center of The World where the 4 lines of the Visible Demarcation Line meet or intersect.

The headquarters floats high up in the sky, above the clouds and is as grand as the domains of each of the 4 Superheroes.

The two tell themselves that they're going to their headquarters to see South or North, or to access some important information or to get something that they left there or to look at the magical computers and the databases.

They give reasons like this regardless of how believable and realistic they are just to hide the real reason why they even bother going to the Superhero Headquarters in the first place.

*Notes:
- This is part 53 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 52
- Image is Dragons Around The Floating Castle poster from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the floating Superhero Headquarters

Depression: What It Means To Be Alive?

Friday, November 18, 2016 No comments:
“Looking at this beautiful scenery. It makes me feel melancholy. The world looks so perfect when seen through this rose-colored glasses. It’s like I’m looking at an illusion. Sometimes, I wonder if I really exist.”

“What are you talking about? Of course, you exist. You’re not making sense.”

“Do I really? Exist, I mean. It doesn’t feel that way. Sometimes, I have to wonder if I’m even still alive. It hurts. I feel depressed and alone. I feel invisible and insignificant. It’s like I don’t matter, like no one will care if I’m not here anymore. Sometimes, I want to just give up and say goodbye. Why am I still here?”

philosophical musings, dark, depressing themes, story, writing
“You feel pain? You said ‘it hurts’.”

“Yes, it does. It hurts so much that I don’t know how much more I can take.”

“You’re crying.”

“Because it hurts.”

“That settles it then.”

“What?”

“You exist, you’re alive. You’re here, right now.”

“What do you mean?”

“If you feel pain, sorrow, hurt, anguish, depression, despair, loneliness, doesn’t that mean that you’re alive?”

“Is that what it means to be alive? I’m not sure I like that.”

*Notes:
- Depression poster is from Amazon.com

I Didn’t Mean To Hurt You, But I Don’t Want To Say Sorry

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 No comments:
superheroes series, adventure, fantasy, writing, story, LBX: Little Battlers eXperience, nintendo 3ds standard edition
Time passes. East and West don’t see each other again after their fight.

They don’t even get to talk to each other as both are busy trying to sort things out and take care of the problems in the respective kingdoms under their jurisdiction.

While the 2 are ignoring each other, tensions continue to rise between the western and eastern kingdoms near the Visible Demarcation Line. Many of the kingdoms still seem poised and ready for war.

But, with regards to East and West, the 2 Superheroes themselves don’t really want to fight anymore. Honestly, the truth was that they miss each other and they want to see and talk to one another, but they refuse to admit these facts, not even to themselves.

They're much too stubborn. They don’t want to be the first one to apologize and try to talk to the other. While they are both really sorry about hurting the other, neither want to be the first to apologize, thinking it’s the other who is mostly at fault, and, as such, that person should be the first one to ask for forgiveness.

*Notes:
- This is part 52 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 51
- Image is a pic from the LBX: Little Battlers eXperience - Nintendo 3DS Standard Edition from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the rising tensions between the eastern and western kingdoms of The World

Save Me, Please, From This Nightmare Called Life

Saturday, November 12, 2016 No comments:
philosophical musings, dark, depressing themes, short story, writing, nightmare, life
What am I doing here in this dark, dark world? The shadows swallow me and I’m lost in this maze of illusions. Nothing makes sense anymore.

I’m just looking for someone to save me, someone to help me. Please, can’t anyone hear my cries, my shouts, my screams? Can you see the tears falling down my face? I only wish for salvation in this cruel reality.

Hey, hey, I’m searching for the sun and the light. It’s so cold. I just want to feel some warmth. I keep struggling to live, working so hard, just trying my best to survive in this nightmare called life. I don’t know how much more I can take. Should I just give up? Is it worth it? Give me a reason, a reason not to say goodbye.

The smile is frozen on my lips as I gaze into this crystal mirror. My reflection stares back at me, mocking me. You’re laughing at my pain, aren’t you? Do you find this amusing? I’m alone and hurt and broken and no one cares. Can you pick up the fallen shards of glass that scatter around you? Can you put everything back together, make the broken pieces whole again? Is that even possible? Don’t leave me, please. I’m falling, falling into the endless abyss.

*Notes:
- Sad, crying girl pic is from Amazon.com

In Which Nothing Is Resolved

Wednesday, November 09, 2016 No comments:
Also known as, "Who says I'm crying? Because I'm not. Just so you know" and "The superheroes are alone".

In the last episode of this series, we saw that West was about to leave the Winter Palace. Will East stop the other? Will they talk to each other? Let’s see, shall we?

superheroes series, adventure, fantasy, writing, story, hell girl, jigoku shoujo, anime
West eventually reaches the closed door. The Superhero stands right in front of it, hand on the doorknob, ready to turn it to open the door. But West hesitates and just stands there for a moment, as if waiting for something.

East’s eyes are still focused on the back of West, watching intently at what the other is doing. But East says nothing, biting those lips as if to refrain from speaking or, perhaps, it’s because the Superhero wishes to speak, but refuses to do so.

West waits for a moment longer before sighing inaudibly then finally opening the door. The Superhero steps outside and hesitates, seeming to get the urge to look back, to say something, but West does neither of those things.

West just steps outside the room, closes the door then starts walking away. The western Superhero swipes at those blue eyes that seemed to be glistening. Inside the room, East leans against the wall, looking up at the ceiling with eyes that also appeared to be glazed.

*Notes:
- This is part 51 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 50
- Image is a screenshot from the Hell Girl anime series from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent East looking up at the ceiling with sad, glazed eyes

You Used To Smile At Me

Sunday, November 06, 2016 No comments:
philosophical musings, dark, depressing themes, story, writing
It seemed like eternity ago when we held hands and walked down the lakeside together. Your eyes were bright and lively, sparkling with mirth and true happiness.

Your beauty was indescribable and your words held so much love and meaning. You were smiling. You were always smiling. You had many different kinds of smiles.

But the one I cherished the most was that one sweet smile that was reserved only for me. You used to smile at me. All the time. You would gesture wildly with your hands, looking up at me with that sweet, sweet smile as you weave a fantasy world.

The memories overwhelm me and I can feel the tears that just won’t stop. I am lost in the depths of my sadness and despair. I am alone now. But I can still see it so clearly that it’s almost like you’re still here. I can see your beautiful smiling face and your sparkling sky-blue eyes.

I can hear your words, I can feel you. You used to smile at me. Always, always, you smiled. I never saw you frown. But now those days are long gone. Now, I am alone and I only wish that the end would come faster. I wish to fall already. I want to see your smile again. Please smile at me.

*Notes:
- Sad, depressed, crying girl poster is from Amazon.com

Will You Leave Without Saying A Word?

Thursday, November 03, 2016 No comments:
adventure, fantasy, superheroes series, writing, story, dead or alive, playstation 3 video game
Also known as, "The aftermath of the clash."

Previously in this series, there was a fight that seemed more like a World War. What will happen now? Will this clash ever end?

The fight between East and West seemed to go on forever. It seemed that they would never stop.

But, eventually, they did stop though they didn’t look tired at all. It seemed that they just refused to fight anymore. There was no clear winner. If anything, this match would certainly be considered a tie. It seemed both were equally matched in power and skill and prowess and strength.

The 2 stood in the middle of the room, facing each other, but refusing to look the other in the eye. They stood like that for what seemed like an eternity, saying nothing but seeming as if they were waiting for the other to speak.

No one says anything though. Eventually, West moves and turns around, back facing East. West starts walking towards the door, slowly. East watches the western Superhero but says nothing, not even to stop West or prevent the other from leaving.

*Notes:
- This is part 50 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 49
- Image is a screenshot from the Dead or Alive 5 PlayStation 3 video game from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to symbolize the fight between East and West and how neither of them were injured during said fight