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About Literature / Hobbyist Core Member Lawrence L PiperMale/United States Recent Activity
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but for those who fav without a comment -
do NOT expect a pageview or thank you.

ALSO: i will not tender a thank you for badges.
[llamas: nothing but tall, bad tempered sheep.]

"badges? we don't need no stinkin' badges!"
[a common misquote from an old film - www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqomZQ… ]

- - - i delete all badges without comment. - - -
[not that i don't appreciate good intentions...]

- -thank you! thank you! thank you! THERE!- -

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Lawrence L Piper
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
work for the cure of pain
in everyone, for we all
have at least some,
exaggerated in our minds,
and may think we walk alone...
llp - mar'09

Current Residence: N Billerica Mass, a few miles South of the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center where I worked through the 70s before getting fired and barred for life from my career for participating in the 'PATCO strike of August 1981', [google it if you're curious]. I loved that job. Pres Reagan terminated 12,000 of us with a knee jerk stroke of his pen.
deviantWEAR sizing preference: medium
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Favourite genre of music: alternative
Favourite style of art: surreal
Operating System: windows 10
Wallpaper of choice: Alexandra and guess who
Skin of choice: quite pale
Favourite cartoon character: road runner
Personal Quote: From he to whom much is given, much will be required.
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PhineasJamesVinci Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Writer
Hi'a! PhineasJamesVinci at your service! :)

I found out about your page through looking in the "critiqueable" tab of DA, and then finding one of your works there. I wanted to leave you a good critique badly, but I realized I couldn't think of what to say. Not to say it was bad, no it was very good! :) Just it was hard for me to sort of feel a theme out of it, you know? I blame myself for that mostly, don't fret. I also love the "neither theists or atheists know" poem that you have left on your page. That one I can see better, at least I feel like I can lol ^^;

In writing its always so subjective, so its hard to really tell what the theme is unless the author gives it away, like he or she would tossing a bone to a starving dog. But I did really enjoy reading what you have written, and I wish you the best of fortunes throughout the years to come. :)
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alapip Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Hi Daniel,

I used to explain my poetry, which
is generally pretty straight-forward
anyway, but one experienced poet
advised that I leave interpretation
up to the reader - so now I do.

Instead, I've developed a 'style' of
punctuation, [or lack of it], where
I try to force the reader, [mostly
through spacing and hyphens], to
read it the way I intend. I use very
little, [if any], symbolism, though
some see it there anyway.

So, I'm not a poet to emulate at all,
my focus mainly being an agenda -
global, moral, ethical responsibility.

That dA CAN be a good venue to gain
experience, I wouldn't deny, but that
from my exchanges here in 7 years
is that generally almost all are here
for their own personal reasons. So, I
wish you luck on making it profitable.
It will take more than enthusiasm, of
which you seem to possess plenty.

At the end of the college year, it may
be advisable to just find what job you
can, where hopefully, you can at least
gain general life experience, [and $].

:) pip 
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PhineasJamesVinci Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Writer
Wow, I see what you mean by the punctuation and the sentence structure. As I read what you wrote I felt like you were actually there talking to me, rather than over a screen!

And yea true, I have learned over experience to sort of just let the reader take it as it is. But as a writer, one can shine a spotlight on what is more important in a situation, like you do in your poetry or I do in my short stories. :)

Thank you for the great advice for my life. It means a lot coming from someone who has a lot of experience and knowledge about it all like you do. I'll try my best to follow through with my goals and to pass, with flying colors, my grades in college. Thanks again for everything! :D
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alapip Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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BlacklightLover Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
Thank you for reading, collecting, and commenting on "Joshua."

It's one of those things that sprang into being completed and ready to go,
while I was standing in the post office and had nothing to write on.
But it was so present that I didn't have a hard time remembering a single thing.

And I appreciate your thoughts, especially when they're playful. :)
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EmmaSloane Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
Thanks for the favorite, Pip! :heart:
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BlacklightLover Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
Thank you very much for your recent reading, faves, thoughts, and summing up my whole being. You were right. I can't see the lines. For me, there are no lines. :hug:
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alapip Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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EmmaSloane Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
Thanks for the favorite, Pip!
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jimfleming Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
Muchas gracias, Pip!
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