Inspired by Halo’s 343 Guilty Spark A.I. (No, Just Kidding)


what is a spark
two worlds colliding
the birth of a flame
a star’s final moments

what is a spark
an idea
a prayer
a beginning

By |July 4th, 2011|Poetry and Prose|

Sometimes the greatest storms are the ones inside of us

glass flower

a beauty so enticing
yet so frail and fragile

reaching out in yearning
wanting to know
longing to feel
just the feathery touch of a finger
but that alone might shatter the dream

facing a storm of fear and regret
she stands at a precipice
like the tear on the corner of her eye
waiting to fall but forever unable

trapped between a moment of […]

By |June 9th, 2011|Poetry and Prose|

World On Fire

I see now that the darkness in my head is not caused by night, but smoke. The world will burn. This I know.

You will destroy everything. Humanity doesn’t deserve extinction. Why are you doing this?

Because we have to make them see what they turned us into. This is the only way.

By setting […]

By |March 5th, 2011|Motley Musings|

Japan, Here I Come!

Hello, everyone!

If you’re actually reading this, thank you kindly for your patronage and reader loyalty. It is greatly appreciated, much more so than I have let out. 🙂 And if you’re wondering where I’ve been, the answer is – right where I’ve always been, with the exception that I won’t be here for two weeks […]

By |July 27th, 2010|Japan|

One Large Half and Half, Plus A Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate Cookie.

Here’s an experiment that sprung from the question, “Can one really, accurately, define true beauty without describing ugliness? I realized immediately that the resulting theme alludes to the Yin and Yang entities, and thus decided to make this shorter than originally intended. I wanted to write a little bit more, but it was quickly turning […]

By |May 20th, 2010|Poetry and Prose|

Self Destruction: Good for poetry. Bad for reality.

You can keep punching a brick wall with your bare fists until you don’t feel it anymore, but that doesn’t mean you should do it. It might make for some good poetry brainstorming, except that it’ll be hard to write or type anything afterward.

please hurt me

give it to me
stab me
set me on fire
i need it. […]

By |May 19th, 2010|Poetry and Prose|

At the bottom of a deep well of anger, there is great sadness.

Which is scarier – Piecing together the jumbled fragments of a nightmare and looking at the finished picture? Or knowing that something so dark and morbid came from inside your own head?


the world is rocking to and fro
am i shaking or is it the walls moving
i don’t know

i can’t feel my hands
i can’t feel my […]

By |May 19th, 2010|Poetry and Prose|

Noein: Episode 23 Summary and Afterthoughts

The timespaces have started to converge, but Karasu and Yuu have yet to reach Haruka.

I can’t decide what I despise more – the whiny, neurotic annoying puff of smoke called Noein, or the depressed, bedraggled, corpse-like husk called Noein. Oh, wait. Nevermind.

What happened to the ominous, seemingly omniscient Noein that would randomly put on a […]

By |April 26th, 2010|Anime|

Noein: Episode 22 Summary and Afterthoughts

Ai, Isami, and Miho look out into the vast (and mostly empty) expanse of Shangri La.

In another inadvertent flash of the Dragon Torque’s erroneous powers, Haruka’s house, along with the people still inside it, gets ported to Shangri La. Miho’s explanation, as usual, involves – wait for it… Aliens. That’s right. Say it again with […]

By |April 11th, 2010|Anime|

Noein: Episode 21 Summary and Afterthoughts

Uchida meets with Professor Mayuzumi, former head of the Magic Circle Project.

Themes of noble self-sacrifice and about-faced idealism abound in this installation of the pseudo-science fiction / fantasy hybrid. It’s hardly surprising; though in effect, the mood of the series has become subdued. A far cry from the usual clash of quantum powers, maniacal opposition, […]

By |April 11th, 2010|Anime|