Saturday, 20 February 2010

The Madman

I can't help it. I'm deprived of materials that feed the literary side of me.
May I present to you, a fantastic parable called 'How I Became A Madman' by Kahlil Gibran:

You ask me how I became a madman. It happened thus: One day, long before many gods were born, I woke from a deep sleep and found all my masks were stolen -- the seven masks I have fashioned and worn in seven lives -- I ran maskless through the crowded streets shouting, "Thieves, thieves, the cursed thieves."

Men and women laughed at me and some ran to their houses in fear of me.

And when I reached the market place, a youth standing on a house-top cried, "He is a madman." I looked up to behold him; the sun kissed my own naked face for the first time. For the first time the sun kissed my own naked face and my soul was inflamed with love for the sun, and I wanted my masks no more. And as if in a trance I cried, "Blessed, blessed are the thieves who stole my masks."

Thus I became a madman.

And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.

But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Distraction No More


"...the soft dim light illuminates his body. His calloused palm runs up to her silken thighs. Then very gently he finds her wet-"

Hmm...what's the right word for va-jay-jays? Pussy? Ewww.... Yoni? Aiye....
Something subtle. Something that sounds romantic.
...
...

Fertile opening?

WTF??!!

Ok, this sucks. I've got to think- Oh, it's 6.30pm now. Half an hour to go before Glee starts. That William is really hot. I wonder if there's any real teacher like that in real life...

Shit. Got to focus.

Maybe I should Google it and see what comes out.
*Opens Internet Explorer*
Hmm..maybe I should check Facebook first. See who commented my pictures.
*Logs in to FB*
OMG, he changed his status to 'In a relationship'?? Who the heck is he dating??!!

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Sounds familiar?

Whenever you're trying to write a story/essay or finish your assignment you get distracted by toolbars, alerts or widgets. Want a free writing zone?

CreaWriter is the answer!

CreaWriter is a free Windows download that creates a distraction-free writing zone. Here's what the website says:

"CreaWriter is a Windows program designed to increase your productivity and creativity. Its minimalist interface full screen and distraction free, envolves you in a relax and calm atmosphere which stimulate your concentration and creativity in writing."

You can choose your own background sound besides the water sound that comes with the program. Of course, you can always use your good ol' Microsoft Word and set it to full screen with your trusty media player playing songs in the background. But a white screen can be boring after a while.

Did I mention that CreaWriter lets you choose your own background image as well?


Just you and your text with soothing background image and music. Yay for inspiration and zero distraction!

If you think you need this free program, visit http://www.creawriter.com/


p/s I was writing with this program and copied/pasted it to blogger.

pp/s No, I don't write porn in my free time. I just wanted to get your attention. HAHA