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Old 10-18-2008, 07:27 PM   #1
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Writer of The Month - September - Dæmönika & pixiesfanyo

By no particular order yet randomly alphabetic:

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Real Name: Michéal John Simpson

Age: 21

Location: Deer's Den, Aberdeenshire

Favourite Artists: Too many to list in this space. Have a peek at my profile for a decent list.

An Artist We Should Listen To Is: Carptree. A Swedish neo-progressive band who sound a bit like Marillion and early Genesis.

Most Inspirational Writer (Lyrically): Bob Dylan. Yes, I know, how very stereotypical of you, Mr D. but he just is the greatest lyricist to have ever lived. He is the quintessential storyteller, someone who'd sit around a campfire and just sing all night.

Favourite poet/poem (published writer): There Is No Death - John Luckey McCreery

If you could be any writer ever, who would you be: In terms encompassing more than songwriting, probably Goethe. He was the last major polymath, and a major influence on Western literature.

Why Do You Write: I write merely because I can. If you have a talent, or if you have the promise, why not? Plus, it's a great way to vent your feelings without letting them build up inside you, and you can be surprised with how you deal with the emotions, like using words you've never used or saying something in a different way which catches your eye.

Favourite word(s): Moonglade, which is the reflection of the moon on water. It's such a rare poetic word yet it has a meaning such as can be used in everyday speak. There's another useful archaic word as well; Carfax, which is a crossroads in the middle of a village or town.

Favourite technique/style to write in: I like to use a stanza of five or six unrhymed broken lines followed by three or four indented lines, and so on. I find there's a greater freedom in expressing multiple ideas without creating a very long stanza which becomes too blocky and boring.

Favourite Writer(s) on UG: Katherine, Zach, Dylan and Carmel are my four. Love you loads.

Most Helpful Critic: Both Katherine and AngryGoldfish (Can't remember the name). They are two who aren't afraid to say they didn't like something. Plus, they're very good writers so I'll probably take in what they say rather than others.

What do you do especially, to find inspiration:
I stare out my bedroom window for fifteen minutes with a pad and pen in my hand and write down whatever I think of. Then I piece them all together and fill in the gaps.

Your Most Recent Work and Reason Behind It: The most recent one is To Stoke the Liar, which is pretty much my feelings towards my past couple of relationships, where you regret leading someone on and you lose nights-worth of sleep because you can't bear the knowledge that you hurt someone you love, and only looking back on your time together do you realise you were looking at everything in a negative light, and that you always remember the settings as dark places full of shadows and death.

Tips for Newer Writers: When you get to the point where you can't think of writing anything else because you've driedthe well of knowledge, under no circumstances do you actually listen to yourself and stop. The well of knowledge never empties, it just takes some time to refill. Keep writing, even if what you're writing is awful, the magic never goes away.

What’s your goal in writing: To create works of art for people in years and years to come to read and enjoy them.

Final Comments or Thoughts: Do ghosts change their clothes?

Picture: It's in my profile. I'm not very photogenic to say the least, plus I look pretty much the same as I did when that photo was taken.


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Real Name: Jared Dillon

Age: 20

Location: Idyllwild, California

Favourite Artists: Kayo Dot, Off Minor

An Artist We Should Listen To Is: http://last-train-tocool.blogspot.com

Most Inspirational Writer (Lyrically): Gareth Liddiard lately. Matt Skiba was the first.

Favourite poet/poem (published writer): "All Those Ships that Never Sailed" by Bob Kaufman

If you could be any writer ever, who would you be: uhm, i don't know. Hunter S. Thompson because he had guns.

Why Do You Write: emotional distress usually. been doin' it since i was 10.

Favourite word(s): kitty. sex references.

Favourite technique/style to write in: i'm pretty to the basics, so i guess just basic narrative.

Favourite Writer(s) on UG: probably Spike_whatever the hell.

Most Helpful Critic: ottoavist has been nice lately.

What do you do especially, to find inspiration: live.

Your Most Recent Work and Reason Behind It: i haven't been with a girl i've felt love towards in about two years, that is the reasonin'.

Tips for Newer Writers: be concise, actually think. don't post parody songs.

What’s your goal in writing: obtain a realistic version of important events in my life that also can relate to someone that has no idea about the context.

Final Comments or Thoughts: thankz

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Old 10-18-2008, 08:06 PM   #2
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Congrats, kiddies.


Very very good work this month. thanks Mike.

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Old 10-18-2008, 08:09 PM   #3
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Gratz to you both.
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:14 PM   #4
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Old 10-18-2008, 11:21 PM   #5
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:42 AM   #6
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Well done to you both, two brilliant writers.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:52 AM   #7
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way to go dudez. that cat looks really uncomfortable.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:54 AM   #8
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cool. Both of you are great.
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:44 AM   #9
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Old 10-19-2008, 06:33 AM   #10
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Well done, m'dears
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:18 PM   #11
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two formidable writers, congrats.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:26 PM   #12
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more than deserving. both of you.
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:25 PM   #13
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many congratulations to the both of you!


let's toast to the occasion.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:33 PM   #14
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Beautiful workmanship, and I love the fact that two of you won this.

Truly makes me smile.
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:11 PM   #15
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:25 PM   #16
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:44 PM   #17
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Aww, Jared's soft side. Lovely cat, man.



Congrats guys.
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:48 PM   #18
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congrats guys. I always wondered when you would win this Dæmö.
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Old 10-22-2008, 04:04 AM   #19
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Old 11-01-2008, 03:27 AM   #20
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Didn't say it before. But about bloody time for the pair of you.

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