Byronic Hero – Lord Byron

“That man of loneliness and mystery,
Scarce seen to smile, and seldom heard to sigh— (I, VIII)

and

He knew himself a villain—but he deem’d
The rest no better than the thing he seem’d;
And scorn’d the best as hypocrites who hid
Those deeds the bolder spirit plainly did.
He knew himself detested, but he knew
The hearts that loath’d him, crouch’d and dreaded too.
Lone, wild, and strange, he stood alike exempt
From all affection and from all contempt: (I, XI)”

- Lord Byron, The Corsair

Byron’s description of Conrad, the pirate hero of his “The Corsair” (1814)

Penetralia

I have a secret place,

not of reason,

not of rhyme,

I make my time,

bide this rhyme,

in indelible ink,

don’t even try to erase,

this space,

pace,

pace,

pace,

I run the race,

a marathon to another place,

penetration impales the rhyme,

maybe it’s time…

for me,

rearrange these molecules,

in space,

change the narrative,

calm that face,

calm this face,

prudence at exchangeable rates?

perhaps…

I’m like an internet connection,

always crashing,

without a trace,

Unreliable,

Yes,

I,

Am,

Not here though,

I cannot see,

but I rather not,

pace,

pace,

pace,

abound theory craft’s gates,

a one-of-a-kind high,

a block spiderwebs reside,

long maligned,

it’s quitting time,

Penetralia,

your Poetry divine.

A Real Honest Place

“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” - Epicurus

Mid-November, I decide to use my vacation: a week off from work with no alarm clocks, time punches, or conference calls.

You’d think I’d be on Cloud 9…

No, in fact, I am closer to water, still and in repose.

To clarify, I am walking into my mid-thirties without a narrative, a clear direction. I know who I am just not the next chapter of my story. (Then again, I guess no one does.)

With only three days left (of abject freedom), I know my job, hobbies, and personal life all are dying for change. Also, I am done brooding over split milk.

Even though I’ve ascended higher on the staircase of adulthood once more, I’m not really confident.

All of the things people told me I could do, the possible careers, seem forfeited; the truth is that my heart has not been in the right place.

Lies built like walls…and Old Man Winkle woke up.

He wasn’t happy.

Neither was I.

I’m alone too often, my family is estranged, and relationships don’t want to reside in my galaxy.

All and all, the state of affairs appears bleak but confidently I can say that the only tool I require is a new canvas.

Bye for now, KS.

Move Over, Kim Kardashian: Archer’s Pam Poovey Is Here To ‘Fix The Internet’

Originally posted on UPROXX:

Poovey's butt

If you’re not sick of people sharing those photos of Kim Kardashian naked in Paper Magazine by now, then you’re probably at least sick of people sharing their opinions about them. The whole damn thing is nothing short of ridiculous, though, when you consider that we’re only a few years removed from Kardashian whining to her mom that she’d never pose nude again. However, people change their minds all the time, especially when there are empires to keep funded, and all we can do now is sit back and enjoy the mockery.

Fortunately, a real woman of power has come forward to “Fix the Internet” that Kardashian supposedly broke, and that woman is Pam Poovey. Archer’s foul-mouthed, ass-kicking cocaine enthusiast bared her backside for the world to see, and she’s still the love of our cartoon lives.

POOVEY

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