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Time after Time

There’s this thing I often do – no, I’m not talking about falling off the internet – that is probably borne of my hyperactive imagination.  I like to come up with my own lyrics for songs.  So since it is the advent season, and you’ve probably heard the original quite a bit now, I present you with: Home Starbase.

I’m dreaming of my home starbase
Just like the one in sector three
Where the viewports glisten
and computers listen
To hear requests for tea.

I’m dreaming of my home starbase
With every sector that I roam
May your ships be sturdy and chrome
And may all your starbases be home.

I actually just finished that today, though the original idea for it came back in high school… I don’t know why I never finished it then – too busy playing outside, I guess.

Since part of the reason why I have been offline for so long was because I was back at that home starbase, it made sense to put up this song.  Of course, it’s no longer like it was back then, and despite traveling back in time, I couldn’t quite get to it like it was.  Over the years things have been changing – carpeting replaced with wood, lawn replaced with a dry riverbed, incomplete model railroad diorama donated to local model railroading club, conversion of my old room to a work room, and so on.  While there I had the pleasure of going through my late grandmother’s stamp collection.  It is over 120,000 stamps in size due to the fact that she liked to buy sheets of the same stamp (she had several sheets of Scott #1371, plus at least 20 first day covers of that stamp), so it was good that I assisted my parents instead of spending a lot of time online.

I was also a groomsman for a friend’s wedding.  That was a lot of fun, especially since we all wore superhero t-shirts under our orange button-down dress-shirts.  One of my friends looked like Robert Downing Jr’s Iron Man.

His superhero t-shirt was black with the power core on it.

Yeah, I did a double-take more than once.  The groom was Batman, and the other two groomsmen were Superman and the Green Lantern.  As for me, I was Star Fox.  Not quite the superhero you were expecting, right? :p

Then there were two Thanksgiving dinners and temporally re-adjusting.  Which brings me to just recently.  More happened, but not all of it is really interesting.  Though maybe I’ll tell you about the great hunt for sweetened condensed milk some time.

And, of course, let’s not forget about October, when:

My characters are in my ears are in my eyes
There among the novel writing tries
I sit and meanwhile with my characters

Yeah, I’ll work on fleshing that one out.  But it captures how my characters sort of get into my head.  And because my head was so filled, there was no time to go online.  Or something like that.  Just recently I posted a map I made to deviantArt.  You can find it here.  Hope you enjoy the peak at the world I’ve been creating! :creative:

Until next time, I leave you with this:

Then you say — go silly —
I bound behind —
The second paw unwinds

If you’re lost you can read — and you will find me
Time after time
If you hug I will pounce you — I’ll be writing
Time after time