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Cosmic Confessions From A Celestial Cunt

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In a galaxy far, far away, there was a divorce. He was a mad Martian, I suppose. I was a celestial cunt, I’d say. Our arguments would dry up the Milky Way, and at night we’d stargaze and create our very own twilight. All the love we made while spreading the moon on crackers would just explode into constellations. We were playing space battleship! We’d return[...]

Shane's Serendipitous Stories Vol. 2

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Some nights, much like tonight, my thoughts lead me to my bedroom window. The stars I see remind me of the spark in your eyes, so eventually the window leads me to my car. The radio is on; correction the radio is blasting in comparison to the quiet of the night, yet I hear no music. For my thoughts are so damn loud. I hear your laugh; I hear my name spoken t[...]

Shane's Serendipitous Stories Vol.1: Goodbye old life

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There were once 5,430,829 girls born in the United States in 1992.This story however, is only about one of them. In fact this story is about one, specific girl of the five million born in 1992, who met a specific boy in December of 2012.  ~ The girl was twenty, exceptionally gifted, while also being conventionally beautiful, and on her way to a college deg[...]

Food For Thought

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Last night I lay in a beautiful girl’s bed, whom by some mistake made by the universe, I have been blessed enough to call mine for some time now.  However that’s besides the point, and simply my mind wandering to the one I love. The true point is that  I lay in her bed last night a frustrated dreamer. I lay in her bed, and gave way to human nature. Being tha[...]

"Just to give a little background" by Corinne Stevie

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In this entry of our Poptimism series, Miami based artist Corinne Stevie tells a story to her self four years ago. I wanted to take the time out to break down the philosophy behind my latest EP D.I.M. D.I.M is short for “Did it Myself.” I decided to go with this as the title because it really represents where I’m at and how far I’ve come with everything I[...]

Poptimism: "Imperfect Perfect World" by Yannick Ilunga from Popskarr

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In this entry of our Poptimism series, one half of Cape Town duo Popskarr, singer and guitarist Yannick Ilunga tells a story about life five years ago. Five years ago, I was a black kid growing up listening to music some would consider “white” music. A lot of people had negative things to say about that, as if my choices in music had anything [...]

Poptimism: "Start Today, Not Tomorrow" by Randy Conner

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It's been a year since Randy Conner's first solo exhibition. With no definite plans for a new exhibition, he's still creating daily. So much his friends tell him he has mental problems. His approach could be called "anything goes," whether he's achieving realism or using his "anything goes" approach, Randy does whatever he wants to do. "I think everyone [...]

Art and Aesthetic Aces: Scott G. Brooks Finds Beauty in the Grotesque

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Scott G Brooks lives and works in Washington, DC. His subject matter ranges from simple portraiture to intricate narratives. In his paintings, he takes social, psychological, and political issues and injects them with a dark sense of humor. Anatomical distortions separate the figures from the photographic ideal, which gives him the freedom to create his [...]

Poptimism: "Where Did We Go Wrong?" by Jeremy Fish

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For the first entry in our new Poptimism series, Artist, Illustrator and Issue #5 cover artist Jeremy Fish tells a story about his current situation to his five-years-ago self.  Dear self, at what point did we go west and ruin everything? Five years ago life was so good, I entered into one of the most amazing relationships of my young adult life[...]