The kids and I have made goals for National Novel Writing Month which fit with our various skill levels and time constraints. We also chose to do stories which fit a theme. They chose Minecraft. I, DD, will be writing a story in three parts about a cosplayer sucked into the Pocket Edition on his phone. DK, 9 years old, will be doing a story in three parts about a RPG that he has had on his mind. LC, 5 years old, will be drawing a picture book in three parts about her imaginary animal, a hono, saving the world.
We will be uploading each part on Fridays and you can catch up with the posts by clicking on the NaNoWriMo category. Instead of making three new posts each week, I will just be editing the story posts to include the new material. That way you don’t have my parts interrupting your scroll through DK’s story.
Hi I’m DKH! I’m here to talk to you guys about me, videogames, and books. If you want to know hints ask me in the comments about videogames or books. You can also ask me about my life is going in the comments.
I’m 9 and like videogames and books. My favorite subjects in school are math and recess. I like coffee and chocolate. I play games mostly on the Xbox One and the 2DS. Some of my favorite games include Zelda games, Minecraft, Tumblestone, Zuma and Candy Crush games. I like puzzle games, bubble shooters and RPGs. I also like playing board games and dice games with my family. I like FPS games but my mom doesn’t let me play a lot of them.
I just got a link manga book for my birthday date with my mom. I can’t wait to finish reading it. I really like reading manga. I read picture book to my little sister. I read graphic novels and comic books. I also like books about dragons and magic.
I like shows, I do not like chores. I like books, videogames, link, Minecraft, Pokémon, Tumblestone and Candy Crush.
In The Beginning…
Two songs keep repeating in my head today, or at least one line from each song. Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” and Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life” have both appealed to me at various different times in the last 30+ years and at times I have had one or the other as my personal anthem. Today they are running through my head because as I contemplated which poem(s) to post today I decided that I need to explain a few things.
- Why I Include The Date In The Poem’s Title: This one is fairly easy to understand and many of you may already know why. When I was in high school one of my poetry teachers, Ms. Smith—seriously, I didn’t change it for anonymity—said that if we dated our poetry we could see how our styles changed through time. So I started dating it all. I even went back and put the year on poems that I had written in the past and didn’t know the exact date.
- Why I Want To Share My Old Poetry “As Is”: My journey is not always a happy one, in fact, I have clinical depression so at times it is downright miserable. The wonderful experiences in my life taught me a lot and I and grew from each one; however, many times my smile was pasted on as I cried on the inside. The poetry I have written shows this journey from what I would call the beginning until the present. It shows huge gaps where I wrote almost nothing and it shows times when I wrote multiple things a day. It shows how my voice has grown and changed as I have, and it shows what things were floating around in my head as I smiled my way through life.
- Why Am I Doing This? I know that many of my family and friends are going to read this and wonder why I would put myself out there like this. The answer is fairly simple. As far back as I have written poetry, that I have copies of, I wore masks to hide behind. The Tom-Boy Mask, the Good-Girl Mask, the Rebel Mask, and so on. Some of you knew only one of these masks, some of you knew all, but none of you have seen my naked soul. My poetry is my naked soul. No masks, no lies, honest feelings and words, often penned when I was so angry I broke the lead on the page. Sometimes I wrote through tears that blurred the words in my sight and on the paper. Sometimes I wrote when I was elated or inspired. And sometimes I wrote for school assignments. All of these poems show my true journey and I am tired of all the lies.
- What Can You Do To Help? Absolutely nothing. I am pulling myself up by the boot straps and climbing off of the end of my rope. This is my journey and if I had “said something sooner” or “just talked to someone” or even “just stopped being sad” then I wouldn’t be the person I am today and I would not have the fortitude to continue past my current road blocks. Telling me that you find inspiration in my journey is ok, sending me a pm about a particular piece that you want to clarify is encouraged, or even just commenting on a post or sharing it on social media can help. Not only will they help my self-esteem, but maybe my words can inspire someone else as so many blogs and stories and poems have inspired me.
What I do not want to happen is all of my family and friends taking things personally and not talking to me about it. I’m not going to name names or point fingers and when I do it will be about things that I have done and not things that have been done to me. I also don’t want to see a lot of comments about how I need to cheer up or things will get better. This is mostly because I’m posting poems that go as far back as 1998 so they don’t reflect the person I am today.
Today I am a wonderful creative transman who takes care of health, hearth, and happiness. I don’t always succeed, but I work hard every day and that really is the point. And yes, I really do do everything my own way…