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May 2, 2012

I really love my life right now. in fact, I love loving my life for real right now!

I love reviewing books. I thought that it was so boring and no one bothers to read them but hey! There is a whole culture of reviewing out there and I am very fortunate to penetrate this esoteric cosmos.

I love books and I realized that reviewing books is like making a love letter to a book you loved, or a book you hate, or telling a book that you did your best but maybe it's me, not you, something like that. Besides, people read your reviews and whether you rave and rant on a book, they will be affected. They might agree or disagree or this might cause a book to be underappreciated or vice versa. People do care a lot of only reading the best books out there so definitely book reviews are very useful in deciding what to read or not.

I love reading books. I love liking them too. Besides I meet like-minded individuals with reviews. People who have the same thoughts and character and taste for books as me. This is very helpful in life. One must dwell with people who can understand you and chill with you. Besides, there are a lot of cute handsome men who loves books to so the book reviews feature of Goodreads can be considered somewhat a sex post service.

Anyway, to tell you the truth, I am a paid reviewer. I earn some money making reviews but I am fortunate that my company appreciates honest reviews whether good or bad. Reviews can help an author improve himself and make better books than the last. It also shows what readers like to see in his book or what they totally disliked. It's like free advice or editorial service.

So guys, make your reviews count. Nothing can make an author's day full of sunshine than seeing a new 5 star review. It shows that we readers care. And it ensures that our favorite authors will continue to write and bring us to wonderful places that their words create.
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Published on May 02, 2012 03:36 • 170 views • Tags: books, life, reviewer, reviews

April 26, 2012

What I have to say about this book is that it has a huge mistake! Why so? Just read my review =P

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
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Published on April 26, 2012 06:37 • 95 views • Tags: favorite-books, reviews

April 25, 2012

Hi there! My excerpt from my upcoming book Sarsenet Sarcophagus has been accepted here in this site - The Strange Things
A collaborative collection of short stories, poems, photographs, videos, etc. — all of which are a little odd. "But perhaps there is something else as well, something nebulous, gauze-like, through which everything one sees in a dream seems, paradoxically, much clearer."
- W.G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn

http://thestrangethingsblog.tumblr.co...

Here is a short excerpt:

sardonyx

When you lie there,
Bend down, don’t turn around –
Be my own love-ground.
The sands will never
Push you down, dear sardonyx.
For I shall always be the sun
That shall make all
Those little white flowers blossom.
The mosses may come soon.
They shall cover you like sarsenet
With the balm of the chrysanthemums,
And make you whiter than the bones
You will become too.
The nights fill with your perfume.


stay close

Stay close, dazed eyes but mouth
Pursed open with no sound –
Breathe like a stray cloud
If yours could still be called breathing.
The ashes are following you,
Or are they finally freeing you?
And the smoke of this pyre shall melt
The traces of the earth from your skin.
Stay close when your bones
Let your marrows out to gleam.
Things are not always what they seem.

eintagsfliege

My little mayfly,
The breeze has caught you
And brought you again to me:
Today, I met you and now I have fallen.
I desire to be borne by
Your pellucid wings, penetrated to the deep
With your sting.
For so long, I came and waited.
But why? Why do I always
Feel less love, but more of the pain?
I crush you and now, my love
You are just one red stain.
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Published on April 25, 2012 17:39 • 74 views • Tags: cannibalism, necrophilia, poetry, published, sarsenet-sarcophagus, strange-things, weird

April 24, 2012

Hi people. A poem of mine got accepted into this international poetry site which features poems from all over the world translated into English and French primarily.

This is the link: http://poesiedumonde.com/julleamore/

Please take time to explore the site too.

Here is my poem for your enjoyment.



Julleamore

Gio laïan ve, sanso venzo na car so

Ïeldi ne bards na sìnà ne pire ve

Thìeni ve narterse sa ne del rena

Te dammi flore na voced fonne

Plesi ne faume pala sa ve blankë

Aïmi qui luhens taghein fon fìrlien

Di marai dicar so thalis ma elmi

Di marai quel vereza nil ja te sen

Ma an angie à sante, nia nar darà ï

Rei car sola sanso, rei na ja si mivaldi



Translation:

Last Embrace

Before I let you go, how I wish that I can

Wrap my arms that will miss you around you

Press you closer to me than ever

And feel (the) heart that once beats for me

Put my head on your shoulders

Shed these tears (that) I’ve kept for so long

Of times I can’t help but remember

Of times when you and I are still together.

But a foolish wish, what more will it do

Now I can only wish, now that you’re gone



Fonan Fordren (an Aragiellan poem)

Fonan Fordren

Aïmon, dìnaser quilla nìflorë

Te sfora an jure à te an amear



Fe asima vie, dìcreder dajonde

Fe tesset ame, gio ï si berner

Dìmidda thëo sa essë di antean

Na salmen elseras entendë

Didammëa thëo nìcams ilan

Al perinnoda na voces nìflorë

Than rosen na dìna henseter

Mihimo covennì di giennele

Gio an sorrel, an cisone

An amore o an fuise



Translation:

For/To a Stranger

Lament, our hearts will never meet

And (will) share a true and one pure love

Life was cruel, the world did not believe

And ceased love, before it sprung

Never will we see in each other’s eyes

(That) Reflected the souls of lovers

Never will we feel beneath our hands

The same rhythm our hearts beat

Like a rose that never bloomed

Our chance was blown by the wind

Before a single smile, a single touch

A single embrace or a single kiss



Marvin Enore is a poet, an artist and a writer residing in the Philippines. He is also a great lover of languages and can also speak, read, write and understand French in a somewhat beyond basic level. He is also the only known active translator of some extinct languages including Ardiyela and its dialect Argiellan, which were ancient languages of the Asuanna, a mystical and mysterious race which once inhabited the Philippines but have been wiped out by other races and tribes due to clandestine reasons. Unfortunately, these languages are only spoken by some members of the Ereon clan, where Marvin Enore belongs, and the languages are terribly dying. One reason is the clan too secretive of using it and teaching others to do so. This is the first time these languages have appeared again in any form in the modern times, for all other works or artifacts related to the Asuanna and their languages are kept by the Ereon clan protectively. For more questions, please contact one of the more famous members of the clan, the writer r.a. sputnikoi: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
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Published on April 24, 2012 18:53 • 80 views • Tags: ardiyela, argiellan, language, love, marvin-enore, poem, poetry, published
A story of mine reached more than 500 downloads in SMASHWORDS.

Wow! This is so great! I can safely say now that at least 1000 people cared to check out my ramblings.

Please follow the link to check out the most read and downloaded story of mine. This is free here:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...
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Published on April 24, 2012 05:50 • 63 views • Tags: favorite, incest, sin, smashwords

April 21, 2012

I recently rediscovered some ancient (I mean ancient as something older than me) short comics in our bodega (I do not know the English translation of this.. sort of a basement and attic but it is actually a room inside your house). It is a gift from an old woman neighbor who has a child before, now much older, who loves so many books and literature. The old woman donated a lot of their old books to us which actually was the starting points of me having a library so I am actually very thankful to her and would probably give her a gift.

Anyway, more of that later...

I discovered some Classics Illustrated with these old comics circa 1970... They are about famous classic novels and literature. I was so excited because they are more interesting shortcuts to knowing what the books are all about instead of reading the summary in wikipedia which I do a lot for classics because I feel kinda biased towards them..

Anyway, here are the comic I found which I devoured already:

LES MISERABLES - the comics was so nicely done and it made me wanna read the book itself! It sounds so good and of course so much better than the abridged version of an abridged version of the original Les Mis.

Vanity Fair - so so..

As You Like It - another so so

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - I have the book and I think I will read it soon because the comics was so interesting..

I am now excited to read the others:

The Time Machine
The Reign of Terror

and others which I forgot.. will eb back for more updates.. =P
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Published on April 21, 2012 04:59 • 99 views • Tags: classics, comics

April 17, 2012

Another very cute thing to share:

http://bookriot.com/2012/03/29/open-l...
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Published on April 17, 2012 02:18 • 106 views • Tags: author, book, letter, open

April 16, 2012

Search for My Tongue – Sujata Bhatt

You ask me what I mean
by saying I have lost my tongue.
I ask you, what would you do
if you had two tongues in your mouth,
and lost the first one, the mother tongue,
and could not really know the other,
the foreign tongue.
You could not use them both together
even if you thought that way.
And if you lived in a place you had to
speak a foreign tongue,
your mother tongue would rot,
rot and die in your mouth
until you had to spit it out.
I thought I spit it out
but overnight while I dream,
it grows back, a stump of a shoot
grows longer, grows moist, grows strong veins,
it ties the other tongue in knots,
the bud opens, the bud opens in my mouth,
it pushes the other tongue aside.
Everytime I think I've forgotten,
I think I've lost the mother tongue,
it blossoms out of my mouth.


(munay hutoo kay aakhee jeebh aakhee bhasha)

(may thoonky nakhi chay)
(parantoo rattray svupnama mari bhasha pachi aavay chay)

(foolnee jaim mari bhasha nmari jeebh)

(modhama kheelay chay)

(fullnee jaim mari bhasha mari jeebh)

(modhama pakay chay)
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Published on April 16, 2012 19:12 • 202 views • Tags: poem, search-for-my-tongue, sujata-bhatt
Please take time to read this story. I posted the story's link out of admiration and did not plagiarize it as I intended to.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/12/wor...
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Published on April 16, 2012 03:25 • 81 views • Tags: plagiarism, plagiophile, plagiophilia

April 14, 2012

I am developing a new literary theory, concept or genre, whatever you may call it. This I decided to name Plagiophilia or love of plagiarism. This is like the informal manifesto of this:

PLAGIOPHILIA PART 1

Plagiophilia is defined as love for plagiarism. This is a genre, theory or concept which seeks to promote, enhance and make valid the use and development of Plagiarism in literature.

How does it work?

There are many ways to plagiarize and many reasons. Some reasons are:

Lack of talent
Lack of ideas
Lack of time
Nothing to do
Lack of inspiration
Lack of knowledge
Homework/Office work
Desire for instant fame
Others

Ways to plagiarize:

Blatant copying
No proper citation
Adding/Taking off some parts
Mixing several ideas together
Using synonyms to edit the piece
Others

But I propose that Plagiophilia can be a valid and experimental, if not a truly unique concept/genre/theory by doing these things:

Properly giving tribute to the real and original writer
Just borrowing some ideas, not all
Making it completely bizarre
Parody
Imitation
Outward confession of being a plagiarist
Trying to be original by making it unusual
Sucking off other people's brains
Offering sex in exchange for the author's rights and ownership for his/her work
Flirting works so well with me
Others

Samples of real or somehow other forms of plagiarism in real life:

Parody
True plagiarism
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Published on April 14, 2012 17:39 • 112 views • Tags: concept, enore, genre, marvin, plagiophilia, theory, work

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