The Scene of the Crime

and let's unveil your greatest alibi
as I watch you return to the scene of the crime
let's ask all your witnesses that will swear
that you were somewhere else that night
and I will stay awake and mine eyes won't rest,
I'll seek out the clues, may my efforts be blessed
I'll follow the trails till I find all the proof that I need
to relieve this ache from my chest

{ Cincinnati Rail Tie }


pospreterito: young man in black with a red tie against a red wall (Default)
[ pos.pɾe'te.ɾ ]
pospreterito: a scattered pile of papers and drawings ({process} elegance and thought)
as long as actually explaining and indexing poetry and songs is something i seem to be doing these days:
  • i organise songs i write mostly by theme. this has resulted in having a rough idea of three things that will be albums as soon as i finish writing them.

  • since i am me, they are all of course being written simultaneously (by "written simultaneously" we may mean "being left for dead for ten months out of the year or more, but together!")

  • this actually started as a way to tell apart songs i was writing for the rock opera the short and graceless life of miranda clay from songs i wasn't
so now we have:
  1. The Short and Graceless Life of Miranda Clay, a rock opera about a legally blind girl who dies in a car crash and her kind of terrible friends and acquaintances and hallucinating bereaved girlfriend and how they get themselves killed or ruined or out of the whole mess

  2. Simon Says, an album in practice about reference jokes (it is where things like "i wrote an overqualified + a series of unfortunate events crossover as an allegory for the stages of mitosis" and "MOOOOM DOC SCRATCH WON'T GET OUT OF MY NARRATION MOM MAKE HIM STOOOP" go, and yes, i am not making either of these up, these are both legit songs i have written and am more or less pleased with, help) and in theory about the end of the world (hay simon haaaaaaaay) whether apocalyptic-scale or personal (or my favourite, both!)

  3. [citation needed], an album about... things that aren't simon says, the way ss was about things that weren't TSGLMC. tentative theme is "optimistic futures, also religion", which is a bad approximation of an impression you can kind of only get in my head by flinging the people's key at automatic over and over again.
so because i've never done so before, i went through two years' worth of month-by-month writing folders and pulled up everything that looked songish. APPROXIMATE TRACKLISTS AHOY.

this is going to be long.

because the things i do make sense. )
pospreterito: a list of the books in the cause series ({stories} ..cause series)
no i just


i realised this yesterday while reading a chick track dissection. yep. see, they were going on about the judeochristian Thing about blood, which i am reliably informed is different than, say, the kind of Thing about blood derek or i have because of reasons, and i thought, oh god if the colourverse ever does get published people are going to draw hydan/christ parallels then aren't they, and amused myself for a little while imagining what a shitty messiah aaron hydan would be, i mean, you'd be better off with left behind!jesus at that point even, aaron hydan is... aaron.

that was a very long sentence.

anyway! then there was a very long pause.

then: you know, cat dies...

(this is hardly a spoiler any more, by the way, or maybe the longer i go the more of a spoiler it is; but for those of you playing along at home, the cause trilogy and then the thirteen-book colourverse series happened because the prompt at RaTs was 'quaff' and all i could think of was someone poisoning themselves so i whipped up a universe and a sarcastic narrator to suit and then killed her. yes, i know. yes, i know. out of that, colourverse! the universe where bad things happen to everybody and you will like it!)

today i remembered that reading a different chick dissection (shut up i adore enter the jabberwock 0kay). to wikipedia!
In general, a character should display more than one correspondence with the story of Jesus Christ as depicted in the Bible. For instance, the character might display one or more of the following traits: performance of miracles, manifestation of divine qualities, healing others, display loving kindness and forgiveness, fight for justice, being guided by the spirit of the character's father, death and resurrection. Christ figures are often martyrs, sacrificing themselves for causes larger than themselves.

In postmodern literature, the resurrection theme is often abandoned, leaving us with the image of a martyr sacrificing himself for a greater good. It is common to see Christ figures displayed in a manner suggestive of crucifixion as well.

(emphasis mine. i am the worst judge of character, so her altruistic qualities will have to be left in the lurch for now.)


yesterday i also did a practice SAT, but obviously telling you about this was so much more important. education post later.


Jan. 1st, 2012 07:06 pm
pospreterito: black silhouette with white fire in one hand, green background ({stories} ..bracketverse arcturus)
>> you can call me al!
yes, i know. no, i don't go around calling people betty in an indiscriminate manner. yes, i originally adopted it as a nickname because it's the chemical symbol for aluminium.

>> i'm from mexico; my first language is english but my native language is spanish, and so i tend to blame any and all mistakes in one on the other.
this journal is likely to be mostly or all english, though, since it's the language i do creative writing and fun things in. spanish is for work and school. sort of. it's complicated!

>> this is a personal journal! it is for posting personal things (oh my god al seriously tell me more, and other sarcasms), ranging from writing babble to personal life updates to keysmash rage and hide-under-a-table angst.
here's a ~filter poll~ so that you can choose which of these you actually want involvement with, if any!

>> my writing will be at [community profile] copreterito.
if you're familiar with my writing from before this reboot, most of what you know is probably still accurate; however i reserve the right to overwrite canon with little to no warning, which is basically what i was doing anyway i'm just keeping track of it now. in theory. if you are not in a position to subscribe to copretérito or even if you are i'm going to be doing a wrap-up post every month with links to what i've done! theory.

>> my fanfiction will be at [community profile] antepreterito.
yes, "bands with very few other people writing about them" is my main fandom. in retrospect, i mostly blame simon indelicate, because he's really easy to blame for stuff. c'mon, try it.  something goes wrong?  simon!

[more introductory things go here as i think of them, i suppose]

>> i pretty much never shut up, beware.
the things i never shut up about are 1) many, 2) varied, 3) the decemberists.


Jan. 1st, 2012 06:59 pm
pospreterito: two hands conjuring fire ({stories} ..dae fire and fire)



filters you can be on:
*1 writing babble
*2 personal babble
*3 mental issues babble

there may be variants and overlap but that is okay i can figure that out!

and i think that about covers it.