Hmm, there's a bio field here now. That's nice.
Yes, that Saydrah (but the one on Pinterest isn't me).
I really like cuttlefish. I have ponies, a Corgi mix, and cats. My niece is way cooler at 12 than I've ever been or will ever be.
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Spontaneously? Almost never. Once in third grade when my teacher had a grand mal seizure during a lesson and conked his head on the blackboard. I got a pair of box turtles from my parents as a reward for having the presence of mind to go for the school nurse while the rest of the class was still panicking and milling in circles. They lived for ten years after that, not the 50+ I had hoped for, but they were probably wild-caught as adults, so that wasn't so bad. One of them might still be alive out in the wild somewhere -- he didn't come up from hibernation one year and I don't know if he died or escaped.
Other than that, a lot of planning goes into "spontaneous" moments like that for me. I spent 8 years volunteering intensively for an animal rescue group, including 3 years on the BoD. Went on a lot of cruelty calls. Called a lot of emergency vets. Occasionally grabbed a panicking horse before it hurt someone. Now I'm a victim advocate. I spend most on-call nights hoping the pager doesn't go off because I really don't want to be bothered in the moment, but when it does I always wind up glad that I was called, because I get to really help people.
I would still cut a bitch for a Tesla Model S. (Or spend a moderate amount of money on one when my current vehicle expires, which is more likely.) I don't care how many NYT writers pan it. It's a fucking Tesla that I can afford. I am getting one.
I like how he's rebutting criticism of his attitude by declaring that it could not possibly be valid and that criticism of his attitude and style are inherently harmful. It really speaks well of his personality, ego, and attitude that he is so hostile to criticism, no? However, I agree that the article link is quite useful.
I don't mean to be rude, but is English a second language for you? If so it's much better than my French/Arabic/German/Spanish (I can order food in all those, but that's about it) but I still am having a little trouble understanding what you mean by "advanced." Do you mean like "make a romantic advance," or like "promote?"
In any case, on the subject of girls asking guys out, I always advise that when talking to girls who are having trouble meeting someone. You get a much better-quality dating pool of guys when you ask them than waiting for them to approach you.
My inability to write "self-conscious" ;)
Realistically it's mostly my voice. My parents were told I needed surgery and speech therapy when I was five because I always sounded congested and they were convinced I'd get bullied for my voice. That never actually happened in school (kids have a funny way of not realizing something is abnormal when they've been around it since they were in kindergarten) but the damage was done, and it got worse when I got the acting bug in fourth grade and a casting director told me that I could be voice actor "like Chuckie in the Rugrats." He meant it as a compliment, because weird kiddie voices are fungible currency in Hollywood if you also actually know how to do voice acting, but I was crushed.
It's gotten better with age but I still sound unusual and have a slight lisp on top of it because my canine teeth are oversized. (Another thing "helpful" doctors wanted to "fix" because "she'll be bullied" that nobody but me ever bullied me about, in the end.)
I'm an "eat your fear" person, so I got into public speaking and I love it more than anything else now. I still hate my voice, but I love, love, love speaking. And I've even dated guys who tell me I have a sexy voice, SO THERE KINDERGARTEN PEDIATRICIAN. (They're lying, but it's nice of them to try.)
Not going to say it doesn't upset me, but I do my level best to be thankful for it. Failure is a gift, because when I fail it means I'm not yet the best I can be, and I'm not lazily sticking to things that are easy for me to accomplish, either. If I stopped failing, then I would be looking at a very sad and boring rest of my life where I didn't have anywhere left to grow or anything left to learn or any challenges to overcome. Or, I would have become a coward who doesn't take risks.
I hate failing. I sometimes lie in bed feeling like I'm going to vomit and going over it over and over again. I don't like to talk about it, and I often don't share risks I'm taking with my friends so that I won't have to tell them if I fail. But I have to stop, think, and be grateful for the failure, or I wouldn't ever get back OUT of bed and keep taking risks. There's a church down the street with a labyrinth (not minotaur style, it's just a maze made of stones) that I sometimes go pace around muttering to myself about the gift of still being in a growth state so that I can fail.
I caused nine out of eleven WHAT? I'm dying to know, but I'll never find out because this is implemented and you're ignored. Kisses.
Since you asked for feedback -- please keep in mind I have NO talent for poetry or for putting my own emotions into words, I am a "critic who can't do," like the one in Ratatouille, so take this with a grain of salt.
I think there's a little too much metaphor here. It's almost distracting to the mental "eye." Might work for industrial or something of that nature where there's a lot of instrumental time between verses, but here I feel like the listener won't know what they're supposed to be picturing.
Also, I'd cut the "only exists in our dreams." That's like "It was all a dream!" in fiction. It can be inferred by the listener if they want.
"What a beautiful place We’ve found to call our own A hole in the ground Where the ocean rises up"
This is the best bit lyrically, IMO. I'd move it earlier in the song, and maybe limit the picturesque, landscape metaphors to your two reiterations of this "beautiful place" dealio. You don't need "flowery fields and melting plains" or "burning sun" (are there other kinds of suns?) when you have this lyric, which I find much more emotive. Or, you could move those descriptors into the final lines, in place of the "only in our dreams" thing.