About Circle_Something

Biography

Here I be. It's me. Squee. I'm known as Andrew, among other names. I'm here just to share thoughts and just have a bit of fun, really. I'm kinda at a loss, what should I say? I'll let my writing speak for itself. Some of it is me controlling the words, bending them to my will, some just completely whatever flies from my fingertips and sometimes it controls me, win lose or draw, it's mine, crappy or not. I have a tendency to make up words, by the way. I'm here to just share ponderings and such. Also to read, I have it on good authority that there are some pretty good authors here.

Note on my username, if you're curious: I was listening to a song called Crop Circles when creating my account here and my favourite line is "The crop circles are talking to me (circle something, circle something)" it stuck in my mind and I just had to use it. It raised a smile for me, anyway.

Slight note about my writing style: Here is where I'll likely write with the two extremes of my personality. The first being happy things: love, longing, want, crazy, silly ramblings (mostly that). The other is slightly more dark, but surfaces on occasion: fear, loss, desperation. Dark stuff. We all have it and sometimes it just has to have a vessel. Also, I write the way I talk. You'll see stuff that you won't in "classical English", but that's just my voice.

Name:
Andrew Mungbean
Sex:
Male 
Age:
33
Sign:
Pisces
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
Location:
Kissing Her Slowly, Glasgow-ish, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Local Time:
23 Sep 2018 15:48
Interests:
Playing with words, listening to music and trying (not that hard, though) to play along with it, eating food, drinking alcohol, drinking tea and really just generally being a cool Kitty. Let's not forget that I love playing with electronics as well. I always have some project on the go, electronics, prose or otherwise. I have a very silly side, some may say eccentric, get to know me, I'm sure we'll get along well, I'm friendly and only bite if you want me to
Favorite Books:
Books that make me feel: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, Most Stephen King things, Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat by Bill Watterson (actually any Calvin and Hobbes comic). I'm such a big kid at heart. I really like The Bald Twit Lion by Spike Milligan as well. It's the fusion of adult humour and childish innocence that does it for me. I have the utmost respect for Spike Milligan.
Favorite Authors:
Spike Milligan, Vladimir Nabokov, Stephen King, Bill Watterson, H.P Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Joss Whedon (I'm a total Buffy fiend, so don't be surprised if I quote or reference it.)
Favorite Movies:
Saw, The Vengeance Trilogy, Snatch, Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistlestop Cafe, Moulin Rouge!, Scooby Doo and The Witch's Ghost, Scooby Doo on Zombie Island, Disney's Aladdin Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With me, Blue Velvet... too many more to mention, really. You'll notice that I like really dark things and really not so dark things. I'm a man of extremes and those two extremes appeal to me.
Favorite Music:
Bands I listen to most often: Metallica, Slipknot, Slayer, Queen, Megadeth, Lacuna Coil, Alestorm... Again, the list could go on forever. Mostly heavy metal and hard rock, with a bit of catchy pop, some rap, classical, blues... I just love music, really, I'm as fervent about it as I am about reading and writing.
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Topic: Poetry challenge: Use the last line first.
Posted: 03 Sep 2018 19:22

Safe on their next vacation,
or were they?
It was a staycation,
which didn't hold much elation,
for no matter where they go,
they just ain't safe.

Take the last vacation:
They fell off a cliff!
Before that, they entered Satan's bunghole
(that was a whiff!)
Never safe, they took the staycation,
at leas if they got killed at the station,
their funerals would be in the same country.
Unless they got sliced and diced...
...Oh, Christ!
And that's the end of the unlucky bunch!

Topic: Anagrams - Give or Take
Posted: 03 Sep 2018 19:11

Cripes, Andrew! Deceptively simple doesn't even start to describe it, you cheeky ******* (affectionate term that sounds like "harsted" but deleted because you know I love you).

Begin ---> Reign

Does this work and fall under the terms of the game? I changed one letter, switched out the order - that means a letter was left out AND one added.

I'm not sure I'm getting this right, mate. <img src="/images/emoticons/eusa_doh.gif" alt="d&#39;oh!">

Nope, I totally got it wrong.

Add a letter, or subtract a letter, and mess up the order of same.

So an acceptable word would be of six or four letters for the first response. Right?

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So, however you do it, the gist is basically to make an anagram with an extra letter in the word, or a letter taken away from the word. You can anagram then add/subtract, or subtract/add then anagram, whichever works, really.

Oops, gusss I should play, too!

Ingrown > Rowing.

Topic: Anagrams - Give or Take
Posted: 01 Sep 2018 03:31

The object of this game is deceptively simple: Make an anagram of the previous word, but add or subtract one letter. No abbreviations, acronyms or contractions allowed.

Example: "Want" can become "Tawny", but can't become "Wont" (a particular person's behaviour) or "Won't" (shortened for of "will not") because in the case of "Wont", a letter wasn't added or subtracted and in the case of "Won't", it's a contraction. We clear? Then go forth and have fun! I'll start off with an easy one:

Begin.

Topic: This or That
Posted: 11 Aug 2018 07:23

Dark colours, for my cold, dark soul.

Soaps and stuff like that: Mass manufactured or handmade in small batches?

Topic: Forum Relocation
Posted: 01 Aug 2018 16:48

The observant surfer will have noticed that I have moved the Forum on to its own domain. If you see anything strange with the forum or story sites please email / message me.

Thanks

Edit

I didn't notice that, but now that you mention it, here's something strange: At the top of the page, it says "logged in as Circle_Something", but my user name doesn't show up in the "users currently browsing this topic". Probably just a minor wee bug, but a bit disconcerting when one has been away for a while.

Topic: Poetry challenge: Use the last line first.
Posted: 18 Dec 2017 00:33

They were standing near a waterfall.
Then they plummeted to their deaths.
It was 1983, a dull, boring day.
Nothing about it was gay,
there were just clouds of grey.
It rained that day,
their light was taken from the world that day;
they fell off a cliff.

Topic: Poetry challenge: Use the last line first.
Posted: 08 Dec 2017 20:18

New poem would still be good,
and so would food,
like wind on a fresh autumn day,
Hey!

A glimmer of light in winter
is much appreciated, too,
an ice lolly in summer,
and the ability to be with you
is just braw.

Rain, shine, name that weather,
come whatever season,
I will always want to be with you.

Topic: Poetry challenge: Use the last line first.
Posted: 06 Dec 2017 06:00

Jeff
finds it difficult to write a poem
when the first line is just one word.
He wishes the poster above would stop it,
but I'm just wondering:
Who the hell is Jeff?

Topic: Poetry challenge: Use the last line first.
Posted: 04 Dec 2017 21:27

Lips,
are very important,
or so they say.
Northern, southern, it don't matter,
I'll like whatever they chatter.

Topic: Poetry challenge: Use the last line first.
Posted: 22 Nov 2017 21:14

Much better by far,
is going to the bar.
Drinks galore,
and much, much more.

Vodka, lager, cider and rum!
Don't drink too much,
or the landlord will kick your bum!
That wouldn't be much fun.

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Catharsis

Pain, pain, go away, Fuck me up never a day.  An hour or more is all I ask, Is that really such a task? I wear a mask of brave facedness,  But inside, my lies are bare faced.  Nobody sees because I hide, For what else do I do, lest I slide? So, here I go, it's a difficult time, Where is the reason, where is the rhyme? It'll fade, given time.  But when in time, will my mind be mine? If my...

Added 10 Mar 2018 | Category Poetry | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 155 | 3 Comments

The House

There's a house at the top of the hill.  Haunted, of course. It doesn't want to kill, or even chill.  Benevolent, of course.  It used to be a mill.  Abandoned, of course.  They made twill.  Aeons ago, of course.  Now the house sits lonely and old.  Awaiting its new masters.  It's earned a reputation, ill-begotten.  The house, alive, just wants company.  It remembers, you see, it's...

Added 05 Dec 2017 | Category Poetry | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 229 | 2 Comments

Another Unedited Musing

I’m not entirely sure I like you. Everything here is too bright and too dark.  It’s a fucking paradox and it doesn’t make any sense. It doesn’t even make paradoxical sense. Like, why am I sitting here typing this?  My hands are betraying me. The wind is harsh, yet comforting. Why’m I even drunk? Am I sober?  Do I exist? Ugh, questions! Like, I could just write this out like some...

Added 10 Sep 2017 | Category Musings | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 269 | 2 Comments

Painful Poetry

The ideas are here, but so’s the pain, it’s making me feel rather wan. It’s not a perfect rhyme, but give me time. Why do poems have to rhyme? A poem doesn’t have to rhyme, just as long as it makes the reader spend time. Time is great, but waste it not.  Rather, make haste, and buy a yacht. I’ve no idea where I’m going with this, my hands are fucked, my brain is worse. Why the fuck do I...

Added 28 Jun 2017 | Category Poetry | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 258 | 2 Comments

An Enchanting Forest Walk

I want to take a walk through an enchanted forest.  Feel the dew drops at my fingers.  Sink deep into a magickal cavern.  Get lost in the scents and taste the rain. In my magickal daydream, the forest welcomes me. I climb to the highest heights and take a ride.  My senses awaken and the forest sighs.  A blissful feeling, the forest emits. I can't help but smile.  The forest is my happy...

Added 17 Jan 2017 | Category Poetry | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 321 | 1 Comment

A Conversation With a Crocodile

I met a crocodile with a smile as wide as a mile. Said I to the crocodile "what are you doing with that mile-smile?" Said he to me "I've just had a tasty tourist!" He looked at me with eyes of wist, "are you a yummy snack?" I looked him back "no, Sir Croc, I'm full of grist!" His eyes of wist, 'came full of mist "I need my dessert!" I smiled at him "how about that woman there? She's...

Added 06 Nov 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 4 | Avg Score 5 | Views 288 | 4 Comments

Genders, Genitals and Gripes

As most of you know, I am a man. I wear nail polish and have my hair long. I occasionally wear makeup and crossdress a little bit. As traditional gender roles go, I’ve eschewed most of them. I don’t see the point of them. When I was wee, I’d play with cars, Meccano, LEGO, dolls and anything else I wanted to because I wanted to. I wasn’t limited in what I was allowed to play with, except that...

Added 14 Oct 2016 | Category Musings | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 440 | 7 Comments

Boobies and Other Offensive Stuff

I love boobs. They’re fun to play with, feel, suck and look at. Boobs are great fun. That’s not where my love of them stops, though. My point of view about breasts is controversial, though it really shouldn’t be. They serve a biological function. Let’s forget all about the fact that they’re sexy and fun to look at and play with. The fact is, their primary purpose is for feeding babies....

Added 29 Sep 2016 | Category Musings | Votes 13 | Avg Score 4.92 | Views 454 | 11 Comments

Mighty Midnight Monster

A mighty midnight monster comes creeping and crawling. It wants your blood, wants to devour you. It lurks ‘neath the bed, biding its time, plotting, scheming... It must have your flesh. Its pointy teeth are sharper than cheese, its claws are enough to make you beg “please!” A growling laugh, a moaning bellow, it’s really not a very nice fellow. Under the bed is from whence it creeps, whilst...

Added 17 Aug 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 478 | 2 Comments

Health

This musing, which is really more of an outpouring of crap, will be shorter than usual. As some of you know, I’ve been having a lot of wrist pain for the past year or two. It’s been getting progressively worse since I took my current job. You’ll have noticed that I don’t post as much as I used to, even in the forum. The reasons for that are twofold: One, a certain now-ex-member made it...

Added 24 Jul 2016 | Category Musings | Votes 6 | Avg Score 4.5 | Views 601 | 5 Comments

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Audio Story Editor's Pick Better Than You

Hello, I'm new here. I am better than you. I'm smarter and kindlier — Cleverer too! You're stupid - you're snooty - You're unworthy of my precious time. As for me, it's plain to see: I'm magnificent and sublime! While I am Secretariat, Or perhaps Seattle Slew, The rest of you, a sorry lot, Are destined to become glue. This may seem rather blunt, But that's just how I am. If...

Added 10 Jul 2011 | Category Poetry | Votes 73 | Avg Score 5 | Views 2,474 | 23 Comments

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storiesspace
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
22 Feb 2018 00:30
elizabethblack
Thank you for becoming my friend
08 Feb 2018 14:42
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15 Dec 2017 14:12
storiesspace
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
22 Feb 2017 00:30
rbo
17 Dec 2016 12:00
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27 Apr 2016 07:25
gypsy
Things are looking better every day,
Today is no exception.
Once the exterminator sweeps through,
The vermin who has spewed toxins
will be gone,
Then the air will be clear and we
Will be happy and strong.

So have a drink
or if you'd rather,
prepare your bong,
Not my thing,
but to each their own.

We are a tolerant group here,
this is true,
But our tolerance was shot
through and through,
With lies and abuse,
Which we could not condone.

No dialogue was possible,
The venom was intolerible;
And let up not at all.

The moral, you query,
Is there one?

Yes, of course,
Stay true.
Honour your friends,
That is normal,

Listen to the stranger,
And at the outset give welcome and credence.
But when outrageous abuse begins,
Do not slip and spin,
Or accomodate falacious delirium.



We stay true to ourselves,
And hold our heads high.
14 Apr 2016 12:32
gypsy
What you and Maggie said regarding the RR, clicks, popularity of a story, etc. Honestly, do some people work at being obtuse, or does it come to them naturally?

Don't bother, I know the answer to it.
12 Mar 2016 05:01
gypsy
p.s. I TOTALLY agree with your blog post about the last competition - my reaction is the same, so glad not to have entered it. What an insult to the writers who faithfully followed the rules, to permit such a shabby tactic.
22 Feb 2016 03:49
gypsy


Andrew, I wish you all the best for your birthday, and hope you have a wonderful day! You're the best!
22 Feb 2016 03:46
storiesspace
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
22 Feb 2016 00:30
rbo
23 Dec 2015 23:36
23 Sep 2015 08:39
gypsy
Thank you for actually reading, understanding, and answering my question about unexpected visits from a relative. I also really liked your final suggestion to the person who didn't do it correctly, thank you.

So here's a question and answer for you: do you ever wonder if some people actually read and comprehend what they've read?
18 Jun 2015 02:33
gypsy
This is a crappy scan of the picture I uploaded to the WWP website.

I don't know why this copy isn't cleaned up, I thought I had done that. It's a still life with books and glasses.

27 May 2015 02:52
gypsy
This was my first foray into pinhole photography, and it was fascinating. Especially because I challenged myself with making my own "cameras", and working out all the parameters of exposure time and composition. I like that there is only so much I can control, and the random effects are great fun.
27 May 2015 02:49
gypsy
Thank you for the link and YouTube video, it made me giggle, and feel like I was being tickled. I found a copy of The Bald Twit Lion on-line, so will read it in a wee bit. I may have to track the book down, as well.
19 Apr 2015 03:08
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