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    Published 12 days ago
    Skiatook Oklahoma

    Skiatook Oklahoma

    Oklahoma. The state shaped like a frying pan in the sweltering southern half of The United States is infested with historic landmarks. A large wardrobe stuffed to the brim with skeletons. From the major economic literal desert of The Dust Bowl, to the reapers scythe of the Native American Reservations developed after the 2,200 mile trek, The Trail of Tears. The wind that “sweeps down the plains” the passing of haunting memory. You could say the ground we built upon is a mass grave. The tall buildings of downtown Tulsa the headstones of the casualties of The Tulsa Race Riots that gutted the famous Black Wallstreet. Still today there are movements to reestablish the city to move away from the grotesque past for a brighter future. However, the past never forgets.
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    Published about a year ago
    Out of Place in Hipster Space

    Out of Place in Hipster Space

    Wood, plants, up cycled crates Some artsy guy trying to get dates A half nude man wearing skates. Her hair is cropped, eating all the pastries in this cafe.
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    Published about a year ago
    Your Brain on 'Animal Crossing'

    Your Brain on 'Animal Crossing'

    Content Warning: Depression, anxiety, and mental health. Video games have always been under scrutiny when talking about the player's health, more specifically the mental and social "toll" of spending time in virtual worlds. Scientific research revolving around adolescents behavior while "being on Video Games" (known as IAD, Internet Addiction Disorder) started way back in the 1980s in papers such as "Media violence and the self: The impact of personalized gaming characters in aggressive video games on aggressive behavior." (Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 137)Since then, the stigma of people who enjoy passing their free time with video games has not lightened. YouTube is stuffed full of clips of aggressively toxic behavior on online platforms, even frustration with single player games that do not have social interaction. These montages are usually publicly posted in a humorous light, or to shame a player for saying things that are morally unacceptable. Granted, denying the toxicity in the gaming community is pure blissful ignorance, despite the best efforts of gaming developers. An example of a gaming company trying to force the metaphorical chill pill down its player's throats is Blizzard's Overwatch 1.25 update, which adds an endorsement system for positive interaction with teammates.
  • dee
    Published about a year ago
    Unmolded

    Unmolded

    The way clay spins on the table The way the planets spin in time The way my head spins in public Like the clay, ready for inspiration
  • dee
    Published 2 years ago
    Pisces

    Pisces

    Am I too late to grow gills and slip down the sink past the disposal blades, like that scene in Stewart Little Two. "All drains lead to the ocean."
  • dee
    Published 2 years ago
    Tonie

    Tonie

    Aisles of colorful distractionsI never begged for one, for material things, I knew the answer."T-O-N-I-E! And sometimes Y!" I cried when I was lost. She never responded to that, didn't think it was clever. Pudgy sides and gaining bra sizes. Mother's milk is only gallons of vanilla Slimfast. "It's bad, it's rotten." Curdled and chunky now puddled in patchy grass by a temporary line of white garages.My pink Barbie Jeep in some construction cite's pile of dirt. I don't know how she dropped all that weight.. I don't know how much my dad weighs but he's gone too..Colorful distractions, like THAT rainbow flag.Temptations sincerely, Satan. my mother was never a safe place for me.Toy in my hand, "for christmas", I suggested. In exchange for material the sentimental cause Like... I should've already known Santa wasn't real.Santa wasn't real. I cried out from Mariah's legs when I was lost.but I was only a rotten Slimfast puddlebaking on a suburban patch of spray-painted green grass in Tonie's eyes.