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Booksie Address: http://www.booksie.com/Riuku
Country: United States
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Favorite book: The Little Prince, Sophie's World, The Old Man and the Sea, Siddhartha
Member Since: Jan 6, 2013

Featured Writing

Hiding in the Open (Working Title)

Novel by Riuku
Posted: Feb 18, 2013
Young C.I.A agent Jack Layne is sent to assassinate a...
Tags:thriller, romance, fiction, insane, philosophy, action, science, london, new york, turkey, exotic

The Lack of Symbols

Poem by Riuku
Posted: Feb 10, 2013
A poem inspired by reading Nietzche and Marx.
Tags:poetry, communism, capitalism, marx, nietzche

Tower of Deleted Memories

Short Story by Riuku
Posted: Jan 9, 2013
A man arrives at home one day to discover a letter saying...
Tags:romance, future, mystery, short, story, dream, memory, tower, letter, clone

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The Assemblers

Essay by Riuku
Posted: Jan 7, 2013
An award-winning essay I wrote two years ago to get...
Tags:essay, philosophy, existence, cardboard, box, therefore, belt, assemblers, descartes, conveyor

Riuku

Brain Manipulation

Poem by Riuku
Posted: Jan 6, 2013
A collection of poetry vaguely connected, telling stories...
Tags:poetry, philosophy, truth, understanding, connections, unknown

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Derivatives

Short Story by Riuku
Posted: Jan 6, 2013
A surreal adventure/short story through the eyes of...
Tags:god, prince, philosophy, strange, waiting, surreal, godot, derivatives

Writing Portfolio

Hiding in the Open (Working Title)

Novel by Riuku
Posted: Feb 18, 2013
Young C.I.A agent Jack Layne is sent to assassinate a...

Capturing

Poem by Riuku
Posted: Feb 13, 2013
Just a new poem.

The Lack of Symbols

Poem by Riuku
Posted: Feb 10, 2013
A poem inspired by reading Nietzche and Marx.

Separated Voices

Essay by Riuku
Posted: Jan 24, 2013
An essay I wrote for a competition at the university. I...

End of Spirits (Tag, You're It)

Short Story by Riuku
Posted: Jan 13, 2013
A troubled father raises his child while looking to his...

To the Protector

Poem by Riuku
Posted: Jan 10, 2013
My brother turns 15 today, almost 4 years younger than I...

Arriving in the Atoms

Poem by Riuku
Posted: Jan 10, 2013
The ability to teleport must be crazy. Theoretically, if...

Tower of Deleted Memories

Short Story by Riuku
Posted: Jan 9, 2013
A man arrives at home one day to discover a letter saying...

The Distances Between Us

Novel by Riuku
Posted: Jan 9, 2013
A seventeen-year-old boy struggles to survive in the...

Listless, Not Lost.

Short Story by Riuku
Posted: Jan 8, 2013
A man travels alone after the world has ended through a...

The Assemblers

Essay by Riuku
Posted: Jan 7, 2013
An award-winning essay I wrote two years ago to get...

Exchange Life Support Idea

Poem by Riuku
Posted: Jan 7, 2013
A poem about the lack of creativity.

Brain Manipulation

Poem by Riuku
Posted: Jan 6, 2013
A collection of poetry vaguely connected, telling stories...

Derivatives

Short Story by Riuku
Posted: Jan 6, 2013
A surreal adventure/short story through the eyes of...



In my spare time, I love to exercise, play video games, listen to music, and then write. So it is a rare hobby, considering I am busy with training, college, and work; however, I am currently majoring in Engineering. Of course, this means writing, and communication in general, are practices that are becoming more and more central to my life. I am 20 and I grew up in a border town in Texas (and live here still).

I planned on moving out after high school, but a wonderful opportunity presented itself here in town at my local university in the Texas A&M system: a huge scholarship and a free trip to Turkey (which was the most inspiring adventure I have ever been on). Because I grew up in a border town, I grew up with two cultures: classic American (perhaps more conservative than liberal but open-minded at least), and stereotypical Mexican (wait, conservative American and stereotypical Mexican? They don't quite go hand-in-hand).

Because of this, life was always strange and full of peculiarities, but I grew up questioning everything, including religion, my parents, the education system and politics; that said, I believe greatly in respecting one another, so I do my best to respect people from all walks of life, and am therefore extremely interested in learning about the world. I admire the quote: the world is my country, all mankind is my brethren, and to do good is my religion. I proudly embrace my two cultures.

I admire Bond films/books.I admire Metal Gear and Final Fantasy (the video game series). I absolutely adore The Little Prince and Sophie's World. I value education, honor, and respect above everything. I like my guns, martial arts, and big delicious meals. I am a humongous music fan and play progressive rock in my free time. I don't quite believe in spirits, souls, fates, etc...so it is hard for me to say with absolute certainty that there is a purpose to life.

But whether there is or isn't...I know I have this life to live to its fullest. It's my goal to do so.

Also one of my favorite songs ever http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=1n9JgUizq8M

If you want to know me more, I recommend you check out some of my favorite bands/musicians. I feel you could understand me this way (I added a song next to the band/artist name for you to check out.)

Porcupine Tree-Anesthetize

Rush-Bravado

Genesis-Supper's Ready

Van der Graaf Generator-House With No Door

Tool-Right in Two (I'll cheat and add A Perfect Circle-Orestes)

Opeth-Dirge for November

Mars Volta-Roulette Dares

The Dear Hunter-Where the Road Parts

Anathema-Thin Air

Circa Survive-Frozen Creek

Big Big Train-East Coast Racer

Four favorite quotes: "I only know that I know nothing," -Socrates.

"It is the time you spend on your rose that makes it so important," The Little Prince

"You see things; and say why? But I dream of things that never were; and say why not?" - George Bernard Shaw

"Pride is just another way of trying to live with my mistakes. Denial is a better way of getting through another day. Silence is another way of saying what I want to say. Lying is another way of hoping it will go away. But you were always my mistake," -Steven Wilson.

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