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OrionDarkwood

Location: South Eastern NC, United States

Member Since: July 2014

Last online: August 2017

Open for read requests: Yes

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I am unique.

I took a hammer to the framework of reality.

I danced with death and lusted for life.

I puked on my fate, and tossed my destiny to the winds.

I move fast and burn hard

I do not wish to arrive at the grave in a well preserved corpse. I will arrive broken, blooded, burned out and coated in dirt. Yelling "Hell Yea!!! what a ride"

A multi-layered poem that explains and raises more questions about the mind, mentality and ethos of Orion Darkwood. Raised in the Sandhills region of North Carolina where after many of life adventures finds himself back at more or less the same general area he started. Orion has been to many states of the US, lived in Canada and visited Mexico a couple of times. The desire to travel to many other places burns brightly within his heart.

Orion had a bucket list before such a word even existed. He called his "stuff to do before dying list". Some items on the list is eating fugu, visiting a coffee plantation, going on a spiritwalk, walking among the cribs in Pripyat and spending a night in a insane asylum. Orion values his inner child, the curiosity, the desire to find out the why's and not be sated with what everyone else believes. Orion has long since destroyed the box.. thinking outside the box is yesterday's news. To be truly visionary is to surpass limitations, go beyond the known, reach the stars while keeping connection to the earth.

Orion has been described by many of his friends as weird and eccentric. He prefers eccentric since in Orion's mind weird are people that do not know they are weird. Eccentric people know and accept they are weird and the world will never really understand them.

What drove Orion to write despite his sub-par grammar and spelling skills? He likes to joke that spell-check runs into the corner, whimpers and sucks on its thumb when checking his spelling. He saw the world in a different light, a tune that only I could hear. The side effect was most kids didn't want to play or even understand the games he wanted to play. He found solace first in books, then in later years a group that has a above average percentage of eccentric people. Role Playing Games, with this the stories in Orion's mind found a place, found a voice. A medium where grammar and spelling was not a limitation. In his college years at the urging of some classmates. Orion discovered his writing could be more than a tool for stories but also a tool to release the demons that tormented him. For years Orion wrote without letting many people know of it.

Fate had other plans. One day a friend discovered the writings and commented how good it was once you got past the spelling and grammar. The friend also convinced Orion that a good editor and illustrator would be his only real bar to a career in writing. Finally after many years, Orion is taking the first steps on that journey.

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