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Vigilo
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Hi, I'm V. It's not my real name - not even close - but I'm Vigilo here, and I've been other V-beginning pretentious Latin usernames elsewhere on the internet for around six years now, so V works!

If you need anything, or if you just want to talk, feel free to comment / note me. :note:

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I haven't replied to you yet because
- I reply at a glacial pace
- I accidentally deleted your message and can't find it
- I've awkwardly, silently backed away
- I've already replied to you by somewhere else
- I mentally replied to you and considered the matter closed
- I love you and I don't want to lower your opinion of me any further

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Adulting is exhausting. How have all of you been doing it for so long? I'm not even a year in this whole business and I'm tired. I want a gold star. All of you get gold stars.

In other news, I've also gotten my living situation for next year sorted and gotten myself and three other friends / future flat-mates of mine a really nice place. It has a garden! I'm... too excited about the garden; it's actually the first thing I tell anyone when I tell them about the place. I have my reasons, and they are primarily nostalgia, because I had a garden of mostly marigolds when I was six - it was a lovely little rectangle thing next to our house (we had a bungalow at the time, which is weird, because I can't imagine living in a bungalow now) and it was the best thing ever. I have no idea how I managed to grow those marigolds but now that I have another garden, I'll figure it out. Maybe not marigolds, though. I have no idea what works in the weather here.

Looking back, that's really strange. What sort of six-year-old grows marigolds? Maybe it's because we didn't have flowers on the ships? I don't even know.

Anyway, when I said "I've" way back at the start of that second paragraph there, I mean that, because this wasn't like, a collaborative experiment or anything. I looked for the places, arranged the viewings, and signed the most forms. I'm not a tyrant friend, either (just terrifyingly well-organised, which is similar) - my friends were 100% okay with this and very kindly treated me with cold sugary drinks after, because they're fantastic. So, anyway, it's a great place, with a lovely garden and a living room and, most importantly, double beds in all of the (lovely) bedrooms. I mean, there's nothing wrong with the bed in my dorm, right now, but if I try to sprawl on it, I fall off, so.

Moving on, I'm going to be pretty busy until 19th May, because that's when my last exam is. After that, I'm free for ... months. 'til September, actually, because that's how university holidays work, apparently. That is ridiculous. University life is ridiculous. I have plans for the summer, though - I mean, I'm going to Shanghai in June, and coming back to London in August, but I've got things I want to do, like learning sign language and figuring out how to preheat normal ovens rather than touch the terrifying metal monster machine / oven we have in my current dorm so I can bake all the things. Basically, language and cooking, and maybe reading up on gardening.

Speaking of language, NaPoWriMo is ... going. I'm behind, but I'll catch up eventually, probably after I finish my assignment, and probably through really short micropoems, but, hey. I'm not going to break my track record. I really do like some of the results so far, though - one of my favourite particular phrases is "people of a pharmacy", which really works, considering I have a huge bag of meds sitting in my dorm right now:

  Untitled by Vigilo

Speaking of poetry, and meds, thank you to everyone who responded to the poll I put up; your advice was really helpful. I was a bit all over the place with it, because it was a journal on disability and while I'm not strongly attached to the journal, the quality is usually consistently good, and I am strongly attached to the whole - disability in literature thing, you know what I mean. I ended up working it out with the editors, and they have a poem of mine that I'm happy with, so it's all good. But, seriously, thanks for all your help, I don't know what I'd have done without you.

Finally! (At last, I know, I know.) I was talking with a Polish friend the other day, and she brought up Zbigniew Herbert, and the title of this journal is from a poem of his, Report from a Besieged City, (translated by Alissa Valles), which has been a favourite of mine for years, so, you know. Read that. It's good.

That's it from me, I think; how about you, how are you? What are you listening to? :heart:

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nawkaman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Thank you for the fave! :heart:
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015   Writer
:tighthug: ILY
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Tag a quality deviant: You’re it! Quality doesn’t mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how much followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them! Heart
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Solarune Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014   Writer
TWO DAYS! :iconlachoirplz:
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Solarune Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014   Writer
8 DAYS :la: 
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monstroooo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
V, that feature is absolutely ridiculous. I'm going to be smiling for days on end. 

Thank you so, so much.
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chsehd41 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
The winter winds blow and we shall have snow
And what will the robin do then, poor thing.
He'll sit in the barn to keep himself warm
And tuck his head under his wing, poor thing.
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Solarune Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014   Writer
I am so sorry for the lateness, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it was wonderful and full of sunshine and nice things. :tighthug: I hope you're enjoying London, and that all is perfect in your life. :heart:
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AriTheNorseman Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Far from home, time zone-
ing across the sea, new home;
happy birthday, you.


Welcome to London! Enjoy the rain~ :cake::heart:
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VFreie Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Happy slightly late birthday! c:
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pazlowq Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   Writer
Happy Birthday, Ilo-bear. <3
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   Writer
Happy Birthday!!! :cake:
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cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Edited Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconcakeplz:  (advance) happy birthday! have fun. :party:
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joe-wright Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   General Artist
Thanks for featuring me at Written Revolution! Every comment was really thoughtful, it was lovely to read =)
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Writer
Thanks for the :+devwatch:
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Carmalain7 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
comment here for you, miss.
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VFreie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Hi! This is right out of the blue, but I just thought this upcoming comics anthology might be of interest to you: teamparvelo.com/lepakkoluola/e…
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Carmalain7 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
It's been a breath of fresh air to see you around again, V. You know we missed you more than any of us - even those that are writers! - can put words to, right?

Anyways, you favorited a piece of my writing, and seeing a favorite from you always makes my day. Actually, just seeing anything from you makes my day, but don't let the diminish my appreciation stemming from the fact that you actually took the time to read a piece from me. ;p

All the :heart:s, V.
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Writer
You've been featured on my blog:la: Come check it out if you'd like. :heart:
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TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
PS SOUND NEEDS TO BE TURNED ON.
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TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Thank you SO much for the points! :hug:

Also random link: www.omfgdogs.com/ .
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doughboycafe Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Writer
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Darling, I was looking for that lovely poem you wrote based on Federico Garcia Lorca's poem about green. Can you point me in the right direction? Or possibly remind me what the form is called? I'm thinking of writing something like it :)
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Thank you, love. :coffeecup:
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