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Failure

We all have quarks, and little ticks, we all bear some mark of shame, some more than others, others less than some. Does this mean we are not good enough, does it not mean that we fail to be perfect, no we are all imperfect beings in an imperfect world. We thrive to make it perfect, we thrive to try and better that which can never be. How funny, that imperfect beings strive to be perfect full well knowing, we never will. How ridiculous, how insane, but it’s that insanity which makes us human, that little nature that says “try and try, go even though you will fail.” Though Failure is where mans greatest Glory can be found, not in victory, nor defeat, we are not defeated even though we mess up, through failure comes success, because through are valiant failures, comes our valiant knowledge. There are some who never learn from failure, some who refuse to see the light in their own success, such twisted thinking, such in morality, but twisted thinking indeed. In us all, lays this distortion of reality, it comes in various forms; it strikes in a variety of ways. We are not born from it, it’s acquired, I tell you we all will face many things in life, change, failure, success, and many others. To let these affect us would be folly, and crazy. But to overcome them that would be crazy indeed.

But how do we it’s quite simple we do not let the failure overcome us, we se the brighter side of things instead of the painful losses. It’s quite possible I assure, evrything we see in our lives is distorted to our own version of reality, and most of the time we see the downside. How cynical, but truth is truth, no matter how blind we may be.

Hoodies: The Good, The Bad, And The Weird?


The best hoodies I have ever seen have bunny ears and are stripey!!! To be perfectly fair, I love them because they’re cute. However, if you are more of a sarcasm/ funny person (e.g. above), then I would recommend www.bewild.com/fuhiho.html. It has funny hoodies, that I would get any day, and some that I just couldn’t, for fear of getting murdered by my mom (joking :P ). As for bunny ears, littleblackcherry.com is amazing. And for kitten ears, at a cheaper price (though still quite expensive) chaoticclothing.co.uk does amazing stuff.
Lastly, the ugly. You probably all have one of these: the jumper you never wear unless the distant relative who happened to give it to you comes round to your house. The one that lives in the bottom of your closet, never to see the light of day. Perfect Example:
Thanks for reading!!! Hugs and Kisses XXX Violet
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Emo Vampires

What could be more romantic than creating a species of vampire that has a full range of fragile human emotions. While the concept of vampires is centuries old, the concept of emo vampires is fairly new. But what is an emo vampire and how do they compare to other types of vampires?

An emo is a certain type of person who listens to melodramatic sometimes screamed lyrics of intense emotional torment and typically dresses in dark colors with a side swooping bang that covers one eye. While this isn’t true for all emos, many people of the emo subculture are generally depressed and enjoy writing poetry to convey their emotional thoughts and feelings. Many argue that emo is a type of music and scene is the style that’s derived from it, but the fact of the matter is that it was all encompassed under the word ‘emo’ to begin with.

In fiction literature, vampires are often depicted as fierce predators void of most compassionate human emotions. How else would they be able to kill people unless they had somehow managed to detach themselves from their human counterparts. Historically though, it has been written time and time again that the one human emotion that most vampires keep close at heart is love.

Now let’s combine the two and see what we come up with. Emo vampires would likely be on one or the other side of the spectrum, either thrilled at killing all who opposed them or clinging to the human emotions that would cause taking another life to be incredibly traumatic for them. Obviously, the later of the two would make a more interesting internal struggle.

While vampires have recently renewed captivation in the hearts of teenagers and adults alike, emo vampires have yet to push their way onto the stage. Perhaps the two will never be combined in popular fiction, but it would certainly be an interesting thing to see.

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Beating Up and Bringing Down


One of the problems with being Emo is that many people from other subcultures, or just in general, pick on you. For instance, I go to boarding school, and I came back to my room yesterday to find all my stuff trashed and everything of value either drawn on, or stolen. Needless to say, I was pretty mad.

The trick is not to retaliate. Believe me, I’ve been down that route and it does nothing except make things worse for everyone involved. Lots of people get hurt every day, and each time I get beat up, I thank the Lord or whoever else might be up there that I’m not one of the people without the right to speak. I thank my lucky stars that I live in a country where I can get support for all this. I take courage in the fact that I’m not alone. I’m not the only one who has to go through sadness because of other people’s ignorance every day.

I can tell you one thing that will help you though. Talk to someone about it. I’m not saying tell an adult or anything, because I know that often doesn’t help, but I’m on hand over email most days and I’m sure any of your friends would listen. I don’t want anyone reading this to feel alone, and if I can help them in any way, I’d love to.

Love you all
XXX Violet
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Emo Books – The 3 Types

As you guys know, I’ve created Sunset High almost specifically for the purpose of bringing revenue to the site. Having said that, I’m currently engaged in a minor marketing campaign to get the free issue out and spread around. For the next 5 weeks, every Friday I’m going to be posting very boring articles related to emo books or the theme of Sunset High. These are specifically for marketing purposes and unfortunately they need to make it onto the site to help it rank for certain keywords. These articles aren’t the most well written. I pumped each one out in about 10 minutes without editing them, so yeah . . . nothing exciting. Anyways, here’s the first one.

While there aren’t many emo books in the marketplace, the ones that are available typically fall into 3 different types. These types are books that help parents understand what emo is, books that teach teenagers how to be emo, and emo fiction. Each one has its own unique elements which I’ll explain below.

Emo Books for Parents

When the emo craze took the world by storm, there was a lot of parental concern associated with all of the negative stereotypes of the culture. Dressing in all black, being generally over emotional, and self harming all gave parents a reason to feel concerned as to whether being emo was just a phase of self expression or a slow decline of mental illness. A few brave authors decided to take the bull by the horns and write manuals explaining to parents what exactly emo is, where it came from, and whether or not parents should be worried about their children’s safety because of it.

Emo Books for Teenagers

How to be emo? It’s surprisingly a widely searched phrase on the internet. Needless to say, there is a market for selling the ins and outs of the culture in a perfectly packaged book. That’s not to say that many parents would want their children to buy such a book, but there are certainly books out there that explain what exactly the emo culture is and how to obtain the style.

Emo Fiction

Emo fiction is like any other genre of fiction except that the characters are based off of emo culture. Having said that, sometimes people of the emo culture can more easily relate to the characters that they believe to share their same style and interests. There are a few emo books on the market that follow the lives of emos, some of which are rather popular.

Your favorite type of book will depend on what you’re into or what you need to know. Parents will obviously be more inclined to pick up a book relating to their concerns and understanding their child better. Teenagers looking to convert over to the emo style will be more interested in a ‘how to’ type of book. And those that are already of the culture would probably have the most interest in emo fiction.

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