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O Captain! My Captain!


O Captain my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up–for you the flag is flung for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribboned wreaths for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that on the deck,
You’ve fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchored safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

By-Walt Whitman

The poem was written by Walt Whitman concerning about the death of Abraham Lincoln. The poem is very objective and talks about things symbolically. The captain is Abraham Lincoln and the ship is United States of America.

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Oh me! O life! of the questions of these recurring,
Of the endless traines of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the
foolish,
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish
than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the
struggle ever renew’d
Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I
see around me,
Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me
intertwined,
The question, O me! so sad, recurring–What good amid these,
O me, O life?
Answer.
That you are here–that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.



By-Walt Whitman

Suckers dont dream!!!


My hello!!!!!!! and my condolences reaches out to all those  who think that their life SUX !

Well! the word is “Common”,the word that describes most of us.”Amm janta ” (as they say) .We all lust to make it big. Every night all of us, forgetting our daily dose of turmoil, dream of being on the top, to be the best (rather beating the best), killing our opponents and all those crap things (things that would be crap for all those son of bitches called successfuls).
We’re too happy with our lives, its actually a compulsion. Crushed by power and feed by dreams we are given no choice, outgrown aspirations and underdeveloped resources.
We are human resources waiting to be exploited (ever read the management books?) and brainless voters for the poltitians…we are a crowd of biomass (thats how we end up like).
But we have a fetish of dreaming and I am still learning to dream reality!!!!!
~~~~~IN ORDER TO CHANGE IT~~~~


1.What is the Hook of your Story?
The most important aspect of fiction writing is a hook. Your hook should be like an anchor in the ocean, you may move away from it but too far and you’ll have to bounce back! Write down the genre of your story on a page, then pick up the most important one. Remember it is upto you to decide what your story is.
2.Dont Write Long Introductions!
Prologues are a common part of novels since they started. It gives the readers a basic idea about what is in the book,before they turn the pages! But most of the readers skip that part.
One, because it flattens the excitement, two because it just adds to the bulk. You can get over this problem by writing an interesting prologue. Like telling about the features readers won’t find in the book or giving meanings of some concepts which arent defined in the book.
Like J.Tolkien wrote the appendix for The Lord of the Rings which made the readers clear about Elvish tongue and how few words have to be pronounced!
3.Who is the Hero?
This is another important thing to note while you are writing. Many novels have multiple characters,but the acclaimed ones are which show atleast one above all. Sometimes people write dark novels, in that case it is okay to have many heroes and the readers always end up with discussions about who really was the hero! So you have to be strict about the former or latter based upon the genre of your novel. Another rage among new artists is Anti-Hero.Well its good to have one, but in the end remember as you write think of your anti-hero as the hero.Whether he does good deeds or bad, he is smarter than the rest and he wins in the end!
4.Do not use Half-Knowledge
Most fiction writers are misled by the very word FICTION. They think they can use their imagination on every aspect of their work. But that is wrong, if something exists and you manipulate how it looks, your readers maybe infuriated. It altogether doesn’t make any sense to write something about which you have little knowledge. Do research on the subject if it is indeed necessary for you to write the thing.For Example-Paulo Coelho has every minute information about the topics he mentions and he willingly discusses it with the readers and thats what fascinates the subject!
5.Avoid GOT!
Novice writers are often led into writing the word got. It is a very common verb which can be used almost universally.But,more you use the word, the more readers conclude that you are not a professional.for example,this sentence is what most writers would tend to write:-I GOT on Horseback within ten Minutes after I GOT your Letter. When I GOT to Canterbury, I GOT a Chaise for the Town. But I GOT wet before I GOT to Canterbury ad I HAVE GOT such a Cold as I shall not be able to GET rid off in a Hurry.
The better version of this sentence would be:-I MOUNTED my Horse within ten minutes after I RECEIVED your Letter:as soon as I ARRIVED at Canterbury, I ENGAGED a Post Chaise for Town. I was wet through before I REACHED Canterbury and I have taken such a Cold as I shall not be easily CURED!
6.Depiction of Persons and Surroundings!
Most of the writers these days proceed in their work keeping in mind that one day a movie would be based on it. Thus they start giving minute details about the persons and surroundings. Some can do it very well but some are stuck up doing the same. For example Ayn Rand has used a very brilliant writing technique in The Fountainhead to describe the persons, she concentrates less on the environment on the other hand JRR Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings creates a scenery first and then minutely describes the character. Most of the writers are confused which trend to follow and thus they end up doing both of them. Thats not right,you should have your own ways since your first novel. Always be a trend-setter. Also do not describe the persons again and again,the readers are intelligent enough to remember the picture once drawn!
7.About Dialogues!
The writers read on various websites that repetitions aren’t good for a book, think of more and more words for each situation. That is correct but in case of dialogues SAID is the only word that should be used most of the times. Most writers end up using different verbs for different dialogues. That is okay upto some stretch but not beyond that.Don’t start digging up the thesaurus for synonyms of said. The reader would feel angry about opening a dictionary in the middle of an interesting scene!
8.How to Start?
This is the most common debate, even amongst non writers. It should have been in the starting but as most of you know a lot about this topic so I keep it at 8th. From when we were kids our teachers have been telling us to start a story, essay or anything by a phrase or a scene that catches the attention of the reader immediately. Same is the case with novels, keep your most disturbing chapter on the top.Like if your novel is about a fight between two groups, do not start with the conditions which led to the scuffle, rather start with the fighting scene, tell the readers what is happening on the field. Then later give the descriptions! Now the last 2 points would look naive to many, but they are important.
9.Give Time!
Now as the title suggests its about giving ample time to your novel. There are a lot of disturbing factors once you sit to write, like a call from a friend for usual chatting, your mom asked you a favor, a cousin came to meet you at your house, all these are important too but amongst all this give the time your book deserves. Once you are in a flow,don’t let anyone disturb you, because that is the moment when you write your best!
10.Use a Pen!
This point may confuse many of you, but this is an essential one. Writing your chapters with a pen is lot different than typing them into your laptop. One reason is that you may lose the files in your Computer and then have to brag about it. But the main reason is when you write with a pen,your brain synchronizes with your pen and regards it as an extension of your hand. As it thinks, it compels the pen to write. Whereas you lose ideas when you open your fingers to type, the neurons are shaken and they lose the signal. So always prefer a pen and notebook!

Juan

50 Facts about Norpals


1) Your favorite movie is The Dark Knight, although you don’t know how to speak English.

2) You updated sad comments on social networking websites when you came to know the Joker died and then expressed happiness when Joker won the Oscar, but when someone talks about Heath Ledger you try to change the topic.

3) You never watched Slumdog Millionaire but you hated it because someone said they showed poor side of india in the film.

4) You woke up early to see if A.R. Rahman won an Oscar, after he did you started hating Jai Ho.

5) You like watching Friends, although you could never completely understand what their jokes meant.

6) A Walk to Remember and P.S. I Love You are your favorite romantic movies although you never had the courage to watch them.

7) You are obsessed with the movie 3 Idiots.

8 ) You watched Titanic just to see Kate Winslet nude or because you heard Leonardo de Caprio was cute.

9) Your favorite actor is Jack Sparrow, but your friend just told you his real name is Johnny Depp

10) You haven’t watched Twilight but you hate it because someone said Edward Cullen is gay.

11) You love The Lord of the Rings, although you were so lost in the spectacular visual effects you forgot to listen to the dialogs.

12) You watched Inception on the first day of its release, because you liked the trailers. You didn’t understand it and hated it. Then when it recieved so much critical acclaim it became your favorite movie!

13) You said you were upset because Chris Nolan was snubbed for the Academy Award nomination for Best Director, but personally you were very happy.

14) You hate Karan Johar but Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is your favorite movie.

15) You love SRK.

16) You have a Selena Gomez image as your profile picture most of the times.

17) You nearly puked while watching it, but Wrong Turn is your favorite horror flick.

18) You like How I Met Your Mother only because Barney Stinson teaches you the cool way to pick up girls.

19) You don’t know the meaning of ‘pikey’, but Snatch is your favorite black comedy.

20) You get so excited when you hear the word FUCK in a movie.

21) You have watched all parts of  American Pie and are proud of it.

22) You don’t know what is a Leg Glance, but Sachin Tendulkar is your favorite cricketer.

23) You have a Roger Federer image as your wallpaper, but you don’t know what an Ace is.

24) Your favorite football team is Manchester United, but you don’t know that Christiano Ronaldo doesn’t play for it anymore.

25)  David Beckham is your favorite footballer, but you don’t know he played for your favorite club Manchester United some years ago.

26) You hummed Waka Waka all day during the world cup, but never knew most of the song was written in Afrikaans.

27) Your favorite books are, One Night at a Call Center, Five Point Someone, Three Mistakes of my Life, Two States. The love making scenes in the books make you want to jerk off!

28) After watching Harry Potter’s movie series, the books automatically became your favorite.

29) You never knew who Michael Jackson was, but you were sad when he died.

30) You don’t understand a single word Eminem says, but Love the Way You Lie is your favorite song.

31) You want to look like an Emo, but don’t know that Emo is infact a type of music.

32) You love listening to metal songs and your favorite band is Linkin Park.

33) You hate the blacks, but Jay-z is your favorite singer.

34) You hate Pakistan and Pakistanis but Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan are amongst your all time favorite singers.

35) You love Green Day but don’t know what Punk Rock is.

36) You haven’t heard any song by Justing Beiber, but you hate him because everyone does.

37) You love Rap and Honey Singh is your favorite.

38) You played Farmville so that you could impress your female friends by sending them points.

39) You were addicted to Yahoo Messenger falling in love with every girl who cared to chat with you.

40) You add the smiling smiley after every line.

41) You don’t have any passion in life, you do everything just for the heck of it.

42) You are usually sad, because then people care more about you.

43) You prefer writing “ME” as “MAH”, “THE” as “DA”, etc.

44) You like to update your Facebook profile with such lines :- If uR frUstAtEd oVeR sUmoNe..dUn bOthEr uRseLf muCh….lEt uR emoTRionS floW ….JS SpiT uR anGer n DAt pErSons’S facE…n dA feElin u gEt…iS amAzIn..

45)Your messages are full of lol, rofl, lmao, roflmao, etc., because those are the only English words you know.

46) You don’t enjoy with your friends but “njoi wid ur frnz…..”

47) You wear T-shirts and Jeans and then hold debates how western culture is spoiling your nation.

48) You are an atheist only because it sounds cool.

49) You are an active part of Save Animals Association, but you wear shoes made of leather and a coats made of fur.

50) You like everything I write related to Norpals, but don’t know the stuff is intended for you!


Baseless Dreams


“One fine day my son will be the king”,

smiled the beggar as she kissed her little one,

and the big dreamy eyes of the child,

saw himself as the owner of the throne.

“Baseless dreams”,

said the old man pointing his stick,

laughing and crying at the same time,

“Child,be the king before I become too sick”

these baseless dreams were dreamed by many mothers,

but this mother-son pair was unique,

for them dreams were not baseless,

they believed in the myths of the Greek.

the king of their lands was a mighty person once,

but light of power made him mad,

his sword swayed his mind and heart,

everybody said “The kings is bad”

and this little kid grew,

with a crown on his head(dreaming),

he worshipped his dream,

his bond with it was amazing.

He grew and joined the king’s warmen,

and seeing his special skills,

the majesty himself trained him,

to slit the throats,

to ascend the tall grills.

The boy made him win many conquests,

he was trained just as the king,

and one day to the depressed soldiers he told,

he told them everything.

“I will be your new king people”,

and he said that with his eyes full of gleam,

cruelty of this cruel king will end,

but the soldiers laughed “baseless dreams”

this time the boy was really hurt,

“this is it,the time is here”,

he entered the kingdom’s decision room,

and he was welcome with cheers.

“ask my son,ask for whatever you want”,

and this king shall give it to you,

“all I want my Lord, is a fight,

and my Lord I want that fight against you”

“Promise me as a true king”,

“promise me that whoever wins the battle,

shall be the true ruler of people,

and the other shall shatter”

The king had no choice but to agree,

for the boy had made him promise,

both the warriors made their swords alive,

and flattered the weapon with a kiss.

they fought and the public watched,

“Baseless dreams”, said the norpals,

the fight was fierce, swords were loud,

people watched the show, there was a stir in the crowd.

In the end he won,

he who deserved it,

the one who had the power to dream,

the boy with the true grit.

the king wasnt killed,

rather he just faced death,

as he lied under the pointed sword,

the bravery of the boy made him melt.

the boy was made the next king,

and the news rushed through the town,

the boy became the new king,

he bore the emperor’s crown.

he called a counsel for li’l kids,

all with big dreamy eyes,

one day all of you will rule,

one fine day all of you will rise.

remember no dream is worthless,

no dream is too big,

there is no such thing in this world as,

“BASELESS DREAMS”!

 

Juan

Saint Valentine!


The sky of love embraced the new sunshine,
When light was shone by saint valentine,
With the heart of love,
And hand of god above,
He preached the way to god,
condemning the blooded sword,
When Claudius II outlawed the institution of marriage,
The saint! sang in disparage.
When every head bowed down,
The love feed saint made a holy sound,
With his quill and his will,
His beliefs stood firm and still,,
He moved hearts and souls of men to righteous path,
Surely he hadface the king’s wrath,
He said nay,
To his lords foray,
His bodywas then sent to a jail,
As humanity was left alone to wail,
But his soul could not be caged,
As, there was to be his final act staged,
There he mellowed down the jailer,
As hes love turned the curer,
His pursuit of love took him to his fate,
As it got him his “blind” date,
The jailer’s daughter,
His heart finally got wet in the enchanted water,
But his caper was to come to an end,
As it was the king himself, his fiend,
Sentenced to death!
Hang him until his last breath!
Oh nay! The sun of love was again to be orphaned,
But no, the destiny played a coy,
A letter came to his lover….
The love from that day matured its shine
As lettered was signed…
“From your Valentine”

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