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Ravyn's Journey - comments

Post by Tom Watson » Sat Apr 24, 2004 10:08 am

I have started this topic only because each of your parts to this journey evoke so much sadness and bitterness and anger toward a society, a world that would, and does, allow such things to happen to our children (and all of us are someone's child, regardless of age), I felt a central location for any reaction or words of expression we may have to your various parts of your life, may be gathered here. And in this way, maybe some understanding of how people can be made to endure such atrocities in there lives and, more importantly how it can be avoided....of course survival means getting beyond, on the surface at least, the agony and loneliness that is out there to find a life of relative peace...which I pray that you, dear Ravyn, have come to find in some manner, in spite of life's cruelties.

You have a powerful style in your writing that shows no weakness and evokes a deep involvement by the reader...

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Post by jhanke » Sat Apr 24, 2004 10:19 am

:bow:
Maybe I should of buried the butterfly instead of picking it apart.

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Post by jeannerené » Sat Apr 24, 2004 10:53 am

Ravyn,

I don't often click into this forum.....'Ravyn's Journey-Comments' caught my eye...is see I have a lot of reading to do............

jeanne
... and his words purge up and outward,
expelled and onward through desert dust swallowed,
sands he says that gorge on simple sensibilities.
And, now he spits fragments, grit, extended vowels and elongated syllables
over cracked lips. Their sounds fall
piling round his boots…
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Post by The Ravyn » Sat Apr 24, 2004 6:00 pm

wow tom! my own comment section! thanks! hehehe whooohooo! i'm somebody now!
take my hand if you don't know where you're goin' ... i'll understand .... i've lost the way myself ...
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Post by Tom Watson » Sat Apr 24, 2004 6:22 pm

Ravyn, :oops: , I hope you don't mind...I just think that this series is just too powerful in its message to have comments scattered and even held back on because of the various chapters....I hope this will encourage readers to express their thoughts on your journey as it progresses....
You are definitely a writer of great talent. :cheers:

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Post by bags123 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 6:55 pm

They're on my reading list tonight.
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Post by thief of dreams » Sun Apr 25, 2004 1:25 am

youve always been somebody Jenn, even if you choose to be locked away in some dark corner with just a reading lamp and a box of crackers.. hehe
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Post by The Ravyn » Sun Apr 25, 2004 6:07 am

you know me way too well terry ... :shock:
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Post by buttterflies » Sun Apr 25, 2004 6:26 pm

i just finished reading all the chapters, Ravyn....
i'm speechless with shock, rage, pain, anger, sympathy and just about every emotion i can think of..... it takes unbelievable courage to outlast the cruelties you write of.....your writing had me reeling with horror, and submerged in tears....it makes me regret any complaints i've ever had about my life, it makes me realize how i should truly be thankful for everything that i've ever been given in life....i just don't know what to say....this was an extremely touching collection...so powerful ...you should get an award of some sort... !!
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Post by KillerFox81 » Sun Apr 25, 2004 11:04 pm

Umm hmm wow, this compilation left me utterly speechless. I assume it's based on real life occurences and good lord, I mean I really don't know what to say. I mean i want to say I'm sorry, I want to literally torture every evil character here but I also want to kick my own a** because no matter what I've been through ever, at least I have a home and people I can turn to. This write was truly amazing and I thank you for you're willingness to openly share this piece with us.
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Post by BrightMindDarkHeart » Mon Apr 26, 2004 7:18 pm

Ravyn.. I'm ashamed to say I loved the writing, if it would have been fake, but to think that this happens.. It breaks my heart for reasons I shall keep to myself, but I'm also afraid to say I doubt I read more after Chap. 21, the story is something I think everyone should read, should hear about, but the impact it's having on me is making myself want to throw up, or go help every young woman walking the highways, trying to make something or reach someone who would help.. The story left me speachless and sorrowful because this probably happens to so many.. I bow to your strength for being able to write this, and share it (Lord knows I wouldn't be able to let people read this for some odd reason.) You're stronger then most women ever will be, ever could be, by just writing this, and I'm afraid that includes me. I hope everyone who this has happened to makes the poor basterds pay through their ass, and if they didn't I hope the guys burn in hell. (And that was a complete understatement to what I think the men should have done to them before they die..And after.)
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Post by jeannerené » Wed Apr 28, 2004 3:06 pm

Ravyn,

I just started reading....just to chapter 3....if I didn't have to go, I'd read straight through....wow ....I am speechless

jeanne
... and his words purge up and outward,
expelled and onward through desert dust swallowed,
sands he says that gorge on simple sensibilities.
And, now he spits fragments, grit, extended vowels and elongated syllables
over cracked lips. Their sounds fall
piling round his boots…
~ jeannerené

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Post by Miyu » Fri Apr 30, 2004 8:35 pm

ravyn, awesome....had me :bow: before you...!! need-I-say-more

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Re: Ravyn's Journey - comments

Post by nekot » Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:12 pm

I initially posted the quote below on June 14, 2007, as a response on the Scribblings thread, and just realized I should have posted it here instead of there....so I felt I should move it.

Thanks... :hello:
nekot wrote:I have perused various parts of this forum for months.

Just this week I finally read the "scribbles."

I've pondered whether or not to post a response.

It's hard to know how to respond. Reading the Scribbles dredged up emotions that I'm afraid to look at....I guess that is the only way I can state it....at this point.

It took a couple days for me to recoup after reading the Scribbles.

I cannot begin to imagine how difficult (understatement) it was for Jennifer to write her story. I can only imagine........:darn: :crying:

It is commendable (another understatement) to have a forum like this where guests can post anonymously, where hope is given, where folks are directed for help, where their voice can be heard, where they know their lives matter. :crying: :bow:
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