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  1. Brayon

    Gay Elephant

    That's cute.
  2. When tim first asked me to read this piece, it made me question what I believed. While I don't consider myself Christian, I respect those who hold those beliefs. This piece to me is an look in on the nature of duality. Good/Evil, Light/Darkness, Heaven/Hell... they are each two sides of the same coin. tim brilliantly brings that duality in focus, and makes us question the foundations of faith.
  3. Brayon

    Of God and Angels

    It made me think about theology all over again. This is truly a powerful piece, and like Mac said it makes you think. I'm still beholden to my beliefs of the divine, but it's always good to question yourself. Jefferson said it best: "Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear." - Thomas Jefferson Truth in one simple statement. It took me a long time, to get to where I am spiritually.
  4. Brayon

    Circling The Drain

    tim, my Brother. All three of these poems are fantastic pieces. The first one... is really speaking to me right now.
  5. Wow... I've had to read this three times, before I could comment on it. You're correct that storytellers, like me, can take this to heart as much as a poet could. The advice is sound and it shows the perspective an artist of any medium needs to take in order to do their work. I never heard of Rilke until I read what you posted hear and over in the Poet's thread. I might need to look him up.
  6. Happy Birthday, Myr. I hope it was a good one, and may the coming year be full of merriment.
  7. I think a lot of us can relate to this...


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    2. Brayon


      Holy crap. I didn't know he did poetry too. I just knew of his plays. And 154 love sonnets is crapton to keep hidden!

      We did Julius Caesar in 12th grade English in High School. I think they changed the opening in what we studied, as I remember it as "Friends, Romans, Countrymen."

    3. AC Benus

      AC Benus

      Here's one of his sonnets. I "finished" it for him by suppling a suggestion for the missing two last lines. Maybe they were censored out for the first published edition...who knows. Too Gay...? Even for 1609...


      If you do decide to check out Julius Ceaser, just be aware that Shakespeare uses the term "brother" in the classical sense to mean partner (that is, a person who is more than a boyfriend and closer to husband...). The partnerships in the play are all spelled out for those with an interest to the real historical couples involved. 

    4. AC Benus

      AC Benus

      The phrase "Friends, Romans, countrymen..." is used later on in the same scene by a different character; about 1,000 words after the "Romans, countrymen and lovers!" opening. 

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    1. Backwoods Boy
    2. Timothy M.

      Timothy M.

      I absolutely agree. :yes: 

    3. Drew Payne

      Drew Payne

      To so many extroverts I've just wanted to say, "Will you shut up!"

  9. I like this...



    1. Backwoods Boy

      Backwoods Boy

      I'm gonna send this to my neighbor.  It fits so very well. :) 

  10. It's after midnight where I live! Happy Brithday!



    1. Backwoods Boy

      Backwoods Boy

      Thanks, my friend.  :)   I love the pie thing.  Did you just create that saying?  I'm going to send it to a few people who know my addiction - they'll love it.

    2. Brayon


      You are most welcome, my friend.

      I can't take credit for that. I googled "happy birthday cherry pie," and that came up as one of the possibles.

    3. Backwoods Boy

      Backwoods Boy

      It couldn't be more appropriate. :) 

  11. Brayon


    Hmmm... Interesting. More and more questions. Yeah, there's a few superhero powers that would be nice. Self-cloning would come in handy too.
  12. Brayon


    That would be wonderful to experience. Someone with Wolfgang's powers would be lucky to be able to do it.
  13. Brayon


    I like how Wolfgang, demanded that Jed fixing things, and in doing so made it better but worse at the same time.
  14. Thanks, Myr and Staff for all the hard work.
  15. The Ex is soooo tempting.
  16. Well.... Boston Just won the East Coast, and headed to the finals.

    IF my boys were real... Robert would be gloating that his team won, and Adam would be sending him to his bedroom without dessert.

    1. mollyhousemouse


      i was following the game online, Carolina looked listless, and that Boston goalie is phenomenal!

    2. Brayon


      Rask was a fiend

  17. Thank you for reading. 🙂 I'm glad that you enjoyed the series.
  18. Brayon

    A Knock on the Door

    Yeah, he's been there in the background pulling strings, making sure people who are supposed to be together are.
  19. Hello... I'm the person formally known as BHopper2.

    My member name is my Pen Name, that I'm using when posting my stories, not only on GA, but other sites as well.

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    2. dughlas


      I stumbled upon your new identity on another site. Is there a significance to the change?

    3. Brayon


      @dughlas Uniformity, when posting on other sites, and GA. And, BHopper2 looked horrible as an Author.

    4. Timothy M.

      Timothy M.

      We'll get used to it eventually. :) 

  20. I'll just leave this here:


    1. Drew Payne

      Drew Payne

      Mine is not as good as this.

      I was seven when my mother announced, completely straight-faced and with no sense of irony or humor, "I'm not buying lemonade anymore, all you lot do is drink it."

      She was being serious.

    2. Thirdly


      Oh man, this is both hilarious and horrible at the same time.

  21. Saying this Motet is based on the story of David and Johnathan, doesn't do it justice. Each word is drawn from the Bible itself, and arranged in a sacred holy song. It illustrates the love two men had for each other, and entered into a marriage covenant that was sanctioned by the Church and before God. We all have different beliefs, and some may say that the Bible is just the Myths and Legends of the Christians, however, this tale is backed by historical evidence in the form of Rabbinical Writings.
  22. Brayon

    Prompt 758 and 759

    A response to an Oldie but a goodie: https://gayauthors.org/story/bhopper2/my-shorts-2019/4
  23. Brayon

    MS19 - Plots

    Creative #18: Using the following situation come up with a plot for different genres. Situation: Two boys, friends, have been kicked out of home. Adventure: Friends Zander and Kale both 16-y/o, have been recruited to participate in a race across all seven continents. Two days before the race, they are kicked out of the home they were staying in to train. They have one shot to get back into the race, and that’s getting to Rome, Italy before anyone else without support. Drama: Zander and Kale friends since kindergarten and are now seniors in high school. They are each facing different issues at home. Kale’s only parent is his father, who dies of cancer. He’s facing eviction from the home he’s always know due to foreclosure. Zander is at odds with his parents and have a strained relationship. When Kale comes to them for help, Zander’s parents refuse to take him in. Face with a life on the streets for his best friend, Zander leaves his family to be with Kale. After a fortunate phone call, Kale’s older and estranged brother agrees to take both of them. A journey of friendship, love and self-discover ensues as the two friends travel cross country from the West Coast to the East Coast. Fantasy: After an orc attack on their village that destroys their homes, friends Zander and Kale, set out on a quest of revenge. Their tale will take them from the farming village of Northgate to capital city of the kingdom, when they learn the mastermind behind the attacks, is no other than the king himself. Paranormal: Their building is haunted. Zander and Kale, friends, live across from each other on the fifth floor. After several unexplained disappearances, the friends must leave their home with their families. However, when the ghost follows Kale to his new home, Zander and Kale go back to the apartment building to make right, that once went wrong. Science Fiction: Zander and Kale are friends going through the motions of life as a teenager living on a space station. After a catastrophic failure of the station’s reactor, the boys are separated from their families when they are forced to board the wrong escape shuttle. A journey to reunite with their parents takes them across the galaxy on several stops. Romance: Zander and Kale are high school sweethearts. After being caught in bed together, by Zander’s mom, both teens are kicked out on to the streets. Not knowing where to go, they end up at a shelter for Gay Teens. Their caseworker is successful at getting the kids he works with into homes and off the streets. After learning that Zander and Kale are a couple, he takes it upon himself to find a home that will take them both. They end up in the home of a successful business man, who takes them under his wing, mentoring them to be successful in school, and in life. Erotica: Plot? WHAT PLOT!!! This is just an unapologetic story that is pure smut.
  24. Brayon

    Instant Pot

    Cult of Three. We got one here too.
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