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    Pearl of the Orient Seas
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    digital art, in-depth world-building, unconventional fantasy tropes, character-driven plots, meta stuff, weird fiction, communication theories
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    College student

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About Me

Youngish human from the Philippines who adheres to the belief system of Christianity, is usually either in a state of delight or disbelief about the world's weirdness, and likes writing. Sometimes arts, frequently procrastinates, currently in college.

I'm the board leader of the Eridianus and Outreach staff. If you're new to Valucre and need help feel free to reach out!

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The guy in my profile pic's Jose Rizal.

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“In speaking of this desire for our own far off country, which we find in ourselves even now, I feel a certain shyness. I am almost committing an indecency. I am trying to rip open the inconsolable secret in each one of you—the secret which hurts so much that you take your revenge on it by calling it names like Nostalgia and Romanticism and Adolescence; the secret also which pierces with such sweetness that when, in very intimate conversation, the mention of it becomes imminent, we grow awkward and affect to laugh at ourselves; the secret we cannot hide and cannot tell, though we desire to do both. We cannot tell it because it is a desire for something that has never actually appeared in our experience. We cannot hide it because our experience is constantly suggesting it, and we betray ourselves like lovers at the mention of a name. Our commonest expedient is to call it beauty and behave as if that had settled the matter. Wordsworth’s expedient was to identify it with certain moments in his own past. But all this is a cheat. If Wordsworth had gone back to those moments in the past, he would not have found the thing itself, but only the reminder of it; what he remembered would turn out to be itself a remembering. The books or the music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust to them; it was not in them, it only came through them, and what came through them was longing. These things—the beauty, the memory of our own past—are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for the thing itself they turn into dumb idols, breaking the hearts of their worshipers. For they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited.”

- C. S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

 

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