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Day 01 → Your favorite song
Day 02 → Your favorite movie
Day 03 → Your favorite television show
Day 04 → Your favorite book
Day 05 → Your favorite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy

I can't remember exactly when I discovered this blog but it was during the Winter or Autumn, and I'd told Bi and Thao about some of it when my family was visiting theirs in Kansas. So maybe November or December last year? Anyway, it was a link that someone posted as their "Favorite Blogs" on one of their listography lists and I decided to check it out and promptly fell in love. Or as much love as you could fall in love with a blog. It's really... idk, something that you need to read for yourself?

I've compiled my favorite entries and their accompanying pictures together, with 48 in all. (Unintentionally, of course, even if that's my favorite number.) My last picspam for the 13th challenge at [livejournal.com profile] picspammy.

♥ nhi


THE TIME WE WERE
Do you remember when we were vampires?
Do you remember when we ran through the
streets at night, our heads back, laughing
and screaming, so alive it felt like we
owned the world? Do you remember?

Do you remember me?



THE TRANSLATION SERVICE
And when I asked you how you'd been I meant I missed you
more than I've ever missed anything before.



THE WEDDING
Sometimes the sun shines and it still rains. The weather changes all the time. You can too.


THE HERE
You are already dead in my time. But you are still here. You are the whispering
wind that sends goose bumps down my spine and the sensation of water as my foot
breaks the surface. You are a lover's fingers on my cheek and a drunkard’s elbow
in a crowded bar. You are the grass beneath my toes and the sky above my head. So
I smile. Because you are in that too.



THE PERSON HAPPINESS BECAME
So if you love me but you don't need me, you don't love me.


THE UNION OF STEEL AND SPACE
I write the love letters you never got, the ones you never sent. And I'll
throw these words out there like confetti at the wedding you and I never had.



THE MOTHS DON'T DIE FOR NOTHING
I'm sure people just kiss each other. I'm sure that sometimes you're talking
and somehow two people move closer and closer to each other and then, they just
kiss. I'm sure it happens all the time. But I'm also sure that a kiss is never
just a kiss.



THE PEACE IN THE DISTURBANCE
I'll do every dish ever made. I'll change as much as I can
without changing who I am. Just promise me you'll stay.



THE PRINCESS IS IN ANOTHER CASTLE
You cannot go back in time, even if you wish it with every fiber of your being,
your heart and soul, even if you think about it every day. Trust me. I know.



THE BARGAIN
He gave me that night back and this time, I told you the truth.
We talked and held each other till the sun came up. And as I
went to hell, the devil asked me if it was worth it. I said yes.
Yes it was.



THE ESCAPE PLAN
I'm not the person you left behind anymore. There's no one here to miss.


THE SURPRISE
You had this expression on your face, like you weren't quite sure you were supposed to be on Earth.


THE CLOSE AND THE NEARLY
Something has moved and bumped the cradle of everything. The world is out of sync.
Birds fly backwards and the fish swim through the air. Hours pass like seconds
and seconds pass like hours. The light fades before the sun leaves.
The stars shine before the night falls. I am here early. You are here late.



THE ROSE IS NOT ALWAYS A ROSE
You can be in love and you can be in a relationship. But they're not always the same thing.


THE STARS WHISPER TO PLANES (SOMETIMES TRAINS)
Services were held for us at major international airports and the same song was played
each time, the one I'd play outside your bedroom window each night if I could.



THE FLANKING POSITIONS
Well then let them hate you but let it be because you are a good person in a bad world and bad always hates good.


THE SHEER ARROGANCE OF LONELINESS
Making love was never about you and me in a bed. We made love whenever we held hands.


THE SPARKS IN THE CEILING
The sky was made so clear that sometimes, at night, you can see the far blue edge of forever
behind distant suns. Yet, nothing's that clear here, and I'm sitting right next to you.



THE DOPPLER EFFECT
While you weren't listening, all our love songs became sad songs.


THE GLUE
You are never as broken as you think you are.


THE POINT OF CONTACT
And then my soul saw you and it kind of went "Oh there you are. I've been looking for you."


THE LONG WAY HOME
This place could be a paradise. All that it's missing, is you.


THE SIGNAL FIRE
You can never lose yourself so much that I won't find you. And remind you of what it felt like to be here.


THE TIME IT TAKES TO FALL
So if all we have is that glance in the window. If all we have is till this train stops.
If all we have is till the sun comes up, till your lift picks you up.
And if all we have is till the day I die. I'm ok with what we have.



THE COMMERCE
I would set up shop inside your heart and charge the world to love you.


THE REPEAT
That song you keep playing is nothing but a photograph you look at with your ears.


THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
All persons entering a heart do so at their own risk. Management can and will be held responsible
for any loss, love, theft, ambition or personal injury. Please take care of your belongings.
Please take care of the way you look at me. No roller skating, kissing, smoking, fingers through hair,
3am phone calls, stained letters, littering, unfeeling feelings, a smell left on a pillow,
doors slammed, lyrics whispered, or loitering. Thank you.



THE HEART BEATS PER A MINUTE
You are the best parts of all the songs I love.


THE PAST
We've done some research and according to our past lives tracker,
at one point or another, you were every single great person in history.



THE THINGS I SAY BEFORE I GO
I pray you're ok. That it's ok. I pray all the parts of you that I remember
are still there. I pray that you're happy. Even if it's not with me.



THE BRIDGE FROM SOLITUDE
Just like you mistook lust for love, you have mistaken being alone with loneliness.
So I'm fine. Thank you for asking.



THE TO NOT DO LIST
There are a million important things to do.
But none as important as lying here next to you.



THE WIRES
I never met you but I knew all your secrets. You'd spill them late at night across the wires,
across the earth, from one continent to another. I don't know what you sounded like
but I knew what you'd say. And I didn't even know what you looked like. But I knew
how you felt. We trust in strangers the most.



THE ARMISTICE
We wanted a war but we called it peace. And we bombed each other’s cities till nothing was left.
Now you’ve left me alone to take care of the wounded. The least you’ve could’ve done was help me bury the dead.



THE COLORS RUN
Because you're looking for a date, not love.
Because you're more interested in who you go to bed with
than who you wake up next to. Because you tick boxes in
your head instead of crossing lines in your heart.



THE IRIS
Once, years ago, I looked up by mistake and fell into your eyes.
I’m still falling. Sometimes, it feels like flying.



THE FADING GREY
It's easy. You just love me with all your heart and soul till the end of time.


THE FRAGMENTS BELONG TOGETHER
Things just break sometimes. Maybe we should blame that third person we became,
that personality we shared together. Maybe it's their fault because you're a good
person and I think I'm a good person too. We just weren't made for this.



THE SECOND LAST STOP
We will make you comfortable before you leave. Not for your memory. But for ours.


THE BEAUTIFUL MESS WE COULD BE
So may you find in each other what you came here for.
And trust that this is love because it is (love is trust).
And tangled lives you may lead but into each other, never apart,
till you cannot distinguish between being and being together.



THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF STRINGS
And you taught me what this feels like.
And then how it feels to lose it.
And you showed me who I wanted.
And then who I wasn't.
And you ticked every box.
And then drew a line.
And you weren't mine to begin with.
And then not to end with.
And you looked like everything I wanted.
And then became something I hated.
And you get thought of every day.
And then not in a good way.
And you let me leave.
And then wish I'd stayed.
And you almost killed me.
But I didn't die.



THE PLACE WHERE I WAIT
I'll see you at your funeral, if you'll see me at mine. I'll wait at the edges
for your ghost to rise (until the end of time). We'll find someplace nice to haunt,
an abandoned beach house filled with memories of summer sunburns. Children will giggle
as we tickle their feet at night and they'll never know the bad dreams we fight.
We'll make our own heaven. Walking in places we used to walk until death, dies.



THE NOISY PEOPLE
If you wonder when I hear that song if I wonder too, I do.


THE SEND/DELETE
I've written you a hundred messages that I'll never send.


THE SOME OTHER DAY (RAIN/RAIN)
You are 10 000 angels, standing in the rain (10 000 angels, treading water to remain).

So Earth, stay firm.
My fire, burn.
The sky, to fly.
Sweet water, subside.

10 000 angels waiting for the sun (10 000 angels, each and every one).

Wax on wings.
Till hope it brings.
To rooftops on high.
Till sweet water, subsides.



THE CAR IN THE RIVER
This is the acceptance speech. The end of anger and denial. I accept that you and I
will never be the same again. That while those days will live in my mind forever,
they're over. I hate it. But I accept it. And I'm moving on now.



THE PROFILE
I thought I'd found my favorite picture of me.
Then I realized it was just because you were in it, too.



THE CORNER OF ME AND YOU
I don't know if you felt that or not.

But it felt like two people kissing after hours of thinking about it.

It felt like two people talking after nights of silence.

It felt like two people touching after weeks of being numb.

It felt like two people facing each other after months of looking away.

It felt like two people in love after years of being alone.

And it felt like two people meeting each other, after an entire lifetime of not meeting each other.

Date: Monday, November 23rd, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evokers.livejournal.com
i read all this through and then went back through it and read it all aloud. it was just that good.
this was such a beautiful, profound picspam and i'm totally blaming you that i'll probably be surfing that blog for the next few hours. ♥♥♥

Date: Monday, November 23rd, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boycottbananas.livejournal.com
:'DDDDDDD It's amazingly poignant and poetic and sometimes just what you need to hear. Or read.

You can subscribe to the feed for new posts? :) [livejournal.com profile] pleasefindthis

Date: Monday, November 23rd, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evokers.livejournal.com
definitely! i can't get over how perfect some of this is. haha.

wow! thanks so much ♥ most definitely going to do that

Date: Monday, November 23rd, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boycottbananas.livejournal.com
I'm glad you like it so much. ^^ Which one's your favorite?

No problem! :)

Date: Monday, November 23rd, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purplack.livejournal.com
Nice. I adore the B/W pictures with the words. I Wrote This For You is such a wonderful site. IMO, it might be have been better if all the pictures were all the same size. Other than that, nice arrangement and beautifully done <3

Date: Monday, November 23rd, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] purplack.livejournal.com
Wait- I think what I said back. There's absolutely no problem with it. I just read through the entire thing again, and this picspam is so inspiring and beautiful. The pictures are beyond gorgeous and the fact that they're taken in Japan(If I'm not wrong, please correct me if I am) adds on to my love for it. Fantastic job <33

Date: Monday, November 23rd, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boycottbananas.livejournal.com
It is! And the B&W pictures/posts are gorgeous, although The Manic Iridescent is gorgeously pretty, too.

:dead: Thank you! And it's okay, I've had this picspam on the back burner for the past few weeks and I finally thought, "Screw this!" this morning and just resized them all a little. ^^;; But again, thanks! And yes, all of the pictures were taken in Japan. :)

Date: Monday, November 23rd, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] schmaltzyyy.livejournal.com
I love the site and I love that there was a picspam for it. This is definitely going to be in my memories. A gorgeous spam, I must say <3

Date: Monday, November 23rd, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boycottbananas.livejournal.com
That's such a flattering comment, thank you! :')

Date: Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jammedondrive.livejournal.com
I love this site ♥

Date: Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)

Date: Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justaredherring.livejournal.com
This is amazing. If I didn't have an essay to write, I'd be reading that blog back to the beginning. <3!

Date: Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boycottbananas.livejournal.com
Thank you! There are a lot other posts that I didn't include, so you should check out the blog. ^^

Date: Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jinggle.livejournal.com
Beautiful. Where is those Japan photographs from??

Date: Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boycottbananas.livejournal.com
Thank you! I'm not sure exactly where, so it could be various places. :]

Date: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sweet-iolanthe.livejournal.com
I... love this so so much. Thank you for the picspam. it was absolutely lovely.
I really like your work and I wanted to look at all the other ones linked above but it said I had no access. Could there be another link?
Thank you so much!
Once again, this was wonderful. :D

Date: Saturday, November 28th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boycottbananas.livejournal.com
I'm glad! And no, thank you for the compliments and taking the time to look at the picspam. ^^

Ah, the ones at the top are just my daily entries for the meme that I'm doing, so they're all friend's locked. I have done other picspams that aren't linked in this post, all of which have been linked to at [livejournal.com profile] picspammy. :)

Ah, thank you again! ^^