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Arguing With A Mirror:

Ah greetings mister Chen, to what do I owe this dubious pleasure?

Don't play around with me man, you know I'm outta material...

Oh? So it would seem that our mighty street thug has finally come crashing down
Have you come to apologise for putting me aside?
Perhaps you finally realised how important I am for creativity

Say whatever you want pal, but I need some juice and I need it now!

And what makes you think I'll help you this time?
If you recall correctly Chen, was it not you who pushed me out?
As far as I remember, you said you wanted to be "real"
You said that my "expertise" was not currently needed

What can I say, I'm an inconsistent freak, ain't that why we're talkin'?

Clearly your manners could use some work, you ought to be begging me!

Well sorry Johnny English, beggin' just ain't what I do y'know
Sides, let's get down to brass tacks here, you're me! If I book it, you book it

Do you believe you have some sort of hold over me?

Let's just call it a workin' business relationship alright?

And what makes you think I will help you without you apologising first?

Maybe the fact that you're just another part of me; lil' fragment of the soul

You are a moron. Indeed we are two parts of the same whole, but let's not forget
I am the one who writes the fantasy stories; I am the part of you that is creative
You are the one who works on the public front, you are the "real" us
However, when you start putting my ideas aside I'm afraid that our deal goes sour
Oh and by the way mister Chen, you left the stove on again

I freakin' hate you...

-Chen Yuan Wen, 23rd July 2012
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Author's Comment:

First of, I wanted to do something a little different and this DID NOT fit in with poetry, so it was definitely out of that category.

Anyway, how this piece came about was because someone asked me: 'Chen, what is it like inside your head'

I wanted to give him a better answer than a mad carnival and so I thought about it and decided to do a piece that relates to how I, ahem, get my inspiration sometimes.

Certainly it cannot be considered normal to debate with oneself in front of a mirror for 2 hours at a time, but at the end of the day it is what allows me to keep changing my style so to speak.

Mental compartmentalisation can have its benefits ^^


For my three dear prophets
Prophet :iconforgotten-reaper:
Prophet :iconseikatsu-kitsune:
Prophet :icondragon-demygod:
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Shocker7776 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who argues with a voice in their head. Yours seems much nicer than mine. Mine musts says stuff like "Your an idiot" and is not helpful at all. His only purpose is to stop me from getting a big head, really. Great work!
LC85 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm starting to become more familiar with your works, but so far this one is my favorite :D You did a great job personifying the two voices, I just think that's cool :giggle:. The weird thing is the Creative Entity sounds a LITTLE like Hannibal Lector :lmao:. And the ending was GOLDEN, putting the Physical Entity in his place and letting him know who really runs the show...and then rubbing it in about the stove :lmao:

WordOfChen Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Haha, the creative entity is more of an english noblemen (reflecting my creative and slightly effeminate side) whilst the outer persona represents how I behave around friends or when having fun (despite being asian I can talk in a full blown ghetto accent due to the people whom I hung around with, not bad individuals just that talked that way xD). All in all it can make for some creative fun :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
MikaDiva Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student General Artist
This is awesome :D
MikaDiva Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing :D
taffee23 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
!his tpe of thing goes on in my head.. ALL. THE. TIME. Eventually I turn on music and those darn voices shush up anyway, I LOVED this peice of work, I could literally hear the voices one sounded like a creepy villian the other was a normal "hero" or the "real person." Plus I could tottally see it in my head! Awesome job!
Furinto-Chi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: i hear you. this is almost like how it is inside my head.
TwiUnderSeeker Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
o0SHeeP0o Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
wow you're other side, i dont have one cuz its all SHEEEEEEEEEP as SHeeP

i remember there was a book, mask of sanity i never read it, but it did pop into my mind

anyway i am back from a terribly long break, exams
Strudel--Cutie4427 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012   Writer
XD British mirror reflection. Mine's a bit of a pervy jerk XD I should write something up like that with me talking to myself!
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