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The foundation I’m built on just isn’t quite right,
Something, somehow, got shifted along the way,
Now my days have turned as dark as endless night.

I can’t recall just when I lost sight
Of the simple beauty of a cool spring day,
The foundation I’m built on just isn’t quite right.

What lapse of mine led to this desperate plight?
Life certainly wasn’t always in such disarray.
Now my days have turned as dark as endless night.

The doctor’s office has lights harshly bright,
And they won’t tell me but they want to say
The foundation I’m built on just isn’t quite right.

"Blacks Aren't Crazy" is a track on comedian Chris Rock's first album, Born Suspect. It is a two and a half minute monologue, dealing with the difference between black and white crime.

Chris Rock's first album came out in 1991, years before his breakout success with Roll with the New. At the time, Chris Rock was just one of many Saturday Night Live alumni searching for a place in comedy, something that has historically had mixed results.

The central point of…

When nobody's looking, Citlali eats shadows. She doesn't mean to, and she doesn't know how she does it. She only knows that sometimes she'll be walking down the street and be suddenly overwhelmed with a strange, clawing hunger and the urge to bend down and grab a shadow off the pavement.

Usually, the shadows are of things. The shadow of a car, of a street sign or lamp post. Tiny shadows of…

News for Noders

July 1: Brevity Quest 2018 begins!

July 1: Canada Day.

July 4: America Day.

July 7: Alice’s Day (AKA Alice in Wonderland Day).

July 17-22: Hemingway Days; party central is Key West, Florida.

July 31: Harry Potter's Birthday.


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SciFiQuest 3018: A Dystopia for the Rest of Us has ended. Rewards will be announced shortly.


June 4: Aesop's Birthday.

June 11: TerribleAspect's birthday!

June 13: Serjeant's Muse's birthday!

June 16: Bloomsday.

June 19: Juneteenth.

June 21: Summer solstice (northern hemisphere) and winter solstice (southern hemisphere).

June 28: Tau Day.

June 29: Get ready for Brevity Quest 2018, coming soon to a website near you!


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May 1st SciFiQuest 3018: A Dystopia for the Rest of Us starts!

May 1st May day.

May 4th May the Fourth be with you!

May 10th Happy birthday BIII!

May 13th Mother's day.

May 28th Memorial Day in the USA.


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April 1: April Fool's Day has been cancelled. Everyone just go home. Easter too.

April 6: Happy birthday, borgo!

April 7: Happy birthday, Tem42!

April 12: Yuri's Night

April 16: Happy birthday, moeyz!

April 22: Happy Earth Day, fellow earthlings!

April 24: Happy birthday, Rancid_Pickle!


Get ready for the Science Fiction Quest, coming in May!

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March 14th: Pi day.

March 14th: Midnight today is the last chance to post in, and vote on, Carrera de Caballos: An E2 Proseproduction.

March 20th: The first equinox of the year.

March 28th: Happy birthday lizardinlaw!

March 31st: Happy birthday mad girl's love song!


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