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4/2/2011 11:08:54 AM
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Hunting for BEAR

My eyes are privileged. Bristling heat surges through my veins in an instant. The rush startles me for a second, and I simultaneously refocus on what sent that spark through my body: a creature barreling through the brush. Barreling is the perfect word for the black Bear's movement, since it recklessly and noisily trampled every leaf and fallen branch in its path. Yet, among all its hastiness, beauty and grace is abundant. I realize that my body is frozen in open awe while inside, strangely, I am churning, thinking, pumping, admiring, loving. The hearty and confident steps command respect and natural authority. The black coat reflects serene softness and comfort. I chuckle to myself. I do not think many others associate "Grace" with such a noisy and powerful creature. Or even delve into critical analysis of a creature's appearance. Perhaps such a conclusion is only a result of my intense nature-loving perspective, but it seems more true to me than anything else on Earth. Its Beauty astounds my eyes. Its Grace envelops my mind. How could I touch such a glory of existence? This ecstasy is beyond what any drug can induce. I have opened myself to life's pure natural beauty. This creature has sent my blood steaming and my adrenaline streaming. My heart seems to beat a hundred times a second to contain the divine wonder my body is beholding and desperately trying to absorb. Yet somehow I am at peace. Every cell of my body throbs relentlessly but my mind is simplified. Every single neuron in my mind is basking in the pure serenity of the moment. No effort or energy is necessary. My mind is cleared of confusion, washed of concern, and altogether swayed by the beautiful, clean mist of love. Sadly, I find myself returning to the world as my serene state is fading away. I almost wish that I do not return My cheek is chilled by the cold metal of my rifle. My entire body is coated with sweat. Slowly, the world comes back to me. I am hunting in a wild forest. New York State. First time I have ever been hunting, actually. I have barely seen a sign of a living animal...ha. Suddenly I remember that great black Bear and its divine effect over me. Just the thought surges coveted warmth throughout my body. I frantically look through the rifle scope in anticipation. But what I seek has already disappeared.
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  • Ah ye.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] the panzie man Well written. actually...better written than my series. Can't help feeling I've read something like this before.[/quote] Maybe I did post it in Eros before. I'm not really sure.
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  • Well written. actually...better written than my series. Can't help feeling I've read something like this before.
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  • Alrighty, I'll take a look at that. And brainstorm for a future tale... I see some similarities there. Perhaps I could change my point if I had made the story longer. Like zomg I saw a pronged tail on the bear, I better not shoot. :P [Edited on 04.02.2011 4:21 AM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ElementalRunner [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Holy Taco Right now your story is basically a retelling of St. Hubertus, and it's a story that I feel doesn't need to be retold again unless you have something more to offer.[/quote] Ah okay. I have no idea what St. Hubertus is, but that doesn't really matter I guess. I wasn't inspired by outside work to write this, but I guess that doesn't matter either. Eh I guess I do have to think about this stuff.[/quote]The story that you are telling is already a part of our culture. St. Hubertus had a similar experience so perhaps you should read his story.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Holy Taco Right now your story is basically a retelling of St. Hubertus, and it's a story that I feel doesn't need to be retold again unless you have something more to offer.[/quote] Ah okay. I have no idea what St. Hubertus is, but that doesn't really matter I guess. I wasn't inspired by outside work to write this, but I guess that doesn't matter either. Eh I guess I do have to think about this stuff.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ElementalRunner [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Holy Taco [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ElementalRunner [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Holy Taco [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei69bYwwCvc]Done before[/url].[/quote] I was the first guy who did that actually. I just don't need a gun.[/quote]Did you watch it?[/quote] Yes. Lol. (I was just talking about the part where they hunted and subdued him).[/quote]My point is, the idea of hunting something of great beauty, the beauty of nature, and realizing it while hunting has been done so many times that this movie has to add a twist like that to be interesting. Right now your story is basically a retelling of St. Hubertus, and it's a story that I feel doesn't need to be retold again unless you have something more to offer.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Holy Taco [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ElementalRunner [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Holy Taco [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei69bYwwCvc]Done before[/url].[/quote] I was the first guy who did that actually. I just don't need a gun.[/quote]Did you watch it?[/quote] Yes. Lol. (I was just talking about the part where they hunted and subdued him). [Edited on 04.02.2011 3:47 AM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ElementalRunner [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Holy Taco [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei69bYwwCvc]Done before[/url].[/quote] I was the first guy who did that actually. I just don't need a gun.[/quote]Did you watch it?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Holy Taco [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei69bYwwCvc]Done before[/url].[/quote] I was the first guy who did that actually. I just don't need a gun.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ElementalRunner Perhaps the story doesn't reference a newbie hunter's doubts but a person who has an immense love and respect for nature, and this is the moment he realizes it.[/quote][url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei69bYwwCvc]Done before[/url].
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] IIIMaynardIII I was thinking you were telling tall tales. Most rifles or shotguns don't have a metallic stock, or butt for that matter. But I guess some do. I apologize for any discredit of your story on my part. [/quote] That's okay. [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] socky97 I found it to be a very good read myself. Great detail and pacing. Livened up the late-night flood a bit.[/quote] Ah, great! [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Holy Taco Not to exciting unless I know where it's going. It's just some newbie hunter who is having doubts. The ecstasy/life's pure natural beauty part is just sappy. [/quote] Not that kinda guy, eh? Alright, I get you though. Perhaps the story doesn't reference a newbie hunter's doubts but a person who has an immense love and respect for nature, and this is the moment he realizes it.
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  • hurr hurr i'm a burr
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ElementalRunner What do you think of the reading Holy Taco (and others)? Stupid...boring...exciting? What was your first impression, eh?[/quote]Not to exciting unless I know where it's going. It's just some newbie hunter who is having doubts. The ecstasy/life's pure natural beauty part is just sappy.
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  • I was thinking you were telling tall tales. Most rifles or shotguns don't have a metallic stock, or butt for that matter. But I guess some do. I apologize for any discredit of your story on my part.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Holy Taco [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] socky97 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ElementalRunner [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Holy Taco Maybe you shouldn't hunt the bear?[/quote] Perhaps, Holy Taco. Perhaps.[/quote] The true question here is whether you are hunting the bear or if the bear is hunting you.[/quote]Black bears are pretty docile. It would be very surprising if you were hunted by one.[/quote] Yes. They would be likely to engage you if you were to instigate it, however... aaaaand I just completely contradicted myself. Damn, I need coffee. Also, [quote]What do you think of the reading Holy Taco (and others)? Stupid...boring...exciting? What was your first impression, eh?[/quote] I found it to be a very good read myself. Great detail and pacing. Livened up the late-night flood a bit. [Edited on 04.02.2011 3:25 AM PDT]
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  • What do you think of the reading Holy Taco (and others)? Stupid...boring...exciting? What was your first impression, eh?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] socky97 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ElementalRunner [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Holy Taco Maybe you shouldn't hunt the bear?[/quote] Perhaps, Holy Taco. Perhaps.[/quote] The true question here is whether you are hunting the bear or if the bear is hunting you.[/quote]Black bears are pretty docile. It would be very surprising if you were hunted by one. [Edited on 04.02.2011 3:20 AM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] IIIMaynardIII What is the gun you're shooting?[/quote] I usually use a .307 lever or something. What's up?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ElementalRunner [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Holy Taco Maybe you shouldn't hunt the bear?[/quote] Perhaps, Holy Taco. Perhaps.[/quote] The true question here is whether you are hunting the bear or if the bear is hunting you.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ElementalRunner [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] IIIMaynardIII [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ElementalRunner My cheek is chilled by the cold metal of my rifle. [/quote] ?[/quote] Yes?[/quote] What is the gun you're shooting?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] The Holy Taco Maybe you shouldn't hunt the bear?[/quote] Perhaps, Holy Taco. Perhaps.
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  • Maybe you shouldn't hunt the bear?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] IIIMaynardIII [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ElementalRunner My cheek is chilled by the cold metal of my rifle. [/quote] ?[/quote] Yes?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ElementalRunner My cheek is chilled by the cold metal of my rifle. [/quote] ?
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