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It’s 3 in the morning and some corner of my mind is in deep contemplation of what Owl City means to me. Most of it probably made more sense in my head than it did when I made an attempt to put it into words on Twitter. But I’m not sure if I’d be able to express it at 2:30 in the afternoon either. I still felt like sharing this with you all, even if it makes no sense.

Of June, Maybe I'm Dreaming, and Ocean Eyes were recorded in his parents' basement. He had not yet seen the world. He only dreamed.
And then he traveled. He met new people, saw new things, got new ideas. He saw the world from another perspective.
The real world strikes hard. It changes outlooks, it changes thoughts, and it can certainly change a small town boy.
But he still dreams, he still creates, and he still gives that message of hope.
So the small town boy who lived in his parents' basement hasn't changed much, even after seeing the world.
All Things Bright and Beautiful, The Midsummer Station, and Ultraviolet were recorded in his own studio and other studios. But he had seen the world.
And he didn't have to only dream now. He had experienced.
And he learned.
At first, he told people, "Escape, but press on." Now he says, "Fight, and press on."
Because daydreams are an escape. But the real world is a battle. And to win the battle, you cannot escape. You must fight.
You cannot hide from reality forever. No matter how much time you spend on your castle on a cloud, reality awaits your return.
And it will crush you and try to defeat you. But you cannot win with your head in the clouds. You need to be able to see.
The real world will knock you down. It will tear your heart out. But you cannot give up.
Learn how to be stronger.
Don't run. Learn.
Learn how to survive. Learn how to fight. Learn how to live.
Reality will make you suffer. But it will teach you how to live.
And when you've overcome an obstacle reality has thrown your way or defeated a dark enemy, you can look back.
And then you can look to the future, and say, "These are beautiful times."
And this, friends, is what Owl City means to me.

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I'm Priscilla.

I'm a shy, quiet introverted Hoot Owl, Lights Army Soldier, Whovian, Sherlockian, and queen of all things random and sneaky. I can juggle plastic bags too. :juggle:

And I like the color blue. A lot.

That is all.

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SaturdayNothing Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Miss you, beauty. It's been too long.
sneakybookworm Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It certainly has been. So much has happened, and so much is happening. I think about you a lot. How have you been?
SaturdayNothing Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think about you a lot too! I follow you on tumblr, but as an "undercover" person so that certain people won't find me.

So very much has happened, it kind of makes my brain all wobbly just thinking about it. I'll be a senior in college this coming year, and I'm down in New Orleans right now working for my uncle! I'm learning a lot, and hopefully will have better direction once I return to Washington. Just doing my best. :) Each breath and each day I take one at a time - God's got a plan for me beyond what I try to see!! :D

How have you been??
sneakybookworm Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You've been following me? Wow, sneaky sneaky. ;P Could you message me so I can follow you? (If you don't want to, that's perfectly alright.)

I'll be leaving for college in less than a month. I remember when you were starting college as a freshman years ago. How time flies! I'll be majoring in graphic design. I guess we could have seen that coming haha. Tomorrow, I'm going to stay at my aunt's house for two weeks. The rest of my family will be away, so this will be the longest time I'll be separated from them. I guess it's a good way to prepare for college, since I'll be living in the dorms. I'm nervous, but excited as well. I'm sure you know the feeling. :)
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Disaya Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving some of my references. :) (Smile) 
sneakybookworm Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
joanna34 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw LIGHTS posted your Yacht Club pic on twitter 8D awesome!
sneakybookworm Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I saw it too! I was hyperventilating.
LunaEnigma Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Hi! I have a question for you. Did you do all your photo edits (more specifically the Alligator Sky movie poster) on Photoshop, or did you use something else?

It would be really helpful, thank you :D
sneakybookworm Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I use Photoshop for all my edits. :)
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