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New Semester, New Meeting

Posted: January 31, 2015 by thesvuunderground in Tapestry of Life
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Hello! Welcome to a new semester, and a new group of fantastic writers to come together, consisting of both old and new faces. Come and greet these faces, old and new, this coming Wednesday, Feb. 4th! We’ll be meeting at 4 PM in Durham 201. We will learn once more who is interested in what, so we can better coordinate further times for meetings.

Also! We’re going to talk about the Poetry Blitz going on for The Review, SVU’s literary magazine, and possibly even working on something for that!

Whether or not poetry is your thing, though, please spread the word, and come at 4 on Wednesday! That way we can be sure to have lots more amazing meetings this semester~

Weave. Tear. Mend.



Notices of Note

Posted: August 28, 2014 by thesvuunderground in Tapestry of Life
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So! The first week has begun! Schedules are getting worked out. All sorts of fun. And next week, there will be even more fun. Still working on the details, but sometime on the afternoon of Saturday the 6th of September there will likely be an Underground meeting; the first of the semester. Make sure you can be there if you are at all interested in finding out what kinds of things we do, can do, might or might not do, and give your input with it all! You’ll get to learn what sorts of schemes are in the works, and likely contribute a bit to them as well. Specific time will be posted as it becomes clearer.

Just as a precaution, bring along a pen or pencil. (which you probably do anyway, but there may be an activity requiring their use at the meeting~)


Now, not to forget The Review, the literary magazine in which students can get published (and earn prize money), there will be an interest meeting for that tomorrow, August 28th, at 6 PM in Durham 201. If that’s too soon of notice, there will be another meeting on September 4th at 4:30 PM in Durham 201. If publishing is of any interest to you, which it probably is, then join in at that time to learn more.


Bring your friends to these meetings, too! The more interest we can garner, the better attended will be activities and events, and more interaction means more results when you’re talking about brainstorming or writing things together. Plus, it’s tons of fun. Just look at some of the past posts to verify that.

And no matter what activities do or don’t happen, or whatever classes you take on, just keep writing. Write something, every day. Be it a little bit of homework you should probably get to before the day it’s due, or a blog you attempted to start a while ago, or maybe just some poetry for yourself, or a project you’ve been after for forever; do it. Writing every day is one sure way to at least make progress, if in nothing else than awareness of your writing style or word flow. Both of those are important to be able to work with, no matter your level.


Weave. Tear. Mend.


Starting the Semester

Posted: August 18, 2014 by thesvuunderground in Tapestry of Life
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As summer comes to a close, we will be seeing returning, and many and new, faces amidst The Underground. There will be a reprieve during at least the first week or so of school, as classes get established and people learn anew where they are to go. But soon thereafter, we shall have our first meeting of the semester! Keep an eye posted here for updates, as well as around campus.

Hopefully you’ve been writing something over the summer, or even a few things, as consistent use keeps those composition muscles limber! But if a few writings have been neglected during your vacation, don’t worry; The Underground is here to help~

Don’t forget: The Review is the literary magazine put out by SVU once a year, publishing students’ works and offering prize money too! As long as the work is from within the past year, you can submit it! Further guidelines and such can be found on the submission forms, which will be found outside of Durham 309 when available.

Hope to see you soon.

Weave. Tear. Mend.


Chose Your Ending

Posted: April 22, 2014 by thesvuunderground in Tapestry of Life
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So! The end of the semester is coming up fast. Very fast. But we have time to squeeze in one more meeting ! This Saturday, April 26 at 2 PM, will be our final meeting for the semester.We’ll be playing Once Upon A Time again, but this time with some expansions (thanks to a generous member of the Underground). Come to Durham 201 and we’ll get to see where the stories take us! (as we frantically try to direct them in our own preferred directions)

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We Meet Again

Posted: February 4, 2014 by thesvuunderground in Tapestry of Life
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A new semester has started, and along with it are flurries of new activity and classes. (And snow, but that’s beside the point…) Amidst the chaos, the Underground has waited patiently for members to return, to remember that there is a corner of existence for them to write within.

That time has come. This Saturday, the 8th of February at 2 PM in Durham 201, we will be having a meeting. Come with pen or pencil, come with a friend, come with your notebook, and come with ideas.


Weave. Tear. Mend.


Monday Meet

Posted: September 11, 2013 by RC in Tapestry of Life
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Hey! SO, school is into the second week now, and I think that people’s schedules are (fairly) settled enough that they will remember that The Underground exists. And to remind everyone that writing doesn’t stop just because school starts, we’re going to have our first meeting of the semester on Monday Sept 16th! It will be in Durham 201 at 4:30 PM. Mostly, it is to re-acquaint everyone with the Satellite groups, or introduce them if you’re new. Then we’ll have a bit of an activity that will be quite enjoyable if you like writing. (Which you ought to be if you’re coming to the meeting anyway!)

There will be posters up around campus soon, and since it is still the beginning of the semester, mark it on your calenders! The Underground is a wonderful place, but it needs fantastical people like you to make it so.

Also! If you are interested in being a part of the staff on The Review, the literary magazine for SVU, there is an interest meeting today at 6 PM in Durham 210! Tuesday September 17th at 4:00 in Durham 201! The Review takes and publishes student work, from fiction to poetry to photos and more. If you are interested, but can’t make it to the meeting, leave a comment and I’ll make sure you get information regarding it.

Weave. Tear. Mend.


Review and Prepare

Posted: August 28, 2013 by RC in Tapestry of Life
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Hey, a new school year is coming up quickly, so be prepared for more Underground activities! There will be at least one big group Underground meeting near the start of the semester, to help establish what groups are still around and who their muses are! Information regarding that will be forthcoming after the semester starts. And just so you know that at these meetings, we do do more than organize, I’ll be sharing a few stories we wrote at the last meeting on April 13th. Concerning those who attended, we decided to speed-group-write a few things. How does that work? Well come and find out! We’ll probably do another activity like this at the next meeting.

Here are a few:

The Cow

“What am I going to do now?” She thought. She was stuck in the woods with a talking cow. She pondered for a minute on whether it was the being stuck part or the talking cow that bothered her more. She decided that overall, the cow was a wonderful conversationalist.

Unfortunately, there was never much of interest to talk about. The ethics of grass verses hay or alfalfa could only stay interesting for so long. And so, the cow was brought along on the trip for intrigue’s purposes.

But, enough about the cow. The true purpose for the trip was much more important and intriguing than a simple bovine could encompass. This trip was the difference between life, death, and all in between.

Death and History

The computer screen died. Why had it died?! Weren’t they supposed to stay lit while you worked? Had it not gotten enough juice? Had it hit something? She wondered all this anxiously as she stood waiting at the IT office. They would see her soon enough…

And when they did, the devil would have nothing on her. She would get her revenge one way or another. In her opinion, the whole world deserved to burn for what happened, but he’d settle for the souls of those who crossed her. They would pay, and dearly.

She imagined what she would do to them once she caught them. Perhaps she would fling them into oblivion. Or she could try erasing them form existence. Both options were just so tempting. Perhaps she should flip a coin; some of the best ideas and compromises in history came from a coin flip, not that the history books would tell you anything about that. History books always left out the interesting bits.

Point of View

The scientist looked around the lab; something seemed… wrong. Something was missing. As he inspected the cages, he realized what it was.

“Has anyone seen the genetically-modified, perpetually rabid squirrel?”

“Don’t ask stupid questions!”

“I only ask because it was right here a moment ago, and now it’s gone. Isn’t that a very bad thing?”

“No.” Came the gruff reply; “Well, maybe that really all depends on your point of view. If you’re the squirrel, it’s good; if you’re bitten by it, then no.”

“I’ll try to avoid the mouth, then.” I replied, a bit more nervously than I’d intended. But then again, I hadn’t any idea if the creature had ever been handled before, let alone picked up and carried anywhere. It looked innocent enough, but the description just given gave me serious doubts. I mean, if it was safe and normal, would it have been so hard to find and use? Would the mere description – the little known description – given any one the chills? OF course not. That’s why I decided to investigate myself.

Life. Maybe.

Death was coming. She could feel the chill as it froze her lungs. Yet, time seemed to slow and still as her breathing dulled and her eyes blurred. She was trying her best not to pass out. She tried remembering how she had gotten into this situation…

It had hall started out simple enough; go to the market and sell the old duck. But life had a strange way of turning corners on you when you least expected it. Stupid unpredictable life!

Not that un-life was any better, if that was what it was called. Well, if un-dead was the right term, why not un-life? Being undead was overrated.


So, keep your eyes and ears open for the next Underground meeting! Hope to see you there.

Weave. Tear. Mend.