Joseph Rooks @josephrooks

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🌻 Ruthless Optimist 🖋 Freelance Writer 🖍 Artist 📃 Typewriters ☠️ One Piece 🕹 Old Games

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Crenellations gonna crenellate. #architecturehumor
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Crenellations gonna crenellate. #architecturehumor

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Since I wrapped up the first one at around 80 pages on January 9th, I have written another 20 pages of “stuff” in Notebook #2.
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6 of those 20 pages I wrote were written in the last 24 hours, and those have mostly been fueled by my need to think clearly about all of the changes and decisions swirling around me.
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I’ve got so much of that going on now that I’ve designated the Smith-Corona Electric my “journal machine.” I’ve given it its own table next to my desk, so I can turn to it and write as needed.
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#typewriter #typewriters #royaltypewriter #smithcorona #smithcoronatypewriter #typewriterquotes #typewriterpoetry #typewriterseries #typewriterpoem #typewriterpoems #writing #writingcommunity #writer #writers #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writerscommunity #poem #poems #poetry #poetsofinstagram#poetsofig #poets #poet #poetrycommunity
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Since I wrapped up the first one at around 80 pages on January 9th, I have written another 20 pages of “stuff” in Notebook #2. 🏳️ 6 of those 20 pages I wrote were written in the last 24 hours, and those have mostly been fueled by my need to think clearly about all of the changes and decisions swirling around me. 🏳️ I’ve got so much of that going on now that I’ve designated the Smith-Corona Electric my “journal machine.” I’ve given it its own table next to my desk, so I can turn to it and write as needed. 🏳️ #typewriter #typewriters #royaltypewriter #smithcorona #smithcoronatypewriter #typewriterquotes #typewriterpoetry #typewriterseries #typewriterpoem #typewriterpoems #writing #writingcommunity #writer #writers #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writerscommunity #poem #poems #poetry #poetsofinstagram#poetsofig #poets #poet #poetrycommunity

How many of you have I had crazy, obsessive conversations with about carrying a notebook and why it’s important, helpful, and/or healthy to write stuff down? Every so often, someone will send me a message or mention in conversation that we talked about this five or ten years ago, and then they will tell me all about how great it ended up being for them. I’m always really thankful for those conversations, because they make me feel like I’ve had a positive impact on a few people in a way that makes it easier for them to be creative, in whatever way matters to them.
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#writing #writingcommunity #writer #writers #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writerscommunity #poem #poems #poetry #poetsofinstagram#poetsofig #poets #poet #poetrycommunity #doodlesofinstagram #doodleartclub #drawing #drawings #doodling #doodleart #doodlehandmade #doodlelove #doodle #doodles #sketchbook #dailydoodle #drawing #illustration #sketch
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How many of you have I had crazy, obsessive conversations with about carrying a notebook and why it’s important, helpful, and/or healthy to write stuff down? Every so often, someone will send me a message or mention in conversation that we talked about this five or ten years ago, and then they will tell me all about how great it ended up being for them. I’m always really thankful for those conversations, because they make me feel like I’ve had a positive impact on a few people in a way that makes it easier for them to be creative, in whatever way matters to them. ❕ #writing #writingcommunity #writer #writers #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writerscommunity #poem #poems #poetry #poetsofinstagram#poetsofig #poets #poet #poetrycommunity #doodlesofinstagram #doodleartclub #drawing #drawings #doodling #doodleart #doodlehandmade #doodlelove #doodle #doodles #sketchbook #dailydoodle #drawing #illustration #sketch

My mental state, constantly. #onepiece #zoro #roronoazoro
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My mental state, constantly. #onepiece #zoro #roronoazoro

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Here’s an upper-left-hand corner of an entry from this morning about depression and anxiety, among other things. I had a fine day today, but the strange dreams I’ve had lately (I rarely remember dreams, but have had three realistic and stressful ones this week), the panic and heaviness that I’ve been waking up with because of them, and the restlessness that has come with not wanting to deal with that again. It has been really rough on me the past few days, which was unexpected because the last few weeks have been pretty damn good to me. Hoping to have a restful weekend. I know that some big changes are coming whether I am ready for them or not... and good sleep would certainly help.
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#typewriter #typewriters #typewriterquotes #typewriterpoetry #typewriterseries #typewriterpoem #typewriterpoems #writing #writingcommunity #writer #writers #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writerscommunity
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Here’s an upper-left-hand corner of an entry from this morning about depression and anxiety, among other things. I had a fine day today, but the strange dreams I’ve had lately (I rarely remember dreams, but have had three realistic and stressful ones this week), the panic and heaviness that I’ve been waking up with because of them, and the restlessness that has come with not wanting to deal with that again. It has been really rough on me the past few days, which was unexpected because the last few weeks have been pretty damn good to me. Hoping to have a restful weekend. I know that some big changes are coming whether I am ready for them or not... and good sleep would certainly help. ❕ #typewriter #typewriters #typewriterquotes #typewriterpoetry #typewriterseries #typewriterpoem #typewriterpoems #writing #writingcommunity #writer #writers #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writerscommunity

#TBT to when @trebelclef323 jumped off of a rock many years ago, and I got this pretty great shot of it (and also #TBT to when it was warm and green outside).
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#TBT to when @trebelclef323 jumped off of a rock many years ago, and I got this pretty great shot of it (and also #TBT to when it was warm and green outside).

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Did some #journaling on my #smithcorona #smithcoronaelectric #typewriter earlier this morning. I realized that this typewriter is the same color of my very first journal, with my dad gave to me. It was a fake book with a winning cover, and the pages were about half the size of a normal sheet of paper. So, it is kind of neat that this typewriter is the same color, and that I am using it to journal quite a bit. It is also kind of smelly, like it was stored somewhere a little damp at some point, but after a while I realized it smells a lot bit like my dad’s old workshop and that’s what made the memories of that journal come back to me — that’s where we were when he took that little green book off of the shelf, wrote my name in it, and gave it to me.
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Did some #journaling on my #smithcorona #smithcoronaelectric #typewriter earlier this morning. I realized that this typewriter is the same color of my very first journal, with my dad gave to me. It was a fake book with a winning cover, and the pages were about half the size of a normal sheet of paper. So, it is kind of neat that this typewriter is the same color, and that I am using it to journal quite a bit. It is also kind of smelly, like it was stored somewhere a little damp at some point, but after a while I realized it smells a lot bit like my dad’s old workshop and that’s what made the memories of that journal come back to me — that’s where we were when he took that little green book off of the shelf, wrote my name in it, and gave it to me.

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Looks like my thrift store karma is still as strong as it was when I lived in Charleston: a current-generation #Apple Airport Express that I can use to airplay my music to a spare set of speakers… for $4? Yes please.
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Looks like my thrift store karma is still as strong as it was when I lived in Charleston: a current-generation #Apple Airport Express that I can use to airplay my music to a spare set of speakers… for $4? Yes please.

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