Noctis Blackburn | Zy Marquiez
August 16, 2019
This is my formal announcement for a book that I’ve been working on for nigh two months. Given Zy Marquiez is my other pen name besides Noctis Blackburn, I am choosing to make an announcement here because of how much it means to me and because of how genuinely excited to I am to share this book.
As the above picture shows, the books name is Amor Vincit Omnia – Love Conquers All, which is a poetry book that I’ve put a lot of work and thought into for myriad reasons.
Now, the first point of the book is why I chose a color that’s mostly blue, with highlights of purple and so on, rather than something red? That’s a fantastic question that those that have known about the cover and have given me feedback have asked. One of the reasons for this is because this book is about Love Conquering All through all circumstances, and not just matters between two lovers. More importantly, though Love is usually ascribed the color red for obvious reasons, Love truly knows no boundaries, no colors.
As such, I thought it fitting to go with a more bluish/purple color scheme, rather than a reddish/purple/pink. Concurrently with that, red as Love is emblematic of Valentine’s Day, couples, romance, and such. And while Love between lovers is a part of this book, it’s not the only part of the book. I thought if I wrote the book from only that direction, it would leave a lot to be desired since Love affects all of us, no matter who we are, no matter whether we are in relationships or not, and so on. That said, nigh all the poems take a two person structure since I find it easier to write from that aspect, and I find it more beautiful as well. In conjunction with that, this book features the most amount of notations following well more than half the poems go extend the notion in many directions since human emotion is embedded deep within everyone and just leaving some poems without adding notations from them felt also incomplete since a romantic couple that seeks to do the right thing (or one person even) can still serve as a metaphor for a much more extensive view on Love.
Because of this, I opted to keep this color scheme because I like it a lot and everyone did as well, though they certainly wondered why bluish-purple rather than red/purple/pink and so on. Now, another vanguard consideration in this color scheme which is just as important as anything else is because a follow up to this book is already in the works, and given that that book is about love in the traditional sense with couples, romance, and so on, it’s going to follow a traditional Valentine’s Day-type color scheme, though I still have no conceptualized the cover or anything.
Likewise, I didn’t want to publish two books on Love with very similar color schemes because although Love is traditionally seen in red, as mentioned before, Love truly knows no boundaries nor colors. I would also like to make this part of a Trilogy, given that the first two books are covering important topics, although I believe the first one’s a lot more ‘objective’, while the second one is more ‘subjective’, I would still like to make it three books, although honestly I’m uncertain if I will be able to figure that out any time soon, so no promise there.
The final key consideration I want to discuss is why I chose the cover for this book. If you look at it carefully, you can see that the background is a heart that’s creation an explosion of resonance out of Love, which is essentially the reverse of a blackhole. Whereas a blackhole absorbs everything in sight leaving nothing left essentially, unconditional love is unconditional because it never stops, which I thought an incisive antithesis to something like a black-hole, which could mirror things that stem out of fear, hatred, and so on, which are important topics in the book. I put a lot of thought into all aspects of this book, and am still continuing to make sure to add some tidbits, but on the whole, the book is nigh complete and it’s almost ready to go. That said, it’s going to be around 2-3 weeks before it’s available to the public since I want to make sure that the book’s hardcover versions come out okay given that Lulu has some serious glitches when you uploading files
With everything previously discussed in mind, I would like to leave all of you with one final thought.
No matter where you are, who you are, what you do, and what you are going through, don’t ever forget that Love creates resonance, incredible resonance, and ultimately helps create the world you and all of us live in. The world truly becomes what we collectively create it to be and the power to do that should never be underestimated because each of us has way more power to change things than we often realize.
I could go on and on, but that’s the gist of it. I appreciate all of you taking time out of your day and reading this far.
Hope you all have a fantastic evening, and a phenomenal weekend! Take care of yourselves and be safe. Talk to you soon.
P.S. I’m currently at my friend’s house as we just had dinner and she’s being insistent on us going to celebrate which is why I’ve transferred most of the above from my phone onto her PC since it’s easier, and honestly, I’m being lazy at the moment since I don’t want to be doing any additional work. The point is, make sure you enjoy the little things, ALL of them; when life is great, celebrate it; however you want to, and with whomever you want too. Those little moments are what often mean the most.
Speaking of little things, genuine happiness for a friend or another is one of those little things. This is why having friend ask me out to dinner and so on to celebrate was a pleasant synchronicity that took me breath away considering it turned my whole day around as I told her. She became the direct antithesis to everything negative today and I appreciate her wholeheartedly for that. To be honest, going out on a Friday night’s not something that I do often except for writing, but given than I’m always open-minded I’m not going to say no, especially since she’s even more thrilled about this book coming than I seem to be in a weird way. I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I wasn’t thrilled.
More importantly, don’t ever be afraid of following your dreams, no matter how big or small those may be. Make sure to go after them with everything that you are, no matter who wishes you ill-will, no matter who judges you without ever truly making a shred of effort in trying, no matter what hatters appear in your on your path, because ultimately how they act is a reflection of how they are underneath, and those that act the darkest often have serious problems if they seek to hurt you in any way whatsoever, especially in a true moment of happiness. Let those people be, no matter who they are, no matter what your connection to them is, because if those people refuse to be supportive or happy for you, even if you’ve wished them the world and continue to try and shower them with positivity, even if they’ve often thrown you under the bus, ultimately, toxic people will always be toxic by the very nature that they employ, by their actions, and they will always be their own demise, nobody else. Someone who is positive and genuinely happy with life will never seek to make you an emotional dumping ground for all of their problems. Stick to those that lift you up, stick with those that care for you, and don’t use the word Love as a weapon against you because they refuse to face their fears and keep acting out of well of hatred that they hold within. Stick to your people, the one that truly care and Love you, whoever they are. It’s that simple. Much Love to you all.