WLW Women Love Women PODCAST is a lesbian podcast written and produced by The WLW Podcaster and Author of Letters of a Thousand Speeches, S.Sulianah

Season 2 Episode 1

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INTRODUCTION TO SEASON 2 - EPISODE 1 

THE MUSE IN LETTERS OF A THOUSAND SPEECHES

When people talk about what their ideal relationship looks like, they usually point out those physical attributes. What I think is often missed, however, is the connection between two individuals - how they view the world and how they want to live in that world. In this episode about the muse, I discuss the concept of a muse and why it is essential when you are trying to build a relationship or find someone based on what you are passionate about.

This podcast episode is brought to you by Winter Scribbler Publishing. Where reality and imagination turn into delicate harmony of scripts and illustrations. 

Visit www.winterscribbler.com for collections of books, poetry and graphics by diverse talents of artists and writers. 

Hi guys, welcome back to Women Love Women WLW podcast. It is already 2021. Happy New Year!! I wish that everyone, anywhere you are in the world are in great health.

 

Thank you for the feedbacks and messages that you have sent to me after the end of Season 1 of this podcast. I really appreciate that you chose this podcast to accompany your daily commute and listening to it while attending to your day to day work and while you are chilling at home.

 

WLW Podcast Season 2 will be focusing on dissecting some new areas related to relationship with other women from another woman’s perspective. We will talk about a topic which we faced commonly, any challenges and interesting experiences when we are in a relationship with another woman in our life, but mainly in a romantic way. As usual, I will start talking about the topic based on the poems, books or any writings that I am currently working on and just completed. Also, from any song lyrics, movies and TV series that I may find interesting to share it here.

 

As I mentioned on the last episode of Season 1, we will look into this book which I had published recently around Nov 2020 which is titled Letters of a Thousand Speeches, which is currently available in Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, online bookstores and our website at www.winterscribbler.com.

This book was written a little bit different in comparison to my previous book which is Masterpiece in Your Heart. It is a prose and poetry combined with letters-like format which is meant and written to the person whom I was writing to. I purposely wanted to try something different for this book as I wanted to have more freedom in writing what I felt at that moment with no filter.  

 

And there will be about one episode in this season which I will talk about recently released songs assumed to be questionable on what it meant. I will also talk about some books with queer representation and also popular characters in tv series in which their storyline will be more convincing and interesting if they are not written straight.

 

The next question you may ask is what is the difference between Season 2 from Season 1? Why should you continue to listen to this podcast? Well, apart from probably you would like to listen to me talking, which I appreciate it, I have created something more interesting. Okay remember the quote, Live the live you have imagined? Or Act on Your Imagination?

 

So, for most episodes which mentioned any of my poems or writings in my book, Letters of a Thousand Speeches that I have selected to talk about in this podcast, there will be a short scene made into film. And these series of scenes will be available in our Youtube channel Winter Scribbler and my Patreon page.

 

The reason I decided to do this is because I love writing scripts and developing it into films which have been one of my dreams. And also, I feel like I enjoyed watching WLW films and series in which I believe most of us love to. With all the fanbase such as Supercorp, Brittana, Clexa, Bechloe, Juliantina and many others, I look forward to making something which is enjoyable for us to watch not only just to listen.

 

So meanwhile, I am starting this with the intro from Letters of a Thousand Speeches, the Prose and Poetry.

POEM/EXCERPT FROM LETTERS OF A THOUSAND SPEECHES

When I told you I could write hundreds of letters filled with a thousand speeches, what I meant was I have done it since the day we met again seven years ago.

 

Your kindness, attention, protectiveness, wit and curiosity

have lit up my life. Every time you smile, it seeps into my mind, begging to be in my memory.

 

The way you laughed and how you hid that beautiful shy

smile puts me to sleep at night.

 

I thought I had lost all this seven years ago. And then you

came back.

When I told you I could write hundreds of letters filled with a thousand speeches, what I meant was I have done it since the day we met again seven years ago.

 

Your kindness, attention, protectiveness, wit and curiosity

have lit up my life. Every time you smile, it seeps into my mind, begging to be in my memory.

 

The way you laughed and how you hid that beautiful shy

smile puts me to sleep at night.

 

I thought I had lost all this seven years ago. And then you

came back.

Remember I have mentioned about this specific someone in Season 1. I believed you guys have personally experienced this kind of situation at least once in your lifetime. There is always that specific someone who is different from the others, doesn’t matter whether it is just someone whom you flirt with or be in relationship with. That someone whom you feel more comfortable to share about yourself in comparison to when you are with your friends.

 

That someone who makes your heart shrink when you think about them. This someone will make you smile, and you can feel your cheeks heat up. And this someone will not only make your mind imagined those moments that you think will never exist, but she will make you need something that you never knew you wanted when you are with others.

 

Poets and writers call this someone… the muse.

This podcast episode is brought to you by Winter Scribbler Publishing. Where reality and imagination turn into delicate harmony of scripts and illustrations.

As a person who likes to write in my own diary and remember significant details whenever I am with someone I am and was interested in, I will normally write the moments I will enjoy or have with them during the day. And these inspirations normally come in me without being forced to. So, for instance, I used to express my feelings towards some of my friends who I went out with, I am talking here about those I have crushed on written in my diary. I started maybe since I was in secondary school, writing like this. Then eventually, the words I wrote became poems.

 

These doesn’t come with anyone I have crushed on. But I realised since 2013, whenever I went out with her, words come out freely in poetry. Even after I came back from going out with her probably until 3am or 5am, I will not be able to sleep straight away and ended up writing about our time together or whatever I feel at that moment.

 

When she stopped contacting me, for about 2 years, I could not recall any new piece about love and romance in my poems. And then, when she came into my life again in 2017, every new words and experiences came into place again and the poems just automatically developed on its own. And I realised that it is more smooth than the usual ones I wrote about others.

Initially, I don’t believe when writers or song writers talked about the muse in their songs. I mean what is the big deal? But then, when it happened to me, I knew this is a thing. I guess muse is something that motivates you. A muse is that someone who makes you feel special and you feel it too although it might not mean they feel the same way. So, that two-way feelings is still subjective.

 

A close friend of mine let us name her Friya. Friya asked me recently, how did I even have the idea to write those poems, how can I even write something? She asked me. FYI, I considered her as one of those smartest friends I have who knew what to ask from me especially if she knows I keep things in secret, or she suspected something about someone I am with or interested in. The only reply I could say was, “I don’t know, sometimes some ideas just come by and it will automatically motivate me to write.” Like I said, I could feel my friend knows something is going on because she doesn’t look convinced with my replies.

Meanwhile, I would like to share with you regarding the significance of the artwork in Letters of a Thousand Speeches and how the contents are presented. The cover art is made by Ikrima Art Studio. The woman portrayed on the cover page has the same features as the main character in the poems. The hair colour especially, the hair length and slight curls. Everything that I requested; he could make it so much better than my imagination. And the one that I didn’t expect was that he made it look luxurious. I think the colours combination are very good. In fact, his design was my most favourite.

 

As for the contents of the poems and letters, they are written and arranged in a timely order. The timeline is divided into 3 phases from 2013 to 2014, 2017 to 2018 and 2019 to 2020. I had included 3 beautifully made illustrations by Sigit Gilal which represent these 3 phases. These illustrations consist of the symbols of the moments I had with her such as the rollercoaster at Universal Studio, musical notes that meant something for us which I can say in Taylor Swift term is “Our Song”, our hand holding imagery and many other symbols. Every specific on the 3 illustrations were made beautifully and with a lot of minute details. Personally, I can say that I love it.

 

Anyway, if you are interested, there are merchandise available for this book like t-shirts, mugs and magnets for these three illustrations. You can visit winterscribbler.com to shop for the items.

 

I hope you like the introduction of this book and its backstory because I feel it is better to share with you how this book come about just so you know where the episodes and experiences are coming from. It has so much significance for me and I feel like it is one of the main life-changing experiences in my journey. And I hope you will enjoy reading it.

I would like to end this episode with this:

EXCERPT FROM LETTERS OF A THOUSAND SPEECHES

 

Remember when both of us were asking each other,

whether poems are inspired when we are sad or when we have everything in our lives?

 

I knew what it was, ……… but I had no courage to tell you.

 

That one muse.

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Thank you, guys for listening! For the live recording of this podcast, pls visit our YouTube channel Winter Scribbler. The link to the video and the episode transcript is available in our website. 

 

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I will see you in the next episode. Take good care of yourself. Bye.

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Have you ever wondered
how a person can fill
every single page—
beautifying each breath
filled with words of longing,
pining for affection,
embossing the empty soul
by being this bold?

S.Sulianah - Letters of a Thousand Speeches