II x D

(ahh I know, that wasn’t very nice. It’s just that I used binary to represent 500 that I decided to go for Roman Numerals for 1000 i.e II x D = 2 x 500)

Random Specific Thoughts was started by an impulsive and reckless 15-year old and left dormant for a year before quarantine led her back in. It started out with writes like Dragons & Fairies and Hollow Hearts which were childish, clichéd and just ramblings in general. I never thought I’d stick with this blog solely because I wasn’t a huge fan of social media and online communities and because I was just scared of everyone in general.

But 2 years later, my blog is still here and so am I.

And it’s all thanks to you – for reading, liking, commenting and helping me see the world is not all we talk it out to be and for showing how it can be better.

WordPress has been that soft spot of goodness in a dark world where we’ve all made friends and learnt so much – a place that didn’t force us to change but encouraged us to. A haven where opinions are respected and speech is romanticised. A creative outlet where everyone writes about everything under the sun. I’ve met artists, writers, engineers, doctors, like-minded students and people from all walks of life and it’s like one of those utopian societies we all write and dream about and I’m so grateful to have stumbled across it and humbled to have found acceptance.

I thank each and every one of you, so so much, for choosing to follow Random Specific Thoughts. It’s been an incredible journey so far and I can’t wait to make more memories here.

I love reading what people write, I enjoy asking questions and getting honest answers – it’s how I’ve grown to create a character sketch, understand others and make friends.

I would love to get to know all of you on a deeper level and understand what gives soul to your work – which is why I’m introducing a new tag for anyone who identifies as an artist, a scribbler, a writer or anyone who who gives their imagination a tangible form through anything at all.

Introducing the heart & soul spill tag

The heart & soul spill tag invites you to wear your heart on a sleeve and write passionately about what art means to you and how you’ve come to be a part of it.

There are no rules but there are three things to include:

  1. A random thought that keeps coming back
  2. Your favourite work of art that has influenced you (can be a song, a poem, a book, a painting, a movie; anything you consider art)
  3. A new word or a word that you rarely use (you can use it or it can serve as inspiration)

There are no word limits or required forms (can be a painting, poetry, a story etc) – it just has to speak for what kind of person you are and portray art in the form of something that you love.

You don’t necessarily have to mention the above three things in your post but you can, if you feel like it imparts context to your work. If you’re flexible with titles you can use heart & soul spill – (a keyword that relates to your post) but that’s optional too along with the shown logo.

You can tag anyone you’d like to get to know better or to make new friends.

I’d love to read all of your takes on this and get to know you better as a person, and as an artist.

With that said, thank you so much again, for letting me be a part of something so wholesome!

Thoughtfully yours,

88 thoughts on “II x D

  1. MAZAL TOV❣️

    I so agree with you on this:

    A haven where opinions are respected and speech is romanticised. A creative outlet where everyone writes about everything under the sun.

    That’s beautifully put, Deepthy.


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  2. Congrats D!!! I am SO happy for you, you deserve this so much 🥰❤️ I’m very happy that we’ve met through this community! I appreciate your friendship and your creativity is so wonderful to watch unfold.
    I LOVE this tag you’ve created and can’t wait to do it!

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  3. Congratulations Deepthy! This is so amazing! I am rather new to your blog, but I do enjoy your posts!
    And the fourth paragraph- I agree completely!!
    Here’s to many more!!

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  4. Congratulations dear D. 🥳🥳🥳 I am joining you to celebrate this great achievement 👍. You writings are so unique and so are you! Many times I am amazed that you could write so clear and wise and I got impressed a lot of times. Keep up the great work D. You are truly a blessing in WP community. Sending you much love. ❣️❣️❣️🤗🤗

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  5. Thank you so much, Maggie! Aw same! That’s so sweet of you to say! 🤗It’s been a beautiful journey with friends like you!💗
    Ahh yay! I can’t wait to read your take on it!🥳❤️


  6. Congratulations on 1,000 followers D!! It is a great achievement and an awesome blogger like you totally deserve it! It was a pleasure to get to know you through your written words. Your writings are always capturing and it never fail to engage me. More power to your words and much love!!❤

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  7. I… I thought that was a malfunctioning “XD” (I was like “That is not D’s s t y l e but mayhaps she is trying something new??” I was wrong. I like the title even more now that I know it’s binary euehueheu)
    THE TAG IS SUCH A COOL IDEA!! I might even do it eheheh <3333
    Once again, congrats on 1,000 (or should I say 1111101000??) ;D

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  8. “…place that didn’t force us to change but encouraged us to.” So true ✨

    Congratulations on hitting the 1k milestone, Deepthy!! 🎉
    Super excited for this new tag, just can’t wait!

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  9. Congratulations on this achievement!!! 🎊 I’m kind of new to your blog and I’m looking up to bloggers such as you to also reach this kind of milestone soon. 🤞

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  10. Congratulations, D, on surpassing 1000 followers! I especially liked your comments about WordPress! It is a wonderful nurturing and encouraging community. It helps me to learn and grow every day, and I am 72! Wishing you a happy and successful life as you go forward! ❤

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  11. Congratulations on the 1k milestone! And I agree: I don’t like social media, but WordPress somehow seems to be in a league of its own. And I quite like this league. Glad to have met you on here 🙂

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  12. Deepthy, I loved learning more about the early days of your blogging journey and I am so glad you persevered. I enjoy being part of your community and as you know, I enjoy your writing very much. 💐

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  13. Ahhh big congrats D!! I love the heart and soul spill tag, and I hope I can get around to doing that sometime. What you do with your blog is so beautiful and creative—keep on shining!!

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  14. Haha, I absolutely hate XD – I would never use it😂
    Yay! I used binary for 500 last time, this title reads 1000 in Roman Numerals 😂
    I’d so love to read your take on it!!
    Ooh, clever – thank you so much for your continued support! ❤️

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  15. Ahh glad you agree, Ana!
    Thank you so very much!!💖 Please feel free to call me D!😂
    Me too! I’d absolutely love to read your take on it!

    Aww that’s so sweet of you to say 🥺 I love this place so much!

    I think I have an account but I never use it😂

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  16. I’m so glad you do! Haha, I believe we all are. My blog didn’t have any pages or a menu for the first few weeks 😂
    Thank you so much! I so appreciate your continued support ❤️


  17. Thank you so much!
    Glad you agree! Ahh, same – I never thought I’d end up blogging 😂 but WordPress has been quite a wonderful place.
    Same, Samantha! So pleased to have met you!


  18. I’m glad to hear that! Yeah, me too – I would’ve missed out on so much if I’d given up.
    Aw me too! I’ve loved getting to know you and read your writes!
    Thank you so much! 🤗❤️

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  19. Beautiful words D, so uplifting at a time when it is particularly appreciated.
    Strangely enough I came across the quote by Flannery O’Connor yesterday when reading some old journal entries.
    Hope all is well and thank you for visiting my blog.

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  20. Thank you so much, Margaret! I’m so happy you found them uplifting!
    Ooh, that’s amazing! It’s one of my favourite quotes.
    It is! My pleasure! Hope you’ve been well!❤️

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