Madi Dobson

About Me

I’m part of the senior class of 2022 and love creating no matter the method: drawing, writing, painting, singing, etc. I plan on getting a bachelor’s degree in film studies at USF, but my dream is to become a singer/songwriter to tour the world or to be an action movie actress/director. Many of my story ideas come from my dreams or from when I’ve been zoned out a little too long. When I’m not at school or teaching classes at my karate dojo, I enjoy reading, playing video games, chatting with people at TalkHouse, and spending time with friends and family.

The Arcana Chronicles is my favorite book series because it includes a strong female protagonist, magic/supernatural abilities, heaps of action and, of course, the fate of the world being at stake. The story also revolves around characters based on the original Rider-Waite tarot cards with which I love to do readings.

The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh is my favorite work of art by far. I love the dreamy, yet melancholic, look of the painting and the incredibly intriguing history behind his work. This piece, for Van Gogh, was very different from his previous works in which he would typically paint the scenery around him; he instead painted the landscape using his imagination alone. I love this bit of history behind the painting because it reminds me to venture out of my comfort zone and stay imaginative with my work.

Although it is very difficult for me to choose a single favorite show, Death Note is easily in my top five. With complex characters, morally grey topics, high stakes, an amazing soundtrack, and plenty of plot twists, this anime takes the cake. Throughout the show, the viewer has difficulty in choosing which side to root for, making for amazing conversation with other viewers as well as your internal monologue.

Show Off Your Writing


 

Half-Heartedly

I’ve tried to move on

But I’m way too far gone

Down this path of true love

For you fits like a glove

And I struggle to let go 

 

If I had a dime

For every time

You were on my mind

I would struggle to find

More than one cuz you never leave 

 

You

You took one half of my heart

Five months ago in the dark

I’ve offered mine to you for the millionth time 

 

Oh, why?

Why has it taken so long

For you to admit you were wrong?

Five months have passed and I wonder

If you’ve just moved on 

 

I spend every day

Wondering if we’ll be the same

As we were before

I keep wanting you more

My heart is growing weak 

 

I know patience is key

For the joy you’ll bring me

But even right now

With my head in the clouds

I can’t help but grasp for straws 

 

 

You

You took one half of my heart

Five months ago in the dark

I’ve offered mine to you for the millionth time 

 

Oh, why?

Why has it taken so long

For you to admit you were wrong?

Five months have passed and I wonder

If you’ve just moved on 

 

I have been searching for

An open door

Reaching for you

Take my hand!

I know you feel it, too! 

 

You

You took one half of my heart

Five months ago in the dark

I’ve offered mine to you for the millionth time 

 

Oh, why?

Why has it taken so long

For you to admit you were wrong?

Is it all in the past?

Were those moments our last?

Or can we be one again? 

 

Will we ever be one again?