...I'd say 'song', but.
I tried to make it a song, yet I couldn't really make it into one. I was just going with the flow, and nothing really felt right as far as making it lyrical. OH WELL. So I doubt this is ever gonna be "finished", but what I have:
I am sick of Chrismas songs;
I really hate how you sing along.
I want nothing more than them gone;
Is my stance there really wrong?
All the classic ones are overplayed;
Newer ones I wish were never made.
Now they all just sound the same;
That monotony is what I hate.
Holidays are for cheers;
Spend them fondly with peers.
It's a time with no fears;
Be honest, open, and always clear.
It's what we do, not say;
It's what we celebrate.
The when can always wait;
Holidays are what we make.
Give them meaning don't just act;
Make them yours and you'll never lack.
Unique is good and that's a fact;
Be yourself and that is that!
...The idea behind this was to make a song which appeared to be a Grinch-like anti-Christmas sentimentality...but which is actually a pro-Christmas song, just anti-way-(collective)we-CELEBRATE-Christmas song, essentially saying that it IS a special time of the year but that conforming to celebrating it in the way society expects us to is a mistake, more or less. That's what I was going for, but I never made it quite coherent.
Also covered in my time there when bored--furthering the Sensation (code power, Curveball) story. I developed their character a while back such that eventually, on a secret black ops among secret black ops level, they are instead known as Salvation with the code power, Godstrength. (Code power name is not the original cooler name I had thought of but since I can't remember my original name OH WELL I'll go with what I've got.)
The story would eventually continue to the point where they'd have at least one child. Said child would inherit the same level of power--neither stronger nor weaker--but have one definitive difference: the restriction on number of spells to be learned would be lifted, allowing it to be "The same, only more".
A second difference being the exact contract creature. Sensation/Salvation has a contract with a creature which essentially gifts Sensation/Salvation with perfect memory. The child of that creature, a hybrid with a Blademaster creature who is Sensation/Salvation's trainer, is who their child makes the contract with, allowing for a greater ease of access to blades. Along the same lines of "same, but more", in that it's not MUCH of an extra in theory, but in practice this little bit of extra can make a huge difference.
Said child gains the public codename of Striker (thanks to the contract with a creature as far as everyone knows is just a Blademaster), with no code power developed (since part of their cover story is essentially that the child's parent is basically the magical equivalent of a dumb hick which they accomplish with some truthful yet misleading wording, they can get away with the idea that the child hasn't inherited any power nor developed any of their own).
Eventually after some freak occurrences at what amounts to magical school, the child gets discovered for what they really are and gains the secret moniker of Seraphim, with the code power of Godkiller, the motif there being that Salvation's got the strength of a god, but Seraphim has strength which would allow for surpassing the strength of a god.
I haven't really played around with it too much beyond that, but I thought I'd keep you updated on the story which spans endless years at this point. (Obviously, Striker/Seraphim wouldn't be born at the beginning of Sensation/Salvation's story and by the time Striker/Seraphim is attending magical school they are a teenager, so.)