anecdotes, updates, writing about writing

Happened Before It’s Happening

We’ve already had our tree and house fully decorated since last week. Our Christmas shopping seems nearly finished. This year has happened before it’s happening. An internet god must have clawed his way out and deleted November from real life too somehow. I’ve noticed a lot of bloggers and websites composing their “best of” lists already. I think I will…

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Carousel #14

A book-loving teen discusses how he has to deal with “dumbing himself down” and pretending to be someone else while among his peers and growing up in an environment that doesn’t particularly encourage reading. My sister showed me this art blog and I fell in love. I especially love the art of Dima Rebus. Here is a great quote by…

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updates, writing about writing

Writing and Loneliness

I’ve been extremely ill this past week or so. I could barely even talk. All I’ve been doing is watching DVDs in bed and trying my hardest to sleep the sickness away. Fortunately, I’ve been doing a lot better lately. I’ve finished reading the newest issue of the Indiana Review, which I highly recommend. After entering their annual poetry contest…

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Carousel #7

Mark Z. Danielewski, author of House of Leaves, writes a letter to a girl from OKCupid and it’s pretty hilarious. I came across a really fantastic blog called The Book Cover Club, where people read books and then design new covers for them. Check it out! I’ve always been a fan of surreal art. Here’s A Cadeira Alta, by Brazilian artist Marcel Caram. The details…

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Swimming Through the Cesspool

I was having a conversation with a game developer friend of mine recently (aspiring – still learning the ropes, and there are many of them) about the problem with stagnation in the video game industry. It’s sort of funny how often you see a lot of people talking about these enormously successful game franchises with such blatant contempt – even…

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