There's a meme going around that encourages folks to think of 15 characters off the top of their heads who influenced them & will always stick with them, with the caveat that this task should take no more than 15 minutes. I grabbed pen and paper, got to about five and then got stuck. The … Continue reading 15 Characters Who Struck a Chord
[WARNING: Non-specific spoilers throughout.] I have a confession to make: I get it. You know. The whole Twi-hard thing. Sometimes I like to pretend I'm cool enough not to, but, in reality, I totally get it. And I'm going to do my best to explain it to those of you who don't. Here goes. If … Continue reading On Twilight: An Explanation
Where to start? As Oscar Wilde muses in Chapter 10 of The Picture of Dorian Gray, Joris-Karl Huysmans' À Rebours is a book without a plot, a mere psychological study, but a thorough one. Because of that, it hardly seems worth it to put up a spoiler warning, but here it is, nonetheless. [Mild spoilers … Continue reading Ruminations on À Rebours
There are certain things I miss about school. One is the opportunity to truly delve into an analysis of literature. It's something that's hard to do in a vacuum and without guidance. Outside of school, there are few places of which I'm aware in which to discuss literature at an academic level and fewer places … Continue reading Ruminations on A Doll’s House
My quasi-vacation from writing concluded on Friday, and I got back in the saddle Saturday morning. I managed to read through my first draft of TDPU in one sitting, which struck me as a good sign. It usually takes me a few sittings to get through a script, even when it's my own, mostly because … Continue reading Recap: 27 July 2009
Wow, has it really been two-plus weeks since I've done a post? Sorry about that! I've been on vacation the past eight days, but now I'm back in the saddle (literally starting Sunday).What I WatchedThe Hangover (4 stars): This movie is, in my opinion, what Pineapple Express should have been. It was hilarious and outrageous, … Continue reading Recap: 16 June 2009 + Good news!
In this entry:Movies: Hooray!Writing: Blurg + a small hooray!Reading: I Dreams Do Come True1. What I WatchedNight at the Museum 2 (2½ stars): There are certainly worse ways to spend a couple of hours in a movie theatre, but the sequel to 2006's surprisingly amusing NatM was a pretty big letdown. I wasn't expecting much, … Continue reading Recap: 31 May 2009