Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

And here's hoping it was a happy one! I for one had a great new year's eve, involving a party at a video game bar, a Hot Dog at 1:30AM and walking in on another party in the Transit Terminal!* And now that we have given some thoughts to 2013 (my it rest in peace), we can turn our attention to the year to come!

In general, I've resolved to keep myself under control, lead a somewhat more healthier lifestyle and spend more time writing or doing stuff that I enjoy. And since a new year should bring new beginnings, I've decided to bring this show over to a brand new Wordpress site! You can find it here, and all new posts will be made on that site from now on!

In any case, here's hoping that 2014 is just as awesome as 2013 was!

*Even if I felt really sore when I woke up the next morning. That's what I get for going to a party the same day I donate blood.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Essay #7 - Lorenzo Valla's Discourse

Continuing my mad content dump on this blogsite, we have here a brief essay about Lorenzo Valla and the Donation of Constantine - and what this may have told us about Renaissance Italy.

And since Valla's commentary on the Document has to be seen to be believed, you can check it out here.

Coming Up Soon - Discourses on the Rob Ford Scandal and the Advent of Colonialism, as well as more honest-to-god stories.

For the time being, however, you get whatever this is...

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Short Story #12 - Dr. Destructor

Some of my readers will recognize this character from a piece I wrote for a certain student-published creative writing collection. I recently remembered that he existed and decided to write a couple of quick pieces about him. worry that I'm valuing quantity over quality with this blogsite, however, and in any case my life is about to become very, very busy due to an influx of work and the goal of completing a rough draft for an upcoming novella contest.

In any case, here you go!

Hope you all enjoy it!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Short Story #9 - Night Driving

As part of a desperate bid to increase the quantity of my posts at the possible risk of affecting their quality, have another older piece of mine.

Have Fun!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Poem #1 - Thread

(Based on a True Story as channelled through a Class Exercise)

I was young, I didn’t know
What it was to kill.
With the impunity of
A child, barely conscious,
I weaved a tangled web
Of 'borrowed' thread
Within a fenced in world
Simply because I could
Get a cheap and
Childish thrill.
And a bird in flight,
Was tangled in that web
An unwitting victim of chance
And my own misdeeds.
It hung itself, the life
Choked out of it by an
Improvised garrote.
A numbing shock
Was my only response
When my parents gave me
The news of what happened.
And in that first innocent sin
I learned that actions have
Consequences and that
One being's fun can
Be another’s pain.
I was young; I didn’t know any better.
But it was still no excuse.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Introductory Post - Those Tentative First Steps

So, it turned out that the Mayans were wrong all along, thus meaning that the apocalypse has not happened and that we're all still alive. It also means that we have survived to see 2013, a year that is sure to bring new challenges that are suspiciously similar to all the crap we’ve been going through before this point. It can also be seen as a time of personal growth, of putting the crap from the past year behind you and of doing whatever you can to become a better person.
            With this in mind, I’ve decided that the best thing I can do for myself is to start a blog, a little personal diary that can provide a showcase for the short stories, essays and other things that I write in my spare time and give me motivation to do this sort of thing in the first place. After all, every authorial wannabe needs an audience, and if I have people breathing down my neck and asking for updates, I figure I’ll have more motivation to actually write in the first place. I need to be under pressure to get anything productive done whatsoever.
            In the spirit of this, anyone who happens to be a part of this blog’s ‘audience’ will be free to post comments after each post that I make, thus giving them the power to praise me, flame me or try to sell me ‘male enhancement pills’. Just don’t expect to be able to post anything that you want; I reserve the right to censor any comments that are excessively vitriolic or hostile, among other nebulous soon as I figure out how to do this.
            I do not claim to be an authority on anything, nor am I a perfect person or a good role model. However, I’d like to hope that I have something interesting to say and that you all have something interesting to say in return. So let’s give this blogging thing a shot and see how it goes, shall we?