Clocking in at 334 pages, I have completed the first draft of the novel I’ve been working on for the last year-ish. I’ve sent a copy to one of my trusted readers for first impressions, and I for my part have begun pen-and-paper edits.
Semesters can be intense, truly. Over a span of weeks (as few as three, as many as 16) I and a number of students all work hard and try our best. We usually develop something of a friendship, and I hope in the end that we all learn from each other.
Final verdict: Worth the money – it’s practically a game unto itself. Makes map-making fun (if not always totally sensible) and is a better handout generator than I would dare to ask for.
I have completed a 300+ page draft that I’m about 1/3 of the way through first edits on as I write this. Another few weeks and I’ll be looking for first readers and conducting my pen-in-hand second round of edits. If all that goes well, it’s back for a third round of revision and then off to find someone to publish it.
The movie starts with a credit sequence over a bunch of dudes karate wrestling in mud or something. The footage has been run through a black-and-white negative filter. It all looks like a creepy X-ray which has the hilarious effect of making Stephen Hayes, a real-life ninja who plays the roll of ninja master / yoda / walking self-help book, look like Kenny Rogers.
This post was one of the first to incorporate images – I abandoned the old suck.com model of text + links in favor of images with captions. I then deleted the captions on this repost because they weren’t funny.
Worse. When I started really looking at the world around me in a semi-adult way starting sometime in the early 2000s, I started to understand that things were bad. In large part this came thanks to a sort of awakening of self-awareness which, to be blunt, I had lacked. I recently re-read some George HerbertContinue reading “How’s it Goin’?”
Back in the day, my old entertainment standby and Web 1.0 blogspiration, Suck.com, ran a quiz on “geekiness.” It wasn’t a real quiz or anything, not like Facebook has quizzes or what have you – this was post-irony, pre-earnestness, mostly sarcastic Web 1.0 territory, before 9/11 but after grunge. It was the kind of quizContinue reading “SSS Archive – 5 February 2010”
We have to remember. We have to remember how it felt, why it happened, who’s to blame, and what it cost us. Every last bit of it.
Go back and write that in too – Shia Labeouf has special signature ninja stars.