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Dec. 3rd, 2008

to be or not to be

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Stephen King on writer's block:

"For the first time ever, the words refused to come," said King. "I decided to break for lunch. I ate an entire ham-and-cheese sandwich and didn't get one idea. Not even a dark, disturbing image. I get three dark, disturbing images just going out on my front step to pick up the morning paper. Now, nothing. It was horrible."

I found that quote sarching for a passage about writer's block from one of his books I read a long time ago, it might be The Mist but I'm not sure. (if anyone knows what I'm talking about and could throw the passage my way or tell me where to find it online, I'd be thankful)

Being unable to express myself creatively is maddening. I'm finally starting to break free of the creative rut I've been mired in for at least a year, writing as much as possible even if it's lame.
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Writer's Block: Be Prepared

We live in uncertain times. Earthquakes, hurricanes, the ever-present threat of zombies—do you have a disaster plan ready in case one of these things happens to you?

LEARN TO SWIM

Nov. 26th, 2008

new earth

"I couldn't pick up the paper, is all."

OH MY GOD, LIFE.

Oct. 15th, 2008

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Writer's Block: I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy premiered today in 1951, and has been on the air ever since. Although Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s marriage didn’t last off the air, Lucy and Ricky are one of the great couples in television history. Who is your favorite TV couple?
monarch + dr girlfriend

Oct. 8th, 2008

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Writer's Block: Personal Holidays

These days, there's a holiday for everything from punctuation to pie. If you could create your own holiday, what would it be and how would you celebrate?


I'd bring back the Saturnalia

Aug. 2nd, 2008

joker driving copcar

Writer's Block: On Your Tombstone

What do you want written on your gravestone and why?


I did it for the lulz

May. 29th, 2008

richard iii

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The last couple weeks of spring semester were brutal. I had to write 20+ pages worth of papers, take two 3 hour finals, and one final in the form of an interview with my philosophy teacher in which I feel I came off as really stupid. The history final went so poorly that I may fail the class. I have a tendency to start off really well then end up disappointing my teachers...I'm just relieved that it's all over and feel accomplished for showing up for all my finals and passing everything in on time for once. I really do want to get more familiar with Aristotle and straighten out my comprehension of the middle ages and renaissance, which I'm going to try to do over the summer.

I'm reading Spenser's The Faerie Queene, which I got for Christmas and haven't had the time to get into until now, and it's pretty difficult. The early modern English isn't the problem--it's easier than Chaucer-- but there's a lot going on that's hard to keep up with without study guides. I've found a couple of good ones online, and I might buy or take from the library the Cambridge Companion to Spenser.

Went to see a performance of King John last week, which I enjoyed. In my opinion that's one of Shakespeare's most underrated plays.

People have been on my ass to hang out lately. I'm gonna try to get out more this summer, and be a better friend. although my friends were all absent during the three worst months of my life, when I really needed it

I'm not even gonna pretend that I'm looking for work. I'm just not capable of it right now.

There might have been more to tell but I can't remember.
richard iii

(no subject)

The last couple weeks of spring semester were brutal. I had to write 20+ pages worth of papers, take two 3 hour finals, and one final in the form of an interview with my philosophy teacher in which I feel I came off as really stupid. The history final went so poorly that I may fail the class. I have a tendency to start off really well then end up disappointing my teachers...I'm just relieved that it's all over. I really do want to get more familiar with Aristotle and straighten out my comprehension of the middle ages and rennisannce, which I'm going to try to do over the summer.

I'm reading Spenser's The Faerie Queene, which I got for Christmas and haven't had the time to get into until now, and it's pretty difficult. The early modern English isn't the problem--it's easier than Chaucer-- but there's a lot going on that's hard to keep up with without study guides. I've found a couple of good ones online, and I might buy or take from the library the Cambridge Companion to Spenser.

Went to see a performance of King John last week, which I enjoyed. In my opinion that's one of Shakespeare's most underrated plays.

People have been on my ass to hang out lately. I'm gonna try to get out more this summer, and be a better friend.

I'm not even gonna pretend that I'm looking for work. I'm just not capable of it right now.

There might have been more to tell but I can't remember.

May. 8th, 2008

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Writer's Block: Step into My Closet

How many pair of shoes do you have? Out of those pairs, how many do you wear more than a few times a year?

Let's see... a pair of black doc marten boots, a pair of ratty brown shoes(these and the docs survived the fire, miraculously) a pair of black converse high-top sneakers, a pair of black and white keds, and a couple pairs of sandals, plus two pairs of slippers. I've never owned much footwear, and don't really get why so many women are obsessed with collecting shoes.

Apr. 30th, 2008

hamlet ken branagh

i do not know why yet i live to say this things to do

Alright, I finished my King Lear paper. Two weeks late, no excuse for that. I don't even care about grades this semester, so long as I don't get an F then I'm satisfied. Now I can go back to reading The Shakespeare Wars and Timon of Athens, maybe watch Hamlet tonight cause I'm in the mood for it. I'm re-thinking taking the Shakespeare course next semester because I can see this happening again. But there's so much that a scholar can point out to me, and I've waited so long to get a place in that course cause it always fills up right away. I'll most likely stick with it, it's just right now I have no confidence in myself and I'm all a-flustered because of the whirlwind of finals and papers and personal stuff I have to get through these next few weeks. When something I love becomes a chore, I become averse to it, which is probably a sign I need to grow up some. I've been attending college on and off for 5 years now and I still haven't got my shit together. I feel like I'm running the Red Queen's race.

Bear with me, I'll be in a better mood and my entries will be less crazy soon.

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