Magic is not real.And dragons do not fly.Giants do not roam the earth.I say it with a sigh.
Yeah, I totally, actually, dead-on mean it. This movie was an actual, honest, real masterpiece. Not just in animation, either. It deserves a front row spot in any film enthusiast’s collection. This is why I think that.
Sometimes, I wonder. It’s exhilarating. It’s wonderful. I want other people to wonder like I do after I read a good story. I want other people to get that same sense of hopeful hopeless longing for a universe they’ve immersed themselves in to be real. I want to share the feeling I got when I […]
I am writing this post because I don’t know what to write for Cosmofragmental. So I spent some time thinking about ways to brainstorm, but after a while I realized that all my best ideas have come from conversations with actual, real other people. And then I realized that I could use that to my […]
Since I started my latest project I’ve been brainstorming ideas for the title. Until about two days ago, they were all complete trash. And then, two days ago, I tentatively settled on one that may or may not be my final choice. Wait for it. Wait for it. It’s Cosmofragmental.
I have this bad habit of going into complete and total rebellion-mode every time I’m assigned a “Mind Map” in class. My guess? Trauma-induced.
Let’s admit it. High school math is boring–for the most part. That’s saying something, too, because I love math. I think it’s useful, fun, and occasionally beautiful. But math class is something else entirely. (Does best ViHart impression)
Filmmaking has fascinated me since I was little–maybe six or seven years old. The first movie I consciously remember creating was with my dad. Using Windows MovieMaker, he showed how I could cut from a shot with me standing in frame to a shot without me in frame instantaneously (while keeping the camera tied down) […]
Not sure what I would do without NaNoWriMo. It has literally saved my procrastinating butt twice now—once in July, and now now (can I say that? Ah, forget it, ’tis English after all). I have to say, there’s something inherently exciting about thousands of writers ganging up for a month every year. It’s too bad […]
November No • vem • ber /nōˈvembər, nəˈvembər/ noun — a month during which those who occupy themselves with the activity of writing experience extreme amounts of stress, adrenaline, and other good things — the month during which the tribal festival of NaNoWriMo is celebrated by the peoples of the world — a month with […]
Fairly certain today falls under the not-writing tag. Also bored, procrastinating-homework, and excuse-not-to-actually-write-something-good. If it helps, you can put imaginary semi-transparent CSS boxes around those and pretend they’re at the bottom of the page. With that in mind, I’m going to go on a rant (filibuster, speech, sermon). If you do not like rants, too bad. Leave. Don’t read on. […]
Well, well, well. Two months into owning this site, and I’ve only posted… what, 5 or 6 times? But in the space of those two months, a lot has happened. Among the sad things, there’s the fact that I’m shutting down Frontier. But hey, nobody likes focusing on the negative. So that’s why I’m excited […]
Man, I can’t believe the last time I posted on this site was early August. A lot has changed since then! School’s started, and Camp NaNoWriMo has ended, and between the two I haven’t been able to write or blog in general–so apologies there. I really hope to get this site going again, but it’s […]
I’m currently on the third draft of the project I’ve been working on for the past two years and—surprise—none of those drafts are finished. At first this seems counterintuitive. What reason would I have for writing three drafts of a story that doesn’t even have an end yet? Well, usually it’s because I lose momentum […]
In this post I’m going to try to talk about procrastination—and how I’ve learned to turn it into anticipation instead. There are a million ways to procrastinate. One of them is reading blog posts about procrastination. Another is writing blog posts about procrastination 😉 But in the end, procrastination always means one thing—words aren’t getting put […]