Magic is not real.Continue reading “On Wonder”
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.Continue reading “Spoiler-Free Reasons I Think Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Was The Best Movie of 2018.”
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 read Harry Potter for the first time, the feeling that drives me to this day to play imagination-games and to talk to myself. The feeling that makes me feel so disconnected from the world.Continue reading “Why I Choose to Create”
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 advantage; by leveraging the fact that I have a website where I post things. Even though this site has currently very few readers, the simple fact that I have an audience is all I need to rant. And as mentioned above, me ranting is me at my best.Continue reading “CIGPRUN #1 — Saboteurs and Inspections”
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.Continue reading “I Have a Title”
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.Continue reading “My Creative Quadrangle”
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) in order to create the illusion that I had vanished. I thought this was incredible, and I decided I liked to make movies.
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 we’re all too occupied consuming chocolate and hot beverages to form an army of sorts. Ain’t nobody could stand up to a legion of angry writers.
No • vem • ber
— 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 a very cool-sounding name
Origin– something Latinese
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.
If you do like rants, welcome to the site; I think you’re gonna like it here.
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 to announce a few changes regarding this site and its content. And, yeah, maybe nobody cares, (I still haven’t gotten a single comment or like, but hey–Rome was not built in a day) and yes, the site has only been up for a tiny amount of time, so it never really had a solid base to be changed in the first place, but whatever. I felt like writing a post, so here goes.
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 looking like even weekly posts might be a bit much.
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 halfway. Or a quarter of the way. Or just don’t have any in the first place.
Everyone who’s ever attempted a large writing piece has experienced this before—you’re going good, writing a lot, and your story is developing well—and then out of the blue, you’re stuck. But it’s not exactly writer’s block. You know where you want the story to go and what the characters are supposed to do, but you’re stuck nonetheless. In this case, you’ve contracted a sudden and total case of reeli diskurageditis—you’re sick of your story.
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 on the page. And when that’s the case, your book gets no longer, your story stays untold, and everybody’s all the less happy because of it—and we want people to be happy, so here’s a quick look at how to stay “in the mood” for writing, replacing your fear of sitting down at your desk with a bouncy anticipation