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May
14th
2018

On Writing and Knowledge · 7:03pm May 14th, 2018

Mr. Hemmelgarn has been showing up again. He's my old high-school English teacher. And late at night, or when I am really tired, he appears just out of sight. Just behind the corner of my eye. I can hear him breathing and wheezing, so I know its him. He huffs and puffs like a slowly-deflating air mattress, and he stares at me. He stares and whispers four ugly words:

"Write what you Know."

Shut it, Mr. Hemmelgarn. That's bad advice.

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May
2nd
2018

The Limits of Post-Modern Semiotics, or Why the Apple Matters · 4:08pm May 2nd, 2018

Great post about Modernism by Bad Horse, here. Good to see you dropping in like that.

So, read his blog post. Then read Mr Numbers blog post. Then, go and get a degree in semiotics.

All ready? Good, let's begin.

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Oct
13th
2021

Style Notes: This Is Not A Story To Pass On · 6:38pm October 13th

I have a few notes I wanted to share—things that I felt were important enough to share, because I believe in them, and I believe other writers might find them interesting. These are a bit disorganized, but I’ve tried to organize them in terms of content. I’ll try not to speak too long. Your time is valuable, as is mine. 


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Oct
1st
2018

Meh. · 2:37am Oct 1st, 2018

I can tell I haven't been in the mood for reading much fan fiction lately (but some stories always get my attention). My queue is now at 221 unread chapters. Okay, to be fair, I've been bookmarking stories that sound interesting to read later but the backlog is getting a bit obscene.

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Apr
30th
2021

Concision and Ellipsis · 2:03am April 30th

Chapter 11 of The Runaway Bodyguard is out. Here is an example of how from one draft to another I improved my writing. Besides typos, I removed my hedge words. I deleted unnecessary articles. I switched verbs from the passive voice to active, substituting action verbs for to-be forms. I removed unnecessary implied

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Sep
3rd
2020

Dysfunctional Narratives, Moralizing, and the Fix Fic: How We Order The Disappointing · 12:49am Sep 3rd, 2020

Jan
2nd
2021

Gabriel García Márquez and the Art of Exposition · 1:29am January 2nd

Yet another non-pony essay, but here's a pony! Artist: pridark

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Oct
18th
2020

Lost in Transl-Action: Some Thoughts On Why Writing Fight Scenes Is Hard · 2:12am Oct 18th, 2020

When I think of fight scenes in media, not only do I think of the stuff scene in the John Wick or The Raid series of films, but also of this particular passage:

Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, 9-10

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Jun
25th
2019

I got a Switch. And Smash. · 12:57am Jun 25th, 2019

my friend code is SW-0134-8707-1710

i am busy honing my blade. if any of you would like to join me on this journey to git gud, be my guest

Dec
3rd
2016

X-Wing Repaint (Totally off-topic) · 4:41am Dec 3rd, 2016

I did my first X-Wing Miniatures repaint recently. For those who don't play (probably most of you) mine is the black and yellow one on the left, not the blue and gray one on the right; that's how they look coming out of the box.

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Dec
20th
2017

Balls! · 8:11pm Dec 20th, 2017

So I decided to make some Christmas ornaments this year:

From left to right: Twiball, Rariball, Appleball, Pinkieball, Flutterball, Rainball Dash.

The colors mixed a bit more than planned on Rariball and Appleball (which looks kinda monochrome without close inspection), but otherwise, not bad for a conceived-on-the-instant project, I ween.

Nov
16th
2016

King Sombra candy jar · 7:45pm Nov 16th, 2016


[Nyx] Oooo...pretty jar!
[Sombra] Yes, it turned out rather nice.
[Nyx] I was bored. You've been spending entirely too much time flogging slaves, so what's an evil TimeWitch to do on her own?
[Sombra] True. This is tame compared to some of the trouble you've been getting into of late, I must admit.
[Nyx] And how is hassling your future assassins "trouble", my King?

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May
18th
2021

How Invincible Crafted the Perfect Twist Villain · 9:29pm May 18th

May
26th
2020

Food advertising tricks and shocking food truths · 10:10am May 26th, 2020

Oct
19th
2015

Gomapo.com | Happy Birthday, Anniversary, Calendar, Template · 6:11pm Oct 19th, 2015

If you are looking for some latest images of Birthday, Anniversary, Calendar, Coloring Pages, Clip art, Crafts and Templates then stop searching because here in this blog we are providing one of the cool Photos Collection for all these topics. Here you can find everything about these topics. Latest Greeting Cards and Motivational Quotations are also available to download. You can share your valuable review about website.

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Jan
19th
2019

We built an awful sumo arena in minecraft... · 1:14pm Jan 19th, 2019

Jan
8th
2021

HOW 2 RLCRAFT · 12:16pm January 8th

Jul
8th
2021

Technoblade Character Analysis | Dream SMP Lore Explained · 7:40am July 8th

Jul
17th
2015

Settlement Stories, an Untapped Genre. · 10:04pm Jul 17th, 2015

Jun
26th
2019

Minecraft Funny Moments - A Fine Day in The Nether! · 8:38pm Jun 26th, 2019

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