The long-anticipated post about world-building is here!
This part was going to be short and simple, just some thoughts about what it can entail, what I think is almost essential for it to entail, and some general examples. (Short is… a relative term. Shorter than it could be?) I’ll refer to the book I discussed in one of my earlier posts, “A Short History of Myth.”
This is mostly an announcement relating to this website itself.
Now I can write a list of future topics that I am confident of!
- Review of “Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”
- Review of “Joy Luck Club” (just finished reading it today)
- BRAINSSS (interesting things from magazines about Brains, like Discover’s recent one!)
- … and probably more reviews!
- Thoughts on current news (… once I catch up)
- Any crazy events in DC
And these are ones that I mayyyy do based on my thoughts and possibly demand:
- Artwork/design experiments (if those happen… but what is this, deviantart?)
- Short stories!!! (… so now it’s livejournal)
- Music reviews
- MIT advice (without being overly IHTFP?)
- Advice on getting certain things done (being healthy, installing Drupal on a Mac, making it work, …)
- Journal posts (probably centered on exercise, work, and that sort of thing – in its own section)
- Photo/journa-logs from previous trips to Yellowstone, Death Valley, Abu Dhabi, Yosemite (and Costa Rica if I’d BROUGHT A CAMERA)
Woot! Time for sleep!
But can’t forget a video…
This is #1 on the Oricon charts in Japan! More in the pop genre than I usually watch – but definitely love the beginning riff, even if it repeats. =P
(Music video possible spoiler: it might help if you know the guys are also robots, as you can see around the 3:53 mark… that’s my interpretation…)
Are you interested in creative writing?
Perhaps even fantasy writing?
Or are you simply interested in discussion on religion’s role in society, and its evolution?
Well, when I decided to read and review Karen Armstrong’s “A Short History of Myth” I thought I’d be catering to the writing/dreaming crowd. I hadn’t suspected that the conclusions from this small little book would be relevant and applicable to… well… EVERYONE.
So I’ll start with that latter part – the themes and message of the book, along with my thoughts afterwards. Since that part is long, I’ll dedicate a separate post to how one could use this knowledge in one’s own writing (and world-building!).
Short post about a water bottle, a picture, and TWO videos!
Whoa it’s been a month???
Anyway this’ll be a short post, as I got out of work at 6:30 and have had an average of 5 hours of sleep per night and realized that sleep, yes, is a crucial thing. Lack of sleep => more disjointed/rambly blog posts => steps that lead to burnout in all things => the end of the WORLD (there is a slight possibility that that last one is an exaggeration)
So why was I at work from 8 AM to 6:30 PM?
I got to do WATER QUALITY TESTING!
With this thing!
What could be interesting about spending 9 hours total on a bus?
I mean, you sleep and you eat, right?
When I got to the bus at 8 AM for Father’s day I hadn’t eaten breakfast yet… and I had a quarter pita and hummus in my sandwich. And grapes. And after having exercised/hiked for four hours total the day before…
Let’s say there were dreams about eating (something more than grapes)…
And… I wasn’t sleepy enough…
So in that case what do you do?