Tag Archives: philosophy

Horror – The Unresolution

In response to:¬†http://www.teemingbrain.com/2012/11/12/to-suffer-this-world-or-illuminate-another-on-the-meanings-of-horror/#comment-179778   I agree with most of this article, save for a few points. Firstly, I think that Ligotti’s answer is a cop out, or at least a retreat from the true heart of the question. His answer to “why horror” seems to be “because people want to know that other people feel […]

Commercialization, Art, and Innovation (from my Twitter feed)

. . .INCEPTION. . . Inspired by: @dirtytea: reddit crashed this great Ubisoft Game review, here’s a grab. Spot on: http://t.co/Rm5VlDXceb @dirtytea: cont… http://t.co/Ph5Yn7yQ4p & http://t.co/jorsHYEnln “Ubisoft game” article underscores a fine question about criticism. When a publisher keeps making the same game while leaving old problems unaddressed, at what point do we stop tolerating […]

Teen Films 2014: Rebels Without A Cause (a.k.a. Future Nazis of the Western World)

I started this wanting to experiment with writing in a philosopher-style voice; as a result, here’s ~1,250 words of self-important navel-gazing.¬†Sorry. -Management I recently tweeted a commonality I had noticed between several of the teen-focused films releasing next year, and I wanted to elaborate on my thoughts a little. First, a quick look at the […]

The Year of Walden – Gardening, Part 2

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. -Henry David Thoreau My first post on gardening was way back in February, when I was still in the planning stages, and this second post, I’m afraid, is much […]

Wreck-It Ralph Review (a.k.a. THE BLOOD-SOAKED HANDS OF CAPITALISM)

EDIT: I was a bit pissed the day I wrote all this and the mood more or less flowed into my manic flight of ideas, dissecting it through the perspective of a lot of other thoughts that happened to be bubbling up in my brain at the same time. Still, some of the points are […]

Editing while Writing (a.k.a. Radiation Treatment)

I spent an hour agonizing over three-hundred words today. This is hardly efficient. The situation I’ve found myself in with this story (“A Crack Runs Through Me”) is that, on impulse, as an exercise, I wanted to add in a challenge to my MC, to throw something unexpected against him/her/it to make the story a […]