Fated

I just watched “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Director Wes Anderson has a unique ability to leave one emotionally exhausted and contemplative by recourse to sheer force of absurd will. Read More…

Uh. Hmm. Alright.

“All my life needed was a sense of someplace to go. I don’t believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention, I believe that one should become a person like other people.” ~Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver) Read More…

Lethargy

Jean. The street. Players. The world. A stage.

Jean- sauced- ambled on down the street. Waves of lethargy, of angst, had stuck with him for two weeks. But unlike waves, these events flowed. And only flowed. Read More…

Bleh

“Where are to be found the instruments for surmounting the spiritual chaos that threatens to engulf us?” ~Wilhelm Dilthey

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Scat

I am become death. 2nd day DOMs after my first workout with weights for months and still hit the treadmill for half an hour. I’ve dropped 23 lbs in less than three weeks. I’m hungover and behind on classwork. And i’ve already been had in someone’s April Fool’s day shenanigans. Read More…

Hollow Words

You were wrong. I do understand. I understand that there is nothing to understand.

Remain a lecherous philistine. Uphold that facade of superiority, of dominance. Its the only tool you’ve got.

You are fated to act as you have. Your inconsistency highlights your inability to coordinate a path around this fact. Scorn and hatred when applied everywhere and always is just one way out. Any other constant response to the order of things remains just as valid.

I may be young, I may enjoy different modes of being than you. But this entails nothing.

The Steps I Gotta Take

Show me how to wade into that endless sea.  To become more than I am, to make you more than you are.

Besides occupational reservations, I’m complete. I can do what I will myself to do. The Grecian man trodding down streets of the mind, whose every detail remains a photograph. Knowing the outlines of corridors and alleyways, there is little need to explore each. I know what they contain and can delineate these contents to a t. Read More…

HOW TO WRITE GOOD

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Amazing.

Originally posted on Kenneth Harper Finton:

by Frank L. Visco

My several years6f9b0bd7-adc8-463c-8f16-0bf9bc250395 in the word  game have learnt me several rules:

  1. Avoid alliteration. Always.
  2. Prepositions are  not words to end sentences with.
  3. Avoid cliche like the plague. (They’re old  hat.)
  4. Employ the vernacular.
  5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
  6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
  7. It is wrong to ever split  an infinitive.
  8. Contractions aren’t necessary.
  9. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
  10. One should never generalize.
  11. Eliminate quotations. As  Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
  12. Comparisons are as bad as cliches.
  13. Don’t be redundant; don’t use more words than necessary; it’s.highly superfluous.
  14. Profanity sucks.
  15. Be more or less specific.
  16. Understatement is·always best
  17. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.
  18. One-word sentences? Eliminate.
  19. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
  20. The passive voice is to be avoided
  21. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid…

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“Do I contradict myself?

Very well then I contradict myself,

(I am large, I contain multitudes.)”

~Walt Whitman Read More…

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