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“What if it doesn’t work out?”

At my local Dunkin Donuts, I'm sitting at a small table, a friend and former coworker swiping over it with a napkin. "So, I'm just gonna talk to you a minute--just a short thing about the company I work for. It'll just take 20 minutes, tops." The table clear of crumbs, he pulls out a … Continue reading “What if it doesn’t work out?”

Just Watched #4 – Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2

Disclaimer: Man, yesterday was one of the worst days of my life in recent times. Nothing life-alteringly horrible happened, but plenty (like too many) small things went horribly wrong. There was the having-a-long-heated-debate-with-a-friend-about-why-I-don't-date part. There was the discovering-the-spot-of-grease-that-was-smeared-all-over-the-foot-of-the-stairs-in-my apartment-building part, during which I took a comically bad fall and landed on my hand and hip. … Continue reading Just Watched #4 – Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2

Just Watched #3 – Twin Peaks

"I'll see you again in 25 years." There's a very specific way that I say, "What the fuck, dude?" In the TV show of my life, that would absolutely be my catchphrase. And, as in real life, I'd sigh it when I'm watching, reading, or playing something that thoroughly fucks my mind. To the point that "What … Continue reading Just Watched #3 – Twin Peaks

Let’s Make: A Fantasy Story Shop — Lucky’s

It's been a while since I did a Let's Make, one of the many series that fell to the wayside when I stopped posting every day. Still, I love this series, so I thought I'd sacrifice one of the more recent, bloggier posts for another installment. And, this time, I thought I'd solidify something I've been slowly gathering … Continue reading Let’s Make: A Fantasy Story Shop — Lucky’s

Let’s Talk About: Endgames

Ages ago, I spoke to a friend about "endgames." He blinked. "What do you mean? Like, when you can play the credit roll during a video game?" "No. It's just a term of mine, used for an ending that's really . . . like, well done." I don't remember how he replied or how the … Continue reading Let’s Talk About: Endgames

Let’s Talk About: The Everything’s Great Threshold

I started watching Parks and Recreation recently. As a man who's genuinely terrible at keeping up with television, I've had this show on my Netflix list for as long as I've had Netflix. Parks and Rec follows a familiar curve. Season 1 wasn't great, very obviously lifting its joke climate from The Office. In season 2, the show finds its … Continue reading Let’s Talk About: The Everything’s Great Threshold

The Way Forward

So, I spent about a week making sure the edit of "Aixa" was perfect. It took way longer than I thought it would. But, as stressful and difficult as that edit was, I enjoyed doing it . . . . . . because it felt important. And it felt right. It was something that I … Continue reading The Way Forward

“It has to be perfect.”

At work, Louis is trying to record a voice message on an answering machine. "Thank you for calling ticketing services at [redacted]. We are open from--" The line clicks. The woman training him is smiling. "You paused too long." Louis blinks. "Okay," he says, thinking, Seriously? Louis tries again. Gets two sentences in before another click. … Continue reading “It has to be perfect.”

Let’s Talk About: The Term “Mary Sue”

So, the trailer for The Last Jedi is out, and it doesn't look like it follows Empire's plot, which is super exciting for me. I'm eager see more of Finn and Rey . . . and I'm also just ready for a Star Wars movie I like. My reasons for disliking Rogue One could easily be a post on their … Continue reading Let’s Talk About: The Term “Mary Sue”