It hasn’t been a week and I feel like I’m in withdrawal. I get spikes of intense anxiety and this ache in my hands whenever I wind up with nothing to do for more than five minutes. “Should I check Tumblr? What do I tweeet? Holy shit is Facebook still around?” Around and around, but… Continue reading Addiction and Anxiety
A large part of my daily habit is dedicated to an intense and ongoing regimen of procrastination through whatever means I can find. It’s gotten so bad that if I wasn’t reading something (kinda) for class, I was on a website absorbing prodigious amounts of useless trivia. I’d be on twitter until I caught up,… Continue reading Mental Static
Nathan Drake! Atari 2800! Mild-to-moderate Photoshop! Uncharted is a game I never expected to like, but grew on me like a bad habit. Someday it’s going to be a retro game and future niche gaming nerds will pop it into some emulator and wonder why we ever thought crap dialogue like that was good. There… Continue reading Remix
I’ve been stuck in a rut with an uninteresting essay on one side and a time-wasting pamphlet exercise on the other. Since I can’t work up the energy to tackle either of these, I can’t seem to get a footing for a blog post, either. The essence of the problem is choice.
I had some emergency oral surgery a few days ago and now my mouth feels like a foreign place. I’ve been on alternating waves of painkillers, anti-inflammatory pills, antibiotics, and plain old mouthwash. Root extractions are a harrowing experience full of important lessons that everyone should learn. Let’s recap:
These class-assigned articles for reading are sometimes pretty great. This one is one of those articles but instead of making me go whoa the internet It makes me realize I’ve spent more of my life on an internet devoid of social media than my peers. ‘Peers’ being a generous way of making implicit that everywhere… Continue reading Dark Social
I’ve been drinking. Let’s talk about inspiration.
Talking comes first. As little dumb baby idiot things we learn how to use these symbolic representations of information with our gross, wet word holes. Mostly so we can fill them with food or small choking hazards but sometimes to express thoughts and opinions on matters great and small. Somewhere between learning to make noise… Continue reading Voice
Making something up is really, really easy. Telling a story is really, really hard. “Why must it be so?!” You interrobang-cry at the internet with both fists shaking angrily at your indifferent ceiling. Well, I don’t know you but I’m willing to bet it’s that you aren’t telling your story.