http://quillette.com/2018/03/25/stories-like-needs-talent-part-iii-spirit-age-d/ Ecclesiastes reigns o’er us, now, praise turned to mocking as the priest becomes the fool. 1 The words of the Preacher,[a] the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. 3 What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils […]Read more "The Spirit of the Age"
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I first read this story from a horror stories collection; I think it was Giant, Short, and Shivery. When I was in high school I told this story at a campfire held during my senior year and everyone loved it. I don’t have the collection anymore but I decided to write it from memory. Tailypo […]Read more "Tailypo"
I was at a Starbucks. Read the free paper. Circled a few jobs posted in the classified section. Scribbled notes down in my notebook. I was waiting for the library down the street to open; looking at the clock I saw I still had a good 25 minutes. Thought to myself I should wait […]Read more "Something that happened today"
Cute. Occasional funny moments. Gorgeous animation. But it has absolutely zero plot. It lurches from one scene to the next with nothing to say but every single trope in american film: 1. The two guys that start out hating eachother. 2. Zany antics ensue that propel them into a strange world of Others. 3. More […]Read more "Thoughts on The Secret life of Pets"
The Rise and Fall of the 3rd Reich, by William L Shirer The Rommel Papers, by B H Liddell Hart Knight’s Cross, by David Frasier Conan the Rebel, by Poul Anderson The Broken Sword, by Poul Anderson Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman, by Walter M Miller, Jr. […]Read more "Every book I’ve read in 2015"
“All things roll here! Horrors of midnights, campaigns of a lost year, dungeons disturbed and groves of lights. Echoing on these shores, still clear, dead ecstasies of questing knights. Yet how the wind revives us here!” Arthur Rimbaud “In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit” J.R.R Tolkien, The Hobbit “Hearing I ask […]Read more "The Beginning"