Maybe I connect to Stone’s character too much. Maybe because I know exactly how she feels when she says that she’s not good enough. Because I know what it’s like to wonder if I’m supposed to be one of those people who just grows up and wakes up and moves on with life, trying not … Continue reading La La Land – Favorite Scene
If only I knew. Every time I close the the word processor for the day, feeling like I’ve made some progress, have I just been deluding myself? Am I living in some fantasy, thinking that I will ever see books on shelves that people will actually comment about in other spheres of the internet? Websites … Continue reading What is a writer?
Cowboy Bebop is an entryway into a deep, dark hole of anime that never ends. But it’s more than that. Cowboy Bebop is a philosophy on life. It’s a way of carrying on in the stoic, British sense. Stiff upper lip stuff, but more nihilistic. Cowboy Bebop is stories inside stories. It’s a musical experience. The … Continue reading Cowboy Bebop & Why You Should Watch It
The negative connotation attached to the word ‘obession’ does not go unnoticed by the obsessed. Much in the same way ‘luck’ is brushed off by the spectator as being a passive thing that the owner has no control over. Where mental faculties are not in question, ‘obsession’ is often a choice. Being told that you are … Continue reading Obsessed is the New Dedicated
My favorite line from a lovely, Ghibli film in which an old man holds up an ordinary stone with a green glint shining through a crack: “It’s called beryl. You find it in emerald ore. You are like this stone. Rough. Unpolished. Still natural. I like stones that way. But making violins or writing stories … Continue reading Whisper of the Heart
Art is art is art. Every field offers and lends itself to others. Music and poetry. Painting and comics. Films and books. The last two are essentially identical except in the methods of reception: watched or read, respectively. But the reason that so man books become films is they both tell stories, often using tricks … Continue reading Every Frame A Painting
Radio 3: Music To Draw To by Kid Koala Here I present to you, thirty-minutes full of winning concentration power. Guaranteed to take you off to that dreamscape where creativity flourishes under the twin suns of beat. And while I’ve got you here, if you’re not feeling particularly introspective, instead check out Kid Koala’s Scratchcratchratchatch. … Continue reading Kid Koala’s Music To Draw To: Quiet Time Mix Vol. 1
Breaths are a natural rhythm. Steady, too slow some say, but the involuntary initiative of the living, the biological, the breathing. All other functions sound of the machine I am. The whirr of blood passing through veins of twisted metallic tubes, running past muscular fibers. Pushing oxygen. Pulling carbon dioxide. Cleaning the inner walls of cells manufactured. A … Continue reading Absinthe Dreams IV
A 3-minute interview with the author of the Lemony Snicket series, Daniel Handler, in which he details the origin of his pen name, snippets on his writing process, and why mothers often steer their children away from him in public.
No, you pervert, not that kind of porn. You’ll find no scantily clad ladies lounging on shelves here. This is all about the books and their respective resting places. From home bookshelves, to bookstores, to libraries, and beyond. If you love reading, you surely find something to inspire your next reading place here.