Finished my story, but by how it was received, it was something of a failure. I failed to realize the themes and ideas I wanted to convey. Nonetheless, this is a failure I can build upon, and I’m proud of having done what I did, but now is the time to revise! However…I have other assignments I need to write in the meantime. Pages and pages I owe, a Madame Bovary fanfic epilogue (actual class assignment option, college rools), and another story in between then. I’m thinking of a farce, if only for a breath of fresh air. It will be nice to attempt something easier, but it’s only so in an abstract. Comedy is hard.
I have a story due this afternoon, as in, I am forfeiting sleep, and inserting a caffeine tablet into my mouth every few hours. I love/hate deadlines. Can’t wait for the class to explain how they don’t get my story. As long as I please myself, but I fear I am my harshest critic (guy’s kind of dick).
I think tumblr has the equivalent of wizard duels, where instead of creative shapeshifting, each blogger tries to one-up each other with a clever reaction image (quip optional). The winners demonstrate their superiority in the of hoarding absurd images and gifs, along with the wizardly talents of creative improvisation, and the inability to pass for a normal person.
"I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disapprove of them, it is plain that I do not accept the tone of scorn or pity with which ‘Escape’ is now so often used. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls?"
Miss this comic so much. Memories of discovering it in high school and then finding Nockforce years later in college (which I was shocked to discover was made by the same guy). A shame it never ended, but if the creator can’t finish it, then we cannot compel him otherwise. Keep doing your thing, IJQ.