Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Conman

He couldn’t go to the party alone. It would make him the laughing-stock of the firm, John just knew it. As he was getting ready for the occasion, combing back his hair with compulsive strokes, he could hear their laughter … Continue reading

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Inspiration – Mastering the Element of Character Development

It would be impossible for me to write about television shows which inspire me without mentioning the animated masterpiece Avatar: the Last Airbender. I discovered this show when it was about halfway through its run and it’s been a staple … Continue reading

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Through the Looking Glass: Self-Knowledge Through Reading in “Frankenstein” (Part 2 of 2)

In Frankenstein, Habermas’ thoughts and theories are clearly taken as fact, and are enacted throughout many of the characters’ stories. The three characters that demonstrate and confirm Habermas’ theories the most blatantly are Walton, the explorer on an expedition to … Continue reading

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Was Bedeuten Diese Worte?

You arrive at your dorm thirty minutes later than you planned due to bicyclists, uncooperative street lights, and women walking side by side with baby strollers, taking up the entirety of the sidewalk and forcing you out into the traffic … Continue reading

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Inspiration – Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Power of Words

“In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred… Again and again we must … Continue reading

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Through the Looking Glass: Self-Knowledge Through Reading in “Frankenstein” (Part 1 of 2)

The novel Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus has been capturing the imagination of the public since it was first published in 1818. It has become canonical, with school children all over the world reading it, dissecting it, and perhaps attempting … Continue reading

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Fantasy

This piece is dedicated to Aradia (@Writer_Princess), a lovely writer who may or may not have promised me a ride on one of her pet dragons in exchange for this piece 😉 Thank you so much, Aradia! -5° Fahrenheit with … Continue reading

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Inspiration – Sweating the Small Stuff

I came to the world of comic books fairly late in my adolescence. It was actually a love of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer that first drove me to enter what was, at the age of sixteen, the forbidding … Continue reading

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Control and Character: Defining a New Subject in Galatea (Part 2 of 2)

It seems that the emergently popular world of electronic literature has provided readers with a possible solution to this issue of control. Interactive fiction provides the reader with something they never really had with print: agency. Take, for example, a … Continue reading

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Subtext

Charles heard Holly coming long before she arrived; the frenzied clicking of her heels across their marble floors gave him welcome warning. He sighed and slid further down into his plush leather chair. “We should buy a house.” Charles’ eyebrows … Continue reading

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