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Admission of Guilt?

In May 1999 George Lucas appeared on British light entertainment morning show The Big Breakfast.  When interviewer Johnny Vaughn asked him to discuss the story of The Phantom Menace, the following exchange occurred.  

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The Future Will be Blue

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Strikes Against Video Games Being Considered as Art

The following items are not definitive proof video games are not art, but rather exhibits of evidence suggesting they may not be. 1) They have stupid titles.

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Literary Confusion

Abaddon’s Gate is Literary Space Opera at its Absolute Best by Andrew Liptak June 3, 2013 Looks like somebody doesn’t know what “literary,” applied to a novel, means. Here’s the first page of Abaddon’s Gate by James S.A. Corey:

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Annals of Superhuman Persistence, Vol. V: Chad Hodge

“Hodge was so enamored of Crouch’s books that he wrote the pilot script for Wayward Pines on spec, meaning he worked for several weeks without the guarantee that he’d ever get paid.” Oh shit.  Several weeks?  That is brutal.  How ever did he maintain such superhuman persistence over such a lengthy time period with only the … Continue reading »

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How Much Persistence is Needed?

Answer: a little bit more than you showed.

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Hierarchy of Quality

You are Katherine Heiny, and when you’re 24, you write a second-person short story for an MFA creative writing workshop at Columbia University¬ — “How to Give the Wrong Impression,” about a graduate student who is secretly in love with her male roommate — and you send it out to 31 literary journals, all of which … Continue reading »

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Persistence Notes

“I never would have continued as a writer if The Temple of Gold had not been taken by the first publisher I sent it to. I’m not that masochistic. There was no way I was going to write anymore. I didn’t know that then, but I know it now. There was no encouragement; no one ever said … Continue reading »

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Reading Material

Today marks the tenth anniversary of when I began keeping a record of every book that I read.  Therefore, without further ado, I present the complete reading material of a decade.

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Miguel, ma belleThese are words that go together wellMy MiguelMiguel, ma belleSont les mots qui vont tres bien ensembleTres bien ensemble

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