Month: October 2010

i read persepolis. based on the praise on the back cover, it must have been the original graphic novel, as it was widely considered to have “created a whole new genre!!!!!!!!!!” as far as autobiographical graphic novels go, i’ve read better, but it still tugged at my heartstrings occasionally and, perhaps more importantly, made me think. primarily, it made me…

i hate the part in parties where someone who is geeky, shy and awkward shows up, and people know him (kinda) and like him (probably!), but they’re busy talking to other people and i’m the only person who notices this poor guy standing there alone, sipping that gross keg beer, waiting for something to happen. if i wasn’t also geeky,…

had a dream last night that, after an intense argument, my mom committed suicide while on the phone with me. fucked up. after that i dreamed that i lived across the street from a theme park and all the kids were getting drunk the night before the theme park was going to open and they were all riding on this…

watching a movie that features people my age always makes me feel a little strange. in particular, a semi-biographical story. in more particular, a semi-biographical story of great wealth and social dysfunction and entreprenuership. in the most particular, the social network. it was really good, i guess. but now i feel like i’m not living up to my “potential.” not…

reading about how someone i like and respect is even more like me than i ever suspected is wildly encouraging. the fact that guillermo del toro is making a healthy living doing what he loves for no other reason than because he loves it makes me think that maybe, just maybe, i could do something similar with my life. you…