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Culture Porn.: Thought Verbs by Chuck Palahniuk

cultureprn:

A friend in my writing group passed this along to me. A bible of sorts for aspiring writers:

In six seconds, you’ll hate me.
But in six months, you’ll be a better writer.

From this point forward—at least for the next half year—you may not use “thought” verbs. These include: Thinks, Knows,…

Joe Hill's Thrills: Scribble Scribble

joehillsthrills:

scared-rebellion asks: What advantages have you found to writing longhand as opposed to doing the majority of your work on the computer?

You never get distracted trying to send a tweet from a notebook. A notebook never pings you with an email.

More seriously (although the previous statements…

Kanye Quest 3030 Released!

kanyequest3030:

Kanye Quest 3030 is now available for free download!

In January 2010, as rapper and producer Kanye West is taking the garbage out one day, he suddenly travels through a wormhole. Emerging on the other side, Kanye finds himself in the year 3030. In a dystopian city filled with clones of hip-hop musicians and under the control of a god-like dictator, can Kanye get back home?

Kanye Quest 3030 is a hip-hop-themed science-fiction 2D roleplaying game starring Kanye West.

Check out the Release Trailer!

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EVERYONE SHUT UP KANYE QUEST IS OUT

On Violent Escapism & Four-Year-Old Video Games | The New Ecstatic

From my new blog. Realized the long-form stuff (like my “Child of Tomorrow” article from last week), isn’t exactly Tumblr-friendly. At least not the way I have mostly been using Tumblr. Give it a read, and pass it along if you like it. If you don’t like it, well, shit. My bad.

Child of Tomorrow

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This past weekend was all about Superman for me. I couldn’t get the big guy out of my head. Of course, that all had to do with Man of Steel coming out, but I don’t really want to talk about that movie. It was a disappointment and thoughts on why it fails, for me, as a valid interpretation of Superman has been thoroughly documented by many of my favorite writers, including comics scribe Mark Waid, film critic Devin Faraci, and comics critic Chris Sims (spoilers in all those links, be warned). However, my disappointment in the film is the genesis of this article, so, I’m a liar and am going to talk about it a little bit. Sorry.

Last Thursday my friend and coworker directed me to a tweet by Mark Waid, in which he stated: “That thunder you heard at around 9:15 EST was the sound of my heart breaking in two.” He was talking about Man of Steel.

Now, after the full theatrical trailer was released I had been unreasonably excited for this movie—especially considering it was directed by Zach Snyder, a filmmaker whose output I have generally not cared for—so I took Waid’s tweet as a word of warning and lowered my expectations considerably. I also decided, in that moment, to crack open my copy of the collected Superman: Birthright for the first time in years.

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brianmichaelbendis:

Daredevil #57 and Daredevil: End of Days #8 by Alex Maleev

One of my all-time favorite DD covers by Maleev. I need to get caught up on End of Days!

(Source: alexhchung)

adriancharlessmith:

Poster I made for the 1979 film Apocalypse Now.
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. 

That’s a helluva poster.

adriancharlessmith:

Poster I made for the 1979 film Apocalypse Now.

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. 

That’s a helluva poster.