Mercury, Wallace, Lovecraft, and Wilde

Mercury, Wallace, Lovecraft, and Wilde

Yesterday was the 28th anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s death. The anniversary brought up strong and conflicting emotions in me. Ever since I read Somebody to Love, I’ve tried to avoid thinking about Queen, Freddie Mercury, or the HIV/AIDS...
Essays I Don’t Want to Write

Essays I Don’t Want to Write

Occasionally I’ll get an urge to write an essay of film or literary criticism. But there’s no money or glory in that, and I don’t have time to write one, anyway. Still the inner voice nudges me: “The world really needs another 1,700 words on...
AI Generated Band Names

AI Generated Band Names

I used Talk to Transformer to create some band names, using a list of some of the most popular bands in each genre. It gave me some interesting results. Heavy metal band names: skull-faced marauder snake-horned man nightmare queen saint of the sea shattered skull...

What Am I Wasting Time on This Week?

  1. Designing elaborate skincare routines based off things I read on the internet Spend twenty minutes browsing r/skincareaddiction and you’ll feel like an all-seeing, all-knowing dermatologist. You can also lose a bushel of money if you’re not...

Music to Edit By

First draft of the next book is done, which means it’s time for the interminable editing process to begin. Music is one of the few ways to make it a little more bearable. (Contrary to popular belief, telling yourself that “it could be a lot worse”...

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