Month: September 2017

writing

Dark Humour

I love dark humour. Stuff that goes beyond just juvenile fart jokes (though no opposition to that if it’s done well), into the realm of truly disturbed, is right in my wheelhouse.  I’ve always been someone who doesn’t really care where the boundaries are in society, and dark humour has always helped with that. Of …

growth

Expanding Worlds

Twelve times in the past seven years, I’ve read the same book about naming your genius. Twelve times I’ve come up with a name, then immediately started second guessing it.  Every time, I end up having to read it again, because I’m just not getting it. But every time, I expanded a little.  It forced …

personal development

Hope In Hell

In Paul Jenkins and Clayton Crain’s Universe, Tom Judge, via the artifact the Rapture, has the ability to grant hope in hell (or take it away). I often think about the Nineties pantheon or musicians and culture and think I can’t help but find that same concept.  It seems less prevalent today, where corporate culture tells …

growth

Negative Growth

I’ve talked before about the perceived usefulness of positive and negative thinking.  Conventional thought is that positive thinking is good and negative thinking is bad. I disagree.  Imagine a book where nothing happened but positive occurrences.  There’s no threat, no danger, no one to be saved, no redemption or disagreement or conflict.  Boring fucking book, …

purpose

The Curve Of Life

There’s a moment in The Wonderful Visit where the main protagonist explains to the visiting angel the course of a person’s life.  The angel, coming from a place akin to heaven, doesn’t suffer from death, and doesn’t understand toil or pain or labour or taxes or culture or society.  Basically, he’s from an idealized place where …