2018 WebToons List

Hello! This month's posts and the last two month's, for that matter, have been lacking as far as how often we post and the number of posts in general so today is gonna be a little more laidback of a topic. We're going to look at some of my favorite webtoons I'm reading and I'm…

Writing Prompt: Storycatching

Write a short essay detailing a culture you belong to. It can be the culture within a group of friends, the culture within a club or other organisation you belong to or it can be the wider culture within a nationality or ethnicity. Please include a picture representation of your culture. The picture could be of a place, an item or the people that represents your cultures.

Recent Introspections | Short Essays

Hello, everyone! Today's post isn't about the greater world, it will be about me. These two short essays were written for my UGA application, which was the last application I finished. I suppose you can use these as example essay for UGA's writing portion of the application. So, this will be a bit of something…

[A Repost] A Single Story | A TedTalk

As human beings, perspective is something that constantly limits us in our ability to understand the world and our ability to empathise with others who don't have similar perspectives. In this TedTalk, the speaker Ms. Adichie details some stories in her life that led to false expectations and false realities in her own life. I think this is very relevant today when we are often blinded by "a single story". In psychology, this is called the representative heuristic where the most available example of one thing is taken to represent the whole of that thing. This thing can be a race of people, it can be a place or it can even represent things like political and economic systems. When you only hear one perspective about a thing and it's the only story you hear, then your knowledge is incomplete and you risk making serious mistakes based on your incomplete knowledge, one of which is your choice in what to vote for. Be informed and seek out sources besides news to inform your choices.

[Review] Top 5 WebToon Favorites

My Top Picks from the Best of Webtoon. A must-read for comic/manga/manhwa readers.

So... I decided to post my story after all. First chapter is going up today on another site that I'm made as a "subsite" of sorts. It's called Outlet for Stories. I will post there on an irregular schedule but if you're in the mood for stories, head on over there. There's not going to…

[Update] Should I Post a Whole Novel?

So, in addition to being a blogger blogging about random things, I used to write stories too. I wrote several stories but only one ever reached the length of a novel... Well, a novella at most. That is also my only finished story. It's called Locked Out of Heaven and I have excerpts from it below.…

Story Starter: It Becomes You

"I'm sorry, what?" Kris looked at her incredulously. "I said, have you checked her history." Kris threw his hands up. "Of course-- who do you think we--" Cari held up her hand. "How far did you go back?" "What? What are you getting at? We got everything." He gestured to the computer screen in front…

Story Starter: The Invisible Man

Ring! Ring! Ring! Click. "Hello?" "I am invisible.", came the passcode. His pulse quickened, "Simply because people refuse to see me." "It's done." "Yeah?" "I hope I get a break after this." A sigh. "You know how it is." "I know." A pause. "It's part of the job after all." No answer. The line goes…

Shoutout to Flash365: The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Ever Seen

Check out Flash365's blog if you like what you see! I remember the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. I don’t remember when. I don’t remember why. I do remember where; Minneapolis, Minnesota. There was a girl. We met in Maine. We met again two years later in Massachusetts. She moved to Minnesota in that…

Story Starter: Unnamed and Unknown

Sam Shotter hurried along the wharf, fully aware of the looming grey clouds in the sky. The crates piled up haphazardly on either side made it more difficult to navigate and he cursed the day-sailors who left them there. He turned right and was forced to slow down as he encountered a maze of the…

Story Starter: Appearances Can Be Decieving

Antony sat down on the sofa heavily. Carissa watched him out of the corner of her eye. His hair was frazzled and she noticed that he had started to bite his nails again. She took a sip of her coffee. "You look like you have some questions." Antony looked up in surprise. "Uh, yes." "Go…

Story Starter: Butterfly Killer

"So?" Fred asked anxiously. Annette sighed and stood up. Instead of answering, she handed him a skull. Fred yelped and almost dropped it. "Wha-What is this? I mean, why'd you give it to me?" "Look into the nose. There's something missing." Fred clicked open his flashlight and shone it into the triangular hole. "What is…

The End of the World

The genie crossed his arms, "You do know you're a bloody idiot, don't you?" Abubakar only moved his foot so that it rested on the rune that would cause unending pain to the genie. The genie only looked at him disdainfully. "Do it." The genie snorted, "I only wish I could create a backup file…

The Beginning of an Acquaintance

The shadows outside of the tinted windows stopped moving and Tom knew that they had arrived. His silent chauffeur sat in the driver's seat, his hands still on the steering wheel. Ready to drive once his passenger and his baggage are gone. Tom gulped and forced himself to open the door and step out. His…