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I watched a movie – Certified Copy by Abbas Kiarostami

I watched an art movie with Juliette Binoche in it. How can I sum up my feelings? I’m going to let my characters speak for me. Here is the cast of Lunatics in the short – Movie Night! MOVIE NIGHT (A lunatics short) Hiromi: So this is your favorite film? Certified Copy by Abbas Kiarostami … Continue reading

Honor among thieves – Or why most fanfiction writers don’t use creative commons licenses

Today I was looking at a video and saw the creative commons logo flash by. In the free art world, Creative Commons licenses are the winners of the copy left licenses. People like the idea of publishing things in a way that keeps the art in “the commons” and still allows people to get credit … Continue reading

Illegitimate Creation

I have, for a number of years, been a participant in the fan fiction and fan video communities and every so often it hits me how racked with disrespect these communities are. It reminds me greatly of the problems of other minority communities that I’ve seen. Members of these communities have internalized popular culture feelings … Continue reading

Why Fanfiction rules the internet

Fanfiction is a collection of stories based on the characters and settings from existing commercial works. The reason that I use the word commercial is because we don’t usually call it fan fiction if you write a story about Lady Macbeth even if Shakespeare wrote it first. The separation of stories into fiction and fanfiction … Continue reading

Is fan fiction crap?

Recently, I was talking to an author who was working to finish her manuscript, and I mentioned that I wrote fan fiction. She said that she doesn’t read the stuff, and that she tries to stay away from it because she doesn’t want to write crap. Such a statement has a load of assumptions built … Continue reading

Morning

Underneath my sheet The new day dawning above I chase away dreams.

How to name a Sith Lord

Darth Vader is the iconic Sith Lord. It is pretty obvious that his name comes from the prefix DARTH which is a common Sith title and VADER which is a short form of INVADER, which he is. Therefore the best way to name a Sith Lord is to find a word starting with “in” and … Continue reading

Whirlpool

The whirlpool of my thoughts, images of what might be. twisting with silver strands, on the edge of the mind’s sea.   The water slowly churns winding tighter as it falls slowly into the center as the lonely seagull calls.   What ship could navigate it, or cause the swells to cease? my thoughts give … Continue reading

Muggy

The day hangs heavy. Droplets in the muggy air weighing down my thoughts.

The maudlin undead or whining about change

  I want to watch it! Toll roads on the internet. block what once was free