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So Excited

Have I mentioned that I love Scott Pilgrim? Yes? Well here are some cool pictures anyway. Advertisements

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Childhood Ruiner

I include this after some friends and I read a Brother’s Grim fairy-tale for fun and had a sincere academic discussion on the moral ramifications beyond the obvious moral they were trying to reenforce. Heterosexism and fear of the Other … Continue reading

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I Want to go to There #2

A story: Bohumil Hrabal, like all Czechs, was an alcoholic.  But in addition, he was a phenomenal writer who frequently used animals as symbols in his books. And there were these pigeons who would shit all over Prague. The government would … Continue reading

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This Time Last Year

I was reading this book and it made me want to collect stamps for a while. It didn’t change my life or anything, but it reminded me that I love books. I need to read more. I will read more. … Continue reading

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Distraction of the Moment

For the past two days, my favorite activity has been reading the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels. I’ve already read the first three volumes and they consistently blow me away. The story takes place in Toronto (yay!) and centers around Scott … Continue reading

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They Were Czech #4

Franz Kafka At four years old, Franz Kafka was punished by being locked on the balcony at night. He says this episode was so traumatizing, it influenced his writing to the point that the characters in all of his short … Continue reading

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Something Great

I don’t know how I can appropriately articulate my love of children’s books. I’m constantly impressed with how they can effectively communicate the same ideas one would find in a Pynchon novel, but more adorable. In fact, I think if … Continue reading

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