August 25, 2013 at 10:32pm
“I usually don’t write like this. Either it doesn’t work—I don’t get to the point of whatever I’m thinking about—or it’s just really bad. Seems like recently, it’s just been bad.”
I think subconsciously every time I start writing something, like the first time at least, it’s written with the mindset it’s being read by a first person narrator verbally illustrating the pan-shot of his house, or his parents house, or the car he’s either riding in or driving—something cute like that, something that illustrates setting. It’s the scene right before you meet the character for the first time. So you haven’t seen his face, you don’t know what to look out for—but you’ve probably gotten some innate clues into the character’s lifestyle. Maybe it’s a cigarette in an ashtray, you know, maybe it’s the girl he’s just fucked (or at least a close up of her panties hanging off a chair)—I mean something like that.
So that sentence, the first time I write, really has a lot riding on it. Which turns out isn’t terribly fair, because it’s likely to come out really shitty.
That first moment, that pivotal voice that you’re hearing for the first time—It’s like, I feel like I have to write it correctly that first time. If I don’t get it right, it’s never going to be as good as it would’ve been if I got that seamless introduction right, for both you later when you read it, and for myself at the time being when I wrote it. Man, I’d be pretty proud.
Unfortunately, that’s insane.
August 13, 2013 at 1:41am
These cats have traveled more of the world than you or I.
Except for the black one. He’s a local. But he’s British.
What if I came to Orlando this weekend?
Would you like that, world? Share with me, your thoughts.
Share with, me, your thoughts.
Share, with me your thoughts.
Share, with, me, your, thoughts.
Social media and tumblr and stuff are so great because you can totally get to know people without getting to know people.
It’s like Diet Friendship.
June 21, 2013 at 2:47am
Letters I’ve never sent, some of which are readable.
March 11, 2013 at 11:29am
I’m getting good at quotes and speccing things out.
If, at the beginning of the year you asked me to get a four color offset job to the press with perforation and folding, I probably would’ve looked at you like you had a third eye. Or at least a big zit on your cheek.
But now, I just dutifully bow my head and ask if you’ll need a matching A7 envelope and mailing service. Is four colors enough, or do you really want to give it some punch with a bumper color?
Yes, so much new information about the exciting world of printing. A world printers everywhere are calling “not dead.”
It’s not dead, though. It might be shrinking, but I still think print materials give you a different kind of way to connect with people so in tune with technology. So here’s to the written word. And its longevity.
November 15, 2012 at 12:34pm
From a series of photos taken this past summer, in Ellijay, Georgia.
"Teresa and Ben and the Magical Forest"
November 14, 2012 at 3:11am
In honor of fixing my computer, a new image from the Italian Collection. I screwed with the colors. I can’t decide if I want it super saturated or super B&W.
Newspaper Stand, Florence.
I’ve been working on desktop wallpapers in my spare time at work, and I’m excited to announce my official foray into visual puns.
September 24, 2012 at 12:04am
Life Documentation: Spring Break 2012.
Alina and I visited made a small, 4 day excursion to Asheville and Charleston, in the Carolinas. We saw the sites, climbed the mountains—some days quite literally, and portfolio reviewed at a design studio favorite—Fuzzco.
Always great to get back to Appalachia and associated territories.