Tuesday, September 28, 2010


"One of my students wrote a story about a nun who got a piece of dental floss stuck between her lower left molars, and who couldn’t get it out all day long. I thought that was wonderful. The story dealt with issues a lot more important than dental floss, but what kept readers going was anxiety about when the dental floss would finally be removed. Nobody could read that story without fishing around in his mouth with a finger. Now, there’s an admirable practical joke for you. When you exclude plot, when you exclude anyone’s wanting anything, you exclude the reader, which is a mean-spirited thing to do." 

Sunday, September 19, 2010


I just thought of the phrase "Rainbow Cartel".

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I can understand having good looking people populating TV shows.... but why are the murder victims on crime shows good looking, too? They only show up for five minutes at the beginning.

Maybe they're trying to keep up the continuity of a world entirely populated with beautiful people.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Teenagers and sarcasm

They go together well.

I think it's because sarcasm is a way to be passive-aggressive, so teenagers can convince themselves that they aren't really at fault, but still vent their messed-up teenage emotions.

I could expound on this and turn this into an essay, but I've been writing a lot of them here at college anyway.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

It's like The Happening crossed with a typical over-done genre.

The opposite of a vampire: plants. Because they like sunlight. 

In a fight, the vampires' only hope is Bunnicula.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

I want a story about reincarnation in which people can be reincarnated at any point in time. The storyline could revolve around a handful of people who retain their memories, and, by strategically killing themselves, can come back as other characters. Famous characters from history. I'm thinking one guy comes back as Nicola Tesla to save the day at the end.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


So not only is there a Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie in the future, but Natalie Portman is starring. Looks like it has potential.