Thus revealed, the creature buried its nose in the tire-tilled soil...
January 20, 2004
Speaking of cookies…
Category: Miscellany

I didn't open the cookies last night. Still, I had an interesting dream -- I cannot actually remember what happened in it, but I woke with an inexplicable desire to recall it (I tried, but to no avail), so I assume that it was interesting. I think that I might have gotten into a philosophical argument with an alien monster thing in the dream. I've had several dreams like that, but I can never remember exactly what we discussed. I did remember the discussion I had with Morpheus, though -- not Laurence Fishburne (Cowboy Curtis!!!), but the god of dreams. He looked a lot like David Gunn in Vampire Journals. Anyway, I did have cheesecake, so maybe it was the cheesecake. But I've had cheesecake at other times during the past month, to no effect, so maybe it was the cherries... (more...)

-posted by Wes | 2:23 pm | Comments (0)
Don’t give away my cookies, plz.
Category: Miscellany

Today was a sad day.

First, I woke up from the best extended dream sequence I've had in about a month. That was good. It was almost like a continuation of a dream that I had over a year ago, because it took place in the same setting (but then again, certain wings of my high school are common backdrops in my dreams). I'd go into it further, but this is one of those dreams that's going to be easy to turn into a dream narrative, so I want to keep what I've got for the story. It'll also involve a longer rewrite of the old dream, and while I don't remember it entirely, it's a good thing I wrote it down in the blog I was keeping back then. Also good that I saved those archives. (more...)

-posted by Wes | 12:22 am | Comments (0)
January 19, 2004
Brief post and Buff stuff
Category: Serious

Brief post before I go to bed. Don't be discouraged; if you haven't read the last couple of posts, scroll down. Heady stuff for girls and boys alike, yessir.

I was doing so well with the story last week, and now I find I'm barely able to write a word that doesn't get violently scratched out two seconds later. Eventually I got a page down on the legal pad (with just as much writing preceding it, but looking like the page had been ruled after I wrote it, owing to the strikethrough effect of my disapproval), but could write no more, so I just typed what I've got into the word processor so far. 1,400 words, bah. Not much, but I'd planned on this being a really short story, so that means I should probably be wrapping it up soon. But it seems like the action has barely started, so that's a problem. And I'm having a little bit of trouble keeping it from being unconfusing with the tenses, since it describes past actions that were repeated often and I don't want a lot of "would"s and "would then"s all over the place. Hopefully I'll finish it tomorrow, maybe Tuesday, and get the kinks worked out. (more...)

-posted by Wes | 2:28 am | Comments (0)
January 18, 2004
Hello, irony!
Category: Serious

Well, I didn't want to do this post. I promised myself that I'd finish my current story before returning to the blog. Well, hopefully I won't go on for too long, but you know how that often ends... (more...)

-posted by Wes | 3:48 pm | Comments (0)
January 17, 2004
Welcome back, Krang!
Category: Miscellany

I don't plan to do an essay related to the topic, but I did want to start off by noting how pleased I was to see KRANG (!!!) this morning on the latest episode of the new TMNT cartoon. Granted, they didn't call him by name, and he's got this weird muzzle on that looks like a cross between a serial killer restraint mask (does anyone know what that's actually called?) and Professor X's Cerebro helmet, which makes sense because he was imprisoned when he first appeared on the show (before he escaped and started dealing out the pain), and he's got this weird purple scar over one eye, but I know Krang when I see Krang and that, my friends, was Krang -- back at last. (more...)

-posted by Wes | 5:55 pm | Comments (0)
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