What do you do when nothing goes your way? For example, let’s say you spent 8 years on a PhD thesis that ultimately failed, then I guess you would be massively disappointed. The psychological effects of this un-achievement on you would be extremely interesting: What have I done with my life? Who is to blame? […]Read more "The 4 Quests of a Directionless Loser!"
Let’s be honest, school is dumb. Admittedly at this point I’m a bit bitter after having spent 8 years on a PhD that was failed by the examiners (sick of me saying that yet?), but really who is more qualified to talk about the uselessness of school than a guy who spent more than 30 […]Read more "Isn’t it About Time We Put an End to this Nonsense Called “School”?"
First of all, I’m not a writer. I mean, I’m not a professional writer. I’ve actually paid to write everything I’ve ever written, including all the stuff I submitted at various stages of higher learner, that movie I wrote in the screenwriting workshop I attended, and even every word of this blog so far. So […]Read more "Why would anyone ever want to become a writer?"
You’d think it would be easy to write something really short. For example, I’ve been trying to put together a quick and interesting opening line for this blog post about poems I wrote on Twitter for hours now and I keep coming up with garbage like this: The dictionary defines Twitter as a social media […]Read more "Twitter Poems (Director’s Cut)"
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After seeing the Just Seoul – Street Novel-ing link to the tumblr blog, I also read that my favorite blogger Dr. Loser decided to join along and add his fiction to that cause. Well… I too am in Seoul, South Korea and would like to tell my story as well! Therefore,…
Recently I’ve admitted that I hardly qualify as a ‘writer’ especially after failing my Creative Writing PhD after 8 years of mind-numbing effort. Now that the academic world has left me firmly behind like chicken bones of grief chucked into a dumpster of destitution, I figure it’s time to attempt actually writing something for the […]Read more "What is Live Novel-ing?"
You’re a deteriorating corpse of cake still getting picked at, chopped down, and squished into the prongs of a fork. The guy holding that fork is playing with you because his girlfriend doesn’t seem interested in him at all. He was drinking a very feminine looking peach iced tea from a squiggly blue straw while she […]Read more "Just You – Part 1 – Korea"
After a first successful week, my live novel-ing project continues on! Yes that’s right, the project where I let YOU watch live online as I write my novel: The Incredible Insane Challenge Imagine a world where a young boy, nothing but a newborn baby even, must fight giant robots, alien invasions, insane gangs, werewolves, vampires, […]Read more "Live Novel-ing Update"
I’m currently in the process of completing 4 unique quests as part of a personal spiral into oblivion following my complete collapse of faith in the universe due to failing my PhD after 8 years of depressingly difficult toil and struggle. These epic quests include physically training to complete a montage video of physically training, […]Read more "4 Quests of a Directionless Loser! – My 30 Favourite Albums of All Time"
Another week of live novel-ing is in the books! The exciting new project where YOU can watch ME write a novel live online. The Incredible Insane Challenge is a story that takes place in a world not too different from our own, but one that is also filled with the wild nonsense of video games, the heroic […]Read more "Live Novel-ing is Fun!"
The Street Novel-ing in Seoul continued with a second instalment over at PhatDog’s Just Seoul Tumblr Blog: http://just-seoul.tumblr.com/post/94603042607/street-novel-just-seoul-2-itaewon And so as promised here is another part of my own complimentary side-story: Just You – Part 2 – All English You are the King of Korea. Okay, you’re not really the “king” but you’re President and […]Read more "Seoul Street Novel – Part 2 (and) Just You – Part 2 – All English"
Have you ever done something that was so frustratingly difficult that you couldn’t remember why you’d even tried in the first place? A task so massively daunting that it doesn’t even seem humanly possible. Maybe it could be as simple as beating a friend 1-on-1 in basketball, or maybe it’s just trying to dunk once on […]Read more "4 Quests of a Directionless Loser! – Highest Score Ever on Angry Birds Star Wars"
There is nothing else on television quite like ’24’, where every televised hour is equal to one full hour of the narrative. Fans appreciate the immediacy of the drama and forgive the ridiculous constant barrage of on-the-hour surprises and twist for the sake of intricate story and intense action. Well, I hate to say my […]Read more "Just like the return of 24 this week check out more real time Live Novel-ing!"
Lots of losers exercise for the right reasons: health, energy, looking good, feeling good, making friends… but only Dr. Loser exercises for the wrong reasons! Sure, I’m out of shape, look like a mess, feel like shit and have no social life whatsoever, but I’m not going to use exercise to fix those problems, oh […]Read more "4 Quests of a Directionless Loser – Exercising for ALL the Wrong Reasons"
Last week I had some technical issues that stopped me from Live Novel-ing here in Seoul on Friday evening. Incredibly, the internet guy showed less than 24 hours later, on a Saturday afternoon no less, and even though I was still asleep when he got here (hey, he came hours early!) the guy was somehow able to fix […]Read more "Nothing Can Stop My Flow – The Live Novel-ing Continues!"
Following the failure of my PhD, I vowed to watch so much TV that I just vomit blood from my eyes. However, the problem I’ve had recently while pursuing this quest is that I don’t want to become another one of these “binge-watching” douche-bags. As far as I’m concerned, people who binge-watch are such monumentally annoying […]Read more "4 Quests of a Directionless Loser – Binge-Watching is for Posers"
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Just Eric – Part 2 I liked to come into the teachers’ office at my school about 2 hours before classes started for the night. This wasn’t so I could get ready for teaching, but since I was trying to save money and was living so poorly in tiny apartment without…
There is nothing writers love to do more than talk about the way they write. I’m no different, but usually no one I know wants to hear about it! Well, thanks to fellow WordPress blogger Frankie over at Truck Turning Write, I’ve been asked to answer some questions as part of a “blog tour” on […]Read more "Blog Tour 2014 – The Writing Process – Live Novel-ing at Doctor Loser"
Using a very complex new kind of artistic math, I have recently discovered the best way to find rank the greatest albums of all time. After listening to hundreds of my personal favourites and experimenting with these new equations, I stumbled on the basic three patterns found among all musical albums. I have labelled these as […]Read more "How to Determine the Best Album Ever"
Nope, that title isn’t referring to schools in Korea that are cool but rather schools in Korea that teach kids how to be cool! Seems like that’s the direction where PhatDog’s latest instalment of Street Novel-ing pages have gone, so check it out here: http://just-seoul.tumblr.com/post/94812170842/street-novel-just-seoul-3-hongdae His first bunch of stores were distributed around Sadang, one of the main […]Read more "Cool Schools in South Korea"