Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This Machine Pwns Noobs

I highly recommend everyone buy Hank Green's new album This Machine Pwns Noobs. If you're having doubts, read this amazing blog entry/review of the album: http://shaneblog.com/post/247625924

The album is currently on-sale via link @ http://www.youtube.com/vlogbrothers

Saturday, November 14, 2009

NaNoWriMo Widgets!

Look at the new widget calendar thing for NaNoWriMo! So unbelievably sweet!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A La Procrastination Station

I have been NaNoWriMoing my face off all weekend. I am tired. I just want to sleep. I also have English homework to do. I need to write another 850 words by the end of today in order to reach my personal goal of 25,000. That's halfway to the end of the word goal, but not nearly half of my novel.
I have been eating candy today.
I don't want to write anymore right now. I want to go do something else. 10,000 words in two days is a time-consuming endeavor.
So I am making this blog post as a way to procrastinate. There's only 850 left, but at this stage of the story that is going to be a very arduous 850 full of contemplative words and insightful dialogues.
If only the human body could preform a massive mitosis (yep, I was doing Biology HW earlier as well) so there would be two of me. One could write and the other could sleep. Yes. Then we would merge back after the other one finished the 25000.
Actually, I think I will abandon the Internet entirely for an hour or so. Yes. Goodbye.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

At The Bottom Of The Page...

At the bottom of the page, you will notice some new banners I encountered while surfing the net. I love those books dearly and have a special connection to them (NOT the thing for the stereotype of a typical guy).

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Looking For Alaska

Long time, no blog. I apologize, Danny and whoever else is reading this.
This morning at 12:00 am marked the beginning of National Novel Writing Month, in which I am participating. My novel hasn't got a title. On my hardrive, it is simply called "The Novel". This is my first year attempting this feat, and I think I'm off to a pretty good start: currently 4825 words.
My outline is over 9000, however, and is taped to the wall next to my computer. I must admit, 23 pages taped together in three strings is a beautiful sight to see.
Other news: a Paper Town has been discovered. Read about it here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/6474746/Mystery-of-Argleton-the-Google-town-that-only-exists-online.html

I read John Green's Looking For Alaska yesterday (yes, the entire thing). I enjoyed it very much. In John's video he talked about how certain people did not want to book to be taught to highschool English classes. He argued that teenagers are fully capable of reading critically and realizing that he was not condoning the scene between Lara and Miles (which was full of physical intimacy but with absolutely no emotional connection), but using it to provide a contrast to the scene between Miles and Alaska (which had both kinds).
Yes, teenagers are quite good at reading critically, but not when it comes to something like that. John insisted that there was nothing erotic about the scene between Miles and Lara. I agree wholeheartedly, but I also think that many people (meaning, many teenage guys, sorry Danny) would disagree. When it comes to this subject matter, I think it's difficult for certain people to read critically. That's my opinion. I don't think the book should be banned, but I don't think schools should require people to read it, either. Don't get me wrong, I love John and his books and his writing (god, his writing is wonderful), but still...
So there's my review on that aspect of the book.

And that's all for today.
May the Force be with you.