Getting back to Writing!!

I’m probably not the most consistent person ever. Of all the wonderful things I’ve started in my life, I’ve probably only finished a small handful of them. I don’t know why I do this; maybe it’s my ADD that I haven’t sorted out yet. All I know is that I’m going to strive to be better!! And I’m starting with this post telling you that I’m going to be better… Which is something…

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This is coffee. It exists, and is happy to exist.

This is probably the most useless post ever, but I have to start somewhere.
I’ve realised that I need more direction with this blog, because at the moment it’s just rambling shit.

I’ll post something better tomorrow…

Dante

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I’ve apparently been nominated for this thing called a Liebster Award…

I’m not really one for weird chain letter things, because I usually don’t care about it and sometimes it needs me to work in the process. Usually I have other work waiting for me, so more work is not what I want. Sometimes a chain letter is absolutely annoying (*reads the chain letter* “I’m pretty sure I won’t die in 5 days if I don’t pass this on…”) or they can be quite interesting, as is the case with this one.

I must admit this is the second time I’m awarded this thing called the Liebster Award, but when I first got it I was extremely lazy and so forgot about it. This time I’ll try to play along, because it might be fun. I was nominated this time by Greendeath Writings. Go check him out, because he obviously did a lot of effort with his response, so he deserves more readers.

Here are the rules:

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My Damn Academic Life

It’s been a really long time (like always) since I’ve written anything here. I must really try to not make excuses, but it’s really difficult for me to juggle EVERYTHING in my life at the moment.

from PhDComics.com

Academia is a world that has been sucking me in more and more every day. Most of my concerns every day start and end with all my academic priorities. On the one hand I don’t mind this, because the work I do is rewarding and I love what I’m doing, but on the other hand I am seriously slacking off on my writing. This is the first time in what feels like forever that I can type something that isn’t vaguely academic, and that includes emails. Continue reading

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Sometimes I wonder…

I’ve got this blog for more than a year now. It doesn’t feel like it because of my sporadic nature in posting stuff, but I’ve had this specific blog for a long time. And even though I’ve posted various things on here, I have no real idea what to do with it. Should it be a review blog? Should I write about popular issues and my opinions on it? Should I just switch to tumblr (because that’s what all the “cool” kids do nowadays)? These are just a few questions I ask myself. I had a quick peak at my “About” page and I can see I was being as vague as ever when I wrote it.

Anyway, the purpose of this blog is not the purpose of this post. I was checking my dashboard just now, for some arbitrary reason, to find the only thing more sporadic than my posting patterns is the view-count of my blog. The days I post something are the days I get a peak in my views, which is to be expected (since most of my days show 0 views), but then there are days where I haven’t done anything in a while and I still get some views. Continue reading

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“Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov // [Book Review]

You know this kind of thing is very possible and happens on a daily basis. You read it in the news and see it on TV. It’s one of those issues that everyone knows about, but does not talk about. So Vladimir Nabokov must’ve been extremely brave when he published Lolita, which revolves around middle-aged Humbert Humbert and his sexual obsession with a twelve year-old girl. I must say that Nabokov handled the subject matter beautifully and disturbingly well.

via Goodreads.com

In Lolita, Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged European man who lives in America. He has had an obsession with “nymphettes” (as he calls them) since his young years, but it intensifies when he meets Dolores Haze, a twelve year-old American girl, whom he calls Lolita, or Lo. She fills all his requirements for a “nymphette,” and he makes her his ultimate goal. How far will he go to satisfy this obsession? Will he ever truly posses his Lolita? Continue reading

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Life on a Farm

I don’t like farms. I can’t really remember a time when I did like farms. Since my grandparents had a farm, we would always come and visit on the farm. With each visit I grew more and more adamant that I would never live on a farm. Farm life might be perfect for some people, but not for me. I will never live on a farm. I don’t understand people who would want to (like my sister). And now I find myself sitting on a porch of my uncle’s farm.

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Why I like Gymming

Depending on your view, the title of this post might be the most controversial thing you’ve ever read. I remember there used to be a time when it did feel like something very controversial, but now I can proudly say that I like gymming and staying active. I might not look like some Greek statue at the moment, but who knows. Maybe one day I’ll be on the cover of a magazine without my shirt (Ha! Chances of this happening is close to, if not exactly, zero!)

Basically the two main types of gymmers you get… I’m aiming for the left one.

Usually (or stereotypically) my type of people, such as readers, writers and academics, shy away from doing anything vaguely athletic; the opinion being that it is for vain and brainless people. This is mostly quite an outdated view. We used to make fun of people who seemed like they gymmed a lot, or walked without a shirt, secretly feeling very jealous on the inside. Oh, the jealousy we felt! If only we could look like that without feeling like we’re joining the meat parade! Thank goodness smart people go to the gym as well. Continue reading

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