Browsing All posts tagged under »pain«

Sam Brown Expresses My Pain

May 23, 2012 by

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The Kraken Might Be Arriving Today*

May 21, 2012 by

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I woke up with a headache this morning — which, let me tell you, is a terrible way to start your day — so I’m going to beat my head against the wall until it feels better. Or something. Don’t look at me like that. It should work. I mean, it’ll hurt less when I stop… I was going to […]

Stockholm Syndrome! Fun for You AND Your Dentist!

March 22, 2012 by

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So the thing about dentists, okay, the thing is I like them. I’ll just… leave you with that one for a moment. Still with me? Okay. I know this is a bit of an outlier perspective, most people are somewhere around, Dentists are pain and repeating grinding argh.* And I’m more thinking, Dentists are fun […]

Is It Just Me Or Does That Sound Like a Statement of Sexual Preference?

January 27, 2012 by

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Me: (reading the sticker in the back of our neighbour’s car) The harder the better. Is it just me or does that sound like a statement of sexual preference? Arkem: I don’t wear my statements of sexual preference on my car. Me: Do you wear them on your shirt instead? Arkem: No. Me: You barely […]

Why Do You Think Writers Spend So Much Time Trying to Reassure Everyone That They’re Not Sadists?

November 23, 2011 by

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Readers are masochists, and that’s good, because most writers are sadists. — Chuck Wendig I’m not a complete sadist. — Peter Orullian Maybe I just like the control. We all like to play God. — Stephanie BKR The writer is both a sadist and a masochist. We create people we love, and then we torture […]

This is a Public Service Announcement. This is Only a Test.

October 19, 2011 by

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So it turns out my capacity to talk about myself, my writing, and stories in general is more or less infinite. Nobody is shocked. Well, me, a little. I never intended to write here this regularly.* It creates expectations. (That should be read in a deep and portentous voice: Expectaaa-tionss…!) I’d just started to wonder: […]

In Retrospect, I Should Have Seen It Coming

October 17, 2011 by

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Friday Was spent relating to a sociopath and questioning the limits of my self-control. And, you know, causing people to laugh at me. Me: …that’s normal, right? Arkem: Indeed Me: Oh good. I’m… not totally sure what constitutes normal right now. Arkem: Is it important? …. And shouldn’t you be working? Me: I am! I […]

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