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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 […]

Schadenfreude All Over the Place

October 5, 2011 by

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So the last couple of nights I’ve been watching a whole group of people fall apart emotionally. And laughing. Because I am a horrible, horrible person. Or because I’m a writer. Which, in this instance, I think is sort of the same thing. I mean, the falling apart is totally justified. It’s in response to […]

Suicide Is Painless*

September 29, 2011 by

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So after yesterday’s post a few people contacted me to make sure I wasn’t eyeing off tall buildings or bottles of pills. Me: Apparently my post this morning concerned people and some of them have poked me to say, ‘Are you insane/okay?’ Rick: The suicide post? Me: Yeah. I don’t know. You talk about hanging […]

Delusions of Godhood

August 25, 2011 by

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My brain is a little delinquent at the moment cause I’ve been doing that writing-from-breakfast-to-bedtime thing again this week. And I’ve developed this really fun headache, so maybe I should stop. On the other hand, yesterday I think the writing was at least in part avoiding the headache. For some reason when I’m lost in […]

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