Browsing All posts tagged under »pain«

Sam Brown Expresses My Pain

May 23, 2012 by


The Kraken Might Be Arriving Today*

May 21, 2012 by


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]