January 27th, 2004

A Solitary Mine

Sometimes I dream

I think (sometimes) that I would like to write comics. It may be regarded as an ignoble profession, but names such as Sam Keith, Neil Gaiman, and Warren Ellis float through my mind and urge me to pick up a pencil every time my imagination's fired. I should start by resurrecting Roman à Clef. I think about the lives those names have touched and while it may not be many when compared to a literary giant, it's more than I'm diong now.

I was talking to Jason last night and I think I may have a Randolph Carter-style tale I can work on. It won't be Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath Revisited, but I think that's as good a place as any to start.

I ask myself, from time to time, "What is my destiny?" But I think destiny is not given or set for you. You claim your destiny, you become it. No one will do you any favors. And if it doesn't work out, you have gained experience and must move on. Does that sound trite? Does a lot of what I write sound trite? I don't think I should worry about that so much. Some things are trite and true, if you'll excuse the pun.
  • Current Music
    Killing Joke - Love Like Blood

"But you found things to fix..."

Dictionary.com, which is probably my most-hit website, needs a "Compare" feature. I was trying to choose between "elaborate" and "elucidate" and there was no simple way to weigh them against each other, the way there would be if I were trying to purchase a digital camera, GPS unit, or cellular plan. Curse you, internet, for leaving me to use my brain after all that hard "typing".

Question for the world: Do you all breathe equally through both nostrils? I can tell after running through four boxes of tissues since Friday that (as I've suspected for decades) most of my breathing goes through my right nostril. It's way the hell more torn up than the left one, even with the aloe tissues I use. I wonder if I should get this checked out. My nose whistles sometimes and I've always wondered if I didn't have a deviated septum or something.
  • Current Music
    Fear of Pop - In Love