"Earth may very well be the strangest planet in all the universe…" Robert Silverberg
… when you’re a writer, there’s no one coming in at the end of the day and saying, ‘Wow that’s a great passage you just wrote. Boy, that’s wonderful.’
When the American writer David Foster Wallace died four years ago, he left behind the following fragments: notes towards a dictionary all his own. DFW had an amazing mind, and his notes on words are at once insightful and at times, hilarious and beautiful.
"Things Were Just Like That Back Then": Thoughts on Westeros, Sociology, and Historical Accuracy in A Song of Ice and Fire
Seeing this post reminds me that someone I’ve known for years, and who has a rather expensive college degree, said these exact words to me in regard to ASOIAF/Game of Thrones this past Tuesday at a gaming tournament:
"Things were just like that back then.”
There were not enough faces for me…
“One of my wife’s distant friends has attempted to invite herself to stay with us, again,” writes the exasperated owner of a prime 2 bedroom apartment in New York City in this Ask MetaFilter question. “She did this last March, and we used the excuse of me starting a new job and needing to do x,…