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May 30, 2013
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Bathroom Adventures Episode 1: A Photo Comic

Here is a photocomic I made. I’m not sure why I made it, but I certainly did make it. View here or on Imgur (better format) at: imgur.com/a/199if This is forever on the internet now. Good job self!

April 16, 2013
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How to be Rude: A Guide

Do you want to learn how to be rude? Whatever the time of day and no matter what color socks you choose to wear, this is the perfect guide for you!

A Craftsman’s Tools: Saw, Traps, and Theory of Suspense
April 9, 2013
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A Craftsman’s Tools: Saw, Traps, and Theory of Suspense

I watched all seven Saw movies and actually learned something about suspense theory. Warning: this essay examines gruesome and graphic topics.

The Animated Documentary: Waltz with Bashir
April 3, 2013
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The Animated Documentary: Waltz with Bashir

Waltz with Bashir (2008) is a beautiful animated documentary of the real life 1982 invasion of Lebanon. But why is it animated? Let’s take a closer look.

March 30, 2013
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Creative Work: The Case of Fuzzy Wuzzy

We all know that Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair…but what was really going on there? This transcript from the infamous Jones v. Wuzzy case explains.

Child’s Play: Why Ponyo Was Almost A Horror Movie
March 28, 2013
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Child’s Play: Why Ponyo Was Almost A Horror Movie

Ponyo manages to blur the line between horror and children’s film. Ponyo (2008) is one of Hayao Miyazaki’s more recent films and, while critically acclaimed, has often been said to leave much to be desired. The film is overtly for small children, most websites say around age 6, but many of the themes and imagery […]

March 12, 2013
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Creative Work: Unfortunate Limericks

Limericks are odd little things. They are pretty strict poems in terms of rhythm and structure, but they are inherently crass and informal. Try submitting a limerick to a literary magazine and you’ll be laughed away. Limericks are usually silly, but damn if they can’t also be morbid and horrific if you put your mind […]

March 8, 2013
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Creative Work: Eulogy for Angel Yates

(Post retroactively uploaded from previous blog. Original: 1/15/2013.) A brief explanation: This is my own tribute to a young artist and poet who died long before her time. Angel Yates was pronounced dead after a steady decline in health characterized by extreme fatigue and exhaustion. I never got to meet her in person but her work […]

March 8, 2013
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Creative Work: On the Topic of Life Goals

(Post retroactively uploaded from previous blog. Original: 10/20/2012) Creative Writing and Monologues and Projects I figure that since I have so many small personal projects that I work on, I might as well put them up online somewhere. Well, my blog just happens to be ‘somewhere’. I’ve started this process already by creating a youtube […]

Hey, I'm Jay. Welcome to my small corner of the internet. Here you will find a variety of writing samples, reviews, essays, and my personal blog.