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on the Contrary

I officially desperately need to be asleep. And yet…here I am: down in the classroom in the Anderson lobby, laptop and speech materials and empty dishes and all. 781 more words


Say shit and fuck a million times - A note on Pump Up the Volume

Pump Up the Volume (USA, 1990)
Directed by Allan Moyle

Rewatched 22.10.14

One of the things I most appreciate about Pump Up the Volume, Allan Moyle’s energizing and fun anti-establishment teen-rebellion movie from the 90s, is that its script allows its lonely and angry high-schoolers their own stories told in their own voices, unmediated by authorities, teachers, or even by the era’s victim-narratives or its homophobia and certainly not by the cynicism of many professional film critics and cinephiles. 628 more words

Movie Reviews


High on the highway
Getting lost on the by side
Running from pain
Feeling free once again
High on the Highway of life

Bears Rebellion 23/10/14

'Crafting of Contemporary Culture', Teal Triggs

First off, is the Bruce Metcalf mentioned in the text of any relation to Tim Metcalf?! I’m onto you Metcalfs…

To be honest, I’m not sure which tone to strike in this response!? 147 more words


Red Rising

Usually when people talk about books you hear how they ‘couldn’t put it down.’ My experience with Red Rising by Pierce Brown was the opposite; I ‘couldn’t pick it up.’ I wasn’t really very interested in the book for a number of reasons. 745 more words

Book Reviews

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

I was a poor child and my parents were touchy on issues. My brother visits me every weekend. He used to be a writer, but now he’s a prostitute in Hollywood. 3,880 more words

Adult Fiction

Alone but for the Company of Caged Parakeets

THE PURPOSE OF THIS JOURNAL, if anything, is to retrace my own steps from where I am sitting at this moment, in a series of brief retrospectives, accompanied by notes on the present, to the places, which exist now only in memory, from where this journey began. 246 more words