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Effing Dan Brown. First was the modernized translation of The Divine Comedy that interested me at first until the translator completely missed (in my amateur opinion) the timbre of the work and made Beatrice a stripper. I did like the movie that they made based on the book (Dermot Mulroney! Puppets!), however. The video game […]

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I’ve been mugged before. It happened at bus stop in the dark a few months before I left Atlanta. I watched two guys scope out the area to make sure no one was coming and then one showed me his gun and insisted that I know “what this is.” No one got shot and the […]

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(Note: I won’t go into the gritty details of what The Great Los Angeles Walk is but I encourage you to check it out and, if you’re going to be in LA the week before Thanksgiving next year, do it. Because, (1) LA is even better on foot, (2) the walk is a lot of […]

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Refused is a Swedish punk-ish* band that you may have heard of, either in the late 90s or recently as they’ve gone on tour with bands of contemporary import. That’s not to say Refused isn’t relevant but they did break up for a good long while and could be considered part of a recent trend […]

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§123 · September 2, 2012 · The Overly-Personal · (No comments) · Tags: , , ,


So I finished this hour-long drama pilot and need your help. I’m planning on submitting it to a couple competitions just to see how it stacks up (and to get some professional coverage) but I would like your opinion on it first (conceivably more valuable than the coverage I’d be getting). Below is a link […]

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Unfollow. My mouse cursor hovered over the Unfollow button for a couple of seconds. I’d thought about it for weeks, talked about it for days. While purging follows that I either skip right over when reading my Twitter feed or those people that have abandoned their accounts, I’d scrolled down to the bottom where I […]

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§87 · March 22, 2011 · The Overly-Personal · Enter your password to view comments. · Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


[Dedicated to Katie Ratcliff, whose disdain of my nerdiness and inability to reconcile how I was able to get vagina credit at all with so much of said nerdiness, is at once an inspiration and the source of my humility.] [A modest apartment: futon, IKEA furniture, most everything is second-hand in a space just big […]

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§72 · February 21, 2011 · The Overly-Personal · Enter your password to view comments. · Tags: , , , , ,


I kind of hate year-end top ten lists. Usually I just scan them for items I support and begrudge the author for logic-defying inclusions/snubs. When we discussed doing Top Ten lists on Monsters, a wild hair sprung. We had to do something different so we came up with the concept of the awards (like “The […]

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§46 · December 31, 2010 · The Overly-Personal · (No comments) · Tags: , , ,