So my friend told me the other day, “What if you don’t make it? What if you end up like all these people, working minimum wage because they’ve spent their lives working for nothing? You’ll end up old, broke, and nobody will hire you back.”
At this point I can write, “well that got me thinking,” but in fact it didn’t. In fact my response was so immediate because to me the question was so stupid.
“What makes you think I want to go back?” I said. “Besides, even if I don’t make it—”
Now let’s stop there for a moment. First of, I really hate it when people say that line: “Even if I don’t make it…” It is a statement of weakness disguised in moral eminence, as though money and fame didn’t really matter to you. It is a passive-aggressive claim of higher standards—a preemptive dulling of a theoretical pain—hiding the fact that you’ve accepted loss without actually losing. (more…)
It is the advent of a new American century, of hope and change, of humans and vampires living together. With the help of the National Organization of Altered Humankind (NOAH), pro-Integration United States is now at the cusp of immense technological progress, state of the art medical innovations, and new promising careers with unlimited growth potential.
Rising from a global recession, unpredictable climate change and unemployment, recycling didn’t save us in the 21st century; vampires did. (more…)
Today is officially the start of my book campaign.
As a debut author, I really have no idea what’s going on. I just got out of my hermit cave and now I’m reengaging the world through my ancient social media skills. Like the first fight, the first drug trip, and the first holy experience in the snu snu department, I’m literally clueless. Yes I’ve read the books, watched the videos, listened to advice, but now I’m running through the beach with bullets zipping, half-drowning, ground exploding, while someone over there is looking for his arm.
And that’s why this is going to be fun! (more…)