Fat Girl,

Taking action in response to genius.

April 26, 2011 0 Comments

I’ve heard it said that there are two types of genius­es: the type whose work makes some­one feel that they’ll nev­er mea­sure up, and the type whose work makes some­one feel inspired to do bet­ter work.

But real­ly, doesn’t that say more about the observ­er than it does about the genius?

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The Last Air-Bender Win and Fail.

March 22, 2011 0 Comments

As a series: unfail­ing­ly win (though grant­ed­ly annoy­ing at times, most­ly because I can’t stand male ego and super angst dis­played in some of the char­ac­ters).

As a movie by M. Night Shya­malan: unfailingly…well, fail.

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Hershel.

January 8, 2011 0 Comments

My grand­fa­ther passed away this morn­ing. He died in his reclin­er, cof­fee cup beside him, half-emp­ty pack­et of tobac­co stick­ing out of his pock­et (with a wad in his mouth), watch­ing the WVU pre-game. Heart attack — his fourth one, though first in over a decade. He was 78 years old.

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Killing trees and getting personal.

December 2, 2010 0 Comments

I am a tac­tile per­son. I like to feel the paper, I like to inter­act with it. I like to draw on it and imme­di­ate­ly draw con­nec­tions in my mind. I retain what I’ve read much bet­ter away from the screen when my inter­ac­tion with it is phys­i­cal and imme­di­ate. I feel far removed from my work on the com­put­er. I feel deeply con­nect­ed to what I actu­al­ly touch.

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The importance of education.

October 22, 2010 0 Comments

The only design edu­ca­tion that is of any impor­tance is the edu­ca­tion you give your­self — the edu­ca­tion that you demand and steal wher­ev­er you can, when­ev­er you can, as much as you can, as long as you can.

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