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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Literary Analysis: Kafka's "Before the Law"

     Before I start, I would like to mention that going into Franz Kafka The Complete Stories I had a certain expectation of what it was going to be like. I wrote an indepth analysis about the role of a kafkaesque journey in The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera for my English assignment, stacking my knowledge about Kafka through second hand testimonies and skims through his early short stories. Now that I am actually sitting down and reading through most of his writings, the first two I was introduced to were not merely stories but parables (example of parable), meaning that they were trying to convey a certain moral message through a story. I never really understood any parables without the meaning being glaringly obvious or having someone explain it to me so you can (hopefully) understand that I struggled a lot trying to understand Kafka's parables considering his unique, modernist views of life and I am still struggling now. Despite this, I felt a strong need to talk about "Before the Law", therefore what follows may be a bit messy. However, I assure you that I have abandoned the reckless way of writing I used for John Dies in the End (which is a reckless book), so I won't sound as lost and undisciplined.

Monday, June 15, 2015

New Section: Literary Analysis

I've just started reading Kafka and I can't review these stories but I want to talk about them prompting a birth of a new section: Analysis (used very loosely). Here, everything I want to talk about that does not fit neatly into a review format will be put there and considering I just started reading The Complete Stories of Franz Kafka - who I am obsessed with - expect some very confused thoughts.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

School Lit Mag!

So... I joined the school literary magazine this year and the first issue it out!
Here's my story:

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Book Review: John Dies in the End - What the HECK is Going On??

I've been putting off this review for quite a while since I just can't seem to find the right words to describe this one. I actually finished it over a month ago and have read two more books since that time so it's not really fresh on my mind, but it's too long and wacky to actually forget. Maybe I should start with some basic info?

John Dies in the End is a story about a demonic apocalypse and two guys trying to prevent it. The main characters are David and John who are quite the bums of society at the start. It was written by David Wong (a pen name) who is also one of the main columnists at Cracked.com, one of my favorite internet satirical site. A movie has been made based off of it release in 2012.

I think that's all there is to say without going into the absolute batshit crazy details.

Also, as you could probably tell someone told me that it might be better to drop the formal tone and since this is such a crazy story, I've decided to make a more casual review.

Onto the review!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Gore Fest! And Crime :D

If you enjoy I Found a Body on my joint literary blog, you would probably like this new series I'm writing. It's about a cannibalistic murderer and a detective trying to catch her. If you want to skip the gore and just have the mystery/crime elements, I suggest you wait for the second chapter. However, I would greatly recommend you read the first chapter as it does contain a lot of clues about the girl murderer.

Anyway, just enjoy my sometimes sick, twisted mind!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Rom Com Series!

Got another series going in Wattpad since I am slowly starting to feel like Jim Davis as I write My Strange Roommate and Me.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin - New Ship Time!! (Favorite Scenes)

I just want to say, before I get into this that as a quick review, Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin has been pretty interesting at least in the first 4 episodes that are out so far (Although the fight scene in episode 4 was total bullshit. The bad guy could have easily killed our hero in seconds if he just froze him then impaled him, idiot). The plot is unique and interesting, the characters are so far pretty likable to my taste (although I still don't get the deal with Daruko) and they interact well. Going with this theme it is time to announce that in episode three I finally decided on my ship. Obviously I'm not going to pair the dude up with a dead girl so the only other option was Tensai. I didn't really think much of her at first so I was planning to let this one go without a ship (since that novelist girl hasn't appeared again so far) but episode 3 and 4 set it. Tensai x Juugo to the win!

I think the reason I'm just so infatuated with Tensai is how much she reminds me of Taiga from Toradora. From her small stature to fierce personality just screams Taiga but she still maintains her own identity of a unique character. I'm looking forward to her development, romantic or not. Juugo seems to be in a pretty interesting situation too. This entire series is looking pretty good to me so far and I can't wait for more!

Screenshot time! (Warning, SPOILERS AHEAD!)