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The soul of Russian avant-garde

Today’s post is about the genius of Russian Absurd – Daniil Kharms (1905-1942). I am only interested in “nonsense”; only in that which makes no practical sense. I am interested in life, only in its absurd manifestations. #quote He is mostly known for his whimsical poems for children, but his heart belongs to absurd. His stories (or plots) are particularly fond of tantalising comic negations: the beginning that is not...

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5 Secret Ingredients for Creating the Perfect Villain

Written by Nathaniel Postell The unrelenting insanity of the Joker’s laugh comes to mind when contemplating a truly memorable villain. An individual starkly contrasted to the heroic attempts of his caped counterpart, yet… oddly similar in their resolve to accomplish their vision against all odds. What secret ingredients make a perfect villain perfect? Read on and find out. #1 Motivation Compelling characters possess an inherent relatability. Heroes are often written...

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If November was a guy…

Inspired by Chewing On Glass Blog – here The idea: WHAT IF… November was a guy? How he’d talk, think, feel? POEM Monologue – ‘sloppy style.’ Part 1 Fuck it. I spent all my life In chains Behind locked doors In front of a computer Kissing the glass of the colorless bubbles Of cola Or desperation Or news – unpleasant, painful, dangerous. I don’t go out anymore… Pubs are only a...

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Chunky Burger, 18+ (humorous absurd horror story)

Read part #1 – here PART 2   30 October. 7pm The two friends were on the way to visit Mr. WideOpenMind, to carry out the assassination. They made their way up to his front porch, reached for the door handle in the hope of picking the lock, but were caught off guard when the door opened. Mr. CruelMemories and Mr. DareToKill were left blinking owlishly up at the 6 foot 6 inches...

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Chunky Burger, 18+ (humorous absurd horror story)

PART 1 Heroes: Mr. DareToKill – co-owner of Chunky Burger restaurant Mr. CruelMemories – co-owner of Chunky Burger restaurant Mrs. WetHope – cleaner and account Mr. FlashOfSexBrilliance – a rich mogul Mr. WideOpenMind – secretary of Mr. FlashOfSexBrilliance Mrs. PromiseOfLove – wife of Mr. WideOpenMind Mr. AgainstTheRules – a drug dealer Place: a small town “PerfectlySafeStop.” x x x Being the owner of a business has its rises and downfalls....

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There are books so alive…

There are books so alive that you’re always afraid that while you weren’t reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away. No one has stepped twice into the same river. But did anyone ever step twice into the same book? Marina Tsvetaeva (Russian poet) A couple of words...

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Book Review: “Left Waiting”, River Dixon

Foreword: This is a poetry book. I often hear the words, “I hate poetry,” “I don’t understand poetry,” “Poetry is so boring”… and yes, I agree – poetry is a very subjective art, just like paintings: some love Dali, some love Ruben. I just want to remind you about the time when you were a kid and your parents bought you a book – often short poems about animals, nature,...