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Mar 30Imagination – 1

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He follows her in silence. Block after block they walk, he always lagging comfortably behind her. Finally she notices him, scanning her surroundings as she unlocks the door to their apartment. She almost drops her keys.

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Jul 15Fate – 1

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A list of things that would be different if ‘fate’ were to exist and have any true binding force over our actions.

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Jul 13Creation Heals – 4

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The other day it struck me how many of my creator friends—and myself, at times—have expressed feelings of discontent regarding issues with roughly this formula: “I make and make and make and no one [reads it/looks at it/etc.] to [support/encourage] me.” This sets up the consumer as the provider of a service (validation), rather than the receiver of a service (content creation). The consumer, whom we have always wanted to enjoy our creations, stops enjoying the creation and sees its product as a chore.

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Sep 16E98 Freewrite – Something Unwanted

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Another week, another bit of writing for my short-story writing class. The prompt was this: one character wants something and tries to get it, and, whether or not they succeed, they also get something they didn’t want. We had ten minutes in class to jot these down, so please forgive the hastiness of the writing:

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Sep 15King, Rhetorician, & Troll – 2

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I didn’t think I’d be encountering more Socratic nonsense this semester, but Cognitive Science 1 in one week’s worth of reading delivered an all-star cast of Descartes, Aristotle, Plato, and Locke! Hurray.

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Sep 3E98 Exercise #1 – Nothing To You

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Our first writing exercise homework. The prompt was to write a scene (300-500 words… where did I grow accustomed to those constraints…?) in which one person wants something that the other doesn’t want to give. We were told to focus more on the conflict and less on the object of the conflict, but that it was up to us whether or not to reveal it at the end. I’m pleased with what I have so far, though I have a while to finalize my submission.

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