jayncoke asked:

Favorite books?

  • Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Black Coffee Blues, by Henry Rollins
  • Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Seth Grahame-Smith
  • War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, by Chris Hedges
  • Nectar in a Sieve, by Kamala Markandaya

There are tons and tons more, but trying to list them all would take forever. These are the ones I can remember right now.


I used to be very diligent about writing blog posts several years ago, before I moved to Chicago.

I actually found it very therapeutic and found some solace in expressing myself through blogging. I even had one or two dedicated readers!

I have definitely fallen very behind since then. There are a large number of factors excuses:

  • Work has definitely taken its toll. I went from a bank teller to a full-on dedicated software engineer. I am definitely much MUCH happier doing what I do now, but it takes a lot more effort and attention.
  • The rise of Tumblr has taken a big chunk of my time as well. I used to be on a self-hosted Wordpress blog, but I find it so much easier to reblog things on Tumblr than to write out an entry. And with that, I’ve found myself maintaining almost 10+ Tumblrs!
  • There is also that lack of motivation and creativity. I feel like my writing muscles in my brain are totally out of shape. I have to work them back up again.

Ah, that wasn’t so bad. Writing a blog entry about how I don’t write many blog entries was satisfying.


I love this series, “The Stuff of Legend.” The artist, Charles Paul Wilson II, was there at C2E2. I remember trying to catch him at Baltimore Comic-con last year, but he was delayed. He said there was some kind of overturned truck on fire or something. But I finally got some great stuff including some sketches AND what is probably my biggest purchase (as in most expensive) at C2E2: the original pencils for an issue of “The Stuff of Legend.” I gotta get it framed…

Photos taken on 03.20.2011.