Tiny Dust!

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    The Progenitor
  • Birthday 10/05/1987
  1. First thing I ever finished was a comedic short story that was a play on Abbot and Costello's Who's on First It wasn't awful for an 11 year-old I wouldn't say that I write comedic stories in terms of concept, but my prose can be very loose and silly.
  2. Y'all Della Reese died, and now I'm sad.
  3. Who deleted my post and why on earth?
  4. JK Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, Ursula K Le Guin, Octavia Butler... Probably dozens to hundreds more whose work has influenced me in big and small ways and whom I have failed to appreciate for their contributions.
  5. This bot is from the future!
  6. I'm comparing a superior Winona Ryder character to a vastly overrated and kind of irritating Winona Ryder character, I think I'm on solid ground here.
  8. I don't think nihilism is about hoplessness though. I know a lot of people attribute it to hopelessness because it's so commonly associated with depression, but honestly I'm an optimistic Nihilist. I think Nihilism is a good thing for people, it frees you from getting caught up in petty garbage. There are no principles, so you decide what's important to you. I think this can be used incorrectly by selfish people who feel it frees them to do and act however they feel without consequence. But used correctly, it frees us from reliance on beliefs and attitudes which don't fit our constantly evolving society. At the end of the day, we're all going to die, and there's no great plan for us, no judge to hold us accountable for our actions in life, only us, and what we decide our purpose is, and what we do to hold each other accountable. If more people were Optimistic Nihilists, we'd see more people asking what makes them happy, and how they can live their lives to maximize their happiness and the happiness of those around them. Instead of so much anxiety over who did what and why that's wrong because of what I was taught growing up, and their ought to be a law against that, oh and now there is.
  9. So for me Cosmic Horror is how we grapple with the anxieties and fears inspired by realizing how insignificant and fragile our place in the universe really is. It's giving form to the formless knowing that most things are unknown, and unknowable, that your life will end in a the blink of blink of a blink relative to the existence of the universe itself, and more so, that all of human history basically fits on that same scale. It's grappling with the fact that, despite all of our best efforts (and some of our worst) we might be wiped out, not by ourselves, but by something we aren't prepared for, and in fact, could never have prepared for. Here's some fun videos on the subject of the universe ending. Which cosmologists are obsessed with, and basically all of them agree, whatever their theory is, that we're in a trap that is already sprung, and the only thing to figure out is how long we have until it closes and we're %#$@&!ed. That is the appeal of cosmic horror. Staring down inevitability, looking into the nihilism inspiring abyss that is our pointless, tiny lives, and shuddering, for shudder is all you can do. Or laugh, but that's not the point of Cosmic Horror.
  10. OMG I love the style here. You have a very unique voice! That Ring reference though? You're still writing that cosmic horror story with the woman who loses her memory right?
  11. I hope one day I can write a movie as good as 10 Cloverfield Lane.