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Misunderstanding

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You go out. You meet someone. You talk. Do you know the single absolute truth contained in that event? You both exist. You and the other person are entities of individual will that collided in a physical (and, obviously, a mental) space. Thoughts, words, and glances at one another coincided in a chance encounter. An RPG-like random encounter with less blood and, most likely, less victory fanfare. That is the only truth. The rest of it? A misunderstanding, a fundamental disagreement with the object universe. Do you think it went…read more

February

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Given a beat, I can dance. More accurately, I can move parts of my body in time with a rhythm, but that’s not much to brag about. As such, it takes a few things to make me get up and slam. It’s not that I feel shame when I cut a rug (far from it; it actually takes me quite a bit to make me shameful), but I do need proper impetus to partake in a jig. Unless it’s the robot. I will always do the robot for any (or…read more

Doubt in the Time of Zombies

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Two kinds of people walk free from the burden of doubt: Ryan Gosling and children. Gosling because, well, whatever, he’s Ryan Gosling. Children because they don’t think; they just believe. They are the perfect representation of life in an ideal world of black and white, right and wrong, life and death. If you give them a reason to believe, they surpass any level of faith and take to it as if it were simply knowledge, facts that anyone could look up and tell you that yes, you are right. It’s…read more

In a Relationship

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In real life, relationships are complex. In fact, human interaction of any sort is just about the most elaborate intermingling of social, psychological, and physical frameworks you’ll ever see. This is why successful movies, books, and television shows all focus on character growth and personal relationships; people love to see the intricacies at work. However, these relationships can be molded, contorted into being what we want and, more often, what we don’t want. Through textual mediums such as instant messenger or e-mail, the lack of vocal inflection requires you to…read more

Friendship, Fear, and the Great Unknown

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I could hear the hollow bellow from above. Even over the unrelenting, roaring wind, I could hear it. I could see the white-hot gaze just ahead. Even through the snowy, sideways haze, I could see it. Against it all, I prayed I was safe. I prayed we were safe. “Oh god oh god,” I heard myself mutter over and over again, waiting for the terror to pass, huddled in the shadows of this rocky remnant. I turned to my companion. But he was gone. Tracks laid were he once stood….read more