I have a confession: a confession about this blog, about the nature of this blog, which I will tell you via this blog.
Believe it or not, when I started this blog, it was not a vanity project. It certainly seems that way – I mean, I have drawn a lot of pictures of myself.
The internet has created an amazing canvas for vanity, which I think is a good thing. The fact that anyone can have a voice is incredible. It took less than five minutes to create this website. The barrier of entry is so low it’s practically invisible.
The human spirit wants above all else, I think, to be free. There’s something in the air we all feed. We bleed our minds and our hopes and our dreams into the nothingness and hopes it spits back something interesting.
If I had a thousand lives to live I’m sure I could sort out this whole damn mess, but it seems my great misfortune to only have the one.
This blog was started for a college class: Writing in Online Environments.
I took this class as an alternative to a plethora of other dull-sounding classes, most of which involved the word ‘rhetoric’ or ‘discourse.’
That’s not to say this blog was the product of some well-structured syllabus. I broke just about every rule set in front of me. This page was supposed to be an academic analysis for the thesis of my blog (I actually think it is, by the way.)
The class is over, but I think I’m going to continue the blog.
So now it’s all on front street. This blog isn’t a vanity-project designed to maintain an ego. It’s a education-project that almost immediately descended into a vanity-project designed to maintain an ego.
But then again, isn’t all of academia?
i love your art. do you create this on paint accessory? i am impressed much so!
got some chuckels out of this one. thank you!
Yes, all my posts are done in MS Paint, which is why they look so professional.
I think we’d be really upset if you treated this blog like a class and forget about it after the new semester started up. 🙂 I love it; keep it going! If not for anyone else, (insert egoistic-sounding voice here) meeeeee!
I’m going to keep blogging, but everything will be in strict MLA format.
*scratches temple* I dunno…I’m kind of a APA girl m’self…I’ll see if I can keep up! 😉
Thank you for liking my blog today. In checking out yours I have had a good laugh. I’m going to follow it. -Nancy
Welcome to the team, Nancy. -QRParker
Thank you so much.
For whatever reason! no Chicago Style! it’s all about the APA, unless you’re an english major.
Chicago Style is the RC Cola of the citation world.
Great last blog post for the semester!! I can’t wait to see what you post in the next few weeks!
I swear to God, if you don’t stop mocking me I’m curse your family for six generations.
I can’t help it!! Sarcasm is the only thing my fingers can type, haha
I seriously hope you never stop. Well, of course you’d have to stop when you’re dead. That would be a mite unseemly. BUT UNTIL THEN I’m cracking the whip on you, boy. Mush! Mush! Write! Write! Draw! Draw!
Dear Cthulhu in a basket! This made me laugh so hard! May I please show this image on my FB page? I want to share it with the world!
Go for it.
I seriously love this.
I seriously love how much love I’m receiving.
Thank you for liking my post today. Your blog is great!
You’re welcome. Thank you!
Freedom is one of the divine gifts that makes us specifically human. The others are speech, creativity, love and individuality.
Alright, funny man. You ready for rejection, disappointment and constant work? Congratulations then. Such is the burden of the talented with something to say. Suck it up buttercup and keep writing/posting/artist-ing, all of it. Pretty fuckin selfish if you don’t. Just sayin’ 🙂
This is probably the nicest thing anyone has every said to me. I mean that. Thank you so much.
LOL nice. Let the hilarious ego-tism that doesn’t take itself too seriously continue! Unless it’s all a ruse…but hey, fun reads!
Hi there! Thanks for liking my blog! I had a quick browse around yours and it is refreshingly different from many other blogs.
Keep up the great work!
You’re welcome. Thank you. I will.
Your imagination has made me smile today 🙂 Also, thanks for the like!
I was a teacher for a long time. I have seen the creativity of students sucked up and blown away by the need of many teachers to put people into a box. Individuality is refreshing. Maintain it at all costs. I do not care what other people say because in the end you determine what is good and acceptable from your mind quest. It is really easy to be a naysayer than advocate a free thinker.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful responses. I’ll do my best.
Well it looks like Satan has arrived with probably another award for your deadly Blog. Congratulations! I nominated you for a Sunshine award. Go to this address to get it although Im pretty sure we can break the rules on this and you can just have it! But to be honest Im not sure how it all works http://rushhourrant.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/sunshine-award/
AWE SOME AND THEN MORE It’s original, it’s visual (the only way to learn), and creative. My blog compared to yours is kind of old fashioned, but hey, I was in college in the 60s, so forgive me if I don’t look hip
From what I’ve heard, it’s supposedly hip to be a square.
You tell me; where I live, kids are mostly Hispanic so I don’t know if they have their own terms for hip and square. Anyway, I’m too old to care about these youthful distinctions. Carpe Diem is my motto
Love the drawings!
Amazing and entertaining! Thank you for not choosing the ones with ‘rhetoric’ or ‘discourse!’ I can tell you, from experience, you made the best choice! I’m following!
You’ve made the right choice.
“That moment when you spell a word so wrong that even autocorrect is like, ‘I got nothin’ man.'” Haha! 🙂
Please tell me your professor recognized your awesomeness?
interesting blog you got here.
Thanks, Paul. I like your blog about the profits.