Update: Finals, Websites, and On the Road

Posted by – December 10, 2010

Here’s another update on my life, since that’s what I do when I can’t make the time to write a real blog post or book review:

[in]Visible Magazine came out today! That’s the student-run magazine I edit. The website it still one huge epic fail, though, so you can’t see it unless you happen to be on Scripps campus. I’m hoping to work on the website sometime next week once my 15-page paper on an Edgar Allan Poe story is done.

Finals week is here, and unfortunately it coincides exactly with the discovery of my three new favorite—and highly addictive—websites:

  • HTMLGiant, a literary blog that is very quirky, often confusing, but still highly enjoyable. Discovered it through NBCC’s blog.
  • Thought Catalog, a blog with many contributors who write really random and generally really hilarious and sarcastic articles. Some of the articles are “NSFW”—not safe for work—so watch out, and this doesn’t really relate to reading or writing in college… except that I’m reading it instead of writing my finals papers.
  • Figment, a website for young writers to share their work. Geared towards teenagers, so a lot of the people on it are you know, 13-years-old and kind of…um… annoying… but there are people my age too and some of the writers are really good. Also, one of my short stories is somewhat popular, which I don’t really understand, but you know, I’ll take it. I would say it’s inspiring me to write more, except that I haven’t written a word since I started my account, but that’s because I actually have not had the time. It was recently featured in the New York Times. Plus, the website design reminds me of Christmas.

And, in case you didn’t know, the actor playing Dean Moriarty/Neal Cassady in the upcoming film adaptation of On the Road is from Minnesota. (Represent.) Also, Kristen Stewart, the girl from Twilight, is playing Marylou, and I’m not sure how I feel about that.


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