Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Writer's Mine

Quality before Quantity - The Holy Worlds Writing Motto

Besides liking to write, I also happen to like digging. I get strange enjoyment out of sinking holes in the ground that are deep enough to jump down inside. But the real reason that I enjoy digging is because it reminds me of mining.

Mining. Nobody really, really likes dirt. So much space occupied by dead organic matter and a smattering of hardened rocks that were probably uplifted from the lower crust over centuries. Once below the surface more than a few inches, very few people have an interest in that space. I have always wanted to delve out mines. Not just any mines, mind you (terrible puns!), but true mines. Mines and tunnels with doors and passages. Mines like the mines of Moria.

I have always wanted the same for my stories. Grand, epic, filled with crisp detail and ornate decorations, all bounded in a gigantic cohesion. Unfortunately, most of my stories have ended up like most of my mines. About three-feet deep with a dirty roof made of scrap wood and full of roots and spiders. I have nominally crawled through them to prove it can be done, but have never dug so deep that I wished to stay there for long.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Screwtape on Video Games Text

My dear Wormwood,

Your last letter was pitifully disdainful of my suggestion that you use video games to manage your patient. Your remarks were, appropriately, couched in niceties, but your rejection of my advice clearly demonstrates your ignorance of the power this recent development holds.

I was disdainful once, too, when I saw the initial results of manipulating video games, back when that was an innovative idea tried only by experimental tempters. The results were only a small smattering of pale, frail creatures that wasted away their health and complexion bouncing a digital ball back and forth, hardly the great sinners we had hoped for. But that is, as I mentioned in my speech at the Tempter’s Training College, the current tactic; we do not seek a few great sinners utterly bucking the influence of the Enemy, but instead gorge ourselves on the myriads of souls that pass quietly into our Father’s house without ever realizing they were coming here. Video games have become one of our favorite ways of numbing minds as they pass into our Father’s house, and are increasingly effective in crippling the blasted Church.

Friday, April 5, 2013

An Imitation Screwtape Letter on Video Games

An Imitation Screwtape Letter on Video Games
But not in textual format, at least not now. For now, enjoy
Yes, the David J Hartung has obtained himself a YouTube channel. There may me be much more fun to come.

Friday, February 15, 2013

More Free Stuff from MotN!

What kind of friend would I be if I didn't tell you how to get free stuff when I saw the chance? Especially if it is the kind of free stuff that Month of the Novel gives out. Check it out! Easy to enter!
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Movie Review Index Post

So far I have only reviewed a few movies of recent make, and I only review movies I have watched lately. So only when time and movie-watching coincide does a review come out. Still, for ease of reading, the following have been listed. These reviews are safe to read before seeing the movie without massive plot-spoilers.
Movie pReview of Disney's Tangled
Movie pReivew of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Movie pReview of The Amazing Spiderman

I have also attempted to get a little deeper in my reviews, so far only on Tangled. This kind of review is best read after having seen the movie.
Movie WorldReview of Disney's Tangled

Let's hope to see more soon! Feel free to make requests in comments.