While I haven't made any new entries in the past
month or so, I have been making some chages around here.
I completely overhauled strangelove,
added two new works to the writings
section, and made a links page. One of
the works is a play I wrote in roughly two sittings, about three
or four months apart. It still needs some work, mostly with the
backstory and (lack of a) title.
The other work is a critical article I wrote
for Sakata's class on Lolita and Pale Fire, both
by Vladimir Nabokov. I submitted it to Zembla,
a web site run by Vladimir Nabokov enthusiasts. While my article
was rejected, the editor of the site sent me a nice letter. He
told me what was lacking in the essay and gave me some helpful
suggestions as to how I might improve upon it. Unfortunately,
I'm not a literary scholar and I don't partake in critical essay-writing
just for shits and giggles. But in the event that I do decided
to make the corrections, I'm glad I know where to start.
While I was working on redoing strangelove's
format, I started thinking about this site's format. I probably
won't change it, but I may reorganize some things. I think I'll
add a page where I can put all the webring logos and that are
cluttering up the index page. In fact,
I may do that today. If I have time, I may type up some essays
I wrote in the spiral-bound notebook I use as a kind of journal.
Come to think of it, it's more of an omnibus...
I may join forces with Odon in a new motion picture:
Escape from Zembla (ball in the palace, bomb in the palace square).
I may pander to the simple tastes of theatrical critics and cook
up a stage play, an old-fashioned melodrama with three principals:
a lunatic who intends to kill an imaginary king, another lunatic
who imagines himself to be that king, and a distinguished old
poet who stumbles by chance into the line of fire, and perishes
in the clash between the two figments." (301)
-from Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov