Posts by Connor

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Malaise as if it were a Localised Miasma

Discussion by: landayc18 on Thu, 2016-09-22 23:14 with 0 comments
Malaise in Art

It's a beautiful word. It is a condition, a frame of mind, a concept--malaise is an attractive word. And though it may not incite emotion in the same way that "moist" would, it still manages to light my intellectual fire every time I imagine it. Malaise.

The Doppleganger of 'Eragon'

Discussion by: landayc18 on Fri, 2015-05-29 20:00 with 2 comments
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Cover page of 'Eragon'

Every person who has ever read a book holds in their heart, a favorite. Mine of course, is Eragon by Christopher Paolini. I have posted before about Eragon, but I come back now for a different purpose. Recently, discussion featurning archetypes has popped up and I have been given the chance to share one of my favorite characters of all time: Murtagh.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Discussion by: landayc18 on Thu, 2015-05-14 10:05 with 1 comments
Cover of book. There is a cutout of an upside down dog.

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon is one of the strangest and most intriguing books I have ever read. The chapters are numbered by increasing order of prime numbers. Every other chapter strays from the plot to explain some math or game concept. Heck, the main character can strongly be inferred to have Asperger's syndrome accompanied by some sort of savant syndrome for math and even narrates the story in first-person. It has been a very unique read, one that I must recommend. 

A Brief Reflection on the United States of America

Discussion by: landayc18 on Thu, 2015-04-30 23:52 with 0 comments
United States with National flag overlay

I believe that the United States of America is a paragon of a country that acts as a strong beacon of sturdiness and resilience in a changing world. I believe that the United States of America has become the greatest empire ever to grace this planet. I believe and know that despite all hardships and struggles, internal or external, my country will forever stand strong in the face of danger.

The Blasted Homey-o

Discussion by: landayc18 on Fri, 2015-03-13 11:25 with 1 comments
Image of rose

On the streets of Verona we once met
I must admit I was taken aback
Such a fine catch for my lonely old net
As you saw, for love I had no true knack.

Have we yet to meet this hour Romeo?
I would do anything for you my love
O Romeo, thou arst my homey-o
Yet for all else, would I lend you my glove?

No, I care not for your disease sickened
That is, of rubbish are you Montagues
For your blood is a vile most thickened
Which I shall splatter in every hue!

Be gone now traitorous Romeo
As I renounce of you, my homey-o


A fantasy-filled lore-riddled universe

Discussion by: landayc18 on Thu, 2015-02-12 01:16 with 4 comments
Title page to "Eragon" the book

I have as of yet been reading a fantasy book Eragon by Christopher Paolini. Eragon is part of the Inheritance Cycle, following a poor farm boy (called Eragon!) who finds a dragon egg, hatches a dragon, raises the dragon, bonds with the dragon etc. etc. dragon etc.

The Catcher in the Rye - My View

Discussion by: landayc18 on Thu, 2015-01-15 02:03 with 1 comments
Book Cover of The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger has crafted a majestic masterpiece in "The Catcher in the Rye". The novel is written in the first person perspective of the narrator and fictional main character, Holden Caulfield, as he travels New York after being expelled from Pency Prep, his fourth academy. During the novel, Holden smokes, lies, checks into hotels, swears, gets bitter (especially bitter) and eventually becomes sick by the end of the novel with something not unlike tuberculosis.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy- My Take

Discussion by: landayc18 on Tue, 2014-10-28 00:45 with 1 comments
Don't Panic

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a trilogy of five books written by Douglas Adams and a sixth book by Eoin Colfer (commonly known for his 'Artemis Fowl' series). It is a science-fiction satire comedy that pokes fun at the parallels between it's fictional universe and westerner society, based off of a radio comedy in 1978 for BBC Radio 4.

Connor

Discussion by: landayc18 on Wed, 2014-10-08 11:49 with 1 comments

Historically, my name is Irish. “Wolf kin,” “Lover of hounds”. Words like that. Silly. I’ve never really thought about my name before. I guess I just accepted that Connor would forever be my title. Getting my name changed would be a punch in the face to my parents. My name isn’t particularly rare or exotic- not that it matters- but it just feels a bit too… average. I guess it’s confusing having an Irish name despite being ethnically eastern european. What would I know? It’s only my name. The name that despite being mine, is commonly misspelled by people as if it really isn’t that important.

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