Stuff, plus back to writing

This is gonna be a short post . . . short-ish. 

The post after this one contains a short story concept I played around with. If interested in reading it, please leave a comment below and I will e-mail you a password (do not include your e-mail; I will have it when I get a notification of the comment). 

It’s the first short story I’ve written in a while, so I’m a little rusty. It was a fun write, but I know it has little drama and is not a deep when it comes to plot and conflict. 

If you do read it, and if so inclined, I would appreciate an honest opinion about it, even if only to say “Wow, this would be pretty lightweight. . . even if it were well-written . . . and even if it had a decent plot . . . and even if the characters were not as flat as the virtual page they are written on!”

That’s the writing part. Here are some things I came across and found interesting. Some are entertaining, as well. A few are informative. 

Appropriately, the thing is peripherally about the election and how divided we are:
One Nation Divisible

It charts a far more complicated picture than the usual “me and my good, you and yours bad.” Interesting reading. 

This next LINK offers an interesting thought piece regarding the differing treatment of ruins in the US versus in other parts of the world. It’s something I’d not really even been aware of. 

A somewhat related piece, THIS deals with the history of Hawai’i and how it came to be a US state. This one pissed me off a bit. It points to the same issues we have today. Governments exist more to cater to the whims and desires of the wealthy than to provide for the populous.  

One more semi-dark piece, but an important one. THIS is about cats. I’ve known this since the 80s when I first read about the issue and resolved to keep my cats indoor. People will not like it but try and read it objectively. 

We now turn to a lighter subject . . . the visual gag. For this, I go back to a true master of the art. In my opinion, Buster Keaton was unparalleled in his ability to execute gags. Whereas Chaplin plaid on pathos, Buster dealt, in my opinion, pure humor to the masses in an easily identifiable way. Meaning, we could identify with what we saw. Here’s The Art of the Gag.

One of the reasons I am interested in this is that I can relate parts of it to writing scenes, especially when doing action or writing humor. 

You might want to also watch Cops. At 18 minutes long, I know it will seem an eternity to readers conditioned by Twitter and Facebook to bite-size content. Still, give it a shot; it’s pretty funny, even 94 years later. 

Do you know how when something is pointed out to you, you wonder why you had never noticed it before? This piece was like that for me. I’m not musically inclined, but I do like music, and it’s pretty much always on. 

Finally, a picture of Akaka Falls.


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6 Responses to Stuff, plus back to writing

  1. sally says:

    Password please


  2. I would like to read the short story. Thanks. PS – loved the Buster Keaton clips!

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  3. I really appreciated the info on the beautiful Akaka Falls.


  4. Wow! The falls are amazing!
    I have never seen a Buster K. movie, so I will look forward to watching those vids tonight.
    Life has been busy for me this week…but I will get to your story tonight! I’m so excited that you are writing again, Emilio! I look forward to reading! It will be my reward for getting through today. :-)
    HUGS!!! :-)
    PS…I’m on a lynch break…er…uh…I mean LUNCH break! :-D

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    • disperser says:

      I’ll have more photos of the fall(s) soon. Buster Keaton has to be one of my all time favorite visual comedians. I think it’s the deadpan delivery. Hope you like his stuff.

      The story was a quick effort based on an idea I might explore in more detail with another story. A take-off on aliens typically visiting someone out in the middle of nowhere.

      We just got done with our walk, so it’s a shower and breakfast for me. No lynching plans yet.

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