I've always respected the darker, vulgar, grim, moments of Brian K. Vaughn's comics over similar moments from a Ennis or Millar, because they feel like symptoms of the world created rather than moments designed solely to illicit a response from the reader. #comics
I've been really trying to write #comics for the first time ever. I didn't expect pacing to be my biggest hurdle.
Here's my short #introduction :) I like to write poetic prose which you can find here https://bit.ly/2Q5CukA and critical, insightful essays here https://bit.ly/2NMUnD8. I would say that I am Formalist before everything else. I like to read about people's lives and listen to other's voices - I'd love to see what you're writing!
“Ke kai moana. In English, it's called the Pacific Ocean, but it's important to remember our words."
"Because language is the heart of culture?"
"That's right. And our culture is as travellers. The vast ocean did not hold us apart. It was what we shared together.”
“And so we kept sailing?”
She looked at Earth, a bright point against the blues and pinks of the martian sunset sky. “The ocean is bigger now, ku’u aloha, but the feeling is the same.”
I thought for a moment I saw a star from the corner of my eye. I snapped my head to catch it with the full strength of both my irises. But, whatever I had spied had been swallowed by the midnight clouds. The storm was inevitable and there was not a single hole to heaven to protect the fire that needed to live. #smallstories #microfiction
Here's an old story that I decided to let see the light of day. Probably a little rough.
"...The smell is what sticks with me the most. The bouquet of gasoline, rubber, and plastic, with a hint of meat all fueling the same fire was actually kind of pleasant on its own..."
Since this is a #writing exchange, here's a #music review I wrote that just went up: https://www.albumism.com/reviews/bird-streets-bird-streets
I have a project right now, writing one "Happy Birthday" post every day. Happy Birthday to something or someone related to philosophy. You can find the whole series on Medium. Latest: Happy Birthday Gutenberg Bible. https://medium.com/@DailyPhilo/happy-birthday-gutenberg-bible-9a0ebb5c3735
It should not have been that difficult. I had been walking all my life: Across the carpet to receive the embrace of my mother, across a stage to receive my diploma, down an aisle to receive a husband, across the street to receive my son after his first day on the bus. Yet, with all my experience that walk terrified me. I think it's because all I was going to receive was exactly what I deserved #MicroFiction #TootFic #smallstories
My name is Jonathan Cadotte. I'm an amateur writer who dabbles in everything from short-fiction to essays to blogging to reviews. I'm currently working on my first novel.
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