I’m Still Alive

Sat 25 Mar 2006 10:44pm

Well, I’ve slipped into another posting lull on this site, so I’m coming back on just to tell anyone who might read that I’m not dead. I’ve been doing most of my posting lately over at alwaysBETA, but mostly I’ve just been too darn busy. School is good but it’s crazy as well. Even though I told myself I wouldn’t, I’ve taken on more work than I can handle once again. It’ll all get done, but in the meantime it feels a bit like constantly swimming out of a whirlpool.

I just returned from my spring break. Some of my friends from school and I drove up to Toronto, Canada for some fun and relaxation. We found some of the best margaritas in town, toured a few breweries, and generally had a good time exploring the city. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately?) I didn’t get any work done on the trip, so it’s back to the grindstone.

The second half of the semester has brought with it a new literature class in my school schedule. Science Fiction has replaced “6 Books That Changed The World”. So far, I’m enjoying it more than the last class, both because the literature is more immediately engaging and because the assignment schedule is more laid back. I just finished the reading for Tuesday. Sci-Fi always strikes me in strange ways. Whatever the specific emotion, good sci-fi always seems to have a profound emotional effect on me after I read it. I’m either excited, confused, depressed … but it’s always something. I’m not sure why that is, but it always makes it very fun to read. I’m totally sucked in.

One of the stories that I just finished reading was “The Weapon Shop” by A. E. van Vogt. Holy cow. I haven’t fully finished parsing everything yet, but it was so good! For some reason, I feel like I can relate to the story. The use of perspective is really effective in keeping the reader riveted to the narrative the whole time. In some ways, I think it reminds me of one of my favorite books, “Babbitt” by Sinclair Lewis. My mind is blown. Wow.

Anyway, sorry for the absence of any posts on this site. I’ve got a new design coming soon, along with the much-needed addition of a seperate photoblogging stream planned. I don’t expect that they’ll go up before summer, but oh well. You’ll see them eventually. I have some exciting opportunities this summer that I’ll be able to talk more about soon.

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Sean McBride
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