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from inquiry

So I guess disaster and/or mayhem is either in – or soon to be in – progress somewhere outside this windowpane.

And this screen pane <bows deeply to the goddess of internet>, of course.

Partner is on the phone a couple rooms away, her animated description of some recent drama between her and a student reaching me as a sort of low-grade nipple twist for my not being too big of fan of long-winded, ego woe-is-me's.

(unless they're i-me-mine, of course)

And to think I was just on the verge of organizing a write.as ping pong tournament when all this nasty virus hullabaloo broke! ;–)

Try not to get too upset over what I'm about to type, but recently watching the movie “Roman Holiday” may have nudged – if not knocked – Kate Beckinsale from the top slot of my inner Most Beautiful Actress All Time list.

Time to forage for more coffee....

 
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from g a n z e e r . t o d a y

Yes, I finally introduce the aliens.

Not sure anyone reading THE SOLAR GRID was expecting aliens.

It is 9:43 am in Houston and I've been up for at least 6 hours. Two-three of which I spent trying and failing to fall back asleep. My mind is awake, but my bodily functions are very much dead. Today will be a sluggish day at the drawing table.

Still, I am foolishly determined to finish a full page of comix today, inking and all.

The air is pleasantly cool and the blue jays populating the palm trees outside do not sound as pretty as they look.

The spread above is from my sketchbook where I've revisited the design of the alien(s) I'm about to introduce in the actual comix pages. If you look very closely at the page on the right hand side, you can probably make out some of the alphabet I devised for their language.

Don't really have the headspace to figure out how to develop it into a font, so will have to hand letter that shit.

Lovely.

#journal #work #MakingComix #TheSolarGrid

 
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from inquiry

I'm already ahead of the work game, mostly playing spider solitaire on the phone whilst loosely pondering next javascript improvements steps.

But curiosity (I suspect tmo might call it <suddenly hushed tones> addiction..) had my fingertips missing this keyboard, missing the possibility of watching words magically appear on this screen – putting it that way due to having recently read some stuff about Asimov, his having said something similar about words magically appearing on paper.

(Aren't faces found in distant instersection of tree branches wonderful?)

I found a fun, more old-school-ish website over the weekend. Expressed my appreciation to the owner/maintainer. Won't ever hear back, but I get it.

<bodily hunger stirreth>

I found a somewhat tantalizing job over at good 'ole weworkremotely, over the weekend.

But then it occurs to me this might not be the best time to be jumping from a relatively known horse to a relatively unknown horse.

<image of second horse charging empty-saddled into the sunset as I beat/pat powdered dirt from my pants>

Yep, I'm gonna work on the rest of that canned-chicken-based nacho-ish dip....

 
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from inquiry

> Quarantine is NOT fun NOR an adventure. It’s hyper-lame > and super-boring.

Gee, tmo... some cup-half-full-plus-plus quarantine buddy you turned out to be.... ;–)

> But I’m anonymous so I can share and not feel guilty > or awkward. I’m ready to give this a try and for what > constructive criticism is to come. > > Poetry to come... B.

Looking forward to!

> Testing photo uploads – my most recent selfie.

I love that sort of thing.

Looks like I still have a job.

Partner in the shower, another profoundly grey sky, haven't looked at any news titles in over a week because, again, how can something with the word 'new' in it be so ridiculously what-I-want-to-call brand-predictable, i.e. imprisioned by the state of one's opinions expressed during brand formation, i.e. having to fear losing readership if possibly wavering on a position one('s brand) has become “known for”?

 
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Anonymous

“Desperately in Love”

Tiba tiba saja wooseok mendapat kabar baik: impiannya berlibur ke Eropa terwujud. Namun sialnya, perjalanan itu harus ia lalui bersama lelaki paling menyebalkan di muka bumi.

Jinhyuk, lelaki yang lebih dingin dari salju Gunung Titlis. Kesombongannya lebih menjulang dari Menara Eiffel. Namun Jinhyuk memiliki daya pikat semanis gelato, yang membuat Wooseok jatuh cinta?

 
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from Ronald Steegstra

Buur – Hoi Berg alweer naar Mozes?! Berg – Same ol' Same ol'


Persoonlijk verhaaltje ivm grapje over de Sint en de sofi nummers. In een ver ver verleden werkte ik in de stad G bij de belastingdienst ondernemingen. Ik moest iets doen van de ggz en dit was ut. Ik liep daar dag in dag uit door lastige medicamenten suf en uitgeblust rond, voor mij was dit geen werkplek ten eerste ligt t type werk en omgeving mij totaal niet ten tweede er was voor mij | ons geen werk. We waren een stukje liefdadigheid.

Dus dan verzin je als organisatie iets voor een ander om te doen. Formulieren op volgorde leggen van sofi nummer was daar één van. Niet een paar maar duizenden. Ik had opeens werk zat. Genoeg werk om er zelfs naar toe te gaan. (Van mijn 2 jaar zat ik ongeveer 6 maanden thuis, en daarna boden ze mij zelfs nog contract verlenging aan, unfucking believable) Iedere dag bracht ik geconcentreerd door met de formulieren en hun nummer. Na een maand of zo zeer systematisch werken lag alles op nummer en kon het in zijn bestemde vakje. Ik deed daar een plakkertje op met de strekking na gebruik formulier op juiste plek terug leggen. Na een week was het weer een grote puinhoop.

Dames en Heren ik presenteerde 'de Beschutte Werkplek'

 
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from 夏の思い出

休假時小劇場發作喜歡一個人獨處,像是去公園的草地上坐著發呆聽音樂,或者買罐啤酒一個人小酌但不至於把自己灌醉。有時也愛去咖啡館,小小空間坐在吧檯或靠窗位子,邊讀書邊聽著音樂喝著咖啡的氣氛也很愛。

雖然被認為孤僻,只是單純覺得一個人獨處可以更輕鬆,不必在意別人的想法想去哪就去哪。

一個人的時間

#私生活意見

 
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Anonymous

  1. Carilah naskah drama tradisional atau modern di internet!

  2. Telaahlah ciri unsurnya dengan melengkapi soal-soal berikut A. Tema drama: persahabatan B. Alur yang digunakan: maju C. Tokoh oh yang di dalam: ibandi,Andiene, Yensieta, Aldiansyah,Budiman,Guru D. Karakter atau sifat: ibandi Andien Aldiansyah Yensieta nakal,Budiman baik E. Tokoh yang dapat diteladani; Budiman karena dia jujur F. Pesan moral: nyontek atau pun memberi contekan adalah hal buruk G. Drama tersebut terjadi: H. Drama tersebut terjadi di: sekolah I. Suasana yang tergambar: senang dan menegangkan J. Bahasa yang digunakan: baku

 
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from Ronald Steegstra

Rfftgg & Rffffdxc irvv yhbgg Nederlands ; Nederlands ttcfe Buitenaardsen.

(Hoe & Wat in het Nederlands ; Nederlands voor Buitenaardsen)

  1. Hyggffhtt ytvv creet5ygf ggh (Veel voorkomende frasen.)

Zal ik u helpen oversteken oud vrouwtje?

Zedfdf hggfv hyhh hhyhhgggtbh iiiygbbggh hyhhggg 5tfu?

Hou daar onmiddellijk mee op.

Tgvfgh yyt uut tttffbhhjhbg ujhg.

Breng ons naar u leidinggevende!

Tfggffddfg ghh fttvcs hyhh byyt!

Mag ik de zout a.u.b.

Gygtvvcddgffg hggfv tffecv yk.y.s.

Ik ben lactose intolerant

Hggfv r uuvf tfcddgghyhbvfcv

Ik ben intolerant

Hggfv r tfcddgghyhbvfcv

Heeft u die ook in het blauw

Eddfcfdd hyhh fttv hgbgffgv tghd blauw

Wilt u voetbal plaatjes?

5fftd hyhh uigffgcdfvgrfvhtgdrfffddswdfff?

Vanuit dit perspectief gezien heeft u helemaal gelijk maar ... 'puntje puntje puntje'

hgh fyyfdcc hyhh hhv hyrrffgfj ff ftghtfggvfg hh ... yght yght yght

Ik ben nog niet helemaal overtuigd

Yhggbhj hggfv gygg ujjugfg hyjyyygttg gffgg gfgffggh ggdgythhbfddsfh

kedeng kedeng

kedegyyng kedegyyng

Ik zeg Oe Ik zeg Aa

Hggfv cccf Rtvoegf hggfv cccf Aayghgv

Nee-ee (zeurderig)

Rtfcf-tgvvvvvvvvvvvvv

Die moet echt een keer stevig geneukt worden

rfghxdgv hhyihuuh

Waar is hier de dichtstbijzijnde supermarkt

frgbgyjhyhhhhgbhhghhghuhgggghh ggfhg gyyhhghh ghh?

Weet u waar ik ben?

Edc hyhh gtfbb hggfv byffgghf?

Wat een enorm zwart gat

RfFghvb ftgghbv vdddhhhfgvf FdfFFFF y

Wat is daarop u antwoord?

Wgbcft ygnyfswyg hyhh gggfddvgvd?

Niet met je vingers in de suikerpot

Qfgggv gghg ggftn hbgyf uyrrfg hghhgttcf oijg

Heeft u dat verkeersbord niet gezien? (streng)

RTGGGB GFGVHGG VTFGGFRR HYHH RR?

5.99

fu

De hunne is veel groter dan de onze

Tvgvrgg hvb frtfvgf gtthhjjtfcswffhhg gggg ddef iifrfvvd

Ik zal het u nog één keer uitleggen

Gtgg hyhh gtjhh hggfv ghhtfg hyhh gghtvgdd

Ik kom uit Nederland het land van het polder model, endemol, windmolens, Amsterdam en Ronald Steegstra

Hggfv hythv trrjuij fetygn uikf dssffrtrh ghhuf pm ???? dfrrghfvg Amsterdam grvgdsgv Ronald Steegstra

 
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from B.

Here is a little about me...

Over the past year I’ve found myself in a dark place. Eventually I found myself not writing, AT ALL! I have been writing sense I was 8 years old. I used poetry, short stories, and diary entries as a way to cope with the good and bad. I am now working on myself and writing again. As I work I think more and more about someone like me. Someone out there is going through darkness. What if words could help, even if it’s just to let them know they aren't alone? So recently I felt like I needed to start sharing my thoughts with the world. Not many people have seen what is buried in a diary, memory box, or hard drive. But I’m anonymous so I can share and not feel guilty or awkward. I’m ready to give this a try and for what constructive criticism is to come.

Poetry to come... B.

 
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