Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Another great website

I just have to warn you, wandering into TV Tropes might be dangerous. About an hour passed between when I stumbled across "Unfortunate Implications" and came out at "Meganekko."

TV Tropes "... is a catalog of the tricks of the trade for writing fiction... Tropes are devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members' minds and expectations. On the whole, tropes are not clichés. The word clichéd means "stereotyped and trite". In other words, dull and uninteresting. We are not looking for dull and uninteresting entries. We are here to recognize tropes and play with them, not to make fun of them."

Just a shout out to postmodernbarney where I found the link to TV Tropes.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Quote for the Day

Mayor Chris Coleman of St. Paul talked about going to a leadership training in Atlanta where they visited the Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy. "We were greeted by four 7th graders who recited their daily pledge. They said, in part:
I will refuse to be ordinary.
I will devastate mediocrity.
I will take responsibility for my actions.
I will lead the way."

So, start devastating that mediocrity, already, Death Pixies!
Hope you are writing your hearts out!