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100 Cool Things #45: This is water by #Davidfosterwallace

This is Water by David Foster Wallace. This is an abridged version of Wallace’s Kenyon college commencement speech about dealing with the tiny, annoying details in your life. It is about being mindful of our thoughts and surroundings and not being ground down by the little things.

I posted this on Facebook a while back and was…

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One of the Liverpool Giants

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Night on the town #flashback

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Friday Fictioneers: The Dire-Man (pt 11)

Earlier parts of The Dire-Man can be found here: 

One - Two - Three - Four - Five - Six - Seven - Eight - Nine - Ten

This is a cheat post. I did not use the prompt (even though it was very cool) and instead jut wrote the next Dire-Man part.

Enjoy.

Many years ago, I woke up and saw the Dire-Man stood at the foot of my bed. He held in his long fingers one of my toys. He smiled at me.

I couldn’t…

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What if the prequels were good by @belatedmedia

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I love a good What If? There are hundreds of movies and TV shows with near miss casting decisions, title changes (True Detective was originally called The Murder Ballads, which is awesome) and abandoned plot lines that make me yearn for some sort of way we could see these What Ifs played out for real.

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I will miss reading #wonderwoman when @BrianAzzarello stops writing it and http://cliffchiang.tumblr.com stops drawing it

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The wait for #marryingtheanimal is nearly over

Two 100 word stories away from finishing my E-book which is a complilation of one hundred 100 word stories, some of which have been on this site, some that are exclusive to the book.

Last two stories to write are the final two stories of The Dire-Man so waiting for the Friday Fictioneers prompt for the first one and then going to just choose a random picture from Flickr to inspire the grand…

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@FutureIslands - Seasons (Waiting on you) - Get onto this performance, it is awesome!

Came across this this morning and have been listening to it all day. The lead singer’s performance is so intense and so weird and so good that I can’t get enough of it.

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Box of cards in #Belgium

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Out in London and bumped into one of my favourite writers, Kim Newman (@annodracula)

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I must apologise for my lack of action on this blog. Before we left Turkey I had decided that I would do a post every single day. Some text, some Cool Things, some pictures. For a while I managed to keep it up but gradually that fell by the wayside and packing up out apartment and moving to England took precedence.

I’m back now and again I will try to post a little something everyday. When I was…

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Everyone loves a reunion pt2

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The fountain at #southbank

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#Museum of surgery