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[Poem] : Burn

Posted by tortillafactory on 2006.09.28 at 10:53

Relatively insignificant
I suppose
In a crazy, mixed-up world.
It came like the sun after a morning of waiting
Lasting forever
And then -
The blazing glory of it.
So sudden.
Blinding you.

Your silence, tearing away
At my soul.
I should have known then.
That night my friends
All thought I'd lost my head
I was losing my heart.
I should have known then.

We said each other's lines
Like we owned them
And that's when it started to show.
Except what they meant to us.
A tiny connection, something to hold on to
Like a scrap of a handkerchief
In an old Victorian novel.

Somewhere inbetween
Jokes and mysteries, cotton candy thoughts
Wanting to tell you everything
That came in to my head.
Darts, balloons, and roller coasters
And none of it made sense
If you weren't there.

Playing with fire (with the truth)
Until it finally caught ablaze.
Went up, up, up, fast as the sun
After a long dark morning.
We were mesmerized by the flames.
Wanting to touch
But touching again.

And when the fire has died
There is nothing
But the cold
And each other.

And we hold on.

Film and Book Review:
V for Vendetta

Alan Moore's "powerfully subversive" graphic novel, V for Vendetta, was written in the 1980s as a response to Thatcher's England. The film adaptation, set in the present day, makes frequent and sweeping references to current and past events surrounding 9/11 and the war in Iraq. In this future, the United States are anything but united, and a totalitarian England is all that remains. Two renditions of the same story. How are they the same? How are they different? Is V still V, and are his ideas still bulletproof?

Allow me to introduce myself...

A comparative review, for those who don't know the story.Collapse )

Analysis, containing endless spoilers for both the film and the novel.Collapse )

Rating out of 5 [Book]: 5
Rating out of 5 [Film]: 2.5


[Shorts] [Bond] : No Worries, Mate

Posted by tortillafactory on 2006.09.03 at 23:53
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No Worries, Mate

In Memoriam.

James Bond sliced through the water, feeling tiny waves crest on either side of him.Collapse )


[Shorts] [Bond] : Fathers & Sons

Posted by tortillafactory on 2006.06.18 at 22:53
Current Music: Relient K | Mood Ring
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Fathers & Sons

Happy Father's Day, CBn.

They say you get used to it, but you don't.Collapse )


[Shorts] [Bond] : ...And Justice For All

Posted by tortillafactory on 2006.05.13 at 00:29
Current Music: Nickelback (kill me, please)
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...And Justice For All

A companion piece to Fleming's "The Hildebrand Rarity." Meant to be read afterwards.

In the moonlight that glowed on his skin, the visage of James Bond bore the same sickly blue as that of the dead man at his feet.Collapse )

Blind Man's Bluff

Here are twenty-six icons based - somewhat loosely - on my unorthodox James Bond WIP, Blind Man's Bluff.

Some icons highly questionable for children. Contains some suggestive themes and mild language.

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Notes & Credit.Collapse )


[Shorts] [31_days] [Bond] : April 2006

Posted by tortillafactory on 2006.05.01 at 22:44
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31_days again - but only 30, this time. They're all about James Bond...still. Written once a day in April 2006.

And I'll gladly go down in a flame if a flame's what it takes to remember my name...Collapse )

You’re Not the Boss of Me -
The New York Times and America’s Attitude of Irreverence

An essay I wrote for my Communications class in Fall of 2004. I rather like it.

The United States of America is a nation founded on the principal that we are all created equal.Collapse )


[Rants & Musings] : Essay on 9/11

Posted by tortillafactory on 2006.05.01 at 22:21
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9/11 Essay for University of Washington Admissions

The assignment? To write about a life-changing event. It got me in, so I suppose it's not bad.

Sitting in the Boeing 747 with my headphones glued firmly to my ears, I almost didn’t hear the announcement.Collapse )


[Serials] [Bond] [WIP] : Mostly Harmful

Posted by tortillafactory on 2006.05.01 at 21:51
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Mostly Harmful:
a spy story of galactic proportions

James Bond + Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Crossovers are generally a bad idea, and this is no exception. Commander James Bond, Ford Prefect, and Zaphod Beeblebrox have to save the universe...with the help of a clumsy writer who bears an uncanny resemblance to...well...me. Can anything survive?

Probably not.

PrologueCollapse )

Young Jimmy Plays it Safe

Birthdays simply don't mean much in the Navy.Collapse )

Infinity Goes Up On Trial

The first thing to realize about parallel universes is that they are not parallel.Collapse )

The Trouble with Lists

The scent and smoke of a community college are nauseating at three in the afternoon.Collapse )

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