My wife suggested that I post my Masters Thesis to my website, and since it’s catch-all Friday, I figured why not. So for all of you out there who have always wondered why you’ve never watched a really good Huckleberry Finn adaptation–or those of you who just want to know more about the theory behind adaptation–this is your lucky day. Over 150 pages of pure bliss for you. The rest of you . . . you’ll just have to wait with baited breath for a new Grumpy Old Vampires next Monday. Sorry.
In other news (since this isn’t just about my webpage), I’ve decided my life is pretty boring. I mean, what do I really do? I watch movies, read books, play World of Warcraft, write papers, watch my son, clean the house, write books . . . not that much, when you get right down to it. I haven’t saved the world lately (that I’m aware of, at least), haven’t had any adventures–I haven’t even altered the space-time continuum. I think this is probably why I’m drawn to writing. It’s a way for me to experience things I’ll never be able to. Sure, you can read about them in other people’s books, but then you’re incapable of affecting the outcome. When you write your own works, you can live vicariously, and that’s something I enjoy. So in the past couple of years, I may not have personally done anything world-changing, but vicariously, I have been able to wield a lightsaber to defeat a nefarious magician, throw balls of fire at a water dragon, narrowly escape the jaws of the terrifying cavaconda and defeat an evil legion of wights. When I put it that way, it seems like I’ve done quite a bit.
What am I going to do today? Well, since I have my next book all planned out, I can tell you. Today I’m going to teach students how to sing, right before witnessing someone get brutally murdered. Gee . . . that doesn’t sound so good.