lemniscate: (text:  attempts)
here, let me share my thoughts (disorganised and, uh, 2.9k as they are) on the series of books i just finished (well, finished insofar as you can finish an ongoing series). namely, the unofficially-termed agent pendergast series.


hello again, readers and other readers. (i can't well use ladies and gentlemen here, can i? that would kind of be fucking rude! i mean, because there's not a formal genderneutral term to add. or substitute with? but the 'x and y' format is fun. hence the above.)

i'd like to talk about fiction. ...yeah, i know, what the hell else do i talk about that's not whining. the thing stands. thankfully, this is my journal, so i can!

a while ago my dad told me that he was reading a series of books by one (two actually) douglas preston and lincoln child. he recommended them highly, i bowed out because i quite literally can't read while i'm in school. (this is a somewhat complicated thing having to do with the fact that i can no more pick up a book, put it down, and pick it up again than i can do so with a song. this is also the reason for my continuing inability to finish pass the parcel, since at this point i couldn't, and thus i'm going to have to start over.) the, at the time, end.

not, admittedly, the end period. warning: some spoilers, general. )

more explicit spoilers from here onwards, still as vague as i could get them. )


thought had whilst writing this that i might as well pile in if i'm going to make a huge essay-length post and claim it as nonfiction-but-thoughtful writing and thus deserving to be grouped under Things What I Wrote Here Count The Words:

you could call this a conclusion but it's actually a highly hesitant first draft of a potential thesis. watch this train of thought? )

i can't speak for this book in an objective fashion yet; not only did i just finish it, but it's the first book of a trilogy. i have pretty high hopes for the rest of the trilogy, really, in the characters experience consequences to their actions department.

but i am also experiencing some trepidation, and an attack of Sudden-Onset Essay Syndrome, so here are the results.
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this is my third-partial essay for ethics class. it was supposed to be spanish, but i thought of the first sentence, liked it, asked loxman if i could do it in english as a whim, and surprisingly he said yes.

a note: i realised today, finally, why i ended up writing this, when my own thoughts skirt around it sometimes but certainly aren't the same.

i wrote it in character. by accident.

as the freaking blue lady, otherwise known as the head of north america's dictatorship during the amen series. (her name's isabel coraline veridian, by the way.)


without commentary:
Democracy is a concept so entrenched in our society that one can barely think coherently about it; the preestablished baggage weighs your mind down and often as not howls at you that you're a terrible person as you go. )

with commentary:
so, colin meloy? )

SOMEHOW, I SCORED A HUNDRED ON THIS THING i don't even know. (i do like that every other paragraph starts with "democracy" if you don't count the footnote, tho'.) written in a hour, though. whee enforced war? i suppose i had practice/precedent.

teacher's commentary (yes, he calls me cos. hence the constant "but i hate triiiig"):

Cos, you certainly have a very powerful way to express your ideas. I liked your draft very much.

Sometimes particular examples doesn't give you general answers though.

I would strongly suggest that you follow philosophical subjects as minors or majors when you get to college.

yeah, i don't know what's up with the second paragraph either.

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