I just powered through scanning 77 pages of questionable-quality poetry and other word-related experiments so I could upload them here because why the hell not. Without further ado, here are some pages with commentary.
This is the cover of the sketch book. It’s a Moleskine that I bought to give someone ask a gift before deciding it really wasn’t a very good gift. The art underneath all my scribbling is by Benjamin Barrios. I intentionally used a notebook I wasn’t particularly fond of for this project so I wouldn’t feel bad for ruining it.
I made a title page. At no point during this project was I really sure what exactly I was working on, but I figured these dual titles would be enough to sorta sum it all up.
Although the sketchbook starts out with something resembling fiction, it eventually becomes a catalogue of unsolicited advice. I have a lot of things I would like to say to my nieces and nephews or to my friends. Some if it is actually just advice to myself.
The top Post-It says, “Choice: It’s the best part of being a real person.” – The Stanley Parable. The Stanley Parable is a video game in which the narrator tries to convince the player/character that his life is essentially absurd and futile. It’s one of my favorite games of all time.
The second note says, “It starts off slow and in the dark.” I don’t really know what that means. I just liked it. It could mean anything.
The next pages start with the story telling and stuff, so I guess I’ll start that section in a fresh new blog post …