Thursday, May 6, 2010

If you wanted to could you live in the wilderness surrounded by no population of humans?

I would never want that. I guess you could say that I couldn't do it.

Human beings amaze me, and usually make me very happy.

List three or four qualities that make you who they are. Go on, do it.


Did it? Now think about whether those qualities are of any consequence if you're the only person on earth.

The qualities that I listed when asked to do this exercise are in my opinion worthless if I didn't have humans to share them with.

Ask me anything, lovelies.

Is beauty as frivolous as Plato puts it?

Are you referring to the beauty of theatre and literature? That's the only kind of beauty I can remember Plato discounting, which might be the result of me not reading Plato for awhile.

I completely understand, and might even agree with, Plato's assertions that artistic works can lead to weakness and other questionable personality traits when the audience identifies with certain characters. However, I do not believe that art needs to always serve a purpose. It is not always the responsibility of art to help its audience grow as people and society members. Sometimes its purpose, or lack thereof, is just to be art. Keep in mind Wilde's "art for art's sake" philosophy.

Beauty may not serve a grand purpose, but that doesn't make it bad. And sometimes, it does serve a purpose: making life more enjoyable, and making the points of the artistic work drive home in a more intense fashion.

Ask me anything, lovelies.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Well...aren't we all?

Do I still have that Youtube video up or something?

Ask me anything, lovelies.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Ask me anything, lovelies.

Ask me anything, lovelies.

what are memes?

In the non-anthropological sense, it's a recurring and recognizable picture/phrase/prank/etc that is often posted online.

Ask me anything, lovelies.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

How would you respond if someone were to say your area code tattoo is superbly unoriginal?

I wouldn't care. I didn't get it to please other people or be original, I did it to pay homage to the places I've lived and celebrate the new chapter in my life that Hawai'i represents.

Ask me anything, lovelies.

Monday, February 22, 2010

From my journal

Thursday, January 7th 2010.
7:49 AM (EST?)

I am in an airplane that will bravely and apathetically carry me over one third of midwestern America. At roughly 12:30, I will be dropped off by this metal behemoth in Phoenix, Arizona.
I am not at all acquainted with Arizona, and this seems like an unfortunate start to our relationship. If there is an area in the terminal where smoking is permitted, however, it might be the start of a beautiful human-state friendship.

Just under two hours after I arrive in Phoenix, grab some lunch, and call my parents and Tim, I will be boarding another plane, this one headed straight to my new home, Honolulu. I have never been to Hawai’i before. I am now about to start living in a state thousands of miles away from anyone I have ever met and anywhere I have ever been.

This is a challenge of my resilient nature, as well as my ability to carry off fantastical and/or spontaneous decisions with pleasure and success. I am up to the challenge.

I did not sleep last night, both out of a fear of oversleeping and a knowledge that I was too excited to realistically hope for unconsciousness. Between the time change and the plain lack of sleep, I may be in a less-than-healthy state when I arrive at Chaminade University of Honolulu. I plan to fake it till I make it in this case.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Linking you up

There are certain links that anyone interested in my writing might consider worth checking out. Over the past few months I've been doing a lot of writing and a lot of marketing. This has led to my first full-length novel (as opposed to my attempted novels that got abandoned after the first few chapters) which I am currently editing. It has also led to my first acceptance letter from a publication that is not local or student-run. Lastly, it has led to a much greater online presence for me. The following blog entry is a list of the links that I consider to be most pertinent to my writing career at the moment!

I have a new website. It's the best resource out there for all things Rachel Knight. I have a sign-up form for an occasional newsletter that will be sent out whenever I get published or have an otherwise important announcement, a Peanuts allusion mimicking Lucy's 5-cent psychiatric help booth (it really does only cost a nickel through Paypal,) selections from my new novel, information on my non-profit organization, and more good stuff like that.

I also have a LinkedIn profile. Feel free to add me as a contact.

For my fellow NaNoWriMo participants, here is my profile. I post in the message boards frequently, even during the off season!

As always, there is my Facebook fan page.

I am participating in WriYe, a NaNoWriMo spin-off in which each participant sets a word count goal for the year. Here's my WriYe profile.

Lastly, the wonderful PDF e-zine and paperback periodical Breadcrumb Scabs will be publishing "Mary Anne" this year. To keep up-to-date on the release of the online issue and printing of the paperback (which should be up for sale in July) subscribe to the newsletter on my site! Here's the link again. I sometimes award awesome prizes to new sign-ups.