Monthly Archives: August 2007

The Right Write

The problem is simple, or rather, complex. The crux is: I can write. I can write pretty well all right. I can write much fucking better than Chetan Bhagat and other Indian dumbass authors earning $200,000 a month for critically massacred pieces of chick-lit, guy-lit, gay-lit- geek-lit, metero-lit and basically all other forms of low-intellect writing. I have the resources to write a book, as in: 

  1. Paper+Pad+Laptop
  2. Agent-like roommate who’ll ensure I finish it.
  3. Motivation: Creative expression and financial renumeration.

 So far, so good. But, ladies and gentlemen… what do I write about? There are two broad categories of writing, i.e. Fiction and Non-Fiction. I shall roughly outline the positives and negatives of both:                                                              Fiction 

Why I CAN write fiction Why I CANNOT write fiction
  1. Easier to get it published, as you don’t really need credentials to write fiction.
  2. More sales, on average.
  3. Can get away with a lot of stuff, like a 150-page thin collection of short stories.
  1. Most competitive market. There’ll be another 300 new authors in the same publishing house.
  2. I’m not really good with fiction (or so I think)
  3. I lack a distinctive style of my own (might end up becoming another Kaavya V.)
  4. Will screw up any hope of being taken as a serious Physicist in later career.
  5. My science-fiction is bullcrap, and that’s my favorite genre!
  6. No ideas of my own that can be stretched beyond 5-6 pages max.

 

                                                                Non-Fiction 

Why I CAN write Non-Fiction Why I CANNOT write Non-Fiction
  1. More comfortable writing non-fiction.
  2. More credibility.
  3. Will earn respect, not fame. (:D)
  4. Will boost, rather than hamper career.
  1. Need a shitload of credentials in order to get it published.
  2. Fewer sales
  3. Will have to write 300-pages of stuff, filled with personal experiences and tours around the world.
  4. Cannot possibly write it in next 6 years, will eventually write ONLY this… but not now.
  5. Lack sufficient expertise to write about any single subject.

 

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Electioneering par excellence

Dry sarcastic british wit… can’t beat it!

Blackadder was really Atkinson’s best work, pity that he’s most remembered as Mr.Bean.

Also, one can refer to Monty Python and their election skit

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Interior Decoration

I’m not a huge fan of the Ambanis (in fact, I think they’re crooks not concerned with ethics). But I’m now a bonafide Reliance Webworld fan. So, I would like to thank Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group’s Reliance Communication’s Webworld for:

  1. An account balance of Rs. 2,007 for a recharge of Rs. 1,000 (though they charge around Rs. 40 per hour!)
  2. For the following posters:
  • Richard Feynman
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Radiohead
  • The Simpsons
  • Iron Maiden

Which currently adorn the walls of the room. Also, thanks to Akhil for helping out in pure honesty in the whole financial aspect.

Yes, TBB! I have a Radiohead poster on my wall! pwnd! lolz!!!!11!!!ones!!!!

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The need for Solitude

He who delights in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. ~ Sir Francis Bacon/Aristotle

I believe I’m the latter, but I know I am the former. The important thing, however, is that I delight in solitude. I love being alone. That because I hate people. I can’t stand crowds. I’ve lived and enjoyed solitude all my life. I miss it.

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