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Bats In The Belfry: In Which A Writer Finds A Channel For His Eccentric Tastes In Stuff

Posted in Introduction, The Beginning with tags , , on August 10, 2014 by verbalirony

”If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.” ~ Some kid from some book.

What happens when crazy amounts of free time meets a crazy amount a stupid thoughts? Apparently I start a blog is what happens.

Hello, world. My name is Robert. I am an English graduate student currently attending Cal Poly Pomona, earning my MA with a focus on two types of literature (World Literature and British).  I enjoy reading, writing, playing video games, watching television, and other things, I guess.  I also tutor students in my school’s writing center and force them to listen to me talk about why English is awesome.

And now I have a blog.

The construction and creation of which was a long time in the making. This blog has actually technically existed for probably a good three years. I just never found the energy or time to commit myself to produce anything worthwhile onto this page. However, a frustrating four years of college and year of graduate school in which I have not really written any solid material of work despite my insistence in calling myself an author has lead me to impasse of creativity and desire to write.

An impasse which ends today.

Accurate depiction of me while not writing.

An accurate depiction of me while not writing.

It took a very long weekend, a few conversations with friends, a severe headache from lack of eating, and a nostalgic trip down memory lane via reading my old stories from my freshmen year of college and cheesy cards I made my friends in high school to realize that, above all else, my heart lies in writing down my observations of the world and channeling them into sarcastic/funny summaries of my everyday life. Writing, as it is, remains to be my passion, because it grants me the ability to say what is on my mind.I just needed to find a reason to make some sort of product to put up. And after watching a cartoon that I’ve been meaning to see, I found it.

I have no idea what I want to do with this, but I figured that I could use this as a good forum to voice my opinion and thoughts on topics that matter to me, and should matter to you. Everything from review of books, television, games, movies or publishing works of original fiction. Whether or not that gets accomplished is inconsequential. Deal with it.

And so it goes.

Questions or comments? Contact me at or @rezavala42 on twitter.