Author Archives: Kit Brooks

alcoholics synonymous

So what we get drunk? So what we smoke weed? We’re just having fun / We don’t care who sees / So what we go out? That’s how it’s supposed to be / Living young and wild and free.                – … Continue reading

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an officer and a gentleman

書厚故不貴。 If you are familiar enough with Japanese to suspect that the above sentence isn’t Japanese, then you’d be right. Or, mostly right. Kindof. It’s a sentence of written in a weird Japanese-Chinese mule-child language known as kanbun, which I … Continue reading

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the mark of the fan

“Absurdity is what I like most in life, and there’s humor in struggling in ignorance. If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp, after a while it would make you laugh because … Continue reading

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it’s black and white.

According to those mysterious creatures that I like to term other people, hardly anything is. I’m often (quite accurately) accused of posing everything in extremes and refusing to see the grey areas on any given topic, particularly when it comes … Continue reading

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out of left(ist) field

“‘Reality,’ sa molesworth 2, ‘is so unspeakably sordid it make me shudder.’” – Nigel Molesworth I know it’s not what you signed up for, but I will be breaking all the rules and discussing a work by the French impressionist … Continue reading

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a sense of perspective

Be careful how you interpret the world:  It is like that. – Erich Heller Regardless of how true to life it might seem, looking at a landscape painting is not like looking out of a window the same size as … Continue reading

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heart of darkness

Hito o omou / Kokoro wa ware ni / Araneba ya / Mi no madou dani / Shirarezaruramu Is it then because / this heart of mine that yearns for her / Is not within me / That I do … Continue reading

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