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I believe haiku
can be the literary equivalent of a disposable pop song: fleeting, ephemeral, yet capable of leaving a shit-eating grin on one's face, under the right circumstances. The 5/7/5 beat pattern recalls the verse/chorus/verse structure of a radio-friendly hit tune.
So I guess this will be my personal "singles club"; a random assortment of poems in haiku format, with the occasional unstructured micropoem. Typical subject matter includes (but is not limited to): superheroes, pulp adventure, intellectual wankery, geekiness, trans-cultural identity, and globalization.
Paolo Jose Cruz
» Friday, March 29th
Kindly indulge me this rare, non-haiku post.
My 55-word fiction piece, Boltushka, is competing in the monthly flash fiction contest run by Austin Briggs.
Check it out at the link above, if you please. Any feedback would also be most welcome, ideally on the post itself.
» Wednesday, February 6th
:: image via mavitch
Ramen as Platonic Ideal
All basic food groups
In a single, tasty bowl.
Locally sourced, natch.
Men are from (Pre-Crisis) Thanagar, “Fake Nerd Girls” are Open Source
His tomes of fan wank
Versus her poly-sourced craft:
Will not reconcile?
Use GAME with STORY
I have a new adventure gaming blog. Here’s a summary in convenient haiku format:
Puzzles & Parsers
Hark, adventure games!
Point-and-click, text-based, IF…
Let’s explore them all!
» Monday, February 4th
:: image via behindthewalkin
} Data entry - intermediate level.
} Writes basic macros in C.
} Defines procedures for mainframes.
} Looks passably appealing in flares and heels.
Now which of these is most integral to career advancement?
The Inscrutable Mr. Assange
Or digital folk hero?
Some secrets stay kept.
» Tuesday, August 4th
Remix the Dragon
A global icon
of raw Asian tough-guy pride:
Calm. Smart. But chaste. SUCK.
Written in response to a challenge by gravecarriage:
Histo LT#1 Bonus: Write a haiku about either
a) Bruce Lee OR b) Zebra/Giraffe forbidden love.
» Monday, August 3rd
Gojira vector art by Brian Blankenship
The Dubious Contrition of a Monster Spurned
Felt lonely and hurt…
so I tore up Osaka.
Rage Management: FAIL
First Person Shooter
Small-town Unreal champ,
deployed to Baghdad’s “Red Zone”.
BANG! It’s all too real.
» Monday, July 27th
The Metasciences - “Four Color Love Story”
Uberman vs. The Galaxy of Failed Romances
Our lunch date, cancelled…
By a multiversal rift!
In our next lives, then?
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