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Oh em gee. It’s Puppy Monday!
July 13, 2009, 6:47 pm
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Welcome to another exciting beginning of the week! (I’ve already slept in past my alarm clock.) ARGH, WHY.



So, after some thought, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m going to be creating a collection of short stories for my Senior Independent Study. I thought I’d be doing something more research oriented, such as my original topic of the study of literary monsters such as Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll and the evolution of said monsters into modern roles, but since I’ve taken so many fiction classes, I can’t see the point in doing a research paper when all I’ve been doing is creating stories. Creative I.S. it is then, and I’m going to defend it to the death.

Well, here’s what I’ve got so far topic wise.

In regards to recent literature, one of the more popular venues of writing has been aimed towards a more satirical styles. Authors such as Christopher Moore, David Sedaris, and even Tucker Max have created works of fiction that have stemmed from events the authors have experienced in their own lives. I’d like to create short comedy stories that revolve around (and at some point would include.) popular items of pop culture. These particular pop-culture staples range the gambit when one looks back in the past. Icons such as B-rated Zombie Movies, the Ipod, Internet Startups, The Poodle Skirt, Legwarmers, and even the Toaster, are all items that have shaped the world we live in. I intend to shape my own world through the use of these icons, and produce a literary culture in various short stories.

That being said, I’d love your input. What do you think are key items of pop culture within generations? What do you consider to be the most vital?


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Sounds like an awesome idea! Totally jealous, I’m freaking out that I don’t know what I’m doing with I.S. this year, so the fact that you have an idea is great. How about blogging ? as a pop-culture staple as of right now.

Comment by ehfbritt

Yay! That makes me happy because I remember when we were doing Junior I.S. you were completely swayed to not do a creative I.S.

I’m actually doing the same. Short stories to start. As far as pop culture staples… you mean with literature? I love Kurt Vonnegut. Everything he does is gold in my opinion and she’s smarmy and a huge smart ass. And there’s Nabokov. They’re the two writers I go to when I’m stuck on not knowing what to read.

Comment by limeysmicket

oh. And Kurt’s a he. He’s a he.

Comment by limeysmicket

not at all related to IS (congrats on figuring some things out, though), but it makes me so happy that you keep up with the superpoop comics.

-kindred soul #2/ housemate

Comment by k-weazy

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