Posted in Of Psyche

Of Being Pretentious

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Truth is, more often than not pretension is simply someone trying to make the world more interesting, responding to it the way they think is appropriate. It’s more likely that what you think is one person’s pretension is another’s good faith. – Dan Fox, Pretentiousness: Why It Matters

When I was in university, I once had to do a presentation on the playwright Samuel Beckett. In the weeks leading up to it, I read all his plays, watched as many performances as I could, read as much critical material as I could, and all in all, did a decent amount of work. The presentation would be on a Friday, and as soon as the week began, I gave up sleeping. It would be a safe environment, the couple of dozen people taking the course and the professor would be the only people present. We were well into the course, and I would actively participate in the class discussions. However, for five nights prior to the event, I could not sleep. I could not manage to prepare my notes and ideas in a presentable manner. On Friday morning, I skipped classes altogether and went and sat under a tree by a lake just to gather myself. I scribbled on some bits of paper what would turn out to be rather ineffectual thoughts. In the end, I couldn’t even manage to keep my shoes on during the presentation as I felt I couldn’t do it with them. I was awarded a passable grade, but the only relief I felt was when I was finally able to sleep that night. Continue reading “Of Being Pretentious”

Posted in Of Bloggingly

Of Talking About Books

Hello everyone!

Today I am excited (and nervous!) to bring you my first booktube video. Booktube is youtubers talking about books. I’m jumping on the booktube bandwagon to be a better reader. I will also try to do different kinds of videos other than bookish ones, and in no way is this going to affect my blogging (unless for the better!). If you have a booktube channel, please leave a comment on my channel and let’s be friends!

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My Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCal7EjHbUCgJPaTvwvm9tqQ

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Of Blogging Personalities

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I’m having a bit of a blogging personality crisis. Well, it isn’t as serious as it sounds for, let’s be honest, I haven’t been serious about blogging for quite a while. It doesn’t nag me, or excite me as it used to. And it’s not because I’ve grown out of it. I just don’t know what more I can do with it. Continue reading “Of Blogging Personalities”