A Bit More Detail

Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings

Archive for December 2002

Last Post of the Year

My elf name is Ereinion Anwamanë, while my hobbit name is Samwise Broadbelt of Buckland.

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Written by Randy McDonald

December 31, 2002 at 7:02 pm

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Resolution

My New Year’s Eve resolution is to be as precise and disciplined as possible in the coming year. Precision and discipline are quite valuable in themselves, as attractive moral qualities, but they bring the added benefits of decidedly positive results: personal satisfaction, public achievements, general recognition. So, I’ll take up those two qualities like I’ve never taken them up before, and be good at them.

Written by Randy McDonald

December 31, 2002 at 12:37 pm

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Story Idea

This would be an excellent seed for a short story, or even the opening incident of a longer novel.

Written by Randy McDonald

December 31, 2002 at 12:30 am

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Notes on Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

Quotes taken from Richard Reeves’ Passage to Peshawar (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984).

Interesting prescient quotes

Written by Randy McDonald

December 30, 2002 at 3:48 pm

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I’m a national leader

The Dominion of New Acadia, to be precise.

Thanks Demetrios!

Written by Randy McDonald

December 29, 2002 at 11:23 pm

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2400AD Notes: 5

Written by Randy McDonald

December 29, 2002 at 11:17 pm

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A Christian Science Monitor article on Gollum

http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/1218/p01s01-almo.html

It’s a good examination of the technology used to create Gollum, and of the chances for an Oscar. Ah, modern film-making technology.

Written by Randy McDonald

December 29, 2002 at 3:21 pm

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