Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I'm generally not one to blog about personal feelings on a certain day. But lately I've felt I've been falling flat in terms of wit and humor, and it's a little intimidating, and also thought I should let the few of you know. Dunno what exactly it is, or what to do as far remedying it goes. It could be that walking around your house shirtless like a douchebag just automatically murders creative and humorous thought.

But I dunno. It's not so much writer's block. I like to think of it as a Sudden Intellectual Death Syndrome.

This hasn't been the first time I've been intellectually cockblocked (Or inappropriately compared my issues to a horrible child-related affliction). This is something that's happened about two or three times. The best word to describe it is decay. Where I'll feel like concepts and thoughts have a conclusion, but the road to them have become broken and withered, and don't hold up as strongly as they used to, and they certainly don't construct themselves as quickly as usual.

If I'm not mistaken, the remedy last time this happened was re-reading "1984". Maybe I should do that again, instead of singing Coldplay's "The Scientist" and feeling like an amazing crooner, like we all do when we sing Coldplay songs by ourselves.

Right? Right???


  1. I can relate. I tend to panic when I feel blocked, but it's best to let your mind rest. I usually snap out of it because I see/read/hear something inspiring or irritating, and that always gets me thinking.

  2. i havent asked many blogger friends on how they handle writer's block, but my usual remedies would be reading anne fadiman or filter magazine. i'd underline a lot and write annotations underneath, at the sides, on top,,,whatever! gives me a little push

  3. Just wanted to clear the air that I am absolutely offended by that harlequin baby joke and I would never partake in such tawdry humor.

    Thanks for the advice though guys.