Jan 14

Cuddling my pillow

Requested by my favorite shoutbox stalker.

He calls it “qt”.

Jan 14

School only has my soul for 1 more semester

So, this is a picture of my school.

I’m about to go into my last semester of it! In May, I will finally be graduating! It’s kinda exciting, but scary at the same time.

I have some writing from last semester that I’ve put under the current collection, Tastes Like Forever. It’s all still rough and in the original form, but it’s something. ^o^

This coming semester actually appears as though it will be easier and less hectic, so I’m hoping to get the time to go through and edit these. Make them beautiful like I have for Fall(ing/en) Leaves. Still super proud of those.

Until later/sooner,

edit: it helps if i know some grammar…

Nov 07

I Voted

And the two things that I cared about, the way I voted is the way they went through.

Obama won and the marriage amendment failed :D

Oct 31

Fitz by Mick Cochrane

Book Read: April 2012
Review Written: April 23, 2012
Review to be Posted: 2 weeks early (October 31)
Book Release: November 13, 2012 by Random House Children’s Books

It’s really depressing that I won’t be able to post this for MONTHS ON END. But I’m going to give this book a good 5/5, so trust me – it’s worth waiting for.

The book is set in the Twin Cities – which, by the way, is where I live – and that already set it up perfect in my mind. I was able to mentally follow the route that the story takes. It’s really cool to read a piece set in your home turf, ya know? (Especially since, when I read this/am writing this, I am in Spain)

The tagline describes the book really well: A father. A son. A gun.

Fitz (short for Fitzgerald, yes, that one) lives with his mom and has no clue who his dad is. Well, he didn’t, but he does now. And he’s been doing a pretty good job of stalking him lately – he knows his every last elitist move. You see, his dad is a well-off lawyer, doing business right in town. And he has never made any attempt to get to know Fitz.

He’s pissed.

So, one day (perfectly planned) he essentially pulls a gun to his father’s head, and then orders him around town so that they can have some father/son bonding time. They get a great day – go to Como Zoo, eat lunch, and just talk.

What happens? You’ll have to read it to find out. It’s not all that predictable, which is a relief.

One thing I liked about this, besides the location (:D) is one of the secondary characters, aptly named Caleb. He works as a bit of humor relief, but at the same time, helps ground the story around Fitz. He serves as someone opposite – Fitz appears to the world to be fine and dandy (at the same time as he is planning on kidnapping his father by gunpoint) and Caleb is nutso to the world, but seems to have a deeper understanding.

The backstory that finds itself woven in is also nice.

I plan on picking this up in print when I see it come out. I highly suggest you do that now. Amazon is taking pre-orders, so I wouldn’t suggest waiting. :)

Jun 29

Two new stories

I’ve added two short little pieces to the Short Stories page.


One is titled Death of a Pumpkin and is about exactly that and is kinda scary.

The other is Gravity, the Air Underneath my Wings is about gravity and is kinda sad.


I also went through and made all the stories that use Google Docs full-screen, so we don’t have the sidebar on there.

Jun 26

Big rearrangement of the blog

So, I once again have rearranged a number of things on the blog.

You’ll notice that “Songfics” is now gone… and merged into “Original Stories” which has been renamed “Short Stories”.

There is a link for Falling/en Leaves, which is my collection of works from the previous fall that I have been tirelessly working on. It’s entirely based out of Google Docs, so now if I make any changes, they will be updated live everywhere.

All of the stories/poems from that set have also been added to the respective story/poem pages, and those pages are also based off of Google Docs. It makes my organization so much easier, and it’s easier to keep up with any changes. +_+

It also looks cool.

More pages will be updated to the wider width at some point too, I think.

Jun 06

Believe Tracklist

I have missed so much X_X


01. All Around The World ft. Ludacris
02. Boyfriend
03. As Long As You Love Me ft. Big Sean
04. Take You
05. Right Here ft. Drake
06. Catching Feelings
07. Fall
08. Die In Your Arms
09. Thought Of You
10. Beauty And A Beat ft. Nicki Minaj
11. One Love
12. Be Alright
13. Believe
14. Out Of Town Girl
15. She Don’t Like The Lights
16. Maria


So. Fucking. Excited!!!!

May 18

Spain Finals

So, in 15 minutes I’ll be heading off to the graduation ceremony, officially closing my time in Spain. It’s been an amazing 5 months, something that I’ll never be able to repeat again.

It’s kinda crazy how fast (but, at the same time, slow) the time has done.

For anyone interested, here’s the final grades I got:

Culture: 9 (A)

Grammar: 8.2 (B+)

History: 7.6 (B)

Geography: 9.3 (A)

Literature: 8.8 (A-)

Art: 7.3 (B-)

Oral Expression: 8 (B+)

Monograph: 10 (A)


Not a bad semester, if I do say so myself. :)

May 14


As is well known, I am currently (almost done!) studying in Spain. Well, our capstone project was a long paper, written (obviously) entirely in Spanish.

I did mine on the first novels in Spain, and how they developed. It was titled “The Birth of the Novel”. I wrote it kinda strangely, because I wanted to try and make it original. I wrote it ~kinda~ like a story itself. The headings of the paper were called “Prologue” and “Chapter 1″ and “Epilogue” and stuff… and it was kinda fun.

My prologue was written in verse (read: a poem) because prose (and thus the novel) was a step further down the line than verse… eh, I dunno. It was kinda fun to write, if nothing else.


Anyways, I was in McDonald’s in Paris (Don’t laugh) and I checked my e-mail and I got this:

Hola, Greg:
Ya he terminado de corregir todos los trabajos.
Me alegra decirte que tu nota es 10.
Además de la originalidad del tema, la originalidad al presentar el trabajo han hecho que sea muy fácil de leer.
El contenido está muy bien: has desarrollado el tema de forma estupenda y muy bien redactado.
Bueno, espero que esto te anime a seguir con la creatividad y la
Un saludo, Monse.
Hi Greg:
I’ve finished correcting all the papers.
I’m happy to tell you that your grade is 10.
In addition to the originality of the theme, the originality of the presentation made it really easy to read.
The content was really good: you developed the topic stupendously and very well written.
Great, I hope that this will encourage you to continue with the creativity and literature.
Salutations, Monse


10, by the way, is the highest possible, and apparently supposed to be really hard to get.


My day was MADE! :)

Apr 23

Chase in Shadow by Amy Lane

Book Read: April 2012
Review Written: April 23, 2012
Review to be Posted: Now
Book Release: February 24, 2012 by Dreamspinner Books

Uhm. Wow. I don’t know how to even start talking about this.

First off, be aware that this would probably fall under the “Gay Porn” category in the bookstore. It’s got its share of gay sex, some of it pretty graphic. Well written, I might add.

Amy Lane wove a very interesting story, where Chase/Chance (real/porn name) comes into acceptance of his sexuality via the weirdest way possible: he becomes a porn star. Over the years, I’ve had plenty of people come to me with sexuality questions, and I never even considered suggesting to them to work it out by becoming a porn star. Uh, wow.

So the book starts out about 3/4 of the way through the story, and then cuts to the beginning. We’re given a sex scene – not knowing who either of them are – and then it’s to a normal intro. Ehhh? But it all makes sense, because that scene is key in what happens later on.

Lane did an amazing job with her two main characters, they were pretty damn real. Chase and Tommy. The others, while important, pale in comparison to these two, because the story really is their love story. Or at least what appears to be their love story.

Do I recommend this book? Yes, assuming you are willing (wanting?) to read gay sex scenes, or maybe get a glimpse at the porno life. It’s a very interesting premise for a book, I have to say that.

There is very little, if any, wide public appeal. If say, my dear friend Priscilla read this, she would be cringing and going “Ahh!! MY EYES!” while I had a very hard time putting it down. (It was very awkward reading this in public…..!)

I gift… a 4/5


Oh, and fucking hot cover.

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