“Thoughts before coffee” Part 19: Why are we needed?

(Note: what I'm about to discuss is based on how the system currently works in Greece. TLDR is: you study Literature -> you teach Literature -> ??? -> profit?) (Second note: I do NOT imply that teaching as a job is not important. What I'm saying is... well, read it and see for yourselves!) I've … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 19: Why are we needed?

“Thoughts before coffee” Part 18: On Criticism.

Wow, part 18! This means that T.B.C. is an adult now! Yay, drinking and voting! And, since this series is now old enough to legally step into a strip club, it's time for a hard truth: Everyone and anyone will judge you. For whatever reason. They just will. This works both ways. You will judge … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 18: On Criticism.

“Chapter 5: The Second Break-In”

Emilia slowly stood up, using the back of a chair to support her weight. She was still feeling nauseated. Aru was still by her side, wagging his tail happily as always. She reached for the switch and light filled the small hall. Her movements were sluggish, her vision blurry. She kept taking deep breaths. "I... … Continue reading “Chapter 5: The Second Break-In”

“Chapter 4: A day back for Emilia Day”

Emilia was now pacing up and down the room, with the vigilant eyes of Aru watching her every step. A cocktail of emotions was rushing inside her, sending various vibes all over her body. Thrill, excitement, fear, curiosity, all blended together inside her head. "A time machine... Hugh and Petersteel discovered this... the Government discovered … Continue reading “Chapter 4: A day back for Emilia Day”

“Thoughts before coffee” Part 17: Why are we doing this?

When you open up that Word, what is it that you want to do? I mean, you obviously want to write stuff. Stories, articles, whatever. What I mean is, what do you want to convey? Are you writing in order to educate? Entertain? Send a message? You see, we all have our reasons for writing. … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 17: Why are we doing this?

“Thoughts before coffee” Part 16: Please, it’s 2017…

It is almost Easter time for the Orthodox Church. Here in Greece, it is customary to transfer the Holy Light from Jerusalem to Athens and distribute it to the rest of the country. While I agree with the Atheist Union's reaction, regarding the cost of such a transfer (estimated to be at around 4 million Euro) … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 16: Please, it’s 2017…

“Thoughts before coffee” Part 15: The usefulness of reality shows.

Reality shows share a common trait: they are easy to digest. The audience is well aware of the fact that there is actually no conflict (save when it comes to the prize), and that most of the participants are playing roles. Now that I think of it, the term 'reality show' is misleading... They gained … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 15: The usefulness of reality shows.

“Thoughts before coffee” Part 14: A smile from the Shadows

Woo, have I missed you, everyone! How have you been? Realism, Naturalism and the dark corners of our psyche. Things that scare us, make us cringe, mentally and emotionally scar us. They are as much a part of our everyday lives as everything else. And they inspire us, in a weird way. Themes such as domestic … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 14: A smile from the Shadows

“Chapter 3: A Stubborn Watch”

Emilia finished reading the letter. She sat on the chair, breathing heavily. Tears were running down her eyes, yet it was not sadness that she felt. It was something inexplicable, something unknown to her. Hugh and Max Petersteel knew each other. They had discovered something together. And she never knew. He kept secrets from her. … Continue reading “Chapter 3: A Stubborn Watch”

“Thoughts before coffee” Part 13: Dumb Luck (just to piss off the number 13)

Good fictional characters tend to win. A lot. Yugi Muto? He just happens to have the right card in his Deck, if not his opening hand. Erza Scarlet VS her freakishly strong Dragon mother? No problem, mom's had a change of heart, she's dead, Erza wins. Harry needs to kill a noseless Hitler? Here, we'll … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 13: Dumb Luck (just to piss off the number 13)