Michael Chabon on the osmosis of reading and writing at the New Yorker Festival 2013, echoing Henry Miller’s meditation on writing and the influence of reading.
Also see Mortimer Adler on marginalia as the yin-yang of reading and writing, then revisit these essential books on how to read more intelligently and write better.
It doesn’t matter if you’re pretty
or have things all over your face,
because what truly matters is
what’s inside you.
Yay, finally done? I’m hearing that there’s very little post-game stuff so this may very well be the last Pokemon Y Playthrough post. I guess I have a good grasp of the game itself by now and fully be able to dissect the good, the bad and the wow factors. But a review is for another time, so for the time being, this is my Hall of Fame party.
Party: Greninja (70), Aegislash (67), Meowstic (65), Venusaur (66), Talonflame (66), Florges (67)
Badges: 8; defeated Elite Four and Champion
It was a lot of fun! Now for the funner stuff, like breeding and catching and the Battle Maison.
And I’d be up for casual battles for the time being. FC is 4570-7572-3456.
It’s been a while. I’m still playing, just a little bit less than usual. Getting through Victory Road wasn’t all that difficult but had to force Venusaur to learn Strength to push some darn rocks. I think I’m ready to take on the E4 and it’s about time, too. I mean, everyone’s already doing other neat things but I’m still trudging to get to the end of the normal gameplay. Here’s to hoping I can get by without a hitch…!
Party: Greninja (67), Aegislash (64), Talonflame (63), Florges (63), Meowstic (63), Venusaur (62)
Yeah, decided to bench Tyrantrum because I don’t think its speed and weaknesses can do a lot for me. While I would love to abuse Stone Edge or Head Smash, its accuracy is pretty bad enough. I think I’d prefer to use Meowstic’s wider movepool than Tyrantrum’s physical strengths. Sorry, Rex… maybe next time!