Narrative Distance Theory

I was trying to write then and I found the greatest difficulty, aside from knowing truly what you really felt, rather than what you were supposed to feel, and had been taught to feel, was to put down what really happened in action; what the actual things were which produced the emotion that you experienced. In writing for a newspaper you told what happened and, with one trick and another, you communicated the emotion aided by the element of timeliness which gives a certain emotion to any account of something that has happened on that day; but the real thing, the sequence of motion and fact which made the emotion and which would be as valid in a year or in ten years or, with luck and if you stated it purely enough, always, was beyond me and I was working very hard to get it.

Ernest Hemingway, 1932

It feels weird to write something like this when I haven’t really written anything substantial myself, but then again Jean-Luc Godard got his start in film criticism before making Breathless, so I guess I’ll go in real quick.

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Oh Alexis, I can never draw you consistently, can I?

I originally was planning to write something much longer, but I’ll keep it nice and short, this time around.

If you ever checked out my art, thank you. If you ever read my serial or my interviews, thank you. If you ever watched a video, listened to one my of songs, looked at one of my pictures, thank you.

2017 was a fun year for me, and lot of it was because of my readers and fans. You made the whole year worth going through.

Thank you.