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Hi, you mentioned 73% of Phil grads end up on sidewalks...where is this source of info? Why not study philosophy independently, why get a degree in it?
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That, my friend, is called hyperbole for comedic effect. If that wasn’t… like… obvious.

And there’s some perks to getting a degree in philosophy over doing independent study. Mostly social advantages. Discussing different theories and issues with others is a huge, huge part of philosophy, so having other philo majors and professors to talk to is indispensable. Also, philosophy is a fairly decent major to get a bachelor’s in if you plan on going to graduate school for something not too far off from it (history, law, etc.). Plus, it’s sort of essential if you want to write professionally about/teach philosophy. Obviously. And then there’s all the other advantages to studying philosophy, but these three are really the reasons for actually majoring in it. 

Although, you might want to keep in mind that exactly 94% of philosophy majors end up in a managerial position at either a McDonald’s or a CVS Pharmacy. 

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Guys. New blog about my endeavors in comic book writing:

http://johnathonolyon.tumblr.com

You know. ‘Cause filmmaking has gone so well for me, thought I would branch out a bit.

Not done with filmmaking though. Just thought I’d toy around with something that doesn’t take 6 months to write just to maybe sell it and let it sit on a shelf forever.

BUT YEAH. Check dat shit. I swear it’s not as preachy as this one.


It’s rare to come up with a truly great idea for a story. It’s rarer to come up with a truly great idea for a story that hasn’t been done. And it’s the fucking lottery if you come up with a truly great idea for a story that hasn’t been done and you’re the right person to tell it. So maybe don’t waste it.

A bird flies, a snake crawls, I change typewriter ribbons.
Charles Bukowski

Sitting down and actually doing it is half the battle. And, like, 90% of the other half, too.


Don’t make your characters you. Then they can’t be them.

I don’t know if how much I obsess over every detail of a character or moment is a bad thing. But I’m convinced sometimes all it takes is one tiny, little attribute to make something really work. I mean, if the Golden Gate Bridge had just been some boring-ass grey instead of red, no one would give a shit about it, right?

I don’t know if how much I obsess over every detail of a character or moment is a bad thing. But I’m convinced sometimes all it takes is one tiny, little attribute to make something really work. I mean, if the Golden Gate Bridge had just been some boring-ass grey instead of red, no one would give a shit about it, right?


It’s one of those dialogue writing days where I’m starting to become convinced that I’ve never had a conversation in my entire life.


Best part of screenwriting.

Teaching my Final Draft new curse words.


FINALLYYYYYY DONE writing and revising my giant ass final outline for “Hitters.” I’d say I should blow through writing the actual screenplay now, but that’s what I said about every other step in this writing process, which I’m pretty sure began sometime in the mid to late seventies. But yay, nonetheless.

FINALLYYYYYY DONE writing and revising my giant ass final outline for “Hitters.” I’d say I should blow through writing the actual screenplay now, but that’s what I said about every other step in this writing process, which I’m pretty sure began sometime in the mid to late seventies. But yay, nonetheless.


That moment when…

…you turn on 8 1/2 just to watch the first five minutes of it, then get held hostage by its perfection and end up staying up till two in the morning to finish it.

Side note: Too many times I’ve heard this film be called “self indulgent”. Why? Because it’s deeply personal and entirely (one would assume) about Fellini? So what?
What do you think an autobiography is? It’s inherently self indulgent. Why is that negative? Why can’t people learn or appreciate things from other people’s lives? I mean, it’s not like he’s making himself out to be a hero or something.
Are those people making that same “critique” against biopics? Because the only difference between a biopic and a “self indulgent” film that I can spot is that the maker of the latter is the only one that knows the whole story.
So, just stop. K?
Okay, I guess that wasn’t as much a side note as it was a rant, but I thought it was worth venting about. Go about your day now.