Frequently Unasked Questions

So, what’s with this site?

Eventually, this site will figure out what it wants to be. Until then, you’ll just have to live with me stumbling through the Internet Content Creation Learning Curve.

Plot Threads, like most blogs, is a soapbox upon which I will write whatever has been on my mind of late. Sometimes it may be book reviews or media analysis, other times it might be a personal story. Updates will be sporadic, as I do have a day job and a life beyond the Internet.

Oookay. Why’s this site called “Plot Threads?” You some sort of writer?

Well, sort of. After a year of intense, soul-crushing writer’s block, I’m taking a break from working on manuscripts to indulge in other creative interests. 

Yes. I’ve started writing again on a semi-regular basis, I’ve pieces published, I have a job where I do a lot of writing—I feel I’ve earned right to call myself a writer. Or at least I’m in the process of earning it.

So yes, I’m a writer, but no, I haven’t written anything you’ve heard of (yet).

As for why it’s called “Plot Threads,” all the good domain names were taken. Also I like stories. Like, a lot.

Right. And who are you, again?

That’s a good question.

You’re seriously not going to answer that?

Nope!

Please?

Uh-uh.

Why the [censored] won’t you answer my [censored] question?!

Okay, look: identity is a tricky thing. It may not seem like it, but asking someone who they are is a bit of a loaded question. We all have different aspects of our personality that we bring out in different moments, all of which are equally part of who we are as a whole. Besides which, people change as they learn, grow, and have new experiences. Madeleine L’engle, one of my favorite childhood authors, once wrote that “a self is always becoming.” In other words, trying to pinpoint exactly who I am at any given moment is a bit like trying to pin the tail on a stampeding donkey.

That and I’m pretty sure you can get a better sense of who I am by reading what I wrote in that last paragraph than if I tried to explain my self in as many words.

I get it. You’re one of those nerdy, over-thinking, intellectual types.

Pretty much.

But you’re not in school?

Correct.

After college I realized that graduate school, while fine for some, isn’t the right place for me, at least not right now. Instead I’m using that hard-earned degree in English to write literary criticisms of old TV shows, movies, and video games. Someday I may even post some of them online.

What’s your favorite book/movie/TV show/game/color?

It varies. I like lots of things.

(My favorite color is blue.)

Me too! Can I follow you on Twitter?

Not yet.

What about Facebook?

No.

Aww, c’mon!

You’re not a stalker, are you?

Okay, fine. Anything else I should know?

“Pray you, no more of this, ’tis like the howling of Irish wolves against the moon.” Shakespeare, As You Like It, 5.2

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One thought on “Frequently Unasked Questions

  1. samethspeaks

    Ron, I stumbled upon your Twitter account recently because of a tweet you had about raising your (future) cat to vote for women. I just read some of the posts on here and I couldn’t not drop you a line to say that I really like your blog. It hit home. Thanks for that. I don’t really ever do this, but can I please be your friend?

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